§ 1 Subject matter of the Terms of Participation and acceptance

These Terms of Participation define the terms and conditions for participation in the ‘Brain-Teaser’ ticket contest (hereinafter also referred to as the Contest).

These Terms of Participation will be deemed accepted upon participation in each respective Contest round.

§ 2 Organiser

GAZPROM Germania GmbH (hereinafter referred to as GAZPROM Germania) will organise the ‘Brain-Teaser’ Contest on behalf of the public limited company GAZPROM (GAZPROM), the official main sponsor of the FC Schalke 04 football club.

§ 3 Participation

In order to take part in the Contest, participants are required to register one time and free of charge at www.gazprom-football.com. Only one account per person may be opened. We refer in this respect to our applicable terms and conditions of use, which can be downloaded at  https://www.gazprom-football.com/en/legal-notice/conditions-of-use.

The participant may take part only under their own name. By registering, the participant confirms that the information provided is true, up-to-date and complete, and that the general terms and conditions of use and the privacy policy of www.gazprom-football.com have been accepted. The participant must confirm their registration (of the account) via email by clicking on a verification link. If email confirmations are not deliverable, the registration and therefore participation in the Contest are invalid. GAZPROM Germania is not liable for email confirmations that do not arrive, are erroneously sent, are not deliverable or cannot be delivered due to other reasons.

Participation in the ‘Brain-Teaser’ Contest is free of charge and voluntary. Participation is furthermore not dependent on the purchase of goods and services, or on subscribing to a newsletter. Anyone over the age of 18 at the beginning of each respective Contest round is eligible to participate. Each participant is permitted to take part only once in each round of the ‘Brain-Teaser’ Contest. Participation via a contest service is excluded. Only registrations affected autonomously are permitted. Only natural persons are permitted to register to participate in the Contest.

Employees of GAZPROM Germania and the GAZPROM Group as well as people entrusted with the performance of the Contest and their relatives are excluded from taking part.

Participation in the individual rounds of the ‘Brain-Teaser’ Contest is possible until the respective published participation deadline. GAZPROM Germania assumes no liability for technical failures during the course of participation.

§ 4 Prizes and prize notifications

Under the ‘Brain-Teaser’ Contest, tickets (the prize) will be raffled off, depending on availability, for selected match days of the FC Schalke 04 football club in the Bundesliga, in the DFB Pokal and in European competitions such as the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League. The number of available tickets will be updated daily and displayed on the GAZPROM ticket barometer. The number of tickets can vary from one Contest round to the next. A participant can win only 1 x 4 tickets per Contest round. The tickets do not entitle prize winners to access a hospitality area.

The prize will be awarded to all participants who correctly answered the posed question prior to the closing deadline of the competition. If multiple correct entries are submitted, the winner will be decided by the drawing of lots. The drawing will be conducted privately.

It is not possible to exchange the prize for a cash award, or to roll over, change or exchange the prizes. Prize winners are not permitted to resell or auction the prize or portions of the prize. Prizes are not transferable. The winner must bear the costs of travelling to and from the match venue and other related costs. GAZPROM Germania assumes no liability for journeys to and from the respective match venues.

The winners of the ‘Brain-Teaser’ Contest will be notified by email. GAZPROM Germania assumes no liability if the email notifying the winner is undeliverable.

The tickets will be sent to the address provided by the winner in their account details on registering or when they took part in the competition. A courier service will deliver the tickets. The dispatching of the tickets and other processes related to the prize will be carried out by the agency D/UNIT GmbH, which has been engaged by GAZPROM Germania to undertake these tasks, and by FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e.V. GAZPROM Germania alternatively reserves the right to deposit the tickets at the stadium or to hand them over at the match venue. GAZPROM Germania assumes no liability for any incorrect or false information supplied and for the resulting non-delivery of the prize. In this case, any entitlement to receive a prize will become null and void.

GAZPROM Germania assumes no liability if, for reasons that are not the responsibility of GAZPROM Germania, the match for which the tickets are awarded is not actually played or must be rescheduled.

The following additional terms and conditions will apply when attending matches in Italy and Greece:

Each winner must write their name on their ticket in permanent ink prior to entering the stadium. Winners of matches taking place in Italy or Greece are advised that under these countries’ regulations, additional details must be provided for the local authorities (first name, surname, passport number, date of birth, place of birth, nationality).

The winners consent to GAZPROM Germania contacting them by telephone or email to obtain these details prior to the dispatch of the tickets. If the winner and the respective accompanying persons do not provide this information in good time to GAZPROM Germania, the claim to the tickets won will become void.

§ 5 Exclusions

Any infringements of these Terms of Participation entitle GAZPROM Germania to exclude the respective participant from participating in the Contest. This applies in particular if the participant has provided false information when registering, or has established multiple accounts.

If the participant being excluded has already been awarded a prize from a drawing, the prize may be subsequently disallowed, in particular if the winner sells their ticket.

§ 6 Premature termination and amendments

GAZPROM Germania reserves the right to terminate the Contest prematurely at any time and also without advance notice, either fully or in part, or to amend the Contest at any point in the process if it is not possible due to technical (e.g. computer viruses, manipulation of or errors in software/hardware) or legal reasons to guarantee the due performance of the Contest.

§ 7 Data protection information

The participants’ personal data that are collected when they register to participate in the Contest are processed to identify and notify the winner. Participants are therefore advised to read GAZPROM Germania’s data privacy policy, which can be downloaded online at https://www.gazprom-football.com/en/legal-notice/data-privacy.

GAZPROM Germania will announce the winners via its corporate communication channels. To that end the winners hereby give their consent that GAZPROM Germania may publish

-their names and

-their place of residence

on www.gazprom-football.com and on the social media channels used by GAZPROM Football and #Schalkerleben.

§ 8 Final provisions

If the Terms of Participation contain invalid provisions, the validity of the remaining provisions remains unaffected. The parties are obliged to replace an invalid provision with a valid provision that reflects as closely as possible the objective of the Terms of Participation, taking due account of the commercial interests of both parties. The same procedure will apply in the event that a contractual gap requiring an amendment is identified during the performance of these Terms of Participation.

The relevant contractual language for these Terms of Participation is German. Translations of these Terms of Participation are for information purposes only. In the event of contradictions or differences in interpretation between the German version of the Terms of Participation and any translations, the German version and its interpretations will prevail.

GAZPROM Germania reserves the right to amend or append these Terms of Participation at any time. In this case, the participants will be informed about the amendments and may decide whether they would like to continue participating in the Contest under the new terms and conditions.

There is no right of appeal.

The Contest is governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.