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Official Rules - Season of Merry Making

OFFICIAL RULES 

SEASON OF MERRY MAKING 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  

The Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. (“Sponsor”) Season of Merry Making Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the states of California, Oregon, and Washington who are aged 21 years or older at time of entry and residents of any property managed by Sponsor.  By entering this Contest you represent and warrant that you meet these eligibility requirements.  Employees of Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, siblings, parents and children) and/or those living in the same household (whether related or not) of each are not eligible to enter.  Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited by law. 

HOW TO ENTER 

To enter, (i) tag your photo on social media using the hashtag “#SeasonsOfUs.” between 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on November 26, 2018 and 11:59 p.m. PT on December 31, 2018 (the “Entry Period”) following the Entry Guidelines below*. 

Once the entry has been submitted, entrants will not be permitted under any circumstances to submit substitutions and/or new versions of their entries.  Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, mutilated, illegible, stolen, incomplete, or misdirected entries or for address or email address changes of entrants.  Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. 

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on December 31, 2018 to be entered into the Contest.  Entrants are subject to all notices posted online and on the Site.  Correspondence and inquiries regarding the Contest may not be acknowledged or answered.

In the event of a dispute as to any Entry, the authorized account holder of the email address submitted with the entry will be deemed to be the entrant.  Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Entry.  Entrants must have a valid email address and it is each entrant’s responsibility to update Sponsor of any change in email address. 

Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. Sponsor is not responsible for malfunction of electronic equipment, computer hardware, software, technical problems related to entries, or lost, late, incomplete, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted, or garbled entries, which will be disqualified. 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 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 to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. 

By participating in the Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest; and (iii) agree to be contacted by Sponsor by mail, email, or telephone regarding this Contest.  Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. 

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN individual, whether or not an ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, destroy, tamper or vandalize thE SITE OR interfere with the OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS and THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES and diligently pursue all remedies against ANY SUCH individual TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

*Entry Guidelines

    • Your entry must (1) be completely original; (2) be solely created by you; and (3) not infringe the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and rights of publicity/privacy. 
    • Your entry must not contain any third party materials, such as logos, and must not contain any physical references to any third party companies.
    • You, your pet, and/or your friend who is at least the age of majority in his or her state of residence and who is not a celebrity may appear in the entry photograph. 
    • Your photograph may not include the identifiable likeness of any person other than you and/or your friend who is at least the age of majority in his or her state of residence and who is not a celebrity.
    • You may not include your friend’s name, image and likeness or the name, image, or likeness of any other person in your photograph without such person’s express consent to do so for the purposes of this Contest as described in these Official Rules.  You must also have obtained any such person’s consent to provide Sponsor with his or her full name, email address and telephone number, and you must have obtained any such person’s consent to be contacted by Sponsor in connection with this Contest and/or the photograph.
    • Your entry must be appropriate for audiences of all ages, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and must not contain nudity or obscenity as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Entries must be suitable for publication (i.e. not obscene, offensive or indecent), and must not contain racial, religious, or ethnic slurs, explicit, inflammatory or derogatory language, obscene, pornographic, violent, or sexual content, or libel, hate speech, references to alcohol, drugs or other illicit substances, or material not appropriate for audiences of all ages, material that disparages Sponsor or otherwise casts Sponsor in a bad light, or material that is otherwise objectionable, offensive, illegal, or prohibited
    • Maximum File Size: 5MB

By entering, entrants warrant that any other person(s) appearing in the photograph have consented to (a) use of their name, image and/or likeness in the photograph for the purposes of this Contest and as described in these Official Rules, including for all advertising and trade purposes, by Sponsor and others, and including all permissions, licenses, and releases in these Official Rules, (b) your providing Sponsor with the other person’s full name, email address and telephone number, and (c) to being contacted by Sponsor in connection with this Contest and/or the photograph.

Sponsor may in its sole discretion disqualify entries for which intellectual property claims including those under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are received and remove any such entry or component thereof from the website.  Sponsor reserves the right to eliminate any entry that does not adhere to the Entry Guidelines or the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, uses inflammatory or derogatory language, or that is lewd, obscene, pornographic or disparages Sponsor, or that are otherwise inappropriate or irrelevant to the Contest, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, and any such entry may be disqualified and not posted to (or removed from) the Site. All of Sponsor’s decisions are final.

JUDGING

Sponsor’s Marketing Department, in its sole discretion, will be selecting seven winners based upon the following criteria:  SEASONALITY, related to the seasons, and CREATIVITY, resulting from the originality of thought or expression.  

Prize description 

Prize & Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"):  Seven prizes will be awarded to seven different winners: a Five Hundred Dollar ($500) American Express Gift Card (ARV: $500). Any unused value on the prize will not be awarded in cash. Gift card is subject to the American Express gift card terms and conditions.   One winner per household. 

Winner Selection

Seven Contest winners will be selected by the Sponsor on or about January 15, 2019 from among all eligible entries submitted during the Entry Period.  Sponsor’s decisions regarding the winner selection will be final and binding. Sponsor will base its decision on the judging criteria described in the “Judging” section of these rulesWinner will be determined by Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest. 
 

Potential winner will be notified by email at the email address submitted with the entry on or about January 15, 2019.  Potential winner will be required to complete and return a Liability and Publicity Release, except where prohibited by law, and may be required to complete and return a license of rights, including copyrights and rights and publicity, and permission to use the entry, all within 7 days of date specified on notification or an alternate winner may be selected. Gift card prize will be awarded within 30 days after receipt and verification of completed Liability and Publicity Release and any other required documents.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if Release/Assignment is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize, or refuses the prize, for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.  No substitutions are permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of approximately equal or greater value will be awarded to be decided in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable and non-transferable.  Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes.   

CONSENT TO PUBLICITY AND USE 

By submitting an entry, you hereby grant Sponsor irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation, required permission, or attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, edit, or display the photograph submitted with your entry for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor, its affiliated promotional entities, and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world.  Unless prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize each constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agents to use your name, address (city and state), statements, comments, entry, submitted photo, biographical information, likeness, status as the winner of the Contest, and any other materials supplied or provided by you in connection with the Contest for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation online and utilizing social media platforms, software and services; you agree to sign additional documents in the form provided by Sponsor permitting and licensing, and/or confirming permission and license of, such rights; and you represent and warrant that the photograph submitted with your entry is your original creation.  By entering the Contest, you irrevocably, unconditionally, and absolutely grant the rights hereunder whether or not you are selected as the winner. 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY 

By participating, you fully and unconditionally agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and the Sponsor, which are binding.  You agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (“Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever, including without limitation property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, or participation in the Contest, or possession, acceptance, use and/or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy.  Sponsor Entities are not responsible if Contest cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, or acts of terrorism.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest in the event it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or advertising for the Contest or the administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.  

By entering, you represent and warrant that the photograph you submit with your entry is your original work and that no part has been copied from others, and that the photograph you submit with your entry does not violate the rights of any other person or entity.  In the event any other person or entity claims the photograph you submit with your entry infringes any third party rights, or otherwise violates any law, you agree to indemnify and defend Sponsor and the Promotion Entities against any and all liabilities, claims or causes of action (including without limitation any award of damages or other judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction), demands, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of or in connection therewith.

Applicable Law: This Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating, entrants agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating in any way to this Contest shall be litigated only in courts sitting in San Mateo County, CA, U.S.A.

Sponsor:  Prometheus Real Estate Group, 1900 South Norfolk St., Suite 150, San Mateo, CA 94403. 

Winner List.  For the names of the list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by Sponsor by Friday, February 15, 2019, to Prometheus Real Estate Group, 1900 South Norfolk St., Suite 150  San Mateo, CA 94403 (Attention: Season of Merry Making Contest and request the winner list.