Rising Tide Giveaway
Rising Tide Giveaway
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Giveaway may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. This Giveaway is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to participate in the Giveaway if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
1. Eligibility. Participation open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 13 years old and the age of majority in their state of residence as of date of entry. Void outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of 2K Games, Inc. (Sponsor), and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and manufacturers or distributors of Giveaway materials and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter. Only individuals can enter. Entries from teams, companies or groups are not permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry, for whatever reason, including, but not limited to, a perceived or actual conflict of interest. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
2. Start/End Dates. The Giveaway period begins at 09:00:01 AM Pacific Time (PT) on October 23, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on October 25, 2015 (Giveaway Period). Sponsors computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway.
3. How to Enter.
To enter the Giveaway, read the Official Rules and during the Giveaway Period:
Via Facebook: Log into your Facebook account and go to Sponsors page, located at http://www.facebook.com/civ (Sponsors Page). At the start of the Giveaway Period, Sponsor will post the Giveaway Post labeled Rising Tide Giveaway (the Giveaway Post). Respond to the Giveaway Post during the Giveaway Period with a comment in order to be entered. You must have a Facebook account to enter via this method. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can create one by visiting www.facebook.com. Facebook accounts are free.
Via Twitter: Log onto your Twitter account and follow the links and instructions to become a follower of Sponsors page on Twitter, located at @CivGame (Sponsors Twitter Page). At the start of the Giveaway Period, Sponsor will tweet the Giveaway Tweet, which will be labeled Rising Tide Giveaway (Giveaway Tweet). Retweet the Giveaway Tweet with the hashtags #RisingTide and #giveaway to be entered. Giveaway Tweet will be tweeted from the @CivGame handle. Your tweet must include the hashtags #RisingTide and #giveaway. You must be an active holder of a non-private Twitter account and be a follower of the @CivGame to be eligible to enter this Giveaway via Twitter (i.e., you must make sure your tweets are set to public and not private). You must have a Twitter account to enter via this method. If you do not have a Twitter account, you can create one by visiting www.twitter.com. Twitter accounts are free.
If you choose to enter via Facebook or Twitter using your mobile device, standard data fees may apply. You should consult your wireless service provider's pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier. You should also check your device's features for capabilities and check the device manual for specific use instructions.
All entry information and posts shall be collectively referred to herein as the Submissions or each as a Submission. All Submissions must comply with the Guidelines and Restrictions (as defined below), as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify this Giveaway in the event an insufficient number of entries are received that meet the minimum judging criteria.
Limit one (1) Submission per person, per method of entry (i.e., up to two (2) Submissions provided one (1) Submission via Facebook and one (1) Submission via Twitter). Duplicate Submissions by the same person using the same method of entry will be subject to disqualification. All terms and conditions of Facebook.com and Twitter.com apply. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Facebook or Twitter account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Facebook or Twitter accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any Facebook or Twitter account, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register on the platform will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account holder is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. All entries, including Submissions, become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed submissions are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
4. Random Drawing/Odds. On or about October 26, 2015, three (3) winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received on Facebook during the Giveaway Period and three (3) winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received on Twitter during the Giveaway Period (each a Winner). Odds of winning random drawing will depend upon the number of eligible entries received. The random drawings will be conducted by Sponsor. By entering the Giveaway, Participants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by the governing rules and Sponsors decisions, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Giveaway.
5. Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions: By entering the Giveaway, each entrant agrees that his or her Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the Guidelines and Restrictions) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove any Submission and disqualify an entrant from the Giveaway if it believes, in its sole discretion, that the entrants Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.
The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes anothers rights, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or any other intellectual property rights;
The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, any other person or party;
The Submission must not contain brand names or trademarks of any entity other than the Sponsor IP, which entrant has a limited license to use for the sole purpose of creating a Submission in this Giveaway;
The Submission must not contain footage, images or artwork not created by entrant or owned by Sponsor;
The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created.
The Submission must comply with Facebooks and Twitters (as applicable)
terms and conditions.
Sponsors decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway, including interpretation and application of these Official Rules.
6. License: Providing a Submission constitutes entrants consent to grant Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including, but not limited to, any and all Internet media, including Sponsors web sites and social media platforms, for any purpose whatsoever, including for promotional, advertising or marketing purposes.
7. Sponsor IP. Sponsor grants eligible entrants a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable, license to use Sponsors IP (IP) for the sole purpose of creating and submitting the Submission for review and assessment in this Giveaway. Entrants are not permitted to make any further use of Sponsors IP for any purpose whatsoever. In addition, entrants recognize that all right, title, and interest in Sponsors IP as well as all derivative works created using Sponsors IP shall vest exclusively to the Sponsor, and entrant agrees that he/she has not and will not take any action that might harm or adversely affect such rights. No right, title, or interest in and to the Sponsors IP except for the limited license granted to entrant in these Official Rules is transferred or created. Each entrant further acknowledges and agrees that Sponsors IP rights are valid and enforceable, and that entrant shall do nothing to challenge the validity or enforceability of Sponsors IP in any forum. Entrants agree that the use of Sponsors IP is permitted only for the purpose of making a Submission for entry in this Giveaway, and that any use of Sponsors IP (whether in the Submission or otherwise) beyond this scope infringes the rights of Sponsor and will result in irreparable harm to Sponsor.
8. Prizes. Six (6) Winners (three (3) from Facebook, (3) from Twitter) will receive one (1) key to unlock Civilization: Beyond Earth The Collection on Steam. The Collection includes Civilization: Beyond Earth, Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide and the Exoplanets Map Pack.
Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. In the case of unavailability of any prize or part of prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All taxes and unspecified expenses are the responsibility of winners. Limit one (1) prize per person or household.
Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $59.99 (USD). Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual value of Prize will not be awarded. All prize details not specified in the Official Rules will be determined in Sponsors sole and absolute discretion
ALL ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SPONSOR SHALL HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO POST, DISPLAY, OR OTHERWISE USE ANY SUBMISSIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WINNING SUBMISSION(S). FOR SAKE OF CLARITY, ENTRANTS UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT EVEN IF ENTRANT IS A WINNING SUBMISSION SPONSOR IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO USE THE WINNING SUBMISSION FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER. HOWEVER, SPONSOR WILL HAVE THE RIGHT, BUT NOT THE OBLIGATION, AS DETERMINED BY IT IN ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, TO USE THE WINNING SUBMISSION. IF ANY SUBMISSION IS USED BY SPONSOR, INCLUDING THE WINNING SUBMISSIONS, ENTRANTS WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY COMMISSION ON ANY PRODUCTS OR MERCHANDISE WITH SUCH ENTRANTS SUBMISSION (IF APPLICABLE).
Winners via Facebook: Potential winners will be notified by a reply from Sponsor on their comment in the Giveaway Post. Potential winners will be directed to email the Sponsor his/her contact information within three (3) calendar days of notification.
Winners via Twitter: Potential winners will be notified via a Twitter Direct Message (note: in order to receive such Direct Message, potential winner has to (a) be following @CivGame and (b) may have to have his/her Tweet Privacy settings unchecked) via their Twitter account. Potential winner(s) will be directed to email Sponsor his/her contact information within three (3) calendar days of notification.
Potential winners will be required to email Sponsor within three (3) calendar days in order to claim prize. Potential winners may be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and/or rights transfer document within ten (10) days of prize notification. If any potential winner cannot be contacted or does not contact Sponsor within three (3) calendar days of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if any potential winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Giveaway rules and requirements, such prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate entrant. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.
10. Conditions. Sponsor shall not be liable or responsible in the event any entrant or winners Submission is not used for any reason. Any and all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Participation in Giveaway and acceptance of prize constitutes winners permission for Sponsor to use his/her name, address (city and state and country), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information, Submission and/or any statements made by each winner regarding the Giveaway or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Gearbox, Twitter, and Facebook and their respective partners and promotion and advertising agencies and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (collectively, the Released Entities), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, or participation in Giveaway, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Giveaway-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this Giveaway in any way shall be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible if Giveaway cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.
11. Additional Terms. Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth in Section 3 above is prohibited; no automatic, programmed; robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. The Released Entities are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit ones ability to enter the Giveaway, including any injury or damage to participants or any other persons computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Giveaway or downloading any materials in this Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Giveaway should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Giveaway. In such case, Sponsor may select the winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or web site. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Giveaway or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
12. Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties. IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANTS ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GIVEAWAY AND/OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE GIVEAWAY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS GIVEAWAY AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO ENTRANT. CHECK ENTRANTS LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
13. Disputes; Governing Law. The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Giveaway. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Giveaway shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of New York, City of New York.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Giveaway, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to the County of New York in the State of New York. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
15. List of Winners. To obtain a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 24, 2015 to: Rising Tide Giveaway Winners List Request, 2K Games, Inc., 10 Hamilton Landing, Novato, CA 94949 United States.
16. Sponsor. 2K Games, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the United States company Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. The Sponsors address is 2K Games, Inc., 10 Hamilton Landing, Novato, CA 94949 United States.
THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH TWITTER OR FACEBOOK. YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TWITTER OR FACEBOOK.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 US AND D.C. AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE. CONTEST BEGINS AT 09:00 AM PT ON 10/23/15 AND ENDS AT 11:59 PM PT ON 10/25/15. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED SUBJECT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES LOCATED AT WWW.CIVILIZATION.COM.