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Conditions of participation "Steiff online competition 140 years of Steiff"

By entering the competition, you declare that you have read, understood and accepted
the contents of these terms and conditions and data protection regulations
1. Organizer of the competition
The organizer of the competition is Margarete Steiff GmbH (hereinafter referred to as:
"Steiff"), Richard-Steiff-Straße 4, 89537 Giengen an der Brenz (registered office: Giengen/Brenz, register court: Local Court Ulm, register number: HRB 725 424).
The competition is organized in cooperation with Steigenberger Hotel Berlin at Los Angeles
Platz (hereinafter referred to as: “Steigenberger”).
2. Prize
Participants in the competition have the opportunity to win a professional photo shoot and
thus become the face of the 140-year campaign of Margarete Steiff GmbH. The photo shoot
is expected to take place from 16 to 18 July 2020 in Berlin.
The prize includes:
1st prize:
 2 nights at the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin at Los Angeles Platz for 2 adults and up to
2 children in a room of our choice.
Not included:
Meals and drinks, all expenses of a personal nature as well as all additional expenses
at the hotel, which are to be paid directly before departure. All costs incurred during
the stay such as minibar, telephone etc. must be covered by the winner.
 The journey to the hotel in Berlin. The winner will receive a train ticket for 2 adults and
up to 2 children up to the age of 12 years in 2nd class or a ticket with another means
of transport at the same cost from the nearest train station of his or her residence.
 A professional photo shoot with the winner (for one person) in the "Office Frinken" in
2nd prize:
 Steiff soft toy Josey grizzly bear and Steiff soft toy "Elefäntle" with rattle, 10 cm
3rd prize:
 Steiff soft toy "Elefäntle", 25 cm
3. Rights of use of the image recordings
The participant agrees that the photos taken during the photo shoot may be used by Margarete Steiff GmbH for the advertising and marketing of children's clothing and soft toys of
Margarete Steiff GmbH and in particular also for the "140 years of Steiff" campaign. This
campaign includes reports and publications on Margarete Steiff GmbH and its company history in various media, in particular online on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, in the newslet-
ter, on the website of Margarete Steiff GmbH, as well as in print publications such as in the
dealer catalog, in the club magazine, in the collector flyer and at the sales points of the organizer or its affiliated companies.
The consent is unlimited in time and place and applies to all forms of distribution and publication. The rights of use shall be granted free of charge. The participant waives any future
claims for injunctive relief.
4. Copyright and personal rights
By participating, the participant grants Steiff the non-exclusive, free of charge right to publish
the text on the Steiff Facebook page, on the Steiff Instagram page, in
the Steiff newsletter, on YouTube, on the website of Margarete Steiff GmbH, furthermore in
print publications such as in the dealer catalog, in the club magazine, in the collector flyer as
well as at the sales points of the organizer or its affiliated companies.
By participating, the participant confirms that he/she is fully entitled to the rights to the posted
text or that he/she is permitted to post for the competition.
In the event that any third party rights exist, the participant confirms that he/she has been
granted all rights to participate in this competition. The use of external texts from the Internet
is therefore not permitted without the consent of the copyright holder. By participating, the
participant confirms that he/she has received the corresponding declarations of consent and
that he/she can provide them in writing if necessary. If, contrary to the above confirmation of
the participant, the rights of third parties are infringed by the publication on the abovementioned online channels, the participant shall indemnify Steiff against any costs, in particular compensation payments to the injured party.
The organizer reserves the right to edit the text and, if necessary, to shorten it, as well as to
edit the content of submitted pictures and, if necessary, to use them only in extracts.
5. Participation
The competition will take place from 24 February 2020, 10:00 a.m., until 06 July 2020, 23:59
p.m. Participation in the competition is possible online by sending the texts (with pictures if
necessary) by e-mail to or in writing by sending them to Margarete
Steiff GmbH-Marketing Operations, Richard-Steiff-Straße 4, 89537 Giengen. The time of
receipt recorded by Steiff shall be decisive for the closing date. The texts can be sent in
German or English. The text should reflect the personal relationship or personal experiences
of the participant with or about the Steiff company or a product of the Steiff company.
By participating in the competition, the participant agrees that the text sent by him/her will be
published online by Steiff on Facebook, Instagram, in the Steiff newsletter and on the Steiff
website, stating the name of the participant. As far as the participant has attached pictures to
his/her text, he/she also agrees to their publication within the mentioned framework.
Natural persons who are at least 18 years old at the time of participation are eligible to participate.
All persons involved in the conception and implementation of the competition as well as employees of Margarete Steiff GmbH, Steiff Retail GmbH and Steiff Beteiligungsgesellschaft
and their relatives are excluded from participation. Participation on behalf of third parties,
especially through a competition service, is excluded.
In order to participate in the competition, the truthful indication of personal data (first and last
name, e-mail address) as well as date of birth and telephone number is required. In the re-
spective network used, the respective guidelines and terms and conditions of the third party
provider apply. The participant is responsible for the accuracy of the contact details provided.
Participation in the competition is free of charge. The chance of winning and participation is
independent of the purchase of goods or services. Any user-related costs for participation,
such as for Internet connection or mobile telephony, are to be borne by the participant themselves.
The submission must not contain any indecent, immoral, defamatory, racist, discriminatory or
offensive content, mention or encourage illegal activities. Participants whose entries contain
such content will be excluded from participation in the competition.
The organizer is entitled to exclude participants from participation in the competition without
giving reasons if there is a justified suspicion that a participant is deliberately violating these
conditions of participation or is trying to manipulate or otherwise unfairly influence the competition or the participation process.
This applies in particular if the participant cannot prove the agreement of third parties who
have rights to the submitted text. If the conditions for exclusion are met, winnings may be
subsequently withdrawn or winnings already paid out or delivered may be reclaimed.
The organizer expressly reserves the right to terminate the competition without prior notice
and without giving reasons. This applies in particular to any reasons that would disrupt or
prevent the competition from running according to plan.
6. Prize determination and notification
The winner will be determined within one week after the end of the competition period by an
independent jury in closed session and in free appreciation of the submitted contributions.
The winner will be asked to send his or her contact details (name, address, e-mail, telephone) as well as information about his or her companions via a private message to the organizer, if not already done so.
If the winner does not contact the organizer within 120 hours after notification, the claim to
the prize will be forfeited. Steiff shall then be entitled to determine a new winner from all eligible participants in accordance with the draw. This will also happen if it is not possible to
send the prize or to contact the winner to plan the stay in Berlin due to incorrect/wrong data
regarding the contact address. After contacting the winner, the implementation of the prize
will then be clarified individually with the winner. The detailed arrangements are made by email or telephone.
The claim to the prize shall lapse if the winner is unable to travel or take part in the photo
shoot on the date specified by Steiff for personal or health reasons, whereby Steiff shall take
reasonable account of the winner's personal interests when planning and implementing the
A cash payment of the prize is not possible.
7. Declaration of indemnification of the participants, exclusion of liability
The participants of the competition are responsible for the content of their comments among
contributions, the competitions of the organizer and all uploaded documents. In this respect,
the participant assured that by uploading the content or the contribution, no rights of third
parties are violated. Steiff does not adopt links and the contents accessible through them,
which are operated by third parties, as its own and is therefore not responsible for their contents. The terms of use of the third party providers apply. The participant undertakes not to
imitate, reproduce, sell, distribute, manipulate or make available to third parties the contents
and services.
Steiff can in no way be held responsible for losses or damages arising in connection with the
competition or a transmission error or other, in particular technical difficulties (e.g. overload)
or loss of data.
By participating in the competition, the participant shall indemnify Steiff from all claims, including claims for damages, which other users or other third parties may assert against Steiff
due to an infringement of their rights by the content posted by the participant.
Any (warranty) claims of the winners are excluded.
8. Indemnity declaration for Facebook
This contest is not affiliated with Facebook and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or organized by Facebook. Facebook is exempt from all claims for damages regarding the execution
of this contest. All questions, comments and complaints regarding the promotion should not
be directed to Facebook, but directly to the organizer, as the organizer is also the recipient of
the information provided by the participant.
9. Data protection
These data protection regulations apply to the processing of personal data in the context of
the competition. In addition, reference is made to the general data protection regulations of
Steiff. Your data will be processed by Steiff exclusively for the "140 years of Steiff" competition. After the end of the competition, the data will be destroyed by us. Please accept your
rights to information, rectification, restriction of processing, deletion, data transferability and
objection in accordance with Articles 13 - 21 GDPR can be addressed to Margarete Steiff
GmbH, Richard-Steiff-Str. 4, 89537 Giengen an der Brenz, by e-mail to The data will not be passed on to third parties, unless the passing on of
data is necessary for the execution of the competition or the sending of the prize and a data
transmission authorization according to data protection law exists. In the event that you win
the competition, your data will be passed on to the hotel and travel agency as well as
Deutsche Bahn or the provider of the means of transport provided.
By participating, the user expressly agrees that the organizer may use and store the personal
data required for the execution of the competition within the framework of the data protection
regulations until the competition is over. By participating in this competition, the participant
accepts these terms and conditions and the data protection regulations.
10. Final provisions
There is no recourse to legal action.
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.
Should individual provisions of these conditions of participation be or become invalid in whole
or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these conditions of