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Plantronics Halloween Caption Contest Official Rules


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Plantronics Halloween Caption Contest Official Rules

  1. 1. Plantronics Halloween Caption Contest Official Rules ("Official Rules")NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CONTEST. MAKING APURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.1. DESCRIPTION: The Plantronics Caption Contest (“Contest”) will begin October 28, 2011 and endOctober 30, 2011 at 11:59PM PDT (the “Contest Period”). This Contest is solely sponsored byPlantronics, Inc. (“Sponsor”) located at 345 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States.2. ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win, you must be a legal resident of Canada, Europe, the 50United States, or Washington, D.C., be 18 years of age or older and at least the age of majority in yourjurisdiction of residence (“Contestants”). Persons in any of the following categories may participate, butmay not win a prize: (a) any person who, during the Contest Period, was or is a director, officer,employee, or agent of the Sponsor, or affiliated companies, divisions, dealers or service agencies, orindependent contractors of the Sponsor; (b) persons who are or purport to be immediate familymembers (defined as biological or step-mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son or dependent orspouse of any of the foregoing) of any person described in category (a). Sponsor reserves the right todetermine eligibility of Contestants.3. HOW TO ENTER: From October 28, 2011 through October 30, 2011 at 11:59PM PDT. Contestants maysubmit their entries by viewing images on the Sponsor’s blog page, and then submitting a caption for theimages on this blog site. Captions must be submitted in English. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualifyany entries that do not comply with the rules, that are deemed to infringe on any third party’sintellectual property rights, or that are determined to be offensive or inappropriate for any reason, in itssole discretion.4. VOTING, WINNER SELECTION, AND WINNER NOTIFICATION: CRITERIA:Each entry will be judged by the Sponsor based on creativity, humor, and originality. The Sponsor willchoose the top five entries, and these five entries will be posted on the Sponsor’s blog on October 31,2011 at 10:00 AM PDT. Individuals who visit the Sponsor’s blog site may then vote for their favoriteentry online from October 31, 2011 at 10:00AM PDT to October 31, 2011 at 5:00PM PDT (“VotingPeriod”). The Contestant whose entry receives the most votes will receive the Grand Prize. The winnerwill be announced on October 31, 2011 on the Sponsor’s Facebook, Twitter, and blog pages.PRIZE CLAIM DETAILS: Potential winners will be contacted via the email provided at the time of entry.Potential winners must respond within three (3) days from the date of Sponsor’s contact. If a potentialwinner fails to respond to notification within three (3) days, declines to accept the prize, or in the eventthat a prize notification or prize is returned undeliverable, or Sponsor is unable to contact a potentialwinner for whatever reason, the prize will be forfeited and at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternatepotential winner may be selected.5. PRIZES:One Grand Prize (retail $99.99):Plantronics Voyager Pro HDGENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: No prize substitution or cash redemption allowed. Prizes are awarded“as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves theright to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value. All applicable taxes as well
  2. 2. as any costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of a prize not specified herein asbeing awarded are the winner’s responsibility.6. PRIVACY POLICY: To review Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, please visit our web site to see how Sponsor uses personal information obtained in connection with thisContest.7. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:In the event the same caption or a similar caption, as determined in Plantronics sole discretion, issubmitted by more than one Contestant, only the earlier submitted caption will be accepted into theContest.Entries or voting generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means areprohibited and will be disqualified.Potential winners will be required, except where prohibited, to execute and return an Affidavit ofEligibility/ Release of Liability, as well as the W-9 form as required by the IRS for US winners. For winnerslocated outside the US, other tax forms may be required. By participating in the Contest, each Contestant warrants that the entries submitted do not containinformation considered by any third party to be confidential, and that the entries submitted do notinfringe the rights of any third parties including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets,patents, rights of publicity or privacy, contractual rights or violate any laws or regulations. Each entrantagrees that he or she shall have no recourse against Sponsor or any Released Parties (as defined below)for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in an entrants entryor communication to Sponsor.Submission of an entry grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual license andright to use, edit, adapt, or modify the entry in any way, without limitation and without notice orconsideration to the entrant. By submitting an entry, each entrant in the contest further agrees thathis/her entry constitutes an assignment of all rights, including but not limited to intellectual propertyrights, and title in and to such entry to Sponsor.Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion tocancel, modify or suspend this contest at any time. In the event the Contest or any portion thereof isterminated, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award the prize at issue from among alleligible non-suspect entries received up to time of termination. Sponsor and their respctive parents, subsidiary and affiliated companies, divisions, franchisees, edealers, service agencies, independent contractors and individuals or company engaged in thedevelopment, production or distribution of materials for the Contest and all of their respective officers,directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively “Released Parties”) are not responsiblefor late, lost, damaged, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, delayed, mutilated, garbled, illegible,inaccurate, or incomplete entries, emails or postage-due mail. Proof of transmission (screenshots orcaptures of entry etc.) and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery. All entries become theproperty of Sponsor.
  3. 3. Released Parties are not responsible for damage to a users system occasioned by participation in thisContest or downloading any information necessary to participate in this Contest. Under nocircumstances, including negligence, shall the Released Parties be liable for any direct, indirect,incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use the service, orout of any breach of any warranty. Entrants and/or winners assume liability for injuries caused, orclaimed to be caused by participating in the Contest, by the acceptance, possession, or use of any prizeawarded including any travel or activity, related thereto.Any attempt by an entrant or other individual, to deliberately damage any website or undermine thelegitimate operation of this Contest, including but not limited to any fraudulent claims, is a violation ofcriminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remediesand damages from any such individual, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminalprosecution. Participant engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified and will forfeitany prizes won. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Contest and the rightsand obligations of Sponsor and participants will be governed by and controlled by the laws of the Stateof California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicablechoice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted andprosecuted solely within the State of California, Santa Cruz County. The parties consent to thejurisdiction of the state courts of California and federal court located within such state and county withrespect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of this Contest.©2011 Plantronics, Inc. All rights reserved.