WINDOWS INTUNE PARTNER
GALLERY VIDEO CONTEST
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government employees are not eligible.
LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS Contest IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?
Sweepstakes is hosted in the United States, and entry information is collected
on computers in the United States. This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State
of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the
courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Contest. If you do not
agree with this provision and these Official Rules, please do not enter this Contest.
COMMON TERMS USED
IN THESE RULES:
are the official rules that govern how the Windows Intune Partner Gallery Video
contest promotion will operate (“Contest”). In these rules, “we,” “our,” and
“us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of this Contest. “You” refers
to an eligible Contest entrant.
This is a skill-based Contest. The
object of this Contest is to create a short video detailing how you use Microsoft
Intune software and services to help you and/or your customer’s business. For
purposes of this contest, the video you create and submit will be called an “entry”.
All eligible entries received will be judged using the criteria described below
to determine the winners of the prizes described below.
WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?
Contest starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on April 08, 2013, and ends at
11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2013 (“Entry Period”).
CAN I ENTER?
You are eligible to
enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:
an authorized representative of a company actively enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) and; a company which has signed
the Microsoft Online Services Partner Agreement (MOSPA)
are NOT an employee of Microsoft
Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and
NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this
an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a
Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft
subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest.
This Contest is void wherever prohibited by
HOW DO I ENTER?
the Entry Period, visit www.intunepartnergallery.com and follow the
links and instructions to register for the Contest and submit a video entry
that you have created which describes how Microsoft Intune helps you and
your customers’ business.
Limit one (1) entry per Microsoft
To qualify, your entry must meet the following requirements:
The video must last between 30 seconds and 3 minutes long and the video (both content and production) must be your own original work.
The video must be submitted in one of the following formats: .WMV, .FLV or .MPEG4
The video cannot exceed 100MB file size.
The video must be in English or be accompanied by English subtitles.
The videos must not contain negative competitive remarks (they may refer to a
reason Windows Intune was
selected instead of a competitor, but the content should focus on the positive aspects of Windows Intune).
You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry.
Your entry may not include any third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, video,
recognizable people) unless you have obtained permission to use the materials. You may include Microsoft trademarks,
logos, and designs, for which Microsoft grants you a limited license to use for the sole purposes of submitting an entry
into this Contest.
are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for
entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.
will automatically disqualify:
Any incomplete or illegible entry; and
Any entry that contains inappropriate content
(sexual, violent, derogatory, offensive, disparaging, or otherwise presents Microsoft in a poor light); and
Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit
HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE POTENTIALLY USED?
than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your
entry. However, by submitting your entry, you:
granting us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i)
use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content
in connection with this Contest; and (ii) feature your entry and all content in
connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of this Contest (including
but not limited to internal and external sales meetings, conference
presentations, tradeshows, and screen shots of the Contest entry in press
releases) in all media (now known or later developed);
to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for us and our
designees to make use of the rights you granted above;
and acknowledge that the Sponsor(s) may have developed or commissioned
materials similar or identical to your submission and you waive any claims you
may have resulting from any similarities to your entry;
understand that we cannot control the incoming information you will disclose to our
representatives in the course of entering, or what our representatives will
remember about your entry. You also understand that we will not restrict work
assignments of representatives who have had access to your entry. By entering
this Contest, you agree that use of information in our representatives’ unaided
memories in the development or deployment of our products or services does not
create liability for us under this agreement or copyright or trade secret law;
that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry,
other than what is described in these Official Rules
note that following the end of this Contest your entry may be posted on a
website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not
responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this
website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry
for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.
you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter
DETERMINATION AND PRIZES
At the conclusion of the Entry Period a
panel of Microsoft employees will review all eligible entries and select three
Grand Prize winners based on the following judging criteria:
30% Is the video inspirational to other
Partners and businesses?
30% Does the video describe quantifiable
30% Does the video demonstrate your
knowledge of Microsoft Intune?
10% Is the video image, sound, and lighting
The decisions of the judges are final and
binding in all matters related to this Contest. If we do not receive a
sufficient number of entries meeting the entry requirements, we may, at our
discretion, select fewer winners than the advertised number of contest prizes.
(3) Grand Prize.
The winner of each category will
A 64 GB Surface Pro tablet Approximate Retail Value each $899
values are stated in US dollars.
one prize per Partner Company regardless of the number of authorized
representatives who enter.
prize will be awarded to the winning Partner, not to the Authorized
Representative of Partner or to any other individual employee(s) making an
acquisition or completing any entry materials on behalf of the winning
Partner. Further, the winning Partner’s CFO or other senior executive selected
is responsible for determining any prize distribution within the winning
Partner’s organization in accordance with its policies. We will not be
responsible for any disputes arising between individual employees and their
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 seven (7) days following completion of judging. If the
notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise
unreachable for any reason, we may award to a runner-up.
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 Contest. If you are a
potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility,
Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10
days of notification. If you are a potential
winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of
legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all
required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as
instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on
the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select a runner-up.
If you are
confirmed as a winner of this Contest:
- You may not
exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services. However,
if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right
to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and
- You may not
designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to
accept your prize, we may award it to a runner up; and
- If you accept
a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related
to accepting the prize; and
- If you are
otherwise eligible for this Contest, but are considered a minor in your
place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian
on your behalf; and
otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty
and / or terms and conditions.
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS AM I AGREEING TO BY ENTERING?
By entering this Contest you agree:
To abide by these Official Rules; and
To release and hold harmless Microsoft 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 Contest, or any prize won; and
That Microsoft’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Contest; and
That, by accepting a prize, Microsoft may use of your proper name and state of
residence online and in print, or in any other media, in
connection with this Contest, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED
HAPPENS AND THE CONTEST CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED?
If someone cheats, or 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 Contest, we reserve the right to cancel,
change or suspend this Contest. 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 the Contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all
eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the
attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest
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 Contest, so please play fairly.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO WON?
will post the names of winners who received a prize worth $25.00 or more online
at www.intunepartnergallery.com. This list will remain posted one month after winner
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