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.
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.
The Contest is sponsored by Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation (“Sponsor”).
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.
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”).
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.
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.
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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ricoh Imaging has the option, at its sole discretion to decide whether to crop, edit or otherwise alter the images accepted into the Gallery as well as remove any images from its website.
Photographs containing nudity, obscenity, profanity, pornography, violence, and anything that is lewd or offensive in nature, or otherwise inappropriate images will be excluded from the website. Ricoh Imaging reserves the right at its sole discretion to decline and disqualify any images that are considered inappropriate. However if this condition is ignored, in extreme cases, Ricoh Imaging will notify authorities to settle this matter legally. The submitted images must be the photographer's original work. The photographer also certifies that the images submitted have never been copyrighted or, if copyrighted that the photographer is the copyright owner.
It is the sole responsibility of the submitting photographer to obtain a written release from any recognizable person in a submitted photo. The submission of public domain images is prohibited. Copyright of the Images will remain the property of the photographer. A credit will be provided under all images. Ricoh Imaging does not take any responsibility for pictures displayed in the Gallery that viewers may find offensive. If an artist takes another person's picture and submits it under his/her own name, he/she will be disqualified and may be required to pay for compensations.
Ricoh Imaging reserves the right to use all approved pictures as it wishes for display in all areas of this website and subsequent Photo Gallery applications (i.e. screensaver). All artists share his/her personal information through the Artist Biography page at his/her own risk. All applicants must make sure to provide correct and valid personal information. If any applicants appear to provide false information, he/she will be removed from the Gallery. Upon the violation of our Terms & Conditions, depending on the severity of the matter, Ricoh Imaging will issue a warning or immediate dismissal from the Gallery. Second warning will result in a permanent dismissal from the Gallery, and possible legal action.
Picture titles and descriptions may not contain any profane or inappropriate language. Any personal information that is submitted by the artists will be for internal use only and will not be shared with the public or any other parties.
Ricoh Imaging reserves the right to make any and all changes to the pentaxphotogallery.com and to change, modify, add or remove terms of these Terms & Conditions at its sole discretion without notice to the user. Changes to the Terms & Conditions shall be effective immediately, and subsequent use by you of the Ricoh Imaging Gallery shall constitute your acceptance of these changes. Ricoh Imaging reserves the right to deny access to pentaxphotogallery.com to anyone at any time.