Please read these rules before entering the Intersect by AWS – Referral Program Competition (“Competition”). This is a skill-based competition; chance plays no part in the determination of the winners. The goal of the Competition is to see which individuals can complete the most social channel activities and encourage the most friends and family members to complete their registration for Intersect by AWS, scheduled to take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on December 6-7, 2019 (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 legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are the older of 18 years of age at the time of entry. Entrants 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 entrant’s participation in this Competition. This Competition is not open to employees or independent contractors, or immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren) or those living in the same household of employees or independent contractors of Sponsor, or any entity involved in any aspect of the Competition (including funding, judging or administration), and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, or advertising/promotion agencies.
HOW TO ENTER.
Competition begins at 5:00:01 a.m. (PT) on August 13, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on August 15, 2019 (the “Competition Period”). To participate, during the Competition Period you must go to https://Intersect.aws and follow the instructions to sign up for Audience Republic. Then, you will have the opportunity to accumulate points for the Competition by (i) completing specified tasks, (ii) sharing with friends on social media, inviting them to register for the Event, and (iii) following Intersect social media handles. When your friends and family members click a link you shared they will have the opportunity to register for Audience Republic. Competition points have no cash value and serve no purpose outside of the Competition. You will only receive points for individuals who use your unique shared link and successfully register for the presale participate in the Competition.
All Competition actions and points must be completed and received by 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on August 15, 2019. Participants assume all risk of lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or unintelligible Competition share links or actions.
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 or registration does not constitute proof of receipt by Sponsor.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify at any time any referral 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 Competition points (as solely determined by Sponsor, in their sole discretion) will be deemed the potential first prize winner. The twenty five (25) Participants that received the next highest number of Competition points (as solely determined by Sponsor, in their sole discretion) will be deemed potential second prize winners. The fifty (50) Participants that received the next highest number of Competition points (as solely determined by Sponsor, in their sole discretion) will be deemed potential third prize winners. In the event of a tie, the Participant(s) to first accumulate the tied number of points will be deemed the winner(s) for the applicable prize(s). Participants are prohibited from influencing social media link sharing and 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 Competition points 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 the following prizes;
1st Prize (1): One (1) first prize winner will receive $8,000 in Amazon gift cards (“GC”), two (2) VIP+ tickets to attend the Event, and a Tax Gross-Up Payment (as defined below) for $2,000 which may be used to assist with the tax obligations on the prize package. The total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the first prize package is $11,698.
2nd Prizes (25): Twenty five (25) second prize winners will each receive a 2-day VIP ticket to the Event. The ARV of each second prize package is $499.
3rd Prizes (50): Fifty (50) third prize winners will each receive a 2-day general admission ticket to the Event. The ARV of each second prize package is $259.
Please Note: No air or ground transportation and accommodations will be provided by Sponsor for any prize and will be each winner’s sole responsibility.
First prize winner must have or will need to create an Amazon.com account in order to redeem the GC. The GC may only be used for purchases of eligible goods on Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. The GC cannot be redeemed for the purchase of another GC. Except as required by law, the GC cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. To redeem or view a GC balance, visit “Your Account” on Amazon.com. Amazon is not responsible if any GC is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission. If the GC is lost or stolen, it will not be replaced. See http://www.amazon.com/gc-legal for complete terms and conditions. The GC is issued by ACI Gift Cards LLC, a Washington corporation. No expiration date or service fees.
Sponsor will also provide the first prize winner with a single cash payment in the form of a check, which is intended to assist the first prize winner with any federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the first prize (the “Tax Gross-Up Payment”). The Tax Gross-Up Payment will be computed based upon the ARV of the Prize and assuming the winner’s combined tax rate for all federal, state and other tax obligations related to the Prize is 20%. The first prize winner’s actual tax liabilities related to the prize could exceed the Tax Gross-Up Payment.
Prizes will be fulfilled by Sponsor. If you are selected as a potential winner, Sponsor will use the information you submit in connection with this Competition to fulfill the prize. The first 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. The total ARV of all prizes combined: $37,023.
Winners 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, hotel accommodations, food and beverages, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, baggage costs, telephone charges, excursions, travel insurance, upgrades, and any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by winners 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.
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. 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 consistent with the revised Event date.
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). Limit one prize per person throughout the Competition Period.
First prize winner will 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 winners. 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 winners are 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.
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.
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 protected] Sponsor's Privacy Notice can be reviewed at: https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/.
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 first prize winner will, and the potential second and third prize winners may 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 Competition points.
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 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.
WINNERS’ NAMES. After the winners are confirmed, the winners’ names will be posted at https://pages.intersect.aws/referral-program-terms-conditions.html until November 16, 2019.
SPONSOR. Amazon Web Services, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210.