Giveaways - Conditions of participation

General Terms and Conditions of Participation for Instagram giveaways and competitions of Schmedt GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter "Schmedt" or "Organizer").


These terms and conditions apply to all sweepstakes we run through Instagram at In the course of this, only the Instagram profile name will be collected by the organizer.

The sweepstakes through our Instagram profile are not affiliated with Meta Platforms, Inc. or Meta Platforms Ireland Limited. The Sweepstakes are in no way sponsored, endorsed or organized by Instagram and do not create any legal claim against Instagram. All information within the scope of the sweepstakes is provided exclusively by Schmedt GmbH & Co. KG as the organizer.


By participating in the sweepstakes, the Instagram user expressly acknowledges these general conditions of participation. The minimum age for participation is 18 years. Employees of Schmedt and its affiliated companies or of partners within the scope of the prize competition are excluded from participation. The same applies to their relatives or life partners. Participation is only possible via the highly personal Instagram registration (the own Instagram account). Every comment counts. If the organizer becomes aware of technical manipulation or any other violation of these conditions of participation, he will exclude the participant from the competition. Technical manipulation includes, but is not limited to, participation via a sweepstakes service or similar automated collective participation services. In such cases, the prize may also be subsequently withdrawn and a replacement winner drawn. The start of the competition is the respective publication time on our Instagram page. Participation is only possible until the respective specified draw time.

Depending on the competition, participation is possible, for example, by liking a post on our Instagram page, commenting on it or writing a message to Schmedt as the operator of the Instagram page.

In the event of violations of these rules, the participant shall be liable specifically for any legal violations. In this respect, the participant shall fully indemnify Schmedt against all third party claims, including the necessary costs of legal defense and legal prosecution.

Wins / prize determination / liability

The prize is specified in the respective sweepstakes posting. Prizes in kind and services are offered, which do not exceed a retail value in the amount of 2000 euros. A payment of the prize value in money or an exchange of the prize is excluded. The claim to the prize is not transferable.

Winner determination / acceptance: The determination of the winner takes place in the case of participation by uploading a photo / image or the setting of a text usually after the lottery, should not be made on Instagram other specifications for determining the prize, for example - The photo with the most "Likes" wins (vote among users).

If the setting of own content for the purpose of participation is not required, but consists of the participation action only, for example, that a post is to "Like" or a question is to be answered, the random principle decides.

The winners will be determined immediately after the end of the competition and notified via Instagram.

The winner must confirm the acceptance of the prize offered within a period of time, which is specified in the prize notification, demonstrably (by e-mail). As a rule, we deliver the prize by mail or email. In case of notification, the winner must therefore provide his or her full contact details including postal address and e-mail address. If the prize is not delivered but has to be collected at the venue, this will be indicated separately in the posting. If the prize is not redeemed or retrieved within one year, it will be forfeited without any other claims.

Opening / visiting hours of the facilities are to be observed by the participant himself / herself. Changes with regard to individual services of the event program are expressly reserved on the part of the organizers. The legal process is excluded.


In so far as the non-cash prize is a quotation from a third party, Schmedt as the organizer of the competition is not liable for non-performance or poor performance in the context of the prizes offered or any damages suffered by the winner on the occasion of the use of the service. As the organizer of the prize draw, Schmedt is otherwise only liable for damages in connection with the prize draw that were caused intentionally or through gross negligence by its own employees or other vicarious agents. As the sweepstakes provider, Schmedt is not liable for damages due to malfunctions of technical equipment, for delays or interruptions of transmissions, or for damages in connection with participation in the sweepstakes.

Data protection

In the context of the sweepstakes, personal data will be collected from the winner and any accompanying persons. We need this data for the purpose of processing the sweepstakes. In particular, the surname and first name, postal address and email address of the persons concerned are collected, stored and used for this purpose. In the event of a win, Schmedt as the organizer is also entitled to publish the Instagram profile picture as well as the name of the winner (also outside of Instagram, such as on our website). By participating in our Instagram sweepstakes, each participant also agrees to our privacy policy.

Early termination of the sweepstakes

The organizer reserves the right to change the sweepstakes due to unforeseen circumstances without prior notice regarding the sweepstakes components, to cancel or terminate the sweepstakes. The latter applies in particular if software and/or hardware errors occur, and/or other technical and/or legal reasons influence the regular and proper execution of the sweepstakes or make it impossible.


The sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Should one or more of the above clauses be or become void, invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining terms and conditions shall remain in effect. They shall be replaced by a corresponding valid clause. The same shall apply in the event of the existence of a loophole.

Competition organizer:
Schmedt GmbH & Co. KG
Dwengerkamp 1
21035 Hamburg