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Microsoft Monthly Dynamics 365 Forum Problem Solver Promotion Official Rules

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1.       SPONSOR

These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Monthly Dynamics 365 Forum Problem Solver Promotion (“Promotion”). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA, is the Promotion sponsor (“Sponsor”).

 

2.       DEFINITIONS

In these Rules, "Microsoft", "we", "our", and "us" refer to Sponsor and “you” and "yourself" refers to a Promotion participant, which may be an individual person or an authorized representative entering on behalf of a business. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these rules.

 

3.       ENTRY PERIOD

The Promotion starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2019, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 31, 2019 and consists of four (4) monthly Prize Periods, each beginning at 12:01 a.m. PT on the first day and ending at 11:59 p.m. PT on the last day during each month of the Entry Period.

 

4.       ELIGIBILITY

This is a trade Promotion open only to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Community Members 18 years of age or older. Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, and where prohibited. Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and Promotion Parties are not eligible, nor are persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, or the family members of each above (parents, children, siblings, spouse/domestic partners, or individuals residing in the same household). Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, and where prohibited.

If you are participating in your capacity as an employee, it is your sole responsibility to comply with your employer’s gift policies. Microsoft will not be party to any disputes or actions related to this matter. Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government and public sector employees are not eligible to enter.

5.       HOW TO ENTER 

No Purchase Necessary.

To participate, visit community.dynamics.com and correctly answer forum questions. Your answer is considered “correct” if it is verified by a fellow community member.

For correctly answering three (3) or more questions, you will receive one (1) entry into a Sweepstakes drawing. Limit one (1) entry per person per month.

Additionally, community members will be ranked each month on a leaderboard based on total number of verified answers. Rankings will re-set each month.

Any attempt by any you to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different accounts, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods will void your entries and you may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited.

We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the “authorized account holder” of the e-mail address, social media account, or other method used to enter. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an internet or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.

 

6.       WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

At the end of each month, one (1) Sweesptakes winner will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Additionally, the community member with the highest ranking on the leaderboard for that month will be considered the Contest winner.

Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry no more than 7 days following the drawing with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any Forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. 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. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.

 

7.       PRIZES

Each monthly Sweepstakes winner will receive a Micrsooft branded duffel bag. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $25.95

Each monthly Contest winner will receive a Microsoft portable executive battery pack. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $29.95

There is a limit of one (1) Sweepstakes prize and one (1) Contest prize per person. If a previous winner is selected a second time, the prize will be awarded to an alternate randomly selected winner or the second runner up on the leaderboard.

No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. 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. Prizes are awarded “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Prizes will be sent no later than 28 days after winner selection. Prize winners may be required to complete and return prize claim and / or tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Promotion without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

 

8.       ODDS

The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received.

 

9.       GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss, or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Promotion or any prize won.

All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding.

We reserve the right to cancel, change, or suspend this Promotion for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Promotion, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Promotion cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Promotion.

If you attempt or we have strong reason to believe that you have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Promotion by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in any way, we may seek damages from you to the full extent of the law and you may be banned from participation in future Microsoft promotions. 

 

10.   GOVERNING LAW

This Promotion will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Promotion.  

 

11.   USE OF YOUR ENTRY

Personal data you provide while entering this Promotion will be used by Microsoft and/or its agents and prize fulfillers acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the administration and operation of this Promotion and in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

 

12.   WINNERS LIST

Send email to dlcommed@microsoft.com with the subject line “Monthly Dynamics 365 Forum Problem Solver Promotion winners” within 30 days of July 31, 2019 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.