WinItWednesday contest on Twitter rules and guidelines
OFFICIAL RULES & TERMS AND CONDITIONS
No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest is void where prohibited by applicable law.
The “@WalmartGreen #WinItWednesday Twitter Contest” (“Contest”) asks Twitter users to respond to a specific sustainability-inspired question on Wednesday. Three winners will be selected by judges representing Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Walmart” or “Sponsor”) and Mother Nature Network (“MNN”) (collectively and separately, “Contest Entities”) for each #WinItWednesday challenge question. In addition, a special guest may be invited to help judge. Winners will be selected based on their 140 character response to the challenge question, which must be sent to @WalmartGreen and must include hashtag #WinItWednesday (“Submission”). Each of the three winners will receive a $100 Walmart gift card and additional prizes offered by the special guest as disclosed in advance of the contest, as well as a chance to have their Submission featured on The Leaderboard (http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard) and The Green Room (www.walmartgreenroom.com) within the month of Submission (“Prize”).
By providing a Submission and participating in the Contest, Entrant agrees to abide by the official rules listed below (“Official Rules”) and the terms and conditions listed below (“Terms and Conditions”). An “Entrant” is a Contest participant who provides a Submission.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. The contest will run on the first Wednesday of each month between May and December 2013.
1. Follow @WalmartGreen on Twitter
2. Respond to @WalmartGreen’s #WinItWednesday eco-inspired question in Twitter’s allowable 140 character space
3. Submission must appear on Twitter by 5 p.m. of the Wednesday on which the applicable challenge question was issued.
4. Include hashtag #WinItWednesday in Submission
Only one entry per individual per month (entries by a single individual via multiple Twitter accounts are prohibited). Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good-faith are generated by a so-called spam or automated e-mail program or via scripts and automated submission.
Winners will be announced via Twitter within a week of Submission. They will be notified via a direct message on Twitter by @WalmartGreen or @MotherNatureNet (The Mother Nature Network), as well as asked to provide more details about their Submission for editorial content to be potentially used on The Leaderboard and The Green Room. Winner must cooperate with the request to provide more details and claim their Prize within three business days after the date of notification of winning such Prize or forfeit the Prize to an alternate winner to be selected from the pool of eligible entries. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
Terms and Conditions
Contest is void where prohibited by applicable law. Contest is open only to individuals who are 18 years and older. Associates (and their immediate families or household members) of Walmart, and Walmart’s respective affiliates and subsidiaries or MNN, and MNN’s respective affiliates and subsidiaries, are not eligible to enter the Contest. Winners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release as a condition of the delivery of the applicable prize.
By participating, all Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and Terms and Conditions, as well as receive messages from Contest Entities relating to the Contest. An Entrant’s violation of any of these Official Rules or Terms and Conditions, or any infringement or violation of the rights of any third party, as determined by the Sponsor’s sole and unfettered discretion, may result in disqualification from the Contest or forfeiture of the Prize. The decisions of the judges are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
Sponsor reserves the right to, at its sole discretion: (a) immediately cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest; (b) select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date; and (c) amend the Official Rules or Terms and Conditions at any time during the Term, provided that the Official Rules and Terms and Conditions in effect at the time of a Submission will govern the Entrant’s participation with respect to the Submission.
Contest Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or administration of the Contest, or in the announcement or delivery of the Prize. The headings used in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and do not affect the meaning or interpretation of these Terms and Conditions.
All Prizes offered are being provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee by Contest Entities, either express or implied. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturer’s terms therefore, and winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturer(s) for any such warranty and/or guarantee. No transfer, substitution, upgrade, credit, refund or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a prize or prize component of equal or greater value if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of Prize. If a Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, this may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from this Contest will be the sole responsibility of each winner.
Sponsor does not guarantee that winner’s Submission will be featured on The Leaderboard (http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard) and The Green Room (www.walmartgreenroom.com).
Except where prohibited by law, the winner’s entry in the Contest and acceptance of the Prize constitutes winner’s grant of permission for, and consent to, the Contest Entities and those acting under their authority to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and address (city and state only) on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, for advertising or promotional purposes without review or further compensation.
The intellectual rights to the Submission, if any, will remain with the Entrants, except that these terms do not supersede any other assignment or grant of rights according to any other separate agreements between Entrants and other parties. As a condition of entry, Entrants agree that Contest Entities shall have the right to use, copy, modify and make available the Submission in connection with the operation, conduct, administration, and advertising and promotion of the Contest via communication to the public, including, but not limited to the right to make screenshots, animations and clips available to the public for promotional and publicity purposes.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, except to the extent that any death or personal injury is directly caused by the negligence of the Contest Entities, each Entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified the Contest Entities at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses for or in respect of which Contest Entities may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by an Entrant caused or claimed to be caused by Entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or use or acceptance of any Prize, including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to these Official Rules or Terms and Conditions by an Entrant.
To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and any Entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Entrants agree that these Official Rules and Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the state of Arkansas.
Warranty and Indemnity
Entrant certifies that its Submission is original and that it is the sole and exclusive owner and right holder of its Submission and that it has the right to submit the Submission in the Contest. Each Entrant agrees not to submit any Submission that (1) infringes any third party proprietary, intellectual property, industrial property, personal rights or other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligation; (2) includes any personally identifiable information about any individual other than the Entrant; or (3) otherwise violates applicable law.
An Entrant may be prohibited from participating in this Contest or have its Prize revoked if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor reasonably believes that the Entrant has engaged in one or more of the following practices:
- Attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices;
- Annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other Entrants, the Contest Entities or associated agencies;
- Provides any false information provided within the context of the Contest concerning identity, ownership of the content of the Submission, postal address, telephone number, ownership of right or noncompliance with the Official Rules or Terms and Conditions, or the like; or
- Tampers with the entry process in any manner.
Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest 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.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the individual in whose name the Twitter account corresponding to the Submission is registered. In the event the dispute regarding identity cannot reasonably be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate winner.
Contest Entities are not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission. Contest Entities are not responsible for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind. Contest Entities are not responsible for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof, except to the extent that any death or personal injury is directly caused by the negligence of the Contest Entities. If for any reason the Internet portion of the site(s) upon which the Contest relies is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, disruption or termination of the Contest site(s) for any reason or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to immediately cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
If any provision(s) of these official rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
The Sponsor of this Contest is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 702 Southwest 8th Street Bentonville, AR 72716.