These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Forza Horizon 5 Prize T-Shirt Twitter and InstagramSweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA, is the Sweepstakes sponsor (“Sponsor”).
In these Rules, “Microsoft,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Sponsor and “you” and “yourself” refers to a Sweepstakes participant, or the parent/legal guardian of any Sweepstakes entrant who has not reached the age of majority to contractually obligate themselves in their legal place of residence. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are not the age of majority in your legal place of residence) agree to be bound by these Rules.
3. ENTRY PERIOD
The Sweepstakes starts at noon Pacific Time (PT) on June 29, 2023, and ends at noon PT on June 30, 2023, (“Entry Period”). Localized: Friday, June 30, 2023 7:00 PM
To enter, you must be a legal resident of an Xbox Supported Country or Region (see Xbox Supported Countries & Regions | Xbox), and be eighteen (18) years of age or older. If you are eighteen (18) years of age or older but have not reached the age of majority in your legal place of residence, then you must have consent of a parent/legal guardian.
Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and Sweepstakes Parties are not eligible, nor are persons involved in the execution or administration of this Sweepstakes, or the family members of each above (parents, children, siblings, spouse/domestic partners, or individuals residing in the same household). Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, Russia, and where otherwise prohibited by
5. HOW TO ENTER
No purchase necessary. To participate you must:
- Create a new account or use an existing account on Twitter.com (“Twitter”); and/or Instagram.com (“Instagram”)
- Follow “@ForzaHorizon” at www.twitter.com/ForzaHorizon on Twitter; and/or “@ForzaHorizonOfficial” at www.instagram.com/ForzaHorizon on Instagram
- Create a new post on either Twitter or Instagramand use the hashtag #ForzaPrideSweepstakes
For doing this, you will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry for each post.
Entry Criteria and Terms: All elements listed above must be included to be eligible. The account settings for your entry must be set to “unprotected” or “public” to be eligible. If your account is private, your entry will NOT be eligible; you must change the setting on your account from private to “public” or “unprotected.” The Twitter platformtime clock will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes. Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us in our sole and
absolute discretion, any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging, or illegal, or that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, or a particular political agenda, or that communicates messages that may reflect negatively on the goodwill of Microsoft. Entries containing such content will be disqualified.
This Sweepstakesis in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Instagram. The information you provide will only be used for administering the Sweepstakes and to contact you if you are a winner.
The entry limit is one (1) per platform, and two (2) per person overall.
Any attempt by any you to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different accounts, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods will void your entries and you may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited. We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address, social media
account, or other method used to enter. The “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an internet or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.
6. ELIGIBLE ENTRY
To be eligible, an entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:
- Your entry must be your own original work; and
- Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
- You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals, or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
- To the extent that entry requires the submission of user-generated content such as software, photos, videos, music, artwork, essays, etc., entrants warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others without permission or apparent rights, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of any other person or entity. You may include Microsoft trademarks, logos, and designs, for which Microsoft grants you a limited license to use for the sole purposes of submitting an entry into this Contest; and
- Your entry may NOT contain, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, or that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or a particular political agenda, or that communicates messages that may reflect negatively on the goodwill of Microsoft.
7. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
Pending confirmation of eligibility, within seven (7) days following the Entry Period, potential prize winners will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.
The potential winner will be notified via DM on Twitter no more than seven (7) days following the drawing with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. You must be a follower of @ForzaHorizon on Twitter for us to contact you if you win. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. If you are a
potential winner and you are eighteen (18) years of age or older, but have not reached the age of majority in your legal place of residence, we may require your parent/legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. Only three (3) alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.
The following prizes will be awarded:
Ten (10) Grand Prizes. Each winner will receive a Forza Pride T-shirt. Approximate Retail Value
(ARV): $24.99 USD.
The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: US $249.90
We will only award one (1) prize per person during the Entry Period. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prizes will be sent no later than twenty-eight (28) days after winner selection. Prize winners may be required to complete and return prize claim and/or
tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes without payment or compensation to you, except
where prohibited by law.
The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received.
10. GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss, or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.
All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding.
We reserve the right to cancel, change, or suspend this Sweepstakes for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Sweepstakes cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes.
If you attempt or we have strong reason to believe that you have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in any way, we may seek damages from you to the full extent of the law and you may be banned from participation in future Microsoft promotions.
11. USE OF YOUR ENTRY
Personal data you provide while entering this Sweepstakes will be used by Microsoft and/or its agents and prize fulfillers acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the administration and operation of this Sweepstakes and in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement.
12. GOVERNING LAW
This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes.
13. WINNERS LIST
Send an email to T10contests@microsoft.com withthe subject line “Forza Horizon 5 Pride T-Shirt Instagram Sweepstakes” within thirty (30) days of June 30, 2023 to receive a list of winners.