“PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited by law, a winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, blog entry, biographical information, voice, and address (city and state) worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation.” SanDisk Extreme SSD Sweepstakes Official Rules on Facebook
My biographical information. My potty training? Stories of my high school boyfriends? Something else? And just where are they getting this biographical information from? Do I get to vet it for accuracy before they use it?
Which blog entry do they want to use? I’m guessing it wouldn’t be this one. They’re apparently not willing to share that tidbit with me beforehand, though. It might not be one I want them to use.
And photos and likenesses. Of me. All of me? Or my big fat butt? Or maybe my big toe. Or my thumb in its neoprene sleeve. Who knows? I don’t.
As for the rest, I’m equally clueless. It’s a hobby of mine.
Now, for Powerball’s $500M or more dollars, I would have been willing to give it all up worldwide in all media in perpetuity with no further compensation. For that kind of money I expect you can have my diaries from high school and any blog post you want. And a photo of my butt. I might even do it for a measly $1M or $2M. I am not willing to do it for a piece of hardware valued at $399.99 ARV.
I love SanDisk, but not quite that much. You might, though. If you do, go enter, and best of luck to you!
Screenshot by me. Fine print for the record: I do not really think SanDisk would do anything nefarious in the course of awarding prizes in this sweepstakes. Additionally, SanDisk did most certainly not give me jack to write this post or give you the link to the sweepstakes. More’s the pity.