Contest rules for the Engineering Investigations competition that runs until May 1, 2011
Engineering Investigations OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The Engineering Investigations Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media LLC, 600 Community Drive, Manhasset, New York 11030 (“UBM” or “Sponsor”) and Tektronix, 14150 SW Karl Braun Drive, P.O. Box 500, Beaverton, OR 97077(“Sponsor”), (collectively “Sponsors”) . The Contest is governed by these Official Rules, as well as by the laws of the State of New York and applicable United States federal law, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering the Contest, each entrant (the “Entrant”) agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsors, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the contest. The Contest is being run in connection with UBM’s web site located at : http://new.eetimes.com/electrical-engineer-community (the “Web Site”) and is therefore also governed by UBM’s Terms of Service and Privacy Statement, as well as other policies pertaining to the UBM Web Site. These Official Rules will govern any conflict between any of the Web Site policies and these Official Rules. The Web Site policies may be viewed on the Web Site.
HOW TO ENTER:
EE Times Group will accept articles for our Engineering Investigations blog (the “Entries”). Entries should be 1,000 words or fewer, and describe a memorable experience the entrant (the “Entrant”) has had in solving an engineering problem at work or in the Entrant’s spare time. Entries should describe how the Entrant sifted through clues and evidence, analyzed findings, and identified the source of the problem.
To be considered a qualified Entry, an Entry must:
- Be no more than 1,000 words
- Be an original work that has not been published elsewhere
- Describe a real-world engineering investigation
- Be technically accurate and accessible to an audience of engineers
- Be grammatically correct
- Be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries will be judged on creativity and relevance to the engineering community at large. The Entries will be judged by a panel of EE Times Group Editors.
The Contest is begins on April 5, 2011 at 12:00 a.m. EDT and ends on May 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Entries may be submitted to email@example.com. Winning contest Entries will be posted on the EE Times Group Web Site.
One winner will be selected from all eligible Entries who enter the Contest either by internet or by mail. The potential winners will be notified by mail, email and/or telephone on or about June 15, 2011. The odds of winning are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.
Winners will be required to respond to the prize notification within the time specified in the notification and may be required to: (1) provide his or her full mailing address for the purpose of receiving the prize(s), which address must be within the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico) or Canada (excluding Quebec); (2) sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and, where lawful, a publicity release, upon Sponsor’s request; (3) verify his or her social security number or other taxpayer identification number; and (4) take possession of the prize(s) in the manner specified by Sponsor. In addition, selected Canadian entrants must first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill testing question administered by telephone in order to claim a prize. If the above requirements are not met, the prize(s) may be awarded to a replacement winner or winners drawn at random from the pool of remaining eligible entries. The replacement winner(s) will need to satisfy all of the requirements of these Official Rules. This process will be repeated until the prize(s) are awarded in full.
Tektronix MSO2024 digital oscilloscope
Approximate retail value: $4215.00
One (1) Prize will be awarded to the winner. In the event of unavailability of a stated prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute items of equal or greater value. Prizes are not transferable, exchangeable, or redeemable for cash. Reporting and payment of any federal, state, provincial, local, VAT, or other taxes, fees, customs, duties, insurance, or other amounts owed in connection with any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner(s). Winner(s) will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and grant permission to use his/her name and likeness for advertising and promotion (without further compensation) within 21 days of notification or alternate winner(s) will be selected. (Tennessee residents need not complete and return a publicity release.)
EACH PRIZE IS GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSOR “AS-IS.” SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
This Contest is offered and open only to legal residents of the United States of America (excluding Puerto Rico), and Canada, who: are 18 years or older at the time of entry, have access to the Internet on or before April 5, 2011 and who submit a qualified Entry between April 5, 2011 at 12:00 a.m. EDT and before May 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsors, and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, public relations, and promotion agencies, Webmasters/suppliers and members of the immediate family (spouse, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household (whether or not related) of any said employee, officer or director are ineligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited.
Only one (1) entry via any means of entry per person, e-mail address, or household is permitted. Late, incomplete, computer-generated script, or other automated entries are not eligible and are void. In addition, entries that have been tampered with or altered are not eligible and are void. Entries made on the Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, a potential winner may be required to provide proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potentially winning entry. It is the sole responsibility of each entrant to notify Sponsors in the event of a change in e-mail address or other contact information. Sponsors are not responsible for network, modem, or other equipment failures or for incomplete, garbled, or delayed entries, however caused.
Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant that Sponsors determine: (1) has tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Web Site; (2) has acted in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy or harass Sponsors or any other person or entity; (3) has not satisfied all of the requirements for entry in the contest; or (4) to be otherwise ineligible under, or otherwise in violation of, these Official Rules. Any attempt by an entrant to commit any of the above acts of misconduct may be a violation of civil or criminal law and Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
LIABILITY/TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By entering, each entrant releases and holds harmless Sponsors, any manufacturer or supplier of any prize, any other persons or entities involved in the contest, each of its and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, from any responsibility or liability whatsoever arising out of or resulting from: (1) entry or participation in the contest; (2) the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize; (3) any violation by such entrant of these Official Rules or applicable laws; (4) any incorrect or inaccurate entry of information including, but not limited to as a result of technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof; (5) entry materials that have been tampered with, or entries that are illegible, late, lost, damaged, postage due or misdirected; (6) any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any material in connection with the contest; and (7) any conditions arising from events beyond Sponsors’ reasonable control.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, NEITHER SPONSORS NOR ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PARTY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED.
By entering, each entrant grants to Sponsors the right to use and publish such entrant’s name, state of residence, and any other information in any winning entry both online and in print, in connection with the contest, without additional compensation, except to the extent prohibited by law. In addition, by entering, each Entrant consents to the use of their names and likeness for advertising and/or promotional and/or marketing purposes without additional compensation. (A Tennessee resident consents to the use of his name and likeness only if such Tennessee resident expressly consents to such use.) Sponsors reserve the right to use any information provided by entrants in connection with the Contest in any manner permitted by these Official Rules or the Web Site policies.
Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest at any time for any reason, including but not limited to any reason that affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the contest. Such reasons included but are not limited to fraud, tampering, unauthorized access, infections by computer virus, bugs, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors. Should the Contest ever be terminated prior to awarding of the prize(s), Sponsors will announce an alternate means of awarding the prize(s) on the Web Site.
Nothing contained in these Official Rules or in any of the Contest materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsors of any prize manufacturers or suppliers or other third party, product, or service.
For the name of the prize winner(s), available after June 15, 2011, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media LLC
Engineering Investigations Contest
Cambridge, MA 02141
Attn: Karen Field
Requests must be received by June 15, 2011. Questions regarding the Contest may be directed to Karen Field at EE Times Group at Karen.Field@ubm.com