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Are you using Dragon on your PC, Mac or mobile device? If you use Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate or our Dragon Mobile Apps (Dragon Dictation, Dragon Search and FlexT9 for Android) – tell us about it! We really want to hear your story!

From October 6 through November 30, 2011, Nuance invites you to tell us how and why you rely on the Dragon family of speech recognition products, including Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate, and Dragon Mobile Apps. You could win an iPad 2 as well as Dragon desktop upgrades!


NUANCE “I SPEAK DRAGON 2011” STORY CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES (United Kingdom)

You must read these Official Rules before entering the Nuance “I Speak Dragon 2011” Contest Promotion (the "Promotion"). All entrants (“Entrants”) agree to be bound by these Official Rules (the “Official Rules”).

No purchase necessary.  The Promotion is void where prohibited by law.

Sponsor.  Sponsor of the Promotion is Nuance Communications International BVBA Guldensporenpark 32, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium (“Nuance”). 

How to Participate/Eligibility: Starting at 12:01 a.m. CET (Central European Time) , October 6, 2011 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. CET, November 30, 2011 (the “Promotion Period”), visit the website at http://www.nuance.co.uk/landing-pages/dragon/ispeakdragon/, register and contribute a story (2000 characters or less) or a video (two minutes or less) (either, a “Story”) about your or your company’s experience using Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate, or Dragon Mobile Apps products (including Dragon Dictation, Dragon Search, Dragon for E-Mail and FlexT9).  Entrant may submit more than one Story, however each Story must be registered separately.  Each Story will automatically be entered in the Promotion.

Entrant must also supply a valid e-mail address as part of the registration process and such other identification information as may be requested.  No Story entries will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. CET, November 30, 2011.  Each Entrant must be an individual who is at least the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence.  Each Entrant must also be a legal resident of the United Kingdom residing in the United Kingdom (“Country of Residence”) for the duration of the Promotion Period.  Nuance, in its sole discretion, shall determine the eligibility of Entrants and the time of entry.

Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of Nuance, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, the judges, and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.

By registering for or participating in the Promotion, Entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and any decision Nuance (or its designees) makes regarding any matters relating to the Promotion.  Entrants who do not comply with the Official Rules are not eligible to compete or win a prize. All decisions made by Nuance or its designees shall be final and binding.  Nuance reserves the right to disqualify from the Promotion, and any future contest or other promotion conducted by Nuance, and to prosecute to the fullest extent permitted by law, any Entrant who, in Nuance’s reasonable suspicion, tampers with any of Nuance’s sites, the entry process, the Promotion, violates these Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  In the event of disqualification of a winner, Nuance may replace the winner with the next runner-up at the sole discretion of Nuance.

By participating in the Promotion, each Entrant agrees to grant to Nuance and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, licensees and assigns a non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, use, exploit, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform the Story, materials and other information (including, without limitation, graphics, sound effects, music, video, audio, animation, screen shots, text, other creative output, and ideas for new or improved products or services) submitted by the Entrant in connection with the Promotion by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. By entering, Entrant understands that the Story may (in Nuance’s sole discretion) be posted online for public viewing and voting.  Each Entrant hereby waives his or her rights to inspect or approve and any moral rights in any such Story, materials and information, and hereby warrants that any such Story, materials and information are original with the Entrant, or that the Entrant has the right to submit such Story entries, materials and information.  Each Entrant represents that any Story entries, materials and other information submitted accurately represent Entrant’s experience and results with Nuance’s products and services, and that Entrant has no material connection with Nuance, such as an expectation of payment (other than the possibility for winning a prize as part of this Promotion).  Each Entrant warrants that the Story, ideas, materials and information submitted do not contain information considered by Entrant's employer or any other third party to be confidential, and that the Story, materials and information submitted do not infringe the rights of any third parties or violate any laws or regulations.  Each Entrant agrees that he or she shall have no recourse against Nuance or its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, licensees or assigns for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in the Entrant’s communication to Nuance, including but not limited to the Story.

A Story, or any portion thereof that is, in Nuance’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, false, contains any third party materials or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies another brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable, will not be considered any may disqualify the Entrant.  Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the entry material from any source.  Further, any Entries that Nuance, in its sole discretion, deems to be inappropriate for publication will not be considered.  In the case of multiple submissions of the same Story, the Entrant first submitting the Story will be considered the Entrant eligible for a prize.  

By participating in the Promotion, Entrant consents to the use by Nuance (and Nuance’s  subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, licensees and assigns) of his or her name, photograph and/or likeness, hometown, voice, and statements made by or attributed to him or her, in perpetuity throughout the world, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, print, broadcast, and Internet), for all business purposes including advertising and promotional activities, without additional compensation, notice or approval, unless prohibited by law.

Contest Categories and Judging

(1) Judged – Nuance or its designee(s) shall be determining the “best” story entries in each of three categories: (i) Most Creative; (ii) Most Productive; and (iii) Most Life-Changing. 

Judging to determine the winners among the story entries will be conducted by a panel appointed by Nuance who shall select one winner in each category.  Nuance or its designee(s) will be the sole inspector(s) of the entries, and all decisions of the panel of judges and Nuance are final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion.

Because the Promotion is a contest of skill, winning is dependent on the quality of submissions received.

Prizes:

Each winner shall receive: (a) one (1) Apple® iPad 2® [White, 32 GB]; (b) the winner’s choice of either (i) one (1) copy of Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® 11.5 or next version OR (ii) one (1) copy of Dragon Dictate 2.5 or next version, (either, the “Software”) and (c) the right to receive, at no additional charge, any upgrade to the Software specified by the winner that Nuance creates, in its discretion, in the ordinary course of its business during 12 months running from the end of the Promotion Period.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of prizes for each winner: € 700. Use of the Software and any upgrades thereto will be governed by the terms of End User License Agreement (“EULA”) included therein.  The EULA may be modified by Nuance from time to time according to its sole discretion.

Taxes:  ALL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. Nuance reserves the right to withhold any taxes as required by applicable law.  All prizes will be awarded (other than prizes withheld for tax purposes as required by applicable law) and are not transferable.  No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except Nuance reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater monetary value to the prizes if for any reason any prize cannot be awarded as contemplated in these Official Rules.

Notification of Winners. Winners will be attempted to be notified on or about January 15 2012.  Winners will be notified by e-mail and/or regular mail and may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, a publicity/liability release (unless prohibited by law), and any other requested documents within the time period stipulated in the documents.  Failure to comply with this requirement may result in disqualification.  Any notification returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification.  In the event of a dispute about the identity of an individual, entries will be declared submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.  “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider or online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  A winner may be required to provide Nuance with proof that he or she is the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address associated with the winner.

Individuals may request the name(s) of the winners by sending an e-mail to vanessa.richter@nuance.com.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMIT OF LIABILITY:  NUANCE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSEES AND ASSIGNS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.  NEITHER NUANCE OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSEES AND ASSIGNS SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, COST, OR INJURY THAT ARISES FROM OR RELATES TO PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, OR WINNING OR USE OF A PRIZE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (I) LATE, LOST, DELAYED, DAMAGED, MISDIRECTED, INCOMPLETE, OR UNINTELLIGIBLE ENTRIES; (II) TELEPHONE, ELECTRONIC, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PROGRAM, NETWORK, INTERNET, OR COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS, FAILURES, VIRUSES OR DIFFICULTIES OF ANY KIND; (III) FAILED, INCOMPLETE, GARBLED, OR DELAYED COMPUTER TRANSMISSIONS; (IV) THE DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROMOTION; OR (V) ANY OTHER CONDITION THAT MAY CAUSE THE PROMOTION TO BE DISRUPTED OR CORRUPTED.  NUANCE RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL THE PROMOTION OR ALTER THE RULES FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IF AT ANY TIME A COMPUTER VIRUS, TECHNICAL PROBLEM, OR OTHER UNFORESEEABLE EVENT ALTERS OR CORRUPTS THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROMOTION.

RELEASE:  BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES AND AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS NUANCE AND ITS PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSEES AND ASSIGNS FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE PROMOTION; (II) ACCEPTING OR USING ANY PRIZE; AND/OR (III) USE, REPRODUCTION, ADAPTATION, DISTRIBUTION, SUBLICENSING, BROADCAST, PERFORMANCE OR DISPLAY OF ANY STORY ENTRIES, MATERIALS AND OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ENTRANT. 

Governing Law.  The Promotion and the rights and obligations of Nuance and Entrants will be governed by and controlled by the law of the Entrant’s Country of Residence, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions.  In the event any provision of these Official Rules will be held to be unenforceable, these Official Rules will continue in full force and effect without such provision.

Privacy.  Entrant information submitted as part of the registration process will be collected in accordance with Nuance’s Privacy Policy which can be found at http://www.nuance.co.uk/company/company-overview/company-policies/privacy-policies/index.htm.

All questions regarding the Promotion should be directed by e-mail to [please enter email address].  Please note, however, that submissions will not be accepted via email; submissions will only be accepted via the website.

Apple is in no way affiliated with or a sponsor of this Promotion.

 

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