Official Rules for the G-Technology “Hack The Planet competition”

Official Rules for the G-Technology “Hack The Planet competition”

For residents of the United Kingdom.

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By entering or participating in the G-Technology “Hack The Planet competition” (The “sweepstakes”) you agree to all of the following rules (“Official Rules”):

1. Eligibility
To be eligible to submit an Entry for the sweepstakes, a participant (“participant”, “entrant”, “you”) must: (i) be 18 years of age or older; (ii) have reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside as of the date of entry; (iii) agree to comply with these Official Rules;  (iv) be a legal resident in the continental United Kingdom; (v) own a smartphone or tablet device that includes either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store; and (iv) have an active account with the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 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 submitted for the sweepstakes. Entrants submitting more than one (1) entry will be disqualified from the sweepstakes. All entrants must have access to the Internet in order to participate. Normal Internet, phone and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply. You are responsible for any and all such charges and should consult your service providers regarding their pricing plans.

2. Entry procedure
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. You may only enter online via the following procedures through your smartphone or tablet device. 

To enter:
1) Download the HackThePlanet app (“App”) onto your smartphone or tablet device from one of the following locations:
     a) the Apple App Store (  or
     b) Google Play Store ( 
2) After downloading the App, entrants are then required to submit a review and comment on the App within either the Apple App Store or Google Play store, as applicable. Entrants are not required to leave a positive review of the app.  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 on; (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 (GMT) 18/02/2016 and closes 23.59 PM (BST) 26/02/2016 (“Promotion Period”). Entries received after the Promotion Period will not be considered. 

4. Winner Selection and Prizes
On or about 1st March 2016, a winner will be chosen by administrator at random from all eligible entries that have left a review for the App within the selected time frame of the competition on the applicable Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The winner will be contacted by the administrator of the App and have 72 hours to respond.  If the winner fails to respond in 72 hours, a new winner will be selected. This process will continue until such point that a winner has replied.  

There will be a decision via Sponsor’s Twitter feed ( at 4:00PM (GMT) on 4th March 2016, for the winner selected from all eligible entries and an announcement by 2:00PM (GM) on 5th March 2016

1x winner will receive one: 1TB G-DRIVE ev RaW G-Technology hard drive. The prize item has an approximate retail value of £108 . 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. All prizes awarded are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit (in whole or in part). Once a prize has been delivered to a winner, all liability for any loss or damage, including any property damage, personal injury, or death to the winner or any third party arising from the use of any prize awarded, other than personal injury or death resulting from the Sponsor’s and its affiliates’ negligence, shall be the sole responsibility of the winner and the winner shall indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliates for any claims therefore. All Prizes offered in this sweepstakes are subject to the terms and conditions, warranty, and RMA return policies of the relevant manufacturer. Sponsor has made no warranty or guarantee in whole or in part, express or implied, in fact or in law, in relation to the use of any prize including, but not limited to, its quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or suitability for use, except to the extent Sponsor provides support for those products manufactured by Sponsor, and then only in accordance with the relevant limited warranty.

5.  Guidelines
Sponsor shall use its own discretion throughout the selection process, including: (A) disqualifying any entry not complying with the rules or where the declarations where Sponsor believes on reasonable grounds that the entrant has acted fraudulently or disrupted or tampered with the sweepstakes or has attempted to do so, (B) modifying or if necessary cancelling the sweepstakes 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 (e.g. name, age, residence) 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 sweepstakes. Alternate winners may be selected in event of disqualifications.

The entrants grant Sponsor permission to mention their name, town and country in connection with announcing the winner on

6. Release and Liability

6.1 Release
By participating in this sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold the Sponsor and its group companies, affiliates, 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, 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 Third Party Release
The sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Google and you hereby release Google from any and all liable in connection with it. You are providing information to Sponsor and not to Google.

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

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 the rules and sweepstakes (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 sweepstakes 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 sweepstakes 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 sweepstakes in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the sweepstakes 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. 

9. Sponsor
The “Sponsor” is G-Technology division of HGST Europe Ltd, Langstone Technology Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1SA UK. The “administrator” is James Edwards, App developer, 1 BARNES STREET, London, E147NW, 

10. Rules
These rules are available on the website

These rules and/or a list of winners will be sent free to anyone who sends a request to within thirty (30) days of the end of the Promotion Period with “Hack The Planet Rules” or “Hack the Planet Winners” in the subject line.




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