“#SoulFoodonASPiRE” FAMILY PHOTO SWEEPSTAKES
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Soul Food Family Photo #SoulFoodonASPiRE” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on January 1, 2016, and ends at 8:00 a.m. ET on January 31, 2016 (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes. The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is ASPiRE TV, LLC, 2077 Convention Center Concourse, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30337 (the “Sponsor”). Twitter Inc. (“Twitter”) and Instagram (“Instagram”) are not sponsors of this Sweepstakes and do not endorse, administer or otherwise have any association with this Sweepstakes. Entrants are providing information to Sponsor and not to Twitter or Instagram. The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these “Official Rules,” and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.
ELIGIBILITY: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO, AT TIME OF ENTRY, ARE THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID OUTSIDE THE AREA SPECIFIED ABOVE AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Employees and family members of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies and agencies, employees and family members of Sideqik, Inc., (collectively, the “Promotion Parties”) and those living in the household of same (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win. If you are a minor as defined by the laws of your state of primary residence (“Minor”), you must have the permission of your parent/legal guardian (“Parent”) to enter this Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER:
A. Entry Form on aspire.tv: Visit http://www.aspire.tv/shows/soul-food/news/soul-food-family-photo-contest/ and complete the online entry form (the “Entry Form”) by submitting your photo, name and email address. Incomplete and inaccurate Entries are void.
B. Additional Entries via Other Social Platforms: To obtain additional Entries to the Sweepstakes after completing the Entry Form, you can also utilize the Entry Form to do any of the following:
· Tell your Twitter followers about the Sweepstakes
· Post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #SoulFoodonASPiRE
· Follow ASPIRE TV on Twitter
· Follow ASPIRE TV on Instagram
Membership on Twitter and Instagram. Registration for Twitter can be obtained by going to www.twitter.com and entering the required information to register or by downloading the Twitter application. Registration for Instagram can be obtained by downloading the Instagram application and following Instagram’s onscreen instructions to open an account. The Twitter and Instagram websites and/or applications shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Entry Platform(s).”
Entries must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. Sponsor reserves the right to delete any Entry that contains any such material.
All Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and publish any or all of the Entries and may use them in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity without attribution or compensation to the Entrant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity.
WAIVERS, DISCLAIMERS AND RELEASES: The Promotion Parties, Twitter, Instagram, and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s), application hosts and facilitators and cellular provider(s), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; inability to access the Entry Form, Entry Platforms or any web pages thereof; inability to connect to or upload to the Entry Form or Entry Platforms; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer, or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines, mobile networks, or the Internet or any application or website (including the Entry Platforms) or for any other reason whatsoever; mail that is late, lost, mutilated, misdirected, stolen, or postage due; typographical, printing, or other errors; or any combination thereof. Proof of submitting information to Instagram or Twitter is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, incomplete, and mechanically reproduced Entries will be disqualified. False, fraudulent, or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Entrants ineligible. Any damage made to the Entry Platforms will be the responsibility of the authorized account holder of the e-mail address for the Entry Platform account submitted at the time of Entry. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, United States, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state, province, territory or federal laws. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of Fulton County, Georgia and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum.
Entrants release and waive any claims they may have against Releasees for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of a Grand Prize (as defined below) or any element thereof or from participation in this Sweepstakes. 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.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: At the end of the Sweepstakes Entry Period, Sponsor will select Ten (10) potential Grand Prize Winners (“Grand Prize Winners”) in a random drawing from all eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Entry Period. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, using randomization methods selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Decisions of the Sponsor shall be final and binding in all matters related to the selection of the potential Grand Prize Winners.
On or about January 31, 2016, each potential Grand Prize Winner will be contacted using the direct message feature on the Entry Platform for the user account or using the email address submitted via the Entry Form of the selected Entry. It is Entrants’ responsibility to timely set account settings to accept contacts by Sponsor and to timely check their accounts for such messages. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure of delivery of notice attempting to use such methods. Sponsor reserves the right to notify the potential Grand Prize Winners in the comments section to the Entries on Instagram (if applicable), at its sole discretion. Each potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to respond to Sponsor’s notification within forty-eight (48) hours from notification and in accordance with the instructions therein or the Entrant will be disqualified and another potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Any Grand Prize Winner who is a Minor must provide the email address and phone number of his/her Parent, who will be contacted by Sponsor’s representative to verify that the Minor has his/her Parent’s permission to enter the Sweepstakes.
Each potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide (or confirm) information that includes, but is not limited to, the following: name, email address, street address, city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number, date of birth, cable/satellite provider and will additionally be required to verify his/her eligibility per these Official Rules. Each potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute and return a completed original notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability (“Prize Claim Form”). Failure to fully complete, execute, notarize, and return the required Prize Claim Form as specified within this time period, or the potential Grand Prize Winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity, residency and, if applicable, Minor’s consent of his/her Parent, will result in the potential Grand Prize Winner being disqualified, and in the event of any such disqualification or any other disqualification permitted under these Official Rules, or in the event that any prize notification is returned as undeliverable for any reason, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected, or Sponsor may elect to not award the prize to anyone.
Grand Prize (ten  winners): Ten (10) winners shall receive an ASPiRE “Goodie Bag”. One Grand Prize per person. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize is Sixty Three Dollars and Fifty Cents ($63.50) (total ARV for all Grand Prizes is Six Hundred Thirty Five Dollars ($635.00). Sponsor cannot guarantee availability of all Grand Prize sizes and/or colors.
The Grand Prize ARV stated above represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the actual fair market value and, as ultimately determined by Sponsor, is final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. Actual prize values may vary based on various factors now known and unknown. In the event that a stated ARV is more than the actual fair market value, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. The prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or cash equivalents will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The prize(s) may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or a component thereof) for one of equal or greater value, if any prize should become unavailable for any reason. In the event that any prize is unavailable, Sponsor may elect to provide the Grand Prize Winners with the approximate value of such prize in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the prize described above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the Prize Claim Form.
All federal, state or local tax liabilities, if any, are the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winners. The ARV of the Grand Prize is based on available information provided to Sponsor, and the value of the Grand Prize will be reported for tax purposes as may be required by law.
Actual odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Sweepstakes. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
GENERAL CONDITIONS TO PARTICIPATION: Each Entrant represents that the photos submitted for this Sweepstakes are the Entrant’s original work and that Entrant has obtained all necessary licenses, approvals and consents to use and display the images and design in the Sweepstakes and on Sponsor’s websites and social media sites. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable, assignable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Entry and photo, if any, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate them into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes and constitutes permission for the Promotion Entities to use Entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, Twitter and/or Instagram user names, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification, or permission unless prohibited by law. If requested, Entrant will sign documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights Entrant is granting to use the Entry or any portion thereof.
EVENT OF FORCE MAJEURE: Releasees shall not be liable to a winner or any other person for failure to supply the Grand Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, 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 other cause beyond Releasees’ sole control (each a “Force Majeure”). In the event of Grand Prize unavailability, no prize will be substituted.
GENERAL: If, for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned or if this Sweepstakes or any application or website associated therewith (or any portion thereof), including, but not limited to, the Entry Form and Entry Platforms, become corrupted or do not allow the proper operation of the Sweepstakes and processing of Entries in accordance with these Official Rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, shutdown of the Twitter and/or Instagram service, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. The Releasees are not responsible for any changes or unavailability of the Entry Form and/or Entry Platforms that may interfere with the Sweepstakes (including any limitations, any restrictions or any conditions on Sponsor’s ability to use the Entry Form or Entry Platforms for the Sweepstakes as set forth herein that are not acceptable to Sponsor) or ability of Entrant to timely enter, receive notices, or communicate with Sponsor via the Entry Platforms, in which case Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may terminate or modify the Sweepstakes. In the event that this Sweepstakes is cancelled, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, conduct a random drawing to award the prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any application(s) (including the Entry Form or any Entry Platform) or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and/or civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the Twitter or Instagram account associated with the account for the potentially winning Entry (or, in the case of an Entry submitted using the Entry Form, the authorized account holder of the email address submitted with the Entry), but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria. Each potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder for the email address, Twitter and/or Instagram account(s), as applicable, for the potentially winning Entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Entry will be deemed ineligible.
Note: Entry must be made by the Entrant only through the Entry Form. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other application or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial contest or sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of any device or computer software or bot to automate the entry process is prohibited.
WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the winners list (available after FEBRUARY 15, 2016), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by no later than February 28, 2016 to: “#SoulFoodonASPiRE” Family Photo Sweepstakes, 2077 Convention Center Concourse, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30337.