NetBeans Quiz Sweepstakes Rules

NetBeans Quiz Sweepstakes




The NetBeans Quiz Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) offers entrants the chance to win a prize by participating in weekly quizzes submitted through the NetBeans Update Center. The details of the prizes and how to enter the Sweepstakes are set forth in these Official Rules.


This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of India who have reached the age of majority at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Sun Microsystems, Inc., and its parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies (and members of their immediate family, defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they reside, and/or those living in the same household) are not eligible. Entrants must also have access to the Internet and a valid email address in order to enter.


During the period from April 14, 2008 at 12:01 PM India Standard Time (“IST”) through June 30, 2008 at 11:59 PM IST (the “Sweepstakes Period”), entrants will be automatically entered into a weekly drawing when they submit correct answers to all of the questions on a weekly NetBeans quiz. (“Weekly Quiz”). The Sweepstakes consists of 11 weekly entry periods (“Weekly Entry Periods”). Each Weekly Entry Period will begin on Monday at 12:01 PM IST and end on Monday at 11:59 PM IST. The Sponsor’s clock is the official time clock of the Sweepstakes. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt.

You must have NetBeans 5.5 or later installed on your computer, and install the optional NetBeans Quiz plug-in module from the NetBeans Update Center to participate in each Weekly Quiz. NetBeans 6.0 is available for free at Install NetBeans, including the NetBeans quiz module and follow the instructions to complete and submit a registration form for the Sweepstakes. You will be required to provide your name, email address, and mailing address.

Once you have registered for the Sweepstakes, you may opt to receive a weekly email notification with a link to the Weekly Quiz. The Weekly Quiz will consist of technical software development themed questions. All required fields of the Weekly Quiz entry form must be filled out, including your answer to the Weekly Quiz. Additionally, to be eligible for a particular Weekly Entry Period’s Drawing, your answer must: (1) be provided in English; (2) be provided in the form specified by the particular Weekly Quiz; and (3) must provide correct answers to all questions in the particular Weekly Quiz. (“Entry”). Limit one (1) Entry per person or email address per Weekly Entry Period. If an entrant uses multiple email addresses to submit more than one Entry for a given Weekly Entry Period, only the first Entry will be eligible for that Weekly Entry Period’s drawing. (“Weekly Drawing”). Entries will not roll over to subsequent Weekly Entry Period Drawings. Odds of winning Weekly Prize depends on the number of eligible Entries received.

The “Cumulative Grand Prize” will be awarded to the entrant who has answered the most Weekly Quiz questions correctly during the Sweepstakes Period. In the event of ties, the Cumulative Grand Prize winner will be determined in a random drawing from among those entrants who are eligible to receive the Cumulative Grand Prize.


Grand Prize:

There will be One (1) Grand Prize awarded, consisting of an Apple MacBook Air laptop computer. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $1799.00 USD.

Weekly Prizes:

There will be 11 Weekly Prizes awarded. Weekly Prize will vary on a weekly basis, including, possibly iPods, TV’s, Play Stations, Laptops and a Home Entertainment Center.



All federal, state, provincial and country laws and regulations apply. Submission of Entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s agreement to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified by email. Any potential winner who cannot be contacted within 15 days of first attempted notification will be disqualified and forfeit any prize to which s/he may be entitled. Potential prize winner may be required to sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility/Liability & where legally permissible, a Publicity Release within 30 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for, and winner’s consent to, Sponsor and Sun and its agencies to use the winner’s name, likeness and/or entry for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. To the extent permitted by law, entrants agree to hold Sponsor, and each of its parent, subsidiaries, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, and assigns harmless from any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes and/or use or acceptance of any prize won, except to the extent that any death or personal injury is caused by the negligence of the Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. An entrant may be prohibited from participating in this Sweepstakes if, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, the Sponsor or associated agencies.


To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Sweepstakes are hereby excluded, and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights and agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Entrants agree that these Official Rules are governed by the laws of California.


Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Sweepstakes and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by the Sponsor in order to check entrants’ identity, their postal address and telephone number, or to otherwise verify their eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes. Such data will not be misused, and will be stored only with Sponsor for the purposes identified in these Official Rules. Entrants have a right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by the Sponsor by emailing Sponsor at . If entrant’s data is not provided or is canceled, entrant’s Entry will be ineligible. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to all personal information uses and disclaimers as explained in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at Participation in the Sweepstakes further constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and willingness to be contacted by telephone and/or email.


To the maximum extent permitted by law, each entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified the Sponsor at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the entrant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified the Sponsor at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses for or in respect of which the Sponsor will or may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by an entrant under these Official Rules including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to these official rules by an entrant.


Any false information provided within the context of the Sweepstakes by any entrant concerning identity, postal address, telephone number, ownership of right or noncompliance with these rules or the like may result in the disqualification of the entrant from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that it believes in its sole and unfettered discretion infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party or otherwise does not comply with these Official Rules.


Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission. Sponsor is not responsible for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind. Sponsor is not responsible for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof, except to the extent that any death or personal injury is caused by the negligence of the Sponsor. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, disruption or termination of the Sweepstakes site for any reason or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to immediately cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process. Caution: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law. Due to the unique nature and scope of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to alter or modify these Official Rules at any time.


If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.


For winner’s name, log onto The list will be updated weekly with Weekly Winners, the Grand Prize winner will be listed on or about July 3, 2008, available for a period of up to 60 days.


The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Sun Microsystems, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA.