Blizzcon NVIDIA Twitter Contest - Official Rules

By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF The United States, Canada (Excluding Quebec), The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China (Excluding Macau), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil and Mexico.

1. Sponsor

This Contest is sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation, with an address at 2701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050, U.S.A. (hereinafter “NVIDIA” or “Sponsor”).

2. Eligibility

You must be a resident of either The United States, Canada (Excluding Quebec), The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China (Excluding Macau), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil and Mexico, and eighteen (18) years of age or older to be eligible to participate in this Contest. This Contest is open to individuals only. No team entries and no corporate or institutional entries are permitted in this Contest. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective contractors, service providers and professional advisors connected with this Contest, as well as members of their immediate families and/or households, are NOT eligible to enter.

3. The Challenge

This Contest involves the following challenge: To enter the contest, the entrant must tweet a picture of anything Blizzard or NVIDIA Gaming related including hashtags #BlizzCon and #NVIDIA.

Winner Selection

Each day of BlizzCon at 6:00PM PST NVIDIA will select daily winners based on their favorite photos with a criteria of relevance to Blizzard and NVIDIA products, image quality and photo composition. Winners will be announced on the NVIDIA GeForce Twitter Handle.

On day 2 (The Final Day) of BlizzCon at 6:00PM PST NVIDIA will select the BlizzCon Grand Prize winner based on their favorite photo with a criteria of relevance to Blizzard and NVIDIA products, image quality and photo composition from the entirety of contest entries. Winner will be announced on the NVIDIA GeForce Twitter Handle.

Three (3) Day 1 Winners will be drawn. Three (3) NVIDIA SHIELD tablets (including SHIELD Controller and SHIELD cover) The SHIELD tablet kit has an estimated retail value of USD $449.99. Three (3) Day 2 winners will be drawn. Three (3) NVIDIA SHIELD tablets (including SHIELD Controller and SHIELD cover). The SHIELD tablet kit has an estimated retail value of USD $449.99. One (1) BlizzCon Grand Prize Winner will be drawn. One (1) GeForce GTX powered Origin Gaming PC with an estimated retail value of USD $4500.00. NVIDIA will have the sole authority and discretion to select all the winners, and all decisions of NVIDIA will be FINAL. By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by the decisions of NVIDIA in matters of this contest.

4. Prizes; Odds of Winning

The prizes of this Contest are as follows:

  • Six (6) Daily Winners will receive one (1) SHIELD tablet kit (including SHIELD controller and cover) with a value of USD $449.99 each.
  • One (1) BlizzCon Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) GeForce GTX powered Origin Gaming PC with an estimated retail value of USD $4500.00.
    • The total prize pool value of daily and Grand Prizes is USD $7,199.94.

Only one prize can be assigned per successful entrant. The prizes are not assignable or transferable. Brand and model of prizes are subject to change by NVIDIA at any time for any reason and substitutions will be of equal or greater value. NVIDIA is not responsible or liable for the distribution of any prizes once they are shipped to the winner. The prizes offered, and the entrants that are successful, are not distinguishable by country and do not hold any bias and are equally attainable for all participating countries and their entrants. THIS CONTEST HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN OFFERED.

5. Entry Period

The entry period for this Contest begins at 9am PST (Pacific Standard Time) on November 7th, 2014 and ends at 6pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) on November 8th, 2014 (hereinafter the “Entry Period”). Following the entry period, winners will be identified and announced on or about November 8th, 2014.

6. Winner Announcement; Claiming and Awarding of Prize

The winners of the BlizzCon Twitter Contest will be announced on the NVIDIA GeForce Twitter Handle on or about November 8th, 2014 at 6PM PST. Within 7 days following such announcement, the winners will be notified by NVIDIA via email. To claim the prize, the winner must do the following within 30 days from the date of NVIDIA’s notification:

    a. confirm receipt of the notice by email (which confirmation must be sent from the same email address to which the notice was sent); and
    b. complete, sign and return a winner release form (as provided by NVIDIA along with its email notice) and such other requisite documentation (if any) listed in NVIDIA’s email notice

Within 21 days following its receipt of the Required Winner Documents from the winner, NVIDIA will ship the prize via FedEx or similar courier service, at NVIDIA’s expense, to the winner’s mailing address specified in his/her winning entry. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if NVIDIA determines that the Required Winner Documents as returned by the winner are incomplete, erroneous, or otherwise not in order, NVIDIA may require the winner to provide complete or replacement documentation prior to shipment of prize. Digital prizes will be electronically emailed to the email address supplied as part of their contest submission.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL ENTRANTS: If a winner cannot be contacted or fails to claim the prize or to return the Required Winner Documents within the specified time period, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a winner fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Official Rules, such winner will be considered to have forfeited the prize. In such case, the prize will be awarded to the individual who submitted the next best entry as previously determined by NVIDIA.

7. Taxes

The winner of this Contest is solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes and government charges that result from his/her receipt and/or use of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and deduct such taxes and charges from the prize if and to the extent required by law.

8. Representations, Warranties and Indemnity by Entrant

ANY ENTRY THAT IS IN BREACH OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OR IS OTHERWISE IN VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WILL BE DEEMED VOID AND AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS CONTEST.

9. ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS by Entrant

    a. By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor and Sponsor Related Parties shall not be responsible or liable for: (i) any late, lost, stolen, forged, mutilated, corrupted, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries; (ii) any errors, omissions, misinformation, or misidentification in an entry; (iii) any dispute or claim arising from an entrant’s participation in this Contest or his/her entry, or his/her receipt, ownership or use of the prize; (iv) any computer hardware, software, Internet, network, cable, phone, or other communication or technical errors, failures, malfunctions, interruptions, or delays; or (v) any damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer hardware, software or data that results from participation in this Contest or accessing, downloading or using any tools, files, data, software, or other articles or materials in connection with this Contest.

    b. By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and consents to Sponsor’s collection, use and retention of his/her personal information for all purposes related to this Contest (including, without limitation, processing and administering entries, sharing an entrant’s personal information with Sponsor Related Parties as necessary to conduct and operate this Contest, communicating with and awarding the prize to the winner, making public announcements about the winner, and advertising, promoting and publicizing this Contest).

    c. ANY ENTRY THAT IS IN BREACH OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OR IS OTHERWISE IN VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WILL BE DEEMED VOID AND AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS CONTEST.

10. Reservation of Rights by SPONSOR

Sponsor reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of this Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If this Contest or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or otherwise does not permit entry, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by applicable law, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right to take down and remove any entry that becomes subject to a third-party claim for copyright infringement or for violation of any other right.

11. Governing Law; Jurisdiction

These Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflicts of law rules. Each entrant hereby submits himself or herself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.

12. Contest Information

You may request a copy of these Official Rules via email to krey@nvidia.com. To learn the actual number of entries received and the winners selected in this Contest, please email your request to krey@nvidia.com after November 10th, 2014.