Opening Day for Trails Sweepstakes
Pledge to celebrate Opening Day for Trails on April 8, 2017,and you’ll be entered to win great prizes!
Terms & Conditions
"Opening Day for Trails" Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
I. PROMOTION PERIOD: The "Opening Day for Trails" Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) begins on or about 3:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 6, 2017 (“Start Date”), and ends at 11:55:59 p.m. ET on April 8, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”). The Promotion is sponsored by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037 (the “Sponsor”). The official clock for purposes of the Promotion is the computer of the Sponsor.
II. ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion will be open solely to legal United States residents of the fifty (50) states in the United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (exceptions: must be 19 years of age or older for those that reside in the states of Alabama or Nebraska, and 21 years of age or older in the state of Mississippi) as of the date of entry. Officers, members, directors, representatives and employees of the Sponsor, and any of its parent companies, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, dealers, franchisees, licensees, distributors, suppliers, participating retailers, advertising/promotion/judging agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Promotion (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and the immediate family members (defined as spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings—whether biological, adopted, step or in-law) of such individuals, or persons living in the same household as such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law.
III. HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROMOTION: An individual will be deemed a participant (the "Participant") in the Promotion if he/she is eligible, visits Railstotrails.org/Openingday (the “Website”) and follows the prompts to complete the registration process. Public libraries have free internet access. Each participant will need to provide the following information to be entered into the Promotion: first and last name, ZIP code, email address and phone number. By completing and submitting the Sweepstakes registration during the Promotion Period, each Participant will earn one (1) Sweepstakes entry. Limit of one (1) entry per Participant during the Promotion Period. All required information must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of a Participant that Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with, influence or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Promotion. Proof of entering information is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of an entry. The use of automated entry devices is prohibited, and no mechanically reproduced entries are allowed; all such entries are void. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or block access to the Website by any individual suspected of using such processes. Released Parties are not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, damaged, delayed, garbled, undelivered, misdirected or lost entries, which will be disqualified. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
V. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, government regulation, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice, and award the prizes, via a random draw, using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of or after (if applicable) this termination or suspension date. Any person who supplies false information, obtains entries by fraudulent means or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain any prize will forfeit any prize won and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion, or any technical or human error. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software; failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer (or any information/material stored therein) relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
VI. PRIZES: There will be three (3) Grand Prizes and two (2) Honorable Mention Prizes available to be awarded. Each Grand Prize Winner will receive a Fuji bicycle and a Rails-to-Trails Conservancy T-shirt. The Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each Grand Prize is either $183 (children’s bicycle) or $493 (adult bicycle) depending upon the prize chosen. Each Honorable Mention Winner will receive a bicycle helmet and a Rails-to-Trails Conservancy T-shirt. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each Honorable Mention Prize is $104. The make, model, item, and/or style for each aforementioned prize is to be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The maximum Total Prize Pool value is: $1,687.
VII.PRIZE WINNER SELECTION: The Prize Winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received, in a random drawing on or about April 8, 2017, by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final and not subject to challenge and/or appeal in all matters relating to this Promotion. Each Grand Prize winner drawn will have a choice of either a men's, women's or children’s bike as a prize. Odds of winning a prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Each Prize Winner will be notified by telephone and/or email. Upon initial notification and verification of each Prize Winner, confirmation will be sent to the prize winner via email or other home delivery service of Sponsor’s choice.
VIII. PRIZE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Each Prize Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Each Prize Winner may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (collectively, the “Prize Acceptance Release”) and verification of age. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, and/or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified, and an alternate winner will be selected for the prize at issue. To claim a prize, you will be required to provide your correct full name, mailing address, telephone number, date of birth and/or email address. The Prize Acceptance Release is subject to verification by Sponsor, and all potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. The Sponsor and Released Parties have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize awarded and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The prizes are awarded without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied. A prize may not be sold, traded or commissioned, and is not exchangeable, transferable or redeemable for cash except in Sponsor's sole discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prizes may be fulfilled by a third party. The Sponsor and Released Parties are not in any way responsible or liable for damages resulting from shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded in this Promotion. Each Prize Winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize they receive. The stated “ARV” of the prize is based on available information provided to Sponsor, and any difference in ARV at the time of awarding will not be awarded, and the value of the prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each Prize Winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor to use the winner’s name, photograph, video, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state) for any and all public relations, advertising and/or promotional purposes as determined by Sponsor, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known), in perpetuity, without notice, consent, review or approval or further compensation.
IX. MODIFICATION: In no event will Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. If for any reason Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that the Promotion is no longer capable of running as intended by these Official Rules for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend, postpone, delay or modify the Promotion, in whole or in part, including, but not limited to, any occurrences described in Rule No. V above, or any other causes which may corrupt or impair the integrity, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Promotion. If Sponsor determines that more prize claims are submitted or more prize notices are distributed than the number of prizes offered in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall immediately suspend the Promotion and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. For example, Sponsor may select a winner or winners in a random drawing from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment or conduct a random drawing among all legitimate prize claimants, and neither Sponsor, nor any of the Released Parties, shall have any further liability to any entrant in connection with the Promotion.
X. RELEASES: All Participants, as a condition of participation or entering in this Promotion, agree to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless Sponsor; its affiliates; the officers, directors and employees of Sponsor and of its affiliates; and Released Parties; from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, injuries or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with: (a) accessing the Sponsor's Website; (b) participating in any aspect of the Promotion, including, without limitation, while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to or from any prize or Promotion-related activity, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss or accident to person or property; (c) the receipt, ownership, possession, use or misuse of any prize awarded; (d) viruses or any downloading or other problems with the Promotion application; or (e) any typographical, printing, or other error in these Official Rules, advertisements or the announcement of offering of any prize. Each prize winner bears all liability and risk of loss to his/her respective prize after it has been delivered.
XII. OFFICIAL PROMOTION RULES REQUEST: For a copy of these Official Rules, send a request specifying Official Rules along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by 4/8/17 and received by 4/22/17; mail to: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy/"Opening Day for Trails" Sweepstakes Official Rules, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037.
XIII. WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name and city/state of residence for the prize winner(s), please send a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope, by 5/15/17, to: Rails-toTrails Conservancy/"Opening Day for Trails" Sweepstakes Winners List, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. Requests received after December 30, 2017 will not be acknowledged or returned.
XIV. SPONSOR: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037.
Thank you for pledging to explore and celebrate the kick-off of the trail season on Opening Day! By doing so, you have successfully been entered to win special prizes.The winners will recieve notification upon their selection. We hope you have a terrific 2017 Opening Day for Trails—and don't forget to spread the word and invite your friends using #RTCOpeningDay!Thank you,#TeamRTC