Flatmate fun competition in Instagram

7 April 2021

Movie nights, cooking or maybe just relaxing together?

Living with a flatmate can mean fun moments and happy everyday life. What kind of things do you do with your roommate? Tell us and you can win a 25 e giftcard to Netflix to share with your flatmate!

Read the terms and conditions below for how to enter the competition.


Terms and Conditions

Organizer of the competition

Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region sr (later Hoas or Organizer)
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 29, P.O. Box 799, 00101 Helsinki
(09) 5499 00

Goal of the competition

#Flatmate fun competition is organized to collect good and fun roommate moments of Hoas tenants. Participants are asked to send photos and possibly short texts, too, about fun things they do with their roommates. Photos can be posted on Hoas’s Instragram account during the competition or after it, but winners will be chosen by drawing lots within all participants.


The contest is open to all Hoas tenants that are 18 years old or older.

To participate in the competition, one has to send a photo (and possibly a short text) about their flatmate fun to @hoas_fi via Instagram Direct.

After sending the photo, the entrant must tell his/her name and home address to Hoas to show that they live at Hoas.

Competition period

The photos must be sent during the submission period from 7th of April to 25th of April 2021.

Photos of the competition

A participant can send 1-3 photos for the competition. Every photo represents one lottery ticket, so participants who send three photos will have three lottery tickets in the prize raffle. However, every participant can win maximum of one prize.

By participating the competition, the participant gives Hoas permission to post his/her picture(s) (and the possible text) in Hoas’s Instagram Stories during April or May 2021. When posting these pictures Hoas has right to edit the photos to some extent, e.g. crop the photo or adjust lighting or colours. Other than, the participant maintains copyright to their own photos and Hoas won’t save the photos for further use.

A participant must possess full rights to the pictures submitted to the competition. Privacy and copyright issues have to be taken into account in the picture/s. The Organizer has the right to remove any pictures whose rights are not owned by the participant, pictures that can be considered offensive or pictures that otherwise do not correspond to the nature of this competition from the competition.


All participants that have sent photos according to the rules will have an opportunity to win a 25 euro giftcard to Netflix in a prize lottery.  If the prize is not available at the end of the competition, it will be replaced by a similar product.

Choosing the winner / raffle

Organizer chooses winners by drawing lots within all participants on 26th of April 2021.

Contacting the winners and winner announcement

Winners will be contacted personally through Instagram Direct and prizes will be delivered by email. If a winner cannot be reached in two weeks after announcing the winner, a new winner can be chosen. An unused prize is not replaced, and it cannot be exchanged into cash.

Winners will be announced in Hoas’s Instagram account after the competition. The winners’ first names or other nickname can be published on Hoas’s Instagram account, internet page or or other Medias without separate consent.

The validity of the terms and conditions

All entrants must abide by these terms and conditions. Possible ambiguities concerning applying and interpreting the terms and conditions will be resolved by the Organizer. The Organizer reserves the right to changes in the terms and conditions. The Organizer has the right to dismiss entries that are against rules or inappropriate in other ways.

Responsibility of the Organizer

The winner of the prize releases the Organizer from any responsibilities caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this competition or by receiving the prize. The winner of the prize also releases the Organizer from all responsibilities pertaining to the future use of the prize or malfunctions appearing in it, as well as all responsibilities relating to injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this competition, or by redeeming or using the prize. This release from responsibility does not, however, weaken the consumer rights granted by the Consumer Protection Act. The responsibilities of the Organizers towards the participants does not exceed the value or quantity of the prize mentioned in these rules.

Instagram’s freedom of responsibility

This competition is not in any way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. The competition has nothing to do with Facebook.

By participating all participants release Instagram of any responsibility related to the competion.

Privacy Policy

Administrator of the register

The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region sr
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 29
PL 799

Contact person in matters regarding the register

The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region sr (Hoas)
Saara Saksanen
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 29
PL 799

Name of register

Kämppiskivaa-arvonta / Helsingin seudun opiskelija-asuntosäätiö rs

Purpose of handling personal data

The data obtained in connection with the competition is used for checking the participants right to participate, selecting winners, delivering prizes, compiling statistics, and announcing the winner.

Content of register

The register contains at its most the following data:

  • name
  • address
  • name of participant’s Instagram account
  • email address
  • phone number

Regular sources of data

The aforementioned data is collected upon registration to the competition.

Regular disclosing of data

Data is not disclosed outside of The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region and third parties working for it in administering or developing the service, or collaborating with it. Data is not transferred or given outside EU or ETA.

Principles of securing the register

The data system and files of the register administrator are secured with technical security methods normally in use in business.

Data subject’s right to review data concerning oneself and right to rectification of data

All subjects to the data have a right to review the data concerning oneself and a right to request the rectification of erroneous information. The data subject may exercise their rights by presenting a request about the rights to Hoas in writing. Exercising these rights requires the data subject to prove their identity.


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