Official Rules for Barracuda Inc.’s “Shoot, Share & Win” contest.
This Barracuda, Inc. Contest is open to open to eligible participants worldwide, who are 18 years of age or older, from August 23 through January 4th, 2017. All entries must be posted, or received by Barracuda, no later than midnight (Pacific Time) on December 25, 2016. Employees of Barracuda, Inc. (along with its contractors, affiliates and partners) (“Employees”) and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in an area where the contest is void may participate, but may not win any prizes.
One Grand Prize -
Two (2) round-trip airline tickets to San Francisco or another destination of the winner’s choice, up to $1,000 each/$2,000 total, and two (2) Barracuda carry-on suitcases for the trip. Lunch with the Barracuda team will be included, if the selected destination is San Francisco.
Five Runner Up Prizes -
One (1) Barracuda Backpack each.
Contestants will create original content that includes an image (photo, graphic or even a physical piece of artwork) of one or more Barracuda carry-on bags posted as a public post on Facebook and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BarracudaContest. Entries may also be submitted by submitting an image via email directly to Barracuda at email@example.com. No purchase necessary to participate. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning.
The editorial team at Barracuda and its partner agencies will showcase their favorite entries throughout the contest on Barracuda’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The choice of showcased selections will be based on a number of criteria, including the level of engagement each contestant’s post generates among his or her followers, creativity and quality of content as determined in the sole discretion of the Barracuda team.
One (1) Grand prize winner and five (5) runners up will be chosen by employees of the Barracuda team from showcased posts, based on the creativity, originality, the level of online engagement, and the overall impression of the submission. All decisions of the judges will be final.
Winners will be announced on or about January 9nd, 2017 on Barracuda’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and will be notified directly within 14 days thereafter. The inability to contact a winner may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. Winners will be required to execute a Certificate of Eligibility, Consent and General Release form within 14 days of notification. Non-compliance within this time period may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation, all federal, state, and/or local taxes, including income tax liability, is the sole responsibility of each winner.
By submitting an entry, all participants herby grant Barracuda a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit the participant’s submission in all media now known, and later to come into being, for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation of any kind. By submitting an entry, all participants warrant that they meet the eligibility requirements, that their submission is an original work of authorship, and that they have full legal right, power and authority to grant Barracuda the foregoing license and, if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from any participants in, and contributors to, their submission in order to grant such a license.
Barracuda is under no obligation to use or display any submission or to return any submission to participants. All entries become the property of Barracuda, and Barracuda reserves the right to use any and all information related to this Contest, including submissions provided by contestants, for editorial, marketing and other purposes, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
By participating in this Contest, each participant hereby acknowledges that this Contest is in no way endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram, and hereby releases Facebook and Instagram from any and all liability arising from or related to this Contest. The information provided by each participant for this Contest is being provided to Barracuda and not to Facebook or Instagram, and will not be used to notify each winner.
All participants agree to be bound by these official rules. Barracuda, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process described herein, the operation of its website or otherwise acting in violation of these rules or applicable law.
Barracuda is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected email, or social media posts, or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failure of any sort, Barracuda may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Participants further agree to indemnify Barracuda from any liability resulting from or related to, participation in the Contest. By entering this Contest, each participant agrees to release and hold Barracuda and its affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) the entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his or 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) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; and (iv) electronic or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries.
This Contest is governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, and without respect to the conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participation in the Contest, each participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and all causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in the State of California having jurisdiction. Further, in the event of any such dispute, under no circumstances shall any participant be permitted to obtain an award for, and hereby waives all right to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than the participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses associated with this Contest. Each participant further waives any right to having its damages multiplied or increased in any way.
Names of the winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Social Media Contest, Barracuda, Inc., 101 California Street, Suite 2710, San Francisco CA 94111.