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Sunday Life Fantasy Football Competition - Full terms and conditions

Below are the full terms and conditions for the Sunday Life Fantasy Football Competition for the 2018/19 Irish League season.

By entering this competition, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions and consent to your personal data being managed in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

Terms and Conditions

1. The promoters are Independent News and Media NI, 33 Clarendon Road, Belfast, BT1 3BG (“INM NI”).  INM NI will provide the prize to the winner.

2. By entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all these terms and conditions.  The entry email will be part of the overall terms and conditions. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry. INM NI reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions.  INM NI reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.  Any amendments will be published on the website.

3. The closing date is 3:00pm on Saturday August 4.

4. Promotion is open to residents of Northern Ireland who are over 18 years of age.  INM NI reserves the right to request written proof of age from the winner.

5. Employees and agents of INM NI or any company connected with the promotion or any of INM NI’s associated companies are not eligible to take part in the applicable competition, nor are their immediate family members. For these purposes an "immediate family member" includes a spouse, partner, child, step child, grandchild, brother, step brother, sister, step sister, parent, step parent or legal guardian.

6. Each entrant can enter an email address once only.

7. Use of a false email, name or address by an entrant will disqualify them from receiving any prize.

8. The competition winning entry will be selected by an independent judge.  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence or communication will be entered into. Winner(s) will be contacted by email, telephone or post.

9. In the case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions/terms and conditions, these rules shall prevail.  By participating in this competition, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the individual prizes, as specified above.

10. Failure to claim a prize within 7 days will make any claim invalid.  Prizes not claimed within the specified time limit will be deemed to have been forfeited and may be disposed of by INM NI without any liability to the winner. 

11. No responsibility is accepted for entries damaged, lost or mislaid and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery.  No entries will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.

12. Winners will be notified within 28 days of the end of the competition by email, phone or post. Names of winners of major promotions are available by sending an SAE to Independent News & Media NI, 33 Clarendon Road, Belfast, BT1 3BG up to one month after the closing date.

13. INM NI will endeavour to deliver all prizes within 14 days of winning.  Where this is not possible the winner will be notified of the delay.

14. Any additional costs and expenses incurred by the prize winner are to be the responsibility of the prize winner.

15. Unless otherwise stated, all taxes, insurances, fees and surcharges are to be the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

16. The determination and decision of INM NI on all matters shall be final and no competition correspondence will be entered into. INM NI reserve the right in their reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) in the paper, this website, and/or other printed materials, or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion materially affecting the result of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond INM NI’s reasonable control.

17. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be re-sold.  All prizes, including holiday dates, are subject to availability.  If a prize is unavailable due to circumstances out of INM NI’s control, INM NI will take all reasonable steps to substitute the prize with a suitable alternative.  No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize(s).

18. INM NI accepts no responsibility for the supply, non-supply, purported non-supply or delay in supply of prizes to be provided by a third party including, without limitation, failure of the prize winner to receive ownership of the prize.  Prize winners are responsible for booking and/or completing other formalities directly with the specified third party.

19. The promotion may also be declared void should a printing or production error in connection with the competition appear in the magazine or on this website.

20. Entrants acknowledge and accept that publicity may be given to competition winners and winners’ names and images may be published on the Belfast Telegraph website, social media channels and other website(s) relating to the promotion. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.

21. All entrants agree not to engage in any interviews or make any statements in connection with or arising from the competition without the written consent of INM NI.

22. INM NI reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) other than the winning entry and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.

23. Personal data collected from this competition will be held securely for 28 days after the end of the competition in order to pick a winner. INM NI will delete this data when winners have been chosen and notified.

24. INM NI will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the competition.  Other than death or personal injury arising from the acts or omissions of INM or its employees, INM will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winner’s (or their guest’s) enjoyment of the prize.

25. INM NI reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a competition and/or vary competition rules at any time without prior notice.


Privacy Statement


1.1 This website (the “Site”) is operated by Independent News and Media Limited (“INM”).

1.2 This Privacy Statement  together with the Cookie Policy, Terms and Conditions of use of the Site for provides guidance and information to users/visitors of our Website regarding the processing of personal data by INM.

1.3 The documents referred to in the Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us (“Data”) in connection with the Site will be processed by us. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully to understand our treatment and use of Data.

1.4 The Privacy Statement applies to the operations of this Site operated by INM, a company registered in the UK, having its registered office at 39 Welbeck Street, London (hereinafter "INM”, "us", "we" or "our"). For the purposes of this agreement "INM" shall mean Independent News & Media plus any Subsidiaries thereof and "Subsidiaries" has the meaning given to it by section 7 of the Companies Act 2006.

1.5 INM and its associated companies are fully committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

1.6 It is the intention of this Privacy Statement to explain to you the information practices of INM in relation to the information we collect about you and other users.

1.7 In this Privacy Statement, references to “you” means the person whose personal information we collect, use and process.

1.8 We will use your Data only for the purposes and in the manner set forth below, which describes the steps we take to ensure the processing of your Data is in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and any subsequent data protection and privacy legislation, European Union Law including Regulation (EU) 2016/679, known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR and any subsequent amendments (collectively referred to as “Data Protection Legislation”).



2.1 For the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, the Data Controller is Independent News and Media Limited, which is part of Independent News & Media PLC, a company registered in the United Kingdom under number 01908967 and having its registered office at 39 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8DR (hereinafter "INM”, "us", "we" or "our"). For the purposes of this agreement "INM" shall mean Independent News & Media plus any Subsidiaries thereof and "Subsidiaries" has the meaning given to it by the Companies Act 2006.



3.1 The contact details of the INM Data Protection officer are as follows:

Email Address:

Address: INM Data Protection Office, INM, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Ireland



4.1 This Privacy Statement applies to Data that we collect, use and otherwise process about you in connection with your use of our Website and Apps. The Data we process will depend on how you use our Website and Apps.



5.1 By using this Site and by disclosing your Data to us, you consent to the collection, storage, processing, use and disclosure of your Data by us as described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with or are not comfortable with any aspect of this Privacy Statement, your only remedy is to discontinue using our Site. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. Your continued use of any part of our Site following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes.



6.1 When you visit or use the Site in any way, we may collect and process different types of information about you.

6.2 We have set out below the different types of Data that we collect. Please note that if you do not provide us with your contact information we will not be able to provide you with any information you request.

On our Mobile apps:

We collect technical information, including the type of mobile device you use, unique mobile device identifier, mobile network information, your mobile operating system, and the type of mobile browser you use. This helps us understand what types of devices are most commonly used to access our apps. This information is collected in an anonymised fashion for aggregated reports.

We also anonymously collect the types of story that our readers view and navigate through in order to optimise the content and structure of our site.

We may also use Push Notification technology to deliver breaking news stories to you. If you wish to use this feature you will be asked to specifically consent to your data being used for this purpose.

On our Website:

We collect technical information including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, operating system and device type. This is collected in an anonymous manner and helps us optimise the site for our users.

We also anonymously collect information about your visit, including the Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) of the pages you visit during your visit, articles you view, length of time on page and referring URL. This is the web page that you came from if you followed a link to our site. This helps us better understand what content appeals to our users and how to best structure our site.

When you sign up or register for one of our services we will track and store information about you in order to provide that service. For example, when you subscribe to a newsletter we may collect:

Your email address and name

Details of the newsletter emails we send to you that you open, including any links in them that you click on.

If you register on our site to access special content, then we will track and store your registration and online identifier details in order to provide you with access to that content.

If you register through Google log in, you grant permission to Google to share basic data from your Google account with us, like your name, email address, and profile picture. If you remove Belfast Telegraph from your Google Settings, we will no longer have access to this information.

If you register through Facebook, you grant permission to Facebook to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth and location. You can also use your picture from Facebook as part of your profile. If you remove Belfast Telegraph from your Facebook Settings, we will no longer have access to this information.

If you sign up for e-paper subscriptions with our provider then they will track and store only such information as is necessary to deliver that service including, online identifier, payment details, contact details and subscription status. This is only done with your consent and in order to deliver the product that you have requested.

If you take part in any competitions we store your contact details with your consent in order to deliver the competition prize if you win.

When you enter a competition, survey or poll on the Site we may collect:

Your personal details, including your postal addresses, phone numbers & email address. These are required to contact winners

Information about you entry, for example type of competition, where you entered, how many times you have entered

When you contact us or we contact you or you take part in promotions, competitions, surveys or questionnaires about our Services, we may collect:

Personal data you provide about yourself anytime you contact us about our Services (for example, your name, username and contact details), including by phone, email or post or when you speak with us through social media.

Details of the emails and other digital communications we send to you that you open, including any links in them that you click on.

Your feedback and contributions to customer surveys and questionnaires

Our Web Site uses JavaScript to detect the use of ad blocking extensions for web browsers but does not store or process any personal data.

The Data we collect, the basis of processing and the purposes of processing are detailed below. Sometimes, these activities are carried out by third parties, (see “Disclosure of your Data” section below).



7.1 Your Data may be stored and transferred within the European Economic Area (EEA) or transferred to, and stored in, countries outside the EEA, for example, when one of our service providers use employees or equipment based outside the EEA. The EEA comprises those countries that are in the European Union (“EU”) and some other countries that are considered to have adequate laws to ensure personal data is protected.

7.2 When transferring your Data outside of the UK, Ireland or the EEA, we will (and will ensure that service providers acting on our behalf agree to) protect it from improper use or disclosure and ensure the same levels of protection are in place as are applied within the UK, Ireland and the EEA.



8.1 We may use your Data that we hold to:

8.1.1 provide you with general information on our Site and to provide you with personalised services;

8.1.2 sell advertising space on the Site;

8.1.3 provide marketing information with your consent;

8.1.4 provide you with information about your registration or accounts;

8.1.5 provide paid services such as digital edition subscriptions;

8.1.6 provide you with information regarding our events, contests, competitions, promotions or newsletters chosen;

8.1.7 enable you to login to the site, using  your email address, username and the password that you have chosen or your social login;

8.1.8 analyse your online purchases on our websites or partner websites that we have redirected you to (for example, what you have bought, when and where you bought it and how you paid for it).

8.1.9 analyse your online browsing behaviour on our Site, Mobile Apps or email communications based on information about when you click on our content or one of our adverts (including those shown on other organisations’ websites) and information about when you open or click on any of our emails.

8.1.10 ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective,    responsive and compatible manner for you and for your computer or device;

8.1.11 respond to your requests for information and other communication or correspondence you may submit to us;

8.1.12 improve the services that we provide to you;

8.1.13 provide you with information or services that you request from us;

8.1.14 carry out statistical analysis and market research;

8.1.15 allow you to participate in interactive features of our Site, when you choose to do so;

8.1.16 allow you to participate in competitions either through our Sites or through our Print publications;

8.1.17 investigate any improper use of our services or the network;

8.1.18 carry out activities necessary to the running of INM, including systems testing, network monitoring, staff training and quality control; and

8.1.19 notify you about changes to our Site, services or policies.

8.1.19 notify you about changes to our Site, services or policies.



9.1 We consider your Data to be private and confidential. Your Personal data may be shared within the INM Group, for any of the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.

9.2 We may access and/or disclose your Data if required to do so by law or in good faith and belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform with the law or comply with legal process served on us; (b) protect and defend our rights or property including, without limitation the security and integrity of our network and systems; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our services or members of the public.

9.3 Service Providers

We use third party service providers who work for us in the provision of our services. In providing the services, your Data will, where applicable, be processed by the service provider on our behalf.

We will check any third party that we use to ensure that they can provide sufficient guarantees regarding the confidentiality and security of your Data. We will have written contracts with them which provide assurances regarding the protections that they will give to your Data and their compliance with our data security standards and international transfer restrictions.

9.4 Disclosure to Third Parties

In certain circumstances, we may share and/or are obliged to share your Data with third parties for the purposes described above and in accordance with Data Protection Legislation.

These third parties include:

regulatory authorities;

financial institutions;

revenue who, under the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (Common Reporting Standard) may share information with the tax authorities of other countries police, public prosecutors;


relevant industry bodies;

external professional advisors; and

others, where it is permitted by law, or where we have your consent.

9.5 These organisations will also use your Data as a “Data Controller” – they will have their own privacy notices which you should read, and they have their own responsibilities to comply with applicable Data Protection Legislation.



10.1 We keep your personal data for as long as it is necessary to do so to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected as described above. The criteria we use to determine data retention periods for personal data includes the following:

10.1.1 Retention in case of queries; we will retain it for a reasonable period after the relationship between us has ceased; and

10.1.2 Retention in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.

10.2 If you would like further information about our data retention practices, please contact INM’s data protection officer (see the “Contact Us” section below).



11.1 Our Site contains links to and from other websites and web platforms. In addition, third parties websites may also provide links to the Site. If you follow a link to any of those websites or web platforms, please note that those websites and web platforms have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those policies. Please check those policies before you submit any personal data to those websites.

11.2 We do not accept, and we disclaim, any responsibility for the privacy policies and information protection practices of any third party website (whether or not such website is linked on or to the Site). These links are provided to you for convenience purposes only, and you access them at your own risk. It is your responsibility to check the third party website's privacy statement before you submit any personal data to their websites.



12.1 We endeavour to use appropriate technical and physical security measures to protect your personal data which is transmitted, stored or otherwise processed by us, from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access. Our service providers are also selected carefully and required to use appropriate protective measures.

12.2 As effective as modern security practices are, no physical or electronic security system is entirely secure. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Data transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of Data is at your own risk. Once we receive your Data, we will use appropriate security measures to seek to prevent unauthorised access. We will continue to revise policies and implement additional security features as new technologies become available.

12.3 In the event that there is an interception or unauthorised access to your personal data, we will not be liable or responsible for any resulting misuse of your personal information.



13.1 You may have various rights under Data Protection Legislation. However, in certain circumstances, these rights may be restricted (*). In particular, your rights may be restricted where this is necessary: (i) for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences, and/or (ii) in contemplation of or for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim or legal proceedings (whether before a court, tribunal, statutory body or an administrative or out-of-court procedure).

(*) Article 23 of the General Data Protection Regulation sets out the circumstances in which your rights may be restricted.

13.2 Subject to the above, your rights under Data Protection Legislation may include (as relevant): 

Your Right: Right of Access

What does it mean? Subject to certain conditions, you are entitled to have access to your personal data which we hold (this is more commonly known as submitting a “data subject access request”).

How do I execute this right? Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to INM

Data Controller, INM, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Ireland. If possible, you should specify the type of information you would like to see to ensure that our disclosure is meeting your expectations.

Conditions to exercise? We must be able to verify your identity. Your request may not affect the rights and freedoms of others, e.g. privacy and confidentiality rights of other individuals and/or businesses.

Your Right: Right of Data Portability

What does it mean? Subject to certain conditions, you are entitled to receive the data which you have provided to us and which is processed by us by automated means, in a commonly-used machine readable format.

How do I execute this right? Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to INM

Data Controller, INM, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Ireland. If possible, you should specify the type of information you would like to see to ensure that our disclosure is meeting your expectations.

Conditions to exercise? The GDPR does not establish a general right to data portability. This right only applies if the processing is based on your consent or on our contract with you and when the processing is carried out by automated means (e.g. not for paper records). It affects only personal data that was “provided” by you. Therefore, it does not, as a rule, apply to personal data that was created by the INM or supplied to the INM by any other individual and/or business.

Your Right: Rights in relation to inaccurate personal or incomplete data

What does it mean? You may challenge the accuracy or completeness of personal data which we process about you. If it is found that personal data is inaccurate, you are entitled to have the inaccurate data removed, corrected or completed, as appropriate.

How do I execute this right? We encourage you to notify us of any changes regarding your personal data as soon as they occur, including changes to your contact details. Please always check first whether self-help tools are available. Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to INM Data Controller, INM, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Conditions to exercise? This right only applies to your own personal data. When exercising this right, please be as specific as possible.

Your Right: Right to object to or restrict our data processing

What does it mean? Subject to certain conditions, you have the right to object to or ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data.

How do I execute this right? Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to INM Data Controller, INM, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Conditions to exercise? This right applies only if the processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (see “basis of processing” above). Objections must be based on grounds relating to your particular situation. They must not be generic so that we can demonstrate that there are still lawful grounds for us to process your personal data.

Your Right: Right to have personal data erased

What does it mean? Subject to certain conditions, you are entitled, on certain grounds, to have your personal data erased (also known as the “right to be forgotten”), e.g. where you think that the information we are processing is inaccurate, or the processing is unlawful.

How do I execute this right? Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to INM Data Controller, INM, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Conditions to exercise? There are various lawful reasons why we may not be in a position to erase your personal data. This may apply (i) where we have to comply with a legal obligation, (ii) in case of bringing legal proceedings or defending legal proceedings, or (iii) where retention periods apply by law or under the INM’s internal data retention policies.

Your Right: Right to withdrawal

What does it mean? You have the right to withdraw your consent to any processing for which you have previously given that consent.

How do I execute this right? Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to INM Data Controller, INM, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Conditions to exercise: If you withdraw your consent, this will only take effect for the future.



14.1 In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by INM, or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly to the Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to INM Data Controller, INM, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1 Ireland.



15.1 If you are unhappy about any aspect of the way we collect, share or use your personal data, please let us know using the contact details below. 

15.2 You also have a right to complain to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner at Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois by telephone at + 353 1890 25 2231 and/or by email to



16.1 We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time in our sole discretion. If we make changes to this Privacy Statement they will be posted on the Site so that you are always are of what information we gather, how we might use that information and in what circumstances we may disclose it. By continuing to use our website after we post any such changes, you accept and agree to this Privacy Statement as modified.



17.1 In the event you have any Questions, comments and requests about the information set out in this Privacy Statement, please contact us by email and/or by post to INM Data Controller, INM, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1 Ireland.

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