The following rules and requirements (the “Official Rules”) govern the MASN’S Mobile opt-out survey Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”):
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS PHYISCALLY LOCATED AND RESIDING IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.
1. TO ENTER FROM YOUR MOBILE PHONE: Reply with the keyword given to you when you opt-out of the MASN Nationals alert list.
Standard messaging fees and charges may be applied by your phone service carrier. Msg&Data rates may apply.
2. EMAIL ENTRIES:
To enter the sweepstakes by email, please send your name, birth date, phone number and home address to: NationalsMobile@masnsports.com
3. PROMOTION PERIOD; DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES:
The Sweepstakes runs from October15, 2012 at 12:01 AM through December 31, 2012 11:59PM (the “Promotion Period”). Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 31, 2012 to be included in the final random drawing.
4. ELIGIBILITY; PERSONAL INFORMATION:
One (1) Grand prize winner will be selected by a random drawing conducted by the Promotion Entities or their agent from all eligible entries received within the Promotion Period. Eligible entries are entries received in completion during the Promotion Period and that otherwise meet the requirements described in these Rules and Regulations. One drawing for all prizes will be held on or about January 2, 2012. All drawings are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Unless otherwise stated in the official contest rules.
Winners will be notified by telephone or text message -- Sponsors reserve the right to determine the method of notification. The Sponsors shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Sweepstakes entry form; or (2) entries, and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind. Winners will be given three (3) business days from the first day of notification to respond to claim prize(s). A non-response by the winner or non-receipt of notification response after the specified three (3) business days will be considered winner’s forfeiture of prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible for any reason in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsors, an alternate winner shall be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Winners shall be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release as a condition of acceptance of a prize.
Exactly one (1) Grand Prize winner (“Winner”) will be awarded a signed Ryan Zimmerman baseball. A winner may not substitute a prize for its cash equivalent. Estimated retail value of prize is $100. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any or all of the prizes with any article or service of similar or greater value at its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned or transferred. Odds of winning depend on the time of entry and the number of eligible entries received. Non-winning entries will be rolled-over into subsequent drawings. The winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize.
8. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:
Sponsor/s will not be responsible for providing winner/s with air or ground travel transportation, hotel accommodations, gratuities, arrangements or expenses incurred by winner/s and their guests in conjunction with accepting prize. Unless otherwise stated in the official contest rules.
There is a limit of one (1) prize per household or family. Each prize is non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash by winner. Odds of winning depend on the actual number of eligible entries received prior to the end of the Sweepstakes Period. The difference between any stated value and the actual value of a prize will not be awarded to the winner. No prize substitutions shall be permitted except at the Promotion Entities’ sole discretion. The Promotion Entities reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should any featured prize become unavailable. Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (together with any other documents that may be requested by the Promotion Entities), which must be returned along with valid proof of age upon redemption or an alternate winner for that prize may be chosen. If a winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, the prize may be awarded in the name of, or to, the winner’s parent/legal guardian who must execute all documents and agree to all obligations and undertakings of the winner, both on behalf of himself/herself and the winner, or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY; RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION:
The Promotion Entities are not responsible for any: (a) telephone, computer system, hardware, software, network or other technical failure, malfunction or error; (b) communication disruption or delays, including those related to or caused by Internet traffic, virus, bug, non-authorized intervention or human error; or (c) damage caused by computer virus or bug, resulting in damage to any computer or cell phone from an entrant’s access or the Sweepstakes Website. The Promotion Entities further are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials; for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible entries; or for transactions that are lost, misdirected, or fail to enter into the processing system, or that are processed, reported or transmitted late or incorrectly, or that are lost for any reason, including, without limitation, computer, telephone, paper transfer, or human error; or for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error. Each winner acknowledges that the Promotion 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 any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless all Sweepstakes Entities (defined as the Promotion Entities and all sponsors and administrators of the Sweepstakes, along with their respective parent entities and subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, employees, attorneys and agents) from and against any and all injuries, losses, damages, claims and actions of any kind arising from or relating to participation in the Sweepstakes, or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of any prize that may be awarded, including, without limitation, actual, direct, indirect, consequential, punitive, special, or other damages. By accepting a prize, each winner further releases all of the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all claims, liability, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the awarding, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity.
10. RIGHT TO CANCEL, EXTEND OR SUSPEND SWEEPSTAKES; DISQUALIFICATION:
The Promotion Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes without advance notice should virus, bugs, technical malfunctions or other causes beyond the Promotion Entities’ control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or whom the Promotion Entities believe to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage, will be disqualified.
11. RIGHT TO USE NAME, PHOTO AND LIKENESS:
By accepting a prize, each winner consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness in any and all media by the Promotion Entities for current and future advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited.
12. APPLICABLE LAW:
These rules are governed by the laws of the State of Maryland without giving effect to conflicts of law rules.
Except where prohibited by law, as a further condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any Grand Prize awarded, 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 (“AAA”); (b) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (c) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
14. RULES/WINNER’S LIST
The Winners’ names may be posted on http://www.masnsports.com within thirty (30) days of the winners’ selection. To receive a copy of the Official Contest Rules, or a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “MASN’S Opt Out Survey Sweeps”, MASN SPORTS, 333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Specify winner’s list or Official Contest Rules on your request.
15. GENERAL: Each person who participates in the Sweepstakes fully and unconditionally agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the d This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. In the event of non-compliance by a winner, with the official rules of this Sweepstakes, an alternative winner may be awarded the respective prize. The prize is non-transferable by winners. Prizes may not be substituted for cash, except that the Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the prize is unavailable. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable will result in a disqualification and an alternate winner shall be selected. All prizes will be awarded. Except where legally prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsors to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials, in printed, broadcast or new media, in perpetuity, in any manner they deem appropriate in connection with promoting this or any other sweepstakes and/or promotion sponsored by them, without further compensation in connection with this Sweepstakes or the prize awarded. Decisions of the Promotion Entities, which shall be final and binding in all respects.