NO PURCHASE OR MOBILE DEVICE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
ELIGIBILITY: The #BornMobileMLB Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (or of the legal age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence, whichever is older) at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM," "MLB.com" or "Sponsor"), the other MLB Entities (as defined below), Qualcomm Incorporated ("Qualcomm"), teamDigital Promotions, Inc. ("Administrator"), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, dealerships, governors, related entities, partners, partnerships, principals, licensees, sponsors, and advertising/promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, "Released Parties"), and the immediate family members (parent, spouse, sibling, or child, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each (whether or not related) are not eligible to participate or win. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM" or "MLB.com"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
PROMOTION PERIOD: The Sweepstakes runs from 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on 9/17/14 through 11:59:59 PM ET on 10/13/14 (the "Promotion Period").
HOW TO ENTER: There are three (3) ways to enter; 1) Instagram Post: You must post a photo of your child supporting his/her favorite baseball team (the "Submission") and the hashtags #BornMobileMLB and #Sweeps (collectively, the "Hashtag") on Instagram through your public Instagram account to receive one (1) entry. Once you upload your Submission to Instagram with the Hashtag, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Your Instagram account must be set to public and your Submission must include the Hashtag in order to be eligible for entry via Instagram. By using the Hashtag in connection with your Instagram post, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor has the right to stream your post through the Instagram API; 2) Twitter: You must Tweet the Submission via your Twitter account using the Hashtag. Once you Tweet your Submission with the Hashtag, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Any photo on Twitter tagged with the Hashtag may be eligible for this Sweepstakes. Use of the Hashtag constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules. OR 3) Mail-in: To receive one (1) entry without posting a photo to Instagram or Twitter, on a 3" x 5" piece of paper, hand-print your complete name, mailing address, daytime and evening telephone numbers (area code included), and date-of-birth, and mail entry in a properly stamped #10 envelope to: #BornMobileMLB Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 15089, Bridgeport, CT 06673-5089. Mail-in entries must be received by October 17, 2014 to be eligible and become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
Limit one (1) entry/Submission per person per day, regardless of method of participating. An entrant may submit a new entry or unique Submission during each day of the Promotion Period. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are not permitted and all such entries will be void. Entries or Submissions by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. Incomplete entries or Submissions are void. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, late, postage due, damaged, inaccurate, misdirected, garbled, or undelivered entries, Submissions, photos or posts, or e-mail; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems; wireless towers or cellular tower equipment; lost entries or transmissions; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in wireless or other transmission, transaction processing, or communication; interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, server or other connections including those through and/or by any website; miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or technical failures; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed e-mail notifications; garbled, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, telephone, electronic, network, mail or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, Submissions, photos or posts, e-mail and/or the announcement of the Grand Prize. Administrator and MLBAM reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Administrator or MLBAM believe has attempted to tamper with corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes or who is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. The use of automated entry or similar devices to participate or subvert the entry process is prohibited and all entries through such devices are void. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, such entrant will be deemed, as applicable, the person named on the applicable 3"x 5" mail entry or, for the Instagram or Twitter entry method (#1 and #2 above), the "authorized account holder" of the Instagram or Twitter account used to participate provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. Proof to Sponsor satisfaction of being the primary account holder may be required by Sponsor.
WINNER SELECTION: One (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about 10/20/14, from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winner shall be declared the official winner of the Sweepstakes (the "Winner").
WINNER NOTIFICATION/RELEASES: Potential winner will be contacted by Sponsor's designated representative in one of the following ways based on method of entry: 1) Posting a comment on that potential winner's Instagram Submission, which will include Sponsor's return contact details within the comment, 2) Via a tweet by Sponsor from the @MLB Twitter handle, or 3) via phone call at the daytime phone number provided on such potential winner's mail-in entry. Potential Grand Prize winner is subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Potential Grand Prize winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number (or social insurance number if Canadian) and/or other identification to Administrator and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility (or, if a resident of Canada, a Declaration of Eligibility), Liability Release and (unless prohibited by law) Publicity Release within twenty-four (24) hours of the time of issuance.
Grand Prize Winner's Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence unless child or legal ward of Grand Prize Winner and such Guest (if child or legal ward of Grand Prize Winner, Grand Prize Winner) will be required to execute and return a Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release prior to prize award. If any prize notification, direct message, post and/or letter is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, does not reply to correspondence within the required timeframe, fails to comply with verification process and/or eligibility requirements. If an eligible Canadian entrant is selected as the potential winner, he/she will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question administered by telephone at a pre-arranged, mutually convenient time before being declared a winner. If he/she answers the skill-testing question incorrectly, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion, he/she will be disqualified, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and, at Administrator's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Grand Prize winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received.
PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize: A 3-day/2-night trip for the Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest ("Guest") to attend one (1) game of the 2014 MLB World Series championship (such game to be determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) (the "World Series Game") consisting of round-trip coach class air transportation from a major airport nearest to Grand Prize Winner's residence in the U.S. to a major U.S. gateway airport near the location of the World Series Game; standard double-occupancy hotel accommodations (one (1) room), ground transportation to/from the airport and the hotel; and two (2) tickets for Winner and Guest to the designated World Series Game (the "Grand Prize"). (Approximate Retail Value=$4,500USD/$4952.12CAD). Actual value of Grand Prize will vary depending on Grand Prize Winner's city of departure and host city of the World Series Game. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions specified thereon. Seat locations at the World Series Game shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Administrator and/or MLBAM, as applicable. Administrator, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if Winner resides within one-hundred (100) miles of the host city for the designated World Series Game (and no additional compensation or substitution will be awarded for difference in prize value). Trip must be taken on dates specified by Administrator or Grand Prize will be forfeited and, at Administrator's discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received. If the designated World Series Game or any other prize-related activity(s) is canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less applicable prize-related activity(s) and Administrator will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of comparable or greater value as determined solely by Administrator. Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Travel arrangements must be made through Administrator's agent and on a carrier of Administrator's choice. Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents, including passports and visas (if applicable) prior to travel and must have no impediment to entering the country of the host city. Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest must travel together on the same itinerary. The Guest of the Grand Prize Winner must be of legal age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age) unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If Guest is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian must execute and return all required documents on behalf of such child or legal ward and he/she must accompany such child or legal ward on trip as the Guest. All Grand Prize details are at Administrator's sole discretion. Major League Baseball game and event dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest agree to comply with all Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Club stadium rules and regulations relating to the use of Major League Baseball game and/or event tickets and, in accordance therewith, agree not to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with any intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at such game. Administrator and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to Winner and/or any Guest, who engages in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game or event. The Released Parties will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage, natural disaster or any other event or situation outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game or event. Major League Baseball game tickets awarded as part of the Grand Prize may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and Grand Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game ticket(s). Certain travel restrictions may apply.
MISCELLANEOUS: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) permitted except by MLBAM and Administrator who may substitute the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at their sole and absolute discretion. Grand Prize Winner is responsible for all income, federal, state, territory, provincial, withholding and local taxes as well as any other costs or expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including, but not limited to, transportation, lodging beyond what is included in the Grand Prize description, meals, gratuities and souvenirs in connection with the Grand Prize. By participating, each entrant agrees (1) to be bound by these Official Rules, (2) that Sponsor, Instagram, and each of their respective designees shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by law) entrant's name, voice, address (city and state/territory/province of residence), photograph and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any and all media or format now known or hereafter devised throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification to entrants or any third parties; and (3) that the Released Parties, Instagram, and each of their respective employees, agents, representatives, licensors, successors and assigns shall have no liability and will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or participation in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, terminate or suspend this Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) or for any other reason and, in the event of termination, at its discretion, to randomly select a winner from those eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to event requiring such termination. Administrator and/or MLBAM, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any person and void all associated entries of any person who they believe has tampered with, or attempted to tamper with or impair, the entry process, or any other component of this Sweepstakes, whose conduct or actions affect or impair the administration, integrity, security, fairness or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or who is in violation of these Official Rules.
LICENSE/USE OF SUBMISSIONS: By posting a photo via Instagram or Twitter to enter the Sweepstakes, and to the extent allowed by law, you grant the Released Parties a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub licensable, unconditional and transferable license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, reproduce, encode, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse your entry, Submission, name, photo, and biographical material including, but not limited to, all materials submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes in any and all media, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to entrant or any third party.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES IN ANY WAY, OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ADMINISTRATOR, MLBAM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND ANY AND ALL OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held in New York County, New York; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.
WINNER'S NAME: For the name of the Winner (available after 10/22/14), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for receipt by 12/22/14, to: #BornMobileMLB Sweepstakes Winner, P.O. Box 13106, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3106. Residents of Vermont and Canada may omit return postage.
SPONSOR: MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
ADMINISTRATOR: teamDigital Promotions, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801/www.teamdigital.com.
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