Operation Hammerfall Caption Contest Rules

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edited September 2016 in Exclusive Contests



The “Empires & Allies: Operation Hammerfall” (“Promotion”) is sponsored by Zynga Inc. (“Zynga”). This Promotion is governed by these official rules (“Rules”). By participating in the Promotion, you agree to abide by these Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understand that the results of the Promotion and the interpretation of these Rules, as determined by Zynga and its agents, are final in all respects. The Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. This Promotion is open to all Empires & Allies players who are 13 years of age or older as of the entry date and have a valid Empires & Allies account and a Facebook account. Current and former Zynga employees, their immediate family members and persons living in the same household are not eligible.

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion should be directed to Zynga, and not Facebook.


The Promotion will run from 6:00PM Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) on September 28, 2016 to 6:00PM PDT on October 4, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”). Each contest will begin on 6PM PDT on September 28, 2016, September 30, 2016, and October 3, 2016 and end 24 hours after they begin (the “Contest Promotion Period”).

You can enter the following way during each Contest Promotion Period:

  • Go to the Empires & Allies Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EmpiresAndAllies/ and locate the announcement for Operation Hammerfall contest. Review the poster, and post a comment with a caption for that poster.

Users may enter multiple times during each Contest Promotion Period provided the submitted caption is substantially different for each entry. The entry must not include copyright or trademark-protected content, content that infringes any third-party’s publicity rights, or content that is obscene, pornographic, libelous or otherwise objectionable as determined by Zynga in its sole discretion. Entries that are duplicative, regardless of the username on the submission, will be determined based on the time stamp, and not be considered eligible. Intended entries posted on other threads will not be considered.

By submitting your entry, you give Zynga a perpetual and irrevocable (other than as provided below), worldwide, fully paid-up and royalty free, non-exclusive, license to use your entry and any modified and derivative works thereof for any purpose, including in marketing and promotions. To the extent allowed by applicable laws, you waive any moral rights you may have in any User Content (like the right to be identified as the author of the User Content or the right to object to a certain use of that User Content). You further understand and agree that your submission of an entry into the Promotion does not alter the legal rights, title, and interest in the Empires & Allies game, all of which remain the sole and exclusive property of Zynga.

Following each Contest Promotion Period, ten (10) winning entries will be selected by a Committee, consisting of at least three (3) Zynga employees from the Empires & Allies team. Judging will be based on the following criteria: 1/3 on creativity, 1/3 on originality and 1/3 on relevancy to the image. All decisions of the judges will be final. Additionally, one (1) winner will be selected from each Contest Promotion Period based on the most Facebook “Likes” (“Votes”) received during the Contest Promotion Period.

If it comes to Zynga’s attention that an entry has received multiple and/or irregular Votes or multiple Votes from the same user or users, including but not limited to, Votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or other source, Zynga reserves the right to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion. If the internet voting process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, Zynga reserves the right to determine winners based on the judging criteria, as detailed in the previous paragraph. All decisions of the judges will be final.

If there are sufficient eligible entries, there will be thirty-three (33) winners following the end of the Promotion Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be notified via the platform in which the entry was received within seven (7) days of the end of the Promotion Period.

Each winner as selected by the Judging Committee will be awarded as detailed below:
Contest Promotion Period Amount of in-game Gold awarded
Approximate Retail Value
9/28/16-9/29/16 1000 $10.00 (US)
9/30/16-10/1/16 2500 $25.00 (US)
10/3/16-10/4/16 5000 $50.00 (US)

Each winner as selected by Vote will be awarded:
• 500 in-game Gold. Approximate Retail Value: $5.00
• Limit one prize per Zynga user ID.
• Winner not entitled to any surplus between actual prize value and stated prize value.
• Zynga reserves the right to change the prize to one of equal or greater value, and may award the prize as a gift card, at its sole discretion.
• All expenses or costs associated with acceptance of the prize not mentioned in these Rules are the responsibility of the winner.
• Zynga expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prize awarded.
• Zynga makes no representation or warranties concerning the appearance, safety or performance of the prize awarded.
• The prize is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash.

- If Zynga requests additional information or the completion of additional forms, potential winners must respond within seven (7) days of notice with all information requested from Zynga for Zynga to deliver the prize. Failure to respond within seven (7) days of notice will indicate definitively that the prize has been declined and an alternative winner will be selected. Five (5) alternate rounds of judging/drawings will be held, after which point, if a potential alternate winner is unable to be secured, a prize will remain unclaimed. In the event an initially selected winner is disqualified or unable to claim prize for any reason, Zynga, in its sole discretion, may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected at random.

  • Prizes will be delivered electronically to the winner’s Empires & Allies account.


  • By entering, except where prohibited by law, you are granting Zynga and its agents permission to publish your name, likeness (including your profile image), city, state, biographical material and entry content in any media in perpetuity for the purposes of advertising, publicity, and operation/administration of the Promotion.
  • This Promotion, the use of any Zynga website, forum or game and Zynga’s use of any User Generated Content (UGC) is also governed by the Zynga Terms of Service, which are located here.

Zynga reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Zynga in its sole discretion. In such event, Zynga, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. Persons found tampering with, attempting to “game” the Promotion, tampering with the Promotion in any way whatsoever to gain an unfair advantage, violating the fair play or spirit of the rules, or abusing any aspect of this Promotion will be disqualified. Zynga reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors, including without limitation computer errors that erroneously award prizes.

By entering the Promotion, you agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless Zynga and its affiliates, subsidiary companies, and any platforms on which the Promotion may be entered into, including without limitation Facebook Inc., Zynga administrators, advertising and promotional agencies, attorneys, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any liability, damages, losses or injury resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from that entrant’s participation in the Promotion and the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize that may be won. Zynga and its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies do not make any warranties, express or implied, as to the condition, fitness or merchantability of the prize. Zynga and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from access to or the download of information or materials connected with the Promotion.

Except where prohibited by law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or rights and obligations of entrants and Zynga in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California.

To obtain a winners list up to 120 days after the Promotion end date, post a request to the Empires and Allies Facebook page.


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