CTA and Parks Webinar Series Sweepstakes: Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID IN QUEBEC PROVINCE AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
The United States Tennis Association Incorporated’s (“USTA”) CTA and Parks Webinar Series Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is offered and open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia and other locales under United States jurisdiction, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, American Virgin Islands, and other protected territories) or Canada (excluding Quebec Province), who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of USTA and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies, sales representatives, agents, advertising and promotion agencies or any other agencies or entities involved with this Sweepstakes and members of their respective families (parents, siblings, children, and spouse and their respective spouses) and/or those residing in the same household (whether related or not) of each of the above are not eligible to enter or win. By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. USTA reserves the right to disqualify from this Sweepstakes any person it believes has intentionally violated these Rules.
2. PROMOTIONAL PERIOD
Promotional Period begins on February 1, 2020 at 9:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“EST”), and ends on July 23, 2020 at 4:59:59 p.m. (EST) ("Promotional Period").
3. HOW TO ENTER
To enter the Sweepstakes, participants must either: a) attend one of the CTA/Parks webinars by registering through usta.com/webinars by entering first name, last name, email address, and organization, then accessing and viewing the webinar during the scheduled time through the unique link; or b) filling out your name, address, city, state, ZIP code, email address, and organization on a 3”x5” paper, which must then be mailed to USTA CTA and Parks Webinar Series Sweepstakes 10000 USTA Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32827 to be postmarked by August 14, 2020, and received by August 20, 2020. Limit of one (1) entry per envelope.
You will also be given the option to receive marketing emails from the Sponsor. The Sponsor’s marketing emails are not related to entering the Sweepstakes, and whether or not you elect to receive such marketing emails will have no effect on your ability to enter or your chances of winning a prize in this Sweepstakes. You can “opt-out” at any time from receiving marketing communications from the Sponsor by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link found in any such communication, then follow the instructions. Even if you do not opt-in to receive marketing emails from the Sponsor or if you do and later opt-out, Sponsor reserves the right to send you emails about the Sweepstakes. Using a browser or device not supported may prevent participation in the Sweepstakes. While all efforts are made to support current browsers and devices, new browsers and devices may not be supported if brought to market after the development of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any browser or device supporting issues.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected entries or entries not received in time for the random drawing or for electronic, network or computer/scanner failures or malfunctions, or other technical errors of any kind.
4. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS
Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received on or about July 23, 2020. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. All methods of entry have the same chance of winning. Winner will be notified by email, telephone, or overnight carrier within approximately one (1) day of the drawing.
Two (2) winners will be selected who shall each be awarded, two (2) tickets to the 2020 US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York (seats and date of tickets at USTA’s discretion). No compensation will be awarded in lieu of the Grand Prize. The winners will be solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to gratuities, travel upgrades, and incidentals. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Prizes: $1,900.
Sponsor is not responsible if US Open is rained out or postponed, or canceled after ticketing of prize for any reason, in whole or in part. Ticket prize may not be used for advertising, promotions (including contests or sweepstakes) or other trade purposes without the prior written consent of the USTA.
Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred or redeemed for cash, but Sponsor, in its sole discretion may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize becomes unavailable for any reason. If winner cannot accept prize as stated the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Sponsor, and each of its directors, officers, employees, and members of all responsibility and obligations towards the winner of such prize. All Federal, State and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner.
For potential Canadian winners: If a potential winner is a resident of Canada, in order to be declared a winner and receive the prize, the potential winner must first correctly answer a four function mathematical skill-testing question within five minutes without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise. The skill testing question will be administered either by phone or email. If the potential winner cannot be contacted and the skill testing question administered within three business days of receipt of the Affidavit of Eligibility and Release or the skill testing question is incorrectly answered, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
6. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Potential winner will be notified on or about July 24, 2020, and will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release (where permissible) within 7 days of notification. If prize/prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. In the event of non-compliance with any of these requirements, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Upon verification of eligibility, prize winner will be notified by e-mail, mail and/or phone regarding the details of the prize. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to accept the prize in the manner set forth by the USTA. The winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prize. The prize winner will be issued a Form 1099, for income verification and tax purposes, for the retail value of the prize. The winner is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of their respective prize winnings. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. USTA reserves the right to modify this Sweepstakes in any way it deems necessary or appropriate. Except where prohibited, by accepting prize, the winner grants USTA the right to use and publish his/her photograph, likeness, name, city and state of residence and/or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes in any media in connection with the sweepstakes without limitation and without additional compensation. By accepting prize, winner releases and holds harmless United States Tennis Association Incorporated, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, dealers, and the directors, officers, employees, or agents of the USTA (“Releasees”) from any and all liability and Releasees will be held harmless by winner and his/her heirs and executors for any injury including personal injury, death, loss, or damages of any kind, arising from the negligence of Releasees or participation in or in connection with acceptance, possession, use, misuse, and/or nonuse of any prize or participation and/or traveling to any prize-related activities, or any claims based on right of publicity/right of privacy. The Releasees do not make any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. By accepting prize, winner understands and assumes the risks of attendance at public events. The Releasees accept no responsibility for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority.
If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Should this Sweepstakes be terminated, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winner from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the action requiring such termination. Releasees assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, garbled, misdirected, or postage due entries or mail, or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor 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 relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Contest.
8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
USTA, its affiliates, partners and promotion, and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one's ability to enter the Sweepstakes, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. USTA and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, damaged or destroyed entries or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic, including, without limitation, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online. Once submitted, entries become the exclusive property of USTA and will not be returned. Entry material/data that has been tampered with or altered is void. If for any reason, (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of USTA, the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes is corrupted or affected such that this Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Rules, USTA shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or to select a winner for any remaining prizes by randomly drawing from among all valid entries received, up to such time of cancellation, termination, or suspension, and/or solely from the mailed entries. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, USTA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
IN NO EVENT WILL 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 ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEB SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
9. WINNER LIST REQUESTS
For a copy of the winner list, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope within 30 days from the conclusion of the Sweepstakes to: USTA CTA and Parks Webinar Series – Winners List, USTA National Campus 10000 USTA Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32827.
10. DATA COLLECTION
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Participants agree that this Sweepstakes is governed solely by the laws of the United States and any claims arising out of this Sweepstakes may be brought only in a federal or state court located in the counties of New York or Westchester, New York. If any provisions of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
SPONSOR: United States Tennis Association Incorporated, 70 West Red Oak Lane,White Plains, New York 10604.