Oracle OpenWorld Registration Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

1. Sponsor
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. Participants may enter this Sweepstakes by:

2a. Registering and paying online for an Oracle OpenWorld full conference pass with a value of $2,395 from September 24th through September 28th by 11:00 p.m. PDT (the “Entry Period”). Registration and payment must be online only.

2b. Alternate Method of Entry
Send an email to OpenWorldReg@gpj.com by September 28, 2012, at 11:00 p.m. PDT with the subject line: Oracle OpenWorld Sweepstakes. In the email, include: Your Full Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, and Age (must be 18 years of age or older). Failure to provide this information will automatically disqualify your entry.

Participants must complete and submit all of the required information. Oracle does not assume responsibility for phone, technical, network, electronic, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, misdirected, stolen, incomplete, garbled, or delayed Internet/e-mail computer transmissions, or lost, late, damaged, illegible, stolen, incomplete, postage due or misaddressed entries. No mechanical reproductions of entries permitted.

3. Eligibility
Subject to the additional restrictions set forth below, this Sweepstakes is open solely to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older as of September 24th, 2012. Limit one (1) entry per person. Residents of the province of Quebec in Canada, Cuba, Italy, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Sudan are not eligible to participate. In addition, 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) residents of any country currently subject to U.S. Embargo; and (e) employees and officials of any U.S. federal government entity. Award of prizes to governmental entities, including public international organizations, and/or their employees is conditioned on verification that Oracle's provision, and the governmental entity's and/or employee's acceptance, of the prize or prizes complies with Oracle policies and all applicable laws, regulations, and/or rules of the entity or employee's nation, state or province, locality and/or employer. Many may enter; few may win.

4. Entry Period
Entries may be submitted beginning at or about September 24th 12:01 am PDT 2012. All entries must be submitted online by September 28th at 11:00 p.m. PDT. Entries received prior to or after the Entry Period are void. Oracle’s time clock shall be the official clock of the Sweepstakes.

5. Selection of Winner
Potential winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing for each prize that will be conducted on or about noon September 29th PDT 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 a prize. Failure to do so will void potential winner's eligibility and an alternate potential winner will be selected by a random drawing. If Oracle is unable to locate a given potential winner within five (5) business days of first contact, 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. All entries will be discarded by Oracle after the close of the Event.

6. Prizes
Oracle will award the following prizes. One (1) prize will be awarded to each winner.

  • One ride along on TEAM USA’s AC 45 during the America’s Cup World Series sailing event. Dates for the ride are: October 4 or October 5, 2012. Estimated retail value is 375.00

Total estimated retail value of all prizes to be awarded is approximately $375.00 . The winner is responsible for his or her transportation to the dock and for arrival on time. Competitive sailing is an activity with inherent risk. The winner participates at his or her own risk. The winner may be required to provide additional information and agree to additional terms required by Oracle Racing, TEAM USA and/or the America’s Cup in order to participate.

Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes 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. Prizes are awarded without warranty of any kind from Sponsor, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local law or regulation. Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash value except as provided herein or expressly authorized by Oracle.

7. 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 CORPORATION, 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 PRIZES THAT MAY BE AWARDED.

8. Disputes
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 Contest, 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.

9. 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. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated or modified prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Oracle OpenWorld Website. 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.

10. Data Privacy
Participants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the contest and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules or in Oracle's Privacy Policy, located at http://www.oracle.com/html/privacy-policy.html. The data may also be used by the Sponsor in order to check participants' identity, their postal address and telephone number, or to otherwise verify their eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes and to receive any prize. Participants have a right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by the Sponsor by emailing Sponsor at privacy_ww@oracle.com or writing to the address listed below. If participant's data is not provided or is canceled, participants' Entries will be ineligible.

11. Winners List
To the extent allowed by law, Oracle will provide the name of the winners upon request. The winners list can be obtained by contacting openworld_us@oracle.com.


Oracle OpenWorld Registration Sweepstakes

AFFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY AND LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE

I represent that I am not an employee of Oracle Corporation or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies, nor am I a member of the immediate family of such an employee. I am a resident of the United States and am 18 years of age or older.

I HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO CLAIM AMBIGUITY IN THE OFFICIAL RULES, AND RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, ORACLE CORPORATION, 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.

I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL APPLICABLE TAXES OR FEES ON PRIZE(S), AND ANY OTHER EXPENSES RELATING TO THE ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF PRIZE(S).

I represent that I have complied with all of the Official Rules and that I have perpetrated no fraud or deception in entering or in claiming any prize to which I may be entitled. I further declare that all statements made herein are true and correct and that these statements are made with the knowledge that willful false statement(s) and the like so made will result in my disqualification. I agree to return to Oracle any prize, which may be awarded to me, if any statement(s) made by me in this affirmation is false.

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