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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