NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The below Giveaway is sponsored by WTE, Inc at wte-usa.com (“Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the Giveaway, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the Giveaway, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook nor any other social media platform other than WTE, Inc. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, and not Facebook nor any other social platform other than the Sponsor.
This Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry (the
Entrants). Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, and their respective affiliated companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee (collectively, the
Promotion Entities), are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state, municipal, provincial, territorial, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States and Canada, and wherever else prohibited or restricted. All Entrants must have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Giveaway Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
The Giveaway begins on August 25, 2017 Noon PST and ends on December 31, 2017, noon PST. (“Giveaway Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the Giveaway at their sole discretion.
THREE WAYS TO ENTER: Entrants may enter for a chance to win a prize anytime from August 25, 2017 Noon PST and to December 31, 2017, noon PST. The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time–keeping device for the Giveaway. Eligible Entrants can enter the Giveaway through any of the three (3) following methods of entry:
Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by a participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated, robotic, or third party system to participate is prohibited, and will result in disqualification.
If for any reason the operation or administration of this Giveaway is impaired or incapable of running as planned, including but not limited to (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Giveaway, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Grand Prize using all non–suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.
Authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
By participating in the Giveaway, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, their respective parents, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the
Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Giveaway; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage–due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; or (f) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Giveaway or receipt of any prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on–line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Giveaway or downloading any materials in this Giveaway. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Giveaway, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION
The potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding. The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted on or about January 31, 2018. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Giveaway Period. The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by telephone, email, and/or USPS mail.
GRAND PRIZE & PRIZE CONDITIONS
There will be one (1) Grand Prize awarded following the conclusion of the Giveaway Period. The Grand Prize Winner, upon confirmation of eligibility, will participate in 1 (one) cultural tour scheduled by the Sponsor between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Prize includes one spot (based on double occupancy; Entrant can upgrade to single occupancy by paying the single occupancy supplement) in the respective tour chosen by the Entrant, with everything included as listed in the respective tour’s “What’s Included” section. Prize will be fulfilled in the form of a certificate redeemable by filling in requested information and mailing back to the address indicated. The Grand Prize Winner must call the given telephone on the prize letter to arrange trip details. Note: International airfare is not included. If winner is unable to redeem the package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. The package is subject to availability and blackout dates. The choice of the tour is based on availability. Request must be placed no less than sixty (60) days prior to the requested departure date. Winner must obey all local laws in regard to lodging restrictions. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to; ground transportation, airfare, personal charges at lodging, telecommunication charges, security fees, taxes, or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of winner. Winner and companion are solely responsible for obtaining documents necessary for their respective international travel (i.e. passport), if applicable. Restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. The Approximate Retail Value (
ARV) of this prize trip is: $4,000-6,000USD. No substitution, assignment or transfer of the prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.
By accepting the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, Facebook, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use of the prize in question. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by home–delivered mail, phone, or email, and must sign and return to the Sponsor, within seven (7) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release in order to claim his/her prize. Note: The Affidavit sent to a US potential winner will require that the winner provide their Social Security Number to the Sponsor, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Grand Prize Winner will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the prize. The Grand Prize Winner must note that the value of the accepted prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the prize (applicable to US Winner only). The Winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the prize after it is awarded. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner to obtain or maintain a valid U.S. passport at the time of travel. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential winner, if potential Winner cannot be reached via phone within three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, or if potential Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.
By accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, the Grand Prize Winner grants to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the Grand Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS GIVEAWAY OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Giveaway or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize. The Grand Prize Winner also acknowledges that Released Parties 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 the prize.
USE OF DATA
By entering the Giveaway, Entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Giveaway, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out–of–pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Giveaway but in no event attorneys’ fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased 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, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the King County, WA, USA without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than King County, WA, USA. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the prize set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations of the tour value thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST
To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence of the Grand Prize Winner, please send a self–addressed, stamped business size envelope, by February 15, 2018, to: WTE, Inc., Giveaway, PO Box 1343, Vashon Island, WA 98070.
This Giveaway is sponsored by:
WTE, Inc. (wte-usa.com)
PO Box 1343
Vashon Island, WA 98070
Any questions regarding this Giveaway should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org