Description. The BlizzCon Badge Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") begins at 4:00 PM PT on Friday, June 12, 2009 and ends at 5:00 PM PT on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 ("Sweepstakes Period"). The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is ZAM ("Sponsor").
How to Enter. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must have registered for a ZAM account at https://secure.zam.com/login.html?action=new previous to the announcement and be logged into your account to enter. Winners are chosen during the Sweepstakes Period via random drawing. The cutoff for entries is 4:00 PM PT on the drawing day. Users may only enter once by posting in the designated thread. Multiple entries will be deleted and may disqualify you from the drawing. Posts in other threads, forums or user specific journals and wikis do not count as entries into the Sweepstakes. The winners are chosen at random from all ZAM users who posted a comment as specified above. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, misdirected or late entries or entries containing incorrect or incomplete information.
Winner Selection. Sponsor shall select three (3) winners to receive a Runner Up Prize and three (3) winners to receive a First Place Prize at the end of the Sweepstakes Period by random selection from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The only entries that will be considered eligible entries are entries received during the Sweepstakes Period that contain the required information, as described above. The random drawing will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.
Winner Notification. All Winners will be notified via e-mail at the address registered to their ZAM account. In addition, notification will be posted on http://wow.allakhazam.com/, on the front page of http://www.ZAM.com, and in the designated thread using the winner's site user name. Winners will have until 5:00 PM PT one (1) day from the date their name is drawn to respond with a name and other required information. If a winner fails to respond in the time allotted, the winner will forfeit the prize and the prize may be rewarded to another randomly drawn winner from the pool of entries.
Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry. Entries qualified by the Sponsor as a legitimate post, as described herein, will result in an entry for the account holder. Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, and immediate family members and those living in the same household of such employees, are not eligible to enter. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these rules and the decision of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding. All submissions become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Prizes. First Place Prize: Three (3) First Prize Winners will each receive: one (1) entry badge to BlizzCon 2009 ($125.00). Runner Up Prize: One (1) Runner Up Prize Winner will receive: one (1) Annual Premium Subscription to ZAM ($29.99); One (1) Runner Up Prize Winner will receive: one (1) 6-month Premium Subscription to ZAM ($17.99); and One (1) Runner Up Prize Winner will receive: one (1) 3-month Premium Subscription to ZAM ($9.99); Winners will be responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes resulting from acceptance of the prize. Prize winners cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. No cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor. All prizes will be awarded. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, a substitute prize of similar value will be awarded; provided, however, that if prizes are awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by a recipient, the prize may not be re-awarded, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.
Conditions of Participation/Release. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects. Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All posts, comments, edits and other materials added to Sponsor's website as a result of this Sweepstakes become the sole property of the Sponsor, and entrants authorize Sponsor to use said content in whatever manner it wishes. By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or by accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release the Sponsor, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers; and each party's respective officers, directors, agents, attorneys, representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals' respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of a prize. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Sweepstakes, and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's control, corrupt the administration, security or proper participation of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, Sponsor determines that you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, spamming, deception, or any other unfair participation with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor. This Sweepstakes will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within California and you hereby submit to jurisdiction in California. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Prizes provided by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc is not the Sponsor of this Sweepstakes, and is not responsible for any obligations herein.
BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND ACCEPTED ALL OF THESE SWEEPSTAKES RULES.
Sponsor. ZAM Media. 1850 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025.