Microsoft #Office365 IndiBlogger meet ‘Share your experience’

The following terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions") shall apply to the contest (detailed below).  For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the term Microsoft, when used with reference to a legal entity, Microsoft shall mean Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd, the “Microsoft #Office365 IndiBlogger meet ‘Share your experience’ contest is detailed below (the "Contest"):

  1. The Contest shall run from 14th Apr to 22nd Apr 2013 to (“the Contest Period”). Microsoft can curtail or extend the Contest Period, as it deems necessary.
  2. Only Indian citizens currently residing in India shall be entitled to participate in the Contest ("User"): 18+ yrs (“Participants”)
  3. Event Details: Link

4.       Details of the Contest:

a.       As part of this blogger meet, Microsoft encourages the Participant bloggers to share their experience with the Office365 (“Product”) and what the Participants have learnt about Office365 Product on their blogs. All creative and competitive blog spots will be evaluated under this Contest.

b.      Description: Tell us about a business that you’d like to run and how’d you use Office365 to transform your business. It could be a fashion store, a studio, a Mobile apps company, etc. Your business could be anything, and it’s time to transform it. Please do not disclose any confidential information of the projects that you have worked for your company or clients. Microsoft takes no responsibility, or liability of the information provided by you is not adhered to this condition.

c.       Selected blog spots and winners will be announced on 30th April 2013 at IndiBlogger forum scheduled to be at 5:00pm.

d.      Participating bloggers will be given 4 days to submit their entries along with a back link to the approved landing page. The Contest begins at 6:00 pm on 14th April and closes on 18th night 11.59 pm (both dates inclusive), (“Contest Period”)

e.      Benefits: The first best blog spot gets one Microsoft Windows Phones (Nokia Lumia 920) and the second best blog spot gets one Microsoft Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia 800). Microsoft at its discretion, may change make and model of the Benefit illustrated here.  

f.        Indibloggers team will submit all the entries to MS and winners based on creativity and originality will be selected by panel of judges from Microsoft. Decision of the panel shall be final and binding.

  1. Microsoft does not make any commitment, express or implied, to respond to any feedback, suggestion and, or, queries of the Users or furnish reasons for inclusion and, or, exclusion of any particular submission of the User at any stage of the Contest.
  2. Microsoft may assign any or all of its rights under these Terms and Conditions to its Affiliates without consent of the Users.
  3. Participation in the Contest shall be construed as an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions stipulated herein. Any breach or default by a User of any of the Terms and Conditions herein shall result in immediate disqualification without notice.
  4. The User undertakes and declares that for participating in the Contest, he/she shall not use any unauthorized or pirated software. In the event, a User is found to be doing so, the entry from such User shall forthwith be disqualified from the Contest.
  5. The Microsoft officials engaged in the organization and management of the Contest, including its directors, officers, partners, employees, consultants and agents are under no obligation to render any advice or service to any User in respect of the Contest.
  6. Any attempt by a User to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of Criminal and Civil Laws and should such an attempt be made, Microsoft reserves the right to seek damages from any such User to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  7. The decision on the Participants selected by Microsoft shall be final and binding and no correspondence or communication shall be entertained in this regard.
  8. Microsoft or its Affiliates shall be entitled to use, in any manner, the name, photographs and other details of the User or any other participating person, likeness and status in any publication including the Benefits awarded to them, if any. By participating in the Contest, all Users hereby agree to the same. Microsoft may, at its discretion, choose not to disclose the identity of the selected User to other Users.
  9. Benefits shall neither be transferable nor exchangeable for cash or otherwise. Mere participation in the Contest shall not entitle a User to the Benefits.  No other person or agent can claim the Benefits on behalf of the User.
  10. The Benefits involve manufactured items and these shall be subject to manufacturer's terms and conditions for warranty, service and maintenance, and Microsoft does not accept any responsibility for the same.
  11. Where the Benefits under the Contest are items/goods, these shall be subject to availability. Microsoft at its discretion can provide alternate items of equivalent value. Pictures of the items/goods shown in the Contest brochure may differ from the items/goods given.
  12. Microsoft shall in no circumstances be responsible for paying any amount to the Users including but not limited towards the costs of travel, etc,.in respect to the Contest or otherwise. In the event Benefits involve travel, the selected User shall be responsible for procuring and paying the cost of all the legal documents and procedures in order to travel, including passports, visas, taxes and any other documents.
  13. Taxes and other levies imposed by any relevant applicable government or tax authority, as well shall be borne by Microsoft. Other costs including, insurance and incidental costs, that may be levied or incurred on the Benefits shall be fully borne by the selected/winning Users.  Microsoft may require the winner to provide certain details before handing over the prize.
  14. Subject to any applicable law (a) All warranties of any kind whatsoever, whether express or implied, are hereby expressly disclaimed by Microsoft including, but not limited to, meeting of the User's requirements or aspirations, timeliness, security, the results or reliability of any Contest, or the delivery, quality, quantity, merchantability, fitness for use or non-infringement in respect of any goods, services, benefits or awards acquired or obtained through the Contest or any transactions effected through the Contest; (b) The User expressly agrees that his/her participation in the Contest offered by Microsoft is at the User's sole risk and is governed by the Terms and Conditions herein; and(c) No advice or information whether by representations, oral, written or pictorial derived from the website or through the Contest shall be construed to mean the giving of any warranty of any kind by Microsoft.
  15. Nothing in the Contest shall affect any intellectual property rights of Microsoft in any product or service, which may be the subject matter of the Contest.
  16. The User undertakes to indemnify and keep Microsoft harmless and indemnified against any loss, damage, claims, costs and expenses which may be incurred or suffered by Microsoft due to breach of any Terms and Conditions contained herein by the User and/or infringement or violation of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of a third party by the User and, or, arising from the participation of the User in the Contest.
  17. In addition to these Terms and Conditions, other specific terms may be imposed by Microsoft any time to deal with any unforeseen situation. Microsoft also reserves the absolute right to change the Terms and Conditions contained herein and, or, any other rules and regulations in respect of the Contest at any time without any notice, without assigning any reason and without any liability whatsoever. Users are requested to refer to such other terms and conditions, if any, which may be displayed on-line or intimated separately as Microsoft considers fit. However, no obligation is cast on Microsoft to separately intimate each individual User with regard to such additional terms and conditions.
  18. Microsoft also reserves the right to withdraw or discontinue with the Contest at any stage without any liability whatsoever to the User and, or, anyone.
  19. An 'Affiliate' means any legal entity owned or controlled by Microsoft Corporation USA, which owns or controls Microsoft or which is under common ownership or control with Microsoft Corporation USA. The term 'ownership' means more than 50% direct or indirect ownership/shareholding and the term 'control' means direct or indirect control of the management or the board of directors.