Terms and Conditions - Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR DONATION DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Game may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Utah), Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, and any other countries listed on the applicable Game Microsite, if any. Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible to win the Grand Prize. The Game is governed exclusively by the laws of the jurisdictions in which entry is permitted.
Participants ("Players") in any 15SOF Charity game (each, a "Game") can only be legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Utah), Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, and any other countries listed on the applicable Game section of the Site (the "Game Microsite), if any, who are 18 (or for Canadian residents the age of majority in province of residence) years of age or older. Void in Utah and Quebec, outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Canada, the United Kingdom and where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, and any senior employees, or other employees of any one or more of Sponsor's "talent" partners (each, a "Talent Partner"), Charity Partner (defined below) or Brand Partner (defined below, and together with any Talent Partner and/or Charity Partner, collectively, the "Partners") involved in a particular Game, any of their respective affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies used by Sponsor in connection with such Game, or manufacturers or distributors of promotion materials or prizes offered for any particular Game ("Prizes"), or any of their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) and/or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to participate. All applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.
Each Game will have a starting date and time and ending date and time (the "Eligibility Period") as specified in the applicable Game Microsite. Players will automatically have a chance to win the applicable Game Prize when they make a donation to the applicable charity associated with a particular experience (the "Charity Partner"). Players can participate in a Game through the Game Microsite on the Site or by receiving a free Play by requesting one for the applicable Game through the mail or Alternative Method of Entry, in each case, as follows:
On the Site, simply make a donation to the applicable charity, up to the Play Limit for each day (defined below) (each, a "Donation"). For each Donation, you will also receive a certain amount of Plays or Entries. In connection with each Play and Donation, you will also receive your choice (if applicable) of the applicable Brand Partner's offers for the particular Game or other appropriate goods or services (each, an "Offer"). Donations can be made using American Express, Visa, Discover or MasterCard and PayPal. Up to 100% of each Donation amount will go the Charity Partner. The specifics of each Offer, and the dollar amount going to the Charity Partner for each Donation, will be set forth on the Game Microsite for the applicable Game, but Players will always receive the equivalent amount or more in value for each Donation in connection with the applicable Offer. Brand Partner's offers for the particular Game or other appropriate goods or services may take up to 4-6 weeks to be delivered after completion of the Game.
Players may also play for free by mailing in (with separate sufficient postage) a 3 x 5 postcard to 15 Seconds of Fame Live, LLC / 15SOF Charity Free Entry, P.O. Box 896, Armonk, NY 10504 with their first and last name, date of birth, gender, mailing address, email address, and the name of the specific 15SOF Charity experience you want to play. You will receive one Play for each postcard mailed, up to the Play Limit, for each Game via email within 10 business days after receipt of request. Free Plays can be requested by mail in this manner as early as 45 days in advance of the Eligibility Period and continuing until 10 business days prior to the end of the Eligibility Period to allow for processing. You can enter for free in this manner as many times as you want, up to the Play Limit, but each postcard must be mailed separately. Bulk mail entries are void and will not be accepted.
In certain instances where campaigns are short in duration, players may also enter for free by going to the specific campaign page at charity.15secondsoffame.com and scrolling down to the bottom to the link for “Alternative Method of Entry”. Click it and fill out the form before the deadline. Entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar entry duplication method are ineligible and will be disqualified. Regardless of how you enter, including by Donation, the maximum number of entries for any one person is restricted to 1,000,000 per person per campaign.
The winner of any particular Game will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received (the "Winner"). The drawing will take place within 24 hours of the end of the applicable Eligibility Period for the applicable Game. The drawing and awarding of the Prize will be conducted by Sponsor. The Winner will be notified by telephone call or email. Confirmation of the identity of the Winner will be undertaken by Sponsor, by whatever means Sponsor shall deem appropriate. If the Winner is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question in order to be declared the Winner. If the Winner rejects the Prize, or is otherwise ineligible to receive the Prize, or fails to comply with these Official Rules, another Winner will be chosen in a subsequent random drawing, assuming time permits given the dates and times of the applicable Prize. If for any reason a Winner chooses to reject any portion of any prize, Sponsor shall have no obligation to award the rejected or unclaimed portion of any Prize to an alternate winner.
The Winner and the Winner’s Guest(s) must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In order to receive the Prize, Winner and the Winner’s Guest (s) must sign and return to Sponsor, within 24 hours of initial notification or the timeframe indicated in the official winner notification email (this may vary depending on the experience) an affidavit/declaration of eligibility and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law), or any other document necessary to confirm Winner's eligibility, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check on the potential Winners and, if any Prize includes participation by one or more of Winner's guests or family members ("Winner's Guest(s)"), the Winner's Guest(s), and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any potential winner or Winner's Guest(s) based on the results of such background check, if the Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that awarding the Prize to such Winner or Winner's Guest(s) might reflect negatively on Sponsor or its Partners, put Sponsor or its Partners in danger or may impede Winner or Winner's Guest(s) entry into a destination country. Factors that could result in disqualification as a Winner or Winner's Guest(s) include, without limitation, having been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, being delinquent on a government-ordered payment, such as child support, spousal support, alimony, tax payments, etc., or any other criminal or civil offense determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Where necessary to fulfill this requirement in any jurisdiction, Winner and/or Guests must provide authorization and/or complete any forms reasonable required to facilitate such background check. If any Winner cannot be contacted within 24 hours after the first attempt to contact him/her, or if he/she fails to sign and return the required documentation within the required time period, an alternate Player will be selected in his/her place by random drawing. This process will continue until a valid Winner is found that complies with all the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, assuming time permits given the dates and times of the applicable Prize.
Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible Plays received.
The Winner will receive the Prize specified on the Game Microsite. The approximate retail value of any Prize will be specified on the Game Microsite. No substitutions or cash redemptions, except in the case of unavailability of the Prize, where Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Certain types of Prizes may have restrictions or limitations as follows:
In certain campaigns, players can receive up to two (2) scratch cards per day during the Eligibility Period by sharing 15SOF Charity or a particular Game through Facebook or Twitter using 15SOF Charity’s social media functionality on its Site.
Once you receive your Scratch Off Card, virtually scratch off the surface on the 9 boxes on the card. If 3 of the boxes you scratch off reveal the same prize, then you are a winner of the prize shown or otherwise described. Winning Scratch Off Cards may be redeemed automatically or the prize may be sent to the Winner (usually within 4-12 weeks). Scratch off cards can only be played during the Eligibility Period. Unused or incomplete cards will expire.
(ii) The Winner must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In order to receive the Prize, Winner may be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within ten (10) days of first attempted notification, an affidavit/declaration of eligibility and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law), or any other document necessary to confirm Winner’s eligibility, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. If any Winner cannot be contacted within ten (10) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, or if he/she fails to sign and return the required documentation within the required time period, the Prize will not be awarded.
Winner will receive the Prize specified on the Scratch Off Card. The approximate retail value of any Prize may be specified on the Game Microsite or can be sent at the request of the winner. No substitutions or cash redemptions, except in the case of unavailability of the Prize, where Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Certain types of Prizes may have restrictions or limitations as set forth in the Game Microsite.
All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of Winner, and Winner acknowledges that the value of the Prize may be considered taxable income in some jurisdictions. If indicated on the Game Microsite, in addition to the Prize, the Winner will receive a single cash payment in the form of a corporate check which is intended to assist with any federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the Prize (the "Tax Gross-Up Payment"). The amount of Tax Gross-Up Payment will be computed based upon the actual retail value of the Prize and assuming each the Winner's combined tax rate for all federal, state and other tax obligations related to the Prize is 34%, but in no event will the Tax Gross-Up Payment exceed the amount specified on the Game Microsite. The Tax Gross-Up Payment may not be sufficient to cover the Winner's entire tax liability related to winning the Prize. The Winner is otherwise solely responsible for the payment of taxes to the relevant taxing authorities for all federal, state and local income taxes and any other taxes associated with the Prize and the related Tax Gross-Up Payment. Sponsor will comply with all tax reporting requirements. For US residents, a Form 1099 will be sent to the IRS (with a copy to the Winner) to report the combined value of the Prize and, if applicable, the Tax Gross-Up Payment, all of which is fully includible in the Winner's taxable income. Participation in the Game and acceptance of the Prize constitutes Winner's permission for Sponsor to use his/her name, address (city and state/province/territory), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by Winner (including as paraphrased) regarding the Game or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, in any media now known or hereafter developed (including posting Winner's name on the Internet), except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants, Winner and Winner's Guest(s), agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its Partners, advertising and promotion agencies involved with the Game, the NFL Entities (as defined below), Facebook, Twitter, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Game, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize, or participation in any Game-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy or Prize delivery. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with the Game in any way shall be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical, technological, human or other errors in these Official Rules, in the administration of the Game, in the announcement of the Prize, and/or in any advertising or other associated promotional materials in connection with the Game.
In case of dispute as to the identity of any Player, the Play will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of registration. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor may ask any Winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with the winning Play. Any attempted form of participation in the Game, other than the methods stated, is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of participation or Play are permitted. Sponsor, its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, electronic, network, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, errors in transmission, lost or unavailable network connections, telephone connections, wireless phone connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of registration or Play information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed transmissions which may limit or restrict an entrant's ability to participate in the Game, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's phone, or computer, or other matter relating to or resulting from participating in the Game or downloading any materials in the Game.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend a Game should (in its sole discretion) any virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Game. Sponsor is not responsible for cheating or fraud by any Players. If cheating or fraud corrupts, or is suspected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to corrupt the fairness or integrity of the Game, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel the affected Game and begin another Game, in which the Prize will be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds or suspects, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the Play process or the operation of the Game and/or any associated web site or mobile site. Sponsor may void a Player's Plays without refund and prohibit the Player from participating in the Game (and future promotions) or winning the Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines or suspects that said Player is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Game by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including but not limited to the use of automated entry programs), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. Any Player found to be violating these Official Rules may be prohibited from participating in current and future Games, in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GAME MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and each hereby waives, all rights to claim punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages, and/or any other damages, including attorney's fees or other such related costs of pursuing a claim. By entering, each entrant agrees that he Game is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York.
To obtain the name of the winning Player for any Game, send a self-addressed, postage stamped envelope no later than thirty (30) days after the applicable Game end date to: 15 Seconds of Fame Live, LLC / 15SOF Charity, [Specify Game Number or Name], P.O. Box 896, Armonk, NY 10504. Canadian residents may omit return postage. Winning Players will also be posted on the Site.
15 Seconds of Fame Live, LLC, dba 15SOF Charity (“Sponsor”), P.O. Box 896, Armonk, NY 10504. THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER.
For campaigns involving the NFL Entities, Participant irrevocably waives all claims against the National Football League, its member professional football clubs, NFL Ventures, Inc., NFL Ventures, L.P., NFL Properties LLC, NFL Enterprises LLC and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively, the “NFL Entities”) and agrees that the NFL Entities will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Game or the prizes awarded. The NFL Entities have not offered or sponsored this Game in any way.
Rules were last updated on March 30, 2020
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