How it Works/Sponsor: Minted Prose LLC hosts multiple sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes"). Each Sweepstakes is separate and the details about the entry dates and prizes and required hashtags and entry instructions for each Sweepstakes will be listed on the advertising for the applicable Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes Advertising”). These Official Rules apply to all our Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes are sponsored by Minted Prose, LLC, Church Street Station, PO Box 1324, New York, NY 10038 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes are governed by U.S. law. Void where prohibited by law.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes are open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor are not eligible to participate.
How to enter: Enter as instructed in Sweepstakes Advertising using the designated hashtag no later than the deadline provided for each Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”). All times are measured by Eastern Time in the United States. The Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
Entering on social media platforms will required that you have an account for the applicable social media provider which you can obtain for free. You may be instructed to follow Sponsor’s page or make a comment, etc. as described in the Sweepstakes Advertising. In order to be eligible you must use the provided hashtag(s). Note that to enter a promotion on Twitter you must make sure your tweets are set to “public” and not “private”; To enter a promotion on Instagram make sure the “Photos Are Private” option in the account settings on your Instagram account are set to “OFF”. The materials and information submitted are collectively referred to as an “entries(ies)” and the individual(s) submitting an entry is the “entrant(s)”.
Entrants are not permitted to submit a Entry more than once for each Sweepstakes. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different social media accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register on the platform will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
Requirements of Entries: Your entries must meet the following requirements and by entering you represent, warrant and agree that the entry you submit was created by you or you have the right to use or have received prior permission from any individual involved in the creation of the entry (“Third Party Participant”) or any individual depicted in the materials (“Identified Persons”) and you have the right to use the entry, and all elements of the entry and can grant the License granted herein; the entry does not defame or otherwise violate the rights of any third party; and the entry cannot be offensive or contain any elements such as nudity, graphically violent imagery, sexually suggestive imagery, or be explicitly racial, profane, slanderous or depict alcohol or gambling or be contrary to the interests of Sweepstakes or Sponsor, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Licensed Rights: Providing a entry constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such entries, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for any purpose whatsoever, including for promotional or marketing purposes.
Selection of Winner: Winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period for each Sweepstakes. The drawing will take place on or about the day after the Sweepstakes Entry Period. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor whose decision is final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries received.
Winners Notification: The potential winners will be notified on or about the day after the Sweepstakes Entry Period. If a Facebook entrant is a potential winner, he/she will be notified by Sponsor by a direct message and/or a comment to potential winner’s entry on Sponsor’s Page. If a Twitter entrant is a potential winner, he/she will be notified by a retweet or reply to potential winner’s entry and/or a Twitter direct message (note: in order to receive such direct message, potential winner has to (a) be following #MintedProse and (b) may have to have his/her Tweet Privacy settings “unchecked”). If an Instagram entrant is a potential winner, he/she will be notified by a direct message and/or by Sponsor posting a comment to the potential winner’s entry on the potential winner’s Instagram account. Potential winner(s) will be required to email Sponsor within five (5) calendar days in order to claim their prize. if an entrant does not respond on time or is otherwise found to be ineligible, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, the potential prize winner will forfeit the applicable prize and an alternative winner will be selected. If three potential winners do not accept the prize for any reason the prize will not be awarded. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use each winner's name, prize won, city and state where winner is located and likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation. Limit: one prize per person/account.
Prize: The prizes and values available for any Sweepstakes will be listed on the Sweepstakes Advertising. Prizes may be awarded provided the potential winner responds to the winner notification. Winners are responsible for all local, state and federal taxes if any. No substitution permitted except in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize will be awarded to the individual who submitted an entry and is non-transferrable.
Conditions: BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANTS AND WINNERS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS AGENCIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASED ENTITIES”), FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, FOR LOSS, HARM, DAMAGE, INJURY, COST OR EXPENSE WHATSOEVER INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH WHICH MAY OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN SWEEPSTAKES, OR POSSESSION, ACCEPTANCE AND/OR USE OR MISUSE OF PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY AND FOR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, INVASION OF PRIVACY, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT OR ANY OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY-RELATED CAUSE OF ACTION.
By participating, Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor, does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas that might be contained in an entry which is otherwise not protected by law or was previously known to Sponsor or developed by their respective employees, or obtained from sources other than the entrant.
Disputes: Governing Law. The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of New York. THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in the State of New York. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
Limitation of Liability: Disclaimer of Warranties. IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF ANY SITE OR APP ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY SITE OR APP ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any such provision.
Winner’s list: For the names of the winner available within 30 days after the Sweepstakes ends), mail a self-addressed, envelope to Minted Prose, LLC, Church Street Station, PO Box 1324, New York, NY 10008 with the particular prizes to be awarded in the Sweepstakes no later than 60 days after the Sweepstakes ends.
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