GiftCards.com, LLC (“GiftCards.com” or “Sponsor”) invites you to enter its Gift Peace A Chance Contest. You must read the following rules, terms and legal conditions before submitting any story. The Gift Peace A Chance Contest (the “Contest”) is open to all persons of at least 21 years of age, except employees of GiftCards.com and their immediate family members and set forth in these Contest Rules. The Contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.
By entering this contest, you agree to these Contest terms and conditions (the “Contest Rules”). You are responsible for understanding the Contest Rules.
By entering, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GiftCards.com, LLC, its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition (collectively, “Losses”), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.
Each Entrant in the Contest (each an “Entrant”) is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit the story that he or she submits to the Contest per these rules.
Sponsor is GiftCards.com, LLC, 495 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205, USA (“Sponsor” or “GiftCards.com”).
WHO MAY ENTER
Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of 21 years in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, reside in the United States of America, except as limited below. CONTEST IS NOT OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS WHO RESIDE IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (“USA”) OR WHO RESIDE IN THE FOLLOWING STATES OF USA: ARIZONA, NEW JERSEY AND VERMONT. Employees of GiftCards.com and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible. CONTEST IS VOID IN ALL COUNTRIES EXECPT USA. CONTEST IS ALSO VOID IN THE FOLLOWING STATES OF USA: ARIZONA, NEW JERSEY, VERMONT AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter the Gift Peace A Chance Contest, you must: (1) click on the link to the promo page on GiftCards.com to access the entry form and fill in the form with your name, email address and phone number; (2) click on the second tab to access the blog where the stories will be posted; (3) submit your story about someone who has helped their communities, a charity or an individual; (4) your entry will be emailed to the GiftCards.com Marketing Team for review at firstname.lastname@example.org; and (5) GiftCards.com will selectively post your submission on its GiftCards.com blog.
HOW TO WIN:
GiftCards will select the best story as the winning submission. GiftCards.com shall determine the winning submission in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the GiftCards.com shall be final.
Any submissions into Contest which are, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate will be rejected and not entered into Contest.
ENTRY DEADLINES & CONTEST TERM:
The Contest begins at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on January 16, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm Easter Standard Time on February 3, 2012. By submitting an entry, each Entrant agrees to the Contest Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Contest Rules. This is a skill based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. Online entries can be uploaded starting 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on January 16, 2012. Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 pm Easter Standard Time on February 3, 2012.
THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America and the forum for any dispute shall be in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America. IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, PARTICIPANT SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES, OR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN PARTICIPANT’S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (IF ANY) ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. The Contest is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or on connection with this Contest are hereby excluded and any Entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the submission to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
GiftCards.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the Contest, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. GiftCards.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. GiftCards.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, including injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the Contest.
If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of GiftCards.com that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, GiftCards.com reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. GiftCards.com reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.
If the submission contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use of the material in the manner set forth in these Contest Rules without additional compensation.
Each Entrant grants to Sponsor, its affiliates and its licensees (the “Authorized Parties”), a worldwide, irrevocable right to copyright the submitted material in the name of Sponsor, to use and reuse, publish and re-publish the submitted material, in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with printed matter, or in composite form, and in any medium, for editorial, commercial, promotional, and/or trade purposes. Each Entrant further waives any right to inspect or approve any copy that is used in connection with the submitted material and releases and discharges the Authorized Parties, from any and all claims, arising out of the use by the Authorized Parties of the submitted material for the purposes described in the Contest, including any claims for libel and invasion of privacy. Each Entrant further represents and warrants that Entrant is over the age of 21.
The First Place winner will receive a $150.00 Visa® debit card, and their winning submission will be published on the homepage of GiftCards.com. The First Place Winner Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available. NONCOMPLIANCE OR RETURN OF PRIZE NOTIFICATION AS UNDELIVERABLE, WHETHER BY REGULAR MAIL OR BY EMAIL, MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND SELECTION OF AN ALTERNATE POTENTIAL WINNER. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted.
By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display of winner’s submitted story on GiftCards.com website. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the Entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless GiftCards.com and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
GiftCards.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. GiftCards.com is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Contest.
In the case of entrants who are Australian or U.K. residents, the preceding two clauses do not operate in respect of any implied condition or warranty the exclusion of which from these Official Rules would contravene any Australian or U.K. statute or cause any part of these Contest Rules to be void.
By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Contest Rules; (b) that the decisions of GiftCards.com are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the Entrant wins that Sponsor may use the winning submission and each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification as required by these Contest Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another Entrant.
The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or Entrant (including an Entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any Entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of GiftCards.com that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, GiftCards.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsor elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted story, and will return the fees submitted with each entry.
IDENTIFICATION OF WINNER
Entrants are responsible for complying with these Contest Rules. The winner’s name will be available online at after February 10, 2012.
Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by the Sponsor in order to verify the participant’s identity, postal address, and telephone number or to otherwise verify the participant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest. Participants have the right to access, review, rectify, or cancel any personal data held by Sponsor by writing to GiftCards.com, LLC, Attn: Legal Department, 495 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15205. Personal data will be used by Sponsor and its affiliates exclusively for the purposes stated herein.