We are committed to delivering high-quality products to Our customers, one of the many ways we do that is through Our Tested and Approved product testing process that involves gaining feedback from Our professional customer on their experience of using Our products as part of a Product Trial. This approach is an important part of Our product development and approval process and involves Professional Decorators participating in multiple application tests, with the aim of ensuring that Our new products meet their needs and expectations before they get released into the market. If You are a Professional Decorator and would be interested in participating in trials of new products, please enter Your details at the link below and we will be in touch when an Opportunity to participate in a Product Trial arises.
Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that You understand them, before entering Your details at duluxtrade.co.uk/trialsignup. Please note in completing Your details and submitting them, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the other documents expressly referred to in it. By entering Your details, You confirm You are happy to be contacted by Dulux Trade in relation to taking part in the Product Trials. If You refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to register Your interest to participate in the Product Trials.
You should print a copy of these Terms or save them to Your computer for future reference. We amend these Terms from time to time as set out below. Please check these Terms to ensure You understand the terms which will apply. These Terms were most recently updated in June 2023.
1 INFORMATION ABOUT US
We are Imperial Chemical Industries Limited trading as ICI Paints AkzoNobel, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 218019 and with Our registered office at The AkzoNobel Building, Wexham Road, Slough, SL2 5DS (Us, Our or we). We operate the website www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk (this/our site). To contact Us, please see Our Contact Us page. If You wish to contact Us in writing, You can send this to Us by email or by prepaid post to ICI Paints AkzoNobel, Wexham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5DS. You can also contact Us by calling the Dulux Customer Care centre on 0333 222 76 76.
2 THE OPPORTUNITY
2.1 These terms apply to the Opportunity to participate in Our Product Trials (“Opportunity”)
2.2 Participants (“Participants”) may register their interest in participating in product trials accordance with, and as further set out in, these terms and conditions.
3 HOW TO ENTER
3.1 The Opportunity will be available until further notice by Us.
3.2 To enter the Opportunity, complete the form online at duluxtrade.co.uk/trialsignup, providing answers to the required questions. The marked fields must be fully completed. Applicants must provide the required information to qualify for the Opportunity.
3.3 No purchase is necessary and there is no charge to register for Use of the website.
3.4 We do not and will not accept liability for applications that are not received or corrupted, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending or transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt of an application.
3.5 By submitting an application, You are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
3.6 Further terms will be applicable to the Participants that choose to take part in a Product Trial and any participation in the Product Trial will be dependent upon acceptance of those and any other applicable terms.
4.1 This Opportunity is open to Professional Decorators who are resident in the UK, or the Republic of Ireland aged 18 years or over, except:
a) Our employees or employees of our holding or subsidiary companies;
b) employees of agents or suppliers of Ours or Our holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the Opportunity or its administration;
c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above; or
d) anyone else connected with the Opportunity.
4.2 In applying for the Opportunity, You confirm that You are eligible to do so and eligible to partake in the Opportunity.
4.3 We will not accept applications that are automatically generated by computer, completed by third parties, duplicated or in bulk, have been altered, reconstructed, forged, illegible or tampered with or incomplete.
4.4 There is a limit of one application per person and individuals will be identified via email. Applications on behalf of another person will not be accepted, joint submissions are not allowed and duplicated requests will be invalid.
4.5 Applications do not constitute acceptance into a product trial.
4.6 You confirm that You have authority to bind any business on whose behalf You are accepting these terms.
4.7 AkzoNobel’s decision on all matters relating to the eligibility of Participation in the Opportunity and/or Product Trials is final and binding.
4.8 These Terms and any documents referred to in them and any specification provided by Us to You constitute the entire agreement between You and Us. You acknowledge that You have not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of Us which is not set out in these Terms, or any document referred to in them.
4.9 We reserve the right to amend or withdraw this Opportunity in whole or in part, temporarily or permanently, without prior notice.
5 THE PRODUCT TRIALS
a) invited to participate in Product Trial events to test and give feedback on specific products and/or
b) Invited to participate in Product Trials through receiving Products to test in the course of Your profession as a Professional Decorator in return for completing a feedback form on the trial product.
5.2 The Opportunity may not be claimed by a third party on Your behalf.
5.3 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if You are not able to take part in the Opportunity.
5.4 No cash or alternative to the Opportunity will be provided.
5.6 These terms are in addition to and not in substitution of any terms which are applicable to any Product which may be included in a Product Trial.
6 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
6.1 Insofar as is permitted by law, we, our agents or distributors exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied and will not in any circumstances be liable to compensate Participants or accept any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any Participant in connection with this Opportunity. This shall not be deemed to exclude or restrict liability for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of Us or Our employees or agents.
7 DATA PROTECTION AND PUBLICITY
7.2 By submitting Your contact details, You agree that we and Our third-party service providers may use Your details to contact You about the Opportunity and your application.
7.3 You are asked to provide details including Your name, email address, phone number, and relevant questions regarding Your business activities including the number of years You have been a Professional Decorating. These details are required to assess Your suitability for the Opportunity and specific Product Trials You.
7.4 You can withdraw Your consent at any time by completing the form which can be found on here Privacy Statement | AkzoNobel. This will not affect the lawfulness of any processing or Use carried out before You withdraw Your consent.
7.5 For data protection purposes we are the controller of (and responsible for) the personal data comprising and Your contact details and any related personal data.
8.1 We reserve the right, with or without cause, and at its sole discretion, to exclude any Participants in this Opportunity for any reason, including where there has been a violation of any of these terms and conditions.
8.2 We reserve the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend this Opportunity in whole or in part, temporarily or permanently, without prior notice.
8.3 We reserve the right to revise these Terms from time to time, due to changes in the Opportunity; changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and any other reasonable circumstance from time to time. Whenever we revise these Terms in accordance with this Clause, we will give notice of this by stating that these Terms have been amended and the relevant date at the top of this page.
8.4 Nothing in these terms and conditions restricts Your statutory rights as a consumer.
8.5 This Opportunity is in no way endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or any social media channels.
8.6 This Agreement is personal to You and You may not transfer Your rights and obligations under these Terms to another person without Our prior written consent.
8.7 The Contract is between You and Us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties Act) 1999 or otherwise
8.8 Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect
8.9 If we fail to insist that You perform any of Your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce Our rights against You, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived Our rights against You and will not mean that You do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by You, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by You.
8.10 These Terms are governed by English law. This means that the Contract and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction (unless You are a consumer and resident in either Northern Ireland or Scotland, in which case You may also bring proceedings in those countries).
8.11 We own the copyright, trademarks, design right and all other intellectual property rights in the Opportunity and the Products and You agree that these rights may not be Used in any way without Our written consent.