OFFICIAL RULES OF THE [NAME OF SWEEPSTAKES] ("Sweepstakes").
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ENTRANT’S ODDS OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ANY OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE AT LEAST THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OF AGE, AND WHO HAVE A VALID FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. ENTRY IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
SPONSOR and ADMINISTRATOR: The sponsor of the Sweepstakes is [COMPANY NAME]. (“Sponsor”). The administrator of the Sweepstakes is [COMPANY NAME] (“Administrator”). Sponsor and Administrator are collectively referred to herein as “Sweepstakes Entities.” Administrator will conduct the Sweepstakes substantially as described in these Official Rules. By participating in the Sweepstakes each entrant agrees to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules as follows:
ENTRY PERIOD: Entry into the Sweepstakes begins at [START TIME] on [START DATE] and ends at [END TIME] on [END DATE]. Administrator's clock is the official time keeping device of the Sweepstakes.
METHOD OF ENTRY: Enter via Internet by going to the Sweepstakes registration page located at [ENTRY URL], “like” our Facebook page, click on Authenticate with Facebook and complete the Sweepstakes registration form. You will be asked to provide basic contact information, including your name, age, email address and telephone number. You may be charged data rates if accessing Facebook from your handset according to the terms in your Wireless Calling Plan. Wireless service is not available in all areas. Entrants must be the registered subscriber of the Facebook account and email account associated with the Facebook account from which the entry is made. Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to [COMPANY NAME]., and not to Facebook. One entry per valid Facebook account will be entered into the Sweepstakes. Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only entrant’s first entry per participating concert prize during the specified Sweepstakes entry period will count. The submission of an entry is solely the responsibility of the entrant. Any automated receipt (such as one confirming delivery of e-mail) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Administrator of an entry.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to natural persons who are legal residents of any of the 50 United States of America and the District of Columbia ("Eligible Jurisdictions"), who are at least thirteen (13) years of age, and who have a valid Facebook account at the time of entry. Sweepstakes may only be entered from and in Eligible Jurisdictions. Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, judging or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes including, without limitation, the immediate family members and/or those persons living in the same household of such individuals, are not eligible to participate. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, entry will be declared made by the registered account holder of the email account associated with the Facebook subscriber from which the entry was submitted at the time of entry. The registered account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned the submitted e-mail address by the relevant Internet service provider, online access provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. With respect to any winning entry, the winner may be required to provide Administrator with proof that the person is the registered account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.
PRIZING: [PRIZE DETAILS]
There will be only one prize per winner. Lost or stolen prizes will not be replaced. Prize does not include any other item or expense not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all additional expenses including, without limitation, travel expenses, if any, are the sole responsibility of winner. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. Only listed prizes will be awarded and no substitutions, exchanges, or cash equivalents or redemption will be made, except that Administrator reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater financial value if any advertised prize (or any component thereof) becomes unavailable. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Winner agrees to accept the prize “as is”, and hereby acknowledge that Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier.
Approximate Retail Value of each Prize: [PRIZE VALUE] Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to Administrator and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Each winner must provide Administrator with a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. A Form 1099 will be issued to the winner for value of prize $600 or more.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Potential winners will be selected on or about [CONTEST END DATE], in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for each specific participating concert prize during the Entry Period. The drawing will be conducted by Administrator, whose decisions and interpretations on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are final and binding in all respects. Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Sweepstakes, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. All potential winners are subject to verification by Administrator. An entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if the Sweepstakes should so indicate, unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete.
Potential winners will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail and must meet all eligibility requirements. Return of a prize or prize notification as undeliverable, or inability of Administrator to contact a potential winner by telephone or e-mail within seventy-two (72) hours of selection, may result in disqualification of such potential winner, and an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing at Administrator’s discretion. In the event a winner declines a prize, Administrator may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner by random drawing. In such case, up to three (3) alternate drawings may be held, time permitting, after which the applicable prize will remain unawarded.
ODDS: Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Winners will be required to complete, sign, notarize and return an affidavit of eligibility/liability release and a publicity release, which must be returned, properly executed, within three (3) days of issuance of prize notification. If the winner is under the age of majority in his/her state of residency, the affidavit of eligibility/liability release and publicity release must be executed by the winner and one or both parents or legal guardians, depending upon the state of residence of the winner. If these documents are not returned properly executed, or are returned to Administrator as undeliverable, or if any given prize winner does not otherwise comply with the Officials Rules, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
DISQUALIFICATION, MODIFICATION AND CANCELLATION: No third party entry or entry through sweepstakes service permitted. All entries become the property of the Administrator and none will be acknowledged or returned. Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, or uses any device, service or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by the Administrator, will be disqualified.
If, in the Administrator’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if a computer virus, bug, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties, or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, and/or the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sweepstakes Entities shall have the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to void any entries submitted fraudulently, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes, and conduct a random drawing to select the prize winners from all non-suspect entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sweepstakes Entities. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to prosecute any fraudulent entries to the fullest extent of the law.
RELEASE: By participating, entrants (a) release Facebook and Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees ("Released Entities"), from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by participation in the Sweepstakes, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or acceptance, possession, use, misuse, or nonuse of the prize that may be awarded; and (b) acknowledge that Released Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize including, without limitation, the prize quality or availability. Neither Released Entities nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate printing or typographical errors in any promotion-related material, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website or to complete a telephone call, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sweepstakes Entities’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Released Entities maintain no control over the personnel, equipment, or operation of any air, water or surface carrier, ship line, bus or limousine company, transportation company, hotel, restaurant, or other person or entity furnishing service, products, or accommodations as an element of a prize. Released Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of Released Entities or any other person or entity furnishing service, products, or accommodations as a part of the prize packages or any of their agents, servants, employees, or independent contractors, (2) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service, product, or accommodation that is owned, operated, furnished, or otherwise used by Released Entities or any person or entity furnishing service, products, or accommodations as a part of the prize packages, (3) by the wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Entities, or (4) by any cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the control of Released Entities.
DISPUTES: Entrants and Guests agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Central District of California or the appropriate California State Court located in Los Angeles County, California; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sweepstakes Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of California.
WINNER’S LIST: A winner’s list is available only within sixty (60) days after the close of the Sweepstakes. Mail request to [WINNER MAILING LIST]. In order to obtain a winner’s list, where permitted by law, send your written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
MISCELLANEOUS: The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services mentioned herein, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced herein, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or Sweepstakes Entity, or the inclusion of a product or service as a prize, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or Sweepstakes Entity or the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service and, except as otherwise indicated no association or endorsement is intended or should be inferred.
The Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are © 2014 [COMPANY NAME]