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Specific Rules for “2015 Advent Calendar” Competition

 

1.             The “2015 Advent Calendar” competition (“Competition”) is open to persons aged 18 years or over who are residents of UK & 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 1 December 2015 at 09.00 (GMT) ("Opening Date") and closes on 25 December at 23:59 (GMT) ("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 EN  PlayStation Forum at http://community.eu.playstation.com/playstationeu (“Forum”); sign into their SEN account;

c)     click on the “Competition – 2015 Advent Calendar” thread at http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PS4/bd-p/bEN_PS4GD , which will include the Daily Question for the Consecutive Day (“Thread”);

d)    design an original picture in response to the Daily Question;

e)     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;

f)     once the picture is complete Entrants must either:

I.          save a digital copy of their completed picture; or

II.          take a photo of their completed picture,

g)    (each an “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’ PSN Online ID must be clearly readable in the Image submitted; and

 

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 for each Consecutive Day giving a total of up to twenty five (25) winners (each a “Winner”).  Each 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. Each MVP is an independent judge and is not permitted to enter the Competition themselves.  The decision of the judges is final.

 

11.             The Promoter shall notify each 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), each 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 Winner may be disqualified.

 

13.             Winner will win a prize. There will be a different prize for each Consecutive Day (each a “Prize”), as set out in the table below:

 

Consecutive Day

Prize

1 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Fallout 4 Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

2 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Onechanbara Z II Chaos Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

3 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Call of Duty Black Ops III Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

4 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Kromaia Omega Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

5 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Adventure Time Finn & Jake Investigations Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

6 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Snoopy’s Grand Adventure Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

7 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Blood Bowl II Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

8 December 2015

One (1) PS4 WWE 2k16 Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

9 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Shovel Knight Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

10 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Minecraft Story mode Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

11 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Need For Speed Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

12 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Natural Doctrine Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

13 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Air Conflicts Pacific Carriers Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

14 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

15 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

16 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Transformers Devastation Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

17 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Grand Ages Medieval Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

18 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Samurai Warriors 4-11 Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

19 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

20 December 2015

One (1) PS4 One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

21 December 2015

One (1) PS4 The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

22 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

23 December 2015

One (1) PS4 NHL 2016 Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

24 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

25 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Star Wars Battlefront Game with an approximate value of EUR 65 / GBP 45

 

14.             The Promoter will use reasonable endeavours to send:

a)     by registered post the Winner Prize to each Winner within four (4) weeks of receiving a Winner’s details.

 

15.             In these Terms, “Prize” shall mean a Winner Prize as appropriate in the context.

 

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 Winner’s statutory rights (if any).

 

21.             Each 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, 6, 7, 9 and/or 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.             Each 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 each Winner’s name on the Promoter’s website(s). Each Winner’s name will be made available on reasonable request to those enclosing a self-addressed envelope marked  “2015 Advent Calendar” competition to the following address: Sony Computer 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 Computer Entertainment Europe Limited / Sony Computer Entertainment UK Limited / Sony Network 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.