This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Oracle America, Inc. ("Oracle" or "Sponsor"), 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, California 94065.
2. How to Enter
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. There is one (1) way to enter the Sweepstakes: Eligible participants must fully complete the survey located in the Schedule Builder. Once you submit the Conference Survey, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.
Limit one (1) entry per person. Entries received by facsimile or US mail will be disqualified. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void.
Subject to the additional restrictions set forth below, this Sweepstakes is open solely to legal residents of the United States of America (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period, and who were registered attendees, speakers, or employees of co-sponsors of the 2012 MySQL Connect Conference ("Conference"). Limit one (1) entry per person. Persons in any of the following categories are not eligible to participate or win the prize(s) offered in this Sweepstakes: (a) employees of Oracle and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors; (b) persons who are or were engaged in the development, production, distribution of materials, prizes or drawing of winners for this Sweepstakes; (c) persons who are immediate family of (defined as spouse, parent, sibling or child, regardless of where they reside) or anyone who resides in the same household as, any person in either of the preceding categories (d) employees and officials of any government entity, and (e) citizens or residents of any country currently subject to U.S. embargo.
4. Entry Period
The Sweepstakes begins at 1PM Pacific Daylight Time ("PDT") on September 29, 2012, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PDT on October 26, 2012 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Entries received prior to or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified.
5. Selection of Winner
Potential winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing for each prize that will be conducted on or about 1 week after the Sweepstakes Period ends by Oracle employees whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning are dependent upon the total number of entries received. Each participant is eligible to win only one (1) prize. Each potential winner will be notified by phone or email following the drawing and will be required to execute an Affirmation of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, which must be returned to and received by Oracle in order for the potential winner to be declared the winner and receive the prize. Failure to do so will void potential winner's eligibility and an alternate potential winner will be selected by a random drawing. Where prize(s) includes high-risk travel or activities, potential winner(s) may be required to execute additional documents and releases as a prerequisite to the fulfillment of the prize. If Oracle is unable to locate a given potential winner, an alternate potential winner will be selected by a random drawing. In the event a potential winner or potential winner's employer has a policy, which prohibits the awarding of prize to an employee, prize will not be awarded and shall be forfeited, and an alternate potential winner will be selected by a random drawing. If, for any reason, multiple prize claims are received, a single prize will be awarded through a random drawing from among all eligible prize claims received for the prize.
Oracle will award the following prizes. One winners will receive:
Prize: One $500 American Express Gift Card
Winner(s) are responsible for all applicable taxes, custom duties, or fees on prize(s), and any other expenses relating to the acceptance and use of prize(s) not specified in these Official Rules. Oracle has the option, at its sole discretion, of substituting a prize of equal or greater value if for any reason, including scheduling, a prize becomes unavailable. Prize(s) cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash value except as provided herein or expressly authorized by Oracle.
CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. WINNER WILL BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASES. PARTICULARS ARE SUBJECT TO ORACLE'S SOLE DISCRETION.
Any Canadian resident who is selected as a potential winner in this Sweepstakes will be required to answer a skill based question in order to win and/or claim any prize(s).
8. RELEASE, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS, PARTICIPANTS, POTENTIAL WINNERS AND WINNERS WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO CLAIM AMBIGUITY IN THE RULES, AND RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, ORACLE, AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, "RELEASEES") FROM AND AGAINST ANY INJURIES, LOSSES, DAMAGES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, OR ANY LIABILITY OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM OR ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE OR NONUSE OF PRIZE(S) THAT MAY BE AWARDED. RELEASEES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PRINTING OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES RELATED MATERIALS; OR FOR TRANSACTIONS THAT ARE LOST, MISDIRECTED, FAIL TO ENTER INTO THE PROCESSING SYSTEM, OR ARE PROCESSED, REPORTED, OR TRANSMITTED LATE OR INCORRECTLY, OR ARE LOST FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING COMPUTER, TELEPHONE, PAPER TRANSFER, MAIL SYSTEM, HUMAN OR OTHER ERROR; OR FOR ELECTRONIC, COMPUTER, OR TELEPHONIC MALFUNCTION OR ERROR. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS, PARTICIPANTS, POTENTIAL WINNERS AND WINNERS CONSENT TO THE USE OF EACH WINNER'S NAME AND LIKENESS AND ANY STATEMENTS, QUOTES OR TESTIMONIALS PROVIDED BY EACH WINNER FOR ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY PURPOSES WITHOUT FURTHER COMPENSATION.
By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants, participants, potential winners and winners agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded, other than the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of winner(s), shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Santa Clara County, California, USA; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrants, participants, potential winners and winners be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants, participants, potential winners and winners hereby waive 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants, participants, potential winners and winners and Oracle in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of California.
10. General Conditions
By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants, participants, potential winners and winners agree to the Official Rules and the decisions of Oracle which shall be final in all respects. If in the Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and / or void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the remaining prize(s) using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or terminate the Sweepstakes in its entirety at any time and at its sole discretion. Any attempt by a participant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any attempts by an individual to access any web site associated with this Sweepstakes via a bot script or other brute force attack or any other unauthorized means will result in the IP address becoming ineligible. Use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, municipal and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law.
11. Data Privacy:
12. Winner(s) List
To the extent allowed by law, Oracle will provide the name of the winner(s) upon request.