8. WINNER NOTIFICATION; CLAIMING OF PRIZE: The winner of the Prize will be notified via e-mail sent to the address specified in the registration. The winner will be required to respond to the e-mail to claim the Prize, and may additionally be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and where lawful, a publicity consent agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, except where prohibited, participation in the contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor to use winner’s name, likeness, opinions, biographical information, hometown, and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. For purposes of compliance with tax regulations, Prize winners must provide a completed W-9 form, including Social Security number or taxpayer ID, to claim the Prize. If the winner does not respond within 10 days of Sponsor’s attempted e-mail notification, or if the winner fails to sign and return any required documents according to Sponsor’s reasonable instructions, an additional notification will be sent to the winner by e-mail. If the required response is not obtained from the selected winner by the date specified in the second e-mail notification, or if the selected winner is ineligible or otherwise fails to properly claim the Prize, a replacement winner will be chosen from eligible entries. The process will be repeated until the Prize is awarded.
9. DISCLAIMERS: By entering this contest, participants agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in these Official Rules, or the contest itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions are final. Participants agree that the InfoWorld Media Group, its affiliated companies, parent company, and any co-Sponsors of the Winning Predictions Contest shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from acceptance or use of Prize, participation in the contest, or any technical malfunctions of any kind, including but not limited to: the telephone network, computer online system, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof, or any misdirected entries or delayed data transmissions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, under no circumstances shall the above referenced entities be liable for an amount of damages in excess of the value of the prize(s) awarded hereunder, nor for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages. The Prize shall be provided on an "AS-IS" basis without warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or usability by a winner. It is participant’s responsibility to read and understand all information that may accompany the prize.
10. MODIFICATION OF THE OFFICIAL RULES; CANCELLATION OF CONTEST: Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Official Rules in any way, or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the contest at any time. If any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the contest, Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award the Prize(s) from among eligible entries received prior to such action.