IMPORTANT! Please read the following rules before entering the DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree’s Woe and The Blight Below™ (the “Game”) Slimey Whimey Picture Timey Contest (the “Contest”). By entering the Contest, you (“Entrant”) agree to be bound by the Official Contest Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements for the Contest.
Eligibility. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (EXCLUDING RHODE ISLAND) AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN (13) AT THE TIME OF ENTRY AND WHO HAVE LEGALLY OBTAINED A PLAYSTATION 4 COPY OF THE GAME. IF YOU DO NOT SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND SQUARE ENIX, INC. (“SQUARE ENIX”) RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT AWARD PRIZES TO ENTRANTS WHO DO NOT SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS. RESIDENTS OF JURISDICTIONS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE CONTEST UNDER RULES APPLICABLE TO THAT JURISDICTION, IF SQUARE ENIX HAS POSTED SUCH RULES. If you are under the legal age of majority in your state, province, or country of residence (a “Minor”), your parents or legal guardians must read, understand, and agree to these Contest rules. To be eligible to win a prize, you must participate in the Contest in the manner described below. Directors, officers, and employees of Square Enix and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, vendors, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate family members of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply. There is a limit of one entry per person, per household, and per email address; multiple entries shall be excluded and disqualified. Offer void where prohibited.
Contest Period. The “Contest period” begins on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (Pacific time) and ends on November 22, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time) (the “Deadline”). Entries must be submitted by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize. Square Enix will, in its sole discretion, determine the valid and official entry time should any discrepancies of time occur. Square Enix reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to extend the Contest period, or any specific portion of the Contest, for whatever reason without notification.
How to Enter. During the Contest period, you must follow the instructions in these Official Contest Rules and take the following steps to enter:
Entrants must capture screenshots of the Game using the PlayStation 4 “Share” button (each, a “Screenshot”).
Entrants must submit their Screenshots to Square Enix by either (a) sharing the Screenshot on Facebook using the hashtag #SlimeyWhimeyPictureTimey or (b) emailing the Screenshot to Square Enix at DragonQuestFans@us.square-enix.com.
Entrants who submit their Screenshot to Square Enix by sharing the Screenshot on Facebook must also email the Screenshot to Square Enix at DragonQuestFans@us.square-enix.com.
Screenshots submitted during different time periods will be judged based on different criteria, as follows:
November 2, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) to November 8, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time): DRAGON QUEST HEROES characters – Best Actions Shots
November 9, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) to November 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time): Slimes – Cutest Slime Shots
November 16, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) to November 22, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time): Bosses - Most Epic Shot of Teamwork Within a Boss Battle
Entrants may submit up to ten (10) images for consideration in the Contest.
The Entrant who submits the Screenshot must be the person who captured it.
Each entry must be an original creation.
Entrants may not alter the Screenshots in any way (including by use of image editing software).
Entrant may not add any custom text to the Screenshot except for any copyright notice or other legal text that that PlayStation 4 adds to the Screenshot as part of the capture process.
Entrants may not take advantage of bugs, errors, or cheats in the Game that allow the player to capture Screenshots that could not be captured through normal gameplay.
Entries may not contain any copyrighted materials or trademarks that belong to anyone other than the Entrant or Square Enix.
Square Enix shall not accept and may delete submissions that: (a) deviate from the established theme; (b) violate or infringe any laws, regulations, or rights, including any intellectual property or privacy rights; (c) are missing required information; (d) are obscene, vulgar, discriminate, or contain any other offensive subject matter; (e) are counter to public order and/or morals; (f) Square Enix judges, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate for any reason; (g) contain false or misleading information; (h) make unauthorized or fraudulent use of a third party’s name, email address, or likeness; (i) are potentially defamatory; (j) that are of low resolution or otherwise difficult to see or evaluate; (k) violate any other rule or condition in these Terms or on this webpage; and (l) are otherwise damaging or detrimental to Square Enix or any third party. Square Enix reserves the right to reject and/or delete any submissions for any other reason.
Prizes. Square Enix or its affiliate shall select entries to win one (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize”) and two second prizes (“Second Prize”) in each of the following three (3) categories:
DRAGON QUEST HEROES characters – Best Actions Shots
Slimes – Cutest Slime Shots
Bosses - Most Epic Shot of Teamwork Within a Boss Battle
Winners shall be selected based on originality, creativity, and artistic merit within each of the above-described themes.
Each entrant who submitted the entry selected to win a Grand Prize or a Second Prize shall be a “Contest Winner.” Square Enix shall award a prize to each Contest Winner.
The prizes are as follows:
One (1) Grand Prize (approximate value $968.40) in each category:
One (1) Sony KDL48R510C 48-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED Television (approximate value $512.44)
One (1) Astro A50 Gaming Headset (approximate value $299.99)
One (1) DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below™ Slime Collector’s Edition signed by Yuji Hori-san (approximate value $99.99)
One (1) year subscription to Sony PlayStation Plus (approximate value $49.99)
One (1) DRAGON QUEST slime paper fan (approximate value $0.99)
One (1) DRAGON QUEST slime keychain (approximate value $5.00)
Two (2) Second Prizes (approximate value $105.98 each) in each category:
One (1) DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below™ Slime Collector’s Edition (approximate value $99.99)
One (1) DRAGON QUEST slime paper fan (approximate value $0.99)
One (1) DRAGON QUEST slime keychain (approximate value $5.00)
Eligible entrants will be eligible to win the prizes described above.
The number of winners of each prize is subject to change at Square Enix’s sole discretion.
Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Square Enix reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value for any prize listed above. Retail value of prizes is listed in United States dollars. Actual retail value of prizes may vary due to market conditions at the time prizes are awarded. Prizes won by a Minor (as determined by the laws of the entrant’s country, state, or province of residence) will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the Minor’s behalf. All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose
Square Enix shall deliver the prizes to Contest Winners approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks after the Deadline. Prize delivery timing is subject to change.
General Contest Rules. Square Enix will announce the Contest Winners (and may publically display the winning entries, and runner-up entries selected by Square Enix, along with the relevant Entrants’ names, usernames, or account names, and places of residence) within approximately three (3) weeks after the Deadline via relevant Square Enix social media channels. Square Enix shall notify Contest Winners via the email or Facebook account associated with the winning entry at or about the same time (the “Notification Package”). Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.
To be eligible to receive a prize, each Contest Winner must follow the instructions contained in the Notification Package and respond with the information or documents requested prior to the date specified in the Notification Package. Such requested information may be necessary for purposes of filing a 1099 form with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”). If a Minor is selected (as determined by the state, province, or country of residence), a parent or legal guardian must sign any required or requested documents. The requested documents must be sent to Square Enix at the address specified in the Notification Package and must be received by Square Enix by the date specified. If the Contest Winner fails to provide the requested information or documents according to the instructions provided in the Notification Package, or if the requested documents are not signed by an appropriate party (e.g., by a parent or legal guardian, if a Minor is selected) or are not received by Square Enix by the specified date, the Contest Winner shall be deemed disqualified and will forfeit his or her eligibility.
If disqualified for any reason, the Contest Winner will not receive any prize. In the event that the Contest Winner forfeits or is disqualified, Square Enix will select an alternate entrant as a replacement for the disqualified or forfeited winner.
Entrant must submit their own name, birth date, email address, cell phone number, and/or other information as requested by Square Enix. Entrant may not impersonate any other person, or entity, or submit false or misleading information; Square Enix reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that does so. If a Minor is selected (as determined by the laws of state, province, or country of residence), such Minor needs to obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
In the event of a dispute about the identity of the participant, entries shall be declared made by the authorized account holder of the Facebook or email account that submitted the entry at the time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned a Facebook or email account by Facebook or an email service provider. The potential winner may be required to provide Square Enix with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the Facebook or email account associated with the winning entry.
Square Enix Ownership of Entries. All entries and other materials (the “Entry Materials”) (including all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith) submitted by you become the property of Square Enix upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any entrant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix will own all rights to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix’s expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix’s ownership rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Entry Materials received by Square Enix may be destroyed by Square Enix at any time following the Contest.
Original Work of Authorship. You hereby warrant and represent that (a) as between you and parties other than Square Enix, you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.
Square Enix Intellectual Property. You acknowledge that the products related to, and the trademark rights in, the SQUARE ENIX® marks are exclusive to Square Enix and include, but are not limited to, the rights to use, reproduce, sell, distribute, broadcast, display, and make derivative works of, without compensation to the Contest Winner.
General Release. By entering the Contest, you (and, if you are a Minor, your parents or legal guardians) release and indemnify Square Enix, Facebook, other participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, vendors, and agencies (collectively, 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 acceptance, possession, misdelivery, use of, or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, misappropriation or infringement of intellectual property, whether intentional or unintentional) whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory.
IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND INDEMNIFY EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES DESCRIBED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH THAT MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOU.
Selection of Prize. Actual model, color, accessories, and features of the items awarded as prizes shall be selected by Square Enix in its sole discretion and may vary from photos or images, if any, shown in the Contest materials and advertising including the Square Enix web site.
Use of Entrant’s and Contest Winner’s Name, Likeness, Etc. Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission to use the Entrants’ and Contest Winners’ names, account names, avatars, profile images, likenesses, prize information, submissions, entries, and/or other information in connection with the Contest or for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, Contest Winners may be required to execute a further consent to the use of their names, account names, addresses, likenesses, entries, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. You hereby warrant and represent that you own all rights to your name, email address, and likeness connected with your entry or your Facebook account, and that all such materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.
Affidavit and Release. As a condition of being awarded any prize, Contest Winners (and if Contest Winner is a Minor, winner’s parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and deliver to Square Enix a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, an acceptance of these Official Contest Rules, a release of liability, and/or other agreements or releases. Square Enix may require, in its sole discretion, to have any requested documents notarized by the Contest Winner (or his or her parent or legal guardian, in the case of a Minor).
Winners’ List; Rules Request. For a copy of the winners’ list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope within three (3) months after the Deadline to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree’s Woe and The Blight Below™ Slime Picture Contest Winners’ List). To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree’s Woe and The Blight Below™ Slime Picture Contest Rules Request).
Copyright Notice. The Contest and all accompanying Contest materials are Copyright © 2015 by Square Enix, Inc. unless otherwise indicated. All Rights Reserved.
Miscellaneous. The Contest and these Official Contest Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the United States of America. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and by the decisions of Square Enix, which are final and binding in all respects. Square Enix reserves the right to change these Official Contest Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant’s participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond Square Enix’s control affect the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest or Square Enix otherwise becomes, as determined in its sole discretion, incapable of running the Contest as planned at any time without any notice. Entrants who violate these Official Contest Rules, violate the terms of service of Square Enix or Facebook, tamper with the operation of the Contest, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Square Enix, Facebook, the Contest, any other entrant, or any other person in each case as determined in Square Enix’s sole discretion, are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. Square Enix reserves the right to disqualify persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. If you have any questions about these Official Contest Rules or the Contest, please send written questions to Square Enix at the address set forth below.
Force Majeure. Square Enix reserves the right to change, suspend, or cancel the Contest if, in Square Enix’s sole discretion, intervening circumstances warrant such change, suspension, or cancellation. Intervening circumstances include, but are not limited to, strikes, labor disputes, war, insurrections, revolutions, terrorism, riots or other civil disturbances, earthquakes, fires, floods or other natural disasters, governmental restrictions, embargoes or other exercises of governmental authority, unavailability of supplies, components, or material, or any other cause beyond Square Enix’s control.
Disclaimer. Square Enix, all participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, agents, vendors, and agencies will not be responsible for any of the following: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) any telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses, or damages caused by events beyond the control of Square Enix or other participating sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
Amendment. Square Enix reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions set forth herein without notice; however, the remaining terms in this Official Contest Rules remain in full force and effect, and all rights and obligations set forth herein and any amendments shall be binding upon Square Enix and the Contest Winner, should such change take place.
Taxes, Costs, and Fees. It is each Contest Winner’s sole responsibility to file winning prizes with the IRS or other governmental entities, should it be required by law to do so. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL, AND LOCAL TAXES, OR OTHER COSTS OR FEES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTEST WINNERS. Each Contest Winner shall consult with a professional, if necessary.
No Entitlement to Fees. IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST ENTRANTS OR CONTEST WINNERS BE ENTITLED TO ANY FEE, ROYALTY, OR OTHER COMPENSATION OF ANY KIND AS A RESULT OF THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT (AND, IF A MINOR, HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR SQUARE ENIX’S USE OF SUCH ENTRANT’S ENTRY MATERIALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES.
Legal Compliance. Each Contest entrant and Contest Winner shall comply with all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations at all times.
Contest Sponsor. The sponsor of the Contest is Square Enix, Inc. Square Enix is a leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment content. Correspondence regarding the Contest or these Official Contest Rules may be directed to the following address:
This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc.