ACER – Win an Acer Idea Kit containing Acer Switch, Acer Aspire and Home Theater Projector valued at $2,349 on May 1, 2015!
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A
PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. CONTEST DATES
The Seize the Idea with Acer Contest begins January 28, 2015 at 12:00:00
AM Pacific Standard Time and ends May 1, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM PST .
This Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 18
years of age or older at the time of entry (or the age of majority in their state of residence if greater
than 18, whichever age is older), each an “Entrant”.
3. HOW TO ENTER
To enter the Contest, go to http://www.seizetheidea.acer.com/ (the “Contest
Website”) during the Entry Submission Period and:
1) complete and submit the entry form by providing
all requested information including connecting to Facebook*;
2) submit an original essay (“Essay”)
explaining what you would do with an Acer Idea Kit (Kit includes Aspire Switch 11, Aspire AZ3 Touch All-‐
in-‐One, Acer H6510BD Portable Home Theater Projector) (up to two-‐thousand [2,000] characters); and
optionally; 3) submit a photograph (PNG, JPEG or Bitmap, must not exceed three (3) MB in size) and/or
video (avi, dv, mov, qt, mpg, mpg2, mpg4, 3gp, 3g2, asf, or wmv format, must not exceed one hundred
(100) MB in size) (collectively, an “Entry”). Entries must be in English language only. There is a limit of
one (1) Entry per Facebook account. If more than one (1) Entry is received only the first Entry received will be accepted.
Entries may only be submitted online at the Contest Website. At the time of entry, Entrants will have the
opportunity to opt-‐in to receive further communications from the Sponsor. Entrants are not required to
opt-‐in and opting in will not increase your chances of winning. If an Entrant chooses to opt-‐in, the Entrant
thereby grants the Sponsor permission to send him/her future communications regarding services,
incentives, offers, promotions, or other messaging related to the Sponsor’s services. Any information
collected from the Contest shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by the
Group entries will not be accepted (e.g., although different individuals might have taken part in the
creation of an Entry, and more than one individual may appear in an Entry photo and/or video, only one individual may be considered to have created and submitted the Entry). By entering the Contest, each Entrant represents and warrants that he or she has obtained all of the rights, licenses, and permissions from each person who appeared in, or helped to create, the Entry.
By entering, each Entrant warrants that his or her Entry, and all elements thereof satisfy these Official Rules, including, without limitation, warranting that the Entry in this contest:
(i) is the original work of the Entrant;
(ii) has not previously been published or won an award or prize of any kind;
(iii) does not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, logos, contract and licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights, image rights, or any other intellectual property rights;
(iv) is not subject to any third party agreements, and that the Contest Entities will not be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of their use, exhibition, or exploitation of the idea, Entry, or elements therein;
(v) has written proof that required permits from local authorities and other permissions required to produce the Entry have been obtained;
(vi) does not contain any content that is likely to be considered offensive by the Contest Entities or could adversely affect the name, reputation, or goodwill of the Contest Entities;
(vii) does not feature, refer to, or mention any competing brands of the Contest Entities.
By entering this Contest, Potential Finalists agree to grant the Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, and
affiliates and their agents and designees, the exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-‐free,
sub-‐licensable right to exercise the copyright, publicity, database rights and any other rights Entrant has
in the Entry, and also the right and permission to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy,
reproduce, translate, dub, adapt, publish, exploit, and use the content of and elements embodied in the
Entry, in any media now known or hereafter devised (including without limitation, the Internet), for
advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by
law. Each Entrant hereby represents and warrants that he/she is the original author/creator of his/her
Entry and the Entry will not infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other
proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy. Sponsor’s use of information submitted to Sponsor in
connection with this Contest will be subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Entries
must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on February 28, 2015 in order to be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is
the official time-‐keeping device for this Contest. The Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating
to this Contest. If Sponsor determines in their sole discretion that an Entrant has breached any
representation or warranty or any other requirement described in these Official Rules, the Entry will be
4. JUDGING TO DETERMINE FINALISTS
After the conclusion of the Submission Period, all eligible Entries
received at the Contest Website will be judged by a panel of judges (“Panel”). The Panel will score (the “Panel Score”) each eligible Entry based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”):
Quality of Entry (33.33%)
Alignment with Acer Brand Values (33.34%)
Based on the Panel Scores, the three (3) highest scoring Entries will each be deemed a “Potential
Finalist” subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. The next three (3) highest scoring Entries are defined as “Potential Alternates”.
In the event of a tie, all tied entries will be re-‐judged by an additional judge selected by Sponsor, who,
using the Judging Criteria, will break the tie. The judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters
relating to this Contest. All entries are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these
5. NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL FINALISTS
Three (3) Potential Finalists will be notified by mail, phone, or e-‐
mail on or about March 4, 2015 and will be required to sign and properly execute the following
documents and return them via e-‐mail or facsimile (and subsequently by mail per instructions to be
provided) to Administrator (as defined in Section 13) by the time and date specified in the notification:
(1) Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Waiver; (2) where lawful, a Publicity Release; and (3) an Entrant Agreement & Release Form. Sponsor may also request additional content regarding the Entry to be provided by a specific time and date. If any documents sent by any means to a Potential Finalist are returned as undeliverable or if a Potential Finalist fails to properly execute and return all documents described herein in the time noted, or if a Potential Finalist is found not to be eligible or not in
compliance with these Official Rules, the Potential Finalist will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, and the next highest scoring Entry will move up and be notified, time permitting. All
Potential Finalists are considered “Potential” pending submission of required documents and
verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
6. PUBLIC VOTING
The public vote on the three (3) Finalists’ entries begins on March 15, 2015 and ends
April 11, 2015. Voters are requested to use the Judging Criteria in Section 4 to critically evaluate the
Entries before voting. Limit of one (1) vote per Facebook account during the Public Voting Period. If you
do not have a Facebook account you can create one for free. By submitting your information and
create a Facebook account, or participate in this Contest. Subsequent votes in excess of stated
maximum by a single person will be disqualified. Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any
fraudulent or inappropriate means or practices and no Entrant or any other person may offer
consideration, services, or anything of value in an attempt to further an Entrant’s position in the
Contest, including without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public to
collect votes or posting of Entries on voting websites or online forums, as determined by Sponsor in its
sole discretion. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or
electronic means that permits website visitors to vote repeatedly is prohibited.
7. DETERMINING GRAND PRIZE WINNER
At the end of the Public Voting Period the Finalist with the greatest
number of votes will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. The other two (2) Finalist Entries will be
deemed “Runners Up”. In the event of a tie for determining the Grand Prize Winner, all tied Entries will
be re-‐judged by an additional judge selected by Sponsor, who, using the Judging Criteria will break the
Notwithstanding the above, the Sponsor reserves the right to choose an alternate prize winner(s) and
replace a prize winner(s) if it determines in its sole discretion, that the prize winner(s) has not complied
with these Official Rules or in the event Sponsor determines that any consideration, services, or
anything of value has been offered in an attempt to further the position of the prize winner’s position in
Designation as a Grand Prize Winner or Runner Up is subject to Entrant’s proof of compliance with these
Official Rules, maintaining compliance with these Official Rules, and approval by Sponsor. Entrants
acknowledge that other Entrants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their Entry that may
have familiarities or similarities to his/her Entry, and that he/she will not be entitled to any
compensation or right to negotiate with or receive any compensation from the Contest Entities because
of these familiarities or similarities. The Panel’s and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all
matters relating to this Contest, including interpretation and application of these Official Rules.
8. NOTIFICATION OF GRAND WINNER
The Grand Prize Winner will be notified by mail, telephone,
and/or email, in Administrator’s sole discretion, on or about April 27, 2015. Grand Prize Winner will be
provided with, and will be required to sign and properly execute, a W-‐9 Tax Form and return it via
facsimile or email to Administrator before any prize will be awarded. If any documents sent to the Grand
Prize Winner by any means are returned as undeliverable, or if the Grand Prize Winner fails to properly
execute and return all documents described herein in the time noted by the Administrator, or if the
Grand Prize Winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the Grand
Prize Winner will be disqualified and the Sponsor will determine who will be selected as the alternate
Grand Prize Winner based on the next highest scoring Entry. Except where prohibited by law, all
Entrants agree that Sponsor may announce the name, home city, and state of prize winners online. In
the event that the Grand Prize Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to award
the prize to an alternate Entrant based on the Judging Criteria detailed above even if the disqualified
Grand Prize Winner’s name or Entry has been shown or announced online, without any liability to the
disqualified Grand Prize Winner.
One (1) Grand Prize:
Acer Idea Kit containing:
-‐ Acer Switch 11 SW5-‐17139LB ($649.99 Approximate Retail Value [“ARV”])
-‐ Acer Aspire AZ3-‐615-‐UR1D 23” Touch All-‐in-‐One Computer ($899.99 ARV)
-‐ Acer H6510BD Home Theater Projector ($799.99 ARV)
Total ARV of Grand Prize: $2,349.97.
Two (2) Runners Up Prizes:
-‐ Aspire Switch 11 SW5-‐111-‐14C9 ($350.00 ARV) ARV of each Runners Up Prize: $350.00.
All details of prizes not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. Any difference between
the estimated and actual value of any prize will not be awarded. There is a limit of one (1) prize per
Entrant. Winners may elect to decline any part(s) of the prize as offered. Prizes are non-‐transferable; no
substitutions or cash equivalents allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor in which case a prize
of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prizes are awarded “as is.” Any and all guarantees and
warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s terms and conditions, and each
prize winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturer for any such warranty or guarantee claim. Taxes
are the responsibility of the prize winners. All costs and expenses relating to acceptance and use of a
prize, which are not explicitly listed herein as being awarded, are responsibility of prize winners.
Total estimated retail value of all prizes is $3,197.99.
Prizes will be delivered in approximately 6-‐8 weeks.
10.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering, all entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its
parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, Facebook, Inc., and the officers, directors, agents and
employees of each of the foregoing, and all others associated with the development and execution of
this Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all liability with respect to,
or in any way arising from or in connection with, participation in this Contest and/or the acceptance,
possession or use or misuse of a prize (if applicable), including but not limited to liability for personal
injury, bodily injury, death, damages or loss of any kind. By accepting a prize component manufactured
by a third-‐party manufacturer, winners acknowledge and agree that the Released Parties have neither
made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee,
express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including without limitation, its quality,
mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Entrants further agree that: (i) any and all
disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Contest or any prize awarded
shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the
appropriate state or federal court located in the State of California; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and
awards shall be limited to actual out-‐of-‐pocket costs incurred, including but not limited to costs
associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) to the extent allowed by
applicable law, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant
hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and/or any other
damages, other than out-‐of-‐pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or
otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF
LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO (iii), ABOVE, MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or
enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or
otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be
construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained
in any Contest-‐related materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
11.ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Released parties are not responsible for: (i) electronic
transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed,
misdirected, undelivered, or not received by Sponsor or its agents for any reason; (ii) any problems or
technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or
transmission, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or
processing of entries; (iii) destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or (iv) failed
or unavailable hardware, network, software or transmissions, or any other causes that jeopardize the
administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest. All nonconforming entries
will be disqualified. Released Parties are further not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate entry or
prize claim information whether caused by entrant or by any of the equipment or programming
associated with or utilized in the Contest, or for any other errors of any kind, whether technical,
network, printing, typographical, human or otherwise, in any Contest-‐related materials or in the
announcement of prize winners; or (ii) misrepresentation, cheating or fraud by any entrant. If any of the
foregoing malfunctions, errors, defects or acts render the Contest incapable of operating as planned,
Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may terminate this Contest and select the prize winners from among all
eligible entries received prior to the date/time of termination, or in any other manner deemed fair and
equitable by Sponsor. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR
UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND
CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY
AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
12. WINNER’S LIST
For the complete list of prize winners, available after May 1, 2015, send an email with subject line: Acer Seize the Idea Winners to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests received after July 1, 2015 will not be fulfilled.