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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO TAKE OUR QUIZ AND QUALIFY FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES OR WIN A PRIZE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
1.) SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on or about 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on August 11, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2016. ("Sweepstakes Period"). All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on September 30, 2016.
2.) ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to persons who on the date of entry are legal residents of the U.S. or U.S. territories and Canada who are at least eighteen (18) years of age to allow Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation (NTCC) to publicize the winner and/or his or her images. Employees, officers, directors and their immediate family members of NTCC, and each of their respective parent company(ies), subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, licensees, directors, officers and employees, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, legal and financial advisors, and any and all other companies associated with this Sweepstakes are ineligible to enter. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, "immediate family members" means parents, spouses, children, siblings, in-laws, grandparents as well as each of their spouses and household members, whether related or not.
3.) HOW TO ENTER: Participants must first take the short quiz to find out what kind of adventurer they are. Quiz questions are for fun and based on personal opinion only. Questions do not require any advanced level of skill or education. Quiz results or answers to individual questions do not affect chances of winning. Upon receiving quiz results participants can share their results page on Facebook, but are not required to do so in order to be eligible to win. Sharing results does not guarantee any additional entries or advance your likelihood of winning a prize. In order to fully qualify for a weekly prize participants must fill out the form and submit their entry. Entry forms are revealed at the end of the quiz. Participants must fill out required fields in order to be eligible. Not filling out fields that are not required will not affect chances of being selected as a winner. To enter the Sweepstakes, visit http://bit.ly/2baBICs. Winners will be selected randomly each week from the entire pool of eligible entry forms that have been submitted from the start of the contest. Participants may take the quiz once every 24 hours, but entry forms will only be accepted one time. Taking the quiz multiple times will not increase your chances of winning a prize. Weekly winners will be chosen randomly. A total of eight (8) prizes will be awarded over the duration of the sweepstakes period. Late or corrupt entries will not be accepted. Entries may not be submitted through agencies or third parties. By taking part in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally agrees and accepts to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of the NTCC, which will be final and binding in all respects.
4.) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Entrants, upon submission of their entry to the Sweepstakes, hereby irrevocably grant to NTCC, and each of their licensees, successors and assigns, the non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, no-cost license and right to use and otherwise exploit the entry submitted as part of the Sweepstakes, and all images, text and materials depicted therein, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium now or hereafter known or devised (including, without limitation, CDs, streaming media, film, television, videocassettes, print, interactive devices, mobile media, Internet and on-line systems, digital billboards), throughout the universe and in any and all languages, including, without limitation, the right to display, reproduce, record, perform, exhibit, distribute, copy, edit, change, modify, add to, subtract from, re-title and adapt the same, to combine it with other material and otherwise use and exploit it. NTCC, and each of their successors, assigns and licensees, will have the right to make unlimited derivative works therefrom, to assign or transfer any or all such rights and to grant unlimited, multiple-level sublicenses. Without limiting the forgoing, NTCC will have the right to use the entries submitted as part of the Sweepstakes, and all images depicted therein (if any), in any merchandising, advertising, marketing, promotion or for any other commercial or non-commercial purpose. Entrants hereby forever waive and relinquish all so-called "moral rights" now or hereafter recognized in connection with entries submitted as part of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that NTCC shall have the sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of entries and are not obligated to use any entry. Entrants agree not to issue any publicity concerning NTCC. Entrants agree that neither NTCC nor their agents shall be responsible for returning or preservation of the entries submitted. All entries that are posted on NTCC's website including but not limited to the blog may be available to be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet.
5.) WINNERS AND PRIZES: There will be a total of eight (8) winners selected randomly by NTCC representatives from all entries submitted. One winner will be randomly selected each week of the sweepstakes time period. Entrants may only submit one (1) entry form. Submitting more than one time will not increase chances of winning. Winners will each receive one (1) $100 Visa Gift Card which will be mailed to them upon successfully claiming their prize and providing all mailing information to NTCC representatives. Each entrant is only eligible to win one (1) prize. Prize package is non-transferable and cannot be altered or exchanged for cash. Winners will be contacted by the email address provided on the entry form and must respond within five (5) business days of notification or another winner will be randomly selected. By entering the sweepstakes winners consent to the use of their name via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to announce that prizes have been awarded. The Winner will be notified by e-mail only. Notifications returned as undeliverable as addressed, or the failure of the Winner to prove eligibility or respond within required time frame will result in an alternative winner being selected. Winners are required to produce proof of identity and proof of age. Only the prize set forth above will be awarded. The Winner is responsible for all-applicable federal, state and/or local laws and regulations. Actual odds of winning are based on number of eligible entries received. The Winner is also solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes.
6.) RELEASE OF LIABILITY: All Prize winner must complete a W-9 or W-8 form with proof of valid social security number, name, address and phone number. Each potential winner of the Sweepstakes may (in NTCC's sole discretion) be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability agreement (the "Acceptance Release") and return the Acceptance Release before the winner is announced. If any potential prize winner fails or refuses to sign and return such Acceptance Release within forty-eight (48) hours of the first (1st) notification attempt, such potential winner (in NTCC's sole discretion) may be disqualified and an alternate may (in NTCC's sole discretion) be selected. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, he or she may be disqualified (in NTCC's sole discretion) and an alternate potential winner may then be selected by NTCC representatives. The Winner's Acceptance Release is subject to verification by NTCC. The NTCC is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential winners. When a potential winner is contacted, he/she will have 48 hours in which to respond to the notification, or he/she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected. NTCC will not be responsible if a potential winner changes his/her e-mail address or other contact information after he/she registers for the Sweepstakes, it is his/her sole responsibility to update his/her registration information notifying NTCC. Failure to update such registration information may affect a potential winner's ability to receive the proper notification and be able to respond in time.
7.) SELECTION OF WINNERS: Winners will be announced each Monday for the week prior during the sweepstakes period. Only one (1) winner will be selected each week and must have completed the quiz and the entry form to be eligible. Winners will be selected randomly by NTCC representatives. Notifications will be sent via email only. Winners will be contacted by the email address provided at the time of entry. Notifications returned as undeliverable as addressed, wrong email information or the failure of the Winner to prove eligibility or respond within required time frame will result in an alternative winner being selected. Winners will have five (5) days to respond to the notification. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these "Official Rules may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be randomly chosen. The representative will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Sweepstakes, and of selection of the winner. Decisions of the representative as to the administration of the Sweepstakes, interpretation of the Official Rules, and the selection of the winner will be final.
8.) TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By participating, an entrant agrees to a) abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of NTCC, which shall be final in all respects; b) release, discharge and hold harmless the NTCC, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, licensees, directors, officers and employees, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, legal and financial advisors (collectively "Releasees"), from all liability, claims or damages including injury or death, arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes and the acceptance, use or misuse of a prize. Subject to applicable law, winner irrevocably grants NTCC and their designees the right and permission to use of their name, voice, likeness, and/or biographical information for advertising, promotion and publicity purposes without further compensation, and upon request will provide consent in writing to such use. Releasees are not responsible for and shall have no liability for printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related material; or for any stolen, late, lost, illegible, incomplete or misdirected entries; or for entries that are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction; or for any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions, which may limit a entrant's ability to participate in the promotion. If for any reason Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned by reason of causes beyond the control of NTCC, which, in the sole opinion of NTCC, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of Sweepstakes, NTCC reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend Sweepstakes, and/or may conduct Sweepstakes and select the winner from among all entries received prior to the action taken. Further, NTCC reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes, and cancel or refuse any entry or any individual winning the Sweepstakes. In the event NTCC is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Sweepstakes by any party, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within NTCC's control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence NTCC shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. NTCC reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at its sole discretion at any time and will use reasonable endeavors to notify material changes to entrants and potential entrants. In the event the Sweepstakes is terminated prior to the stated end date, NTCC reserves the right but has no obligation to award the prizes. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually through arbitration, without resort to any form of class action or litigation in court. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney's fees. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be construed and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, NTCC, or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state's laws. NTCC is not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants' attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or whom NTCC believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage may be disqualified. Additionally, any attempt to cheat the Sweepstakes, as determined at the sole discretion of NTCC, may result in immediate disqualification of the entrant, as well as other possible consequences, including disqualification from any and all existing and future Sweepstakes. CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to undermine the legitimate operation of Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, NTCC reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney's fees) from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution. NTCC reserves the right, at their sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual who is found to be, or suspected of, acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike, obscene, immoral or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
9.) SPONSOR: Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation (NTCC) 10 Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
10.) WHO WON? For the name of the winner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Adventure Sweepstakes". Please be specific whether you are requesting a copy of these Official Rules or the winners' names.