Contest Disclaimer

The following are basic rules governing all contests conducted by The Maritime Standard

The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Participants must provide valid and accurate contact information. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, The Maritime Standard reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. The Maritime Standard has the right to substitute a prize of similar value.

Eligibility and Limitations
Limit of one entry per person. Only one (1) prize per household for the contest. In the case of email contests, limit of 1 entrant per email sent/received. There is no limitation on age. A parent or guardian of any participant who is a minor must sign a release on behalf of the minor to be eligible to receive a prize, but The Maritime Standard reserves the right to refuse to award a prize to or on behalf of any minor. Employees of The Maritime Standard, the contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

Only entries submitted at the website designated by The Maritime Standard with forms provided by The Maritime Standard may be used to enter the contest. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries received. All blanks must be filled in accurately or entry may be considered ineligible.

Fraud. Failure to comply with any published contest rules is grounds for immediate disqualification from the contest. The Maritime Standard reserves the right to disqualify any entry not conforming to the rules of the promotion at any time. The Maritime Standard and its contest assume no responsibility for entry fraud committed by any entrant. In the event it is determined that an ineligible entrant wins a prize, The Maritime Standard reserves all rights to the ownership and return of the prize and all costs associated with remedying any prize award to an ineligible entry or entrant.

The Maritime Standard is not responsible for undeliverable, lost, delayed, misdirected or misaddressed email or any other issues regarding the electronic delivery of the contest form. This includes, but is not limited to, the speed at which your email service routes email through the internet. The sole determiner of eligibility for the final drawing will be the time the email or entry form is received at our offices.

Use of Personal Information
Entrants will be requested to allow The Maritime Standard the right to use their names and/or likes or comments for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation. Entrants will be auto enrolled to The Maritime Standard Newsletter subscription and will receive marketing emails from The Maritime Standard.

By participating in the contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against The Maritime Standard and its employees for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the contest, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by The Maritime Standard

Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Each winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign The Maritime Standard’s release form and provide complete contact and address details to claim the prize. The Maritime Standard will attempt to deliver the prize by courier where possible. If not possible, it is the responsibility of the winner to collect the prize from The Maritime Standard office. The Maritime Standard may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the contest at any time as announced. The Maritime Standard disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the contest. All entries become the property of The Maritime Standard and will not be returned.

Compliance with Law
The conduct of the contest is governed by the applicable laws of the Dubai, UAE.

Odds of Winning
1. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
2. The Maritime Standard cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or sweepstakes information.
3. The Maritime Standard reserve the right to make rules and sweepstakes changes and change the aforementioned sweepstakes dates.