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Ticket Competition during the European Film Festival 2017

Terms and Conditions:

Ticket Competition during the European Film Festival 2017
competition running from 4 May to 14 May 2017

1. Competition
a. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg is organising a ticket competition during the European Film Festival 2017 in South Africa.
b. Participation takes place online and is free of charge (please note that participants’ internet connection fees are not included).
c. The competition will run from 04.05.2017, 19:00 hours, to 14.05.2017, 23:59 hours. All times indicated in the terms and conditions of participation refer to the local time in South Africa.

2. Participation
a. The competition is open to any person between the ages of 18 and 99.
b. Participation takes effect when the participant posts either a tweet on Twitter, or a post on Instagram, including the hashtag #EuroFilmFestSA as well as an image taken at the cinema, during attendance of the festival. Posts can only be considered if they are visible to the public and not hidden by the participant's privacy settings.

3. Execution and processing
a. Participation in the competition requires that the participant posts either a tweet on Twitter, or a post on Instagram, including the hashtag #EuroFilmFestSA as well as an image taken at the cinema, during attendance of the festival. Posts can only be considered if they are visible to the public and not hidden by the participant's privacy settings. After the submission deadline on 14.05.2017, 23:59 hours, the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg will randomly choose 5 winners among all the successfully submitted tweets and posts. The winners will be notified no later than 20.05.2017 through the platform they handed in their post / Tweet. Participants whose submissions were unsuccessful will not receive any notification.
b. Each participant can only submit one tweet or Instagram post.
c. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg reserves the right to exclude or delete unlawful, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate submissions from the competition.
d. The prizes are as follows: 5x Cinema Nouveau double tickets for a screening of choice, depending on availability of tickets, in the period from 1 June to 1 October 2017.
e. If the participant does not acknowledge his/her prize within 2 working days of receiving the notification from the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, he/she relinquishes any claim to the prize and a new winner is chosen from the submitted photos.

4. Copyright and right of publicity
a. Participants grant the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg unlimited right of use, without any restrictions in terms of area or time, as well restricted right of use in the context of the competition for all known and unknown types of use. These include the right to make comments publicly accessible on the internet, including their use on social media networks (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc.) and the right of display. The concession of rights of use ensues free of charge. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg is authorised to concede the aforementioned rights to third parties.
b. The participants ensure that the submitted content is free from third parties’ rights, especially copyrights, related rights or rights of publicity, and allow the free possession of the content. They exempt, providently, the Goethe-Institut from all third party rights if these rights do not apply to the aforementioned pledge.

5. Liability
a. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg assumes no liability for loss or incompleteness of data provided by participants, unless it is due to intent and/or gross negligence by the Goethe Institute or its employees. This also applies to publication of flawed information by third parties arising from technical errors in the data transfer process and/or unauthorised access.
b. With regard to the Goethe-Institut’s Johannesurg liability for damages, the exclusions and limitations of liability stated in No. 5 below shall apply notwithstanding other statutory conditions of entitlement.
c. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg assumes unlimited liability for damages arising from wilful intent or gross negligence.
d. In addition, the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg assumes liability for slightly negligent breaches of essential contractual duty, the violation of which jeopardises the fulfilment of the purpose of the contract, or for breaches of contractual duty, the fulfilment of which allows the proper execution of the prize draw and on the observation of which the contracting party can regularly rely. In this case however the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg’s liability is limited to the compensation of foreseeable, typically occurring damages. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg assumes no liability for the slightly negligent breach of duties other than those mentioned above.
e. The aforementioned limitations of liability are not applicable in the case of injury to life, limb or health, after the provision of a guarantee of product quality and if an injury arises from malicious concealment of a product defect. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg’s liability as determined by product liability law remains unaffected.
f. Insofar as the liability of the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg is ruled out or limited, this also applies to the personal liability of employees, representatives or agents of the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg.

6. Data Protection
a. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg will observe the relevant provisions of data protection laws.
b. The participant hereby declares his consent to the collection, processing and transmission by the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg of data generated during the competition, to the extent that it is necessary and appropriate for the execution of the competition.
c. Data shall not be disclosed to third parties for any other purposes.
d. Participants may contact the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg about the data regarding them at any time. The participant can revoke his declaration of consent at any time and withdraw from participation in the competition.

7. Exclusion from participation
a. Excluded from participation in the competition are Goethe Institut e.V. staff and their relatives.
b. Excluded are participants who (i) include false information in their personal details, (ii) submit unlawful content or content violating the terms and conditions of participation, (iii) do not abide by the guidelines defined in the terms and conditions of participation or (iv) manipulate or otherwise misuse the electronic facilities produced for the purpose of this competition.

8. Premature termination of competition
a. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg would like to point out that the availability and functioning of the competition cannot be guaranteed. The competition can be terminated or removed due to external circumstances without giving rise to claims by the participants against the Goethe-Institut. This applies for organisational or technical reasons (e.g. viruses on the computer system, manipulation or errors in the hardware and/or software) or rule changes.
b. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg is entitled to terminate the competition prematurely at any time (during the competition period) without notification and without stating a reason.
9. Twitter and Instagram information and conditions
a. In addition to these Conditions of Participation, the relationship between the Goethe-Institut, the participant and Twitter/Instagram is subject to Twitter’s/Instagram’s terms and conditions of use at and Twitter’s privacy rules at:, and for Instagram on

b. Participants cannot make any claims against Twitter/Instagram as a result of using the competition application or taking part in the competition.

c. Participants recognise that the competition is in no way sponsored, supported or organised by Twitter/Instagram and is not connected with Twitter/Instagram in any way.
d. All information and data provided by participants or collected from the participants when using the competition application or when participating in the competition will only be provided to the Goethe-Institut and not Twitter/Instagram.

e. All queries and information relating to the competition must be directed to the Goethe-Institut and not to Twitter/Instagram.

10. Final provisions
a. Recourse to legal action regarding the execution of the competition and its results is excluded.
b. The realization of the competition and the privity of contract between the involved persons comply with the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, independently from the geographical location of participants in the competition. Towards consumers, this choice of law only applies insofar, as they are not dispossessed of the protection which is being granted towards them by the mandatory consumer protection rules that are in effect in the consumer has her / his main residence.
c. In the event that any of these individual provisions are or become invalid or unenforceable, the validity of the other provisions remains unaffected.