NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CONTEST (“CONTEST”). Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.
CONTEST ENTRY DATES: Contest begins October 10, 2023 at 7:00 AM ET and ends October 31, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET (“Contest Entry Period”).
CONTEST OVERVIEW: People will take part in a series of four coding challenges to be entered to compete for the final challenge. There are four total cyber challenges, winners will be notified each week if their entry completed the challenge accurately. If accepted for accuracy, the submissions will be put forward for the final challenge and the best two entries for the final challenge will be the prize winners. Winners will be entered into the grand prize pool determined by their ability (skill).
The contest is not a game of chance. Contestants must apply their skills and expertise to be able to compete with other contestants. Contestants will not be required to make a purchase to compete. Contestants will be encouraged but not required to share the challenge on social media.
Contestants will enter to win by completing an online entry form with their name, email address, social media handles (optional), and contest challenge results.
CONTEST OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Contest is to raise awareness regarding personal cybersecurity during the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 20th Anniversary, October 2023.
CONTEST ENTRY: To enter, follow the directions as outlined on the entry page for each challenge. All entries must be received by the date and time outlined in the website contest page. For purposes of these Official Rules, “receipt” of Entry occurs when the Sponsor’s servers record the Entry information resulting from contestants’ entry being received in the inbox. Any automated computer receipt (such as one confirming delivery of email) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by the Sponsor for purposes of these Official Rules.
Entry must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person and must not violate any law. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.
Example Weekly Challenge:
Level 1 – (un)Cleartext
What protocol transfers data securely between a web server and client?
JUDGING: All Entries will be judged based on the judge’s determination of correct completion of the challenge. The judging determination will follow the challenge rubric for each step of solving the challenge to determine level of completeness in solving the challenge. The top-scoring Entries will be declared the 2 Contest winners (“Winners”).
TIES: In the event of a tie, two Winners will be determined based on the judges’ application of the criteria used in evaluating the entries. Judges’ decisions are final and binding.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: There are four total cyber challenges, winners will be notified each week if their entry completed the challenge accurately. If accepted for accuracy, the submissions will be put forward for the final challenge and the best two entries for the final challenge will be the prize winners.
Winner(s) will be determined after the Contest’s end date and will be notified by email. Winner(s) will be required to provide mailing address that will be used to fulfill the prize. At the discretion of the Sponsor, Winner may be disqualified for any of the following reasons: if is not eligible based on the eligibility requirements set forth above. In the event it is determined that the Winner has not complied with these Official Rules, has failed to execute and return any required documents within the specified time period, has made false statements or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then the Winner will be disqualified and at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Entry with the next highest score may then be declared the alternate Winner.
PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): Winners are solely responsible for all expenses, costs or fees associated with transportation and acceptance and/or use of the prize not specified herein as being awarded, including without limitation, any and all taxes (if any). Winners are not a recipient of a prize until s/he has been verified as the Winner by the Sponsor or judges. Upon fulfilling the prize, Sponsor will be deemed to have awarded the prize to the Winner and such Winner assumes full responsibility for the prize. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
In that event, the Sponsor reserves the right to, at its discretion, reschedule the Contest, entry and/or end dates, modify the entry procedures, cancel the Contest, or cancel the awarding of ticket(s). Prize(s) are not redeemable for cash.
Grand Prize: 1 Flipper Hacker Tool + Case = Value $200
Grand Prize: 1 Flipper Hacker Tool + Case = Value $200
Weekly Prizes: 8 BlackCloak Water Bottles (2 per week) = $20 value each
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Contest Parties and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, altered, garbled, incorrect, incomplete or delayed Entries; all of which will be void. Released Parties are also not responsible for problems related to technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any Entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or the website, or for any other technical problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected communications which may limit a contestant’s ability to participate in this Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether network, printing, typographical, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions with may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. Mass entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest in the event it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired, and to cancel or suspend the Contest in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and, if terminated, at Sponsor’s discretion, determine the Winner using all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of cancellation using the judging procedure outlined above. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of Entry will be deemed to be the contestant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void his/her Entries)) it finds to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of this Contest or website, intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other contestant, Sponsor, or any of its representatives or to otherwise be acting in violation of these Official Rules. CAUTION: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operations of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent permitted by the law and to disqualify such contestant from the Contest.
ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS: Entrant hereby acknowledges that Entry and all other materials of every kind whatsoever created by contestant relating to the Contest (collectively, the “Work”) are a “work made for hire” (as that term is used in the United States Copyright Act) for Sponsor, and assigns to Sponsor (or, if any applicable law prohibits or restricts such assignment, contestant hereby grants to Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable license of) limited right, title and interest in and to such Work, including, without limitation, all rights of every kind and nature (whether now known or hereafter devised, including all copyrights therein and thereto and all renewals and extensions thereof), throughout the universe, in perpetuity, for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. By submitting an Entry, Contestant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain many submissions under this Contest and that such entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or sponsored by the Sponsor, and waive any and all claims contestant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any composition, design, video and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor (or its respective designees) may be similar to his/her Entry. Contestant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not have now, nor shall any of them have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to contestant’s Entry.
MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS: Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Contest subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.
ARBITRATION & CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, interpretation, validity and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, CONTESTANT AGREES THAT ANY AND ALL CONTROVERSIES, CLAIMS, OR DISPUTES WITH ANYONE (INCLUDING SPONSOR AND ANY EMPLOYEE, OFFICER, DIRECTOR, OR SHAREHOLDER OF THE SPONSOR IN THEIR CAPACITY AS SUCH OR OTHERWISE), ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO, OR RESULTING FROM THE CONTEST AND ANY PRIZES AND AWARDS THEREOF SHALL BE SUBJECT EXCLUSIVELY TO BINDING ARBITRATION UNDER THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT AND PURSUANT TO FLORIDA LAW. YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
ARBITRATION WILL BE CONDUCTED BY A NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION’S (“AAA”) RULES AND PROCEDURES, INCLUDING THE AAA’S SUPPLEMENTARY PROCEDURES FOR CONSUMER-RELATED DISPUTES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “AAA RULES”), AS MODIFIED BY THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT. ALL ISSUES ARE FOR THE ARBITRATOR TO DECIDE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ISSUES RELATING TO THE SCOPE, ENFORCEABILITY, AND ARBITRABILITY OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT.
WINNERS LIST: Winner(s) will be notified via email.
SPONSOR: BlackCloak, Inc., 7025 CR46A Ste 1071, #342, Lake Mary, FL 32746
SPONSOR CONTACT: [email protected]