NO PURCHASE OR BLOG COMMENTING NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR BLOG COMMENTING WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES and THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, and CANADA (EXCLUDING LEGAL RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC). Entrants must be 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID IN AK AND HI, THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED. Employees (and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Seagate Technology LLC (“Sponsor”), and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on all matters relating to this sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws.
TO ENTER: Between 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on November 9, 2010 and 5:00 p.m. PT on November 15, 2010 (the “Entry Period”), there are two (2) ways to enter; 1) Online: Read the Featured “1.5 Billion drives! That was quick…” blog by visiting this blog post then, post a comment (comments will be vetted) related to the blog post (hereafter, a “Blog Comment”) on the “1.5 Billion drives! That was quick…” blog to receive one (1) entry into the drawing. All Blog Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. PT on November 15, 2010 to be eligible. OR 2) Mail-in: Alternatively, if you do not wish to read the featured “1.5 Billion drives! That was quick…” blog and submit a Blog Comment, on a 3” X 5” card, hand-print your name, complete address, daytime and evening telephone numbers (area code included), and date-of-birth, and mail entry in a properly stamped #10 envelope to: Seagate 1.5 Billion Shipped Blog Sweepstakes c/o Corp. Communications, 920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. Entries must be postmarked no later than November 15, 2010 and received by November 18, 2010, to be eligible to receive one (1) entry into the sweepstakes drawing. Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, regardless of method of entry. All mail-in entries must be mailed in separately. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
DRAWING: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about November 19, 2010 at Seagate’s Headquarters, Scotts Valley, CA from all eligible entries received by an independent judging agency. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Blog Comment must (i) be entrant’s own original work and reflect the true opinions and experiences of the applicable entrant, (ii) be in English, and (iii) not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’ s personal or property rights or any other third party rights. Sponsor reserves the right not to post or to remove any Blog Post and void the associated entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is offensive or inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.
CONDITIONS IMPOSED ON WINNERS: Potential winners will be notified by email on or about November 19, 2010 and may be required to execute and return a Declaration of Eligibility (if a resident of Canada) or an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release (as applicable), within fourteen (14) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize may be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected. If winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. If any potential winner is a legal resident of Canada, he/she must correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill testing question administered by phone without assistance or mechanical or electronic aid in order to receive a prize. In the event an potential winner who is a legal resident of Canada cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.
PRIZES: (3) Grand Prizes: One (1) 1.5TB Seagate® GoFlex™ Ultra-portable Drive. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) for 1.5TB GoFlex GoFlex: $249.99 USD. The prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners are responsible for all federal, state, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. No transfer, cash redemption or substitution is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Total ARV of all prizes: $749.97 USD. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
RELEASE OF TECHNICAL LIABILITY: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries or Blog Comments; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind which may occur for reasons, whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the sweepstakes, the processing of entries or Blog Comments, the announcement of the prizes or in any sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the web site.
MISCELLANEOUS: Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the sweepstakes or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Entrants, by participating, agree that Sponsor, and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in this sweepstakes.
RIGHT OF PUBLICITY: Each winner, by acceptance of a prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.
RIGHT TO TERMINATE THE SWEEPSTAKES: Should any portion of the sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, unable to run as planned for any reason, including if it is compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.
WINNERS’ LIST: For the names of the winners (available after November 19, 2010), send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Seagate® 1.5 Billion Shipped Blog Engagement Sweepstakes, 920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, for receipt no later than December 19, 2010. Residents of Canada may omit return postage on winners’ list requests.
SPONSOR: Seagate Technology LLC, 920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066.