Contest Rules

ARTICLE 1

A free contest with no purchase obligation is being organised by Panasonic Energy Europe NV, Brusselsesteenweg 502, 1731 Zellik, Belgium, from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 04/09/2018, until 10 a.m. on Thursday, 27/12/2018 (CET). You can participate in this contest using a separate website (cirquedusoleil.panasonic-batteries.com).

ARTICLE 2

The contest is open to adults aged eighteen and over (or younger people with parental permission) who are resident in Europe, excluding residents in Europe working for Panasonic Energy Europe NV and staff at the centre coordinating the contest, together with their immediate families (up to and including the first generation). Winners of the grand prize of similar contests organized by Panasonic Energy Europe NV in the last five years since the start of this contest, are also excluded from participating in this contest.

Panasonic Energy Europe NV is entitled to exclude a person from participation at any time (and without being required to give reasons) for a certain time during the contest organised by Panasonic Energy Europe NV based on their infringement of – or suspicion of infringement of – one of the participation terms and conditions, or in the event of abuse, violation or fraudulent participation in the contest. Participation in the contest in an organised manner and/or as a group shall be considered fraud and shall automatically lead to exclusion. You are hereby advised that Panasonic Energy Europe NV has implemented certain measures against fraudulent behaviour, including but not limited to identifying practices such as abundant use of one single IP address. Any disparagement, insult, offence, indignity, discredit, reproach and the like from one participant towards the other or towards Panasonic Energy Europe NV during the contest shall be considered as unacceptable misbehavior and shall automatically lead to exclusion.

ARTICLE 3

In order to participate, participants must follow the procedure as stated on the website (cirquedusoleil.panasonic-batteries.com) and register using a valid e-mail address. There is no other way to participate in this contest than as stated in these rules. Any incomplete or illegible registrations shall be considered invalid.

ARTICLE 4

In order to start your show, register your details and upload your photo (one photo per participant). You can either complete your details and upload your photo using the registration form or you can register via Facebook. You may start a maximum of one show per valid e-mail address during the contest.

People may join the audience of the participating shows via Facebook or by registering using the registration form (first name, surname, e-mail address and country are required) – or with a simple click once they are logged in. It is possible to join more than one show. You may not join an audience more than once.

For every spectator in their audience, the participants (ringmasters) will receive points which they can trade for acts. People may unlock new acts to build their show and keep their audience entertained. The ringmasters will be reminded to keep networking every two weeks to maximise their chances. Their followers (audience) will receive an e-mail whenever new acts have been added.

Although the number of spectators on the header image of a show increases in relation to the number of followers, this does not correspond to the real number spectators in an audience.

Note that the number of acts or the duration of the shows will not be taken into account when determining the winner. It is only the size of the audiences which matters at the end of the contest.

ARTICLE 5

The winners are:

  • Grand prize: the participant who has the most spectators on the website (cirquedusoleil.panasonic-batteries.com) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 27/12/2018.

The following prizes will be issued as part of this contest:

  • Grand prize: a ticket for two to see a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. More information about the trip can be found here.
  • Consolation prizes:
    • European participants coming in 2nd to 30th place will win a package of Panasonic gadgets:
      • 1 x erasable pen
      • 1 x notebook
      • 1 x car charger
      • 1 x set of EVOLTA batteries

In the event of a draw, the participant who started his/her show first will win.

Please be aware that:

Cirque du Soleil is a trademark owned by Cirque du Soleil and used under license. Tickets may not be resold. Tickets are subject to separate terms and conditions. Each participant in this Contest and the guest of each winner hereby irrevocably waives all claims against and releases Cirque du Soleil Holdings L.P., all of its subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively, the “Cirque Entities”) from any and all liability or damage of any kind (including personal injury) resulting or arising from his/her participation in the Contest. Each participant and the guest of each winner agrees that the Cirque Entities will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Contest or the prize(s) awarded.  The Cirque Entities have not offered or sponsored this Contest in any way.

ARTICLE 6

Panasonic Energy Europe NV will contact the winners by e-mail before Friday, 18/01/2019, and ask them to confirm their address and telephone number before Thursday, 31/01/2019. Failure to provide these details will result in the revocation of the prize. Panasonic Energy Europe NV reserves the right to check the identity and required minimum age in order to be able to issue the prize. Once winners have been notified, they shall be given two weeks in which to confirm that they accept the prize. If they do not do so, then Panasonic Energy Europe NV is entitled to select another winner and award the prize to this person.

ARTICLE 7

Prizes cannot be split and must be accepted as they are. Prizes can only be awarded to the winners and are not transferable to others. Winners are not entitled to demand the cash value of the prizes in question, nor can they exchange these prizes for an alternative. Winners will receive their prizes by post after having confirmed their official address.

ARTICLE 8

Panasonic Energy Europe NV shall not be obliged to compensate, pay back or exchange for cash any losses or theft. There is absolutely no question of any cash settlement. Panasonic Energy Europe NV may replace the prizes offered with ones of a similar or higher value, should this be necessary for reasons of availability. Panasonic Energy Europe NV reserves the right to do so.

ARTICLE 9

Panasonic Energy Europe NV gives or offers no guarantees for prizes and shall not be liable or responsible for:

  • theft, loss, damage, an accident or costs of whatever nature, including those that may be the direct or indirect consequence of participation in this contest, the allocation of prizes or any way in which prizes may be used;
  • all losses, delays or cancellation by a third party (airline company, travel agency, transport company, etc.);
  • any form of delay in the provision of letters or packages by the postal service;
  • any form of technical problems on the website and/or in the e-mail system, or any possible incompatibility between the technologies used for the contest and the hardware and/or software configuration used by the participant;
  • any form of additional costs incurred by the winner to benefit from or use the prize;
  • the decision or refusal by any form of authority preventing or forbidding the winner to make use of the prize.

Furthermore, any participant attempting to hinder the proper progress of the contest shall be excluded from participation.

ARTICLE 10

All costs incurred from participation in the contest shall be settled entirely by the participant. Under no circumstances may participants claim the costs of participation from the organiser.

ARTICLE 11

Panasonic Energy Europe NV reserves the right to amend the contest rules without prior notice, or to shorten or cancel the contest should this be necessary due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond their control. Under no circumstances shall such events justify any claims against Panasonic Energy Europe NV.

ARTICLE 12

By participating in this contest, you agree entirely to accept all the rules in full. In the event of any practical difficulties, Panasonic Energy Europe NV shall make the final decision with regard to the application or interpretation of the rules. Any complaints related to this contest must be made in writing within seven working days and sent to the Panasonic Energy Europe NV headquarters (Brusselsesteenweg 502, 1731 Zellik, Belgium). Under no circumstances shall complaints be discussed face-to-face or by telephone. No consideration shall be given to complaints that are not submitted within the allocated time.

ARTICLE 13

By entering the contest, you agree that any personal information provided by you may be held and used by Panasonic Energy Europe NV Brusselsesteenweg 502, 1731 Zellik, Belgium and the following third party as its supplier to administer the contest in accordance with the relevant privacy policy: 

ARK Communication Gelaagstraat 53a, 9150 Rupelmonde, Belgium 

If you have opted-in to receiving further information mails regarding the contest from Panasonic Energy Europe or its supplier, you agree that the relevant party may use and store these details to provide further information mails regarding the contest (notifications when a new act has been added to a show you follow or a biweekly follow-up e-mail to keep track of your progress) in accordance with the relevant privacy policy.

ARTICLE 14

These rules are governed by Belgian law. The Belgian courts have sole jurisdiction to settle any disputes arising from this contest.

ARTICLE 15

Any questions about this contest shall only be answered in writing.

ARTICLE 16

Winners agree to participate in any form of advertising or promotion connected to the allocation of their prizes.

ARTICLE 17

Photos and other details thought to be either irrelevant to the theme of the contest or inappropriate shall be removed from the website and shall not be considered eligible in the contest. Panasonic Energy Europe NV has final authority with regard to determining whether a submitted photo may be used for the contest. Owners of such photos shall not be informed should their photos be removed from the contest.