Concours de médias sociaux – gamescom 2011
Concours de médias sociaux – gamescom 2011

Article 1: The Company Blizzard Entertainment Europe S.A.S, which head office is located in Velizy Villacoublay (78143), 32, avenue de l’Europe and operating under the commercial name of Blizzard (“Blizzard”) is organizing a competition (the “Competition”) which will take place during “Gamescom 2011” exhibition being held at Halle 6.1 (B21 & C30) at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, from August 17th to August 20th 2011 (the “Event”).

Article 2: The Competition is opened to individuals aged 18 or more who have purchased a ticket for the Event, except Blizzard's personnel and their family, affiliates or business partners (“Entrants” or “Entrant”).

Article 3: Entrants automatically accept the Terms and acknowledge the fact that this game being organized by a French company, the Competition is governed by French law.

Article 4: Failure to observe the Terms stated here will lead to the nullification of the participation.

Article 5: Only one entry per household will be accepted (same name, same address).

Article 6: In order to participate to the Competition Entrants have to:

  • Take a picture of themselves in front of the 3D street painting spot – “Portal to Diablo’s Burning Hells” in Cologne, at Rudolfplatz,
  • Post the picture on social media (Twitter), using their own freely created account with the appropriate hashtag [#D3GC11], in order for the submission to be eligible for the Contest.

The cost of the telephone communication necessary to the entry will be refunded on written request sent to: Blizzard Europe, 36, avenue de l'Europe, Bât Étendard 1, 78457 Vélizy-Villacoublay Cedex. The request should legibly bear mention of the competition, the first name, last name and details of the entrant asking for a refund. Communication will be paid back up to €0.50.

Article 7: Aim of the competition.
At the commencement of the Competition, which shall be at approximately Wednesday, August 17 at 8pm, each Entrant shall take a picture in front of the street painting and post it on Twitter social media. A jury composed of Blizzard staff will decide the winners on grounds of the creativity, originality and composition of the pictures. The winners will be announced on the Blizzard Diablo III community site, no longer than two months after the competition begins. The decision of Blizzard is final. To claim a prize, winners should follow the instructions provided to them by Blizzard.

A Blizzard staff jury will decide the winner (the “Winner”) on grounds of creativity, originality, and accuracy to the depiction of the character, class, event, or person the costume is based upon. The Winner will be required to give a valid mail address in order to receive their prize.

Article 8: 3 (Three) winners will receive one access to the beta phase of an upcoming videogame to be released by Blizzard. Entrants acknowledge that the beta key may not be available from the first weeks of the said beta phase.

Article 9: Resale of the prize is forbidden. No exchange of the prize worth against money, another prize, object or service different from a prize eventually won by an Entrant will be accepted.

Article 10: The details of each Entrant (name and e-mail address) will be collected during the Competition according to the « Informatique et Libertés » law, of the 6th of January 1978 and its later amendments, and according to the European directive number 95/46/CE.

Each Entrant grants Blizzard permission to use the information he is providing within the framework set by the« Informatique et Libertés » law of the 6th of January 1978. Each Entrant benefits from the right to access and modify his personal data.

Article 11: In case of litigation, only tribunals in the country of physical residence of the head office of the organizing company will have jurisdiction.

Article 12: Responsibility
In case of circumstances outside Blizzard’s control, in a fortuitous case, or under exceptional circumstances (fire, flood, natural disaster, malevolent intrusion in the IT system, strike, jeopardize of the financial and technical viability of the competition etc.), even in the case of its own responsibility (subject to its good faith), Blizzard retains the right to cancel the whole or part of the Competition. The present Competition will be cancelled in case circumstances outside Blizzard’s control, without the Entrants or a Winner being able to claim any form of compensation. Blizzard retains the right to exclude entry to the present Competition any individual having cheated, deceived, faked or disturbed the operations stated in this Terms. Blizzard retains the right to sue any individual having cheated, deceived, faked or disturbed the operations stated in this Terms, or tried to do so. A Winner having disturbed the Competition in any of the ways described in the present Terms will be rightfully denied the right to claim any prize. Any addition or amendment to these Terms will be announced on the Internet. They will be considered appendices to the present Terms.

Article 13: Image authorization
Blizzard is allowed to reproduce and use your full name, country of residence, age, and submitted picture (hereinafter « the Elements »). You hereby authorize Blizzard to reproduce, to digitize, to adapt, to diffuse, to represent and to communicate the Elements on any communication medium relative to the Blizzard’s Products (the “Product”) as:
  • Press releases, press conferences and press Kits (audio and visual) of the Product by Blizzard relatively to its communication with the general and specialized (multimedia editions, general public computer science, family dedicated newspapers) press, provided that the Elements shall be reproduced and communicated in whole or in part by the aforementioned press.
  • Websites owned or maintained by Blizzard.
The authorization hereby granted is free of charge, worldwide and for an undetermined term (or at least for the exploitation term of the Product and of the range to which it belongs).

It is expressly understood that Blizzard shall not use make use of any of your eventual observation and image in a manner that could harm your reputation.