Terms and Conditions for Contests and Prize Draws
Updated on July 23, 2014.
Unless indicated otherwise, these terms and conditions apply to all Futuremark contests. A contest may have additional rules and entry requirements, in which case, they will be clearly shown on the contest web page.
You acknowledge and agree that your participation in the Competition is subject to these terms and conditions. By entering the Competition, you consent and agree to be bound by the Rules described herein. Futuremark and / or the contest sponsors reserve the right to reject your entry if there are reasonable grounds to believe you have breached any of these Rules.
The Competition is organized by Futuremark and all Rules, jury and winner nomination(s) remain at the sole discretion of Futuremark. Futuremark also reserves the right to change or amend the Rules, to postpone the Competition, to interrupt it or to cancel the Competition at any time without prior notice and without any compensation to any participant. Futuremark reserves the right not to award any Competition entry when appropriate. Any changes will be posted on pages at www.futuremark.com.
In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, conduct, results or any other matters relating to the Competition, Futuremark's decision shall be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into. The Competition and these Rules are governed by Finnish law.
Your Motherboard, GPU and CPU must be readily available as boxed items at retail. Prototypes and special models never released for sale are not allowed in the interests of fairness and healthy competition.
No purchase necessary. You can enter all Futuremark contests using the free Basic Edition benchmarks available from the Futuremark website.
If you are under 18, you must obtain the consent of your parent or legal guardian before entering the Competition. By entering the Competition you warrant that either you have legal capacity (i.e. that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are entitled to be legally bound in contract) to enter the Competition and agree to the Rules or your parents or legal guardian have consented to your entry of the Competition and you to be bound by these Rules.
Persons employed by or in a similar relation to Futuremark, their subsidiaries or to companies participating in the preparation and organization of the Competition as well as members of their families, are excluded from participation.
You may submit multiple entries ("Benchmark Results") to the Competition.
Competition entries must conform to the Competition Rules. Futuremark shall only evaluate entries that fulfil all criteria described by Futuremark. Entries with inaccuracies in form or format will not be accepted.
By participating in the Competition you warrant that you have created the entry yourself and that it was not for payment or in any other way put at the disposal of a third person, to which your rights have been granted or transferred. You warrant and are liable to ensure that your entry does not infringe any copyright, trade secret, other proprietary right or privacy of any third party and does not contain anything which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening. Unauthorized use of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited and will lead to your disqualification without notice. Futuremark shall not be responsible of any infringements of any intellectual property rights.
By submitting an entry to the Competition you agree to transfer and assign to Futuremark all copyrights and other rights regarding the competition entry without any further compensation or fees. All possible content and substance of your entry becomes the sole property of Futuremark and may be used by Futuremark or any other party without any link to you.
You agree that Futuremark may publish, at its sole discretion, any entry submitted to the Competition on websites and other presentation materials of Futuremark or its partners.
Futuremark will choose winners at its sole discretion. Winners of the Competition will be notified by email. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to reply as specified in the notification within the time stated therein may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner.
The winners list will be accessible on the Futuremark website after the Competition ends for a minimum of one month and may contain the name, town and country of the winner(s).
Competition prizes are "as shipped" and non-transferable. There is no cash alternative to product prizes and the prizes cannot be enforced by any legal means. Futuremark reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.
Futuremark is not responsible for prize defects. Winners should send their claims for faults in the prizes directly to entities given in the prize's warranty conditions.
All taxes, insurances, transfers, out-of-pocket expenses and other expenses as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. However, within the European Union, USA and Canada, shipping costs, excluding possible import/export duties and taxes imposed to the receiver of the prize, are covered by Futuremark.
Futuremark shall not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by you or any other participant entering the Competition or as a result of accepting any prize.
Futuremark reminds you that overclocking can seriously damage your hardware. Overclocking can reduce the functional lifespan of a component and, if improperly done, can result in parts being destroyed completely. Overclocking may void any warranty provided by the manufacturer. Overclocking or otherwise modifying your hardware is always your act and based on your own decision only.
Futuremark is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telecommunications network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition. However, nothing shall exclude Futuremark's liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.