NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:
In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Skype Communications (“Skype”), the Sponsor of each Promotion. “You,” “yourself,” “I,” “me,” and “my” refers to an eligible Promotion entrant.
WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES/TIMES?
Each Promotion has unique start and end dates that are described in its corresponding Promotion Details. All Start and End times will be in Eastern Time. Please see www.worldtimeserver.com for your local time.
CAN I ENTER?
You are eligible to participate in any Promotion if you meet the following requirements at time of Promotion entry:
- You are a registered Skype account holder. If you do not have a Skype account, go to www.skype.com and click on “join” and follow the steps to create a free account; and
- You meet any additional eligibility requirements described in the corresponding Promotion Details, including the age of eligibility; and
- You are NOT an employee, affiliate, agent or independent contractor of Skype or its parent of affiliated subsidiaries and
- You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Promotion; and
- You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of an employee, affiliate, agent or independent contractor of a Skype or its parent of affiliated subsidiaries, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of any Promotion.
- You are NOT a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria. This Promotion is void in these geographic locations and wherever else prohibited by law.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Each Promotion has unique entry requirements and entry limits that are described in its corresponding Promotion Details. Each submission for entry into a Promotion will be called an “Entry”. Each Entry and all Entry-related information must be in English. We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not understandable for any reason. If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s permission before entering. You (your parent / legal guardian if you are a minor) agree that your Entries become the property of the Sponsor.
Without limiting any other terms of these Official Rules, if an Entry does not meet the criteria set forth herein, Sponsor may disqualify and discard the Entry either immediately or at any time during the Promotion. We will automatically disqualify:
- Any incomplete or illegible entry; or
- Entries received outside the Entry Period; or
- Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described in the Promotion Details.
By entering a Promotion and/or submitting an Entry, you hereby grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licensable and transferable license of all rights to use, edit, modify, include, incorporate, adapt, record, publicly perform, display, transmit and reproduce such Entry for any purpose including editorial, advertising, publicity, promotion, marketing, trade and/or other commercial purpose, in any and all media now known or hereafter created, including, without limitation, print, television, and online via any Skype website, third party distribution channels or otherwise, without your prior approval and for no compensation. In addition, you waive any so-called “moral rights” in and to your Entry, to the extent permitted by applicable law. By entering you further agree to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for Sponsor and its designees to make use of the rights you granted.
By entering a Promotion, you acknowledge that Sponsor may obtain other submissions, content or materials that are similar or identical in theme, format or other respects to that submitted by you. You acknowledge that, by entering an Entry, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas, themes, or concepts previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you. Sponsor has the right to review all Entries and all Entries may or may not be posted on www.skypemoments.com or in any other media, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering an Entry, entrants agree that the Sponsor is not responsible for any unauthorized use of any Entry by third parties. Sponsor is not obligated to use your Entry for any purpose, even if you are selected as a winner and reserves the right to take down any Entry for any reason at any time.
WHAT IS/ARE THE PRIZE(S)?
Each Promotion has unique prizing that is described in its corresponding Promotion Details.
If for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value as permitted.
We will only award the prize(s) described, and in the numbers stated, in the Promotion Details for a specific Promotion.
If you are selected as a potential winner of a Promotion, subject to verification:
- You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services; and
- You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we will award it to an alternate potential winner; and
- If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize; and
- Unless otherwise noted in the Promotion Details, all prizes are subject to the applicable manufacturer warranties; and
- If you meet the stated eligibility criteria for the Promotion, but you have not yet reached the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, then you understand that we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf.
HOW ARE WINNERS SELECTED AND NOTIFIED?
Each Promotion has a unique winner selection date described in its corresponding Promotion Details.
For each Sweepstakes, we, or a company acting under our authorization, will select potential winners in a random drawing from all eligible entries received.
For each Contest, we, or a company acting under our authorization, will determine potential winners based on judging criteria as outlined in the Promotion Details.
If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address, the phone number, or mailing address (if any) provided at time of entry, within ten (10) days following the random drawing (Sweepstakes) or judging date (Contest). If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate winner. If a winner is a minor, any agreements must be executed by a parent/legal guardian.
If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Promotion.
If you are a potential winner:
- We may require you to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability/publicity release and applicable tax forms; and
- If you meet the stated eligibility criteria for the Promotion, but you have not yet reached the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign the affidavit of eligibility, liability/publicity release and applicable tax forms on your behalf.
- If you (or your parent/legal guardian if applicable) do not sign and return the documentation that we require within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select an alternate winner.
HOW IS WINNING STATUS DETERMINED?
Your odds of winning a Sweepstakes depends on the number of eligible entries we receive.
Contest winners are determined based on application of the judging criteria, as outlined in the Promotion Details, to the pool of eligible entries.
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS ARE YOU AGREEING TO BY ENTERING THIS PROMOTION?
By participating in any Promotion you agree:
- To abide by these Official Rules; and
- To release and hold harmless Skype and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Promotion or any prize won; and
- That Skype’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Promotion; and
- Skype may use your first name and last initial, city and jurisdiction of residence online and in print, including without limitation within the Winner Announcement area of the Skype Moment Makers Promotion, or in any other media, in connection with this Promotion, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS PROMOTION IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?
This Promotion is governed by the internal laws of the United States/State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington, United States for any disputes arising out of this Promotion.
WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE PROMOTION CAN’T RUN PLANNED?
If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Promotion or any Sweepstakes or Contest that is a part of this Promotion, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend a Promotion. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of a Promotion, we reserve the right to determine winners from among all eligible entries received in a Promotion before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Promotion.
If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of a Promotion by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future promotions, so please play fairly.
HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT WHO WON?
We will post the names of winners on our Twitter handle, @SkypeMoments within 30 days of winner confirmation. Once published, each Promotion’s Winner List will remain posted for 30 days.
WHO IS SPONSORING THIS PROMOTION?
Skype is the sponsor of this Promotion. Skype Communications S.a.r.l. 23-29 Rives de Clausen, L-2165 Luxembourg.