Terms & Conditions for DevOps Days London ‘Penguin Adventure Prize Draw Competition

1. ELIGIBILITY.  This promotion is open to any person resident in the United Kingdom who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).


2. ENTRY.  Attend the DevOps Day event 19th and 20th of April 2016 and visit the Microsoft Stand in the Expo Hall and complete the competition entry form. Enter the ‘Penguin adventure” competition by posting on Twitter a picture of Microsoft OSS penguin at the event DevOps Days London using the hashtags # DevOps and #DODSLDN.

Entries will be ineligible for the prize draw if they:

  • are incomplete;
  • exceed the maximum number of entries allowed per person;
  • violate the rights of any other person or entity; or
  • are received outside of the Promotion Period set out below.

Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted per day. No purchase necessary to enter the promotion. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Microsoft is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries.  Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions.


3. TIMING. This promotion runs two days in a raw from 09.45am GMT on 19th April 2016 until 17.30pm GMT on 19th April 2016 and from 09.45am GMT on 20th April 2016 until 17.30pm GMT on 20th April (inclusive) (the “Promotion Period”) and


4. USE OF YOUR ENTRY.  Personal data which you provide when you enter may be used for future Microsoft marketing activity if you indicate your consent on the entry form (if applicable).  Otherwise your personal data will be used by Microsoft and agents acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the operation of this promotion.


5. SELECTION OF WINNERS.  All valid entries will be submitted for the prize draw.

Winning entries will be determined by a random draw conducted Microsoft DX Persons at 17.30pm on 19th April 2016 and at 17.30pm on 20th April and will be supervised by an independent adjudicator. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries received.

A maximum of one prize per eligible entry per day is allowed.  Winners will be notified by email to the address provided by the potential winner by 21st of April 2016.  If a potential winner has not confirmed receipt of the notification within TEN (10) days after the first attempt, an alternative winner will be selected on the same basis as described above (either at random for prize draws or according to the same judging criteria for competitions). Winners may be asked to provide identification proving their eligibility before they are entitled to receive the prize.  Winners may be asked to participate in further publicity or advertising.


6. PRIZE(S).  There will be 20 Microsoft Azure one-month pass prizes in total, 10 per each day.  The prize will be as follows:

  • 20 Microsoft Azure one-month pass

Prizes are as stated and are not transferable.  No cash alternatives available.  Microsoft reserves the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value.  All prizes will be sent by Microsoft or its agent no later than 28 days after the prize draw has been made by Microsoft.  Unless otherwise stated, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and/or terms and conditions.

Prizes may be considered as a taxable benefit to the winners. Winners will be directly responsible for accounting for and paying to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority, any tax liability arising on their prize.  Please contact ukstat@microsoft.com for any query related to the taxable amount for reporting to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority.


7. WINNERS LIST.  Each winner consents to his/her surname being made publicly available upon request.  Winners’ names will be available for a period of 28 days after the selection of winners by written request to ukitpro@microsoft.com.


8. OTHER.  No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this promotion or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final.  Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this promotion at any time but only before the delivery of prizes, without notice.

Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, costs, damage, disappointment or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion.  Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or liability arising out of Microsoft’s fraud.

Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party.


9. SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION. If an entrant attempts to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this promotion by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from that entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we will disqualify that entrant’s entry to this promotion and may ban the entrant from participating in any of our future promotions, so please play fairly.


Promoter: Microsoft Limited (“Microsoft”), Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, England

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