Ultimate BBM Chat Sweepstakes Contest Rules
(“OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES”)
CONTEST (“CONTEST”) SPONSORED BY RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED (“SPONSOR”). CONTEST BEGINS ON JANUARY 3, 2011 AT 12:01 A.M. EST AND ENDS ON JANUARY 7, 2011 AT 11:59 P.M. EST (“CONTEST PERIOD”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final, without right of appeal, on all matters relating to the Contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.
1. ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO ENTER
No purchase necessary. Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) and the United States, including the District of Columbia, who have reached the age of majority at the time of entry in the respective province, state or territory in which they reside, and who are registered Twitter users. Registration on Twitter is free and can be obtained by going to http://twitter.com and following the online instructions to open a free account.
To enter, visit http://twitter.com/blackberry and become a follower of @BlackBerry. Periodically throughout the Contest Period, invitations will be posted on the @BlackBerry Twitter page inviting you to enter the Contest (“Contest Invitations”) by answering a fun BlackBerry® related question. To enter, answer the question and send a tweet to @BlackBerry from your Twitter account, including #Common, #PiersMorgan, #AdrianGrenier #LaraSpencer or #OliviaWilde in your message. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, per Twitter account for each Contest Invitation. In the event of a dispute, the account holder of the Twitter account specified will be deemed to be the entrant. Employees or contractors of Sponsor, its affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies and immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited by law.
2. HOW TO WIN
The entrant who posts the 10th tweet in response to any given Contest Invitation will be eligible to win. If the potential winner resides in Canada, he/she will be required to answer a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, which will be administered by Sponsor at a pre-arranged mutually convenient time, before being declared a winner.
Potential winners may be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability Release. If documents are not returned within one (1) busines days of attempted notification, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Contest Rules, such Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate entrant.
The number of prizes (each a “Prize”) available to be won and the approximate value of each are outlined in the chart below.
|PRIZE||NUMBER AVAILABLE||APPROX. RETAIL VALUE (USD)|
|Ultimate BBM Chat Package, including a BBMe t-shirt and the opportunity to be involved in a BBM Group Chat with a Sponsor-selected celebrity for 30-45 minutes to take place on January 6th or 7th, 2011.||75||$20|
The Prize awarded for any given Contest Invitation will be randomly selected by Sponsor. Requests for a specific Prize will not be accepted or fulfilled. Activation, airtime, service, accessories and any other costs not specifically identified as included in the Prize are the responsibility of each winner (“Winner”). Sponsor is not responsible for any third-party products or services you may use with the BlackBerry® device. Prizes must be accepted as awarded, are not transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value, in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on likelihood of being 10th tweet amongst all eligible entrants in any given Contest Invitation.
3. Sponsor is not liable for any tax implications arising from the Prize or Contest. The Winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, provincial/state and local taxes and all other costs and expenses which are not stated in the Official Contest Rules as included in the Prize.
4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE
Winners will be announced on the @BlackBerry Twitter page. To claim your prize, look for your Twitter username on the @BlackBerry Twitter page within twenty-four (24) hours after any given Contest Invitation you have responded to. If you see your username identified as an eligible winner, contact @BlackBerry via Twitter direct message and provide complete contact information (full name, email address and mailing address). The Prize will be forfeited if it goes unclaimed for twenty-four (24) hours, from the date it is posted and will be awarded through another Contest Invitation during the Contest Period.
5. USE OF INFORMATION/PRIVACY
All entries become property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including submissions provided by entrants, for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.
Each entrant grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and Province/State), photograph, voice and/or other likeness for advertising, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, in perpetuity, without compensation, notification or permission.
Each entrant consents to the collection, use and disclosure of his/her personal information for the purposes of this Contest and grants permission for Sponsor to disclose personal information to its related and affiliated companies, contractors and agents to assist in the Contest.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By participating in the Contest, you agree, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable laws to release, indemnify and hold Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”), harmless from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitations: (i) awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of the Prize awarded herein; or (ii) participation in any Contest related activities and travel of any kind. The above limitation of liability shall not apply to death or bodily injury caused as a result of Sponsor’s negligence.
Released Parties are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, destroyed, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, non-delivered, misdirected, stolen entries; or for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, computer on-line systems, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or for unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical, electronic or network, including, without limitation, any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes or in any Contest-related materials; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Contest, and select winners from all non-suspect, eligible entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In the event of any modification, Sponsor may post a notice on Twitter or at http://www.blackberry.com.
7. GENERAL CONDITIONS
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations. All entrants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and Twitter’s Terms of Service. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be in violation of these Official Contest Rules or tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of the Contest.
The Official Contest Rules shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to conflict of laws principles. Any dispute under the Official Contest Rules shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario. You irrevocably waive any objection on the grounds of venue, forum non-conveniens or any similar grounds and irrevocably consent to service of process by mail or in any other manner permitted by applicable law and consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario. You further hereby waive any right to a trial by jury with respect to any lawsuit or judicial proceeding arising or relating to the Official Contest Rules.
Entrants agree, by participating, to be bound by the terms of these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding, without right of appeal, on all matters relating to the Contest. Any provision in these Official Contest Rules which is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court, governmental department, body or tribunal, or in any applicable jurisdiction shall be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability and will not invalidate or render unenforceable the remaining provisions hereof and should any provision be held invalid or unenforceable in an applicable jurisdiction such provision shall not be invalidated or rendered unenforceable in any other jurisdiction.
For a list of winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by February 9, 2011 to: Research In Motion Limited, 295 Phillip Street, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3W8.