MUNTV – Talent Show 2013 – SMS Voting Terms and Conditions

Voting to SELECT a winner for the 2013 Royal Russell School International Model United Nations ‘MUNTV’ Talent Show shall be by SMS (text message) only. Royal Russell School reserves the right to change the voting rules at any time, and may suspend, withdraw or re-set voting at its sole discretion.

The following rules apply to specific voting platforms:

* You can send 1 SMS votes per mobile number during the voting period, and each vote will be charged according to the mobile users’ Network Operators’ standard rate for SMS messages.

Vote lines will open on Sunday 20th October 2013 at 20:45 GMT and close at 11:00AM GMT on Monday 21st October 2013. Only votes received in this period will be regarded as ‘valid votes’. SMS votes made or received outside of these times will not be counted but will be charged. This includes votes sent prior to the closing time but only received after the closing time.

After the lines have closed, the result of the vote will be established from all votes received by the executive producers of MUNTV (“the producers”). Late votes, or votes not received by the time the result is calculated, will be regarded as ‘invalid votes’ and will not be counted but will be charged.

Royal Russell School reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers that there has been any attempt to rig the voting.

Your Votes Count

Viewers’ votes will determine the talent show winner. The act with the largest number of votes at the end of the voting period shall be declared a winner. In the event that the vote outcome cannot be reasonably determined (due to a technical failure or other circumstance beyond Royal Russell School or the Producers’s reasonable control), then the Producers will have the final say in the conclusion of the vote. The Producers’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Royal Russell School, the Producers, Fix-d Media Ltd, their subsidiary and holding companies, employees, directors, agents and sub-contractors (“the Indemnified Persons”), do not accept responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any mobile network, system, server, provider, software or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly received, registered or recorded or not being received on or before the closing time.

Royal Russell School is committed to operating fair viewer voting and to preventing abuse of its systems, as well as those of its agents and sub-contractors. Royal Russell School cannot guarantee that the mobile networks will be free from error or omissions, nor that they will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition.

In the case of system failure or repair or for any reasons beyond the reasonable control of Royal Russell School, the system and/or service may be suspended temporarily and without notice. The Indemnified Persons will not be liable to any person in the event that all or any part of the system and/or service is discontinued, modified or interrupted in any way.

You hereby release and/or indemnify the Indemnified Persons from all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of or in connection with your participation in the voting in terms hereof, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following:

(a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction;
(b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference;
(c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of Royal Russell School;
(d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions;
(e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or
(f) use of the prize.