“High-Speed Trivia” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The “High-Speed Trivia” Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 18 and ends at 12:00 p.m., (“ET”) on November 19, 2013 (“Promotion Period”). Sweepstakes is sponsored by RAIL EUROPE, INC. (“RAIL EUROPE”) 44 South Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601 (“Sponsor”).
ELIGIBILITY: The “High-Speed Trivia” Sweepstakes (“the Promotion”) is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older as of the Sweepstakes start date. Employees, officers and representatives of RAIL EUROPE (the “Sponsor”), their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotion agencies, and American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co. Inc. (“ASC”) (collectively, “Released Parties”) and members of the immediate family (mother, father, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER: Rail Europe will be hosting the High-Speed Trivia blog series at www.raileurope.com/blog. Each blog post in the series will be in an interview form with a different rail partner regarding the partner’s products. Each post will contain a trivia question. Participants will have 24 hours (the Promotion Period) to answer the trivia question by submitting a comment to the blog post. Approximately every two weeks at 12 pm the Sponsor will post a new post in the series. Participants may revisit the Rail Europe Blog and answer a new trivia question by submitting a comment on the corresponding blog post. Each correctly answered comment will equal one (1) entry for that Round’s drawing. Comments that contain an incorrect answer to that trivia question will not be eligible for an entry. Only one entry per person, per blog post is allowed. If a person submits more than one comment per blog post, then only the first comment they submit will be eligible for an entry.
Once a comment is submitted it cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified. Any violation or attempt to violate this restriction may cause Sponsor to disqualify all of such entrant’s eligible entries. Proof of sending a comment will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Entrants agree that each entry becomes the property of the Sponsor and any personally identifiable information collected by Sponsor during an entrant’s participation in this Promotion may be used by Sponsor, its respective affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Promotion as described in these Official Rules.
DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawings from among all eligible entries received from each Round’s Promotion Period. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Each potential prize winner will then be contacted by the email address they provided on the blog comment that they submitted.
PRIZE: One (1) Prize winner from Round 8 will receive a certificate good for two (2) rail tickets (on SNCF) which was high-speed rail company partner that was featured in the blog post. One of the tickets must be issued in the name of the winner and the other for a guest. Both tickets must be used for the same high-speed rail journey, a direct route with no change of trains, and are based on availability and at Rail Europe’s discretion. Ticket requests must be submitted no later than December 27, 2013 and all travel must be completed by November 19, 2014. A minimum of three (3) weeks prior to departure is required to process the request. Once the tickets are issued, they cannot be changed. Tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, cannot be sold and/or bartered and have no cash value. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize is $599.
PRIZE VERIFICATION & CONDITIONS: If a potential winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if potential recipient fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential recipient is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and another winner will be selected for the daily prize at issue. Participants are only eligible to be awarded one Prize regardless of how many Blog Post drawings that they may have entered during the Promotion Period. A Prize may not be awarded in the event an insufficient number of eligible Entries are received that meet the minimum criteria outlined in these Official Rules. Each Prize winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release to be returned within ten (10) days of written notification, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. By accepting a Prize, recipient agrees to release the Sponsor from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available.
GENERAL: By accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, recipient grants to the Sponsor its parent, subsidiaries and related companies, and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the recipient’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR , THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, dealers, distributors, suppliers, Prize provider and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). Winner acknowledges that Sponsor have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.
INTERNET LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: 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 beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the 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 in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received. No responsibility is assumed 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, 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 the Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES 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 e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes 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 New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
WINNER LIST REQUESTS: To request confirmation of the name and address of the winners please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope to: High-Speed Trivia Sweepstakes Winners List c/o ASC, 300 State Street, Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.
SPONSOR: RAIL EUROPE, INC., 44 South Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601