OFFICIAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
These are the official rules (“Terms and Conditions”) that govern how the Area One Tour promotion will operate. This promotion will be simply referred to as the "Promotion" throughout the rest of these Terms and Conditions. In these rules, "Microsoft", "we", "our", and "us" refer to Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited. "You," "yourself", “your” refers to an eligible Promotion entrant. “The Promoter” is Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. When we refer to the “Territory” in these Terms and Conditions, we mean The United Kingdom. When entering into this Promotion, you should carefully read these Terms. By entering the Promotion you acknowledge, agree and accept these Terms and Conditions and will be bound by them.
The Promotion 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 capable of being bound by these Terms and Conditions. You must be able to prove your age, identity and place of residence to enter and will be required to provide your valid passport, driving licence or other government-issued identification if you are a winner. Employees of Microsoft (which includes, without limitation, its directors, executive officers, agents and consultants), or its affiliates and subsidiaries or any of its advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, and spouse and life partners) or government officials of the Territory. You are also not eligible if you were or are involved in any part of the administration or execution of this Promotion. Please note that this Promotion is void outside of the Territory and wherever else prohibited by law.
There are limited tickets and tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis. An application for a ticket does not guarantee that you will receive a ticket to the Area One Tour sessions. Except as expressly stated below, only one (1) entry per person is permitted.
If you received an email invitation as a Very Important Player, with unique codeXB1UK01, the following terms apply to you:
If you received an open invitation via the Xbox UK Facebook Page to register at http://area1-en.xboxonetour.com/, the following terms apply to you:
Entries received outside of the promotional period set out above will not be eligible to win a ticket to the Area One Tour session.
The odds of winning depend on how quickly you apply for a ticket once the promotional period has started.
Your entry will be deemed received by us when we first receive your entry on our servers. If more than one entry is received with the same time stamp and there are no further tickets available for the applicable Area One Tour session we will determine potential winners by a random prize draw conducted by or on behalf of the Promoter between the 20 November, 2013 and the 21 November, 2013 by an independent adjudicator.
(a) ENTRY REQUIREMENT
To enter into this Promotion, you must:
No purchase is necessary to enter this Promotion. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
We reserve the right to 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 conduct which is fraudulent, dishonest or not in the spirit of the Promotion. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter's absolute discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
(c) ENTRY LIMIT
The use of automated programs, software or other automated methods to enter this Promotion 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. 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). Other than as expressly stated above, we will only accept one (1) entry per person. An entrant may use only one (1) email address/Xbox LIVE account to enter into the Promotion. Further submissions will not be counted as entries.
Winners will be contacted using the email address they submitted with their entry. Winners will be contacted within 48 hours of the closing date of the relevant Promotion period.
If you are a winner, you must click on the link provided in the email to claim your e-ticket. You will receive your e-ticket by email within approximately 48 hours of clicking on the link in the winners’ notification email. The winners’ notification email cannot be used as a ticket for the Area One Tour session. If you do not click on this link within 48 hours of the winners notification email being sent to you, you will forfeit your ticket and an alternative winner will be chosen.
Each winner will receive one (1) ticket to the Area One Tour at a private location in London provided they click on the link in the winners’ notification email to claim their personal e-ticket. This ticket entitles the winner to attend one session of 3 hours at the Area One Tour and to bring one friend with them.
Winners will receive a ticket to one (1) of the three (3) sessions they had selected at the time of their entry. You will not be entitled to attend any other sessions.
The Area One Tour is a two day event split into six (6) separate sessions, taking place on 22 November 2013 – 23 November 2013 in London, where individuals can trial the Xbox One console and Xbox One games.
The prize is one (1) ticket to the Area One Tour session only. Winners will be responsible for travel to and from the Area One Tour and for all food, drinks, accommodation and expenses. You must bring your e-ticket and proof of identity (your valid passport, EU driving licence or government-issued ID showing your name and age) to the Area One Tour session. If you are bringing a friend with you they must be 18 years old or older and must bring proof of age (valid passport, EU driving licence or government-issued ID showing your name and age). If you don’t, you and your friend may be refused entry.
A fair use policy will apply during the Area One Tour sessions but Microsoft cannot guarantee the time that each winner will be able to play on an Xbox One console.
If you are a winner you may also be requested (which request you may decline) to participate in further publicity or advertising without remuneration. Prize winners’ names and the area where they live will be available for a three month period from the day of winners’ selection by writing to the following address: The Area One Tour Promotion, Microsoft Limited. Microsoft Campus, Xbox Member Engagement Team, Building 3, Floor 3, Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire, England. RG1 6WG.
These Terms and Conditions, the conduct of this Promotion 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 your country of residence.
These Terms and Conditions are a contract between you and Microsoft. No third party shall have a right to enforce its terms.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Promoter reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this Promotion and to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, affects the administration, fairness and /or integrity of this Promotion, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Promotion. 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 Promotion, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Promotion. If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Promotion 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 Promotions, 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 Promotion 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 non-use of a prize, or from participation or non-participation in this Promotion. 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 gross negligence, fraud or death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence. The provisions of this Section shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, without restricting your statutory rights.
Any personal information received as part of this Promotion will be used by Microsoft, its affiliates and its advertising and marketing agencies involved in this Promotion for the purpose of the administration of the Promotion and prize fulfilment only. Winners’ details may be used in winners’ list as further described at clause 7 above. Microsoft’s Privacy Statement located at http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/default.mspx will apply to this Promotion and to all information that we receive from your entry. Please read the Privacy Statement on the Promotion entry page before accepting these Terms and Conditions and submitting your entry. Please note that by accepting these Terms and Conditions you acknowledge and agree that you are also accepting the terms of the Privacy Statement.
You agree to release Facebook from any responsibility in relation to this prize. You acknowledge that the prize draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or in association with, Facebook. Any information provided by you is provided to Microsoft and not Facebook.
During the period of your stay at Xbox Area One, possible image and video recordings can be created by you, by Microsoft UK and / or its partners or mandated agencies. You hereby give your consent that the finished image and video recordings or reproductions of these images may be used in unmodified form and published by Microsoft UK and / or its interaction partners for reporting on the Xbox Area One.
Inquiries and/or complaints related to the Promotion can be made to Xbox Consumer Care by visiting: http://support.xbox.com/en-gb/contact-us. These Terms and Conditions can be obtained at: http://www.xbox.com/en-gb/one-tour-terms