Motel One sweepstake

Terms and conditions of entry and data protection

Participants and participation

The contest is open to all individuals over the age of 18 who are permanent residents of the EU or Switzerland. This excludes employees of Motel One and their relatives. Only one entry per person is permitted for the prize. Failure to comply with any of the rules will lead to the exclusion of the participant from the contest. Similarly, any attempted manipulation shall result in exclusion from the contest.

Contest period and prizes

  • Contest period 1. Advent: The contest starts on 27/11/2022 at 00:00 o’clock and concludes on 03/12/2022 at 24:00 o’clock.
  • Contest period 2. Advent: The contest starts on 04/12/2022 at 00:00 o’clock and concludes on 10/12/2022 at 24:00 o’clock.
  • Contest period 3. Advent: The contest starts on 11/12/2022 at 00:00 o’clock and concludes on 17/12/2022 at 24:00 o’clock.
  • Contest period 4. Advent: The contest starts on 18/12/2022 at 00:00 o’clock and concludes on 24/12/2022 at 24:00 o’clock.

To participate in the competition, the participant must leave a comment under the competition post stating which Motel One he or she would like to stay at. The participant must also like to Motel One Facebook page. For the 2nd Advent competition, the participant also has to like the Facebook page of the cooperation partner @dolibottles.

Participation in the contest requires explicit acceptance of these conditions. By leaving a comment under the competition post, participants acknowledge and accept these conditions in full.

Excluded from participation in the competition are comments with offensive language as well as comments with discriminatory, racist or youth-endangering content or which have a negative reference to persons or companies.

The winner of the sweepstake will receive a voucher for two nights (Fri - Sun) in a double room incl. breakfast at a Motel One of their choice and a product provided by the following cooperation partners: Marco Polo, Doli Bottles, bü, PAPPENSTYLE. The Motel One voucher can be redeemed until June 2023, subject to availability and outside of trade fair and event periods.

Travel is not part of the prize and must be arranged by the winner.

The winner will be randomly chosen from all entries.

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.

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. These eligibility requirements and the entire legal relationship between the participant and Motel One are governed exclusively by German law. Should individual clauses of the eligibility requirements be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining clauses shall remain unaffected.

Final clause

This contest is not affiliated with Facebook. It is in no way sponsored, supported or organised by Facebook. Any information submitted by participants is received not by Facebook but by Motel One. All submitted information is used for the sole purpose of conducting the contest. The participants release Facebook 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.

Data protection information according to Art. 13 GDPR

  1. Information on the controller
  2. The controller responsible for data processing is:

     MotelOne GmbH

     Tegernseer Landstrasse 165

     81539 Munich, Germany


  1. The following has been appointed as the external data protection officer:

Dr Karsten Kinast, LL.M.

KINAST Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Hohenzollernring 54

50672 Cologne, Germany



  1. Purpose and scope of data processing and legal basis

For the purpose of running the contest, the controller collects and stores participants’ names and other personal data provided by participants on Facebook. After the winner is chosen, they will also be asked to provide their address, which will be processed for the purpose of sending them the prize. The winner’s name will then be shared on Facebook with their consent. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, as the data is required to fulfil a contract with the participants. If the winner consents to their personal data being shared on Facebook, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR.

  1. Disclosure to third parties

Data is not disclosed to third parties. Data processing by Facebook occurs entirely independently of the data processing undertaken for the contest. Please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy in this regard:

  1. Duration of storage

All data is deleted within 30 days of the end of the contest.

  1. Rights of data subjects

Contest participants are entitled to the following data subject rights:

  • Right of access, Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification, Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to erasure, Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to rectification of processing, Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to data portability, Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to object, Art. 21 GDPR
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, Art. 77 GDPR


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