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Deadliest Catch Hashtag Giveaway Contest

posted: 05/12/14

DEADLIEST CATCH SECRET HASHTAG GIVEAWAY

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ("U.S."), AGED 18 YEARS OR OLDER.

INTERNET ACCESS AND A FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT REQUIRED. SPONSORED BY DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC. FACEBOOK IS NOT A SPONSOR OF THIS GIVEAWAY. TWITTER IS NOT A SPONSOR OF THIS GIVEAWAY. INSTAGRAM IS NOT A SPONSOR OF THIS GIVEAWAY.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the Deadliest Catch Hashtag Giveaway ("Giveaway"), as of the start of the Giveaway Period (defined below), entrants must (i) be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; (ii) be at least 18 years of age; (iii) have a computer with Internet access or mobile device that can access the Internet and uses either the iPhone or Android platform; and (iv) have a valid Facebook.com, Twitter.com or Instagram.com account.

Officers, directors and employees of Discovery Communications, LLC ("Sponsor") and its partners, affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies as well as each of their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) of each are not eligible to enter or win. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The Giveaway is void outside of the United States and the District of Columbia and where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

  1. SPONSOR: Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
  2. GIVEAWAY PERIOD: The Giveaway begins at 9:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on April 14, 2015 and ends at 2:00 AM ET on August 5, 2015.

The Sponsor's computer or that of its designee is the official timekeeper for this Giveaway. Entrants are responsible for determining the appropriate beginning and ending times in their respective time zones.

  1. TO REGISTER: Fans must complete one of the following actions to be eligible to enter the Deadliest Catch Secret Hashtag Giveaway.
  2. Like Deadliest Catch on Facebook. In order to Like, visit the Deadliest Catch Facebook page (http://facebook.com/DeadliestCatch), log on using your Facebook user name and password, and then click the "Like" button
  3. Follow @DeadliestCatch on Twitter. To become a follower, visit the Deadliest Catch Twitter page (https://twitter.com/DeadliestCatch), log on using your Twitter user name and password, and then click the "follow" button
  4. Follow @DeadliestCatch on Instagram. To become a follower, visit the Deadliest Catch Instagram page (http://instagram.com/DeadliestCatch), log on using your Instagram user name and password, and then click the "follow" button.
  5. GIVEAWAY ENTRY DETAILS: During the Giveaway Period, an eligible person must do the following to enter:
  6. Every Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET/PT, during the premiere of Deadliest Catch, a unique hashtag will appear on the screen, to be identified as "DEADLIEST CATCH SECRET HASHTAG."
  7. If entering through Facebook, an eligible person must write a Facebook Post on the Deadliest Catch Facebook page.
  8. If entering through Twitter, allow your Tweets to be visible to the public by going to Twitter's "Security and privacy settings," scrolling down to the Tweet privacy section, and ensuring that the box next to "Protect my Tweets" is unchecked.
  9. If entering through Instagram, allow your Instagrams to be visible to the public by going to your Instagram profile, clicking on "Edit Your Profile," and ensuring that the "Posts are Private" button at the bottom of the screen is turned off.
  10. Post the secret hashtag to Facebook, Twitter OR Instagram. In order to win, the entrant must include the correct spelling of the hashtag.

Entry periods are below:

Week 1 9:00 PM ET 4/14/15 - 1:00 AM ET 4/15/15; Winner Announced: 4/15/15.

Week 2 9:00 PM ET 4/21/15 - 1:00 AM ET 4/22/15; Winner Announced: 4/22/15.

Week 3 9:00 PM ET 4/28/15 - 1:00 AM ET 4/29/15; Winner Announced: 4/29/15.

Week 4 9:00 PM ET 5/5/15 - 1:00 AM ET 5/6/15; Winner Announced: 5/6/15.

Week 5 9:00 PM ET 5/12/15 - 1:00 AM ET 5/13/15; Winner Announced: 5/13/15.

Week 6 9:00 PM ET 5/19/15 - 1:00 AM ET 5/20/15; Winner Announced: 5/20/15.

Week 7 9:00 PM ET 5/26/15 - 1:00 AM ET 5/27/15; Winner Announced: 5/27/15.

Week 8 9:00 PM ET 6/2/15 - 1:00 AM ET 6/3/15; Winner Announced: 6/3/15.

Week 9 9:00 PM ET 6/9/15 - 1:00 AM ET 6/10/15; Winner Announced: 6/10/15.

Week 10 9:00 PM ET 6/16/15 - 1:00 AM ET 6/17/15; Winner Announced: 6/17/15.

Week 11 9:00 PM ET 6/23/15 - 1:00 AM ET 6/24/15; Winner Announced: 6/24/15.

Week 12 9:00 PM ET 6/30/15 - 1:00 AM ET 7/1/15; Winner Announced: 7/1/15.

Week 13 9:00 PM ET 7/14/15 - 1:00 AM ET 7/15/15; Winner Announced: 7/15/15.

Week 14 9:00 PM ET 7/21/15 - 1:00 AM ET 7/22/15; Winner Announced: 7/22/15.

Week 15 9:00 PM ET 7/28/15 - 1:00 AM ET 7/29/15; Winner Announced: 7/29/15.

Week 16 9:00 PM ET 8/4/15 - 1:00 AM ET 8/5/15; Winner Announced: 8/5/15.

NOTE: Limit one (1) entry per secret hashtag. If you do not make your Facebook Posts, Tweets or Instagrams public, Sponsor will not receive your entry. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message entries are permitted. Sponsor discourages the creation of multiple accounts. All entries discovered to have been submitted by the same individual using multiple accounts will be disqualified. All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be collectively hereinafter referred to as "Eligible Entries." Your entry will not be valid unless it (a) meets the criteria described in these rules (b) meets the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Requirements described below, and (c) is posted during the Giveaway Period.

FACEBOOK POST REQUIREMENTS: Ineligible responses include responses that fail to comply with these Official Rules, as well as those that are, in whole or in part, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, hateful, embarrassing to another person or entity, deceptive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, contains racial slurs, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of, sexual acts, or is not within the spirit of the Giveaway, as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion ("Post Requirements").

TWEET REQUIREMENTS: Ineligible responses include responses that fail to comply with these Official Rules, as well as those that are, in whole or in part, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, hateful, embarrassing to another person or entity, deceptive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, contains racial slurs, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of, sexual acts, or is not within the spirit of the Giveaway, as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion ("Tweet Requirements").

INSTAGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Ineligible responses include responses that fail to comply with these Official Rules, incorporate a third-party's intellectual property without authorization or as otherwise permitted by law, as well as those that are, in whole or in part, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, hateful, embarrassing to another person or entity, deceptive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, contains racial slurs, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of, sexual acts, or is not within the spirit of the Giveaway, as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion ("Instagram Requirements")

  1. GRAND PRIZE WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: The Giveaway consists of one (1) Weekly Prize winner for each week of the Giveaway Period and one (1) overall Grand Prize winner for the entire Giveaway Period. One (1) eligible person who posts the Deadliest Catch Secret Hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram will be randomly selected from among all Eligible Entries every Wednesday at 12:00 PM ET to receive the Weekly Prize. One (1) eligible person who posts any of the 16 Deadliest Catch Secret Hashtags on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram will be randomly selected from among all Eligible Entries on Wednesday August 5th at 12:00 PM ET to receive the Grand Prize. Entries will not carry over from one Entry Period to the next; however, all eligible entries received for all weekly Entry Periods will be included in the Grand Prize drawing.

Sponsor will direct message the potential winner following the winner selection to provide information on how to redeem the prize. Inability to contact a winner or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in the prize being forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner. If a winner is 18 or older, as required for entry, but not of the age of majority in state of residence, prize will either be awarded in the name of parent or legal guardian, or parent or legal guardian must ratify and sign any and all documents required of winner.

  1. GIVEAWAY PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize: A three day, two night trip for two (2) to Dutch Harbor, Alaska to meet one or more Deadliest Catch captain and tour his boat. The prize includes of round trip coach air travel for two people from the major commercial airport closest to winner's residence to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, standard double-occupancy accommodations for duration of trip, ground transportation, and $500 spending money. Approximate Retail Value is $5,000. Actual value will be determined by winner's residence and seasonal rates. Expenses not specified will be winner's responsibility. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability and certain restrictions. Air carriers, hotels and other transportation selected by Sponsors. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary, must comply with all security requirements and are solely responsible for obtaining their respective travel insurance and travel documents such as passports, visas, and proof of current vaccinations (all as may be required by law). Grand Prize winner's guest, who must be 18 years of age or older, must complete a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. Trip must be taken at time to be determined by the Sponsor (estimated to be in October 2015), or prize will be forfeited in its entirety.

Sixteen (16) Weekly Prizes, one (1) for each week of the Giveaway Period, will be awarded. Each prize will consist of Deadliest Catch merchandise such as a signed stein, mug, t-shirt, dvd, book, poster or hat. The Approximate Retail Value for each prize is $37.50.

The odds of winning depend on the number of Eligible Entries. Prizes are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. No Prize substitution, in whole or in part, except by Sponsor due to Prize unavailability, safety or security considerations, or any other reason as solely determined by Sponsor in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded. The Prize winner must look to the Prize manufacturer for warranty issues; Sponsor not liable for performance of the Prize. All details of any Prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. By accepting a Prize, each winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. All taxes on Prize and all expenses related to acceptance and use of Prize and not specified are sole responsibility of winner.

  1. MOBILE DISCLOSURE: By using your wireless mobile device in connection with the Giveaway, depending on your phone's capabilities, standard data charges may apply according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Giveaway.
  2. LICENSE: By submitting an entry into the Giveaway, entrants grant to the Sponsor the right, without limitation, to display the selected entry in any media now known or hereinafter developed. Entrants further agree to grant to the Sponsor a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to reproduce and use the entry for any purpose whatsoever without compensation or further permission, including but not limited to an irrevocable and perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide right, in all media (now known or later developed) to assign, sub-license, use, publish, edit, adapt, modify, alter, reproduce, distribute, broadcast, display, copyright, create derivative works or otherwise exploit the entry for commercial or non-commercial use, and without compensation to the entrant.
  3. RELEASE: By participating, entrants agree [a] to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliates from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from their participation in the Giveaway or their acceptance, use or misuse of Prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage; and if a winner, [b] to the use of his or her name and/or photograph for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including but not limited to on air and within www.discovery.com, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and agree to execute specific consent to such use upon request. In addition, the potential winner may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and (where legal) a publicity release, which must be returned within the time period specified by the Sponsor in the notification. If documents are not returned timely, or if any notification or Prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the Prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected.

Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: [a] electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or for any human, typographical, printing or other error relating to or in connection with the Giveaway, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in the administration of the Giveaway, processing of entries; the announcement of the Prize or in any Giveaway-related materials, [b] failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; [c] late, lost, misdirected, or incomplete entries; [d] damage to entrants' or any person's computer or the contents thereof; [e] any condition caused by events that may cause the Giveaway to be disrupted or corrupted; [f] any damage to Prize during shipping or delivery; or [g] 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 Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto).

By accepting a travel prize, the winner and guest represent that they understand that travel, whether by plane, automobile, or other conveyance, or by foot, and in the air, contains some inherent element of risk of accident, illness, injury, loss or death, which may be caused by negligence, forces of nature, or other agencies, known or unknown. The winner and guest further represent that they recognize that such risks may be present at any time before, during and after the trip. In order to be considered a travel prize winner and partake of the enjoyment of this trip, the winner and guest must be willing to accept the risk, and to confirm their acceptance to such risk in writing at Sponsor's request.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, AND EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS GIVEAWAY, INCLUDING THE PRIZE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Giveaway if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Giveaway (or portion thereof), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and limit entries to those submitted prior to the action taken, or to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil laws 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. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; to be acting in violation of the terms of Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Entries may not be made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other Internet website or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites. Any winner who enters by any of the methods described above will be disqualified and an alternate winner selected.
  2. DISPUTES: All disputes related to the Giveaway, the Prize awarded, or these Official Rules shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Maryland or any other jurisdiction). Participants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of state and federal courts in Montgomery County, Maryland, and all claims must be resolved in the courts of Montgomery County, Maryland.
  3. USE OF ENTRY INFORMATION: The collection and use of entrant information will be governed by Discovery's on-line privacy policy, available for viewing athttp://dsc.discovery.com/utilities/about/privacypolicy.html.
  4. WINNER LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by September 5, 2015, to: Deadliest Catch Secret Hashtag Winner, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Facebook, Inc. is not a sponsor of this Giveaway. Twitter, Inc. is not a sponsor of this Giveaway. Instagram, Inc. is not a sponsor of this Giveaway. Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners. The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Giveaway is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Giveaway.

(C)2015 Discovery Communications, LLC. All rights reserved.

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