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2014 Brocade #NetworkFacts Trivia Contest Official Rules

  • 1.  2014 Brocade #NetworkFacts Trivia Contest Official Rules

    Posted 02-10-2014 02:04 PM

    2014 Complete Official Rules



    1. Eligibility. To be eligible to enter the Contest, you must be (i) at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the time of entry, (ii) a resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, and (iii) must have an active Twitter account on which you follow Brocade on Twitter @BRCDcomm. Employees of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. and its affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, advertising, promotion and publicity agencies and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law. Brocade Technical Publications staff and their families are not eligible to enter or win.

      Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and its designees decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

    2. How To Enter. Beginning at 9 a.m. PST on each of the following days of 2014, February 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 26th, 28th (each day considered a “Contest Period”), Brocade will release a Trivia Question via Twitter from @BRCDcomm. The first three (3) users to answer the question correctly by tweeting @BRCDcomm, which must include the hashtag #NetworkFacts, by 12 p.m. PST, will be a potential winner. Participants must visit the Sponsor website at: (the “Website”) to access the Tweets, complete and submit the required information and response fields (the “Entry” or “Entries”). Once determined as a potential winner you will be contacted via Twitter and asked for an email address. You will then be emailed the winner notice and affidavit. In order to receive the direct message, your account settings must be set to "unprotected" and/or "public" and you must be following @BRCDcomm.

      Entries must be made via Twitter @BRCDcomm. Full contest rules here:

      If you do not have a Twitter account, visit and register in accordance with the instructions for a free Twitter account. Limit: If you post updates to or receive updates from via SMS from your wireless phone, your wireless-service provider may charge you for each text message you send and receive. Please consult your wireless-service provider regarding its pricing plans. All terms and conditions of apply. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Twitter accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified.

      No other methods of entry will be accepted. Entries must be received during the Contest Period by 12 p.m. PST to be considered as eligible. Limit: only one entry per person, per day. Sponsor is not responsible for failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, illegible, mutilated, garbled or delayed entries or other communications or other problems related to transfer or collection of entry information or other information, or for errors or mistakes related to the Website. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or who otherwise violates these rules. By entering this Contest, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that information is being collected through a third-party website. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Use of a false email address will disqualify an Entry. Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor and/or the Website electronically or otherwise, is and will be treated as non-confidential and non proprietary. Sponsor in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of the Website, or who otherwise violates these Official Rules. 

    3. Prizes. Brocade Social Media T-shirt
      The Approximate Retail Value of each prize is $29.95. Total ARV for all Prizes: $538.56 USD.

      Any warranties or other representations made by the manufacturer or the provider of the prize(s) are not the responsibility of the Sponsor. Sponsor does not provide any warranty for the prizes and does not represent that the manufacturer or other third party will honor any type of warranty, representation or other offer related to the prize or included with the documentation provided by the manufacture or other third party. The prize is delivered by Sponsor “AS IS” and Sponsor makes no warranty of any kind expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. SPONSOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE PRIZE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.

      Odds of winning prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Prize is not transferable. No substitution of prize for cash or other goods and services is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately equal or greater value. All expenses not specified above, including, without limitation, all federal, state, and local taxes, and international tariffs, are the sole responsibility of the individual winner. Prizes may be awarded by mail or shipped to winner, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Allow four to six weeks for delivery or prize.

    4. Judging. Three (3) potential winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received on each of the following days of 2014 by 5 p.m. PST, February 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 26th, 28th by Sponsor, the judge of the Contest, whose decisions are final and binding. The potential winners will be notified via email on or about the day following selection as a potential winner to claim prize. The potential winners will have until 12 p.m. PST March 5th, 2014 to claim the prize. If a winner cannot be contacted within that time or is contacted and does not respond as directed by the deadline, refuses the prize, is ineligible to accept the prize, and/or fails to sign the Affidavit, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected by random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries. Winners may be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where prohibited, a Liability/Publicity Release, all, within ten (10) days of drawing in order to claim prize. If any winner is at least 18 years of age as required, but a minor in his or her state of residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of the minor’s parent or legal guardian, who will also be responsible for signing any necessary releases, affidavits, and consents. Only Prizes claimed in accordance with the Official Rules will be awarded.

    5. General Conditions.  Sponsor has the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Contest if it cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, other conditions beyond Sponsor's control, or for any other reason at Sponsor’s sole discretion, and to select winners from eligible entries received on or before the termination date. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest in the event that it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an online Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account associated with the e-mail submitted with the Entry is registered.

      By entering this Contest, entrants agree (i) to be bound by these rules; (ii) that any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased, SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU; (iii) that Sponsor and its agents have the right to use entrant’s first name, last name, and city and state, photograph, image, and likeness on Sponsor’s website and in any and all publicity and advertising for Sponsor without any further attribution, notification or compensation to entrants except if entrant is a resident of Tennessee or otherwise where prohibited by law; (iv) to be contacted by Sponsor by public announcement, telephone, mail or email regarding this Contest; (v) to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, agents, advertising, promotion and publicity agencies for any liability, damages, loss or injury resulting from entrants’ participation in this Contest or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded in this Contest; and (vi) that any and all information provided in Entries is the exclusive property of Sponsor who is thereafter free without limitation to use such information in its sole discretion. Entrants and winner assume sole liability for injuries, including personal injuries and/or damage to person or property, caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this Contest or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded.  The Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and all claims must be resolved in the United States.

    6. Winners list.  For a winner's list, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope postmarked and to be received by April 1, 2014 to: #NetworkFacts Trivia Contest Winners List, ATTN: Alysse Esmai, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.,130 Holger Way, San Jose, California 95134. Vermont residents may omit return postage.

    7. Sponsor: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., 130 Holger Way, San Jose, California 95134.  

    © 2014 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


  • 2.  Re: 2014 Brocade #NetworkFacts Trivia Contest Official Rules

    Posted 02-26-2014 12:30 PM

    I agree to the rules