Competition terms and conditions

 1.    The Competition

This competition is a free prize draw operated by or on behalf of the British Council to promote the launch of British Council Pakistan libraries and the digital library offer (the “Competition”).

2.    Territory and eligibility

The Competition is open to residents of Pakistan aged 18 years and over. 
Winners will need to provide a Pakistan Identity number to prove they are residents of Pakistan.

Only one entry per person is allowed. No participant may win more than one prize.

Entry to the Competition is free of charge although participants are responsible for their own costs of connecting to the Internet.

3.    Competition dates

The opening date of the Competition is Wednesday 27 April 2016 and the closing date is midnight Wednesday 18 May 2016 (PKT). Any entry received before the opening date or after the closing date will not be included in the Competition. The British Council accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise that may result in any entry being lost, delayed or not properly registered. 

Each Competition winner will be notified prior to June 3 2016. This notification will be made via Facebook to the Facebook profile used by the winning participant when participating in the Competition. In this notification, the British Council will inform each Competition winner of how to claim their prize and of any additional information or steps required to enable the British Council to provide them with the prize. The British Council reserves the right to award the relevant prize to another Competition participant if the prize is not claimed within 3 days after such a notification.

4.    How to enter

The Competition will be promoted through the British Council Pakistan Facebook page and from the Pakistan twitter account: and @pkBritish

To enter participants must follow these steps:

For Facebook

  • Log into their personal Facebook account
  • Take a photo of their personal collection of books/ favourite book, and upload it to Facebook with the hashtag #WinALibrary
  • Tag a Facebook ‘friend’ in your post
  • Change the privacy of your post to 'Public'
  • Publish the post on Facebook

For Twitter

  • Log into their personal twitter account
  • Upload a photo of their personal collection/ favourite book
  • Use the hastag #WinaLibrary
  • Tag a friend with the @ 
  • Post the tweet

5.    Prizes and selection of winning entries

The draws will take place in the British Council Lahore premises within 3 days of the closing date referred to in section 3 above.

Two winners will be selected at random, one from Facebook entries and one from Twitter entries. All decisions of the British Council will be final and binding.

Successful participants will be contacted for their email addresses, and then contacted for further information including mailing address. The winners will be invited to the official launch of the Lahore library on June 3rd 2016. In case winning participants are unable to attend the launch to collect their prize, their prize will be mailed to them.

The prize consists of 100 free books, in hard copies, comprising of 10 books each recommended by each of the ‘10 most influential Pakistani thinkers’, as designated for the purposes of this Competition. In case we are unable to source any of the books selected, those books will be replaced by recommendations by our Director of Libraries, Maarya Rehman.

Prizes are personal to the winners and cannot be transferred to any third party.  Prizes cannot be exchanged for money or any other goods or services.

The British Council accepts no responsibility for failure to notify winning participants or failure to deliver prizes where such failure results from the provision of inaccurate contact details by the participants or from the acts or omissions of any third party (including, without limitation, any internet or postal service provider) and shall have no liability to any entrant if it is prevented from or delayed in delivering any aspect of the Competition or the prizes by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control.

The British Council does not offer any insurance in connection with the prize. Each prize winner may arrange their own insurance in respect of the prize, if applicable.

6.    Personal data

The British Council will collect and store the names and email addresses of all participants and the additional contact details of winners as anticipated by sections 4 and 5 above.  The British Council will use this personal data for the following purposes: 
•    managing the relationship between the participants and the British Council;
•    communicating with participants to answer their queries about the Competition;
•    communicating with winners and arranging the awarding of prizes; and
•    marketing and publicity in accordance with section 7 below if participants have opted in for the latest updates from the Library, and a newsletter.

Where a participant has consented to the British Council (by opting in for the  latest updates from the Library and a newsletter), the British Council may contact the participant using the personal data collected to provide information about the goods, services, courses or promotions that the British Council offers.

By participating in the Competition, participants consent to their personal data being processed by the British Council in accordance with, and for the purposes set out in, this section 6.

Participants can exercise their rights to access their personal data held by the British Council and withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data by sending an email, accompanied by a scanned photocopy of their valid passport or National Identity Card to:

7.    Publicity and rights

All rights in the British Council’s name and logo, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, press releases and other promotional and marketing material and all course and examination content and materials (together the “Council’s Materials”) shall vest in and remain with the British Council (or its licensors).  By participating in the Competition, participants agree that they will not use, broadcast, publish, export, exploit, reproduce nor copy part or all of the Council’s Materials. 

8.    General

The British Council may disqualify or refuse to accept the entry of any participant which does not meet the eligibility criteria in section 2 or does not otherwise comply with these Competition Rules. 

These Competition Rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes or claims (including, without limitation, non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Competition.

9.    Acceptance of Competition rules

By participating in this Competition, participants are deemed to have accepted these Competition Rules.