YES Society Limited (“YES Society”) is a Non-Profit Organisation Limited by Guarantee. Registered Office: Wiston House, 1 Wiston Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 7QL, Company Number: 8882933. YES is an acronym for 'Your Emergency Service'. YES Society are a 'Charitable Fundraiser' licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission, (Licence Number 000-037221-R-318362-009), in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, with the authority to promote a veterans lottery in Great Britain, in order to assist with fundraising activities. The designated contact, named on your monthly confirmation email, is the nominated society member having responsibility for the promotion of the Veterans Raffle. YES Society, as the promoter, is solely responsible for the promotion and management of their Veterans Raffle branded lottery. All members & officers of the society are DBS cleared. No society member, associate or parties acting on the society's behalf are precluded from participation in the Veterans Raffle, so long as they qualify under the raffle eligibility terms and conditions.
After start-up costs have been recovered the proportion of revenue apportioned for the provision of promotional activity should be no less than 40%. The provision for administration will be at 5%. Donations to the society's Good Causes will never be less than 20% of total funds, however the Veterans Raffle will strive to contribute 55%. When subscriber numbers permit we may further increase our Good Causes donation, however not before consulting/notifying subscribers prior to any implemented change.
These Terms and Conditions (together with the terms, if any, set out in promotional activity instructions on the YES Society website) constitute the entire agreement between the parties. All other terms and conditions, express or implied by statute or otherwise, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
YES Society may correct any typographical or other errors or omissions in any brochure, promotional literature, or other document relating to their promotional activity.
People wishing to participate/enter into the Veterans Raffle (“the Promotion”) may only do so by completing a full online registration, (found on the Veterans Raffle website), agreeing to support a nominated Good Cause & completing a £10 monthly direct debit subscription. No other participation method is available. Alternative methods of payment have been evaluated but have been proven to be too expensive, are not as secure as via direct debit and would not guarantee a 100% finance trail.
A person will be deemed to be eligible (an "Eligible Person") for inclusion/participation into the Veterans Raffle if he/she is aged 18 or over, has a UK bank account and UK address.
No person shall be permitted to register/enter more than once and any attempt to contravene this restriction will be prevented automatically, recorded/reported and the person banned from participation in any current/future YES Society promotional activity.
Only people who have completed the full registration/DD process prior to the draw cut-off will be eligible for inclusion into the Veterans Raffle for that month. Only people with cleared donations/payments may be included in a draw. Late or delayed registrations/direct debit payments will be deferred to the following months draw.
YES Society accepts no responsibility whatsoever whether or not a person is found to be ineligible for entry into their Veterans Raffle. All donations received by YES Society, (including registration fees), are treated as irrevocable gifts and as such are non-refundable under these Terms and Conditions.
No person is deemed to have been accepted until the direct debit mandate has been completed, the £1.95 set-up fee paid and the verification checks have confirmed identification. If a person has been accepted they will receive a confirmation email to this effect. Rejected people will also be notified by email. Any reason for a rejection will only be given at the absolute discretion of the YES Society management.
All successful people will be given a Unique Reference Number (“URN”).
Entry to the Veterans Raffle is via direct debit subscription. Each entrant has total control over their direct debit account which enables them to decide whether they wish to donate/participate every month or to take the occasional Holiday break. Cut-off for entry is on, (or as soon as practicable after), the 20th of each month. The Veterans Raffle is then drawn on the last day of each month.
Your £10 regular monthly donation will entitle you to inclusion/participation in all our monthly draws. Your direct debit payment will be held securely in a ring-fenced account to protect the fund prior to transfer to YES Society. The donations to charity are transferred prior to the draw, followed by the draw prizes to each individual winner, (as they respond to their automated notification). Only operational funds remain in the society's working account.
In time, our one-off donation facility may become gift aid eligible where applicable however, our subscription donation facility is not currently gift aid eligible due to a perception that the donations & benefits may be linked however, as YES Society is tax exempt and our admin is only 5%, there would be little, if any, current benefit gained.
YES Society will endeavour to facilitate all promotional activities on the date displayed on their website. If for any last-minute reason this is not possible, any draws will take place as soon after as practicable.
A confirmation of an intended Veterans Raffle draw will be emailed to registered subscribers on or shortly after the cut-off day and @ 5 working days prior to funds being withdrawn.
6. Registration cancellation
If you would like to cancel your registration/DD (or simply take a short Holiday Break) you may do so in your personal account.
Any cancellation activated by yourself in your personal account before the 20th of a calendar month will be with immediate effect however, cancellations activated on or after the 24th of a calendar month may still result in a non-refundable donation being taken but any prize aligned to a cancelled account (prior to a draw) will be instantly forfeited and simply remain as a donation however, in such circumstances YES Management do also have the option of running a re-draw of that particular prize, if it's deemed in the society's interest to do so.
7. Promotional rewards
Depending on the level of promotional funds available each month, the maximum monthly individual prize value will be £25,000 and the minimum prize value will be £100. The minimum number of jackpot prizes in any given month will be 1 and the maximum number will be 8. The minimum number of bonus draw prizes will be 6 and the maximum (realistically) will be around 25.
All prizes will be paid via BACS only!
No person will win more than one prize in any given month. Once a prize has been won the draw software will remove that person's URN from any further draws that month. So, if your URN was drawn and you won a prize you would not be able to win any subsequent prize drawn that month. All other people entered for that same month's draw will continue to be in with a chance of winning a prize, as the remainder of their names are randomly selected from our draw software.
The draw software used for the Veterans Raffle is a bespoke programme, owned & operated solely by YES Society and certified as truly random by NMi who are an approved gambling commission test house. The software guarantees that the winning odds always remain at (initially sub) 10000 - 19999:1.
Winners will be automatically notified by email and SMS following a draw. Sanitised winners details will also be displayed on the Veterans Raffle website. Subject to YES Society being satisfied that their terms and conditions have been complied with, including eligibility to take part in our raffle, all prizes will be allocated upon receipt of an acknowledgement to the Veterans Raffle email.
YES Society will pay all prizes into the winners account of preference, as soon as all details have been confirmed/validated (as necessary).
All persons must keep their contact details up-to-date to assist YES Society. If YES Society are unable to contact a winner within 30 days of the draw, using the supplied email & phone details, the eligible person will forfeit their prize. Any unclaimed prize automatically defaults to a donation status.
YES Society will not be held accountable for any unforeseen matters outside of their control relating to the facilitation of prize payments.
Any person wishing to take a donation Holiday break may do so by logging into their account and exclude themselves for a maximum period of 6 months. Re-entry will resume automatically at the end of the 6-month period, (or sooner if reactivated by the subscriber). Re-entry will only be possible if the Veterans Raffle is NOT at its subscription limit. Other than a 'Self-Excluded' account, all other accounts that do NOT have an active direct debit will be deactvated around 4 days after the DD has been cancelled, (or sooner if requested or the intentional action verified).
During the draw checking process, and prior to awarding any prize, should YES Society management uncover an invalid winning entrant then a re-draw of that specific group will take place as soon as practicable. Only the original participants of the specific group will be included in the re-draw.
If an awarded prize is refused then the prize may go directly to his/her preferred Good Cause or dispersed at the society's discretion.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law (but not otherwise) YES Society shall not be liable for any loss, damage or liability whatsoever or howsoever occasioned in direct or indirect connection to a participant or prospective participant who registers or attempts to register with incorrect details including but not limited to date-of-birth, name, email address etc., or the loss, delayed or rejected application form or any communication sent to or received by or on behalf of YES Society including (but not limited to) a prize or other payment. This also relates to any potential delays in Direct Debit mandate processes.
YES Society may, without giving reason or notice, decline to accept a £10 pcm donation, cancel an existing registration, terminate or suspend promotional activity.
YES Society shall not be liable to the registered person for any actual or perceived loss, damage or liability thereby arising. Prizes still outstanding from draws conducted prior to any termination or suspension shall still be honoured as will all outstanding BACS payments. Prizes won after termination of an account shall be forfeited and default to a donation status.
Save where these terms and conditions expressly provide otherwise, YES Society shall not be obliged to respond to or enter into any correspondence. Any postal mail enquiries received by YES Society at its registered address must include a stamped addressed envelope or suitable email address for replies.
YES Society reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice. Any significant/material changes will be emailed to registered persons.
The laws of England and Wales shall apply to these terms and conditions and the parties hereby agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.