YAKUZA: LIKE A DRAGON CONTEST – TWITTER

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Yakuza: Like a Dragon Contest” (“Contest”), as of the start of the Contest Period (defined below), entrants must (i) be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) have reached the age of majority in their state of residence and be at least eighteen (18) years old, and (iii) have a valid Twitter.com account and Internet access.

Officers, directors and employees of Sponsor (defined below) and its partners, affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), and each of their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) of each are not eligible to enter or win. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The Contest is void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, in Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws.

If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer or company’s policies and procedures.

2. Sponsor:

SEGA of America, Inc., 6400 Oak Canyon, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618 (“Sponsor” or “SEGA”).

3. Timing:

The Contest starts at 8AM PT on February 12, 2021 and all entries must be received no later than 11:59PM PT on February 14, 2021 (the“Contest Period”). The Contest’s computer or that of its designee is the official timekeeper for this Contest. Entrants are responsible for determining the appropriate beginning and ending times in their respective time zones.

4. How to Enter:

During the Contest Period, an eligible person must do the following to enter:

  1. Allow your Tweets to be visible to the public by going to Twitter’s “Security and privacy settings,” scrolling down to the Tweet privacy section, and ensuring that the box next to “Protect my Tweets” is unchecked;
  2. Follow @RGGStudio on Twitter. To become a follower, visit the RGG Studio Twitter page (https://twitter.com/rggstudio) and log on using your Twitter username and password, then click the “follow” button; 
  3. See the Contest Tweet which asks what type of job you’d add to the Yakuza: Like a Dragon video game and what skills that person would bring to the party; and
  4. Reply and submit a Tweet that (i) includes @RGGStudio, (ii) a response to the question posed, and (iii) the hashtag “#YakuzaXboxContest”. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

NOTE:  Limit one (1) entry per person. Entries must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible. Entries must also comply with the “Entry Requirements” described below. Entrants must ensure that their privacy settings allow interaction with the Sponsor. Each entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the natural person assigned the Twitter account associated with the entry. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message entries are permitted. Sponsor discourages the creation of multiple accounts. All entries discovered to have been submitted by the same individual using multiple accounts will be disqualified. All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be collectively hereinafter referred to as “Eligible Entries.” Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries. Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Concepts and ideas similar to that which entrant has submitted to Sponsor have or may have been created, acquired or submitted to Sega and/or Sega has had or may have similar ideas or projects in development.  To the extent, if any, that any such concepts and ideas are in any manner similar to the submissions, Sega reserves all of its rights with respect thereto.

5. Entry Requirements:

Responses will not be evaluated for correctness. Ineligible entries include entries that fail to comply with these Official Rules, including the Warranty section below, as well as those that are, in whole or in part, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, hateful, embarrassing to another person or entity, deceptive, offensive, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contain racial slurs, or contain explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of, sexual acts, or are not within the spirit of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion (“Entry Requirements”).  

6. Winner Selection & Notification

One (1) potential winner will be selected by Sponsor employees (or by its designee) at its sole and absolute discretion from among all Eligible Entries received during the Contest Period. Eligible Entries will be selected according to the following criteria, weighted equally: [a] adherence to the Official Rules and [b] creativity of response. Company decisions are final and binding.

7. Winner Notification:

On or about February 17, 2021, the potential winner will first be notified using a private message via Twitter and subsequently must submit a mailing address to receive prizes as instructed by Sponsor. The potential winner must respond within three (3) business days after transmission of the aforementioned message or Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner, if time permits. If Sponsor requests an email address and attempts to contact a potential winner via email, then such potential winner must respond to such email, and provide all requested information, within three (3) business days or such person may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected, if time permits. In addition, the potential winner may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, a liability re-lease and (where legal) a publicity release, which must be returned within the time period specified by the Sponsor in the notification. If documents are not returned timely, or if any notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Official Rules, will be enforced. NOTE: Potential winner is subject to verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. An entrant is not a winner of any prize unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Unless stated otherwise in the prize notification, prizes will be fulfilled within eight (8) weeks following the end of the Contest Period.

8. Prizes:

One (1) Xbox Series X console and one (1) corresponding digital code for the Yakuza: Like a Dragon video game will be awarded. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prizes potentially awarded: Four Hundred Ninety-Nine U.S Dollars ($560). Actual retail value may vary and Sponsor will not award the difference between the ARV and actual value. Sponsor reserves the right to not seek an alternate potential prize winner in the event that the individual originally selected ignores the prize notification, is disqualified or is unable to accept the prize, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. No prize substitutions allowed, except that Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prizes become unavailable. Prizes may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by any winner. The prize winner must look to the prize manufacturer for warranty issues; Sponsor is not liable for performance of the prize. All details of any prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. By accepting a prize, each winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. All federal, state, or other tax liabilities arising from this Contest are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Limit of one (1) prize per person/household. Actual prize may differ from promotional images

9. Intellectual Property Rights

Warranty.  By entering the Contest, entrant warrants and represents that the content submitted by entrant is his/her own original work created by entrant, has not been previously published, has not won a previous prize or award, that entrant owns or otherwise controls all of the rights to the content submitted by entrant and that the content submitted by entrant does not violate any law, regulation or any right of any third-party, including but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark, publicity and/or privacy. Please understand that submitting any content that is copyrighted by another individual, or otherwise subject to the rights of another individual, will make entrant responsible for any legal action the legal copyright holder might take against entrant or in relation to the content.

License.  By submitting an entry into the Contest, entrant grants to the Sponsor the right, without limitation, to display the submitted content online and in any media now known or hereinafter developed.  Further, entrant agrees to grant to the Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for any purpose whatsoever, including for commercial or non-commercial use, and without compensation to entrant.

10. Privacy & Publicity

Except where prohibited by law, participation in this Contest and/or acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, photo, entry and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Entry in the Contest constitutes consent to the transfer of the personal information collected from the entrant to the Sponsor for the purposes of administering the Contest and for such other purposes to which entrant may consent as outlined herein or on the Contest All information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Contest will be treated in accordance with the privacy policy located at https://www.sega.com/privacy.

11. Release

By entering and by receipt of any prize, winner agrees to indemnify, defend, release, not to sue, and hold harmless the Sponsor, Twitter, Inc., and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, demands, penalties and expenses, or causes of action, of any kind or nature whatsoever, in law or equity, whether known or unknown, which entrant (or entrant’s successors-in-interest, heirs and/or agents) ever had, now have, or in the future may have against the Released Parties, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, theft, damage to or loss of property,  or any other harm arising out of or related to any statement, action or failure to act by entrant during or in connection with his/her participation in the Contest or any Contest related activity; any breach or alleged breach of these Official Rules or of any other documents required by Sponsor; the use of any of the rights granted herein (including, without limitation, the use and exploitation of the entrant’s name, address [city and state], biographical information, statements, voice, photograph and/or other likeness); any malfunction or other problem with any Contest website or webpage; any error in the collection or retention of entry information; and any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize; or acceptance, possession, receipt, use, or misuse of any prize.

12. General Conditions

By entering, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and any other documents required by Sponsor herein and by the decisions of the Sponsor, and to waive any right to claim ambiguity in this Contest, the Official Rules or any other documents required by Sponsor herein. If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, fulfillment or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and to select the winner from those Eligible Entries received up to the time of the termination/suspension. Sponsor may also disqualify or prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize in this or any other promotion conducted by Sponsor if, at its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant has violated the Official Rules or has threatened or is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick-entry programs), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

13. Limitations Of Liability

Released Parties are not responsible or liable for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen entries; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.

14. Disputes

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, these Official Rules, or any prize awarded shall be submitted to the alternative dispute resolution service, JAMS, for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect in the Los Angeles, California area, without resort to any form of class action, and determined by one (1) arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties, with the parties agreeing to share equally in the arbitration costs; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. Other rights that you and we would have in court will not be available or will be more limited in arbitration, including discovery and appeal rights.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

15. Winners List & Rules

The winners will be announced on Twitter after winner confirmation is complete. To receive the winners list or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by February 26, 2021 to: SEGA of America, Inc. ATTN: Yakuza: Like a Dragon Contest, 6400 Oak Canyon, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618. Please specify “Rules” or “Winners List.” Vermont residents may omit return postage. You may also view the Official Rules at https://contest.sega.com/yakuzalikeadragon.

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