Contests, Sweepstakes, and Promotions: Bring Me The News ("BMTN") will occasionally allow participation in contests, giveaways, or other similar promotions we sponsor. Participation may require sharing your personal information with BMTN or third parties sponsoring the contest, giveaway, or promotion, and you should check the rules to determine how your information will be used and shared with others. BMTN or participating sponsor may announce rules in connection with any such opportunity, but regardless of whether specific rules are announced, all such opportunities will be controlled by the "Contest Guidelines." Any rules announced at the time of a contest will be in addition to the Contest Guidelines.
To provide a fair and equal chance of winning to all readers, the following are the official rules for all contests of Bring Me The News, LLC’s website (“BMTN”) unless otherwise stated and/or posted (effective June 6, 2018).
1. Eligibility and Applicability of Guidelines
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCE OF WINNING. Open to US residents only. All entrants must be 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated and/or posted. BMTN management, employees and their families are prohibited from entering. All entrants agree to be bound by (i) BMTN's contest guidelines, whether contained herein or within each contest’s specific posted guidelines, and (ii) the decisions of BMTN regarding validity of participation and selection of winners, which shall be final and binding in all respects. All federal, state, and local rules and regulations apply and will supersede any conflicting guideline contained herein or within each contest’s specific posted guidelines. BMTN reserves the right to alter any rules of any contest at any time. In all instances, BMTN contests and contest guidelines are void where prohibited by law.
2. Contest Entry
Entrants must submit entries using the specific entry information contained in the contest announcement post, including the correct contest entry email address and subject line if applicable. BMTN is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect contest entries, entries that are late, lost, destroyed, or misdirected, or entries sent but not received by BMTN for any reason, as potential contest winners. Unless otherwise specified in an individual contest post, BMTN will only consider one entry per email address (if entry is emailed), or social media account (if entry is submitted via social media platform). No entrant may enter any contest more than once using multiple means of entry and/or multiple email addresses, or social media accounts, unless otherwise specified in the individual contest post. BMTN reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the contest where necessary. BMTN may discontinue any contest if there is evidence of malfeasance, hacking, misuse, security breaches, or other tampering, and shall not be liable for damages arising from such circumstances.
3. Conditions for Submission of Content to BMTN Contests
Unless otherwise proscribed by law, by submitting any content to BMTN, including text, audio, video, photo, or other content (“Entry Content”) as part of your participation in a BMTN contest: You hereby grant to BMTN an irrevocable, perpetual, freely sub-licensable and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted Entry Content in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. The rights granted to BMTN include but are not limited to the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and otherwise alter or make use of the submitted Entry Content; You hereby represent and warrant (i) that the Entry Content does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity, or any other right of any third party, and (ii) that you have the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to BMTN herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances; You acknowledge and agree that BMTN shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any Entry Content submitted by you, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any Entry Content that you submit to BMTN; You understand and intend that any Entry Content submitted by you to BMTN may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments or ratings which you dislike or with which you disagree may be published or otherwise become associated with any Entry Content you submit to BMTN. By submitting any Entry Content to BMTN, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such Entry Content submitted by you to BMTN; You hereby agree to hold BMTN and its management, employees, agents, contractors, insurers, advertisers, sponsors, licensees, and assignees harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue, any claims of any nature arising in connection with the inclusion in, publication via or display on BMTN; You acknowledge that Entry Content submitted by you shall be the property of BMTN, and BMTN shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or others any Entry Content so submitted.
4. Selection and Notification of Winners; Waiver by Winners; Prizes Awarded
Unless otherwise prohibited, in addition to the terms set forth elsewhere in these Contest Guidelines, by entering a BMTN contest, each entrant: Agrees to waive and release BMTN from any claim arising from participation in the contest and/or acceptance or usage of the winning prize; Agrees to hold harmless BMTN for any and all damages that may result from participation in the contest and/or acceptance or usage of the winning prize; Acknowledges that BMTN is not liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of the usage of any prize once the winner has taken possession of the prize; and Agrees to BMTN's use of the entrant’s name, likeness, voice, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. Winners of “random email” or “random comment” contests will be chosen by BMTN at random from emails received and/or comments posted. The odds of winning a “random email” or “random comment” contest will depend on the number of entries received. “Best of” contests and any other contests requiring entrants to submit Entry Content (defined in Section 3, above) will be judged entirely at the discretion of BMTN. Where possible, contest winners will be contacted and notified by the same means by which the participant entered the contest, i.e., the “sender” email address used to enter the contest, or the social media account from which the winning entry was submitted via social media platform. BMTN will consider the person who replies to the notification to be the winner. In order to claim a prize, BMTN must receive a reply from the selected contest winner containing all requested information within 7 days of the date of the first win notification sent by BMTN (whether by email, phone, social media message, or comment) to the contest winner. Any contest winner’s failure to respond to a win notification within the allotted time period shall mean that the winner has forfeited the prize, and that BMTN shall cease to have any obligation to that entrant. BMTN is not required to award elsewhere any prizes forfeited by its originally selected winner(s). In order to be awarded a prize upon receipt of a win notification, each contest winner must supply BMTN with his/her legal name, mailing address, birth date, and any other contact information BMTN deems necessary. For some contests, prizewinners may be required to provide to BMTN legal proof of identity and social security number within 7 days of notification of winning the prize. A winner may forfeit any and all prizes if the winner fails to provide BMTN with the required contact information and/or identity and social security number verification within 7 days. Where appropriate, BMTN will mail any prize to the address supplied by the recipient of the notification. Where delivery of the prize cannot reasonably be accomplished through mail, BMTN will arrange with the winner the manner by which the prize will be awarded. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes and/or fees, and all such additional costs that may be incurred as a result of the receipt of a prize. BMTN will not substitute any prize unless the specified prize becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, in which case BMTN may substitute a prize at its sole discretion of like or equal value. Winners shall not be entitled to transfers or substitutions of a prize for cash or otherwise.