2016 ACOP Twitter and Weibo Contest

Terms and Conditions

The following are the rules ("Rules") of the "2016 ACOP Twitter and Weibo Contest" promotion (the "Promotion"), as organized by the operator ("PokerStars"/"we"/ "our"/ "us") of the Internet site found at www.pokerstars.net and its affiliated sites (the "Site") and of the PokerStars GUI software (the "Client").

Any entrant ("Entrant" /"you"/ "your") who wishes to participate in the Promotion hereby agrees to: (i) these Rules, (ii) the Terms and Conditions governing the use of Site which can be found at http://www.pokerstars.net/poker/room/tos/ ("Terms and Conditions"), and (iii) the tournament rules governing participation in any tournament on the Site ("Tournament Rules") which can be found here - http://www.pokerstars.net/poker/tournaments/rules/) and agree to be unconditionally bound by all of the same so as to participate in this Promotion.

1. Details of Promotion

1.1 This Promotion will run from October 10, 2016 to October 13, 2016
(the "Duration").
1.2 To take part in the Promotion throughout the Duration, you need to answer the daily question and include the hashtag "#2016ACOP" for Twitter or "#2016ACOP#" for Weibo. For each day of the Promotion, we must receive your entry on or by no later than 11:59pm HKT (GMT+8).
1.3 We will select a winner each day of the Duration ("Winner") based on what we deem to be the best submission. Winners will be announced each following day of the Duration or, at latest, by 20th of October 2016 from all entries received before the expiry of the Duration and each daily Winner will be awarded the Prize (as described in Clause 4 below).
1.4 If you do not have a personal account for this social media site, you will need to create one in order to share your submission(s) as required hereunder;
1.5 You can submit as many entries as you wish throughout the Duration of the Promotion so long as each new submission contains a new response and is sent via your own Twitter account using the hashtag as stipulated in Clause 1.2 above.

2. Eligibility

2.1 All Entrants must be 21 years of age to participate in the Promotion. You may be asked at any stage to provide PokerStars or its designated third party with proof of your age and/or identity and you must, on demand, be able to present a valid passport or other valid government issued picture ID to verify your age and/or identity to the reasonable satisfaction of PokerStars. Any Entrant who is unable to produce any such document(s) to the reasonable satisfaction of PokerStars will be automatically excluded from the Promotion and may forfeit any privileges, prizes or funds that have been attained by or awarded to that Entrant in relation thereto, without compensation of any kind.
2.2 Each Entrant must be the same person whose name appears on the PokerStars account on the Site ("Player Account") that registered to take part in the Promotion as the individual who actually participates in the Promotion. By taking part in this Promotion, you hereby confirm to PokerStars that your name and address as registered on your Player Account is correct and up to date. If you are unable to produce valid proof of your name and address to the reasonable satisfaction of PokerStars, you will be excluded or disqualified from the Promotion.
2.3 Employees and relatives of employees of PokerStars and any entities affiliated or related to PokerStars are not permitted to participate in the Promotion. For these purposes, the term 'relative' shall mean spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling and 'affiliated' shall include but not be limited to mean such an employee's housemate(s).


3. Conduct of Entrants

3.1 You may only have one Player Account with PokerStars and you will need this Player
Account in order to receive and use the Prize on offer should you win.
3.2 If PokerStars becomes aware of any fraud, deceit, misconduct, dishonesty or similar action concerning your participation in the Promotion or where you breach these
Rules, the Terms and Conditions or the Tournament Rules, then PokerStars reserves the absolute right to automatically disqualify you or invalidate your entry. If the fraud, deceit, misconduct, dishonesty or other action is only discovered after any prize has been awarded to you, then you shall be required, upon demand, to return the same (or provide compensation) to PokerStars forthwith upon notification to do so by PokerStars.
3.3 Throughout the Duration, strict rules regarding the behaviour of all Entrants will be enforced by PokerStars and/or its designees. PokerStars reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary against any Entrant found to be in breach of these Rules, the Terms and Conditions or the Tournament Rules and/or acting deceitfully or dishonestly with respect to the Promotion and such action may include but shall not be limited to exclusion, suspension or disqualification from the Promotion and/or the Client, the confiscation of any prize or of any rewards that have been allocated and/or that would ordinarily have been awarded to that Entrant. The decision as to what activity or behaviour constitutes a breach of these Rules or the Promotion or what constitutes an act of deceit or dishonesty in relation to any conduct by an Entrant while participating in this Promotion rests solely with PokerStars in its sole discretion.


4. Prizes

4.1 Each daily Winner will receive a live tournament entry to 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) festival which will include:
• Entry to 'Event #6: HK$9,000 2m GTD Spadie' which is a live event that takes place at PokerStars LIVE Macau from November 2, 2016 to November 4, 2016.

Winners of the Promotion may choose to receive USD $500 instead of the Prize. Winners who decide to take cash alternative are required to have a Players Account with PokerStars to receive funds.

4.2 For the avoidance of doubt, the Prizes and/or, to the extent applicable, all other items which may be given away as part of this Promotion ("Gifts") are non-transferable and may not be given, assigned, transferred, sold to or exchanged with any other person(s). Failure to claim the Prize and/or Gift may result in us allocating it to a third party.
4.3 There may be additional terms and conditions imposed by the supplier of the Prize and/or Gift ("Third Party Rules") which you must comply with as part of your use or enjoyment of the Prize/Gift and PokerStars will not be responsible for your failure to comply with any such Third Party Rules. In addition, you may be required to enter into a separate binding agreement with PokerStars with regards to conditions governing the award and/or use of any element of the Prize and/or Gift. Failure to abide by such conditions may result in the forfeiture of the Prize/Gift.
4.4 Winners are not entitled nor authorized in any way to commit PokerStars to any contract, expense or cost entered into or incurred without its advance written acceptance of the same.
4.5 No Prize or Gift will be awarded to any Entrant who, for any reason, would not
be allowed by applicable law to receive and/or use the Prize/Gift or where the supply of the Prize/Gift to that Entrant would be unlawful.
4.7 Any Entrant in receipt of a Prize/Gift as part of this Promotion bears sole
responsibility for all duties, taxes or charges that may be payable any relevant
authority in relation to their receipt of the Prize/Gift in accordance with applicable laws.
4.8 Should you be entitled to any Prize/Gift as part of this Promotion, we will notify you of this without delay and in any case you will receive your Prize/Gift no later than 10 (ten) days from the conclusion of the Promotion. Note however that an element of a prize may relate to an event taking place at a future date and as such you will not be able to use the Prize/Gift until such future date.


5. Health and Safety

5.1 You must comply with all health and safety guidelines and/or instructions as may be given by PokerStars or which you should otherwise be aware of concerning your participation in this Promotion and adhere to any applicable legal and regulatory requirements as necessary. Failure to comply with any direction given may result in your disqualification from the Promotion.
5.2 You must take all reasonable steps to ensure your own health and safety when taking part in any events or activities forming part of the Promotion or the Prize. Any behaviour or act or conduct by you which PokerStars considers to pose any medical, security or safety risk (including without limitation any abusive behaviour, physical or psychological) will lead to your immediate disqualification.
5.3 You are obliged to take all reasonable steps to ensure your safety standards and the general appropriateness of participating in the Promotion and acknowledge that participation in the Promotion is undertaken at his/her own risk.
5.4 You must notify PokerStars of any medical or other condition which may mean that you are unfit to participate in the Promotion as soon as you become aware of such a condition. PokerStars reserves the right to forfeit your place in the Promotion or the awarding of a Prize to you (if applicable), without liability or compensation, if, in its sole opinion, you may expose yourself or others to risk of illness or injury or to the cancellation, disruption, or curtailment of the Promotion.


6. Warranties

6.1 YOU WARRANT THAT YOUR SUBMISSION AS PART OF THIS PROMOTION SHALL NOT CONTAIN OR INCLUDE OR MAKE USE OF ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 (EIGHTEEN) YEARS OF AGE BE RACIST, OBSCENE, DEROGATORY, THREATENING IN NATURE, HARASS, LIBEL, DECEIVE, FRAUDULENT, INVADE OF ANOTHER'SPRIVACY, OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY OF ANY PERSON, OR OTHERWISE CONTAIN OR CONDONE ANYTHING ILLEGAL OR UNLAWFUL. YOU WARRANT THAT YOUR SUBMISSION FOR ENTRY AS PART OF OR FOR THIS PROMOTION DOES NOT INFRINGE ANY PATENT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET, COPYRIGHT, OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL OR PROPRIETARY OR PRIVACY RIGHT OF ANY PARTY ORINDIVIDUAL. YOU AGREE NOT TO INCLUDE OR DEPICT ANYTHING IN YOUR PERSONAL VIDEO: (I) WHICH IS INTENDED TO UPSET OR HARM OTHERS; (II) THAT VICTIMISES, HARASSES, DEGRADES, OR INTIMIDATES AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS ON THE BASIS OF ANY CLASSIFICATION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RACE, COLOR, CREED, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, CITIZENSHIP, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, MILITARY STATUS OR DISABILITY; (III) THAT WOULD CONSTITUTE, OR WOULD OTHERWISE ENCOURAGE, CRIMINAL CONDUCT OR GIVE RISE TO CIVIL LIABILITY; OR (IV) WHICH IS INTENDED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUBMITTING ANY MATERIAL TO SOLICIT FUNDS OR TO PROMOTE,ADVERTISE OR SOLICIT THE SALE OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICES.
6.2 Following the submission of your submission, you acknowledge that we or authorised third parties on our behalf, reserve the right to refuse to publish, take down, cut, crop or edit your submission at our sole discretion (and you permit us to carry out all of the same as we deem necessary).


7. Limitations of liability

7.1 By participating in the Promotion you hereby agree to release, discharge and hold harmless PokerStars, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from any costs, expenses damages, losses claims, actions or proceedings brought by you (or any third party on your behalf) ("Claims"), as a result of your participation in this Promotion and /or any Prize that may be awarded to you as a result thereof and PokerStars fully excludes any liability in relation to any such Claims (other than payment of any costs and expenses specifically provided as part of the Prize (if any) with respect to this Promotion). This limitation does not include any liability on the part of PokerStars to you for: (i) negligence; (ii) death or personal injury arising out of Pokerstars' negligence or the negligence of its employees; (iii) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iv) any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.
7.2 SAVE AS PERMITTED UNDER CLAUSE 7.1 ABOVE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, IN NO EVENT WILL POKERSTARS OR ITS AFFILIATES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE TOYOU OR ANY PARTY FOR: (i) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS AND OTHER PROFITS, LOSS OF PROGRAMS, COST OF REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE OR LOSS OF RECORDS, INFORMATION OR DATA), OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM OR IN RELATION TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTIONV(OR INABILITY TO DO THE SAME), EVEN IF POKERSTARS SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; OR (ii) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE PROMOTION.
7.3 PokerStars shall not be liable to you to perform any of its obligations under the Promotion or in respect of the Prize/Gift where it is unable to do so as a result of circumstances beyond its reasonable control and whilst PokerStars may endeavour to provide an alternative Prize/Gift, it shall not be liable to compensate any Entrant where it fails to do so in such circumstances.
7.4 You hereby agree to indemnify PokerStars, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and respective officers, directors, employees against all costs, losses, damages, expenses and liabilities (including for loss of reputation and goodwill and professional advisors fees) suffered by PokerStars arising as a result of a breach by you of your obligations under these Rules, the Terms and Conditions or the Tournament Rules or in connection with your failure to follow any instructions given by PokerStars or in relation to any matter concerning your participation in the Promotion.


8. Miscellaneous

8.1 In case of disputes or disagreements concerning any aspect of this Promotion including but not limited to all matters relating to the awarding of the Main Prize/Gifts, an Entrant's eligibility to participate in the Promotion, the conduct of any Entrant, these Rules, the Terms and Conditions and/or the Tournament Terms, the final decision shall lie with PokerStars, and any decision by PokerStars shall be final and binding upon you and shall not be subject to review or appeal by you or any third party.
8.2 Should these Rules state that the use of a judging panel will be required to determine a winner based on subjective analysis or interpretation, we will appoint one independent individual to the judging panel.
8.3 By participating in the Promotion, you hereby grant to PokerStars the right to use your name, likeness, voice and image in marketing and promotion campaigns in any media whatsoever without compensation and you expressly waive any claims or right to any action against PokerStars pertaining to such use in any way.
8.4 These Rules, the Terms and Conditions as well as the Tournament Rules represent the entire agreement between you and PokerStars relating to the Promotion and supersede all prior representations, agreements, negotiations or understandings (whether oral or in writing) between PokerStars and you. Except as specifically set out herein, all conditions, warranties, representations and terms (whether expressed or implied by law) are fully excluded. The invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability of the whole or any part of these Rules does not affect or impair the continuation in force of the remainder of the Rules.
8.5 PokerStars reserves the right, at any time, to alter these Rules, the Terms and Conditions and/or the Tournament Rules at is sole discretion, including to cancel, modify or suspend the Promotion if, in its sole discretion, PokerStars believes that the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as specified. Any changes to the Promotion shall be made on the Site and your continued participation in the Promotion shall be deemed an acceptance of any proposed changes, modification or alterations.
8.6 These Rules and any matters relating hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Isle of Man law. You hereby irrevocably agree that, subject as provided below, the courts of the Isle of Man shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or difference concerning this Promotion and any matter arising therefrom and irrevocably waive any right that you may have to object to an action being brought in those courts, or to claim that the action has been brought in an inconvenient forum, or that those courts do not have jurisdiction. Nothing in this clause shall limit the right of PokerStars to take proceedings against you in any other court of competent jurisdiction, nor shall the taking of proceedings in any one or more jurisdictions preclude the taking of proceedings in any other jurisdictions, whether concurrently or not, to the extent permitted by the law of such other jurisdiction.

If you have any questions about the 2016 ACOP Twitter and Weibo Contest, contact macau@pokerstars.net


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