FAQs - Legal - Spot the Ball 🇬🇧

Legal guidance for group admins organising a Spot the Ball fundraiser.

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FAQs - Legal - Spot the Ball

FAQs - Legal - Spot the Ball

Who is running this campaign?

Spond Ltd (“Spond Ltd”) is a company registered in England and Wales with registered address at Profile West Suite 2, First Floor, 950 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW ES and company number 13705044 Spond offers a web-based service, enabling non-commercial organisations to raise money by promoting Spond’s prize competition, Spot the Ball.

How are Spot the Ball campaigns structured?

The campaign will be managed and hosted by Spond. Your organisation and individual members can market the campaign, although they should be clear that Spond is managing the campaign. You get to tailor the prize competition to your organisation and to facilitate this, give Spond permission to use the organisation's name and logo.

Who is responsible for data protection and other legal requirements?

While Spond will take responsibility, as the campaign organiser, for compliance with any applicable data protection and privacy legislation within the prize competition and the Spond app, it is the responsibility of the client organisation to ensure that all relevant laws and regulations relating to the sale and promotion of competition entries are complied with. For example, if you choose to promote the prize competition outside of the Spond app via email, direct mail or leafleting, you are responsible for complying with all relevant legal requirements.

Is there an age restriction on who can Spot the Ball competitions?

Any Entrant who is under the age of 18 must have obtained permission from a parent or guardian to enter the Prize Competition. Spond reserves the right to require proof of age or proof of such permission from a Prize Winner before the prize will be awarded.

What is Spond?

Spond is an online team management platform. Spond operates the service available at https://spond.com and via the Spond app, which enables non-commercial organisations to raise funds by offering individuals the opportunity to participate in Spot the Ball competitions.

What should I know before I set up a campaign to raise money or enter Spot the Ball?

We strongly recommend that you read the Terms & Conditions, the relevant specific rules and the Privacy Policy available at [link]. When you set up a campaign or enter the competition, you agree to be bound by and comply with these terms and policies.

All use of the Service is subject to Spond’s Standard Terms of Use which are available at www.spond.com/terms. In the event of inconsistency between Spond’s Standard Terms of Use and these Competition Terms, these Competition Terms will prevail.

Under what jurisdiction is Spot the Ball operated?

This prize competition is governed by English law. As a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident. Nothing in the competition terms affects your right as a consumer to rely on the mandatory provisions of local law.

Does Spond charge a fee to manage Spot the Ball campaigns?

Yes, Spond will take a fee of 25% of the total cost of your entry. This includes sourcing of the Spot the Ball photos, the costs of the independent judging panel, hosting the competition site, managing payments, fulfilling the processing and fulfilment of the prize, plus any other ancillary costs related to the successful delivery of the prize competition.

Is Spot the Ball classed as gambling?

No. Spot the ball competitions are classed as games of skill. Spond's Spot the Ball competitions are operated as lawful prize competitions in Great Britain.

Will full terms and conditions be provided?

Yes, as the organiser and manager of the campaign, all terms and conditions will be supplied by Spond and we recommend you read them carefully.

You will need to accept the following terms and conditions before setting up a campaign to market Spot the Ball:

  • The Prize Competition Campaigner Terms and Conditions can be found here [#insert link#]

Participants will need to accept the following terms and conditions before entering a prize competition operated by Spond:

  • The Spond Prize Competition Terms can be found here [#insert link#].

Will you share personal data for Spot the Ball?

Spond will send the surname and county of prize winners and, if applicable, copies of their winning entries, to anyone who requests such information by contacting us within one month of the closing date of the prize competition. If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning entry being published or made available, please contact us. In such circumstances, Spond must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.

How will Spond handle the personal data of Spot the Ball entrants?

The handling, storage and processing of your data will be undertaken by Spond in line with GDPR regulations and in accordance with Spond’s Privacy Policy. You can read more about your rights in relation to such data processing by accessing the policy at https://spond.com/privacy.

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