Contest Official Rules

Contest Official Rules

The Contest

You understand that by participating in the ManageEngine TGIF campaign (hereinafter known as "Contest") you are accepting the terms of these Contest Official Rules ("Official Rules") and agreeing to be bound by them. The "Sponsor" of the Contest is ManageEngine, a division of Zoho ("ManageEngine"). ManageEngine will conduct several Contests, from time to time, and each Contest will end at 23:59 hours PST on the last Sunday of the month on which a Contest was conducted.


The Contest is open to legal residents of all countries except Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. The Contest is subject to the applicable laws. Employees (including their friends and family members), resellers, and partners of Zoho are not eligible to participate in the Contest. In the event that ManageEngine requires any assistance in order to assess your compliance, you must promptly provide such assistance. ManageEngine reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify your entry if it concludes that: a) you have tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or, b) have acted in violation of these Official Rules or any such other applicable state, federal, or local laws or regulations or, c) you do not provide the requested assistance for compliance in a timely manner. The decisions of ManageEngine shall be final and binding in all respects and you agree to be bound by the same.

Selection and Prize

Participants stand a chance to win prizes every month.The participants who submit a story that captures their humorous experience in the IT industry will be eligible to participate in the "Contest". The submissions will be reviewed by the ManageEngine team and an appropriate story will be picked as a winner based on its storyline, relevance to IT and the humour quotient. A participant will not be eligible to win more than one prize. Prize(s) are not transferable, assignable or refundable and cannot be substituted for cash. Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded. ManageEngine reserves the right to offer an alternate prize of equal or greater value (which may also be in the form of a gift voucher) if for any reason any prize cannot be awarded as contemplated by ManageEngine.


Content submitted, as part of taking part in the Contests, should not:

  1. be unlawful, in violation of any law, or violate the IP rights of any third party;
  2. be hateful, tortuous, slanderous, or libelous;
  3. promote bigotry, racism, sexism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual, nor should it promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
  4. contain any personal information, such as personal names or e-mail addresses;
  5. promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms, or weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);
  6. promote any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
  7. contain any nudity or sexually explicit, lewd, offensive, disparaging, or otherwise inappropriate content;
  8. communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which ManageEngine or contestants wish to associate.

Use of Submissions

Providing/uploading any submission constitutes your consent to give ManageEngine a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes.

Winner Notification

The prize winners for the contest will be announced on the ManageEngine's social media pages along with an illustrated comic strip of the winner's story("Winner Notice"). The Winner Notice will include information on how the winners can claim their prizes. Failure to respond within 7 days from the date of Winner Notice or failure to comply with any rule, regulation or limitation will result in the forfeiture of the prize. In order to receive a prize, the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability and publicity release (unless prohibited by law).

Limitations of Liability

By taking part in the Contest, you agree to release Zoho and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective employees, agents, and representatives (collectively, "Entities") from any and all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to person or property that may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize or with participation in the Contest. By taking part in the Contest, you agree that no claim relating to such injuries, damages, or losses shall be asserted against any of the Entities.

Rights of Publicity

Provided the winner has permitted ManageEngine to use the winners name, biographical information and any statement the winner makes in connection with the Contest or about ManageEngine, each prize winner grants to ManageEngine the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed the winners name, biographical information and any statement the winner makes in connection with the Contest or about ManageEngine for advertising and promotional purposes, in connection with the Contest, without additional consideration.

General Conditions

The Contest will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of India. ManageEngine reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, including the substitution of a prize, which will become effective upon announcement. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, ManageEngine shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.