BRIT AWARDS 2019 – BRITISH VIDEO AWARD: VOTING INFORMATION & TERMS AND CONDITIONS      

Voting for ‘British Artist Video of the Year Award’ (the “Award”) for The BRIT Awards 2019 will open at 12:00pm on 4 February 2019 and close at 5:30pm on 15 February 2019 (“Voting Period”). Members of the public may cast their votes in the Award category by tweeting one of a number of designated hashtags, announced via www.brits.co.uk and official BRIT Awards 2019 social media channels, during the Voting Period. There will be ten nominated acts. The following terms and conditions apply.  

Voting method and cost:

Registered users of Twitter may vote for the nominated act 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) that corresponds to your chosen nominated act.  You are allowed one vote per nominee every 24 hours. With each vote you can vote for one nominated act or more than one nominated act by Tweeting up to all ten 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 via www.brits.co.uk and official BRIT Awards 2019 social media channels.  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 will open and close as described above.  Votes received outside the specified opening and closing times for the vote will not be counted.

Voting results:

The Promoter (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 will win the Award. It is intended that the result will be announced in The BRIT Awards 2019 live television programme on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Contingencies:

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

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 their sole discretion) run a new vote. 

If it is not possible to run a new vote, or if the outcome of the new vote cannot be reasonably determined by 10 am on 22 February 2019, then the winner will be chosen by a committee including representatives of BRIT Awards Limited (to include at a minimum Maggie Crowe, 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 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 22 February 2019.

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 Promoter reserves 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 Promoter reserves the right to disregard 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 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 posted on www.brits.co.uk or BRITs social media. 

The Promoter, 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 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.

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 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 2018 and in accordance with BAL’s privacy policy at www.bpi.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

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.

Promoter: BRIT Awards Limited, Riverside Building County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JA (Company No: 03405116).