CHIDEO OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES
A DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
The Chideo Official Sweepstakes Rules and Sweepstakes Details Page for each Sweepstakes govern how each Sweepstakes will operate.
ENTRY PERIOD: Each Sweepstakes has unique start and end times and dates that are described on the Sweepstakes Details Page. All Start and End times are in Pacific Time.
ELIGIBILITY: Unless otherwise indicated on the Sweepstakes Details Page, Sweepstakes are open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who at the time of entry are at least 18 years of age and who also have reached the age of majority in their respective state of residence, which in some states may be higher than 18. For Sweepstakes open to minors, minors must have parental/legal guardian consent to participate. Employees and directors of Chideo (“Sponsor”), Gage Marketing Group LLC (“Administrator”), and each of their respective parent entities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, owners, officers, directors, partners, agents, representatives, employees and contractors, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, any companies who are promotional participants or prize providers, web masters and web suppliers (and their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse) and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible to win a prize. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in a Sweepstakes, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes judges, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
ENTRY METHODS: For any online method of entry, you will first need to log in to your Chideo account. If you do not have a Chideo account you can create an account at www.chideo.com (“Web Site”). There is no cost to create an account. You must provide a valid email address at the time of registration. There are two types of Sweepstakes, each with different entry methods as described below.
DONATION BASED SWEEPSTAKES: Go to the Web Site and follow the onscreen instructions to make a donation. The number of entries you receive in relation to donation activity for a particular sweepstakes will be specified on the Web Site and/or Sweepstakes Details Page. You must have a valid credit card to enter by this method. Your donation must be received during the Entry Period for the Sweepstakes. If a Sweepstakes contains a Donation Method of Entry the NO DONATION ENTRY METHOD is as follows: Unless alternative instructions are set forth on the Sweepstakes Details Page, to enter without a donation, on plain pieces of 3” x 5” papers, hand print your complete name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, ZIP code, age and email address. Please write the name of the Sweepstakes you are entering (which can be found on the Sweepstakes Details Page) on the front right corner of the envelope. Mail entries in a hand-addressed envelope with first-class postage affixed, to: Chideo Charity Sweepstakes, 10000 Highway 55, Minneapolis, MN 55441. Entries by mail must be postmarked no later than the last day of the Entry Period and received within three (3) business days thereafter. Illegible or incomplete entries are void. There is no entry limit to mail-in method.
NON-DONATION BASED SWEEPSTAKES: A Sweepstakes may also offer website visitors the opportunity to engage (without purchase or donation) with the Chideo website. See Sweepstakes Details Page for specified activities (i.e. vote, suggest, watch chideos) and the number of entries you will receive in relation to specified activities. Entries must be received between the dates posted at the Sweepstakes Details Page (the Entry Period).
RANDOM DRAWING: Potential winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing held on or about the date specified on the Sweepstakes Details Page for each Sweepstakes from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Decisions of the judges are final. There is a limit of one (1) prize per person/household per individual Sweepstakes.
WINNER NOTIFICATION/VERIFICATION PROCESS: Potential winner(s) will be notified by phone, email or express courier at the discretion of the Sponsor. Potential winner(s) may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release Form by date/time stated in winner notification documents. If applicable, a potential winner’s designated travel companion(s) may also be required to sign and return a Release of Liability/Publicity Release Form. If any eligible winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian must sign all required documents. If applicable, potential winner and travel companion(s) must consent to and sign a Background Check Release Form. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual whose background check reveals information that is inconsistent with the positive image and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate (which will be determined by Sponsor, at its sole and absolute discretion). Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm any potential winner’s eligibility and compliance with these rules. By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. Failure to cooperate may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If the prize includes participation in any event(s), or publicity, or meeting with a celebrity, and if a potential winner has engaged or does engage in any conduct that could damage the reputation or business of any sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its reasonable discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting. Each potential winner must also comply with all requirements for proper and appropriate behavior during any prize-related activities or events, including but not limited to any meeting with any celebrity. Any inappropriate behavior, as determined by sponsor in its discretion, may result in removal from any activity or event.
Sponsor/Administrator’s communication to potential winner(s) will include specific deadlines to complete and return required documents. Noncompliance to return required documents by stated deadlines, return of any prize/prize notification, failure to clear background check, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible, or does not comply with the Official Rules, such potential winner may be disqualified and forfeit prize. In that event an alternate potential prize winner may be selected, time permitting.
PRIZE DETAILS/RESTRICTIONS: Prize description, approximate retail value of prize and any prize restrictions will be described on the Sweepstakes Details Page. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize (or any portion of prize) to one of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize item becomes unavailable. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize by winner permitted. All federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Winner(s) of prizes valued at $600 or more across all Sweepstakes for a calendar year will be issued an IRS Form-1099 for tax purposes for the retail value of the prize and winner is advised to seek independent counsel on the implications of his/her winnings before accepting a prize.
Travel/Experience Prizes: Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Sponsor is not responsible if any prize-related event (or talent portion) is postponed, cancelled or unavailable for any reason, in whole or in part; in such circumstances, winner will receive remainder of the prize, without additional compensation. Selection of airport, airline, flight itinerary, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations are solely within Sponsor’s discretion. Once trip is booked, any changes made at winner’s request are at winner’s expense. Winner and guest must possess required travel documents (e.g. valid Photo ID) prior to departure and must travel together on the same itinerary. If a travel prize includes a hotel stay, a valid credit card will be required at check in to cover incidental expenses. If a travel prize includes car rental, at least one person taking part in the trip must meet all requirements of the rental company, including but not limited to age, driver’s license, credit card, and any other requirements. Unless otherwise specified, car rental prize coves only the rental, not gasoline, insurance or other incidental costs. If winner elects to travel without a travel companion, no additional compensation will be awarded in lieu thereof. Actual retail value may vary depending on winner’s point of departure and airfare fluctuations. Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual value will not be awarded. If winner resides within 250 miles of trip location, he/she will receive a travel stipend in the amount of $500 for winner only, in lieu of airfare. Tickets/vouchers/gift cards are not redeemable or exchangeable for cash and are subject to all terms and conditions of use as established by issuer. All travel-related expenses not specified on the Sweepstakes Details Page, including but not limited to luggage fees, meals, gratuities and incidental hotel and personal expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner. Potential winner’s travel companion must be the legal age of majority in his/her state of residence unless otherwise approved by the Sponsor, which will only be considered by Sponsor if the winner is the minor’s parent/legal guardian, who must sign all required documents on behalf of minor. If a Sweepstakes is open to entrants under the age of majority (minors) and a minor wins a prize that includes a trip, minor’s parent/legal guardian must accompany minor on trip and will be the winner’s designated travel companion.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY/GENERAL RULES: By entering a Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless, Chideo, Gage Marketing Group LLC and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, agents and agencies, and the officers, directors and employees of them (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in a Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, printers or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; incorrect announcements of any kind (d) errors in the administration of a Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; lost, late, postage due, damaged, delayed, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible or misdirected entries or entries not received by the entry deadline; (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part from entrant’s participation in a Sweepstakes or receipt, use or misuse of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in a Sweepstakes and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these official rules. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION S IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or insufficient space in user’s e-mail account to receive e-mail. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify a Sweepstakes if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of a Sweepstakes or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the program as determined by the Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted online and the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event a dispute arises regarding specific individual entitled to receive prize, entry will be declared made by the “authorized e-mail account holder” and any damage made to the Web site will also be the responsibility of the authorized e-mail account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized e-mail account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entrant may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the entrant of a donation entry is the authorized e-mail account holder of the e-mail address associated with the account/submission. Proof of submitting entry/entries will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address/Chideo account. Any attempt by a participant to exceed or manipulate the entry specifications and/or limitations, including by using multiple/different email addresses/Chideo accounts or any other methods, will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. All materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
PUBLICITY: Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winner’s name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness for purposes of advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
DISPUTES: Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with a Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for Los Angeles, California or the appropriate California State Court; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering any Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with a Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
WIN LIST: Upon winner(s) confirmation, winner(s) name(s) will be posted on www.chideo.com.
SPONSOR: Chideo, 11601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90025