Middleware Mash-Up 2021 Attendee ShowDown Rules and Regulations

The contest is run, managed, and produced by Avada Software, LLC. For the Middleware Mash-Up Virtual Event 2021. The Contest is open to all attendees of the event except employees, officers, directors, representatives, and immediate family members of IBM, sponsor companies, or Avada Software, LLC., and their respective parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries are not eligible to participate in this Contest. Government employees may not participate if it violates any law or rule for their government entity.

Contest promoter, Avada Software, LLC. is not responsible for lost or stolen entries. Contest entries will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Avada Software, LLC., if attempts are made to disrupt the Contest or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. If the above occurs, Avada Software, LLC. reserves the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention in a manner, determined solely by Avada Software, LLC. to be fair and equitable to Contest participants. The Contest entries and Prize(s) are not transferable or assignable and they are not redeemable for cash. All winner(s) are responsible for the payment of any and all taxes and/or licenses and/or other related local, State, Federal fees that may apply to such winnings. Taxes on prizes are solely the responsibility of the winner(s). Avada Software, LLC. reserves the right to replace the advertised prize(s) with a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize(s) is/are no longer available. Avada Software, LLC. will not be responsible for replacing any lost or stolen elements of any prize package. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received, according to the eligibility requirements in this Contest.

The contest software determines 1st, second, and 3rd place winners using an algorithm to determine placement in case of a tie score. In all cases the placements shown by the software are final. Beyond 3rd place, if prizes are offered, any ties will be decided by Avada Software, at their sole discretion. Any random drawings required to select Winner(s) of the Contest will be held under the supervision of Avada Software, LLC. and within 2 weeks of the end of the Contest. All decisions by Avada Software, LLC. are final and binding. Winner(s) will be notified by e-mail. Each winner may be required to provide Avada Software, LLC. with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to return a completed and executed affidavit and release as required, an alternate winner may be selected. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Contest or acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Avada Software, LLC. to use the winner’s names, photographs, likenesses, voices, addresses (only city and state), and testimonials, in print, broadcast, online, or other new media, in perpetuity, in any manner they deem appropriate in connection with promoting this or any other event or contest and/or promotion run by them without further compensation.

CONDITIONS: By entering, participants agree to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of Avada Software, LLC., which shall be final. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Avada Software, LLC. and its employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives and their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising, promotion and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (ii) failed, returned, or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner; or (iii) telephone, electronic, hardware, or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties resulting from participation in this Contest of otherwise; (iv) errors in transmission; (v) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Avada Software, LLC. that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (vi) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

Participation in the Contest indicates your permission for Avada Software, LLC and/or its partners to send you follow-up email and/or telephone communications regarding the Contest. Contest entrants, by entering the contest, agree and consent to use of their name, likeness, company name and any other information needed to promote the contest winner on the Middleware Mash-Up site, on AvadaSoftware.com, in other Avada Software, LLC. publications, sites, or offerings, and in all Avada Software communications, online ot otherwise and agree to participate in interviews, podcasts, or other activities with the Avada Software or Middleware Mash-Up for the purposes of such promotion.

The Contest shall be construed and governed by, and any and all actions or claims in any way related to this Contest are subject to, the federal laws and regulations of the United States, the state laws and regulations of New Jersey. Any and all actions or claims in any way related to this Contest shall be filed in the courts of New Jersey, Morris County. By Providing an Entry to this Contest, you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Jersey in the United States for any and all actions or claims in any way related to this Contest, and expressly agree that such actions or claims are subject to the federal laws and regulations of the United States, the state laws and regulations of New Jersey, and local laws and regulations of the County of Morris County, New Jersey. Avada Software, LLC. may prohibit you from participating in the Contest, if at the sole discretion of Avada Software, LLC., you repeatedly show a disregard for the Contest Official Rules, or act (1) in an unsportsmanlike manner; (2) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other player or a representative of Avada Software, LLC.; or (3) in any other disruptive manner.

RELEASES. By participating, entrants agree that Avada Software, LLC., those involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of this promotion and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or promotion shall not be liable for any and all claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third-party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, this Contest, including entry and participation in this Contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. All entrants further agree that in the event of any third-party claims, damages, losses or injuries, arising from or relating to a participant’s entry or participation in this Contest, they will indemnify Avada Software, LLC. from any and all such claims, including the attorneys’ fees related thereto. Avada Software, LLC. shall not be liable for entries and winner notification responses that are delayed, lost, misdirected, mis-delivered, incorrect or incomplete, or prevented from counting toward the contest tally due to technology flaws or errors; and such entries will be not be eligible for this Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Avada Software, LLC. reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. Avada Software, LLC. further reserves the right to modify the rules of the Contest in any way or at any time, as long as reasonable notice is given. For an Official Winners List or a copy of these Official Rules, send a note requesting such and a self-addressed, stamped envelope (WA and VT residents need not affix postage) to Avada Software, LLC. 100 Enterprise Drive. Suite 301, Rockaway, NJ 07866. Replies will be sent after the completion of the Contest. Winners List requests must be received within 30 days of completion of the Contest.