TERMS AND CONDITIONS - the way we live now

These are our terms and conditions for participation in Hay25 the way we live now ("twwln")

twwln is a “Hay Festivals” project. When we say "Hay Festivals" we mean all organisations operated by or on behalf of Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts Ltd or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates.

twwln is a participatory event organised by Hay Festivals which comprises a questionnaire designed to invite ideas and opinions from you.

By taking part in twwln you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and all other terms are expressly excluded.

1. User content

Participants in twwln may submit content for publication on twwln section of the Hay Festivals website (the "Website"). This content may then be transferred by us to other areas of the Website and to the websites of our partner Festivals.

When you submit content to us, you agree and represent that you have created this content, or you have received permission from, or are authorised by, the owner of the content to submit it to the Hay Festivals’ websites.

You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us, but by submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, publish or transmit, or to authorise third parties to use, publish or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.

You acknowledge and agree that when you view content provided by others on the Hay Festivals’ Websites you are doing so at your own discretion and risk, including, without limitation any reliance you may place on the accuracy, completeness, of this content. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed by other users in this content (or by you in any content posted by you) do not necessarily reflect the views of Hay Festivals, and we do not support or endorse any user content. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review, or edit any content posted by you or any other users on the Hay Festivals’ website.

We reserve the right to refuse to publish, cut, crop or edit your content at our sole discretion. We may remove your content from the Website at any time.

You warrant that all content you submit to the Website is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or illegal. You warrant further that any content you submit to the Website does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual.

Without limitation to any other provision of these terms you agree not to

  1. post content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users;
  2. use the Website or any other Hay Festivals website to post or otherwise transmit content that victimises, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any impermissible classification, including, without limitation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, military status or disability;
  3. post or otherwise transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any Hay Festivals websites or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  4. upload or otherwise transmit any content, or take any other actions with respect to your use of the Hay Festivals websites, that would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability; or
  5. use any Hay Festivals websites for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, submitting any material to solicit funds or to promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Hay Festivals websites may involve

  1. transmissions over various networks; and
  2. changes to content to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

Hay Festivals assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings of content or other information submitted by you or other users to the Website.

Any queries regarding copyright and your content should be directed in the first instance to siobhan@hayfestival.org

2. Disclaimers of liability

  1. Hay Festivals will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to any content that is part of the Website or any other Hay Festivals website.
  2. You can access other sites via links from the Website. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.
  3. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we do not accept any responsibility for any content submitted to the Website or any other Hay Festivals website in connection with twwln or otherwise.
  4. We give no warranties of any kind concerning either the Website or any other Hay Festivals website. In particular, we do not warrant that any Hay Festivals website or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties which may affect you as a result of your visiting the Website.
  5. We give no warranty of any kind in relation to twwln or your participation in it. Winners who may become entitled to a golden ticket for Hay 26 are chosen at our sole and absolute discretion.
  6. Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the Website, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay in your access to the Website.

3. Termination of Participation

If you wish to remove content submitted by you for the purposes of twwln from the Website or from any other Hay Festivals website, you many terminate your participation in twwln by sending an email to siobhan@hayfestival.org.

If you no longer accept these terms and conditions, or any future modification to these terms and conditions, you must cease using the Hay Festivals websites immediately. Continued use of the Hay Festivals websites indicates your continued acceptance of these terms and conditions.

4. Data protection

The email address that you provide on the Website will treated with confidence and will not be passed on to any third parties. Hay Festivals may use your email address to send you information about Hay Festivals.

5. No waiver

Our failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any other provision or right.

6. Variation of twwln

Hay Festivals reserve the right to terminate, amend the terms of or extend twwln at its discretion.

7. Choice of Law

The rules for participation in twwln shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any disputes arising out of these terms and conditions.


Rules Applicable to Selection of Golden Ticket Winners

  1. A draw will be held at the end of each month commencing on 1st June 2012 and ending on 30 April 2013 (ie there will be 11 draws prior to Hay Festival Wales 2013). The winner will be awarded a Double Golden Ticket entitling the winner and one guest to free entry (subject to availability) to any ten (10) events each day of the Hay Festival Wales 2013 ("Prize").
  2. All those who have participated in twwln in any month will be automatically entered into the draw corresponding to the month of receipt of their completed questionnaire unless they have been removed from twwln because they have breached any of our terms and conditions.
  3. A winner will be drawn at random at the end of each calendar month. A participant's contribution to twwln will play no part in the process of selecting a winner which shall be based solely on participation in twwln.
  4. The winner will be notified by email that he has won a Prize using the details he has provided at the time he applied to become a participant in twwln.
  5. Within fourteen (14) days of notification the winner must confirm his acceptance of the Prize awarded, by email. If a winner fails to confirm acceptance within the required time limit he will forfeit the Prize and a second name will be drawn at random.
  6. Hay Festival’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the draw.
  7. Winners will be issued with a code which they must quote at the Hay Festival box office when booking tickets. Winners will still require the correct ticket to enter any event, but this will be issued to them without charge upon quotation of their winner’s code.
  8. Winners must book tickets at least five (5) days in advance of the event they wish to attend.
  9. Winners and their guests' tickets are not transferable and may not under any circumstances be sold to or otherwise used by third parties. If it is discovered a winners' or guests' ticket has been used by a third party the winner will immediately forfeit any further right to use the Prize
  10. A cash alternative to the Prize is not available.
  11. Tickets at Hay Festivals events are subject to availability and the award of the Prize does not guarantee entry to any specific event. Early booking of desired events is accordingly recommended
  12. Travel, accommodation, expenses and personal insurance is not included in the Prize.
  13. The winner of the Prize partakes in all activities at his own risk.