2022 Siliceous Solutions's Free Speech Moment Social Platform Giveaway
Last Updated: November 8, 2022
Official Program Rules and Regulations ("Official Rules")
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
Chances of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received and the judges’ decisions.
Siliceous Solutions of Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia (the “Sponsor”).
Siliceous Solution’s Free Speech Moment Social Platform Giveaway (the “Program”) is open to all individuals who are residents of any country and who at the time of entry are associated with (in line with the eligibility criteria set out below) an eligible for-profit entrepreneur that:
- is domiciled in any country;
- has been in continuous operation selling a product or service for not fewer than twelve (12) months as of November 7, 2022;
- is currently active, lawful and has all necessary and required licenses and registrations to carry on its business or community;
- has no more than ten (10) employees (sole proprietors are considered as an employee and part-time employees are included); and
- is not under bankruptcy protection or has judicial liens or attachments (and is not subject to equivalent insolvency procedures in its country of domicile),
each an eligible “entrepreneur”.
Each individual who enters the Program (“Entrant”) must also meet all of the following criteria:
- must have a community, brand or business social media presence of not less than twelve (12) months with a following of not less than 5000 on each social media account;
- must be able to provide proof of ownership of the stated social media account(s);
- must be at least eighteen (18) years of age (or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence if different) at the time of Entry (as defined below); and
- must be the independent owner or operator of an eligible entrepreneur and an authorised agent of that entrepreneur,
each an eligible “Entrant”.
You are eligible to enter for the Free Speech Moment Social Platform of the Year Giveaway if you meet all the above criteria.
Sponsor shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether an Entrant and/or entrepreneur meets the eligibility criteria to participate in the Program. Sponsor’s decisions regarding eligibility and all other aspects of the Program are final and binding.
Any individuals (including, but not limited to, employees, consultants, independent contractors and interns) who have, within the past six (6) months, held employment with or performed services for Sponsor or who are contest judges for this Program, are not eligible to enter or win any prizes. Immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, spouse of each) and those living in the same household of any of the foregoing for three (3) months or more a year are also not eligible to enter or win any prizes.
By entering the Program, Entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Program. This Program is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.
The entry period begins on November 11, 2022 at 12:00 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and ends December 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM AEST (“Program Period”).
The winners will be selected only from Entries submitted in the Program Period. Any Entries that have not been received by the Sponsor in the Program Period shall not be considered.
There will be a total of one (1) prize (“Prize”) awarded to one (1) winning Entrant (the “Winner”). The Winner will receive a prize as follows:
- Design and build of 1 Social Platform worth $4779
- Domain name and web hosting for 12 months from the date the Winner is announced
How to Enter:
To participate in the Program, eligible Entrants are required to visit the Program website located at https://siliceoussolutions.com/free-speech-moment-contest/ (the “Program Site”) and submit an entry as described fully below (the “Entry”) during the Program Period. Internet operator standard data or communication charges shall apply for access to the internet to submit an entry. Entries must include the following in each Entry:
- First name
- Last name
- Business or Community name
- Phone number
- Social handles Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram
- Link to the post on your Twitter profile where our tweet is retweeted.
- How will having a Social Platform help you grow your community or business?
- What challenges do you currently face in your community/business/life using traditional social media platforms?
- What features do you currently use to collect leads, convert clients, monetise and grow your audience on your social media channels?
- What are the results of using those features?
- What features do you wish to include on your new Social Platform when scaling post-build?
- Link to your video
- Each Entrant must provide permission for Siliceous Solutions to use the application answers and videos on our website, on social media, and in other marketing.
Finalists’ videos will be featured on our website, on social media, and in other marketing.
Entries must include social handles (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram) of the Entrant and/or of the eligible entrepreneur, and the provision of this information is required.
A maximum of one (1) entry is allowed per entrepreneur. If an email address is used for entry more than one (1) time, then only the first (1st) entry is a valid entry. For the avoidance of doubt, each Entry must include all of the above information to be considered valid, and any incomplete Entry will be invalid. Any Entry which is not received by the Sponsor within the Program Period shall also be considered invalid. Any invalid Entries will not be automatically disqualified by Sponsor.
Entrants agree that all Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
The return of any notification as undeliverable, or failure to respond to notices or return the required documents as listed in such notices in a timely manner, or a determination that a potential winner is ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, as determined by the Sponsor, may result in disqualification of the winner and forfeiture of the corresponding Prize.
How to Win:
All eligible Entries will be judged to determine three (3) finalists who will each be eligible to win a Prize (“Finalists”).
Judging to select the Finalists will take place between December 6, 2022 and December 8, 2022 (“Judging Period”). During the Judging Period, all eligible Entries will be judged according to the below criteria.
Judging Criteria for Finalists (each of the below weighted equally):
- Clear, compelling and engaging answers
- Theme (e.g. connection and relevance to the Free Speech Moment Social Platform)
- Creativity (e.g. how will having a Social Platform help you grow your community or business, including through use of Siliceous Solutions services in the video submission)
- Persuasiveness of the Entry
- Overcoming challenges to build Entrant’s community, brand or business
- Results and metrics proving challenges with using social media platforms
- Positive impact you will make on the community if awarded the Prize
The three (3) Entries that receive the highest scores in each category based on the above criteria shall be selected as Finalists. The decision of the Judging Panel shall be final.
The three (3) Finalists videos will be shown to the public who may comment, like or share the videos.
The 1st Place Winner shall be deemed to be the Finalist that the Sponsor selects.
The Entrants that have been selected as Finalists will be notified via email using the contact information provided in the Submission Materials on December 9, 2022 (“Finalist Notification”). Notification shall be deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of the Finalist Notification by Sponsor.
The Finalists will be required to respond to the Finalist Notification by no later than December 10, 2022 and confirm that the Finalist will receive the Prize if they are the Winner.
BEFORE BEING DECLARED A CONFIRMED WINNER, a selected Entrant must be in compliance with these Official Rules and may be required to sign and return within fourteen (14) days of notification or prior to December 23, 2022, affidavits of eligibility, tax acknowledgement forms, liability releases and, except where prohibited by law, use of name and likeness releases and any other documentation that Sponsor may require (“Winner Documents”).
How to claim a Prize:
THE WINNER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE. The Prize must be accepted as awarded (with no substitutions), and may not be sold or transferred.
Subject to the terms of these Official Rules, Winners will be provided with the Prize within 45 days of the end of the Program Period.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant at any time that it finds to be tampering with the entry process; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be attempting to circumvent these Official Rules or to disrupt or undermine the Program; or to be acting in an inappropriate or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
In addition, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject and/or disqualify any Entries at any time that Sponsor deems to be hate‐related, and/or material advocating discrimination against individuals or groups; related to violence of any kind; obscene, profane, disparaging, defamatory, malicious, unlawful or otherwise objectionable material, including pornographic or illicitly pornographic sexual products, adult magazines, video and software, escort services, dating services, adult “swinger” material, or anything which exploits of minors; advocating or advancing criminal hacking, cracking, or phishing; promoting unlawful software and malicious code, (such as viruses, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses and other harmful or malicious files, scripts, agents or programs), or corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other items of a destructive or deceptive nature; a violation or encouragement of conduct that would violate any applicable laws, including any criminal laws, or any third‐party rights, including intellectual property, publicity or privacy rights; debt collections, credit repair and debt relief offerings stock picks or promotions “get rich quick” and other similar offers; cryptocurrency sales and promotions or material related to “Mining” bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies; or related to pyramid schemes or network marketing (i.e. MLM) businesses, odds making and betting/gambling services, including but not limited online casino games, and sporting events. Should Sponsor determine, in its sole discretion, that any Finalist / Winner has violated any of the prohibitions contained in these Official Rules or should be disqualified for any other reason, Sponsor shall have no obligation to provide an Prize to such Finalist / Winner.
Sponsor, its agents and representatives are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (a) electronic hardware or software program, network or computer malfunctions, failure or difficulties of any kind; (b) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; (c) any lost, delayed, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or undeliverable Entries, or any delay or failure to transmit, process, receive or consider Entries; (d) any participation in, or inability to participate in the Program; (e) any injury or damage to persons or property caused directly or indirectly from participation in the Program; (f) receipt, use or redemption of any Prize, or inability to receive, use or redeem any Prize; or (g) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor that jeopardize the administration, fairness security or proper conduct of the Program.
By participating, to the extent permitted by law, each Entrant agrees to release and hold Sponsor, its shareholders, directors, officers, judges, agents and representatives and event entities harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind (including actual legal fees and expenses) in connection with or resulting from participation in the Program, any misrepresentation Entrant makes under these Official Rules or otherwise to Sponsor, Entrant’s failure to comply with these Official Rules, or acceptance, possession or use of any Prize, including without limitation, property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy (whether arising in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise) except that liability for personal injury or death shall not be excluded where caused by the negligence of the Sponsor (including Sponsor’s shareholders, officers, agents or representatives).
Sponsor is the ultimate owner of the Prize. Winner is the ultimate owner of all supplied content and data located on the Prize. Winner will need to supply all copy, images and logo. Winner will be given ‘Editor’ access to the Prize (on completion of the design and build of the social platform). Prize does not include ongoing development, support or site maintenance, although these can be provided at a reasonable cost to the Winner. Winner may purchase ownership of the Prize at any time for the value of the Prize at that point in time, which will be at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion and determination of fairness, and as permitted by applicable law, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Program if Sponsor cannot run the Program as planned or intended. If that occurs, Sponsor may (as permitted by applicable laws) select winners from eligible Entries received prior to such event or interruption or award no Prizes. Sponsor may disqualify any Entrant who tampers with the entry process or operation of this Program or who violates these Official Rules. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
Privacy and Publicity:
By participating in the Program, Entrant grants to Sponsor an assignable, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to edit or otherwise use all materials submitted by Entrant in connection with the Program and waives all moral rights, in and to all materials submitted by Entrant to which Entrant may now or in future be entitled under the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, in whole or in part, for any purpose and in any manner or media (including, without limitation, the Internet) now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity without further compensation, for promotional purposes in any media carried out by Sponsor or any related entities, except where prohibited by law.
BY SUBMITTING SUBMISSION MATERIALS, ENTRANTS EACH ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SUBMISSION MATERIALS, AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROGRAM, MAY BE POSTED ON THE SPONSOR’S WEBSITE, IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION. Sponsor reserves the right to edit the Submission Materials and other materials prior to posting them to the website in its sole discretion.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any contestant and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria. This choice of law does not deprive Entrants of the protection afforded to them under their own laws and such provisions that cannot be derogated from by agreement by virtue of the law of the Entrant’s own jurisdiction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
Any specific waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of that obligation nor of any other obligation of Entrant.
Entrants within the UK:
Any dispute concerning this Program shall be resolved by one of the following methods (to be determined and elected by the Entrant at their discretion): (a) any court sitting in Melbourne, Victoria except that this choice of venue does not deprive Entrants of the protection afforded to them under their own laws and such provisions that cannot be derogated from by agreement by virtue of the law of the Entrant’s jurisdiction; or (b) submitted to binding arbitration in Melbourne, Victoria within one (1) year from the date that the cause of action arose (or, if multiple cause of actions are involved, from the date that the first cause of action arose), with such arbitration conducted pursuant to the then prevailing rules of the American Arbitration Association. To the fullest extent permitted by law, no arbitration brought pursuant to these Official Rules shall be joined to any other arbitration initiated pursuant to these Official Rules.
All other Entrants:
Any dispute concerning this Program shall submitted to binding arbitration in Melbourne, Victoria within one (1) year from the date that the cause of action arose (or, if multiple cause of actions are involved, from the date that the first cause of action arose), with such arbitration conducted pursuant to the then prevailing rules of the Australian Disputes Centre. To the fullest extent permitted by law, no arbitration brought pursuant to these Official Rules shall be joined to any other arbitration initiated pursuant to these Official Rules.
Request for Name of Winner:
The Winner’s details (containing surnames and counties/cities of the Winner only) is available only for the ninety (90) day period following the Winner Announcement. To obtain Winner’s details, please send an e-mail with the subject “Free Speech Moment Social Platform Winner Details” to email@example.com. If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning Entry being published or made available, please contact the Sponsor by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In such circumstances, the Sponsor may still be required to provide this information to a regulator on request (including the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK).