X Factor Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Eligibility: The X Factor UK Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia (U.S.), at least the age of majority in their state of residence (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) as of date of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of AXS TV LLC (the "Sponsor"), its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Sweepstakes Entry Period: The Sweepstakes Entry Period begins at 12:00:00 a.m. (midnight) Eastern Time (“ET”) on 08/30/2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 10/12/2015 (hereafter, “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
Entry: There are three (3) ways to enter.
Method #2: Twitter Entry: To enter you must Tweet a message with the hash tag #XFACTORSWEEPSTAKES. Tweets must be received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. If a Tweet is more than one post in length it will be considered as one entry with the first post considered the entry. @axstv will message you with instructions to visit the Sweepstakes Website (the Sweepstakes Website), claim your Tweet and complete the online entry form. You will be asked to claim your Tweet by authenticating via your own Twitter account, completing the online entry form in its entirety and clicking submit. The Tweet along with the completed online entry form is the entry (the “Entry”). Each Tweet may only be submitted once during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to determining eligibility of Tweets. Limit: One (1) Twitter Entry per person per day regardless of whether entrant has more than one Twitter account.
Method #3: Microsite Entry: Visit http://www.axs.tv/xfactor/xfactorsweepstakes/
Limit: Three (3) Total Entries, per person per day, one (1) via each Entry Method above.
*IMPORTANT: MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTEST. INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER ARE FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND AVAILABLE FOR IPHONE FROM APPLE APP STORE AND FOR ANDROID FROM THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE. WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL AREAS.
- Entrants are required to upload an appropriate Photo using the Instagram application on an iOS or Android mobile device; or an appropriate Tweet using the Twitter application.
- Photo must be in color and taken during Sweepstakes Entry Period.
- Photo caption must include #XFACTORSWEEPSTAKES hashtag.
- Once a photo has been submitted, it cannot be modified by Entrant.
Submission of an Entry to the Sweepstakes does not indicate the Entry has complied with the Official Rules. The Sponsor and Administrator will review all Entries and reserve the right in their sole and absolute discretion to reject, disqualify and/or remove any Entry (along with the Entrants’ who submitted them) that violates these Official Rules or is otherwise inappropriate without any notification or warning. Entrants will not be notified if their privacy settings preclude entry and could be disqualified.
By submitting an Entry, the Entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor permission for his/her Entry and other Entrant information to be posted on the Sponsor’s website throughout the world for viewing by visitors to the website and used in accordance with the Official Rules.
All Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:
- Entry must be original and owned by Entrant.
- No duplicate Entries may be submitted.
- Photo must be taken by oneself and cannot be taken by a third-party photographer.
- Photo cannot contain images that are irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest.
- Entry cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
- Entry cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
- Entry cannot contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses, photographs or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission.
- Entry cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people or companies.
- Entry cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
- Entry cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
- Entry cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
- Entry may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) Entrant has obtained written permission from a third party whose photograph is being used in the Entry; (c) Entrant owns all rights to the Entry, including without limitation, copyrights; (d) publication of the Entry via various media, including posting on the Websites, will not infringe on any third-party rights; and (e) Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its affiliates, owners, parents, subsidiaries, members, shareholders, and partners, both individually and collectively, and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents and assigns of each (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of Entrant’s representations and warranties herein, the Entry, or Entrants conduct in creating the Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest.
By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any other persons appearing or who are otherwise identifiable in the Entry consents to the submission and the use of the Entry. By participating, Entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, hometown, photograph or image for future advertising and publicity purposes in any and all media without additional compensation, notification or permission. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Entry, which includes the Photo. Entries made by any other individual or entity that is not the person named on the submitted Entry from or made in any manner inconsistent with these Official Rules will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Contest.
Prize/Approximate Retail Value ("ARV")/Odds:
Grand Prize: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won. The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two (2) (Winner and one (1) guest) to the UK for The X Factor UK Finale taping.
Prize package includes:
- Round-trip coach airfare for two (2) to London, England, from a major airport nearest winner’s residence, as determined by the Sponsor.
- Three (3) nights/Four (4) days hotel accommodations. Hotel accommodations based on a single room, double-occupancy.
- Round-trip ground transportation in London between airport and hotel.
- Two (2) tickets to The X Factor UK Season Finale on December 13, 2015
- Round-trip private sedan transfers between hotel and X Factor finale taping (based on 5 hours)
The ARV of Grand Prize is: $4,999.00
Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
Random Drawing: The Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about Thursday, October 15, 2015 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period by an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
Winner Notification: Grand Prize winner will be confirmed via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within two (2) days of initial notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). These releases will require the Winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Travel companion of winner will also be required to sign a travel liability waiver. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Trip must be taken on 12/11/2015 or prize will be forfeited in its entirety.
If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, his/her prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the Releases on the minor winner’s behalf. Prize is non-assignable or transferable to another individual, except to a surviving spouse.
If Releases are returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected in a separate random drawing, time permitting.
Prize Conditions: All expenses related to the acceptance or use of the prize is the sole responsibility of prize winner.
All travel related expenses including but not limited to ground transportation to and from home, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, luggage fees, departure taxes, resort or property fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary. Winner and travel companion must have valid international travel documents prior to departure. Prize must be used on dates specified or prize will be forfeited. Dates are subject to change.
Travel is subject to availability and trip is only available on dates specified by the Sponsor.
Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. Reservations are subject to availability. If weather affects the ability for winner and his/her guest to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner and/or guest other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or guests are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries. Grand Prize winner and guest are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., passport) prior to travel. Grand Prize winner’s guest must be legal U.S. resident, at least the age of majority in their state of residence, and must complete and return a Travel Companion Liability Release prior to travel as noted above.
In the event the prize winner or his/her guest engages in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor and in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal, or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip prize in whole or in part, with no further compensation.
Prize is not redeemable for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize is non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize or prize component is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of each winner. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
The winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, if applicable. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsor or their agent(s) to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.
Tickets are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets are subject to the issuer’s complete terms and conditions. In the event that The X Factor UK Finale does not take place as scheduled, for reasons such as cancellation, preemption or postponement, or for any reason beyond the control of the Sponsor, Sponsor's sole responsibility will be to award the remaining portion of the Grand Prize and no additional substitution or compensation will be provided.
Conditions/Limitations of Liability: Participating entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and its independent agent. Participating entrants agree to release the Released Parties from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
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 rewards 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 Terms and Conditions, 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 State of California, USA.
Official Rules: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see http://www.axs.tv/xfactor/xfactorsweepstakes/, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by October 15, 2015, to: The X Factor UK Sweepstakes, Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.
Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after October 15, 2015) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope no later than November 16, 2015, to: The X Factor UK Sweepstakes, Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.
Sponsor: AXS TV LLC, 320 S. Walton Street, Dallas, Texas 75226.
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