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Specific Rules for “PlayStation®Plus Winter Trials” Competition

 

1.             The “PlayStation®Plus Winter Trials” competition (“Competition”) is open to persons aged 18 years or over who are residents of UK, Ireland and Northern 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 14 December 2015 at 11.00 (GMT) ("Opening Date") and closes on 24 December 2015 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 shall consist of eleven (11) different challenges (each a “Daily Challenge”), where a Daily Challenges will be posted each day at 11:00 (GMT) for the eleven (11) consecutive days in the Competition Period (“Consecutive Days”). Each Daily Challenge must be answered no later than 23:59 (GMT) on the Consecutive Day on which it was posted (“Closing Time”).

 

4.             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).

 

5.             Entrants must be active PlayStation®Plus members during the Competition Period.  By entering the Competition, Entrants accept and will be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms”) as well as the General Rules (click here).

 

6.             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/t5/English-Forums/ct-p/55#catList (“Forum”);

c)     sign into their SEN account;

d)    click on the “Competition – PlayStation®Plus Winter Trials” thread at http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/S/PlayStation-Plus-Winter-Trials/m-p/23838982, which will include the Daily Challenge for the Consecutive Day (“Thread”);

e)     play the online game and complete the tasks listed in the Thread;

I.              For each Daily Challenge on Consecutive Days 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 21 December 2015, post a reply in the Thread stating their SEN Online ID and complete the Daily Challenge (“Reply”); and

II.             For each Daily Challenge on Consecutive Days 16, 20, 22, 23 and 24 December 2015, take a photo or screenshot (“Image”) and post 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

f)     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.

 

7.             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/).

 

8.             Each Entrant may submit more than one (1) entry per Consecutive Day, but will only be eligible to win one (1) Prize (as defined below) per Consecutive Day.

 

9.             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.

 

10.          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.

 

11.          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.

 

12.          Each Winner will be determined as follows:

a)     The Winner shall be the Entrant with the fastest time;

b)    in the event of a tie, those tied Entrants shall answer one (1) tie-breaker challenge to determine the Winner (“Reply”) and 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 Reply. The decision of the judges is final.

 

13.          There will be one (1) winner for each Consecutive Day with a total of up to eleven (11) winners (each a “Winner”).

a)     For each Daily Challenge on Consecutive Days 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 21 December 2015, the Winner shall be the Entrant that posted their Reply in the fastest Time; in the event that more than one (1) Entrant obtained the exact same fastest Time, those Entrants shall post another Reply to determine the Winner, in accordance with the ranking mechanism set out above.  In the event of a further tie, this process shall be repeated until one (1) Winner is obtained;

b)    For each Daily Challenge on Consecutive Days 16, 20, 22, 23 and 24, the Winner shall be the Entrant that posted their Image in the fastest Time; in the event that more than one (1) Entrant obtained the exact same fastest Time, those Entrants shall complete another Image to determine the Winner, in accordance with the ranking mechanism set out above.  In the event of a further tie, this process shall be repeated until one (1) Winner is obtained.

 

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

 

15.          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.

 

16.          Each Winner will win one (1) prize. There will be a different prize for each Consecutive Day (each a “Winner Prize”), as set out in the table below:

 

Consecutive Day

Winner Prize

14 December 2015

One (1) PS4 Bloodborne™: Collector’s Edition Game;

One (1) Bloodborne™ PlayStation®4 Sticker with a total approximate value of GBP 50

15 December 2015

One (1) PlayStation®Plus membership for one (1) month;

One (1) PlayStation®4 Dishonored®: Definitive Edition with a total approximate value of GBP 36

16 December 2015

One (1) Gauntlet™ DLC Code;

One (1) Gauntlet™ PlayStation®4 Light Bar;

One (1) Gauntlet™ Signed Poster with a total approximate value of GBP 20

17 December 2015

One (1) Black Belt With PlayStation®Controller Buckle;

One (1) Bloodborne™ PlayStation®4 Sticker with a total approximate value of GBP 27

18 December 2015

One (1) The Order: 1886™ Trinket Box;

One (1) LittleBigPlanet™ Sackboy Figure;

One (1) Bloodborne™ PlayStation®4 Sticker with a total approximate value of GBP 20

19 December 2015

One (1) PlayStation®Controller iPhone Cover;

One (1) PlayStation®Controller Stack iPhone Cover;

One (1) Bloodborne™ PlayStation®4 Sticker with a total approximate value of GBP 31

20 December 2015

One (1) Gauntlet™ DLC Code;

One (1) Gauntlet™ Pin;

One (1) Gauntlet™ Signed Comic with a total approximate value of GBP 20

21 December 2015

One (1) PlayStation®4 Fallout™ 4 Game;

One (1) PlayStation Notebook with a total approximate value of GBP 55

22 December 2015

One (1) PlayStation®Plus membership for one (1) month;

One (1) PlayStation®4 Disgaea™ 5: Alliance of Vengeance, with a total approximate value of GBP 61

23 December 2015

One (1) Gauntlet™ DLC Code;

One (1) Gauntlet™ PlayStation®4 Light Bar;

One (1) Gauntlet™ Signed Poster with a total approximate value of GBP 20

24 December 2015

One (1) Gauntlet™ Pin;

One (1) Gauntlet™ PlayStation®4 Light Bar;

One (1) Gauntlet™ Signed Poster;

One (1) Bloodborne™ PlayStation®4 Sticker;

One (1) PlayStation®4 LEGO® Dimensions™ Game with a total approximate value of GBP 60

 

17.          The Promoter will use reasonable endeavours to send by registered post the Winner Prize to each Winner within four (4) weeks of receiving a Winner’s details.

 

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

 

19.          Voucher codes are subject to terms and conditions of use. Please click here for details. Voucher codes are not transferable and may not be re-sold. Voucher codes have an expiry date which will be communicated with the voucher code.

 

20.          PlayStation®Plus subscription only available to SEN account holders with access to PlayStation®Store and high-speed internet.  PSN, PS Store and PS Plus subject to terms of use and country and language restrictions; PS Plus content and services vary by subscriber age. Users must be 7 years or older and users under 18 require parental consent, except that users in Germany must be 18 years or older. Service availability is not guaranteed. Online features of specific games may be withdrawn on reasonable notice - eu.playstation.com/gameservers. PS Plus subscription automatically renews at the end of the subscription period at the current PS Store price.  Full terms apply: PSN Terms of Service at eu.playstation.com/legal.

 

21.          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.

 

22.          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.

 

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

 

24.          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.

 

25.          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).

 

26.          Each Winner agrees to take part in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter.

 

27.          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, 8, 9, 10 and/or 13, 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.

 

28.          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.

 

29.          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 “PlayStation®Plus Winter Trials Competition” 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.

 

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

 

31.          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.

 

32.          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.