Friendship Day Contest Terms & Conditions
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., 10 Crosby Street, Floor 2, New York, NY, 10013 (“Via” or the “Sponsor”).
Promotion Period: The “Via Friendship Day Contest” (the “Promotion”) begins at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on August 6, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on August 11, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer system is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion. All entries must be submitted and received during the Promotion Period. Winners’ selection is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Eligibility: Promotion is open to (i) all legal residents of the United States, including the District of Columbia (ii) who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time they enter the Promotion (“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, the “Released Parties”), are not eligible to participate.
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall determine the eligibility of Entrants.
How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, eligible participants will be invited to enter the Promotion by Sponsor emails and/or announcements on Sponsor’s social media accounts in the following manner: anyone wishing to enter the Promotion must (1) share a Friendship Day-themed story on their Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account; and (2) tag Via on social media — for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @ridewithvia in New York, @ridewithvia_CHI in Chicago, or @ridewithvia_DC in Washington, DC.
No Entrant may participate more than once. Any attempt by any Entrant to submit multiple entries through different accounts will be disqualified. Sponsor may, at its discretion, disqualify any or all entries of any Entrant submitting more than one comment to the post announcing the Promotion as an attempt to submit multiple entries.
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Winner Selection and Notification: After the end of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will determine the Winners of the Promotion submitted during the Promotion Period, based on any subjective factors it may decide in its sole discretion to consider. There will be a total of nine (9) Winners, distributed as follows: three (3) Winners in New York, three (3) Winners in Chicago, and three (3) Winners in Washington, DC.
Potential Winners will be notified by Sponsor through a notification sent on the social media service such Entrant used to submit their entry. Each potential Winner will have 48 hours from receipt of such notification from Sponsor to confirm acceptance of the Prize (the “Acceptance Period”) by responding to Sponsor’s notification on social media. If a potential Winner fails to confirm their acceptance of the Prize within the Acceptance Period, they will forfeit the Prize. In the case of such forfeiture, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the forfeited Prize to another Entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a potential Winner Sponsor deems ineligible (or who otherwise does not qualify to become a Winner) and select another Winner.
A Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and a publicity release as a condition of receiving the Prize. By entering or accepting any Prize, a Winner agrees to allow Sponsor to use their name, Entry story, photograph, Prize information, and biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation where permitted by law.
Prize: The Prize will consist of $50 worth of Via Ride Credit, provided in the form of a gift certificate code, which can be redeemed on Via’s mobile application or website and credited to the Winner’s account with Via’s online ridesharing platform (a “Via Account”). In order to redeem the Prize, the Winner must either already have an existing Via Account or, if they don’t, such Winner must create one through downloading Via’s mobile application.
By accepting any Prize, a Winner agrees to release the Sponsor and the 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 a Prize of comparable or greater value. 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.
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 THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF ANY DISPUTE 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 DISPUTE WILL BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND WILL NOT BE CONSOLIDATED IN ANY ARBITRATION WITH ANY DISPUTE OF ANY OTHER PARTY. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF FOR ANY REASON ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY ARBITRATION AS REQUIRED BY THIS PARRAGRAPH, SUCH DISPUTE SHALL BE EXCLUSIVELY DECIDED BY THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN NEW YORK COUNTY, NEW YORK, AND ALL PARITES HEREBY IRREVOCABLY CONSENT TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS.
THE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE 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 DISPUTE, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
Winners List Requests: A list of the names of the Winners will be made available through the website located at www.ridewithvia.com, or on Via’s Instagram, for a period of time beginning on or about August 13, 2017. Requests for the name and addresses of the Winners may also be sent by mail, in a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope, to: Via Friendship Day Competition Winners List, Via Transportation, Inc., 10 Crosby Street, New York NY 10013.
No Affiliation with Social Media Sites: This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media website or platform on which it may be promoted. By entering the Promotion, Entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless each such social media website 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.
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