FINAL FANTASY XIV (“Game”) Chocobos Rule The World Contest (“Contest”)
This Contest is being operated and promoted by:
Square Enix Limited registered in England and Wales with company number 01840186 (“Square Enix Europe”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”) with registered address at:
Wimbledon Bridge House
1 Hartfield Road
London SW19 3RU
The Contest is only open to existing holders of an active FINAL FANTASY XIV service account (“Service Account”) on 25 January, 2013 3:00am (GMT) who are resident in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Contestants who are residents of France or Spain should refer to the Additional Specific Provisions under these Rules relevant to their country of residence.
PLEASE READ THESE RULES (“Rules”) CAREFULLY. By submitting an entry to the Contest you agree to accept and be bound by these Rules and the terms of any policies referred to in these Rules. We reserve the right to cancel or amend the Contest at any stage if deemed necessary in our opinion and/or if circumstances arise which are outside of our control.
Theme – Create your own Chocobos!
The brave and majestic steed that’s always been at your side, ready to help at the blow of your whistle – of course, we speak of the mighty Chocobo! These trusty companions endure quite a bit of hardships on a daily basis; riding through dangerous landscapes, dashing through hordes of monsters, avoiding treacherous falls, and all the while carrying you and your stuffed-to-bursting inventory around! It’s about time adventurers pay some homage to these friendly domesticated creatures of Eorzea. We call upon the adventurers around the world to, using the medium of your choice, create an artistic rendition of a Chocobo. It can be a drawing, a delectable dessert, a hand-crafted piece of art -- the sky is the limit, so be creative and get to wark!
Contestants must possess an active Service Account and have access to a working internet connection and web browser in order to be able to enter. Contestants are responsible for all connection charges associated with the internet connection and subscription fees associated with the registration for a FINAL FANTASY XIV service account. Contestants must ensure that their contact information is correct at the time of registration for a Service Account, during and after submission of their Entry.
How to Enter
Following the theme, take a picture of your work* (drawing, food, clothes, sewed stuffed animal, etc.) and post it as a reply to this Forum thread. Only one entry per person. If multiple entries are posted, only the first one submitted will be accepted. Entries utilising FINAL FANTASY XIV graphics or other in-game resources will be disqualified. .
* Entry image will be viewable publicly
Accepted Entry Format
Picture Resolution: The height and width can be no larger than 1024 pixels each*. Picture Format must be either JPEG or PNG. The entry must be an original work that is being publicised for the first time for this contest.
* A picture may not be accepted if its resolution or aspect ratio deviates greatly from that prescribed.
We will be awarding TEN winners with the below FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn merchandise each (the “Prize”):
ONE FINAL FANTASY XIV A Realm Reborn postcard set*
*Prizes will be sent to the address used when registering your Square Enix account.
No cash alternative shall be provided in place of the Prize.
25 January, 2013 3:00 a.m. (GMT) to 25 February, 2013 3:00 a.m. (GMT)
The FFXIV Development and Operations Team will select 10 of the best entries based on overall creativity. Winners will be announced on the forum on 10 March, 2013 (“Announcement Date”). Once the Winners are announced, Prizes will be sent to the address registered on the Winner’s Square Enix Account.
*Entrants are advised to update their address registered on their Square Enix Account before participating.
We reserve the right to re-distribute any unclaimed Prizes. Winners will be selected globally, and there is a possibility that entries from EU regions are not chosen. No cash alternative shall be provided in place of the Prize.
Entries containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter and/or containing any plagiarized or copyrighted material will not be considered by the judges. Entries which infringe upon copyright/intellectual property, personal credit, privacy, are counter to public order and/or morals, are judged to be grossly deviant from the established theme, do not contain all of the required information or contain erroneous information may face disqualification. Square Enix Europe reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.
Additional Specific Provisions
Contestants resident in FRANCE:
Conformément à la loi Informatique et Libertés n°78-17 du 6 janvier 1978, tout participant dispose d’un droit d’accès, de modification, de suppression et d’opposition des données personnelles le concernant, en écrivant à le Promoteur. The name of the winner will be sent to anyone who requests the same within three (3) months of the Closing Date. Requests should be made via the Square Enix Support Centre.
Contestants resident in SPAIN:
The name of the winner will be sent to anyone who requests the same within three (3) months of the Closing Date and by entering the Competition you hereby agree that the Promoter shall be permitted to do so if you are the winner. Requests should be made via the Square Enix Support Centre.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW SQUARE ENIX EUROPE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ENTRY THAT IS SUBMITTED TO THE CONTEST THAT INFRINGES THE COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF A THIRD PARTY. YOU WARRANT AND AGREE THAT YOUR ENTRY WILL CONTAIN WORK THAT IS ENTIRELY ORIGINAL TO YOU AND DOES NOT INFRINGE OR INTERFERE WITH ANY THIRD PARTY COPYRIGHT OR OTHER RIGHTS AND YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY SQUARE ENIX EUROPE AGAINST ANY LOSS ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF YOUR WARRANTY.
In the event that an entry violates a third-party’s copyright, the user’s Service Account may be suspended or cancelled. 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 Europe upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any contestant. In consideration of our acceptance and review of your Entry Materials into the Contest, you hereby assign to Square Enix Europe absolutely all right, title and interest for the full duration of copyright in and to the Entry Materials throughout the world. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix Europe 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 Europe's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix Europe to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix Europe'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 Europe may be destroyed by Square Enix Europe at any time following the Contest.
These Rules and all or any dispute arising from them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.