Device of the Year 2013 T&Cs

Published date : 01 October 2013
Article date : 12 November 2013

OFFICIAL RULES for ‘Which Medical Device – Device of the Year 2013 - submitting a nomination’

By participating in the nominations, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Which Medical Device judging panel, which are final in all matters relating to this competition.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.
ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all those who complete the nomination form and are at least 18 years of age. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All employees of Which Medical Device and their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling or child or their respective spouses) or those residing in the same households of employees, whether related or not, are not eligible to enter or to win. The competition is subject to all applicable laws. 
TIMING: The survey will start 12 November 2013 and will end 31st January 2014 (the “Nomination Period”).
HOW TO NOMINATE: Nomination forms completed as instructed during the Entry Period will have the reason for nominating a medical device considered by the Which Medical Device judging panel. Limit to one (1) entry per device, per person. After the first nomination submission for a particular device, additional nomination submissions for the same device will not result in additional entries. 
NO PRIZES WILL BE ISSUED TO NOMINATORS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A KINDLE FIRE HD WHICH WILL BE ISSUED TO THE NOMINATOR OF WHAT THE JUDGING PANEL DEEMS TO BE THE 'BEST REASON FOR NOMINATING'. The winner's name can be obtained by contacting Which Medical Device after 31 January 2014. No cash alternative will be offered. Which Medical Device reserves the right to replace the Kindle Fire HD with a different device should this exact one not be available for any reason.
AWARDS: The judges decision may not be questioned and is final.
DRAW AND AWARDING OF PRIZES:  Judging will take place within fifteen (15) days after the end of the Nomination Period. Nominators of the winning devices will be notified via email within ten (10) days of the date of the closing date draw. Non-winning devices will not "roll-over" into awards held in the future by the Which Medical Device. Nominators of the wining devices may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where legal, a publicity release within fourteen (14) days of notification.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Entry constitutes permission for Which Medical Device and its designees to use each winning device nominator's name and location and/or likeness for advertising, promotional, and other purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification and permission, except where prohibited by law, and the nominator of winning devices agrees to confirm such permission in writing promptly upon request. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR, ITS RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE AWARDS. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this awards scheme shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with making a nomination to thie awards scheme but in no event legal fees. If for any reason the awards scheme is not capable of running as planned, including for reasons of tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud or other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the scheme, Which Medical Device reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the scheme and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the nomination process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive manner. 
LIABILITY: Which Medical Device and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising, promotion and production agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for lost, late, incorrect, incomplete, stolen, garbled, misdirected, undelivered or delayed nominations or for nominations not received by the specified deadline; or for printing, distribution, production, technical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the scheme, including, without limitation, errors in any advertising materials, the administration of the scheme, the processing of nominations or the announcement of the winning devices.
WINNERS LIST: Details of the winning devices will be published on
USE OF DATA: Entries and the information contained therein will be used by Which Medical Device in accordance with its privacy policy, available at
By nominating a device and providing your e-mail address, entrants hereby agree to Which Medical Device’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Which Medical Device’s privacy policy.
JURISDICTION: WMD Device of the Year 2013 and these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England, UK.
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