Please read these rules before entering the Ellie Mae Driving Innovation Home Contest (the “Contest”). You agree that, by submitting an entry, you will be bound by these rules and you acknowledge that you satisfy all Contest eligibility requirements (the “Official Rules”).

Eligibility. If you are 1) an Ellie Mae, Inc. customer, prospect (i.e., an employee of an organization that can legitimately utilize an Ellie Mae product for its business needs) or partner; 2) an individual legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia currently residing in the United States (void where prohibited); and 3) the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in your state of residence at the time of entry, you are eligible to enter the Contest. Employees of Ellie Mae, Inc. (“Sponsor,” “we,” or “us”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, and all other entities associated with the production, development, implementation or handling of the Contest, their immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren), and those living in the same household of employees, are not eligible to enter or win. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

Contest Period. The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. (ET) on October 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) on September 1, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).

How to Enter. To enter, during the Contest Period, you must enter via the Entry Method defined below:

Entry Method”:

Step One: Visit elliemae.com/innovation and complete the online registration form with all required information, which may include your name, your job title, your employer’s name, your complete mailing address (including city, state and zip), a personal photo (together with all photos submitted by you to Sponsor in connection with the Contest, the “Photo(s)”), your email address and phone number (including area code). Upon successful completion and submission of the online registration form, we will send you an email with 1) a digital Ellie Mae passport, and 2) a link with instructions on how to create an account and become a member of the Ellie Mae Elite advocacy program (“Ellie Mae Elite”).

Step Two: Follow the instructions in the email to create an account and join Ellie Mae Elite. If you are already a member of Ellie Mae Elite, log in to your account using the link provided.

Step Three: While logged in, follow the instructions on the Ellie Mae Elite site to pick a journey and complete three challenges within the journey. All three challenges within a journey must be completed during the Contest Period to receive a Hula Mae figurine and complete your entry via Step Four.

Step Four: Upon completion of a journey, each entrant will receive one Hula Mae figurine in the mail. Follow the instructions included to take a selfie with your Hula Mae figurine; submit your Photo to Ellie Mae at the URL included in the instructions and include a description of how your use of Ellie Mae products currently does or in the future could support your business needs to complete your entry to the Contest.

To be eligible for the Contest, we must receive eligible entries by 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) on September 1, 2019. Each entrant may submit one completed entry. An entrant may only use one Ellie Mae Elite account during the Contest Period to submit their entry. You may not use multiple Ellie Mae Elite accounts to enter the Contest, and entries submitted from the same person through multiple accounts will be disqualified.

Marketing List. By entering the Contest, you consent to being placed on Sponsor’s mailing and contact lists for promotional and other materials from Ellie Mae.

Prize. We will award one winner his or her choice of one of the following prizes:

  1. Gift card(s) totaling $10,000 to be used toward the winner’s dream road trip (the “GC(s)”) or
  2. a donation of $10,000 made by Sponsor, in the winner’s name, to the MBA Open Doors Foundation (the “Donation”).

The approximate retail value of the GC(s) is $10,000. WINNER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES RELATED TO THE SELECTED PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND/OR LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER EXPENSES THAT MIGHT REASONABLY BE INCURRED BY WINNER IN RECEIVING OR USING THE PRIZE. If winner selects the Donation, the Donation will be made by Sponsor and winner will not be entitled to a charitable contribution tax deduction.

Winner Selection. The potential winner will be selected by a panel of Ellie Mae executives (“Judges”) who will evaluate submissions based on the creativity demonstrated in each entrant’s Photo with Hula Mae figurine AND the quality of the entrant’s description of how the use of Ellie Mae products supports his or her business needs. The judging of entries and selection of a winner will be held at a commercially reasonable time after the Contest Period, from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. We will notify the potential winner by phone or e-mail and the potential winner will be required to sign an Eligibility Statement and Release and submit a completed IRS W-9 Form with his/her social security number or tax payer ID number, or other such tax filing information required by Sponsor, in order to claim the prize. Sponsor will file IRS 1099 form with the IRS to report the total value of the prize. If any of the foregoing documents are not completed, signed and returned within five business days of receipt by the potential winner, the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries by the Judges using the same criteria used to select the first winner. Potential winner’s name, title, name of employer and Photo(s) will be posted as described for Winner’s Name below. We will also select an alternative potential winner if the first potential winner does not claim the prize within 72 hours of notification, or meet the eligibility criteria. Potential winner will not be confirmed and will not receive his or her prize until we verify and approve the potential winner per the procedure outlined above. The prize will be awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).

Additional Terms. We may, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and in our sole discretion, change these Official Rules or cancel the Contest at any time; or modify, terminate, or suspend the Contest should viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond our control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest or submission of entries. We are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, postage due, incomplete, or unintelligible entries, or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries; (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest; (c) any error in the operation or transmission, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or (d) injury or damage to your or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Contest. We may, in our sole discretion, disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website; (y) acting in violation of these Official Rules; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. If your entry is incomplete or if you use robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods, your entry will be void. The authorized subscriber of the Ellie Mae Elite account used to enter the Contest at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Official Rules in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same account. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the account. No greater than the one prize stated in these Official Rules will be awarded. If any technical errors occur in the selection of the potential prize winner or if more prizes are claimed than the one prize being awarded as provided in these Official Rules, we may award the prize by selection from among all eligible claimants. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Photos and Entrant Information: All Photos must be the original creation of the entrants, and by submitting a Photo(s), each entrant grants to Sponsor the non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display the Photo(s) throughout the world for any purpose and in any media, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

By entering the Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that (a) his/her Photo(s) is his/her original creation; (b) his/her Photo(s) has not been copied or derived in whole or in part from any other work; (c) his/her Photo(s) (including all images and people depicted in the Photo(s)) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity right, or other personal, proprietary, or intellectual property right of any person or entity; (d) his/her Photo(s) is not defamatory, libelous, obscene, or otherwise illegal; (e) his/her Photo(s) is the sole and exclusive property of the entrant; and (f) he/she has complete distribution rights for his/her Photo(s). Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, any entity involved in any aspect of the Contest, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, and advertising/promotion agencies, for any action or claim arising out of or related to the use of the Photo(s).

By entering the Contest, such entrant consents, by virtue of submitting his/her entry to the Contest, to Sponsor’s use of entrant’s name, job title, city and state of residence, Photo(s) and/or likeness, and the name of entrant’s employer, for any purpose, in any media, without compensation or additional consideration to entrant, including without limitation, the posting of such content on elliemae.com/innovation or any web site owned and/or operated by Sponsor or any of its affiliates, and Sponsor’s pages on social media web sites, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Entrant represents and warrants that he or she has the right to consent on behalf of entrant’s employer to grant Sponsor the right to use entrant’s employer’s name in the manner set forth in these Official Rules. Failure to obtain or provide any such consent will disqualify entrant. Sponsor may at any time during the Contest request proof of such consent and disqualify any entry for which such consent cannot be provided. Sponsor may disqualify any entrant whose entry Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, at any time does not comply with any requirement described in these Official Rules or the foregoing representations and warranties. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, any entity involved in any aspect of the Contest, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, and advertising/promotion agencies, for any action or claim brought by a person whose consent entrant did not obtain.

Miscellaneous. If you win the prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. We may substitute a prize with a prize of equal or greater value. Winner agrees that winner is responsible for complying with, and agrees to comply with, the Code of Conduct or similar policy of his or her employer in entering the Contest and accepting a prize. Winner agrees (for himself or herself and his or her heirs) that, by accepting the prize, we, along with each of our respective affiliates and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”), will have no liability, and will be held harmless by the winner for any liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the Contest, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties. You agree that our decisions related to the Contest are final. The Contest and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located within the City and County of San Francisco, California. Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, the prize awarded, or the determination of the winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Winner’s Name. After we confirm the winner, we will post his or her name, job title, his or her employer’s name, and Photo(s) at elliemae.com and possibly on Ellie Mae Elite.

Sponsor. Ellie Mae, Inc., address 4420 Rosewood Drive, Suite 500, Pleasanton, CA 94588.

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Contest will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Ellie Mae’s Privacy Policy at