Contest Legal Terms & Conditions

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Official Rules for Ricoh Eco "Green Inspiration" Contest

Please read these rules before entering the Ricoh Eco "Green Inspiration" Contest ("Contest"). By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

    • You must be a U.S. resident who is 18 years of age or older.
    • Officers, directors and employees (and their respective family members) of Ricoh Americas Corporation ("Ricoh") and its affiliated companies are not eligible to enter.
    • No purchase or obligation is necessary to enter or win.
    • You must submit a story satisfying the following requirements ("Story") for the Contest. Any nonconforming entries will be disqualified.
      1. It must be your own story about incorporating being green in your daily lifestyle;
      2. It must be in 120 words or less and be written in English; and
      3. It must not contain any sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous or other inappropriate content.
    • You must complete the Contest entry form on the Ricoh Eco Interact Page ( ) ("Contest Page") for your entry. Each entry must include the Story title, Story, entrant name, e-mail, and location (city & state). Phone number is optional. Multiple entries will not be accepted (one entry per person). Altered, defaced, mutilated, illegible, or incomplete entry forms are not eligible and will result in disqualification of entry.
    • The physically submitted entries become an exclusive property of Ricoh and will not be returned in any case.
    • The Contest will begin at 0:00 a.m. on August 06, 2012 (EST) and end at 23:50 p.m. on October 31, 2012 (EST) ("Contest Period"). A full, complete and eligible entry must be received no later than the end of Contest Period.
    • Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules or entries received by Ricoh after the end of the Contest Period are void.
    • After each entry is screened for compliance with the entry requirements, the Story will be posted on the Contest Page for the visitors to read and appraise.
    • The Story will generally have been posted until the next Contest starts. However, Ricoh, at its sole discretion, reserves a right to withdraw the Story at any time even in the posting period.
    • Ricoh will select the winner within 1 month after the Contest Period ends. One (1) winner will be chosen by the panel of judges selected by Ricoh ("Judge"). The Judge's decision is final and binding. The appraisal of the visitors on the Contest Page does not affect the winner selecting process.
    • The winner's Story will be featured on the Ricoh Eco Homepage ( as a banner. The banner will be designed to reflect the winner's Story by Ricoh, so the winner has no right to determine the contents of the banner.
    • The winner will be notified by an e-mail by Ricoh after the selection. Also the name and location of the winner will also be posted on the Contest Page within 1 month after the Contest Period ends. You agree that Ricoh might use your name, e-mail, and phone number in the entry form for the communication purpose and post your name and location as a winner on the Contest Page.
    • If the Judge finds that there are other great Stories than the winner's Story, Ricoh may, at its discretion, have a right to highlight such Stories on the Contest Page without any notice to the entrant. Ricoh will highlight such Stories with bold outline, star or crown as appropriate, on the Contest Page.
    • You shall not be entitled to any compensation or other consideration because of Ricoh's or others' use of your Story for the Contest. You shall grant to Ricoh a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, publicly display your name and Story on the Contest Page.
    • You warrant that you are the sole creator and owner of your Story or have permission to use copyrighted components, and further warrant that your Story does not contain information considered to be confidential
    • Ricoh is not responsible for (a) lost, misrouted, delayed, incomplete or incorrect transmissions or entries, (b) electronic, network, Internet, other computer or communication related malfunctions or failures, (c) loss of or damage to any prize during shipping or delivery or (d) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses, or damages. Ricoh nor its respective employees, agents, directors, and officers shall be liable for any claim, cost, damage, injury or loss arising from or in connection with this Contest.
    • Ricoh reserves the right to terminate or modify this Contest in its sole discretion in the event of any error, virus, fraud or other event beyond the control of Ricoh that compromise this Contest.
    • These Official Rules and the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New Jersey, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.
    • This Contest is sponsored by Ricoh Americas Corporation, 5 Dedrick Place, West Caldwell, NJ 07006.