Official Rules of Sweepstakes

 

Official Rules

“Meet Nina
Sky & Two Platinum Passes to the Legendary Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm
Springs Sweepstakes”

Sponsored
byAfterEllen

 

1.             NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF
WINNING. VOID OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED
BY LAW.

 

2.                  
Entry Period: The “Meet Nina Sky& Two Platinum Passes to the Legendary Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) commences at 12:01:01 AM (PST)
on February 15, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (PST) on March 15, 2012 (the “Sweepstakes
Period
”). All entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PST) on March 15,
2012.

 

3.             Eligibility:  This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents
of the 50 contiguous United States and District of Columbia who are at least
twenty-one  (21) years of age or older at
the time of entry. Employees and their immediate families (i.e., parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, step
parents, step children and step siblings) of 
Viacom International Inc. (“Sponsor”), MT Productions, Inc. (“MT
Productions
”), Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”)  and each of their parent companies,
subsidiaries and other affiliated companies, sponsors, advertising agencies and
third party fulfillment agencies and their respective agents, employees,
officers, directors, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Sweepstakes
Entities
”) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. By participating in
this Sweepstakes, entrants: (a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and
by the interpretations of these Official Rules by Sponsor, and by the decisions
of Sponsor which are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes; (b)
release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities against any and all claims, injury
or damage arising out of or relating to participation in this Sweepstakes
and/or use or misuse or redemption of the Grand Prize (as hereinafter defined);
and (c) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules. 

 

4.             To Enter: 
During the Sweepstakes Period, (a) visit
http://www.facebook.com/AfterEllen
(the “Website) and if you have
not previously done, so follow the instructions to “like” http://www.facebook.com/AfterEllen
(b) click on the Sweepstakes tab and complete the entry form fully and accurately
with all required information (which may include your full name and email,
telephone number and age), (c) agree to the Official Rules and (d) submit the
entry. By registering at entry site and entering Sweepstakes, you further agree
to abide by and be bound by the Facebook, Inc.’s Privacy Policy and Terms of
Use, which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
and http://www.facebook.com/terms.php?ref=pf;
if you do not agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, do not enter the
Sweepstakes or otherwise use the entry site.

 

All entries submitted in accordance with
these Official Rules shall be hereinafter referred to as “Eligible Entries”.
In the event of a dispute over who submitted a winning entry, the authorized
subscriber of the Facebook account used to participate in the Sweepstakes at
the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account subscriber is defined as the
natural person who is assigned a Facebook account by Facebook. All Entries
become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. All
entries must comply with the Facebook Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (links
above).  You may enter as many times as
you want; provided, however that software-generated or otherwise
automatically-generated entries (as further described in Section 10) are not
permitted. Creating multiple
accounts in order to exceed the limits on Entries permitted by these Official
Rules may result in the disqualification of such entries from such accounts. All
entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be collectively
hereinafter referred to as the (“Eligible Entries”).

 

5.             Grand Prize Winner
Selection/Notification:
One (1) grand prize winner (the “Winner”) will be randomly selected from among all of the
Eligible Entries received on or about March 16, 2012 by Sponsor. Sponsor
will make up to two (2) attempts over the 48 hour period following the Winner’s
selection to contact the potential Winner via the email address or telephone
number(s) provided on his/her entry form. If the potential  Winner cannot be reached during the 48 hour
period in which he/she is called (no messages will be left on answering
machines or voicemail systems) such potential 
Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Winner will be selected
from among the remaining applicable Eligible Entries received, if time permits.

 

6.             Winner Verification: The Potential
Winner must prove eligibility, including, without limitation, proof of age and
residence within three (3) days of being notified as the potential Winner. In
the event of non-compliance by a potential Winner, such potential Winner shall
be disqualified and all privileges otherwise due as the Winner shall be
terminated and an alternate potential Winner may be chosen from among all of
the remaining applicable Eligible Entries received in Sponsor’s sole
discretion. Winner must sign (and his/her parent/legal guardian if  Winner is a resident of a jurisdiction that
deems him/her to be a minor) within three (3) days of receipt of such documents
from Sponsor:  (a) an affidavit of
eligibility and release of Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability,
loss, claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injury and/or damage,
theft, loss, or any other harm suffered in connection with this Sweepstakes or
the use/misuse or acceptance of the Grand Prize or any portion thereof to be
eligible for the Grand Prize; and (b) except where prohibited by law, a
promotional release granting Sweepstakes Entities the right to use their name
and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional
compensation. Entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes agreement to sign such
releases.  Winner also must acknowledge
that Sweepstakes Entities have not and will not obtain or provide insurance of
any kind relating to the Grand Prize and that Winner (and his/her parent/legal
guardian if Winner is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a
minor) will be responsible for obtaining and paying for any life, travel,
accident, property or other form of insurance relating to the prizes they are
awarded. Winner must also complete any additional legal documents provided by Sponsor
(or third party on its behalf, if applicable) with respect to the prizes
awarded and return them as instructed within the timeframe specified by Sponsor
or  Winner may forfeit the  prize at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All
decisions of Sponsor relating to the Sweepstakes are final. Sponsor expressly
reserves the right to delay the announcement of the Winner for creative or
technical reasons or for any other reason Sponsor deems necessary. 

 

7.       Prizes:

 

Grand Prize (1): The Grand Prize Winner will receive: two (2) Platinum Passes
to the Legendary Club
Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs, CA
(the “Event”), and a “meet and greet” with Nina Sky.  The passes and “meet and greet” constitute
the complete Grand Prize. No travel or lodging will be provided. All expenses
associated with the acceptance and use of the Grand Prize, including without
limitation, travel, transportation to/from the Event, lodging, meals,
beverages, snacks and all other incidental costs and expenses shall be the sole
responsibility of the Winner (the “Grand Prize”).

 

The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand
Prize is $1,100.00 and the total ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this
Sweepstakes is $1,100.00. The ARV is subject to change based on current market
conditions at time of prize fulfillment. Any difference between the ARV and the
actual value, if any, will not be rewarded. The tentative date for fulfillment
of the Grand Prize will be on or around March 30, 2012, subject to programming
requirements and such dates are subject to change in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
No substitution or transfer of the Grand Prize permitted by Winner.  Sponsor may substitute a prize (or prizes in
its sole discretion in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be
awarded. Guest accompanying Winner utilizing the second ticket must be at least
twenty-one (21) of age at time of prize fulfillment. The “meet and greet” with
Nina Sky is based on talent availability and Sponsor shall not be liable if
talent is unable to fulfill the “meet and greet” obligation. In the event that
the “meet and greet” portion of the Grand Prize cannot be fulfilled for any
reason, the remaining portion of the Grand Prize shall constitute the complete
Grand Prize. If the Winner is not available to attend the Event, he/she shall
forfeit all winner privileges, including the Grand Prize and Sponsor reserves
the right to select an alternate Winner at random from among the remaining
Eligible Entries, if time permits. 

 

8.     General Prize Terms:  Arrangements for fulfillment of the Grand
Prize will be made by MT Productions. The value of the Grand Prize may be
taxable to Winner as income. Winner must supply Sponsor with his/her social
security number for tax purposes. IRS Form 1099s will be issued in the name of the
Winner for the actual value of the Grand Prize received. Upon entry into the
Sweepstakes, Winner (as well as all other online Entrants) is required to
comply with any and all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and
regulations.  All federal, state and
local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these
Official Rules are solely the Winner’s responsibility.  Sweepstakes Entities shall have no
responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who is unable or
unavailable to accept or utilize the Grand 
Prize as described herein.

 

9.             General Terms: Noncompliance with any
of these Official Rules may result in disqualification.  ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY THE
WINNER OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY THE WINNER THAT WILL BRING  WINNER OR SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES INTO DISREPUTE
(IN SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES’ SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S
DISQUALIFICATION AS THE WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS THE
WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. 

 

The Sweepstakes
Entities assume no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate entry information
whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or
utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any human, mechanical or electronic error
which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes
Entities are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any
telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers,
computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players on account of
technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or
any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to
participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from
participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes
Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the
printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes, errors in processing
entries, identifying the Winners or in the announcement of the Grand Prize and
Winner.  If, for any reason, the
Sweepstakes are not capable of running as planned, including, without
limitation, changes in Sponsor’s on-air programming, infection by computer
virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures,
or any other causes beyond the control of the Sweepstakes Entities which
corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper
conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion
to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.  Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to
the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Website during the
Sweepstakes Period and the Grand Prize may be awarded to a winner to be
selected from among all Eligible Entries received up until and, or after (if
applicable) the time of modification, cancellation or termination or in a
manner that is fair and equitable as determined by Sponsor.
All
interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No
software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated
online or text message entries are permitted. 
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any
individual they suspect or find (a) to have used a software generated, robotic,
programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message entry, (b)
to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes,
(c) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, (d) to be acting in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten
or harass any other person or (e) to have provided inaccurate information on
any legal documents submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes.  CAUTION: 
ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR
UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES
ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE
FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  THE NEW
YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY
CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  EACH
ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS
AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.  Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless
the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from the
Sweepstakes, to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding
against the Sweepstakes Entities, 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 Grand Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively
by a prize supplier that are sent along with the Grand Prize.

 

10.          Request
for Names of the Winner and Official Rules:
 
For the name of the Winner and/or Official Rules, send a self-addressed
stamped envelope to:

 

Logo

Attention: “Meet Nina Sky & Two Platinum Passes to the Legendary Club Skirts Dinah
Shore Weekend in Palm Springs
Sweepstakes

1540 Broadway, 31st Floor

New York, NY 10036

 

All requests for a copy of the Official Rules and for
the names of the Grand Prize Winner must be made by May 14, 2012. Please note on the front left-hand corner of
your outer envelope whether you are requesting “Official Rules” or the name of
the “Winner”. Vermont residents may omit
return postage if requesting a set of Official Rules.

 

11.          Sponsor:  This Sweepstakes is sponsored by AfterEllen,
a property of Viacom International Inc., 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Facebook is not a
sponsor of the Sweepstakes, and is in no way responsible for the administration
of the Sweepstakes, the verification of winners or the fulfillment of the
prizes. Inquiries (whether
questions, comments or complaints) should be directed to Viacom International
Inc., not to Facebook.
 

 

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