NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to participate in the GlobalGiving #IGiveBecause Giveaway (“Promotion”), you must: (1) be above the age of majority in the country, state, province or jurisdiction of residence (and at least twenty years old in Taiwan) at the time of participation; (2) not be a resident of Italy, Brazil, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Cote D’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic Of Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, or Somalia; (3) not be a person or entity under U.S. export controls or sanctions; and (4) have access to the Internet as of October 1, 2015. Promotion is void in Italy, Brazil, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Cote D’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic Of Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Somalia and to residents of any other country sanctioned by the Office Of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury and where prohibited by law. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of GlobalGiving Foundation (“Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotion agencies, representatives, and agents, and members of their immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, regardless of where they live) and members of the households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are ineligible to participate in this Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.
PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 1, 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 1, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s clock is the official time keeping device for this Promotion. Entries not received within the Promotion Period will be void.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, there are two ways to enter:
FACEBOOK: Visit the GlobalGiving #IGiveBecause page on GlobalGiving.org and share your #IGiveBecause story on Facebook specified by Sponsor at the time of the promotion. Entries then must enter their email address after sharing on Facebook to receive GlobalGiving gift card. Entries must be received no later than the date and time specified above to be eligible for the applicable Promotion. Standard data rates on your mobile phone may apply for posting comments to Facebook on your mobile phone. See your wireless service provider for pricing plan details. A Facebook account is required to enter and can be opened for free by signing up at https://www.facebook.com.
TWITTER: Visit the GlobalGiving #IGiveBecause page on GlobalGiving.org and share your #IGiveBecause tweet specified by Sponsor at the time of the promotion. Entries then must enter their email address after posting to Twitter to receive GlobalGiving gift card. Entries must be received no later than the date and time specified above to be eligible for the applicable Promotion. Standard data rates on your mobile phone may apply for posting Tweets to Twitter on your mobile phone. See your wireless service provider for pricing plan details. A Twitter account is required to enter and can be opened for free by signing up at https://www.twitter.com/.
Limit of one (1) Entry per person throughout the Promotion Period. Entries received from any person, email address, or social media account in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.
REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Entries contained therein must (i) be participant’s own original work, (ii) be in English, (iii) cannot be previously published or submitted in connection with any other promotion, and (iv) cannot be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is offensive or inappropriate, or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion. Entrants will be notified via email from the firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on how to redeem their $20 GlobalGiving gift card. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, winner declines the prize for any reason prior to award, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by any potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. In the event a winner is at least 18, but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.
PRIZES (1): While supplies last, each entrant will receive a $20 GlobalGiving gift card. Exact item(s) awarded to each winner to be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize: $20 USD. Exact size, color and model of each prize to be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Total ARV of all prizes: $11,000.
TAXES: RECEIPT OF PRIZES TO POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS REQUIREMENT THAT THEY SUBMIT TO SPONSOR ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY SPONSOR TO PERMIT IT TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL, LOCAL AND FOREIGN TAX REPORTING AND WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS. ALL PRIZES WILL BE NET OF ANY TAXES SPONSOR IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO WITHHOLD. ALL TAXES IMPOSED ON PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. In order to receive a prize, potential winners may be required to submit the tax documentation requested by Sponsor or otherwise required by applicable law, to Sponsor or the relevant tax authority, all as determined by applicable law, including, where relevant, the law of the potential winner’s country of residence. The potential winners are responsible for ensuring that (s)he complies with all the applicable tax laws and filing requirements. If a potential winner fails to provide such documentation or comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative potential winner.
All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant from the Promotion if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the participant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other participants, viewers, Sponsor, or the Judges.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: As between Sponsor and the participant, the participant retains ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and to the social media posts. As a condition of entry, participant grants Sponsor, its subsidiaries, agents and partner companies, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work from, and publicly display a social media post in connection with advertising and promotion via communication to the public or other groups, including, but not limited to, the right to make screenshots, animations and photo clips available for advertising and promotional purposes.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Promotion; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Weber Shandwick, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph, image, entry, and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Promotion without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.
LICENSE/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an entry, and to the extent allowed by law, you grant the Released Parties a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub licensable, unconditional and transferable license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, reproduce, encode, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse your entry, name, photo, comment, post, tweet and biographical material including, but not limited to, all materials submitted in connection with the Promotion in any and all media, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to entrant or any third party.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, illegible, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, comments, tweets, posts, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, comments, tweets, posts, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, posts, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) for the random drawing(s) at issue from all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the applicable drawing(s) prior to action taken.CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the District of Columbia, USA.
SPONSOR: GlobalGiving Foundation, 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20005, USA.