June 2, 2012 – July 15, 2012
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. The 2012 Miss Universe Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on June 2, 2012, at 12:00:01 A.M. ET and end on July 15, 2012 at 11:59:59 P.M. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). Odds of winning depend upon number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
SPONSORS: KNBC, 3000 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, CA 91523; KNSD, 225 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101; KNTV, 450 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95131; KXAS, 3100 McKinnon Avenue, Suite 850, Dallas, TX 75201; WCAU, 10 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; WMAQ, 454 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611; WRC, 4001 Nebraska Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20016; WTVJ, 15000 SW 27th Street, Miramar, FL 33027; WVIT, 1422 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110; WNBC and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, both located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 shall be collectively be the sponsors (“Sponsors”) of the Sweepstakes.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to persons who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of June 2, 2012, and who are permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia who are physically located and residing therein. Residents of the states of Alaska and Hawaii, and residents of Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and all other U.S. territories and possessions are not eligible to enter or win this Sweepstakes. Entrants must have a valid Social Security Number or a valid U.S. personal tax identification number. If an entrant is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, he or she must obtain consent from his/her parent and/or legal guardian prior to entering the Sweepstakes and submitting any personally identifiable information to Sponsors. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as such persons (whether or not related thereto) are ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Sponsors (as defined above), Farouk Systems Group, 250 Pennbright Drive, Houston, Texas 77090 and each of their respective partners, parent companies, licensors, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, trustees, franchisees, licensees, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives, agencies, and/or any other person or entity involved in the creation, promotion or administration of the Sweepstakes.
TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, access Sweepstakes website at www.farouk.com (“Website”) and follow the onscreen instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form (“Entry”). Information required on the Entry form consists of your first and last name, complete address (including Zip Code), daytime telephone number (including area code), date of birth, and email address (collectively “Entry Information”). All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Entries must be received by 11:59:59 P.M. ET on July 15 2012 to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address per day during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or unique email address beyond the above stated limits will void all such additional Entries. All required Entry Information must be completed in full for Entries to be eligible. Any attempted form of Entry other than as described herein is void. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsors will deem that the authorized account holder of the email address indicated in such Entry made the Entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Except where prohibited by law or Sponsors’ Privacy Policies, Entry constitutes permission to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. By entering, all entrants warrant and represent that they agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the final decisions of Sponsors.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about July 16, 2012, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts within a twenty-four (24) hour period to notify potential Winner at the email address submitted at the time of Entry. Potential Winner will be required to execute and return (via shipping service pre-paid by Sponsors) an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Publicity Release (where legal) and any other documentation that Sponsors may require (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within five (5) days after such notification, or potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner may be selected in a random drawing from among the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. By returning the completed Sweepstakes Documents, Winner attests to the authenticity of his/her Entry. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, and/or if his/her prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and, time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected in a random drawing from among the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Sweepstakes Documents will only be shipped to an address within the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia.
PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize (“Prize”) awarded consisting of a trip (“Trip”) for Winner and up to one (1) guest (“Guest”) to a yet to be determined destination city, which may be a city located outside the U.S. (“Location”), to attend the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant (“Pageant”). Trip includes: round-trip coach-class air transportation for Winner and Guest from a major U.S. gateway commercial airport in or near Winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) to an airport in or near Location (“Destination Airport”); standard hotel accommodations (single room/double occupancy) for Winner and Guest for two (2) nights at a hotel (“Hotel”) in or near Location (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion); the opportunity for Winner and Guest to attend Pageant at a yet to be scheduled venue (“Venue”); ground transportation to and from Destination Airport and Hotel; and ground transportation to and from Hotel and Venue. WINNER AND GUEST MUST BE ABLE TO DEPART FROM AND RETURN TO A MAJOR U.S. GATEWAY COMMERCIAL AIRPORT IN OR NEAR WINNER’S RESIDENCE ON DATES AND TIMES AS DETERMINED BY SPONSORS IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION, OR WINNER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND, TIME PERMITTING, AN ALTERNATE POTENTIAL WINNER MAY BE SELECTED FROM THE REMAINING ELIGIBLE ENTRIES AT SPONSORS SOLE DISCRETION.
The Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary based on location and dates of departure. Any differences between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 from Sponsors for the total ARV of Prize for the calendar year in which Prize was awarded. All Prize details will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. All federal, state and/or local taxes and other unspecified expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. Winner must possess all required travel documents. Travel and hotel arrangements will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Once determined, no change, extension, or substitution of Trip dates is permitted, except by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Except as indicated above, no other travel elements (including, without limitation, travel to and from the airport near the Winner’s residence, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, souvenirs, etc.) are included in Prize. Airline tickets are valid only for travel on the airline(s) chosen by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Airline tickets will be issued only to Winner and Guest. Airline tickets are non-refundable, may not qualify for frequent flyer miles, are not valid for upgrades and are not valid for business-related or group travel. Certain blackout periods and travel restrictions may apply. Airline tickets are valid only for travel on the airline(s) chosen by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Airline tickets will be issued only to Winner and Guest. Winner is responsible for any tax liability, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, and security charges. Once issued, tickets are non-transferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Winner and Guest are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents including passports (if applicable). As of January 8, 2007, the U.S. State Department requires all international travelers to present a government-issued passport for U.S. Customs re-entry after air, land or sea travel. For more information please visit the State Department’s consular web site, http://www.travel.state.gov, or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s web site, http://www.dhs.gov. Sponsors and/or Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for airline seat assignments, special meals, check-in procedures, and baggage limitations. Sponsors and/or Sweepstakes Entities have no responsibility for alterations to any travel plans caused by airline delays or for any act, omission or event. Sponsors and/or Sweepstakes Entities shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Winner and Guest specifically release Sponsors and Sweepstakes Entities from any and all claims for loss or damage to baggage or property, or from personal injuries or death, or from loss or delay, arising out of the acts, omissions, or negligence of any independent contractors, such as air carriers, hotels, restaurateurs, transportation providers, medical personnel or other providers of services or facilities. If Winner chooses Trip without a Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall be awarded and shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ and/or Sweepstakes Entities’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. If a Prize element (including, without limitation, attendance at Pageant due to Pageant cancellation or postponement, or any other reason) is not available, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, no additional compensation will be awarded. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of comparable or greater value. Date and/or time of Pageant is subject to change. Pageant is subject to cancellation. Winner and Guest agree to comply with all Venue rules and regulations. Guest, if any, will be required to execute and return a release of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, the “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. Guest must be the age of majority in his or her state of residency as of the first date of travel or Winner must be Guest’s parent or legal guardian and must complete and return the Guest Documents on behalf of such minor Guest.
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prizes or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties 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 Prizes, including express warranties provided exclusively by prize supplier that are sent along with Prizes; (c) if selected as the Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on the Website and the use by Released Parties of such entrant’s name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the Sweepstakes or permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes should any computer virus, malfunction, or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security, or proper operation thereof. In the event of such cancellation, suspension, or modification, Prizes may be awarded in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the event requiring cancellation, suspension, or modification. Notice of cancellation, suspension, or modification will be posted on the Website. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer and/or telephone relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, mobile telephone service, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of Entry Information; for errors in any promotional, marketing, or prize notification or fulfillment materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).
DISPUTES: The Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
RULES/WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the Winner, available after July 31, 2012, or for an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to (VT residents may omit return postage for Official Rules requests): The 2012 Miss Universe Sweepstakes “RULES” or “WINNER’S NAME” (specify which), P.O. Box 11389, Burbank, CA 91510.
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