OFFICIAL RULES – PENTAX 100 YEARS OF HISTORY PHOTO CONTEST

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

Information on how to enter, the prizes and rules for redeeming the prizes form part of the terms and conditions of entry for the Contest. Participation in the Contest is deemed acceptance of these “Official Rules” (“Official Rules”) and any other notices referenced herein.

In these Official Rules, the term “you” refers to any person who enters, or who wishes to enter, the Contest.

1. ELIGIBILITY

Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), eighteen (18) years old or older at the time of entry, who have or create an account for the Pentax Photo Gallery, and who otherwise meet the requirements set out in these Official Rules. If you do not have a Pentax Photo Gallery account, visit (www.pentaxphotogallery.com). IF YOU ARE NOT A U.S. or CANADIAN RESIDENT, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN THE CONTEST, AND THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO ENTRANTS WHO RESIDE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS. BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THAT THE DECISION OF THE SPONSOR, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL RESPECTS. Directors, officers and employees of the Sponsor and any of their respective parent or affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes of this Contest. All applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

2. SPONSOR

The Contest is sponsored by Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation (“Sponsor”).

3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES

By entering, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to (i) these Official Rules and (ii) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. CONTEST PERIOD

The Contest begins at 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on Sunday, December 29, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).

5. HOW TO ENTER

You must have an account on the Pentax Photo Gallery. If you don’t have an account you can create one at www.pentaxphotogallery.com.

  1. A new photo theme will be announced at the beginning of each week on the Pentax Photo Gallery (www.pentaxphotogallery.com), Sponsor websites (www.us.ricoh-imaging.com and www.ricoh-imaging.ca) and all social media for Sponsor. Register for the Pentax 100 Year photo Contest using the link on the Pentax Photo Gallery.
  2. Complete questionnaire, consent to Sponsor Contest terms and conditions, consent to image release, and weekly winner announcement.
  3. Upload a photo according to the weekly theme.
  4. You may upload as many images as you like. Separate entries are required for each image uploaded for the Contest, but can be done under one (1) registration. Questionnaire and consents only have to be completed upon initial registration.
  5. Photos entered into the Contest must be taken with a PENTAX camera. Photos taken with Ricoh GR cameras, of any model, do not qualify for this Contest.
  6. Each registration that is fully completed and submits an image will receive a Pentax 100 Year T-shirt. Only one (1) t-shirt per registrant.
  7. You must have permission from all individuals (if any) that appear in the photo to use their name and likeness in the entry and to grant the rights set forth herein. When you enter, you are providing information to Sponsor. The Sponsor and any of its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agents and parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”) will not be responsible for (a) lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected entries all of which will be void or (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
6. IMPORTANT NOTE

Standard text messaging, data and/or other rates apply to participants who submit a Post via a wireless mobile device. Wireless service providers may charge for airtime and/or data in relation to each standard text message sent and received. Please contact your service provider for pricing and service plan information and rates before mobile device participation.

7. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU AGREE THAT THE POST (AND EACH INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PHOTO) COMPLIES WITH ALL CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES. THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL BEAR NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR ENTRY OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PHOTO IF INCLUDED. THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU IN THE EVENT IT IS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAVE DEPARTED FROM OR NOT FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

By participating in the Contest, each entrant hereby warrants and represents that any photo he/she submits:

  • is original to him/her;
  • is taken with a Pentax camera, Pentax brand lenses are preferred but not required;
  • does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
  • will not give rise to any claims whatsoever, including, without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party; and
  • is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following: nudity; alcohol/drug consumption or smoking; explicit or graphic sexual activity, or sexual innuendo; crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups (including, without limitation, any competitors of Sponsor); personal information of individuals, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic); commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than products of Sponsor; any identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos, (other than those of Sponsor); conduct or other activities in violation of these Official Rules; and/or any other comment that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, at any time and for any reason to screen any entries. Any entry that the Sponsor deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, to violate the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules is subject to disqualification. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion at any time and for any reason, to request an entrant to modify, edit and/or re-submit his or her photo in order to ensure that the entry complies with these Official Rules, or for any other reason. If such an action is necessary at any point during or after the Contest, then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take whatever action it deems necessary based on the circumstances, including, without limitation, disqualifying the entry (and therefore the corresponding photo and/or the associated entrant).

8. JUDGING

Each week during the Contest Period, one (1) weekly winner will be chosen from week’s entries, and at the end of the three- (3-) month contest, two (2) Grand Prize winners will be chosen from the pool of weekly winners. All winners will be chosen by a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Decisions of judges are final and binding.

9. SPONSOR’S RIGHTS TO ENTRIES

By entering the Contest and submitting an entry, each entrant: (a) grants to the Sponsor, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use his/her entry (and each component thereof), in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason; (b) waives all moral rights in and to his/her entry (and each component thereof) in favor of the Sponsor; and (c) agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from use of his/her entry (or any component thereof), including, without limitation, any claim based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property related or other cause of action whatsoever. For greater certainty and the avoidance of any doubt, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and at any time, to disqualify any entry (or any component thereof) if a complaint is received with respect to the entry, or for any other reason. If such an action is necessary at any point during or after the Contest, then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take whatever action it deems necessary based on the circumstances, including, without limitation, disqualifying the entry and/or the associated entrant.

10. NOTIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS OF POTENTIAL WINNERS

Weekly winner images will be posted by the Sponsor each Tuesday on the Pentax Photo Gallery during the Contest Period and winners will be notified by the email they provided during registration. Winners will be required to respond within five (5) days of email notification to claim their prize and confirm entrance into the Contest for the Grand Prize.

11. PRIZES

One (1) winner per week during the Contest Period. Two (2) Grand Prize winners will be chosen from the thirteen (13) winners.

Each weekly prize winner will receive a PENTAX 100th Anniversary Prize Pack consisting of the following: one (1) Pentax branded t-shirt, one (1) hat, one (1) lens cloth, (Final additions to TBD). Approximate Retail Value: $100.00 USD. A maximum of thirteen (13) weekly prizes will be awarded.
Each Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Limited-Edition PENTAX KP Navy DSLR, one (1) Pentax 100 Anniversary branded camera strap, one (1) hot shoe mount and one (1) body cap. Approximate Retail Value: $1,200.00 USD. A maximum of two (2) Grand Prizes will be awarded.

Winner may not transfer, assign or substitute a prize, or redeem a prize for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Prize for weekly winners are awarded “as is” without any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Sponsor. Grand Prize winners may register the cameras on www.us.ricoh-imaging.com to obtain standard warranty based on the corresponding region.
Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, provincial and local taxes, if any. Any other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance and use not expressly stated as being provided are the responsibility of the winner.

12. GENERAL CONDITIONS

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the operation of the Contest, violates these Official Rules, acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or engages in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Contest or any other entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The Contest is subject to federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

13. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By participating in the Contest and submitting an entry, you agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize; and (g) rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional. In no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, compensatory, direct, or indirect damages.

14. PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY

Any information collected from the Contest shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by the entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules, and with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at www.pentaxphotogallery.com. Each entrant expressly agrees to the use of his/her personal information for such purpose. The following information will be collected from each entrant for the purpose of administering the Contest, and may also be used by Released Parties and their affiliates to contact the potential winners: entrant name, date of birth, address and email address. The Released Parties will not sell, share or otherwise disclose information collected in any manner with third parties, other than those parties necessary to fulfill the above purposes, unless entrant has given his prior express consent to receive additional information from the Released Parties or a third party. Entrants have a right of access to, modification and withdrawal of their personal data. The Released Parties will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that entrants’ personal information is treated securely and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and these Official Rules.

15.GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of New Jersey. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New Jersey, including its choice of laws provision.

16.WINNERS LIST

To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation, ATTN:100 Year Contest, 5 Dedrick Place, West Caldwell, NJ 07006.

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