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 AND APPLICABLE NCAA RULES AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The “Valentine Contest” (“Contest”) are open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members, whether related or not, of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and applicable NCAA rules and regulations.
The Contest is sponsored and promoted by The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. (“Sponsor”), located at 2390 Alumni Drive, Unit 3206, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3206.
3. Agreement to Official Rules:
Participation in the Contest constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
4. Contest Period:
The Contest begins February 10, 2023 and ends February 16, 2023 at noon ET (“Contest Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Only online submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest.
5. How to Enter:
To enter you must be otherwise eligible in accordance with these Official Rules and your entries must be submitted during the Contest Period. To enter, you must submit your story (1-2 sentences) with an image through the online form during the required time period that meets the submission criteria described below. One Entry is permitted. Entries submitted at times not within the required submission period will not be accepted.
Entries may not include any intellectual property of third parties, including copyrighted material or third-party trademarks. Entrants should consider safety first. Do not engage in any stunts or risky behavior to shoot or produce the photograph. Submissions evidencing such behavior will be disqualified. Entries must be suitable for publication/broadcast at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entries must be submitted by an individual, eligible entrant only; no group entries allowed.
6. Prize Drawing:
At or about noon ET on February 16, 2023, the Sponsor or its designee will select one potential winner decided by the number of reactions received on the photo in the #UConnValentines 2023 Facebook album. The photo with the most reactions will win.
The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via email or private message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram on or about February 16, 2023. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within three (3) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her/them, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her/their place who has the second most number of reactions the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.
7. Winner Notification:
The potential winner will be notified by email or private message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The winners (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her/their state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit any required Sponsor, University and NCAA forms (“Documentation”) within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her/their prize.
If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to submit the Documentation within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 years of age but still considered a minor in his/her/their jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her/their parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Documentation on the potential winner behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning are contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 7-10 days after the conclusion of the Contest.
One (1) individual prize winner will receive two (2) UConn-branded sweatshirts OR a One Hundred Dollar ($100) gift card to the UConn Bookstore. No cash prize will be awarded to winners. Major restrictions may apply to the use, availability or receipt of the prizes. Winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes and tax filings.
9. General Conditions:
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Release and Limitations of Liability:
By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, the University of Connecticut, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, trustees, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. By making a submission entrant: represents and warrants that the photograph and text are entrant’s own, original, unpublished work; provides the UConn Foundation with an exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable license in and to the photograph and text submitted to the Contest, including all copyrights; agrees and acknowledges that the UConn Foundation shall have the right to sublicense to others all copyrights, which may be available for the photograph and/or text, in any and all media and/or formats now known or hereafter to become known, including but not limited to books, CD-ROMs, the Internet and online services, and may make derivative works therefrom; and, irrevocably grants the UConn Foundation and third-parties licensed by the UConn Foundation a license to reproduce, market, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise commercially exploit the photograph and/or text in whole or in part for any and all uses and products. Except where prohibited by law, entrants grant the UConn Foundation and/or any other UConn affiliated organizations the right to use entrant’s name, address (city/providence/state), photograph and text in relation to the contest in any manner or media whatsoever, without further notice or compensation.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Connecticut. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Connecticut, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Connecticut.
13. Winner List:
To request the name of the winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope to The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc., 2390 Alumni Dr., Unit 3206, Storrs, CT 06269-3206. Winner List requests will only be accepted for thirty (30) day following the end date of the Contest Period.