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Official Rules & Guidelines

Oct 17, 2014

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT AND INTERNET ACCESS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU (“ENTRANT” OR “YOU”) MUST AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT; READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.

THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“RULES”) ARE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN PARTICIPANT AND SPONSOR (DEFINED BELOW) AND GOVERNS ENTRY IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANT AGREES TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND THE RULES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES LOCATED ON INSTAGRAM. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES AND THE INSTAGRAM RULES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL VOID A PARTICIPANT’S ENTRY.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram.

1. ELIGIBILITY

The “Decide to Drive” Instagram photo contest (“the Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are over age eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Auto Alliance (“Contest Entities”), and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. SPONSOR

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 6300 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018.

3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES

Participation in this Contest constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

4. SUBMISSION ENTRY PERIOD

Entrants may make submissions following guidelines outlined in the Entry and Photo Guidelines (“Entry”) between the hours of 12:01 AM CT on October 20, 2014 and 11:59 PM CT on November 25, 2014.

5. HOW TO ENTER

To enter the Contest during the Entry Period, a participant must:

a)       Follow the online instructions and post a picture to Instagram to bring awareness to distracted driving during the Entry Period.

b)       Include campaign hashtags #DecidetoDrive and the corresponding category-themed hashtag, #IDTDBC or #grandmasridingshotgun, in the image caption.

c)       Fill out entry form at http://www.decidetodrive.org/2014/10/instagram-photo-help-save-lives-win-250-visa-gift-card.

(d) OPTIONAL: Follow Sponsor’s Instagram feed @DecideToDrive on Instagram.

A participant may set up an Instagram account by visiting Instagram.com or downloading the Instagram app through their smartphone’s app store. An Instagram account is free of charge.

The photograph must be a participant’s sole creative work and must not incorporate ideas or work of any other person or material that would require the consent of a third party in any jurisdiction or under any applicable law. Without limitation, the photo must not infringe or violate any trademark, copyright, publicity right, privacy or any other right of any other person or entity, under any applicable law.

Instagram Contest Restrictions: Photos may not contain, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

i)       Is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;

ii)       Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;

iii)       Is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;

iv)       Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor, or its products or other people, products or companies;

v)       Contains copyrighted materials owned by any entity;

vi)       Contains any personal identification, such as personal names, street or email addresses, or phone numbers;

vii)       Violates or encourages the violation of any law, rule or regulation;

viii)       Sponsor and/or their affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information provided by a participant; human error; alteration of entries; entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost. Illegible and incomplete entries are disqualified. All participants agree to release and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any claim or cause of action resulting from or arising out of participation in the Contest or use of any prize as a condition of entry into the Contest.

6. WINNER SELECTION

Entries will be judged and scored by a committee of judges selected by Sponsor. The judges will choose one (1) winner on or about December 2, 2014 based on the following criteria:

Creativity………………………… 60%
Originality…………………………40%

The decision of the judges is final and nonappealable. All decisions of the judges are final in all matters relating to this Contest. By entering and/or accepting the prize, Winner consents (except where prohibited) to the reasonable use by Sponsor of the Winner’s image, hometown address, contents of the entry form and the name and age of the Winner without any further compensation for any future promotional activity related to this Contest. Winner might be required to complete and return IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification) within this same time period. Failure to sign and return all required documents in this time period can result in forfeiture and disqualification of Winner and an alternate Winner will be selected. If Winner is less than 18 years of age, Winner’s parent or legal guardian must complete potential affidavit and releases.

7. PRIZING

The prizes will consist of up to two $100 Visa E-Gift Cards ($200 ARV). In addition, one Grand Prize ($500 ARV) includes: $500 Visa E-Gift Card.

a)       All Prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except as outlined here or at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All Prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a Winner with their Prize, the Sponsor may elect to provide such Winner with the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value.

b)       Prizes will be awarded by discretion of Sponsor. Winners must meet submission rules. Winners will be notified via email of their winnings.

c)       Prizes will either be shipped directly from Sponsor.

8. LIABILITY

By taking part in the Contest, the participant accepts that unforeseen technical problems linked to the use of computer networks may arise, including problems when connecting to the Internet. Sponsor cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any participant entering the competition. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer Wi-Fi systems, servers, or providers, platforms and/or platform operators, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or other mobile device related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition.

Sponsor gives no warranty or guarantee in relation to the Prize and accepts no responsibility or liability for elements of the Prize being amended.

To the fullest extent permissible by law, Sponsor excludes liability for all loss, damage or claim arising as a result of the Participant’s entry into the Competition or use of the Prize.

9. DATA PROTECTION AND PUBLICITY

Sponsor reserves the right and the participant expressly agrees that Sponsor may use the name and/or pseudonym of the Winner and/or the contest at whatever location such material may be produced. Use may include the Internet, such as Sponsor’s website, or its social network pages. The Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest without any liability if any fraud, virus or other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the administration, functioning or proper play of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), and to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.

In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the Contest, Sponsor’s decision shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


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