The Sims 3 Summer Swag Competition Terms And Conditions

1. General
The opening time and date of the contest is Friday 12th July 2013 at 12:00 GMT, and the closing date and time for receipt of entries is Sunday 21st July 2013 at 23:59 GMT. Entries submitted after this time will not be considered.



2. Restrictions
This competition is open to UK residents aged thirteen (13) and over only. Employees (and members of their immediate family) of “Electronic Arts” (“EA”) (“Promoter”), their agents and anyone connected to this competition are not eligible to enter. Subject to all applicable laws and regulations.



3. Rules to participate
Entrants must answer the following question in no more than 100 words; provide justification and in-game screenshots to support their answer. Entry question: ‘What is your all time favourite The Sims™ expansion pack and why?’ To enter email your answer and screenshots to: summerswag@ea.com.



The expansion pack can be from The Sims, The Sims 2 or The Sims 3. Screenshots should be sent as an attachment to the e-mail and must be in-game screen shots and not photographs of a computer screen.



The three (3) winners will be decided by the passion, excitement and justification of the question’s answer, and creativity and originality used in the supporting screenshots.



Each entrant may enter the Contest one (1) time during the Contest Period. Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.



Contest will be judged by EA member’s of staff. Judges’ will base their decision on the listed criteria. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.



4. Prize(s)
Three (3) winners will win a selection of physical The Sims merchandise.



To receive their prizes the winners must sign an Assignment of Rights, if winner is under 18 a signature from a parent/legal guardian is required.



There are no alternatives to these prizes. They are as stated and are non-transferable. If due to circumstances beyond the control of EA, EA is unable to provide the stated prizes, EA reserves the right to award substitute prizes of equal value. All prizes are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier. Any taxes due on the prize will be paid by the winner.



5. Results
The winners will be contacted by email on Monday 22nd July 2013.



If winners fail to respond to notification within 7 days they will forfeit their prize and it will be offered to the next best entry. If the winner of the prize cannot be traced after reasonable efforts have been made by EA, EA will be entitled to select alternative winner from among the entrants.



If proof of age and/or parental consent is requested, and if satisfactory proof of age and/or parental consent is not received, EA reserves the rights to choose another winner.



6. General Conditions
Any entry, which does not comply with the rules, may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of EA. EA is not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, misdirected entries, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incorrect, garbled, delayed electronic or other communications or other technical problems related to mobile entries. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of delivery.



Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the competition in a manner, which in Promoter’s determination is contrary to these rules or by its nature is fraudulent or unjust to other entrants including without limitation tampering with the operation of the competition, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Promoter and/or any of its agents or representatives, or who submits an illegible or incomplete entry may be rejected from the competition at Promoter’s sole discretion.



By submitting your material to EA, you represent and warrant that your submission (a) is your own and original creation and does not violate or infringe the rights of any third party, including without limitation, copyrights, trademarks or trade dress, patents, or rights of publicity/privacy; (b) is not defamatory, obscene, offensive or indecent; and (c) and has not been previously published or submitted to other parties or websites. By submitting your material to EA, you also acknowledge that your material is not confidential or proprietary. Our review of your material does not imply that we will use, develop or publish your material. Nor does our review of your material prevent us from using, developing, publishing or marketing ideas or products that may be similar to your material.



Once you submit any material to EA, you expressly authorise EA to have a worldwide, complete, exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable right to quote, re-post, use, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise communicate, and publicly display and perform the material in any form, anywhere, without attribution to you, and without notice or compensation to you of any kind. If we decide to use, develop or publish your material, you agree to take any further steps reasonably required by EA (and at EA’s cost) to enforce and protect our rights to your material.



Assignment of Rights is a condition of claiming the prize(s).



Entrants agree that their names and/or likeness may be used to announce the winner via The Sims 3 UK Facebook page, on EA websites and be included on the winners list as mentioned in section 5 above. Entrants may be required to take part in publicity without further consent or payment. Such publicity may include their names and/or likeness.



7. Data protection
In order to participate in the competition participants must provide certain information on themselves. This personal information is collected and processed only for the purposes of organising, running and monitoring the campaign, as well as for carrying out publicity activities on it. The organising entity shall be considered the data controller for the database containing this personal information and provides for an appropriate data protection level.



Personal information includes name, address, email address and birthday.



Entrants have the right to access, withdraw, and correct their personal data. Entrants may request such action by sending a message with the request, subject line The Sims 3 Summer Swag Competition to summerswag@ea.com.



By entering this competition, participants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material. Promoter reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the competition in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the competition is not capable of being conducted as specified in these rules or in the event of a virus, a computer bug or unauthorised human intervention or any other cause that is beyond reasonable control of Promoter that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the competition.



The Promoter of this competition is EA Swiss Sàrl, Place du Molard 8, Geneva 1204, Switzerland. This competition is governed by and is in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.



This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints will be directed to Electronic Arts. Facebook is not associated with this promotion and by entering, you fully and completely release Facebook from any liability arising out of this promotion.



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