RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WordSurge Live Contest Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The WordSurge Live Application (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Live Tech Games Ltd. (“Sponsor”). The Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Apple Inc, Google Inc, or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
THE CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET, OR WHERE THE METHODS OF ENTRY SET FORTH BELOW WOULD BE DEEMED CONSIDERATION. THE PARTIES IRREVOCABLY AGREE THAT THE COURTS OF ENGLAND AND WALES WILL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION TO SETTLE ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR ISSUE (INCLUDING NON-CONTRACTUAL CLAIMS) WHICH MAY ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Subject to these Official Rules, the Contest is open to individual persons who are at least 138 years old as of the date of entry. To be eligible to receive a Prize (as defined below), the information associated with the entrant’s account must be true and accurate. The information associated with the entrant’s account must identify the actual entrant into the Contest. In order to facilitate the delivery of a Prize (as defined below), WordSurge Live may attempt to contact the winner using the e-mail provided during account registration or the mobile number provided during the prize claiming process or the social media handle provided during the prize claiming process. If WordSurge Live cannot get in contact with the winner using that e-mail or phone number or social media handle, the winner may forfeit their Prize. Certain Contests are only open to residents of specific countries. Any person that enters into a Contest that the individual is not eligible to enter may not win a Prize (as defined below) in that Contest.
WordSurge Live reserves the right to verify an entrant’s eligibility before, during, or after the Contest.
Notice to all international entrants: As stated above, it is your responsibility to comply with the contest laws of your country/jurisdiction. You acknowledge that certain countries/jurisdictions have laws regarding Contests that may prevent Sponsor from awarding you your Prize (as defined below). If you are a winner and this happens to be the case with your country/jurisdiction, you acknowledge that you may not be able to receive any Prize at all from Sponsor. By entering this Contest, you acknowledge the risks, and understand that you may win, but not be able to receive a Prize.
Sponsor will announce Contests through the App from time to time. The announcement will indicate the type of Contest that Sponsor is offering. Contests include live Trivia And Wordsearch matches (“WordSurge Live”), and other potential games. You may join a Contest while it is live. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel Contests, in our sole discretion, with no restrictions.
How to Enter:
No purchase or payment is necessary to participate in a Contest. Enter a Contest by completing each of the following steps:
- Download or open the WordSurge Live Application downloaded through the Apple Store Or Google Play Store on your mobile device, and either (a) if you already have a WordSurge Live account, log into your existing WordSurge Live account, or (b) if you do not already have a WordSurge Live account, sign up for a WordSurge Live account with a chosen username, password and e-mail address.
- Click “Join.” WordSurge Live will then automatically match you with other players. You will receive a notification when the live game begins or when another game begins. In WordSurge Live matches, you will be presented with a question, you then have 7 15 seconds to select your move (Rock, Paper or Scissors)find the answer word to that question in a wordsearch grid (the number of seconds may change, without notice, at any time). If you survive the matchup (either by winning, drawing, or losing but using an extra life or golden life)can find the answer word in the wordsearch grid in a quicker time than your opponent in the match you will move on to the next round. If you lose and have no extra ‘Llife’, you are eliminated for the remainder of that specific game.
- Play at least one WordSurge Live game or another game on the WordSurge Live app to completion.
An entrant participating in a Contest who can be granted additional ‘Lives’ in which they can has earned a golden life (“Golden Life”) by referral, or had it awarded to them, may use that Golden Life to re-enter a the Contest Contest afterif they are being eliminated. By default, an entrant’s additional Golden ‘Livfes’ will not be used upon elimination unless the entrant chooses to use it by following the in-App prompts, this is with the exception of if you are in the final two contestants in a game, in which case, the golden‘Life’ life is automatically re-deemed. Each entrant can only use one the number of extra Golden‘Lives’ permittedLife per Contestgame. Participants do not require a golden‘Life’ life to participate in the Contest.
The winner of each Contest will receive any prize that is promoted for that particular contest, determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion (the “Prize”). Sponsor will distribute prizes according to the rules for the specific Contest entered. These terms contained within this document are general to all contests, however, contests that have additional terms will have an information button available in the app to indicate that there are additional terms for that contest. The additional terms are available at www.livetechgames.com/termswww.WordSurgeliveterms.com and can be viewed without needing to register for an account. Additional terms provided, or any amendment to the general terms published on www.livetechgames.com/termswww.WordSurgeliveterms.com will supersede the terms contained within this body, the only exception being where evidence arises that a non-authorised party has maliciously amended the terms published and available at www.livetechgames.com/termswww.WordSurgeliveterms.com.
Each WordSurge Live user may establish, maintain, use and control only one account. Each account may only be owned, maintained, used and controlled by one individual. For avoidance of doubt, users may not “co-own” accounts. In the event Sponsor determines that you have opened, maintained, used or controlled more than one account, in addition to any other rights that Sponsor may have, Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or terminate any or all of your accounts and terminate, withhold or revoke the awarding of any Prizes.
WordSurge Live may use your account information to contact and verify winners. Out of date or incorrect account information at the time you enter a Contest may disqualify you from receiving a Prize. Failure to provide valid, working contact information in connection with your account may result in forfeiture of any Prizes awarded.
Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award any Prizes other than the Prize specified in these Official Rules. The Sponsor does not guarantee that the Prize can be made available to the winner. The Prize is not assignable and not transferable and no substitutions are permitted. In addition, if the Prize is unable to be fulfilled to the winner due to any applicable law, rule or regulation, or if the winner cannot claim the Prize for any reason, then Sponsor reserves the right to not award the Prize at all. The winner shall be responsible and liable for all local taxes on the value of the Prize.
The Contest will be conducted under the Sponsor’s supervision. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. The winner will be notified in the WordSurge Live Application or by email or by phone; provided, however, that Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate method of notification. The winner must cash-out the Prize within 30 days after notification. A Contest winner’s failure to cash-out the Prize within the specified 30 days may be considered that Contest winner’s forfeiture of the Prize and Sponsor may, at its option and sole discretion, choose not to award the Prize at all. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, Sponsor may, at its option and sole discretion, choose not to award the Prize at all.
The Sponsor reserves the right at any time to withhold the prize for the ‘Weekly Wall’ if the sponsor deems that the normal circumstances in which the ‘Weekly Wall’ prize would be awarded have not occurred. This includes but is not limited to; the game not running for a full 7 days (one week). There will be no requirement for the Sponsor to redistribute any Prize that has been withheld at a future date.
Colluding with other players is a forbidden activity on WordSurge Live. The sponsor reserves the right to take any course of action that they deem appropriate to remove the impact of collusion from the game. Collusion includes but is not limited to: multiple players planning their moves with each other in advance of or during a game, players in the same location watching each others screens to determine how to survive more rounds, or creating consortiums of players that select certain moves when matched against one another. Anything the sponsor deems suspicious of the actions will be treated as collusion.
Appropriate courses of action to remove the impacts of unfair collusion may include withholding prizes won by players that colluded, and removing survives from the players survive total. The removal of survival points will be calculated at the Sponsors discretion and they may choose to remove all the points from that game that collusion occurred, or remove a specific amount of points from a game that represents the superlative gains caused by collusion (based on statical methods) or they reserve the right to remove all your survive points from the ‘Weekly Wall’ if there is suspicion that colluding activities have been carried out over a period of time. Any action take by the Sponsor is final and cannot be appealed, nor will any evidence have to be provided to the User when actions such as survival point removal is taken.
In WordSurge Live contests, Players must select their movefind the answer to a question in a wordsearch grid in each roundmatch in a faster time than the opponent they are matched with. If a player submits a move thatanswers in a slower time than their opponent, or fails to select a move in the allotted time, they lose the match loses (is defeated in standard WordSurge Rules: Paper beats Rock, Rock beats Scissors, Scissors beats Paper) or fails to select a move in the allotted andtime, the player will be eliminated unless the player has aan ‘Extra Life’ (used automatically, each player has 2 extra lives for each complete game they enter) or a Golden Life and has not yet used a Golden Life in that Contest. The winner(s) of an WordSurge Live Contest will either be the last person remaining at the end of each complete game, or a specified number of finalist players remaining at the end of the tournament. It is the Sponsors discretion how many people it wants to reward. The sponsor will seek to show the prize structure and numbers of winners in the mobile app before each contest.
General Conditions and Releases:
Notice to all international entrants: As stated above, it is your responsibility to comply with the contest laws of your country/jurisdiction. You acknowledge that certain countries/jurisdictions have laws regarding Contests that may prevent Sponsor from awarding you your Prize (as defined below). If you are a winner and this happens to be the case with your country/jurisdiction, you acknowledge that you may not be able to receive any Prize at all from the Sponsor. By entering this Contest, you acknowledge the risks, and understand that you may win but not be able to receive a Prize.
Notice to all entrants (including international): By entering the Contest or accepting a Prize, you agree to conform to all UK laws and local laws and regulations. Where the Sponsor has reasonable suspicion that a winner is in breach of the terms and conditions required to win the contest, the Sponsor may when applicable, require the winner to execute and return to the Sponsor, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release. Winning may be conditional upon the winner executing and returning the Affidavit to the Sponsor.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, by winning the Contest or accepting a Prize you give permission to use your name, username, gameplay data, profile picture and anything submitted within the mobile app, as well as any other photographs, voice, video, address (city and county only) and testimonials that you choose to provide, in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any compensation to such entrant or any review or approval rights, notifications, or permissions; and constitutes your consent to disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties (including, without limitation, placing the winner’s name on a winner’s list). Notwithstanding any rights of publicity, privacy or otherwise (whether or not statutory) anywhere in the world, your acceptance of a Prize constitutes your authorisation to (i) have Sponsor (and its agents, consultants and employees) photograph, record, tape, film and otherwise visually and audio-visually record you, (ii) have Sponsor (and its agents, consultants and employees) use, reproduce, disseminate, alter, edit, dub, modify, distort, add to, subtract from, process and otherwise exploit any results of such activity (including without limitation any manner in which such activity may be recorded or remembered or modified) or derivatives or extensions or imitations thereof in any manner that Sponsor sees fit, in any medium or technology known or hereinafter invented, throughout the universe in perpetuity, including without limitation for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade or any other purpose whatsoever; and (iii) have relinquished any right that you may have to examine or approve the completed product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in conjunction therewith or the use to which it may be applied.
Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. Sponsor shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner in connection with an entry; (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading the App or otherwise in connection with this Contest; or (5) any warranty with respect to any Prize or any component thereof.
THE CONTEST IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE CONTEST.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, THE SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR; (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS), (B) AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF THE PRIZE FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTEST, (C) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, AND/OR (D) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL.
By entering the Contest, you agree to and hereby do release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives (the “Released Parties”) from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from your acceptance, possession and/or use of any Prize or your participation in this Contest, or from any misuse or malfunction of any Prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter, and indemnify each of the Released Parties from any damages arising therefrom. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of cancellation or suspension, WordSurge Live will endeavour to promptly post a notice on the WordSurge Live App to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. By participating in this Contest, you agree that any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest shall be determined by binding arbitration only in the country of England, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If any provision of these Rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Rules otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.