Microsoft offical World Championships Rules
Please read the Official Rules governing this competition before entering.By taking an eligible Exam, participants agree to be governed by MOS World Championships 2018- Microsoft Office Specialist Championship Official Rules.
PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
In order to participate in the Microsoft Office Specialist India Championship Contest (the "Contest"), you must agree to these Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to participating to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that participating in the Contest constitutes your agreement to these Rules. You may not participate in the Contest and are not eligible to receive any prize described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and PROMOTER with respect to the Contest.
To be eligible to participate in the Contest, you must: (1) be between the ages of 13 and 22 as of June 15, 2019 (and if you are an eligible minor you must have the permission from your parents or legal guardians to participate in the Contest); (2) be enrolled in an approved academic institution (as defined by PROMOTER in its sole discretion); (3) have access to the Internet as of June 15, 2019. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of MOS World Championships, Active - Edu Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, Business Associates of , Active - Edu Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, NCS Pearson Inc., Microsoft Inc., Certiport Inc., and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and Contest agencies, representatives, and agents (collectively, "Contest Entities"), and members of the Contest Entities immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, regardless of where they live) and members of the households (whether related or not) of such Contest Entities are ineligible to participate in this Contest. Reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. (4)Entrants who have previously competed in the Microsoft Office Specialist India Championship final round are not eligible to compete in the same product track (e.g. Excel, Word, or PowerPoint) for the 2016 MOS India Championship, even if it is a different version of that product, but may compete in a different product track (e.g. a previous competitor in the Excel product track can only compete in the Word or PowerPoint product tracks).
The Contest is promoted in Kerala and Karnataka by Active - Edu Technologies India Pvt. Ltd
The Regional level of the Championships would take place at various locations across the country from Dec 2018 to April 2019. The dates and details would be published in the event calendar of the website. The India Contest will take place at the Microsoft Office Specialist India Championship Event in Pune. PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REGIONAL CONTEST:
During the Event, eligible entrants will be given an online exam of Microsoft Office Specialist from Certiport. Test are only available in English. Entrants will compete in one (1) of the following six (6) Microsoft Office Specialist exam categories (each, a "MOS exam");
- MOS 2013 Word;
- MOS 2013 PowerPoint;
- MOS 2013 Excel;
- MOS 2016 Word;
- MOS 2016 PowerPoint; or
- MOS 2016 Excel.
At the conclusion of the Contest Period, the one (1) exam that receives the highest overall score in each MOS exam will be deemed a potential First Prize winner (for a total of six (6) potential First Prize winners). The one (1) exam that receives the next highest overall score in each MOS exam will be deemed a potential Second Prize winner (for a total of six (6) potential Second Prize winners). The one (1) exam that receives the next highest overall score in each MOS exam will be deemed a potential Third Prize winner (for a total of six (6) potential Third Prize winners). In the event of a tie, the entrant that completed the applicable MOS exam in the shortest amount of time (as determined by PROMOTER, in its sole discretion) will be selected as the potential winner of the applicable MOS exam. In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the exam for the applicable MOS Exam that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the potential winner.
On or about 30th April, 2018 the potential winners will be announced. Except where prohibited by law, each potential winner will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by PROMOTER. Potential winners must return all such required documents within five (5) days following attempted notification or such potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner may be selected for the applicable MOS Exam based on the winner procedure described herein. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Rules, will be strictly enforced. In the event that no exams are received, no prize will be awarded. Determinations of PROMOTER are final and binding.
No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed, except at PROMOTERS's sole discretion. PROMOTER reserves the right to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary value if a prize cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, as described for any reason. Contest Entities have not made and Contest Entities are not responsible in any manner for any warranties, representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to the prize, regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize.
Receipt of prizes to potential winners are subject to the express requirement that they submit to promoter all documentation requested by promoter to permit it to comply with all applicable federal, state, provincial, local and foreign tax reporting and withholding requirements. all prizes will be net of any taxes promoter is required by law to withhold. All taxes imposed on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. In order to receive a prize, potential winners may be required to submit the tax documentation requested by PROMOTER or otherwise required by applicable law, to PROMOTER or the relevant tax authority, all as determined by applicable law, including, where relevant, the law of the potential winner's country of residence. The potential winners are responsible for ensuring that (s)he complies with all the applicable tax laws and filing requirements. If a potential winner fails to provide such documentation or comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited and PROMOTER may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative potential winner.
All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. PROMOTER reserves the right to disqualify any participant from the Contest if, in PROMOTERS sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the participant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other participants, viewers, PROMOTER, or the Judges.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS:
As between PROMOTER and the participant, the participant retains ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and to their exam. As a condition of exam, participant grants PROMOTER, its subsidiaries, agents and partner companies, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work from, and publicly display their participation in the Contest in connection with advertising and Contest via communication to the public or other groups.
By accepting a prize, participant agrees to PROMOTER and its agencies use of his or her name and/or likeness and photo (if applicable) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
WARRANTY AND INDEMNITY:
To the maximum extent permitted by law, each participant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified Contest Entities at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the participant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each participant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) arising out of or accruing from
- (a) any exam or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by the participant that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy,
- (b) any misrepresentation made by the participant in connection with the Contest;
- (c) any non-compliance by the participant with these Rules;
- (d) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Rules arising from or related to the participant's involvement with the Contest;
- (e) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest;
- (f) any malfunction or other problem with the Contest Site;
- (g) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of exam information; or
- (h) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners.
Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by any participant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the participant from the Contest.
Contest Entities are not responsible for any malfunction or for any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, or destroyed exams due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Contest Site, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit an participant's ability to participate.
RIGHT TO CANCEL, RESCHEDULE, MODIFY OR DISQUALIFY:
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, due to 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 Contest, PROMOTER reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, reschedule or suspend the Contest and if terminated, PROMOTER will determine the potential winners for the Contest from among all eligible exams received prior to action taken using the judging criteria specified above. PROMOTER further reserves the right to disqualify any participant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Contest or Contest Site. Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any web site, including the Contest Site, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, PROMOTER reserves the right to seek any and all remedies available from any such participant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.
NOT AN OFFER OR CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT:
Under no circumstances shall the submission of an exam into the Contest, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with either PROMOTER, or the Contest Entities. You acknowledge that you have submitted your exam voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between you and PROMOTER or the Contest Entities and that no such relationship is established by your submission of an exam under these Rules. FORUM AND RECOURSE TO JUDICIAL PROCEDURES: These Rules shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the law of courts in Kochi, Kerala, India. If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and all Participants expressly waive any and all such rights.
Under no circumstances shall the submission of an exam into the Contest, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with either PROMOTER, or the Contest Entities. You acknowledge that you have submitted your exam voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between you and PROMOTER or the Contest Entities and that no such relationship is established by your submission of an exam under these Rules. FORUM AND RECOURSE TO JUDICIAL PROCEDURES: These Rules shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the law of courts in Kochi, Kerala, India. If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and all Participants expressly waive any and all such rights.Active Edu-Technologies India Pvt.Ltd,
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