World Backup Day Photo Mosaic Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PROMOTION UNLESS YOU MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BELOW AND ARE PHYSICALLY LOCATED AT A LOCATION WHERE SWEEPSTAKES ARE PROHIBITED AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

OVERVIEW: To enter into the WD World Backup Day Photo Mosaic Sweepstakes (this “Sweepstakes”), go to the website (“Website”) to submit your entry electronically (“Entry”), to Sponsor, Western Digital Technologies, Inc. (“Sponsor” or “WD”). No purchase is necessary to submit your entry. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning. All Entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on March 30, 2012 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 8, 2012 (the “Promotion Period”). All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Participants may submit one (1) Entry per day during the Promotion Period, but only one Entry per participant shall be eligible for either the Grand Prize (as defined below) drawing, any Weekly Prize (as defined below) drawings, or to receive a T-Shirt (as defined below).

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the USA and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who have reached the age of 18 prior to the beginning of the Promotion Period. Void in (i) Quebec, (ii) where otherwise prohibited by law, and (iii) outside the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Employees of Sponsor, or those of its subsidiaries, advertising and production agencies, and other companies directly involved in the implementation and/or operation of the Sweepstakes, along with their immediate families and household members, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted, in any manner. By entering the Sweepstakes, contestant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or its authorized agents. Use of automated devices is strictly prohibited.

ENTRIES: To enter, visit the Website and complete and submit the on-line entry form and upload a photo (“Uploaded Photo”). Participants may submit one (1) Entry per day during the Promotion Period, but only a participant’s first Entry shall be eligible for either the Grand Prize drawing, any Weekly Prize drawings, or a T-Shirt (such first Entry, the “Eligible Entry”). All Eligible Entries received prior to 11:59 pm EDT on each Thursday during the Promotion Period, shall be eligible for such week’s Weekly Prize drawings. All Eligible Entries received prior to the end of the Promotion Period shall be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing. Once a participant wins a Weekly Prize, he or she is not eligible to be entered into subsequent Weekly Prize drawings. Only Entries providing valid postal addresses and fulfilling the requirements listed below will be entered into the drawing for the Grand Prize or any Weekly Prize.

No alternate form of entry will be honored in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or misrouted Entries. Use of automated devices is prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entries deemed to contain offensive or illegal content. Sponsor’s officials are the sole arbiters of appropriate subject matter.

Contestants must also comply with the following conditions in order to submit an Eligible Entry:

  • Contestant must confirm that the Uploaded Photo(s) was taken by him/herself and that he/she owns the rights to such Uploaded Photo(s).
  • Contestant must confirm that he/she meets the eligibility requirements of the Sweepstakes.

Each Weekly Prize drawing will be held on each Friday during the Promotion Period beginning on April 6, 2012, and each Weekly Prize winner (“Weekly Prize Winners”) will be notified by phone or e-mail within two (2) business days thereof, throughout the Promotion Period. The Grand Prize drawing will be held on June 11, 2012 and the Grand Prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner” and collectively with the Weekly Prize Winners and the T-Shirt Winners (as defined below), the “Winners”) will be notified by phone or email within two (2) business days thereof. Each Winner is responsible for all federal, state, provincial, local or other applicable taxes associated with acceptance and use of the Grand Prize, the Weekly Prizes, or the T-Shirt (as defined below) (collectively, the “Prizes”). Prizes are not transferable. No substitution of Prizes is permitted except at Sponsor's option.

PRIZES: Odds of winning the Prizes depend on the number of Eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. This Sweepstakes will provide one (1) grand prize, which will consist of the following bundle of products: (i) a 1 TB My Book Live personal cloud storage, (ii) a WD TV Live streaming media player, and (iii) a 500 GB My Passport portable hard drive (“Grand Prize”).

In addition to the Grand Prize, Weekly Prize drawings will be held each Friday throughout the Promotion Period, beginning on April 6, 2012. There will be one (1) Weekly Prize Winner per week, and a total of ten (10) for the Sweepstakes, and he or she shall be entitled to receive one (1) of the following prizes (“Weekly Prize”) (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion):


WD Water Bottle
WD Tee Shirt
WD Talking Stress Ball
My Passport® Portable Hard Drive (500 GB)
My Passport Essential™ SE Portable Hard Drive (750 GB)
My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive (500 GB)
My Passport Studio™ Portable Hard Drive (500 GB)
My Passport for Mac® Portable Hard Drive (500 GB)
WD TV® Live Hub™ Media Center (1 TB)
WD TV® Live™ Streaming Media Player
My Book® Live™ Personal Cloud Storage (1 TB)
WD Livewire™ Powerline AV Network Kit
WD Caviar® Black™ SATA Hard Drive (500 GB)
WD Scorpio® Blue™ SATA/PATA Hard Drive (80 GB)
WD Scorpio Black™ SATA Hard Drive (160 GB)
WD VelociRaptor® SATA Hard Drive (150 GB)
WD Nomad™ Rugged Case for My Passport Portable Drives

In addition to the Grand Prize and the Weekly Prizes, the first five hundred (500) participants will receive a WD World Backup Day t-shirt prize (“T-Shirt”) for submitting an Eligible Entry (“T-Shirt Winners”). Participants will only be eligible to receive a T-Shirt upon submitting their first Entry submission.

TAXES: Each Winner is responsible for all federal, state, provincial, local or other applicable taxes associated with acceptance and use of the prize(s). Prizes are not transferable. No substitution of Prizes is permitted except at Sponsor's option, including Sponsor's right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised Prize is unavailable.

PHOTO RIGHTS: By submitting an Uploaded Photo to enter the Sweepstakes, each contestant certifies to Sponsor that all such submitted Uploaded Photos do not infringe any third party’s rights or otherwise violate any law, including publicity or privacy rights, and each contestant certifies that he or she has obtained all necessary consents to submit such Uploaded Photos. Contestants shall not submit any photo or essay that includes offensive or illegal content, including without limitation, any posts that are libelous, slanderous or defamatory of any entity or person, or which contain obscene or pornographic material. By uploading a post, each entrant hereby grants to Western Digital, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, modify, reproduce, display, distribute, and otherwise exploit (in any manner whatsoever) such uploaded post. The foregoing license grant is not contingent upon anything. Each participant agrees that if any of the foregoing representations are untrue, in whole or in part, such participant may be required to indemnify and hold Sponsor, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, harmless from and against any costs, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with any claim or allegation that, if true, would be a breach of the representations above.

PRIZE REDEMPTION: Awarding of each Prize will be conducted by WD, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. WD will notify each Winner via e-mail/phone and verify the Winner’s eligibility and mailing address. If the Winner cannot be contacted or the Winner fails to confirm his/her eligibility and mailing address within 72 hours of notification, an alternate Winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries. Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner. However, for Canadian Winners, see the section below regarding Canadian Winner Obligations.

CANADIAN WINNER OBLIGATIONS: If the Winner resides in Canada, then the Winner will be required to correctly answer a time-limited skill testing question, and the Winner must do so without assistance, as a condition to collecting the prize. If the Canadian Winner fails to do this, then the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner. Prizes will be mailed to the mailing address provided by the Winner.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Prize acceptance constitutes express permission to use the Grand Prize Winner's first initial, last name, and state of residence for publicity purposes without compensation and agreement to execute any required documentation. Sponsor and its promotional and advertising agencies, and all respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents of each, shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by winner for any damage, loss or liability to persons or property, due in whole or part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prize or participation in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend part or all of this Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and its promotion and advertising agencies, and all respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents of each, are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost, interrupted or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by the Sponsor, users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user's system or limit a participant's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that the Sponsor reasonably believes to have tampered with the entry process or with the operation of the Sweepstakes, or who is found to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN CONTESTANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

SPONSOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Western Digital Technologies, Inc., 3355 Michelson, Dr., Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612, USA.



To enter into the WD World Backup Day Photo Mosaic Sweepstakes (this “Sweepstakes”), go to to submit your entry. No purchase is necessary to submit your entry. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning. All entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on March 30, 2012, and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 8, 2012. All Entries become the property of Western Digital and will not be returned. Participants may submit one (1) entry per day during the promotion period, but only one entry per participant shall be eligible for either the grand prize drawing, any weekly prize drawing, or to receive a T-shirt.