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THE POLIROCK.COM - "WIN FREE STUFF" CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
DESCRIPTION: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Membership on PoliRock.com is free, and can be obtained by logging on to www.PoliRock.com and following the onscreen instructions to open an account for users and/or for bands. The administrator of this Contest is PoliRock.com ("Administrator"). The sponsor of this PoliRock.com ("Sponsor"). Hereinafter, Administrator and Sponsor will be collectively referred to as the "Contest Entities". The Contest will operate as follows:
Your participation in the PoliRock.com "Win Free Stuff" contest described below (the "Contest") confirms your agreement to be bound by these official rules (these "Official Rules").
Entry: No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. There is only one way to enter the Contest. Click on the "Band Signup" page for bands, or the "User Signup" page for users/votes.
Both "Users" and "Bands" must supply a valid email address, telephone number, and physical address when requested by Sponsor.
You must submit all of the required information and material. Only one account per USER and one account per BAND person is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion which entries have satisfied the entry requirements. Sponsor will not notify contestants whether or not their entry has been rejected or accepted.
If you are in multiple bands each band is eligible, however, each band may only be registered once. By once, we mean that there can only be one band profile with any given name. Likewise, no two users may use the same email address. And no user/voter or band may have more than one profile.
Submitted Materials: "Materials" include to the extent applicable (a) any information and material (e.g., band name, user (government/god given name), album title, song/song name/song title) submitted by you in connection with the Contest; (b) your name/your band name, likeness, and image(s); and (c) all photographs, recordings, audiovisual materials, writings, statements, and quotations of or by you and furnished to Sponsor by you. Do not submit any Material of anyone other than yourself and/or your band. By submitting Material, you represent and warrant to Sponsor that (i) the Material is wholly original and does not infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any third party, (ii) you have all rights necessary to submit the Material in the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules, and (iii) no party other than you or your group has any right, title or interest in and to the Material or any part of the Material. All tangible Material submitted will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By entering the Contest, you grant to Sponsor a perpetual, fully-paid, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to reproduce, prepare derivate works of, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, otherwise use, and permit others to use and perform throughout the world the Material in any manner, form, or format now or hereinafter created, including on the internet, and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or promotion of Sponsor and its services, all without further consent from or payment to you (or your group). You agree that Sponsor has no obligation to post your Material on the PoliRock.com website. Sponsor reserves the right to limit the number of contestants whose Material is posted on the PoliRock.com website and to remove contestants whose entries have already been posted in the event of an error or determination that the contestant is ineligible to participate in the Contest. You understand that your name and other Materials may be posted on the PoliRock.com website in connection with the Contest. All Users and Bands members must be at least 16 years old.
Contest Period: The contest submission period begins on September 1, 2007 at 5:00 pm PST and ends on November 4, 2008 at 11:59 pm PST (the "Contest Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest. No entries into the Contest will be accepted before or after those dates unless Sponsor elects in its sole discretion to modify the Contest period. All votes will be tallied at 11:59 pm PST. In case of a tie PoliRock.com will determine the winners for both the "Band" contest and the "User" contest. If more than 50% of the votes do not originate from a diverse set of Internet Protocol addresses (to be determined by PoliRock.com), that band is ineligible to win the cash prizes.
The bands that receive the most user votes (top three) will be the winners. The users that cast the most votes (top three) will be the winners. Winner(s) will be notified by phone or e-mail. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable or the winner(s) otherwise cannot be readily contacted, the prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to the runner-up if feasible, and if not feasible to another eligible contestant as determined and selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion. As a condition to receiving the prize(s), the winner(s) will be required to sign and return to Sponsor within 3 days an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and publicity release (except where prohibited), along with such other documentation as Sponsor (PoliRock.com) may require in its sole discretion. If the winner(s) does not return such documentation within the required timeframe, Sponsor may select another winner. All songs and albums of registered bands must be original works and not cover songs. In plain English: If you don't own the rights to the song(s) listed on your profile or didn't write it/them (you must be able to verify this if contested) then your band is ineligible to win.
All incidental expenses and taxes not specified herein will be the sole responsibility of the winner(s). You agree that Sponsor shall not be responsible for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance or use of the prize.
General Conditions: Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) misdirected or delayed mail or e-mail; (ii) telephone, telecommunications, hardware or third party software malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond Sponsor's control that may cause the Contest to be disrupted, corrupted or terminated; or (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the systems required to conduct the Contest or operate the PoliRock.com website, or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. All issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participants, shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and governed by law. Contest Rules may be changed at anytime for any reason without notice. It is the bands and/or users job to keep up to date. Contestants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the United States of America. Sponsor does not make any representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, relating to the Contest. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, and agents from any claim, liability, injury, damage or other loss arising out of or related to your participation in the Contest, including without limitation any Material submitted, any failure on your part to fully comply with these Official Rules, and any acceptance and use of any prize.
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