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This document describes the official rules (“Rules”) of the Firefox 3 T-Shirt Design Contest organized by the Mozilla Corporation, (the "Contest"). The object of this contest is to show off your creativity and promote the many benefits of Firefox in your design for the Contest. The winning design will be printed as the official Firefox 3 T-shirt and sold in the Mozilla Store as an exclusive item. Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of these Rules. To the extent of any inconsistency, these Rules prevail.
"Entry" means a design created by the Entrant for this Contest.
"Entrant" means the individual or group of individuals that offers the Entry under the terms of this Contest.
"Sponsor" means the Mozilla Corporation located at 1981 Landings Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043.
Participation constitutes the Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Rules. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these Rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Entrant and the Sponsor in relation to the Contest. They govern the Entrant's participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Entrant and the Sponsor and relating to the Contest.
The Contest is open only to individuals who are at least 18 years of age (or 20 years of age in the case of Japan). Contest is void in Brazil, Puerto Rico, Province of Quebec (Canada), and where prohibited by law. Residents of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Cuba, Syria, North Korea and Union of Myanmar are not eligible to participate. Residents of the United States between the ages of 13 and 17 years old are eligible to participate in the Contest but will be required to submit a signed parental consent form in order to collect any prizes won. Employees and contractors of Mozilla Corporation and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising agencies, and families, and persons living in the same household as such employees or contractors, are not eligible to participate. This Contest is governed by the laws of the State of California, United States. The Contest is subject to all applicable, as the case may be, national, federal, provincial, state and local laws.
When any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the parties nevertheless agree that the Court should endeavor to give effect to the intentions of the parties as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of these Rules remain in full force and effect.
6. CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest begins at 3:01 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)/11:01 PM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on Tuesday February 19, 2008 and ends 11:59 PM PST on Sunday March 16th/6:59 AM GMT Monday March 17th. Sponsor may in its sole discretion cancel or postpone the Contest.
7. HOW TO ENTER
To enter the Contest, the Entrant must go to www.spreadfirefox.com/tcontest and follow the instructions on that page, including joining the “FF3 T-Shirt Design Contest” group on Flickr™. There is no fee to enter the Contest.
Entries must be submitted online by 11:59 PM PST on Sunday March 16, 2008. Each Entrant must be the named and authorized account holder of the email address submitted in connection with that Entrant's Entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entries submitted will not be returned or acknowledged.
Without limiting any representations or warranties, the Sponsor has the right (though not the obligation) to, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, reject or remove from the Sponsor's websites, servers and computer systems any Entry that, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, violates these Rules or any applicable Sponsor policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant or Entry at the Sponsor's sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into regarding Sponsor’s decision.
8. SUBMISSION CRITERIA
Entrant may submit more than one design, but only one submission can qualify to the second round, whether Entrant submitted the Entries as an individual, a member of a group, or both. All Entries must meet specific design criteria to be accepted into the contest: (a) all designs must be created using a scalable vector graphics (“SVG”) program such as Adobe® Illustrator® or Inkscape (an open source SVG program); (b) the image should be designed to be printed on the front of the T-shirt only and fitted within a max area of 10” x 10” (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm). The design should not cover the sleeves or the seams; (c) save your file as a JPG or PNG image and upload it into your Flickr account; (d) tag the image with the phrase “FF3 Tcontest” so that it can be searched and placed into a public image gallery; (e) become a member of the Flickr group “FF3 T-Shirt Design Contest” (the “Group”), and add your design to the image pool. Submitted photos to this contest specific Group will be placed in a public image gallery for review; (f) photos uploaded into the Group will qualify as a submission and will be reviewed by the Sponsor’s team; and (g) make sure your Flickr account is linked to an active email address as this is the only means of contacting the finalists. Further information as to the technical requirements and guidelines of the design submission is located at www.spreadfirefox.com/tcontest. Submission deadline is 11:59 PM PST, Sunday March 16, 2008.
There will be five (5) winners, one (1) first place winner, four (4) runners-up.
The First Place Winner will receive (i) recognition for designing the Firefox 3 T-shirt featured in the Mozilla Store; (ii) a free Firefox 3 T-shirt with the winning design; and (iii) $250 (US) gift voucher to Amazon.com.
The four (4) runners-up will each receive (i) a free Firefox 3 T-shirt with the winning design; and (ii) a $50 (US) gift voucher to Amazon.com.
The prizes are non-transferable and no substitution by winner or cash equivalent is permitted. The Sponsor may substitute prize for one of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. Only one prize will be awarded to an Entrant. Please note that if the winner is a group of individuals, then the group will share the above-stated prize. A prize will not be given to each member of the group. The winner will be responsible for all federal, provisional, state, local and other applicable taxes relating to the prize.
10. JUDGING AND SELECTION OF WINNER
First Round Judging. All Entries will be judged and scored by an internal Sponsor team. The judging panel will select the top five (5) designs based on the following judging criteria: (a) Concept/Originality; (b) Effective Communication of brand and Firefox 3; (c) Completeness of design; (d) Visibility; (e) Legality and Feasibility. More detailed information about each of the above-mentioned criteria will be available throughout the Contest at www.spreadfirefox.com/tcontest. The top five (5) designs selected (the “Finalists”) will be selected on or around Wednesday March 19, 2008. Sponsor will contact the Finalists (using their Flickr account) to submit the high-resolution SVG design files via email. The high-resolution SVG design files must be received within five (5) days of the date of notification, otherwise the chance to go to the second round of judging will be forfeited, and the Entrant having the next highest score will be deemed to be a Finalist. All Finalists will be subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Rules, will be required to sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility (or equivalent if outside the USA), liability/publicity release within five (5) days of the date of notification, otherwise the chance to go to the second round of judging will be forfeited, and the Entrant having the next highest score will be deemed to be a Finalist. If a Finalist is a group as opposed to one (1) individual, each member of the group must sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the timeframe stated above or the chance to go to the second round of judging will be forfeited and an alternative Finalist will be notified. The Finalists will go to the second round of judging.
Second Round Judging. On or around Monday March 24, 2008. The Finalists will be posted online at store.mozilla.org/ for public voting. Voting is worldwide and open to everyone. Voting will close seven (7) days after the date & time voting begins. In case of a tie, Sponsor shall decide the winner. Winners will be notified on or around Tuesday April 1, 2008. In the event of non-compliance with any of the Rules, that Finalist’s prize will be forfeited. If the disqualified Finalist is the First Prize winner, the Entrant having the next highest score will be deemed the first place winner. If a Finalist is disqualified, prizes only will be awarded to the remaining Finalists and no additional Finalists will be chosen from the submissions.
The decisions of the judging panel are final on all matters relating to the Contest and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the judging panel’s decision.
11. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
By participating in the Contest, the Entrant warrants and represents, and if you are entering as a group each person within the group represents and warrants, in connection with the Entry submitted as part of his/her participation in the Contest: (a) he/she is the sole and exclusive owner of (and free of any adverse claim by any person, firm, or corporation) all intellectual property rights in and to the Entry; (b) the Entry is original and the use of the Entry as described in these Rules will not infringe the proprietary rights, including without limitation the intellectual property rights, of any third party; (c) the use of the Entry, as described in these Rules, will be in compliance with any third-party licenses pertaining to the Entry; (d) the Entry is not obscene or libelous, does not contain defamatory or derogatory remarks, and does not violate any rights of any third party, including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity; (e) he/she has accurately categorized and described the type and nature of the Entry on the Entry Page; (f) the Entry does not contain any virus, spyware, malware, trap door, worm, or any other device, mechanism or code that is injurious or damaging to software or hardware used in conjunction with the Entry; (g) the Entry and its use as described in these Rules will not violate any federal, provincial, state or local laws or ordinances; (h) no employer or educational or other establishment has any rights in the Entry; (i) the Entry is consistent with these Rules; and (j) he/she has the right to grant the license to Sponsor and its designees in Section 12 below.
12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Any submission idea, documentation, photograph or video entered in this Contest shall remain the exclusive property of Sponsor and Entrant agrees that Sponsor and its designees shall have the perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable right to edit, publish and use these materials in any way and in any and all media now or hereafter known for trade, advertising, promotional and/or other purposes as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion without further consideration to Entrant or winner. The Entrant agrees to assign all rights, title and interest in to the submission, including copyright, to Sponsor and waives his/her moral rights in the submission. In the case of Entrants who are Australian residents, Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act which may otherwise infringe the Entrant’s moral rights (as defined in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)).
13. AUTHORIZATION TO USE WINNER'S NAME
Accepting the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to make public and otherwise use winner's name, voice, picture, likeness, opinions, biographical information, city and country of residence, and submitted work without further compensation in any media now known or hereafter developed for promotional and/or publicity purposes, unless prohibited by law. Each winner also agrees to participate in and cooperate with any promotional activity and/or publicity relating to the contest as the Sponsor shall reasonably request from time to time.
14. INDEMNITY; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By participating in the Contest, the Entrant agrees to be bound by these Rules, including all eligibility requirements and all decisions of the Sponsor. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Sponsor and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, contractors, contributors, subsidiaries, licensors, distributors, and parent from any and all liability, claims, or actions of any kind, including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury, and/or death, arising out of his/her (i) breach of any representation, warranty or covenant contained in these Rules; or (ii) participation in the Contest; (iii) acceptance and/or use or misuse of any prize in connection with the Contest; or (iv) any third party claim relating to any rights in any design submitted.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, THE ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATING TO THE CONTEST AND/OR THE PRIZES.
By participating in the Contest, the Entrant agrees that the Sponsor is not responsible, and will in no event be held liable, for any: (a) lost, late, illegible, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, corrupted or garbled entries; (b) telephone, computer, or network malfunction or error; (c) communication disruption or other disruptions related to Internet traffic, virus, bug, worm, or non-authorized intervention; or (d) damage caused by a computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from Entrant's access of the Contest website. If such malfunction, error, disruption, or damage occurs or impairs the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the Contest, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend, modify or terminate the Contest by posting a notice at www.spreadfirefox.com/tcontest. If the Contest is terminated before the scheduled end of the Contest Period, the Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest, or whom the Sponsor believes to be causing or attempting or intending to cause any malfunction, error, disruption, or damage will be disqualified. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any unauthorized entries, including, without limitation, or any entries made through robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar multiple-entry, or entry duplication, method and to disqualify any person or entity using such a method.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, AND ONLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, THE ENTRANT AGREES THAT IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR OR ANY SPONSOR ENTITY BE LIABLE TO ENTRANTS OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS OR NATURE OF THE CLAIM, RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE CONTEST OR THE ENTRANT'S PARTICIPATION THEREIN, EVEN IF THE SPONSOR OR A SPONSOR ENTITY WERE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ALSO NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, THE ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN NO EVENT WILL THE LIABILITY OF THE SPONSOR OR ANY SPONSOR ENTITY RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE CONTEST OR THE ENTRANT'S PARTICIPATION THEREIN EXCEED THE GREATER OF US$1,000 OR ANY OTHER AMOUNTS PAID BY THE ENTRANT TO ENTER INTO THE CONTEST. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO THE ENTRANT. IN THE EVENT THAT THE PRECEDING RELEASE IS DETERMINED BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE INVALID OR VOID FOR ANY REASON, THE ENTRANT AGREES THAT, BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, (I) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OR ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; AND (II) ANY CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THE CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEY'S FEES.
For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent that English law applies, nothing in these Rules shall limit or exclude either party's liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or any other liability to the extent such liability cannot be excluded or limited as a matter of law.
16. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
The names Mozilla, Firefox, as well as the Mozilla logo and Firefox logo are all registered trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation. Any use of those or any other Sponsor (or Mozilla Foundation) trade mark, service mark, trade name or logo must comply with the Mozilla Trademark Policies.
17. INTERPRETATION, GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION
Interpretation. In the case of any dispute about the interpretation of the Rules, Sponsor’s decision as to the interpretation shall be final and Entrant shall be bound by Sponsor’s decision.
Governing Law. The interpretation and enforcement of these Rules will be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, except to the extent required to be governed by the local law in the place of residence of Entrant. In relation to residents of the United Kingdom, in the event that the laws of the State of California do not apply, English law shall apply. The Entrant and the Sponsor agree to the extent permitted by law to submit all disputes arising out of or relating to these Rules or the Contest to, and hereby waive any objection to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of, the state and federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California. Subject to Section 5 above, if necessary any provision of these Rules that is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction shall be deemed to be struck out from these Rules. Entries by Entrants who are residents of Brazil, Puerto Rico, Province of Quebec, Canada, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Cuba, Syria, North Korea and Union of Myanmar shall not be valid.
18. NAME OF WINNER
For the names of the winners and/or the judges send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "FIREFOX 3 T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST Winner List", attn: Mozilla Contests, 1981 Landings Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043. Requests must be received (not just postmarked) by Wednesday April 30, 2008.
The Entrant agrees that the ability to participate in the Contest and to compete for the prizes offered in connection with the Contest constitute, where required, sufficient consideration for the Entrant's obligations under these Rules.
Please retain a copy of these Rules for your records.
- This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
- Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
- Accepted safety levels: Safe