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Here are the official rules and terms for our CES 2017 Fan Video Contest.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Contest’s rules (“Official Rules”). The ZTE Fan Contest (the “Contest”), begins at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 10, 2016 and ends at 11:59 a.m., ET on November 17, 2016 ("Contest Period"). Contest is sponsored by ZTE USA, (the "Sponsor"), 2425 N. Central Expressway, Suite 800, Richardson, TX 75080.
ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. including D.C. who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of their entry. Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, the Sponsor’s parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotion agencies, and Alliance Sweepstakes Services Inc. (the “Administrator”) (collectively, “Released Parties”) and members of the immediate family (mother, father, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules. Void where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period eligible entrants may enter visiting the Sponsor’s promotional website located at https://community.zteusa.com/community/blogging/blog/2016/11/09/fan-video-contest-for-2017-ces and then filling out and submitting the required forms along with uploading a 60-second or less video (the “Submission”) which expresses their fandom for Android, ZTE and/or Z-Community. Only one (1) Submission per person/email address is permitted. All Submissions must follow the Submission Guidelines outlined in these Official Rules.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: All Submissions must adhere to the theme as outlined in the How to Enter Section of these official rules and not be longer than 60 seconds. Submissions must be the original work of the person who entered. Entrant must be the sole owner of the copyright of any Submission he or she submits. Entrant represents and warrants that he or she will not have and will not acquire any trademark rights, copyrights, or any other rights in or to Sponsor’s trademarks, trade names, logos or other intellectual property. Sponsor specifically reserves all its rights to protect its intellectual property against any infringement or other illegal or improper use.
Once submitted, a Submission cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified. Each properly completed and received Submission will be entered into the Contest. Incomplete Submissions, or those containing incorrect information or those which do not follow the Official Rules will be voided. Proof of sending a Submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By participating in this Contest entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Any personally identifiable information collected by the Sponsor during an entrant's participation in this Contest may be used by Sponsor, its respective affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Contest as described in these Official Rules.
The Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove a Submission and disqualify any entrant from the Contest if it believes that a Submission fails to conform to the Submission Guidelines contained in these Official Rules. Submissions and comments which include any content that may be deemed inappropriate, indecent, obscene, or disparaging to an Entrant or of the Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be removed and disqualified from the Contest. Sponsor shall have the right to publish any or all of the Submissions and may use them for any proper purpose, including, without limitation, for Sponsor’s advertising and promotional purposes or in any media in association with the Contest without attribution or compensation to the entrant, his/her successors or assigns, or any other entity unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, or misdirected Submissions, which are void.
JUDGING PERIOD: At the end of the Contest Period, a panel of qualified judges (the “Judges”), determined solely by the Sponsor, will review all the Submissions. They will then determine the winners based on the following judging criteria: Creativity and Originality (30%), Adherence to Contest Theme (35%), and Duration and Quality of Participation on Z-Community (35%). In the event of a tie, the score for “Creativity and Originality” will determine the winner. The decision of the Judges will be final.
PRIZES: Seven (7) grand prize winners will each receive a trip to Las Vegas to attend the ZTE Pre-CES Fan Event (January 2-6, 2017) that will include round trip airfare from winner’s home residence to Las Vegas, hotel accommodations for four (4) nights (one room, double occupancy) and a pass to the CES 2017 trade show. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize package is $2,000. Twelve (12) secondary winners will each receive hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy) in Las Vegas for four (4) nights (January 2-6, 2017). ARV of each secondary prize is $1,200. All reservations are subject to availability. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation if winner resides within 150 miles of Las Vegas, NV. All winners are solely responsible for any additional expenses not expressly stated in the prize description above including any taxes, transportation, additional meals, service charges, tips, and any other personal charges, including but not limited to incidental travel costs due to reserving any higher priced package or any fee applied as a result of a change in the reservation, etc. The trip must be taken during the dates of the CES 2017 trade show as outlined in these official rules. Total prize pool ARV is $28,400.
PRIZE VERIFICATION & CONDITIONS: All potential winners will be notified at the end of the Contest Period has ended from the email address that they used whey the entered their Submission. If a prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if the potential winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, if the potential winner fails to return any required documents within the specified time period, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified. Each winner’s entry and acceptance of the prize offered constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city, state, providence, territory, country), in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation. Each winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release which must be returned within seven (7) calendar days of written notification. Winners will also be required to disclose their social security number for the purpose of issuance of a 1099 Form for tax purposes. If the actual value of the Grand Prize is lower than the stated ARV when the prize is actually procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded. By accepting a prize, entrant agrees to release all Released Parties from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the Contest or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of a prize awarded. Any other local, state and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of Grand Prize will be permitted.
INTERNET LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant, individual, entity, etc. who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Contest or downloading any materials in the Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE 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 OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON AND/OR ENTITY (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at 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.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By entering the Contest entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders and agents from any and all liability, loss, damage or injuries to any person (including death) or property of any kind sustained in connection with their participation in the Contest or from their acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of the prize, or for any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of the prize. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Contest mechanics and/or implementation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, violates these Official Rules. This Contest is void where prohibited.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Texas. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.
WINNER LIST REQUESTS: To request confirmation of the name and address of the winners please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by November 15, 2016 to: ZTE Fan Contest Winners List c/o Alliance Sweepstakes Services, 620 Park Ave. #332, Rochester, NY 14607.
SPONSOR: ZTE USA, 2425 N. Central Expressway, Suite 800, Richardson, TX 75080.