MEF Connects Giveaway Terms and Conditions

Contestants enter by completing the LinkedIn poll and entering their details on the required entry form. At the end of the contest period five (5) random winners will be selected to each receive one (1) ticket to attend MEF Connects MWC12 Party at the Picasso Museum on Monday 27 February 2012 (no retail value). No travel or accommodation are included.

The terms and conditions of the Contest (the “Official Rules“) are described in detail below.

1.      HOW IT WORKS:

From Friday 10 February 2012 beginning at 23:00 GMT through Thursday 16 February 2012 ending at 11:00 GMT, or such later date as the Sponsor may decide in its sole discretion (the “Contest Period“), contestants may complete the poll and add their email address to the competition entry form to be entered for a chance to win one of the prizes specified in Section 5 below. If the Contest Period is extended, the date to which it is extended will be posted on @MWCFringe, facebook.com/MWCFringeFest and http://mobileheroes.net

2.         ELIGIBILITY:

You must be over 18 to enter. Employees, consultants, officers and directors of the Sponsor, their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and Contest agencies and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each) are ineligible.

3.      HOW TO PLAY:

During the Contest Period, an eligible contestant may complete the poll and fill in their details on the required entry form.

LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. Only the first submission by a household, as determined by the Sponsor’s computer server/system, will be considered and all subsequent entries by the same household will be disqualified.

The winners will be selected by random draw from the pool of eligible contestants.

Entry Conditions:          

All potential winners will be asked to respond with an email address for prize redemption instructions.  All potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the Contest rules before any prize will be awarded. All taxes on any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.  All winners in Canada and the United Kingdom will be required to, unaided, successfully answer a mathematical skill-testing question before being declared a winner. Each Contest winner agrees to allow Sponsor to use the Name, his or her name, photograph, likeness and/or voice for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation where permitted by law. If successful, winners will be contacted by the Sponsor no later than ten business days after the Contest Period (the “Notification Date“).  Winners will have 2 days from the Notification Date to claim their prizes. If prizes are not claimed within 2 days of the Notification Date, the prizes will be forfeit.

4.      CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:

No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize will be permitted, except the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Contestants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Panel or the Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Return of any prize as undeliverable may result in disqualification in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use the Name, the winner’s name, photograph, likeness and/or voice for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, these Official Rules, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.

By accepting a prize, winners agree to hold the Sponsor, its directors, officers, employees, consultants, shareholders, partners, assigns, and advertising and promotional agencies harmless for any injuries, losses, damages, costs or claims of any kind caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize.

In addition, by participating in the Contest, you are agreeing to be bound by all applicable laws and regulations applicable to you, and hereby agree that you are responsible for compliance with any and all laws applicable to you and that the Sponsor has no obligation to confirm your compliance with such laws. The above information is not intended to be used as legal advice and may not be used as legal advice.  It should not be used to replace the advice of your own independent legal counsel in respect of your obligations arising from your participation in the Contest, including but not limited to, tax consequences, intellectual property and privacy matters.

5.      PRIZES AND ODDS OF WINNING:

All potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the Contest rules before any of the following prizes are awarded.

GRAND PRIZE (1): There are 5 Grand Prizes of one ticket to each winner to MEF Connects MWC12 Party, to be held in Barcelona on the evening of February 27, 2012 at The Picasso Museum. No airfare or other transport or accommodation is provided with the prizes.

The likelihood of winning depends on the number of entries received. The residence of the contestant will not be a factor in determining the winner and runners-up, subject only to verifying that such winners are eligible to compete in the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules.

6.      GRANT OF RIGHTS:

By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements.  Entrants hereby release Sponsor and its advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, consultants, partners, shareholders, agents, successors and assigns, from any claims, losses, actions, or damages, whether actual, incidental or consequential, arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this Contest, or the use or misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities, including but not limited to travel related thereto.  By accepting prize, winners grant Sponsor the right to use winners’ name, likeness and biographical information for advertising, publicity, promotional and other purposes in commerce and in any media worldwide without limitation or additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

The Sponsor shall have the right to obtain the full benefit of protection under trademark and any other applicable law throughout the world with respect to any exercise of the Rights hereunder in the name of Sponsor or its designees. However, nothing contained herein shall be construed as requiring the Sponsor to exercise or exploit any of the rights granted to or acquired by the Sponsor herein.

7.      INDEMNIFICATION:

By participating, contestants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and each of its respective officers, directors, employees, consultants, partners, shareholders, representatives, agents, advertising and promotional agencies from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Contest as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest.

8.      INTERNET:

In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the Contest account will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned a Contest account by the Sponsor or other entity responsible for assigning Contest accounts for the Sponsor. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. The Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive information by the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, technological or otherwise, which corrupt, disrupt or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any and all aspects of the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to randomly select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. The Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Caution: Any attempt by any individual to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is 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 individual to the fullest extent of the law.

9.      GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTES:

Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will a contestant be permitted to obtain awards for and contestant hereby waives all rights to claim 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Except where prohibited by law, all issues concerning the construction, validity and enforcement of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and the Sponsor, shall be construed and governed by the laws of the United Kingdom.

10.      PRIVACY:

The personal information that you provide to the Sponsor will be used for the purposes as set out herein and in administering the Contest. Unless you provide written notice otherwise, the Sponsor may use your name, address and email address to send you information by regular mail or email about products, services and upcoming promotions that the Sponsor thinks may be of interest to you.

11.  SPONSOR / PROMOTER:

MEF, 1st Floor, 12 Great Newport Street, London  WC2H 7JD

12.  ADMINISTRATOR:

Joanne Lacey, MEF, 1st Floor, 12 Great Newport Street, London  WC2H 7JD