Microsoft Office 365 and Xbox Live Gold Offer Terms and Conditions

The Microsoft Office 365 and Xbox Live Gold Offer (“Offer”) is the opportunity for customers who purchase and activate a qualifying Microsoft Office 365 product during the Offer eligibility period to receive twelve (12) months of Xbox Live Gold at no additional charge. This Offer is subject to the following terms. By participating, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by these terms.
Buy Office 365. Purchase and activate a qualifying Office 365 product during the Offer eligibility period.
Get 12 months of Xbox Live Gold at no additional charge: Visit Office.com/Xbox and follow the online instructions to redeem the Offer. See Offer eligibility requirements.
This Offer has two distinct periods:
  • Eligibility Period – from July 18, 2013 – September 28, 2013: Customers must purchase and activate their qualifying Office 365 product.
  • Redemption Period – from July 18, 2013 – October 31, 2013: Customers must redeem the Offer at office.com/xbox.
  • Offer valid on qualifying Office 365 products purchased and activated during the Offer eligibility period. Offer must be redeemed on office.com/xbox during the redemption period.
  • Offer available in eligible countries/regions only. See the list of eligible countries/regions.
  • During the redemption process on office.com/xbox, you will be required to:
    • Log in with the Microsoft account that is associated with your Office 365 subscription
    • Your Xbox Live Gold code will be sent to the email address associated with your Microsoft account.
  • It is required that you keep your Office dated sales receipt as proof of purchase until you redeem the Offer, as a copy of this may be requested by Microsoft to confirm eligibility.
  • Internet access is required. The Offer redemption process is online only. Internet connection time charges and download charges may apply. Please refer to your Internet service provider for details.
  • Offer limitations include:
    • Offer cannot be redeemed after the redemption period has passed.
    • Limit 1 Xbox Live Gold code per Microsoft account.
    • Use of Office 365 products are subject to the Microsoft Service Agreement and the Microsoft Software License Terms for Office Consumer Subscriptions, and you will be required to agree to these before activating your subscription.
    • The Xbox Live Gold code is transferrable prior to activation but cannot be sold. The code is not transferable after activation.
    • The Xbox Live Gold code must be activated no later than October 31, 2014 or the code expires and is no longer valid.
    • Use of the Xbox Live Gold is subject to the Xbox Live Terms of Use, and you will be required to agree to these before redeeming your code.
    • Xbox Live Gold code is non-refundable and will not be replaced if lost, destroyed or stolen, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
    • Microsoft reserves the right to deny and/or disregard any Offer request deemed in Microsoft's sole discretion to be false, fraudulent, or ineligible. Microsoft is not responsible for late requests.
The following genuine Office 365 products qualify for this Offer. Please note that not all qualifying products are available in all eligible countries/regions.
  • Office 365 Home full packaged product (FPP)
  • Office 365 Home point of sale activated product (POSA)
  • Office 365 Home electronic software distributed product (ESD)
  • Office 365 Home annual subscription
  • Office 365 Home Military Appreciation Edition
  • Office 365 University full packaged product (FPP)
  • Office 365 University point of sale activated product (POSA)
  • Office 365 University electronic software distributed product (ESD)
Office products that do NOT qualify for the promotion are:
  • Office 365 Home monthly subscription
  • Office 365 Small Business Premium
  • Office 2013 Suites (Home and Student, Home and Business and Professional)
  • Office 2013 Standalone Applications
  • Office for Mac 2011 Suites (Home and Student and Home and Business)
  • All previous versions of Microsoft Office (2003, 2007, 2010)
  • Office 365 trial product
  • Not-For-Resale or promotional product
  • Office 365 products licensed under a volume licensing agreement
This Offer is available in the following countries/regions. The Office 365 product must be purchased and activated in one of the following countries/regions in order to be eligible for the Xbox Live Gold Offer.
Country/Region
Argentina Australia Austria Belgium
Brazil Canada Chile Colombia
Czech Republic Denmark Finland France
Germany Greece Hong Kong SAR Hungary
Ireland Israel Italy Korea
Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Norway
Poland Portugal Russia Saudi Arabia
Singapore Slovakia South Africa Spain
Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Turkey
United Arab Emirates United Kingdom
Xbox Live Gold is available only in the languages listed here: http://www.xbox.com/live/countries and might not be the same language options as available for the Office 365 eligible product you purchased.
Office 365 System Requirements:
Xbox Live Gold System Requirements:
Xbox Live Gold is subject to the Xbox Live Terms of Use, at: www.xbox.com/live/termsofuse. Requires Xbox 360, broadband Internet and 256 MB or greater of storage. Download charges may apply as set by your ISP. Online multiplayer not available in all games; some features and downloads require additional hardware, storage, a hard drive, and/or fees. Some broadband services may not work with Xbox Live and performance may vary. Not available in all countries/regions, see www.xbox.com/live/countries. Features vary by country/region . Features and system requirements may change without notice. Under 13 requires parental consent.
  • For other questions or redemption support specific to this offer, click here to find the customer service phone number for your specific country/region.
  • For support related to your Office product or Office 365 subscription management, please access Office 365 support. Additional help articles can be found at office.com/support.
  • If you need assistance with Xbox Live Gold: Limited customer support for Xbox Live Gold is available at: Xbox Live Gold Support.
a) Privacy
Our Privacy Policy is a part of these Terms and Conditions and its terms are incorporated by this reference. Please read it now (by clicking on "Privacy Policy"). The policy explains how certain information about you may be used. You acknowledge and agree that Microsoft may use and store information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
b) Disclaimer of Tax Liability Regarding Items You Acquire
You acknowledge that your participation in the Offer may have tax implications for you and you are responsible for any associated taxes.
c) Your Representations & Warranties
You represent and warrant for the benefit of Microsoft that:
  • you meet the age of the legal capacity in the location where you reside
  • you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Offer Terms and Conditions
  • you meet the eligibility requirements for the Offer as set forth in the terms and conditions herein
  • all information that you submit to us is true, accurate and current
d) Miscellaneous
If any part of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect.
e) Offer Promoter
North or South America outside the United States. If you live in (or, if you are a business, you are headquartered in) North or South America outside the United States, the Offer sponsor is Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, US. Washington state law governs the interpretation of this Offer regardless of choice of law principles. All other claims relating to this Offer, including claims regarding consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort, will be subject to the laws of the country/region where you redeemed this Offer.
Europe. If you live in (or, if you are a business, you are headquartered in) Europe, the Offer sponsor is Microsoft Luxembourg S.à.r.l., 20 Rue Eugene Ruppert, Immeuble Laccolith, 1st Floor, L-2543 Luxembourg and the laws of Luxembourg govern the interpretation of this Offer, regardless of conflict of laws principles, unless you live in or your business is headquartered in Spain, in which case the laws of Spain govern the interpretation of this Offer. All other claims, including claims regarding consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort, will be subject to the laws of the country/region where you redeemed this Offer. With respect to jurisdiction, you and Microsoft may choose the country/region where you redeemed this Offer for all disputes arising out of or relating to this Offer, or in the alternative, you may choose the responsible court in Luxembourg.
Middle East or Africa. If you live in (or, if you are a business, you are headquartered in) the Middle East or Africa, the Offer sponsor is Microsoft Luxembourg S.à.r.l., 20 Rue Eugene Ruppert, Immeuble Laccolith, 1st Floor, L-2543 Luxembourg, and the laws of Luxembourg govern the interpretation of this Offer, regardless of conflict of laws principles. All other claims, including claims regarding consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort, will be subject to the laws of the country/region to which where you redeemed this Offer. You and we irrevocably agree to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Luxembourg courts for all disputes arising out of or relating to this Offer.
Asia or the South Pacific, unless your country/region is specifically called out. If you live in (or, if you are a business, you are headquartered in) Asia or the South Pacific, the Offer sponsor is Microsoft Regional Sales Corp., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, US, with a branch in Singapore, having its principal place of business at 438B Alexandra Road, #04-09/12, Block B, Alexandra Technopark, Singapore, 119968, and Washington state law governs this Offer, regardless of conflict of laws principles. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Offer, including any question regarding its existence, validity, or termination, will be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in Singapore in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. The Tribunal will consist of one arbitrator to be appointed by the Chairman of SIAC. The language of arbitration will be English. The decision of the arbitrator will be final, binding, and incontestable, and it may be used as a basis for judgment in any country or region.
Republic of Korea. If you live in (or, if you are a business, you are headquartered in) the Republic of Korea, the Offer sponsor is Microsoft Korea, Inc., 6th Floor, POSCO Center, 892 Daechi-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, 135-777, Korea, and the laws of the Republic of Korea govern this Offer. You and we irrevocably agree to exclusive original jurisdiction and venue of the Seoul District Court for all disputes arising out of or relating to this Offer.
Taiwan. If you live in (or, if you are a business, you are headquartered in) Taiwan, the Offer sponsor is Microsoft Taiwan Corp., 8F, No 7 Sungren Road, Shinyi Chiu, Taipei, Taiwan 110, and the laws of Taiwan govern this Offer. You and we irrevocably designate the Taipei District Court as the court of first instance having jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of or relating to this Offer.