Official Rules for the Germany Tourism and Expedia “Germany Travel Match” Sweepstakes No Purchase Necessary To Enter or Win. A Purchase will not Increase Your Chances of Winning.
Information on how to enter, the prizes and rules for redeeming the prizes form part of the terms and conditions of entry for the Sweepstakes.  Participation in the Sweepstakes is deemed to be acceptance of these Official Rules (“Official Rules”) and any other notices referenced herein.

In these Official Rules, the term “you” refers to any person who enters, or who wishes to enter, the Sweepstakes.
  1. Eligibility:  The Germany Tourism and Expedia “Germany Travel Match” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United Kingdom (“UK”), Spain, France and Denmark who are at least eighteen (18) who are the age of majority and at least eighteen (18) years old or older at the time of entry. Employees of Expedia, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Germany Tourism (“Germany Tourism” and “Prize Provider”), and each of their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers and advertising/promotion agencies as well as the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, and children, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members (whether or not related) of those employees, are not eligible to enter. 
     
  2. Entry Period:  For entrants, the Entry Periods are as follows:
     


    Residents of Country


    Start Date


    Start Time​


    End Date

    End Time


    UK


    15 July 2018


    12:01 am BST


    30 August 2018


    11:59 pm BST


    Spain


    15 July 2018


    12:01 am CEST


    30 August 2018


    11:59 pm CEST


    France


    15 July 2018


    12:01 am CEST


    30 August 2018


    11:59 pm CEST


    Denmark


    25 July 2018


    12:01 am CEST


    30 August 2018


    11:59 pm CEST

    Entries submitted before or after the relevant Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. 
     
  3. How to Enter:  During the relevant Entry Period, to enter the Sweepstakes you must complete the following steps:

    a. 

    Residents of the UK, visit this landing page: https://germanytravelmatch.expedia.co.uk ; 
     
    Residents of Spain, visit this landing page: https://germanytravelmatch.expedia.es ;

    Residents of France, visit this landing page: https://germanytravelmatch.expedia.fr ; and

    Residents of Denmark, visit this landing page: https://germanytravelmatch.expedia.dk/.

    b: Follow the instructions on the page to complete the online entry form by providing your first name, last name and email address and submit to receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. Doing this confirms your acceptance of these Official Rules.

    Note: All entries will have an equal chance of winning. 
    By entering the Promotion and submitting an entry you agree that such entry is deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and the Promoter shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such entries.
     
  4. Entry Requirements:  Entrants may submit a maximum of one (1) entry per person during the Entry Period, regardless of website visited to submit an entry. You may only use one (1) email address to enter the Sweepstakes. Any entries in excess of the stated limitation will be automatically disqualified and the Sponsor may, in its absolute discretion, disqualify such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes.  Entries submitted by any other method other than the method listed above in Section 3 will be automatically deemed invalid and will not be entered into the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void.   
     
  5. Random Drawing:  On 10 September 2018 at 10:00 am PT (6:00 pm British Summer Time) at the Expedia Office, located at 333 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, Washington 98004 USA, Sponsor will select one (1) potential Sweepstakes winner in a random drawing (a “Draw”) from among all eligible entries received and combined throughout the UK, Spain, France and Denmark during the Entry Period. The odds of being selected as the potential winner depend on the number of eligible entries received.. 
     
  6. Potential Winner Requirements: The potential Prize winner  will be required to execute and return to Sponsor a declaration of eligibility, a liability release (which releases Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability in connection with this Sweepstakes and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof) and where lawful, a publicity release within ten (10) days of date of issuance. If documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received.  
     
  7. Winner Notification: Sponsor will notify the potential winner via the email address used at the time of entry. In the event the potential prize winner fails to claim his or her prize by 20 September 2018, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, such potential prize winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such potential winner.  If the prize is forfeited, the Sponsor will conduct a random draw from among all remaining eligible entries on 21 September 2018 at the same location as the original drawing to select a new potential winner. Such newly selected potential winner will be notified within two (2) business days of the drawing, using the contact details provided by that person when entering the Sweepstakes and will have until 1 October 2018 to claim his or her prize.  
     
  8. Prize:  One (1) potential winner will receive a prize consisting of a trip to Germany.  Trip includes round-trip economy class airfare for winner and one (1) guest from a major international commercial airport near the winner’s home to Germany and a 3-night hotel accommodation.  Winner may select one of the following destinations in Germany for their trip:  Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart. Trip has a maximum total budget of 1,300 EUR (approximate retail value “ARV”).  The prize may only be redeemed by the winner himself/herself plus one (1) guest chosen by winner and the winner and his/her guest may be required to present personal identification documents at check in to prove their identity.

    Sponsor will work with winner to arrange travel. Travel must be booked by May 31, 2019 and must take place by August 30, 2019 or the prize will be forfeited.  The prize is subject to availability of flights and hotel accommodations on the winner’s preferred dates.  The winner will need to confirm availability. 

    A major credit card will be required at check in at hotel to cover any incidental charges.  No cancellation of reservation or transfer of reservation to another date will be permitted after reservation has been made.

    Actual value of prize may vary based on destination, rates at time of booking and travel dates.  Any difference between stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. Winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining any required necessary documentation (i.e., valid passport, visas, etc.) prior to travel.  Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless the child or legal ward of a winner and must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. If guest is child or legal ward of a winner, winner must sign and return release on behalf of such child or legal ward. 

    Certain blackout dates and travel restrictions may apply. Winner is responsible for paying any applicable federal, provincial, state, local, income and withholding taxes, if any, and any and all other costs and expenses not listed herein as being provided, including but not limited to ground transportation, luggage fees, meals, beverages, hotel incidentals, souvenirs and gratuities. In the event that any tax withholding is required by law for the prize (or a portion thereof), winner authorizes Sponsor to make the corresponding deduction. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellations or delays. Sponsor will not be liable for any airline and/or hotel fees incurred as a consequence of changing or cancelling flight and/or hotel reservations.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or prize components. Winner may not transfer, assign or substitute a prize, or redeem a prize for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Prize is awarded “as is” without any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. The prize is subject to and the winner must abide by the prize providers’ terms and conditions of booking, of carriage for the flights and of stay for the hotel.
     
  9. General Conditions:  In the event that the operation, security, proper play or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes; or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and award the prizes by random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received and combined up to the time of the termination. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek any and all remedies available from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail or via the internet shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations, and is void outside of the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Denmark and where prohibited.
     
  10. Release and Limitations of Liability:  By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Germany Tourism, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, use or misuse of any prizes and any portion thereof (including any travel/activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) any errors on the Sweepstakes site that may impact entry; (d) printing errors; (e) lost, late, misdirected, garbled, inaccurate, or undeliverable entries, trivia games or mail; (f) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes; or (g) injury or damage to persons or property. You further agree that in any cause of action, in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. To the extent permitted by law, you waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
     
  11. Personal Data: Any information collected from the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by the entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules, and with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. 
    For entrants of the UK: 
    https://www.expedia.co.uk/p/support/privacy ; for Spanish entrants, 
    http://www.expedia.es/p/support/privacy ; for French entrants,  
    http://www.expedia.fr/p/support/privacy ; and for Danish entrants, 
    https://www.expedia.dk/p/support/privacy

    Germany Tourism is responsible for privacy policies on its own website. Expedia agrees to ensure that all data collection through tags and data usage companies complies with (i) all applicable laws, including without limitation, all state and federal laws, corporate standards, policies, regulations, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) (collectively “Applicable Laws”) (ii) the principles, guidelines, rules and codes of conduct of self-regulatory organizations such as the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the Direct Marketing Association, and other self-regulatory organizations to which third parties providing services, platforms, and data are bound, and any required notices and consents; and (iii) privacy disclosures and information collection requirements imposed on advertisers by targeting of media in order to comply with Applicable Laws.  Where required by Applicable Laws, Expedia will deploy appropriate notices and functionality to obtain authorizations and consents as required.

    Each entrant expressly agrees to the use of his/her personal information for such purpose. The following information will be collected from each entrant for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes, and may also be used by Released Parties and their affiliates to contact the potential winners: entrant name, date of birth, and email address. The Released Parties will not sell, share or otherwise disclose information collected in any manner with third parties, other than those parties necessary to fulfill the above purposes, unless entrant has given his prior express consent to receive additional information from the Released Parties or a third party. Entrants have a right of access to, modification and withdrawal of their personal data. Entrants also have the right of opposition to the data collection, under certain circumstances, in accordance with applicable law. To exercise such right, an entrant may write to Creative Partnerships, Media Solutions, Expedia, 407 ST. John Street, London, EC1V 4EX (“Data Controller” and “Data Recipient”). The Released Parties will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that entrants’ personal information is treated securely and in accordance with Sponsor’s applicable Privacy Policy (depending on the entrant’s country of residence) and these Official Rules in respect of such transfer. Notwithstanding the above, Sponsor will not otherwise take steps to ensure compliance with the applicable UK, Spanish, French and Danish laws.
     
  12. Disputes:  You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Washington, USA. 
     
  13. Choice of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligation of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of Wales, United Kingdom (for residents of the UK), the laws of Madrid, Spain, adhering to compliance with Royal Decree 1/2007 (i.e. Real Decreto Legislativo no. 1/2007) (for residents of Spain), the laws of France (for residents of France), and the laws of Copenhagen, Denmark) without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than that of the Entrant’s country of residence.

    Notwithstanding anything elsewhere in these Official Rules, no person’s or entity’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence shall be limited in any way, and nor shall their ability for fraud or for any other matter where liability may not as a matter of law be limited or excluded. Where these Official Rules provide for discretion exercisable by a Released Party that could otherwise be capable of causing a significant imbalance in the parties’ rights and obligation hereunder, to the detriment of a consumer and contrary to the requirement of good faith, shall be exercised reasonably and in good faith.

    For French Residents: Notwithstanding anything elsewhere in these Official Rules, no person’s or entity’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence shall be limited in any way, and nor shall their ability for fraud or for any other matter where liability may not as a matter of law be limited or excluded. Where these Official Rules provide for discretion exercisable by a Released Party that could otherwise be capable of causing a significant imbalance in the parties’ rights and obligation hereunder, to the detriment of a consumer and contrary to the requirement of good faith, shall be exercised reasonably and in good faith.
     
  14. Sponsor:  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Expedia, Inc., 333 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA.  Prize is provided by Germany Tourism. 
     
  15. Results: The winner will be announced on the following Expedia subdomains:  germanytravelmatch.expedia.es/terms (Spain); germanytravelmatch.expedia.fr/terms (France); germanytravelmatch.expedia.dk/terms (Denmark); and germanytravelmatch.expedia.co.uk/terms (United Kingdom).