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MISSION: Black Hat USA Terms and Conditions

Find the full MISSION details here: 

eLearnSecurity is holding the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest to immerse an eLearnSecurity student in the world of IT security, among the top professionals attending Black Hat USA 2017.

 

All entrants to the MISSION: Black Hat USA contest agree to comply with the provisions in the following Rules and Guidelines.

 

eLearnSecurity shall have the right to monitor and determine compliance with the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest Rules and Guidelines, and the right to refuse and remove any entry in violation of these Rules and Guidelines.

 

Eligibility: The MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest is open to everyone who spends at least $250 on an eLearnSecurity course during the duration of the contest. Enrollments that are paid through installments also count as entries.

1. Promotion Structure

  1. Promotion period: The promotion begins at May 1st, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. PDT and ends on June 30th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Only enrollments during this period will be eligible to enter the contest. Winner must provide his/her personal information within July 3, 2017 at 11.59 p.m PDT.

  2. Eligibility: MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest is open to everyone who enrolls in any eLearnSecurity course, in full or in installments, during the duration of the contest.

  3. Permissions: Entrants assert that they are aware of local rules and laws that may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.

  4. Parental Consent: Anyone under the age of 21 who enters the contest must have parental consent.

2. How to Enter

  1. Anyone may submit an entry into the contest during the promotion period via the following methods of entry:

    1. Enrollment into eLearnSecurity courses. Enrollment entries are calculated in $250 increments and entrants receive one (1) entry per $250 increment.  For installment plans, only monthly payments that are at least $250 and that are paid during the promotion period will count as entries.

  2. All required information must be completed in full and received by eLearnSecurity for all methods of entry. Proof of delivery will not be deemed proof of validity. Any attempted form of entry other than the method of entry described above is null and void. eLearnSecurity may disqualify any entry that is incomplete, illegible or corrupted, or that includes illegal, false, or fraudulent information, obscenities, objectionable material, or which defames or invades the publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringes upon any third party’s personal or proprietary rights or publicity rights. For your entry to be valid, you must acknowledge reading, accepting, and agreeing to these Official Rules.

3. Winner drawing structure

  1. After the promotion period, eLearnSecurity will conduct one (1) random drawing, consisting of one (1) grand prize. The drawing shall take place on July 1, 2017.

  2. All entries submitted during the promotion period will be entered into the drawing.

4. Prizes

  1. Prize description: One (1) prize consisting of one (1) trip for one (1) winner including:

    1. Roundtrip coach/economy air transportation (from gateway city nearest winner’s home) to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV, United States;

    2. Single occupancy hotel accommodations at a hotel selected by eLearnSecurity in its sole discretion for two (2) consecutive nights;

    3. One (1) Briefings ticket to the Black Hat USA 2017 conference in the Mandalay Bay Hotel with access to: main briefings, business hall, sponsored workshops and sessions, arsenal;

    4. And a dinner with the eLearnSecurity US team, and CEO Armando Romeo.

  2. Dates: The trip will occur on July 25-27, 2017, and the Black Hat USA 2017 ticket will be valid on July 26-27.

  3. General Prize Conditions: In the event the winner engages in behavior that, as determined by eLearnSecurity, is obnoxious, threatening, illegal or intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, eLearnSecurity reserves the right to terminate the trip or any element of the prize early, in whole or in part, and send the winner home, with no further compensation or liability. Winner must obey all Official Rules and complete any paperwork required for the Prize, including but not limited to any additional releases, contracts, waivers required by eLearnSecurity and, failure to furnish all required information by date selected by eLearnSecurity will result in forfeiture of the prize. In addition, eLearnSecurity reserves the right to disqualify any winner if a potential winner is not eligible to be awarded the prize, as determined by eLearnSecurity. Winner and guest must travel on the dates selected by eLearnSecurity. Winner will be advised of such date after being awarded the prize and must travel on such date or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Travel and accommodations are at eLearnSecurity’s discretion and subject to availability and change. The winner must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18). The winner must agree to a publicity and liability release prior to departure. If winner lives less than 100 miles from the location of the prize, ground transportation will be provided in lieu of airfare. Winner must be able to comply with all travel and visa requirements, which may include, without limitation, presenting necessary identification (including passport) at the time of travel, and for ensuring that the winner is not disqualified from entering the United States. Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. eLearnSecurity is not liable for any missed events or opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay. Winner may be required to provide a credit card at time of hotel check-in (but this card will not be charged for any costs included in the prize). Any costs incurred due to changes to the original itinerary requested by the winner are solely the winner’s responsibility. Any additional transportation, meals, gratuities, trip cancellation insurance, personal purchases and all other expenses not specified herein are solely the winner’s responsibility.

  4. Verification of Eligibility and Award of Prize:

    1. Winner will be notified via telephone and/or Skype and/or email within one (1) business day of the drawing date.

    2. To claim prize, winner must reply with all necessary information and proof of eligibility to eLearnSecurity. Winner must reply and provide all necessary documents by July 3, 2017 11:59 p.m. PDT or prize may (in eLearnSecurity’s sole discretion) be forfeited, and eLearnSecurity will select an alternate potential winner. If winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, decline to accept the prize, eLearnSecurity is unable to contact you within the time frame specified above, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, you will forfeit the prize, and eLearnSecurity will select an alternate potential Winner.

    3. All national, federal, state, provincial and local taxes, if any, are your sole responsibility. Winner is solely responsible for determining his or her tax liability.

    4. Prize may not be substituted, assigned or transferred, except eLearnSecurity reserves the right to substitute any prize (or a component thereof) with a prize of equal or greater value for any reason.

5. Usage rights

  1. Entrant grants to eLearnSecurity a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, display, reproduce, edit, publish, translate, and distribute the trip footage, interview video (in whole or in part), and any other trip-related media worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright and renewal that may exist in such material, with the objective to promote the goals of the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest or the mission of eLearnSecurity.

  2. Entrant grants to eLearnSecurity the right to use trip footage, interview video, and any other trip-related media to create a trailer or to splice together with other videos for the objective of promoting the goals of the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest or the mission of eLearnSecurity. Entrant agrees eLearnSecurity is not required to place acknowledgement (as stated below) on a trailer or spliced work as described in this paragraph.

  3. Entrant grants to eLearnSecurity the right to use the entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, voices, sounds and/or biographical information and videos in connection with the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest and for any and all advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes relating to the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest or promoting the mission of eLearnSecurity. Beyond permission granted herein, eLearnSecurity shall not be obliged to compensate the entrant for use of the submitted material, unless prohibited by law.

6. Disclaimer of Liability

  1. All entrant(s) by entering the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest agree(s) that eLearnSecurity, its agents, representatives, employees, and contractors, are released and discharged from and against all and any costs, claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses of any sort arising out of, or generally relating to: participation in the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest, the use of the material by eLearnSecurity, the decisions made or actions taken by eLearnSecurity in connection to the conduct and administration of the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest and the acceptance and use on their part of any prize.

  2. eLearnSecurity and its subsidiaries, its agents, representatives, employees, and contractors are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, returned or undelivered entries, telephone calls, text messages, email, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Providers (ISP), website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the promotion, or act in violation of the official rules, will be disqualified.

  3. The entrant(s) agree(s) that eLearnSecurity, its agents, representatives, employees, and contractors, are released and discharged from and against all and any costs, claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses of any sort arising out of, or generally relating to: other expense(s), fine(s) incurred, incarceration, personal injury, loss of faculty, or death in connection to the acceptance and use of the entrant(s) of any prize and the performance of the activities included in his/her prize.

  4. The entrant(s) agree(s) that the acceptance and use of his/her prize and the performance of the activities included in his/her prize will be documented and interview(s) with him/her will be conducted during the duration of his/her trip.

  5. The entrant(s) specifically acknowledge(s) that eLearnSecurity is not liable for the entrant(s) not being able to claim his/her prize and/or perform the activities included in his/her prize due to issues of any kind including, but not limited to, medical clearance, schedule conflicts, missed flights, immigration issues, or personal reasons.

  6. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or any other social media platform. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to eLearnSecurity and not to Facebook® or any other social media platform. Facebook is completely released of all liability by each entrant. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding any aspect of the promotion must be directed to eLearnSecurity and not Facebook or any other social media platform.

  7. This promotion is in no way sponsored or administered by Black Hat and/or its parent, subsidiaries, related or affiliated companies.

7. Alternative Mode of Participation

  1. Anyone may also submit an entry during the promotion period via the following method: send a legible, hand-written letter or postcard to Bada Marketing FZCO, P.O. Box 341148, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that includes the following information: (1) Entrant's complete name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state/province, country, zip or post/postal code, daytime phone number, age, email address (if available), and (2) the following statement "I have read and agree to the MISSION: Black Hat USA Terms and Conditions" ("Alternative Mode of Participation").

8. Changes to the Rules and Guidelines

eLearnSecurity shall have the right at any time and without prior notice to modify, suspend, or terminate the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest or the Rules and Guidelines, or any part thereof; and/or impose new rules or guidelines as it considers appropriate. Such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on the MISSION: Black Hat USA Contest forum thread, sending emails to the entrants, or by any other means by which the entrants obtain notice thereof.

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