The Bitdefender's Twitter LG Optimus 3D competition is offered by BITDEFENDER SRL, with the registered office in Bucharest, 24 Preciziei Street, West Gate H2 Building, Ground Floor, Sector 6, registered with the Bucharest Trade Register Office under no. J40/20427/06.12.2005, fiscal cod: RO 18189442, represented by Mr. Florin Talpes, as GENERAL MANAGER, to residents of countries where such contests are allowed by the laws of those countries.
By entering the Contest, you accept sole responsibility for determining whether your participation is legal in any jurisdiction that applies to you. Participants must be of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and have an active email account and Internet access at the time of entry.
Employees and directors of Bitdefender, its advertising and promotion agencies, the Contest judges and its legal advisors, and the immediate family (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) or members of the households of such employees and directors (those who have lived in the same household for at least three of the 12 months preceding the applicable Contest Period) are not eligible.
By entering, you agree to these "Official Rules" and that the decisions of Bitdefender are final and binding in all respects.
Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
2. CONTEST PERIOD
Bitdefender may have multiple Contests running simultaneously. Each Contest has an individual begin and end time, which will be shown on each Contest's separate page.
The period when the promotion Bitdefender's Twitter LG Optimus 3D competition will take place is: 10.10. 2011 -07.11 2011.
Promotion "Bitdefender's Twitter LG Optimus 3D competition" is open to any individual who is eighteen (18) years of age or older and who participates in at least one weekly contest organized as part of promotion "Bitdefender's Twitter LG Optimus 3D competition" between 10 October 2011, 00:00 and 07 November 2011, 23:59 Romanian Time.
To enter the promotion, the user must have a Twitter account, has to follow @bitdefender Twitter account and post on his account the following message: « Follow @bitdefender and RT this message to win a LG Optimus 3D or Bitdefender licenses http://bit.ly/RT_Contest »
To participate in this contest, users can also use the landing page of the contest located at http://www.bitdefender.com/twittercontest .
Users are not allowed to use multiple twitter accounts to enter the contest; automated posting of the message or spamming is also not allowed. Any user who attempts to fraud the contest through the described above or other will be disqualified.
If the winner of a prize is under 18 years of age, he/she will not be entitled to receiving the prize as he/she was not eligible for this promotion in the first place. The lucky draw shall be resumed and the Sponsor and Organizer will be exempt from any liability arising from the awarding of the respective prize, as well as from the payment of any damages or claims of any nature in connection therewith
4. CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
In order for their entries to be considered valid, the individuals who registered in the promotion must meet the following conditions cumulatively:
a. To meet the eligibility conditions, as specified in Art.1 and Art. 3 of the Official Rules;
b. To enter the contest by following the @bitdefender twitter account and post the following message in English: « Follow @bitdefender and RT this message to win a LG Optimus 3D or Bitdefender licenses http://bit.ly/RT_Contest ». To participante in this contest, users can also use the landing page of the contest located at http://www.bitdefender.com/twittercontest.
c. To not use multiple accounts or automatic posting systems.
5. PIZES OF PROMOTION "Bitdefender's Twitter LG Optimus 3D competition"
The big prize consists of one LG Optimus 3D 8GB phone with a maximum value of 500 Euro, VAT included. The big prize will be awarded on the last day of the contest - 07th of November, 2011
There are 3 weekly prizes which consist of Bitdefender Internet Security 2011 licenses valid for 1 year. The total number of licenses is 12.
6. WINNER SELECTION
Winners will be selected at random, using www.random.org, at the end of the initial 4 weeks period of the contest being available. One winner will be selected to receive the main prize, with three runner-up prizes also selected. Winners will be notified by direct message on their Twitter account and on the Bitdefender Twitter account.
7. PRIZE AWARDING MECHANISM
The weekly prizes will be awarded through lucky draw in every Friday (14, 21, 28 of October and 04 of November 2011) of every week of the promotion. The lucky draw and the prize awarding procedure will be performed under the direct supervision of a commission consisting of one representative of the Sponsor and Organizer and one attorney at law chosen by the Sponsor and Organizer, the latter being in charge of drawing up the prize awarding official note.
The big prize of promotion "Bitdefender's Twitter LG Optimus 3D competition" will be awarded through a lucky draw held on 07th November, 2011. At this lucky draw all the participants registered throughout the promotion are eligible.
The lucky draw and the prize awarding procedure will be performed under the direct supervision of a commission consisting of one representative of the Sponsor and Organizer and one attorney at law chosen by the Sponsor and Organizer, the latter being in charge of drawing up the prize awarding official note.
The winner of the big prize, consisting of one LG Optimus 3D 8GB phone and the weekly winners will be announced through and on the @bitdefender account ( http://www.twitter.com/bitdefender ) and individually on their Twitter account.
If the winner of the big prize fails to answer the Sponsor and Organizer's within 15 days, and if 2 subsequent attempts to contact such winner fail as well, a new winner will be determined; the lucky draw procedure will be repeated only once.
If the winner of a weekly prize fails to answer within 5 days, a new winner will be determined and the lucky draw procedure will be repeated only once.
In order for prize winners to be validated, such winners will be required to present their ID upon being handed over the prize.
Prizes will only be awarded if the potential winners fully comply with these Official Rules.
The draw will take place on http://www.random.org/lists/, all participant data will be entered into the system. For the weekly prizes, the first 3 participants of every week after the draw will be declared winners. For the big prize, first participant in the list will be declared winner.
The Organizer will not disclose any of the terms and conditions of this Regulation to any third party except as provided by relevant legislation in force.
8. GENERAL CONDITIONS
Bitdefender reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Website; to be in violation of the User Agreement of the Website; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, as determined by Bitdefender at its sole discretion.
Any use of cartel, robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods and persons using any such methods will be disqualified.
If for any reason this Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Bitdefender, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Bitdefender reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. If the Contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted on Bitdefender's Contest website at http://www.bitdefender.com/twittercontest
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Bitdefender and not to Twitter.
ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, BITDEFENDER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM THOSE RESPONSIBLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
BITDEFENDER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LATE, LOST, ILLEGIBLE, MISDIRECTED ENTRIES, AND BITDEFENDER DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO ITS WEBSITES. BITDEFENDER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OF ANY TELEPHONE NETWORK OR TELEPHONE LINES, COMPUTER ON-LINE SYSTEMS, SERVERS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, FAILURE OF ANY E-MAIL OR ENTRY TO BE RECEIVED BY BITDEFENDER ON ACCOUNT OF TECHNICAL PROBLEMS, HUMAN ERROR OR TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE INTERNET OR AT ANY WEBSITE, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF.
BITDEFENDER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE CAPTURE OF INFORMATION OR THE FAILURE TO CAPTURE SUCH INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY WEBSITE USERS, TAMPERING OR HACKING, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE CONTEST. BITDEFENDER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PARTICIPANTS' OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON'S COMPUTER RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST OR DOWNLOADING MATERIALS FROM OR USE OF THE WEBSITE.
IN NO EVENT WILL BITDEFENDER , ITS DISTRIBUTORS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, VENDORS, ADVERTISING AGENCIES AND PROMOTION AGENCIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE AND IN THIS CONTEST 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
10. ARBITRATION AND DISPUTES
The present terms and conditions are governed by Romanian Law. In case any of the clauses will be declared void, the other clauses won't be affected and will continue to be valid and applicable within the limits of Romanian Law. The venue is at the competent courts from the Bitdefender's Headquarter.In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e- mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
All complaints regarding the awarded prizes and submitted after the signing date of the acknowledgment of prize receipt will be disregarded and they will not incur any liability on the Sponsor and Organizer's part.
In the event of attempted or successful defrauding of the system or of any actions likely to injure the Sponsor and Organizer's image, such Sponsor and Organizer reserves the right to take all necessary steps in order to remedy the resulting situation.
The Sponsor and Organizer undertakes no liability for any fact which results in the impossibility of validating a winner and in the resuming of the draw until another winner is validated, such as the impossibility of notifying the winner in writing due to such winner's change of e-mail address or said winner's failure to receive or read his/her correspondence, etc. etc. The Sponsor and Organizer will take all steps necessary for the contest to take place under normal circumstance, as per the above, but said Sponsor and Organizer does not undertake any liability for the possible complaints filed by participants and which do not refer to a breach in the legal framework in force.
11. ALTERNATIVES OF THE PRIZES
The winner may not opt for receiving the value of the prize in cash or other objects, nor may he/she request changes to the technical characteristics of the prize.
The prizes awarded, consisting of both the weekly license Bitdefender Internet Security 2012, 12 in total, and the grand prize which consists of a 3D Optimus LG 8GB, will be handed out together with a delivery - receipt protocol, in the presence of a lawyer or notary, as the case may be.
12. TAXES AND DUTIES
The organizer of the campaign is not responsible for payment of the duties, taxes or other financial obligations related to the prizes awarded, which are in charge of the winning natural or legal persons.
13. REGULATION OF THE CONTEST
The regulation for participation / progress is available, free of charge, to any applicant (and / or participant) on the website: http://www.bitdefender.com/twittercontest and at the headquarters of BITDEFENDER, in Bucharest, 24 Preciziei Street, West Gate H2 Building, Ground Floor, Sector 6.
14. FORCE MAJEURE
Force Majeure means any event which cannot be controlled, corrected or foreseen by the organizer, including the impossibility of the organizer, for reasons beyond its control and the appearance of which makes the latter unable to meet the obligations undertaken by this regulation.
If the above situation occurs or another force Majeure event occurs which prevents or delays totally or partially the implementation of the regulation or the continuation of the promotion, the organizer will be exonerated of the responsibility for meeting its obligations for the period in which this will fulfillment is prevented or delayed under law.
If the organizer invokes the force Majeure, it must notify the participants to the promotion its existence, within 5 working days from the occurrence of the force majeure event.
Force majeure event will be communicated on the website of the organizer.
15. CESSATION OF THE PROMOTION
This promotion may cease in case of occurrence of an event constituting force majeure or in case of modification of the legal framework so that the organization and carrying of the promotional lottery involves increase of the budget assigned to this project.
16. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
Participation in the campaign involves the participants express acceptance that their personal data to be stored and processed by the Organizer for further potential notifications from it.
The organizer is obliged not to give personal data to third parties, except for the companies involved in the promotion organization. Participants in the promotion are guaranteed the rights stipulated by the Laws on the protection of individuals regarding the processing of personal data and free movement of such data, based on a written request of the participant, dated and signed, mailed to Bitdefender HQ, Bucharest, 24 Preciziei Street, West Gate H2 Building, Ground Floor, Sector 6
- The access right to data: any concerned person is entitled to obtain from the operator, upon request and free of charge to one request per year, the confirmation of the fact whether his/her personal data are processed by the operator or not;
- The right of intervention on the data: every concerned person is entitled to obtain from the operator, upon request and free of charge:
a. As the case may be, correction, update, blocking or deletion of data the processing of which does not comply with the law, especially the incomplete or inaccurate data;
b. As the case may be, transformation to anonymous data of the data the processing of which does not comply with the law;
c. Notification to third parties to whom data have been disclosed, of any operation conducted under paragraph a) or b) unless such notification proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort towards the legitimate interest that could be harmed;
- Right of opposition: the concerned person has the right to oppose at any time, based on grounded and legitimate reasons relating to its particular case, that his/her data is processed, except for cases in which contrary legal provisions are in force.
In order to exercise the rights above mentioned, the concerned person may request it from the operator, through a written, dated and signed request.
The operator is required to notify the measures taken and, if necessary, the name of the third party to whom the personal data had been disclosed referring to the person concerned within 15 days fro the receipt of the application. The organizer undertakes that, upon first communication in writing it might have with people in the so created database, it shall present the rights under the laws regarding personal data protection.
If the participants fail to request otherwise in writing, they agree to the collection and use of personal information by the organizer in the manner set out in the previous paragraph. Participants may withdraw, at any time, their consent for the use o their personal data or for receiving of any information or correspondence, through an application made in writing, sent to organizer's address.
17. LEGAL BASIS
This regulation is in accordance with the provisions of national laws on the marketing of goods and services (O.G. no.99/2000, H.G. no.333/2003), and the laws for the protection of persons concerning the processing of personal data and free circulation of such data(Law no.677/2001).
Complaints with respect to the prizes won made after the signing of the delivery-receipt report of the awards will not be considered and will not be the liability of the organizer.
If case of attempts or fraud of the system, abuse or acts of nature to affect the image of the organizer, the latter reserves the right to take all necessary measures to remedy the situation occurred.
The Organizer assumes no liability for any facts that determine the impossibility of validation of a winner and resumption of the extraction until the validation of another winner, such as the impossibility of notification in writing of the winner caused by the change of the e-mail address of the participant or non-receipt, by his/her failure to read the correspondence, etc.. The organizer shall take all measures necessary to carry out the competition in normal conditions as above, but it assumes no responsibility for any complaints, appeals of participants which do not cover breaches of the legal framework in force.
Drawn up at the registered seat of Bitdefender SRL in 4 copies, one of which to be filed by the Sponsor and Organizer with the General Department of Public Income and Monopoly Management within the Ministry of Public Finance, by the promotion beginning date.
Sponsor and Organizer of promotion
"Bitdefender's Twitter LG Optimus 3D competition"
By General Manager