Evaluate Sessions Sweepstakes

"RSA CONFERENCE 2014 EVALUATE SESSIONS SWEEPSTAKES"

 

ABBREVIATED RULES

RSA CONFERENCE 2014 EVALUATE SESSIONS SWEEPSTAKES ABBREVIATED RULES: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  TRADE PROMOTION - NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  Sweepstakes is only open to individuals who: [1] reside in the United States of America or D.C.; [2] are of the age of majority in their state of primary residence; and [3] successfully registered for and attend RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco, California between February 24-28, 2014 (“Event”) and received an Event badge. • To enter, attend, complete and submit an evaluation for one or more seminars, tracks sessions and keynotes during the Event (collectively and individually “Presentation”): [a] Seminars and Keynotes- seminars are offered on 02/24; keynotes are offered 02/25-02/28. Must request and obtain a printed evaluation form during any keynote or seminar, answer questions and submit as instructed within ten minutes of that keynote’s or seminar’s conclusion. Must provide name, cell phone number and email address to enter. [b] Tracks Sessions- Tracks sessions are offered 02/24-02/28. Evaluations must be submitted electronically, either via web browser at http://rsaconf.quickmobile.mobi/, or via mobile app. Use of mobile app requires: (i) download and installation on your smart phone or wireless device at http://www.rsaconference.com/events/us14/downloads-and-media/mobile-app, and, (ii) set up of user profile including your full name, and business email address. Must have your Event badge scanned at each Tracks to verify attendance. • Only one entry per person per Presentation. All times are Pacific Time. • There are six prizes: Daily Conference Pass Drawings- One (1) Conference Pass prize winner randomly selected each day 02/24 thru 02/28 will receive a Full Conference Pass to RSA US Conference 2015, each with an approximate retail value in US Dollars (‘ARV’) of $1,695. Can only win one Conference Pass prize. Entries received before 5:30:00 pm on: (i) 02/24 can participate in drawings on 02/24-02/28, (ii) 02/25 can participate in drawings on 02/25-02/28, (iii) 02/26 can participate in drawings on 02/26-02/28, (iv) 02/27 can participate in drawings on 02/27-02/28; entries received before 3:00:00 pm on 02/28 can participate in the drawing on 02/28. AND, One Gift Card Drawing- One (1) Gift Card prize winner randomly selected on 02/28 will receive a Visa Gift Card with an ARV of $500. Entries received before 3:00:00 pm on 02/28 can participate in the Gift Card prize drawing. Conference Pass prize winners may also win the gift card. • Aggregate ARV of all prizes is $8,975. You have not yet won. Odds of winning depend upon number of entries received. • Not required to attend an entire Presentation to submit an evaluation, or to answer all questions on the evaluation to enter. Your evaluation answers do not impact your chance to win. • Your participation may require approval by your employer. Employees of RSA, EMC Corporation and its affiliates, and government officials are ineligible to enter. • VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND OTHER USA TERRITORIES (OTHER THAN D.C.), AND ALL JURISDICTIONS WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW AND WHERE RESTRICTED BY INTERNAL BUSINESS OR COMPANY POLICY. • Actual prizes may vary from prizes as pictured. • Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Visa Inc. • By submitting an entry, you fully and unconditionally accept the Official Rules.  If you do not agree with any of the Official Rules, do not submit an entry. • Other rules, restrictions, and exceptions apply. Subject to Official Rules posted at http://www.rsaconference.com/us14rules. See www.emc.com for applicable Privacy Policy. • Administered in part by Nth Degree Inc., Dublin Georgia. • Sponsor is RSA Security LLC, 174 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730 U.S.A.  

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  TRADE PROMOTION - NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. 

1. INTRODUCTION:  Please read these Official Rules (“Rules” or “Official Rules”) of the RSA CONFERENCE 2014 EVALUATE SESSIONS SWEEPSTAKES (“Sweepstakes”). To participate in the Sweepstakes, you must agree to unconditionally accept and comply with the Rules, and the decisions and interpretations of these Rules by RSA Security LLC, which is located at 174 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730 U.S.A. (“RSA” or “Sponsor”).  Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  By entering you agree to comply with these Rules.  If you do not agree, do not enter or accept a prize. In these Rules, “we” “our” and “us” refer to RSA, as the sponsorof the Sweepstakes; “you” and “your” refers to the participants that enter this Sweepstakes.

2. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is only open to individuals who can verify to Sponsor’s satisfaction that they: [a] reside in the United States of America or District of Columbia, [b] do not reside in an Excluded Territory defined below; [b] are of the age of majority in their state of primary residence as of February 24, 2014 (minimum of 21 in Mississippi, 19 or older for residents of Alabama and Nebraska); [c] successfully registered for (“Registration”) and attended RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco, California between February 24-28, 2014 (“Event”) and received an Event badge (“Badge”); and, [d] complied with these Rules. Employees, staff, independent contractors, officers, directors, members, managers, agents or other representatives of Sponsor and EMC Corporation, of each of its/their subsidiaries and affiliates, of its / their respective advertising-, promotion- and fulfillment- agencies, legal advisors, and suppliers (including by way of example, Nth Degree Inc., 2675 Breckinridge Blvd, Suite 200, Duluth, GA 30096 USA (“Vendor”), and all service providers associated with the Sweepstakes, and Velocity or SecureWorld Partner rewards programs) (all of the foregoing entities referred to collectively as the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and any members of each such person’s immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings, children and their spouses and in-laws) and persons living in the same household of such individuals (whether related or not) (collectively “Family”) are not eligible.

Comply With Your Company Policies. It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer's policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions such as this Sweepstakes.  BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES OR BY ACCEPTING A PRIZE, YOU WARRANT AND REPRESENT THAT YOUR ACTIONS DO NOT VIOLATE YOUR EMPLOYER’S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, NOR THE LAWS, REGULATIONS, CONVENTIONS, OR RULES THAT APPLY TO YOU. If you are participating in violation of your employer's policies, you may be disqualified from entering the Sweepstakes or receiving a Prize. The Sweepstakes Entities disclaim any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an entrant and his/her employer related to this matter.

Void in Excluded Territory. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND OTHER USA TERRITORIES (OTHER THAN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA), CUBA, SYRIA, IRAN, SUDAN, NORTH KOREA, AND IN ALL JURISDICTIONS WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO JURISDICTIONS WITH LAWS THAT WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION AND/OR TRUST ACCOUNT OR POSTING OF A BOND, OR ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SATISFIED), OR RESTRICTED OR TAXED BY LAW, OR WHERE PROHIBITED, AND VOID WHERE RESTRICTED BY INTERNAL BUSINESS OR COMPANY POLICY (COLLECTIVELY, “EXCLUDED TERRITORY”).  Residents of Excluded Territory are prohibited from entering or winning a prize. 

Prohibited from Entering; NO Government Official; NOT on USA Government List.  No participant may enter or win a prize if he or she is [a] an official of any governmental entity as defined under any relevant anti-bribery, ethics or anti-corruption statute, law, regulation or convention, or [b] is listed on the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List, Entity List, or Unverified List; U.S. Department of the Treasury list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons; or U.S. Department of State List of Debarred Parties (currently available at http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/denied-persons-list, http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/entity-list, http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/unverified-list, and http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/compliance/debar_intro.html).

3. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, attend, complete and submit an evaluation for one or more seminars, tracks sessions and keynotes during the Event (collectively and individually “Presentation”):

[a] Seminars and Keynotes- seminars are offered on 02/24; keynotes are offered 02/25-02/28. You must request and obtain a printed evaluation form during any keynote or seminar, answer questions and submit the evaluation, as instructed during that Presentation, within ten minutes of that keynote’s or seminar’s conclusion. You will be required to provide you name, cell phone number and email address to enter.

AND,

[b] Tracks Sessions- Tracks sessions are offered 02/25-02/28. Your Badge must be scanned at each Tracks session you attend to verify your attendance; failure to do so will prevent you from winning a prize.  Evaluations must be submitted electronically, either via web browser at http://rsaconf.quickmobile.mobi/, or via mobile app (“Mobile App”). Use of Mobile App requires: (i) download and installation on your smart phone or wireless device at http://www.rsaconference.com/events/us14/downloads-and-media/mobile-app, and, (ii) set up of user profile including your full name, and business email address. The Mobile App is available in Apple iOS, Android, and HTML versions. Only one user profile per person.  At the conclusion of the Tracks, you will also receive an email with information on how to access the evaluation.

Each evaluation submitted as described is an “Entry” or “Entries” and eligible individuals who submit an Entry are referred to as a “Participant” or “Entrant” or collectively as “Participants” or “Entrants.” Only one Entry per person per Presentation. Entries are eligible to participate in drawings for the Conference Pass prizes and the Gift Card prize, as described in Chart #1. Times are measured by the servers associated with the Mobile App or by the digital clock used by Sponsor at each seminar and keynote. Can only win one Conference Pass prize. Conference Pass prize winners may participate in drawing for the Gift Card prize. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received prior to each drawing. Not required to answer all questions on the evaluation to enter.  The answers you give on the evaluations do not impact your chance to win. Presentation times and topics are listed on the Event agenda found at http://www.rsaconference.com/events/us14/agenda. Updates to the agenda will generally be made available during the Event. Agenda is subject to change without notice. 

            Chart #1

Entries Received

On:

Before:

 

(a.k.a.

“Cut Off Time”)

 

Are Eligible to win a

“Conference Pass” prize in drawing(s)

held these days:

 

AND,

Are Eligible to win the

“Gift Card”
prize in the drawing

held on:

Feb 24

5:30:00 pm

Feb 24 thru Feb 28

Feb 28

Feb 25

5:30:00 pm

Feb 25 thru Feb 28

Feb 28

Feb 26

5:30:00 pm

Feb 26 thru Feb 28

Feb 28

Feb 27

5:30:00 pm

Feb 27 and Feb 28

Feb 28

Feb 28

3:00:00 pm

Feb 28

Feb 28

All Entries are subject to the Rules. All Entries (including answers to all evaluations) become the property of Sponsor and their receipt will not be acknowledged or returned. Any attempt by a person to gain more Entries than permitted by the Rules shall result in disqualification at Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be declared to have been made by the individual with the name and email address corresponding to the information found on the Entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria.  If any dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the Entry may be deemed ineligible. Entry into the Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes during the Event or at any other time. 

Entries May Incur Internet Usage Charges. When you submit an evaluation electronically using your smart phone or wireless device, unless you use the free WiFi provided at the Event, normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will generally apply, according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement. Use of a wireless mobile device may result in airtime and carrier charges according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. You understand that by participating in this Sweepstakes by using a smart phone or by providing your mobile phone number as part of an Entry, if you are a potential winner, the Sponsor may contact you via mobile phone, which will be subject to the charges pursuant to your carrier’s rate plan.

4. SELECTION OF POTENTIAL WINNER AND NOTIFICATION: Five (5) winners will be randomly selected by Vendor to win a “Conference Pass Prize”; one will be selected each day of the Event within five hours after that day’s Cut Off Time. One (1) winner will be randomly selected by Vendor for the “Gift Card Prize” on February 28 within five hours after that day’s Cut Off Time. Winners for all drawings will be randomly selected from among Entries received prior to that day’s Cut Off Time. The selected Participants will have won a prize subject to fulfillment of all requirements under the Rules. Vendor will contact the potential winner within two business days of being selected by sending an email using the information provided on the Entry. Winners will be asked to provide information such as their full name, address, age, and phone number in order to claim the prize, and to complete, sign and return the Sponsor’s Prize Claim Documents defined below to Sponsor within five (5) days of the email notification being sent. The odds of winning depend on the number of Entries received.

ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ELIGIBILITY, ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. In the event that production, technical, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth herein to be claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

Disqualification. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, and forfeiture may result from any of the following: [1] potential winner’s failure to respond to notification of being selected as a winner within five (5) days, or to any other communication sent to the potential/winner within forty-eight (48) hours or such time period provided by Sponsor or Vendor; [2] potential winner’s failure to provide satisfactory proof of age, identity, residency or other eligibility as may be requested; [3] potential winner’s failure to validly claim any prize; and [4] any other non-compliance with Rules. If Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that a legal issue presents a significant problem related to awarding a prize to a selected entrant, another entrant will be selected instead. Notwithstanding any other statement in the Rules, in the event of a prize forfeiture and Disqualification, the Sponsor will make at least two subsequent attempts to award the forfeited prize to alternate winners, after which Sponsor shall have no obligation to award the prize.

5. PRIZE: Winners of the daily Conference Pass Prize will each receive one (1) Full Conference Pass to RSA US Conference 2015, each with an approximate retail value in US Dollars (‘ARV’) of $1,695. The Gift Card Prize winner will receive a Visa Gift Card with an ARV of $500. Aggregate ARV of all prizes (each a “Prize”) is $8,975. Prizes are subject to “Taxes” below. Conference Pass Prizes may be grossed up to pay a portion of the taxes associated with the prize (“Tax Payment”) as described below. The stated ARV does not include the value of any Tax Payment. All travel related and other costs and expenses associated with attending the RSA US Conference 2015 are to be paid by winner.

The Prize or any alternate prize as described herein represents the complete obligation and entire amount awarded the winner by Sponsor under the Sweepstakes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are not transferable. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right (except where contrary to federal, state, or local laws or regulations) to substitute a prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended prize or any portion thereof is not available for any reason as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Prizes are applicable for distribution to and use by consumers in the U.S.A. market, and may not function, be exportable, or supported by its issuer as applicable, outside of the U.S.A. All details and other restrictions of the Prize not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prizes pictured in advertising, displays, and other Sweepstakes materials are for illustrative purposes only. Actual prize may vary from prizes as pictured.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Visa Inc.

EACH WINNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TAXES, DUTIES, COSTS, AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH RECEIPT AND DELIVERY OF PRIZE AND/OR USE EXCEPT AS EXPLICITLY STATED HEREIN. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ELIGIBILITY, ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. 

ARV Limitations; Restrictions. The ARV of the Prize is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. Sponsor will expend up to a maximum of the ARV of the Prize as stated above for/toward the Prize, but may expend less depending upon the prevailing price, rebates and incentives available at that time. Winner is not entitled to claim any check, cash or other form of payment for the difference in value between the amount paid by Sponsor for/toward the Prize and the Prize's ARV above. Winner is responsible for all costs and other expenses associated with winning or acceptance of the prize that are not specifically mentioned herein.

Gift Card: The gift card is denominated in US Dollars, and subject to the rules published by the issuer (“Issuer”). Gift card is applicable for distribution to and use by consumers in the U.S.A. market, and may not function, be exportable, or supported by its issuer outside of the U.S.A.

6. GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prior to awarding any prize, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may require Entrants to sign and/or return an affidavit of eligibility, publicity release, any required tax forms, and a liability release benefiting Sponsor (collectively “Prize Claim Documents”) as described herein. Failure to return any of the Prize Claim Documents completed and fully executed within five (5) days of prize notification and receiving such Prize Claim Documents (or a shorter time if required by exigencies), except where prohibited by applicable law, may cause the prize to be forfeited and potentially awarded to an alternate as solely determined by the Sponsor. 

Except with respect to any warranty issued from the Prize Issuer if applicable, Prize is awarded by Sponsor without warranty of any kind, express or implied, without limitation. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, EXCEPT WHERE THIS WOULD BE CONTRARY TO NATIONAL, FEDERAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL, OR LOCAL LAWS OR REGULATIONS. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to a winner or potential winner who is unable or unavailable to accept or utilize the Prize as described herein.   

By accepting the prize, winner also agrees and acknowledges that the prize does not in any way influence any decision in doing business with Sweepstakes Entities, and that the prize was not given in connection with or related to any sale or commercial transaction.

Publicity Release. Acceptance of a prize constitutes prize winner’s permission for Sponsor and its designees to use prize winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising, marketing, trade and/or publicity purposes throughout the universe and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, and without further compensation, incentive, consideration, consent or review, unless prohibited by law. 

7. SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE: Entrants agree that the Sweepstakes Entities: [1] shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession, loss and/or use or misuse of any prize, except to the extent prohibited by law, and [2] have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. 

Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for: [a] any damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer system or wireless phone or other device which is occasioned by accessing the Event website or Mobile App, participating in any evaluation, or otherwise participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming a prize, or [b] any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, viruses or bugs, or other technical malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, and whether caused by the Entrant, another party, or any persons at or associated with the Entries, evaluation, Mobile App or Event website, or Sweepstakes Entities, Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due submissions, Entries, Badges, or prize related notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, mistyped, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for any interruptions or malfunctions; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information; or for inability of Entrant to timely enter, receive notices, communicate with Sponsor, or submit an Entry; or for any delays in scheduling, performance of and/or completion of any procedures associated with the Sweepstakes, or for any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or for any events beyond Sweepstakes Entities’ reasonable control including by way of example, as may result in disruptions, injuries, losses or damages associated with the Sweepstakes.

Release of Sweepstakes Entities.  Except where prohibited by law, by participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, managers, members, related financial entities, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, liability, losses, damages, costs and expenses directly or indirectly arising out of or related to participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, use, inability to use, or misuse of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, cellular, or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Entries; (e) late, lost, or undeliverable mail or email; (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, use or misuse of any prize; or (g) any of the reasons listed in the first two paragraphs of this section 7.

Force Majeure:  The failure of the Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules or for failure or unavailability as it pertains to submitting an Entry or selecting or communicating with a winner due to an act of God, hurricane, war, terrorism, fire, riot, inclement weather, industrial dispute, epidemic, earthquake, actions of governmental authorities, technological failure, or any occurrence or event outside the reasonable control of the Sponsor, or other force majeure event shall not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. 

8. GENERAL TERMS:  Sponsor reserves the right to remove any Entrant from the Sweepstakes (i.e., Disqualification) for violation of these terms and conditions of use, or if entry in the Sweepstakes violates the laws applicable in the jurisdiction where the entrant is employed or lives.  No mechanically reproduced, forged, robotic, programmed, script, macro, software-generated or other automated or third party or multiple entries (or portions thereof) (collectively "Automated Entries") are permitted. Sponsor will disqualify all Entries it determines were submitted as Automated Entries.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found in Sponsor’s sole judgment to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, the drawing, submission of Entries, Mobile App, or Event website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, ONE OR MORE ENTRIES, OR THE SELECTION PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Suspension, Modification or Termination. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein. In the event Sponsor is prevented from awarding the Prize or continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, or in the event of any changes made to these Rules, notice thereof will be announced by emailing all Participants having submitted an Entry and/or by posting the information at http://www.rsaconference.com/us14rules. If the Sponsor decides to reconvene the Sweepstakes after a suspension, the determination of the Prize winner will be made from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the date of the suspension, as Sponsor determines in its sole discretion.  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.  These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. 

Interpretation. 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. Failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Decisions of Sponsor with respect to the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to decisions as to eligibility, are final. Failure to comply with these Rules may result in an entrant’s disqualification, at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Incomplete entries or registrations, or the use of false personal information may disqualify an Entrant and their Entry. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Event website, any website associated with the Sweepstakes, the evaluation, and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

9. TAXES:  The value of the Prize may be taxable to the winner as income. THE FILING OF ANY FORMS AND PAYMENT OF ANY IMPORT, EXPORT, DUTY, WITHHOLDING OR INCOME TAX, AND ANY NON-TAX COSTS, NOT EXPRESSLY INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE DESCRIPTION ABOVE OR IN THIS SECTION BELOW ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. This applies equally, by way of example, to taxes levied in connection with the Prize by any applicable federal or state government, municipality, etc., and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules. Nonetheless, in order to receive a Prize, the selected Entrant must provide any tax documentation or tax information requested by Sweepstakes Entities or required by the relevant tax authority under applicable law.

                     1.         Gift Card Prize Winner. Sponsor will pay no taxes on or in relation to the Gift Card Prize. The Gift Card Prize Winner is responsible for ensuring that (s)he complies with all applicable tax laws and filing requirements, and pays all taxes. Also, the Gift Card Prize may be subject to tax withholding by Sponsor regardless of residency. 

                      2.         Conference Pass Prize Winner. Tax Payment made by Sponsor for a Conference Pass Prize under this section shall be calculated and paid to the IRS in accordance with applicable law, to offset some or all of potential income tax owed on the Prize. Tax Payment will not be paid directly to the winner. Sponsor shall pay such Tax Payment up to a maximum of USD$728.85. Payment of any Tax Payment may increase the ARV of a Conference Pass Prize to a maximum of USD$2,423.85. Each Conference Pass Prize winner will be required to provide his/her TIN on a W-9 or other document for tax reporting purposes. For US residents with a TIN, Sponsor agrees to gross-up the Prize and pay up to the maximum Tax Payment listed above on behalf of the winner. A winner who refuses to provide a TIN for the Prize will have no right to receive an alternate prize of lesser value in lieu of providing his/her TIN for the original prize.

If for any reason Sponsor is unable to gross-up the Prize in order to pay the taxes, or determines it is not permitted by law to do so, the winner will be required to pay the appropriate taxes, or may be Disqualified, and will have no claim against Sponsor for failing to make any payment. Winner is not entitled to claim any check, cash or other form of payment for the difference in value between the amount paid by Sponsor including any Tax Payment and the maximum ARV.  For the sake of clarity, notwithstanding any Tax Payment paid to the IRS, payment of all taxes including by way of example, withholding or income tax owed to the IRS or other tax authority, remains the responsibility of the winner.  Any tax owed in excess of the maximum Tax Payment paid by Sponsor that is not paid by the potential winner could result in Disqualification.

Notwithstanding #1 and #2 above, if required by applicable law, Sweepstakes Entities may prior to or following the distribution of Prize, withhold, reduce any prize, or charge prize winner in order to fulfill any tax or withholding requirements imposed on Sponsor by the IRS or other relevant tax authority.  If a selected Entrant fails to provide appropriate documentation or make any tax-related payment as requested by Sweepstakes Entities or as required by law, winner may at Sponsor’s discretion forfeit the Prize and be Disqualified. Except to the extent paid by Sponsor under #2, Prize winner will indemnify Sweepstakes Entities for any costs, charges and taxes associated with the payment of taxes associated with the Prize.

10. LIMITS ON JUDICIAL RECOURSE & REMEDIES: Sweepstakes takes place in the United States and shall be construed in accordance with applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sweepstakes Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed exclusively by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S.A, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Participants (but if deemed a minor in the jurisdiction in which he or she resides, participant’s parent or legal guardian), agrees that: [a] any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S.A. [b] ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED UP TO USD$2,000, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO, CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND 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 THE FOREGOING MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

 11.  ENTRANTS PERSONAL INFORMATION:  Except as may described herein, information collected from entrants is subject to the Privacy Policy which can be found at the following URL: http://www.emc.com/legal/emc-corporation-privacy-statement.htm.  Participants agree that personal data, especially name, telephone number and email address, may be processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Sweepstakes and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by the Sponsor or Vendor in order to check participants' identity, their postal address and telephone number, or to otherwise verify their eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes. Participants have a right to access any personal data held by the Sponsor or Vendor by writing to the Sponsor at the address listed in the opening paragraph, or by writing to the Vendor at the address listed in Section 2.  If participant’s data is not provided, participant’s Entry will be ineligible.  All data will be collected on servers located in the USA.  If entrant decides later that entrant doesn’t want to receive such e-mail communication entrant will be given an opportunity to opt out at a later date. 

 12. WINNER / RULES:  For the name of the winner and/or a copy of these Rules, please send a self addressed stamped envelope with your request to RSA CONFERENCE 2014 EVALUATE SESSIONS SWEEPSTAKES – Rules/Winner Request, c/o RSA Security LLC, 174 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730 U.S.A., Attn: L. Gray (return postage not required for Vermont residents or residents outside the U.S.A.).  Requests must be received by September 15, 2014. 

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