FORZA FUEL CHALLENGE
OFFICIAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
These are the official rules that govern how the Forza Fuel contest promotion will operate. This promotion will be simply referred to as the "Contest" throughout the rest of these rules. In these rules, "Microsoft", "we", "our", and "us" refer to Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited. "You," "yourself" refers to an eligible Contest entrant. “The Promoter” is Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland For the purposes hereof, “Territory” shall mean: United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany.
Subject to the requirements set forth in Section 6 below, the Contest is open to anyone residing in the Territory who is 18 years of age or older (the "Required Age") at the time of entry and who has not been judicially impeded from acting on its own, and who has access to an Xbox One console as of 26 August 2015. Proof of age, identity and place of residence may be required and requested. Employees of Microsoft (which includes, without limitation, its directors, executive officers, agents and consultants), or its affiliates and subsidiaries are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, and spouse and life partners). You are also not eligible if you were or are involved in any part of the administration or execution of this Contest. Please note that this Contest is void outside of the Territory and wherever else prohibited by law.
When entering into this Contest, you will be requested to accept fully and unconditionally these Terms and Conditions and to agree to be bound by them.
4. STATEMENT OF AGE
By entering into this Contest, you are stating that you are of the Required Age to participate in the Contest.
5. ENTRY PERIOD
The Demo Hot Lap Challenge Contest runs from 00:01 BST on 1st September 2015 and closes at 11:59 BST on 6th September 2015 inclusive (the “Promotional Period”). Entries received outside of the Promotional Period will not be considered.
The Wild Card Challenge Contest runs from 11:00 BST on 7th September 2015 and closes at 11:59 BST on 8th September 2015 inclusive (the “Promotional Period”). Entries received outside of the Promotional Period will not be considered.
6. TO ENTER
(a) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To enter into the Demo Hot Lap Challenge Contest, you must:
- Visit http://www.xbox.com/forzafuel or the Forza Fuel experience on an Xbox One between 1st September 2015 at 00:01 BST and 6th September 2015 at 11:59 inclusive and join a team using Xbox Live account.
- Be an Xbox LIVE member whose account, at the time of entry and up to the closing date in Section 5 above, has not been suspended or terminated. If you do not have a free Xbox LIVE account, which you will need to Enter into this Contest, you will need to create one at the following address: https://live.xbox.com/en-GB/Flows/AccountCreation/EmailInformation.aspx ;
- Download the Forza Motorsport 6 demo, complete the career mode to unlock the Rivals Challenge and then race the Forza Fuel Hot Lap within the Rivals Challenge, locatable from the main menu
To enter into the Wild Card Challenge Contest, you must:
- Submit a competition entry on Facebook or Twitter in the form of a video, photo or written submission in response to a content creation challenge set by Xbox between 11:00 BST 7th September 2015 and 11:59 BST 8th September 2015 inclusive.
- Entrants that satisfy the entry requirement will be eligible to enter into these Contests. Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted for both the Demo Hot Lap and Wild Card Challenge. An entry is qualified by the following: the entrant must complete the hot lap challenge and can participate as many times as they like but only their fastest time will be recorded as an entry, provide the required personal information and submit or take part in the wild card challenge by submitting a competition entry
(b) CONTEST DESCRIPTION
This is a combination of a skill-based and chance-based Contest of which 4 winners will be determined from each participating country. The object of this Contest is to determine the 2 fastest hot lap challenges in each participating country, 1 winner randomly selected from all eligible entries in the hot lap challenge in each participating country or to win the wild card challenge by submitting a competition entry which will be independently judged in each participating country to determine 1 winner
DEMO HOT LAP CHALLENGE
Fans must download the free Forza Motorsport 6 marketplace demo (available via the Xbox Store on Xbox.com or Xbox One) and complete the hot lap challenge between 1st September 11:59 BST (or as soon as the demo is available in the Xbox Store) and 6th September 23:59 BST.
Fans can take the hot lap challenge as many times as they like within the qualifying period with their fastest lap time accepted only.
The fastest 2 individual fans from each participating country will be deemed as winners with 7 runners up selected should the winners not be available for the finale event.
In addition, 1 winner plus 3 runners up from each participating country who also took part in the hot lap challenge within the promotional period will also be selected at random by an independent adjudicator.
Fans who win the demo hot lap challenge and wild card challenge will receive a trip to Circuit of the Americas, Texas, USA from Friday 18th September to Monday 21st September 2015.
The 4 winning fans from each qualifying country (20 total) will take part in a Forza Motorsport 6 challenge, broadcast live on Twitch, to find the overall fastest Forza Motorsport 6 driver.
Everyone who registered for the country that the driver represents will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 10 copies of Forza Motorsport 6. These winners will be determined by a random draw by an independent adjudicator. Residents of Canada selected as winner in any random drawing will be required to answer a timed skills question without mechanical assistance to be administered at a mutually convenient time to claim a prize.
In addition every fan who registers for the Forza Fuel challenge during the demo challenge period and goes on to buy Forza Motorsport 6 (by 8th October 2015) will be eligible to receive an exclusive Forza Motorsport 6 livery. This will be automatically deposited to the account of the entrants that meet the qualifying criteria on or around Wednesday 14th October by 08:00 BST. Limit one per person and per Xbox LIVE account.
WILD CARD CHALLENGE
Fans will also be offered a chance to fill a wild card space on each market team. The Xbox influencers will set a content creation challenge for their fans between 7th September 11:00 BST and 8th September 23:59 BST. Fans will be challenged to prove their worth on Twitter and Facebook by responding to the challenge “Have you got what it takes to be my #ForzaChallenge team wildcard? Show me why you deserve a place in my squad”. Fans can enter by sharing videos, images and more to earn their place, either by showing their skills on the track in-game or proving their team loyalty. Fans must follow instructions set by the influencer using the requested hashtag for entry. Entries will be judged based on a set criteria of creativity, originality and enthusiasm and 1 winner plus 5 runners up in each participating country will be determined by Wednesday 9th September to join the influencer’s team in each market for the finale.
For the purpose of this Contest, content you create and submit in the Contest will be called an “entry.” All eligible entries received will be judged using the criteria described in Section 9 below to determine winners.
We will automatically disqualify: any incomplete or illegible entry; OR any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described below; OR any entrant whose entry (in the reasonable belief of the Promoter) is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who (in the reasonable belief of the Promoter) tampers with the entry process or is otherwise involved in any way in manipulating, interfering or tampering with this promotion or engages in any un-sportsman-like or dishonest conduct of any kind. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter absolute discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
(d) ENTRY LIMIT
The use of automated devices to enter this Contest is prohibited. The Promoter is not responsible for lost, corrupted, illegible or delayed entries or for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry. Only one (1) submission per eligible member per Promotional Period will be accepted as an entry (for avoidance of doubt, the maximum number of entries in the Contest per eligible member is one (1)). Further submissions will not be counted as entries. No purchase necessary. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence). We will only accept one (1) entry per person (same first and last name) and email address / Xbox LIVE account. An entrant may use only one (1) email address/Xbox LIVE account to enter into the Promotion.
7. ELIGIBLE ENTRIES:
WILD CARD CHALLENGE:
To be eligible for judging, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements: must demonstrate what it takes to be a #forzachallenge team wild card and show why you deserve a place in the influencer’s squad. Entries must be in the form of a video, image or written submission on Twitter or Facebook using the requested hashtag entry advised at the time of the challenge In addition, by submitting your entry into this Contest you confirm that, to the best of your knowledge:
8. USE OF YOUR ENTRY:
Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you:
Please note that following the end of this Contest your entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.
If you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this Contest.
9. SELECTION OF WINNERS
DEMO HOT LAP CHALLENGE
2 winners in each participating country will be determined based on the fastest hot lap challenge in the Forza Motorsport 6 marketplace demo.
This criteria is objective. Winners determination, which is final, non-appealable and binding, will be made shortly after the end of the Promotional Period.7 runner up entries will also be selected at the time of the Contest.
1 winner plus 3 runners up from each participating country who also took part in the hot lap challenge within the promotional period will be selected at random by an independent adjudicator.
WILD CARD CHALLENGE
Potential winner of the wild card challenge will be determined by a panel of qualified judges, Xbox influencers] whose names will be available on request, which will include at least one independent judge, and which will review all eligible entries received and select 1 winner based upon the following criteria, each to be weighted equally: Creativity, originality and enthusiasm. The decisions of these judges, which are subjective, are final, non-appealable and binding. The decision will be made on or around 9th September 2015 and will take place at 60 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, London, W1W at approximately 12pm BST. In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, the tie will be broken by an additional judge who will judge the tied entries based on the criteria listed above.5 entries will also be selected at the time of the Contest.
10. ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and the level of skill of each entrant. If there is a dispute regarding a potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter the Contest.
11. CONTACTING WINNERS
Attempts to contact the initial winner(s) will begin on 8th September using the email and / or telephone details provided at time of entry. Initial winner(s) will be asked to respond to an email sent to them from The NDL Group. This email will request the winner(s) acceptance of the prize and will include a time to respond by. If the email is not responded to within the period listed on the winner(s) notification messages, the winner(s) will forfeit his/her prize and an alternative winner [selected by the judges or chosen from the next ranking entry depending on whether they are a winner from the demo hot lap challenge or the wild card challenge] from one of the runner up entries will be contacted. Attempts will then be made to contact the first drawn runner up. It is your responsibility to respond, as a winner. We will not enter into discussion beyond this point. This process will continue using appropriately drawn runner up details until attempts to contact the second runner up are exhausted.
XBOX LIVERY FOR ALL ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS IN THE DEMO HOT LAP CHALLENGE
TRIP TO AUSTIN, TEXAS MAIN PRIZE
There will be 20 main prize(s) in total (4 prizes from each participating country). The prize(s) will be as follows:
Prize related terms and conditions
a) Flights will depart the UK from London Heathrow on Friday 18th September at 1155 arriving into Austin at 1605 and will depart Austin on Monday 21st September at 1810 arriving back at London Heathrow at 0925 on Tuesday 22nd September
b) Flights will depart France from Paris Charles De Gaulle on Friday 18th September at 0730 via London Heathrow arriving into Austin at 1605 and will depart Austin on Monday 21st September at 1810 arriving back at Paris Charles De Gaulle flying via London Heathrow at 1305 on Tuesday 22nd September.
c) Flights will depart Germany from Frankfurt on Friday 18th September at 0730 flying via London Heathrow arriving into Austin at 1605 and will depart Austin on Monday 21st September at 1810 arriving back at Frankfurt via London Heathrow at 1335 on Tuesday 22nd September
d) Flights from the US and Canada are subject to availability and will take place on Friday 18th September returning on Monday 21st September
e) Hotel stay is based on 20 people enjoying sole occupancy rooms with ensuite bathroom on a bed and breakfast basis.
f) For all US trips, UK, French and German passport holders must hold a valid ESTA (electronic tourist visa) from the US Embassy, which can be applied for a minimum of 72 hours prior to travel. Anyone not holding a valid ESTA will be deported from the US upon arrival without exception. It is the winner’s responsibility to comply with the ESTA visa requirements of the United States of America. Approval is at the discretion of the US Embassy and the Promoter cannot be held responsible for this being rejected.
g) Travel insurance is subject to normal terms of acceptance. Pre-existing medical conditions may not be covered. No age restrictions apply. Should the Promoter’s appointed agency be unable to purchase travel insurance on the winners behalf, the winner will be reimbursed fully for purchasing their own travel insurance.
h) Flight extras are not included in the prize (flight extras include, but are not limited to, on board meals and drinks) and any costs or expenses not expressly included pursuant to these terms and conditions including without limitation, excess baggage, car parking charges, excursions, and attractions will be the sole responsibility of the winner.
i) The winner is solely responsible for any additional charges incurred at the hotel during their stay, including, without limitation, costs of meals, drinks, additional nights and services together with related taxes.
FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 GAME PRIZES
10 copies of Forza Motorsport 6 will be awarded to 10 winners at the end of the promotion. Everyone who registered for the country that the ultimate winning driver in Austin represents will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 10 copies of Forza Motorsport 6. These winners will be determined by a random draw by an independent adjudicator.
o The winner is not available to travel on dates specified by the Promoter as set out in clause 12(a);
o The proper travel documents are not obtained by the winner by a date specified by Promoter;
o If any immigration complications arise which prevent the winner from entering, leaving or travelling to Austin, Texas, US; and
o The winner must not have any medical, legal or any other reason that would prevent them from accepting the prize.
Whilst participating in the prize, the winner must not: be drunk, intoxicated, under the influence of drugs, underage, be abusive, threatening, make or incite racial abuse, chant, use offensive language, make obscene gestures, throw items, behave anti-socially, carry laser pens, bring animals, carry offensive weapons or illegal substances, carry candles, climb any structure, make excessive noise, offer any item for sale, damage the venue or smoke.
You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable or if it is unlawful to supply the prize to you in terms of the laws of your country of residence, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and
13. WINNERS LIST
You hereby grant Microsoft Corporation and its affiliates the right to publish your Xbox LIVE Gamertag in online and offline media for this Contest, in case you are a winner. The eventual winner may be requested (which request you may decline) to participate in further publicity or advertising without remuneration, which may include the use of their [Xbox LIVE Gamertag] for advertising and publicity purposes. Prize winners’ names will be available for a three month period from the day of winners’ selection by writing to the following address: The Forza Fuel Contest, Microsoft Limited. Microsoft Campus, Xbox Member Engagement Team, Building 3, Floor 3, Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire, England. RG1 6WG.
14. POSSIBLE REIMBURSEMENT:
You may seek to claim reimbursement costs of your entry by posting your claim with full details of the costs of connection together with a copy of your bill to the address below, provided the participants have incurred an identified cost related to their participation in this Forza Fuel challenge. Forza Fuel challenge Reimbursements, Microsoft Limited, Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, United Kingdom.
These Terms and Conditions, the conduct of this Contest and the interpretation and enforcement of these Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the participant’s country of residence. Nothing herein shall deprive you of any more favourable terms that could apply to you under the laws of the participant’s country of residence. For residents of Great Britain only: The provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to this agreement.
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 Contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest. 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 Contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Contest. If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek compensation from you for any losses that we incur as a result of your actions to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Contests, so please play fairly.
Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Participants in this Contest agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this Contest. The foregoing shall apply in the event your data or your entry is not received or lost by Microsoft. Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or arising out of fraud. The provisions of this Section shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation applicable in your country of residence and in the country where the data controller is located. Entrants to the Contest will not be added to any database list. They will however be contacted on the email address or phone number supplied within 7 days following the selection to be advised if they were successful. This time period will begin again each time Microsoft attempts to contact a new potential winner. Microsoft’s Privacy Statement located at http://privacy.microsoft.com/enGB/default.mspx will apply to this Contest and to all information that we receive from your entry. Please read the Privacy Statement on the Contest entry page before accepting these Terms and Conditions and submitting your entry. Please note that by accepting these Terms and Conditions you are also accepting the terms of the Privacy Statement.
The personal data relating to entrants shall be mandatorily required to enter this Contest. Refusal by entrants shall impede entry into this Contest. The data will be temporary used by Microsoft Corporation and its affiliates and by any of its representative or employees for the use and purposes to run the Contest as provided in these Terms and Conditions. Entrants may have the right to exercise their rights of access, cancelation of their data in: The Forza Fuel Contest, Microsoft Limited, Microsoft Campus, Xbox Member Engagement Team, Building 3, Floor 3, Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire, England. RG1 6WG.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this Contest or these Terms and Conditions. In the event of a dispute, the Promoter’s decision shall be final in all respects on all entrants.
Inquiries and/or complaints related to the Contest can be made to Xbox Consumer Care by visiting http://support.xbox.com/contact-us?xr=shellnav#2 : These Terms and Conditions can be obtained at http://www.xbox.com/forzafuel/terms