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IBM Q&A Contest Official Rules
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Eligibility: IBM Q&A Contest (the
"Promotion") is open only individuals who (i) are residents of the
India, (ii) are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, (iii)
did not purchase any products, services or equipment for the purposes of
entering this Promotion, and (iv) are a Stack Overflow member. Stack Overflow
membership is free of charge. Employees of IBM and Stack Exchange, Inc., and
any of their respective related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates,
and agents and any agencies or other companies involved in the development or
execution of the Promotion or production or distribution of Promotion
materials, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and
children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The
Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and
regulations. Void where prohibited.
Promotion Overview: The purpose of this
Promotion is for entrants to submit approved technical questions and answers
related to IBM's product experience in accordance to the normal submission
rules of Stack Exchange, Inc.
Sponsor: IBM, 590 Madison Ave, New York, NY
10022. Administrator: Stack Exchange, Inc., 110 Williams Street New York, NY
Agreement to Official Rules: By
participating in the Promotion, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and
accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or
Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the
Promotion. Whether an entrant receives a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all
requirements set forth herein.
Timing: The Promotion starts June 17th,
2016 and ends September 16th, 2016. (the "Promotion Period"). The
Contest consists of two (2) phases as set forth in the chart below.
Starts at 00:00:00 IST
Ends at 23:59:59 IST
June 17th 2016
September 16th 2016
Contest Winner Selection
October 1st 2016
October 31st 2016
Sponsor's computer is the official
time-keeping device for the Promotion.
How to Enter: In order to qualify for
participation in the Promotion, your Stack Overflow profile must identify you
as a resident of India.
Winner Determination: Winners will be
determined via the processes set forth below.
Q&A Submission Phase: Submissions will
be posted at stackoverflow.com and individuals who meet the eligibility
criteria set forth in Section 1 will be given the opportunity to gain points
for approved technical questions and answers related to IBM's product,
specifically questions using the tags “ibm-bluemix”, “ibm-watson-cognitive”,
and/or “blockchain”, and answers to such questions
Contest Winner Selection: The top three
eligible entrants who have the most points will be chosen to receive one of three
prizes at random. No entrant may win more than one prize.
Winner Requirements: Receiving a prize is
contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. Except where prohibited,
each potential winner (parent/legal guardian if a winner is a minor in his/her
place of residence) will be required to sign and return a Declaration of
Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release ("Declaration").
Declarations for potential Contest winners must be returned and received by
Administrator within twenty-four (24) hours of the date notice or attempted
notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize, and all other Declarations
must be returned and received by Administrator within seven (7) days of the
date notice or attempted notice is sent. If a potential winner cannot be
contacted, fails to execute and return the Declaration of Compliance, Liability
and Publicity Release within the required time period (if applicable), or prize
is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. In the event
that a potential Contest winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate
winner may be determined by additional drawings from other high scoring
participants. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the
applicable prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of any prize shall
constitute and signify winner's agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the
winner's name, city, state, likeness, Submission and/or prize information in
connection with the Promotion, worldwide, including the Internet, without
limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where
prohibited by law. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the
extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights
hereunder. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in
Section 11, below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages,
liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal
expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. Prizes will be fulfilled 8
- 10 weeks after end of Promotion.
Only residents of
India are eligible to win one of three (3) prizes below. Winning a prize depend
on how many non-closed, non-deleted, positive scored posts a user makes during
the Promotion Period.
- 1 XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer (or
if unavailable, another roughly equivalent 3D printer)
- 1 Arduino Starter Kit (or if unavailable,
another roughly equivalent electronics kit)
- 1 Oculus Rift (or if unavailable, another
roughly equivalent VR headset)
Release: By receipt of any prize, the
applicable winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator,
and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors,
advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their
respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors,
employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and
against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal
injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation
in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the
right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any
fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable
control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as
determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion,
reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with
the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in
violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately
undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of
criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves
the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted
by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not
constitute a waiver of that provision.
Limitations of Liability: The Released
Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information,
whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or
programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical
failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions,
interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or
software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process
or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the
administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost,
undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons
or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part,
from entrant's participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of
any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries
or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers,
providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or
failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination
thereof. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any typographical/other
error in entries, selection announcement or for any liability for damage to any
computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading
information in connection with this Promotion. If for any reason an entrant's
entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise
destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the
Promotion, if it is possible. If the Promotion, or any part of it, is
discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold
a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of
discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the
stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical,
seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of
prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed,
Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a
random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant
agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out
of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually,
without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division)
or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan;
(2) any and all claims, judgements and awards shall be limited to actual
out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this
Promotion, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will
entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights
to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any
other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all
rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and
questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and
enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the
entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and
construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving
effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of
Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the
laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.
Entrant's Personal Information: Information
collected from entrant is subject to Sponsor's Privacy Statement (www.ibm.com/privacy),
Winner List: A winner list maybe posted on
stackpromos.com/bluemix after winner confirmation is complete.
3 Winners Will Win One of:
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