CENTURYLINK #NAGBEPHOTOBOMB SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

 

CENTURYLINK #NAGBEPHOTOBOMB SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

ELIGIBILITY: CENTURYLINK #NAGBEPHOTOBOMB Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius from PORTLAND, OREGON (the “Territory”) who are of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (and at least 18 years old) at the time of entry.  Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of the PORTLAND TIMBERS (the “Sponsor”), Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), and Soccer United Marketing, LLC  (“SUM” and collectively with Sponsor and MLS, the “MLS Entities”) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a prize.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.  Void outside and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

 

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01am PST on August 3, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm PST on September 1, 2013 (“Entry Period”). In order to enter the Sweepstakes, there are two ways to receive the Nagbe head cut-out: 1) at the August 3, 2013 match, valid ticket holders may receive a Nagbe head cut-out or 2) those who wish to enter who do not attend the August 3, 2013 match may access the Nagbe head cut-out by going to portlandtimbers.com/NagbePhotobomb. During the Entry Period, there are two ways to enter: Upload your photo using the Nagbe head cut-out to either 1) Twitter or 2) Instagram using the specified hashtag, #NagbePhotobomb.  No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person, per e-mail address and per household, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void.

 

1.        Twitter:  To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a registered user of Twitter. If you are not a registered user, you may sign up for a free Twitter account at www.twitter.com or through the Twitter application by downloading it onto your iPhone or Android (available via Apple App Store and Google Play, respectively).  If you don’t already follow @TimbersFC on Twitter, visit https://twitter.com/TimbersFC and click on the icon to follow @TimbersFC. You will then be required to follow the instructions of the Sweepstakes tweets and retweet the required original tweet, upload the required image using the Nagbe head cut-out, and  making certain to include the specified hashtag, #NagbePhotoBomb, in your reply. Images must be in digital format. No video, print or film submissions will be accepted. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller in JPEG or JPG format. The image need not be taken with a digital camera. Scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints will be accepted.  Registration will begin on August 3, 2013 at 12:01am PST and be available until September 1, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. Twitter's clock will be the official time keeper for the Sweepstakes. If you make or receive tweets on your mobile phone, standard text messaging rates will apply. In order to participate in the Sweepstakes without receiving tweets on your mobile phone, be sure to deactivate your mobile phone from your Twitter account.  Only one (1) entry per person or Twitter account will be accepted.

 

2.         Instagram:      To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a registered user of Instagram. If you are not a registered user of Instagram, sign up for an Instagram account at www.instagram.com or through the Instagram application by downloading it onto your iPhone or Android (available via Apple App Store and Google Play, respectively). If you don’t already follow @TimbersFC on Instagram, visit https://instagram.com/TimbersFC and click on the icon to follow @TimbersFC. You will then be required to follow the instructions of the Sweepstakes instagram and upload one (1) original image using the Nagbe head cut-out to instagram, following the instructions provided, making certain to include the specified hashtag, #NagbePhotoBomb, in your post. Images must be in digital format. No video, print or film submissions will be accepted. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller in JPEG or JPG format. The image need not be taken with a digital camera. Scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints will be accepted. Registration will begin on August 3, 2013 at 12:01am PST and be available until September 1, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. Instagram's clock will be the official time keeper for the Sweepstakes. If you make or receive instagrams on your mobile phone, standard text messaging rates will apply. In order to participate in the Sweepstakes without receiving instagrams on your mobile phone, be sure to deactivate your mobile phone from your Instagram account.  Only one (1) entry per person or Instagram account will be accepted.

 

All entries including photos become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  You must have the permission of any person that appears or is identified in your entry, however only the primary entrant is eligible to win a prize.  The entry must be original, truthful, unpublished, and created solely by the submitting entrant.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who submitted a potentially winning entry, Sponsor reserves the right to deem that the entry was submitted by the Instagram accountholder at the time of entry.

 

By entering, you represent and agree that you have acquired permissions from individuals included in any submitted photo for entry to the Contest subject to the terms of these Official Rules.  There must not be any proprietary background containing artwork or recognizable commercial logos, or any inappropriate or offensive materials in the entry. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, garbled, late, damaged, or corrupted are void and will not be accepted.  By entering, you agree that the photos and any other portion of the entry may be used in promotions and advertisements for Sponsor.

 

By entering the Contest, entrant grants Sponsor the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, edit (including for length) and otherwise exploit the photo (and any portion thereof) and any other portion of the entry and to incorporate it in other works in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsor and that Sponsor’s reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of their entries, or any portions thereof will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, defamation, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  Any entry containing material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or that does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsor’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be rejected as ineligible for consideration.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsor shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the entry.

 

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or Instagram. The information you provide will only be used in connection with commercial e-mails from the MLS Entities as provided for in MLSsoccer.com’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes shall be directed to Sponsor or the other MLS Entities and not to Twitter or Instagram. 

 

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner(s) of the Sweepstakes (each a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”) will be selected by random drawing on or about September 9, 2013 from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor. 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.  Limit one (1) prize per person, family and per household.

 

PRIZES: One Prize Is Available To Be Awarded.  Winner will receive four (4) tickets to the September 20th Portland Timbers game, one Timbers jersey signed by Darlington Nagbe and four passes to meet Darlington Nagbe post-match (the “Prize”).  (Approximate Retail Value of Prize (“ARV”): $[INSERT VALUE]). 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 Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to, lodging accommodations, any transportation costs, luggage fees, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner’s guest[s] must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence, unless accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.

 

The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion. Major League Soccer game, event, and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of Major League Soccer and/or the applicable Major League Soccer team, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Soccer, is not played due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason.  Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the Prize.  Sponsor and the applicable MLS Entities reserve the right to remove or deny entry to winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at any game, event or exhibition.  Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Soccer game, event or exhibition.

 

NOTIFICATION:  The Winner will be notified through private message via Twitter or Instagram  (in the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or the applicable MLS Entity, as applicable) by the Sponsor.  In the event that any potential Winner does not respond to any such notification within three (3) days of date of issuance, a disqualification will result, Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.  The potential Winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number (if applicable) and/or other identification to Sponsor and will be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Release of Publicity, within five (5) days of date of issuance.  A disqualification will result, 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 if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time.  Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or potential Winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential Winner to be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.

 

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 the Sponsor, the other MLS Entities, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the 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 Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize.  Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, the other MLS Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, postage-due or garbled entries, e-mail or mail.  Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible 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 Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Soccer game, event or exhibition.  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 participants' or to any other person's computer 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 Sponsor’s representatives 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 this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, the other MLS Entities and/or their respective agents.  Sponsor and the other MLS Entities 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 their sole discretion.  Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty.  All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, state of New York without giving effect to choice of law or conflicted law principles (whether of the state of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 

The Sponsor and the other MLS Entities, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winner[s] and award the Prize by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

 

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND MLS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND SPONSOR AND THE OTHER MLS ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

All online entries must include a valid e-mail address for the entrant.  In case of multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address or household, only the first entry received from such person, e-mail address or household will be considered.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

 

WINNERS’ LIST:  For the name of the winner (available after September 10, 2013) mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: CenturyLink/#NagbePhotoBomb, Portland Timbers, 1844 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205.  Winner’s name requests must be received by September 20, 2013.

 

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Peregrine Sports LLC d/b/a Portland Timbers at 1844 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205.