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Specific Rules for “Design your ultimate virtual world!” Competition

Terms and Conditions 



1.              The "Design your ultimate virtual world!” competition (“Competition”) is open to persons aged 18 years or over who are residents of United Kingdom and Ireland (“Entrant Countries”) except employees, agents, contractors or consultants of the Promoter (as defined below) and their immediate families, the Promoter's associated companies and anyone else professionally connected with the Competition (“Entrants).

 

2.             The Competition is open for entries on 17 October 2016 at 09.00 (BST) ("Opening Date") and closes on 23 October 2016 at 23.59 (BST) ("Closing Date").  The period from the Opening Date to and including the Closing Date shall be referred to as the “Competition Period.

 

3.             The Competition is free to enter and no purchase of any kind is necessary. By entering the Competition, Entrants accept and will be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms”) as well as the General Rules (click here).

 

4.             To enter the Competition, Entrants must complete the following steps during the Competition Period: 

a)     if they do not already have a Sony Entertainment Network (“SEN”) account (previously known as PlayStation®Network account), create one using their PlayStation® system or by visiting http://eu.playstation.com/registration/;

b)    visit the English PlayStation Forum at http://community.eu.playstation.com/playstationeu (“Forum”);

c)     sign into their SEN account;

d)    click on the “Competition – “Design your ultimate virtual world!” thread http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/S/Competition-Design-your-ultimate-virtual-world/m-p/24585648 (“Thread”);

e)     design an original picture in the theme of “your ultimate virtual world”;

f)      Entrants may choose to design a picture by either:

I.       using any design packages on their computer; or

II.      using any other materials to complete their picture;]

g)    once the picture is complete Entrants must save a digital copy of their completed picture (“Image”);

h)     post a reply by uploading their Image to the Thread.  The Image submitted must be in .jpeg format and the file size must not exceed 1000 kilobytes.  Entrants’ SEN online ID must be clearly readable in the Image submitted; and

Entrants must ensure their post complies with the Community Guidelines (in particular please avoid double-posting and creating duplicate threads) and the eu.playstation.com Terms of Use.

5.             Registration for PlayStation™Network (“PSN”) is subject to acceptance of the PSN Terms of Service and User Agreement and PSN Privacy Policy. (http://eu.playstation.com/legal/).

 

6.             Each Entrant may only submit one (1) entry and will only be eligible to win one (1) Prize (as defined below).

 

7.             Each Entrant must adhere to the General Rules and in particular, to sections 6 and 7.  In addition, entries must not contain any:

a)     pornography, nudity, or sexually explicit imagery;

b)    abusive, offensive or hateful imagery or language;

c)     harassing or defamatory content;

d)    content that compromises the privacy or safety of yourself or others;

e)     content that demeans a particular gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ethnicity or nationality;

f)     violent or dangerous behaviour; and/or

g)    spam, advertising or other commercial activities.

 

8.             Each Entrant grants to the Promoter a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use entries for promotional purposes and for all the purposes related to the Competition, across all media including any online platforms under the Promoter’s control.

 

9.             All entries must be completely original so as not to breach any third party copyright.  The Promoter accepts no liability if Entrants ignore these Terms and each Entrant agrees to fully indemnify the Promoter against any claims by any third party arising from any breach of these Terms.

 

10.          There will be One (1) winner (a “Winner”). The Winner will be selected by a Most Valued PlayStationer “MVP” (as defined on the PlayStation Forum) and one (1) or more employees of the Promoter based upon the originality and creativity of the Image. The decision of the judges is final.

 

11.          The Promoter shall notify the Winner by Private Message (“PM”) on the Forum, of their selection within two (2) weeks of the Closing Date.

 

12.          In order to claim their Prize (as defined below), the Winner must respond appropriately to the Promoter’s PM within two (2) weeks from the date of the Promoter’s notification PM, and provide their full name, postal address and date of birth.  The postal address provided must match any postal address provided at the time of entry, or the Winner may be disqualified.

 

13.          The Winner will win:

 

a)         One (1) PlayStation VR Branded T-Shirt;

b)         One (1) PlayStation VR Branded Cap; and

c)         One (1) PlayStation 3D Keyring,

with a total approximate value of EUR 23 / GBP 20  (“Winner Prize”).

 

 

14.          The Promoter will use reasonable endeavours to send:

a)     by registered post, the Winner Prize to the Winner; within two (2) weeks of receiving a Winner’s details.

 

15.          In these Terms, “Prize” shall mean a Winner Prize.

 

16.          Prizes must be taken as stated and may not be deferred.  There will be no cash alternatives; however the Promoter reserves the right to substitute any Prize with a prize of a similar value.

 

17.          The Promoter cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any problem which may result in any Competition entry or other correspondence being lost or not being properly registered.

 

18.          In the event of a dispute, the Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

 

19.          The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the Competition or amend these Terms at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances arise outside its control.

 

 

20.          If a Prize is found to be ineffective, faulty or damaged upon receipt, the Promoter must be notified in writing within seven (7) days of receipt, otherwise the Prize will be deemed to be accepted as received.  This does not affect the Winner’s statutory rights (if any).

 

21.          The Winner agrees to take part in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter.

 

22.          If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms or incorrect, illegible, fraudulent or other invalid or improper information has been provided, the Promoter may in its sole discretion refuse to process an entry or fulfill any Prize awarded. If an Entrant fails to comply with clauses 4, 5, 7, 9 and 12, or uses multiple accounts to enter, or if there is any reason to believe that anyone voting for an Entrant’s submission has been paid or incentivised in any way, either by an Entrant or a third party they will be excluded from the Competition and their entry will be declared void.

 

23.          The Winner may be required to pay tax on any Prize won in accordance with their jurisdiction’s tax legislation and will be responsible for any related tax liability.

 

24.          The Promoter may, at its sole discretion, publish the Winner’s name on the Promoter’s website(s).  The Winner’s name will be made available on reasonable request to those enclosing a self-addressed envelope marked ‘Design your ultimate virtual world!’ to the following address: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited, 10 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7LP United Kingdom within six (6) weeks of the Closing Date.

 

25.          General Rules apply to the Competition.  Please click here to view the General Rules.

 

26.          The “Promoter” is: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited, 10 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7LP United Kingdom.

 

27.          To the extent permitted by applicable law, these Terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and the contract between each Entrant and the Promoter shall be deemed to have been formed and performed in England.