SafeTeens Twitter Contest Official Rules
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
This Contest is sponsored by Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc, 15 Public Square, Suite 600, Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701. Contest is void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules.
HOW TO ENTER: No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Contest. The Contest begins on July 18, 2011 at 6:00 AM EST and ends on July 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM EST (the “Entry Period”). To enter, post a message on your twitter account that says 1. What your favorite part of the new Safeteens.org is, 2. A link back to that section of the site, and 3. The hash tag #safeteens. Entrants must include all three parts to be entered in the contest. Contestants who are found to be creating multiple accounts to enter will also be disqualified. Entrants may tweet one entry per day during the duration of the contest.
All entries will be deemed to be made by the authorized Twitter account holder at the time of entry. The authorized Twitter account holder is defined by Twitter as a person who can form a binding contract with Twitter and are not a person barred from receiving Twitter services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. An authorized Twitter account holder may use the Twitter Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.
Entrants agree not to post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses , worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).
Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or the authorized account holder shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are between 13 and 19 years of age at the time of entry. Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of Sponsor and its respective parents, subsidiaries, agencies, and affiliates, and their immediate families and persons living in their households are not eligible to participate in this Contest. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Winners will be required to sign and return to Sponsor within fourteen (14) days an affidavit of eligibility and release (except where prohibited) affirming their agreement to all terms, conditions, and restrictions in these Contest rules. If the winner is a minor, then prize will be awarded to winner’s parent or legal guardian.
PRIZES: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZES will be awarded. The Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) will receive a Nintendo Wii . The Grand Prize estimated retail value is approximately $149.00. Grand Prize includes cost of Nintendo Wii (including sales tax) and shipping and handling fees only. Winners are responsible for any and all additional costs associated with the use or enjoyment of prizes.
Actual retail value of prizes may vary. The Grand Prize Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value. Prizes may not be exchanged or redeemed for cash, sold, or traded. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by Winner is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of prizes.
CONTEST RANDOM DRAWING: Sponsor will select one (1) Grand Prize Winner from among all eligible entries by random drawing on August 1, 2011. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Entrants are required to post on twitter about the Safeteens.org website and use the appropriate hash tag. To be valid, all entries must be posted to Twitter no later than July 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM EST. All decisions of Sponsor concerning all matters related to this Contest are final. Winners will be notified via Twitter by August 3, 2011. If any attempted prize notification is not successful within seven (7) days, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries.
CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Proof of U.S. or U.S. Territory residency and age are required to claim a prize. Winners are subject to verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. An entrant is not a winner of any prize unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. In the event that a winner is determined to be ineligible, his or her prize will be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries. In the event that a winner is determined to be ineligible or fails to respond to Sponsor within seven (7) days of notification, his or her prize will be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Contest without awarding any Grand Prizes if no eligible winners or alternate winners claim the prizes within the required time.
Winners will be required to execute and return to Sponsor a liability release and affidavit of eligibility (except where prohibited) within fourteen (14) days of notice of winning. In the event that a winner fails to execute and return a liability release and affidavit of eligibility (except where prohibited) within fourteen (14) days of notice of winning, his or her prize may be forfeited and Sponsor may randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries.
Winners will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes. Sponsor will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one-year period to the Internal Revenue Service. Winners will receive a Form 1099 from Sponsor if Sponsor reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.
Winners agree to the use of their names and/or likenesses in further promotional materials and press releases by Sponsor without any additional compensation (except where prohibited). By entering this Contest, winners agree that Sponsor has the right to publicize, by any medium, their names, voices, images, and likenesses, the fact that winners won, and all matters incidental thereto. Winners agree to sign any and all release forms authorizing the use of their names and/or likenesses in the above matter. If the winner is a minor, then the winner’s parent or legal guardian will sign release forms.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY: Sponsor is not responsible for late or incomplete entries. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical, or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest, or announcement of the prizes and/or all Contest-related materials. By entering this Contest, each entrant forever discharges, releases, and holds harmless Sponsor and each of its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, responsibility for property damages, loss of life, or personal injury resulting from or in connection with participating in the Contest, from or in connection with use or receipt of the Grand Prizes, or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to or from any prize-related activity, however caused. Neither the Sponsor nor its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions nor related companies are responsible for any damages, taxes, or expenses that winners might incur as a result of this Contest or receipt of prize.
SPONSOR’S RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: These Official Rules are subject to modification by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by Sponsor are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with or abuses the entry process, or who otherwise acts in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest should virus, bugs or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, or proper play of this Contest. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this Contest if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of completion as planned, including due to force majeure or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest. If the Contest is cancelled for any reason, winners will be selected from among all entries received prior to cancellation and all prizes will be awarded.