Terms and Conditions


1. Competition entry

The organizer of the “Winterhus competition” is Pinterest GmbH, Friedrichstrasse 88, 10117 Berlin, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Pinterest”). The competition is organized in collaboration with IKEA Schweiz AG, Patrizia Furrer from Lilaliv and Sabrina Stierli from Healthy & Happy (hereinafter referred to as “Sponsors”).

The competition is free to enter and entries can be made in the period from November 18th 2019 until December 1st 2019 (11:59 p.m. CET) inclusive. 

Entry is open to any Pinterest users who, during the aforementioned period (November 18th 2019 to December 1st 2019), create a new, openly accessible board named Winterhus on Pinterest (https://pinterest.de) containing at least 15 pins relating to the topics interior decoration for Winter. A separate submission is not required. Boards with other names will not be identified and therefore cannot be taken into consideration. Entries will only be permitted if the following board description is included: Winter 2019. Entries will become valid following creation of a corresponding board and the associated board  description. As a result, consent will be deemed granted for Pinterest to contact entrants in the event of their winning via their email address recorded with Pinterest.

Entrants must have a Pinterest profile in order to take part in the competition. The competition is open to any natural person of full legal age and capacity to enter into a contract residing in Switzerland, Germany, or Austria.

2. Course of competition

As part of the “Winterhus competition,” a total of three (3) prizes will be drawn and awarded among the valid entrants. The prizes are IKEA Gift Cards worth 1,000 CHF each. 

The winners will be determined following the end of the period between December 5th and December 9th 2019 through a lottery and will be notified immediately by Pinterest using the email address registered with Pinterest (“Notification of win”). Thereafter, further details regarding redeeming your prize will be communicated by Pinterest. Entitlement to a prize will only exist if the winner acknowledges acceptance of the prize (“prize acceptance”) to Pinterest within four (4) calendar weeks of sending the notification of win and provides a serviceable address to which the prize is to be sent. Once the prize has been accepted, the Sponsors IKEA Schweiz AG will send the prizes by simple mail within five (5) business days of receipt of the prize acceptance. Mailing costs shall not be borne by the winner. This also applies to all additional dispatch costs due at the request of the winner or required as part of a further delivery. No entitlement to compensation shall exist in the event of loss. Prizes will not be paid out as cash. Similarly, prize entitlements cannot be transferred to other persons, nor are prizes exchangeable. It is also not possible for prizes to be collected.

3. Exclusion from entry

Entrants who provide inaccurate data are excluded from entering the competition. This applies in particular to entrants providing fictional address details. Entrants who manipulate and/or attempt to manipulate the competition and/or breach the conditions of entry in any other way shall be excluded from entering. Moreover, entry is not permitted for employees of the organizer, and any of its subsidiaries or controlled companies, and employees of any companies involved in the competition, as well as any of their relatives. This exclusion may also be imposed after the event and, in this case, any prizes issued must be returned.

4. End of the competition

Pinterest reserves the right to end or amend the competition at any time without giving advance notice if, for technical or other reasons, the proper performance of the initiative cannot be guaranteed or the fairness of the competition appears to have been compromised. This shall not lead to any entitlements for entrants.

5. Data Protection

The personal data entered by the winner shall be used exclusively for the purpose of sending out the prize and shall be made available to the sponsor solely for this purpose. No data shall be forwarded to third parties without the express consent of the entrant.

Entrants consent to their name and address details being sent to the sponsors in the event of their winning to enable their prize to be sent to them. 

Entrants may withdraw their consent at any time in writing to the organizer, in which case, any collected and saved personal data of the entrant will be immediately deleted.

6. Liability

Pinterest is only liable for intent and gross negligence. This is also the case in the event of a culpable breach of a significant contractual obligation. These are obligations that are significant to the running of the competition as they are integral to its success and upon whose fulfillment the entrants are reliant. In this case, Pinterest’s liability in the event of simple negligence is limited to losses typical and foreseeable in connection with such competitions.

This liability restriction shall not apply to losses from injuries to life, body, and health.

7. Miscellaneous

Entrants have no right to legal recourse. No enforceable entitlement to a prize or a cash payment shall exist. These conditions of entry and the overall legal relationship between the entrants and Pinterest are exclusively subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. Where a provision within these terms and conditions is or becomes ineffective in full or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the conditions of entry as a whole. The same shall apply in the event of the presence of loopholes in these provisions.