NO PAYMENT OR PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THE QUALCOMM® #INVENTFORBETTER SWEEPSTAKES (THE “SWEEPSTAKES”).
A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements and acknowledge that failure to meet all eligibility requirements will disqualify you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize.
WHO MAY ENTER: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) age 18 older at time of entry. You must have a Twitter account in order to enter the Sweepstakes. If you do not have a Twitter account, you can create one for free at https://twitter.com. Employees (and their immediate families [spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses], regardless of where they reside or those living in the same households, whether or not related) of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Ventura Associates International LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), Twitter, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize supplier(s), content provider partners, mobile competitors, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”) are not eligible to enter or win. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant represents and warrants that he or she meets the eligibility requirements stated in these Official Rules and acknowledges that failure to meet all eligibility requirements will disqualify participant from the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIODS: Sweepstakes begins at 8:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 2, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on March 6, 2015; the Sweepstakes consists of four (4) Sweepstakes Entry Periods: the First Sweepstakes Entry Period begins at 8:00:00 a.m. PT on March 2, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on March 3, 2015; the Second Sweepstakes Entry Period begins at 12:00:00 a.m. PT on March 4, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on March 4, 2015; the Third Sweepstakes Entry Period begins at 12:00:00 a.m. PT on March 5, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on March 5, 2015; and the Fourth Sweepstakes Entry Period begins at 12:00:00 a.m. PT on March 6, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on March 6, 2015. An entry will only apply with respect the one Sweepstakes Entry Period for which it is entered and qualifies for and will not be applied or qualify for subsequent Sweepstakes Entry Periods. Limit: one (1) Entry per person per Sweepstakes Entry Period.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter, (1) sign into your Twitter account (“Account”) or, if you are not a member, become a member of Twitter.com for free and thereafter sign into your account; (2) follow Qualcomm at https://twitter.com/Qualcomm, and (3) send a tweet expressing what you would do with a mobile device powered by Sponsor’s Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, using the hashtag #InventForBetter (points 1, 2, and 3 will be referred to collectively as the “Entry”). To qualify for a given random drawing, your Entry must be received by the deadline stated herein for a given Sweepstakes Entry Period. Refer to the Sweepstakes Entry Periods section in these Official Rules for details on deadlines. ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD IN WHICH THEY ARE RECEIVED AND WILL NOT ROLL OVER TO SUBSEQUENT SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIODS, IF ANY. If your Twitter account is set to “protected mode,” your updates/responses will not be visible to Sponsor and, therefore, will not be received by Sponsor, resulting in your failure to enter the Sweepstakes. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service may apply. If you opt to receive Sponsor’s tweets via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available via participating wireless carriers), airtime, standard text messaging rates and carrier charges will apply for each text message sent or received from your handset according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier.
In the event an insufficient number of eligible Entries are received for a given Sweepstakes Entry Period, the prize for that Sweepstakes Entry Period will not be awarded. The Sponsor’s agent’s computer will be the time keeping device for the purposes of this Sweepstakes. Incomplete, damaged, altered, illegible or mechanical Entries will be disqualified. The Sponsor is not responsible for and will not be liable for Entries that are late, lost, misdirected, disqualified or contain errors. All Entries submitted become property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify from the Sweepstakes any and all Entries tied back to you if you entered using multiple email addresses or under multiple identities. An automated computer receipt (such as one confirming delivery of email) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor for purposes of these Official Rules.
WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Each potential winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible Entries received for a given Sweepstakes Entry Period. Winners will be notified on Twitter by Direct Message to the potential winner’s Account within five (5) days after each random drawing. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to a potential winner’s Twitter Direct Message function that may interfere with winner notification. To claim the prize, potential winner will be required to provide his or her email address and physical mailing address. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following:  potential winner’s failure to respond to notification within seventy two (72) hours after its transmission;  the failure of notification due to deactivation of the potential winner’s Account prior to receipt of notification;  potential winner’s failure to become a follower of @Qualcomm, resulting in the potential winner’s failure to receive a Direct Message from Sponsor;  potential winner’s Account “protected mode” is set so that the potential winner’s updates/responses may not be visible to Sponsor;  potential winner’s failure to provide Sweepstakes Administrator and/or Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency;  potential winner’s failure to validly claim the prize by deadline date, and  any other non-compliance with Official Rules. Furthermore, each winner will be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) as well as any other documents which may be required by Sponsor or its Sweepstakes Administrator, all of which must be completed, executed, signed and received by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Administrator within seven (7) days of date printed on notification or he/she will be disqualified. In the event it is determined that a winner has not complied with these Official Rules, or has failed to execute and return any required documents within the specified time period, or has made false statements or an email prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that winner will be disqualified. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document required by Sponsor, that winner will be disqualified and required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her prize. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian. If a winner is disqualified for any reason, at Sponsor’s discretion, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from all non-winning eligible entries for the corresponding Sweepstakes Entry Period.
PRIZES & THEIR CORRESPONDING APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): There are four (4) winners, one selected for each Sweepstakes Entry Period. Each winner will receive a prize package awarded for the Sweepstakes Entry Period won.
The First Sweepstakes Entry Period Prize package consists of: one (1) HTC One (M9) smartphone, one (1) Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger, and one (1) Quick Charge 2.0 car charger (ARV: $799.99).
The Second Sweepstakes Entry Period Prize package consists of: one (1) LG G Flex 2 smartphone, one (1) LG G Watch R smartwatch; one (1) Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger, and one (1) Quick Charge 2.0 car charger (ARV: $1,149.99).
The Third Sweepstakes Entry Period Prize package consists of: one (1) Sony Z3 smartphone, one (1) Sony Z3 tablet, one (1) Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger, and one (1) Quick Charge 2.0 car charger (ARV: $1,089.99).
The Fourth Sweepstakes Entry Period Prize package consists of: one (1) HP Pro Slate 12 tablet (ARV: $669.00).
Total ARV of all prizes: $3,708.97. Prizes do not include mobile data or phone service, which are the winners’ sole responsibility. Each winner is responsible for all federal, state, and local sales and income taxes on prize, if applicable. No substitution for prize or portion of prize, except Sponsor who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize or portion of prize of comparable value. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash, except in the sole discretion of Sponsor. A winner is not a recipient of a prize until he/she has been verified or notified as a winner by the Sweepstakes Administrator. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If the Sweepstakes Administrator and/or Sponsor are unable to verify a winner after a diligent effort is made prior to June 30, 2015, the corresponding prize will not be awarded. Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, their respective parent companies, affiliates and all other companies concerned with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for, any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions or fitness of any aspects of the prize except that the prize shall be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty. Limit: One prize per person for the entire Sweepstakes.
ODDS: Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received for a given Sweepstakes Entry Period.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Winning constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use each winner’s name, photograph, hometown, likeness, and prize won (all at Sponsor’s discretion) for future advertising, publicity in any and all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, release, or permission. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes in the event it is technically impaired, and to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes, and, if terminated, at Sponsor’s discretion, determine winner(s) using all non-suspect, eligible Sweepstakes Entries received up to time of cancellation.
SUSPENSION / MODIFICATION / TERMINATION: In the event the Sweepstakes Parties are prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes by any event beyond their control, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes without notice, if in its sole and absolute discretion, it is determined that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or any Force Majeure event(s) has destroyed or severely undermined or impaired the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes.
MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules.
RELEASES: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Parties from all claims, liability or damage caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes, or acceptance or use of any prize, the substitution of any prize in accordance with these Official Rules, the administration of the Sweepstakes, an entrant’s breach of Official Rules or Sponsor’s use of any of the rights granted herein.
ARBITRATION AND CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California, USA without regard to California choice of law rules.
WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners (available after June 1, 2015), send a self-addressed stamped envelope by June 1, 2015 to: Qualcomm #InventForBetter Sweepstakes Winners List, c/o: Ventura Associates, Attn: PE, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 650, New York, NY 10165.
SPONSOR: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121.
SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: Ventura Associates International LLC, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10165.
This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Twitter nor is Twitter associated with this Sweepstakes in any way. By entering this Sweepstakes, you understand that you are providing information to Sponsor and not to Twitter. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Administrator and not to Twitter.