Official Rules for the G-Technology “Back To School Giveaway”

For residents of the United Kingdom.


By entering or participating in the G-Technology “Back To School Giveaway” (The “sweepstakes”) you agree to all of the following rules:




1. Eligibility

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and agree to comply with these rules and regulations. Entry is open to individuals resident in the continental United Kingdom. Entry is free. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. No more than one entry or prize per person, regardless of number of comments.

2. Entry procedure


To enter visit the following: and comment on the relevant “Back To School” competition Facebook post. Reply to this post in the comments stating your best excuse you used to get out of a project/homework.

There will be a decision and announcement at 4:00PM (BST) on 16/09/2015, for all eligible entries as at such dates. 2 winners will receive one of the following: a 1TB G-DRIVE ev RaW hard drive. By participating in the sweepstakes, you agree that: (1) you have read and understand the Official Rules; (2) you meet the sweepstakes eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, to Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published; (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions shall be final and binding in all respects.

3. Entry dates

Online entry starts at 09.00 AM (BST) 07/09/15 and closes 23.59 PM (BST) 13/09/15. Entries received afterwards will not be considered. Winners will be contacted via a reply to their original comment.

4. Prizes

Winners will receive one: 1TB G-DRIVE ev RAW. The prize item has an average value of $129.95/£102. Prizes and prize values are as stated and no cash or other alternative can be offered, save that Sponsor may substitute a prize of equivalent or greater value if the stated prize is not available. Winners are responsible for any taxes payable on prizes.

5.  Guidelines

The winner will be randomly selected and have 48 hours to respond to the comment reply. Each prize awarded to the winner will be randomly selected. If they fail to respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.

Entered content must be in accordance with the following guidelines:

No nudity, pornography or sexually explicit content.
No child exploitation, animal abuse, drug abuse.
No terrorism, such as bomb making.
No graphic or gratuitous violence.
No hurting, attacking, or humiliating.
No graphic or shocking content, such as accidents, deaths and similar things.
No copyright infringement; only content that you made and are authorized to use.
No hate speech demeaning a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity.
No predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, invading privacy, or the revealing of others’ personal information.
No misleading descriptions, tags, titles or thumbnails in order to increase views.
No posting of untargeted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.
No obscenity, defamation, or libel.
No malicious code, including without limitation viruses, bots, Trojan horses, worms, etc.
No violations of applicable laws or regulations.
No harassing, abusing, impersonating or intimidating.
No commercial use of Sponsor’s contest and facilities by entrants.


All selections of winning entries and determinations about compliance with these guidelines will be made by Sponsor reasonably and in good faith, and will be final without any opportunity for appeal.


Sponsor shall use its own discretion throughout judging process, including: (A) disqualifying any entry not complying with the rules or where the declarations set out above would not be true or where Sponsor believes on reasonable grounds that the entrant has acted fraudulently or disrupted or tampered with the contest or has attempted to do so, (B) modifying or if necessary cancelling the contest if the Sponsor reasonably believes it cannot be conducted fairly as specified due to matters beyond its control (including without limitation computer virus, technical failure, fraud, automated voting or unauthorized human intervention). Sponsor reserves the right to verify the identity of any entrant and the eligibility of their entry before issuing any prize. There will be no appeal against any decision and correspondence cannot be entered into regarding the contest. Alternate winners may be selected in event of disqualifications.

The copyright for entered material remains with the entrant. However Sponsor is given the permission in the form of an irrevocable worldwide license to edit, reproduce, post and publish any entries in media partners’ online and print publications as well as publication or posting on the G-Technology or HGST website and social network feeds to promote the Sponsor’s contest and products. Furthermore, the entrants grant Sponsor permission to mention each author’s name, town and country in connection with their submitted work and in advertising and publicizing Sponsor’s contest and products. Sponsor’s license shall be royalty free and shall not require prior permission to reproduce post or publish any work submitted in connection with promoting the contest. In addition to reproduction of entire works, this license includes reproduction of edited extracts from submissions.

6. Release and Liability

6.1 Release

By participating in this contest, you agree to release and hold the Sponsor and its group companies, partners, agents, and employees, harmless from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in or in connection with the competition, including, without limitation, awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of the submissions and the prizes herein. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing and the Sponsor shall not be liable if any entry is lost, damaged, temporarily unavailable for view or otherwise impaired or compromised by reason of problems with a third party hosting site. The above exclusions of liability shall not apply to death or personal injury caused as a result of the Sponsor’s (or other relevant entity’s) negligence.

6.2 Facebook

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook you hereby release Facebook from any and all liable in connection with it. You are providing information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.

7. Choice of Law

These rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England, and the courts of England will have the exclusive jurisdiction to hear any matter arising in connection with them (save to the extent that local law elsewhere may impose mandatory legal requirements and/or mandatory jurisdiction of the local courts.

8. General

Void where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. Sponsor employees and their immediate families, their agents or anyone else professionally connected to this contest are ineligible. For the purposes of the local data protection legislation in the UK as applicable, the data controller is the Sponsor. Participants agree that the personal data they provide may be processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of the operation of the sweepstake and the winner announcement described above. The Sponsor may also use your personal data to provide you with information on Sponsor and Sponsor’s products, where you have explicitly consented to this. Please see for further information. Information supplied to us by entrants will not be disclosed to third parties except as otherwise provided herein. Any entrant has the right to access to his personal data and/or to ask for them to be updated or modified. Any entrant has also the right for legitimate reasons to ask for the deletion of his personal data. Any request in this respect shall be send to Sponsor reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the sweepstake in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the sweepstake is not capable of being conducted as specified within these rules or in the event of a virus, a computer bug or unauthorized human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Sweepstakes. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is the Sponsor. Participants agree that the personal data they provide may be processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of the operation of the contest and the exhibition described above. The Sponsor may also use your personal data to provide you with information on HGST and our products, where you have consented to this. [] Information supplied to us by entrants will not be disclosed to third parties except as otherwise provided herein.

9. Sponsor

The “Sponsor” is G-Technology division of HGST Europe Ltd, Langstone Technology Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1SA UK

10. Rules

These rules are available on the website[KK1]

These rules will be sent free to anyone who sends a request to before the closing date of the competition.


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