NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. MUST BE A PERMANENT LEGAL US RESIDENT TO ENTER.
NCAA/HIGH SCHOOL ELIGIBILITY. I understand and agree that if I am, or may become, a student-athlete I am responsible for my own eligibility and/or amateur standing. I am aware of, and agree to comply with, all applicable rules, regulations, and bylaws of my state association, the NCAA and of any other governing body (“the Rules”). I understand the consequences of any failure to comply with the Rules, including but not limited to, loss of my eligibility to participate in future athletic contests in any sport. Nike is not responsible or liable for your participation in this promotion resulting in your ineligibility as an amateur athlete.
1. Who is eligible?
This Contest is open only to legal permanent US residents who are sixteen (16) or older at the time of entry. Employees of Converse, Inc., its parent company, NIKE, Inc., their subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Converse”), or of other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children, and each of their respective spouses) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s 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.
2. Who is sponsoring the Contest?
The Contest is sponsored by Converse, Inc., 1 High Street, North Andover, MA 01845 (the “Sponsor”). Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the promotion if it cannot be operated, conducted or completed as planned, for any reason. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Converse, Inc. and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for purposes of the Contest. This Promotion is in no way promoted, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Instagram and/or YouTube.
3. When Can I enter?
The Contest starts on or about 8:00 am (ET) on August 9, 2013 and ends at 11:59 pm on September 15, 2013 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted prior to or after the Entry Period will be disqualified.
4. How do I enter?
During the Entry Period:
• Watch some video examples. Check out youtube.com/converse #sneakersgetloud.
• Record a video of your sneakers get loud moment. Record yourself getting loud in a boring, unexpected place. Nothing illegal or mean. Anyone can get loud, so be creative.
• Upload your video submission to your own Youtube page using the following naming convention: [your name], [location, city], Converse #sneakersgetloud.
• Share your submission online however you like (your blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and use hashtag #sneakersgetloud so we can find it. The higher the views, the higher the chance to win prizes.
Entries must follow the guidelines in Section 5 below. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. Subsequent entries will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
5. What are the requirements for Entries?
Any elements that appear in the entry must be entirely original, created by the entrant, or be in the public domain. Use of any elements that are not original or in the public domain will result in disqualification of an entry, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Content Restrictions: The entry must NOT contain:
• People other than entrant in the video;
• Entrant in a sports team uniform on camera, or mention a team name;
• Logos (other than Nike, Converse, or Hurley);
• Marks that identify a brand (other than Nike, Converse, or Hurley);
• Building signage;
• Material that violates or infringes another’s rights (living or deceased), including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights;
• Images and/or artwork that that are copyrighted, trademarked, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material;
• Nudity, acts of violence, acts that appear to cause injury or harm;
• Dangerous stunts;
• Real weapons of any kind, including, but not limited to, guns, knives or projectiles;
• Drug use;
• Material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other basis protected by Federal, State, or Local Law, Ordinance, or Regulation; and
• Material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Entry is created.
Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether an entry is eligible. Any entry that violates this section or is otherwise objectionable (as determined solely by Sponsor), will not be considered and will be disqualified.
6. What rights does the Sponsor have to my Entry?
By submitting an entry, you grant the Sponsor the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use the entry (with or without using the your name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from you or any other party. By submitting an entry, you further agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Sponsor, or any other person, on the grounds that any use of the entry, or any derivative works, infringe any of your rights, including, without limitation, copyrights, moral rights. You further acknowledge that the Sponsor is in no way obligated to publish or use your entry in any way. Nothing herein shall constitute an employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between you and the Sponsor. In no way are you to be construed as the agent or to be acting as the agent of the Sponsor.
7. How will winners be selected?
There will be three (3) categories of winners:
(i) On or about September 16, 2013, up to five (5) potential winners will be chosen based on submissions that are interesting and creative that bring noise to quiet places.
(ii) Between September 16 – 30, 2013, one (1) potential winner will be chosen to attend a Converse Rubber Tracks Live event based on the submission that received the highest views.
(iii) Between September 16 – 30, 2013, one (1) potential winner will be chosen for a free recording time at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio (130 Hope St, Brooklyn, New York) based on the creativity and music quality of their submission.
The potential winner will be notified by telephone or email (in Sponsor’s discretion) within three (3) days of the selection.
If a potential winner declines to accept the prize, cannot verify their eligibility or has violated any of these Official Rules, they will be disqualified and an alternate entrant may be selected, at Sponsor’s discretion and if time permits, in his/her place from the remaining eligible entries based on the above Judging Criteria. Only one (1) alternate entrant will be selected in each category, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.
8. What can I win?
• Five (5) Winners will each receive one (1) pair of Converse Rock Craft Collection shoes, approximate retail value (“ARV”): up to $625 (up to $125 each)
• One (1) Winner will receive one (1) pair of Converse Rock Craft Collection shoes and two (2) tickets for Winner and a Guest to attend one of the below listed Converse Rubber Tracks live show of their choice in 2013-2014:
o September 18, 2013 / Glasslands (Manhattan) / White Fence, TBD
o October 10, 2013 / The Echo (Los Angeles) / Iceage, The Men, GRMLN
o October 29, 2013 / The Sinclair (Boston) / Artists TBD
o January 24, 2014 / The Troubadour (Los Angeles) / Artists TBD
o More to be announced!
The specific Converse Rubber Tracks show will be mutually determined by Winner and Sponsor. The trip includes:
o Roundtrip coach-class airfare for two (2) to Converse Rubber Tracks show of Winner’s choice from the major U.S. airport nearest Winner’s home;
o Two (2) consecutive nights (one standard room, double occupancy) at a Sponsor-designated hotel; and
o Ground Transportation.
Total ARV: up to $5,000
• One (1) Winner (an individual or a band of up to six (6) members) will receive one (1) day of free recording time at Converse Rubber Tracks (130 Hope St, Brooklyn, New York). Winner must use the recording day during 2014. The trip includes:
o Roundtrip coach-class airfare for one (1) or up to six (6) band members to Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio from the major U.S. airport nearest Winner’s home;
o Two (2) consecutive nights (one standard room, double occupancy) at a Sponsor-designated hotel; and
o Ground Transportation.
Total ARV: up to $5,000
Total ARV for all prizes: up to $10,625
Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Winner is responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Prizes will be reported as income to a Winner and the Winner is responsible for taxes, if any, associated with the receipt of a prize.
TRIP RESTRICTIONS: A minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Departure dates and times are subject to availability and at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Actual value may vary depending on Winner’s point of travel origin, airfare and hotel fluctuations. Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual value will not be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation depending on Winner’s proximity to the Prize destination. Should ground transportation be submitted for air transportation, the difference in prize value, if any, will not be awarded. Airport, airline, tickets and/or hotel accommodations for the Prize are to be selected by Sponsor. Insurance, all expenses and incidentals not mentioned above are the responsibility of the Winner and their Guest. All travel must be completed on the dates specified by Sponsor, or the Prize will be forfeited. Winner and their Guest must travel on same itinerary. An eligible minor may take the trip as the Winner’s Guest only if the Winner is the eligible minor’s parent or legal guardian. Winner’s and/or their Guest’s participation in any or all activities for the Prize are voluntary. In the event that the Winner and/or their Guest elect not to participate in any or all designated activities for the Prize, Winner will be afforded no additional compensation in exchange therefore. Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Winner is responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above.
9. What is the potential winner required to do?
Except where prohibited, a potential winner will be required to complete and return an executed Declaration and Release and/or tax form W-9, if applicable, within five (5) days of being notified. If a potential winner is a minor (as determined by Sponsor), his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the required documents on the potential winner’s behalf. The potential winner’s travel guest may also be required to sign a Declaration and Release.
10. What other terms should I be aware of?
Unless prohibited by law, entrants agree to allow use of their name, voice, city/state of residence, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification.
The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. 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, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) cancel or terminate the Contest; (b) 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 (c) award the prize according to the Judging Criteria from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the 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 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 from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event Sponsor is prevented from
continuing with the Contest or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest is severely undermined by any event beyond the control of Sponsor, including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, infection by computer virus, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other cause not reasonably within the control of Sponsor (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Contest without any further obligation.
By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent and related companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Entrant agrees that the Released Parties have made no warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.
11. How will disputes be handled?
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Oregon. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s 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 State of Oregon, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Oregon or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Oregon.
12. How can I find out who won or obtain a copy of these Official Rules?
To obtain the name of the winner(s) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Converse Sneakers Get Loud Contest, Converse Brand Communications, 1 High Street, North Andover, MA 01845. Requests must be received within four (4) weeks of the conclusion of the Entry Period.
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