Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Eligibility: The Twitter.com/WesternDigital Digital Resolutions Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents in any of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, or Canada, (excluding the Province of Quebec) who have reached the age of majority within the jurisdiction in which they reside at the time of entry to be eligible. Sweepstakes entrants must be “Authorized Account Holders” of the email address submitted as of January 16, 2012. Void in Quebec, outside the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Canada and where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, or those of its subsidiaries, advertising and production agencies, and other companies directly involved in the implementation and/or operation of the Sweepstakes, along with their immediate families and household members, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted, in any manner. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Sweepstakes Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or its authorized agents. Use of automated devices is strictly prohibited. An entrant shall only be entitled to win one (1) prize per ninety (90) day period and no entrant shall be entitled to win more than one (1) prize (by entering multiple Sweepstakes ) in any ninety (90) day period.
Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Western Digital Technologies, Inc., 3355 Michelson, Dr., Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612, USA (“Sponsor”). This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.com. Any questions regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor and not to Twitter. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sweepstakes are not endorsed or sponsored by Twitter in any manner whatsoever.
Agreement to Sweepstakes Official Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Sweepstakes Official Rules and (b) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Sweepstakes Official Rules.
Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on January 17, 2012 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2012 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for each Contest.
How To Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes, a participant must (a) have an active Twitter account or sign up for a free Twitter account; (b) follow @WesternDigital on Twitter.com and tweet one (1) of the following nine (9) phrases:
1) @WesternDigital Take control of my TV and watch every episode, movie and home video I want #digitalresolutions bit.ly/xYwWa1
2) @WesternDigital 2012: The year I get my kids off the camcorder and onto the big screen #digitalresolutions bit.ly/xYwWa1
3) @WesternDigital 1000s of episodes, movies and pictures from one box. My TV won’t know what hit it. #digitalresolutions bit.ly/xYwWa1
4) @WesternDigital I’ll never be caught without a file, photo, video or song again. #digitalresolutions bit.ly/xYwWa1
5) @WesternDigital Gonna stay connected with all my stuff wherever I go. #digitalresolutions bit.ly/xYwWa1
6) @WesternDigital Not having anytime, anywhere access to all my files? That is so 2011. #digitalresolutions bit.ly/xYwWa1
7) @WesternDigital I resolve to stop living on the edge and start backing up my data. #digitalresolutions bit.ly/xYwWa1
8) @WesternDigital Respecting Murphy’s Law and backing up my photos, music, videos and files. #digitalresolutions bit.ly/xYwWa1
9) @WesternDigital You heard it here first: 2012 is the year I finally start backing up my stuff. #digitalresolutions bit.ly/xYwWa1
There are total of thirty (30) Daily Entry Periods in the Sweepstakes Period. Each Daily Entry Period will begin at 12:00 AM EST and end at 11:59 PM EST between January 17, 2012 and February 15, 2012. Limit one (1) Entry per Twitter account and per person per Daily Entry Period. Only the first tweet from a particular participant will be eligible for that Daily Entry Period. Subsequent tweets from the same participant during the same Daily Entry Period will be void. Any attempt by a person to submit more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different Twitter accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, shall void all of such person's entries and such person shall be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be the registered owner of the Twitter account.
Thirty (30) Daily Random Drawings/Selection of Winners: Thirty (30) daily random drawings (each a “Daily Random Drawing”) will be conducted from among all eligible entries (“Entries”) received for each Daily Entry Period. Five (5) potential daily winners will be selected from among all eligible Entries received during each Daily Entry Period for a total of one hundred and fifty (150) Daily Winners, (each, a “Daily Prize Winner”). Daily Random Drawings will be conducted within seventy-two (72) hours after the corresponding Daily Entry Period by Centra360, an independent judging organization whose decisions on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding. Eligible Entries received during previous Daily Entry Periods and not selected in previous Daily Random Drawings will not be included in subsequent Daily Random Drawings. Odds of winning a daily prize (“Daily Prize”) will depend upon the number of eligible Entries received by the Daily Entry Period. Each Daily Prize Winner will be notified by Sponsor by tweet and/or direct message within three (3) days after the applicable Daily Random Drawing and asked to provide his or her full name and shipping address. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @WesternDigital on Twitter and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.” Each Daily Prize Winner will have three (3) days to respond to the direct message with their name and shipping address. If a Daily Prize Winner cannot be contacted or fails to confirm his or her eligibility and shipping address within three (3) days of notification, an alternate Daily Prize Winner will be selected by Sponsor. Selection of winners will be conducted by Centra360, an independent judging organization whose decisions on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.
One Hundred and Fifty (150) Daily Prizes: Each Daily Prize consists of one (1) Western Digital WD TV LiveTM media player. The approximate retail value of each Daily Prize: $99.99. Total approximate retail value of all prizes: $15,000. Limit one (1) Daily Prize per person or household. All Daily Prizes awarded are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit (in whole or in part). If any Daily Prize is not available, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute the prize awarded with a prize of equivalent value for any reason. Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. By accepting a Daily Prize, each winner agrees to be responsible for all federal, state, provincial, local, or other applicable taxes associated with acceptance and use of the prize. Once a prize has been delivered to a winner, all liability for any loss or damage, including any property damage, personal injury, or death to the prize winner or any third party shall be the sole responsibility of the prize winner and the prize winner shall indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliates for any claims therefore. The approximate retail value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the retail value thereof, and the actual fair market values, as ultimately determined by Sponsor, are final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. Sponsor has made no warranty or guarantee in whole or in part, express or implied, in fact or in law, in relation to the use of any prize including, but not limited to, its quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or suitability for use.
Canadian Winner Obligations: If the Daily Prize Winner of the Sweepstakes resides in Canada, then the Daily Prize Winner will be required to correctly answer a time-limited skill-testing question, and the winner must do so without assistance, as a condition to collecting the prize. If a Canadian winner fails to do this, then the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
Release of Liability: By participating in a Sweepstakes, you release Twitter.com and Sponsor and their subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and others associated with the implementation and/or operation of such Sweepstakes, from and against any and all injury, loss, or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in such Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, each entrant agrees that, by entering a Sweepstakes, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with such Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering such Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney's fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
Additional Rules: Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled, or illegible entries/registrations; (ii) errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry/registration materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (a) permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has intentionally violated these Sweepstakes Official Rules; and (b) suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any unauthorized entries, including, without limitation, multiple entries from the same person.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved exclusively by the appropriate court located in Orange County, California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Sweepstakes Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.
Winners List/Official Rules Requests: To receive a list of Daily Prize Winners, (available after March 15, 2012) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 31, 2012: Western Digital Digital Resolutions Sweepstakes, c/o Centra360, 1400 Old Country Road #420, Westbury, NY 11590. VT residents may omit return postage. Please specify "Official Rules" or “Winners List” on the outer envelope.
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