The Sims 3 Pets Inner Animal Terms And Conditions
The opening time and date of the competition is Monday 31st October at 00:01 GMT, and the closing date and time for receipt of entries is Friday 30th December at 23:59 GMT. Entries submitted after this time will not be considered.
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.
3. Rules to participate
No purchase of any goods or services is necessary to be eligible for entry into this competition.
Your can enter this Competition by submitting your Entry using Unleash Your Inner Animal Application hosted on The Sims™ 3 United Kingdom Facebook page. Entry instructions form part of these conditions.
Entrants will upload a photo of themselves posing in an animalistic pose that reveals their most “inner animal”.
Then the Entrant must upload their The Sims™ 3 Pets image (the “Image”) to the Competition application and describe in 25 words or less why their animal pose should be judged as the best pet by the Promoter.
Each Competition Entry must:
be the original independent creation of the Entrant;
be owned by the Entrant; and
be free of any claims, including copyright or trademark claims, by other parties.
Each Competition Entry must not:
have been published previously;
have won a prize or award in any other competition;
be restricted in any way; or
infringe any third party rights.
The Competition Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
(iii) humour (excluding humour that is lewd, or otherwise in bad taste);
(iv) artistic merit;
This Competition is a game of skill in which chance plays no part in determining the winners.
A Competition Entry may be excluded from the Competition and/or a particular Judging Round if:
(i) the Entrant has breached any of these Conditions;
(ii) the Competition Entry has already won a Prize in this Competition or any of the Promoter’s other competitions (whether or not the Entrant or another person submitted the Competition Entry);
(iii) in the sole opinion of the judges, the Competition Entry is substantially the same as another Competition Entry that has already won a Prize in this Competition or any of the Promoter’s other competitions (whether or not the Entrant or another person submitted the Competition Entry);
(iv) the Entrant who submitted the Competition Entry has already been awarded a Prize in this Competition; or
(v) the Entrant who submitted the Competition Entry is not an Eligible Entrant.
Competition Entries will be ranked in the order in which they are judged against the Judging Criteria and Entrants will be ranked according to the ranking of their Competition Entries.
In entering this Competition, Entrants may only submit one Competition Entry but may, prior to the Competition End Time, change their Competition Entry on an unlimited basis from time to time.
The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
One (1) winner and a chaperone (Parent or Guardian) (if the winner is under the age of 18) will win a trip to San Francisco in order to visit the home of The Sims Studio.
Flights, accommodation and reasonable transportation costs will be paid for by EA whilst in San Francisco. Meals will also be paid for by EA with an upper monetary limit of £50 per day per person.
EA requires that the winner is flexible for dates of travel and is able to take the advantage of the prize within 12 months from the winner being announced (throughout 2012).
Reasonable travel costs will be covered by EA. EA recommends that the winner obtains suitable insurance before travelling.
The winner will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement and an Assignment of Rights. The chaperone will also be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
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.
The winner will be contacted by email on January 9th 2012.
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.
A full list of who won will be available for four (4) weeks following the day of the selection of winners. This list can be obtained by writing to The Sims 3 Pets Inner Animal Competition, Electronic Arts, Onslow House, Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4TN
If proof of age is requested, and if satisfactory proof of age is not received, the Promoter 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.
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 grant EA the 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 they 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.
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, which may be amended or varied at any time by the Promoter.
The Promoter of this prize draw is EA Swiss Sàrl, Place du Molard 8, Geneva 1204,Switzerland.
This prize draw 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.