CMA x RTR SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES
The CMA x RTR Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Rent The Runway, Inc., 345 Hudson Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10014 (“RTR”) (the “Sponsor”), and promoted and operated through the Sweepstakes website located at https://www.renttherunway.com/theshift/cma-x-rtr-sweepstakes-rules-oct-2019 (the “Sweepstakes Site”). The Sweepstakes begins on October 29, 2019 at 1PM Eastern Time (“ET”) (the “Start Date”) and ends on November 2, 2019 at 12PM ET (the “End Date”) (such period, the “Sweepstakes Period”). BY ENTERING OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ALL ENTRANTS AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE FINAL AND BINDING ON ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
1. ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.
2. THE SWEEPSTAKES.
a. Determining the Winners. Sponsor and/or its designees will review all eligible Entries for conformity to the rules. On or about November 2, 2019, Sponsor and/or its designees will choose at random 1 “Potential Winner”. This Potential Winner will be eligible to be awarded the Prize (described below). NO ENTRANT WILL BE DEEMED TO BE A WINNER, OR WILL BE AWARDED ANY PRIZE, UNLESS AND UNTIL SUCH ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY SPONSOR IN ITS DISCRETION, ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT SUCH VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE, AND ENTRANT HAS COMPLIED WITH ANY SPONSOR REQUIREMENTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE SET FORTH IN SECTION 2(b) BELOW). Sponsor reserves the right to not award any prize if, in its sole and absolute discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and/or qualified Entries. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, contact a Potential Winner and require such Potential Winner to submit to a background check to help ensure that such Potential Winner’s continued participation in the Sweepstakes will not, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, damage the Sweepstakes or otherwise reflect adversely on the Sweepstakes Entities; require such Potential Winner to answer additional questions or participate in additional screening procedures; require such Potential Winner to sign consent forms, releases (including, without limitation, a “Declaration of Eligibility and a Liability/Publicity Release”); and/or disqualify any Potential Winner who is unable or unwilling to do or provide any of the foregoing (individually and collectively, the “Clearance Process”). Any Potential Winner must complete the Clearance Process within two (2) days from the moment of notification. Upon successful completion of the Clearance Process, a Potential Winner will be designated a “Winner”. Without limiting the foregoing and only if applicable, a Potential Winner who is a minor in his or her state of residence will be required to have his or her parent or legal guardian affirm in writing such Potential Winner’s acknowledgement and agreement to the Official Rules, in order to continue to participate in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to provide an independent third party (the “Auditing Entity”) with all Entries submitted by each Potential Winner in order that such Auditing Entity may examine such Entries and confirm, subject to its and Sponsor’s discretion, that the Entries comply with these Official Rules. In the event that a Potential Winner elects to end his or her participation in the Sweepstakes, is unable to participate further in the Sweepstakes for any reason, or is, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, deemed to be ineligible to participate, Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate Potential Winner(s) in its sole discretion.
b. Prize for Winners (the “Prize”): The Prize for the Winner will be two (2) tickets to the CMA Awards® Show on November 13, 2019, coach class round-trip airfare to Nashville for two and hotel accommodation (1 hotel room, double occupancy). Accommodations are limited to cost of room and applicable tax at a hotel selected by CMA, any additional costs or fees are the responsibility of Winner. Air travel will be provided from an airport proximate to Winner’s residence selected in the sole discretion of prize provider; provided however that if Winner’s residence is located within 150 miles of Nashville, prize provider may elect to substitute ground transportation for air travel. Winner and Guest must travel on the same itinerary from the same airport. Airfare includes ticket and applicable taxes, it does not include incidental charges by the airline including baggage fees, in-flight purchases or change fees. No ground transportation is included in the Prize. Each Winner will also receive two (2) free 1-month trials of Rent the Runway’s Unlimited subscription membership (one for the Winner and one for the other attendee at the CMA Awards Show). Approximate Retail Value of the “Prize” is $2,000. All taxes (including without limitation federal, state, and local taxes) on or connected with the Prize, if any, and the reporting consequences thereof, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Winner or the other attender respectively. If any Winner is a minor in his or her state of residence (if applicable), the Prize will be awarded on such Winner’s behalf to such Winner’s parent or legal guardian, who must execute any releases and other documentation required by Sponsor (including without limitation an Affidavit of Eligibility and the Liability/Publicity Release described above). Prize may not be resold, endorsed, transferred or substituted, except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Specifics of the Prize are in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering the Sweepstakes and accepting the Prize, each Winner agrees to maintain his/her behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices. Each Winner understands and agrees that Sponsor or CMA has the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify and remove a Winner from any activity at any time if their behavior at any point is uncooperative, disruptive, or may or does cause damage to the person, property, or reputation of Sponsor or CMA or otherwise violates the policies of the CMA or the venue in which the CMA Awards occurs, and in such case, such Winner will still be solely responsible for all taxes and other expenses related to the Prize. In the unlikely event that any portion of the Prize is cancelled, undeliverable, or unable to take place for any reason, each Winner agrees that Sponsor has no further obligations to such Winner other than delivery of the remainder of the Prize (if any), and no other additional compensation will be provided. In the event that any Winner (including, for any Winner who is a minor in his or her state of residence, his or her parent or guardian) is unable to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules (including without limitation this Section 2(b)), Sponsor reserves the right to deem such individual ineligible and to select a new Winner (or Winners) from among the remaining Entrants.
a. General; List of Winners; License. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such provision. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. After the end of the Sweepstakes Period, the name of the Winner may be posted to the Sweepstakes Site, and/or to another Sponsor-affiliated site or service. In addition to any other grants that may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any Winner, where permitted by law, each such individual agrees to grant to Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Entities, and their respective licensees, affiliates, and assigns, the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, such individual’s name, photograph, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration; and further without such additional compensation, appear for, or provide biographical information for use in, any presentation or other activity which may include filming/audio/video/electronic or other recordings and/or interviews, as may be determined from time to time by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and upon request, each such individual (or, if a minor, such individual’s parent or legal guardian) will provide written consent to the foregoing uses. For a list of Winners (available after November 6, 2019) please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the “CMA x RTR Sweepstakes” – Winner List, c/o Rent The Runway, Inc., 345 Hudson Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Legal Department. Queries must be postmarked no later than November 14, 2019.
b. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability. The Sweepstakes Entities make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, reviews, ratings, rankings, or other materials, whether caused or created by authorized web site users, by tampering or “hacking,” or by any of the equipment, software, or programming related to the Sweepstakes Site or the Sweepstakes, and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the Sweepstakes Site, or any Entry. Additionally, the Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any cancellation or postponement of any aspect of the Prize. Although Sponsor attempts to ensure the integrity of the Sweepstakes, Entrants acknowledge that Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Entrants or other participants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including Entrants’ or others’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to Entrants’ or to any other person’s computer, other equipment, or person in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes, or downloading materials from or using the Sweepstakes Site. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of continuing as planned by reason of damage by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, strikes, industry conditions, marketplace demands, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine, or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify these Official Rules and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES 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 YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE, THE STREAMING, DOWNLOADING, AND/OR PRINTING OF MATERIALS FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE, SPONSOR’S OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S REMOVAL FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE OF OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO ANY ENTRIES OR OTHER MATERIALS, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY HARM RESULTING THEREFROM. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SWEEPSTAKES, ALL ENTRIES, AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
c. Dates and Deadlines. Because of the unique nature and scope of the Sweepstakes, and because of the complexity of the technology underlying the administration of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise related to the Sweepstakes.
d. Release and Indemnification. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT: (A) RELEASES AND HOLDS FACEBOOK AND/OR INSTAGRAM (AS APPLICABLE), SPONSOR, RENT THE RUNWAY, INC., CMA AND ALL OTHER SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, ACTIONS, LOSSES, COSTS, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, JUDGMENTS, SETTLEMENTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES); (“LOSSES”) OF ANY KIND ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE REMOVAL FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY ENTRIES OR OTHER MATERIALS), OR RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AS WELL AS CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY; AND (B) INDEMNIFIES AND HOLDS HARMLESS FACEBOOK AND/OR INSTAGRAM (AS APPLICABLE), SPONSOR, RENT THE RUNWAY, INC., CMA AND ALL OTHER SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES (AS DEFINED ABOVE) OF ANY KIND THAT MAY BE ASSERTED AGAINST OR INCURRED BY ANY SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES AT ANY TIME IN CONNECTION WITH THE ENTRIES, OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION CLAIMS CONCERNING THE INFRINGEMENT UPON OR VIOLATION OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER RIGHTS.
e. Arbitration. THIS SECTION PROVIDES FOR RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES ARISING UNDER OR RELATING TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THIS SWEEPSTAKES, THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION BEFORE A NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR INSTEAD OF IN A COURT BY A JUDGE OR JURY. In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes, such dispute shall be submitted to arbitration to be administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Consumer Arbitration Rules (“Supplementary Procedures”), as amended by these Official Rules. The Supplementary Procedures are currently available online at http://www.adr.org (click on the link labeled “Rules, Forms & Fees”, and then click on the link labeled “Consumer Arbitration Rules”). The arbitrator shall not have the power to impose punitive damages. To the extent that the arbitrator deems reasonable, the arbitrator shall conduct hearings, if any, by teleconference or videoconference, rather than by personal appearances. Any in-person appearances requested by the arbitrator shall be held in the County of New York in the State of New York, United States of America. Arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English and shall be conducted in a manner that preserves the confidentiality of Company’s trade secrets and other confidential information. Each party hereby waives any and all rights and benefits which it might otherwise have or be entitled to under federal law or the laws of New York or any other state to litigate any such dispute in court, it being the intention of the parties to arbitrate, according to the provisions of these Official Rules, all such disputes. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any other agreements you may enter into with Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees. EACH PARTY EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO A JURY. The award rendered by the arbitrator may be confirmed and enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. If either party shall fail to appear at a hearing on the date designated in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, or shall otherwise fail to participate in the arbitration proceeding, the arbitrator is hereby empowered to proceed ex parte. In the event of any dispute concerning the Sweepstakes, your sole and exclusive remedy shall be to seek damages pursuant to an arbitration authorized by this Section 3(e). For any claim for equitable or injunctive relief, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any state or federal court located in the County of New York in the State of New York, and you waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE REQUIREMENTS (OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES), YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.
f. Governing Law. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. For any dispute not subject to arbitration according to Section 3(e) above, you irrevocably agree to personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in the County of New York in the State of New York, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby irrevocably waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in the Sweepstakes), and you further irrevocably waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR ENTRIES OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION OCCURS, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.
h. Headings. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for convenience of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof.
i. Non-Endorsement. The use of any non-Sponsor trademarks, service marks, logos, or other marks in connection with this Contest or any prize is not meant by Sponsor to imply the endorsement of the respective owner(s) of such marks, or any affiliation of the respective owner(s) of such marks with the Contest Site or the Contest. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram and/or Facebook. CMA is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes.
j. Interpretation. In the event of any conflict between any information provided on the Sweepstakes Site regarding the Sweepstakes (such as a “F.A.Q.”), on the one hand, and these Official Rules, on the other, these Official Rules shall govern.
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