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Chicago 2019 Valentine’s Day Contest

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE IS 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.

Sponsor:  The Promotion is sponsored by Via Transportation, Inc., 401 West Ontario Street, Suite 301, Chicago, IL, 60654 (“Via” or the “Sponsor”).

Promotion Period: The “Via Valentine’s Day Competition” (the “Promotion”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on February 7th, 2019 and ends on February 12th, 2019 (the “Promotion Period”) at 11:50 p.m. CT.  Sponsor’s computer system is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion. Members must follow the entry instructions (Refer to “How to Enter” section below) during the Promotion Period. The Winner of the Promotion will be randomly selected at the end of the Promotion Period.

Eligibility: Promotion is open to (i) all legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia (ii) who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time they enter the Promotion, and (iii) who are able to be in the Chicago, IL Via service area to ride with Via and/or redeem the Prize (“Entrants”).  Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsor or its affiliated companies, parent companies, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entities associated with this Promotion (collectively, “Released Parties”), are not eligible to participate.  

Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall determine the eligibility of Entrants during the Promotion Period.

How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, eligible participants will be invited to enter the Promotion through an email and in-app notification. Members can enter the Contest in one of two ways: 1) enter the Promotional Code in the Promotional Code area of the Via App,  and then request and complete rides in the Via App (“Ride”). Each Ride counts as one Entry. 2) Follow @ridewithvia_chi, @ettarestaurant, and @godfreyhotelchicago on Instagram, and mention a friend in the comments (“Tag”). Entrants can earn multiple Entries by Tagging friends. One Tag corresponds to one Entry.

Each Entrant is allowed multiple Entries, however, any attempt by any Entrant to register using multiple/different email or addresses, accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other method will void the participant’s Entry and that participant will be disqualified. Additionally, any Entrant with a ViaPass suspected of abusing ViaPass terms during the Promotion will void the participant’s Entry with pertinent actions to follow. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant, Entrant is deemed to be the natural person whose name and email address correspond to the Member.  Sponsor shall make the final determination of the identity of an Entrant in its sole discretion in the event of an ongoing dispute.

For questions about the Promotion, email support-chi@ridewithvia.com

Winner Selection and Notification: The Winner of each Prize will be selected randomly at the end of the Promotion Period.

Potential winners entering the Promotional Code in the Promotional Code area of the Via App, and then takes a Ride will be notified by email or text at the email address or phone number the Entrant registered as a Member. Potential winners entering via Instagram will receive a direct message from Via’s Social Media team to coordinate prize claim. Potential winner will have 48 hours from the time of receiving notification from Via to confirm acceptance of the prize. If potential winner does not confirm acceptance of the prize via email or DM, as applicable, in a timely manner, he or she will forfeit the Prize. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify a potential winner deemed ineligible (or who otherwise does not qualify to become a Winner) and select another Winner with the second, highest amount of Entry.  

Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and a publicity release.  By entering or accepting any prize, Winner allows Sponsor to use his or her name, photograph, prize information, and biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation where permitted by law.

Prizes: One Grand Prize (“Grand Prize”) and additional prizes as described below will be awarded at the end of the Promotion.  The Grand Prize to be awarded will be one (1) night at The Godfrey Hotel in Chicago, a dining experience for two at Etta, a bouquet of roses, bottle of champagne, and a box of chocolates.

The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $500.  The Winner of the Grand Prize will be able to claim the Prize by contacting the Promotion Manager via email at an email address provided in the win notification to coordinate a reservation for The Godfrey Hotel and Etta Restaurant. The Grand Prize shall be claimed in a single reservation for up to two people as indicated at the time the reservation is made. Reservation subject to availability. The Winner shall have six months from the Win Date to claim the Grand Prize in the manner described above.

Ten (10) runner ups will be awarded with a delivery of roses (“Runner Up Prize”). The total ARVapproximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Runner Up Prize is $50. The rose deliveries must be claimed between February 12th (“Winner Announcement Date”) and February 14th (“Delivery Date”). Winners must provide a time, date and location when claiming the Runner Up Prize by contacting the Promotion Manager via email at an email address provided in the win notification.

By accepting any prize, Prize Winners agree to release the Sponsor and Released Parties 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.  No substitution, assignment or transfer of the prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor, who has the right to substitute a prize with another of the prizes listed, or a prize of comparable or greater ARVvalue.  Each Winner will be: (i) responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prize that are not specifically mentioned, including, but not limited to, taxes, any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by the winner in receiving or using the prize; and (ii) required to submit his/her social security number or taxpayer ID number to Sponsor in order to claim the prize.

Use of Data: Sponsor will collect personal data about Entrants including e-mail addresses and phone numbers in accordance with its Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.  Entrants may review Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at the following link: http://ridewithvia.com/privacy-policy/. By participating in the Promotion and providing this information, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Terms & Conditions: This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By entering the Promotion, Entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, the Released Parties, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders and agents from any and all liability, loss, damage or injuries to any person (including death) or property of any kind sustained in connection with their participation in the Promotion or from their acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of the prize, or for any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of the prize. Entrants further acknowledge that said 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 the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Promotion mechanics and/or implementation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Promotion or these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant that Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, violates these Official Rules.

Limitations of Liability: 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 Promotion in whole or in part, at any time, without notice.  Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable. Sponsor assumes no responsibility 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. Sponsor is not responsible 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 this Promotion or the downloading of any materials in this Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR MOBILE APP OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION 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.

Disputes:  THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE PROMOTION ARE 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 ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL BE IN THE COUNTY OF 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. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK, 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.

Winners List Requests:  The name of the Winners will be posted on the www.ridewithvia.com website (or Via’s official Facebook page) for a period of time beginning on or about February 14th, 2019.  Requests for the name and address of the winner may also be sent, in a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope, to: Via Valentine’s Day Competition List, Via Transportation, Inc., 401 West Ontario Street, Suite 301, Chicago, IL, 60654.

No Affiliation with Social Media Sites:  This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media website on which it may be promoted.

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