NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY OR DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED.
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
Enter the Contest For a Chance to Meet Emma Stone From The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The Contest is sponsored by POPSUGAR Inc. (owner and operator of PopSugar.com) and having an address of 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 ("Sponsor"). Entrant's registration and participation in the Contest shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the "Official Contest Rules").
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to permanent, legal residents physically residing in one of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations. All entrants must be the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor and Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. ("CTMG") and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Contest. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility or Declaration of Compliance and complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest.
HOW TO ENTER: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest. To enter, you must navigate to Contest Promotion page (http://www.popsugar.com/34397906) (the "Promotion Site") and complete all of the following steps below between 12:00 pm PDT on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 and 11:59pm PDT on Thursday, April 3, 2014 (the "Entry Period").
On the Promotion Site: (http://www.popsugar.com/34397906)
1. Enter First and Last Name and Email Address
2. Submit a response to the statement "Tell us why you're Emma Stone's biggest fan."
3. Submit a response to the question: "What is the one question you would love to ask her?
4. Upload a photo of yourself.
Only one (1) entry per person during the Entry Period.
WARRANTIES BY ENTRANT: By participating in the Contest, entrant warrants and represents that his/her entry is original to the entrant and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights (including, without limitation, copyrighted images or footage), trademarks, and rights of privacy or publicity. The entrant further warrants and represents that entrant has all appropriate clearances, permissions, and releases for the entry, including releases from all persons appearing in the photograph, location releases for all recognizable locations, and releases from anyone who assisted in the creation of the photograph. The entrant must be able to provide on request all appropriate clearances, permissions, and releases for the entry, including releases from all persons appearing in the photograph, location releases for all recognizable locations, and releases from anyone who assisted in the creation of the photograph. In the event that an entrant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable entry or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Sponsor's benefit. The photograph may not feature nudity or obscene language or material that is libelous or defamatory.
LICENSES GRANTED BY ENTRANT: By submitting an entry in the Contest, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor will own all entries submitted in the Contest. Each entrant hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells, assigns, and conveys to Sponsor and its successors and assigns, all present and future right, title, and interest of every kind and nature whatsoever in and to the entry for exploitation throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or later devised. Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter, the entry for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable. Each entrant hereby acknowledges he/she does not reserve any rights in and to his/her entry.
WINNER SELECTION: Sponsor will choose ten (10) semifinalists from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period based on each entrants' creativity of response, demonstration of interest in and knowledge of Emma Stone, and entry completion as determined in the sole discretion of employees or representative of Sponsor. These ten (10) semifinalists will be interviewed via Skype by a panel of judges, each of which are employees or representatives of Sponsor (the "Semifinalist Interview"). To participate in the Semifinalist Interview, all Semifinalists must agree to execute and return a Talent Release Form and submit to a confidential background check, in addition to all other required documents detailed herein within the required timeframe. All semifinalists must agree, that if determined to be the Winner (defined below), they be willing to travel on the dates required by Sponsor (currently on or around April 20, 2014). Of the ten (10) semifinalists interviewed, one (1) will be selected as the Winner and receive the Grand Prize. The Winner will be selected from the group of ten (10) semifinalists based on each Semifinalist's performance during the semifinalist interview in demonstrating the appearance of being comfortable on camera (25%), being well-spoken (25%), being knowledgeable about the topics presented (25%), and interest in and knowledge of Emma Stone (25%) as determined in the sole discretion of the judges. One (1) Grand Prize is available. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Contest Rules. All entrants must be the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of entry.
The semifinalists and potential Winner will be notified by email. However, Sponsor reserves the right to determine any alternative method of notification. Semifinalists must respond to notifications and requests for Skype interviews within twelve (12) hours after the date of notification. A semifinalist and potential Winner's failure to respond to the notification emails within the specified twelve (12) hours will be considered such potential Contest winner's forfeiture of the potential Grand Prize and an alternate semifinalist or potential Winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Each entry submitted in response to the Contest and in accordance with the Official Contest Rules will constitute an official entry. One (1) entry per person. Duplicate entries will be void. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.
The potential Grand Prize winner ("Winner") will be notified on or about April 11, 2014, no later than 11:59 PM PDT via email or phone and must accept the Grand Prize within six (6) hours from the date of notification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine any alternative method of notification. One (1) Grand Prize is available.
The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules.
GRAND PRIZE: The Grand Prize consists of a trip for the Winner and one (1) guest to San Francisco, California and includes: (a) round-trip, economy-class air transportation for two (2) from the major airport with regularly scheduled flights closest to the Winner's permanent residence to San Francisco (or ground transportation at Sponsor's discretion if Winner resides within a 200-mile radius of San Francisco); (b) two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (one double occupancy room and room tax only) in San Francisco (trip currently to be scheduled for on or around April 20, 2014), (c) the opportunity to visit POPSUGAR Headquarters in San Francisco, and (d) the opportunity for solely the Winner meet Emma Stone (subject to availability and other considerations). Approximate retail value ("ARV") of the travel portion of the Grand Prize only is One Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars (USD$1,500). There is NO monetary value whatsoever associated with the possibility of interviewing Emma Stone. The ARV of the Grand Prize may vary depending on date and times of travel, airfare fluctuations and hotel charges at the time of travel. Therefore, the ARV of the Grand Prize awarded may be lower or higher at the time it is fulfilled. Any difference between actual value and stated approximate retail value will not be awarded. Prizes issued in connection with this Contest, including the Grand Prize, are not redeemable for cash or transferable; and no substitution allowed except, at Sponsor's sole discretion, for a prize of equal or greater value. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Contest Rules. Winner and any guest of Winner must be the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of entry. Winner and any guest of Winner must travel on the same itinerary, on dates to be designated by Sponsor, and must have valid identification and any other documents necessary for travel.
Travel is subject to the restrictions and conditions set forth below. Any costs associated with the receipt of and/or use of the Grand Prize that are not expressly stated above are not included in the Grand Prize and are the responsibility solely of the Winner and his/her guest. Such costs may include, without limitation, any ground transportation, any unspecified state or local taxes or government surcharges or fees, service charges, facility fees, security fees, passenger tariffs or duties, trip and travel insurance and premiums, meals, drinks, incidentals, gratuities, telephone calls, charges for changing dates or other personal costs and expenses not specified herein and are the sole responsibility of the Winner and/or his or her guest. All Grand Prize-related travel arrangements will be administered by Sponsor. The Winner elects to travel or partake in the Grand Prize trip with no guest but no additional compensation will be awarded to the Winner. Air transportation and hotel accommodations must be taken together and cannot be taken separately. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked, except at Sponsor's sole discretion. All airline tickets issued in conjunction with Grand Prize are not eligible for upgrades, frequent flyer miles or any other promotional benefit. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in the Winner's possession. Grand Prize travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates and certain other restrictions, which may include a Saturday night stay, all of which are subject to change. Travel must be roundtrip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No layovers are permitted on tickets issued as the Grand Prize; if a layover occurs, the Grand Prize will terminate and full fare will be charged from the stopover point for the remaining trip segment(s), including the return. Once hotel and flight arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Any unclaimed and/or unused Grand Prize travel package or element thereof will be forfeited by Winner and his/her guest and will remain the property of Sponsor. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Contest Rules and those set forth by Sponsor's air travel prize supplier, as detailed in the passenger ticket contract issued by such supplier. The exact travel dates will depend upon the date of the interview (currently dates of travel are scheduled to take place on or about April 20, 2014, but is subject to change).
Winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize and for all costs and expenses related to the Grand Prize that are not specifically mentioned herein, including, but not limited to: additional ground transportation, room service, parking fees, food, alcoholic beverages, tips, and gratuities. The time, date, and location of the interview shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and is subject to the approval of Emma Stone and CTMG. In the event that the possible interview opportunity listed in the prize description does not or cannot take place as scheduled or at all, for reasons including but not limited to scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponement, an event of force majeure, or for any other reason in Sponsor's sole discretion, the remaining components of the Grand Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor's prize obligation to the Winner, and no other or additional compensation will be awarded. In the event a Winner and his or her guest engages in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, disruptive, inappropriate, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person (or if the Winner and his or her guest has in the past engaged in such behavior and that subsequently becomes known to Sponsor), Sponsor reserves the right to send the Winner home with no further compensation. To receive a copy of any legally required Winner's list, or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, POPSUGAR Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Specify winner's list or rules on your request.
WINNER HEREBY AGREES AND ACKNOWLEDGES ON BEHALF OF WINNER AND GUEST THAT ANY PHOTOS OR RECORDINGS OF EMMA STONE, CREW OR FILMMAKERS FROM THE TAKEN BY WINNER AND/OR GUEST OR RECEIVED BY WINNER AND/OR GUEST MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY COMMERCIAL MANNER OR FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE WHATSOEVER.
RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, ENTRANTS FOREVER AND IRREVOCABLY AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, CTMG, FACEBOOK, AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY "RELEASEES") FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, LOSSES, COSTS, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS, LAWSUITS, PENALTIES, PROCEEDINGS, JUDGMENTS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE CONTEST, ENTRY, PARTICIPATION OR IN ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE REMOVAL FROM THE SITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS), OR RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, DELIVERY, POSSESSION, ATTENDANCE AT, TRAVEL RELATED TO, DEFECT, USE, INABILITY TO USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AS WELL AS CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASEES 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 ANY ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE, THE REMOVAL FROM THE WEBSITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, DELIVERY, POSSESSION, ATTENDANCE AT, TRAVEL RELATED TO, DEFECT, USE, INABILITY TO USE OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, DELIVERY, POSSESSION, ATTENDANCE AT, TRAVEL RELATED TO, DEFECT, USE, INABILITY TO USE OR MISUSE OF, OR PARTICIPATION IN, ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE CONTEST, ALL PRIZES, AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE 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, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Releasees shall not be liable to Winner or any other person for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Releasees' sole control. Releasees shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Releasees shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant, semifinalist, or potential Winner may be disqualified from the Contest if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Contest Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. As a condition of redeeming the Grand Prize, the Winner hereby grants Sponsor the right to photograph and/or record his or her interview and other participation and performance at the interview and use such recording, and the Winner's name, likeness, image, voice, statements, biographical data and performance in perpetuity, in any media or manner now existing or hereinafter devised in connection with the promotion or advertising of the series "I'm a Huge Fan" (working title) without further compensation or the necessity for further consent. Participation in the Contest is at entrant's own risk. Sponsor shall not be liable for 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the Winner on the Contest entry form, 2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind, 3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, 4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Contest or 5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize. Sponsor does not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant. By entering or accepting a prize in the Contest, winners agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return to Sponsor within one (1) business day an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a prize. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Contest Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Contest Promotion Site to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by California law. By participating in this Contest, entrants agree that California courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest and that venue shall be only in San Francisco, California.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
CTMG is not a sponsor of this Contest and is not responsible for the collection, submission, or processing of entries, the administration of the Contest, or the selection of semifinalists and the Winner.