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The Retrevo “Show your eStuff” Contest Rules
The Retrevo “Show your eStuff Contest” (“eStuff” or, alternatively, the “Contest”) is a program sponsored by Retrevo Inc. that provides a FREE opportunity for individuals to showcase their favorite electronics products and gadgets, tell people what experiences they enjoy with their gadgets and express why they can't live without them. Participation in eStuff is subject to these Official Rules. The program is managed by Retrevo, Inc, 440 N. Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale CA 94085.

You must agree to, and comply with, all of the terms and conditions stated herein in order to be eligible to enter, participate in, or to win, the Contest.


To Participate as an Entrant in eStuff

You may not participate in this Contest in the event you do not agree, or cannot comply, with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. To participate in eStuff, you must be 18 years of age or older and a U.S. legal resident with a valid US mail address. American military personal with a valid military base address outside of the US may also participate. In the event you comply with the foregoing, to participate as a voter in eStuff, simply follow these steps:

  1. Register online at http://share.retrevo.com/ (the “Contest Site”).
  2. Upload a photo or video, following the instructions on the Contest Site.
  3. Add a title and use the description to express your gadget relationship
  4. Choose which category the photo or video should be entered.
  5. Click the ADD photo or Video button.

*More than one photo or video entry is allowed per entrant.

To Participate as a Voter

You may not participate in this Contest as a voter in the event you do not agree, or cannot comply, with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. To participate as a voter, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older. Your registration may be terminated without warning if Retrevo believes in its sole discretion that you are under 18 years of age. In the event you comply with the foregoing, to participate as a voter in eStuff, simply follow these steps:

  1. Register online at http://share.retrevo.com/ (the “Contest Site”).
  2. View the photos and videos entered in the contest.
  3. Rate each photo or video from 1 to 5 stars
  4. Select "Add to Favorites" on those really good ones

Optionally, you may also submit comments or use the widget and distribution options available to share photos or videos with friends.

To be Eligible to win the “eStuff” Contest.

The Retrevo “Show your eStuff Contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal U.S. residents age 18 years or older as of the Contest Start Date. Retrevo employees, board members, advisors, agents and representatives of Retrevo and Retrevo business partners are ineligible. This Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Void where prohibited by law. Retrevo reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners.

The contest Start Date will begin on July 10, 2008 and run for a period of time as needed to capture a large and diverse enough response as determined solely by Retrevo, Inc., but not extending beyond November 30, 2008.

By submitting an entry, you certify that you are 18 years of age and a u.s. legal resident, and you warrant and represent that each photo or video (a) is an original, (b) does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or any other rights of any third party, and (c) does not violate any law or regulation, In addition, you warrant and represent that you own all rights to the entry materials (as defined below).

Furthermore, you agree and acknowledge that Retrevo shall have a royalty-free, unlimited, worldwide license to use in Retrevo’s discretion the entry, photos, videos or information supplied by you to Retrevo in relation to the Contest (collectively the "Entry Materials"), including without limitation any and all intellectual property rights therein. You agree that you will not use any of the Entry Materials for any promotional (other than as consistent with the rules of the Contest) or commercial use. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that you shall be solely responsible for any liabilities arising from or associated with your creation, submission or use of the Entry Materials.


There will be one winner chosen for all submissions, regardless of the specific category which the photo or video was entered.

Selection Process

Users will submit photos and videos in a specific category. Other users will vote on the ones they like, using the 5-star rating system and adding very good ones to their favorites. The best photos or videos will receive the highest ratings, be added to most users favorites and receive the most hits. Retrevo will identify the top 10% based on these three criteria and enter those into a random sweepstakes drawing.

Public Vote does not determine the final winner.

Any individual who, at the sole discretion of Retrevo, abuses the voting process in anyway, including mass voting or votes generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified immediately from further voting in the competition. Any attempt by a registered voter to vote on a photo or video more than once through any means, including but not limited to the use of multiple voter or email accounts, will result in disqualification of all votes by that voter.

Suggestions for getting votes

Each picture or video may be easily posted on your blog, website or social network. They may also be emailed to friends to get their vote. Refer to the features listed below each photo for the available options.

[Note - while not part of the official sweepstakes rules, Retrevo would like to encourage users to share the news of the contest with their friends and colleagues so we get healthy participation and can complete the contest much sooner. We’re certain you would like to know the winner sooner and we would like to not have this program run for six months. Widgets for blogs or social networks, email, word of mouth and other means to share your photos and videos are available from the service provider we are using to host this contest. We hope you put them to good use.]


Retrevo reserves the right, at any time, to disqualify any entrant or finalist whose photo and/or video, in the sole opinion of Retrevo, contains content that:

  1. Is sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, profession or age group;
  2. Is obscene or offensive material;
  3. Defames character or invades the privacy of any person, or otherwise infringes upon any person's or company's intellectual property or contains disparaging remarks; and/or
  4. Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will of Retrevo.

In addition, Retrevo reserves the right – at any time – to disqualify an entrant or finalist who Retrevo learns is unable to comply with all of the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.

What the Winner will receive

A NEW Flip Mino camcorder from Flip Video

By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to release and hold Retrevo, Inc. and the employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives of Retrevo, Inc., its advertising, promotion, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest.

These Official Rules shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflict of laws principles. This contest is classified as a Sweepstakes as each entrant has a random and equal chance of winning. Retrevo has no control of what end users will look for when they cast their vote for which determines the finalists and the winner will be chosen using a random drawing from the finalists determined by the end users. You expressly agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of California. Failure by Retrevo to act on or enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in these Official Rules. No waiver shall be effective against Retrevo unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance.

Read about our privacy policy at http://www.retrevo.com/content/privacy-policy

At the conclusion of the Contest, the winner will be posted at: http://share.retrevo.com/

Oversight: If you have comments or questions about this Contest or our privacy policy, please email Robb Lewis, Vice President of Products at Retrevo, at robb@retrevo.com.