EkoLiving, WDC and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (together, “Sponsors”), will conduct its contests substantially as described in these general contesting rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
NO ENTRY FEE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
How to Enter.
Entries must be submitted via the official contest platform (Instagram); entries sent in other ways will not be accepted. All steps must be completed, contest hashtag and @ekoliving tag must be used for entries to be considered valid.
Contest Period. The contest consists of two periods: (a) an entry period (the “Entry Period”) which begins at 3:00PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday, October 14th and ends at 11:59 PST on Monday October 28th; (b) a voting period (the “Voting Period”) which begins at 12:00 AM PST on October 29th and ends at 11:59 PM PST on Wednesday, October 30th. The Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. Winners will be announced throughout the day on Thursday October 31st, 2019 with the final winner announced no later than 3:59 PM PST (the duration of the contest).
How to Enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Contest has no entry free and is optional. Post a photo on Instagram of your decorated door, tag it appropriately and @ekolivingpdx in your caption. Be sure to include the official contest hashtag #HalloweenAtEkoLiving. Fill out to official contest entry form. All of the above steps must be completed by the end of the Entry Period in order for entry to be considered valid. Only one submission per apartment is allowed. Entries must be posted from a public account during the entry period. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the entry period will not be considered eligible. Picture must be of residents own door, proof may be requested at any time. If requested, entrants must provide proof before by the end of the Entry Period. Entrants photo must be published to your own Instagram account during the duration of the Contest. You cannot simply “tag” an older picture. By participating in the contest, participants agree to return doors and surrounding areas to pre contest conditions. Any damage(s) done to the door, walls, other entries and or surrounding areas are the sole responsibility of the entrant and will be billed as applicable and entries disqualified. By participating entrant agrees to pay and an all fees associated with damaging, altering or tampering with EkoLiving property.
Eligibility. The contest is open to (a)legal residents of EkoLiving by time of contest end (b)who are at least eighteen (18) and (c)have an account in good standing. Void where prohibited. Only one (1) entry per apartment; one (1) prize per household for the Contest. Employees of EkoLiving, WDC, their subsidiaries, affiliates, and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, cohabitation or other family extension) and household members of those employees are not eligible to enter and win. Must submit proof of their current resident status. The contest is open to those who have an active email account and access to the internet as of the Contest period. Decorations must be securely fastened to doors using tape or mounting putty. Glue, nails, staples, paint and any permanent alterations are not allowed, doors must be returned to pre contest conditions. Decorations must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. The content of a picture must not be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people and/or objects from within the frame. Cropping that removes extraneous details is permitted. The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant(s) while living in a residential building owned by the Sponsor. By entering the Contest, entrant(s) represent, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant(s), that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph. By participating in the Contest, all participants and winner(s) grant the Sponsor exclusive permission to use their names and photographs in connection with promotion. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by the Sponsor.
Prize(s). The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. All prizes must be redeemed within five (5) days of the contest end date unless otherwise stated in the contest’s official rules. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, the Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. Winner(s) are responsible for splitting the prize amongst the apartment’s residents (where applicable). Prizes must be validly claimed by 11:59AM PST on November 5th, 2019, after which no alternate winners will be selected, nor unclaimed prizes awarded.In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be decided to be the person in whose name was listed on the entry form. The prizes to be awarded from the contest are as follows: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) $500 visa gift card One (1) second place winner will be awarded one $250 visa gift card. Three (3) runner-up submissions (“4th, 5th and 6th place”)will each receive a $100 gift certificate to Ladd Taphouse. A total of 5 winners will be announced. The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
Taxes. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the Sponsor, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide the Sponsor with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Sponsor will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
Conduct, Judging, and Decisions. By participating, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor’s personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Sponsor will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Sponsor’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Sponsor, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Sponsor deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Sponsor and are final. The Sponsor may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.
Limitation of Liability. By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Sponsor and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any personal injury, claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Contest. By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that judging decisions are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins that Authorized Parties may use the winning photographs and each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Prize winners will be issued an IRS Form W-9 with the Affidavit, and a subsequent IRS Form 1099. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification as required by the “Contest Prizes” rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
Right to Cancel or Suspend the Contest. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, Trojan Horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsor elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs, and will return the fees submitted with each entry.
Data Privacy. Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by the Sponsor in order to verify the entrant’s identity, postal address, and telephone number to otherwise verify the entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest. Personal data will be used by the Sponsor and its affiliates exclusively for the purposes stated herein.
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