[RULES] Anime Expo Cosplay Celebration

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NEXON AMERICA INC.
GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX – FIRST ASSAULT ONLINE
ANIME EXPO 2017 CONTEST (JULY 2017)
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL ENTRANTS SHALL BE AWARDED A PARTICIPATION PRIZE.


1. Sponsor: The GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX – FIRST ASSAULT ONLINE ANIME EXPO 2017 CONTEST (JULY 2017) (“Promotion”) is sponsored by Nexon America Inc., 222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 200, El Segundo, California 90245, U.S.A. (“Sponsor”)
2. Eligibility: The Promotion is open only to current players of Sponsor’s Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online (“Game”) who: (a) are at least thirteen (13) years of age as of the start of the Promotion Period (defined below); (b) are legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Québec); and (c) have never been banned or suspended, or had an account banned or suspended, for hacking or similar violations of the Game’s license agreements and/or Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (http://www.nexon.net/legal/privacy-policy/) and Terms of Service (http://www.nexon.net/legal/terms-of-use/?__rlp=1). Any entrant that is under the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence must have their parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the Promotion, and must provide evidence of such permission to Sponsor in whatever form required if requested by Sponsor. Employees, officers and directors of Nexon America Inc., its affiliated companies, agents thereof, the immediate family of any such person (defined as parents, children, siblings and husband or wife), or those with whom such person(s) are domiciled, are not eligible to participate. The Promotion is void where prohibited.
3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Promotion constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
4. Timing: The Promotion begins at the time it is announced on Sponsor’s: a) Twitter page and b) thread dedicated to the Promotion (“Thread”) on Sponsor’s Game forum at https://twitter.com/First_Assault and ends on July 5, 2017 at 9:59:59 a.m. Pacific Time (“Promotion Period”). Submissions that are submitted before or after the Promotion Period will be disqualified. Sponsor’s computer will be the official timekeeping device for this Promotion. Entrants are responsible for calculating the difference in time zones.
5. How to Participate: Entrant should: a) follow Sponsor’s Twitter handle “@First_Assault” (“Handle”), b) create a cosplay costume in homage to the Anime Expo 2017 and based on characters from Sponsor’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online, c) take a photo of the costume as worn by entrant or model (should entrant utilize a model for the photo, the creator of the costume shall be considered the entrant), and d) post the photo to Sponsor’s Twitter handle, “@First_Assault,” in order to be entered in the contest.
Each person or Twitter handle is limited to a maximum number of one (1) entry per person. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, illegible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified/not counted (as applicable), or for any error, whether human, technical or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Promotion, such as using automated software, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter handle that is used to participate in the Promotion will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the e-mail address registered for the Twitter handle.
6. Submission Requirements: Photo submitted to Sponsor as part of the Promotion must comply with the following Content Guidelines. Any submission that violates these guidelines will not be eligible to be judged or awarded a prize:

Content Guidelines - the submission must:

a. Utilize in-game elements from Sponsor’s Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online;
b. Be uploaded to the Handle;
c. Not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement;
d. Not in any way disparage Sponsor, any of its products or services, the Promotion, or any person or party affiliated with the Promotion, or alternatively appear to promote any direct competitor of Sponsor;
e. Not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion);
f. Not include threats (expressed or implied) to any person, place, business, or group;
g. Not violate the privacy rights or any other rights of any person, business, or group;
h. Not name or depict any real life third party without his/her permission;
i. Not contain text or imagery that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
j. Not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the submission is created.

7. Winner Selection: After the Promotion Period has ended, Sponsor will select a qualified judge or panel of qualified judges to judge all eligible submissions according to the following criteria:

• Creativity – 100%

The judge(s) will select three (3) potential prize winners from among all eligible entrants using the judging criteria stated above. The potential winners will be notified after the date of selection via private message to his/her forum account that was used to enter the contest (or other means of communication as Sponsor may select). The potential prize winners may be asked to submit additional personal information in order to confirm eligibility and award the prize. Potential prize winners may also be asked to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility or Declaration of Compliance (as may be applicable given the location of the potential prize winner) unless this is prohibited by law. If the potential winners cannot be contacted, fails to respond to the notification within the required time period (if applicable), or fails to sign and return the Affidavit or Declaration within the required time period (if applicable), he/she will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the prize to an alternate potential winner to be chosen based upon the winner selection criteria described in this Section.

8. Prizes:
Each entrant shall receive the following participation prize:
• Ten (10) In-Game Cyber Cases (ARV, $10) (“Participation Prize”)
The three (3) potential prize winners, once confirmed in accordance with these Official Rules, shall receive the following prize package, depending on which prize package they win:
a. 1st Place Prize – Vast and Infinite Crate, Megatech Crate, Team Waffle Hoodie,
and a Participation Prize (ARV $199.97)
b. 2nd Place Prize – Vast and Infinite Crate and a Participation Prize (ARV $99.97)
c. 3rd Place Prize – Megatech Crate and Participation Prize (ARV $59.99)

Limit one (1) prize per person or Twitter handle. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. No cash or other substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor who may substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The prizes are not transferable or refundable. Prize must be accepted as awarded. The winner is responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Winner will be responsible for payment and reporting of all applicable taxes associated with the receipt and usage of a prize. Sponsor may report the receipt of any prize to the appropriate federal, state, or local taxing agency(ies).
9. Warranties and Representations: By submitting an entry or otherwise participating in the Promotion, each entrant warrants and represents that: a) at all times the entrant has complied fully with these Official Rules and b) the entrant will continue to comply in full with these Official Rules until the Promotion has been completed. Should entrant utilize a model in their submission, entrant also warrants and represents that entrant has received such model’s permission to use their name, image, likeness, and other personal attributes in the entrant’s submission according to these Official Rules.
10. Privacy and Publicity: Except as set forth herein, all information submitted by entrants in the Promotion will be treated according to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (http://www.nexon.net/legal/privacy-policy/). Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes entrant’s consent to the Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and country and state or province of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
11. Indemnification: By entering, entrants agree to defend, indemnify and otherwise hold Sponsor, its parent and affiliated companies, and the agents, officers, directors, and employees of each (collectively the “Released Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of or relating to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent entrants from participating in any way; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion; (c) errors in the administration of the Promotion; and (d) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize, including any such claim by the Released Parties’ employees or any third parties. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
12. Disputes: Except where prohibited, all entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Los Angeles County, California, United States of America. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California.
13. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Promotion is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) award the prizes from among the submissions received up to the time of the impairment. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. By participating in this Promotion, all participants acknowledge that the Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, and hereby expressly release Facebook Inc. from all claims and demands, known or unknown, arising from their participation in the Promotion.
14. Winners List: The winners will be announced on Sponsor’s Game Forum or Twitter handle no later than thirty (30) days after confirmation.
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