NetApp Official Rules for 2016 Survey Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”)

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Open only to natural persons who are legal residents of the United States and who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry.

  1. Sponsor
    NetApp, Inc., 495 E. Java Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94089, is the Sponsor of the Sweepstakes.

  2. Eligibility
    The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry, who complete and submit the Survey during the specified Entry Period (see Section 3 Entry Period).

    The Sweepstakes is not open to employees, directors, officers, representatives or agents of the Sponsor and its related affiliates and subsidiaries. Government officials or employees of state-owned entities are not eligible to enter or win. All eligibility requirements must be met in order to claim a Prize (see Section 5 Determination and Notification of Winner and Section 6 Prizes).

  3. Entry Period
    Entries must be submitted on or between October 1, 2016 – October 28, 2016. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 28, 2016 to be eligible.

  4. How To Enter
    To be entered into the Sweepstakes, you must complete and submit the Survey, available at:

  5. Determination and Notification of the Winner
    One Winner will be randomly selected on October 31, 2016. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Sweepstakes with, on or about one (1) week after the Entry Period closes, by Sponsor or Sponsor’s agent, with instructions on how to claim their Prize.

  6. Prizes
    Sponsor will award one (1) Apple iPad mini 4, with an approximate retail value of $399.00 USD.

  7. Terms and Conditions
    The Sweepstakes is governed by these Official Rules. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and understand that the Sweepstakes results are final in all respects. Entrants agree that all decisions regarding the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to the selection of the Winners, will be made by Sponsor, whose decisions shall be final and binding.

    No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Limit one (1) entry and one (1) Prize per person. Multiple entries for a single person will be disqualified. Entries must be received during the Entry Period. Entries received after the Entry Period will be declared invalid. Your entry is confirmation that acceptance of the Prizes does not violate your employer’s rules regarding the acceptance of gifts.

    You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected tampering or evidence of actual tampering or technological corruption, Sponsor reserves the right to void any suspect entries. Any attempt by an entrant to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person and to seek other remedies to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, void, and/or corrupted entries, or for any problems, bugs or malfunctions entrants may encounter when submitting their entry.

    Prizes are limited while supplies last. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen Prize; the Prize is offered and must be accepted “as is” without warranty of any kind. The approximate retail values are subject to change based on current market conditions at the time of prize fulfillment. Winners are not entitled to any surplus between actual retail value (ARV) of the Prize and approximate retail value as stated in Section 6 and any surplus will not be awarded. No substitution, assignment, transfer, or cash redemption of any Prize is allowed by the Winners. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize with another Prize of equal or greater value should the advertised Prize become unavailable for any reason. Any costs or expenses associated with claiming or redeeming any Prize will be the sole responsibility of Winners. The Winners are solely responsible for all applicable national, federal, state, provincial and local taxes. All national, federal, state, provincial and local laws apply.

    Failure to claim a Prize will result in forfeiture of the Prize and an alternate Winner may be selected. Winners may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for the purpose of the Sweepstakes must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information. If a potential Winner is unable to participate in or accept the Prize or any portion of the Prize for any reason, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to such potential Winner.

    Entrants agree that Sponsor is not responsible for [i] lost, late, delayed, misdirected, stolen, unintelligible, or incomplete submissions; [ii] telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; [iii] errors in transmission; or [iv] any condition caused by events beyond Sponsor’s control that may affect the Sweepstakes. All entries become the property of Sponsor.

    By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release and hold Sponsor harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any Prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, misappropriation of likeness, or invasion of privacy. Entrants agree that the Sponsor shall have no liability whatsoever for any deficiency or malfunctioning of any Prize, for any damage incurred from use or participation of the Prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes.

    Sponsor reserves the right to change, alter, or amend these Official Rules or terminate the Sweepstakes, in its sole discretion, to provide fair administration of the Sweepstakes or to comply with applicable law. These Official Rules are governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict of laws principles. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claims, actions, or proceedings relating to the Sweepstakes shall be the state and federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California. If any provision of these Official Rules is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability will not invalidate or render unenforceable any other part of these Official Rules.

  8. Data Protection
    All information, including personal data, collected in submission of entries during the Sweepstakes, will be maintained and protected by Sponsor in accordance with applicable data protection laws. The personal data you provide will be used strictly for the purpose of managing the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes, and to provide you with information related to NetApp products, services and events. You may opt out of receiving information from NetApp at any time by writing to NetApp will not share your personal data with any third-party partners without your explicit consent. You may access our privacy policy at

  9. NetApp Brand
    The names and logos identifying NetApp® products and services are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. A current list of NetApp trademarks is available on the web at