Sep 22

“Sea Otter Awareness Week” Trivia Contest Official Rules

by Staff

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning.

Eligibility. The “Sea Otter Awareness Week” Trivia Contest (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal permanent residents and citizens of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 13 years of age at the time of entry. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, Twitter, prize provider(s),and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, wholesale distributors, and individual retail licensees are ineligible, as well as the immediate family and household members of each are ineligible.

Timing. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on September 22, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on September 26, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). There will be five (5) promotion periods during the Sweepstakes Period (each a “Promotion Period”). The first promotion period begins at 12:01 AM PT on September 22, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on September 22, 2014. The second promotion period begins at 12:01 AM PT on September 23, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on September 23, 2014. The third promotion period begins at 12:01 AM PT on September 24, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on September 24, 2014. The fourth promotion period begins at 12:01 AM PT on September 25, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on September 25, 2014. The fifth promotion period begins at 12:01 AM PT on September 26, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on September 26, 2014.. Sponsor's servers and clock shall serve as the official clock for the Sweepstakes and participants’ proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt by Sponsor.

Sponsor: Sea World LLC, 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109.

Entry Method. To enter, you must have a valid, public (i.e. not "protected") Twitter account and follow @ClydeSeaWorldSD. If you do not have a Twitter account, visit www.twitter.com and register in accordance with the enrolment instructions for a free Twitter account. Registration is subject to the Twitter.com registration Terms and Conditions. If there is a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the Twitter account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry. During each Promotion Period, a SeaWorld trivia question will be tweeted by @ClydeSeaWorldSD. To enter, entrants must tweet the correct response to the trivia question to @ClydeSeaWorldSD during the applicable Promotion Period.

Limit one entry per person during each Promotion Period and limit one prize per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services) will void all entries by that entrant.

All entries received during a Promotion Period shall only be eligible to win prizes offered for that Promotion Period. Non-winning entries from one Promotion Period will not be carried over into subsequent Promotion Periods.

No other methods of entry are acceptable. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM PT on September 26, 2014. Entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. No mechanically reproduced or photocopied mailed entries permitted. Sponsor, Twitter, prize providers and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, licensees, contractors, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives, retailers, advertising or promotion agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the "Releasees") are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, incomplete, postage-due, misdirected, unintelligible, returned, or undelivered entries or mail, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hard ware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network.

Entry Guidelines. All submitted tweets must be in English and no longer than one hundred and forty (140) characters in total length. If the tweet is longer than 140 characters, only the first 140 characters will be considered as the entry. Tweets must comply with the following guidelines: (a) the tweet must be owned by the entrant; (b) the tweet must contain the reply address @ClydeSeaWorldSD; (b) the tweet must contain the correct answer for the trivia question (including proper spelling and, if appropriate, spacing); and (c) the tweet must be submitted 11:59 PM PT on the date on which the corresponding trivia question is tweeted. All tweets must conform to Sponsor’s standards and practices, and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can they defame or invade the publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights of any person living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s rights. Tweets may not disparage Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates or any of their respective parks, products or services. Tweets must be in good taste and appropriate for a family audience (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and may not contain nudity, obscenity, profanity, indecent material, lewd acts, references to violence, or demean any gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Tweets that contain third party materials (other than those of Sponsor and its licensors), or otherwise violate or infringe (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or are otherwise objectionable will not be considered. All tweets must be the sole, original work of the entrants. By entering, entrants (and if considered a minor in the state in which they reside, their parents and/or legal guardians) grant a perpetual, royalty-free and worldwide license to Sponsor of all intellectual property rights in the tweets. Pursuant to the license granted herein, entrants (and if considered a minor in the state in which they reside, their parents and/or legal guardians) agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use, edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, display, distribute, perform, assign and otherwise use the tweets in any way they see fit without compensation to entrants.

Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining whether a submitted tweet is in compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all respects.

Prize/ Value/Odds.

One (1) prize will be awarded during each Promotion Period (for a total of five (5) Promotion Period Prizes awarded during the Sweepstakes Period), each consisting of:

• One (1) SeaWorld Prize Pack
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Weekly Promotion Period Prize is $50.00.

Total ARV of all prizes is $350.00.

Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Prize Conditions. Winners may not separate, substitute or transfer prize offered or any portion thereof, however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize or any portion thereof with a prize of equal or greater value. All prizes will be awarded if possible.

No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming, or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

All expenses relating to acceptance and use of prizes that are not explicitly listed herein as being awarded, including but not limited to travel expenses, meals, parking and payment of taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner (and if considered a minor in the state in which he/she resides their parent and/or legal guardian). All prizes will be awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied offered by Sponsor.

WINNERS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PRIZES ARE AWARDED AS-IS. RELEASEES MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, LEGAL COMPLIANCE WITH RESPECT TO APPLICABLE LAWS OR NONINFRINGEMENT AS REGARDS TO ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENTS THEREOF. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, AS SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OF EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

Releasees are not responsible for damage to a prize or loss of a prize after the prize has been claimed. Releasees assume no responsibility for canceled, delayed, suspended or rescheduled events (including park schedules) beyond their control.

Winner Selection.

The first entrant to tweet the a correct response to the applicable Promotion Period trivia question (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) by the end of such Promotion Period shall be the potential winner of that Promotion Period prize. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected via a random drawing from among all eligible tied entries.

The decisions of Sponsor will be final as to all matters, including, but not limited to, whether entries are received timely, the order in which entries are received, whether entries are eligible, or whether an entrant or entry should be disqualified.

ALL POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRIES ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRY HAS BEEN VERIFIED, ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN RETURNED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY ENTRY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE ENTRY, IS VOID, AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.

Winner Notification. Potential winners will be notified via the Twitter account used to submit their entries. Potential winners (and if considered a minor in the state in which they reside, their parents and/or legal guardians) may be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (except where prohibited by law) Publicity Release, (collectively the “Release Documents”) within three (3) days of prize notification. In the event of noncompliance within the stated response times, potential winner will be disqualified and prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected as set forth below. Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor or its agents as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the awarding of that prize to an alternate winner as set forth below. If a potential winner can’t be reached, does not respond to potential winner notification within three (3) days, does not complete, sign and return the Release Documents by the designated time, or is for any other reason deemed to be disqualified or ineligible, then that potential winner will forfeit the prize and another potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received during the applicable Promotion Period.

By entering the Sweepstakes or the acceptance or use of any prize, entrants (and if considered a minor in the state in which they reside, their parents and/or legal guardians) hereby waive and release, and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, the Releasees, from and against any losses, damages, rights, claim, or cause of action of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Sweepstakes or resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation personal injury, death, and/or property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy. By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

General Terms & Conditions. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or Website, or act in violation of the Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, or violate Twitter's terms of service, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified. Releasees are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Twitter users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Sweepstakes, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized website access. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries, and may subject that entrant to disqualification. Releasees are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes, or submission of entries, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes, and randomly select the winners from valid entries received prior to the action taken, or otherwise select the winners in any way that may be deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor.

In the event of a dispute as to the ownership of an entry, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to submit the tweet will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by the e-mail service provider for the primary e-mail address associated with the submitting Twitter account.

Acceptance of prize offered constitutes permission from winners (and if considered a minor in the state in which they reside, their parents and/or legal guardians) for taking and use of video and photographs of the winners and the use by the Sponsor of such video and photographs as well as the winner's name, voice, biographical information and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the World Wide Web without notice or review or approval, where permitted by law.

This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Taxes, if any, are solely the responsibility of the winners (and if considered a minor in the state in which they reside, their parents and/or legal guardians). By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants (and if considered a minor in the state in which they reside, their parents and/or legal guardians) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements.

All information submitted by entrants via the Website is subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy accessible at: http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sandiego/Privacy-Policy

Rules Request. To obtain a hard copy of these Official Rules, send an email to swcsocial@seaworld.com or send a SASE (“Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope”) by October 3, 2014 to: SeaWorld San Diego, Public Relations 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109.

Winner List. For the names of the winners and their state of residence, send an email to swcsocial@seaworld.com or hand print your name and complete address on a SASE and mail it to: SeaWorld San Diego, Public Relations 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109. Requests must be received by October 3, 2014.

This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.

2014 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.

ABBREVIATED RULES
“Sea Otter Awareness Week” Trivia Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM PT on 9/22/14 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on 9/26/14. Open only to legal permanent residents and citizens of the fifty (50) U.S. and D.C. at least 13 years of age at the time of entry. To enter: Go to www.twitter.com and follow @ClydeSeaWorldSD. Sweepstakes subject to full official rules at: http://seaworldparks.com/swc/termsandconditions. Sponsor: Sea World LLC, 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109.