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The Shit Happens with Ryan Lochte Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Goliath Games Shit Happens Contest (the “Contest“) is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers or directors of Goliath Games, LLC (“Sponsor”), or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, or any advertising or promotion agencies involved in this Contest (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), as well as the immediate family and household members of each such person, are not eligible to participate. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any potential winner. Void where prohibited.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins on November 15, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), and ends on December 17, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”).

HOW TO ENTER:   During the Contest Period, post your funniest “shit happens” story as a comment to the Facebook post or Tweet about the Contest on Ryan Lochte’s Facebook or Twitter feed (“Submission”). Alternatively, you can also upload your Submission at http://www.shithappensgame.com/ryan-lochte-contest/. Use of Twitter and/or Facebook and any of their respective features are subject to their terms and conditions. Content of Tweets and Facebook comments must abide by Twitter and Facebook guidelines.

Limit one (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry. Any attempt to enter more than once using multiple identities, social media accounts, or otherwise may result in disqualification from this and any other promotional offerings from Sponsor. No responsibility is assumed for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries or for any failed or interrupted electronic communications.

Use of any macro, bot, script or other automated means to submit entries is prohibited. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the social media account used to enter. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All Submissions must: (a) be the exclusive original work of the entrant; (b) be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image, (c) not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity, (d) not contain any commercial/corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans other than the Sponsor’s, (e) not depict any conduct or content that is unsafe, immoral, obscene or otherwise inappropriate as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion; and (f) not have been submitted in any other Contest or won any prize. Failure to meet any of the requirements above, or to otherwise comply with these Official Rules, may result in disqualification.

Publicity/Usage Rights: By entering, you warrant and represent that your Submission has been created by you as an original work and that all required third-party releases (if any) have been obtained in writing, and you further agree acknowledge and agree that Sponsor (and those acting with its authorization) may copy, reproduce, edit, broadcast and otherwise use your submission in any way in any medium whether now existing or later discovered, worldwide, in perpetuity, including but not limited to posting online on Sponsor’s social media pages.   Sponsor reserves the right to delete or remove any inappropriate content from a submission without disqualifying the entry where, in Sponsor’s determination, such change does not materially alter the submission and the entrant has otherwise attempted in good faith to comply with these Official Rules. Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest and/or receipt or use of any prize further constitutes the winner’s consent for use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, statements, biographical information, and/or hometown and state for promotional or advertising purposes in any media, worldwide, now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further review, notification, payment, or consideration (unless prohibited by law).

JUDGING/WINNER SELECTION: All eligible submissions will be judged by a panel of judges using the following criteria: creativity and originality (50%), representation of the theme “shit happens” (30%), and quality of expression (20%). Judges’ decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

At the close of the Contest Period, the judges will select ten (10) first prize winners and one (1) grand prize winner. Potential winners will be notified using the contact information provided at the time of entry on or about 12/22/17. No liability is assumed for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If a potential winner does not respond within 5 days after the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize is available: a trip for two (2) persons to Gainesville, Florida to play Shit Happens with Ryan Lochte (“Event”). Prize consists of: (a) round trip airline transportation (coach class) for winner and one (1) guest between major U.S. airport nearest winner’s residence and Gainesville, FL (b) hotel accommodations at Sponsor’s choice of hotel in or near Gainesville, FL (consisting of one (1) double-occupancy, standard room) for 3 days and 2 nights, (c) dinner and a round of Shit Happens at Swamp Restaurant with Ryan Lochte for two (2) persons, (d) ground transportation among the airport in Gainesville, FL, the hotel, and Swamp Restaurant, and (e) $500 U.S. dollar stipend. Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $2,000, actual value may vary depending on departure city. Event is anticipated to occur in Spring 2018. Air travel, accommodations, and other arrangements are subject to availability and blackout dates. Ground transportation may be substituted for air transportation at Sponsor’s sole discretion if air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to Gainesville, FL. Major credit card will be required at hotel check-in to cover any incidental expenses. Winner and travel companion must travel on the same itinerary. Travel companion may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, and/or a Publicity Release prior to ticketing (the “Prize Claim Documents”). Any person taking part in the trip who is a minor under the laws of his/her state of residence must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who also must execute all documents on behalf of the minor. Winner and travel companion must have all ID and other documents necessary for travel. Travel must be completed to coincide with the Event. No responsibility is assumed for cancellation or postponement of the Event beyond Sponsor’s control. If Event is cancelled or postponed after travel arrangements are made, remainder of trip package will be awarded as the complete prize.

Ten (10) First Prizes are available: One (1) Shit Happens game. ARV: $ 20.00.

General Prize Terms: All costs and expenses not identified above are the responsibility of the winners, as are all federal, state and/or local taxes imposed as a result of acceptance of the prize. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed, except in Sponsor’s discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize or any component(s) thereof for component(s) of equal or greater value if any advertised prize component(s) becomes unavailable. Potential winners may be required to execute the Prize Claim Documents.

Prize Conditions: Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm eligibility and compliance with these rules. By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. Failure to cooperate may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If a potential winner or potential guest has engaged in or does engage in any conduct that could damage the reputation or business of any sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting.   Each potential winner must also comply with all requirements for proper and appropriate behavior during any prize-related activities or events, including but not limited to the Event. Any inappropriate behavior, as determined by sponsor in its sole discretion, may result in removal from any activity or event.

Additional Rules:   Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. No responsibility is assumed for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled, incomplete or illegible entries, all of which are void; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, mobile device, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest.

By participating, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest.

Release of Liability: By participating, you release Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are not responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the promotion and/or the awarding of any prize except as expressly provided in these Official Rules. By participating, you agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (b) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses; and (d) these Rules and all disputes shall be governed by the internal laws of the state of Texas, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, any disputes shall be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts in the state of Texas, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts and waive any objection thereto. For New Jersey residents, the limitations set forth above are inapplicable where attorneys’ fees, court costs, or other damages are mandated by statute.

DATA: Any information you submit is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at http://www.goliathgames.us/privacy-policy/.

WINNER LIST:   For the winners’ names, available approximately two weeks after the end of the Contest Period, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Goliath Games Shit Happens Contest Winner List,” Goliath Games, 3701 West Plano Parkway, Suite 100, Plano, TX 75075. Requests must be received within 30 days after the end of the Contest Period.

SPONSOR: Goliath Games, LLC, 3701 West Plano Parkway, Suite 100, Plano, TX 75075.

Facebook/TWITTER: By participating, you release Facebook , Twitter and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.

FOR CANADA ONLY:   Personally identifiable information you submit in connection with the Sweepstakes will be collected, used and disclosed only for the purposes of administering the Sweepstakes, prize fulfillment, as you otherwise expressly consent or as required by law. By entering the Sweepstakes, you consent to such collection, use and disclosure.

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