The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game PSA Contest Official Rules




The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game PSA Contest
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

SPONSOR: The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game PSA Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by The Big Ten Conference (the “Sponsor”), 1500 W. Higgins Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, an eligible person must complete one of the following two methods of entry between November 1, 2012 and November 12, 2012:

•    First, an eligible person will be automatically entered by sending a Twitter message with the hash tag “#B1GFCG”, the name of his or her preferred Big Ten Conference member university, and a link to the following website (http://bit.ly/B1GFCGpsa).

•    Second, an eligible person may enter by sending an e-mail with his or her name and the name of his or her preferred Big Ten Conference member university to contests@bigten.org.

Limit one (1) entry per person per day. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail. Only an e-mail address or Twitter account subscribed to and registered in an entrant's name may be used by such entrant. Use of multiple e-mail address or Twitter accounts for entry by a single entrant will void such entries and may result in disqualification of all entries submitted by the entrant. Please see the privacy policy located at the Sponsor’s website for details of the Sponsor's policy regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this Contest. By entering, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules, which are final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of the Sponsor and its advertising, promotion and other coordinating agencies involved in this promotion, employees of the Big Ten Conference member universities, the Big Ten Network and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their spouses) and persons living in the households of each such person are not eligible to enter.

WINNER: Entries will be grouped by the entrants’ preferred Big Ten Conference member university.  One winning entrant will be randomly selected from each group (i.e. one winning entrant per university) on or about November 15, 2012.  The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the voting procedures or impose additional limits on voting. All decisions of the Sponsor are final. The winner will be announced on or about November 15, 2012.

PRIZES: Each winner will receive a Big Ten prize pack related to his or her preferred Big Ten Conference member unviersity (approximate retail value of up to $100).

Actual value may vary. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. Prize is non-transferable and no substitutions will be made except as provided herein or at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner must comply with all Contest rules as published. Game dates and times are subject to change. Other restrictions may apply. Any applicable tax on a prize is the sole responsibility of the winner. No barter, transfer, substitution or assignment of prize permitted, except by the Sponsor at its sole discretion in the event that the stated prize becomes unavailable. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize will be awarded provided it is properly claimed in accordance with these Official Rules. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS; LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Potential prize winner will be notified by e-mail on or about November 15, 2012 and, if requested, must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where permissible) by e-mail or fax within five (5) days of attempt at notification or prize will be forfeited. If prize is won by an eligible entrant who is a minor in his/her state of residence, prize will be awarded to minor's parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents. The Sponsor is not responsible for any change of e-mail address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants.

By entering the Contest, winner agrees to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsor and its employees and agents (the “Promotion Parties”) from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage (including but not limited to property damage, personal injury and/or death), claims, actions, costs and expenses (including without limitation, all attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with his/her participation in the Contest, acceptance, possession or use/misuse of the prize, or participation in any prize-related activity. Acceptance of prize further constitutes consent of winner for the Sponsor’s use of winner’s name, likeness and/or prize and biographical information in all media worldwide without limitation for advertising or promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.

The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited. The Sponsor reserves the right to take such action as it deems necessary to enforce these Official Rules and ensure the fair operation of the Contest, including without limitation, barring and disqualifying entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules and/or tamper with the entry process. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned by any cause which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and determine winners from among all eligible entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor. By entering, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Chicago, Illinois.

In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, such entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the e mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is deemed as 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. Neither the Sponsor nor its agents are responsible for lost, late, stolen, illegible, misdirected, or non-delivered entries, or e-mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider, Website or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, or miscommunications, or failed computer, network, telephone, satellite, or cable hardware, software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. Neither the Sponsor nor its agents are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Website users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of Website. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds may be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Contest or Website, may be acting in violation of the terms of the Website or may be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to threaten, abuse or harass any other person. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor or its agents.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES OR RELATED COMPANIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANTS’ ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURSIDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

WINNERS LIST: For the name of prize winner send a self-addressed stamped business-size envelope with proper postage affixed to: The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game PSA Contest Winners List, 1500 W. Higgins Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Requests must be received by December 31, 2012.