Dear +Crucial I saw your “Global” contest to win a Crucial BX100 SSD and had a couple of thoughts I …

Dear +Crucial I saw your "Global" contest to win a Crucial BX100 SSD and had a couple of thoughts I wanted to share.

I'm not a butthurt competitor and I don't have a need or desire for this prize but I wanted to point out that your contest currently violates a couple of the +Google+ TOS.

1) Don’t run Promotions that encourage users to post unoriginal or repetitive content.  I think resharing the post itself might fall into that category.  But maybe that's a grey area up for interpretation.

2) You must have official rules that clearly state that your Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or otherwise associated with Google or its affiliates.

In the official rules, each participant must completely release, to the full extent permitted by law, Google and its affiliates from all liability related to your Promotion. Participants should be instructed to direct all questions and comments regarding the Promotion to you and not to Google.

You'll noticed I highlighted the part about having to have "official rules".  Please include official rules stating the required disclaimers and how the contest is to be administered, who's eligible, and other basic info.  I'm sure your layers would agree, this is necessary to protect you and your fans. 

Google+ Contests and Promotions Policy. Policy Requirements. Google+ allows contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions (“Promotions”), to the extent they are permitted by law, subject to the following policy requirements and legal terms laid out below. Generating spam or encouraging individuals …

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