ReadWrite 100,000 Fan On Facebook Sweepstakes

Readwrite.com’s 100,000th Fan on Facebook Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") starts on October 30, 2013 at 09:00 am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends at 05:00 pm PT on November 1, 2013 ("Sweepstakes Period").

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older. Employees of SAY Media, Inc. ("Sponsor"), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, each entrant agrees to abide by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are two ways to enter: 1) Instagram or Twitter: Take a photo of your personal or office technology station or a screenshot of your desktop's or mobile device's custom interface, post that image on your Instagram or Twitter account and tag the post with the hashtag #RW100K. If you enter via Instagram or Twitter your profile must be set to “public”. Data charges may apply. Please be sure to consult your wireless provider. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Instagram or Twitter account. Or, 2) Upload your Photo Directly: Use the Upload link provided on the Readwrite.com post to deliver your photo directly. Your email address must accompany your photo submission.

Limit one (1) entry per person regardless of method of entry. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than one entry by using multiple/different Instagram accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, may void all of that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

PROHIBITED CONTENT: Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • depicts any individual other than entrant;
  • appears to duplicate any other submitted entry;
  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission, to the extent permission is necessary;
  • violates any law.

Entry may not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. By submitting an entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she consents to the submission and use of the entry in the Sweepstakes and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

By submitting an entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the entry to be posted on Sponsor websites, Sponsor’s page on Instagram, Sponsor’s page on Facebook, other social media pages and/or otherwise used in accordance with rights granted below and agrees the Instagram license settings for photo included as the entry will be set to allow same.

By submitting an entry, entrant represents and warrants that the entry conforms to these Official Rules and understands that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify the entry for any reason, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the entry fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees and hereby grants to Sponsor and its successors, licensees and assigns an unlimited, perpetual, irrevocable, assignable, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to reproduce, distribute, perform, create derivative works of, edit, alter, display, exhibit, combine with other materials, exploit and otherwise use the entry, and all elements embodied therein, in any manner and in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the universe for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, for commercial purposes, without compensation or notification to, or permission from, entrant or any third party and hereby waives any moral rights in the entry. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of entries by third parties. Sponsor has no obligation to make use of the rights granted herein.

DRAWING: Potential winner will be chosen at random on or about November 8, 2013 from all eligible entries received. The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received for the applicable drawing.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: If the potential winner entered via Instagram or Twitter, Sponsor will send potential winner a message from @rww on Instagram or Twitter via a comment on his/her entry with instructions on how to claim the prize. In order to receive a message from Sponsor, entrant must have his or her account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public”. If a potential winner entered via direct upload, Sponsor will notify him/her by email. If potential winner does not respond and comply with the instructions in the notification within twenty-four (24) hours after Sponsor sent the notification or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit the prize, and Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner. Potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law), which must be returned within five (5) days of date appearing on prize notification. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. If any winner is at least but still considered an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, all required documentation must be executed by such minor’s parent or legal guardian. In addition, Sponsor may, at its discretion, award the prize to such parent or legal guardian.

PRIZE: Five (5) randomly selected winners will receive framed personalized print of their winning entry featured on a mock-up of the ReadWrite site.

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $9.99. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Prize is not redeemable for cash. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating, each entrant agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or Sponsor’s use of the rights granted herein.

PUBLICITY GRANT: By participating, each entrant agrees to the use by Sponsor and its designees of his/her name, voice, biographical information, image and/or likeness for advertising, publicity, promotional and other purposes, in any and all media now or hereafter known, worldwide in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, posts, messages, email or postage-due mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), application, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications; or for failed computer, network, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions; or for computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, cellular, mobile, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the inability to upload a photo, the announcement of the prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. 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 Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the application. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or application, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. 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 the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

REQUEST FOR WINNER’S NAME: For the winner’s name (available after November 8, 2013), send an email to: tips@readwrite.com, for receipt no later than November 15, 2013.

Sponsor: SAY Media, Inc 245 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

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