Official Rules THIS IS A CONTEST OF SKILL.  NO PURCHASE OR ENTRY FEE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN.  This is not a game of chance.  Entry and  participation is limited to those age 13 or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia.  This contest is void outside of the  50 United States and DC, and void where prohibited or restricted by law.   Overview of Contest.  The Investigator game (the “Contest”) is an online interactive murder mystery game.  To experience The Investigator , gamers  assume the role of a hero criminalist and pro-actively solve a case by viewing live-action content rich with characters, clues and motives.  Just like real-  world detectives, gamers can manipulate items and engage with characters.    Due to our patented proprietary software, every gamer’s murder mystery is unique.  Join the Contest at any time, play as often as you like. A $250 VISA  cash card will be awarded to the top investigator every Friday.  1. Entry.  The Investigator game will be conducted exclusively on the Internet.  To participate, become an “Entrant” by visiting  www.TheInvestigator.net (the “Website”) and completing all the required fields of the Official Entry and Release Form (“Entry/Release Form”) including  Entrant’s first name, last name, gamer name, password, complete home street address (no P.O. Boxes), date of birth, and e-mail address, and acceptance of  Terms and Conditions and Official Rules. Incomplete Entry/Release Forms will not be accepted.  By entering, you unconditionally accept and agree to  comply with and abide by these Official Rules, the Entry/Release Form, the Terms and Conditions of Use, and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be  final and binding in all respects. To the extent that the Terms of Use and these Official Rules conflict, these Official Rules shall prevail.    2. Play.  After becoming an Entrant, participate in the Contest by logging in and selecting “play.”  Assuming the role of The Investigator, use the  available clues to attempt to solve the mystery.  Most mysteries should take about an hour or less to solve.  The clues you see are unique to your game; no  one else will have the same set of clues.  Our clock will log the time you spend on the case (“Investigation Time”); hit Save to stop the clock and take a  break.  Try to solve the mystery in the least amount of Investigation Time possible.  When you think you have solved the mystery, submit your case to the  on-line Judge, who will render a verdict:  “Guilty” (case solved) or “Not-Guilty” (you nabbed the wrong suspect).  Start a new game as often as you like  after finishing the previous game.    Contest Period will be conducted each week,  12:01:00.1 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) Friday Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeper and all  decisions by Sponsor as to timing are final.  Evidence of submission (such as screen shot) will not be considered as evidence of receipt.  Only those cases  that are actually received by Sponsor during a Contest Period will be considered for that Contest Period’s prizing.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.   3. Additional ways to participate:  Email a Friend.  Be the first to email a friend the link to The Investigator Game  Website and win a $50.00 Friend Prize if that friend wins a  $250.00 Grand Prize, limit one such prize per friend.  Viral Video.  Upload your image to the News Video feature and send to your friends.   A Free Tutorial Mystery will always be available to learn the game and hone your skills.  4. Eligibility and limitations.  Open only to those age 13 or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia and who have  a valid email account and internet access.  Persons outside of the 50 United States and DC are not eligible.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.   Participation by any method other than set forth in these Official Rules is void. Any use of automated or programmed methods of effecting entry is  prohibited.  Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates or partnerships or Sponsor’s advertising,  promotional or fulfillment agencies, distributors, retailers, sales representatives or agencies involved in this promotion (all collectively “Entities”), or any  persons or entities directly associated with the Contest are not eligible to win prizes.  Persons residing in the same household as ineligible persons are not  eligible to win prizes, whether or not related to the employee.  Immediate family members of ineligible persons (spouse, parent, child, step-child, sibling)  are not eligible to win prizes.  Neither the Entities nor any of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives, or any of such  persons’ successors, assigns or licensees (individually and collectively, “Releasees”) are responsible for entries or attempts to play The Investigator Game  that are altered, defective, delayed, deleted, destroyed, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, invalid, late, lost, misrouted,  multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized or unintelligible; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections;  miscommunications; failed phone, computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention; traffic  congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions; undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering; insufficient space in  Entrant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, mechanical or human error or other causes, even if  caused by the negligence of any of the Releasees.  This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.  5. Prizes.  One (1) Grand Prize, a $250.00 bank cash card, will be awarded for each Contest Period while the Contest continues.  The potential Grand  Prize winner will be the Entrant who successfully solved a mystery in the least amount of Investigation Time during the Contest Period.  In the unlikely  event of a tie for least Investigation Time, a short tie-breaker problem will be offered to the tied entrants to determine the winner.  The potential winning  Entrant will be notified by e-mail by approximately 9 a.m. ET on the Monday at the end of the Contest Period and must acknowledge notice and provide  verification information within 72 hours.  Upon verification of eligibility and identity to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Grand Prize will be delivered to  winner by express delivery or other means.  Allow four weeks for verification and delivery.  Grand Prize will be awarded regardless of number of entries  received.  Winners earning  will be required to provide an IRS Form W-9 with social security number before prize is awarded, to allow sponsor to comply  with IRS reporting regulations  Additional documentation including Affidavit of Eligibility, mutually acceptable liability release and publicity release may  be required, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  If attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, if Entrant’s identity or eligibility cannot be verified, if  required paperwork is not provided or if the potential winning Entrant is otherwise unable to accept any portion of the Prize, Prize will be forfeited and  awarded to eligible successful Entrant with the next highest Investigation Time.  Each Entrant selected as a potential Winner of any Prize must comply  with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules.  Prize recipients are responsible for all taxes associated with prizes received.  Prizes cannot  be transferred, assigned or substituted.    One (1) Friend Prize, a $50.00 bank cash card, will be awarded to the person (if any) who first emailed a link to the Website to a Contest Period  Prize winner.  Sponsor’s decision final as to which friend, if any, is eligible.  If the winning Entrant is under the age of 18 or under the age of majority in state of residence, the Prize will be awarded to the Entrant’s parent or  legal guardian in winner’s name, and additional documentation may be required by Sponsor before Prize will be awarded.  Odds of winning depend on the number and skill of the participating Entrants.  6. Conditions:  By participating, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Releasees from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, claim,  injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, emotional injury, personal injury and/or death which may occur in  connection with, preparation for, or participation in the Contest, and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Entrant  further agrees that no Releasee has made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the Prize(s),  including, without limitation, to such Prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose and that the Releasees are not responsible for claims, injuries,  losses, illness, litigation or damage of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse,  possession, loss or misdirection of a Prize or participation in this Contest or in any activity related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of,  computer Contest information. If for any reason, including viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, Acts of God, acts or regulations of any  governmental or supra-national authority, war, national emergency, accident, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of terrorism, or other  matters beyond the Releasees’ reasonable control, the administration, security, fairness or proper or intended play of this Contest is corrupted, prevented or  impaired, so that it cannot be conducted as originally planned, except where prohibited by law, Sponsor has the right to cancel, terminate or suspend the  Contest; and in such event, to select winners based on performance among all eligible Entrants up to such time of cancellation, termination or suspension,  or to cancel the Contest and not award any Prize, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the  offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to errors in Contest materials, advertising, Official Rules, or selection and announcement  of the Winners; or for any inability of a Winner to accept or use a Prize for any reason. In the event that any person attempts to defraud or in any manner  tamper with this Contest, he/she will be ineligible for a Prize and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  In the event that any dispute arises  regarding the meaning or interpretation of these Official Rules, it is agreed that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of the State of  by and  within the Federal or Florida State courts located in Orlando County.  Publicity release.  Each winning Entrant’s acceptance of a Prize constitutes the grant of an unconditional right to use winner’s first and last name, gamer  name, address (city and state only) and/or statements about the Contest for any publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional  compensation, except where prohibited by law, and Entrant hereby releases the Releasees from any liability with respect thereto.  Each participant joining  The Investigator game grants an unconditional right to use participant’s first name and last initial, gamer name, and game history on the Website for any  publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law, and hereby releases the Releasees from  any liability with respect thereto.    NOTICE: SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO DISQUALIFY ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS FOUND TO BE  TAMPERING WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST OR THE WEBSITE, TO BE ACTING IN VIOLATION OF  THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR TO BE ACTING IN AN UNSPORTSMANLIKE OR DISRUPTIVE MANNER, OR WITH THE INTENT TO  DISRUPT OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, OR TO ANNOY, ABUSE, THREATEN OR HARASS ANY  OTHER PERSON, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO  THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE The Investigator OR ANY  WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS  AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO  THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  7. Use of data.  All personal information submitted as part of the Contest may be shared by and between the Releasees, and each of the Releasees will  use such information in accordance with their respective independent privacy policies but only in relation to Contest administration or to effect the Email-  a-Friend and Viral Video features.  Information will not be sold to non-Releasees.  Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor or the  Contest by electronic mail or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.TheInvestigator.net   By participating in the Contest, Entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and usage of his or her personal information consistent with this section of  the Official Rules and Sponsor’s privacy policy, which Entrant acknowledges reading and accepting.  8. Dates & deadlines; anticipated number of contestants.  Because of the unique nature and scope of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition  to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Contest. Such  modifications will be posted as notices to Entrants on the Website.  Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of Entrants who will participate in the  Contest.   9. Winner’s names.  To obtain copy of any legally-required Winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Investigator game Winners  List, c/o The Investigator  PO Box  309 Cape canaveral, florida 32929.  Coming Soon!