The AdvertiseMint Scholarship Promotion (the “Promotion”) is sponsored and administered by AdvertiseMint (“AdvertiseMint” or “Sponsor”) and is governed by these “Official Entry Rules.”
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL ENTRY RULES AND THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES, WHICH SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS.
ENTRY PERIOD. The Entry Period for the Promotion starts at 12.00 a.m. (P.D.T.) on February 1, 2019 and will end at 11.59 p.m. (P.D.T.) on October 31, 2019 (“Entry Period”).
ELIGIBILITY. You must meet all of the following conditions to be eligible to participate (hereinafter, each an “Entrant”):
At the conclusion of the Entry Period, you must (i) be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) be 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence), and (iii) be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States.
Directors, officers, and employees (and their respective relatives and household members) of the Sponsor and its subsidiaries are not eligible to enter the Promotion. For the purposes of the Promotion, ‘relatives’ are defined as a spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, in-law, grandparent, sibling, children and grandchildren. Eligibility decisions shall be made and determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER. To enter, complete all the following steps (each, an “Entry”):
- Respond to one of the 3 essay prompts below:
- What do you think the future of advertising is? How will advertising change as technology advances?
- Which article from the AdvertiseMint Blog did you learn the most from?
- As social platforms continue to collect consumer data, explain your views on the balance between targeting for advertising and consumer privacy.
3. During the Entry Period, (a) visit https://www.advertisemint.com/scholarship (the, “Promotion Site”) and upload your Entry; (b) complete the entry form by inserting the information requested (“Entry Form”); and (c) submit your Entry by clicking on the “Submit Entry” button.
Entrants must be individuals. No group or team submissions are permitted. Each individual Entrant is allowed a total of one (1) Entry during the Entry Period. Proof of Entry submission is not proof of receipt of the Entry by the Sponsor. Entries will be effective on the day received by the Sponsor. Entrants are responsible for costs of entering, including online access charges and data/usage charges if entering via a mobile device. Each wireless carrier’s rate plan may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier if you have questions regarding data plans and charges relating to your participation in the Promotion.
ENTRY RULES. The Entry must (i) be the original work of the Entrant and created specifically for the Promotion; (ii) not have been previously published or entered in any other competition or promotion; (iii) be suitable for display and publication, including for display and publication online (e.g. it may not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to nudity or profanity; it must not contain obscene or pornographic material, it must not contain defamatory statements or messages (including but not limited to words, images, or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic or other group); it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and it must not in any other way violate or depict a violation of applicable laws and regulations); and (iv) not contain content that infringes any third-party rights.
Your Entry and any accompanying photo should not contain visible third-party logos, drawings, cartoons, phrases, trademarks or other third-party content or materials. If your Entry includes any third-party materials (including but not limited to, any copyrighted content or any trademark, logo or mark that identifies a brand), or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright or 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 portrayal in a false light), the Sponsor, at its sole discretion may disqualify your Entry.
JUDGES AND JUDGING CRITERIA. Eligible Entries will be judged by designated employees of the Sponsor. The decision of the judges and the Sponsor will be final. The judges will select one winner from all eligible Entries.
Entries will be judged in accordance with the following criteria: content, style, creativity, and effectiveness in the applicable entry topic category.
PRIZE. There will be one prize consisting of USD $2,500 to be applied towards the winner’s college expenses such as books, tuition, accommodation, etc. (the, “Prize”).
TAXES. Prizes are considered to be taxable income. All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges in connection with a prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
WINNER NOTIFICATION; PRIZE CONDITIONS. The potential winner will be notified by email or phone by November 29, 2019.
Prior to receipt of a prize, the winner must complete, sign, and return the following documents to the Sponsor (collectively, the “Documentation”): (a) an IRS W-9 form; and (b) a declaration of compliance with these Official Entry Rules, and a Liability Release and where lawful, a Publicity Release.
The Prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected if the Documentation is not returned within the required time period or if an Entrant fails to respond to the Sponsor notifications or if the Entrant’s compliance with these Official Entry Rules cannot be verified to the Sponsor’s satisfaction. Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any obligation to Entrants. The Sponsor reserves the right to take any actions necessary to verify an Entrant’s compliance with these Official Entry Rules before announcing the winner and/or awarding the Prize.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE OFFICIAL WINNER. The Sponsor will publicly announce the winner of the Promotion in December 2019.
RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY OR DISQUALIFY. If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion.
INTERNET. The Sponsor is not responsible for any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed Entries due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet , or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate.
OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES. All Entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor. Each Entrant irrevocably assigns and transfers to the Sponsor all rights in his or her Entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights.
PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited by law, each Entrant grants to the Sponsor, and those acting under the Sponsor’s authority, the royalty-free, irrevocable, and perpetual right to use, publish, and broadcast his/her name, picture, image, likeness, voice, biographical information (including course of study, major, high school, college, or university, etc.), and Entry, for the purposes of advertising, marketing and promoting the Sponsor, its products and its services, and/or in relation to publicity regarding the Promotion and/or future promotions that may be sponsored by Sponsor, on a perpetual basis throughout the world and in any medium or format now existing or hereafter created, including but not limited to, internet streaming and downloading, on websites including the Sponsor’s websites, other digital transmission methods, mobile applications, television broadcasts, tradeshows, and in print, and on any platform including but not limited to televisions, computers, and mobile devices, without notice to, or consent or approval from, or any royalty, payment or other compensation to, the Entrant. The foregoing license grant includes the right and license to digitize, modify, alter, edit, adapt, create derivative works, display, publicly perform, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, reproduce, exploit, sell, rent, license, otherwise use, and permit others to do any of the foregoing, with respect to the Entrant’s Entry. Pursuant to the foregoing, each Entrant agrees to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any claims, damages or liability arising from or related to the use of his or her Entry, including but not limited to claims of defamation, invasion of privacy or rights of publicity or copyright infringement.
WARRANTIES. You warrant that your Entry is your own original work and you have the right to submit your Entry in the Promotion and grant the required licenses to AdvertiseMint . You agree not to submit any content that (a) infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or endorsement, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (b) otherwise violates applicable state, federal, local or provincial law.
DATA COLLECTION AND USE. Personal information will be collected during the Entry process. Any personal information collected shall be used by the Sponsor and its agents for purposes of the administration and fulfillment of the Promotion and as otherwise described in these Official Entry Rules. In addition, you agree that the Sponsor or its agents can contact you with periodic communications relating to future promotions, or the Sponsor’s services, or other events/promotions/service features, that the Sponsor considers may be of interest to you. By submitting an Entry, you agree and acknowledge that you may be contacted by the Sponsor via email or direct mail. You further agree and acknowledge that email communication shall not be considered to be unsolicited commercial email or spam.
DISCLAIMERS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL AdvertiseMint , ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY “AdvertiseMint PARTIES”) HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM, WITHOUT LIMITATION, (A) YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION; (B) YOUR RECEIPT, USE OR REDEMPTION OF A PRIZE OR YOUR SHARE OF A PRIZE; OR (C) YOUR INABILITY TO RECEIVE, USE OR REDEEM THE PRIZE OR A SHARE OF A PRIZE, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY CAUSE OF ACTION WHETHER IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY AdvertiseMint PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THE AdvertiseMint PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER STATUTORY, EXPRESS, OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE PROMOTION OR THE PRIZE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE AdvertiseMint PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION, THE PRIZE, OR THESE OFFICIAL ENTRY RULES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL THE AdvertiseMint PARTIES’ LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE Promotion OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES, UNDER ANY THEORY, EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
INDEMNITY. You agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, employees, successors and assigns, and any other persons and organizations related to the Promotion, harmless, from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses or losses to person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that arise from your participation in the Promotion or acceptance or use of a Prize or share thereof, including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond the Sponsor’s control that may cause the Promotion to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any claim that an Entry infringes a third party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights; (iii) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the Prize, or from participation in the Promotion; (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion or any technical errors that may impair your ability to participate in the Promotion; (v) errors in the administration of the Promotion; or (vi) any non-compliance by you with these Official Entry Rules.
DISPUTES; MANDATORY ARBITRATION. The construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Entry Rules along with the rights and obligations of you and the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Entry Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If there are any discrepancies or conflicts between printed, digital or other promotional materials, or any other written or verbal representations regarding the Promotion and these Official Entry Rules, the provisions of these Official Entry Rules will govern and control.
Except where prohibited by law, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion, the Official Entry Rules, or any Prize awarded hereunder, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.
If a claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions, it shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered without resort to any form of class action, by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), in accordance with its rules and procedures (the, “JAMS RULES”). The JAM RULES for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in California. Any claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim of any other party.
All proceedings shall be conducted in the County of Los Angeles, California. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages and in no event, shall you be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim.
If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. You agree to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of California. EACH ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF OR ANY TRIAL BEFORE A JUDGE OR A JURY.
SPONSOR. The Sponsor of the Promotion is AdvertiseMint, located at 7080 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.
WINNER LIST. For the name of the winner of the Promotion, send your request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2019, to: AdvertiseMint Scholarship Promotion (specify ‘Winner’), AdvertiseMint, Inc., 7080 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, Attn: Scholarship Department.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. Except as expressly provided herein, these Official Entry Rules set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and the Sponsor regarding, or related in any way to, the Promotion, and you acknowledge and agree that there are no other representations or agreements between you and the Sponsor regarding the Promotion.