We've decided to sponsor some tickets for the "San Francisco" hub which is actually at our office in Sunnyvale, California. If you would like to attend email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description (or link) to your favourite Hack and explain why you think it's cool. The Hack doesn't have to be your own but we'd love to see what you love and why. We also need your address for legal reasons, but don't worry we won't ever use it for any other purpose.
We'll pick the answers out of a hat on Thursday at noon and let the winners know ASAP via email. For more details on the Ts & Cs see below.
Yahoo! Developer Network
YAHOO! <head> CONFERENCE TICKET GIVEAWAY
No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.
Eligibility: You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or District of Columbia and 18 years or older at the time of entry. Void in overseas U.S. territories, possessions, commonwealths and military installations, and where prohibited by law. Employees and agents of Yahoo!, ("Sponsor"), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any other prize sponsor, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfilment of the Yahoo! Conference Ticket Giveaway (the "Sweepstakes") (all of the foregoing, together with Yahoo!, collectively referred to as "Promotion Entities"), and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household as such individuals, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate or win.
How To Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM PT on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 and ends at 12:00:00 PM PT on Thursday, October 23, 2008 (the "Entry Period"). To enter, send an email to email@example.com and include your first and last name, physical mailing address (no post office boxes), telephone number, and email address. All entries must be received by 12:00:00 PM PT on Thursday, October 23, 2008.
Conduct: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules. The Official Rules will be posted at the Sweepstakes website throughout the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Entrants further agree to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all respects. Yahoo! reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any Yahoo! website; (b) violating the Official Rules; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Yahoo! property or service; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
Prizes: Thirty-five (35) people will each win one (1) ticket to the October 24, 2008Conference, which will be held at Yahoo!s headquarters at 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. The ticket includes admittance to the conference, which will take place from 9 AM PT to 5 PM PT. Winners will be provided with lunch. Approximate retail value of each prize: $155. Limit one prize per winner. Tickets must be redeemed on October 24, 2008 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned except by Sponsor. Only listed prizes will be awarded and no substitutions, cash equivalents or redemptions will be made, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the advertised prize (or any component thereof) is not available. Expenses not specifically stated above, together with the reporting and payment of all applicable taxes, fees, and/or surcharges, if any, arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of a prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner of that prize. Yahoo! expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prizes awarded. Yahoo! makes no representations or warranties concerning the appearance, safety, or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply. Promotion Entities will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
Winner Selection and Notification: The winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted on October 23, 2008 after the close of the entry period, from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. All prize drawings will be conducted by a representative of the Sponsor, whose decisions are final.
Potential winners will be notified immediately after the drawing date via email and/or telephone. Inability of Promotion Entities to contact a potential winner may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner by random drawing. Winners will be notified via the email used for entry into the drawing. Upon notification they will also receive an electronic ticket for the event via email. Any difference between actual value of a prize and the approximated value of a prize as stated in these Official Rules will not be awarded.
General Conditions: This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
By entering, participants: (a) release and hold harmless Promotion Entities, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize, participation in this promotion, or while travelling to, preparing for, or participating in any prize-related activity, and (b) grant to Yahoo! the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Sweepstakes.
Except where prohibited by law, a winners acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Promotion Entities to use such winners name, address (city and state only), statements, photograph, voice and/or likeness for any advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Sweepstakes without further compensation, consideration, review or consent.
Limitations of Liability: Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, or mutilated entries, or for theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Promotion Entities are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, whether on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing. Promotion Entities are not responsible for any injury or damage to participants or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Promotion Entities which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Yahoo! reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation.
Winners List: The names of the prize winners will be posted on the Yahoo! Developer Network blog (http://developer.yahoo.net/blog)
Sponsor: Yahoo! Inc., 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.
For purposes of these Official Rules, "receipt" of an entry occurs when Yahoo!s servers record the entry information. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an online entrant, each Online Entry will be declared made by the authorized email account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized email account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The potential winner may be required to provide Promotion Entities with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry. Limit one entry per person/email address. Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only the first entry received from a particular individual will count; subsequent attempts to enter will be disqualified. The submission of an entry is solely the responsibility of the entrant. Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming delivery of email, "thanks for entering" message, or post office receipt) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Yahoo! of an entry for purposes of these Official Rules. Automated entries (including but not limited to entries submitted using any bot, script, macro, or sweepstakes service), copies, third party entries, facsimiles and/or mechanical reproductions are not permitted and will be disqualified. Only eligible entries actually received by Yahoo! before the end of the specified entry period will be included in the prize drawing. All entries become the property of Yahoo!, and none will be acknowledged or returned.