PRIZE: Nokia N76
DEADLINE: 11 August 2007
Official Rules and Regulations
The Your talent for Nokia Nseries contest (hereinafter referred to as “the Contest”), brought to you by The Nokia Corporation., Espoo, Finland, (hereinafter referred to as the “Sponsor”) will be governed by these rules (the “Official Rules”). In order to be eligible to participate, you must be at least 15 years of age or of the legal age in your country of residence. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The Contest is open to participants/contestants (hereinafter referred to as “Participants”) world-wide.
The Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents reserve the right at any time to verify that any and all Participants meet the eligibility requirements in any manner deemed appropriate. The employees and directors of the Sponsor and/or its licensees, advertising, promotion or production agencies and provider companies (and their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members (spouse, children, parents, siblings) and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible to participate. By participating, Participants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
The Contest is void wherever prohibited or restricted by any mandatory national, state or other government laws in form and language as provided herein and is subject to all applicable mandatory federal (national), state and local laws.
The Contest begins on April 11 2007 at 09:00 a.m. GMT and ends on August 11 2007 at 06:00 p.m. GMT (hereinafter referred to as the “Program Period”).
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
To participate in the Contest, go to http://www.nseries.com/yourtalent (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”) and download the provided design template. Use the software of your choice to create your own original design. (Please note that the design you submit must be your own original design, i.e. it cannot infringe the copyright, trademark or other creative rights of any third party.) Once you have completed your design, upload the design template to see how it will actually look when applied to the Nokia N76 multimedia computer. You can both preview your design on the template and see it how it will look when wrapped around the device. When you are satisfied with your design, upload it and submit it to the Contest. Before your design can be submitted to the “www.nseries.com/yourtalent” website, you will be required to provide your personal details so that we will be able to contact you in matters related to the status of your design. If your design is appropriate according to these Official Rules, it will be published on the “Your talent for Nokia Nseries” website where your design can be rated by other viewers.
In order to access the Site, you must have access to the World Wide Web (Internet) provided by an Internet Service Provider (hereinafter referred to as an “ISP”) of your choosing and you must pay any applicable ISP, operator, service and other fees for such access. Any registration that, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, is considered inappropriate or unsuitable for publication will be deemed ineligible by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right to invalidate all registrations in any manner it deems appropriate. Registrations that are found to be irregular (as solely determined by the Sponsor) will cause those registrations to be deemed void and the Participant to be disqualified.
THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY YOU
By participating in the Contest and submitting your name, city and country of residence, mobile phone number and e-mail address (hereinafter referred to as “Personal Information” you are acknowledging that you fully accept and give your unambiguous consent that the Personal Information collected in connection with your use of the Site and participation in the Contest may be transferred across international borders to server locations supporting the Site (including but not limited to transfers from those locations back to the country of your registration) for the purposes of administrating your participation in the Contest and storing the Personal Information submitted by you in the relevant database during the Program Period, which may be located in Europe, Finland, Salo.
The winner/winners of the Contest will receive a Nokia N76 with his or her own design on the cover (the “Prize”).
Taxes, if any, related to the Prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Prizes cannot be assigned, transferred, redeemed for cash, or substituted except by the Sponsor, who may, at its sole discretion, substitute any Prize with one of comparable value if the advertised Prize becomes unavailable for any reason.
DETERMINATION OF THE WINNER
The winner/winners of the Contest will be determined by the public ranking of submitted designs at http://www.nseries.com/yourtalent. The 10 highest rated designs will win a Nokia N76 with their own design printed on the cover.
In the case of a tie, the winner will be selected through a random drawing. Winners will be notified by mail, email, or telephone by 24.08.2007 to the email address and/or phone number provided by winner upon registration as a Participant in the Contest. An email notifying the winner of his/her Prize will include a request for his/her preferred mailing address. The winner must respond with his/her preferred mailing address by 31.08.2007 failing which the winner shall forfeit the Prize. In the event of such forfeiture, the Sponsor shall select another winner based on the selection criteria above or dispose of the Prize in any way it deems fit. The Prize shall be delivered to the winner at the address provided by the winner. Such delivery may be by courier service, postal service or other means as determined solely by the Sponsor. The Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) in the delivery of the Prize to the winner.
RIGHT TO USE ANY SUBMITTED CONTENT
By submitting, and upon such submission of, any information or materials such as (but not limited to) feedback, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, likeness, graphics, video, messages, voice, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, scores, hints, strategies, concepts, designs, ideas, plans, orders, requests or the like, or any other material (hereinafter referred to as the “Content”) to the Sponsor or through the Site, for example, by e-mail, SMS, and/or MMS, you license and grant to the Sponsor a non-exclusive, royalty-free and free of charge, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, copy, modify, adapt, communicate to the public, make available, publish, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, and display such Content or any concept described in it throughout the world in any media, product and/service, including, without limitation, game decks, games, consoles, wireless devices, mobile phones and any related products, services and accessories, advertising, marketing and promotional materials, and digital reproductions, without compensation, restrictions on use, acknowledgement of source, accountability or liability, and with waiver of all moral rights and rights of attribution, integrity and identity to the extent permitted by mandatory laws.
With regard to such Content submissions, you understand and agree that you are solely and fully responsible for any and all aspects of the Content submitted, including but not limited to its legality, appropriateness and non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights, and the Sponsor shall not be liable in any way for such Content. The Sponsor shall have no obligation to monitor any of the Content provided by you to the Sponsor, but may do so at its discretion. Nokia reserves the right to make changes to the winning designs if such changes are deemed necessary during the process of applying the design to the actual Nokia N76 multimedia computer.
RULES FOR CONTENT SUBMISSIONS
With regard to the Content submissions, you understand and agree that you are solely and fully responsible for any and all aspects of the Content submitted, including but not limited to its legality, appropriateness and non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights, and the Sponsor shall not be liable in any way for such Content.
Further, with regard to any and all Content submissions, you agree that:
(a) you will not post, publish, transmit, distribute, or upload any information through the Site or Contest that is unlawful or fraudulent, or violates or infringes any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other proprietary intellectual property rights of others. In connection therewith you represent and warrant to the Sponsor that your content does not infringe the trademarks, copyrights, patents, or other intellectual property rights of any third parties;
(b) the Content will not contain any material that is unlawful, libelous, slanderous, defamatory or invasive of another person’s right of privacy or right of publicity, or that the Sponsor may reasonably deem harmful, vulgar, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, abusive, harassing, threatening, hateful, objectionable with respect to race, religion, creed, national origin or gender, or otherwise unfit for publication;
(c) you will not send any such messages to any other user or the Sponsor that contain vulgar, abusive or otherwise inappropriate language;
(d) you will not disrupt the flow of discussion with vulgar, abusive or otherwise inappropriate language, or by other means, including without limitation hitting the return key repeatedly or posting repetitive text;
(e) you will not, without first using reasonable efforts to scan and remove any viruses or any contaminating or destructive features before submitting any Content to the Site(s) and Contest, post, publish, transmit, distribute, or upload any information through the Site(s) or Contest that contains a virus, Trojan horse, “sniffer” routines, backdoors, worms, time bombs, bots, or any other harmful software code, file, program or programming routine, or other contaminating or destructive features;
(f) your postings or Content submissions shall not cause injury or harm to any persons or entities;
(g) you will not use the Site to “stalk” or harass another person and your Content and use will not suggest or encourage to any illegal activity;
(h) your use of the Site will not compromise the security or integrity of the Sponsor’s computer systems, networks or web site(s) or servers, whether by allowing intruders into the same, introducing viruses or other threats, imposing a disproportionate or unreasonably large load on this Site or its infrastructure, or using any computer programming routine, file or device to damage or interfere with the operation of the Site;
(i) you will not post, publish, transmit, distribute, or upload through the Site(s) or Contest any unauthorized or unsolicited bulk e-mail solicitations, chain letters, advertisements, marketing or promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam”, pyramid schemes or any other solicitations or communications, including without limitation spamming the Sponsor or other users of the Site(s), or use or collect other users e-mail addresses or phone numbers, or other users information or postings, or use the Site to perform any data collection, extraction or mining or gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to Sponsor or any site visitor’s computer system;
(j) you will not register with or otherwise use a false name, identity or e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation the Sponsor or its licensors’ personnel, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, use another user’s password (if applicable), forge headers or otherwise manipulate identification information to falsify or disguise the origin of any Content, or falsify or misrepresent any Content with respect to submissions to the Site, and
(k) you will follow all applicable laws and regulations applicable to your use of the Site and/or Content submission. Such laws and regulations include, without limitation, those governing copyright, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others’ computer or communication systems.
Additionally, you agree that you will use good judgment and exercise discretion in choosing appropriate subjects and subject matter for any photo or video submissions to the Site(s) or Contest. Remember that privacy laws may protect individuals with respect to their being photographed or videotaped, so please respect the privacy of others by asking for and obtaining their consent to be photographed or videotaped, as well as for your submissions of photos or videos to the Site and Contest.
Neither the Sponsor nor its subsidiaries, affiliates or agencies are responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, ISP, website, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, technical errors or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture any such information. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods, and disqualify any entrant using such methods. The Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to Participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Should any portion of the Contest be, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest, and select the winner from entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by the Sponsor. The Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, and assumes no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized use of the Site or other applicable sites.
Nokia Corporation, Keilalahdentie 2-4, P.O. Box 226, Espoo, Finland.
These Official Rules are governed by the laws of Finland.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend, withdraw or revise these Official Rules and the Prizes at any time without notice and in such event the Sponsor shall not have any liability whatsoever.
You acknowledge and agree that you must conduct yourself in a mature and decent manner to other Participants, chat room spectators, and the Sponsor. You acknowledge and agree that the Sponsor is permitted to automatically disqualify any Participant that is acting in an unreasonable manner (to be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor on a case by case basis).
You acknowledge and agree that no form of cheating will be tolerated. Any persons found cheating, as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, will immediately be disqualified from the Contest. Cheating includes but is not limited to tampering, hacking of website, playing the Contest without meeting the eligibility requirements, using any automated software or device to gain an advantage during the Contest, using any cheat codes, exploiting any software bugs, use of the Contest beyond the defined rules of the Contest, attempting to disable or overwhelm any of the Sponsor sites, attempts to disrupt any portion of the Contest, including but not limited to allowing somebody else to use your Personal Information tampering with entry process or operation of promotion or website.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY OF THE SPONSOR SITES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE 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 PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You acknowledge and agree that all disputes in relation to the Contest, including but not limited to scoring, placing, eligibility, cheating, advancement and any other issue related to the Contest shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, and that such a decision by the site operators or event officials shall be final and binding.
CONTEST OF SKILL
You acknowledge and agree that the Contest is one of skill not chance, and that you have little chance of winning without acquiring the skills required to create a design that is good enough for the Nokia N76.