Terms & Conditions

Bridgestone Rivals – Race to the Top 2024

Official Rules ("Official Rules")

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER
OFFER VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW

The Bridgestone Rivals – Race to the Top 2024 (“Competition”) is organized by Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte Ltd with its registered address at 83 Clemenceau Avenue, 8th Floor, Singapore 239920 ("Bridgestone").

By entering the Competition, all Racers accept and agree to abide by these Official Rules and Racing Rules (as defined below). Registration is required in order to participate in the Competition.

The prizes (to be determined by Bridgestone, hereinafter defined as “Prizes”) will be awarded in compliance with the Official Rules and Racing Rules.

 

1. RACERS ELIGIBILITY

1.1 Registration Period(s); Acceptance of the Official Rules and Racing Rules
To participate in the Competition and to qualify for the Prizes, Racers must;
a) Comply with entry requirements for the Competition.
b) Accept the stated terms and conditions located within the Competition – including but not limited to accepting and acknowledging that "By participating in this event, you (the Racer) consent to Microsoft sharing the event leaderboard information, including gamertags, with Bridgestone” and to be contacted [by Bridgestone] regarding the Competition.
c) Register with Bridgestone by signing up at www.bridgestonerivals.com and complete the necessary registration and relevant forms related to the Prize offering, which are required by Bridgestone to be eligible for the Prizes.
d) To qualify for the Prizes, a minimum of two (2) registered Racers are required in any applicable Eligible Country.

Registration Period:
0000hrs 19 June 2024 to 2359hrs 10 July 2024 (Pacific Time)

Racers must fulfill all the conditions stated above and all registration forms must be completed and received by Bridgestone within the Registration Period.

By submitting a registration form and by participating in the Competition, Racers agree that they (i) are eligible to register and participate; (ii) will have read and accepted these Official Rules, the Racing Rules and (ii) the Bridgestone Privacy Policy. Racers agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the Racing Rules, and the decisions of Bridgestone in the context of the Competition. Racers acknowledge that Microsoft and any other Bridgestone partners' or contractors’ activities are governed by their respective terms and conditions and privacy policies. Bridgestone takes no responsibility for any terms of use or policies other than its own. Racers agree that Bridgestone reserves all rights and has full discretion to disqualify a Racer if they violate any of the terms of the Official Rules, the Racing Rules or if their conduct is contrary to the spirit or good standing of the Competition.

Bridgestone reserves the right:

a) To alter, amend or supplement these Official Rules and Racing Rules from time to time as it deems fit;
b) To cancel, change or suspend the Competition, or any part of it, if cheating, a virus, bug, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the conduct, safety, fairness and/or integrity of the Competition.
c) To modify, suspend, postpone, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, at any time and from time to time, the Competition, or any part of it, with or without prior notice, for reasons outside its reasonable control, including, without limitation, any Force Majeure event (as Force Majeure is defined in Section 5.7).

1.2 Residency
Racers must be legal residents in an eligible location to participate in the Competition. Schedule 1 shows a list of all eligible locations and their corresponding regional classification (“Eligible Location”).

1.3 Bridgestone Employees; conflict of interests
The officers, directors and employees of Bridgestone, Microsoft, Turn 10 Studios, their subsidiaries and affiliated companies, as well as all advertising, marketing and judging agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Competition and immediate family members (parents, step-parents, grandparents, children, step-children, siblings, civil partners or spouses) or persons living in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in this Competition.

2. REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

2.1 Right to Verify Eligibility
Racers shall provide proof of eligibility. Bridgestone reserves the right to verify the eligibility of Racers at any time during the Competition to the extent required for the purposes of the Competition by requesting the Racers to produce any documentation of eligibility as Bridgestone deems fit.

Failure to adhere to such verification procedures will result in disqualification from the Competition and/or withdrawal of the Prizes.

2.2 Invalid Entries
Bridgestone will not accept Competition entries that are:
a) automatically generated by computer;
b) completed by third parties or in bulk;
c) illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with; or
d) incomplete.

2.3 Entries per Person
Each Racer may only participate in the Competition under one account. Competition entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not permitted.

2.4 Photographs, Audio and Video
Racers agree to be interviewed, photographed, and filmed during any or all stages of the Competition, and that Bridgestone, its group companies and their licensees will be entitled to use and exploit any resulting footage, streams, stills, audio and quotes for their own broadcasting and advertising purposes in connection with the Competition, all the finals and/or the Competition, in perpetuity, in all media. The consideration for the granting of the rights provided herein is included in the Prizes to be assigned in compliance with these Official Rules and the Racing Rules.

3. DISCLAIMER

Bridgestone will not accept:
a) responsibility for Competition entries and forms that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind;
b) proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt of an entry to the Competition; or
c) responsibility for any delay, time lag, slow response, congestion of data transmission or slow connection related to the Competition or to in-game activity and actions (including racing-related actions), for example, due to remoteness of the server(s) or poor internet connection.

4. PRIZES

a) Prizes will be granted only if participating Racers fully comply with these Official Rules and Racing Rules. In case of breach of any provision of these Official Rules and Racing Rules by Racers, they will be disqualified from the Competition and lose any right to receive the Prizes indicated in the Racing Rules.

b) Bridgestone will contact the winners to notify them of the necessary logistics arrangements for the redemption of the Prizes, such logistics arrangements to be determined at Bridgestone’s sole discretion. Bridgestone is not liable for any damage (whether lost, stolen, forged or tampered with) or delay occurring in the transit of Prizes. Prizes are not transferable or refundable, must be accepted as awarded in respect of the services performed and cannot be resold for profit. Any taxes and any duties on the Prizes are the winners’ sole responsibility.

c) Bridgestone reserves the right to alter, change or replace the Prizes, without any prior notice and at any time, with a prize of a similar value, as it deems fit.

d) Bridgestone will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winners of the Prizes as soon as practicable after the announcements of the winners.

e) The winners of the Prizes will have seven (7) days from notification to claim the Prizes as instructed in their notification email and to sign the relevant forms related to the Prize offering as required by Bridgestone. If the said forms are not signed and the Prizes are not claimed within the said seven (7) day period, the Prizes will be considered forfeited. The Prizes may not be claimed by a third party on behalf of the winners. Bridgestone reserves the right to offer the unclaimed Prizes to the next eligible Racer and/or void unclaimed Prizes.

f) Winners who acknowledge acceptance of Prizes within the seven (7) day period will have thirty (30) days to provide Bridgestone with proof of all applicable documentation including but not limited to signed forms related to the Prize offering (“Eligibility Documents”) as outlined in Section 1.1. In the event Winners fail to produce the Eligibility Documents within the thirty (30) day period, the winner acknowledges and accepts forfeiture of the Prize, in which instance Bridgestone reserves the right to offer forfeited Prizes to the next eligible Racer and/or void the Prize.

g) Bridgestone does not accept any responsibility if the winners are not able to receive their prizes.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

a) The Prizes are provided 'as is' without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

b) Insofar as is permitted by law, Bridgestone their agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winners or accept any liability for any claims, demands, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses of any kind, whether direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, or special, including but not limited to personal injury, property damage, or loss of use occurring as a result of participating in the Competition or in connection with or taking up the Prizes, whether the claim is based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability, or otherwise. Furthermore, Bridgestone, their agents or distributors disclaim any liability regarding any certifications, authorizations or contests authorization related to the Competition or eSports.

c) Bridgestone, their agents or distributors accept no responsibility for any costs associated with any prizes or participation in the Competition that are not expressly stated to be their responsibility in these Official Rules. Additionally, each winner of a Prize is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, including taxes imposed on its income.

d) Winners agree to use the Prizes at their own risk. Bridgestone, their agents or distributors shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury that may result from the use or possession of the Prizes.

e) Bridgestone, their agents or distributors shall have no liability whatsoever for any injury or damage to any Racer or any other person’s computer or console, relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Competition.

f) Winners agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Bridgestone, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third-party information providers to the Prizes from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this disclaimer by a winner or any other person having possession or use of the Prizes.

h) Bridgestone, their agents or distributors shall not be liable for any failure to comply with their obligations relating to the Competition where the failure is caused by something outside their reasonable control or force majeure (“Force Majeure”). Such Force Majeure shall include, but is not limited to, epidemic, pandemic, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.

6. OWNERSHIP OF COMPETITION ENTRIES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

a) By submitting a Competition entry and any accompanying material, the Racer agrees with Bridgestone's commitment to assign the Prizes in compliance with these Official Rules to:
i. assign to Bridgestone all intellectual property rights with full title guarantee; and
ii. waive within the limits provided by applicable laws in the country of Racer’s residence - all moral rights in and to the Racers competition entry and otherwise arising in connection with the Racers entry to which the Racers may now or at any time in the future be entitled under all applicable legislations. Any statutory diverging rights are not affected.

b) The Racer agrees that Bridgestone may, but is not required to, publish winners’ names and prizes received on any relevant website and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the Competition. The Racer agrees to grant Bridgestone a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable license, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the Competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, reformat and sublicense the Competition entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes.

c) Racers shall not associate themselves with the Competition in any commercial manner, nor use any intellectual property rights of Bridgestone, nor modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works, nor shall they permit any third parties to do so, without the prior written consent of Bridgestone. The recording, dissemination, or any exploitation of images of the Competition without Bridgestone's prior approval is strictly prohibited.

7. DATA PROTECTION AND PUBLICITY

7.1 Privacy Policy.
Bridgestone is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of Racers in this Competition, as described in Bridgestone Privacy Policy. Before entering the Competition, Racers should carefully read the Bridgestone Privacy Policy, which explains how Bridgestone collects, uses, shares, and discloses Racers’ personal information during the Competition, and the data protections that Bridgestone has put in place to protect the privacy of Racers. The Bridgestone Privacy Policy is incorporated into these Official Rules as if fully set forth herein.

7.2 Collection and Use.
Bridgestone collects and uses Racers’ personal information during the Competition, including when a Racer uses Bridgestone's products and services, such as when a Racer receives services from Bridgestone. Bridgestone uses the information collected to ensure the proper operation and administration of the Competition, conduct promotional giveaways and to provide Bridgestone's products and services to Racers. Bridgestone may also use the information collected for publicity purposes, as stated within these Official Rules; and may notify Racers when they win the Competition, arrange for collection of a Prize, or if there are updates to Competition (such as when the Competition closes), and to let Racers know of special promotions, events and policy changes, using emails, text messages and push notifications. Bridgestone may also collect aggregated and/or statistical data reflecting Racers’ participation in Competition. Bridgestone uses such aggregated and/or statistical data for tracking, reporting and other activities in connection with Bridgestone's business, and in accordance with Bridgestone's Privacy Policy.

7.3 Sharing and Disclosure.
Bridgestone does not share, trade, rent, sell or otherwise disclose Racers’ personal information to unaffiliated companies, save and except that Racers agree that Bridgestone may share Racers’ personal information as necessary, with partners involved in the Competition; to provide any operations or support to products and services requested or authorized by the Racer; or with third party providers, vendors and operators of the Prizes. Without limitation, partners involved in the Competition are: Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios.

7.4 Storage of Information.
Bridgestone may store and process personal information of Racers in any country Bridgestone or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers maintain facilities. Bridgestone takes steps to ensure that the data it collects is processed in accordance with the Bridgestone Privacy Policy and the Official Rules.

8. GENERAL

a) If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Official Rules and/or the Racing Rules, Bridgestone may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude the Racer from participating in the Competition.

b) All decisions regarding the interpretation of these Official Rules, Racing Rules, eligibility, scheduling and staging of the Competition lie solely with Bridgestone (and anyone acting on its behalf), whose decisions are final. Unless otherwise provided for in the mandatory applicable laws of Racer’s country of residence that cannot be derogated from by agreement, Bridgestone’s decisions cannot be appealed and shall not give rise to any claim for monetary damages or any other legal or equitable remedy. Racers agree to be bound by Bridgestone’s (and anyone acting on its behalf final decisions.

c) Bridgestone reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the Competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

d) Unless otherwise provided for in the mandatory applicable laws of Racer’s country of residence that cannot be derogated from by agreement, these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of Switzerland, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Schedule 1
Eligible Locations
Asia & Pacific
• Australia
• New Zealand
• Singapore
• Taiwan
• Vietnam
• Indonesia
• Malaysia
• Thailand
• South Korea

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