The Adobe Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing Matu­rity Assess­ment Twit­ter Sweep­stakes
(A Ran­dom Draw­ing Sweepstakes)

2014 Offi­cial Rules 


  1. The Sweep­stakes Descrip­tion and Spon­sor:  The Adobe Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing Matu­rity Assess­ment Twit­ter Sweep­stakes (the “Sweep­stakes”) is spon­sored solely by Adobe Sys­tems Incor­po­rated, its affil­i­ates and sub­sidiaries (col­lec­tively, “Spon­sor” or “Adobe”) from Adobe’s offices in the United States. By par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Sweep­stakes you agree to be bound by the laws of the state of Cal­i­for­nia and these Sweep­stakes offi­cial rules (“Offi­cial Rules”).

The Sweep­stakes is in no way spon­sored, endorsed or admin­is­tered by, or asso­ci­ated with Twit­ter. By enter­ing, you under­stand you are pro­vid­ing your Sweepstakes-related infor­ma­tion to the Spon­sor and not to Twit­ter. Per­sonal data you pro­vide to Spon­sor will be used as pro­vided in Sec­tion 13of these Offi­cial Rules.

  1. Who is Eli­gi­ble To Par­tic­i­pate:  The Sweep­stakes is open only to legal res­i­dents of the United States who are at least eigh­teen (18) years of age (or the age of major­ity in his/her juris­dic­tion), with prior access to the Inter­net as of March 7, 2014 and who have not and will not pur­chase any soft­ware or spe­cial equip­ment for the pur­poses of enter­ing this Sweep­stakes (here­inafter, the “Entrant” or “Entrants”).

Employ­ees and inde­pen­dent con­trac­tors, offi­cers and direc­tors of Spon­sor, Twit­ter and each of their respec­tive par­ents, affil­i­ates, sub­sidiaries, agents, rep­re­sen­ta­tives, adver­tis­ing, pro­mo­tion, pub­lic­ity and ful­fill­ment agen­cies, legal advi­sors, suc­ces­sors and assigns and/or any other entity or per­son involved with the pro­duc­tion, design, exe­cu­tion, admin­is­tra­tion or dis­tri­b­u­tion of the Sweep­stakes (col­lec­tively, “Released Par­ties”), as well as the imme­di­ate fam­ily mem­bers (i.e., par­ents, sib­lings, chil­dren and their respec­tive spouses, regard­less where they reside) and per­sons liv­ing in the same house­hold of such per­sons, whether or not related, are not eli­gi­ble to enter or win. The Sweep­stakes is sub­ject to all applic­a­ble fed­eral, state, ter­ri­to­r­ial, provin­cial, munic­i­pal and local laws and reg­u­la­tions. The Sweep­stakes is void where pro­hib­ited, restricted, or taxed by law.

  1. Sweep­stakes Tim­ing:  The Sweep­stakes starts at 12:00 a.m. “Pacific Stan­dard Time (PST) on March 3, 2014], and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on March 17, 2014 (the “Sweep­stakes Period”) and is fol­lowed by ran­dom prize draw­ings as set forth in the table below:
Sweep­stakes Period
Starts at 12:00 a.m. PST on: Ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on: Draw­ing occurs on or about:
March 3, 2014 March 17, 2014 March 18, 2014

EACH ENTRANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADJUSTING THE TIMING OF THE ENTRY DEADLINES BASED ON HIS/HER LOCATION. Sponsor’s com­puter is the offi­cial time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

  1. How To Enter; Entry Limits:
  • To Enter By Tweet­ing, send a tweet describ­ing the Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing Matu­rity Assess­ment accom­pa­nied with the hash­tag as fol­lows: #Adobe­Sum­mit any­time dur­ing the Sweep­stakes Period. Once you send an orig­i­nal tweet as directed con­tain­ing the Sweep­stakes hash­tag and fol­low­ing the instruc­tions above (eli­gi­ble “Entry)”) you will be auto­mat­i­cally entered one (1) time in to the Sweep­stakes ran­dom draw­ing. By send­ing an orig­i­nal tweet as directed in con­nec­tion with the Sweep­stakes you con­sent to be auto­mat­i­cally entered into this Sweep­stakes and to pos­si­bly have your tweet Retweeted. If you do not have a Twit­ter account you can cre­ate one for FREE. All terms and con­di­tions of twit​ter​.com apply.

Limit on Entries:  You may enter only once dur­ing the Sweep­stakes Period and you are only eli­gi­ble to win one prize in this Sweep­stakes. Com­pleted Entries must be entered elec­tron­i­cally dur­ing the Sweep­stakes Period and received by 11:59 p.m. PST on March 17, 2014 to be con­sid­ered eli­gi­ble for prizes in this Sweep­stakes. No other meth­ods of Entry will be accepted. Entries will not be acknowl­edged or returned. Spon­sor can­not guar­an­tee that all per­sons attempt­ing to enter will be able to participate.

  1. Draw­ings; Win­ner Selec­tion:  On or about March 18, 2014, two (2) poten­tial win­ners will be selected by ran­dom draw­ing from among all eli­gi­ble Entries received.
  2. Win­ner Noti­fi­ca­tion:  Poten­tial win­ners will be noti­fied by a direct mes­sage from @AdobeMktgCloud through his/her twit​ter​.com account pro­file used [LMR1] at the time of entry and may addi­tion­ally be required to com­plete, sign and return an affi­davit of eli­gi­bil­ity and, except where pro­hib­ited, liability/publicity release (for res­i­dents of Canada, a Dec­la­ra­tion of Com­pli­ance and Release of Lia­bil­ity and Pub­lic­ity), in the form pro­vided by Spon­sor, within seven (7) days of attempted noti­fi­ca­tion in order to claim prize. If a win­ner is eigh­teen (18) years of age as required, but deemed a minor in his or her loca­tion of res­i­dence, then the prize will be awarded in the name of the minor’s par­ent or legal guardian, who will be respon­si­ble for sign­ing any nec­es­sary affi­davits and releases. It is each entrant’s respon­si­bil­ity to mon­i­tor his/her Twit­ter account mes­sage inbox for Sweepstakes-related noti­fi­ca­tions. If a poten­tial win­ner is a Cana­dian res­i­dent, he or she will be required to answer a timed, skill-based ques­tion in order to claim prize(s).

In the event a poten­tial win­ner can­not be con­tacted, is con­tacted and does not respond or does not respond timely with all required infor­ma­tion, refuses the prize, is inel­i­gi­ble to accept the prize, or fails to claim the prize as directed, within the time allot­ted after attempted noti­fi­ca­tion, or is oth­er­wise not in com­pli­ance with these Offi­cial Rules and/or dis­qual­i­fied for any rea­son, the prize at issue may be for­feited and, at Sponsor’s sole dis­cre­tion, awarded to an alter­nate win­ner. An Entrant is not a win­ner, even if a prize noti­fi­ca­tion is received, unless and until the Entrant’s eli­gi­bil­ity and the poten­tial win­ning entry has been ver­i­fied and the Entrant has been noti­fied that ver­i­fi­ca­tion is com­plete. Poten­tial win­ners must con­tinue to com­ply with all term and con­di­tions of these Offi­cial Rules.

  1. Prize(s):  Two (2) total prize(s) will be awarded in this Sweep­stakes as follows:

Prize:  Each win­ner will each receive one (1) Adobe Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing Sum­mit pass for the 2014 con­fer­ence; Approx­i­mate Retail Value (ARV): $1895 USD ea.

Odds of win­ning a prize in this Sweep­stakes will depend on the total num­ber of eli­gi­ble Entries received.

All prize details, includ­ing type, color size, etc are at Sponsor’s sole dis­cre­tion. It is each Entrant’s respon­si­bil­ity to judge his/her abil­ity to make use of any prize before enter­ing any Prize Draw­ing. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no war­ranty or guar­an­tee, either express or implied. Prizes may not be sub­sti­tuted, assigned or trans­ferred, or sold, how­ever, Spon­sor reserves the right, at its sole dis­cre­tion, to sub­sti­tute a prize (or por­tion thereof) with one of approx­i­mately equal or greater value. All prices stated are in United States Dol­lars and rep­re­sent the max­i­mum retail price or, in the absence of a max­i­mum retail price, the pre­vail­ing mar­ket price to the best of the Sponsor’s knowl­edge. Dif­fer­ences in stated price and actual prize value(s) (includ­ing dif­fer­ences in any stated price and the price a win­ner would have had to pay for such prod­uct in any juris­dic­tion) will not be awarded. Win­ners are respon­si­ble for all applic­a­ble fed­eral, state, ter­ri­to­r­ial, provin­cial, munic­i­pal and local taxes, any costs asso­ci­ated with cur­rency exchange, or any other costs and expenses asso­ci­ated with prize receipt, accep­tance and/or use not spec­i­fied herein as being pro­vided. Use of any prizes com­prised of gift cards, soft­ware, online ser­vices and/or online ser­vice sub­scrip­tion is sub­ject to any terms and/or con­di­tions that accom­pany or are spec­i­fied thereon as issued by the gift card, prod­uct or ser­vice provider. Only the adver­tised num­ber of prizes and those claimed in accor­dance with these Offi­cial Rules will be awarded. Win­ners may be required to pro­vide a ship­ping address and proof of res­i­dency to claim prize. Mode(s) of deliv­ery are at Sponsor’s sole dis­cre­tion and Spon­sor will arrange for prizes to be deliv­ered to win­ners, how­ever, regard­less of mode of deliv­ery, prop­erty and risk in and to the prize will pass to the respec­tive winner(s) upon deliv­ery to winner(s) or upon ship­ment or deliv­ery of prizes by Spon­sor to car­rier for mail­ing to win­ners, and Spon­sor will not be respon­si­ble for any dam­age or loss to the prizes after that time.  Allow 4–8 weeks for deliv­ery of prize by ship­ping method(s).

  1. Entrants’ and Win­ners’ Agree­ment to these Offi­cial Rules and the Deci­sions of Spon­sor: Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Sweep­stakes and/or receipt of any prize con­sti­tute each Entrant’s and winner’s full and uncon­di­tional agree­ment to and accep­tance of these Offi­cial Rules, Sponsor’s online Terms of Use and Pri­vacy Pol­icy (avail­able by region and incor­po­rated herein by ref­er­ence), and Sponsor’s deci­sions, which are final and bind­ing in all mat­ters related to the Sweep­stakes. Spon­sor will not enter into any cor­re­spon­dence. Win­ning a prize is con­tin­gent upon Entrant(s) ful­fill­ing all applic­a­ble require­ments as set forth herein.
  2. Sponsor’s Right to use Participant’s Entries, Name and Like­ness: By par­tic­i­pat­ing and/or by claim­ing a prize in this Sweep­stakes each Entrant and win­ner (col­lec­tively, “Par­tic­i­pants”) hereby grants to Spon­sor and its agents, a, world­wide, per­pet­ual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, trans­fer­able right and fully-paid up, fully-sublicensable license, under any and all such rights, to use and pub­licly dis­play his/her Entry(ies) together with his or her place of res­i­dence and (except if win­ner is a res­i­dent of Ten­nessee or oth­er­wise where pro­hib­ited by law) his or her name, voice and/or like­ness (col­lec­tively, his/her “Per­sona”), in any media for­mat or medium (whether now or here­after known) and through any media chan­nels, includ­ing on and through the Sweep­stakes Site and/or Twit­ter account, and other web­sites and Sponsor-branded social media web pages owned and/or con­trolled by Spon­sor, in and in con­nec­tion with pub­lic­ity and adver­tis­ing for Spon­sor, its prod­ucts and/or ser­vices or this Sweep­stakes, with­out any fur­ther attri­bu­tion, noti­fi­ca­tion, or com­pen­sa­tion to the win­ner, his/her suc­ces­sors or assigns, or any other per­son or entity. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in this Sweep­stakes cre­ates no oblig­a­tion (express or implied) on the part of Spon­sor to use, com­mer­cial­ize or oth­er­wise exploit any Participant’s Entry or Per­sona and no Par­tic­i­pant shall be enti­tled to any dam­ages or other relief by rea­son of Sponsor’s use or non-use of his/her Entry or Persona.
  3. Gen­eral Con­di­tions; Sponsor’s Right to Can­cel, Ter­mi­nate or Mod­ify the Sweep­stakes, Dis­qual­ify Entrants or Elim­i­nate or Void Entries: Proof of sub­mis­sion of an Entry is not proof of deliv­ery or receipt of such Entry by Spon­sor. Entries gen­er­ated by script, macro or other auto­mated means, or oth­er­wise intended to sub­vert or cir­cum­vent the entry process or any stated entry lim­its are void. Use of a false email account will dis­qual­ify an Entry. In the event of a dis­pute as to any Entry, or the iden­tity of a Par­tic­i­pant, the Entry at issue will be declared to be made by the autho­rized account holder and nat­ural per­son assigned by an Inter­net access provider to the email addressed asso­ci­ated with the Entry and he/she must com­ply with these Offi­cial Rules. Par­tic­i­pants may be required to show proof of being the autho­rized account holder. Spon­sor has the right, in its sole dis­cre­tion, to reject or void any Entry, and/or to dis­qual­ify any Entrant who (whether in fact or by attempt) sub­verts, cir­cum­vents, or tam­pers with the entry process or the law­ful oper­a­tion of the Sweep­stakes, or who it finds to be act­ing in an unsports­man­like or dis­rup­tive man­ner or in a man­ner oth­er­wise in vio­la­tion of these Offi­cial Rules.

Spon­sor reserves the right to can­cel, ter­mi­nate or mod­ify the Sweep­stakes, or any por­tion, if in its sole opin­ion, it has been com­pro­mised, cor­rupted, or can­not be com­pleted as planned due to tam­per­ing, unau­tho­rized inter­ven­tion, tech­ni­cal fail­ures, or other con­di­tions beyond Sponsor’s con­trol, includ­ing with­out lim­i­ta­tion, an insuf­fi­cient vol­ume of par­tic­i­pa­tion or eli­gi­ble Entries, and/or to select poten­tial winner(s) from among eli­gi­ble, non-suspect Entries received on or before the ter­mi­na­tion date. While Spon­sor may take action against fraud­u­lent activ­i­ties of which it becomes aware, Spon­sor assumes no respon­si­bil­ity or oblig­a­tion to proac­tively police Par­tic­i­pants’ activ­i­ties, or to inves­ti­gate any or all claims of fraud­u­lent activ­ity. Spon­sor fail­ure to enforce any pro­vi­sion of these Offi­cial Rules shall not con­sti­tute a waiver of that provision.

  1. Release of Claims; Lim­i­ta­tions of Lia­bil­ity; War­ranty and Indem­nity: The Released Par­ties (defined in Sec­tion 2) do not guar­an­tee the pro­cess­ing of any Entry or the func­tion­ing of the Sweep­stakes Site and/or Twit­ter account. The Released Par­ties are not in any way respon­si­ble or liable for: (i) any loss (includ­ing loss of oppor­tu­nity), injury, dam­age (includ­ing, but not lim­ited to, direct, indi­rect or con­se­quen­tial loss), cost, expense, or claim aris­ing from or in rela­tion to the Sweep­stakes, par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Sweep­stakes or any Sweepstakes-related activ­ity, or (ii) the autho­rized or unau­tho­rized or fraud­u­lent actions of Par­tic­i­pants or other third par­ties, or (iii) events requir­ing a can­cel­la­tion or post­pone­ment of the Sweep­stakes, or (iv) for Entries that are lost, late, inter­cepted, incom­plete, incor­rect, delayed, illeg­i­ble, gar­bled, dam­aged, mis­di­rected or not oth­er­wise received by Spon­sor, or (v) for dif­fi­cul­ties or imped­i­ments of any kind, whether human, elec­tri­cal or tech­ni­cal in nature, relat­ing to or in con­nec­tion with the Sweep­stakes, its admin­is­tra­tion, the pro­cess­ing of Entries or the announce­ment of prizes or winners.

Par­tic­i­pants assume sole lia­bil­ity and accept all risk of loss for injuries, includ­ing per­sonal injuries and/or dam­age to prop­erty, caused or claimed to be caused by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Sweep­stakes, or the accep­tance, ship­ping and han­dling, receipt, pos­ses­sion, loss, use or mis­use of any prize. By par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Sweep­stakes each Par­tic­i­pant agrees to the max­i­mum extent allow­able under applic­a­ble law, to indem­nify and keep indem­ni­fied, to defend, release and hold the Released Par­ties at all times harm­less from and against any lia­bil­ity, per­sonal injury, death, dam­ages, losses, claims, demands, causes of action, suits or pro­ceed­ings, costs and expenses (includ­ing rea­son­able attorney’s fees) aris­ing from, accru­ing out of, or in any way con­nected with his/her par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Sweep­stakes, or for the ship­ping and han­dling, receipt, pos­ses­sion, loss, use or mis­use of any prize awarded.

  1. Gov­ern­ing Law; Venue; Dis­putes: All issues and ques­tions con­cern­ing the con­struc­tion, valid­ity, inter­pre­ta­tion, and enforce­abil­ity of these Offi­cial Rules, or the rights and oblig­a­tions of Spon­sor and Par­tic­i­pants here­un­der, shall be gov­erned by, and con­strued in accor­dance with, the laws of the state of Cal­i­for­nia, United States of Amer­ica, with­out giv­ing effect to any choice of law or con­flict of law rules or pro­vi­sions (whether of the State of Cal­i­for­nia or any other juris­dic­tion) that would cause the appli­ca­tion of laws of any juris­dic­tion other than the State of Cal­i­for­nia, and all claims must be resolved in the appro­pri­ate State Court located in Santa Clara County, California.
  2. Per­sonal Data: Per­sonal data col­lected from Par­tic­i­pants will used and dis­closed by Spon­sor and its autho­rized agents in accor­dance with these Offi­cial Rules for pur­poses of Sweep­stakes admin­is­tra­tion and prize ful­fill­ment.  By enter­ing, each Par­tic­i­pant con­sents to the col­lec­tion, use and dis­clo­sure of his/her per­sonal infor­ma­tion as described herein. Noth­ing in these Offi­cial Rules shall be deemed to restrict or exclude any Participant’s statu­tory con­sumer rights per­tain­ing to per­sonal data. Except as oth­er­wise stated in these Offi­cial Rules or on the Site, per­sonal infor­ma­tion col­lected by Spon­sor from Par­tic­i­pants online is sub­ject to Sponsor’s online Pri­vacy Pol­icy at http://​www​.adobe​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​/​p​o​l​i​c​y​.​h​tml.

No Opt-In Con­sent to Future Mar­ket­ing Required: At the time of entry, or other times dur­ing the Sweep­stakes Period, Par­tic­i­pants may be pre­sented the option to con­sent (“Opt-In”) to future com­mu­ni­ca­tions from Spon­sor, how­ever, Par­tic­i­pants are free to decline this option. Opt-In con­sent to future com­mu­ni­ca­tions from Spon­sor is not required to par­tic­i­pate in the Sweep­stakes and will not increase or improve one’s oppor­tu­nity to win.

  1. Win­ners’ List:  Fol­low­ing con­clu­sion of the Sweep­stakes Period, after all win­ners have been deter­mined and ver­i­fied, a win­ners’ list will be avail­able at http://​blogs​.adobe​.com/​d​i​g​i​t​a​l​m​a​r​k​e​t​i​n​g​/​d​i​g​i​t​a​l​-​m​a​r​k​e​t​i​n​g​/​a​s​s​e​s​s​m​e​n​t​-​c​o​n​t​e​st/ for at least two (2) weeks..
  2. Spon­sor:  The Sweep­stakes is spon­sored by Adobe Sys­tems Inc., 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA  95110.

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