BioShock Infinite Blue Ribbon Challenge Sweepstakes – OFFICIAL RULES

by IG.J on August 13 2013

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NO ENTRY FEE.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

Please read these rules before entering the sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes). Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”) and represents that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements set forth below.

1.         Sponsor. The sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Irrational Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of the United States company Take Two Interactive Inc.  The Sponsor’s address is P.O. Box 690412 Quincy, MA 02269.

2.         Eligibility & Entry. The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who meet the residency and age requirements below.

Entrants must be (i) legal residents of the 50 United States, Canada (excluding Quebec),  or the United Kingdom, and (ii) 13 years of are on date of entry if a resident of the United States or (iii) eighteen years of age on the date of entry for all other countries.  United States entrants who are minors must have permission from their parents or legal guardians in order to participate.

Directors, officers and employees of Sponsor, its parent, and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to participate or win any prizes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. SWEEPSTAKES VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Only one (1) entry per person. Entries automatically begin on July 30, 2013.

Eligible entrants who complete all 60 Blue Ribbon Challenges in BioShock Infinite prior to August 27, 2013 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time will automatically be entered into the prize drawing.  Alternatively, eligible entrants may send a post-card containing their name, postal address, and e-mail address to: BLUE RIBBON SWEEPSTAKES, P.O. Box 690412 Quincy, MA 02269.  Post-cards must be post-marked by August 27, 2013.

3.         Winning.  One (1) prize will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. The potential winner will be determined in a random drawing on or about August 29, 2013 from among all valid eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding. The potential winners will be notified by internet message on or about August 30, 2013.  The potential winners will be declared winners if it is determined that they are eligible after they have returned all required documentation.  If a Canadian resident is selected as the potential winner, s/he will also be required to correctly answer a time-limited mathematical question in order to win his/her prize.

5.   Prizes & Odds. There is one(1) prize consisting of having Winner’s name featured in a piece of forthcoming downloadable content for BioShock Infinite.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize is US$50/ €$50 (excluding Value Added Tax (“VAT”)). Odds of winning are determined upon the number of entries.  Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. If any prize or prize notification email is returned as undeliverable, or potential winner does not respond within three (3) days of notification, or refuses to execute the applicable documents, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.  Winner may be required to complete and submit documents including an affidavit of eligibility, publicity release, and/or appropriate tax forms to receive a prize.  If an eligible potential winner is considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian will have to execute the appropriate documents and such prize will be delivered to minor’s parent/legal guardian and awarded in the name of parent/legal guardian.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize.

All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except where prohibited by law. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW, FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, AS APPLICABLE, VAT TAXES AND CUSTOMS WHICH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

In case of dispute, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

6. Collection of Information. The information necessary to conduct the Sweepstakes will be collected by Sponsor and will be handled in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at http://www.take2games.com/pp.php (the “Privacy Policy”).  By entering the Sweepstakes, you give your consent to the collection use and processing, as set forth in the Privacy Policy, by the Sponsor of your personal information provided at registration as well as any further information provided or collected during your participation.  Pursuant to legislation pertaining to data collection and processing, you are informed that the data collector is Take Two Interactive, whose servers and computer systems are based in the United States and therefore stores such data in the United States.  Upon request, you will be provided with access to your personal data.  You may also withdraw your personal data upon request, however you will be disqualified as an entrant in the Sweepstakes if you withdraw your personal data prior to the determination and fulfillment of the prizes.

7.         General Release. To the extent permitted by applicable law, by entering the Sweepstakes, you release Sponsor and any of its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever, and agree not to make any claims against the Released Parties in respect of any costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes (including, without limitation, participation in the Sweepstakes) or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Some jurisdictions do not allow (i) the exclusion of implied warranties on applicable statutory rights; and in the case of the United Kingdom, (ii) limitations on a contracting party’s liability with regards to damages or death caused due to its negligence or intentional misconduct, so the above exclusions and limitations may not apply in some cases.

8.         Affidavit/Declaration & Release. As a condition of being awarded any prize, winners may be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor a signed affidavit/declaration of eligibility and acceptance of these Official Rules and release of liability, as permitted by applicable law.   Failure to return a signed affidavit/declaration within three (3) days may result in forfeiture of prize.  Potential winners are responsible for ensuring return of all required materials; proof of sending will not be considered proof of receipt by Sponsor.   Potential winner will be required to sign a publicity release where applicable.

9.         Winners List; Rules Request. A list of winners will be posted at http://www.irrationalgames.com no later than September 8, 2013 and until December 31, 2013. For a copy of the winners list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after September 8, 2013 and before December 31, 2013 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Irrational Games, Attn: Blue Ribbon Sweepstakes Winners List, P.O. Box 690412 Quincy, MA 02269. To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Irrational Games Attn: Blue Ribbon Sweepstakes Rules Request, P.O. Box 690412 Quincy, MA 02269.

10.       General Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor. The Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, incomplete, corrupt, or misdirected entries, responses, paper entries or other correspondence, whether by internet transmission, e-mail or postal mail or otherwise, or for theft or destruction or unauthorized access or alterations of entry materials, phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant releases Sponsor, its parent, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, sponsors, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability with respect to the Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond Sponsor’s control that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; and (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s decisions in all respects relative to the Sweepstakes are final. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the Sweepstakes is compromised, without liability to the entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any winner, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

11.       Additional Conditions: Except where prohibited by law, to accept any prize, winner consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, winning entry and statements attributed to winner (if true) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation.

12.       Disputes: Except where prohibited by law: (a) As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, or the determination of winners shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective; (b) Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased; and (c) The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of New York, in the City of New York, County of New York, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof.

13.       Governing Law and Jurisdiction: Except where prohibited by law, this promotion is governed by US law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in Arbitration Section of these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of New York, in the City of New York, County of New York.

14.       Miscellaneous. In the event of any conflict between the English version of these Official Rules and any translation, the English version shall prevail.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision herein shall not affect in any way the validity and enforceability of any other provision in these Official Rules.  Your participation in the Sweepstakes is also subject to Irrational Games’ Terms of Use available at http://www.take2games.com/legal.php.

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