OFFICIAL RULES FOR STEELERS NATION UNITE HASHTAG SWEEPSTAKES
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
By participating in the Steelers Nation Unite Hashtag Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes"), you agree to these official rules (the "Rules"), which are a contract, so read them carefully before participating. Without limitation, this contract includes indemnities to the Released Parties (defined below) from you and a limitation of your rights and remedies. The details and requirements for entry or participation in any Sweepstakes shall be provided by the Steelers' Official Twitter Account and on www.steelers.com (the Steelers’ official website) from time to time, in the discretion of the Pittsburgh Steelers LLC (the "Sponsor"). You must follow the directions provided in the Steelers' Official Twitter Account and/or the Steelers’ official website and otherwise be bound by and follow these Rules to be eligible to receive a prize in connection with any Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes will be run in various versions during the period beginning on July 22, 2015 at 1 pm EDST and ending on January 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST (the “Promotion Period”). To enter any of the various versions of the Sweepstakes that may be offered during the Promotion Period, you must do either of the following: Upload a picture via Twitter or Instagram to the Steelers Nation Unite hashtag identified weekly on the Steelers Nation Unite Twitter page (@SteelersUnite), or follow instructions to retweet the weekly Twitter message on the Steelers Nation Unite Twitter page. You must have a valid Twitter or Instagram account and follow Steelers Nation Unite on Twitter or Instagram. If you do not have a Twitter account, visit www.twitter.com and register in accordance with the enrolment instructions for a free Twitter account. If you do not have an Instagram account, visit www.instagram.com and register with the enrolment instructions for a free Instagram account. Each weekly entry period for the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period (the “Weekly Entry Period”) shall run from Monday at 10am EDST (or EDT, after November 1, 2015) to Friday at 4pm EDST (or EDT, after November 1, 2015) (the "Weekly Entry Period"). Failure to follow any instructions provided in these Rules may result in disqualification. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person per each week of the Sweepstakes. Multiple entries submitted in a single day or over multiple days in a single Sweepstakes week will not be accepted. The particular format of the various Sweepstakes and the frequency of the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period shall be at the discretion of the Sponsor. Follow @SteelersUnite for the details.
Entries made online will be effective on the day received. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. You are responsible for your costs of entering, including online access charges, long distance telephone charges, etc. The time of receipt of any valid entry shall be the time such valid entry becomes available to Sponsor. Sponsor's computer shall be the official clock of the Sweepstakes.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY: Send a post card with your full name, address, email address and phone number to: Steelers Nation Unite Hashtag Sweepstakes, c/o Pittsburgh Steelers, 100 Art Rooney Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of the NFL Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a Prize (defined below). The "NFL Entities" shall mean the National Football League, its member clubs, NFL Properties, Inc. and each of their respective subsidiaries or affiliated entities. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside the states listed above and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner of the Sweepstakes each week during the Sweepstakes (each, a "Winner" and collectively, the "Winners") will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes during the applicable Weekly Entry Period. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household per Sweepstakes.
PRIZES: There will be one (1) Winner for each of the offered Sweepstakes. Each prize will consist of Steelers items, other merchandise or gift cards. Approximate retail value of each of the prizes is $50. Exact Prize details to be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified by these Rules as being provided are the sole responsibility of the Winner.
NOTIFICATION: Each potential Winner will be notified via Twitter Direct Message to the Winner’s Twitter account provided at the time of entry (the “Prize Notification”). A tweet will be sent from the Steelers Nation Unite Twitter account (@SteelersUnite) identifying the Winner’s Twitter account within one (1) week after the drawing. All decisions are final and binding. Should the the potential Winner not respond to the Prize Notification message within twenty (24) hours following the Prize Notification, it will result in immediate disqualification of the selected entrant and a new Winner will be selected at random from the other eligible entries. No exceptions will be made to this rule. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. In order to claim a prize, the Winner must follow Sponsor on Twitter. Each potential Winner may be required to submit a copy of a valid government issued identification (such as a Driver's License) to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within twenty-four (24) hours of the time of issuance. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Rules or the return of any Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against the Sponsor, the other NFL Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof).
PUBLICITY RELEASE: By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor by telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes. Each Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor and each of its respective designees the right to publicize such Winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, e-mail or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed e-mail notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor or who are in violation of these Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor and/or its agents. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion. Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof), and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. All disputes will be resolved under the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles, and the laws of the United States. All disputes arising out of or with respect to this Sweepstakes or these Rules shall be heard exclusively in the courts, state and Federal, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof). In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify Winners and award the Prizes by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time without notice.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSOR AND/OR ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the Twitter account used to enter the Sweepstakes provided he/she is eligible according to these Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a Twitter account by www.twitter.com.
WINNERS' LIST: For a list of Winners (available the day after the conclusion of each Weekly Sweepstakes Period), mail a request and self-addressed stamped envelope to: Steelers Nation Unite Hashtag Sweepstakes, c/o Pittsburgh Steelers, 100 Art Rooney Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Winners' list requests must be received by January 31, 2016.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Pittsburgh Steelers LLC.
TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM NOT SPONSORS: Neither Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”) nor Instagram, LLC. (“Instagram”) is sponsoring, endorsing or administering this Sweepstakes in any way. YOU HEREBY RELEASE TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OF WHATEVER NATURE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM.