ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia (collectively referred to herein as "states"), who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Sponsor, the NHL Entities (defined below), the BAMTECH Entities (defined below) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a Prize (defined below). The "NHL Entities" shall mean the National Hockey League ("NHL"), its member clubs, NHL Enterprises, L.P. ("NHLE"), NHL Enterprises Canada, L.P., NHL Enterprises B.V., NHL Interactive CyberEnterprises, LLC, any entity that may be formed by the member clubs of the NHL after the date hereof, and each of their respective officers, directors, governors, employees, agents, successors, assigns, affiliates and subsidiaries. The "BAMTECH Entities" shall mean BAMTech, LLC ("BAMTECH") and each of the parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entity. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
RANDOM DRAWING: Promptly following the end of the applicable Entry Period, the potential winner(s) of the applicable Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries received for the applicable Sweepstakes. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winner(s) will be declared the official winner(s) of the applicable Sweepstakes (each, a "Winner" and collectively, the "Winners"). The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the applicable Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Prize (defined below) per person, family or household per Sweepstakes.
PRIZES: All prizes available will be in the form of one (1) seventy-five dollar ($75.00) Shop.NHL.com gift code and quantity of such prize(s) to be offered in each Sweepstakes (each, a "Prize" and collectively, the "Prizes") shall be identified by the Official Twitter Account. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of each Prize shall be $75; the total ARV of all Prizes awarded shall be $1,125. Exact Prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified by the Official Twitter Account as being provided, including but not limited to other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of each individual Winner. Gift codes are subject to terms and conditions.
CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Entrants must not include any of the following content (the "Content Restrictions") in any entry: (a) pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material; (b) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (c) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (d) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (e) libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious or slanderous materials; (f) content that denigrates, disparages or reflects negatively on Sponsor, the NHL Entities or the BAMTECH Entities, their owners and employees, or the game of hockey; (g) tobacco, alcohol or drugs; (h) dangerous stunts; (i) real weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, knives or projectiles; (j) material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other basis protected by federal, state, territory, provincial or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (k) individuals under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from parent or legal guardian; (l) audio and/or visual content owned by any third party (e.g., recorded music; pre-produced video, etc.); and (m) material that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the entry is created. Any entry that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified.
NOTIFICATION: Each potential winner will be notified via direct message to the potential winner's Twitter account (in the sole discretion of Sponsor, NHL and/or BAMTECH, as applicable) provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification") and will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message, email, or other secure, private means) provide his/her name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive the Prize. In the event that any Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification is returned as undeliverable or that any potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within twenty-four (24) hours of the time of issuance (or within the time specified by the Official Twitter Account, as applicable), fails to provide Sponsor and/or the NHL, as applicable, all information and documentation necessary to receive the Prize, fails to comply with these Official Rules, or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries for the applicable Sweepstakes. Each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within twenty-four (24) hours of the time of issuance (or within the time specified by the Official Twitter Account, as applicable).
WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against Sponsor, the NHL Entities, the BAMTECH Entities, Twitter, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the applicable Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the applicable Sweepstakes or from the receipt, use or misuse of any Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt, use or misuse of any Prize (or any portion thereof). By entering any Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor, NHL and/or BAMTECH by direct message via the applicable Twitter account, telephone, email and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes. Each Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, grants to Sponsor, NHL, BAMTECH and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information related to the Sweepstakes for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; wireless service congestion; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, wireless towers or cellular tower equipment; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in wireless or other transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, wireless service, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or the announcement of the Prize(s) or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor, NHL and/or BAMTECH or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of any Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, NHL, BAMTECH and/or their respective agents. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion. Released Parties (a) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof), and (b) disclaim any implied warranty. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Sponsor and NHL reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend any Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof). In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winner(s) and award the Prize(s) by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor and NHL reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes or discontinue any Sweepstakes at any time without notice.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, AND SPONSOR, NHL, BAMTECH AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on a Twitter account, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the Twitter account used to enter the applicable Sweepstakes provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. For entries via Twitter, the "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a Twitter account by www.twitter.com.
Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S.A. or the appropriate New York State Court located in New York County, New York, U.S.A. and all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York, U.S.A. or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York, U.S.A. Except where prohibited by law, entrants agree that: (i) any and all such disputes, claims and causes of action shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees, (iii) under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental, consequential and/or any other damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, (iv) they waive any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased, (v) they irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of the aforesaid courts, as applicable to such entrant, and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction that they may have, (vi) if any provision of these Official Rules is declared invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be deemed modified to the extent necessary and possible to render it valid and enforceable, that in any event, the unenforceability or invalidity of any provision will not affect any other provision of these Official Rules, and these Official Rules will continue in full force and effect, and be construed and enforced, as if such provision had not been included, or had been modified as described above, as the case may be.
Twitter, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, any Sweepstakes. All entry data provided online is provided to Sponsor and/or NHL and not to Twitter. Each Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.
WINNERS' LIST: For a list of Winner(s), mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2018, to: @NHL Sweepstakes Presented by GEICO Winners List c/o
Partnership Marketing - NHL
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036.
Vermont residents may omit return postage.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is:
Government Employees Insurance Company and its Affiliates ("GEICO"),
5260 Western Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
ADMINISTRATOR: The administrator of this Sweepstakes is BAMTECH, LLC, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
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