Official Portland Timbers Tattoo Contest Rules
ELIGIBILITY: The Timbers Tattoo Contest ("Contest") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, except residents in the state of New York and Florida. Minors under the age of 17 years old can participate in the children’s contest, but need their parent or guardian’s written permission and authorization. Adult Winner must also be available to get their tattoo done sometime in the window of March 7-18, 2012 per their own transportation. Employees, officers and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, child, sibling, parent and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Sponsors, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”) and Soccer United Marketing, LLC (“SUM” 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 Contest are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The Contest 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 Contest begins on February 16, 2012 and runs through March 4, 2012 (“Entry Period”). To enter, follow these steps:
- Submit an original tattoo design with a Portland Timbers theme.
Your design could include words to a popular chant, logos, Timbers colors or anything that reflects the team.
During the Entry Period, entries will only be taken online. 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. During the Entry Period, go to www.portlandtimbers.com to enter.
JUDGING: Jake Gleeson and Eric Brunner of the Portland Timbers (“the Sponsor”) will judge all eligible entries received. Eligible entries will be judged on the following basis: originality (50%) and creativity (50%). On or about March 6, 2012, a winner will be selected and contacted by the Sponsor. The Portland Timbers reserves the right to not award the prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. The decisions of the Portland Timbers are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family and per household.
PUBLICATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS TO SUBMISSIONS: All designs must be original. It must have been created solely by the entrant and never previously displayed or published. It must not be copied from, altered from, or be similar in appearance to any other published material. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees that his or her submission is an original work of authorship and he or she owns all right, title and interest in the entry as of the date of submission. Entries cannot defame or invade the 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. 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 and has obtained, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsor and the other MLS Entities 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. If any identifiable person appearing in the entry is under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, the parent or legal guardian is required to provide permission. Sponsor reserves the right to require proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, in its sole discretion.
By entering the Contest, entrants agree to assign all right, title, and interest, including copyright rights, in the entry to
Sponsor and grant permission for Sponsor, the other MLS Entities and their respective designees to publish or publicize all or part of their entry, including but not limited to entrant’s name, likeness and design, in whole or in part, for advertising, promotional and trade or other purposes in conjunction with this and similar promotions in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, worldwide, royalty-free, in perpetuity, without notice or permission and without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.
PRIZES: Two Prizes Are Available To Be Awarded.
One (1) Adult Grand Prize Winner will receive $300 towards his or her tattoo at a tattoo parlor of his or her choice and the ability to have it recorded and presented on portlandtimbers.com.
One (1) Child Grand Prize Winner will receive $100 to use at the adidas team store at JELD-WEN Field.
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 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 applicable Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 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 to 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 the 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.
The Adult Winner will receive tattoo at his or her own risk. The Portland Timbers and MLS cannot be held liable for any mistake or discrepancy made on the tattoo parlor’s part. The Winner is to comply with any and all rules, terms and conditions set forth by the tattoo artist and/or parlor.
NOTIFICATION: Each potential Winner will be notified by e-mail, (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
WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Contest 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 Contest, 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 Contest or from the receipt or use of any Prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize. Each 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. 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 Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prizes or in any Contest-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 Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. The Contest is designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Soccer and www.MLSsoccer.com, the Official Site of Major League Soccer. This Contest may not be used for any form of gambling.
In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify Participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, Released Parties shall have no liability to any Participants who are disqualified due to such an action. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest 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 Contest 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 Contest, 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 Contest for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes 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 CONTEST 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 AND SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW
All online entries must include a valid email address for the entrant. In case of multiple entries received from the same person or email address or household, only the first entry received from such person, email address or household will be considered. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at the time of the 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 email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.
WINNERS’ LIST: For a list of (available after March 18, 2012), mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Portland Timbers ‘Tattoo Contest,’ 1844 SW Morrison, Portland, OR 97205. Winner’s list “Portland Timbers Tattoo Contest” requests must be received by March 31, 2012.