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AMO Favorite Add-on Story Contest

- Official Rules -

Introduction: The objective of this Contest is to encourage Add-on users to share which Add-ons they like and why with the AMO community.

Sponsor: The sponsor of this Contest is Mozilla Corporation, located at 650 Castro Street, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94041 (“Sponsor”).

Eligibility: No purchase or fee is necessary to enter or claim any prize.

The Contest is open to individuals who are at least the age of majority in their country of residence. Minors 13 years or older who reside in the U.S. and minors in certain other countries depending on local laws are also eligible to participate in the Contest but will be required to submit a signed parental consent form with their Entry. Email us at ecompton@mozilla.com for a parental consent form.

The Contest is void in any country subject to a U.S boycott and where prohibited by law or restricted by law or regulations.

Employees of Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising agencies, and the families of and persons living in the same household as such employees, are not eligible to participate.

By entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which are final and binding. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws.

How to Enter: To enter the Contest, register on the Add-ons website at https://addons.mozilla.org, write a 200 word or less story about your favorite Firefox for desktop Add-on and how it makes your day more productive, saves you money, or just makes you happy, submit it as a review of that Add-on on the Add-ons website (an “Entry”), and then complete the entry form located at: http://bit.ly/Hvp77C, including a link to your Entry. You may submit up to three (3) Entries. Each Entry must comply with the requirements described on the contest site and in the Work Criteria section below.

You must be the named and authorized account holder of the email address submitted in connection with your Entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entries submitted will not be returned or acknowledged.

Without limiting any other rights, the Sponsor has the right to, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, reject or remove from the Contest any Entry that, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, violates these Rules, any applicable Sponsor policy, any applicable laws, or is in any way harmful or objectionable. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or Entry at the Sponsor's sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into.

Privacy: To submit an Entry, you must register at https://addons.mozilla.org. As part of registration, you will provide to Mozilla your name and an email address. Winners will be asked for a mailing address for prize delivery. All Entries, including the username selected by the entrant, are public on the Add-ons website and may be publicized in other locations as well. Except as otherwise stated herein or as otherwise agreed by you and the Sponsor, all other personal information you provide in connection with the Contest will be used only for purposes relating to this Contest, and will not be communicated to third-parties without prior permission or as otherwise specified in our Privacy Policy located at http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy-policy.html.

Contest Period: The Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) (8:01 a.m. GMT) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, June 24, 2012 (7:59 a.m. GMT on June 25, 2012) (the “Contest Period”). Judging will begin immediately following the end of the Contest Period.

Work Criteria: All Entries must meet specific criteria to be accepted into the Contest. Without limitation, the following conditions apply: (a) the Entry must be 200 words or less; (b) the Entry must be about an Add-on that is (i) for the desktop version of Firefox, (ii) is compatible with the current release version of Firefox, and (iii) is hosted on https://addons.mozilla.org/; (c) the Entry must be your own original work, but it is fine to edit a review you’ve submitted previously; and (d) the Entry must be in English.

In addition to the foregoing, Entries may not: (i) feature or reference any material that infringes upon the rights of any third party, including trademark, copyright, or rights of publicity; (ii) include the personal information of anyone, such as a full name; (iii) contain lewd, vulgar, offensive, obscene or indecent language; (iv) defame or disparage anyone or any group, or include hate speech; (v) include any commercial messaging, such as promotion of goods or services other than the Add-on being discussed; or (v) violate any federal, state or local laws or ordinances, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries that are, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, inappropriate, inconsistent with Sponsor’s image, disparaging, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, may be disqualified.

Selection of Winners: After the Contest Period has ended, all Entries will be reviewed and judged by a panel of Mozilla judges. The judges will pick the top ten Entries based on the criteria described below. No more than one Entry submitted by the same entrant will be selected as a top ten pick. Members of the Add-ons community will then judge those top ten Entries using the same criteria described below. Each community member who chooses to participate will pick the one, two, or three Entries from among the top ten Entries that he or she judges best meet the criteria, and the three Entries that receive the most votes will be the winners. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria, which will be equally weighted: (i) Is the story compelling? (ii) How creative is the use of the favorite add-on? And (iii) Does the review capture the “spirit” of the AMO community? The decisions of the judges are final on all matters relating to the Contest and no correspondence will be entered into.

All registered users of the Add-ons site are eligible to judge the top ten Entries. Judging must be based on the criteria listed above. Any individual may vote only once, and may vote for up to three Entries. Any attempt to vote more than once for the same Entry by any means, including but not limited to multiple email addresses, aliases, use of contest services, payoffs or promises to others in exchange for votes, or anything else that is inconsistent with getting an honest picture of the AMO community’s genuine opinion of each entry, is grounds for immediate disqualification of the person submitting (or inducing) such voting, as well as the Entry that is the subject of such activity. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to determine which forms for voting activity may be deemed to violate the spirit of this rule and therefore to be invalid, and also to disqualify and exclude from this Contest and any other contest Sponsor may offer any person(s) engaged in activity that violates any provision of these rules or is otherwise deemed by Sponsor, in its discretion, to be inappropriate, unsportsmanlike or disruptive to the integrity or intended functioning of this Contest.

Prizes: The three winners will each receive an Android tablet, probably a Samsung Galaxy Tab (retail value approximately $400), and a non-cash recognition prize in the form of an AMO homepage feature that includes the winners’ names, photos, and stories.

General Prize Conditions: Winners are solely responsible for the payment of any taxes that may arise as a result of acceptance of a prize, and all other expenses or costs relating to the prize not expressly set forth above (including any wireless service plan). Prizes cannot be transferred or substituted and must be accepted as awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion if an advertised prize becomes unavailable. Please allow 8-10 weeks for prize delivery.

Winner Notification/Validation: The winners will be notified by email on or about August 1, 2012. Each potential winner may be required to sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, where lawful, within ten (10) days of the date of winning notification. If any winner is a minor under the laws of his/her place of residence, all documents must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. If a winner cannot be notified within five (5) days after his or her selection, or in the event of non-compliance with any of these requirements, the prize may be forfeited, and another Entry selected as a winner.

Authorization to Use Winner’s Entry Information & Name: By entering, you agree that Sponsor and its designees may use your name, photo (if provided), and basic information about you and your Entry that you submit in any media now known or hereafter developed for promotional and/or publicity purposes, unless prohibited by law. You also agree to participate in and cooperate with any promotional activity and/or publicity relating to the Contest as the Sponsor shall reasonably request from time to time.

Release of Liability: By participating, you release the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, from and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are in no way responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the Contest and/or the awarding of any prize except as may be expressly set forth in these Official Rules.

You also agree to hold harmless Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies, from any claim by any third party relating to any rights in the Entry you submitted.

Representations and Warranties: By entering, you warrant and represent that (a) you are the sole and exclusive owner (and free of any adverse claim by any person, firm, or corporation) of all intellectual property rights in and to the Entry (exclusive of Mozilla’s intellectual property rights); (b) the Entry is original and the use of the Entry as described in these Rules will not infringe the proprietary rights, including without limitation the intellectual property rights, of any third party; (c) the Entry is not obscene or libelous, or does not violate any rights of any third party, including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity; (d) the Entry does not target anyone because of his or her membership in a certain social group, including race, gender, color, religion, belief, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender identity, or political affiliation, and does not contain a symbolic representation of any group that targets anyone because of his or her membership in a certain social group; (e) the Entry does not contain any virus, spyware, malware, trap door, worm, or any other device, mechanism or code that is injurious or damaging to software or hardware; (f) the Entry and its use as described in these Rules will not violate any federal, provincial, state or local laws or ordinances; (g) the Entry is consistent with these Rules; and (h) you have the right to grant to Sponsor and its designees the license granted below. By entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and all decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Intellectual Property: Your Entry shall remain your exclusive property. As with most content on Mozilla websites, it will be made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. This license gives others, including Mozilla, the right to use, copy, and distribute your Entry, as long as you are given attribution as the author.

Mozilla’s Trademarks: The names Mozilla and Firefox, as well as the Mozilla logo, Firefox logo, and the red lizard logo are all registered trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation in the U.S. and several other countries. Any use of those or any other Mozilla trademark, trade name or logo must comply with the Mozilla Trademark Policies as posted at http://www.mozilla.org/foundation/trademarks/.

Disclaimers: Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled or illegible entries; (ii) error, 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 of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the Contest. If the Contest is terminated before the scheduled end of the Contest Period, the Sponsor will determine the winners from all eligible entries received as of the termination date in a fair and equitable manner as determined by Sponsor in its reasonable discretion. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest, or whom the Sponsor believes to be causing or attempting or intending to cause any malfunction, error, disruption, or damage will be disqualified. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any unauthorized entries or votes, including, without limitation, any entries or votes made through robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar multiple-entry, or entry/vote duplication, method and to disqualify any person or entity using such a method.

Disputes: These Official Rules and any disputes relating in any way to the Contest shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of California, USA, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. By participating, you further agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Winner's Names: For the names of the winners and/or the judges send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "AMO FAVORITE ADD-ONS CONTEST Winner List", attn: Mozilla Contests, 650 Castro Street, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94041. Requests must be received (not just postmarked) by December 31, 2012.

Solange der Vorrat reicht. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.