Motel One sweepstake: conditions of participation and privacy policy

Motel One photo contest: conditions of participation and privacy policy

Participants and participation

The contest is open to all individuals over the age of 18 who are permanent residents of Germany or Austria. This excludes employees of Motel One and SMEG as well as their relatives. Any attempted manipulation shall result in exclusion from the contest.


Contest period and prizes

The creative contest will start on 19 March 2021 and conclude on 08 April 2021 at midnight.

To enter the contest, participants must upload a creative photograph or picture showing painted or decorated easter eggs. The picture has to be uploaded to their public Instagram account and to be tagged with #moteloneeaster

Alternatively, the picture can also be send to Motel One via e-mail ( with the subject line "Easter 2021" by the closing date (05.4.2021, midnight).

The participant must own the full rights to the submitted photograph.

Only publicly visible photos and profiles can be considered for the contest.

Participation in the contest requires explicit acceptance of these conditions. By uploading a photograph, participants acknowledge and accept these conditions in full.

Photos/captions that display derogatory language, discriminatory, racist or explicit content or negative references to individuals or companies shall be excluded from the contest.

The winner will receive the refrigerator FAB5 by SMEG and can freely choose both the position of the door handle and the color of the refrigerator. The delivery of the refrigerator is carried out by SMEG.

The personal data of all participants will be treated in strict confidence unless and until consent to publish is provided and shall, under no circumstances, be disclosed to third parties. To be entitled to their prize, the winner must declare their acceptance to Motel One within 72 hours and submit all data required for announcing the winner. The prize cannot be changed nor redeemed for cash. Prize claims are not transferable.

We collect the names of all participants and store them for the purpose of determining a winner. All data is deleted within 30 days of the end of the contest. We only collect address data from the winners for the sole purpose of dispatching their prizes. Address data will only be passed on to SMEG for the purpose of sending the prize.


By accepting the present conditions of participation and privacy policy, the participant gives their consent to the use of their data as described above. Participants are legally entitled to access, modify and withdraw the data stored about them.



Disclaimer / changes to the conditions of participation

Motel One assumes no liability for the availability of the Motel One website. Motel One assumes no liability for any potential transmission errors.


Premature termination of and changes to the contest

Motel one reserves the right to terminate or change the contest without prior notice at any time if the correct implementation of the contest cannot be guaranteed for technical or other reasons or if the fairness of the contest appears to have been compromised. The participants shall not derive any claims from such events.


Other provisions

There shall be no recourse to legal action. The participants shall have no enforceable claims to the prize or redemption thereof in cash. The present conditions of participation and the entire legal relationship between the participant and Motel One are governed exclusively by German law. If individual clauses of the present conditions of participation become invalid, the validity of the remaining clauses shall remain unaffected.


Final clause

This contest is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram. It is in no way sponsored, supported or organised by Facebook or Instagram. Any information submitted by participants is received not by Facebook or Instagram but by Motel One. All submitted information is used for the sole purpose of conducting the contest. The participants shall release Facebook and Instagram from any liability that may result from claims arising from the contest (in particular, its publication and organisation). Any questions, comments or complaints about the contests shall be directed to Motel One and not Facebook or Instagram.


Data protection

Entrant data will be handled anonymously until consent to publication is provided and will under no circumstances be disclosed to a third party. A claim to a prize is only given provided the winner declares his/her acceptance of the prize to Motel One within 72 hours and has transmitted to Motel One any information required to determine the prize. No cash alternative or alternative prize will be awarded. The prizes are non-transferable.

The names of all entrants will be collected and stored for the purpose of determining the winners. All data will be deleted at the latest 30 days after the end of the sweepstake. The address data of the winners only will be collected and used for dispatching their prize. Data will not be disclosed to a third party. By agreeing to abide by these terms and conditions, the entrant consents to the above-mentioned use of data. Entrants have a statutory right to information, modification and revocation with regard to the data provided.

Motel One is not responsible for the availability of or any transmission errors that might occur.

Early termination and modification of the sweepstake

Motel One reserves the right to terminate or modify the sweepstake at any time without notice if the proper execution of the sweepstake cannot be guaranteed for technical or other reasons or if it appears that the fairness of the sweepstake has been compromised. No claims on the part of the entrants may arise from this.


The judge’s decision is final. An enforceable claim to a prize or to a cash alternative does not exist. These terms and conditions of entry and the entire legal relationship between the entrant and Motel One are subject exclusively to German law. Should individual provisions of these terms and conditions of entry be or become invalid, this will not affect the validity of the remaining terms and conditions.

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