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to be bound by these Official Rules: Eligibility General Requirements. This contest is open to all members of the Scribd.com website that are at least eighteen (18) years of age. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery by Sponsor, will disqualify the applicable entrant. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Scribd, Nowigo, Inc., their affiliates, participating vendors, and subsidiaries, and promotional agencies are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Published Authors. Persons who have achieved the status of "Published" (as defined in the Official Rules) are not eligible to participate in the Contest. For purposes of these Official Rules, the term "Published" shall mean any individual who, as of the Start Date has received sole or shared writing credit for any published work of any genre in any form, including self-published and ebooks, with an assigned International Standard Book Number (ISBN). Membership. The Content is open only to active users of the Scribd.com website. If a Contest participant’s account on Scribd.com is terminated for any reason during the course of the Contest, the participant will be disqualified from the Contest, effective at the same time as the termination. Contest Description: The Contest is a search for the Scribd user with the most interesting as-yetunpublished content. Entrants will be allowed to upload new, unpublished content to a special part of the Scribd website for browsing by the general public. Scribd will begin counting the number of views each document receives from 12:01 AM PDT on May 12, 2008 until 11:59 PM PDT on June 16, 2008. The number of document views for each Entrant will be totaled, and the Entrants with the three highest total numbers of views achieved during the Entry Period will win the Contest.
The contest begins at 12:01 AM PDT on May 5, 2008 and ends at 11:59PM PDT on June 16, 2008. All entries must be received prior to the close of the Contest Entry Period. Any entries submitted after 11:59PM PDT on June 16, 2008 will be disqualified.
How to Enter
No purchase necessary. Entrants must have a valid account on Scribd.com. New users can sign up for a Scribd account at http://scribd.com/login To register for the Contest, visit the Contest home page at http://scribd.com/contest.
Each Submission that is entered into the Contest must meet ALL of the submission requirements set forth below:
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Your submissions may be in the the following formats: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, ps, txt, rtf, open office formats Entrants must prove that the content submitted for the Contest is owned by the Entrant or is appropriately licensed for sharing on Scribd (scribd.com) via Creative Commons, GPL, or other legally viable licensing mechanism. Submissions must convert to iPaper and successfully display on the Scribd.com website. Documents that fail to convert will be disqualified. Submissions may not include obscene, lewd, hateful, or pornographic images Entrants may not submit documents for the Content that they had previously published on Scribd.com prior to the Start Date.
Ascertainment of Winners
The first, second, and third prize winners of the Contest will be ascertained automatically through the tabulation of the total number of times each Entrant’s submissions were viewed on Scribd.com during the Entry Period.
Entrants agree that all documents submitted to Scribd for the purpose of the Contest will be presented in a publically accessible area of Scribd.com for the during the duration of the Contest, until the documents are removed from consideration by the entrant, or until they are disqualified by the Contest administrator, whichever comes first.
One (1) Grand Prize of a MacBook Air laptop computer from Apple, Inc. Approximate retail value: $1,799
One (1) Second Prize of a Kindle Wireless Reading Device from Amazon, Inc. Approximate retail value: $399
One (1) Third Prize of an iPod Nano music/video player from Apple, Inc. Approximate retail value: $134
Rights to Use Entries
Privacy control over Contest submissions will revert to the entrant within sixty (60) days of the End Date of the Contest. Entrants grant the Sponsor unlimited rights to use documents submitted to Scribd for the purpose of the Contest to promote Scribd.com and the Contest, during the duration of the Contest, until the documents are removed from consideration by the entrant, or until they are disqualified by the Contest administrator, whichever comes first. Right of Disqualification
Scribd reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or any submission, for any reason, at any time.
Limitation of Liability
Disclaimer of Warranties. The Contest Sponsor and Administrators make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Contest. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE CONTEST AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. The Contest Sponsor and Administrators are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, reviews, Ratings, or other materials, whether caused or created by Contestants, by tampering or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized as part of the website or the Contest, and Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the website. Although Sponsor attempts to ensure the integrity of the Contest, Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with the Contest, including entrants' attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to any Contestant's or to any other person's computer, other equipment, or person related to or resulting from participation in the Contest, or downloading materials from or using the website. General Release. By entering the Contest, Contestants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event will attorneys' fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any Contestant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Each Contestant acknowledges and agrees that the Contest Sponsor and Administrators are not
responsible for any costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with: (i) incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive entries due to any cause, including without limitation human, transmission, or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions of any kind, whether originating with sender, with Sponsor, or otherwise, that may limit a Contestant's ability to participate in the Contest or send or receive email notifications requiring action or response by such Contestant; (ii) any injury or damage resulting from participation in the Contest and/or the use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the entrant's rights of publicity or privacy, or the entrant's claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light). Governing Law/Arbitration. This Agreement, the rights and obligations of the Parties, and any claims or disputes relating in any way thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without regard to its choice of law principles which would require application of the laws of another jurisdiction. Any dispute between the Parties arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be submitted to binding arbitration. The arbitration shall take place in California before a single arbitrator, selected pursuant to such rules, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in strict confidence. Each party hereby waives any and all rights and benefits which it might otherwise have or be entitled to under federal law or the laws of California or any other state to litigate any such dispute in court, it being the intention of the parties to arbitrate all such disputes. The arbitrator's decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and any other agreements the applicable Contestant may have entered into with Sponsor in connection with the Contest, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys' fees. EACH PARTY EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO A JURY. Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. If either party shall fail to appear at the hearing on the date designated in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, or shall otherwise fail to participate in the arbitration proceeding, the arbitrator is hereby empowered to proceed ex parte. If you do not agree to this (or any other provision herein), do not participate in the Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH CONTESTANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor may disqualify any entrants from the Contest who deliberately damage, tamper with or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest or the host website(s).
This contest is sponsored by Scribd, Inc., 211 Sutter Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, California 94108
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