AOL On's "Meet Nicole Richie" Sweepstakes Official Rules
Jul 25, 2013
Eligibility: AOL On's "Meet Nicole Richie" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of AOL Inc., its advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of Sweepstakes, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with the Sweepstakes (collectively "Sweepstakes Entities") and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible. All U.S., federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by AOL Inc., 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 ("Sponsor").
Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 10:00AM EST on July 31, 2013 and ends at 11:59PM ET on August 20, 2013 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received prior to or after the Entry Period will not be accepted.
Entry: Enter on Twitter by sharing your favorite moment from the latest episode of #CandidlyNicole using the hashtag #AOLOnNicole. Limit one (1) entry per day. The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.
Drawing: At the conclusion of the Entry Period, Sponsor will select the name of one (1) potential Grand Prize Winner in a random drawing of all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The odds of being selected as the potential winner depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.
Requirements of the Potential Winner: An entrant who is notified that their entry was selected in the random drawing is a Potential Winner. A Potential Winner is not a winner until they have returned all required documentation and eligibility has been verified by Sponsor. Potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Except where prohibited, Potential Winner must sign and return to Sponsor, within a specified timeframe to be determined by Sponsor, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and W-9 form in order to claim her Prize. Potential Winner's travel companion must sign a consent to Publicity, Liability Waiver and Travel Release by a deadline to be determined by Sponsor. Failure to return documents as specified, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, will result in the entrant being disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to a potential alternate winner. Acceptance of a prize constitutes consent to use winner's name and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two (2) to Los Angeles. The prize includes round-trip (coach) air transportation from a major airport nearest the winner's home to Los Angeles; hotel accommodations for two (2) days/one (1) night; the opportunity to meet Nicole Richie; and ground transportation to certain locations seen on "Candidly Nicole" (exact locations to be determined by Sponsor). Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize is $2500. Exact dates of trip will be determined by Sponsor. Trip will take place in 2013. Winner and his/her guest must be able to travel on dates selected by Sponsor. If the winner cannot travel on the dates/times specified by Sponsor, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.
Specifics of all aspects of the prize are in Sponsor's sole discretion. The actual value may vary based upon point of departure and dates of travel and winner will not receive any difference in value. If winner and travel companion reside within a 100-mile radius of Los Angeles, ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value. Winner and travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents. Winner's travel companion must be 18 years of age or older, unless Winner is travel companion's parent or legal guardian. All costs and expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner, including, but not limited to, meals and beverages, ground transportation not specified above, taxes and gratuities. The winner and his/her travel companion are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) that they may wish to obtain (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Airline carrier's regulations and conditions apply. In the event the meet and greet with Nicole Richie is unable to take place for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor will have no further obligation other than to award the remaining portions of the prize.
All details and other restrictions of prize not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize is not transferable and no cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize or a portion of the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.
General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter user name from which the entry is made.
Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) death, injury or damage to persons or damage to property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Sweepstakes Entities' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Sweepstakes Entities be liable for attorney's fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees 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 Commonwealth of Virginia. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Sweepstakes Results: Sweepstakes results may be obtained by sending a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Nicole Richie Sweepstakes Winner, c/o AOL, 770 Broadway, 4A:B23, New York, NY 10003. All requests must be received by October 1, 2013.