"Tell Your Story and Win Prizes" Rules, Terms & Conditions (the "Official Rules")
These Terms & Conditions apply to the “Tell Your Story and Win Prizes” promotional event (the “Event”) being run on Alibaba’s website (www.alibaba.com) (“Alibaba.com”), specifically, on https://activity.alibaba.com/rfq/tell-your-story-and-win-prizes.html (the “Event Page”).
1. The Event:The Event is to promote the awareness of Alibaba.com’s Request for Quotation (the “RFQ”) service (the “RFQ Service”), by encouraging Eligible Members to submit their experience of using the RFQ Service.
Eligible Members with Submissions (as defined below) which have passed the Review (as defined below) shall be entitled to a free RFQ value-added service worth USD29.99. Winners (as defined under Clause 5.3(a)) shall be entitled to be reimbursed for USD500 for their air tickets to one of the following cities in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”): (a) Beijing, (b) Shanghai, (c) Guangzhou, (d) Shenzhen, and (e) Hangzhou (collectively, the “Applicable Cities”).
2. Event Period: The event begins on August 30, 2017 and comprises three (3) stages:
(a) Story Submission: Begins from August 30, 2017 at 00:00:00 (PST) and ends October 13, 2017 at 23:59:59 (PST) (the “Story Submission Period”);
(b) Voting: Begins from September 1, 2017 at 00:00:00 hours (PST) and ends October 27, 2017 at 23:59:59 (PST) (“Voting Period”);
(c) Results: Voting results will be released on October 30, 2017 at 23:59:59 (PST) (“Voting Results”).
3. Promoter: Alibaba.com Singapore E-Commerce Private Limited, a company incorporated in Singapore with registered office address at 10 Collyer Quay # 10-01, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315 (the “Promoter”).
4. Eligible Member: You must be registered as an international free member (i.e. your account shall not be one registered as a PRC account) of Alibaba.com in the capacity as a buyer. For the avoidance of doubt, if you are registered as an international free member of Alibaba.com in the capacity as both a buyer and seller, you are also an Eligible Member for this Event. Employees, officers and directors of the Promoter and their respective immediate family members, affiliated and subsidiary companies, and any other company involved in the Event, together with their agents are not eligible to enter.
5. Event-specific Rules:
5.1 Story Submission
(a) Entry to this Event is free
(b) During the Story Submission Period, Eligible Members are to log into Alibaba.com to submit an original post (each, a “Story”) describing their experience of using the RFQ Service and are allowed to upload a maximum of one (1) image (“Image”, and collectively with the Story submitted, a “Submission”). The maximum size for such Image is 3 MB and the following formats are supported: jpeg, jpg and png. Eligible Members who submit an Image with their Story are required to retain a printable copy of such Image of at least 300dpi, in one of the aforementioned formats. Winners (as defined below) shall upon request, provide a copy of the Image of the aforementioned format to the organizers of this Event.
(c) Stories must be written in English.
(d) Each Eligible Member may only make one Submission, which, shall not be amended or deleted after submission.
(e) Each Submission shall be subject to a two-day review period (the “Review Period”), for the purpose of determining whether the Submission is in contravention of these Official Rules (the “Review”). Each Eligible Member who has made a Submission shall be informed at the e-mail address registered in their Alibaba account as to the results of the Review at the end of the Review Period. If the Submission is determined at the discretion of the Promoter to be in contravention of these Official Rules, such Submission shall be disqualified (“Disqualified Submissions”). A Submission which has been determined at the discretion of the Promoter to have passed the Review shall be eligible for voting during the Voting Period, and will be uploaded on the Event Page for voting during the Voting Period.
5.2 Voting Period
(a) Voters may vote for their favorite Submissions (subject to such Submissions passing the Review referred to under Clause 5.1(e)) during the Voting Period by visiting the Event Page and voting in accordance with the instructions set out in the Event Page. There is no limit to the number of votes, and voters can vote for more than one Submission, provided that each voter may only vote for the same Submission once.
(b) Voters do not have to be registered as a member on Alibaba.com and shall not be required to log into Alibaba.com in order to vote.
(c) During the Voting Period, Eligible Members may share their Submissions (subject to such Submissions passing the Review referred to under Clause 5.1(e)) on their individual social networking pages (including Facebook) to promote their Submissions.
(d) For the avoidance of doubt, any Disqualified Submission shall not be eligible for voting and/or shared on the Eligible Member’s individual social networking pages.
5.3 Voting Results and Prize
(a) Ten (10) Eligible Members whose Submissions with the most votes at the end of the Voting Period (each, a “Winner”) shall each be entitled to be reimbursed for USD500 for his/her air ticket to the Applicable Cities in the PRC (each, a “Prize”). For the avoidance of doubt, if the cost of any air ticket to the Applicable Cities is less than USD 500, such Winner shall only be entitled to be reimbursed for the actual cost of the air ticket.
(b) Alibaba.com will announce the Winners on October 30, 2017 at 23:59:59 (PST) on the Event Page, and will separately notify each of the Winners within five (5) working days at the e-mail address registered in each Winner’s Alibaba.com account, with instructions on how to redeem the Prizes from a third-party service provider (the “Third Party Service Provider”).
(c) If any Winner does not respond to the e-mail notification from Alibaba.com within one (1) month of the date of such notification, or does not agree to his/her Story and/or Image being used by Alibaba.com in accordance with the terms of these Official Rules or such other terms and conditions as may be imposed by Alibaba.com (whether under the terms of these Official Rules or otherwise), such Winner shall be deemed to have forfeited his/her Prize.
(d) The Prize is not exchangeable for other prizes.
6. General Rules:
6.1 By participating in this Event, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
6.2 Any fraud and/or abuse of the Prize awarded/ received under the Event by you (as determined by the Promoter at its sole discretion) will result in forfeiture of your eligibility to the Prize and/or cancellation of all or part of your account(s) with the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to take legal action as it may deem necessary.
6.3 In the event that the Event is ceased or suspended by the relevant authorities or due to serious network attack or system fault, the Event may be terminated prematurely. Such situation shall constitute a force majeure event and the Promoter shall not be liable for any damages or claims that arise out of the event.
6.4 The Promoter is not responsible for any late, lost, delayed, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or undeliverable entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or otherwise.
6.5 In the event that the Event becomes inoperable due to any computer network related reasons, you agree that the Promoter shall not be held liable for any damages.
6.6 Time and validity of any transactions (including the time of any submission of entries and/or votes) shall be determined by the Promoter at it sole discretion based on the Promoter’s record. If there is any discrepancy between the record of transaction held by you and that held by the Promoter, the Promoter’s record shall be conclusive and binding on you.
6.7 The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Official Rules as well as to vary or terminate the Event without prior notice. In the event of disputes (including with a Third Party Service Provider), the decision of the Promoter shall be final and binding.
6.8 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Official Rules, the Promoter reserves the right and absolute discretion to disqualify, cancel or revoke your right to participate in the Event (including to remove any Story or Image uploaded by you, whether pursuant to the Review or otherwise), upon discovery of your dishonest, malicious, fraudulent, unlawful or, at the discretion of the Promoter, violation of these Official Rules or inappropriate acts in your participation in the Event without liability to you.
7. Conflict of Terms and Conditions:
7.1 In case of any discrepancy in the content between the English and other non-English language versions of these Official Rules (if any), the English version shall prevail.
7.2 In the event that any of the terms under these Official Rules conflict with rules and/or any such related information displayed elsewhere on Alibaba.com, the terms under these Official Rules shall prevail.
8. Content of Your Posts:
8.1 You represent that all images, videos and/or any other content that you upload on to Alibaba.com pursuant this Event and your Alibaba.com username and account portrait (the “Content”) is in compliance with applicable laws and, if they do contain images of persons, they do not include the images of persons other than yourself. If the Content includes images of persons other than yourself, then you have obtained the consent of such persons to share the Content in the ways contemplated under these Official Rules. If such persons are minors (as defined in the applicable jurisdictions), you represent that you have obtained the parental consent of the applicable minors.
8.2 You undertake to ensure that all Content you share does not contain any material that a reasonable person would find offensive or sensitive (as determined in the Promoter’s sole discretion), including but not limited to (i) material in connection with pornography, “adult pictures”, adult entertainment venues, escort services, dating services, or the like, (ii) in connection with the advertisement or promotion of tobacco products, (iii) any political messages, such as the promotion, advertisement or endorsement of any party, candidate or elected official, or in connection with any political policy or viewpoint, or (iv) immoral or criminal activities (collectively, the “Objectionable Content”).
8.3 You undertake to ensure the Content shall not infringe or violate any third-party rights (including any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights), shall not contain (or refer to) any trade mark, logo, trade name, slogan, product, or service other than those of Alibaba.com or the RFQ Service, and shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and public policies. Unless expressly stated in these Official Rules, nothing shall be interpreted as conferring any expressed or implied license to the intellectual property rights of Alibaba.com to you.
8.4 You grant Alibaba.com a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license to all present and future rights, title and interest in all intellectual property (including, without limitation, any trademark, copyright, publicity, and database rights, and the right to prepare derivative works) you have in the Content, to use and/or reproduce the Content in any form, media or technology now known or not currently known and for any purpose (including as online and/or offline marketing material for any future promotional campaigns which may be organized by the Promoter and/or its affiliates from time to time, including on Alibaba.com, or the Promoter’s and/or its affiliates’ web sites or social networking sites). You irrevocably and unconditionally waive any and all moral and similar rights vesting in your Content to the extent legally permissible.
8.5 You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant the license under Clause 8.4 to us without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
8.6 You agree that the Promoter has the right to cancel or revoke your eligibility to participate in the Event (including to remove any Content uploaded by you) without liability to you if the Promoter is of the view that you have uploaded Objectionable Content and/or any Content which may potentially infringe or violate any third party rights.
9. Disclaimer: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, In no event will the promoter be liable to YOU for any direct, INDIRECT, special, incidental, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages (including loss of use, data, business or profits) arising out of or in connection with your participation in THIS EVENT, whether such liability arises from any claim based upon contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, and whether or not THE PROMOTER HAS been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.
10. Disputes: You acknowledge and agree that the Promoter or any of its affiliates shall not be responsible, and shall have no liability to it or anyone else for any dispute or claim that arises out of the your participation in the Event.
11. Governing Law: You agree that this Event is governed, interpreted and enforced by the laws of Hong Kong, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any and all legal actions, claims or proceedings arising out of, or in connection with this Event must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Hong Kong.