BLUEHOST WORDPRESS CREATORS AWARDS FOR INDIA

OFFICIAL RULES

August 2021

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY:

A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. A POSITIVE REVIEW OF THE SPONSOR WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

For the purposes of Bluehost WordPress Creators Awards for India (“Awards”), wherever the context so requires “You” or “Your” shall mean any natural person who is a participant in the Awards.

Please read these Bluehost WordPress Creators Awards for India Official Rules (“Awards Rules“) carefully. You agree that, by participating in this Awards, You will be bound fully and unconditionally by these Awards Rules and/or the Sponsor’s decision, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Awards. Further, You acknowledge that You shall satisfy all eligibility requirements as provided herein below in order to be eligible to winning the Prize(s).

SPONSOR:

This Awards is made available to You by Endurance International Group (India) Private Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of India and having its registered office at Unit 501, 5th floor, IT bldg. 3, Nesco IT Park, Nesco Complex, Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai – 400063, Maharashtra, India (“Sponsor“).

ELIGIBILITY FOR ENTRY:

You need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria to enter the Awards:

  1. You should be a citizen of India and should be of an age at least 18 (eighteen) years and above at the time of entry into the Awards. The entry is void where age proof and proof of citizenship are not submitted.

Employees of Sponsor and each of its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates and each of their Immediate Family Members (as defined below) and Household Members (as defined below) are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, step siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household Members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year, whether related or not.

TIMING AND HOW TO ENTER:

  1. The period for submitting Your application for participating in the Awards will commence from August 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. (IST) and end on September 24, 2021 at 8.00 p.m. (IST) (“Awards Entry Period“). Sponsor is the official timekeeping device for this Awards.

  1. A maximum of 1 (one) entry per person will be accepted during the Awards Entry Period. You may enter the Awards by submitting your email address and password here and filling out the application form by September 24, 2021 at 8 P.M. IST. Any attempt by You to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will be void and You and Your entries will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to enter is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, all of which will be ineligible to win the Prize(s). In the event of a dispute, the authorized account holder of the email account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential Winners of the Prize(s) may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to be awarded the Prize(s). All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or cancelled.

WINNERS DETERMINATION

On conclusion of the Awards Entry Period, the Sponsor will select top 20 (twenty) participants from all valid entries received during the Award Entry Period based on the following criteria:

  1. Creativity

You will be judged on how well the submitted asset is communicating/solving the intended problem.

  1. Innovation

You will be judged on how new, different, and innovative Your submitted asset is.

  1. Futuristic

You will be judged on how you foresee the industry and how you plan to adapt your business to it

The selected 20 (twenty) participants will be then judged by a jury comprising of internal stakeholders of the Sponsor along with reputed designers and developers from the industry. The jury will judge on the above three criteria on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest). The potential winners will be contacted via the email address submitted and may be awarded the Prize subject to compliance with the terms of these Award Rules. Failure by a winner to respond to the initial verification within five (5) days of notification or the time period stated in the notification, will result in disqualification and Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in the same manner.

VERIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS

Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) by the date specified by the Sponsor, or an alternate potential winner may be selected. In the event: (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted or the potential winner notification of Affidavit is returned as undeliverable; (b) potential winner declines or cannot accept, receive or use the Prize(s) for any reason; (c) of noncompliance with timing requirements to respond to the initial verification in the required time period, (d) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Awards or receive the Prize(s), (e) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Awards and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate potential Awards (if any).

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:

After the Sponsor confirms the winner and contacts the winner as per “Winners Determination” clause, it may also post the winners’ names on it’s webpage, social media pages and with the Sponsor’s media partner.

PRIZE:

Following are the Prizes that will be provided under the Awards:

  1. Winner – There shall be 2 (two) winners under this Award who shall be awarded Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh) each for the categories mentioned below:

  1. Novice Creator Category; and

  2. Expert Creator Category.

  1. 1st Runner up – There shall be 2 (two) 1st Runner-ups under this Awards who shall be awarded Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand) each for:

  1. Novice Creator Category; and

  2. Expert Creator Category

  1. 2nd Runner up – There shall be 2 (two) 2nd Runner-ups under this Awards who shall be awarded Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty-five Thousand) each for:

  1. Novice Creator Category; and

  2. Expert Creator Category.

  1. The next-best 14 (fourteen) participants will be awarded Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand) each.

  2. All the top 20 participants selected by the Sponsor will be awarded miscellaneous hampers up to Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand) per person and will be provided with media/PR coverage.

SPONSOR’S DECISIONS AS TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF THE AWARDS AND THE SELECTION OF POTENTIAL AWARDS WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR WHOSE DECISION IS FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE AWARDS.

The Prize(s) is/are non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners agree to accept the Prize “as is”, and You hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize(s), including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with the Prize(s). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed Prize(s) for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor shall award the Prize to the Winner(s) post deduction of applicable taxes as per the Income Tax Act. The Prize(s) will be awarded only if the potential Prize winner fully complies with these Award Rules. Potential winners are responsible for providing Sponsor with a current address for the mailing of any applicable Prize(s). Sponsor is not responsible for any lost or undeliverable mail that results from a third party or mail or parcel carrier and Prize(s) may not be reissued in such instance. 

ADDITIONAL TERMS:

Sponsor may, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and in its sole discretion, change the Awards Rules or cancel the Awards at any time; or modify, terminate, or suspend the Awards should unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Awards or submission of entries.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, misdirected, late, incomplete, invalid or unintelligible entries, which will be disqualified.

Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any individual found to be: (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Awards; (b) acting in violation of these Awards Rules; or (c) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

If Your entry is incomplete the same will be considered void. No benefits greater than those described in the “Details of the Awards and How to Enter” section above in these Awards Rules will be awarded.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

You represents and warrants as follows: (i) the entry content is wholly original to You; (ii) the entry does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; and (iii) the entry does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be considered defamatory or libelous.

ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RELEASE

By submitting an entry or otherwise participating in this Awards, You understand and hereby agree to: (i) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Awards; (ii) defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and its respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, celebrities, and any other person and organization responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Awards, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and/or property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to: (a) the Awards or any information provided by You in connection with the Awards, including but not limited to any Awards-related activity or element thereof, the receipt of marketing messages, participation or inability to participate in the Awards or in any parts thereof, (b) the violation of any third party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights, (c) any change in the Prize(s) (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, or due to reasons beyond the Sponsor’s control (d) any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Awards, (e) human error, (f) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the entry (including, without limitation, the entry information or any parts thereof), and/or (g) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties, or any of their agents or employees. Winners acknowledge that the Prize(s) is/are awarded as-is without warranty of any kind.

PUBLICITY RELEASE:

By participating in the Awards, You give Sponsor and/ or its affiliates permission to use Your name, likeness, image, voice, and/or appearance as such may be embodied in any pictures, photos, video recordings, audiotapes, digital images, and the like, taken or made in relation to the Awards and any promotions, events, or Awards to follow. You give your consent to Sponsor and/or its affiliates, agents and assigns to use Your name and likeness to promote the Awards and any promotions, events, or Awards to follow.

By participating in the Awards, You grant to Sponsor the worldwide, irrevocable and unrestricted right and license to adapt, publish, use, edit, and/or modify your entry in any way and to post your response on the internet.

Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner’s acceptance of the Prize(s) constitutes the winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish winner’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winners regarding the Awards or Sponsor, worldwide and in-perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or the World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.

LIABILITY RELEASE:

This Awards is being made purely on a “best effort” basis and participating in this Awards is voluntary. By participating in the Awards, You will be legally bound hereby, to release from liability, and hold harmless Sponsor, and any of its affiliates, employees or agents representing or related to Sponsor and its services/products. This release is for any and all liability for personal injuries (including death), property loss or damage, and misuse of the benefits/ Prize offered under this Awards, in connection with any activity or directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, or participation in the Awards, even if caused or contributed to by Sponsor’s negligence.

The Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Awards; (b) technical failures of any kind; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Awards; or (d) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Awards or the processing of entries; or (e) 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 Awards or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize(s). If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Awards.

FORCE MAJEURE:

This Awards is subject to force majeure circumstances including without limitation, floods, natural disasters, war, act of terror, political unrests, technical snags, act of God or any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor (“Force Majeure Event“). Sponsor shall be not liable for any delay or adverse effect caused to the participants in the Awards including the winners as a result of a Force Majeure Event.

ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION

Information collected from You is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Notice.

MISCELLANEOUS:

The Awards is governed by the laws of the Republic of India. The Awards and all accompanying materials are © 2021 by Sponsor, or its affiliates. All rights reserved. No requests for transfer or assignment or redemption of the benefits shall be entertained. You agree that all our decisions related to the Awards are final and binding on You. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any of these Awards Rules in any instance shall not be deemed to be a waiver of the Awards Rules and shall not give rise to any claim by any person. The decision of Sponsor shall at all times be binding and final. These Awards Rules are subject to Indian laws and the courts at Mumbai shall have the exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any disputes or any matter arising here from. Please direct any questions, comments or complaints related to the Awards to Sponsor.

The Awards is in no way co-sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other companies/brands involved in the Awards.