July 2017 Conference Ticket Giveaway - Official Sweepstakes Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
OPEN ONLY TO ELIGIBLE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO, AS OF THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.
VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND ALL JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
The July 2017 Conference Ticket Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to individuals who (i) are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and (ii) are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Void in Puerto Rico and all jurisdictions other than those stated above and where prohibited or restricted by law. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win a prize: employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of Creative Communication Associates (“Sponsor”), Concordia University-Portland (“CUP”), their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, any other parties involved in the administration of the Sweepstakes, and each of the immediate family members of such excluded individuals (i.e., spouses, parents, children, siblings and the “steps” of each), and all persons living in the same household of each. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and by the decisions of the Sponsor and any administrators selected by Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
2. Sweepstakes Entry Period
The entry period for the Sweepstakes starts on July 10, 2017 at 9:00 am EDT and ends on July 13 at 2:00 PM EDT (“Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
3. How to Enter
To enter, during the Entry Period, visit the CUP Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ConcordiaOnlineEducation/ and comment on the Sponsor’s post about the Online Teaching Conference for Arts Integration & STEAM by answering the question, “What about STEAM excites you, or, why would you love to check out this conference?” Entry posts must not contain any offensive, disparaging or inappropriate language or any content that infringes any third-party rights. You can obtain a maximum of one (1) entry for this Sweepstakes.
Compliance with the entry requirements will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Submissions that violate these Official Rules will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, Sponsor reserves the right to deem the winner to be the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the account used to enter on Facebook is assigned by Facebook.
4. Winner Selection and Notification
On or about July 13, 2017, five (5) winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Sponsor will notify the winners via a Facebook private message or reply comment on the CUP Facebook page on or about July 13, 2017. If a winner does not respond to Sponsor’s first attempted notification within seventy-two (72) hours, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that winner and select a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries.
5. Prizes and Prize Claims
Five (5) winners will win one (1) registration pass for live and on-demand access to the Online Teaching Conference for Arts Integration & STEAM starting on July 20, 2017 (http://artsintegrationconference.com/). Each pass has an actual retail value (ARV) of $119. The total ARV of all prizes offered in this Sweepstakes is $595.00.
Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. The winners are subject to verification of eligibility, including verification of age and residency, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of these Official Rules. The prizes are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash. No prize substitution is permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If a prize is unavailable or cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize of comparable or greater retail value. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth herein to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
The winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, local, or other applicable taxes associated with the acceptance and use of a prize. All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winners.
As a condition of receiving a prize, each winner must sign and return any documents requested by Sponsor, including but not limited to, an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release. Failure to sign and return any requested documents by the specified return date may result in disqualification of the winner and the forfeiture of all interest in the prize.
Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, each winner hereby grants Sponsor, CUP and their respective licensees a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and sub-licensable right and license to use, distribute, and publicly display the winner’s name, school/institutional affiliation and likeness in any way, at any time, in any and all media, including on Facebook and for use in advertising and marketing, without limitation and without any additional approval or consideration.
7. Releases and Limitations of Liability
Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, CUP, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees agents and representatives (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Parties”) and Facebook from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or the receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to, claims arising from: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors or failures related to computers, servers, providers, printers or telephone, cellular networks, or network lines; (c) production errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or announcements relating to the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (e) late, lost, or undeliverable messages or email; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Sweepstakes Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes and in no event shall the Sweepstakes Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. If, for any reason, an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another Sweepstakes entry, if it is possible for Sponsor to provide such an entry without extending the Entry Period.
8. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the Sweepstakes and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
9. Governing Law
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, the rights and obligations of entrants and winners, and the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
10. Winner’s List
The names of the winners will be posted on the CUP Facebook page on or about July 13, 2017. For the names of the winners by postal mail, send your written request with a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Sponsor address below: Attn: Melissa Fiorenza. Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the end of the Entry Period.
Creative Communication Associates
2 Third Street, Suite 250
Troy, NY 12180
The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.