STEEP SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Steep Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00:00 noon Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 2, 2016, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 9, 2016 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
SPONSOR. The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Papa John’s International, Inc., 2002 Papa John’s Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40299 (the “Sponsor”). THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK OR UBISOFT, INC. WHO PROVIDED PRIZING FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES. YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR ONLY.
OFFICIAL RULES: The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these “Official Rules,” and by entering, all entrants (each, and “Entrant”) agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.
ELIGIBILITY: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, AND ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING OF FACEBOOK. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID OUTSIDE THE AREA SPECIFIED ABOVE AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor and/or its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, manufacturers or distributors of Sweepstakes materials and their family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Parties”) and those living in the household of same (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
- HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, go to Papa John’s page on Facebook, located at www.facebook.com/papajohns (“Sponsor’s Page”), read the Official Rules, and reply to our Steep post:
- Tell us which pizza you would eat for an epic night in playing the new Steep extreme sports video game, and
- Include hashtags #EpicNightIn, #SteepGame and #Sweepstakes in your post.
Failure to include the hashtag #Sweepstakes and other required information may result in disqualification.
You must be a registered user of Facebook and comply with the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities found at https://www.facebook.com/terms.php in order to enter the Sweepstakes. All terms and conditions of Facebook.com apply. To the extent of any conflict between these Official Rules and the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, these Official Rules will apply. Membership on Facebook is free.
LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES. Each person submitting an Entry shall be an “Entrant.” Entrants may make only one (1) submission during the Sweepstakes Period. The entry submitted in this Sweepstakes, along with the post and any entry information, is referred to as an “Entry.” Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any Entry that does not comply with these Official Rules. Creating multiple accounts in order to exceed the limits on Entries permitted by these Official Rules may result in the disqualification of all Entries from such accounts.
- The Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes any rights of any other party, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or any other intellectual property rights;
- The Entry must not in any way disparage or defame Sponsor, or any other person or party;
- The Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous;
- The Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual, or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
- The Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations of the United States or of any jurisdiction where the Entry is created; and
- The Entry must be consistent with the image and values of Sponsor and be consistent with and satisfy the purpose of the Sweepstakes.
By submitting the Entry during the Sweepstakes Period, you will be entered into the Sweepstakes and agree that the Entry conforms to the Entry Restrictions and other requirements set forth in this Section. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 11:59:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON DECEMBER 9, 2016.
Important Note: Entries submitted via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available via participating wireless carriers and is not required to enter the Sweepstakes), may be subject to standard data rates for each message sent or received from the handset according to the terms and conditions of the wireless carrier’s service agreement. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile device bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers’ rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Sweepstakes. Participation in this Sweepstakes by mobile device means that you understand that you may receive additional messages by mobile device relating to this Sweepstakes, including notifying you if you are the winner, which may be subject to charges pursuant to your carrier’s rate plan. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your mobile device’s capabilities for specific instructions.
Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify any Entries that Sponsor has determined, in its sole and exclusive opinion, fail to adhere to these Official Rules or Facebook’s Terms of Service, expose Sponsor to any technical, legal, or financial risks or problems, uses text and/or other components in a manner objectionable to Sponsor or its affiliates, or is otherwise deemed inappropriate, all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, or that violate the Entry Restrictions set forth above. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
All Entries, upon submission, become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and publish any or all of the Entries and may use them in any and all media for any purpose, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity without attribution or compensation to the Entrant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. Each Entrant acknowledges that other Entrants may have used ideas and/or concepts in their Entry that may be similar in idea or concept to what is included in Entrant’s Entry. Each Entrant understands and agrees that he/she shall not have any claim against any other Entrant or Sponsor arising out any such similarity or be entitled to any compensation because of any such similarity.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: After the end of the Sweepstakes Period on or about December 14, 2016, ten (10) prize winners will be randomly selected in a drawing from all eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, using randomization methods selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Decisions of the Sponsor shall be final and binding in all matters related to the selection of the winners. The potential winners will be contacted around December 14, 2016 using the private message feature on Facebook for the user account of the winning Entries or via comment on potential winner’s Entry. It is Entrants’ responsibility to timely check their account and the comments section of their Entry for such messages. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure of delivery of notice attempting to use such methods. Sponsor reserves the right to announce the potential winners on Facebook, at its sole discretion. The potential winners will be required to respond to Sponsor’s notification within 72 hours from notification and in accordance with the instructions therein or the Prize will be forfeited and the Entrant disqualified. Winners may be required to provide (or confirm) information that includes, but is not limited to, the following: name, email address, street address, city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number, date of birth, and verify eligibility per these Official Rules. Winners may be required to execute and return a completed original notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and (except where prohibited) Publicity/Name/Likeness Release form and Rights Transfer Document (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). Failure to fully complete, execute, notarize, and return all required forms as specified within this time period may result in the winner(s) being disqualified, and in the event of any such disqualification or any other disqualification permitted under these Official Rules, or in the event that any Prize notification is returned as undeliverable for any reason, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner(s) may be selected (time permitting). Prize will be mailed to winner to the mailling address provided by the winner within two (2) to four (4) weeks from the date of the acceptance of prize by winner and all information has been provided.
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): Total of ten (10) Prize Winners randomly selected from all eligible entries during the Sweepstakes Period. Each winner receives one (1) Steep video game in the format of either an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 (ARV: $59.99). The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) for all Prizes is approximately Five Hundred Ninety-Nine Dollars (USD $599). Actual odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. All taxes and unspecified expenses are the responsibility of winners.
The Prize is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. The Prize may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by the winners. The Prize may not be published, copied or replicated in any way by the winners or any other party. In the case of unavailability of any Prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value.
All federal, state, local and other tax liabilities, if any, are the responsibility of the Prize winners. The approximate retail value of each Prize is based on available information provided to Sponsor, and the value of any Prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Winners may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number or tax identification number before the Prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. Acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and its designees to use the winners’ name, Facebook user name, likeness, picture, voice and biographical information for advertising and marketing and other purposes in any and all media, now and hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification, or permission unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS TO PARTICIPATION: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable, assignable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Entry in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes and constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Parties or their designees to use Entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation. If requested, Entrant will sign documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights Entrant is granting to use the Entry or any portion thereof.
WAIVERS, DISCLAIMERS AND RELEASES: Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Parties, Facebook and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s), application hosts and facilitators and cellular provider(s), and Ubisoft, Inc., and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) and acknowledges that the Releasees are not responsible for any and all liability, loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever related to or arising from this Sweepstakes or Entrant’s entry thereto, including, without limitation: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; inability to access Facebook; inability to connect to Facebook; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer, or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines, mobile networks, or the Internet or any application (including the Application) or for any other reason whatsoever; mail that is late, lost, mutilated, misdirected, stolen, or postage due; typographical, printing, or other errors; or any combination thereof.
Entrant further agrees to release and hold harmless the Releasees for all liability, loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever related to or arising from this Sweepstakes or Entrant’s entry thereto related to or arising out of any and all property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action.
Illegible, incomplete, and mechanically reproduced Entries will be disqualified. False, fraudulent, or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Entrant ineligible. Any damage made to Facebook will be the responsibility of the authorized account holder of the e-mail address for the respective account submitted at the time of Entry. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state, province, territory or federal laws. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of Jefferson County, Kentucky and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS (US$5.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS (US$5.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
EVENT OF FORCE MAJEURE: Releasees shall not be liable to a winner or any other person for failure to supply the Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Releasees’ sole control (each a “Force Majeure”). In the event of unavailability, no prize will be substituted.
GENERAL: If, for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned or if this Sweepstakes cannot run through Facebook’s application (the “Application”), or Sponsor’s Facebook page or the Application becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper operation of the Sweepstakes and processing of Entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by Entrants, fraud, technical failures, shutdown of the respective service, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. The Releasees are not responsible for any changes or unavailability of the Application that may interfere with the Sweepstakes (including any limitations, any restrictions or any conditions on Sponsor’s ability to use the Application for the Sweepstakes as set forth herein that are not acceptable to Sponsor) or ability of Entrant to timely enter, receive notices, or communicate with Sponsor via Facebook in which case Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may terminate or modify the Sweepstakes. If this Sweepstakes is cancelled, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award the Prize from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any application(s) (including the Application) or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes 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. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address (or respective account) associated with the Facebook account for the potentially winning Entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Entry will be deemed ineligible.
Note: Entries made by any individual or any entity other than Entrant, and/or originating at any other application or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial contest or sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of any device or computer software or bot to automate the entry process is prohibited.
WINNERS LIST: For an Official Winners’ List, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (except where not required by State law) postmarked to: Steep Sweepstakes Winners List, Papa John’s, 2002 Papa John’s Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40299. All such requests must be received within two (2) months after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.