#HalloweenHappyDance Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASING A PRODUCT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
THE HALLOWEEN HAPPY DANCE CONTEST (“CONTEST”) IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.) WHO ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF DATE OF ENTRY. CONTEST IS GOVERNED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A BINDING CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES CERTAIN RELEASES FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES, INCLUDING A WAIVER OF YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
The Contest is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age and older at time of entry except as set forth below.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following individuals and members of their families (parents, grandparents, children, siblings, spouses) and immediate household members (whether related or not) are not eligible for participation: employees, officers, and directors of my Paranormal Network (“Sponsor”), and its respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, their respective printers, and advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies.
- START/END DATES:
The Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 8/6/2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/3/2021 (the “Contest Period”).
- HOW TO ENTER – Internet Entry:
Your entry must contain an original video created by you (and not previously submitted by any entrant) of 30 to 60 seconds showing you performing a Halloween-inspired dance of your choice.
After creating your photo, there are two (2) ways to enter the Contest: (a) on Instagram, (b) on Twitter, (c) Facebook, (d) TikTok. All entries and videos submitted must comply with the Submission Guidelines set forth above and below. You may enter as often as once per day, but each photo submission must be original and unique.
- b) Twitter: To enter, tweet your photo submission along with any optional comments about your photo from your mobile device (“Mobile Device”) and post your video using the hashtags #HalloweenHappyDance and @Contest and taggging @myParanormalNet. Twitter accounts are free. You must be an active holder of a nonprivate Twitter account to be eligible to enter this Contest via Twitter (i.e., you must make sure your tweets are set to “public” and not “private”).Twitter’s Terms of Service apply and can be found at http://twitter.com/tos. If you tweet using a Mobile Device on your mobile service provider’s network (as opposed to a Wi-Fi network), your carrier’s standard text and data rates apply. You should consult your wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier.
- SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All entry information and videos shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Submissions” or each as a “Submission.” By entering, each entrant warrants and represents the following with respect to his/her Submission: that each submitted video (a) was taken by entrant and is his/her original work; (b) does not incorporate or include anything that would require the consent of any third party, including persons who have not provided their written consent (which shall be provided to Sponsor upon request thereof) to be videoed and the video to be used as permitted herein, or no third-party trademarks; (c) does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right, or any other right of any third party; and (d) does not violate these Official Rules, including the usage guidelines found herein.
Furthermore, by submitting an entry, entrant grants to Sponsor the right to display or otherwise use the submitted video. Winning entries will grant Sponsor an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license and right to use, display, reproduce, publish, distribute, make derivative works of, and otherwise commercially and noncommercially exploit the videos as a condition of entering the Contest or being selected a winner.
Each entry must comply with the following requirements:
- Videos cannot have been submitted previously in a contest of any kind.
- Videos should be created by entrant, and by entering them in the Contest, entrant warrants and represents that he/she is the sole author of each submitted video. Entrant further represents and warrants that he/she has secured permission from each and every other person in the video to post his/her image on the Internet. If a submitted video was taken by someone other than entrant, entrant must obtain a written transfer of ownership from the videoer transferring all video rights to entrant and must provide a copy of the written transfer agreement to Sponsor upon request, or the entry may not be considered. If, at any point, a dispute as to ownership of a video arises or a right of publicity issue is raised, the entry may not be considered, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Videos deemed by Sponsor, at its sole discretion, to fall into any of the following categories will be automatically disqualified:
- Videos deemed to be disparaging of Sponsor, its brands, or anyone else.
- Videos containing any use of profanity, obscenity, nudity, racism, or sexual content.
- Videos promoting images and/or the use of drugs (legal or illegal), tobacco, or firearms or other weapons.
- Videos promoting any activity that may appear to be unsafe and/or dangerous.
Videos may not contain any of the following, or they will be automatically disqualified:
- Material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, harm, or violence against any group or individual or that promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
- Content which may be deemed to infringe on the trademark, logo, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or phraseology) rights of any third party.
- Copyrighted material owned by any entity other than Sponsor (including videos and other works of art or images).
- Material containing any personal identification, such as names, street addresses, or email addresses other than those of Sponsor.
- Material identifying any retail licensee, whether selling for consumption on or off the licensed premises.
- Material promoting any particular political party, agenda, or message.
- Material communicating any messages or images inconsistent with the positive image and/or goodwill Sponsor wishes to project.
By submitting an entry, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and its appointed agents, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another individual’s information, providing any incorrect, inaccurate, fake or false information during registration, or attempting to submit more than the allowable number of entries by using alternate names, emails, addresses, or other method shall result in all such entries being disqualified.
By participating and submitting an entry, entrant agrees that Sponsor and any participating parties are authorized to contact entrant via e-mail to make entrant aware of information pertinent to the Contest, and to distribute information regarding Sponsor’s featured products, special events, promotional offers, or coupons. Entrants may opt out of any further e-mail communication at any time following the provided opt-out instructions.
One entrant (the “Winner”) will receive: [PLEASE PROVIDE SPECIFIC DETAILS ON THE PRIZING]
All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any prize depiction is for illustrative purposes only and shall not be relied upon. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. No substitutions of prizes by winners are allowed, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at its sole discretion.
All expenses and travel costs incurred as a result of seeking or winning a prize are the sole responsibility of winner.
All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges on any prize are the sole responsibility of winner of the prize. Winners of prizes with a value of $600 or more will be issued an IRS Form 1099-MISC early in the year following the year in which prize was awarded for filing with his/her federal and state tax returns. Sponsor complies with all tax reporting requirements. The amount of any tax liability will vary depending on winner’s tax bracket.
- JUDGING,, NOTIFICATION, AND VERIFICATION:
The Winner(s) of the Contest will be selected from among all eligible entries to be conducted on the following dates: November 3, 2021
Entries will be judged on creativity (25%), originality and humor (25%), Halloween spirit, (25%) and quality of the photo submission (25%). Judging will be a panel of Paranormal Network hosts, including Bridget Marquard, Dean Haglund, Patti Negri, and Sam Baltrusis and all decisions are final.
In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken based on the highest score for Halloween spirit.
Winner will be notified by email approximately within seven (7) days after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within seven (7) days of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.
Potential winner may be required to sign and return, where legal, a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within three (3) days of notification that he/she is a potential winner.
No potential winner will be an official winner until any required paperwork has been returned and eligibility has been formally verified by Sponsor. If any potential winner fails to comply with these Official Rules and/or to submit any required paperwork within the designated time period, he/she will be automatically disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.
- LICENSE AND RELEASE:
By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants and winners acknowledge and agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor’s advertising and promotional agencies, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors (“Released Parties”) from any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost, or expense whatsoever, including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury, and/or death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Contest, or participation in, possession, acceptance, and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity, including, but not limited to, any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, and merchandise delivery. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions, substitutions, or omissions whatsoever by any other persons providing any services to winner, including any results thereof, such as changes in services or location necessitated by same. Sponsor is not responsible if any part of a Contest prize cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, or acts of terrorism. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to personal belongings. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or who attempt to interfere with this Contest in any way shall be disqualified. There is no purchase required to participate in the Contest or to win any prize in the Contest. A purchase does not increase odds of winning.
- ADDITIONAL TERMS:
Sponsor reserves the right to alter, suspend, or terminate the Contest at any time and with or without notice if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the integrity of the Contest becomes or is likely to become compromised in any way. In the event the Contest is terminated prematurely, all eligible entries received prior to the Contest termination or suspension date will be included in the next prize drawing. No automated devices, bots, and/or other programs and/or software are permitted. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Delivery of a prize will require a residential street address located within the (50) U.S. or D.C. Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted, or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human, or electronic. Only fully completed entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
In case of a dispute as to the identity of any Internet entrant, an entry made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, automated entries, fraud, technical failure, human error, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, telephone or other communications malfunctions, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or theft or destruction of, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participation or downloading of any materials in the Contest.
Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for printing, distribution, or production errors and may, in their sole discretion, rescind, cancel, suspend, modify, or revoke this Contest based upon any such error without liability. If by reason of a printing, computer, or other error more prizes are awarded in a prize category than the number set forth in these Official Rules, all persons purportedly making valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available. In no case will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. Antifraud detection devices may be used for verification purposes. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Headings are solely for convenience and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof.
Caution: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT’S ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE WEBSITES AND/OR THIS CONTEST, OR ENTRANT’S DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST.
- DISPUTES AND GOVERNING LAW:
The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Contest. Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, these Official Rules and/or the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in New York City, New York.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS AND RULES. For any matters that are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Contest, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to New York City, New York. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
- USE OF DATA:
Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its Privacy Statement. Please review Sponsor’s Privacy Statement at https://www.myparanormal.net/privacy-statement-us/. By participating in the Contest, entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and usage of his/her personal information and acknowledges that he/she has read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Statement.
- LIST OF WINNERS:
To obtain a copy of the Winner List, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to my Paranormal Network cc: 13 Weeks of Halloween Giveaway at 8033 Sunset Blvd P.O. Box 997 Los Angeles, CA 90046. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than 30 days after the Contest Period has ended.
- SPONSOR: my Paranormal Network, 8033 Sunset Blvd P.O. Box 997 Los Angeles, CA 90046, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK OR TIKTOK. YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK OR TIKTOK.