Teen.com Halloween Sweepstakes


Eligibility: The Teen.com Halloween Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is only open to permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the U.S. and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) who are currently physically located and residing therein (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions and where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law) and who are thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the date of entry. Entrants must be Facebook members to enter; however, the Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook. Sponsor (defined below) has no affiliation with Facebook and no responsibility for or control of any matters relating to Facebook or Facebook accounts. If an entrant is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor (“Minor”), he/she must obtain parental/legal guardian consent prior to entering or submitting any personally identifiable information. A minor is defined as a resident of Alabama or Nebraska who is between 18-19 years of age, a resident of Mississippi who is between 18-21 years of age or anyone who is under the age of 18 in the remaining 47 states. Entrants must also have either a valid social security number and/or a valid U.S. personal tax identification number. Employees of Alloy Media + Marketing (“Sponsor”), Wildfire Interactive, Inc., Sweepstakes administrator, their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of the Sweepstakes, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, franchisees, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers, any other person or entity associated with the Sweepstakes (collectively “Sweepstakes Entities”) and/or members of their immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents) and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

How to Enter: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 p.m. ET on October 17, 2011 and ends at 12:00:00 p.m. ET on October 24, 2011 (“Sweepstakes Period”). For all purposes of this Sweepstakes, the Website’s computer is the official clock and all times refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). Entrants must go to http://facebook.com/teencom (“Website”) to enter. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook.  In order to enter the Sweepstakes, entrants must access the Website and click the “Teen.com Halloween Sweepstakes” tab. Then entrants must follow the online instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form by providing the following information:  First Name, Last Name, complete Mailing Address (no P.O. Boxes), Email Address, Phone Number (including area code), Date of Birth and Opt-In for Teen.com Marketing Offers (optional), (collectively, “Entry Information”). In order to enter the Sweepstakes entrants must also “Like” the Teen.com Facebook page. All required Entry Information must be completed in full, be accurate and valid. The Entry Information must match the information of the entrant that completed the act of physically entering the Sweepstakes. After completing and submitting the Entry Information said entrant will then receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (“Facebook Entry”). As part of the entry process, entrants will be offered the opportunity to refer friends (up to two [2] per day) to the Website in order to receive one (1) additional entry (“Bonus Entry”). Entrant may only submit an invite to someone with whom he/she has an existing relationship, he/she knows personally and to whom an invite sent from the Sponsor(s) on entrant’s behalf would not be considered spam and who meets the eligibility requirements for the Sweepstakes as described in the eligibility paragraph above.  In the event an entrant elects not to refer a friend, he/she can still obtain an additional entry by clicking on the alternate entry link on the bottom of the Website. Then the entrant will complete and thereafter submit the alternate entry form by inputting all Entry Information where indicated and clicking the submit button in order to receive one (1) additional entry (“Alternate Bonus Entry”). Facebook Entries, Bonus Entries and Alternate Bonus Entries (collectively, “Entries”) must be received by 12:00:00 p.m. ET on October 24, 2011. Limit one (1) Facebook Entry and one (1) Bonus Entry or one (1) Alternate Bonus Entry per person (based on email address) per day for the entire Sweepstakes Period. Entries in excess of the stated limits will be disqualified. Any attempted form of entry other than as described herein is void. Proof of submitting an Entry will not be deemed by Sponsor as proof of receipt or entry into the Sweepstakes. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below.

Prize/Odds of Winning: One (1) Grand Prize:  Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) iPad®2 mobile digital device ($499), one (1) iTunes® application program gift card ($25) and one (1) iPad cover ($39).

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $563.00.

Odds of winning the prize depends on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Gift card cannot be exchanged/redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer and is subject to stated terms and conditions. All expenses associated with the receipt or use of a prize not specifically mentioned as being included (e.g., any requested upgrades/options) are excluded and are each winner’s sole responsibility. No cash equivalent for prize(s) will be available. Prize is not transferable. However, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, choose to substitute a prize of equal or greater value due to prize unavailability or for any other reason.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to replace any merchandise with a newer model or version of same; but, in such event, Sponsor will continue to use the value of the “old” (i.e., replaced) item for purposes of calculating the ARV. Prize and prize notification will only be sent to a U.S. address within the fifty (50) states of the U.S. (including D.C.). Any depiction of prize(s) in Sweepstakes materials or otherwise, are for illustrative purposes only. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including but not limited to income taxes) arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or award of any prize(s) will be the sole responsibility of the winner(s). Sweepstakes administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of any prize.

Drawing and Notification of Winner: The potential winner will be randomly selected in a drawing held by the Sponsor on or about Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (“Drawing Date”) from among all eligible Entries received. The potential winner (or, if a Minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) will be notified via email by the Sponsor at the email address provided on his/her Entry within approximately two (2) days of the Drawing Date. Potential winner will have two (2) business days to respond to the notification email. If a potential winner does not respond within two (2) business days; if he/she is found to be ineligible; if he/she does not comply with these Official Rules; or if his/her prize or prize notification email is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner of such prize may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a winner is a Minor, his/her prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent/legal guardian.

General Conditions: Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules and all federal, state and local laws and regulations (collectively “Rules and Laws”). By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes, or the Sweepstakes itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of the Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes administrator, whose decisions are binding and final in all respects. By accepting a prize, winner attests to the authenticity of his/her winning Entry. Thus, except where prohibited by law and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy: (1) entry and/or winner’s (winner’s parent/legal guardian, if winner is Minor) acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use winner’s name, address (city and state), photo, likeness, biographical information, statement and voice for advertising/publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media (including posting on Website), in perpetuity, without further notice to or compensation in connection with said Sweepstakes or the prize awarded and (2) Sponsor has the right to modify, edit, adapt, electronically alter, use, assign and/or dispose of such Entries however it sees fit and for any purpose without any notice or compensation to entrant or any third parties. Any personal information supplied by entrants to Sponsor or its affiliates will be subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at http://www.clevver.com/privacy-policy. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be 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 non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any person attempting to defraud or tamper with Sweepstakes will be prosecuted and is not eligible for prizes.  If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes or any portion(s) thereof and to conduct the drawing and award prizes(s) from all salvageable eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by the Sponsor, or award the prize(s) in a manner that is fair and equitable.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who submitted the winning Entry, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with that Entry will be deemed the entrant.  The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Said owner must comply with these Official Rules, be the person who completed the act of entering, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, may be required to provide proof of ownership of the email account.

Disclaimers: Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible or liable for entries that are entered by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device), in excess of the stated limit, or for Entries that are illegible, late, tampered with, forged, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, damaged, lost, misplaced, stolen, destroyed, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules and such Entries will be disqualified. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree and acknowledge that the Sweepstakes Entities shall have no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) in connection with:  participation in this Sweepstakes human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry Information; acceptance/possession, use/misuse, and/or defects of the prize(s) awarded herein; any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or internet service provider utilized by Sweepstakes; interruption or inability to access Sweepstakes, Website, or any online service via the internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of this Sweepstakes; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects and/or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of one of the Sweepstakes Entities. Entrants further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes, to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Sweepstakes Entities, and hereby acknowledge that said Sweepstakes Entities 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 prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with a prize. Sweepstakes Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the prize supplier or any of its agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Sponsor, or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Sponsor or its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Facebook, Apple Inc., and each of their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded. iPad and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., and Apple Inc., and its affiliates have not offered or sponsored this Sweepstakes in any way and make no endorsement, either express or implied, in connection with this Sweepstakes. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.

DISPUTES: This Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with the laws of the State oF New York and the EXCLUSIVE forum and venue for any dispute shall be in THE CITY OF new york AND THE STATE OF New York.  If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in New York. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the CITY of new york.  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 ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. 

Names of Winner(s)/Official Rules: For the list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Teen.com Halloween Sweepstakes “Name of Winner(s)” or “Rules” (specify which), Teen.com Editorial Team c/o Alloy Media + Marketing, 151 W26th St., 9th Fl., New York, NY 10001. All requests must be received no later than December 24, 2011.  The Official Rules will be available on the Website during the entire Sweepstakes.  Name of winner(s) may also be posted on the Website.

Sponsor: Alloy Media + Marketing, 151 W26th St., New York, NY 10001.

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