FM4 PORSCHE EXPANSION SWEEPSTAKES

 MICROSOFT FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 PORSCHE EXPANSION SWEEPSTAKES 

OFFICIAL RULES 

  

COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES: 

  

These are the official rules that govern how the Microsoft Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Sweepstakes promotion will operate (the “Sweepstakes”). 

  

In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of this Contest.  “You” refers to an eligible Contest entrant.   

  

Governing Law: This Sweepstakes is hosted in the United States, and entry information is collected on computers in the United States. This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes. If you do not agree with this provision and these Official Rules, please do not enter this Sweepstakes. 

  

WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?   

  

This Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on May 7, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on May 21, 2012 (“Entry Period”).  The Entry Period consists of 15 separate daily Prize Periods.  Each Prize Period will start at 12:01 am PT and end at 11:59 pm PT each day during the Entry Period.  Each Prize Period will have two drawing periods as further described below.   

  

Please visit http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ or other world time database to determine local time.   

  

CAN I ENTER? 

  

You are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at time entry: 

  

You are an Xbox LIVE gold or free member in good standing and are  18 years of age or older; and 

  

  

You are NOT a resident of any of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. (U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries / regions are not eligible to participate).  

  

You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and 

  

You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and 

  

You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest. 

  

This Contest is void within the geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.  

  

  

HOW DO I ENTER? 

  

To enter you must have a Twitter account.  Twitter accounts are free; visit Twitter.com to register.   

  

During the Entry Period, log into your Twitter account.  If you are not already, you must become a follower of Twitter feed @Turn10Studios to receive the Sweepstakes message.     

  

At 8 a.m. PT and 1 p.m. PT each day, a new message will be posted by @Turn10Studios. You must re-tweet the message by the following deadlines to enter each drawing:   

  

You will receive one Sweepstakes entry in the morning drawing when you re-tweet that morning’s message by [11 a.m. PT. 

  

You will receive one Sweepstakes entry in the afternoon drawing when you re-tweet that afternoon’s message by 4 p.m. PT. 

  

messages.  Each re-tweet must include the hashtags #forza4 #porsche to be eligible for entry.  

  

Limit one entry per person and Twitter account per drawing.  You may not create multiple Twitter accounts to fraudulently gain more entries than the entry limit.  

  

We are not responsible for that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.  

  

We will automatically disqualify: 

  

Any incomplete or illegible entry; and 

Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above. 

                                                                                                

WINNER SELECTION / PRIZES 

  

Immediately following each morning and afternoon deadline, we will randomly select one (1) winner from among all eligible entries received to win one of the following prizes: 

  

(22) Morning Prize: A download code for the Porsche Expansion Pack Approximate Retail Value each, US$20.  The prize will be available to winners following its commercial release to market.   

  

  

(22) Afternoon Prize: A Porsche branded merchandise item such as a ball cap, t-shirt, or other personal use items.  Specific items awarded each day will be determined by the Sponsor.  Approximate Retail Value each, US$35.   

  

Limit one morning and one afternoon prize per person during the Entry Period.  If you are a potential winner, we will notify you via Direct Message on Twitter to the account provided at time of entry within seven (7) days following the random drawing.  If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate, randomly selected winner.    

  

If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Sweepstakes. If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release within 10 days of notification.  If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf.  If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select an alternate, randomly selected winner. 

If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:  

  

If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:  

  

You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services.  However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and 

  

You may not designate someone else as the winner.  If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we may award an alternate randomly selected winner; and 

  

If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize; and 

  

If you are otherwise eligible for this Sweepstakes, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf; and 

  

Unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and / or terms and conditions.   

  

WHAT ARE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING?  

  

Your odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received.  

  

WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS ARE YOU AGREEING TO BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES? 

  

By entering this Sweepstakes you agree:  

  

To abide by these Official Rules; and 

  

To release and hold harmless Microsoft, and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won; and 

  

That Microsoft’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Sweepstakes; and 

  

That by accepting a prize, Microsoft may use of your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

  

WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE SWEEPSTAKES CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED? 

  

If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes.  This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes.  

  

If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Sweepstakes, so please play fairly. 

  

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO WON? 

  

We will post the names of winners who received a prize worth $25.00 or more online at http://www.forzamotorsport.net. This list will remain posted one month after May 31, 2012. 

  

WHO IS SPONSORING THIS CONTEST? 

  

Microsoft Corporation 

One Microsoft Way 

Redmond, WA 98052