Thursday, December 12, 2019 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1. Eligibility
The Vacation Times Giveaway (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands and Finland who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. For purposes of eligibility to participate in this Contest, a person shall not be considered a legal resident of one of these locations unless that person is actually living in such state or country at the time of entry and at the time any prize is awarded. A person who has a legal domicile in one of these locations but is actually living outside of such state or country at the time of entry or actually living outside of such state or country at the time any prize is awarded, shall not be eligible to participate in the Contest or to win any prize. The Contest is void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Winners and his/her travel companion(s) (if applicable) shall be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (“Affidavit and Release”) as a condition to the delivery of the winning prize, except where prohibited. Employees of The Vacation Times and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively the “Contest Entities”) as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to national, federal, state and local laws and regulations.

2. Sponsor
The Contest is sponsored by The Vacation Times (the “Sponsor”), located at 222 S Westmonte Dr. Suite 239, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

3. Release of Facebook
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor, not Facebook, and release Facebook from any responsibility or liability arising from or associated with the Contest.

4. Agreement to Official Rules
Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor (collectively, the “Official Rules”), which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

5. Contest Period
The Contest begins on November 1, 2019 at 12:00:01 AM EDT and ends on December 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM EDT (the “Contest Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods:
Online

6. How to Enter
Online entry will be available via Facebook advertising. Actual entries will be submitted via a linked thevacationtimes.com entry form. This entry method may be shared via the entrant’s personalized sharelink. Additional entries may be offered for sharing the contest entry online. Additional methods of online entry may be provided, including, but not limited to entry forms on thevacationtimes.com, affiliated web sites, and online advertising.

All entries must be received by 11:59:00 PM EDT December 31, 2019 to be considered any prize or additional awards for Contest entries.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period. Entries received from any person, email address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. The only exceptions to this limitation will be for additional entries awarded for each unique entrant who enters the Contest via an entrant’s personalized sharelink. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

All completed entries to this Contest may also, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, be accepted as entries in any subsequent and substantially similar contests sponsored, conducted or administered by the Sponsor. Entrants agree to be bound to any applicable Contest Rules for any such subsequent contests, as a requirement of being eligible to win a prize in said contests. Entrants who do not wish to be entered in subsequent contests can opt-out by notifying the Sponsor by text, email, or mail. If entrant wishes to submit a new entry for any subsequent contest conducted by the Sponsor, he/she can submit a new entry form that will supersede the previous entry. This is the only condition under which a person is authorized to submit more than one (1) entry per contest.

7. Selection of Winners
On or about December 31, 2019, the Sponsor will select (1) Grand Prize winner of the Contest. Winner will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries received by the deadline. All decisions made by the Sponsor are final. Additional awards may be issued, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, to some or all entrants who have properly completed and submitted a contest entry by the appropriate entry date.

8. Winner Notification

Selected winners will be notified by email, mail, text message or telephone. Each potential winner will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within seven (7) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his prize. Winners and his/her travel companions (if applicable) shall be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (“Affidavit and Release”) as a condition to the delivery of the winning prize, except where prohibited. Failure of any winner (or designated guest) to respond or return any required Affidavit and Release (properly completed and executed) within the specified time may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner from the remaining eligible entries. Except to the extent prohibited by law, each entrant (and guest) authorizes the Contest Entities to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, and on a winner’s list, if applicable, without further compensation. The Contest Entities are not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at the sole discretion of the Contest Entities, without further obligation or compensation. If the potential winner cannot be contacted or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Grand Prize will be fulfilled within 4-8 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.

9. Prizes
Entries and prizes are nontransferable. No prize may be exchanged for cash. No transfer, assignment or substitution of any prize by any winner or guest is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

Sponsor will award and distribute a total of one (1) prize. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, consisting of one (1) JA Henckels German Knife Block Set. Retail value of $300 USD. All entrants who complete and submit Contest entries by the Contest deadline may be eligible, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or its affiliates to receive additional promotional offers. These awards are not prizes and will not be included in the Winner List. Recipients may be notified by SMS text-messaging, email, telephone or other method, depending on the terms agreed upon. Entry awards are not redeemable for cash and have no cash value. They represent a promotional rate for or discount on goods or services that may be offered by third parties. Entrants have no obligation to accept these awards and acceptance or refusal will have no bearing on the entrant’s eligibility for or chance of winning the Grand Prize.

10. Taxes
Prize winners are responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local income, sales, excise or other taxes that may apply, and no Contest Entity shall be liable for any such expense.

11. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, work, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any Entries that appear to be generated by a macro, script or other automated means. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or other operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12. Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of the participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility of miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human printing or typographical errors; (d) lost, late, incomplete, garbled, illegible, undelivered, stolen, damaged, delayed, postage-due or misdirected mail, entries, application downloads, € any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants’ participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

13. Disputes
This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Florida, without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a state or federal court located in the County of Seminole in the State of Florida. By entering the Contest, each entrant irrevocably consents to personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in the County of Seminole in the State of Florida, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Further, in any such dispute, to the extent permitted by applicable law, each entrant, winner and guest hereby waives all damages other than such person’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., costs associated with entering the Contest) including, without limitation, all punitive, incidental or consequential damages, attorneys’ fees, and fee multiplication awards. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the County of Seminole and the State of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the County of Seminole and the State of Florida. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the foregoing limitation or exclusion may not apply to every entrant.

14. Privacy
Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy. Except to the extent prohibited by law, each entrant (and guest) authorizes the Contest Entities to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, and on a winner’s list, if applicable, without further compensation. Contest Entities are not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at the sole discretion of the Contest Entities, without further obligation or compensation. By entering the Contest, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to share his/her email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Contest Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment. Additionally, each entrant will be asked to consent to receive future communications from Sponsor and/or their affiliated companies about travel and other products and services via phone, including prerecorded messages, including through an automated telephone dialing system, SMS text messaging, and email to the phone numbers, wireless numbers, and email addresses provided. You are not required to provide this consent to make a purchase from us. This advertising material is being used for the purpose of soliciting the sales of a Vacation Ownership Plan. Consenting to receive communications is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Contest and does not improve your chances of winning.

15. Winner List
To request the names of the winners (“Winner List”), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to TVT Giveaway 222 S. Westmonte Dr. Suite 239, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date. If entrant has opted-in to receive SMS notifications from the Sponsor or its affiliates, Winner List notifications may be provided via text messaging.