2017 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH “BEREADYLI – PREPAREDNESS CHALLENGE” SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

2017 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH “BEREADYLI – PREPAREDNESS CHALLENGE” SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND ORDINANCES.

The 2017 National Preparedness Month “BeReadyLI – Preparedness Challenge” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and ends at 12:00:00 PM EST on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

1. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of both United Way of Long Island and PSEG Long Island (“Sponsors”) and any of their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, and advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, and marketing agencies, website providers, web masters, and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household are not eligible to enter or win. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsors’ decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Sponsors reserve the right to verify the eligibility of winner. Only one entry per person per day is permitted during the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants only eligible to win one prize during the Sweepstakes Period. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

2. SPONSORS: United Way of Long Island, 819 Grand Boulevard, Deer Park, NY 11729 and PSEG Long Island, LLC 15 Park Drive, Melville, NY 11747

3. HOW TO ENTER SWEEPSTAKES: To enter, visit https://contest.fbapp.io/bereadyli, click the promotional graphic for the Sweepstakes to access the email address entry form. Upon submission of the entry form you will be automatically entered with one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Entrants may also upload a photograph representing how entrant is prepared in the event of an emergency. Submission of a photograph is optional. All photographs become the property of Sponsors upon submission and Sponsors may post such photographs on the BeReadyLI Sweepstakes Facebook page. Submittal of a photograph does not increase the chances of winning nor does sharing of an entrant’s photograph on the BeReadyLI Sweepstakes Facebook page.

All entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be returned or acknowledged, and Sponsors will not verify receipt of entries. Sponsors and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries, which will be disqualified. Sponsors are not responsible for transmission, typing, and/or computer error. Bulk, automated, or third party entries are prohibited and will be disqualified. Multiple participants are not permitted to use the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple or different identities, forms, or email addresses or any other methods will void all of that participant’s entries, and that participant may be disqualified at Sponsors’ discretion. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the registered entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Entries specifying an invalid, non-working, or inactive email address will be disqualified and ineligible to win. Sponsors and Sponsors’ agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, or service providers may use entrants’ email address submitted with entry for purposes of prize notification, prize fulfillment, and/or future marketing by Sponsors. Entrants may remove their email address from future email marketing promotions by checking the appropriate box on the entry form or by following the instructions on any email marketing promotion. Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsors’ Privacy Policy, which may be found at http://www.bereadyli.org/news/privacy-policy/.

4. PRIZE DRAWINGS: A random drawing will be held on or about September 30, 2017 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors’ decisions are final and legally binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors reserve the right to modify scheduling of the Sweepstakes without prior notice.

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified by email on or about September 19, 2017 following the date of the random drawing selecting the winner. Potential prize winner does not need to be online at the time of the notification. Except where legally prohibited, potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability/publicity release within twenty-one (21) days of being notified or an alternate winner will be selected. Issuance of prize to potential winner is subject to Sponsors’ verification of potential winner’s eligibility. Noncompliance with the foregoing, failure to abide by these Official Rules, failure to respond within three (3) days after the first attempt to contact the potential winner or return of the prize notification or prize as undeliverable will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize and the naming of an alternate potential winner. Up to 3 alternate drawings will be held, after which any remaining prizes will remain un-awarded. No compensation will be given upon prize forfeiture for any reason. Unaccepted prizes may not be awarded within sole discretion of Sponsors. Sponsors are not responsible for any change of home address, email address, and/or any other contact information of entrants.

6. PRIZE: One (1) Winner will receive win four tickets to Sesame Street Live at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City and a $500 gift card. No other prize or compensation is included (e.g., transportation expenses; meals; etc.) Limit one prize per person.

7. PRIZE CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS: Prize is not transferable and no substitution is allowed except in Sponsors’ sole discretion. Prize may not be redeemed for cash. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize (or portion of prize) is unavailable. Winner is responsible for any loss of prize or portion of prize after it has been delivered. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. The estimated retail value of the prize is $800. Any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including but not limited to income and sales taxes) and all fees, costs, and expenses related to acceptance and use of the prize not specifically stated herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Sponsors are 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.

8. EXPIRATION: Unless otherwise prohibited by law in winner’s state of residence, prize will expire one year from date of issuance, but in any case the prize will expire no later than September 30, 2018. Potential winner’s use of the prize shall be subject to blackout dates.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the United States and where prohibited by law. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including due to tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, transmission or computer error, computer viruses, bugs or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors which corrupt or affect the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, void any suspect entries and: (a) cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof); (b) modify the Sweepstakes or suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the prizes from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of impairment.

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Sponsors failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Neither Sponsors nor anyone acting on their behalf will enter into any communications with any entrant regarding this Sweepstakes, except as expressly set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsors reserve the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, and/or the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Use of automated entries or programs or entries submitted by third parties are prohibited and will be disqualified. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the permitted number of entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, registrations, addresses or any other method will void all of that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified at Sponsors’ discretion. Entrants agree that Sponsors shall own the entries, which shall not be acknowledged or returned.

10. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT SPONSORS AND THEIR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLICATIONS, AND PROMOTIONAL, FULFILLMENT, AND MARKETING AGENCIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE RELEASED FROM AND HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF A PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES INCLUDING COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS, OR MISDIRECTED OR INCOMPLETE ENTRIES OR IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, AND EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING PRIZES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

11. PUBLICITY AND ADVERTISING: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, WINNER GRANTS TO SPONSORS (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSORS), ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, RETAILERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, SUPPLIERS, AND THOSE ACTING PURSUANT TO ITS AUTHORITY, THE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PRINT, PUBLISH, BROADCAST, AND USE, WORLDWIDE IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, EACH WINNER’S NAME, PORTRAIT, PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, OPINIONS AND/OR BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION HOMETOWN AND STATE) FOR ADVERTISING, TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS OR HER NAME ON TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCAST) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION.

12. OFFICIAL RULES AND WINNERS LIST: For a copy of these Official Rules please visit http://www.bereadyli.org/news/sweepstakesofficialrules/ or send your request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: United Way of Long Island – BeReadyLI – Preparedness Challenge Sweepstakes, 819 Grand Boulevard, Deer Park, NY 11729. Winner(s) will be announced online at www.facebook.com/bereadyli on or around September 30, 2017.

United Way of Long Island nor PSEG Long Island shall not be liable for technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

 

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