NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE IN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
WINNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESPOND TO WINNER NOTIFICATION AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM SPONSOR (DEFINED BELOW) WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS ACCORDING TO THE NOTICE(S) FROM SPONSOR OR PRIZE MAY BE FORFEITED (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION).
THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH TWITTER, INC (“TWITTER”) . INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.
BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR (DEFINED BELOW) FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
OVERVIEW: A TEACHER “BACK TO SCHOOL” CONTEST (“Contest”) begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“ET”) on August 21, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 4, 2013 (“Contest Period”). Eligible individuals may enter the Contest by sending an email to email@example.com during the contest period, posting in the comments section on Indiewire’s website, or posting on Twitter “I’m hot for @ATeacherMovie – now available on demand & digital; in theaters Sept 6! @oscopelabs @indiewire” as well as a link to the contest page on Indiewire’s website during the contest period (collectively, the “Entry”).
ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open only to legal residents of any one (1) of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. This Contest is open only to people who are eighteen (18) years of age or older in their state or jurisdiction of residence on the date of entry in this Contest. Corporate entities are not eligible and have no right to claim any prize won by their employees. Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives and family members of such individuals (or people living in the same household whether related or not) of Oscilloscope Pictures, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Snag Films, Inc., and their respective corporate partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors in interest, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) are not eligible. For purposes of this Contest, family members are defined as spouse, partner, mother, father, legal guardian, in-laws grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren. Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.
TO ENTER: To enter, eligible individuals (see “Eligibility” section above for eligibility requirements) may enter the Contest by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org during the contest period, posting in the comments section on Indiewire’s website, or posting on Twitter “I’m hot for @ATeacherMovie – now available on demand & digital; in theaters Sept 6! @oscopelabs @indiewire” as well as a link to the contest page on Indiewire’s website during the contest period (collectively, the “Entry”). Only Entries that are recorded on Twitter and Sponsor’s servers will be considered.
There is a limit of one (1) entry per entrant. Each entrant should review all personal information entered for accuracy purposes and make all corrections necessary to inaccurate data before submitting his/her entry. Other proof of submitting or attempting to submit an Entry (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt confirming entry or a “thanks for entering” screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of the Entry for purposes of this Contest. Those who do not abide by these Official Rules, the instructions of Sponsor and provide all required information will be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entries or participation that is forged, altered, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, illegitimate, garbled, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Entries or participation made by any other individual or any entity or group, or originating at any web site other than as set forth specifically above, including, without limitation, through commercial promotion subscription notification or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. As a condition of entering the Contest, without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor and its agents to obtain and deliver his or her name, address and other information and content to third parties for the purpose of administering this Contest and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and rules. Sponsor will review Entries before they are posted and any Entry may or may not be posted, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED OR RETURNED AND, IN FACT, MAY BE DESTROYED. KEEP A COPY OR THE ORIGINAL OF EACH ELEMENT OF YOUR ENTRANT CONTENT. ANY ENTRY OR ENTRANT CONTENT THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION.
WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: At the conclusion of the Contest Period, one (1) eligible participant entry will be randomly selected by Sponsor as the Winner (the “Winner”). Sponsor reserves the right to contact participants for verification purposes and administration of the Contest. Sponsor’s selection of the Winner is final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
As a condition of entering the Contest, each Winner agrees (if requested by Sponsor) to complete, sign, have notarized (if applicable) and return an affidavit of eligibility/declaration and liability/publicity release (unless prohibited by law), without alteration, twenty-four (24) hours and if required by Sponsor in its sole discretion (which may require providing Winner’s Social Security Number and/or government-issued identification number and/or copy thereof for tax purposes), or prize may be forfeited. In the event of noncompliance with these requirements, the prize may be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The affidavit of eligibility/declaration and liability/publicity release (unless prohibited by law) is subject to verification by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential Winner, if any. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given and Sponsor will have no responsibility or liability to that participant. To claim a prize, Winner must follow the directions in his or her notification.
If any prize, prize notification or Contest-related communication is rejected, faulty, or returned as undeliverable, if the potential Winner does not respond according to the notification’s or Sponsor’s instructions, if the Winner or potential Winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, or if a potential Winner cannot be reached after a reasonable attempt has been made by Sponsor (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) or does not respond according to the notification’s or Sponsor’s instructions, that Winner or potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate Winner may be selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
PRIZES: On September 5, 2013, the Winner, subject to verification, will be announced on Indiewire’s website.
Winner will be notified by email or by Twitter. No more than the stated prizes will be awarded.
Winner, subject to verification, will receive USD $1000.00 in the form of a check.
Five (5) additional runners-up (“Runners-up”) will be selected from the emails submitted to email@example.com during the contest period.
Runners-up will be notified by email. No more than the stated prizes will be awarded. They will each receive one (1) Oscilloscope Laboratories Prize Pack. Approximate retail value of each prize: USD $20.00
NO ALCOHOL will be given as part of the prizes.
Prizes, if legitimately claimed, will be awarded. Prize details not specifically stated in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach a Winner because of incorrect or changed contact information. Sponsor is not responsible for any inability of any Winner to accept or use any prize (or portion thereof) for any reason. No transfers, prize substitutions or cash redemptions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the stated prizes or portion thereof with another prize or portion thereof of equal or greater value for any reason, including, without limitation, prize unavailability. No more than the stated prizes will be awarded.
Each participant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the participant and any of the Released Parties (defined below) is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE CONTEST ENTITIES, TWITTER, INC., Snag Films, Inc., OSCILLOSCOPE PICTURES, INC. AND THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS OF EACH (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASED PARTIES”) FOR ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE OR AWARDING OF THE PRIZE, WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY. EACH WINNER AGREES THAT THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FURTHER, THE CONTEST ENTITIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, OR RE-ROUTING RESULTING FROM ANY ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY. WINNER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIONS, CLAIMS OR LIABILITIES OF HIS/HER GUEST RELATED TO CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ACTIONS, CLAIMS OR LIABILITIES RELATED TO THE GUEST’S USE OF THE PRIZE.
EACH ENTRANT UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVED BY HIM/HER. SECTION 1542 READS AS FOLLOWS:
“CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY A GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS: Released Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by a Released Party, the entrant or by human error: entries that are submitted by illegitimate means (such as, without limitation, by an automated computer program) or entries in excess of the stated limit; any lost, late, incomplete, illegible, mutilated, or misdirected entries, e-mail, mail, or Contest-related correspondence or materials or postage-due mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in transmission or communication; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable cable or satellite systems; errors, typos or misprints in these Official Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or entry information. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail messages. Released Parties are not responsible for any changes or unavailability of Twitter or any other application that may interfere with the Contest (including any limitations, any restrictions, or any conditions on Sponsor’s ability to use those platforms for the Contest as set forth herein that are not acceptable to Sponsor) or ability of entrant to timely enter, receive notices or communicate with Sponsor, in which case Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may terminate or modify the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify an entrant, if his or her e-mail address, telephone, or other contact information does not work or is changed without entrant giving prior written notice to Sponsor. Without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or Winner or any person claiming through such entrant or Winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof in the event that any of the Contest activities or the Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any law, rule, regulation, order or other action adopted or taken by any governmental, federal, state or local government authority, or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.
GENERAL RULES: By entering the Contest (except where prohibited by law), each entrant grants the Contest Entities the irrevocable, sublicensable, absolute right and permission to use, publish, post or display his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information, biographical information, any quotes attributable to him or her and any other indicia of persona (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Released Parties’ sole discretion) for advertising, trade, promotional and publicity purposes without further obligation or compensation of any kind to him or her, anywhere, in any medium now known or hereafter discovered or devised (including, without limitation, on the Internet), world-wide, without any limitation of time and without notice, review or approval and each entrant releases all Released Parties from any and all liability related thereto. Nothing contained in these Official Rules obligates Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and Winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.
Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Contest, including interpretation of these Official Rules and awarding of the prize. All participants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from this Contest. Participants further agree to not damage or cause interruption of the Contest and/or prevent others from using the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict or void online entries or participation from any IP address if any suspicious entry and/or participation is detected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void entries of any entrants who Sponsor believes have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Contest. Sponsor’s failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials and/or these Official Rules (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency in these Official Rules), it will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules. If Sponsor determines at any time in its sole discretion that the Winner or potential Winner is disqualified, ineligible, in violation of these Official Rules, or engaging in behavior that Sponsor deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that Winner or potential Winner, even if the disqualified Winner or potential Winner may have been notified or displayed or announced anywhere. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest and award the prize from eligible entries received prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If any person supplies false information, obtains entries by fraudulent means or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain any prize, Sponsor may disqualify that person and seek damages from him or her and that person may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of a participant, the participant will be declared to be the registered account holder of the e-mail address of record at the time of entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria, otherwise the entry may be disqualified and any potential prize won will be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion. A registered account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Potential Winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the registered account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potentially winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible. Any damage made to Twitter or any other social media platform or online service will be the responsibility of the registered account holder of the e-mail address for the applicable account. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE CONTEST VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Disputes/Governing Law: Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the entrant and any Contest Entity, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or the prize awarded, or the determination of the Winner must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an entrant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten U.S. dollars ($10 USD), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
This Contest and any dispute arising under or related thereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be governed by the laws of the United States in the State of New York, without reference to its conflicts of law principles. Any legal actions, suits or proceedings related to this Contest (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in New York, New York and each entrant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of these New York courts with respect to any legal actions, suits or proceedings arising out of or related to this Contest.
WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To find out who won, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the following address within three (3) months of the end of the Contest Period: Oscilloscope Laboratories: A Teacher “Back to School” Contest, 511 Canal St., Ste. 5E, New York, NY 10013 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with A Teacher Contest Winner List in the subject line.
For a copy of these Official Rules during the Contest Period, visit URL?? or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the following address for receipt during the Contest Period: Oscilloscope Laboratories: A Teacher “Back to School” Contest, 511 Canal St., Ste. 5E, New York, NY 10013 or by sending an email to email@example.com with A Teacher Contest Winner List in the subject line.. Only one (1) request of either type per outer envelope will be fulfilled. Vermont residents may omit return postage for rules requests.
THE SPONSOR OF THIS CONTEST IS: Oscilloscope Pictures, Inc., 511 Canal St., Ste. 5E, New York, NY 10013.