Terms & Conditions

General Terms and Conditions of Entry

1.  Entries received from ineligible companies/businesses will be removed from the Awards without notice.

2.  Entrants must enter one of the specified Awards Categories in one of the specified geographical regions. An Entrant’s awards region shall be determined by the trading address of the Entrant. Entrants may enter several Categories in their region (for example, ‘Wedding Hair Stylist of The Year’ and ‘Wedding Make-Up Artist of The Year’ in the ‘North West’ region). Entrants may not enter one or more Categories in different regions. Entries must be received by the Closing Date.

3.1 If We at our sole discretion deem an Entrant to have not secured a high enough proportion of votes from their indicated eligible voters We reserve the right to not regionally shortlist the Entrant regardless of their average voter score.

3.2 If We at our sole discretion deem a Category to have an insufficient number of Entrants We reserve the right to remove the respective Category and the respective Entrants shall be offered the option of Entry into another Category (“Alternative Category”)

3.3 If We at our sole discretion deem there to be an insufficient number or Entrants in a Region then We reserve the right to combine Regions where necessary and applicable.

4. If We in Our sole opinion believe that a Category cannot be supported in all regions We reserve the right to exclude the respective Category for the overall award.

5. Voters shall be allocated one vote per couple and are eligible to vote for the Entrants they used for their wedding no later than the Closing Date, any votes received after the Closing Date shall not be counted.

6. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to ensure that only their eligible wedding clients vote for them. Erroneous votes/voting must be reported in writing (email allowed) to  Matrimony Magazine Awards immediately. Erroneous votes/voting may result in the instant removal of the Entrant from the Awards without notice. Disqualification of an Entrant shall be at the sole discretion of T Matrimony Magazine Awards.

7. Voters may vote once for each of the Entrants used as a supplier for their wedding.

8.  Matrimony Magazine Awards WILL NOT act as adjudicators in any dispute or perceived disputes between other businesses taking part in the awards.

9.  Matrimony Magazine Awards reserves the right to withdraw an Entry from the judging process at any time if the Entry is deemed inappropriate for any reason.  Matrimony Magazine Awards decision is final.

10. The following methodology will be used during the Awards process.

10.1 After the Closing Date, all Entrants with no votes will be automatically removed from the competition and their profiles removed from the Awards Website.

10.2  Matrimony Magazine Awards reserves the right to not regionally shortlist an entrant where it is deemed that said entrant has not received a sufficient percentage of possible eligible votes.

10.3 Regional shortlists will be announced on the Awards Website at the end of June 2018.

10.4 The regional winners will be announced at the beginning of July 2018.

10.5 Each of the regional winners in each category will automatically become  Matrimony Magazine finalists and announced as such on the Website.

10.6 The overall winner in each category will be announced at the beginning of November once judging has taken place

10.7 Matrimony Magazine Awards reserves the right to change or amend this methodology at any time. All Entrants will be notified by email within 24 hours of such changes.

10.8 The judging panel’s decision is final. Matrimony Magazine Awards reserves the right to change the judging panel at any time without notice.  The judging panel have asked to remain anonymous.

11. Matrimony Magazine Awards shall by way of a judging panel consider each Entry on its merits based solely on the information referred to in the relevant Entry. All Entries shall be considered in accordance with these terms and conditions and in the course of judging an Entry any judge may request further information about the Entry from the person named as the contact for the Entry submitted. Failure to supply the information requested will result in the disqualification of the Entry from the Awards and the Entry Fee will be forfeited.

12.  Matrimony Magazine Awards’ decisions relating to short-listing and granting of awards in the course of judging the Awards is final and The Three Counties Wedding Awards will not enter into any correspondence or discussion with any Entrants on any subject nor will The Wedding Industry Awards accept any submissions or representations or appeals with regard to such decisions. The Wedding Industry Awards reserves at its sole discretion the right to disqualify Entries .

13. Matrimony Magazine Awards reserves the right to change the members of the judging panel at any time. The judging panel’s decision is final and cannot be appealed or contested.

14. External contact with any member of the awards judging panel relating to the judging process, or its outcome, or any attempt to influence any member of the judging panel will result in immediate disqualification from the awards.

15. Matrimony Magazine Awards and all its Intellectual Property remains the sole copyright of Build a Dream Events These rights will be enforced under the jurisdiction of English Law and all claims will be pursued as appropriate.

16. These terms and conditions shall be governed in all respects by the laws of England and Wales, and both parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

17. Winners are permitted to refer to the fact that they are winners and use the appropriate  Matrimony Magazine Awards logo in their own publicity materials for a period of 3 years from the date on which they receive the award.

Privacy

1. We are committed to protecting your privacy and we treat your privacy very seriously. We process information about you in line with our Privacy Policy. By using this Website, you agree to the way in which we process and deal with your personal information.

2.We may disclose your personal information or access your account if required to do so by law, any court or any other applicable regulatory, Governmental or law enforcement agency.

1 Use Of The Website

1.1 Please read the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) carefully before using the Website. These Terms form the agreement between you and us and govern your use of the Website.

1.2 The Website is provided for information, education and communication. By using the Website, you signify your agreement to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to accept these Terms, you should not use the Website.

1.3 We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time, in which case the amended Terms will be posted on the Website and will apply from the date posted. You are advised to review the Terms regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Website after such changes are posted will be deemed agreement on your part to these Terms, as amended.

1.4 You agree to use the Website only in a manner which complies with all applicable laws and regulations and which is consistent with these Terms. You will not infringe the rights of anyone else, nor restrict or inhibit their use and enjoyment of the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking). 

2 Intellectual Property Rights

2.1 You acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks, database rights and all intellectual property rights in the Website and all photographs, designs, images, text, software, data, audio, video and any other material featured on this website or material generated by or transmitted from this website Matrimony Magazine Awards Material”) are owned by us, the originating photographers, videographers and our licensors. No part of this website may be copied, reproduced, posted or distributed in any form.

3. Information On The Website 3. Whilst we reserve the right to change the content of the Website at any time, Matrimony Magaziine Award.

Material may be out of date from time to time and we are under no obligation to update such material.

4. Governing Law And Jurisdiction

4.1 These Terms and your use of the Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. By using the Website, you accept that any dispute under these Terms or arising out of the use of the Website (including non-contractual claims or disputes) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to which you submit.

4.2 You are responsible for complying with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing the Website.

5. Privacy Policy

5.1 Our Privacy Policy is incorporated into and forms part of these Terms. We take your privacy seriously and will treat all of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which may be accessed here Privacy Policy. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

6. General

6.1 If for any reason any part of these Terms is deemed to be unenforceable, then this part of the Terms will be severed and this will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining terms.

6.2 Any waiver by Matrimony Magazine Awards of a breach of any provision of these Terms shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of any provision. 6.3 These Terms (and the Privacy Policy) constitute the entire agreement between you and The Wedding Industry Awards and govern your use of the Website and supersede any prior agreements between you and The Wedding Industry Awards in relation to the Website.

7. Further Information

7. Further information on these Terms or any queries on them can be obtained from Build a Dream Events  by emailing [email protected]

Last updated: January 2018