Terms and Conditions – Specific Rules for “Sound Shapes Birthday Level Design” Competition

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Terms and Conditions – Specific Rules for “Sound Shapes Birthday Level Design” Competition

1. The “Sound Shapes Birthday Level Design” competition (“Competition”) is open to persons aged 13 years or over who are residents of Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (“Entrant Countries”) except employees, agents, contractors or consultants of the Promoter (as defined below) and their immediate families, the Promoter’s associated companies and anyone else professionally connected with the Competition (“Entrants”).
2. The Competition is open for entries on Friday 23 August at 19.00 (BST) (“Opening Date”) and closes on Friday 30 August at 23.59 (BST) (“Closing Date”). The period from the Opening Date to and including the Closing Date shall be referred to as the (“Competition Period”).
3. The Competition is free to enter and no purchase of any kind is necessary. By entering the Competition, Entrants accept and will be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms”).

4. To enter the Competition, Entrants must complete the following steps during the Competition Period:
a) if they do not already have a Sony Entertainment Network (“SEN”) account (previously known as PlayStation®Network), create one using their PlayStation® system or by visiting http://eu.playstation.com/registration/;
b) sign into their SEN account;
c) create and design a birthday themed level (“Original Level”) in Sound Shapes on their PlayStation®3 or PlayStation®Vita;
d) upload their Original Level to the community section of Sound Shapes hashtagging their entry with ‘#bday’ in the title; and
e) Entrants must ensure their Original Level complies with the eu.playstation.com Terms of Use.
5. Registration for SEN is subject to acceptance of the SEN Terms of Service and User Agreement and SEN Privacy Policy.
6. Each Entrant may only submit one (1) entry and will only be eligible to win one (1) Prize (as defined below).
7. Each Entrant must adhere to the General Rules and in particular, to sections 7 and 8. In addition, entries must not contain any:
a) pornography, nudity, or sexually explicit imagery;
b) abusive, offensive or hateful imagery or language;
c) harassing or defamatory content;
d) content that compromises the privacy or safety of yourself or others;
e) content that demeans a particular gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ethnicity or nationality;
f) violent or dangerous behaviour; and/or
g) spam, advertising or other commercial activities.
8. Each Entrant grants to the Promoter a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use entries for promotional purposes and for all the purposes related to the Competition, across all media including any online platforms under their control.
9. All entries must be completely original so as not to breach any third party copyright. The Promoter accepts no liability if Entrants ignore these Terms and each Entrant agrees to fully indemnify the Promoter against any claims by any third party arising from any breach of these Terms.
10. There will be six (6) winners, (each a “Winner”). Each Winner will be chosen by a panel of independent judges based on creativity, originality and use of the birthday theme.
11. The Promoter shall notify each Winner, by email to the email address linked to each Winner’s SEN account of their selection within four (4) weeks of the Closing Date.
12. In order to claim their Prize, each Winner must respond appropriately to the Promoter’s email message to them, providing their name and postal address, within ten (10) days of receiving the Promoter’s email.
13. Each Winner will win one (1) Sound Shapes poster signed by the Sound Shapes development team (“Winner Prize”) with a total value of approximately:
a) 49.20 AUD;
b) 33.80 EUR;
c) 877 CZK;
d) 252.40 DKK;
e) 56.20 NZD;
f) 264.20 NOK;
g) 141.80 PLN;
h) 1,482.60 RUB;
i) 293.40 SEK;
j) 41.70 CHF; and
k) 29.10 GBP.
14. Prizes must be taken as stated and may not be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives; however the Promoter reserves the right to substitute any Prize with a prize of a similar value.
15. The Promoter cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any problem which may result in any Competition entry or other correspondence being lost or not being properly registered.
16. In the event of a dispute, the Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
17. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the Competition or amend these Terms at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances arise outside its control.
18. The Promoter will use reasonable endeavours to send, by post, the Prize to each Winner’s address within ten (10) weeks of receiving a Winner’s details.
19. If the Prize is found to be ineffective, faulty or damaged upon receipt, the Promoter must be notified in writing within seven (7) days of receipt, otherwise the Prize will be deemed to be accepted as received. This does not affect a Winner’s statutory rights (if any).
20. Each Winner agrees to take part in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter.
21. The Promoter may, at its sole discretion, publish each Winner’s name on the Promoter’s website(s). Each Winner’s name will be made available on reasonable request to those enclosing a self-addressed envelope marked “Sound Shapes Birthday Level Design Competition” to the following address: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited, 10 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7LP United Kingdom within six (6) weeks of the Closing Date.
22. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms or incorrect, illegible, fraudulent or other invalid or improper information has been provided, the Promoter may in its sole discretion refuse to process an entry or fulfill any Prize awarded.
23. Each Winner may be required to pay tax on any Prize won in accordance with their jurisdiction’s tax legislation and will be responsible for any related tax liability.
24. General Rules apply to the Competition. Please click here to view the General Rules.
25. The “Promoter” is: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited, 10 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7LP United Kingdom.
26. To the extent permitted by applicable law, these Terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and the contract between each Entrant and the Promoter shall be deemed to have been formed and performed in England.

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