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BRIT AWARDS 2014 – BRITISH VIDEO AWARD: VOTING INTERACTION INFORMATION

Voting method and cost:
Viewers of the ‘BRIT Awards 2014’ programme (the “Programme”) who are registered users of Twitter may vote for which act (from a shortlist of 5 acts as shown on the Programme) they wish to win the ‘British Video Award’ (the “Award”) by the following method: 
  • Twitter: In order to submit your vote via Twitter, log into your Twitter account and “Tweet” the designated hashtag (as announced in the Programme) that corresponds to your chosen act.  You are allowed one vote for each act, however you can vote for more than one act by Tweeting up to all 5 hashtags.  If multiple hashtags are included in one Tweet, a space must be included between each hashtag; if no space is included, the Tweeted hashtags that are not correctly spaced will not be counted as votes.  Votes will not be accepted where hashtags are misspelt, abbreviated, lengthened or differ in any way from the designated hashtags announced in the Programme.  Retweets will be disregarded.  If your Tweet is deleted before the voting window ends, your Tweet will still be counted.  Only public Tweets will be counted.  There is no charge for submitting your vote via Twitter although internet service provider’s fees may apply when accessing the internet.  Please ask permission of the internet account holder.

 Your vote will not be counted if you attempt to vote using a method that is not specified in these terms and conditions. 


Opening/closing times:
Voting will open and close as announced in the Programme (voting is currently expected to open at 20:07 GMT on Wednesday 19 February 2014 and to close at 21:28 GMT on Wednesday 19 February 2014).  Votes received outside the specified opening and closing times for the vote will not be counted.


Voting results:
The Promoter does not have a say in the outcome of the vote.  Subject to the Contingencies outlined below, the act who receives the most votes during the voting period will win the Award.  It is intended that the result will be announced in the Programme on Wednesday 19 February 2014.


Contingencies:
In the event of a tie in the vote for first place, the tied acts will be declared joint winners.

If it is not practical to announce the result of the vote in the Programme due to technical failure or other reason then the Promoter will publish the results on www.brits.co.uk.

If the outcome of the vote cannot be reasonably determined because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, their agents or sub-contractors, then the Promoter may (in its sole discretion) run a second vote.

If it is not possible to run a second vote, or the outcome of the second vote cannot be reasonably determined by 10 am on 21 February 2014, then the winner will be chosen by at least four members of The BRIT Awards 2014 Committee (“The BRIT Awards 2014 Committee”).  The decision of The BRIT Awards 2014 Committee will be final.

If the result cannot be announced in the Programme because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, their agents or sub-contractors, then the result will be announced on Twitter and/or www.brits.co.uk by no later than 6pm on 21 February 2014.


General:

 

If you are found to be using multiple Twitter accounts to vote, your votes may be discounted.  Viewers must abide by the rules of Twitter when participating in the vote.

 

The Promoter reserves the right to discount votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting or voting which is designed to unfairly influence the outcome of the vote has occurred (including certain bulk voting).  The Promoter reserves the right to discount votes which are not submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions. 

 

Where circumstances outside the reasonable control of the Promoter make it unavoidable, the opening and closing times may be changed and the Promoter may suspend, withdraw or re-set voting at its sole discretion at any time. The Promoter may also without notice in its sole discretion at any time change the rules for participating in the vote and/or the availability of the voting service.  Any updates will be announced on the Programme or posted on www.brits.co.uk

 

The Promoter, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded. 

 

The Promoter cannot promise that the Twitter monitoring process will be free from errors or omissions nor that it will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition.  The systems and/or services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control.  The Promoter will not be liable to any person in the event that all or any part of the systems and/or services are discontinued, modified or changed in any way. 

 

Votes must not be sent in through agents or on behalf of another person, and viewers cannot submit votes as an agent of any other person. The Promoter reserves the right to discount votes if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they have been made from unofficial third party voting services or otherwise in breach of any applicable terms and conditions.

 

If for any reason there is a discrepancy between the hashtags advertised on air and those given on any other platforms then the hashtags on air will prevail and the vote shall proceed on that basis.

 

Please note it is not possible to vote via any method not stated in these terms and conditions.

 

You must comply with Twitter terms and conditions available at https://twitter.com/tos.

 

Public information that you post on Twitter, including your public user profile information and public tweets, is broadly and instantly disseminated by Twitter.  Please see Twitter’s Privacy Policy for more details - twitter.com/privacy. 

 

Your vote, which may contain personal data relating to you (e.g. in the form of your public user profile), will be processed by the Promoter and selected third parties for the purposes of determining the winner of the vote and related vote analysis only, and will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with ITV’s privacy policy at http://www.itv.com/privacy.

These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.  By voting you are accepting and consenting to these Terms & Conditions.


Queries/Complaints:
If you have any problems with voting or any query or complaint, you may email us at itvihelp@itv.com giving the following information:
1.       Your email address;
2.       The IP number of your computer and your internet service provider, where relevant;
3.       The date(s) and time(s) when you experienced problems;
4.       The nature of the problem you have been experiencing; and
5.       A contact telephone number you can be reached on if necessary.

Promoter:
ITV Consumer Limited, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT (Company No: 02937518) and BRIT Awards Limited, Riverside Building County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JA (Company No: 03405116).

ITV's General Competition, Prize Draw, Vote and Poll Terms and Conditions also apply - to view these, please click
here.