NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THESE OFFICIAL RULES APPLY TO THE #MUSICGATEWAY GIVEAWAY CONTEST ("CONTEST"), SPONSORED BY RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED ("SPONSOR"). BY ENTERING, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE READ, ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES. THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH TWITTER, INC. ("TWITTER"). BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO TWITTER.
The Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on September 5, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 7, 2012 ("Contest Period") or when all prize packages have been awarded, whichever occurs first.
To be eligible you must (a) be a legal resident of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) or of the United States including the District of Columbia; (b) have reached the age of majority in your province or state of residence; and (c) follow @BlackBerry on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/BlackBerry).
Employees, contractors, directors and officers of Sponsor, Twitter and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers and advertising, promotion and judging agencies and all other service agencies and providers involved with the Contest, and members of the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and households of each, whether or not related are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial and local laws.
By entering this Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Judges, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest
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 question. Send a tweet with your response to the Contest Invitation, including #MusicGateway, to @BlackBerry from your Twitter account.
There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person and Twitter account for each Contest Invitation throughout the Contest Period. Any Entries received by any person or Twitter account in excess of the stated limitation will be void. The use of automated devices or any other mechanism that will circumvent the proper conduct of this Contest, whether intentional or otherwise, is prohibited.
Any entrant who intentionally and/or fraudulently provides incorrect personal data may be eliminated at the Sponsor's discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account specified at the time of entry. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or re-run the Contest and withhold the Prize(s) if, in Sponsor's reasonable opinion, there are insufficient Entries
Every 5th tweet that meets the Contest Invitation requirements will be eligible to win until all Prizes have been awarded.
Eligible winners will be informed directly via twitter direct message ("Notification") on or around September 10 and will have 24 hours from the time the Notification is sent to respond and provide the necessary information for eligibility validation and prize fulfillment. If an eligible Winner does not respond within 24 hours of Notification, the Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate entrant at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded. If an eligible Winner is found to not be in compliance with these Official Rules, or if Notification or any Prize is returned as undeliverable or the entrant is unable to accept the Prize for any reason, he/she will be disqualified, his/her Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate entrant at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Before being declared a Winner, an entrant may be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and, where lawful, Publicity Release, prior to delivery of the Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of Twitter handle, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants.
If the eligible entrant resides in Canada, before being declared a Winner, he/she will be required to correctly 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.
There are 25 prize packs available to be won each consisting of a BlackBerry® Music Gateway ("Prize"). Approximate value of each prize is $50 US. Approximate total value of all prizes is $1,250 US.
Any costs not specifically identified as included in the Prize are the responsibility of the Winner. Sponsor is not responsible for any third-party products or services you may use with the Prize.
Prizes are not transferrable and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions in cash or otherwise, except at Sponsors' sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value if a Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Winners will be solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial and local taxes and any other costs, expenses and fees associated with accepting and receiving the Prize. In the event any tax withholding is required by law for any Prize, winners authorize Sponsor to make the corresponding deduction.
LICENSE TO USE:
By entering, each entrant grants to Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable license of unlimited right, title and interest in and to his/her Entry, including, but not limited to, all copyright and trademark rights therein and thereto and all renewals and extensions thereof, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries or tweets or for any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any errors whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to, or in connection with, the Contest including, without limitation, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or program malfunctions, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries, views, postings and/or shares (as applicable), the announcement of the Prizes, or in any Contest-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual and void his or her Entry(ies) who tampers with the entry process.
If for any reason any aspect of this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, subject to applicable laws, Sponsor may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, or invalidate any affected Entries. In the event the Contest is cancelled or terminated, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random draw from among all eligible Entries received up the time of such action. In the event of such an occurrence Sponsor may post a notice on the @BlackBerry Twitter Page or on BlackBerry.com.
By entering, and to the extent permitted by applicable laws, entrants agree: (a) to release Sponsor, Twitter and any third party retained by or on behalf of Sponsor for the purposes of executing and administering the Contest and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, distributors, sales representatives, distributors, advertising, promotion and judging agencies and all other service agencies and providers involved with this Contest and each of their officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, "Released Parties") from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to their participation in the Contest and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any Prize; and, (b) that under no circumstances will they be permitted to obtain awards for, and they hereby waive all rights to claim, any punitive, incidental, consequential or other damages including, but not limited to attorneys’ fees or other court costs, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any obligation to entrants. By submitting an Entry, you agree that your Entry is gratuitous and made without restriction and will not place Sponsor under any obligation, and Sponsor is free to disclose the ideas contained in the Entry, on a non-confidential basis, to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. You acknowledge that, by acceptance of your Entry, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees or contractors or obtained from other entrants or sources other than you. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry and may remove any Entry at any time.
This Contest is governed by and is to be interpreted, construed and enforced in accordance with the federal, provincial, state, territorial and local laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to conflict of law principles. Any dispute under these Official 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 these Official Rules.
Any provision in these Official 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.
The Sponsor of the Contest is Research In Motion Limited. For a list of Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: RIM Social Media Marketing (#MusicGateway), Research In Motion 20, 300 Hagey Boulevard, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 0A4. The Winner list will be available for the calendar month after the end of the Contest Period. Residents of the United States may omit return postage.
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