Stay Secure, Win Prizes – Mobile World Congress 2014 PIN It Contest

We’re kicking off Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain this week! This is an exciting time for the mobile industry and world at large, with the latest and greatest mobile gadgets showcased as well as a dialogue established around critical issues. Whether you are onsite at the show or tuning in from home, there will undoubtedly be some great things launched and shared that will have a lasting impact on the industry—and you!

In preparation for the event, we studied the mobile habits of more than 9,000 adults, ages 18 to 54, and discovered some interesting—and concerning—trends about mobile behavior and usage worldwide. The majority of people surveyed (85%) own a smartphone, and 53% have a tablet, yet 27% don’t protect their mobile devices with even a basic PIN code. These realities about consumer security are worrisome not only because of device theft, but also because the risk of mobile malware has increased significantly since 2013. Our recent McAfee Mobile Security Report found that 80% of Android apps track and collect users’ personal and location information, and oftentimes the worst culprits are also malicious in nature—adding spyware or other malware to your device. With the physical and digital risks targeting mobile devices at an all time high, it seems like mobile security needs a serious overhaul.

With that in mind, we want to celebrate all of the informed users out there, who are taking the safety of their devices and the information on them seriously. Starting Monday, February 24th through Friday, February 28th, we’ll be running a contest on Twitter. Winners will be chosen daily to receive a $50 Amazon e-gift card and a 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe™ service.

There’s two ways that you can enter:

  • For those of you at Mobile World Congress, stop by the Crack the PIN kiosk inside of the Intel Stand (#3D30, Hall 3) and tweet a picture of yourself there to @McAfeeConsumer with the hashtags #PINIt and #MWC14 to be entered to win!
  • Participants not at the event can show us how well protected their mobile devices are by taking a screen shot of their smartphone PIN lock screen to prove that they have this security enabled. Tweet the picture to @McAfeeConsumer with the hashtags #PINIt and #MWC14 to be entered to win!

Stay secure, and follow the directions below for a chance to win big!

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MWC PIN It Contest Terms and Conditions

1.   How to enter: No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The McAfee Mobile World Congress PIN It Contest (the “Contest”) will have five (5) drawing periods during which time all entries must be received. Central European Time shall control for all purposes of this Contest. Ten (10) winners will be chosen, two (2) for each drawing period. Drawing periods are as follows:

  • Drawing 1: Monday, February 24th 8:00 AM CET through 11:00 PM CET
  • Drawing 2: Tuesday, February 25th 8:00 AM CET through 11:00 PM CET
  • Drawing 3: Wednesday, February 26th 8:00 AM CET through 11:00 PM CET
  • Drawing 4: Thursday, February 27th 8:00 AM CET through 11:00 PM CET
  • Drawing 5: Friday, February 28st 8:00AM CET through 11:00 PM CET

During each Drawing period, participants must do the following steps.

a) For Participants Attending Mobile World Congress 2014:

  1. 1.     Take a picture of yourself at the Crack the PIN Kiosk inside of the Intel stand at Mobile World Congress.
  2. 2.     Tweet the picture with the hashtags #MWC14 and #PINIt to @McAfeeConsumer. Tweet must include both the #MWC14 and #PINIt hashtags.

b) For Offsite Participants:

  1. 1.     Take a picture of your smartphone’s lock screen to show that the PIN feature has been enabled.
  2. 2.     Tweet the picture with the hashtags #MWC14 and #PINIt to @McAfeeConsumer. Tweet must include both the #MWC14 and #PINIt hashtags.

Contest submissions will be accepted starting at 8am CET on Monday, February 24th, during the drawing period on Twitter featuring the #MWC14 and #PINIt hashtags. Each photo must be accompanied with the #MWC14 and #PINIt hashtags to be eligible to win, and a winner from each category (a) on-site and (b) offsite will be chosen from the viable pool of entries that used both hashtags. No other method of entry will be accepted besides Twitter. Entries from one Drawing are not carried over to a later Drawing (you must enter each Drawing separately).

Only one eligible tweet per person, per Drawing.

2.   Eligibility: The contest is open globally to those who are 18 years of age or older on the date the contest begins and live in a jurisdiction where this prize contest and drawing are not prohibited. Employees of McAfee and its subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies, their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses), and individuals living in the same household as such employees are ineligible. A winner of one Drawing is eligible to enter in the subsequent Drawings. Entrants are only allowed to win one (1) drawing each.

3.   Winner Selection: Two (2) winners for each Drawing will be selected from the eligible entries received during a Drawing’s entry period. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Contest Rules and the decisions of the coordinators, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Winner Notification: Each drawing winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter.com at the end of each drawing period. Prize winners will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (where permitted by law) to be returned within ten (10) days of written notification, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. If a prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within four (4) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the prize at issue based on the winner selection process described above.

4.   Prizes: The prize for each Drawing is a $50 Amazon gift card and a 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe™ service. (Approximate retail value “ARV” of the prizes is $130.)

Entrants agree that McAfee has the sole right to determine the winners of the drawing and all matters or disputes arising from the drawing and that its determination is final and binding. There are no prize substitutions, transfers or cash equivalents permitted except at the sole discretion of McAfee.

Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Sponsor is not responsible for delays in prize delivery beyond its control. All other expenses and items not specifically mentioned in these Official Rules are not included and are the prize winners’ sole responsibility. ARV of the prize may be subject to market fluctuation. In the event the stated ARV of a prize is more than the actual retail value of the prize at the time of award, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise.

5.   General conditions: Entrants agree that by entering they agree to be bound by these rules. All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges on prize packages are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner.

Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the Contest entries. By entering, participants release and hold harmless McAfee and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the contest, any prize won, any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, participation in any contest-related activity, or participation in the contest. 

Prize Forfeiture:  Each prize will be awarded. If winner cannot be notified, does not respond to notification, does not meet eligibility requirements, or otherwise does not comply with these prize drawing rules, then the winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected from remaining eligible entry forms for each Drawing.

Dispute Resolution:  Entrants agree that McAfee has the sole right to determine the winners of the drawing and all matters or disputes arising from the drawing and that its determination is final and binding. There are no prize substitutions, transfers or cash equivalents permitted except at the sole discretion of McAfee.

Governing Law:  Each Prize Drawing and these rules will be construed in accordance with the laws, jurisdiction, and venue of New York.

Privacy Policy Personal information obtained in connection with this prize drawing will be handled in accordance policy set forth at http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/privacy.html

RobertSiciliano

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