NESN’s 7th Player Award Sweepstakes
Official Rules – 2020
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND PARTICIPANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to abide by these official rules (these “Rules”), which are a contract, so read them carefully before participating. This contract includes indemnities to the Released Parties (defined below) from you and a limitation of your rights and remedies, as well as your agreement that all disputes relating to the Sweepstakes will be resolved solely by binding arbitration.
As set forth in these Rules, Fans will have the opportunity to vote for the Player (defined below) that they want to win NESN’s 7th Player Award, which includes a $5000 donation by NESN to the charity of the winning Player’s choice (collectively, the “Player Award”). A description of the Player Award and biographies of each Bruins player that is eligible for the Player Award (each, a “Player”) are posted on the Site (described below) or otherwise available by written request mailed in a stamped envelope addressed to: NESN’s 7th Player Award Sweepstakes, 480 Arsenal Way, Watertown, MA 02472. All Eligible Persons (defined below) that cast a vote in accordance with these Rules will be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a custom 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle as described below. New England Sports Network Limited Partnership (“Sponsor”) is the sponsor of the Player Award and the Sweepstakes, and is responsible for the fulfillment of the Player Award. American Association of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers d/b/a AAMIL (“Law Tigers”) is responsible for the fulfillment of the Sweepstakes Prize described below.
The Player that garners the most votes by the conclusion of the Online Entry Period and the Mail-in Entry Period (each defined below) will win the Player Award. The winner of the Player Award will be announced by the Sponsor and presented with the Player Award at the Bruins home game against the Florida Panthers on March 28, 2020 (the “Game”). Limit one (1) vote per e-mail address (with respect to Online Entries) or phone number (with respect to Mail-in Entries) per day during the Online Entry Period or Mail-in Entry Period, as the case may be. For purposes of the foregoing, “day” means 12:00 a.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. ET, except that, solely with respect to Online Entries, the “day” of February 4, 2020 shall mean 6:00 p.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. ET. The Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock of the Player Award vote. Additional votes beyond the specified limit will be void and not counted in the final vote tally. Votes generated by scripts, macro or other automated means or with the intent to affect the integrity of the Player Award voting are void. In the event of a tie in the votes, a panel of judges selected by the Sponsor will cast the tie-breaking vote. All decisions by the Sponsor regarding the selection of the Player Award winner shall be final.
The Sweepstakes and Player Award voting is open to all legal residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers and managers/directors of Sponsor, Boston Professional Hockey Association d/b/a Boston Bruins (the “Bruins”), Law Tigers and each of their respective Affiliates (defined below), as well as any of their respective sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies (including their immediate family members, regardless of where they reside, or those living in the same household, whether or not related) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes, vote for the Player Award, or to redeem the Prize (defined below). “Affiliate” means, with respect to a party, any individual or entity controlled by, controlling or under common control with, such party. The term “control” shall mean, with respect to any entity, the ability to vote fifty percent (50%) or more of the voting securities or other comparable equity interests in such entity or to otherwise influence and direct the policies and management of such entity. Each person that is eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and Player Award voting in accordance with this paragraph shall be referred to as an “Eligible Person.”
HOW TO VOTE AND ENTER TO WIN
- Mail-in Entry: Hand-write your name, address, and phone number, TV provider, and choice for the 2020 Boston Bruins 7th Player Award on a 3” x 5” card and mail it in a stamped envelope addressed to (a “Mail-in Entry”): NESN’s 7th Player Award Sweepstakes, 480 Arsenal Way, Watertown, MA 02472. To be eligible, Mail-in Entries must be postmarked between Tuesday, February 4 , 2020 and Saturday, March 14, 2020 and received by Thursday, March 19, 2020 (“Mail-in Entry Period”). Each Online Entry and Mail-in Entry shall be referred to as a “Sweepstakes Entry.”
Only one (1) Sweepstakes Entry will be accepted per e-mail address (with respect to Online Entries) or phone number (with respect to Mail-in Entries) per day during the Online Entry Period or Mail-in Entry Period, as the case may be. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, “day” means 12:00 a.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. ET, except that, solely with respect to Online Entries, the “day” of February 4, 2020 shall mean 6:00 p.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. ET. The Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock of the Sweepstakes. Additional Sweepstakes Entries beyond the specified limit will be void and not counted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, misdirected, illegible, damaged, postage due or undelivered Sweepstakes Entries. Sweepstakes Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, mass Sweepstakes Entries or Sweepstakes Entries generated by scripts, macro or other automated means or with the intent to affect the integrity of the Sweepstakes are void.
One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing following the conclusion of the Mail-in Entry Period from among all eligible Sweepstakes Entries received by the Sponsor (the “Drawing”). After confirming such winner’s (i) eligibility under these Rules, (ii) availability to attend the Game, and (iii) agreement to abide by these Rules, the Sponsor will confirm such winner’s status as the “Winner.” The Winner may be required to submit his or her valid social security number or other identification to the Sponsor to confirm eligibility. Decisions of Sponsor regarding the Sweepstakes and the selection of the Winner are final.
One (1) custom 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle (approximate retail value $20,000) will be awarded to the Winner in accordance with these Rules (the “Prize”). The Prize will be fulfilled by Harley Davidson Boston and delivered to the Winner at the Game. The Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) incurred in connection with the Winner’s redemption of the Prize. All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no substitutions for cash or any other item. The winner is not authorized to change and or manipulate the price for the term of one (1) year after the reception of the prize. Manipulation of prize consists of but not limited to repainting, additional customization, removal of sponsors logos. Failure to adhere with manipulation rule may result in forfeiting of the entire prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion.
PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION
The Winner will be notified by e-mail or phone call (using the e-mail address and/or phone number provided on the Winner’s Sweepstakes Entry) promptly following the Drawing, and given instructions on how to claim the Prize (“Winner Notification”). The Winner will be required to execute, have notarized and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability provided by the Sponsor (the “Affidavit”) within two (2) days of notification, and in any event prior to the Game, in order to claim his or her Prize. Failure to timely provide any identification or return any documentation required by the Sponsor may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture. Law Tigers will issue an IRS 1099 tax form to the Winner in January 2021 for the retail value of the Prize. The Winner will be solely responsible for registration, license, title, insurance fees and the cost of any optional equipment. If, for any reason, the Winner is (i) not an Eligible Person or the Sponsor is unable to timely confirm the Winner’s eligibility in accordance with these Rules, (ii) unable or unwilling to timely return all identification and documentation required by the Sponsor in order to claim the Prize (including the Affidavit), (iii) unable or unwilling to attend the Game, or (iv) unable or unwilling to take vehicle title, then Sponsor reserves the right to select or not select an alternate winner.
SUBJECT TO TAX REGULATIONS
The Prize is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local tax regulations, including applicable IRS reporting and withholding requirements, as well as the applicable tax laws of any foreign jurisdiction. Taxes on the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner, and the value of the Prize may be deemed ordinary income to the Winner by the IRS. The Winner should consult his or her personal tax advisor regarding redemption of the Prize. The Sponsor may require the Winner to complete and submit certain documentation required under U.S. federal, state or local tax regulations and to provide his or her social security number or other identification as a condition of redeeming the Prize. In addition, the Sponsor may require the Winner to sign and deliver a waiver of liability and publicity release (where not prohibited by law) and other documentation prior to delivering the Prize. Failure to timely complete, sign and return any such documentation, noncompliance with these Rules or the Sponsor’s inability (after the exercise of reasonable efforts) to deliver the claimed Prize or Winner Notification, as the case may be, may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture. Upon Prize forfeiture for any reason under these Rules, no compensation will be given.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE
Sweepstakes and Player Award vote participants (“Participants”) may not take actions that are negligent, injurious or reckless in connection with the Sweepstakes, the Player Award voting or the redemption of the Prize. Participants who do not follow this rule or who otherwise participate in the Sweepstakes or the Player Award vote in an unsportsmanlike manner will be barred from participation in both and the redemption of the Prize. Participants are solely responsible for any injuries or other damages that are caused from their behavior.
By participating in the Sweepstakes and the Player Award vote, each Participant agrees to (i) comply with these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final, and (ii) to the extent permitted by law, waive and fully, completely and forever release and discharge the Sponsor, the Bruins, Law Tigers, Apple, Inc., Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Instagram, Inc. and each of their respective sponsors, and each of their respective Affiliates, officers, directors/managers, employees, agents, representatives, sponsors and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”), for any injury, damage or loss that may occur (including attorney’s fees), directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes, the Player Award vote or from the receipt or use or misuse of the Prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of the Prize. By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or the Player Award vote, each Participant gives his or her express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor by telephone, e-mail or postal mail for Sweepstakes and Player Award administration purposes. The Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, grants to the Sponsor, Law Tigers, and affiliated parties the perpetual right to publicize, publish, use, reproduce, broadcast or otherwise transmit, distribute, create derivative works of, publicly perform or display the Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements or other likeness and Prize information for advertising, promotional, trade or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.
Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled Sweepstakes Entries, transmissions, e-mail or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; wireless service congestion; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, wireless towers or cellular tower equipment; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in wireless or other transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed e-mail notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related or Player Award-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, wireless service, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes or the Player Award, including errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes or the Player Award, the processing of Sweepstakes Entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related or Player Award-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or used in the Sweepstakes or the Player Award vote. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Participants’ or to any other person’s computer or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, the Player Award vote or downloading materials from any e-mail, application or website associated with the Sweepstakes or the Player Award. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or Player Award vote or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes or the Player Award vote by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any Participant or any representative of the Sponsor or who are in violation of these Rules, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Prize claims will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of the Sweepstakes or the Player Award vote is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor or its agents. The Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any Participant for violation of these Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes or the Player Award vote, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion. Released Parties (a) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof), and (b) disclaim any implied warranty. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such term.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE SITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE PLAYER AWARD VOTE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, AND THE SPOSNOR AND ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Sweepstakes Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the qualification of any Sweepstakes Entry (and, consequently, any Winner resulting therefrom) based on competing claims as to the true identity of the Participant identified in such Sweepstakes Entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address (with respect to Online Entries) or the phone number (with respect to Mail-in Entries) submitted at the time of entry, as the case may be, provided the Authorized Account Holder is eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes at such time in accordance with these Rules. The “Authorized Account Holder” is (i) in the case of Online Entries, the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address, and (ii) in the case of Mail-in Entries, the natural person to whom the applicable telephone or cellular service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the phone number submitted in the Mail-in Entry.
As a condition to participating in the Sweepstakes and the Player Award vote, each Participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, the Player Award vote, or any Prize awarded (each, a “Claim”), shall be (i) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (ii) settled by binding arbitration in Suffolk County, Massachusetts before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR THE PLAYER AWARD VOTE, EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (I) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (II) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY PARTICIPANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (C) PARTICIPANT’S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND PARTICIPANT 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.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (a) cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof, including the Player Award vote) should unauthorized human intervention or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof, including the Player Award vote), and (b) modify these Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes or the Player Award. In the event that the Sweepstakes or Player Award vote is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, the Sponsor reserve the right to discontinue or modify the Sweepstakes and/or Player Award vote, or to disqualify Participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any Participant who is disqualified due to such an action.
The headings to these Rules are for convenience only, and are to be of no force or effect in construing or interpreting any of the provisions of these Rules. Unless the context of these Rules clearly requires otherwise, (a) references to the plural include the singular, the singular the plural, and the part the whole, (b) references to any gender include all genders, (c) “or” has the inclusive meaning frequently identified with the phrase “and/or,” (d) “include”, “includes” and “including” are not limiting and has the inclusive meaning frequently identified with the phrase “including, but not limited to,” or “including, without limitation,” and (e) “hereunder,” “herein,” “hereto” and “hereof” relate to these Rules.
To obtain the name of the winner, mail a stamped, self-addressed envelope (to arrive by April 30, 2020) to: NESN’s 7th Player Award Sweepstakes Winner, 480 Arsenal Way, Watertown, MA 02472.
The failure to comply with any provision of these Rules due to an act of god, hurricane, war, terrorism, fire, riot, earthquake, actions of governmental authorities outside the control of Sponsor or other force majeure event shall not be considered a breach of these Rules.
SPONSOR: New England Sports Network Limited Partnership, 480 Arsenal Way, Watertown, MA 02472