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“SKIP2020. Work in Estonia” campaign rules

  1. Basic campaign information
    1. Entertaining consumer game “SKIP2020. Work in Estonia” (hereinafter the campaign) is carried out by META Advisory Group OÜ (registry code 11727998, address Estonia pst 9, 10143 Tallinn, Estonia, e-mail address, hereinafter: organizer) on behalf of Enterprise Estonia (Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus, registry code 90006006, address Lasnamäe 2, 11412, Tallinn, Estonia, e-mail
    2. The aim of the campaign is to introduce foreign specialists to remote working in Estonia. In the frames of the campaign 5 winners will be drawn from among the participants who are enabled to perform remote work from Estonia for 1-6 months. The campaign is meant for foreign specialists, foremost for ICT developers from foreign countries and other ICT specialists with 3+ years of experience who will have the opportunity to work remotely.
    3. The campaign will take place during the period of 9 December 2020 up to 5 January 2021 (hereinafter: campaign period).
    4. The campaign is open for all persons at least 24 years of age who submit an article at the campaign site during the campaign period and meet the conditions for participation in the campaign (hereinafter: the participant).
    5. The winners of the awards are selected by Enterprise Estonia. The selection will be made from among ten participants whose articles receive most votes from the visitors of the campaign site within the period of 9 December 2020 up to 31 December 2020. The winners will be announced at the campaign site on 11 January 2021 at the latest.
    6. The winners are entitled to an award according to the rules of the campaign.
  1. Campaign awards
    1. Within the framework of the campaign 5 (five) awards will be drawn, the winners of which will be determined in accordance with the rules of the campaign. The award is a free accommodation in Estonia. The lease and utility costs of the accommodation will be covered for the winner.
    2. The organizer will not bear any other costs that may be incurred in using the award. The winner will cover all other costs related to arrival and staying in Estonia, including transport and insurance costs.
    3. Only one award will be drawn per participant. Each participant can take part in the campaign with several articles and thus increase his/her chance to win. The number of participations in the campaign is not limited.
    4. The exact details of the places of accommodation being the awards and accommodation periods are disclosed at the campaign site. Each accommodation has a different accommodation period, during which the winner has the right to use the accommodation. The participant can set his/her own preferences regarding the accommodation by filling in the participation form.
    5. In order to use the won award or accommodation during the accommodation period, the winner concludes the lease contract with the accommodation service provider. All obligations related to the lease contract shall be borne by the winner, except for the costs specified in clause 2.1 (lease and utility costs).
    6. The awards are not issued in cash and cannot be exchanged for another product or service.
  1. Conditions for participation in the campaign
    1. In order to participate in the campaign, the person submits his/her article at the campaign site by using the “Submit” form, expresses his/her will to participate in the campaign and confirms that he/she meets the conditions for participation in the campaign and agrees to these rules.
    2. The article is a text in which the participant describes one of his/her experiences in 2020. Enterprise Estonia has the right to publish the submitted articles together with the first name of the author on its website, social media accounts and in the newsletter.
    3. Anyone can submit an article at the campaign site without participating in the campaign award draw. In this case, he/she confirms in the “Submit” form of the campaign site that he/she agrees to the rules. The Estonian citizens and the persons permanently residing in Estonia can also submit their articles at the campaign site, but considering the purpose of the campaign and the rules for participating in the campaign, they cannot participate in the draw.
    4. By filling in the “Submit” form to participate in the campaign, the participant should choose his/her two preferred places of accommodation. In drawing the award the winner’s preferences will be taken into account, if possible, but the organizer does not ensure that the winner will necessarily receive the preferred place of accommodation as an award.
    5. The winner of the campaign awards: 
      1. 3.5.1.should not be an Estonian citizen during the campaign period;
      2. 3.5.2.should be at least 24 years old;
      3. 3.5.3.a participant who is not a citizen of a Member State of the European Union confirms and is liable for complying with the conditions for a digital nomad visa (visa for remote working) of the Republic of Estonia. More detailed information on this visa can be obtained from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, [insert contact details, e.g. link]);
      4. 3.5.4.confirms that there is no legal reason why he/she should not enter Estonia;
      5. 3.5.5.confirms the accuracy of the information provided about himself/herself, his /her compliance with the campaign rules, acceptance of the rules and desire to participate in the campaign.
  1. Disqualification of the participant, deletion of the article
    1. If the organizer discovers that unfair methods (e.g. voting robots) have been used to collect votes, the organizer has the right to disqualify the relevant participant from the campaign.
    2. The organizer reserves the right to delete the posts that the organizer deems obscene or that may violate the rights of a third party or law or which content does not meet the terms of the campaign.
    3. The organizer has the right to disqualify a participant from the campaign if the participant has submitted false information about himself/herself.
  1. Drawing of awards
    1. The places of accommodation being the awards will be split between the five winners based on their preferences, but Enterprise Estonia reserves the right to choose which accommodation goes to each winner. 
    2. The award can be used only once, in one part and during the accommodation period related to the accommodation being the award. If the winner cannot come to the accommodation at the beginning of the prescribed accommodation period, he/she will be able to use the accommodation for a shorter period of time, i.e. until the end of the intended accommodation period.
    3. The winner will be contacted by phone or e-mail no later than within 7 working days after the announcement of the winners to specify the delivery of the award and the conditions for using the award.
    4. If the organizer is unable to contact the winner (e.g. the winner cannot be reached because the winner’s contact details are incorrect, or if the winner has not replied to the organizer within seven days from the announcement of the winners or if the winner gives up the award), the organizer has the right to give the award to the next participant in ranking or not to issue the award at all.
    5. If the winner refuses to conclude the lease contract required for the use of the award, the winner will be deemed to have given up the award. In this case the organizer has the right not to re-draw the award.
  1. Arrival and stay of the winner in Estonia
    1. The organizer and Enterprise Estonia are not under any circumstances liable, if the winner is unable to use the award due to the fact that the winner could not come to Estonia or the winner does not have the right to stay in Estonia.
    2. The winner comes to Estonia and stays here on his/her own responsibility.
    3. Upon the receipt of the award, the winner should confirm that he/she is not aware of any obstacles as regards the entering or staying in the country.
    4. The winner should provide travel insurance. The organizer does not arrange or reimburse travel insurance.
    5. The winner is responsible for the existence of the correct travel documents and other documents necessary for the stay in Estonia.
    6. The winner should have sufficient financial resources to cope with living in Estonia. 
    7. The winners of the campaign should take into account that their stay in Estonia may be postponed or cancelled due to the measures and restrictions resulting from the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
    8. The winner will cover the costs of arriving to Estonia and returning home, as well as the costs of transport within Estonia.
    9. When using the accommodation, the winner should follow the terms of the lease contract and the house rules in force at the accommodation, otherwise the accommodation owner may cancel the lease contract and not offer accommodation. The winner should take into account that in case of cancellation of the lease contract, he/she must find a replacement accommodation for the duration of his/her stay in Estonia and these costs will not be reimbursed.
    10. 6.10.If the winner causes damage to the accommodation or otherwise violates the lease contract, he/she should compensate it to the accommodation owner in accordance with the lease contract.
  1. Principles of personal data processing 
    1. Enterprise Estonia is the controller of the personal data collected through the campaign site.
    2. Enterprise Estonia processes the personal data in accordance with applicable legislation, including Regulation (EC) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC.
    3. The personal data of the author of the article is collected through the campaign site, including the name, country of residence, contact information (e-mail address, telephone number) and the data contained in the article. Enterprise Estonia may ask the winner to provide additional personal data, including the data necessary to identify the winner ([valid travel document, such as passport).
    4. Enterprise Estonia processes the personal data of the author of the article upon the consent of the author for the purpose of conducting the campaign. The consent is voluntary and the author has the right to withdraw the consent at any time. In that case the processing of the data shall cease as soon as the consent is withdrawn. Please note that it is not possible to participate in the campaign award draw if you withdraw your consent. Enterprise Estonia may also process personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest, including for the purpose of fraud detection and prevention or dispute resolution.
    5. Enterprise Estonia may also process the author’s personal data in other cases on the basis of the consent. The purpose of the processing will be specified during the consent giving process.
    6. The personal data of the authors of the article will generally be stored until the end of the 1st year after the end of the campaign. The personal data of the winners will be stored until the end of the 1st year from the end of use of the award. Enterprise Estonia may retain personal data longer if there is a valid consent or other legal basis for the processing of personal data. [ST39]
    7. Enterprise Estonia may disclose personal data to processors and controllers who need access to the data for the provision of the service (incl. organizer, META Advisory). Enterprise Estonia is obliged to disclose personal data even if such an obligation arises from legislation (for example, to disclose personal data to public authorities upon their legal request).
    8. The author of the article has the right to request from the controller the access and correction of the personal data concerning him or her. If the preconditions of the respective requirement are met, the author of the article also has the right to demand the deletion of the personal data, restriction of processing or submit an objection to the processing of personal data.
    9. If the author of the article has any questions or requests regarding the processing of his/her personal data, please contact the data protection specialist of Enterprise Estonia at the e-mail address
    10. 7.10.In case of a dispute, the author of the article also has the right to address the competent supervisory authority (Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate, or a court. 
    11. More information on the processing of personal data can be found here.
  1. Changing or interruption of the campaign due to force majeure 
    1. In case of force majeure, the organizer has the right to unilaterally change the rules of the campaign (including to change the awards), cancel the campaign, postpone the announcement of winners, change the conditions of use of awards or take other measures that the organizer deems appropriate in the given circumstances.
    2. Force majeure includes, but is not limited to, circumstances related to the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, including the measures and restrictions imposed to control the virus.
    3. The organizer will announce about the change or interruption of the campaign at the campaign site.
  1. Other information
    1. Additional information about the campaign can be obtained by e-mail:
    2. In case of questions and complaints related to the campaign, the organizer must be contacted at the e-mail address, by adding the keyword “Skip20”. Complaints must be submitted no later than within 1 month from the end of the campaign period (on 5 February 2021 at the latest). Inquiries will be answered within 7 working days.
    3. All disputes arising from the campaign will be settled in accordance with the Estonian law and in an Estonian court, unless this is contrary to mandatory legal provisions.

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Thank you to everyone who submitted stories!

We laughed, we cried, we kept hitting “refresh” for more. The contest has ended and we’re almost ready to reveal the final winners.

Because 2020 wanted to give us a small farewell gift in the shape of a scheduling mishap, we’ll be announcing the winners on January 11 instead of January 5. (Thanks, 2020—can we move on with our lives now?)

Good luck and stay tuned!

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