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Entrants,  by  participating,  agree  to  be  bound  by  the  terms  of  these  Official  Rules,  our Privacy  Policy  and  by  our  and  the  judges’  decisions,  which  are  final  and  binding  on  all matters  pertaining  to  the  Contest.
1.   ELIGIBILITY.  The  Amazon  Web  Services  (“AWS”)  Civic  Apps  Challenge  (“Contest”)  is  open  to  privately  held U.S.  businesses  legally  headquartered  in  the  50  United  States  or  the  District  of  Columbia  at  the  time  of  entry.  The

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Contest  and  these  Official  Rules  are  void  where  prohibited  by  law,  and  are  subject  to  applicable  laws.  Our  and YouNoodle,  Inc.’s  (“YouNoodle”)  employees,  parents,  affiliates  and  subsidiaries,  and  participating  advertising  and promotion  agencies  and  prize  suppliers/funding  entities,  and  members  of  their  immediate  family  (spouse,  domestic partner,  parent,  child,  sibling  and  their  respective  spouses,  regardless  of  where  they  reside)  or  those  living  in  their household,  whether  or  not  related)  are  not  eligible.  Entrants  may  not  be  members  of  any  guild,  union  or  other organization  that  may  prohibit  them  from  participating  in  this  Contest  and  that  would  restrict,  require  due payment  or  otherwise  have  the  right  to  oppose  such  entrant’s  participation  in  this  Contest.  Prizes  will  be  awarded in  the  name  of  the  business  that  entered.  By  the  time  of  submission,  entrants  must  have  an  AWS  account  (see https://aws-­portal.amazon.com/gp/aws/developer/registration/index.html).  Any  individual  submitting  an  entry  on behalf  of  a  business  entity  represents  and  warrants  that  he/she:  (a)  is  an  individual  legal  resident  of  the  50  United States  or  the  District  of  Columbia  and  has  reached  the  older  of  18  years  old  or  the  legal  age  of  majority  in  their state  of  residence,  (b)  has  the  full  legal  capacity  to  participate  in  this  Contest,  and  (c)  is  authorized  to  submit  an entry  on  behalf  of  such  business  entity.  This  Contest  is  a  skill-­based  contest,  and  as  such,  the  winners  will  not  be selected  randomly,  but  on  the  basis  of  objective  judging  criteria  (as  set  forth  below).  PARTICIPATION  EXPENSES WILL  NOT  BE  REFUNDED. 2.   HOW  TO  ENTER.  The  entry  period  begins  at  12:00:00  A.M.  Pacific  Time  (“PT”)  on  September  2,  2013,  and ends  at  11:59:59  P.M.  (PT)  on  October  15,  2013  (“Entry  Period”).  To  enter,  go  to  http://aws.amazon.com/civic-­ apps-­challenge  (the  “Contest  Website”)  during  the  Entry  Period.  You  will  be  directed  to  complete  the  entry  on  the YouNoodle  website.  You  must  log  in  to  YouNoodle  to  complete  and  submit  the  entry  form.  By  following  the instructions  provided,  you  must  submit  a  description  of  your  suggested  or  existing  product,  Web  site,  software application/tool,  service,  or  any  other  system  that  substantively  uses  Amazon  Glacier,  Amazon  CloudFront,  Amazon Elastic  Compute  Cloud  (EC2),  Amazon  Dynamo  DB,  Amazon  ElastiCache,  Amazon  Elastic  MapReduce,  Amazon Flexible  Payments  Service  (FPS),  Amazon  Mechanical  Turk,  AWS  Elastic  Beanstalk,  Amazon  Redshift,  Amazon Relational  Database  Service  (RDS),  Amazon  SimpleDB,  Amazon  Simple  Notification  Service  (SNS),  Amazon  Simple Email  Service  (SES),  Amazon  Simple  Queue  Service  (SQS),  Amazon  Simple  Storage  Service  (S3),  Amazon  Virtual Private  Cloud  (VPC)  (collectively,  the  “Paid  Services”)  (each  description  of  a  product,  website,  software application/tool,  service  or  other  system  that  uses  these  Paid  Services  will  be  called  from  now  on  in  these  Official Rules  a  “Civic  App  Proposition”).  You  also  may  submit  a  demo,  promotional  video  (5  minutes  or  less  in  length), presentation,  product/service  webpage,  or  other  descriptive  marketing  collateral  for  your  Civic  App  Proposition (collectively,  “Civic  App  Marketing  Materials”).  Each  entry  form,  Civic  App  Proposition,  and  the  Civic  App  Marketing Materials  (if  any)  (collectively,  the  “Entry”)  submitted  must  be  in  the  English  language  and  the  original  creation  of the  entrant.  Entries  that  do  not  meet  the  requirements  set  forth  in  these  Official  Rules  may  be  disqualified  in  our sole  discretion.  More  than  one  Entry  may  be  submitted  by  any  entrant.  However,  no  more  than  one  Entry  per entrant  will  be  selected  as  a  Finalist  or  Category  Leader  (as  defined  below).  Any  Entry  submitted  by  an  entrant must  be  substantially  different  than  any  other  Entry  submitted  by  that  entrant.  Entrants  are  responsible  for  all

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costs  associated  with  preparing  and  submitting  their  Entries,  including  applications,  and  building  and  testing prototypes.  All  Entries  or  Civic  App  Propositions  that  violate  any  intellectual  property,  local,  state,  provincial  or federal  laws  or  violate  any  entrant’s  employer’s  policies  will  be  deemed  ineligible.  Entries  must  be  received  no  later than  11:59:59  P.M.  (PT)  on  October  15,  2013.  You  may  edit  your  Entry(ies)  up  through  11:59:59  P.M.  (PT)  on October  15,  2013  .  YouNoodle’s  servers  and  clock  will  be  deemed  the  official  clock  for  the  Contest  and  the  entrant’s proof  of  submission  does  not  constitute  proof  of  our  receipt.  Released  Parties  (as  defined  below)  are  not  responsible for  lost,  misdirected,  late,  illegible,  incomplete,  inaccurate,  delayed,  garbled  or  unintelligible  Entries.  Entries  will  not be  returned  to  the  entrants. 3.   JUDGING. First  Round.  All  qualified  Entries  will  be  judged  by  a  panel  of  qualified  judges  that  we  select  (“Amazon  Judging Panel”).  The  Amazon  Judging  Panel  will  select  1  Finalist  (“Finalist”)  and  3  Category  Leaders  (“Category  Leaders”) from  each  of  the  following  4  categories:  1.  Utilities  and  Energy,  2.  Education,  3.  Public  Safety  and  Health,  and  4. Community  Services.  The  Amazon  Judging  Panel  will  judge  the  qualified  Entries  using  the  following  judging  criteria: (a)  implementation  and  integration  of  the  Paid  Services;;  (b)  originality  and  creativity;;  (c)  likelihood  of  long-­term success  and  scalability;;  and  (d)  effectiveness  in  addressing  a  need  in  the  public  sector  (the  “Judging  Criteria”).  We reserve  the  right,  in  our  sole  discretion,  to  select  fewer  than  3  Category  Leaders  from  any  of  the  4  categories  if  we do  not  receive  a  minimum  of  4  eligible  and  qualified  Entries  from  such  category. In  end-­October  2013,  the  potential  Finalists  and  Category  Leaders  will  be  notified  by  e-­mail  or  phone.  In  order  to proceed  to  the  Final  Round,  each  potential  Finalist  must  notify  us  of  his/her  willingness  to  proceed  to  the  Final Round  within  2  business  days  of  notification  and  satisfy  other  eligibility  requirements  described  in  these  Official Rules. If  a  potential  Finalist  does  not  timely  satisfy  all  requirements  set  forth  in  these  Official  Rules,  as  determined  by  us in  our  sole  discretion,  a  runner-­up  may  be  notified.  The  Finalists’  names  will  be  announced  on  the  Contest  Website on  or  about  the  end  of  October,  2013. Final  Round.  The  final  round  of  judging  will  take  place  on  or  about  November  14,  2013  in  Las  Vegas,  Nevada,  at the  Amazon  Web  Services  (AWS)  re:Invent  2013  conference.  Each  Finalist  must  be  present  in  person  at  the  Final Round  and  must  prepare,  at  his/her  expense,  a  10-­minute  presentation  and  demo  of  his/her  Civic  App  Proposition. The  presentation  and  demo  must  be  in  English  and  will  be  presented  to  the  Amazon  Judging  Panel.  Each presentation  and  demo  will  be  followed  by  up  to  15  minutes  of  Q&A  by  the  Amazon  Judging  Panel.  The  Amazon Judging  Panel  will  then  meet  privately  to  conduct  a  final  review  of  the  Finalists’  Entries  and  judge  the  Entries  using the  Judging  Criteria.  Then  a  representative  from  the  Amazon  Judging  Panel  will  announce  one  Grand  Prize  winner for  the  Contest.  Finalists  must  be  present  at  the  Final  Round  to  be  eligible  to  win  the  Grand  Prize.  Following announcement  of  the  Grand  Prize  winner,  the  Finalists  may  be  asked  to  present  their  Civic  App  Propositions  to  the AWS  re:Invent  2013  conference  audience. Tie  Breakers.  In  the  event  there  are  two  or  more  identical  and  equally  qualified  Entries,  as  determined  by  us  in our  sole  discretion,  only  the  first  one  to  be  submitted  will  be  considered.  In  the  event  of  a  tie  in  any  round,  an additional  tie-­breaking  judge  selected  by  us  will  determine  the  Category  Leader(s),  Finalist(s)  or  Grand  Prize winner,  as  applicable,  using  the  Judging  Criteria.  All  decisions  of  the  Amazon  Judging  Panel  and  any  tie-­breaking judge  are  final  and  binding.  For  the  purpose  of  these  Official  Rules,  the  Grand  Prize  winner,  the  Finalists  and  the Category  Leaders  may  also  be  referred  to  in  these  Official  Rules  as  “winners”. 4.   ENTRANT’S  PERSONAL  INFORMATION.  Each  Entry  submitted  in  this  Contest  will  be  submitted  directly to  YouNoodle.  YouNoodle’s  servers  are  located  in  the  United  States.  By  participating  in  this  Contest,  entrants  are authorizing  the  transfer  of  personal  data  to  the  United  States  for  purposes  of  administering  the  Contest, conducting  publicity  about  the  Contest  and  such  additional  purposes  consistent  with  our  goals  or  the  Contest  goals. By  entering  the  Contest,  entrants  consent  to  our  and  YouNoodle’s  collection,  and  our  use  and  disclosure  of entrants’  personal  information  for  these  purposes.  The  data  controller  is  Amazon  Web  Services,  Inc.,  410  Terry Avenue  North,  Seattle,  Washington,  98109.  For  a  copy  of  our  Privacy  Notice,  visit http://aws.amazon.com/privacy/. 5.   ENTRANT  REPRESENTATION  AND  WARRANTIES.  By  entering,  each  entrant  represents  and warrants  that  (a)  the  entrant  is  a  privately  held  U.S.  business  legally  headquartered  in  the  50  United  States  or  the District  of  Columbia;;  and  (b)  the  Civic  App  Proposition  entered  is  original  and  was  created  solely  by  the  entrant  and will  not  violate  the  rights  of  any  third  party  or  law,  code,  regulation  or  ordinance. 6.   ENTRY  CREDITS.  All  eligible  entrants  who  submit  a  qualified  Entry  will  receive  an  AWS  promotional  credit (“Promotional  Credit”)  of  $50  USD  to  be  used  toward  Paid  Services  (does  not  include  Amazon  FPS,  reserved instances  or  support  services)  by  December  31,  2014  in  accordance  with  the  AWS  Promotional  Credit  Terms  & Conditions  available  at  https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/  (the  “Credit  T&Cs”).  Individual  Promotional  Credit codes  valued  at  $50  USD  will  be  emailed  to  such  entrants  following  the  announcement  of  the  Grand  Prize  winner in  November,  2013. 7.   PRIZES. a.  A  Grand  Prize,  will  be  awarded  to  one  Grand  Prize  winner  at  the  final  award  ceremony  of  the  Amazon  Web Services  (AWS)  re:Invent  2013  conference  in  Las  Vegas,  Nevada  on  or  about  November  14,  2013,  and  will  consist of:

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$50,000  USD  in  Promotional  Credit  from  AWS  for  Paid  Services  (other  than  Amazon  FPS,  reserved instances  or  support  services)  to  be  used  by  December  31,  2014  in  accordance  with  the  Credit T&Cs;;  and Inclusion  in  an  AWS  press  release  about  the  Contest. b.  A  First  Prize,  will  be  awarded  to  each  of  the  Finalists,  each  consisting  of: $10,000  USD  in  Promotional  Credit  from  AWS  for  Paid  Services  (other  than  Amazon  FPS  or reserved  instances  or  support  services)  to  be  used  by  December  31,  2014  in  accordance  with  the Credit  T&Cs;;  and A  trip  for  1  person  to  attend  the  Final  Round,  leaving  from  the  major  airport  nearest  to  each Finalist’s  home  (as  determined  by  us  in  our  sole  discretion)  [approximate  retail  value  (“ARV”) $3,000.00  USD).  The  trip  includes  (1)  round  trip,  coach  class,  air  transportation  for  1  person,  (2) two  nights  standard  hotel  accommodations  for  1  person  (1  room,  single  occupancy),  and  (3) attendance  at  the  final  event  and  award  ceremony.  At  our  discretion,  we  may  substitute  surface transportation  for  air  travel  for  any  Finalist  who  lives  near  the  destination  (as  determined  by  us).  All costs  and  expenses  associated  with  prize  acceptance  and  use  not  specifically  mentioned,  including, but  not  limited  to,  ground  transportation/transfers,  additional  food  and  beverages,  luggage  fees, gratuities  and  taxes,  are  the  sole  responsibility  of  each  Finalist.  Each  Finalist  must  be  available  to travel  on  the  dates  specified  by  us,  or  the  Finalist  may  forfeit  his/her  place  as  a  Finalist.  Selected airline  and  hotel  are  at  our  sole  discretion.  Each  Finalist  must  possess  and  be  responsible  for obtaining  required  travel  documents  [e.g.  valid  photo  I.D.  or  passport  (as  applicable)]  prior  to departure.  Once  the  travel  schedule  has  been  arranged,  it  cannot  be  altered  unless  approved  in writing  by  us,  and  failure  of  any  Finalist  to  follow  such  schedule  will  not  obligate  us  in  any  way  to provide  the  Finalist  with  alternate  arrangements.  Actual  value  of  the  trip  prize  may  vary  based  on factors  at  time  of  booking,  including,  but  not  limited  to,  airfare  fluctuations  and  distance  between departure  and  destination.  If  the  actual  value  is  less  than  the  stated  ARV,  the  difference  will  not  be awarded.  For  a  trip  awarded  in  the  name  of  a  business,  an  authorized  representative  of  the business  must  authorize  entrant  to  take  the  trip. c.  A  Second  Prize,  will  be  awarded  to  each  of  the  Category  Leaders,  each  consisting  of  $2,000  USD  in Promotional  Credit  from  AWS  for  Paid  Services  (other  than  Amazon  FPS,  reserved  instances  or  support  services)  to be  used  by  December  31,  2014  in  accordance  with  the  Credit  T&Cs. d.  General  Prize  Conditions:  Prizes  (excluding  the  trip  to  the  Final  Round)  will  be  delivered  up  to  60  days  after the  winners  are  announced.  Promotional  Credit  prizes  from  AWS  for  Paid  Services  are  not  cumulative;;  each  winner will  be  awarded  no  more  than  1  Promotional  Credit  from  AWS  for  Paid  Services.  For  example,  an  entrant  who,  after all  rounds  of  judging  are  completed,  is  selected  as  a  Finalist  will  only  receive  1  Promotional  Credit  from  AWS  for  Paid Services  with  a  value  of  $10,000,  and  will  not  receive  the  entry  credit  of  $50  USD  in  Promotional  Credit  from  AWS for  Paid  Services.  All  Promotional  Credits  awarded  as  prizes  in  the  Contest  must  be  applied  to  future  use  of  the applicable  Paid  Services  by  the  winners.  Any  unused  portion  of  the  Promotional  Credits  will  expire  by  December  31, 2014.  Promotional  Credits  are  non-­transferable  and  may  not  be  redeemed  for  cash  or  applied  to  any  other  account. ALL  TAXES  ASSOCIATED  WITH  ANY  PRIZE  ACCEPTANCE  ARE  THE  SOLE  RESPONSIBILITY  OF  THE  WINNERS.  All Promotional  Credits  utilized  and  all  other  prizes  awarded  will  be  inclusive  of  any  taxes  AWS  is  required  by  law  to withhold  as  well  as  applicable  sales,  use,  gross  receipts,  goods  and  service,  or  similar  transaction  based  taxes (“Transaction  Taxes”).  To  the  extent  that  any  Paid  Services  are  subject  to  Transaction  Taxes,  the  value  of  the  Paid Services  and  the  Transaction  Taxes  will  be  deducted  from  the  Promotional  Credits.  All  other  taxes,  costs  and expenses  associated  with  acceptance  and  use  of  any  prize  not  specified  in  these  Official  Rules  as  being  provided  are the  sole  responsibility  of  the  winners.  IF  TAXES  ARE  APPLICABLE  TO  THE  PRIZE(S),  IT  IS  THE  RESPONSIBILITY  OF THE  WINNER  TO  PAY  TO  THE  APPROPRIATE  AUTHORITIES.  We  reserve  the  right  to  substitute  a  prize  (or  portion thereof)  for  an  item  of  comparable  or  greater  value,  at  our  sole  discretion.  Prizes  are  awarded  without  warranty  of any  kind  from  us,  express  or  implied,  without  limitation.  PAYMENTS  TO  CONTEST  WINNERS  ARE  SUBJECT  TO  THE EXPRESS  REQUIREMENT  THAT  THE  WINNER  SUBMIT  TO  AWS  ALL  DOCUMENTATION  REQUESTED  BY  AWS  TO PERMIT  COMPLIANCE  WITH  ALL  APPLICABLE  FEDERAL,  STATE  AND  LOCAL  TAX  REPORTING  AND  WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS.  Contest  winners  are  responsible  for  ensuring  that  the  tax  documentation  submitted  to  AWS complies  with  all  applicable  tax  laws  and  requirements.  If  a  winner  fails  to  provide  the  documentation  or  submits incomplete  documentation,  the  prize  may  be  forfeited  and  we  may,  in  our  sole  discretion,  select  an  alternate winner. 8.   ADDITIONAL  CONDITIONS  OF  PARTICIPATION  FOR  ENTRANTS  AND  FINALISTS.  The Amazon  Judging  Panel  may  request  additional  information  from  the  entrants  as  may  be  necessary  to  judge  the Civic  App  Propositions,  and  the  entrants  must  respond  to  any  requests  for  additional  information  within  2  business days  from  the  time  the  request  is  made.  Category  Leaders,  Finalists  and  the  Grand  Prize  winner  may  forfeit  prizes or  opportunities  to  proceed  in  the  Contest  if  (1)  we  are  unable  to  contact  him/her  within  2  business  days  of  first attempted  notification,  or  (2)  the  entrant  fails  to  respond  as  required  within  2  business  days  of  the  date  of notification.  Potential  Category  Leaders  and  Finalists  (or,  if  a  potential  Category  Leader  or  Finalist  is  not  an authorized  representative  of  the  business,  an  authorized  representative  of  the  business)  will  be  required  to  sign and  return  an  Affidavit  of  Eligibility,  a  Liability/Publicity  Release,  and  provide  any  additional  tax  filing  information (such  as  a  W-­9,  social  security  number  or  Federal  tax  ID  number)  within  3  calendar  days  following  the  date  of  first attempted  notification.  The  Affidavit  of  Eligibility  will  certify,  among  other  things,  the  following:  (a)  the  entrant  is  a

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privately  held  U.S.  business  legally  headquartered  in  the  50  United  States  or  the  District  of  Columbia;;  and  (b)  the Civic  App  Proposition  entered  is  original  and  was  created  solely  by  the  entrant  and  will  not  violate  the  rights  of  any third  party  or  law,  rules,  regulation  or  ordinance.  Failure  to  comply  with  these  deadlines  or  with  these  Official  Rules may  result  in  forfeiture  of  place  as  a  Category  Leader,  Finalist  or  Grand  Prize  winner. 9.   RIGHT  OF  PUBLICITY.  By  submitting  an  Entry,  each  entrant  agrees  to  the  publishing  of  his/her  name, business  logo,  city/state/province/country  on  the  Contest  Website  and  inclusion  in  a  press  release  and  other  media coverage  if  he/she  is  selected  as  a  winner.  Acceptance  of  prizes  by  winners  constitutes  permission  for  us  and  our affiliates,  agencies  and  designees  to  use  winners’  names  or  likenesses,  city/state/province/country  and  company names’,  trademarks  and  logos  for  advertising  and  promotional  purposes  relating  to  the  Contest  in  any  and  all media  now  or  hereafter  devised,  worldwide  in  perpetuity  (or  to  the  maximum  extent  permissible  under  applicable law),  without  additional  compensation,  notification  or  permission,  unless  prohibited  by  law. 10.   LIMITATION  OF  LIABILITY.  Each  winner  agrees  (for  himself  or  herself  and  his  or  her  heirs)  that,  by accepting  a  prize,  we  and  YouNoodle,  along  with  each  of  our  respective  parents,  affiliates,  subsidiaries,  advertising and  promotion  agencies,  directors,  officers,  employees  and  assigns  (collectively,  “Released  Parties”),  will  have  no liability,  and  will  be  held  harmless  by  the  winner  for  any  liability,  loss,  injury  or  damage  to  property  or  person, including  death,  and  reasonable  attorney’s  fees  and  court  costs,  due  in  whole  or  in  part,  directly  or  indirectly,  by reason  of  the  acceptance,  possession,  use  or  misuse  of  the  prize  or  participation  in  the  Contest,  even  if  caused  or contributed  to  by  the  negligence  of  any  of  the  Released  Parties.  Released  Parties  are  also  not  responsible  for  any unauthorized  third  party  use  or  dispute  with  respect  to  the  Submission  Materials  (as  defined  below). 11.   TREATMENT  OF  CIVIC  APP  PROPOSITIONS.  By  participating  in  the  Contest,  each  entrant  warrants that  it  has  the  authority  as  sole  owner  of  its  Civic  App  Proposition  to  provide  it  to  AWS,  and  that  its  Civic  App Proposition  and  any  other  materials  or  information  provided  by  it  in  connection  with  the  Contest,  including  Civic App  Marketing  Materials  (collectively,  “Submission  Materials”)  do  not  infringe  or  misappropriate  any  intellectual  or other  property  right  of  any  other  person  or  entity,  including  any  patent  or  trade  secret.  Each  entrant  understands that  his/her  Submission  Materials  are  non-­confidential  and  may  be  made  public,  in  whole  or  in  part.  By  submitting an  Entry,  each  entrant  grants  to  us  and  our  affiliates  an  irrevocable,  nonexclusive,  worldwide,  fully  paid-­up, perpetual  and  royalty-­free  license  to  make,  use,  reproduce,  display,  publically  perform,  create  derivative  works  of  all or  a  portion  of  the  Submission  Materials,  as  well  as  use  the  entrant’s  name  and  company  name,  trademarks  and logos,  in  any  promotional  materials  produced  by  or  for  us  or  our  affiliates.  Further,  each  entrant,  by  submitting  an Entry,  grants  to  us  or  our  affiliates  an  irrevocable,  nonexclusive,  worldwide,  fully  paid-­up,  perpetual  and  royalty-­ free  license  to  make,  use,  reproduce,  display,  publically  perform,  create  derivative  works  of,  and  disclose  all  or  a portion  of  any  Submission  Materials  in  connection  with  the  Contest.  The  foregoing  grants  shall  be  limited  for  a period  of  2  years  for  all  eligible  Entries;;  for  5  years  for  Entries  submitted  by  the  Category  Leaders;;  and  in perpetuity  for  Entries  submitted  by  the  Finalists  (or  to  the  maximum  extent  permissible  under  applicable  law).  The entrants,  by  these  Official  Rules,  do  not  grant  any  other  licenses  to  us  or  our  affiliates  under  existing  or  future copyrights  or  patents.  The  entrants  should  be  guided  by  their  own  attorneys  as  to  the  desirability  of  seeking patents  or  other  protection  for  their  Civic  App  Propositions.  Each  entrant  acknowledges  that  we  or  our  affiliates may  currently  or  in  the  future  be  developing  information,  products,  concepts,  services,  or  techniques  internally,  or receiving  information,  products,  concepts,  services,  or  techniques  from  other  parties,  that  is  similar  to  Submission Materials  (“Our  Developed  Materials”).  Nothing  in  these  Official  Rules  will  be  construed  as  a  representation  or agreement  that  we  or  our  affiliates  will  not  develop  or  have  developed  information,  products,  concepts,  systems, services  or  techniques  that  are  similar  to  or  compete  with  the  products,  concepts,  systems,  services  or  techniques contemplated  by  or  embodied  in  any  Submission  Materials.  Each  entrant  agrees  to  waive  any  claims  or  action he/she  has  or  may  have  in  connection  with  Our  Developed  Materials. 12.   LIMITATION  OF  TECHNICAL  LIABILITY.  Released  Parties  are  not  responsible  for  transmission  errors resulting  in  omission,  interruption,  deletion,  defect,  delay  in  operations  or  transmission,  theft  or  destruction  or unauthorized  access  to  or  alterations  of  entry  materials,  or  for  technical,  network,  telephone  equipment,  electronic, computer,  hardware  or  software  malfunctions  or  limitations  of  any  kind,  or  inaccurate  transmissions  of  or  failure  to receive  entry  information  by  us  on  account  of  technical  problems  or  traffic  congestion  on  the  Internet  or  at  any website  or  any  combination  thereof.  Released  Parties  are  not  responsible  for  injury  or  damage  to  any  entrant’s  or any  other  computer  resulting  from  downloading  any  materials  in  connection  with  the  Contest. 13.   RIGHT  TO  TERMINATE  CONTEST.  We,  in  our  sole  discretion,  reserve  the  right  to  terminate  the  Contest in  the  event  it  does  not  receive  a  minimum  of  50  qualified  Entries  from  separate  eligible  entrants.  And,  if  for  any reason  the  Contest  is  not  capable  of  running  as  planned,  including  infection  by  computer  virus,  bugs,  tampering, unauthorized  intervention,  fraud,  technical  failures,  or  any  other  causes  which  corrupt  or  affect  the  administration, security,  fairness,  integrity,  or  proper  conduct  of  this  Contest,  we  may,  in  our  sole  discretion,  change  these  Official Rules  or  cancel,  terminate,  modify,  or  suspend  the  Contest.  If  terminated,  we  may  select  winners  from  all  non-­ suspect,  eligible  entries  received  as  of  the  termination  date  using  the  judging  procedure  outlined  above.  We  may disqualify  any  individual  found  to  be  tampering  with  the  entry  process  or  the  operation  of  the  Contest  or  website;; to  be  acting  in  violation  of  these  Official  Rules;;  or  be  acting  in  an  unsportsmanlike  or  disruptive  manner  or  with intent  to  annoy,  abuse,  threaten,  or  harass  any  other  person  and  void  all  associated  entries. 14.   CHOICE  OF  LAW.  This  promotion  is  governed  by  U.S.  law  and  is  subject  to  all  applicable  federal,  state,  and local  laws.  Any  and  all  legal  actions  or  claims  arising  in  connection  with  this  promotion  must  be  brought  in  a  court of  competent  jurisdiction  in  Washington.

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15.   WINNERS’  LIST.  After  the  awards  ceremony,  log  onto  http://aws.amazon.com/civic-­apps-­challenge  for  names

16.   SPONSOR.  The  sponsor  of  this  Contest  is  Amazon  Web  Services,  Inc.  (“we”  or  “us”),  410  Terry  Avenue  North, Seattle,  Washington,  98109.

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