BRIT AWARDS 2017 – BRITISH VIDEO AWARD: SHORTLIST VOTING INTERACTION INFORMATION & TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Voting Stages:

There are two stages to the vote for the ‘British Artist Video of the Year Award’ (the “Award”) for the BRIT Awards 2017:

1. Stage One:  The first stage of the vote will commence at 18:00 (GMT) during the programme ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ (“Programme”) on Saturday 14 January 2017, or as otherwise announced on social media or in the Programme. During Stage One, registered users of Twitter may vote for the nominee(s), from an initial longlist of ten acts (as shown during the Programme and on social media), that they wish to win the Award. There are five separate voting periods during Stage One:

·       18:00 (GMT) (or otherwise as announced on social media or in the Programme) on Saturday 14 January 2017 until noon on Friday 20 January 2017;

·       15:00 on Friday 20 January 2017 until noon on Friday 27 January 2017;

·       15:00 on Friday 27 January 2017 until noon on Friday 3 February 2017;

·       15:00 on Friday 3 February 2017 until noon on Friday 10 February 2017; and

·       15:00 on Friday 10 February 2017 until noon on Friday 17 February 2017.

At the conclusion of each voting period, being each Friday at noon (from 20 January until 17 February 2017), the nominee with the fewest votes will be eliminated.  At the end of Stage One on 17 February 2017, five final nominees will remain who proceed to the second stage of the vote.  

2. Stage Two: The second stage of the vote will commence and conclude on Wednesday 22 February 2017 during the programme ‘The BRIT Awards 2017’ (the “Awards Programme”), unless otherwise announced on social media or in the Awards Programme. During Stage Two, registered users of Twitter may vote for the nominee(s) from the shortlist of five acts (as shown during the Awards Programme) that they wish to win the Award. The nominee who receives the most votes during Stage Two will win the Award. 


Voting method and cost:

Registered users of Twitter may vote for the act (from the remaining eligible nominees) that they wish to win the Award.

Twitter: In order to submit your vote via Twitter, log into your Twitter account and “Tweet” the designated hashtag (as announced on social media or in the Programme or Awards Programme) that corresponds to your chosen act.  During Stage One you are allowed one vote  every 24 hours (within each voting period) and during Stage Two you are allowed one vote only. With each vote you can vote for one act or more than one act by Tweeting up to all five hashtags in the same Tweet.  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 or Awards Programme.  Retweets will be disregarded.  If your Tweet is deleted before the voting period 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 for Stage One will open and close as described above and Stage Two will open and close as announced in the Awards Programme (voting is currently expected to open at 19:40 GMT on Wednesday 22 February 2017 and to close at the time announced in the Awards Programme on Wednesday 22 February 2017).  Votes received outside the specified opening and closing times for the vote will not be counted.

Voting results:

The Promoters (as defined below) do 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 for Stage Two will win the Award.  It is intended that the result will be announced in the Awards Programme on Wednesday 22 February 2017. 

Contingencies:

Stage One:

In the event of a tie in the Stage One vote, with the bottom two or more acts receiving the same amount of votes, then a ‘count back’ will be performed and the act with the least votes to date will be eliminated.  If, following the count back, the bottom two or more acts are still tied, the act to be eliminated will be chosen by a committee including Peter Davey and representatives of BRIT Awards Limited (to include at a minimum Maggie Crowe, Peter Davey, Ged Doherty and Geoff Taylor).  Their decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

If during Stage One the outcome of any vote in voting periods one to four (voting periods as above) cannot be reasonably determined by 14:59 (GMT) on the relevant Friday because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters, their agents or sub-contractors, then all nominees in that voting period will be carried over into the next voting period, and two nominees will be eliminated in that next voting period.

 

If during Stage One the outcome of the vote in voting period five (voting period as above), being the last voting period in Stage One, cannot be reasonably determined by 14:59 (GMT) on Friday 17 February 2017 because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters, their agents or sub-contractors, then a ‘count back’ will be performed and the act with the least votes to date will be eliminated.

Stage Two:


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

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

If it is not possible to run a new Stage Two vote, or if the outcome of the new Stage Two vote cannot be reasonably determined by 10 am on 24 February 2017, then the winner will be chosen by a committee including Peter Davey and representatives of BRIT Awards Limited (to include at a minimum Maggie Crowe, Peter Davey, Ged Doherty and Geoff Taylor).  Their decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

If the result cannot be announced in the Awards Programme because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters, 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 24 February 2017. 

General:

If you are found to be using multiple Twitter accounts to vote, your votes will not be counted.  You must abide by the rules of Twitter when participating in the vote and you must comply with Twitter terms and conditions available at
https://twitter.com/tos.

The Promoters reserve the right to disregard votes if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting or voting which is designed to unfairly influence the outcome of the vote has occurred (including without limitation certain bulk voting).  The Promoters reserve the right to disregard votes which are not submitted in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.  

Where circumstances outside the reasonable control of the Promoters make it unavoidable, the opening and closing times may be changed and the Promoters may suspend, withdraw or re-set voting at its sole discretion at any time. The Promoters may also without notice in their 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 Awards Programme or posted on
www.brits.co.uk or BRITs social media.  

The Promoters, their 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 Promoters 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 Promoters 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 Promoters reserve 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.

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 Promoters 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. 

The Promoter may change these Terms and Conditions from time to time and is under no obligation to provide notice to you of any changes. You should therefore check the Terms and Conditions regularly.

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.

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


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