NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID OUTSIDE OF THE PROMOTION AREA AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
ELIGIBILITY: HOUParty (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to individuals who, as of the entry date, (i) are legal residents of the United States, excluding U.S. territories and possessions (the “Promotion Area”); (ii) are at least 18 years of age; (iii) have a valid, non-private Twitter account; and (iv) have a valid email address. Entrants are eligible to win one prize only from Sponsor during any six-month period. Employees, officers and directors of Houston First Corporation or Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Parties”) and their immediate family members (i.e., their spouse, parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, and grandparents, regardless of where they reside), or individuals living in the same household as such individuals, regardless of relation, are not eligible to enter or win this Sweepstakes.
SPONSOR: Houston First Corporation, 701 Avenida de las Americas, Ste. 200 Houston, Texas 77010. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter, Inc. or American Express Corporation.
PROMOTION PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on January 8, 2017 at approximately 6:00 a.m. CST and will end on January 10, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. CST (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for purposes of the Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, take a selfie during the PCMA Covening Leaders® event in Austin, Texas. Upload your Image using your Twitter account tagged with the hashtag #HOUParty. Follow the link provided in the auto-response; complete and submit the official entry form. Limit one entry per individual. Twitter Terms of Service (www.twitter.com/tos) shall apply as if set forth herein in full. Questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor and not Twitter. Should a dispute arise as to the identity of an entrant, then the person named as the authorized account holder used to enter shall be deemed the entrant. If multiple names are listed on the account, then the first name listed shall be considered the entrant. Any attempt to submit more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods shall void all entries by entrant. Any entry submitted with the use of a script, macro or other mechanical or automated device or means will be void. To participate in the Sweepstakes, you must have a Twitter account. If you do not have a Twitter account, then visit www.twitter.com to create an account according to the instructions on the website. Creating a Twitter account is free; please note, however, that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Service in order to create an account.
THE PRIZE: Subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, three entrants will be awarded a $100 American Express gift card. Sponsor is not responsible for any costs or fees incurred by the prize winner due to acceptance and use of their prize. Prize winner shall be solely responsible for reporting and payment of any federal, state and/or local income taxes incurred in association with acceptance of their prize. Prizes are non-transferrable and shall be accepted as awarded on as “AS IS” basis, with no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, made by Sponsor or for which Sponsor shall be liable. SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. No cash or other substitution shall be made, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or a component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof, including cash) of equal or greater value if a prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
DRAWING AND ODDS: One entrant will be selected randomly at approximately 5:00 p.m. CST during each of the three calendar days during the Promotion Period from among all eligible entries received (at the time of such selection) to receive a prize. The random drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions shall be final and binding with regard to all matters arising out of this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
NOTIFICATION: The potential prize winner may be notified via the email address submitted at the time of entry (the “Notification”) with instructions to contact a Sponsor representative within 24 hours from the time of the Notification. Receipt of prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules and completion and return of an Eligibility Certification by the potential prize winner. If a potential prize winner does not timely respond to the Notification, fails to complete and return any required document hereunder, fails to comply with these Official Rules, or declines the prize for any reason, then a disqualification shall result, such prize shall be forfeited and, at the sole option of Sponsor, an alternate potential prize winner may be selected randomly from among all remaining eligible entries.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are late, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, stolen, lost, or misdirected due to human or computer error. Sponsor is not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if viruses, malicious code, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties, or failures or any other kind or type beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award the prize, randomly, from among eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of such tampering or failure.
RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO AND SHALL RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES RELATED TO ANY ACTUAL OR ALLEGED INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE, OR OTHER LOSS TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF OR SUSTAINED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR THE ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. FURTHER, ENTRANTS AGREE TO AND SHALL RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE TWITTER, INC., ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, FROM ANY ACTUAL OR ALLEGED LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES. Entrants acknowledge and agree that the foregoing release and indemnification obligations shall survive the expiration of the Promotion Period.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives permission to be contacted by the Sponsor for purposes related to the Sweepstakes. Prize winner, by acceptance of their prize, grants to Sponsor the right to publicize such winner’s name, city and state of residence, statements and/or likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission, or notification to such prize winner.
DISPUTES: Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, demands, and causes of action arising out of or sustained in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded thereunder, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; any and all judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event include attorneys’ fees; and under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain (and entrant hereby waives all rights to assert or claim) awards for punitive, incidental or consequential damages. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. Litigation in connection with this Agreement shall be in a court of competent jurisdiction in Harris County, Texas.
ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICIAL RULES: By entering, each entrant full, irrevocably and unconditionally agrees accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, by way of example and not limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries and entrants, the selection of the winner, and the awarding of prizes), which shall be final and binding in all respects.
WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain the name of the Sweepstakes prize winner (available after January 10, 2017) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, postmarked no later than January 31, 2017 to: Houston First Corporation, 701 Avenida de las Americas, Ste. 200 Houston, Texas 77010. Please specify “Winner’s List” or “Official Rules” on the outer envelope. Do not send entries by mail to this address.
NATURE OF SPONSOR’S BUSINESS: Promotion of conventions, meetings, tourism, and special events in Houston, Texas and surrounding region.
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