Volkswagen New Polo Event Terms and Conditions

  1. These terms and conditions govern the Volkswagen Polo Tag Event ("the Event").
  2. By participating in the Event, you agree to these terms and conditions.
  3. In addition, your access to any website or application required for participation will be subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the respective service providers.
  4. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Limited ("VWSA") shall not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from the Event. This includes but is not limited to that arising from technical malfunction of any communication network, late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible or corrupt Event entry or participant error.
  5. The participant agrees to comply with all general rules of the road as set by South African legislation and to operate the vehicle in a lawful manner. Any damages to the vehicle will be liable to the participant at the discretion of VWSA.
  6. The Event commences in Cape Town on 01 August 2014 at 10h00 and closes on 02 August 2014 at 14h00; in Durban on 08 August 2014 at 10h00 and closes on 09 August 2014 at 14h00; in Johannesburg on 15 August 2014 at 10h00 and closes on 16 August 2014 at 14h00.
  7. The Event is only open to legal residents of South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia who are 18 years or older and possess a valid driving licence.
  8. The Event is not open to members, partners, directors, employees, agents or consultants of VWSA or its affiliated companies, agencies, service providers, contractors and members of their immediate or extended family.
  9. Only individuals may enter the Event.
  10. Only one entry per day per person is permitted.
  11. To be eligible participants will have to spot the branded event vehicle, which will be driving on a stipulated route, and tweet a message with the hashtag #PoloTag in order to Tag the vehicle to commence with the Test Drive experience. Once the vehicle has been tagged by the participant they will be given 2 minutes to get to the vehicle they had just spotted to commence with their test drive. Each test drive will be timed and placed on a rolling leaderboard. When another participant tags the vehicle by sending a tweet the participant driving the vehicle will be required to stop in a safe place and their test drive time will stop. At the end of the Event the Top 10 test drive times will go into a random draw for the Grand Prize.
  12. The Grand Prize is the use of a New Polo 1.2 81kW TSI Highline DSG for 12 months commencing on 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015.
  13. The colour and specifications of the prize shall be as selected by VWSA. The image used in communication is therefore not necessarily reflective of the prize.
  14. The prize is neither transferable nor negotiable and cannot be deferred or exchanged for cash.
  15. The winner will be selected by way of random lucky draw. The draw will be conducted on 21 August 2014.
  16. The winner will be notified by telephone.
  17. If VWSA is unable to contact the winner within 30 days of the draw, VWSA shall be entitled but not obliged to award the prize to the next eligible winner.
  18. The winner will be requested but will be under no obligation to consent to his/her name and photographs being published or otherwise used by VWSA for promotional purposes in relation to the Event.
  19. The Event judges’ decision shall be final and not subject to any appeal or review. No correspondence will be entered into.
  20. If VWSA is legally required to alter any aspect of the Event or to terminate the Event, VWSA will have the right to do so without prior notice. VWSA, the Event organisers and sponsors shall not be liable for such alteration or cancellation.
  21. Unless you consent otherwise, neither VWSA nor any of the Event organisers or sponsors will use the personal information you give us for any purpose other than facilitation of the Event or compliance with applicable legislation.
  22. It shall be a pre-requisite for the winner to provide VWSA with proof of his/her identity acceptable to VWSA upon collection of the prize.
  23. VWSA will be responsible for the routine maintenance of the vehicle (15 000 km service). It is up to the winner to advise VWSA when this service is due. Volkswagen will arrange this service at the nearest or most convenient Dealership to the winner.
  24. Volkswagen will provide insurance coverage for the vehicle, but any damages to the vehicle through negligence or improper care will demand the insurance excess be paid by the winner.
  25. In the event that the vehicle is cannot be driven, another Volkswagen vehicle will be arranged for the winner during the time of repair.
  26. Fuel for the vehicle will be for the winner’s account for the duration of the prize (1 September 2014 – 31 August 2015).
  27. The Winner will be liable for any fines incurred through negligence or unlawful driving.
  28. The vehicle will remain the property of VWSA.
  29. The prize will be transported to the VWSA approved Dealership nearest to the winner. The winner will be responsible for collecting the prize from the Dealership.  Any costs of travelling to and from the Dealership shall be the responsibility of the winner.
  30. Successful entry into the Event does not amount to eligibility.
  31. Announcement of a winner does not amount to compliance with the Event Terms and Conditions. VWSA reserves the right to disqualify any participant who breaches any of the Event Terms and Conditions, or engages in any unlawful or dishonest conduct in relation to the Event. In this regard VWSA shall be entitled to recover any loss or damage from the responsible party arising from such conduct.
  32. These Terms and Conditions are available on

Updated 21 July 2014.