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PLAYSTATION® PLAYER CELEBRATION OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER, WIN OR CLAIM A PRIZE. A PURCHASE or payment WILL NOT INCREASE AN ENTRANT’s CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

1.     The PlayStation® Player Celebration (“Promotion”) is sponsored by Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited (“Sponsor”), 10 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7LP United Kingdom and is administered by Prize Logic, LLC, (“Administrator”), 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 405, Southfield, MI 48033.

2.     Promotion Period: The Promotion begins on February 18, 2020 at 05:00 Pacific Time and ends on March 17, 2020 at 23:59:59 Pacific Time (“Overall Promotion Period”). Part One of the Promotion (defined below) will take place between February 18, 2020 at 05:00 Pacific Time and March 15, 2020 at 23:59:59 Pacific Time. Part Two of the Promotion (defined below) will take place on March 17, 2020 during the specified time period in Section 7 below. The Sponsor’s computer is the Promotion official clock.

3.     Eligibility: This Promotion is open only to an individual who: (i) is a legal resident of Australia (one of the “Participating Countries/Regions”), (ii) is at least eighteen (18) years old and are the legal age of majority in the individual’s state/territory/province of residence at the time of entry, (iii) owns or has access to a PlayStation®4 as of February 18, 2020 (iv) has an account for PlayStationTMNetwork (“PSN”) account (“PSN Account”), and (v) has an active high-speed internet connection and is logged in to the PSN during play. Each such individual is an “Entrant”.

Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Promotion Entities”) and each of their immediate family members (e.g., spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses and the “steps” of each, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Participation in this Promotion constitutes an Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions and interpretations, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. For purposes of the Promotion, the Sponsor may contact Entrants by e-mail. The Promoter will use the e-mail address associated with their PSN ID which they submitted at the time of entry. Entrants will not be allowed to change their e-mail address.

Participating Countries/Regions” include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and US.

4.     PROMOTION STRUCTURE: This Promotion consists of two parts: the first requires teamwork and the second is independent.

a.     Part One: Each Entrant will become a part of a community consisting of Entrants from every Participating Country/Region (“Community”). Part 1 will consist of three (3) stages (each a “Stage”) to take place within the Overall Promotion Period. The Community will play together to meet two goals for each Stage (the “Community Goals”).

b.     Part Two: On March 17, 2020, each Entrant from each Participating Country/Region will have a chance to win a set of additional prizes by answering a question that will appear on playstation.com/playercelebration at the specified time in Section 7 below.

5.     HOW TO ENTER

To enter, Entrants must log into their PSN Account on www.playstation.com, follow the links to the button for the Promotion’s sign-up form on playstation.com/playercelebration and complete the form by accepting the Official Rules.

Upon successful entry, all Entrants will become, and remain, part of the Community until the end of the Overall Promotion Period. Entrants who sign-up between February 18, 2020 and February 23, 2020 may participate in Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 of Part One. Entrants signing up after February 23, 2020 but before the end of Stage 1 may only participate in Stage 2 and Stage 3 of Part One. Entrants signing up after the end of Stage 1 but before the end of Stage 2 may only participate in Stage 3 of Part One. All Entrants, regardless of time of entry, may take part in Part Two.

Entry Limit:  There is a limit of one (1) entry per individual during the Promotion Period. If more than one (1) entry is received from the same individual, all such entries may, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, be disqualified. Entrants are prohibited from using more than one (1) e-mail address, account, or multiple identities. If it is found or suspected that an entrant is using more than one e-mail address or multiple identities to participate in the Promotion, then that entrant, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may be disqualified and may not be eligible to win a prize.

IMPORTANT:  Message and data rates may apply if an Entrant enters this PROMOTION on THEIR mobile device. Entrants should consult their MOBILE provider's pricing plans. Mobile entry is not required to enter or win A prize in THIS PROMOTION.

6.     PART ONE:

The Community needs to achieve the Community Goals together for each Stage.

The Community Goals for each Stage include goals related to: (i) the number of games played by the Community (the “Games Goal”); and (ii) the number of trophies earned by the Community (the “Trophies Goal”). The Community’s progress will be tracked on playstation.com/playercelebration.

When the Community meets the Community Goals for each Stage, the Community will win the prizes for that Stage (“Part One Prizes”) and progress to the next Stage.

 

Stage Dates

Games Goal

Trophies Goal

Part One Prizes

Stage 1

February 24, 2020 to when Goal 1 is reached

 

125,000 games

500,000 trophies

One (1) static PS4 theme and one (1) PS4 avatar

 

Stage 2

From when Goal 1 is reached to when Goal 2 is reached.

 

375,000 games

1,500,000 trophies

Five (5) PS4 avatars

Stage 3

From when Goal 2 is reached to when Goal 3 is reached.

 

675,000 games

2,700,000 trophies

One (1) dynamic PS4 theme

Goal requirements:

For the Games Goal, Entrants can play any game of their choosing. Games played by each Entrant for each Stage will only count towards the total number of games played by the Community if that Entrant has played a game for a minimum of one hour during that Stage.

For the Trophies Goal, trophies earned by each Entrant during a Stage will count towards the total number of trophies earned by the Community for that Stage, subject to a limit of 6 trophies per day. Trophies earned in games with a multiplayer component will count twice towards the total number of trophies earned by the Community for that Stage.

7.     PART TWO: On March 17, 2020, each Entrant from each Participating Country/Region will have a chance to win a set of additional prizes by answering a question (the “Part Two Question”) that will appear on playstation.com/playercelebration on March 17, 2020 at the specified time in the table below. Entrants must click the “Answer Now” button where they will be prompted to sign-in to their PSN ID (if not already signed in to their PSN Account). Once signed-in, Entrants must follow the links and instructions to answer the Part Two Question.

11:00 – 23:59:59 PDT

11:00 – 23:59:59 GMT

11:00 – 23:59:59 JST

United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile

United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, Saudi Arabia

Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand

The first two (2) Entrants of each Participating Country/Region who correctly answer the Part Two Question will win (the “Part Two Winners”) (as set by Sponsor in its sole discretion). In the event of any ties, a second question will be sent to the tied Entrants’ email addresses to break the tie, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

8.     WINNER DETERMINATION FOR PART ONE PRIZES & ODDS OF WINNING

Where a Stage of Part One is completed, Entrants forming part of the Community prior to the beginning of that Stage shall win the Part One Prizes (“Part One Winners”) for that Stage as follows:

·        Stage 1: one (1) static PS4 theme and one (1) PS4 avatar (“Stage 1 Prize”)

·        Stage 2: five (5) PS4 avatars (“Stage 2 Prize”)

·        Stage 3: one (1) dynamic PS4 theme (“Stage 3 Prize”)

The Stage 1 Prize, Stage 2 Prize and the Stage 3 Prize are collectively the Part One Prizes.

Part One Winners will receive a communication from the Sponsor via the PlayStation Network system message to their PS4 console to inform them of their win with Voucher Codes which the Part One Winners must use to redeem the Stage 1 Prize and/or the Stage 2 Prize and/or the Stage 3 Prize via PlayStation Store.

The Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each of the Part One Prizes is $0 USD.

A.    Total ARV: The total ARV of the Part One Prizes is $0 USD. Part One Prizes have no value or application outside of the PlayStation Network, and may not be sold, transferred or redeemed for real money or items of value.

B.    Odds of Winning: The odds of winning all elements of the Part One Prizes depend on when an Entrant entered the Promotion and on the Community successfully completing all three Community Goals.

9.     WINNER DETERMINATION FOR PART TWO PRIZES & ODDS OF WINNING

Part Two Winners will win the “Part Two Prize Package” which includes the following: (i) a PlayStation Platinum trophy engraved with the Part Two Winner’s PSN ID, (ii) a PlayStation Store Voucher with a value of $100 USD (to be provided in the prize winner’s local currency), and (iii) a PlayStation Store Voucher Code for the following four (4) PlayStation games: The Last of Us Remastered, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. No more than two (2) Prizes will be available in the Promotion.

After verification, Part Two Winners will receive a PS4 system notification from the Sponsor with Voucher Codes which the Part Two Winners must use to redeem elements (ii) and (iii) of the Part Two Prize Packages via PlayStation Store.

Element (i) of the Part Two Prize Package – the PlayStation Platinum trophy engraved with the Part Two Winner’s PSN ID – will be delivered to the Part Two Winner’s residential address.

The ARV of each Part Two Prize Package is $550 USD.

A.    Total ARV: The total ARV of the Part Two Prize Packages is $1,100 USD.

B.    Odds of Winning: The odds of winning a Part Two Prize Package depend on the number of Entrants who participate in each Participating Country/Region and the time when each Entrant answers the Part Two Question.

C.    General Conditions: There is a limit of one (1) Part Two Prize Package per person. In no event will more than two (2) Part Two Prize Packages, be awarded.

10.  HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE:   Sponsor will notify the potential winners via e-mail at the e-mail address associated with the winner’s PSN Account. Failure to provide all required information and a signature on any documents within the stated time period may result in forfeiture of a winner’s right to claim his/her Prize, and may result in the Prize being awarded to an alternate winner, if time permits. The country of residence associated with a winner’s PSN Account must match the residential address provided during winner verification. If a potential winner is disqualified, found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, declines to accept a Prize, the respective Prize may be forfeited. If a Prize is forfeited, the Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. The alternate winner will be the individual who was next to correctly answer the Question as described above in Section 7. If, after a good-faith attempt, Sponsor is unable to award or deliver a Prize, the Prize may not be re-awarded. Upon verification of eligibility, the trophy portion of the Prize will be mailed to the winners at the physical addresses (P.O. Boxes are not permitted) provided during verification and the vouchers will be delivered to winners via PS4 system notification. Any portion of a Prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited. Each winner shall be solely responsible for payment of any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes for his/her Prize won. All other costs and expenses not expressly set forth herein shall be solely each winner’s responsibility. The Prizes will only be awarded to a verified winner.

Sponsor will attempt to notify each potential winner as set forth above, but Sponsor is not responsible for any undelivered e-mails, including without limitation e-mails that are not received because of a winner’s privacy or spam filter settings which may divert any Promotion e-mail, including any winner notification e-mail, to a spam or junk folder. Prizes that are unclaimed, unredeemed, or returned as undeliverable will not be awarded.  Prizes are non-transferable and no Prize substitution, exchange or cash equivalent will be allowed, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value in case of unavailability of a Prize or force majeure, at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Promotion Entities shall not be held responsible for any delays in awarding the Prize for any reason. The PlayStation® Platinum trophy engraved with the winner’s PSN ID will be mailed to the winners at the address provided upon winner verification (PO Boxes not permitted) and delivered approximately ten (10) weeks after winner confirmation. The $100 USD PlayStation Store voucher and vouchers for the four (4) PlayStation® Hits games will be delivered via PS4 system notification within approximately five (5) business days of winner confirmation.

11.  limitation of liability: NOTHING IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL EXCLUDE OR IN ANY WAY LIMIT THE SPONSOR’S LIABILITY FOR FRAUD, WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY ITS NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER LIABILITY TO THE EXTENT SUCH LIABILITY MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED AS A MATTER OF LAW. By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree that the Promotion Entities and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers and each their respective officers, directors, stockholders, employees, representatives, designees and agents (“Released Parties”) are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, postage due or undeliverable e-mail/text notifications or postal mail; (ii) any computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability; (iii) garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/network accessibility, availability or traffic congestion; (iv) any technical, mechanical, printing or typographical or other error; (v) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information; (vi) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, technical error, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the Promotion; (vii) any injury or damage, to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion and/or accepting a Prize; and (viii) entries that are late, forged, lost, misplaced, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, garbled or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules. Further, the Promotion Entities are not responsible for any unanswered or undeliverable winner notifications.     

By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules, including entry requirements; (ii) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (iii) to waive all of his/her rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against any of the Released Parties in connection with the Promotion; and (iii) to forever and irrevocably agree to release and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the Promotion, including, but not limited to, any Promotion-related activity or element thereof, and the entrant’s entries, participation or inability to participate in the Promotion; (b) the violation of any third-party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights; (c) acceptance, attendance at, receipt, travel related to, participation in, delivery of, possession, defects in, use, non-use, misuse, inability to use, loss, damage, destruction, negligence or willful misconduct in connection with the use of a Prize (or any component thereof); (d) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof); (e) human error; (f) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties; (g) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof); or (h) the negligence or willful misconduct by entrant.

If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion and/or proceed with the Promotion, including the selection of a winner in a manner it deems fair and reasonable, including the selection of a winner from among eligible entries received prior to such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension. In no event will more Prizes be awarded than are stated in these Official Rules. In the event that, due to technical, typographical, mechanical, administrative, printing, production, computer or other errors, there are more winners than are stated in these Official Rules, a random drawing among the claimants will be held to determine the winner.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING THE PRIZES, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

12.  dISPUTES: THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN THE OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, USA. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN MICHIGAN. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ANY ENTRANT AND/OR PROMOTION ENTITIES AND/OR ANY OTHER PARTY SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION. ANY DEMAND FOR ARBITRATION MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE END OF THE PROMOTION PERIOD, OR THE CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE FOREVER BARRED.

13.  PRIVACY:  Sponsor’s privacy policy is available at https://www.playstation.com/en-us/legal/terms-of-use/op-privacy-policy/

14.  publicity rights:  By participating in this Promotion, each Entrant agrees to allow the Sponsor and Sponsor’s designee the right to use his/her name, address (city and state), biographical information, likeness, PSN ID, avatar, picture and other information and content provided in connection with the Promotion for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes in all media worldwide including, but not limited to, on television and the Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

15.  general:  Any attempted form of participation in this Promotion other than as described herein is void. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to disqualify any entrant found or suspected, in their sole and absolute discretion, to be tampering with the operation of the Promotion; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike manner or with the intent to disrupt the normal operation of this Promotion. Any attempted form of participation in this Promotion other than as in these Official Rules is void. If it is discovered that a person has registered or attempted to register more than once using multiple phone numbers, e-mail addresses, residential addresses, multiple identities, IP addresses, use of proxy servers, or like methods, all of that person’s entries will be declared null and void and that person will not be awarded any Prize that he/she might have been entitled to receive. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third party or like methods to participate in the Promotion will void any attempted participation effected by such methods and the disqualification of the individual utilizing the same. Entrants and/or potential winners may be required to provide proof of identification and eligibility as required by Sponsor or Administrator In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted on the registration form associated with such entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If any provision of these Official Rules or any word, phrase, clause, sentence, or other portion thereof should be held unenforceable or invalid for any reason, then that provision or portion thereof shall be modified or deleted in such manner as to render the remaining provisions of these Official Rules valid and enforceable. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Prize documents will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. No entrant shall have the right to modify or amend these Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision and such provision shall remain in full force and effect. All entries and/or materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. In the event of any conflict with any Promotion details contained in these Official Rules and Promotion details contained in any promotional materials (including but not limited to point of sale, television and print advertising, promotional packaging and other promotional media), the details of the Promotion as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.

16.  winnerS list:   For a list of winners, interested individuals should mail a self-addressed stamped business envelope to: Winners List, - PlayStation® Player Celebration 2020 Promotion, P.O. Box 251328, West Bloomfield, MI 48325. Winner List requests must be received no later than May 17, 2020. If a Winner objects to their name being published or made available, please contact the Sponsor. Please note that the Sponsor may be required to provide a full list of winners to a regulator, or to other third parties, as required by applicable local law.

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