Official Rules for the G-Technology #goktoberfest Instagram competition.

For U.S. Residents only


By entering or participating in the G-Technology “#goktoberfest” Instagram Competition (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 free. No more than one entry or prize per person, regardless of number of email addresses. Entry is open to individuals resident in the United States of America and who is attending the Film Tools event.  

2. Entry procedure

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. You may only enter online. To enter, visit, submit a photo at the event, tag @Gtechnology, and @FilmTools then use the hash tag #goktoberfest . All required fields must be completed or your entry will not be eligible. There will be a decision at 9:00AM (PST) on 10/29/2015 for all eligible entries as at such dates. Announcement of the winner will be at 10:00AM (PST) on 10/29/2015. Winners selected at random, get a G-DRIVE ev RaW

3. Entry dates

Online entry starts at 8AM PST 10/28/2015 and ends at 12:00 AM PST 10/29/2015. Entries received afterwards will not be considered. Winners will be contacted by a comment on their submitted photo and then announced on Sponsor’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.

4. Odds of Winning and Prizes

4.1 The contest is open to residents of the United States. Odds of winning depends on the number of total entrants. Winners will be selected at random from eligible entries.

4.2 One (1) winner will each receive one (1) G-DRIVE ev RaW 1TB. The G-DRIVE ev RaW prize item has an average value of $129.95. Prize value 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 winners and runner-ups will be randomly selected and have 48 hours to respond to the comment. If they do not respond in time, they do not get the prize.

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 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 Instagram

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

7. Choice of Law

These terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of California, and the courts of the state of California 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 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

G-Technology, a Western Digital Corporation brand, 3403 Yerba Buena Ave. San Jose, CA 95135

10. Rules

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