Patch 2.1.4 PTR Giveaway - Official Rules

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Patch 2.1.4 PTR Participation Giveaway – Official Rules

1. Eligibility. BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION (referred to herein as "SPONSOR") IS THE SPONSOR OF THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, BELGIUM, BELARUS, BULGARIA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, FRANCE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ITALY, THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG, NORWAY, POLAND, SERBIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, MALAYSIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN AND THAILAND WHICH ARE: (i) OF THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START DATE FOR THE CONTEST; (ii) WHO HAVE REGISTERED A BATTLE.NET ACCOUNT PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CONTEST THAT REMAINS IN GOOD STANDING THROUGHOUT THE CONTEST PERIOD; AND (iii) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATES OF NORTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, CONNECTICUT, OR MARYLYAND IN THE UNITED STATES; THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA OR RESIDENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF VICTORIA, QUEENSLAND OR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY ("ENTRANTS"). If you are between the age of thirteen (13) years of age and the legal age of majority in your country of residence, or your state of residence (a "Minor"), one of your parents or legal guardians must submit a signed, written statement that they have read, understood and agree to these Contest rules with your entry, and that such agreement constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules on behalf of you and themselves. If you reside in the States of North Dakota, Vermont, Connecticut or Maryland in the United States, the Province of Quebec in Canada, or Queensland, Victoria or the Australian Capital Territory in Australia, you are not eligible to participate in this Contest. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the format designated below. 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 win any prizes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted. In the event of any dispute, entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the e-mail address from which the e-mail was sent.

2. Disclaimer. Sponsor, all participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

3. Contest Period. The Contest shall commence on 12:00 AM PST August 26, 2014, or as soon as Patch 2.1.4 has been pushed to the StarCraft II Public Test Realm and made available for public testing (the “Start Date”), and shall continue in duration until 11:59 PM PST September 22, 2014 (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize.

4. How to Enter.
A. To enter, a qualified entrant shall install and play the StarCraft® II build that is available following the 2.1.4 patch, and then obtain level five (5) in competitive play on the Public Test Realm.
B. In the event that you choose to enter the Contest by mail you must send in a 3” x 5” postcard including your name, mailing address, e-mail address and age to the following address:
  • Patch 2.1.4 PTR Participation Giveaway
    c/o Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
    P.O. Box 18979
    Irvine CA 92612

5. Prizes.
A. Grand Prize. One (1) qualified entrant will win two (2) tickets to BlizzCon 2014, that will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, November 7th and 8th, 2014.
B. Runner Up Prize. Fifty (50) entrants who qualify for a chance to win the Grand Prize will be chosen at random to receive a 2014 WCS America and WCS Europe Twitch.tv subscription, with an approximate retail value of $47.92 USD.
C. Qualification Prize. All entrants who qualify for a chance to win the Grand Prize will receive a one (1) month subscription to Twitch Turbo, with an approximate retail value of $8.99 USD.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All prizes will be awarded. Prize Winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility before they can receive their Prize. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within fifteen (15) days after delivery of notification will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. 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. Limit one prize per household or address. 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).

6. Odds of Winning. Odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible entrants who meet the eligibility requirements for the the applicable drawing. ALL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE AS WELL AS ANY COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF A PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within the time period specified by Sponsor will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate winner for the drawing at issue. 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 (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value for any prize. Limit one prize per household or address. 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).

7. Right to use Name, Likeness You hereby agree that in consideration of your being allowed the chance to enter the Contest, Sponsor shall have the perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide license and right to utilize your name, character, likeness, and biography. Sponsor shall have the right to use, modify, reproduce, publish, perform, display, distribute, make derivative works of and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit your name, character, likeness, and a biography of you in perpetuity and throughout the universe, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Sponsor's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect or confirm Sponsor's rights as set forth above in this paragraph 7.

8. Collection of Information. With regards to the information you provide to enter the Contest, you consent to Sponsor's use of this information to associate your name with your submission in promotional materials for the Contest in the event that you are chosen to be a winner. As stated above, the contest is not open to anyone under the age of majority in your country of citizenship. In the event that Sponsor becomes aware that you are under the age of majority in your country of citizenship Sponsor will delete, erase or destroy any and all personally identifiable information that is obtained from the Entry Materials. In the event that you are a citizen of France and/or any of the other countries whose citizens are eligible for this Contest, and pursuant to French law pertaining to data collection and processing, you are informed that the data collector is Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and the data collected will be transferred to the United States of America. Upon request, you will be provided with access to your personal data. You also have a right of opposition to the data collection, under certain circumstances. To exercise such right, you may write to " Patch 2.1.4 PTR Participation Giveaway - Personal Data,” c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612. You may also withdraw your personal data upon request, however you will be disqualified as a entrant in the Contest if you withdraw your personal data prior to the determination and fulfillment of the prizes listed in Section 5 herein.

9. General Release. By entering the Contest, you release Sponsor, participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest 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.

10. Affidavit & Release. As a condition of being awarded any prize, winners may be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability.

11. Winners List; Rules Request. For a copy of the winners list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after October 15, 2014 and before April 04, 2015, to Sponsor at the following address: Patch 2.1.4 PTR Participation Giveaway - Winners List,” c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612. To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Sponsor at the following address: “Patch 2.1.4 PTR Participation Giveaway - Rules Request,” c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612. Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.

12. Copyright Notice. The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2014 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

13. Miscellaneous. The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Contest as planned. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Contest or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Contest, please e-mail them to Blizzardcontest@blizzard.com or send written questions to, “Patch 2.1.4 PTR Participation Giveaway,” P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612.

16. Contest Sponsor. The sponsor of the Contest is Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

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