Terms and conditions

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Article 1. Organizing company

GIE AXA, an Economic Interest Grouping, registered in the Paris Trade and Companies Register under the number 333 491 066, having its registered office, at 23 Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris, France.

GIE AXA (“AXA”) is organizing, between 13th October 2014 at 9:00 am (GMT) and 31st May 2015 at midnight (GMT), a game entitled “The Great Global Adventure” (the “Game”) under the following terms and conditions.

By entering the Game, the player agrees to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

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Article 2. The Great Global Adventure

AXA is committed to supporting employability for students and graduates early in their career and to help develop global mindsets to be able to work in an international environment. In this context, AXA has launched The Great Global Adventure, its global Game.

The Game offers one player the chance to win The Global Prize, an ultimate international trip, during which he/she will participate in up to two (2) maximum six-week paid Work Experiences and one (1) maximum six-week Community Project, each as further described below.

In addition, the Game offers one player in each AXA-designated geographic region as specified below, the chance to win a Regional Prize, a technology device such as an IPad® or equivalent, as further described below.

In light of the international character of the Game, the Game will be entirely in English as the Global Prize Winner will require a working level of English in order to blog for AXA’s social media channels, as per article 5.4, and to interact in an international environment.

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Article 3. Participation terms and conditions

3.1. Eligibility for entry

The Game is only open to players who are over eighteen (18) years of age and who are either currently studying in full-time higher education or who have graduated from full-time higher education within the last two years (up to MA, MSC or MBA level) as at 9th March 2015, including interns and apprentices of AXA Companies who comply with the above requirements as at 9th March 2015
“AXA Company” means:

  1. AXA, “Société Anonyme” with a Board of Directors having its principal offices at 25, avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris, registered on the Commercial Registry of Paris under the number  572 093 920 ; and  
  2. any other company controlled by, or controlling AXA, with a company being considered as controlling another:
    • when it holds directly or indirectly a portion of the capital according to it the majority of the voting rights in general meetings of shareholders of this company;
    • when it holds solely the majority of the voting rights in this company by virtue of an agreement concluded with other partners or shareholders and which is not contrary to the interest of the company;
    • when it determines de facto, by voting rights which it holds, the decisions in the general meetings of shareholders of this company;
    • in any event, when it holds, directly or indirectly, a portion of voting rights greater than 40% and when no other partner or shareholder holds directly or indirectly a portion which is greater than its own; and  
  3. any economic interest group or joint venture in which AXA and/or one or more other Companies of the AXA Group participates for at least 50% in operating costs;  
  4. in the cases where the law applicable to a company limits voting rights or control (such as defined here in above), this company will be deemed to be a company of the AXA Group, if the voting rights in general shareholders’ meetings or the control held by a Company of the AXA Group reaches the maximum amount fixed by said applicable law; and
  5. any legal entity in which an AXA company holds a lower portion of the capital or of voting rights or cost participation than set forth above when such company is authorized to do business under the name “AXA” or under a name which include the “AXA” business name;
  6. and any other legal entity in which an AXA Company directly or indirectly has an economic interest.  
  7. All AXA Companies constitute the “AXA Group”.)

The Game under this Official Game Rules is not opened to employees of AXA Companies. However, employees of AXA Companies can participate in a similar Game under different terms and conditions.

Anyone connected or involved in the administration of this Game, as well as immediate family members of AXA employees or of anyone connected or involved in the administration of this Game are not eligible to enter the Game or win any prizes.

Any player who does not comply with these entry requirements in full will be automatically disqualified from the Game and shall have no entitlement to any prize.

AXA reserves the right to require winners to provide proof that they are eligible to enter the Game.

3.2. Registration and identification

Each player will begin by registering some information: email address, password and country they are playing from. In the context of this Game, the world will be divided into four regions: Europe, The Americas, Asia-Pacific and Africa/Middle East as mentioned in Appendix 1.

Once the registration is complete the player will have access to a personal account, meaning that he/she can access the Game and play whenever he/she wants by identifying himself/herself by entering his/her password.

The player is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her password, and is fully responsible for all activities that occur under this password.

Entry is limited to one registration per person. Any player who creates several accounts and/or otherwise makes multiple entries may be disqualified from the “Game” and may be denied any prize.

Registrations must be completed by 9th March 2015, midnight GMT at the latest. Registrations entered after this time and date will not be eligible for entry into the Game.

3.3. No entry fee

There is no entry fee, no financial participation and no purchase necessary to enter and play the Game.

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Article 4. Rules of the “Game”

The players will undergo three stages of selection in order to win the Global Prize.

4.1. Stage One

Stage One will start on 13th October 2014 (0:00 GMT) and will be over on 9th March 2015 (0:00 GMT). Unless circumstances outside the reasonable control of AXA make it unavoidable, closing dates will not be changed.

During this stage, the player will be required, in particular, to answer a series of general knowledge questions and complete logical reasoning quizzes and visual puzzles.

Every player will be asked to complete nine (9) challenges throughout this Stage one.

Every Player will receive one (1) point for successfully completing each of the first eight challenges and three (3) points for sharing their ideal international trip on their own social media channels. These points will act as a multiplier (maximum score = 12) for the additional judged score they receive for completing challenge 9.

Challenge 9 is a skill based challenge and asks players to complete (in English) a social media status update that describes why they would be the ideal candidate to win the ultimate prize. The text of the status update will be limited to 200 characters and each player will be awarded up to 150 points as follows:  up to 50 points for content, up to 50 points for creativity and up to 50 points for fun.

The total score will then be calculated by multiplying the marked score received for the Challenge 9 by the multiplier achieved during the game. The maximum score will be 150 x 12 = 1,800.

The scoring for the social media update will be conducted by a panel of three (3) judges, nominated by AXA. Decisions of the judges are final and non-appealable.

At the end of Stage One, players with the top 30 (and tied) scores in each AXA designated region (the “Regional Semi-Finalists”) will be invited to participate in stage two of the selection process.

There is no charge to player to participate in Stage One, but each player is responsible for its own expenses associated with procuring access to an internet-connected computer and internet access charges to connect to the online Game. 

4.2. Stage Two

Stage Two will start on March 16th, 2015 (0:00 GMT) and will be over on April 30th, 2015 (0:00 GMT). Unless circumstances outside the reasonable control of AXA make it unavoidable, closing dates will not be changed.

Each Regional Semi-Finalist will be invited to participate in an online video interview using an online video interview system (such as PowerMeeter Recruit) selected by AXA.

The purpose of the pre-recorded video interview is to assess the Regional Semi-Finalist’s "motivation to win the Global Prize” and their personality traits in the context of the international character of the prize. During the online video interview, each Regional Semi Finalist will be presented with five (5) pre-recorded questions.

Answers will be submitted using the online video interview system. To participate in Stage Two of the selection process, each Regional Semi-Finalist must have access to an internet-connected computer with an attached webcam that is compatible with the online video interview system selected by AXA. There is no charge to the Regional Semi-Finalists to use the online video interview system, but each Regional Semi-Finalist is responsible for its own expenses associated with procuring an internet-connected computer, attached webcam and internet access charges to connect to the online video interview system.

Based upon the performance of each Regional Semi-Finalist and other factors to be determined in the sole discretion of AXA, a panel of three (3) judges, nominated by AXA, in each AXA region will invite  a minimum of five (5) Regional Semi-Finalists in each region to a second online video interview. The purpose of the second online video interview in real time is to assess the Regional Semi-Finalist’s motivation to win the Global Prize and their personality traits in the context of the international character of the prize.

In each AXA region, a panel of three (3) judges will select one (1) Regional Prize Winner from among all Regional Semi-Finalists in that region on the basis of their performance during the second online video interview.

Decisions of the judges are final and non-appealable. 

Each Regional Prize Winner will be entitled to receive one “Regional Technology Prize”, as described below.

4.3. Stage Three

This Stage will start from May 1st, 2015 (0:00 GMT) and will be over on May 31st, 2015 (0:00 GMT). Unless circumstances outside the reasonable control of AXA make it unavoidable, closing dates will not be changed.

The four Regional Prize Winners will be invited to a final online video conference interview with a panel of judges - the panel will include one individual who is not an employee of AXA.

The purpose of this online conference interview video in real time is to assess the Regional Prize Winners’ motivation to win the Global Prize and their personality traits in the context of the international character of the prize.

Based upon performance of each “Regional Prize Winner” during the online video interview and other factors to be determined in the sole discretion of AXA, one (1) ultimate winner will be chosen (the “Global Prize Winner”).

Before being awarded any portion of the Global Prize, the Global Prize Winner will be required to sign General and Specific Releases and an AXA Global Explorer Code of Conduct, in a form prepared by AXA consistent with applicable law. Failure to sign and return to AXA the required General and Specific Releases and AXA Global Explorer Code of Conduct within twenty (20) days of delivery to the Global Prize Winner will result in forfeiture of all portions of the Global Prize.

After the winners have been notified, the results of each stage will be published on the official Game website at the end of each Stage: www.greatglobaladventure.com.

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Article 5. Prizes

5.1. Regional Prize Winners

Each Regional Prize Winner will receive a technology prize (e.g. an iPad® or equivalent) having an approximate retail value of 400 euros.

Payment of all taxes is the responsibility of each prize winner.  Based upon applicable law, however, AXA may be required to withhold taxes from payments to prize winner.

5.2. Global Prize Winner

5.2.1. The Global Prize

At the end to the Stage Three, the Global Prize Winner will win the “Global Prize” that will be comprised of an international air ticket valid for up to 12 months subject to calendar restrictions set forth in Section 5.2.4.

Within that period, AXA will include, under the conditions set forth below:

  • two (2) maximum six-week Work Experiences in two AXA offices, subject to availability below (see article 5.2.3.) and
  • one (1) maximum six-week Community Project with a charity supported by AXA anywhere in the world, subject to availability below (see article 5.2.3.) and
  • up to eight (8) months of International Travel Experience to anywhere in the world, subject to restrictions below (see article 5.2.3.).

The Community Project and International Travel Experience may be outsourced to a specialized third party.

5.2.2. Value

The total value of travel and living expenses and compensation, if any, for the Global Prize will vary based on various factors, including location of Work Experiences, Community Project and International Travel Experience. The maximum aggregate value of travel and living expenses and compensation is estimated to €28 000-30 000, and the following conditions:

  • for the duration of each Work Experience, compensation, if any, and living expenses will be paid consistent with local law and economic conditions, as determined by AXA, in its sole and absolute discretion;
  • for the duration of the Community Project, living expenses will be paid consistent with local law and economic conditions, as determined by AXA, in its sole and absolute discretion; and
  • for the duration of the International Travel Experience, living expenses will be paid on a per diem basis for up to 8 months consistent with local law and economic conditions, as determined by AXA, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Payment of all taxes is the responsibility of each prize winner.  Based upon applicable law, however, AXA may be required to withhold taxes from payments to prize winner.  

5.2.3. Availability and restrictions

Available locations for Work Experience are limited to locations with existing AXA Group offices and may be further limited, at AXA’s sole and absolute discretion, based on availability of appropriate local AXA mentors, work opportunities and other factors.

Availability of all or a portion of the Global Prize involving Work Experiences, Community Project and International Travel Experience may be limited by AXA, in its reasonable determination, based on applicable immigration, employment and other laws. From time to time, AXA identifies locations to which travel by AXA employees is prohibited.  The Global Prize Winner must agree not to travel to such identified locations and to review AXA’s most up-to-date travel alerts prior to commencing any leg of travel. 

5.2.4. Calendar

The Global Prize Winner must be available to take at least one any part of the Global Prize no later than on 1st December 2015.
Any portion of the Global Prize not used by 1st December 2016 will be forfeited, except in particular circumstances to be agreed by AXA and the Global Prize Winner.

5.2.5. Rules of conduct and ethics

Continued participation in any Work Experience, Community Project or International Travel Experience is subject to the Global Prize Winner’s compliance, at all times, with reasonable rules of conduct and ethics, which AXA may establish.   

Conduct of the Global Prize Winner that is determined by AXA, in its reasonable discretion, to be detrimental to the reputation or image of AXA, any AXA affiliate or any customer of AXA may result in the immediate disqualification of the Global Prize Winner from any further participation in any Work Experience, Community Project or International Travel Experience, subject only to AXA providing transportation back to the Global Prize Winner’s country of origin. 

5.2.6. Warning

The Global Prize Winner is not guaranteed employment or affiliation with AXA or any of its affiliates.

Subject to the applicable laws in the locale in which a Regional Prize Winner resides, further participation in the game may be conditioned upon the Regional Prize Winner’s consent to a background check.  The scope of such background check will be determined by AXA, in its sole and absolute discretion.  

Subject to the applicable local laws in the local of each Work Experience and Community Project, the Global Prize Winner’s participation in each Work Experience and Community Project may be conditioned upon receipt by AXA of a satisfactory background check.   The scope of such background check will be determined by AXA, in its sole and absolute discretion.  

Based on local AXA rules, charitable AXA Partners’ rules and any third party supplier’s rules, Global Prize Winner’s participation in any Work Experience and the Community Project may be subject to additional restrictions, conditions and consents.

In the course of the World Travel Experience, unsafe destination (as qualified by official authorities) will be forbidden.

5.4. Specific provisions applicable to all Players

It is the responsibility of each player to notify AXA of any change of its contact details.

Proof of identity may be required. In addition, in order to verify the accuracy of the information provided by the player, AXA may request at any time a copy of his/her student card or diploma or graduation certificate. Prizes and invitations to participate in online video interviews are not transferrable.  Attempts to assign or transfer prizes or invitations may result in disqualification from further participation and forfeiture of any prize awarded.

AXA will make repeated attempts to contact winners by email. However, in the event a winner cannot be contacted or does not claim a prize within fourteen (14) days of the first attempted notification, AXA reserves the right to withdraw the right of the player to proceed in the Game or prize (where relevant) and pick a replacement winner. It will be the responsibility of each player to check their mailbox, including the “Junk mail” folder, regularly. AXA will not be held responsible if a notification e-mail delivered has not been duly received by the player.

AXA will notify winners of their entitlement to progress in the Game and/or when and where their prize can be collected by email.

AXA’s and the judges’ (where relevant) decision in respect of all matters to manage the Game will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Players agree that the provision of prizes is subject to all local laws and regulations and that nothing in these Official Game Rules shall require AXA or any Player to breach any such laws and regulations. Without limitation to the foregoing, AXA reserves the right to substitute any prize (or any part of it) for a prize of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons outside its reasonable control. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.

The Global Prize Winner will be responsible for accomplishing all required formalities and obtaining all required authorizations to benefit from the Global Prize, such as VISAS, etc. Visa and work permit fees shall be borne by the Global Prize Winner.

Winners may be required to provide proof that they are eligible to enter the Game and/or that they have complied with these Official Game Rules. In the event a winner is unable to do so, AXA reserves the right to prohibit a winner from proceeding in the Game or being awarded a prize.

A specific agreement will be entered into with the Global Prize Winner in order to specify the main obligations to be complied with in terms of involvement in the challenge proposed by AXA as in particular, the Global Prize Winner may be requested  to share information/updates of his/her experience by posting information, videos and photos on social media and to participate in any events organized by AXA in the context of this Game.

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Article 6. General provisions

6.1. « Règlement »: Acceptance, filing and consulting  

By playing the Game the player agrees that these Official Game Rules apply. Indeed, participation in this Game implies acceptance of the terms and conditions provided for in these Official Game Rules.

These Official Game Rules have been filed with SCP O. JOURDAIN & F. DUBOIS, “huissier de justice” in Paris, 75016 (France).

A copy can be sent free of charge to the player on his/her written request by AXA. The written request shall be sent to the following address:

Group HR
25 avenue Matignon
75008 Paris
France

6.2. Personal data

AXA, the controller, collects personal data when the player registers for an account for playing the Game. The data will be processed by AXA solely for the organization and administration of the Game. Data may be disclosed to providers in charge of IT services and hosting of the Game. Those providers could be located in the UK.

Subject to the express consent of the player, the data will be able to be processed for recruitment purposes and transferred to other AXA Group Companies including companies established in a State that is no member of the European Union.

Under applicable data protection law, the player is entitled to access and rectify any personal data held about him/her by sending a request to: Service.privacy@axa.com.

In addition, for legitimate grounds, the player may oppose to the processing of his data.

6.3. Google Analytics

When a player accesses and uses the Game, AXA will use a statistical tool: Google Analytics. This tool generates a cookie with a unique identifier to determine the city from which the player is connecting. It is immediately anonymized after use.

6.4. Copyright and Trademarks

This Game must be seen as an inseparable whole. Complete or partial reproduction and/or representation of the screen, the data or any other element constituting the Game, by any process and on any support, are prohibited and constitutes, without AXA's permission, a copyright infringement.

Trademarks, brand names and/or logos featured on the site are owned or acquired under license contract by AXA.

6.5. Liability

AXA assumes no responsibility for, and makes no guarantees that (i) the Game will meet a player’s requirements, (ii) the services and functions on the Game will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, (iii) the results and/or data that may be obtained from the Game will be accurate or reliable, (iv) any defects will be corrected, (v) the Game or the servers that make it available will be free of viruses or other harmful elements, or (vi) the accomplishment of any formalities required to benefit from the prizes as described, such as the obtaining of the VISAS, etc. will occur.

By entering this Game, players agree that AXA is not liable for any loss, damage or personal injury whatsoever suffered or sustained in connection with this Game (including but not limited to direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, income or goodwill), the use of any prize or any act or omission (whether negligent or not) of AXA or its affiliates, save for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (including fraud or for death or personal injury caused by AXA or its affiliates’ negligence).

6.6. Complaints

Any complaints shall be expressed in writing and addressed to:

Group HR
25 avenue Matignon
75008 Paris
France.

6.7. Applicable Law and jurisdiction

By playing the Game, the player agree that French law, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to the Game. In the case of a dispute, the player agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Paris, France, except where, by law, such dispute must be brought in the jurisdiction in which the player is domiciled, or where the relevant law contains mandatory provisions that override such exclusive jurisdiction.

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Appendix 1 – List of countries of the four regions

Download a complete list of the countries of the four regions

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