GoDaddy launches virtual event to help customers promote business during Ramadan

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#FawaneesGoDaddy is opening its digital doors to help our customers promote their services and products during Ramadan and Eid this year. This year, our fawanees – lanterns – are our customers and small businesses. To celebrate this time of the year and help small businesses share their offerings, we’ve created this virtual marketplace to celebrate small businesses, help them promote their business and craft and their offerings during Ramadan.

We’re also giving small businesses a chance to win a $500 voucher from Amazon.

Ramadan provides a unique environment for online shopping and engagement opportunities – with an estimated 35% increase on e-commerce platforms during the month. The MENA region is alive with small businesses and makers. Creating their own way and crafting beautiful products and services, and Ramadan is a stellar opportunity for those businesses to shine and showcase their offerings. And we are here to help you with this!
Our mission to help you go online has never been more resolute. So, let’s get this virtual marketplace started.

Related: #Ramadanready: Are you, and your business, fully prepared for Ramadan?

Sign up, promote your business and get a chance to win

FawaneesGoDaddy announcement promote business

What it is: GoDaddy Arabia is proud to play a little role in helping small businesses, and we are inviting your business to join GoDaddy’s Virtual High Street Facebook Event. We’re also giving our customers a chance to win a $500 voucher from Amazon.

The event empowers you to promote your business and your products and services to prospect buyers during Ramadan and Eid.

Start Date: Monday 19th April, 2020
End Date: Saturday 15th May, 2020

What do you need to do?

  1. Join the event here by selecting ‘Going’.
  2. Click the ‘Discussions’ tab and share your website with a little introduction about your business and what you do.
  3. Hashtag #FawaneesGoDaddy on your posts.
  4. Get the highest number of likes, and shares and win an Amazon voucher

So, show us and the rest of the world what you’ve got!
Join the Fawanees GoDaddy Event now!

Feeling inspired?

The virtual high-street event will offer small businesses a chance to promote their business by posting about the products, services and promos that they offer during Ramadan and Eid. GoDaddy will be offering them weekly tips, guidance and help articles to assist them, and will also celebrate them in the event and blog.
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TERMS & POLICIES

OFFICIAL CONTESTRULES AND REGULATIONS

(“Official Rules”)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

CONTEST PERIOD.  The GoDaddy Fawanees Ramadan Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 12:00 a.m. GMT on April 19, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on May 12, 2021 (the “Contest Period”). The winner will be announced, and the prize will be delivered on or about May 15, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY. The Contest is only open to legal residents of the MENA region*, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (each an “Entrant”). Employees and the immediate families (including those with whom they are domiciled) of all GoDaddy entities, including but not limited to GoDaddy Middle East and Africa DMCC (the “Contest Sponsor”), or its affiliates and related companies are not eligible to enter the Contest. For purposes of this Contest, “immediate family members” shall include the mother, father, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, partner or spouse of an individual (regardless of where any such “immediate family member” resides). Determinations of Contest eligibility shall be made in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor and shall be final and binding.

HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. During the Contest Period, each Entrant must (a) post about their business on the Contest Sponsor’s event page on Facebook; (b) include a hyperlink to their business’s website in their post (c) Be a GoDaddy customer.  The Entrant with the highest engagement (described in Winner Selection section below) on their post will win.  There will be one (1) total winner.  Limit of one entry per person. You represent and warrant that your Entry does not make unauthorized use of, or violate, any rights of any third party, and that, if necessary, you can provide proper permissions in a form acceptable to GoDaddy.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Contest Sponsor may screen any or all Entries. Any Entry that the Contest Sponsor deems, in its sole discretion and at any point in time, to violate the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules will be subject to disqualification.

All Entries will be declared invalid if they are late, not eligible, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, forged, garbled or mechanically or electronically reproduced.

The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Contest Sponsor – including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an Entrant’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of an Entry entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Contest Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Official Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Contest Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification of the Entrant in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.

The potential winner of the Prize may also be requested to provide the Contest Sponsor with reasonable proof that he/she is the Authorized Account Holder of the account associated with the winning Entry. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Account Holder in whose name the social media account is registered, provided that person meets all eligibility criteria of this Contest. “Authorized Account Holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to a social media account.

By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Contest Sponsor, which are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.

GRAND PRIZE. The grand prize of the Contest (“Prize” or “Grand Prize”), which consists of one (1) $500 USD Amazon gift card, will be awarded to one (1) winner. Grand Prize will be awarded directly to the individual entrant chosen (“Winner” or “Prize Winner”). The Prize Winner selected must also accept the terms and conditions of the Prize as a condition of its award or the Prize will be forfeited. The Prize will be delivered to the Winner after the Contest Sponsor has selected and verified the Winner’s compliance with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, which may include, at the Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Winner’s signing of the Release Form (defined below).

The Prize Winner must follow all directions of the Contest Sponsor with respect to the Prize or any aspect thereof. Failure to do so may result in termination of participation, or continued participation, in the Prize or any aspect thereof.

The Prize must be accepted as awarded, without substitution, and is not transferrable, refundable, for resale or convertible to cash. The Contest Sponsor reserve the right, in the event that the Prize, or any component of the Prize, cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute the same for another prize or component of equal or greater value, without notice or liability. In the event that a substitute prize is awarded, such prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for cash or otherwise.

WINNER SELECTION. Following the conclusion of the Contest Period, each Entry will be graded on its level of engagement. The Entrant with the Entry with the highest engagement will be the winner. Engagement is determined by adding the number of reactions and the number of shares on Facebook. Please note- for purposes of this Contest, comments are not considered engagement. There will be one (1) Prize Winner, who will be announced on or about May 15, 2021.

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE. The Prize Winner may also be required to sign a Declaration, Release and Waiver Form (the “Release Form”) confirming compliance with the Official Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded, without substitution, and releasing the Contest Sponsor, Facebook, Inc. , and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, members, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, wholesalers and retailers, and each of its employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability in connection with the Prize or the Contest before being granted his/her Prize.

If a selected Prize Winner does not meet all of the Contest requirements, does not sign and return the Release Form to the Contest Sponsor within the one-week time frame provided, that selected Entrant will forfeit his/her Prize and the Contest Sponsor shall be entitled (but not obligated) to select another Entrant from the remaining eligible Entries through random draw until such time as contact is made with an Entrant or there are no more eligible Entries, whichever comes first. This process may continue until the Prize has been awarded or there is insufficient time to permit the awarding of the Prize. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible, whether as a result of human error or otherwise, for any failure to contact any selected Prize Winner.

The Contest Sponsor will contact the Winner following receipt of his/her signed Release Form, if required by Contest Sponsor, to arrange for delivery of his/her Prize.

GENERAL RULES. In the event of a conflict between the Official Rules and any instructions or interpretations of these Official Rules given by an employee of the Contest Sponsor regarding the Contest, these Official Rules shall prevail. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. All federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations apply, including, but not limited to, tax laws.

INDEMNIFICATION. By submitting an Entry into this Contest, each Entrant confirms his or her understanding of and compliance with these Official Rules. Each Entrant, and his/her representatives, heirs, next of kin or assignees (“Entrant’s Representatives”), hereby releases and holds the Released Parties harmless from any and all liability for any costs, claims, injuries, loss or damage of any kind (including, without limitation, any special, incidental or consequential damages) to the Entrant, Entrant’s Representatives or any other person (including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, property damage, violations or intellectual property rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, libel or slander) resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Official Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The Entrant and Entrant’s Representatives agree to fully indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest the use or misuse of the Prize, without limitation.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. None of the Released Parties assumes any liability for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of Entries, the selection of a winner or for any printing or other errors in any Contest materials. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, tampering, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, or alteration of Entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems, viruses or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Entrants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Contest.

None of the Released Parties assumes any liability for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind including, without limitation, direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive damages which may be sustained to an Entrant’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from an Entrant’s attempt to either participate in the Contest or download any information in connection with participating in the Contest or use of any website. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on any website is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

None of the Released parties assumes any liability for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppages or any other natural disaster outside of their control. The Released Parties will not be obligated to award the Prize or any replacement Prize in the event of the occurrence of any of the above-noted incidents.

CONTEST ADMINISTRATION. All decisions regarding the Contest remain with the Contest Sponsor. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, suspend and/or terminate any or all parts of the Contest for any reason.

The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be in violation of these Official Rules. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to refuse an Entry from a person whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter. Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these Official Rules, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other relief (including attorneys’ fees) from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may include banning or disqualifying Entrants from this and future Contest of the Contest Sponsor. In its sole determination, the Contest Sponsor may disqualify any person who acts in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person and to void all such person’s associated Entries. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Contest should fraud, virus, bugs, or other reasons beyond the control of the Contest Sponsor corrupt the security, proper play or administration of the Contest.

Questions or comments may be sent to nsharkawy@godaddy.com; Attn: GoDaddy Fawanees Ramadan Contest. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling.

PUBLICITY RIGHTS. By accepting the Prize, the Winner grants to the Released Parties the perpetual right to use his/her name, biographical information, image, photos and/or likeness and statements for programming, promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes related to this Contest, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including, but not limited to, on television, video, the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

GOVERNING LAW. The Contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona and the federal laws of the United States of America. The Contest Sponsor and all Entrants hereby attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts of Maricopa County, Arizona, in respect of the determination of any matter, issue, or dispute arising under or in respect of these Official Rules and/or the Contest and agree that any such determination shall be brought solely and exclusively before such courts.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

Any words herein importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender and vice versa in both the singular and the plural.

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Selina Bieber
Based in Dubai, Selina heads up MENA and Turkey at GoDaddy, overseeing the growth of the business and brand in this exciting region. Before joining GoDaddy, Selina headed up media relations across Europe for a large-scale energy project headquartered in the Netherlands and was on the agency-side leading marcomms activities for the likes of Facebook, Verisign Inc and Euler Hermes. Selina grew up in Australia, studying international studies and media at the University of Adelaide before moving to Istanbul and completing a Master’s Degree in Political Science at Boğaziçi University. She also holds a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing. With English as her mother tongue, Selina additionally speaks Turkish and German.