Official rules of the Cloudflare Share Your Story contest

Please read these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”) before participating in the Cloudflare Share Your Story (“Contest”). By participating in this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility criteria set out below. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ABOVE THE AGE OF MAJORITY AND WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE PROHIBITED JURISDICTIONS (DEFINED BELOW) OR LIVING IN A COUNTRY WHERE THE CONTEST IS PROHIBITED BY LAW. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE, OR IF YOU ARE OTHERWISE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE BY THE LOCAL LAW IN YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CONTEST.

1. SPONSOR & COMPLIANCE WITH RULES.

The sponsor of the Contest is Cloudflare, Inc., having its principal place of business in San Francisco, California, United States (“Sponsor” or the “Company”). The Company will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these Official Rules. By submitting an entry in the Contest, each entrant (“you”) agrees to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules, which constitute a binding agreement between you and the Company. These Official Rules do not supersede but work in conjunction with the Cloudflare Website and Online Services Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The decisions of the Company are final and binding in all respects.

2. ELIGIBILITY.

The Contest is open only to natural persons, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Participants must reside within the United States. Void where prohibited.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be declared by using the registered account holder of the email account from which the entry was submitted at the time of entry. The registered account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned the submitted email address by the relevant Internet service provider, online access provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. With respect to any potential winner, the potential winner may be required to provide the Company with proof that the person is the registered account holder of the email address associated with such entry. No third-party entry or entry through Contest services is permitted – entry by individuals only.

3. WHEN TO ENTER

  • Entry Period: April 15, 2022 (12:00 AM Pacific Time) - June 15, 2022 (11:59 PM Pacific Time)

  • Potential Winner Selection Period*: April 15, 2022 – June 15, 2022

  • Potential Winner Selection Date*: July 1, 2022

* The dates for Potential Winner Selection Period and Potential Winner Selection Date are approximate. Sponsor reserves the right to lengthen the time it considers winners and to modify the Selection Date for any reason. The Company reserves the right to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules.

4. CONTENT OF SUBMISSIONS.

Eligible participants must submit entries that meet the criteria described in this Section 4 of the Official Rules during the Entry Period (“Submission”):

  • Participants must respond to the questions on the Vocal Video video capture application link via short video recordings.

  • Participants must review and approve the final videos created by Company from Participants’ responses captured with the Vocal Video tool (each, a “Video”). Entrants must submit written approval via email to permit Company to publicly promote the Videos on social media.

All Submissions must be provided at the Share Your Story Contest link during the Entry Period. Any proof of receipt (such as confirmation of email delivery) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of the Submission by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, stolen, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, incomplete, undelivered, or inaccurate Submissions. Proof of transmission does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt by Sponsor. All entries become the property of the Company upon receipt and none will be acknowledged or returned.

5. EVALUATION OF SUBMISSIONS.

After the Entry Period, Sponsor or a third party service provider working on behalf of the Sponsor will evaluate the Submissions. Prizes will be given to the first 50 entrants who meet the requirements presented in Section 4 of these Official Rules (see Section 10). Sponsor reserves the right to choose which Videos will be promoted on Social Media.

6. TERMS OF WINNER SELECTION.

Sponsor shall have the final, binding decision on all matters and interpretations relating to the Contest and these Official Rules. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or potential winner and may refuse to award any Prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtained potential winner status using fraudulent, unfair or illegal means. All potential winners are subject to verification by the Company. An entrant is not a potential winner eligible to receive any Prize, even if the Contest should so indicate, unless and until the Company has verified the entrant’s eligibility. Potential winners will email and must meet all eligibility requirements. Return of a potential winner notification as undeliverable, or inability of the Company to contact a potential winner by email within the time period stated in the notification, may result in disqualification of such potential winner, and an alternate potential winner may be selected at the Company’s discretion. In the event a potential winner declines the notification or any payment of the Prize, the Company may, at its discretion, select an alternate potential winner.

7. PRIZES.

Sponsor will award a total of 50 Cloudflare branded water bottles (H2GO) in the Contest (each a “Prize”) to the first 50 participants to submit video recordings through the Share Your Story Contest link and approve the final edited video. Delivery timing and exact model of the Prize are subject to availability. Prizes are limited to one Prize per participant. The Sponsor reserves the right to alter the number of Prizes to each winner based upon the strength of the Submissions. Prizes will be delivered using a shipping method chosen at the Sponsor's sole discretion, within approximately thirty (30) days from receipt of each winner’s shipping address. Lost or stolen shipments will not be replaced. The Prize does not include any other item or expense not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all additional expenses, if any, are the sole responsibility of the successful entrant. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. All taxes incurred in connection with any Prize, and the reporting consequences thereof, are the sole responsibility of the respective recipient.

8. OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE.

Company retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Videos. Except where prohibited by applicable law or regulation, by submitting an entry, you grant the Company a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use your name, character, photograph, voice, image and likeness in connection with the promotion and operation of this Contest, as well as the content and information that is included in the Video the Submission, and you waive any and all claims and/or rights to receive any royalties or other compensation for the Company’s use thereof, unless prohibited by law.

9. PERSONAL INFORMATION/PRIVACY.

Entry into this Contest requires the entrant to enter his or her email address and certain other personal information. The Company’s and/or its data processors' servers and computer systems will collect personal data collection in connection with this Contest. You may withdraw your personal data upon request; however, you will be disqualified as an entrant in this Contest if you withdraw your personal data prior to the determination of the potential winners and fulfillment of the Prize(s). Company will use and share this personal information in order to fulfill the requirements of the Contest, and to market and promote the Contest. For example, Company may share this personal information with third parties who are helping to administer the Contest, as well as to contact participants and potential Prize recipients regarding the Contest. Company may also publicize your participation in the Contest, including the promotion of the Videos and your Submission upon your prior consent. Depending on the participant’s country or jurisdiction of origin, personal information may be transferred across borders. Where necessary, such transfers are made using appropriate safeguards. By participating in the Contest and agreeing to these Official Rules, participants hereby consent to Company’s use of participant’s personal information in this manner. Information submitted to Company as part of the Contest will be treated in accordance with Company’s privacy policy located at https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.

10. RIGHT TO MODIFY OR CANCEL.

If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, Internet failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, a force majeure event, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, fulfillment, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate, suspend, or modify the Contest.

11. RELEASE.

By participating in the Contest, you (a) release the Company and its affiliates, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees ("Released Entities"), from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by participation in the Contest, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or acceptance, possession, use, misuse, or nonuse of the Prize that may be awarded; and (b) acknowledge that the Released Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a Prize including, without limitation, the Prize quality or availability. No Released Entity is responsible for incorrect or inaccurate printing or typographical errors in any promotion-related material, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or website or to complete a telephone call, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other equipment related to or resulting from participation in this Contest. By providing a Submission in the Contest, you agree that you are not putting Company on notice of any patent and you further agree not to assert any such patent against Company. By participating in this Contest, you agree that you (or any successor-in-interest to any claim of yours) will not use the fact that Company reviewed your Submission in any future lawsuit against Company.

The Company’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Released Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (a) by wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of the Released Entities or any other person or entity furnishing services, products, or accommodations as a part of a Prize or any of their agents, servants, employees, or independent contractors, (b) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service, product, or accommodation that is owned, operated, furnished, or otherwise used or provided by the Released Entities or any person or entity furnishing services, products, or accommodations as a part of a Prize, (c) by the wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Entities, or (d) by any cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the control of Released Entities.

12. DISPUTES/ARBITRATION.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Company in connection with the Contest and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted under the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any conflicts of laws principles that require the application of the law of a different jurisdiction. Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or relating to the Contest or any Prize shall, in good faith, be amicably resolved between an entrant and the Company. In the event that an amicable resolution cannot be reached, all such disputes, claims or causes of action shall be exclusively resolved by binding arbitration (all aspects of which shall be kept strictly confidential) pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act and the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, with arbitration to occur in San Francisco, California before a sole arbitrator, without resort to any form of class action. Entrants and the Company agree to give up any right to litigate claims in a court or before a jury, or to participate in a class action or representative action with respect to a claim. The laws of the jurisdiction where the entrant is located may differ from California law. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering into this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees and under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.