Participation Conditions

These Participation Conditions apply to the games (“giveaways”) presented on gheed.com. Please note that individual giveaways may be governed by separate conditions of the respective game provider (“broadcaster”) as well as stricter participation requirements/other conditions, which will then be displayed for the giveaway concerned. Conditions of the game participant (“competitor”) do not apply.

Game provider

The broadcaster of the selected giveaway – and thus your contractual partner and point of contact for all questions concerning the selected giveaway – will be displayed to you when presenting the selected giveaway on gheed.com. gheed.com is not the provider of the competition, unless gheed.com is expressly named as the broadcaster of the selected game. gheed.com is a technical service provider, providing the necessary functionality on the website so that you can play. The gheed.com Terms of Service apply.

Participation requirements

Generally speaking, you are allowed to participate in games and giveaways on gheed.com if you are registered and logged in as a user on gheed.com, an individual natural person (specifically, you may not participate as a group/family/company/legal person/association) and have unlimited capacity to contract at the time of participating, i.e. you must in particular have reached the minimum age required to conclude any legal transactions (in Germany: 18 years of age).

Exclusion criteria

Anyone who does not fulfil the participation requirements is not permitted to participate. Employees of gheed.com and their relatives and persons who have already been excluded from using gheed.com are also not permitted to participate. The broadcaster of a giveaway may participate neither directly nor indirectly.

Participation and game process

If you select a giveaway on gheed.com, please note the instructions for participating in the giveaway (especially under “How to Enter”). First register and, before you participate, make sure that the information you have stored on gheed.com is up to date. If not, please update it. Participation usually takes the form of performing simple actions on social networks (such as Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Twitch.tv, Instagram.com, YouTube.com etc.), such as visiting a broadcaster’s page on a network, subscribing to a broadcaster’s content on a network, following a broadcaster’s posts on a network etc. These actions on social networks usually require you to be registered and logged in there. You are free to undo certain actions (such as subscriptions, following posts) later on in the respective network, while others cannot be undone or cannot be undone independently. If you click on the social network plug-ins/buttons to participate in the selected game, you will communicate directly with the network (if you are logged in there). It is prohibited to participate in the same game or giveaway with more than one gheed.com account. Participating in the giveaway via agencies and/or by means of automated competition robots (“bots”) and/or other manipulations (e.g. the creation of more than one personal profile/account per social network in order to be able to participate in the competition more often than originally intended by the broadcaster and repeatedly submitting participation entries to increase the chances of winning) are prohibited. Any infringement will result in disqualification from winning the respective game or, in the event of a repeat offence, in being banned from using gheed.com. If a winner is excluded, the broadcaster shall be entitled to award the remaining prize(s) to the remaining participants.
The game duration, the end of the game and the status of the entries will be shown for the selected giveaway.

Winner and notification

The winner will be determined by the broadcaster using an algorithm provided by gheed.com. The way in which the winner(s) is/are notified will be shown when the selected giveaway is presented on gheed.com. If no indication is provided there, the winner(s) of that game will be notified by email. Participants are asked to ensure that the data provided (in particular their email address) is accurate and up to date. In addition, it is recommended that you check your email spam settings to technically ensure receipt of email notifications. Furthermore, every user registered and logged in on gheed.com can view the three top-ranking participants of a giveaway. The data stored by the user is displayed.

Prize(s)

The number of prizes awarded in a giveaway is shown when presenting the selected game on gheed.com. Prizes presented in pictures on gheed.com will not necessarily be absolutely identical to the items handed over to the winner(s); in particular, physical items may vary slightly in terms of the model, colour or equipment. Claims in connection with the prize received (e.g. claims for warranty or damages) must – if applicable – be addressed to the broadcaster directly. In so far as gheed.com has any claims against the broadcaster in this context, these will be assigned to the winner. In principle, non-cash prizes cannot be paid out in cash and prizes are non-transferable, unless the broadcaster expressly agrees other conditions with the competitor(s) in individual cases. If the prize involves any additional costs, the competitor who wins the prize will bear these costs (e.g. travel costs after winning tickets to an event or customs duties incurred for deliveries abroad).

Acceptance and handover of prizes

After notifying the winner, physical non-cash prizes and vouchers (printouts) will be sent to the address the winner provided to gheed.com. The “Claim Prize” functions offered on gheed.com or the contact details in the Imprint section of gheed.com can be used for this purpose. Prizes cannot be sent to parcel stations or P.O. boxes. Giveaways for online/PC games are handed over by gheed.com sending you an activation code to the email address stored in your GHEED account.

Premature termination of the game

The broadcaster and gheed.com each reserve the right to interrupt or terminate the giveaway or another game on the website, in full or in part, for good cause without prior notice. In particular, the broadcaster or gheed.com will make use of this possibility if for technical reasons (e.g. viruses in the computer system, manipulation or errors in the hardware and/or software) or for legal reasons the proper conduct of the giveaway or other game can no longer be guaranteed. If the game is terminated due to the conduct of a participant, gheed.com shall be entitled to demand compensation from that person for the damage caused.

Information about using the services of social networks

When using the services of the following social networks to participate in a giveaway, in particular the services of

- Facebook (the provider is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, email: impressum-support@support.facebook.com, data protection information at: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation; http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications and http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo. Facebook has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework);

- Google (the provider is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; reachable in the European Union at: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, fax: +353 (1) 436 1001, https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de. Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework);

- Twitter (the provider is Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, https://twitter.com/privacy. Twitter has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework);

- Twitch (the provider is Twitch Interactive, Inc., 225 Bush Street, 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 USA, help@twitch.tv and Amazon Europe Core S.à r.l. (Société à responsabilité limitée), 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg; https://www.twitch.tv/p/legal/privacy-policy/);

besides these Participation Conditions, the relationship between the broadcaster, the competitor and the selected social network is also governed by the terms of use and other provisions of the selected social network(s). Neither the operator of gheed.com nor the broadcaster of a giveaway on gheed.com have complete knowledge of, or any way of influencing, the data collected and its processing by the selected social network. The full scope of the data processing, the purposes of the processing, the storage periods and erasure principles of the social networks are not known in detail. Before participating in a giveaway or other game, you should therefore check your personal details and, if applicable, your privacy settings in the selected network and adjust them if necessary. For information about your rights in this regard, please refer to the social networks’ own data protection information, any data protection information on the part of the broadcasters and the data protection information of gheed.com.

The giveaways and other games on gheed.com are in no way connected to the social networks and are not sponsored, supported or organised by them. The providers of the social networks are not the point of contact for the giveaways and other games on gheed.com or for the giveaways and other games of gheed.com embedded by the broadcaster into pages on social networks. The primary point of contact is the broadcaster, and the secondary point of contact gheed.com, which means that you can send questions, comments or complaints about a giveaway or game to them directly using the contact options listed in the game or the imprint section of gheed.com.

Your participation entries and any related posts, comments, tweets etc. may not contain any insults, false statements of fact, any infringements of competition law, trademarks or copyright, or any other legal infringements. Please check your entries before publication to ensure that they are legally compliant, complete and truthful. Neither the broadcaster nor gheed.com will carry out such a check. Should third parties assert claims against gheed.com due to a violation of their rights with regard to the participation entries, the participant/user concerned hereby releases gheed.com from all claims (including the necessary costs of legal representation).