Square Digital Skills Bursary Contest - Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE IN THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
ENTRY VIA EMAIL TO [email protected]
PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESPOND TO WINNER NOTIFICATION AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM SPONSOR AS DIRECTED IN A NOTICE FROM SPONSOR OR PRIZE MAY BE FORFEITED (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION). AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.
The Square Digital Skills Bursary Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by Squareup Europe, Ltd. and Squareup International, Ltd. (“Sponsor” or “Square”).
The Contest is open only to business owners with a legal residential or business address within Delyn constituency who are at least 18 years of age on the date of entry. Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives and family members of such individuals (or people living in the same household whether related or not) of Sponsor, or their corporate partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors in interest, advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) are not eligible. For the purposes of the Contest, family members are defined as spouse, partner, mother, father, legal guardian, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren (including “step” as they may apply).
3. Contest Period
The “Contest Period” begins at 9:00 am BST 8th December, 2017 and ends at 11:59 pm BST 31st January 2018.
4. How to Enter
To enter the Contest, eligible individuals (“Entrants”) must send an email to [email protected] containing Entrant’s name, business address, business name, and a statement of up to 100 words describing how Entrant would spend his or her £1,000 bursary, if selected as winner.
Limit one (1) entry per person, per business.
Three (3) Prize Winners will win a £1,000 cheque to be applied to the improvement of their digital skills in support of their business.
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: £1,000 each; £3,000 in aggregate. Not transferrable or redeemable for cash.
All Prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for and will not replace any lost or stolen Prize or any Prize that is undeliverable or does not reach the Prize Winner because of incorrect or changed contact information. Sponsor is not responsible for any inability of the Prize Winner to accept or use any Prize (or portion thereof) for any reason. No transfers or substitutions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
6. Winner Selection
All Entries will be judged selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries shall be judged by the Judges based on the following criteria: entry submission: a) best addresses region’s business needs; and b) enables business owners and/or their staff to run and grow their business most effectively in 2018. All Judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
7. Winner Notification
Sponsor will notify Prize Winners by email on 28th February, 2018.
Sponsor reserves the right to contact participants for verification purposes and administration of the Contest. As a condition of entering the Contest and if required by the Sponsor, each Entrant agrees to complete, execute, and return a notarized affidavit of eligibility and publicity, liability and other releases (unless prohibited by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) and any required tax documents without alteration and within seventy-two (72) hours of a notification attempt or the Entrant will forfeit the applicable Prize and an alternate winner may be selected as described below.
Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given and Sponsor will have no responsibility or liability to that participant.
If any Winner Notification or other Contest communication is rejected or returned as undeliverable, if a potential Winner cannot be reached after a reasonable attempt has been made by Sponsor (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), or if the potential Winner fails to respond to a Winner Notification and/or to sign and return the Affidavit (if required) within the time periods set forth herein, the Prize will be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting) based on the original method of winner selection in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential Winner. If legitimately claimed in compliance with these Official Rules, the Prize will be awarded. To claim a Prize, a Winner must follow the directions in his or her Winner Notification.
8. Licenses and Approvals
Entrants may not submit an Entry on behalf of someone else. By submitting an Entry, Entrant represents and warrants that Entrant meets all eligibility criteria for participation in the Contest. In addition, by submitting an Entry in this Contest, Entrant grants the Contest Entities an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to publish, post, display, copy, distribute, transmit, edit, use alone, together or with other works, and otherwise exploit the Entry, Entrants name, voice, persona, likeness, image, prize information, any quotes attributable to Entrant, biographical data and any other indicia of persona in any manner whatsoever throughout the world, including on the Internet, and at any time or times, in connection with the Contest, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter discovered, without additional compensation, review or approval rights, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law, and Entrant releases all Releases from any and all liability related thereto. ENTRANT FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IF ENTRANT IS CHOSEN AS A WINNER, ENTRANTS IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ENTRANT’S NAME, MAY BE DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BEING PLACED ON A WINNERS’ LIST.
9. Limitation of Liability
The Releasees (as defined below) are not responsible or liable for any of the following: (a) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, or illegible Entries, e-mail, Contest-related correspondence or any technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the mailing or transmission of notification or correspondence, the processing of Entries, the announcement of any prize or in any Contest related materials; (b) technical failures of any kind; (c) unauthorized human and/or mechanical intervention; (d) human error; (e) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission or communication; (f) viruses or mechanical malfunctions; (g) errors, typos, or misprints in these Official Rules, in any Contest related advertisements or other materials; or (h) lost or unavailable network connections. Sponsor is not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of filtering or insufficient space in Entrant’s e-mail account. Sponsor is not responsible, and may disqualify Entrant, if his or her e-mail address, telephone, or other contact information does not work or if it is changed without Entrant giving prior written notice to Sponsor. If for any reason an Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed, corrupted or for any other reason not accepted as an entry into the Contest, Entrant’s sole remedy is another Entry in the Contest.
AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, CONTEST ENTITIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIVISIONS AND ADVERTISING FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR AWARDING OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, LOSS, OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY. EACH WINNER AGREES THAT THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE.
10. Disputes and Governing Law
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION THAT CANNOT BE RESOLVED BETWEEN ENTRANT AND ANY RELEASEE ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, (IF ANY), NOT TO EXCEED TEN POUNDS STERLING (£10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN POUNDS (£10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANT’S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF.
Any dispute arising under or related hereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be governed by the law of England and Wales, without regard to choice of law or conflicts of law principles, and each entrant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of the English courts in London, England with respect to any legal actions, suits or proceedings arising from or relating to this Contest or these Official Rules.
11. General Rules
Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void Entries of any Entrants who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials and/or these Official Rules (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency in these Official Rules), it will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules. If Sponsor determines at any time in its sole discretion that Entrant is disqualified, ineligible, or in violation of these Official Rules, or engaging in behavior that Sponsor deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to select an alternate winner. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest and award the prize from eligible entries received prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.
12. Official Rules and Winner List
For a copy of these Official Rules or a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped, #10 business envelope to “Square Digital Skills Bursary Contest”, ATTN: Official Rules (or “Winner’s List”) Request, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A”. Rules requests must be received no later than one month after the end of the Contest Period and winner’s list request must be received within three (3) months of the end of the Contest Period.