The PegaBuzz Contest (the “Contest”) is open to all PegaWorld attendees, including residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who have reached the age of majority as of June 4, 2017 at 8:00 am, PDT, unless otherwise prohibited by law or otherwise excluded by these Rules. Pegasystems Inc. is the sponsor (“Sponsor”) of this Contest. Employees of the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and members of their immediate family or persons living in the same household are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The contest begins on June 4, 2017 at, 12:00 am PDT. All Entries (as defined below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. PDT, June 30, 2017. Void where prohibited.
AGREEMENT TO RULES:
By participating in the Contest, You agree to be fully, unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the content and administration of this Contest.
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter this Contest You must submit one online post to the PegaBuzz community available at: https://pdn.pega.com/community/pegabuzz, describing the impact of Your favorite PegaWorld keynote or presentation (the “Entry”). Please see full judging criteria below.
The Entry must be Your original work and previously unpublished. The Entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. You may enter only once. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, Your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Entries submitted in or from geographic areas in which the entry is not permissible will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor and Sponsor has the right to use all entries in all print and electronic media, and to edit them for brevity and clarity.
Eligible Entries will be judged by employee(s) of Pegasystems (the “Judge”). The decisions of the Judge are final and may not be appealed. The Judge will select the winners on the basis of the following criteria:
Identify Your favorite Keynote that occurred during PegaWorld 2017. Explain why this Keynote was impactful by including at least one example.
Quality of example.Example details should be clear, concise and well thought-out.
Replies generated (5%)
Number and quality of reply posts generated.
The Entry must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous or otherwise inappropriate or objectionable, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry it deems inappropriate. The Entry must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
WINNER SELECTION/PRIZE AWARDING:
The winners will be notified approximately four (4) weeks from the end of the contest via the email address associated with their Pega Account. An email will be sent to each winner within one week after the drawing. All decisions are final and binding. Should the email be returned to Pegasystems Inc. as invalid, two more attempts will be made via email. Winners must contact Pegasystems Inc. within 7 calendar days from the date the notification is sent to claim their prize. Failure to contact Pegasystems Inc. within that 7 day period will result in immediate disqualification of the selected entrant and, at Pegasystems’ discretion, a new winner will be selected. No exceptions will be made to this rule. Pegasystems Inc. is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. The winners will also be announced on the PegaBuzz community site. Non-winning entrants will not be notified. If any prize/prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or in the event of non-compliance with any other requirements, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an alternate.
The First Place Winner of the Contest will receive HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System Bundle, approximate retail value $2098.99. The Second Place Winner will receive a Hover Camera Passport Drone approximate retail value $500.00. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
RIGHTS GRANTED BY YOU:
By entering this content, You understand and agree that Sponsor, anyone acting on behalf of Sponsor, and Sponsor’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, Your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent, unless prohibited by law. By entering this contest, You represent and warrant that Your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If Your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If the content of Your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at Your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Sponsor may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Sponsor may select the winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions and/or the Contest Rules. Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest Rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries.
THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Massachusetts having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall You be permitted to obtain awards for, and You hereby waive all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
For the names of the winners (available after June 30, 2017), send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to the address below. Requests must be received by July 31, 2017.
ATTN: PegaBuzz Contest
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142.