Middle Sister March Madness Rules 2016
WINE SISTERHOOD/MIDDLE SISTER MARCH MADNESS SWEEPSTAKES RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sponsors: Wine Sisterhood and Middle Sister Wines
Administrator: Vintage Wine Estates
Eligibility: The “WINE SISTERHOOD/MIDDLE SISTER MARCH MADNESS SWEEPSTAKES” (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to any United States residents 21 years of age and older. The Sweepstakes is void in any state where prohibited or restricted by U.S. or local law. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sponsor, Administrator, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes or supplying the prizes, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win any prize. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not.
Sweepstakes Schedule: The sweepstakes is a simple sweepstakes. You submit your entry for a random drawing. 65 winners will be chosen during the sweepstakes, 20 on each Wednesday during the sweepstakes (3/16/16, 3/23/16, 3/30/16) and 5 at the end of the sweepstakes (4/6/16). Each winner during the first three weeks of the sweepstakes will receive a gift of a branded keychain. Five grand prize winners during the last week of the sweepstakes will be awarded with a Middle Sister tote bag, towel, keychain, calendar and Wine Sisterhood wine opener. Prize Package items subject to availability and may be substituted with items of equal value. The entry period begins on or about 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on 3/10/16 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 4/6/16 (“Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for the Sweepstakes. No online entries will be accepted after 4/6/16.
How to enter: The Sponsor will share each round’s voting opportunity on Thursdays during the sweepstakes, (3/10/16, 3/17/16, 3/24/16, 3/31/16) on the Wine Sisterhood Facebook page (http://facebook.com/winesisterhood) and the Middle Sister Facebook Page (http://facebook.com/middlesisterwines). You enter to win by voting each week through the Typeform voting application. The Sponsor will pull winners at random from the list of voters who chose the winning Middle Sister (the character that received the most votes).
Entrant further warrants and represents that he/she has fully complied with these Official Rules.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties (as defined below) from any action or liability resulting from his/her participation in this sweepstakes.
Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes (in whole or in part) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, governmental regulation or any other causes beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (including but not limited to terminating/suspending the Sweepstakes in one or more jurisdictions). In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Promotion and award the Prizes in the Sweepstakes (as discussed below) in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Sweepstakes will be posted on the website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.
Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Selection: Wine Sisterhood will manually track entrants by tracking votes in the Typeform voting application. All eligible entries will be tracked by Wine Sisterhood. Winners will be chosen at random using the random number generator Random.org. Winners will be notified via email and given four (4) hours to respond. If there is no response, an alternate winner will be chosen. The same process will continue to take place until a viable winner is selected.
Sweepstakes Prize, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): Weekly prizes are a keychain, calendar or hat, worth approximately $5 US each. Grand prize winners during the last week of the sweepstakes will be awarded with a prize, worth approximately $100 US total. Delivery of the prize packages to the winners will be managed by Vintage Wine Estates. Prize Package items subject to availability and may be substituted with items of equal value.
Use of third party trademarks are for purpose of prize description only and such use is not intended to suggest or imply sponsorship, endorsement, or the approval of this Promotion. Winner is solely responsible for all other expenses related to the prizes not specified herein. No substitution or transfer of prizes except with Sponsor’s written permission or where required by law. If for any reason announced prizes become unavailable, Sponsor in its sole discretion may award substitute prizes of equal or greater value. All applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive a 1099 tax form reflecting actual value of their prizes if in excess of $600.
Potential Prize winner will be notified by e-mail only using information provided at initial registration. Due to fast turnaround needed for dispensing the prize, four (4) hours after notification and/or return of e-mail notification a chosen winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner chosen. Potential Prize winner will be required to accept the prize package via email. The alternate winner will also be chosen randomly. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any online entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting e-mail account. “Authorized 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.
General Conditions: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entry into the Sweepstakes constitutes prize winner’s permission for Sponsor, Administrator and their respective successors, representatives and assigns to use their submissions, name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence in programming, advertising, trade and/or promotional material or on a winner’s list without compensation or notice, to the extent permitted by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.
Limitation of Liability: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of prize. No more than the prizes stated above will be awarded.
Disputes: To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by courts of the State of California; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
Winners List: For the names of the winner, email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name and full mailing address. Requests must be made before 12/31/2016.