Official Rules

Official contest rules.

Official Rules: 2016 GMAC® Annual Conference App Contest

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE GMAC BE INSPIRED CONTEST (“CONTEST”). ENTRY INTO THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

BINDING AGREEMENT: These Official Rules (“Rules”) will provide you with the information you need to successfully enter the Contest. These Rules form a binding contract between the Graduate Management Admission Council® ("GMAC®") and you as an entrant into the Contest.  By entering you agree to be bound by these Rules. If you breach a provision of these Rules, you will forfeit your entry into the Contest. If you have questions, please contact GMAC at customercare@gmac.com or a GMAC staff person during the conference.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter this Contest, you must be (ii) above the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside at the time of entry; and (ii) you must not be a resident of a jurisdiction in which the promotion is restricted or prohibited by law.   Current employees, directors, and officers of GMAC, their affiliates, agents and their immediate families and those living in their household, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

CONTEST SPONSOR: Graduate Management Admission Council, PO Box 2969, Reston VA 20190 USA, is the sponsor of the Contest (“Sponsor” or “GMAC”).

CONTEST TERM: The Contest will begin at the time you download and begin using it. It ends at 10:30 am EDT on June 24, 2016 (“Contest Term”).

HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

A. Prize Drawing: To enter the Contest and to be eligible to win download the conference mobile app and and earn points by participating in activities within the app such as status updates, tagging items, commenting, checking in, adding a profile photo, and submitting surveys and polls within the app. At the end of the Contest (10:30 am EDT on Friday, June 24, 2016) the top three participants listed on the Leaderboard in the app win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prizes based on their ranking on the Leaderboard.

Entrants that participate in any of the app activities will automatically be entered into the Contest in accordance with these Rules.  

THE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD PLACE PARTICIPANTS LISTED ON THE LEADERBOARD WITHIN THE APP AT THE TIME THE CONTEST ENDS WILL WIN THE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD CONTEST PRIZES. So for illustration, the first place person on the Leaderboard will with the first place prize. 

ALL PRIZES WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITHIN THE APP AND WINNERS MUST PICK UP THEIR PRIZE BY 12:30 PM ON JUNE 24, 2016 AT THE GMAC REGISTRATION DESK OR IT WILL BE FORFEITED.

LIMIT: ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor. All entrants must download and use the conference mobile app. Your presence and the information you provide will be our means of communication with the entrant. 

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, or illegible entries, or for any computer-related, online, telephonic, or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, forged, mechanically reproduced or obtained through fraud or theft. By entering you agree to be bound by these Rules.

In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A selected entrant may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected entry.

IN-PERSON AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: By submitting your entry, you agree to communicate for the purpose of this Contest with Sponsor electronically and in-person at the GMAC Annual Conference. By agreeing to do business electronically and in-person, you (i) agree that your act of submitting your content via the conference mobile app is binding consent, which you agree binds you to these Rules, (ii) represent that you have Internet access and a valid email address enabling you to receive communications and documents electronically from Sponsor and to access these Rules on the Contest website, and (iii) represent that you have a printer or other device to print or otherwise save communications and documents including, without limitation, these Rules and that you have, in fact, printed or otherwise saved a copy of these Rules for your records.  This consent is effective unless and until you withdraw it. You may withdraw your consent to electronic communication and delivery of documents, update your contact information, or request a free paper copy of these Rules at any time by contacting us as set forth in these Rules.  We will send you a confirmation notice once we have processed your change request.

PRIZES:

Conference Mobile App Contest Prize Winners: Three (3) prize winners will be determined at the end of the Contest Term. The following are the potential prizes:

  • One (1) GoPro Hero with an approximate retail value (ARV) of US $400.00
  • One (1) iPad mini (16GB) with an approximate retail value (ARV) of US $229.00
  • One (1) Fitbit Blaze with an ARV of US $180

Total ARV of all Be Inspired Prizes Winners: US $809.00.

All decisions on all matters pertaining to the Contest are final. Prizes will be awarded on the spot or mailed post-conference. Winners are responsible for any and all taxes. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

WINNER SELECTION:

Conference Mobile App Winners: At the end of the Contest Term, Sponsor will determine the three winners by reviewing the top three participants in the mobile conference app Leaderboard from the eligible entries.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified within the conference app at approximately 10:30 am on June 24, 2016. Potential winners must claim their prize at the GMAC Registration Desk by 12:30 pm on June 24, 2016, or their prize will be forfeited. 

Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, advertising and marketing agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and their respective agents will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winner permitted. Sponsor may substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value. All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, duties and surcharges, if any, on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. If any potential winners fails to respond to the prize notification within designated time period as stated above, declines the prize, fails to claim the prize, is unavailable for prize fulfillment, fails to abide by the Rules, or is ineligible, Sponsor may select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Entrants and winners individually and on behalf of their relatives, heirs, assignees, executors, and administrators, hereby permanently, irrevocably and forever waive and release any and all rights, demands, losses, liabilities, claims and causes of action whatsoever which you may now or hereafter be entitled to assert against Sponsor, its affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies, its employees, agents and officers, advertising, marketing and promotion agencies, as well as all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”), including, but not limited to any death, injury, loss of enjoyment or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever caused by, contributed to, or arising out of the Contest and/or any prize awarded, any claim or demand for additional compensation or any other claim or demand related to the Contest or what the Sponsor provides, and forever release and discharge the Released Parties from any and all liability with respect thereto. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms, or any registration or winner selection.

CONDITIONS: Entrants agree (a) to be bound by these Rules; (b) the transfer of your personal information and your entry to the United States, where GMAC and its data processors are located, and the use of your entry by GMAC; and (c) that the decisions of GMAC are final on all matters relating to the Contest. All entries become the property of GMAC and will not be acknowledged or returned. GMAC is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, incomplete, invalid, illegible, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified; (ii) for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions; (iii) for technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to electronic malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software; or (iv) for any error, human, technical or otherwise. GMAC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry not in compliance with these Rules.

You acknowledge and agree that GMAC may keep your entry indefinitely and disclose it for any purpose, including but not limited to:  (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Rules; (c) respond to claims that any entry violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) without undertaking a duty to do so, protect the rights, property, or personal safety, of our users and the public.

If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consent thereto. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer’s or company’s policies and procedures.

RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, MODIFY, CANCEL OR SUSPEND: GMAC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to: disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process; and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. GMAC reserves the right to disqualify any entry from this or any future Contest if, in its sole discretion, GMAC reasonably believes that any person has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of GMAC or the website by cheating, deception, or other unfair practices, or has tampered with any of GMAC's websites, the submission process, the judging process, violates these Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or annoys, abuses, threatens, or harasses GMAC, its agents, its assigns or any other entrant.

PUBLICITY: Acceptance of any prize related to this Contest constitutes permission for, and winners' consent to, GMAC and its agencies or assigns to use the entry and the names, country of residence and/or likenesses of any winner for advertising and promotional purposes, in any media now or hereafter known, without further notice, compensation, consideration, review, or consent, except as prohibited by law.

GOVERNING LAW: The Contest and the rights and obligations of all entrants and entries shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA without effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and the federal law of the United States. Should any provision of these Rules be held to be void, invalid, unenforceable, or illegal by a proper legal authority, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected.

DATA PRIVACY: Your personal information will be used to fulfill the terms of this Contest and may therefore be shared with any subcontractor, agent or partner that assists or is otherwise involved in the Contest or website operation and as specified in GMAC's privacy policy available at http://www.mba.com/privacy.  If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, please contact us at privacy@gmac.com.

WINNERS LIST: A winners list may be requested by submitting a written request to customercare@gmac.com.  


Official Rules: GMAC Plinko Contest

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE GMAC PLINKO CONTEST (“CONTEST”). ENTRY INTO THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

BINDING AGREEMENT: These Official Rules (“Rules”) will provide you with the information you need to successfully enter the Contest. These Rules form a binding contract between the Graduate Management Admission Council® ("GMAC®") and you as an entrant into the Contest.  By entering you agree to be bound by these Rules. If you breach a provision of these Rules, you will forfeit your entry into the Contest.  If you have questions, please contact GMAC at customercare@gmac.com or a Blue Vest staff person during the conference.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter this Contest, you must be (ii) above the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside at the time of entry; and (ii) you must not be a resident of a jurisdiction in which the promotion is restricted or prohibited by law. Current employees, directors, and officers of GMAC, their affiliates, agents and their immediate families and those living in their household, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

CONTEST SPONSOR: Graduate Management Admission Council, PO Box 2969, Reston VA 20190 USA, is the sponsor of the Contest (“Sponsor” or “GMAC”).

CONTEST TERM: The Contest will be offered during the regularly scheduled days and times for the Expo when an authorized GMAT Staff Person is in attendance and running the Contest and while prize supplies last. See the most recently published Conference Agenda for the days and times of the Expo. (“Contest Term”).

HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

To enter the Contest and to be eligible to win a Prize (available options described below), you must be present at the Expo during the scheduled times when a GMAC staff person is running the Contest. When the Contest is running, you must be selected by the GMAC Staff Person, and then place a Plinko puck into the Plinko game board. To win a Prize, your puck must end up in one of the slots on the bottom of the game board that does not contain an "X".    

LIMIT: ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON.  Odds of winning a prize determined by the number of slots on the Plinko game board and the number of available prizes indicated on the board. By entering you agree to be bound by these Rules. If you are entering on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you, individually, and your company.

IN-PERSON: By participating in this Contest, you agree to communicate for the purpose of this Contest with Sponsor in-person at the GMAC Annual Conference. By agreeing to do business in-person, you (i) agree that your act of participating in the Plinko game is binding consent, which you agree binds you to these Rules. This consent is effective unless and until you withdraw it.

PRIZES:

While Supplies Last. Prizes will be awarded to Contest participants based on where their puck lands when playing the Plinko board game. The number of prizes is limited and will only be provided while quantities last. The following are the potential prizes:

  • 30 - $5.00 Starbucks gift cards
  • 50 - $1.00 boxes of "movie theatre" candy
  • 20  - GMAC branded battery chargers (approximate value $10)

All decisions on all matters pertaining to the Contest are final. Prizes will be awarded on the spot. Winners are responsible for any and all taxes. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

WINNER SELECTION:

Prizes will be awarded on the spot upon a participant’s puck hitting a prize spot.

No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winner permitted. Sponsor may substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value. All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, duties and surcharges, if any, on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Entrants and winners individually and on behalf of their relatives, heirs, assignees, executors, and administrators, hereby permanently, irrevocably and forever waive and release any and all rights, demands, losses, liabilities, claims and causes of action whatsoever which you may now or hereafter be entitled to assert against Sponsor, its affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies, its employees, agents and officers, advertising, marketing and promotion agencies, as well as all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”), including, but not limited to any death, injury, loss of enjoyment or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever caused by, contributed to, or arising out of the Contest and/or any prize awarded, any claim or demand for additional compensation or any other claim or demand related to the Contest or what the Sponsor provides, and forever release and discharge the Released Parties from any and all liability with respect thereto. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms, or any registration or winner selection.

CONDITIONS: Entrants agree (a) to be bound by these Rules and that the decisions of GMAC are final on all matters relating to the Contest. GMAC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry not in compliance with these Rules.

PUBLICITY: Acceptance of any prize related to this Contest constitutes permission for, and winners' consent to, GMAC and its agencies or assigns to use the names, country of residence and/or likenesses of any winner for advertising and promotional purposes, in any media now or hereafter known, without further notice, compensation, consideration, review, or consent, except as prohibited by law.

GOVERNING LAW: The Contest and the rights and obligations of all entrants and entries shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA without effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and the federal law of the United States. Should any provision of these Rules be held to be void, invalid, unenforceable, or illegal by a proper legal authority, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected.