MLB Fans World Series Sweepstakes Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
Eligibility: The MLB Fans World Series Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States including its commonwealths, territories and possessions, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (or of the legal age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence, whichever is older) as of 10/21/16. An entrant may only register and enter under one name with one email address. Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple email or mailing addresses, under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to register multiple times will be disqualified and will forfeit any and all prizes won, at Sponsor's discretion. Employees, officers and directors of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM," "MLB.com" or "Sponsor"), the other MLB Entities (as defined below), Vixlet CA LLC ("Vixlet"), teamDigital Promotions, Inc. ("Administrator"), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, governors, related entities, partners, partnerships, principals, licensees, sponsors, and advertising/promotion agencies and of all their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, "Released Parties"), and the immediate family members (parent, spouse, sibling, or child, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each such employee, officer or director (whether or not related) are not eligible to participate or win. Groups, clubs or organizations are not permitted to participate in this Sweepstakes or distribute any portion of these Official Rules. The "MLB Entities" shall mean MLBAM, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), BAMTech, LLC, The MLB Network, LLC, each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Apple.
Promotion Period: Between 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on 10/21/16 and 10:00:00 AM ET on 10/24/16 ("Promotion Period")
How to Enter: There are two (2) ways to enter during the Promotion Period:
2) Email: To receive one (1) entry without downloading the mobile App, during the Promotion Period, email to firstname.lastname@example.org the following information in the body of the email with "MLB Fans World Series Sweepstakes" as the subject line: complete name, address, phone number (including area code) and date of birth.
All entries must be received by 10:00:00 AM ET on 10/24/16 to be eligible.
Limit of one (1) entry per person per email address will be accepted for the duration of the Promotion Period. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes. Additional entries received from the same person/email in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Administrator's computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by the Administrator and/or Sponsor by telephone and/or e-mail for Sweepstakes purposes only.
Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, late, damaged, inaccurate, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, stolen, garbled entries or transmissions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission, processing or communication; interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP), (phones/mobile device (including wireless phones/handsets or other wireless devices), server or other connections including those through and/or by any website; miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or technical failures; lost, non-delivered, misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; garbled, misrouted, jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, telephone, electronic, mail or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, entries or registration forms and/or the announcement of the prize. The use of script, macro, automated entry, mechanical or similar devices or other any other devices that subvert the entry process to participate is prohibited and all entries through such devices are void. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, such entrant will be deemed as the "authorized account holder" of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules, "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., a business, educational institution, etc.) which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof (to Administrator's satisfaction) of being the authorized account holder may be required by Administrator.
Winner Selection: The potential winner will be selected in a random drawing (the "Prize Drawing") conducted on or about 12:00:00 PM ET (noon) on 10/24/16 from among all the eligible entries received by Administrator, an independent judging organization. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects. The first randomly selected potential Grand Prize winner that answers a telephone call placed by Administrator to the number given at the time of entry notifying him/her of his/her potential winning status and who agrees to accept the prize will be declared the official Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility and the terms of these Official Rules. Messages will not be left on answering machines or with live persons and if an individual declines prize or is not available for any reason when called, his/her prize opportunity will be forfeited and, at Administrator's discretion, an alternate potential winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Non-compliance with the foregoing or with these Official Rules in any way, the inability to contact the potential winner (as specified above), or return of prize or prize notification as non-deliverable or unclaimed may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's discretion, the selection of an alternate potential winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. If an eligible Canadian entrant is selected as the potential winner, he/she will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question administered by telephone at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time before being declared a winner. If he/she answers the skill-testing question incorrectly, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion, he/she will be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and, at Administrator's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received.
Prize: One (1) Grand Prize: A three (3)-day/two (2)-night trip for winner and up to three (3) guests (each, a "Guest") to game 4 of the 2016 MLB World Series championship (or such other 2016 MLB World Series game determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) (the "World Series Game") consisting of round-trip coach class air transportation from the major U.S. or Canadian gateway airport nearest to Grand Prize Winner's residence in the U.S. or Canada; standard quad-occupancy hotel accommodations (i.e. two (2) standard rooms), up to four (4) tickets for the Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guests for the designated World Series Game, and ground transportation to/from the airport and the applicable hotel (collectively, the "Grand Prize") (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of Grand Prize: $8,000). Actual value of Grand Prize will vary depending on Grand Prize Winner's city of departure and host city of the World Series Game. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions specified thereon. Seat locations at the World Series Game shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Administrator and/or MLBAM, as applicable. Administrator, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if winner resides close enough to the host city as determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion for the designated World Series Game (and no additional compensation or substitution will be awarded for difference in prize value). Trip must be taken on dates specified by Administrator or prize will be forfeited and, at Administrator's discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received for the Grand Prize Drawing. If the designated World Series Game or any other prize-related activity(s) is canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less applicable prize-related activity(s) and Administrator will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of comparable or greater value as determined solely by Administrator. Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Travel arrangements must be made through Administrator's agent and on a carrier of Administrator's choice. Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents, including passports and visas (if applicable) prior to travel and must have no impediment to entering the country of the host city. Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest(s) must travel together on the same itinerary. Each Guest of the Grand Prize Winner must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age) unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If any Guest is a minor, the Grand Prize winner must be such minor's parent or legal guardian, or such minor Guest's parent(s) or legal guardian must execute and return all required documents on behalf of such child in form and substance acceptable to Sponsor in its sole discretion. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. Major League Baseball game and event dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and may be subject to change. Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guests agree to comply with all Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Club stadium rules and regulations relating to the use of Major League Baseball game and/or event tickets and, in accordance therewith, agree not to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with any intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at such game. Administrator and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to winner and/or any Guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game or event. In the event the Grand Prize winner and/or his or her Guest engages in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor or Administrator in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor/Administrator reserves the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and send the Grand Prize winner and/or his or her Guest home with no further compensation. The Released Parties will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage, natural disaster or any other event or situation outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game or event. Major League Baseball game tickets awarded as part of the Grand Prize may not be resold or offered for resale or used for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s). Certain travel restrictions may apply.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prize (or any portion thereof) permitted except by MLBAM and Administrator who may substitute the prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at their sole and absolute discretion. Winner is responsible for all income, federal, territory, provincial, state and local taxes as well as any other costs or expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including, but not limited to, additional ground transportation, passport or visa fees (if applicable), baggage fees, meals, gratuities, travel insurance, and souvenirs. Potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to submit his/her valid social security number (or social insurance number if Canadian) and/or other identification to Administrator and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility (or, if a resident of Canada, a Declaration of Eligibility), Liability Release and (unless prohibited by law) Publicity Release within twenty-four (24) hours of the time of issuance. Each Guest of the potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute and return a Liability Release and (unless prohibited by law) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing or these Official Rules, the inability to contact the potential winner within the specified time period, failure to return such documents within the specified time period, or the return of the prize or prize notification as undeliverable or unclaimed may result in disqualification and, time permitting, awarding of prize to an alternate winner, at Administrator's sole discretion, from among all remaining eligible entries. By participating, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that (1) MLBAM, Vixlet, and each of their designees shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by law) entrant's name, voice, address (city and state of residence), photograph, and/or other likeness for advertising, promotional and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any and all media or format now known or hereafter devised throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification to entrants or any third parties; and (2) Sponsor, Vixlet, Apple, Inc., the other Released Parties and each of their respective designees and assigns shall have no liability and will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or participation in this Sweepstakes. The Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. Administrator and/or Sponsor, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, terminate or suspend this Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) and, in the event of termination, at its discretion, select winner from those eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to event requiring such termination. Administrator and/or Sponsor, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any person and void all associated entries of any person who they believe has tampered with the entry process, or any other component of this Sweepstakes, whose conduct or actions affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or who is in violation of these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES IN ANY WAY, OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ADMINISTRATOR, VIXLET, MLBAM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND/OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW.
Arbitration: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, the awarding or redemption of any prize, or the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held in New York County, New York; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. If any part of this Arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the balance of this Arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
Choice of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA without giving effect to any choice of law of conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state's laws.
Winners Names: For the name of the winner, visit winners.teamdigital.com/Vixlet no later than 12/30/16. These Official Rules are available by sending an e-mail request to email@example.com with "MLB Fans World Series Sweepstakes Official Rules Request" in the subject line.
Sponsor: MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
Administrator: teamDigital Promotions, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801/www.teamdigital.com.
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