MICROSOFT 7 LIST OF FAVORITE WINDOWS 7 THINGS SWEEPSTAKES/GIVEAWAY
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:
These are the official rules that govern how
the Microsoft 7 List of Favorite Windows 7 Things sweepstakes promotion will
operate. This promotion will be simply
referred to as the "Sweepstakes" throughout the rest of these rules.
In these rules, "we," "our," and "us" refer to
Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of the Sweepstakes. "You" refers to an
eligible Sweepstakes entrant.
WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?
This Sweepstakes starts at 8:00 a.m. Pacific
Time (PT) on October 21, 2010, and ends at 8:00 a.m. PT on October 28, 2010
("Entry Period"). Entries must be
received within the Entry Period to be eligible.
You are eligible to enter this
Sweepstakes if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:
You are 18
years of age or older.
If you are 18 of age or older, but are
considered a minor in your place of residence, you should ask your parent's or
legal guardian's permission prior to submitting an entry into this Sweepstakes;
- You are NOT a resident of any of the following
countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
- PLEASE NOTE: U.S. export regulations prohibit the export
of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
Therefore residents of these countries / regions are not eligible to
You are NOT an
employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and
You are NOT involved
in any part of the administration and execution of this Sweepstakes; and
You are NOT an
immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a
Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved
in any part of the administration and execution of this Sweepstakes.
This Sweepstakes is void outside of the
geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.
HOW DO I ENTER?
To enter, leave a comment on the The Windows Blog blog post
titled "Celebrating Windows 7 at
1 Year - More than 240 Million Licenses Sold" with 7 things you like
best about Windows 7. It can be
features, themes, or a combination of anything as it relates directly to
Windows 7. Limit one (1) comment per email address.
We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive
for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any
will automatically disqualify:
Any incomplete or illegible entry; and
Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of
the entry limit described above.
SELECTION AND PRIZES
On or around Friday, October 29th we will randomly select
one (1) winner to receive the following:
(1) Grand Prize. A
copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and stickers. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $319.99.
The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $319.99
We will only award one
(1) prize per person. There is only 1 prize for 1 winner.
We will announce the winner in a blog post on October 29th.
The winner will be asked to send us an email with their phone number and
mailing address at the time of entry within seven (7) days following the random
drawing. If the winner does not contact us within seven (7) days of announcing
the winner, we may award the prize to an alternate, randomly selected
If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will
consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail
address used to enter the Sweepstakes . If you are a potential
winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility,
Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10
days of notification. If you are a potential
winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of
legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all
required forms on your behalf. If you do
not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms
within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify
you and select an alternate, randomly selected winner.
If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:
may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or
services. However, if for any
reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute
a prize of equal or greater value; and
may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept
your prize, we will award it to an alternate potential winner; and
you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable
taxes related to accepting the prize; and
you are otherwise eligible for this Sweepstakes, but are considered a
minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal
guardian on your behalf; and
- Unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their
manufacturer's warranty and / or terms and conditions.
WHAT ARE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING?
Your odds of winning this
Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible entries we receive.
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS ARE YOU AGREEING TO BY ENTERING THIS
By entering this Sweepstakes you
To abide by these Official Rules; and
- To release and hold harmless
Microsoft,and its respective parents, subsidiaries,
affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss
or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or
any prize won; and
That Microsoft's decisions will be final and binding on all matters
related to this Sweepstakes; and
That by accepting a prize, Microsoft may use of your proper name and
state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection
with this Sweepstakes, without payment or compensation to you, except where
prohibited by law.
WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS EXECUTED AND
This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of
Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the
courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this
IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE SWEEPSTAKES CAN'T RUN AS PLANNED?
If cheating, a
virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that
cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the
fairness and / or integrity of this Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to
cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes.
This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical
error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the
Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to randomly select winners from among all
eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the
attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this
Sweepstakes by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may
seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in
any of our future Sweepstakes, so please play fairly.
CAN YOU FIND OUT WHO WON?
We will post the name of the winner who received a prize
worth $25.00 or more online at http://windowsteamblog.com. This list will
remain posted one month after October 21, 2010.
WHO IS SPONSORING THIS SWEEPSTAKES?
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052