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YOUR BEST BATTLEFIELD 4 MOMENT - OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

To Enter: You will need a free Origin account to participate in this contest. IF you do not already have an Origin account you can visit www.origin.com/create to create one for free.

1. Eligibility: YOUR BEST BATTLEFIELD 4 MOMENT (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (excluding Quebec), Chile, China, including Taiwan, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States (including the District of Colombia) who are at least as old as the minimum age of majority in the jurisdiction from which they enter the Contest.  Those who are employees of Electronic Arts Inc. or its affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, advertising, promotion and publicity agencies (“Sponsor and its agents”) or who are immediate family members or persons living in the same household of each such employee are not eligible.  Subject to all applicable laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.  By participating in the Contest, the participant signifies his or her full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules.

2. Timing: The Contest begins on MARCH 27, 2014 at 5PM Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”) and ends on APRIL 2, 2014 at 5PM GMT (the “Contest Period”) and consists of the phases set forth in the chart below:

 

PhaseStart Date at 5:00PM GMTEnd Date at 5:00PM GMTSubmissionMARCH 27, 2014APRIL 1, 2014JudgingAPRIL 1, 2014APRIL 2, 2014

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ENTRANTS: ENTRANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE APPLICABLE CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD TIMES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE TIME ZONES.

3. How to Enter:  During the Submission phase, visit  http://blogs.battlefield.com/2014/03/your-best-bf4-moment/ (the “Contest Site” or “Site”), log in with your Origin account, and follow the directions to submit your written description of your best moment in Battlefield 4 (collectively, the “Entry”). By uploading your Submission, you agree that it conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, may disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

Guidelines and Restrictions:

Content Requirements

Entries must pertain to the theme of “best moment in Battlefield 4”, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. No group, or team efforts, or multi-author(ed) designs will be accepted in this Contest. For purposes of this Contest all Entries will be presumed authored by the person submitting the Entry. Entries submitted in this Contest must not contain any pornography, or other illicit, illegal, defamatory, morally offensive or obscene content, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any Entry containing racial, religious, or ethnic slurs, explicit language, obscene, pornographic, violent, or sexual content, or libel, hate speech, references to alcohol, drugs or other illicit substances, or otherwise objectionable, offensive, illegal, inappropriate or prohibited material. Submission of previously published written works is prohibited. Any Entry that incorporates prohibited content, including but not limited to, third party creations, trademarks, names, or other third party property(ies), or the work of creative consultants, or any content that is pornographic, illicit, or otherwise in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion violates the above Guidelines and/or is not in compliance with these Official Rules, may not be accepted for entry and may not be eligible to win any prize in this Contest.

By entering, entrants warrant that their Entries contain only Sponsor-provided Contest Assets, if any, and/or their own, Original Creations. Entrants further warrant their Entries do not contain any third party copyrighted materials, and otherwise do not violate or infringe the rights, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights or rights of publicity/privacy, of any third party.

Limitations 

• Each entrant may enter the Contest one (1) time during the Contest Period.  Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void.

• Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission. Sponsor (as defined in Section 10 below)  and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions, all of which will be void. Physical copies of Submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

• In the event of a dispute regarding any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant or participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.  Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

• Only English submissions will be accepted in the Contest.

• Submissions need to be 500 characters or less.

4. Personal Information:  Nothing in these Official Rules shall be deemed to exclude or restrict any of the winner’s or the entrant’s statutory rights as a consumer.  Participation in the Contest implies authorization to collect, use and disclose entrant’s personal information including the right to transfer personal data to the United States for purposes of administration of the Contest and prize fulfillment.  All information submitted to the Sponsor as part of this Contest will be treated in accordance with EA’s privacy policy, available at Personal information includes name, address, email address, birthday and will be used to: (a) contact potential winners; and (B) if an entrant selects to receive additional information from the EA on the entry form, to send additional information to that entrant.  The recipient of your personal data is the Sponsor and Administrator. YOUR INFORMATION WILL NOT BE STORED OR PROCESSED ON SERVERS LOCATED IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. Entrants have the right to access, withdraw, and correct their personal data. Entrants may request such action by sending a message with the request, subject line “YOUR BEST BATTLEFIELD 4 MOMENT CONTEST” to bfcommunity@dice.se.

For Residents of Germany:  This personal information is collected and processed only for the purposes of organising, running and monitoring the campaign. The organising entity shall be considered the data controller for the database containing this personal information and provides for an appropriate data protection level. Entrants have the right to access, withdraw, and correct their personal data. Entrants may request such action by sending a message with the request, subject line “YOUR BEST BATTLEFIELD 4 MOMENT CONTEST” to bfcommunity@dice.se.

For Residents of France: Personal information provided to the Sponsor in the course of this Promotion shall be processed according to the Legislation “Informatique et Libertés n°78-17” of January 6th, 1978.

5. Winner Determination: Winners will be determined according to the process set forth below.

a) Judging Phase: During the Judging Phase, a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select one (1) entrant with the highest-scoring Submission (the “Top Entry” or “Top Entries”) based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”): 30% Originality, 50% Creativity, and 20% Appropriateness to Topic.

B) In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest score for Creativity, as determined by the qualified judges, in their sole discretion, will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner.

6. Notification:  The potential winners will be notified by email on or about April 3, 2014. Except where prohibited, each potential winner will be required to sign and return an Declaration of Eligibility and Release of Publicity and Liability, which must be received by Sponsor, within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize.  If any potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration of Eligibility and Release of Publicity and Liability within the required time period, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner using the skill-based criteria set forth above.  Only three (3) alternative winners will be selected, after which EA retains the discretion to donate the applicable prize to a charity of Sponsor’s choosing.

7. Prizes:  One (1) framed BATTLEFIELD 4 themed artwork named the “Aircraft Carrier in Naval Battle”, with a value of 150 USD/108 Euros. If for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received and relative skill of entrants.  Allow two (2) weeks for shipment of prize(s).

8. General Terms: 

a. By participating in this Contest, each participant agrees: (1) To the extent allowable under applicable law, to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its agents from any and all liability  or any injury, loss, damage, right, claim or action of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or any Contest-related activity or the receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize won, except for residents of the United Kingdom, France and Germany with respect to claims resulting from death or personal injury arising from EA’s negligence and for residents of the United Kingdom with respect to claims resulting from the tort of deceit or any other liabilities that may not be excluded by law;  (2) That EA’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Contest; (3) That by accepting a prize, EA may use your name and place of residence online or in any other media, in connection with this Contest, without payment or compensation to the winner or anyone else, except where prohibited ; and (4) The Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and all claims must be resolved in the United States.

b. EA reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or those of any other Contest or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated entries.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

c. Winners are responsible for any applicable taxes on prizes.

9. Winner(s) List: We will post the name of the confirmed winner online after April 13, 2014 at blogs.battlefield.com.  This list will remain posted until December 31, 2014.

10. Sponsor:  Electronic Arts Inc., 209 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065.

© 2014 Electronic Arts Inc.  All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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