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    Official Rules for the "Eorzea IRL" Contest (NA)

    After being totally immersed in Eorzea doing the things that adventures do, sometimes the way you view the real world around you may change… Sometimes bits and pieces of Eorzea may just trickle into your everyday life. Is that the Crystal Tower I'm driving towards? – No, that's just a very shiny skyscraper. Why is Dalamud on top of my pasta? – Oh, that's just a meatball.

    The Community Team wants to hear about times like these you've experienced, with pictures of course! So head out into the real world, find some examples where Eorzea is IRL, and tweet your picture for a chance to win awesome loot!

    Contest Entry Period
    Monday, June 30, 2014 to Monday, July 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (PDT)

    Theme
    Eorzea in the real world

    Prizes
    Up to three (3) grand prize winners will be rewarded with a FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Original Soundtrack and a FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn E3 2014 bag.

    Up to seven (7) runners-up will be awarded with a FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn E3 2014 bag


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    FFXIV: ARR E3 2014 Bag (Front and Back):
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    How to Enter
    Take a photograph of real life objects or scenery that reminds you of Eorzea and tweet the image with a short description using the #EorzeaIRL hashtag with your Character Name/World included.

    Rules for Entry
    • Must possess a Twitter account to enter
    • Entries must include the #EorzeaIRL hashtag
    • Entries must include your character name and World name in the tweet
    • You may use image editing software to crop your pictures
    • You may not use image editing software to alter, enhance or add more features to your photograph

    Please Note
    • One entry per person. If multiple entries are posted, only the first one submitted will be accepted.
    • Contest is limited to contestants who live in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec).
    • Must possess a Square Enix Account and an active subscription to FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
    • Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.

    If entries fall under any of the below categories, it will result in a disqualification:
    • Any entries containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter
    • Infringements upon copyright/intellectual property, personal credit, privacy, etc.
    • Counter to public order and/or morals
    • Submissions with content judged to be grossly deviant from the established theme
    • Images that have been heavily modified by photo editing software

    Selection
    The FFXIV Community Team will select winning entries based on overall creativity of the photographs.

    Winners will be announced on or about July 21, 2014.
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    FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn
    “Eorzea in IRL Contest” Official Contest Rules

    IMPORTANT! Please read these rules before entering the Eorzea IRL Contest (the “Contest”). By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements.


    North America Official Contest Rules
    1. ELIGIBILITY

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ALL ENTRANTS MUST AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO MEMBERS WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) OVER THE AGE OF 13. MUST POSSESS A SQUARE ENIX ACCOUNT AND AN ACTIVE SUBSCRIPTION TO FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN. IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF THESE AREAS, YOU MUST AGREE TO THE APPLICABLE CONTEST RULES OF YOUR REGION OR ELSE YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND SQUARE ENIX RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO CONTESTANTS WHO RESIDE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS. If you are under the legal age of majority in your state of residence (a "Minor"), your parents or legal guardians must read, understand, and agree to these Contest rules. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Square Enix in the format designated below. Directors, officers, and employees of Square Enix and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate family members of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Offer void where prohibited.

    2. CONTEST PERIOD
    The Contest period is from Monday, June 30, 2014 to Monday, July 14, 2014 at 6:00pm (PDT)


    Square Enix will, in its sole discretion, determine the valid and official entry time, should any discrepancies of time occur.

    3. PRIZES

    Three (3) grand prize winners will be selected from qualifying entries and will be awarded with the prizes listed below:

    -One (1) FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Original Soundtrack (Approximate retail value: $49.99)
    -One (1) FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn E3 2014 bag (Approximate retail value $10)

    Seven (7) runners-up will be selected from qualifying entries and will be awarded with the prize listed below:

    -One (1) FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn E3 2014 bag (Approximate retail value $10)


    ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Winners will be announced on or about July 21, 2014. Prizes will be awarded within one month after winners are announced. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Square Enix reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize listed in the table above. Prizes won by a Minor (as determined by the laws of the contestant's state of residence) will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the Minor's behalf. Actual retail value of prizes may vary due to market conditions at the time prizes are awarded. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST WINNERS BE ENTITLED TO ANY FEE, ROYALTY, OR OTHER COMPENSATION OF ANY KIND AS A RESULT OF THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING, EACH CONTESTANT (AND, IF A MINOR, HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR SQUARE ENIX'S USE OF SUCH CONTESTANT'S ENTRY MATERIALS (AS DEFINED BELOW) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES.

    4. SQUARE ENIX OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES

    All entries and other materials (the "Entry Materials") (including all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith) submitted by you become the property of Square Enix upon submission. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix will own all rights to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix's ownership rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Entry Materials may be used by contestants only for purposes of the Contest or for private, personal, non-public viewing. Entry materials received by Square Enix may be destroyed by Square Enix at any time following the Contest.

    5. ORIGINAL WORK OF AUTHORSHIP

    You hereby warrant and represent that (a) as between you and parties other than Square Enix, you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) other than the fact that all intellectual property embodied in and related to the FINAL FANTASY® XIV game, including all copyrighted works and trademarks and derivative works thereof, are the exclusive property of Square Enix, all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.

    6. GENERAL RELEASE

    By entering the Contest, you (and, if you are a Minor, your parents or legal guardians) release Square Enix, other participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory. IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES DESCRIBED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH THAT MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOU.

    7. SELECTION OF PRIZE

    Actual model, color, accessories, and features of the items awarded as prizes shall be selected by Square Enix in its sole discretion and may vary from photos or images shown in the Contest materials and advertising including the Square Enix web site.

    8. USE OF WINNER'S NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.

    Except where prohibited by law, entry into the contest constitutes permission to use the winners' voice, names, addresses, likenesses, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winners may be required to execute consent to the use of their name, address, likeness, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.

    9. AFFIDAVIT & RELEASE

    As a condition of being awarded any prize, winners (and if winner is a Minor, winner's parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and deliver to Square Enix a signed Affidavit of Eligibility and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and release of liability.

    10. WINNER'S LIST; RULES REQUEST

    For a copy of the winners list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business size envelope after July 21, 2014 and before August 21, 2014 to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: Eorzea IRL Contest Winners List). To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self-addressed business size envelope to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: Eorzea IRL Contest Rules Request).

    11. COPYRIGHT NOTICE

    The Contest and all accompanying Contest materials are Copyright © 2014 by Square Enix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    12. MISCELLANEOUS

    The Contest and these Official Contest Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the United States. Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and by the decisions of Square Enix, which are final and binding in all respects. Square Enix reserves the right to change these Official Contest Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any contestant's participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond Square Enix's control affect the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest or Square Enix otherwise becomes, as determined in its sole discretion, incapable of running the Contest as planned. Contestants who violate these Official Contest Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Square Enix, the Contest, or any other contestant, in each case as determined in Square Enix's sole discretion, are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. Square Enix reserves the right to disqualify persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. If you have any questions about these Official Contest Rules or the Contest, please send written questions to Square Enix at the address set forth below.

    13. FORCE MAJEURE

    Square Enix reserves the right to change, suspend, or cancel the contest if, in Square Enix's sole discretion, intervening circumstances warrant such change, suspension, or cancellation. Intervening circumstances include, but are not limited to, strikes, labor disputes, war, insurrections, revolutions, terrorism, riots or other civil disturbances, earthquakes, fires, floods, or other natural disasters, governmental restrictions, embargoes or other exercises of governmental authority, unavailability of supplies, components, or material, or any other cause beyond Square Enix's control.

    14. DISCLAIMER

    Square Enix, all participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses, or damages caused by events beyond the control of Square Enix or other participating sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

    15. CONTEST SPONSOR

    The sponsor of the Contest is Square Enix, Inc. Square Enix is a leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment content. Correspondence regarding the Contest or these Official Contest Rules may be directed to the following address:

    Square Enix, Inc.
    Attention: Eorzea IRL Contest
    999 North Sepulveda Blvd., Third Floor
    El Segundo, California 90245

    Please submit your entries after having read over and agreeing to all of the above rules and regulations.
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    Devin "Camate" Casadey - Community Team