Participation in the Adobe® riathon ’08 (“Contest”) constitutes Contestant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. Contest sponsored by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA, USA, 95110 (“Sponsor”).
Shortlisted Entry Notification:
Shortlisted Contestants will be notified that they have been nominated for placement but will not know what their winning placement is until the actual Event. Adobe is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. If a shortlisted Contestant cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to acknowledge status, or fails to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, a chance to participate in the final event may be forfeited and an alternate Contestant may be selected.
Intellectual property Ownership:
By submitting an entry by a sole creator to a category, Contestant warrants that Contestant is the sole designer, creator, and owner of the Entry, including all visual and auditory components, or has permission to use copyrighted and licensed components, and further warrants that the Entry does not contain information considered by Contestant’s place of business or any other third party to be confidential. By submitting an Entry by a group of creators, the Contestants warrant that they jointly designed, created, and own the visual and auditory artwork or have permission to use copyrighted and licensed components, and further warrant that the Entry does not contain information considered by Contestants’ place of business or any other third party to be confidential.
Judgment & Prizes:
Because this is a contest of skill, winning is dependent upon the quality of entries received. All prizes will be awarded unless there are fewer eligible entries for a Category than prizes for that Category or the judges determine that the quality of entries does not warrant a prize. No alternative prize, cash, or other substitution is allowed except by Adobe in the event of prize unavailability. Prizes are non-assignable/non-transferable. All federal, state, provincial, autonomous, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prices listed are average retail values only. The winner of any prize shall not be entitled to the difference of a listed price for any of the respective prizes and any price that such a winner would have otherwise had to pay for the respective product(s) in his/her jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction.
General Terms & Conditions:
Adobe is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) lost, late, delayed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, or misdirected entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) failed, incomplete, partial, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Adobe that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of a prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest (vii) or any regional, state, autonomous, or local laws or regulations violated during the creation of the entries by the Contestant(s). Adobe reserves the right to suspend, cancel, or modify the Contest if fraud or technical failure corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest, as determined by Adobe in its sole discretion. Each Contestant agrees to release and hold Adobe harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, property damage, and claims based upon intellectual property infringement, publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Each Contestant agrees that Adobe’s only obligation is to submit entries from eligible Contestants to the judges according to the procedures and criteria set forth in these Official Rules and to award the prizes set forth herein to winners, subject to the terms and conditions herein. Contestant agrees that Adobe’s obligation is fair and adequate consideration for any entry submitted, and that Contestant is not entitled to and shall not seek any further compensation.
Each Contestant agrees that if his or her entry is selected as a Finalist entry, as a condition of receiving a prize, Contestant shall sign a license agreement granting to Adobe a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, modify for purposes of publicly performing and publicly displaying, and prepare derivative works based upon winner’s entry, for the purposes of advertising and promoting Adobe products, and for inclusion in and distribution with Adobe products.
Each Contestant agrees that by submitting an entry, he or she allows the use of his or her personal data, name, likeness, and/or voice in publicity or advertising relating to the Contest without compensation. Contestant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, other than the administration of the Contest or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Jose Division) or the appropriate California State Court located in Santa Clara County, California.