OFFICIAL WINNER VALIDATION. In order for a potential winner to become an official winner, the Administrator must verify: (i) that the entrant was eligible to enter, (ii) that the potential winner was eligible to win the Promotion, and (iii) that the potential winner completed and returned any required documentation (as specified under “General Requirements to be Official Winner”). Unless otherwise specified in the Promotion or the documentation package sent to the potential winner, documentation must be returned within ten (10) days of receipt; otherwise, the potential winner is disqualified. Prize(s) will be awarded to potential winners only after validation, which shall be determined by the Administrator, in its sole discretion and which shall be deemed final. A potential winner may decline a prize by notifying the Administrator or by not returning the required documentation in the specified time. In the event any winner is found to be in violation of these Official Rules, they will be required to forfeit prize or to reimburse the Prize Provider for the stated value of a prize if such violation is found after the prize has been used by winner. Unless otherwise specified in the Promotion, should a potential winner not be validated, an alternate winner will not be selected.
MINORS. Should a minor be selected as a potential winner, the minor’s custodial parent shall instead be considered the potential winner and meet all the requirements to become an official winner.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS to be OFFICIAL WINNER. Potential winners may be required to complete, execute, and return a documentation package within ten (10) business days (or such period as specified in the Detailed Promotional Rules) sent to potential winners prior to the acceptance of the prize. Such documentation package may include an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, a publicity release, an IRS Form W-9, a non-disclosure agreement, and such other documents as necessary. Some documents may require that the potential winner’s signature be notarized. Appropriate identification (including proof of U.S. residency) is required for all prizes. Failure to return complete and accurate documents in a timely manner, noncompliance with these Official Rules or return of a prize notification as non-deliverable, will result in forfeiture of the applicable prize.
Odds of Winning. Unless stated otherwise, odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Purchase of any products or services from Promotional Entities will not improve odds of winning.
Approximate Retail Value. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of prizes shall be determined in advance of awarding the prize.
Limitations on Prizes. No more than the number of prizes stated herein will be awarded and Administrator and Prize Provider reserve the right not to award all prizes. Administrator and Prize Provider reserve the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value in their sole discretion. All prize details are at Administrator’s sole discretion. Awarded prizes are only as detailed above and are not transferable or
assignable. The Winner may not substitute prizes. If multiple prizes are available, but of a different nature, such prizes shall be awarded in an order defined by the Administrator in advance. Unless otherwise specified by Administrator, all prizes will be mailed to the winner via U.S. mail, at the address provided by winner, and Releasees assume no liability for late, lost, damaged or misdirected prizes.
Taxes on Prizes. Winners may be issued an IRS Form 1099. All federal, state and local taxes, and all other costs or expenses associated with the acceptance and/or use of a prize, not specified herein as being awarded, are the sole responsibility of the Winners.
Forfeited Prizes. Prizes that are unclaimed, undeliverable, for which the potential winner has been disqualified, or for which the potential winner did not return their documentation as required will not be awarded unless another disposition is specifically identified in these Official Rules.
Trip Limitations. Unless otherwise provided, if a trip is included in a prize, it is subject the provisions in this section. If the potential winner cannot meet the limitations of this section, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Prize Provider. Travel dates are subject to availability; blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Winner and guest(s) must travel together on the same itinerary, and all travel arrangements must be made through a travel agent selected by Prize Provider. If any segment of the trip is outside the United States, winner and guest(s) are required to hold valid passports. Unless otherwise noted, prizes that include air transportation are subject to the following limitations: (i) if hotel accommodations are provided and the winner or guest(s) live within a 200-mile radius of the hotel selected by Prize Provider, winner or guest(s) will not receive the air transportation portion of the prize, and the prize package will consist of all other remaining elements; (ii) all air transportation is to and from a major airport in the continental United States; and (iii) if prize is provided by a carrier, the air transportation is limited to those airports served by such carrier. Each winner will be responsible for all gratuities, meals, ground transportation and any other incidental costs or expenses not identified in these Official Rules. Should a trip or event be canceled due to force majeure, the prize will be canceled. Winners and guest(s) are encouraged to secure trip interruption/cancelation insurance at their expense.
Game/Event Ticket Limitations. If provided in the prize, all game or event tickets are subject to standard rain check policies and procedures. Each winner agrees that game and event tickets are awarded pursuant to a revocable, nontransferable license personal to that applicable winner. Winner agrees not to sell, resell, auction, barter, assign, exchange, place in commerce, transfer, give away, donate or otherwise convey any game or event ticket received as a prize. A violation of these restrictions shall revoke the winner’s license, and the game and/or event tickets will not be honored.
No Warranties on Prizes: The Promotion Entities make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Promotion.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE PROMOTION ENTITIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
RELEASES. All participants (entrants and winners), by participating in the Promotion, agree that Promotional Entities and the Intermediaries and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, salespeople, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) are released from all liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by participant, from and against and all claims, actions and/or liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person, including without limitation, death and property, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, participation in a Promotion-related activity, or participation in this Promotion.
Participants acknowledge that Promotional Entities, nor Intermediaries, have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible for, any warranty, representation (including but not limited to, the correctness or accuracy of information posted on BlackAmericaWeb.com) or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Promotion.
USE OF NAME AND LIKENESS. By participating in this Promotion, participants (entrants and winners) consent to the Promotion Entities’ use of their name, portrait, picture or other likenesses, hometown, state of origin, information from their entry, and voice in any and all media now or hereafter known (including on The James Fortune Show® affiliate radio stations and affiliated web sites) for publicity, advertising and promotional purposes worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification or permission and without the right of review. Further, participants agree that Promotional Entities may contact entrants, winners, and their associates and disclose personal information obtained from them in this Promotion to affiliated entities and use this information for marketing and other purposes.
GRANT of RIGHTS. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and legal sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Participant hereby irrevocably grants the Promotional Entities, their successors and assigns, a non-exclusive license (but not the obligation) to reproduce, publicly perform, stream, exploit and otherwise use the Entry throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised. The Promotional Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the Entry for any purpose which the Promotional Entities deem necessary or desirable, and Participant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein. The Promotional Entities shall have the right to freely assign its rights hereunder, in whole or in part, to any person or entity. Promotional Entities shall retain the rights granted in the Entry even if the Entry is disqualified. If Promotional Entities shall desire to secure additional assignments, certificates of engagement for the Entry or other documents as Promotional Entties may reasonably require in order to effectuate the purposes and intents of these Official Rules, then Participant agrees to sign the same upon Promotional Entities’ request therefor.
LIMITS OF LIABILITY. Releasees assume no responsibility and disclaims all liability for any lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, delayed, mis-delivered or undelivered item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. Lost prize checks will not be resent. The Releasees are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by any of the equipment associated with or utilized in the Promotion, and the Releasees assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, defect, failure, malfunction or delay in operation or transmission or any problems or issues related to the Internet related to the Promotion, or for any damage to participant’s or any third party’s phone lines, telephone systems wireless phone/handset or other device, problem or issues with cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless services, Internet or for theft or destruction, tampering, or unauthorized access to entry information, or for entries, submissions which are late, delayed, misdirected, inaccurate, incomplete or, inaudible, disconnected (or any combination thereof) or in any other media for form, print or otherwise, or for preemption or cancellation of radio program, errors related to technical, network, typographical, Internet nomination, human or other errors or problems relating to or in connection with Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the acceptance of the nomination forms, the announcement of prizes or in any Promotion-related materials. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned by reason of tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Administrator, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion (or any portion thereof). Any attempt to defraud Promotional Entities, in any way, will result in disqualification of participant, and such participant will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASEES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.
NATURE of RELATIONSHIP and WAIVER of INJUNCTIVE RELIEF. Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Participant and the Promotional Entities is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Participant’s decision to provide the Entry to the Promotional Entities for purposes of the Promotion does not place the Promotional Entities in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entry. Participant understands and acknowledges that the Promotional Entities have wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Participant also acknowledges that many ideas or stories may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Entry and/or each other in theme, idea, plot, format or other respects. Participant acknowledges and agrees that such Participant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Promotional Entity’s use of any such similar or identical material. Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Promotional Entities do not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Entry. Finally, Participant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Participant relating to or arising out of a Promotional Entity’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Entry or other material submitted in connection with the Promotion, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the Participant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle Participant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of the Entry or any other production based on or allegedly based on the Entry, and Participant’s rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.
TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS. Any trademarks used in this Promotion are the property of the respective trademark owners and are used for identification purposes only.
OTHER RULES AND CONDITIONS. Unless otherwise specifically noted, all times in these rules refer to Central Time. All headings contained in these Rules are for reference purposes only and shall not be deemed to limit, cover, or in any way affect the scope or meaning of these Official Rules or any part thereof.
GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE. All participants (entrants and winners) agree to: (a) be bound by these Official Rules; (b) acknowledge that they agree that the laws of the State of Texas shall govern this Promotion, without respect to the Conflict of Law Doctrines; and (c) submit any disputes or conflicts to the courts of competent jurisdiction in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.