MICROSOFT THE NEW ERA OF WORK EVENT SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

PLEASE NOTE: It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer's policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions. If you are participating in violation of your employer's policies, you may be disqualified from entering or receiving prizes. Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with the employer's policies.

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government employees are not eligible.

WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?

This Sweepstakes starts at 8am, local time, on October 30, 2012, and ends at 5pm, local time, on December 28, 2012 and consists of two separate Sweepstakes as follows:

Sweepstakes #1: At each of the events, there will be multiple prize periods, one for each track within each specific event (Business Executives, IT Executives, IT Professionals, Development Managers and Developer Attendees). A full listing of tracks, events and locations can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/events/theneweraofwork/#fbid=obwT49RHlD9 Entries will be eligible for the specific event in which they are received and will not carryover to subsequent events. You must enter separately at each event.

Sweepstakes #2:

There will be an overall sweepstakes open to all attendees, regardless of which track, event, or location you attend.

CAN I ENTER?

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time entry:

  • You are a registered attendee of The New Era of Work event; and
  • You are a legal resident of the 50 Unites States (including the District of Columbia), and you are 18 years or older; and
  • You are NOT event exhibitor support personnel; and
  • You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and
  • You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, any person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Sweepstakes.
  • Due to government gift and ethics laws, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate.

This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.

HOW DO I ENTER?

Sweepstakes 1: For Business Executive and IT Executive attendees, you can enter at a sweepstakes table during the Business Executive and IT Executive track session by picking up a raffle ticket.

For attendees of the IT Professionals, Development Managers and Developer attendees you can enter by visiting the "Devices People Love" Booth and picking up a raffle ticket.

We will only accept one (1) entry per person per track at each event. We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.

Sweepstakes 2: You can use any of the following methods of completion to enter: scan a QR Code, go to http://aka.ms/qy30rg or visit the kiosks available at registration no later than December 28, 2012 and complete all of the registration requirements including completion of a short survey. Upon completing the online evaluation, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for the opportunity to win a Windows 8 tablet. All required survey questions must be answered to receive an entry. Limit one (1) entry per person overall, regardless of how many events you attended.

As an additional bonus for completing the online evaluation, a limited number of people will receive a copy of Windows 8 Pro.*

We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.

We will automatically disqualify:

  • Any incomplete or illegible entry; and
  • Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above.

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZES

Sweepstakes 1:

At each individual event, during the times below, we will randomly select winners of the prizes designated below.

Drawing TimeEligible TracksPrize & ARVNumber of Winners per Event
12:10 PM Local TimeBusiness ExecutiveA Microsoft Wedge Keyboard and Mouse. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $150.00One winner per event in Los Angeles, CA, Waltham, MA, New York, NY, Bloomington, MN, Dallas, TX, San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI
12:40 PM Local TimeIT ExecutiveA Microsoft Wedge Keyboard and Mouse. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $150.00One winner per event in Houston, TX, Bellevue, WA, Miami, FL, St. Louis, MO, Columbus, OH, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, Philadelphia, PA, Indianapolis, IN, Pittsburgh, PA, Richmond, VA, Syracuse, NY, Orlando, FL, Irvine, CA, Milwaukee, WI, Overland Park, KS, Iselin, NJ, Charlotte, NC, Portland, OR, Oklahoma City, OK, Baton Rouge, LA and Nashville, TN
4:00 PM Local TimeIT Professional, Development Manager and DeveloperA Microsoft Wedge Keyboard and Mouse. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $150.00One winner per event in Houston, TX, Bellevue, WA, Miami, FL, St. Louis, MO, Columbus, OH, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, Philadelphia, PA, Indianapolis, IN and Pittsburgh, PA

There is a limit of one prize per person for each track at each of the events listed above.

Sweepstakes 2: On or around the close of the entry period, we will randomly select one winner of the prize designated below.

One (1) Grand Prize. One Samsung ATIV Tab Windows 8 Tablet. The Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $599.00.

Limit one grand prize per person

The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes combined: $8199

WINNER NOTIFICATION

Sweepstakes #1: Winners will be selected instantly and must be present at time of drawing to win.

Sweepstakes #2: If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to the email address, phone number or mailing address (if any) provided at the time of entry within (7) days following the random drawing. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate, randomly selected winner.

If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Sweepstakes . If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select an alternate, randomly selected winner.

If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:

  • You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and
  • You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we will award it to an alternate potential winner; and
  • If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize; and
  • If you are otherwise eligible for this Sweepstakes, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf; and
  • Unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and / or terms and conditions.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. 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. Prize winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release or W-8 BEN form, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected. Your odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries we receive. In the event of a dispute all decisions of Microsoft are final.

By entering this Sweepstakes you agree:

  • To abide by these Official Rules; and
  • To release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won; and
  • That by accepting a prize, Microsoft may use of your proper name and state of residence 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.

WINNERS LIST AND SPONSOR

If you send an email to q2newera@microsoft.com within 30 days of December 28, 2012, we will provide you with a list of winners that receive a prize worth $25.00 or more.

This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.


*Windows 8 Pro Offer

Upon the completion of the evaluation a designated number of attendees will also receive a copy of Windows 8 Pro.

The Windows 8 Pro offer good only in the 50 United States & D.C. to attendees of the New Era of Work event series. Offer is good only to the first 425 attending registrants per event upon completion of an evaluation at events in Los Angeles, CA, Waltham, MA, New York, NY, Bloomington, MN, Dallas, TX, San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI. Offer is good only for the first 75 attending registrants per event upon completion of an evaluation for events in Richmond, VA, Syracuse, NY, Orlando, FL, Irvine, CA, Milwaukee, WI, Overland Park, KS, Iselin, NJ, Charlotte, NC, Portland, OR, Oklahoma City, OK, Baton Rouge, LA and Nashville, TN. Offer is good only for the first 375 attending registrants per event upon completion of an evaluation in Houston, TX, Bellevue, WA, Miami, FL, St. Louis, MO, Columbus, OH, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, Philadelphia, PA, Indianapolis, IN and Pittsburgh, PA.

A copy of Windows 8 Pro (not for resale) with an estimated retail value of $39.99 will be provided to the designated number of qualified attendees for each city. Any gift returned as non-deliverable will not be resent. Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipment of your gift. Limit one gift per registered attendee. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer starts on October 30, 2012 and ends on December 13, 2012 or while supplies last, and is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Due to government gift and ethics laws, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate.


PRIVACY STATEMENT

At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Microsoft uses the information you provide to notify prize winners, and to send you information about other Microsoft products and services, if requested by you. Microsoft will not share the information you provide with third parties without your permission except where necessary to complete the services or transactions you have requested, or as required by law. Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.

If you believe that Microsoft has not adhered to this statement, please notify us by sending email to q2newera@microsoft.com or postal mail to q2newera Microsoft Privacy, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy the situation.