​MZ Scholarship Giveaway Official Rules

Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary.

  1. Sponsor.  Sponsor of this promotion is Machine Zone, Inc. (“Sponsor”), 2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA 94303.
  2. No Purchase Necessary; Entry Instructions.  No purchase or payment of any money is necessary to enter.  A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.  
  3. To participate in the MZ Scholarship during the Application Period (as defined below) (i) visit promotion page at finalfantasyxvapp.com/scholarship, and follow the on-screen instructions (the “Instructions”), or (ii) send in a 3x5 card with your name, address and email address to: MZ Scholarship Entry, 2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA 94303 (collectively, the “Entry”).  

On or about December 20, Sponsor will select the winner. Multiple applicants are not permitted to share the email address or post card.  Any attempt by any applicant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different addresses, accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that applicants’ entries and that applicant may be disqualified.  Maximum of one entry per person.  Use of any automated system to apply is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  In the event of a dispute as to any entrant, the authorized account holder of email or the registered owner or renter of the address associated with the postcard will be deemed to be the registrant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned the account by the 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.  A potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.  Sponsor shall have the right to determine the identity of a potential winner in its sole discretion.  

  1. Scholarship Period.  Scholarship application period starts at 12:01 am United States Pacific Time (“PT”) on December 21st, 2017 and closes at 11:59 pm PT on December 15th, 2018 (the “Application Period”).  Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the promotion.  Time and eligibility of Entry will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.   All online entries must be received during the Promotion Period.  Mail-in postcard entries must be postmarked as sent during the Promotion Period and received by Sponsor within 7 days of the end of the Promotion Period.
  1. Eligibility.  In order to be eligible, applicants must be (i) a student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university as of the date of entry; (ii) at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; and (iii) a legal resident of the 50 United States, including Washington, D.C.  Participants must have a valid .edu email address to enter.  Employees of Sponsor and its parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. 
  2. Scholarship Award.   Each winner will receive $1,000 to be used as a scholarship payable toward tuition or education-related expenses at winner’s school.  No substitution, assignment or transfer of the prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who has the right to substitute a prize with another of comparable or greater value.  Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with the receipt and/or use of the prize.
  3. Winner(s).  There will be 1 winner selected.  Winner(s) will be selected by a random-chance drawing.  The chances of winning depend upon the number of entries received.  Sponsor will attempt to notify winner by direct mail, email, U.S. Mail at the address associated with a winner’s entry form, and/or by other means within approximately ten (10) days following the drawing.  Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or winner’s failure to adequately monitor any Facebook or email account.  Winner must then respond to Sponsor within two (2) days.  Should a winner fail to respond to Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that winner and select a new one in a second-chance random drawing.  Except where prohibited, participation in the scholarship constitutes applicant’s consent to Sponsor’s use of applicant’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, posts, tweets, biographical information, and residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.  Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and a publicity release that, among other things, will further allow Sponsor to use a winner’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, posts, tweets, biographical information, and residence for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation where permitted by law.  
  4. Conditions of Participation.  By submitting an application for this scholarship, you agree to abide by these rules and any decision Sponsor makes regarding this promotion, which Sponsor shall make in its sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and prosecute to the fullest extent permitted by law any applicant or winner who, in Sponsor’s reasonable suspicion, tampers with Sponsor site, the entry process, intentionally submits more than a single entry, violates these rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. 
  5. Disclaimer, Release and Limit of Liability.  SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.  BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION OR RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE, EACH ENTRANT  AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, FACEBOOK AND THEIR 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 CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.  THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR:  (1) 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 PROMOTION; (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 PROMOTION; (4) TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROMOTION OR THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES; OR (5) 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 PROMOTION OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion, including if for any reason it is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the promotion. 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 promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
  6. Privacy and Use of Scholarship Information.  Sponsor collects personal information from you when you enter this scholarship.  Sponsor reserves the right to use any information collected in accordance with its privacy policy, which may be found at https://www.mz.com/privacy.
  7. GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTES: THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE SCHOLARSHIP ARE GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL BE IN THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN CALIFORNIA. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
  8. Winner’s List.  Individuals may request the name of the winner by submitting a self-addressed stamped envelope prior to March 31 to MZ, MZ Scholarship Winner’s List Request, 2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA 94303.  Vermont residents may omit postage.