February 4, 2016

Lumia Challenge February Competition – Official Rules

The February Lumia Voices Lumia Challenge brought to you by Microsoft Mobile Oy, Espoo, Finland (hereinafter referred to as the “Promoter”) will be governed by these rules (the “Official Rules” for short).

  1. ELIGIBILITY To be eligible to participate you must be at least 16 years of age. The Promotion is Global and open to all participants/contestants (“Participants” for short), Employees and directors of Promoter and its licensees, advertising, promotion or production agencies and provider companies (and their respective dependents, immediate family members and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible to participate. The Promoter and its associated companies reserve the right, at any time, to verify the eligibility of Participants.
  2. COMPETITION PERIOD The competition begins on February 9th and will run until 12pm (GMT) on February 16th (the “Competition Period” for short). After the competition phase has ended, a voting stage will begin on February 17th and will end on February 24th at 12pm GMT. The entrees for the voting stage will be chosen by the Lumia Voices team.
  3. HOW TO PARTICIPATE The competition will allow participants to be entered into the Lumia Challenge competition. To take part, you’ll need to share images showing your favourite images of 2016. Entries must be posted on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag: #LumiaChallenge AND @LumiaVoices. Winners from the competition aspect will go in to a voting stage where the community votes on ‘Photo of the Year’, ‘Personality of the Year’ and ‘Video of the year’. The shortlist for the latter two categories will be selected by the Lumia Voices team. The winners will be awarded an accessory pack (Wireless Charger and Treasure Tag). To access the Site, Participants must have access to the World Wide Web (internet) provided by an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) of their choosing and must pay any applicable ISP, operator, service and other fees for such access.
  4. THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY YOU Promoter respects the privacy of its customers and the information submitted by the Participant to the Promoter will only be used by Promoter, in accordance with the Participant’s instructions upon entry and with applicable data protection regulations and the Promoter’s privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) (http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/mobile/privacy/privacy/). However, any information submitted within Instagram will be governed by the privacy policy of Instagram. Please consult the Privacy Policy and/or Instagram privacy policy for more details on how Promoter/Instagram handles information submitted by you (“Personal Information” for short)
  5. PRIZES One (1) winner to receive (1) prize which is the Lumia 950. (the “Prize” for short). The winner of the Prize is at the discretionary choice of Microsoft. NO PRIZE WINNER HEREUNDER SHALL BE PERMITTED TO (A) REPLACE HIS/HER DESIGNATED PRIZE WITH ANOTHER PRIZE OR ITEM, (B) TRANSFER OR ASSIGN HIS/HER DESIGNATED PRIZE TO ANOTHER PERSON, OR (C) REDEEM HIS/HER PRIZE FOR CASH. PROMOTER RESERVES THE RIGHT, EXERCISABLE AT ANY TIME IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION, TO SUBSTITUTE A PRIZE (OR PORTION THEREOF), PROVIDED THAT THE SUBSTITUTE PRIZE IS AN ITEM OF COMPARABLE OR GREATER VALUE. PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THE RELEASED PARTIES. ALL PRIZE DETAILS ARE AT PROMOTER’S SOLE DISCRETION. ANY COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AND USE NOT SPECIFIED HEREIN AS BEING PROVIDED ARE EACH WINNER’S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES.
  6. DETERMINATION OF THE WINNER The winners’ names and countries will be available from the Promoter on request. After receiving a winning notification, Participants must confirm their contact details via email within 7 days of being contacted by Promoter to arrange delivery of their prize. If the winner fails to contact the Promoter within the seven days after notification, the winner shall forfeit the Prize. In this event, Promoter shall select another winner from the remaining eligible entries or dispose of the Prize in any way it deems fit. Prizes will be despatched on or before 7th January 2016. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Promoter shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damages whatsoever which is suffered in relation to the delivery of the Prize to the winner and/or this Promotion.
  7. GENERAL RULES By taking part in this competition, Participants consent to comply with these Official Rules and the Privacy Policy. Other than for death or personal injury arising from negligence of the Promoter or for anything else that cannot be excluded by law, so far as is permitted by law the Promoter excludes all liability for any disappointment, loss, damage, injury, cost and expense, whether direct or indirect, howsoever caused in connection with the Promotion or any aspect of the Prize. If a winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules the winner’s Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. No purchase is necessary.
  8. RIGHT TO USE ANY SUBMITTED CONTENT By submitting, and upon such submission of, any information or materials such as (but not limited to) data, text, photographs, likeness, messages and Instagram username or the like, or any other material (the “Content” for short) to Promoter or through the Site, you license and grant to Promoter a non-exclusive, royalty-free and free of charge, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, copy, modify, adapt, communicate to the public, make available, publish, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, and display such Content or any concept described in it throughout the world in any media, product and/service so that the Promoter may make the fullest use of the Content, without compensation, or any restrictions on use, accountability or liability, and with waiver of all moral rights to the extent permitted by applicable laws. With regard to such Content submissions, you understand and agree that you are solely and fully responsible for any and all aspects of the Content submitted, including but not limited to its legality, appropriateness and non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights, and the Promoter shall not be liable in any way for such Content. The Promoter shall have no obligation to monitor any of the Content provided by you, but may do so at its discretion and based on its ability to do so. You also acknowledge and understand that any submitted Content may be visible to anyone, anywhere. Promoter may expect the winner of the Promotion to take part in reasonable publicity relations activities and promotional events promoting Promoter products. Any appearance made by the winner will be subject to a separate agreement made between Promoter and the winner.
  9. INTERNET Neither Promoter nor its associated companies can accept any responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, unintelligible, or interrupted entries, which shall be deemed invalid. Proof of submission of entry will not constitute proof of receipt of entry. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Promoter is not responsible for loss or damage to Participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the Site. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Promoter’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures or other causes which, in the sole opinion of Promoter, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion, and select the winner at random from all entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Promoter.
  10. PROMOTER Microsoft Mobile Oy, Keilalahdentie 2-4, P.O. Box 226, Espoo, Finland.
  11. MISCELLANEOUS These Official Rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend, withdraw or revise these Official Rules and the Prizes at any time without notice and in such event Promoter shall not have any liability whatsoever. You acknowledge and agree that no form of cheating will be tolerated. Any persons found cheating, as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Promoter, will immediately be disqualified from the Promotion. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, tampering, hacking of website, entering the Promotion without meeting the eligibility requirements, using any automated software or device to gain an advantage during the Promotion, exploiting any software bugs, use of the Promotion beyond the defined rules of the Promotion, attempting to disable or overwhelm any of the Promoter sites, attempts to disrupt any portion of the Promotion, including, but not limited to, allowing somebody else use your Personal Information, tampering with entry process or operation of promotion or Site. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY OF THE PROMOTER SITES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS; AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PROMOTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. You acknowledge and agree that all disputes in relation to the Promotion shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Promoter, and that such a decision shall be final and binding.