Give Us The Floor 2017 Yearly Contest Rules

Official Rules – August 1st, 2017

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN OUR CONTESTS. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OLD AND NO MORE THAN 19 YEARS OLD AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY.

By entering this Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may, at Sponsor discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Contest are final and binding in all respects.

I. SPONSOR:

SPONSOR: Give Us The Floor, 456 Montgomery St., Suite 1040, San Francisco, CA 94104

ADMINISTRATOR: Give Us The Floor, 456 Montgomery St, Suite 1040, San Francisco, CA 94104

II. CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: The “Give Us The Floor content contest 2017” begins at 12:01 a.m., Pacific Time (“Contest” or “Promotion”), August 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m., PT, December 31, 2017 (the “Contest Period” or “Entry Period”). PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS.

III.  ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to permanent legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous states of U.S. and District of Columbia (“D.C”), who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at time of entry and no more than 19 years old as of the date of entry. Officers, members, directors and employees of Give Us The Floor, and any of their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, dealers, franchisees, licensees, distributors, suppliers, subsidiaries, advertising / promotion / judging agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”); and the immediate family members of each (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same households of each (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Contest) are not eligible to participate. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law.

IV. REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION STEPS:

a) Visit www.giveusthefloor.org/teencommunity/ (“GUTF”) to sign up to participate in the “Give Us The Floor 2017 Contest” Follow the prompts to enter your birth date and create a User Name and Password.

b) Upload your creation following instructions on the page (videos, vlogs, photos, graphics, blogs, songs, comics etc.)

c)Your piece(s) must meet the following criteria: one or several teens are expressing themselves about your/their struggles and experiences so other teens can learn from them and understand they're not alone.

Upon completion of registration and your content Submission, you are deemed a Contestant (“Contestant” or “You”) in this Contest. Contestants are encouraged to be creative and showcase your personality and thoughts.

d)

  • The videos must not be longer than 5 min and preferably between 2 and 3 minutes. The resolution must be minimum 960x540. We accept mov and mp4 files
  • Your photo/graphics/comics can be accompanied by text or by a blog - the sizes of the files must be minimum 500KB
  • The files for music must be mp3,m4a,aac,

Contest Submissions must not be inappropriate, indecent or obscene, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion. Proof of submission or sending is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. All Contest Submissions become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and publish any or all of the submitted content and may use them in any media without attribution or compensation to the Contestant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. The entry of a Contest Submission constitutes Contestant’s irrevocable assignment, conveyance, and transference to Sponsor of all right, title, and interest in the entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights and authorizations from the people in the content to enter this contest with the photo featuring them. In addition, by entering, Contestant represents and warrants that the Contest Submissions submitted: are your own original creations; do not infringe on any other person’s or entity’s rights, that every person represented have given the contestant the approval to participate in this contest and have agreed to Give Us The floor term of services and contest rules; have not been submitted previously in a contest of any kind; fit with the overall theme of the Contest; and be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image.

  • Entrants may submit multiple entries with different kinds of content.
  • Contestants who enter purposely multiple times the same content will be disqualified.

Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the Contestant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

V. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUBMISSIONS: Any personal information supplied by the Contestant in connection with this Contest will be subject to the Sponsor’s website’s Privacy Policy. By entering, Contestants warrant that their creative piece(s) on www.giveusthefloor.org and all elements thereof satisfy the Terms and Conditions of Give Us The Floor. PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND OVER THE AGE OF 24 ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE. Sponsor reserves the right to request a proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any Contestant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Submission null and void. Contestant irrevocably grants Sponsor and their respective agents and partners an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, unconditional, gratis license and right to edit, modify, adapt, distribute, stream, post, publish, broadcast, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publicly display, exhibit, and or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) the Submission and all elements thereof, in whole or in part, including any persons or likeness embodied therein (in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion) in any way, and may use Submission in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, without attribution, compensation, permission or notification to the Contestant, or any other entity, and without notice, review, or approval from Contestant or any other entity. Should Sponsor edit any such Submission elements, Contestant is not relieved from responsibility for compliance with the Sponsor’s Terms of Use and these Official Rules. Upon Sponsor’s request, each Contestant must provide a signed written personal release and/or license/ assignment from (1) Contestant, authorizing use of the Submission in Sponsor’s and Sponsor’s designees’ editorial publications, advertising, marketing and promotions in any and all media now known or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law. All releases must be in the form provided by Sponsor. Contestant must provide fully completed documentation within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and the Contestant, whose Submission receives the next highest voting score may be deemed the alternate potential winner for the applicable prize. Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed, inaccurate or a misdirected Submission, Submission not uploaded in accordance with instructions, or Submissions not received for any reason; all of which will be disqualified. Sponsor and Co-Sponsor reserve the right to, but are not obligated to, monitor/screen entries prior to posting them to the Contest Site. BY SUBMITTING A SUBMISSION, CONTESTANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER SUBMISSION MAY BE POSTED ON THE CONTEST WEBSITE LOCATED AT WWW.GIVEUSTHEFLOOR.ORG OR OTHER WEB SITE (S) AUTHORIZED BY SPONSOR FOR THE CONTEST (COLLECTIVELY “THE WEB SITE”), AT SPONSOR’S DISCRETION AND CAN BE VIEWED BY OTHER WEB SITE USERS. SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED) OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THAT A CONTESTANT’S SUBMISSION WILL APPEAR IN ANY PUBLIC MEDIA, OR THAT WINNER WILL RECEIVE OTHER BENEFITS OF ANY KIND BY VIRTUE OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST.

In addition, if you remove or edit any Submission before the expiration of the applicable Give Us The Floor 2017 Contest Submission Period, such Submission shall no longer qualify to participate in the Contest and you will be required to re-post your Submission in order to make any additional Submissions for the Contest.  This Contest may be canceled in the event an insufficient number of qualified Submissions are received that meet the minimum standards established by the Sponsor or Judges. Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any obligation to Contestants. Released Parties and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees, and any Internet access providers (collectively “Released Parties”) are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information, human error, technical malfunction, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failure of any telephone, computer or other network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, inability to access the Sponsor’s website, for problems uploading or downloading any Submission-related materials from the web site, or for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incorrect or incomplete entry. For purposes of these Official Rules, receipt of Submission occurs when Sponsor’s servers successfully receive the uploaded file and record the required entry information including the following: Contestant’s Username,zip code, email address, date of birth, and any other information on the Contest website. Certain Submissions may be featured from time to time on the Sponsor’s Website or in advertising during the Contest Period, in Sponsor’s sole discretion; being selected as a featured Submission does not guarantee selection of a Winner in this Contest.

VI. JUDGING TEN CONTEST WINNERS: Every 10th of the month, the Best entries addressing teens’ challenge, and meeting all the criteria of the contest of the previous month, will be chosen by judges within Give Us The Floor.

Give Us The Floor will disqualify a user with an unverified email address(When a user sign-up, an email is sent to the user to verify that the email address is valid and belong to the user - the user must click on the link in order to verify the email address)

By submitting a Submission, a Contestant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor may obtain many Submissions under this Contest and that such Submission may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Contest and/or other Promotions staged and/or sponsored by the Sponsor, and waive any and all claims a Contestant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Submissions accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor (or its designees) may be similar to his/her Submission. Except where prohibited by law, each Contestant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor do not have now, nor shall they have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to Contestant’s Submission. By entering a Submission, Contestant hereby grants permission for the Submission to be posted on www.giveusthefloor.org and , Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, Google+ or other Sponsor websites or social media platforms. A Contestant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Submissions by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Submission. Contestants agree that they will not use the Submission for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Submission to any other online social networks, without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance. By clicking on the “Upload” button, you certify that you have read and agree with these Official Rules. IMPORTANT: Be sure to save your Submission in the original format after uploading it to Give Us The Floor Site. If you are selected as a potential winner, you agree that you will provide Sponsor with your Submission in its original format in order for the Submission to be used in future advertising, PR or Promotions. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or damaged entries, including submissions that may be delayed in transmission. No incomplete, illegible or otherwise invalid Submissions will be accepted. Odds of winning a contest prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than the stated number of winners, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.

The decisions of the judges are final and not subject to challenge and/or appeal. If Sponsor does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries, and/or if any winner fails to respond to phone call or email in two (2) days, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any potential Winner and post fewer than ten Winners. If a potential Winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules the potential Winner will be disqualified, even if the disqualified potential Winner’s name may have been shown/announced online, and the next highest voted Contestant may be moved up, at the discretion of Sponsor and notified. Sponsor may announce the Winners’ first name and state of residence online. Contest Release Parties shall not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any property loss, damage, personal injury, or death, in connection with any person’s participation in the Contest or any prize awarded herein.

ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF THE PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL CONTESTANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND CONTESTANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.

VII. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE RELEASES:

Potential first, second and third Prize Winners (“Winner(s)) will be notified by e-mail and/or phone on November 12, 2015 In order to remain eligible, Winner (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) must sign and return by 5:00 pm PT on November 14, 2015, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, a Publicity Release (“Prize Acceptance Release”) where allowed by law, as well as other documents that Sponsor may require. Winner (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees that a facsimile copy and scan sent by email or other electronic mode of such documents shall have the same legal effect as the originals; however, Winner must provide original documents to Sponsor and/or its Administrator prior to issuance of prizes. If potential Winner does not reply to such notification nor return the required documents within the applicable time period (as set forth above) and/or if the e-mail notification is returned as undeliverable after 2 attempts, such potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate Winner selected.

VIII. CONTEST PRIZES, EACH MONTH:

First Prize Winner will receive an Amazon gift card of $300.00 USD
Total of Prize Pool is $300.00 USD

Second Prize Winner will receive an Amazon gift card of $150.00 USD
Total of Prize Pool is $150.00 USD

Third Prize winner will receive an Amazon gift card of $50.00 USD
Total of Prize Pool is $50.00 USD

First through tenth prize winners will receive official Give Us The Floor t-shirts, wristbands, and stickers
Total of Prize Pool is $12(USD).

Prizes will be shipped to the winners per the address provided on the Prize Release form. Invalid and/or incomplete or undeliverable addresses may result in disqualification. Please allow 4 weeks for prize delivery.

Sponsor is not responsible for discontinuation of the products or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill elements of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the advertised prize (or any component thereof) is not available.

X. GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS OF PRIZE: first, second and third Prize Winners (“Winner(s)”) are required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, and the value of any prize awarded to a Winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The Winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize they receive. The Winners of a prize valued over $600 will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release and will also be required to provide a copy of their passport, driver’s license or birth certificate as proof of age. Each Winner will be required to provide to the Sponsor a valid social security number before the prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner. If the potential Winner fails or refuses to sign and return such Affidavit within the time period required by Sponsor, such potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate may be selected. Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner. If any potential Winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, or if the potential Winner cannot participate in any portion of the prize, or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner may be selected. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded. The Sponsor and its agents are not in any way responsible or liable for damages resulting from shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded in this Competition.

A Winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use the Winner’s first name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state) for any and all public relations, advertising and/or promotional purposes as determined by Sponsor, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known), in perpetuity, without notice, consent, review or approval or further compensation.

XI. OPT-IN: By entering the Contest, you consent for the Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Contest. If you opt-in, you authorize the Sponsor to send information via e-mail, to the e-mail address entered on entry form, about its products and services. You may opt out of receiving future e-mails from the Sponsor by clicking on the link contained in any e-mail received. You will remain eligible for this Contest Promotion whether or not you opt out of receiving promotional e-mails from Sponsor.

XII. INTERNET LIABILITY CONDITIONS: If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of or after (if applicable) this termination or suspension date. Contest Release Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Contest Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Contestant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning Submission will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

XIII. DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Contestants agree that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action, or controversies (“Claims”) arising out of or in connection with the Contest shall be resolved, upon the election by the Sponsor, by arbitration conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions without any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties, pursuant to this provision and the code of procedures of either the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”) or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as selected by the Contestant. IF ANY PARTY WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM CHOOSES ARBITRATION, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON THAT CLAIM. FURTHER, NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ENTRANT WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR OTHER PERSONS SIMILARLY SITUATED, OR AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW, THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. NOTE THAT OTHER RIGHTS THAT ENTRANT WOULD HAVE IF ENTRANT WENT TO COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. Unless both the Contestant and Sponsor agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s Claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.  The arbitrator’s authority to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between Sponsor and the Contestant alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards is limited to awards to Sponsor and the entrant alone. Furthermore, claims brought by either party against the other may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against any third party, unless agreed to in writing by all parties. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.

No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. Notwithstanding any other provision in these Official Rules and without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this paragraph be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision (other than this sentence and the paragraph below) shall be null and void.

If arbitration is not used to resolve a Claim, the entrant AGREES THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A JURY TRIAL. ENTRANT AND SPONSOR EACH UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY CLAIM OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS CONTEST IN ANY WAY. IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, THE COURT MAY FILE THIS PARAGRAPH TO SHOW A WRITTEN CONSENT TO A TRIAL. Contestant agrees that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of California, without giving any effect to the principals of conflicts of law, and the forum for any dispute shall be in State of California, in the City of San Francisco.

XIV. WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: For the names and city/state of residence of prize Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a request specifying a copy of the Winners List or Official Rules along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by December 31, 2015 to: Compliance/ “Give Us The Floor Photo Booth Contest November 2015” 456 Montgomery St, suite 1040, San Francisco, CA 94104

XV. MISCELLANEOUS: The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services mentioned herein, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced herein, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or company, or the inclusion of a product or service as a prize, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or company or the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service and, except as otherwise indicated, no association or endorsement is intended or should be inferred. The invalidity or un-enforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Prize Acceptance Release will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Prize Acceptance Release is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.  For Participant, to the extent there is a conflict between these Official Rules appearing any other location and any terms of use or other agreement posted on the Sponsor’s Website, these are the Official Rules to be abided by.