Valere Media Giveaway Official Rules
Valere Media and Dead Entertainment (collectively “Valere Media”) run various sweepstakes through their websites and social media platforms. All sweepstakes are based upon chance and not skill. These various sweepstakes are referred to collectively herein as “Giveaways.” (All contests are based primarily on skill and will follow a different set of rules and these rules do not apply).
Valere Media advertises the Giveaways through various means, depending upon the type of Giveaway and the channels we use. Entrants can find out about them on the Valere Media brands' websites or social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others.
Entrant's participation in any Giveaway is subject to and governed by the official rules set forth here, along with any additional guidelines (“Additional Terms”) outlined in the specific Giveaway listed on deadentertainment.com or elsewhere (the “Specific Giveaway”). If there is a conflict between these official rules and the Additional Terms outlined in the Specific Giveaway, the Additional Terms will govern.
Unless otherwise noted in the Additional Terms outlined in the Specific Giveaway, Valere Media Giveaways are open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are the age of majority in their jurisdiction (“Entrants”). Giveaway supervisors and members of their immediate families are not eligible to participate or win. Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited.
2. Social Media Disclosure.
3. No purchase necessary to enter or win a sweepstakes offered by Valere Media
Entrants should review the Additional Terms for information regarding whether purchase is necessary for a Specific Contest, but sweepstakes will always have a free method of entry.
Unless otherwise outlined in the Additional Terms for the Specific Giveaway, the Sponsor of the Giveaway is Valere Media LLC (“Sponsor” or “Valere Media”).
5. Giveaway Period
The Giveaway begins and ends on the time and date outlined in the Additional Terms outlined in the Specific Giveaway, according to Sponsor's internal time clock and time zone. All times for the events are listed in the local time where the event is located, whether Eastern Daylight or Eastern Standard Time.
6. Only one entry per natural person per Giveaway
Unless otherwise noted in the Additional Terms outlined in the Specific Giveaway, or otherwise herein, Entrant may only enter one time. Multiple entries for Giveaways will not increase Entrant's chances of winning (Entrant will still only receive one entry). If Entrant enters more than once in a Giveaway, only Entrant's last eligible entry will be counted.
Entrant may enter as many current Giveaways as Entrant is otherwise qualified to enter. In any given year, if Entrant's winnings exceed US$600, Entrant's winnings may be considered a taxable event by the IRS and Valere Media may be required to issue Entrant a tax form 1099.
How to Enter
In some cases, Entrant may be asked to enter through a social media channel. In that case, Entrant must have an account on that social media channel. All social media channels Valere Media uses to launch Giveaways are free to join and Valere Media makes commercially reasonable efforts to make sure Giveaways follow the guidelines set forth by the social media channel for promotions of that nature. In all cases where Entrant is required to place hashtags on the entry, all hashtags must be included or Entrant's entry will not be eligible for the Specific Giveaway.
Unless otherwise noted in the Additional Terms outlined in the Specific Giveaway, using non-private accounts only, ways to participate in the Giveaway are listed below:
1. Facebook Giveaways
2. Twitter Giveaways
(a) Retweet Sweepstakes
Retweet Sweepstakes require you to retweet a specific message outlined in the Specific Giveaway using your Twitter account.
(b) Tweet Sweepstakes
Tweet Sweepstakes require you to tweet a unique message following the instructions on the Specific Giveaway.
3. Instagram Giveaways
In the event any Giveaway requires Entrant to upload a photograph of Entrant or show an image of Entrant, Entrant may upload any image that includes the requisite hashtags (so that Sponsor can find it), and Entrant will be entered in the Giveaway.
Winning, Prices, and Publicity
The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received.
2. Sweepstakes Winner Selection
On or within forty-eight (48) hours of the end of the Giveaway Period, and unless otherwise outlined in the Additional Terms for the Specific Giveaway, one (1) Entrant will be selected at random by Sponsor or its representative from among all eligible entries received (the “Selected Entrant”). In the event the Selected Entrant is a Canadian resident, s/he will be provided a skills question s/he must answer correctly in order to receive the prize.
3. Giveaway Winner Notification and Announcement
Unless otherwise noted, Selected Entrants will be contacted by way of direct message to be given instructions on how to claim their prizes. Only one attempt to contact the Selected Entrant will be made. The Selected Entrant will be required to respond (as directed in the direct message) within seven (7) calendar days of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case Sponsor may—but is not obligated to—select an alternate Selected Entrant.
The prize, the number of prizes, and the individual and total retail values of those prizes are listed in the Additional Terms outlined in the Specific Giveaway. Prizes will be sent via mail to the address details provided by way of direct message, excluding PO boxes. Selected Entrant must provide a non-PO box address to be eligible to receive the prize. The prize is limited to what is outlined in the Specific Giveaway. Anything not listed is not included and should not be implied.
By participating in the Giveaway, any Entrant irrevocably grants the Sponsor and their respective successors, assigns, and licensees, the right to use such Entrant's, entry or submission, name, likeness, biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, commercial, advertising and promotional purposes as well as in, on, or in connection with the Giveaway or other promotions, and hereby releases the Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto, unless prohibited by law.
6. Prize Conditions
In cases where the prize in a Specific Giveaway exceeds US$600, the Selected Entrant may also be required to complete additional paperwork, and may be required to provide Sponsor with their social security number and may be issued a tax form. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an Entrant, each entry will be declared made by the name and relevant information submitted at time of entry. Sponsor will not make multiple attempts to contact Selected Entrant.
No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Unless otherwise outlined in the Additional Terms for the Specific Giveaway, no travel or transportation to or from the event location is included in the prize. Selected Entrants are responsible for all travel arrangements necessary.
By participating, Entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these terms, the Additional Terms for the Specific Giveaway, and the decisions of Sponsor, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Giveaway. Any portion of the Giveaway may be canceled, suspended, and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in Sponsor's opinion any fraud, technical failure, or other factor beyond Sponsor's control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of any Giveaway or Sponsor's website, to be acting in violation of these terms, or to be acting in an unsportsperson-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway, or to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Entrants may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system, bot, or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate any Giveaway and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the winner(s) either by applying the judging criteria, or, if a sweepstakes, in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken.
Limitation of Liability
If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the same Giveaway during the Giveaway Period listed in the Additional Terms outlined in the Specific Giveaway. Entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) use, redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, or misuse of any prize, (ii) participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered in connection with the prize, (iii) use of any facility, service, and/or accommodation related to the prize, or (iv) participation in any Giveaway-related activity or participation in any Valere Media Giveaway. The Releasees shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled, or unintelligible entries, communications, or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays, or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Giveaway; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative, or technological errors in any materials associated with the Giveaway. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Releasees are not responsible for computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, systems failure or incompatibility, typographical, technical or key-stroke errors, or interruptions in internet service, and for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, or stolen notifications. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with a Giveaway as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor's control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Giveaway. If the Giveaway is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
Disputes and Jurisdiction
Disputes regarding these terms will be governed by the internal laws of the State of New Jersey. Decisions of Sponsor are binding and final. No claimant in any dispute involving Sponsor shall be entitled to claim or obtain indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages. Sponsor's failure to enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Winner's List and Giveaway Rules
To obtain a copy of Giveaway Official Rules or a winner's list after the end of the Giveaway Period, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain the names of the winners in the Giveaway, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the corporate address of Valere Media LLC, Attn: Giveaway Administrator no later than ninety (90) days after the end of the Giveaway. Please specify the date on which the Giveaway began, and the name of the specific Giveaway.