2016 The Mobileys Rules & Regulations

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. By submitting an entry to The Mobileys, you are agreeing to be bound by the following legal terms.

The Mobileys (the "Event") will begin at 11:00:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT") June 16, 2016 and deadlines for applications end at 6:00:00 PM EDT on October 5, 2016 ("Promotion Period"). Winners will be announced in November 2016. The event is sponsored by Mobile Future. Participation is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. You are responsible for checking applicable laws in your jurisdiction before participating in the Event to make sure that your participation is legal and to ensure that you comply with all relevant laws.


The Event is open to individuals 18 years of age or older at the time of registration who are United States citizens and to groups of individuals 18 years of age or older at the time of registration who are affiliated with a small company based in the United States. A small company is a company having fewer than 20 employees. Employees, contractors, and vendors of Mobile Future, ("Administrator") (collectively "Challenge Entities") and their affiliates or subsidiaries are not eligible to enter or win.


To enter, sign up via themobileys.com beginning at 11:00:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) June 16, 2016 and ending at 6:00:00 PM EDT on October 5, 2016 (the "Entry Period"). Only entries submitted during the “Entry Period” are eligible to win. Multiple entries are permitted by the same entrant for different mobile products or apps, but each mobile product or app will only be considered to win once, even if submitted by multiple individuals. The registration of each mobile product or app during the Entry Period will be considered one entry in the Event (“Entry”). If multiple individuals register the same mobile product or app, the individuals will share the Prize if the mobile product or app is selected as a Winner. All individuals or groups of individuals submitting an Entry must have an ownership or development interest in the mobile product or app submitted in the Entry.


Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: Applicants should be an individual or be affiliated with a small, U.S.-based company that has either produced a mobile product or app or is within 6 months of launching a mobile product or app. This product or app should be a creative game-changer that uses mobile in innovative ways to impact some aspect of our lives. This product or app must run on wireless data networks, not just Wi-Fi. Winners must be able to demonstrate the mobile product or app in December 2016 at the event in Washington, DC either in-person or by video (live or pre-recorded).


A potential winner will be notified via email and phone call to the email address and phone number provided during registration. The notified winner will have three (3) business days to respond with their full contact information to claim their prize. Lack of response after three (3) business days have elapsed since notification or failure to fully comply with these Official Rules will result in disqualification. In the event of disqualification of any potential winner, the prize will be forfeited by that potential winner and the Entry with the next highest judging votes will be selected as the winner. Mobile Future is not responsible for notifications that are misdirected, addresses that are no longer correct, or failure to reach a potential winner for any other reason beyond the control of Mobile Future. The potential winners will receive prize notification via email and phone call. Upon receipt of the prize acceptance form by the Administrator, the potential winner then and only then becomes eligible to accept the prize money. If such potential winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, if the potential winner is ineligible, if any notification is returned undeliverable, or if the potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit that prize and the Entry with the next highest judging votes will be selected as a Potential Finalist in its place.


By November 30, 2016, Mobile Future will notify the Winners of the Event via email and phone call. No more than four prizes will be awarded. The prizes will be awarded in December 2016 at an event in Washington, DC. The Winners may not disclose any information of the Event until the winners are officially announced. If the selected Winners are not eligible, in Mobile Future’s sole judgment, Mobile Future will select new Finalists from among the Entries.

The Winners must be able to demonstrate the mobile product or app either in-person or by video (either live or pre-recorded). The exact details will be worked out by Mobile Future and the Winners.

The Winners are not required to attend the event but will be invited to attend. Prize does not include assistance with travel costs or other expenses associated with attending the Awards Ceremony.

No substitution of prizes is permitted. Prize is not assignable or transferable. Limit one prize per Entry. If Winner cannot demonstrate the mobile product or app at the event either in-person or by video, Winner will forfeit the prize and Mobile Future may, at its option and in its sole discretion, select an alternate Winner or the prize may not be awarded. All of the prize elements are subject to change and shall be determined by Mobile Future in its sole discretion.

Approximate retail value of the first place prize is US $10,000. Approximate retail value of the second and third place prize is US $5,000 and US $2,500 respectively. Approximate retail value of the “People’s Choice” award is US $2,500. Actual prize value depends on the location of the Finalist’s residence. Mobile Future will have no further obligation to Finalists. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. If a winning Entry was submitted by more than one individual, the prize amount will be equally divided among the individuals who submitted the winning Entry and paid to each individual separately.

Prior to a Prize being awarded, each individual that submitted a mobile product or app that was selected as a Winner shall provide proof to Mobile Future that the individual has at least partial ownership interest in the mobile product or app or that the individual developed the mobile product or app.

Each Winner shall provide their Social Security Numbers to Mobile Future prior to the Prize being awarded so that Mobile Future may file tax documents required by the Internal Revenue Service for prizes awarded. Mobile Future will not use the Social Security Numbers provided for any purpose other than filing tax forms with the IRS.


Mobile Future does not claim any ownership rights in your mobile product or app. By submitting your Entry, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and grant Mobile Future a non-exclusive, fully paid-up and royalty-free, worldwide license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate your Entry, including without limitation the right to distribute all or part of your Entry in any media formats through any media channels. Your Entry is limited to the information submitted in the registration or provided subsequently to Mobile Future.

By submitting an Entry, you consent to the use, by Mobile Future, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, and licensees, of your name, likeness, and image, in connection with the Event and Mobile Future‘s related marketing activities, in any media or format now known or hereafter invented, in any and all locations, without any payment to or further approval from you. You agree that this consent is perpetual and cannot be revoked. For uses beyond the consent that you grant above, you agree that Mobile Future’s use of your personal data will be governed by the Privacy Policy posted on mobilefuture.org.

You agree that nothing in these Rules grants you a right or license to use the Mobile Future name or any Mobile Future trademark or service mark.


By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that the mobile product or app described and contained in your Entry: is your own original work; does not contain material or images that is, in Mobile Future’s sole judgment, obscene, inappropriate, offensive, or defamatory; does not violate or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other rights of any person or entity; does not contain malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, Trojan horses or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information; does not and will not violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation; and does not trigger any reporting or royalty obligation to any third party. You further represent and warrant that the rights that you are granting under these Official Rules do not conflict in any way with any other agreement to which you are a party, or with any commitments, restrictions, or obligations that you are under to any other person or entity.

If your Entry contains an image or representation of an identifiable feature of a person other than yourself (for example, if enough of someone else’s face were shown so that that person could be identified), then you represent and warrant that you obtained the express approval of that person before submitting your Entry.


By participating in the Event, you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Mobile Future and it’s respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotions agencies, and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, as well as each judge (collectively "Released Entities") from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising out of your participation in the Event or inability to participate in the Event. Released Entities are not responsible for any miscommunications such as technical failures related to computer, telephone, mobile device, cable, wireless, or unavailable network or server connections, related technical failures, or other failures related to hardware, software or virus, or incomplete, late or misdirected Entries. Any compromise to the fair and proper conduct of this Event may result in the disqualification of an Entry, termination of the Event, or other remedial action, at the sole discretion of Mobile Future. Mobile Future and its agents shall have the right to remove any Entry from the Event Webpage at any time, if, in their sole discretion, an Entry is determined to be obscene, offensive, inappropriate, or to infringe or violate the rights of any person or entity.


By entering the Event, you waive all rights to seek injunctive or equitable relief, or to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or attorneys’ fees.


You agree that these terms and the relationship between you and Mobile Future shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the laws of the District of Columbia. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Event must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction located in the District of Columbia. All entrants consent to the jurisdiction of courts sitting in the District of Columbia.


Except as expressly provided in these Official Rules, all governmental reporting of prizes and all federal, state, local, and other taxes on prizes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use are the sole responsibility of the applicable Winner. A 1099 tax form will be issued to all Finalists and Winners. The filing of all income tax forms and documents on behalf of the Winners and Finalists is the sole responsibility of the Winners and Finalists.


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