The Promoter of this prize draw is the Sanrio GmbH (“Promoter”), with its registered address Zwischen den Toren 9, 21465 Wentdorf bei Hamburg, Regional Court Lübeck HRB 1187 SB, Managing Director Jiro Kishimura.

Instagram is not connected with, in charge of or liable for this draw in any way. This competition is not sponsored, supported or organized by Instagram. The receiver of the provided information is not Instagram but the Promoter. The Promoter is the organizer of this competition and thus liable for everything that occurs in connection with the competition within the borders of the applying local/ European law. The Promoter holds Instagram harmless of all claims and damages that might arise in connection with or as consequence of the competition.

Any and all question, queries, comments or claims regarding the draw are to be addressed to Sanrio GmbH: [email protected] and not to Instagram.

Only such participants are allowed to join the draw, who registered their Instagram account by providing their officially registered real name. It is not permitted to join the draw using the account of a third party. It is prohibited to join the draw with more than one user-account. It is especially prohibited to create an extra-account to increase the statistical probability to win the draw.

With accepting these terms and conditions, the participant also accepts the terms and conditions of Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/478745558852511.

The Promoter is authorized to end or block the draw if the terms & conditions of Instagram regarding such raffles are being changed during the term of the draw in a way that would be non-compliant with the terms and conditions of this draw.

Instagram will not be held liable by the participant for any and all claims and damages that might occur in connection with this draw.

The prize draw will run from Monday 3rd May 2021 at 18:00 (CEST) to Friday 14th May 2021 23:59 (CEST). Any entries made between these times will be included. All competition entries must be received by the Promoter by no later than midnight on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to take part to the 2021 Sanrio Character Ranking competition prize draw, applicants must meet the following criteria: (a) He/she must be aged 18 or over at the time of submitting their application; (b) He/she must not be employed, and have not been previously employed or engaged by Sanrio GmbH or any other company within the Sanrio group of companies or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries or agencies if applicable. He/she must also not be a live-in partner or immediate relative (i.e. mother, father, son, daughter, brother or sister) of any such employee. (c) He/she must be a resident of Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East, Australia and India. Upon the Promoter´s request the entrants have to provide proof that they fulfil the above Eligibility Criteria.

In order to enter the prize draw, the entrants have to visit the character ranking website (https://ranking.sanrio.co.jp/en/ ), vote for one of the Sanrio’s Characters, demonstrate that they voted by posting an Instagram Story with proof of their vote, tag the Instagram account “@hellokittyeu” in their story, follow “@hellokittyeu” and comment under the Contest Announcement’s post “I Voted” and accept the Promoter’s terms and conditions which you find here: http://privacycenter.sanrio.eu/index.php/sanrio-gmbh/legal-notes/ and the Promoter´s privacy policy which you find here: http://privacycenter.sanrio.eu/index.php/sanrio-gmbh/privacy-details/. The competition is free to enter, and no purchase is necessary.

All the contact details provided by the entrant must be correct.

If in doubt regarding any of the conditions for the participation, the Promoter has the right to exclude the respective person from the draw.

Only one entry per person is permitted. It is prohibited that the same person votes more than one time from different email accounts.

The participation through a third service-provider, especially a service provider specialized in lotteries etc. is prohibited. The same applies for automatic participations through robots, participations using a trash-email address as well as the participation providing wrong data etc.

People who are not allowed to participate according to these terms and conditions are consequently not entitled to win prizes. The manipulation of the chances to win a prize using technical interference, submission of wrong data or a similar infringement will thus lead to the exclusion from this prize draw. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault of any kind.

The Promoter has the right to limit or block the draw, especially due to technical reasons for a limited period of time. The Promoter cannot be held liable for any loss or damage that derives resulting of such blocking or limiting of the draw.

There are 11 giveaway prizes therefore there will be 11 winners. The 1st winner will receive a bundle of Sanrio Characters’ accessories from Artbox UK. The total value of this price is EUR 250. The other 10 runners-up will receive one T-Shirt from the website shopsanrio.com , the total value of this prize is GBP 200. The prices will be sent to the winners by post within two weeks upon the Promoter´s receipt of the winner´s postal address. The shipping costs within Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East, Australia and India will be borne by the Promoter. No cash disbursement equivalent and/or replacement of the price and/or setting off of the prize against other services of the Promoter is possible. The price cannot be transferred to a third party. The Promoter´s decision regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding.

Insofar as it is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any way be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Election of the winner
A winner will be chosen by draw by the Promoter out of all the Participants by Wednesday 19th May at 18:00 (CEST) upon Closing Date and time of the prize draw. The decision will be final. The respective winner will be notified by direct message on his/ her Instagram account within 14 days upon the Closing Date at the latest and must provide a postal address within Europe, Russia,  Africa, Middle East, Austrlia and India to claim the prize. If a winner does not respond to the Promoter within 28 days of being notified by the Promoter, then the winner´s prize will be forfeited, and the Promoter will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above. Every entrant can only win once.

Usage of entrants’ data
Personal data (i.e. such as name and address) supplied by the entrant during the course of this draw may be passed on to third party suppliers only insofar as required for the fulfilment/ delivery/ arrangement of the prize. Such personal data will solely be used in order to execute this prize draw. It will especially not be used for future advertising purposes. Upon the end of the draw your personal data will be deleted.

This prize law will be governed by German law and entrants to this prize draw submit to the jurisdiction of the German courts.