Rules and Regulations World Backup Day

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. SWEEPSTAKES IS OFFERED ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Acronis World Backup Day Twitter Pic Contest ("Sweepstakes") begins at 12:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on February 25, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. ET on April 4, 2016 ("Sweepstakes Period"). Sweepstakes sponsored by Acronis, Inc. ("Sponsor").

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are age 18 or older and a legal resident of the fifty United States and District of Columbia. Sweepstakes is also open to individuals who are 18 or older and a legal resident of Canada. Employees, suppliers, officers and directors of Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfillment agencies, legal advisors, and the immediate family members, and persons living in the same household of such persons are not eligible. This sweepstakes is available only in the territories set forth in these terms and conditions. All submissions from outside this territory are invalid and automatically disqualified. Additional restrictions may apply.

ENTRY: To enter,

  1. Follow @acronis on Twitter.
  2. Take a funny, serious, or artistic selfie (or have someone take a pic of you) that clearly shows you using Acronis True Image Cloud or Acronis True Image 2016.
  3. No purchase is necessary. You may use the free 30-day trial version of the software to display in your images.
  4. The image must show you using a trial or purchased version running on any of Windows, Mac, iOS, Android operating systems and using a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
  5. Tweet the photo on your Twitter account with @acronis #worldbackupday as part of the tweet.
  6. The sole way to enter this sweepstakes is through Twitter.

Also see for Acronis legal information, including our privacy statement. Twitter tweets in the required format must be tweeted by 11:59:59 a.m. Eastern Time on April 4, 2016 and are tracked by the Acronis technical division.

Per Twitter rules, we discourage entering under multiple Twitter accounts, as you may be liable to have your Twitter accounts suspended. Multiple entries via twitter during a single day will not be accepted. Twitter shall be the only method to enter this sweepstakes. Enter using only a Twitter account subscribed and registered in your name. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same email or twitter account, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry. The authorized email account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified. An eligible individual enters the Sweepstakes when he/she submits the requested tweet per the above instructions. The Twitter account must be valid from the beginning through the end of the Sweepstakes Period. All entries become the property of Sponsor.

PRIZE: 1 (one) winner will win 1 (one) Grand prize. The Grand prize is an American Express gift card with a retail value of US$500. 1 (one) winner will win 1 (one) Second Prize. The Second prize is an American Express gift card with a retail value of US$250. 1 (one) winner will win 1 (one) Third Prize. The Third prize is an American Express gift card with a retail value of US$150.The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor's discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. Acronis does not endorse or warrant the grand prize, and the winner is entitled to any warranties that may be extended to them by manufacturer of the grand prize. Acronis is not affiliated with the manufacturer of the prize, all customer service, warranty and other questions should be directed to the manufacturer.

SELECTION OF WINNER: The winner will be determined by Sponsor staff viewing and evaluating all eligible entries received, and a decision shall be made on or about April 19, 2016 Judging criteria will include, but not be limited to, creativity, humor, quality of the image, product placement, and quality and appropriateness of Tweet text. Judging eligible twitter entries is at the sole discretion of Sponsor staff. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The potential winner will be notified via a direct message in Twitter within 15 days of the drawing, where mailing details for the prize affidavit will be requested. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify potential winner. The potential winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and where lawful, a publicity consent and release agreement, all within 10 days of notification or attempted notification. If the winner has not attained the age of majority in state of residence, the prize will be awarded in name of parent or guardian. By accepting and/or using the prize, the winner consents to the use of his/her name, voice and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law and upon request will provide such consent in writing. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.

The receipt by the winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By entering, each participant agrees (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final, and (b) that Sponsor, agents and representatives of Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, legal advisors and advertising, promotion, fulfillment agencies are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due entries, mail, or e-mail; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, or cancel Sweepstakes at any time if the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual or entity it finds to be attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Boston, Massachusetts having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participants' actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased beyond the retail value of the prize as stated above. Sponsor’s total liability under this Sweepstakes for any claims to damages of any kind is limited to the estimated retail value of the prize as stated above.

WINNER'S LIST AND OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of the winner's name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: 1 Van de Graaff Drive, Suite 301, Burlington, MA, 01803. Requests must be received no later than April 4, 2016.

ENTRANT'S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from entrants is subject to Acronis’ privacy policy.