Cloud Hero Contest - Terms and conditions

This Cloud Hero Contest (the “Contest”) is run by Google Cloud India Private  Limited whose principal place of business is at Unit No-204, Signature Tower-II, Tower-A, 2nd Floor, Sector-15, Part II, Silokhera, Gurgaon-122001 (“Google”) using a platform operated by Qwiklabs Inc. (“Qwiklabs”) whose principal place of business is at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States.

To enter this Contest, you must read and agree to these terms and conditions (“Terms”). By entering the Contest, you agree that these Terms will apply to you.

1. Eligibility

1.1. To participate in the Contest and be eligible for entry, the following conditions must be satisfied throughout the duration of the Contest. You must:

  1. be a resident of the India;
  2. not be: (i) resident of US embargoed country, (ii) ordinarily resident in a US embargoed country, or (iii) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs from participating in the Contest, or (iv) a wholly or partially state-owned entity or an employee of the government or of a government-controlled entity;
  3. be at least 18;
  4. not be an employee, officer, or director of Google, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, or be the immediate family or living in the households of any such persons; and
  5. ensure that participating in the Contest and accepting these Terms complies with your organisation’s own code of conduct.

1.2. Entry to the Contest is limited per Qwiklabs account. The Contest consists of 4 labs that can each be played up to five times during the Contest Period (as defined in Section 3 (Key Dates) below).

1.3. All determinations of eligibility will be made at Google’s sole and absolute discretion. Google reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any related dispute at any time. No correspondence will be entered into.

2. How to Participate

2.1. You must:

  1. meet the eligibility criteria specified in Section 1 (Eligibility) above;
  2. create or already have created a Qwiklabs account at qwiklabs.com;
  3. register to participate in the Contest here; and
  4. play the 4 labs which are part of the Contest during the Contest Period (as defined in Section 3 (Key Dates) below). Each lab can be played up to 5 times during the Contest Period.

2.2. All data provided through the registration process must be complete and correct.

2.3. The Contest is limited to 5000 participants and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

3. Key Dates

3.1. Contest begins at 12:00 am IST on September 13, 2019  and ends at 11:59 pm IST on September 15, 2019 (“Contest Period”).

4. Determining the winners

4.1. 15 winners will be selected automatically via a points scoring system. The 15 participants with the highest numbers of points will be determined as the 15 winners.

4.2. The points are calculated as follows:

  1. Each game that you play as part of the Contest has multiple labs, listed in subject groupings for ease of viewing.
  2. You earn points by completing each lab’s required steps and finishing the lab quickly.
  3. Required steps are counted within each lab, using Activity Tracking.
  4. You receive additional points for speed if you finish all required steps in a lab before the lab timer runs out.
  5. The lab timer shows the maximum time you have to complete the relevant lab. The timer starts counting down when you click “Start Lab”, and times out when the timer reaches zero. If you finish the lab before the timer reaches zero, you need to click “End Lab” to earn bonus points for speed.
  6. The time between when you finish one lab and start another lab does not affect your point score.
  7. Your total points score is calculated by combining the points scores of all the labs you’ve completed. So to maximise your points, do more labs!
5. Prizes

5.1. The winners will receive:

  1. First top 5 scorers get  a Google Home Mini
  2. Next top 10 scorers get Google Cloud Swags

(each a “Prize”).

5.2. All decisions by Google regarding Prize winners are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

5.3. Prizes will be delivered to the winners by September 30, 2019.

6. Notification of Winners and Winners’ Obligations

6.1. If you are a winner, Google will notify you that you have won a Prize by sending an email to the address you provided at the time of registering for the Contest by September 20, 2019

6.2. Google solely reserves the right in its reasonable discretion to substitute equivalent Prizes of equal or greater value. No cash equivalent of Prizes can be claimed.

6.3. You may be required to submit a declaration of eligibility in order to receive a Prize.

6.4. Google is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete and illegible entry materials, or for electronic transmission errors, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry, technical malfunctions of any kind. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part incomprehensible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, forged, mechanically reproduced or obtained through fraud or theft.

6.5. Google on its own or via any third party will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify you if you are a winner. If you decline a Prize, do not respond to the Prize notification within 10 days of the notification being sent, fail to claim the Prize in the manner specified, are unavailable for Prize fulfillment, fail to abide by these Terms or are ineligible, Google may select an alternative winner from all remaining participants.

6.6. The Prize may be subject to restrictions and/or licences and may require additional hardware, software, service, or maintenance to use. If you are a winner, you will bear all responsibility for use of the Prize in compliance with any conditions imposed by the Prize manufacturer, and any additional costs associated with its use, service, or maintenance.

6.7. If you win a Prize, you will be solely responsible for ensuring that you comply with any applicable tax laws and filing requirements.

6.8. Prizes are non-transferrable. You may not sell on or give away a Prize to other person.

6.9. Surnames of winners and their county will be available by sending an email to the [email protected]  up to one month after the Contest Period. If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning entry being published or made available, please send an email to the [email protected] before the end of the Contest Period. In such circumstances, Google must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.

7. Privacy

7.1. Google may collect, store, share and otherwise use personally identifiable information provided during registration for the Contest. Google will use this information for the purpose of the Contest only and will process any such personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy (http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/).

7.2. You have the right to request access, review, rectification or deletion of any personal data held by Google in connection with the Contest by writing to the [email protected].

7.3. Google will receive personal data from Qwiklabs in order to select the winners of the Contest.

8. Right To Cancel, Modify Or Disqualify

8.1. If for any reason outside Google’s control, the Contest is not capable of running as planned (which may include tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, printing errors, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest), Google may, at its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

8.2. Google may, acting reasonably: (a) disqualify any participant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Contest or whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the Contest and declare void any or all of their entries based on such conduct; or (b) declare void any entries resulting from any errors materially affecting the result of the contest or the number of entrants.

8.3.Google solely reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner or confirmed winner based on the results of a background check, including, without limitation, based on driver history or record, any drug or alcohol dependency or treatment, criminal arrests or convictions  whether settled or still pending. In such instance, an alternate potential winner may be chosen to replace the disqualified by Google. Google's determinations relating to judging (inclusive of the judging criteria) are final and binding.

9. Limitation of Liability & Disclaimer of Warranties

9.1. Nothing in these Terms will exclude or limit the liability of Google or its affiliates for:

  1. death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Google or its affiliates, servants, agents or employees;
  2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
  3. any other liability that may not be excluded or limited under applicable law.

9.2. Subject to clause 9.1, Google shall not be liable under or in connection with this Contest (whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) for any indirect or consequential losses suffered or incurred by you (whether or not any such losses were or were not foreseeable or within the contemplation of the parties).

9.3. Subject to clause 9.1(b), and to the extent permitted by law, all warranties, conditions or terms, express or implied, relating to the Prize, its use, value or enjoyment, including (without limitation) its satisfactory quality or fitness for purpose, are excluded, with the exception of any standard manufacturer’s warranty that may apply to the Prizes.

9.4. Subject to clauses 9.1 and 9.2 Google’s total liability to you under or in connection with this Contest (whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) is limited in aggregate to INR 25,00,000.

10. Severability

10.1. If any provision(s) of these Terms are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

11. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

11.1. These Terms shall be shall be governed by subject to, and construed in accordance with you and the laws of India. All disputes arising out of or in relation to these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Delhi