AWS re:Invent 2019 VIP Competition
Please read these rules before entering the AWS re:Invent 2019 VIP Competition (“Competition”). This is a skill-based Competition; chance plays no part in the determination of the winner. The goal of the Competition is to see which one (1) individual encourages the most friends and family members to complete their registration for the AWS re:Invent 2019 conference (the “Event”). By participating, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Amazon Web Services, Inc. (“Sponsor”, “we”, “our” or “us”) and the judges, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.
Open to individuals who are (1) at least 21 years of age at the time of participation; and (2) not a resident of a jurisdiction under U.S. export controls or sanctions (each, a “Participant”). Competition is void in Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, the region of Crimea, and where prohibited by law. Participants may not be members of any guild, union or other organization that may prohibit them from participating in this Competition and that would restrict, require due payment or otherwise have the right to oppose such participant’s participation in this Competition. Directors, officers, employees, interns, and contractors (“Personnel”) of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, representatives, and agents (collectively, “Competition Entities”), immediate families members of such Personnel (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each) and members of the households of such Personnel (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Competition.
HOW TO ENTER.
Competition begins at 12:00:01 a.m. (PT) on July 16, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on September 30, 2019 (the “Competition Period”). To participate, during the Competition Period you must go to http://reinvent.awsevents.com/vip and follow the instructions to complete the Competition entry form to receive a unique re:Invent referral widget which you can then post and share via email on your social media account pages to invite your friends and family members to register for the Event. Upon clicking the referral widget, individuals will have the opportunity to register for the Event. You will only receive credit for individuals who use your unique referral widget link and successfully register for the Event. Individuals who click your unique referral widget link and do not register for the conference will not be considered.
All registrations via re:Invent referral widget link clicks must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on September 30, 2019. Participants assume all risk of lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or unintelligible referral widget links or registrations.
Sponsor’s (or its contractor’s) servers and clock shall be deemed the official clock for all phases of the Competition, and participant’s proof of posting a referral widget or registration does not constitute proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for (i) lost, misdirected, late, incomplete, unintelligible or inaccurate referral widget or registration information, whether caused by participant or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of referral widgets or registrations; or (ii) any printing, production, human or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Competition.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify at any time any referral widget posts containing obscene, offensive, pornographic or sexually explicit material, or libelous, disparaging, infringing or other inappropriate content or subject matter (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).
At the conclusion of the Competition Period, the one (1) Participant that received the highest number of successful Event registrations through their referral widget links (as solely determined by Sponsor, in their sole discretion) will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. Participants are prohibited from influencing Event registrations by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
In the event a potential winner is disqualified, the Participant who received the next highest number of successful Event registrations through their referral widget links will be deemed the potential winner, and must comply with the requirements in these Official Rules. All decisions of the Sponsor and judges are final and binding.
We will award one (1) grand prize package for winner to attend the Event scheduled to occur in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2-6, 2019 (the “Event”). The prize package consists of:
- Two (2) full conference passes to the Event;
- Three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations for winner at a hotel in or near Las Vegas, NV (the “Hotel”);
- Two (2) hospitality suite passes to re:Play, scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019;
- Two (2) passes to the AWS Intersect Festival, scheduled to take place on December 6-7, 2019, and
- A check made out to winner in the amount of $1,900 USD which may be used to defray the tax implications on the prize.
Please Note: Any/all air or ground transportation will not be provided by Sponsor and will be the winner’s sole responsibility.
The total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the grand prize package is $7,206 USD.
Prize will be fulfilled by Sponsor. If you are selected as the potential winner, Sponsor will use the information you submit in connection with this Competition to fulfill the prize. Winner will be required to submit his/her social security number or tax payer ID number to Sponsor (if applicable) in order to claim the prize.
Winner will be responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prize that are not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to, taxes, withholdings, any/all air and/or ground transportation, food and beverages, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, baggage costs, telephone charges, excursions, travel insurance, upgrades, and any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by winner in receiving or using the prize.
Exact date and start time of Event to be determined by Sponsor, in their sole discretion. The ARV’s provided represent Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. Actual value of the prize may vary based on factors at time of booking, including, but not limited to, Hotel stay dates, and date and time of booking.
Winner is solely responsible for obtaining all necessary identification and/or documents required for Hotel stay, including, but not limited to, a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued passport (if applicable). Hotel stay dates are at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If a potential winner is unable to participate in the prize during the dates specified, the prize may be forfeited and Sponsor may select an alternative potential winner for the prize. Winner must comply with all Hotel and Event rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of prize. Upon any prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.
Competition Entities are not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution, or any act or omissions whatsoever by the hotel, transportation companies, prize providers, or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. All portions of the prize are subject to availability and change and are at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
In the event the Event is postponed, Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to revise the Hotel stay dates consistent with the revised Event date. In the event the Event is cancelled or postponed and Sponsor is unable to revise Hotel stay dates, the tickets and all other Event portions of the prize will not be awarded; however all remaining elements of the prize will be awarded and Competition Entities will have no further obligation to the winner.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or any portion thereof) with an item of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).
Winner will be responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prize that are not specifically mentioned, including, but not limited to, taxes, and any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by the winner in receiving or using the prize. Winner may be required to submit to Sponsor his/her social security number or tax payer ID number and W-8BEN, or other such tax filing information required by Sponsor in order to claim the prize. All prizes awarded will be inclusive of any taxes Sponsor is required by law to withhold as well as applicable sales, use, gross receipts, goods and service, or similar transaction based taxes. All other taxes, costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of any prize not specified in these Official Rules as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winner. IF TAXES ARE APPLICABLE TO THE PRIZE, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER TO PAY TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES. PAYMENTS TO COMPETITION WINNER ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS REQUIREMENT THAT THE WINNER SUBMIT TO SPONSOR ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY SPONSOR TO PERMIT COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE STATE, FEDERAL, LOCAL AND FOREIGN (INCLUDING PROVINCIAL) TAX REPORTING AND WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS. Competition winner is responsible for ensuring that the tax documentation submitted to Sponsor complies with all applicable tax laws and requirements. If a winner fails to provide the documentation or submits incomplete documentation, the prize may be forfeited and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate winner.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) for an item of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Limit one prize per person.
USE OF PERSONAL DATA, WAIVER, RELEASE, AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
Competition Entities and their Personnel will not enter into any correspondence, including email, with non-winning Participants relating to such Participants’ participation in the Competition. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found tampering with the participation process or entry materials or otherwise interfering with the proper administration of the Competition or violating these Official Rules.
The following personal information will be collected by Sponsor in this Competition solely for the purposes of administering the Competition and verifying a Participant in the event their participation qualifies for a prize; name, mailing address, phone number and email address. Failure to provide all necessary personal information may result in Participants participation in the Competition being deemed ineligible. Participant information will not be shared with other individuals or companies without Participants’ express consent. Participant information for purposes of this Competition will be deleted by Sponsor within 12 months following the conclusion of the Competition. Sponsor is not responsible for any false or missing information. Participants agree that their personal information will be stored and processed by Sponsor in the United States. Participant personal information may also be transferred to countries outside of their jurisdiction of residence, including the United States. Such other countries may not have privacy laws and regulations that provide the same level of protection to those that exist in your jurisdiction of residence. By providing personal information in connection with the Competition, Participants hereby expressly consent to such transfers of their personal information to the United States or other countries. Participants have the right to review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by Sponsor by contacting Sponsor. Participants/ also have the right to lodge questions or complaints with a supervisory authority at any time.
In the event an entrant opted-in to allow Sponsor to share their personal information with other individuals or companies and no longer wish to do so, or entrant no longer wishes to participate in the Competition, entrant may inform Sponsor at any time by contacting Sponsor at email@example.com. Sponsor's Privacy Notice can be reviewed at: https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/.
Sponsor agrees to ensure that the collection of all personal information complies with (i) all applicable laws, including without limitation, all state and federal laws, corporate standards, policies, regulations, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) (collectively “Applicable Laws”) (ii) the principles, guidelines, rules and codes of conduct of self-regulatory organizations such as the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the Direct Marketing Association, and other self-regulatory organizations to which third parties providing services, platforms, and data are bound, and any required notices and consents; and (iii) privacy disclosures and information collection requirements imposed on advertisers by targeting of media in order to comply with Applicable Laws. Where required by Applicable Laws, Sponsor will deploy appropriate notices and functionality to obtain authorizations and consents as required.
EACH PARTICIPANT ACCEPTS THE CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR, WARRANTS THAT HE OR SHE IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMPETITION, AND AGREES TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS COMPETITION ENTITIES AND THE PERSONNEL OF EACH FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, LIABILITY, AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES) ASSERTED AGAINST ANY OF THEM, INCURRED OR SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH OR RISING OUT OF PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION, USE OF ANY ENTRY OR RIGHTS THEREIN OR ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY RELATED THERETO, BREACH OF ANY AGREEMENT OR WARRANTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPETITION, INCLUDING THESE OFFICIAL RULES. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE COMPETITION ENTITIES AND EACH OF THEIR LICENSEES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Each Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between themselves and the Competition Entities is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Participant’s decision to provide the entry to Sponsor for purposes of the Competition does not place the Competition Entities in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the entry, other than as set forth in these Official Rules. Each Participant understands and acknowledges that the Competition Entities have wide access to entries, technology, designs, and other materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to them or being developed by their own employees.
Participants further agree that the Competition Entities are not responsible for the following: (a) electronic transmissions, entries or notifications that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, damaged, garbled, destroyed, misdirected or not received by Sponsor or their agents for any reason; (b) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures and/or human error that may occur in the transmission, shipping errors or delays, receipt or processing of referral links or related materials; or for destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, referral links or related material; (c) failed or unavailable hardware, network, software or telephone transmissions, damage to Participants’ or any person’s computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from participation in this Competition; (d) causes that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition; (e) any referral link posted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules (all such referral links and associated Event registrations will be disqualified); or (f) any printing errors in these Official Rules or in any advertisements or correspondence in connection with this Competition or judging. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Competition should virus, bugs, fraud, hacking, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, or proper play of the Competition. In such cases, notice to this effect will be posted on the Competition Site and prizes to the extent awarded will be awarded as determined by Sponsor prior to cancellation. If, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Competition or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Competition, the Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect referral links and Event registrations and/or terminate the Competition and award prizes in its sole discretion.
The potential winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility; Liability and Publicity Release or other such form as requested by Sponsor. Prior to awarding a prize, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, require the potential winner to sign such additional documents Sponsor decides are necessary to confirm eligibility, to obtain a liability/publicity release, and to award any prize. Failure to return any required document by the date requested by Sponsor will deem the winner as ineligible to receive the prize. If any documentation is not returned by the specified dates and times or if a potential winner is deemed ineligible prior to the prize being awarded, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the prize to the next Participant who received the next highest number of successful Event registrations through their referral widget link.
The Competition and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2019 by Amazon Web Services, Inc. All rights reserved. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these rules. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prizes is permitted except by Sponsor due to prize availability and then with prizes of equal or greater value. Participants agree (for themselves and their heirs) that the Released Parties will have no liability, and will be held harmless by such participants to the maximum extent permitted by law for any liability, loss, injury, or damage to property or to person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of participation in the Competition, or by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties. To the extent permitted by law, this Competition is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Washington, USA. As a condition of participating in this Competition, participants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Competition, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in King County, Washington, USA having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. costs associated with entering), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Participants agree that the decisions of Sponsor and the judges related to the Competition are final. By participating in the Competition, participants consent to the use of their names, biographical information, entry, images and/or likenesses in any manner and in any medium for any purpose in connection with the Competition, including worldwide, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
WINNER’S NAME. After the winner is confirmed, the winner’s name will be posted at https://reinvent.awsevents.com/vip until January 6, 2020.
SPONSOR. Amazon Web Services, Inc., 1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98144.