31/03/2012 09:41

Xbox giveaway: terms and conditions

Twitter competition: Tuesday 3 April

MSN Tech & Gadgets Xbox Giveaway Terms & Conditions

1. ELIGIBILITY. This competition is open to any person resident in the United Kingdom who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who is a registered member of the Website http://www.twitter.com (the "Website"). IF YOU ARE NOT A REGISTERED MEMBER OF THE WEBSITE YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE VALID AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WIN A PRIZE. Follow the instructions on the Website to register.

Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees' families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).

2. TO ENTER. To be entered into the competition you must be one of the first two hundred and fifty (250) people to validly forward on ("re-tweet") the competition message posted by Microsoft on the MSN Tech & Gadgets Twitter page on 3rd April 2012, followed by the hashtag #msnxbox to (one) 1 of your friends registered on Twitter and follow the @msntech Twitter feed by no later than 09.29 GMT 4th April 2012.

Microsoft will determine whether you have taken the necessary action(s) described by using the technology provided by the Website.

Entries will be ineligible for the prize draw if they are:

  • Incomplete;
  • received outside of the Promotion Period set out in paragraph 3 below; or
  • reported to violate the Twitter terms of service at http://twitter.com/tos.

Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted. Please do not spam your friends. If you enter the promotion using multiple accounts on the Website then you will only be entitled to the first prize awarded to you. The remaining prizes claimed will be re-entered to the draw and allocated to alternative entrants at random.

No purchase necessary to enter the promotion. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Microsoft is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries. Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

3. TIMING. This promotion runs from 09:30 GMT on 3rd April 2012 until 09:29 GMT on 4th April 2012 (inclusive) (the "Promotion Period").

4. USE OF YOUR ENTRY. The personal data collected through your entry will be used by Microsoft and agents acting on Microsoft's behalf for the operation of this promotion as described in these Terms and Conditions.

5. SELECTION OF WINNERS. All valid entrants will be submitted for the prize draw. Winners will be determined by a random prize draw conducted by Microsoft's agent Websters International on 4th April 2012 and will be supervised by an independent adjudicator. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. The potential winners will be contacted by Microsoft via the Website. If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, Microsoft will consider the potential winner to be the authorised account holder registered with the Website. All potential winners may be asked to provide identification proving their eligibility before they are entitled to receive the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, through no fault of Microsoft, within TEN (10) days after the first attempt to contact the potential winner, an alternative winner will be selected at random. The winners may be required to participate in further publicity or advertising.

6. PRIZE(S). There will be 5 prize(s) in total. Each prize(s) will be as follows:

  • 1x Kinect sensors
  • 1x Kinect Star Wars game for Xbox 360
  • 1x Kinect Rush game for Xbox 360

Prizes are as stated and are not transferable. No cash alternatives available. Once an entrant has been awarded a prize they will be ineligible for any remaining draws. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value. All prizes will be sent by Microsoft or its agent no later than 28 days after the prize draw has been made by Microsoft. If you accept a prize you will be liable for all applicable taxes relating to the prize. Unless otherwise stated, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and/or terms and conditions.

7. WINNERS LIST. Each winner will be required to supply his/her name and postal address to Microsoft for the purpose of prize fulfillment. Each winner consents to his/her surname being made publicly available upon request. Winners names will be available upon request for a period of 28 days after the final draw date by written request to msntech@live.co.uk.

8. OTHER. No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this promotion or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft's decision shall be final. Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this promotion at any time without notice.

9. SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION. If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this promotion by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future promotions, so please play fairly.

Promoter: Microsoft Limited ("Microsoft"), Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, England.