1. Eligibility. This ChefConf '21: Online Swag Giveaway Series (the “Giveaway”) is facilitated by Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“Progress”) and is open to all Chef® prospects, customers, and employees (the “Participants”) who have registered for the conference (the “Event”), complete the weekly contest requirements, and who are 18 years or older at the date of entry. International winners are responsible for extra fees associated with customs and VAT. The Contest is subject to all applicable United States federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

  2. Entry Period. The Giveaway will open on August 5, 2021 and will run until September 9, 2021. Each Giveaway contest will be subject to its own duration and entry requirements.

  3. How to Enter. To enter, Participants must register for the ChefConf '21: Online during the Entry Period at Participants must also complete the requirements for each weekly Giveaway contest in order to be eligible for that particular Giveaway. By registering for the Event and participating in the Giveaway, you demonstrate your full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to the decisions of Progress in relation to the Giveaway, which are final and binding.

  4. Prize. The prizes shall vary based on the individual Giveaway contest and will be announced on Chef’s blog and social handles, including its LinkedIn platform: Details of each weekly contest will be revealed on Thursdays beginning August 5, 2021, and run through the individual contest period. Any prize details not specified will be determined by Progress in its sole discretion. No cash or other substitution is allowed except by Progress, who may substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value, as determined by Progress in its sole discretion. Where applicable, the prize is not redeemable for cash and has no cash value.

  5. Winner Selection and Notification. Three (3) winner(s) will be selected from each pool of Participants in each of the four (4) Giveaway contests, for a total of 12 winners. Winners will be selected from the pool of Participants based on performance in each weekly Giveaway contest. Progress reserves the right to determine winners at its sole discretion and reserves the right to redetermine winners wherever necessary. You must compete in each Giveaway contest in order to be eligible for that contest prize. You may only win once throughout this Giveaway series, and any additional entries will be thrown out and not be considered. Winners will be notified at the Event and will receive notification and acknowledgment in a follow up mailer after the Event. Winners will also be announced and publicized on various Progress platforms including email, blog, and social media. Progress may require a delivery address for the prize. If a Prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, there is no delivery address available, or if a winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, disqualification will result, and an alternate winner may be selected. All taxes, including federal, state and local taxes, and other expenses related to accepting and/or using the prize not listed in these Official Rules, are the sole responsibility of the winner. The winner will also be required to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding the ownership of the prize.

  6. Privacy and Publicity. Except where prohibited, participation in any part of the Giveaway constitutes your consent to Progress’ use of your name on Progress’ scoreboard, newsletters, and Giveaway emails (without further payment or consideration or in order to contact you as a potential winner).

  7. Entrants Warranties and Representations. By submitting an Entry, you warrant and represent: (i) the Entry is complete and accurate, (ii) the Entry does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or any other rights of any third party, (iii) the Entry does not violate any law or regulation, (iv) you have the rights to freely enter the Giveaway without restriction, (v) you are eligible for the Giveaway, (vi) you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of legal majority in your state or jurisdiction of primary residence at the time of Entry, and (vii) the Entry and your participation in the Giveaway and agreement to these Official Rules do not violate any applicable policies of or contractual obligations to your employer.

  8. General Conditions. Void where prohibited by law. Progress reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway and to determine the winners from eligible entries. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. Progress’ failure to enforce any term of these rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Neither Progress or its officers, directors, shareholders and employees (collectively “Releasees”) shall be held liable and Progress shall be held harmless for any damage, loss or injury to you or any third party resulting from participation in this Giveaway or for the use or misuse of any prize or Releasee’s use of any rights granted herein; nor for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, for any human or other error, for any injury to person or property, arising from your participation in this Giveaway or any Giveaway-related activity or from the acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize. Progress is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, incorrect, ineligible or misdirected entries, or for any other errors or problems of any kind in connection with or relating to the Giveaway, including but not limited to, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Giveaway, processing or determining eligibility. In no event shall Progress be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages, including without limitation damages for loss of income, profits, data or damage to property incurred by you or any third party, arising out of or resulting from this Giveaway or any related materials, whether in an action in contract or tort, however caused and regardless of the theory of liability, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Progress makes no representations or warranties whatsoever, in fact or in law, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, title, and fitness for a particular purpose, whether oral, express, implied or statutory and hereby disclaims any and all warranties relating to this Giveaway or any related materials.

  9. Disputes. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these rules, or the rights and obligations of you and Progress in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Giveaway, but in no event attorneys’ fees. You hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

  10. Official Rules. These rules, terms and conditions comprise the Official Rules and official Giveaway communications or publications by Progress shall govern and apply to all participation and activity arising out of and relating to the Giveaway. These Official Rules cannot be modified or superseded except by Progress, in its reasonable discretion. In the event of any inconsistency between these Official Rules and any other communication by Progress, the terms of these Official Rules shall govern.