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MACY’S AND SHARK WEEK 2016 GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES

posted: 06/30/15
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MACY'S AND SHARK WEEK GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES

 

Exhibit A - Official Rules

MACY'S AND SHARK WEEK 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.

 

SPONSORED BY DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC AND MACY'S PARADE AND ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, A DIVISION OF MACY'S CORPORATED SERVICES, INC. FACEBOOK IS NOT A SPONSOR OF THIS GIVEAWAY.

  1. ELIGIBILITY:To be eligible for the Macy's and Shark Week Window Display 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, and (iii) have a valid Facebook.com account and access to the Internet.
  2. Officers, directors and employees of Discovery Communications, LLC ("Sponsor") and Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group, a division of Macy's Corporate Services, Inc. ("Prize Provider") and their 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. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
  3. SPONSOR:Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group, a division of Macy's Corporate Services, Inc. 151 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001.
  4. GIVEAWAY PERIOD:The Giveaway begins at 9:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on June 19, 2016 and ends at 8:59 AM ET on June 26, 2016 (the "Giveaway Period"). 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.
  5. GIVEAWAY ENTRY DETAILS: During the Giveaway Period, an eligible person must do the following to enter:
  6. Like Shark Week on Facebook. In order to Like, visit the Shark Week Facebook page (http://facebook.com/SharkWeek), log on using your Facebook user name and password, and then click the "LIKE" button.
  7. At the beginning of the Giveaway Period, a Shark Week window display will be exhibited at Macy's Herald Square located in New York, NY; Macy's State Street located in Chicago, IL; Macy's Union Square located in San Francisco, CA and Macy's Beverley Center located in Los Angeles, CA to be identified as "MACY'S AND SHARK WEEK WINDOW DISPLAY" ("Display"). To complete entry, an eligible person must take a photo of the Display or at any Macy's location with the Macy's logo in view, and write a Facebook Post on the Shark Week Facebook page that includes the photo of the Display and the hashtag #SharkWeekSweeps ("Entry").
  8. Alternative Method of Entry. You may also enter the Giveaway by sending your full name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number on a standard 4" x 6" postcard to: Macy's and Shark Week Window Display Giveaway Winner, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Mail-in entries must be received by June 26, 2016 to be eligible NOTE: Limit: One (1) entry per person. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register the Facebook 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 above, (b) meets the Facebook Requirements described below (unless submitted pursuant to Section No. 6 above), and (c) is posted during the Giveaway Period.
  9. 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 ("Facebook Requirements").
  10. WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: One (1) eligible person who posts the Display on Facebook or sends in a mail-in entry will be randomly selected from among all Eligible Entries on or about June 27, 2016 to win the prize. Shark Week will comment on the potential winner's photo entry providing them an email address to contact 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.
  11. GIVEAWAY PRIZES:One (1) prize will be awarded consisting of one (1) $500 Macy's Gift Card (the "Prize"). Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") is $500.00 USD. Actual retail value may vary and Sponsor will not award the difference between the ARV and actual value. The odds of winning depend on the number of Eligible Entries received. Prize is non-transferable and is 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 Provider for any issues attempting to use the Prize; 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 winners.
  12. ENTRANT'S REPRESENTATIONS: By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that [a] you are the creator of the Entry, [b] the Entry is wholly original, [c] the Entry is true and verifiable, [d] the Entry does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, and does not defame any person or identify any person by name or other identifying information, [e] the Entry has not previously been entered in any other contest, [f] the Entry has not been previously published in any medium, [g] the Entry does not violate any law or regulation, [h] you own all rights to your Entry (including, without limitation, any copyrights contained therein), [i] you agree to waive any claim for reimbursement for any equipment or materials necessary to submit an Entry regardless of whether or not that Entry is selected for any prize. Sponsor's determination as to whether any Entry potentially violates the rights of any third party is final.
  13. RELEASE:By participating, entrants agree [a] to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Prize Provider and their parents, 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; or [f] any damage to Prize during shipping or delivery.

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 or the Web Site; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; to be acting in violation of the terms of Facebook, or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Internet entry must be made by the entrant only at an authorized web site address. 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 at http://corporate.discovery.com/privacy-policy/.
  4. WINNER LIST:For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 26, 2016, to: Macy's and Shark Week Window Display Giveaway Winner, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

 

Facebook, 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) 2016 Discovery Communications, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

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