Contest rules templates

1. ELIGIBILITY

The Advance Copy of the VMware/Bitdefender White Paper is offered by Bitdefender LLC, with the head office in 6301 NW 5th Way, Suite 4300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, USA represented by Mr. Alejandro Musgrove as Managing Director BITDEFENDER, to residents of countries where such contests are allowed by the laws of those countries. By entering the Contest, you accept sole responsibility for determining whether your participation is legal in any jurisdiction that applies to you. Participants must be of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and have an active email account and Internet access at the time of entry. Employees and directors of Bitdefender, its advertising and promotion agencies, the Contest judges and its legal advisors, and the immediate family (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) or members of the households of such employees and directors (those who have lived in the same household for at least three of the 12 months preceding the applicable Contest Period) are not eligible. By entering, you agree to these “Official Rules” and that the decisions of Bitdefender are final and binding in all respects.

Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

2. CONTEST PERIOD

Bitdefender may have multiple Contests running simultaneously. Each Contest has an individual begin and end time, which will be shown on each Contest’s separate page.
The period when the promotion Advance Copy of the VMware/Bitdefender White Paper will take place is: August 1,2012 - ,August 20, 2012.

3. ENTRY

Complete the free registration form by filling out your full name, email address, and any other requested fields, and follow the other instructions set forth in the game.
Entrants may not enter with multiple emails and/or multiple identities nor may entrants use any automated entry mechanism or artifice to obtain more than the maximum number of entries. Any entrant who attempts to participate with multiple emails and/or multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to obtain more than the maximum number of entries will be disqualified.

4. WINNER SELECTION

Winners will be selected at random at the end of the initial 1 month period of the contest being available. One winner will be selected to receive the main prize, prizes also selected. Winners will be notified by email or phone.

5. GENERAL CONDITIONS

Winners will be selected at rBitdefender reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Website; to be in violation of the User Agreement of the Website; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, as determined by Bitdefender at its sole discretion.
Any use of cartel, robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods and persons using any such methods will be disqualified.
If for any reason this Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Bitdefender, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Bitdefender reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. If the Contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted on Bitdefender’s Contest website at http://enterprise.Bitdefender.com/URLTBD

ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, BITDEFENDER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM THOSE RESPONSIBLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
RANDOM AT THE END OF THE INITIAL 1 MONTH PERIOD OF THE CONTEST BEING AVAILABLE. ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED TO RECEIVE THE MAIN PRIZE, PRIZES ALSO SELECTED. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL OR PHONE.])

6. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

BITDEFENDER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LATE, LOST, ILLEGIBLE, MISDIRECTED ENTRIES, AND BITDEFENDER DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO ITS WEBSITES. BITDEFENDER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OF ANY TELEPHONE NETWORK OR TELEPHONE LINES, COMPUTER ON-LINE SYSTEMS, SERVERS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, FAILURE OF ANY E-MAIL OR ENTRY TO BE RECEIVED BY BITDEFENDER ON ACCOUNT OF TECHNICAL PROBLEMS, HUMAN ERROR OR TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE INTERNET OR AT ANY WEBSITE, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF.

BITDEFENDER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE CAPTURE OF INFORMATION OR THE FAILURE TO CAPTURE SUCH INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY WEBSITE USERS, TAMPERING OR HACKING, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE CONTEST. BITDEFENDER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PARTICIPANTS’ OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON’S COMPUTER RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST OR DOWNLOADING MATERIALS FROM OR USE OF THE WEBSITE.
IN NO EVENT WILL BITDEFENDER , ITS DISTRIBUTORS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, VENDORS, ADVERTISING AGENCIES AND PROMOTION AGENCIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE AND IN THIS CONTEST IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

7. ARBITRATION AND DISPUTES

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e- mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

ALTERNATIVES OF THE PRIZES

The winner may not opt for receiving the value of the prize in cash or other objects, nor may he/she request changes to the technical characteristics of the prize.
The prize awarded, as established on the website, will be handed out together with a delivery - receipt protocol, in the presence of a lawyer or notary, as the case may be.

TAXES AND DUTIES

The organizer of the campaign is not responsible for payment of the duties, taxes or other financial obligations related to the prizes awarded, which are in charge of the winning natural or legal persons.

REGULATION OF THE CONTEST

The regulation for participation / progress is available, free of charge, to any applicant (and / or participant) on the website: http://Bitdefenderenterprise.Bitdefender.com and at the headquarters of BITDEFENDER, in 6301 NW 5th Way, Suite 4300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, USA.

8. FORCE MAJEURE

Force Majeure means any event which cannot be controlled, corrected or foreseen by the organizer, including the impossibility of the organizer, for reasons beyond its control and the appearance of which makes the latter unable to meet the obligations undertaken by this regulation.

If the above situation occurs or another force Majeure event occurs which prevents or delays totally or partially the implementation of the regulation or the continuation of the promotion, the organizer will be exonerated of the responsibility for meeting its obligations for the period in which this will fulfillment is prevented or delayed under law.

If the organizer invokes the force Majeure, it must notify the participants to the promotion its existence, within 5 working days from the occurrence of the force majeure event.
Force majeure event will be communicated on the website of the organizer.

9. CESSATION OF THE PROMOTION

This promotion may cease in case of occurrence of an event constituting force majeure or in case of modification of the legal framework so that the organization and carrying of the promotional lottery involves increase of the budget assigned to this project.

10. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Participation in the campaign involves the participants express acceptance that their personal data to be stored and processed by the Organizer for further potential notifications from it.

The organizer is obliged not to give personal data to third parties, except for the companies involved in the promotion organization. The organizer can send you notifications regarding the contest and about its products. Participants in the promotion are guaranteed the rights stipulated by the Laws on the protection of individuals regarding the processing of personal data and free movement of such data, based on a written request of the participant, dated and signed, mailed to the address ………………:

- The access right to data: any concerned person is entitled to obtain from the operator, upon request and free of charge to one request per year, the confirmation of the fact whether his/her personal data are processed by the operator or not;

- The right of intervention on the data: every concerned person is entitled to obtain from the operator, upon request and free of charge:

a. As the case may be, correction, update, blocking or deletion of data the processing of which does not comply with the law, especially the incomplete or inaccurate data;

b. As the case may be, transformation to anonymous data of the data the processing of which does not comply with the law;

c. Notification to third parties to whom data have been disclosed, of any operation conducted under paragraph a) or b) unless such notification proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort towards the legitimate interest that could be harmed;

- Right of opposition: the concerned person has the right to oppose at any time, based on grounded and legitimate reasons relating to its particular case, that his/her data is processed, except for cases in which contrary legal provisions are in force.

In order to exercise the rights above mentioned, the concerned person may request it from the operator, through a written, dated and signed request.

The operator is required to notify the measures taken and, if necessary, the name of the third party to whom the personal data had been disclosed referring to the person concerned within 15 days from the receipt of the application. The organizer undertakes that, upon first communication in writing it might have with people in the so created database, it shall present the rights under the laws regarding personal data protection.

If the participants fail to request otherwise in writing, they agree to the collection and use of personal information by the organizer in the manner set out in the previous paragraph. Participants may withdraw, at any time, their consent for the use o their personal data or for receiving of any information or correspondence, through an application made in writing, sent to organizer’s address.

LEGAL BASIS

This regulation is in accordance with the provisions of national laws on the marketing of goods and services, and the laws for the protection of persons concerning the processing of personal data and free circulation of such data.

Complaints with respect to the prizes won made after the signing of the delivery-receipt report of the awards will not be considered and will not be the liability of the organizer.

If case of attempts or fraud of the system, abuse or acts of nature to affect the image of the organizer, the latter reserves the right to take all necessary measures to remedy the situation occurred.

The Organizer assumes no liability for any facts that determine the impossibility of validation of a winner and resumption of the extraction until the validation of another winner, such as the impossibility of notification in writing of the winner caused by the change of the e-mail address of the participant or non-receipt, by his/her failure to read the correspondence, etc.. The organizer shall take all measures necessary to carry out the competition in normal conditions as above, but it assumes no responsibility for any complaints, appeals of participants which do not cover breaches of the legal framework in force.

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