Microsoft Ignite 2019 Event Sweepstakes Official Rules

1.      SPONSOR
These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Ignite 2019 Event Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Corporation is the sponsor (“Sponsor”).

In these Rules, “Microsoft”, “we”, “our”, and “us”, refer to Sponsor and “you” and “yourself” refers to a Sweepstakes participant. “Event” refers to the Microsoft Ignite event held in Orlando, Florida. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these Rules.

The Sweepstakes will operate during regular Event hours from May 21, 2019 to November 3, 2019 (“Entry Period”).

Open to any registered Event attendee 18 years of age or older  Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian. Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, and the family members of each (dependents, immediate family members, and individuals residing in the same household) are not eligible. Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, and where prohibited.

 For business/tradeshow events: If you are attending the Event in your capacity as an employee, it is your sole responsibility to comply with your employer’s gift policies. Microsoft will not be party to any disputes or actions related to this matter.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a public sector employee (government and education), all prize awards will be awarded directly to your public sector organization and subject to receipt of a gift letter signed by your agency/institution’s ethics officer, attorney, or designated executive/officer responsible for your organization’s gifts/ethics policy. Microsoft seeks to ensure that by offering items of value at no charge in promotional settings it does not create any violation of the letter or spirit of the entrant’s applicable gifts and ethics rules.

5.      HOW TO ENTER
To enter you must sign up for a pre-day session at between May 21, 2019 and November 3, 2019.

The entry limit is one per person during the Entry Period.

 We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, damaged, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address, social media profile, or other method used to enter.

Pending confirmation of eligibility, potential prize winners will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent from among all eligible entries received at the close of each Microsoft sponsored session.

 Winners will be notified at the event, and must be present during the drawing to win.

Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry and may be required to complete a prize claim and tax form (“Forms”). If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any Forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.

7.      PRIZES
Twenty-Seven (27) Grand Prizes. Each winner will receive a Surface laptop. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $1,300.00.

 The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. We will determine the value of the prize to be the fair market value at the time of prize award.

 The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $35,100

 PLEASE NOTE: If you are a public sector employee (government and education), your prize will be awarded directly to your public sector organization and subject to receipt of a gift letter signed by your agency/institution’s ethics officer, attorney, or designated executive/officer responsible for your organization’s gifts/ethics policy.

 We will only award one (1) prize per person. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prizes are awarded “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Prize winners may be required to complete and return prize claim and / or tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

8.      ODDS
The odds of winning are based on the number and/or quality of eligible entries received.

To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.

 All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding

 We reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Sweepstakes cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes. Rules violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and may be banned from participation in Microsoft Sweepstakes.

Send email to with the subject line “Microsoft Ignite 2019 winners” within 30 days of November 3, 2019 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.

11.      PRIVACY
At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Microsoft uses the information you provide on this form to notify you of important information about our products, upgrades and enhancements, and to send you information about other Microsoft products and services. Microsoft will not share the information you provide with third parties without your permission except where necessary to complete the services or transactions you have requested, or as required by law. Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.

 If you believe that Microsoft has not adhered to this statement, please contact Microsoft by sending an email to or postal mail to Microsoft Privacy Response Center, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.

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