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Ugly AC Unit Photo Contest Rules

Ugly AC Unit Photo Contest Rules

Promotion Description.  This promotion is sponsored by WXIX, LLC d/b/a FOX19 NOW, 635 W 7th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203 and Arlinghaus Heating and Air Conditioning. The promotion begins at 12:01AM on Monday, April 2, 2018 and ends Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 11:59PM. Promotion is void where prohibited.  By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules.

Eligibility.  No purchase necessary to enter or win.  This promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents of the following counties in the station’s viewing area: Ohio: Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Highland, Clinton, Warren, Butler, Preble, Montgomery, Greene and Middletown. Kentucky: Gallatin, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Owen, Grant, Pendleton, Bracken, Robertson, Mason, Harrison, Carroll and Scott. Indiana: Jefferson, Jennings, Ripley, Decatur, Franklin, Fayette, Union, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland and Wayne who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees and immediate family members of employees of Sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion.  Only one entry per individual will be accepted, and multiple entries will be disqualified.  Winner must provide proof of legal residency of property and must be legally allowed to make changes or improvements to requested property and/or land. 

How to Enter.  There is one way to enter this promotion.  Beginning at 12:01 A.M. on Monday, April 2nd, individuals can log onto FOX19NOW.com, click "Contests," select this contest, and complete the entry form. Entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. Sunday, April 29th, to qualify.  All entries become the property of WXIX FOX19 NOW and Raycom Media. Said Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to use any information submitted by entrants.  Winner must be must be able verify they are the owner of home, or have written permission of homeowner, where AC unit will be installed by Arlinghaus Heating and Cooling. If winner cannot verify ownership of the home, does not consent, or otherwise does not meet the eligibility requirements, another winner will be selected at random. All entries become the property of Sponsors. Said Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to use any information submitted by entrants.    

Entries must be filled out completely and legibly in order to qualify, and will be void if they are, in whole or in part, incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, altered, or obtained through theft or fraud.  No mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted.  Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software (whether originating with sender or Sponsor(s)), telephonic failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction.  For online entries, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant.  An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account.  A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry.

Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the operation of the promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or the authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the promotion.

By entering this promotion, entrant agrees that WXIX FOX19 NOW and the other Sponsor(s) of this promotion may provide entrant with promotional materials and that WXIX FOX19 NOW may release entrant’s personally identifiable registration information, such as, but not limited to, the entrant’s contact information, email address, the URL of the entrant’s social media profile, twitter handle, user name, to the other Sponsor(s) for that purpose.  WXIX FOX19 NOW is not responsible for the use of entrant’s personally identifiable information by the other Sponsor(s) or the Social Media Sites (as defined below).

Ownership and Publicity Rights. By submitting an entry in any form, entrant represents and warrants that he/she owns the copyrights and moral rights to any and all artistic works contained in his/her entry, including any images, music, videos, and/or literary or written content. Entrant represents and warrants that he/she has the right to grant all of the rights in this paragraph to the Sponsor(s), and that he/she has secured all third-party rights, including but not limited to copyrights and privacy rights, contained within his/her entry. Entrant represents and warrants that the entry is original and that all factual statements contained in it are true and correct and not exaggerated. In exchange for the opportunity to participate in this promotion, each entrant grants Sponsor(s) the perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, and irrevocable right, but not the obligation, to use, edit, alter, copy, reproduce, disclose, display, publish, prepare derivative works from, perform, distribute, exhibit, broadcast, stream, embed, or otherwise exploit the entry, in whole or in part, whether in connection with the promotion or not, in any form, media or technology, now known or hereafter developed, including, without limitation, broadcast and cable television, radio, mobile transmission and the Internet, for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, advertising, promotion, entertainment and commercial purposes, without any payment to, or further authorization by, the entrant. If at any time Sponsor(s) receive a request to remove any entry from Sponsor(s) broadcast, website, blog, twitter account, podcast, social media profile, mobile application, or other media claiming entrant’s failure to secure or any of the rights contained herein, Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to remove the submission and eliminate entrant from further consideration in this promotion.

Social Media. To the extent this promotion is conducted on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, FourSquare, Instagram, WordPress, Blogger, Meetup, or Spotify (“Social Media Site(s)”), or any application associated with the Sponsor(s) on these websites, entrant agrees to abide by the guidelines, policies, or procedures of the application, the Social Media Sites, and these Rules. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to remove any entrant from consideration for failure to abide by the guidelines, policies, or procedures of the application or the Social Media Sites, and to delete any of entrant’s related comments, posts, tweets, user generated content, or other electronic messages, communications, or submissions at its/their discretion. Sponsor(s) also reserve the right to block, ignore, and/or completely prevent any entrant, account, user, or profile from accessing the contest and/or the Sponsor(s) profile, account, blog or handle through the application or Social Media Site. Any questions regarding the identity or owner of the entrant’s social media profile, URL, twitter handle, blog, username, account, or email address shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion. Entrant agrees that Sponsor(s) are not responsible for the collection, disclosure, or dissemination of any personal information, whether directly or indirectly, by the Social Media Sites, third party advertisers, or any other transferees. By submitting an entry, entrant(s) understand(s) that the Social Media Sites and their third-party advertisers may electronically collect, disclose, and/or disseminate personal information in their profile, account, or handle, whether publicly available and/or generated by their own activity, tracking cookies, bugs, or otherwise. Please see the Social Media Sites’ privacy policies and terms of use for more information. Entrant understands that unless explicitly identified as a Sponsor herein, this promotion is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with the Social Media Sites. Entrants who create multiple social media profiles or accounts in order to increase his/her odds of winning may be disqualified by the Sponsor(s).

Prize(s). A new RUUD air conditioner provided by Arlinghaus Heating and Cooling valued at not more than $5,000. Sponsor reserves the right to choose which (brand/model) will be offered. Arlinghaus will install the unit. Any materials or installation above and beyond the $5,000 will be Winner’s responsibility. No prize may be exchanged for cash, transferred, or assigned.  Winner must be able to verify they are the owner of the home, or have written permission of homeowner, where the AC unit will be installed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

How the Prizes are Awarded.  The winners will be determined by the total number of votes received during the submission period. The winner will then be contacted within 72 hours to arrange fulfillment of the prize. The prize must be claimed in person by the winner at the FOX19 NOW studios. A driver’s license, appropriate picture identification, or other proof of entrant’s identity is required to claim a prize. Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for claims made due to transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software [whether originating with sender or Sponsor(s),] telephonic failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction.

Odds of Winning.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Conditions of Acceptance of Prize.  A driver’s license, appropriate picture identification, or other proof of entrant’s identity is required to claim a prize.  The winner(s) may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity release, and a liability release within 10 days of selection notification. Failing compliance with any of these conditions, the winner will forfeit his/her selection and Sponsor(s) shall have the right but not the obligation to select another winner(s) based on the original judging criteria.  

Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature.  WXIX FOX19 NOW will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one-year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner(s) will receive a Form 1099 from WXIX FOX19 NOW if WXIX FOX19 NOW reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.

Timing of actual work to be done will be determined between the winner and the Sponsors so as to fulfill the requests of the Winner per the budget constraints, but in the case of disagreement, Sponsors reserve the right to make the final decision in their sole discretion. 

Winner must provide proof of legal residency and have legal right to make any changes to property requested.  No work will be done for any property not owned by winner without written permission from property owner. Property is subject to approval by local Sponsors providing improvement and specifications that may be required in order to meet all applicable local building codes and allow for work to be completed.  If winner does not meet eligibility requirements and is therefore ineligible, then Sponsors reserve the right to select another winner.  Sponsors takes no responsibility for the condition of the Prize.  Winner must sign a hold harmless agreement for Sponsors.

If services or improvements requested by winner do not equal $5,000 in value, such total value determined by Arlinghaus Heating and Air Conditioining, using their standard retail valuation of the provided service, there will be no other prize or cash awarded for the remaining balance.

Each winner agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness in publicity without any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.  By entering this promotion, each winner acknowledges that WXIX FOX19 NOW and all other sponsors and venues, have the right to publicize and broadcast each winner’s name, voice, likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto, including any information that is publicly available on the winner’s social media profile or account, or to which the winner gave Sponsor(s) permission to access, either directly or indirectly, through the Social Media Sites or any related application.

Limitation on Liability.  By entering this promotion, each entrant forever discharges and releases Sponsor(s), its/their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury resulting from or in connection with participating in the promotion or from or in connection with use or receipt of the prize(s), however caused.

Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights.  These official rules are subject to modification by WXIX FOX19 NOW at any time.  In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by WXIX FOX19 NOW are final and binding.  Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor’s/Sponsors’ web site(s), or who otherwise acts in violation of these official rules.  Sponsor(s) further reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of completion as planned (including, but not limited to, for the following reasons:  infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the promotion).

List of Winners.  For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to FOX19 NOW, ATTN: Ugly AC Unit Giveaway, 635 W. 7th St., Cincinnati OH 45203.

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