NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. INTERNET ACCESS, AGREEMENT TO ADDITIONAL TERMS, AND A VALID FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AND PAYMENT CARD ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE USE OF THE PRIZE.
THIS SWEEPSTAKES (DEFINED BELOW) IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ANY ONE (1) OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR PUERTO RICO AND WHO ARE AT LEAST THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR STATE OR JURISDICTION OF PRIMARY RESIDENCE.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND REPRESENT THAT YOU SATISFY ALL OF THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
WINNER MAY BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRIZE FULFILLMENT PROCESS AND SIGN DOCUMENTATION, SUCH AS A RELEASE, WITHIN SEVEN (7) BUSINESS DAYS, AS MORE FULLY DETAILED BELOW.
SWEEPSTAKES OVERVIEW AND HOW TO ENTER: From time to time, Facebook, Inc. (“Sponsor”) may offer a chance to win ad credits for use in connection with advertising on the Facebook platform in connection with registering for an event (each, an “Event”). Each of these will be referred to as a “Sweepstakes”. Each Sweepstakes begins at the time Sponsor makes Event registration available with the chance to win and ends at the time registration for that Event ends (and note that registration - and therefore, Sweepstakes entry - may be available on-site at the Event itself, in Sponsor’s sole discretion) (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Period”). If you are not eligible to register for a particular Event, you may not participate in the related Sweepstakes, even if you otherwise meet the eligibility requirements below. After the Sweepstakes Period, three (3) winners will be selected in a random drawing as more fully described below.
To enter, eligible participants must follow and complete the instructions during the Sweepstakes Period as stated on the online Event registration page (“Registration Page”) or in-person if Sponsor makes on-site registration available for a particular Event. By completing all required steps (including providing all required information) during the Sweepstakes Period, an eligible participant will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. For purposes of the Sweepstakes, an online entry is received only when the Registration Page’s servers record the submission of an entrant’s registration with all required information. Entries must be submitted and received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period, through the Registration Page or in-person if applicable, and in strict accordance with the instructions and restrictions in these Official Rules and on the Registration Page or other on-site form.
Limit one (1) entry per person and per email address and Facebook account. Proof of registering for an Event (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt or confirmation or a “thanks for entering” screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receiving of a registration for purposes of participating in the Sweepstakes. Registration and Sweepstakes entries may not be acknowledged or returned and Sponsor will own all registrations. The Registration Page’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for entry into the Sweepstakes. Those who do not provide the required responses or entry information in their registration or abide by these Official Rules and other instructions of Sponsor and its representatives may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be disqualified and the associated entry void. Attempts made by a participant to submit entries in excess of any limit or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules by using multiple or false contact information or otherwise may be disqualified. Purported entries that are forged, altered, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, illegitimate, unintelligible, garbled, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Entries or participation made on a participant’s behalf by any other individual, made by any entity or group, or originating at any website or online service other than the Registration Page, including, without limitation, through commercial promotion subscription notification or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for the Sweepstakes. As a condition of entering a Sweepstakes, without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor and its agents to obtain and deliver his or her name, address, and other information and content to third parties for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and rules.
ELIGIBILITY: Each Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are legal residents of any one (1) of the (50) United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico who are at least the age of majority under applicable law in their state or jurisdiction of primary residence as of the date of entry into this Sweepstakes. Notwithstanding the above, if you are not eligible to register for a particular Event, you may not participate in the related Sweepstakes. Eligibility and those who are allowed to register for any particular Event will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Even if you are able to register for an Event, you agree to confirm that you meet all eligibility requirements. If you register for an Event or participate in a Sweepstakes on behalf of your business, your employer, or within the scope of your employment: (1) you understand and agree that these Official Rules are binding on you, individually, and your business/employer; (2) you warrant that you have authority to participate and that your business/employer has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto and that your actions do not violate your business’s/employer’s policies and procedures; and (3) you understand that if you cannot participate or your participation is limited because of your business/employer’s policies, you will forfeit participation and Facebook will have no further obligation to you.
WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: The winners of the prizes detailed in the “Prizes, Odds, & Approximate Retail Value” section below will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received, subject to verification. The drawing will be held at the Event after the Sweepstakes Period, and POTENTIAL WINNER MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. If potential winner does not immediately (or promptly, as in Sponsor’s sole discretion) respond to Sponsor’s announcement of the potential winner, Sponsor will disqualify that potential winner and move on to select and announce an alternate winner in its discretion. A potential winner’s name and his or her city and state or other general information may be posted on a Sponsor web site or elsewhere publicly in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize or prize elements will be provided in person. If any prize, prize notification, or Sweepstakes-related communication is rejected, faulty, or undeliverable; if potential winner does not respond according to the notification’s or Sponsor’s instructions; or if winner or potential winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, the prize may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting) based on the original method of winner selection or other method that is fair in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not obligated to pursue more than three (3) alternate winners for any prize for any reason, in which case such prize may go unawarded. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures and applicable deadlines for responding in connection with the selection of any alternate potential winner, if any. If a prize is legitimately claimed, it will be awarded. Upon prize forfeiture or inability to use a prize or portion thereof, no compensation will be given and Sponsor will have no responsibility or liability to that participant. To claim a prize, winner must follow the directions in his or her notification. Winner may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be required to complete, sign, notarize (if applicable), and return, without alteration and in the form presented by Sponsor, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release and tax forms (as applicable) (collectively, the “Winner Documents”) according to Sponsor’s instructions within seven (7) business days from when Sponsor sends the Winner Documents or other time frame as specified by Sponsor or its representative. Failure to comply with these requirements, Sponsor’s or its representative’s instructions, or these Official Rules may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes and forfeiture of any prize potentially won. The Winner Documents, if required, are each subject to verification by Sponsor and may require the participant to provide his or her Social Security Number and/or a copy of government-issued identification card or number therefrom. Federal IRS 1099-MISC forms may be issued as appropriate in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Decisions of the Sponsor are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes, including interpretation of these Official Rules, determining the winners, and awarding of the prizes.
PRIZES, ODDS & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):
Each winner, subject to verification, will receive a certificate for Ad Credits, which are subject to agreement to additional terms to make use of the prize, which require internet access, a valid Facebook account, and submitting payment card information. ARV of each prize is as stated on the Registration Page or other form, as applicable and if available, for a particular Sweepstakes.
Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Total ARV of all prizes is as stated on the Registration Page or other form, as applicable and if available, for a particular Sweepstakes.
All prize details not specifically stated in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All taxes (federal, state, and local), as well as any expenses not specified in these Official Rules as being provided as part of the prize, are the sole responsibility of winner. Sponsor is not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen prize, or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach a winner because of incorrect or changed contact information. If winner does not accept or use the entire prize, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any inability of any winner to accept or use any prize (or portion thereof) for any reason. Winner is strictly prohibited from selling, auctioning, trading or otherwise transferring any part of a prize, except with Sponsor’s permission, which may be granted or withheld for any reason in its sole discretion. No transfers, prize substitutions or cash redemptions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the stated prize or portion thereof with another prize or portion thereof of equal or greater value for any reason, including, without limitation, prize unavailability. No more than the stated prizes will be awarded. Participants waive the right to assert as a cost of winning any prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to claim the prize and any liability and publicity which might arise from claiming or seeking to claim a prize.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE, OR AWARDING OF THE PRIZE OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN, AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY PRIZE- OR SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, LOSS, DEATH OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY. EACH WINNER AGREES THAT THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
EACH ENTRANT UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVED BY HIM/HER. SECTION 1542 READS AS FOLLOWS:
“CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY A GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS: Released Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by a Released Party, the entrant, or by human error: entries that are submitted by illegitimate means (such as, without limitation, by an automated computer program) or entries in excess of any stated limit; any lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, garbled, mutilated, or misdirected entries, email, mail, or Sweepstakes-related correspondence or materials or postage-due mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission or communication; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable cable or satellite systems; errors, typos, or misprints in these Official Rules, the Registration Page, a registration form, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements, or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware, or software; lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or entry information. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable or do not reach entrant as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in a participant’s email account to receive email messages. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify you, if your email address or other contact information does not work or is changed without prior written notice to Sponsor. Without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof in the event that any of the Sweepstakes activities or Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any law, rule, regulation, order or other action adopted or taken by any governmental, federal, state or local government authority, or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.
GENERAL RULES: By entering the Sweepstakes (except where prohibited by law), each entrant grants the Released Parties the irrevocable, sublicensable, absolute right and permission to use, publish, post or display his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information, biographical information, any quotes attributable to him or her, any other indicia of persona, and any information contained in or submitted as part of his or her entry (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Released Parties’ sole discretion) for advertising, trade, promotional and publicity purposes without further obligation or compensation of any kind to him or her, anywhere, in any medium now known or hereafter discovered or devised (including, without limitation, on the Internet), world-wide, without any limitation of time, and without notice, review, or approval and each entrant releases all Released Parties from any and all liability related thereto. Nothing contained in these Official Rules obligates Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted in these rules and winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.
Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes, including interpretation of these Official Rules, determination of any winner, and awarding of any prize. All participants, as a condition of entry in the Sweepstakes, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Participants further agree to not damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from using the Registration Page. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict or void online entries or participation from any IP address if any suspicious entry and/or participation is detected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void entries of any entrants who Sponsor believes have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy, or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials and/or these Official Rules (including any alleged discrepancy in these Official Rules), it will be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in any Sweepstakes materials or these Official Rules. If Sponsor determines, at any time and in its sole discretion, that a winner or potential winner is disqualified, ineligible, in violation of these Official Rules, or engaging in behavior that Sponsor deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that winner or potential winner, even if the disqualified winner or potential winner may have been notified or displayed or announced anywhere. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their collective terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and award the prize from eligible entries received prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If any person supplies false information, obtains entries by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain any prize, Sponsor may disqualify that person and seek damages from him or her and that person may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted a registration, the participant will be declared to be the registered account holder of the email address provided to earn the entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria, otherwise the entry may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be disqualified and any potential prize won forfeited. A registered account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Winner may be required to show proof of being the registered account holder. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, in its sole discretion, the entry will be deemed ineligible. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF A SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the entrant and any Released Party, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize awarded, or the determination of a winner must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an entrant be permitted or entitled 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-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten dollars ($10), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
THIS SWEEPSTAKES, THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AND ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED THERETO (WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS CONDUCT OR OTHERWISE) WILL BE GOVERNED, CONSTRUED, AND INTERPRETED UNDER THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, U.S.A., WITHOUT REFERENCE OR GIVING EFFECT TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES OR RULES THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS. ANY LEGAL ACTIONS, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS RELATED TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES (WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS CONDUCT, OR OTHERWISE) WILL BE BROUGHT EXCLUSIVELY IN THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA AND EACH ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY ACCEPTS, SUBMITS, AND CONSENTS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THESE COURTS WITH RESPECT TO ANY LEGAL ACTIONS, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES. YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.
WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To find out who won, request this information from Sponsor’s representative at the Event, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fill in the name of the event in the blanks and write in the Subject line “Facebook Event Registration Ad Credits Giveaway Winner at the _______________ event.” and in the body of the email write: “This is a request for the Facebook Event Registration Ad Credits Giveaway winner information for the ____________________ event.” Requests for winner information via email must be received no later than three (3) months following the end of the Sweepstakes Period. For a copy of these Official Rules, print out these pages, request one from Sponsor’s representative at the Event, or send a legal-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope no later than the end of the Sweepstakes Period to: Facebook Event Registration Ad Credits Giveaway Official Rules, c/o Janelle Mungo, Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, CA 94025. Only one (1) request per each type of request above per person or entity will be fulfilled. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.
THE SPONSOR OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS: Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, CA 94025.