Social Media Rules
DISCOVER LEHIGH VALLEY OFFICIAL RULES FOR SWEEPSTAKES ON SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES AND PLATFORMS
THE FOLLOWING SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DC (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF PUERTO RICO AND ALL OTHER COUNTRIES, INCLUDING CANADA) ONLY AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES UNLESS YOU ARE ELIGIBLE AND A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES: From time to time, Sponsor may occasionally conduct sweepstakes promotions (individually and collectively, “Sweepstakes”) on social media and/or social media networking websites or platforms including but not limited to twitter.com and facebook.com (each, a “Social Media Platform”). Unless specifically noted otherwise by Sponsor, these terms and conditions shall serve as the official rules for any Social Media Platform Sweepstakes conducted by Sponsor (“Official Rules”). Sponsor may terminate, extend, suspend or alter any Sweepstakes in its sole discretion. The Official Rules for any individual Sweepstakes may be modified or amended as deemed necessary by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each individual Sweepstakes will be announced on the Social Media Platform on which the Sweepstakes will be conducted (“Sweepstakes Announcement”). Each Sweepstakes Announcement will include the following information: the Promotion Period (defined below), identification of the Social Media Platform on which the Sweepstakes will be conducted, how to enter, the random drawing date, the prize description, the number of prize(s) awarded in the Sweepstakes, the approximate retail value of the prize(s) awarded in the Sweepstakes, the number of winners, winner’s list date, and any other terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. All information, and terms and conditions contained in a Sweepstakes Announcement are incorporated into the Official Rules by this reference as if set forth fully at length herein. Eastern Time shall control for all purposes of the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is governed by these Official Rules, and is subject to the terms and privacy policies of the applicable Social Media Platform, and all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws, and provincial or territorial laws. The Sweepstakes is void wherever prohibited by law.
THE SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, INCLUDING FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor. You understand that you are providing information to Sponsor, and not to any Social Media Platform, including Facebook and Twitter.
PROMOTION PERIOD: The start date and time and end date and time for each individual Sweepstakes is as set forth in the applicable Sweepstakes Announcement (the “Promotion Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: To participate in any Sweepstakes conducted by Sponsor on a Social Media Platform, you must: (a) be a legal resident of the 50 United States or Washington D.C., EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF GUAM, PUERTO RICO, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND ALL OTHER COUNTRIES, TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS, INCLUDING CANADA, (b) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry, (c) at the time of entry into the Sweepstakes, have or create an account with and/or become a member/user of the Social Media Platform on which the Sweepstakes is being conducted, and (d) not, nor may any of your immediate family members or household members, be an employee, consultant, independent contractor or intern of Sponsor and/or have, within six (6) months prior to the start date of the applicable Promotion Period, performed services for Sponsor or anyone or any business or organization responsible for fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes or supplying any prize (collectively, the “Eligible Participant” or “Eligible Participants”). “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, grandparents, grandchildren, domestic partners, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months in one calendar year. The Sweepstakes is only open to Eligible Participants, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND A RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF GUAM, PUERTO RICO, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND ALL OTHER COUNTRIES, INCLUDING CANADA.
HOW TO ENTER: You must be an account holder and/or member/user of the Social Media Platform on which the Sweepstakes is being conducted to participate in the Sweepstakes. An Eligible Participant’s entry into any Sweepstakes will only be via the method specified by Sponsor in the Sweepstakes Announcement on the Social Media Platform. All entries submitted by an Eligible Participant (“Entrant” or “Entrants”) must include the information requested by Sponsor to be eligible to enter or win and submitted to Sponsor as provided for in the Sweepstakes Announcement (“Entry” or “Entries”). Any Sweepstakes Announcement requiring Eligible Participants to post, Tweet, comment or share in connection with the Entry into the Sweepstakes must include the disclosure “#sweepstakes” with each social media post, Tweet, comment, or share. Only one prize per person, household, email address and/or username will be allowed in any ninety (90) day period. Entries received in excess of any stated limitation will be void. All Entries must be received within the Promotion Period stated by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Announcement to be eligible to win a prize. Late and/or subsequent Entries after the Promotion Period will be disqualified. Entries in one Sweepstakes will not be included among Entries in other Sweepstakes. You must enter each Sweepstakes to be eligible to win the prize as provided for in the Sweepstakes Announcement. Sponsor is not responsible for failure to receive an Entry for any reason including but not limited to submission and/or transmission failures, technical malfunctions and/or other conditions beyond its reasonable control. In the event of a dispute as to any Entry or the identity of an Entrant, Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account holder and natural person assigned by an Internet access provider to the email address associated with the Entry, and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. Entrants may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the allowable Entries by using multiple/different social media accounts, email address, identities or any other methods will void all of such Entrant’s Entries. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility of all Entrants. Illegible and/or incomplete Entries and Entries submitted by Entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements are void.
RANDOM DRAWING; ODDS OF WINNING: Sponsor will randomly select the winner(s), as stated in the applicable Sweepstakes Announcement, from among all eligible Entries received on the date stated in the Sweepstakes Announcement. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received for such Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s clock will be the official time keeper for all Sweepstakes.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: After the end of the Promotion Period, potential winner(s) who submitted an Entry will be notified by Sponsor with either a message or comment to the applicable Social Media Platform from which the potential winner(s) submitted the Entry and advise the potential winner(s) to respond to such notification, along with the contact information for the potential winner and any other information requested by Sponsor (the “Potential Winner Notification”). The potential winner(s) receiving the Potential Winner Notification will be required to respond to the Potential Winner Notification and provide the information requested by Sponsor within 24 HOURS from the date and time the potential winner(s) received the Potential Winner Notification from Sponsor. If the potential winner(s) timely responds to the Potential Winner Notification, as instructed by Sponsor, Sponsor will then send to the potential winner(s) by email, at the email address provided by potential winner(s) (or to such other method identified by Sponsor for providing the same), an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, and Publicity Release, unless prohibited by law, and any other documentation that Sponsor may require (the “Affidavit”). In order to receive the prize and be a winner of the Sweepstakes, the potential winner(s) must sign and return to Sponsor the Affidavit within 24 hours from the date and time that the potential winner(s) receives the Affidavit. In the event: (a) potential winner(s) cannot be reached for whatever reason after attempting to send the Potential Winner Notification to the potential winner(s), (b) potential winner(s) fails to respond to the Potential Winner Notification by the deadline, including by providing the information requested by Sponsor, (c) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (d) potential winner(s) is found to be ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or receive the prize, (e) potential winner(s) cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, (f) potential winner(s)’s Potential Winner Notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable or not received for whatever reason, or (g) potential winner(s) fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner(s) shall be disqualified from the Sweepstakes and an alternate potential winner(s) may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible Entries received. Winner selection is under the supervision of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects.
PRIZES: The prize(s) and approximate retail value of prize(s) awarded in any Sweepstakes will be as set forth in the applicable Sweepstakes Announcement. The winner(s) will be eligible to receive the applicable prize(s) specified in the Sweepstakes Announcement (the “Prize”). No portion of the Prize may be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted, except by Sponsor (in its sole discretion), which reserves the right to substitute any Prize or portion of the Prize with a prize of equal or greater value for any reason, including, without limitation, Prize unavailability. Prize includes only what is specified in the Sweepstakes Announcement. Winner(s) of any Prize consisting of concert/event tickets must be available to attend such concert/event on the date and at the location specified by Sponsor, including in the Sweepstakes Announcement, or another winner(s) may be selected by Sponsor. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified thereon. Seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. Winner(s) and, if applicable, winner’s guest, must comply with all venue rules and regulations. A minor winner of concert/event tickets must attend such concert/event with his/her parent or legal guardian or other adult as authorized by the minor’s parent or legal guardian. Sponsor will not consider or fulfill any requests for additional or alternate prize(s), including but not limited to requests for additional tickets, upgrades and/or alternate dates or seating. All expenses not specifically identified as included in the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner. The Prize, and all elements thereof, are subject to availability. The Prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Acceptance, participation in and/or use of the Prize is at winner’s sole risk and Sponsor is not responsible for any damages whatsoever including special, indirect, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or misuse of the Prize. Prize winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and fees and other expenses associated with his/her Prize acceptance, receipt and/or use that are not expressly included in the Prize description. The Prize winner may be issued a 1099 tax form for the approximate retail value of the Prize. Any portion of the Prize not accepted or unclaimed and/or unused by the winner(s) will be forfeited and will not be substituted. Failure to take or complete any portion of the Prize may not relieve the Prize winner of his/her tax obligations associated with winning the Prize.
NO TAMPERING; RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY: Sponsor shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any Prize to Entrants, with regard to: (a) Entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules or Sweepstakes Announcement; (b) Entries, Prize claims or Potential Winner Notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) Entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming the Prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner(s) to accept the Prize for any reason; (f) if a Prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellation, delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any Prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any Prize or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or any promotion or Prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or with any Websites promoting the Sweepstakes; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes multiple times through the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF A SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes for any reason, including for fraud, technical failures or difficulties, human error or any reason that may affect the integrity or functioning of the Sweepstakes, and notice of any modification, extension, suspension or termination will be posted at DiscoverLehighValley.com or the applicable Social Media Platform.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants and winner agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (“Released Parties”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury (including emotional distress), and/or death which may occur in connection with preparation for, or participation in, the Sweepstakes , or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize or participation in any Sweepstakes -related activity and for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.
CLAIMS AND CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, all participants who enter a Sweepstakes agree to submit any dispute relating to the Sweepstakes (including these Official Rules) to the exclusive jurisdiction of the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in the County of Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have. Under no circumstances will an Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrants hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, including attorneys’ fees or other legal costs, and any and hereby waives all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY: ENTRANTS RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INJURY OR LOSSES (INCLUDING DEATH) TO ANY PERSON, OR PROPERTY, OF ANY KIND RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES RELATED ACTIVITY OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES CONDUCTED BY SPONSOR.
LIST OF WINNERS: For a copy of winner list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Discover Lehigh Valley, 840 Hamilton St., Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101. In your request, state that you would like a copy of the “winners list” between a specified beginning and ending date time.
SPONSOR: Discover Lehigh Valley, 840 Hamilton St., Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101, is the operator and sponsor of the Sweepstakes.