Passport Sweepstakes Official Rules
No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. A Purchase of any Kind Will Not Increase Any Entrant’s Chances of Winning. Void Where Prohibited.
1.Sweepstakes Period: The Passport Program Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 23, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on November 27, 2016 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Random drawings (the “Random Drawing(s)”) will be held on December 3, 2016 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period for each of the Grand Prizes (as defined below). 2.Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other United States territories), who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.Void everywhere else outside the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, or where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Entrants must have deposited a Passport, completed in accordance with Section 3, below, in a Collection Box during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible for the Random Drawings.Entrants must also have provided a valid email address, which may be used to verify potential winners.By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants are bound by and agree to these Official Rules, and the decisions of Sponsor (identified in Section 10 hereof), which are final and binding. 3.How to Enter: To enter entrants will need to obtain and complete a Passport from a participating location.To successfully complete the Passport, each entrant will need to visit one location in each category or all locations in one category and provide a valid email address and other contact information (collectively referred to as a “Submission” or “Entry”).Winners will be determined by the Random Drawings. Incomplete Entries will not be eligible. Limit one entry per person/submission.All Entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible for the Grand Prizes.The computer clock of Sponsor is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.All Entries become the property of Sponsor and Sponsor will not verify receipt of Entries. Sponsor may not receive entries that fail to strictly follow the posting instructions set forth in these Official Rules and Sponsor is not responsible for failure to see or receive an Entry.Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may accept a technically incorrect unique term. 4.Submission Guidelines: All submissions must be in English; common foreign words/phrases are acceptable. Determination of compliance with Submission guidelines and these Official Rules will be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any Submission that does not comply with these Submission/Entry guidelines and Official Rules. 5.Grand Prizes: Grand Prizes are available to be awarded throughout the entire Sweepstakes Period (each, a “Grand Prize”). Each Grand Prize winner, once confirmed, as detailed below, will receive one ______________[INSERT PRIZES]. There is a limit of one (1) Grand Prize per person/household, throughout the Sweepstakes Period. 6.Random Drawing(s) & Notification/Acceptance: On December 3, 2016, the Random Drawings will be held from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period to determine a winner for each of the Grand Prizes.The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Unless and until so awarded, entrants have no right, title or interest in, to or under any Grand Prize.Odds of being selected as a Grand Prize winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential Grand Prize winners must comply with these Official Rules as published in order to accept a Grand Prize and be confirmed as an official Grand Prize winner. Sponsor will notify each potential Grand Prize winner by email within approximately two (2) days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays) after the winner selection date requesting additional information. The required response to such notice (e.g., full name, mailing address, email address, etc.) must be received within two (2) days from the time the initial email was sent or potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected, time permitting. If notification attempts for a potential Grand Prize winner fail for any reason, or if a potential Grand Prize winner does not comply with these Official Rules, such Grand Prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential Grand Prize winner will be selected from among remaining eligible Entries. Return of any email as undeliverable will result in disqualification of potential Grand Prize winner and an alternate potential Grand Prize winner will be selected. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate may be selected, time permitting. Except for winners who are residents of the State of Tennessee, acceptance of a Grand Prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and any designee of Sponsor to use the Grand Prize winners’ name, voice, actual or simulated likeness and biographical information in connection with the Sweepstakes and Sponsor (including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes) in perpetuity, throughout the universe, in all media and mediums Sponsor sees fit, whether now known or hereafter devised, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. 7.General Rules: By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. In the event that any provision(s) of these Official Rules shall be held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, such provision(s) shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. 8.Limitations of Liability: Entrants, by participating in the Sweepstakes, release and agree to hold the Sponsor and any employees, participants, volunteers and members (the “Sponsor Indemnitees”) harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, or actions, of any kind whatsoever, for any injuries, losses, or damages, of any kind, to persons (including death or bodily injury) and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Grand Prize. Each entrant agrees to indemnify the Sponsor Indemnitees from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and hereby acknowledges that the Sponsor Indemnitees have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any Grand Prize herein. Additionally, the Sponsor Indemnitees are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, garbled, damaged, delayed or undelivered Entries; or for any virus contracted by an entrant’s computer through participation in the Sweepstakes, or for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by computer or Internet malfunction, interference, tampering, manipulation, weather, natural disaster, acts of war, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor Indemnitees assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation, or for failed computer, satellite, telephone, wireless or cable transmissions, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, technical error, theft, destruction or unauthorized access. Sponsor Indemnitees are not responsible for any other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, electronic, computer, network, 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, the awarding of the Grand Prizes, the selection and notification/verification of potential Grand Prize winners, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it suspects of tampering with the Entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in a unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person or entity. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods or third-party software or website, or any other devices, which subvert or manipulate the entry process will void all Entries by such methods, and disqualify any entrant using such methods. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Each entrant further understands and agrees that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived.Each entrant acknowledges that Section 1542 provides that: “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.”The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. IN NO EVENT WILL MORE PRIZES THAN THOSE DETAILED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES BE AWARDED. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY PROVISION IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL NOT BE DEEMED A WAIVER OF SUCH. 9.Disputes, Governing Law and Venue: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF OHIO, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE IN CINCINNATI, OHIO. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF HAMILTON. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. 10.Sponsor: Class 11 C-Change Program through the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.