Official Sweepstakes Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
ELIGIBILITY: You must be a legal resident who is eighteen (18) years of age or older living within 200 miles of City Hall in Houston, Texas. Void where prohibited by law.
Employees, temporary employees, independent contractors and interns of Belo Broadcasting Company dba KHOU-TV (“KHOU”), Belo Corp., University of Houston, and each of their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, other sweepstakes sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies (hereinafter “Sweepstakes Providers”) and the immediate family members of each, and any persons living with, any such employees are not eligible to enter or to win.
The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren. Winners of previous KHOU.com sweepstakes or contests are not eligible to win another KHOU.com sweepstakes or contest within a 90-day period.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KHOU 11 and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for marketing purposes by KHOU 11.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period, visit the KHOU 11 Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/khou11 (the “Website”) and click on the “Like” Tab to become a fan of KHOU 11 Facebook page.
Then, visit the third party application tab for the Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes Tab”) located on the Website and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (“Online Entry”).
If you are already a fan of KHOU 11, visit the KHOU 11 Facebook page, click on the Sweepstakes Tab and then follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit your online entry.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PER DAY, FOR THE DURATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.
DEADLINES: The sweepstakes starts at 9 a.m. CST Tuesday, November 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST Thursday, December 1, 2011.
The sole determinant of time for the purposes of the Sweepstakes will be Belo’s server machine(s) located in the Central Standard Time (CST) zone. Participants entering close to the posted deadline do so with this information in mind. No responsibility is assumed by KHOU 11, Belo Corp., their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, or other Sweepstakes providers for lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the 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, online 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.
All entries become the property of Sweepstakes Providers and will not be returned to the Participant. Multiple entries by the same person, including those made electronically by one person using one or more e-mail accounts, will result in disqualification.
All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified with a natural person by appropriate independent means, including, without limitation, reverse domain name search. Potential winner may be requested to provide Sweepstakes Providers with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.
PRIZES: Eleven (11) winners will each receive (1) pair of tickets to the C-USA Championship game to be played in Houston, Texas on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Robertson Stadium between the University of Houston Cougars and Southern Miss. ARV: $50
Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash or another prize. By participating in the sweepstakes and accepting a prize, participants and winners will be deemed to have agreed to these Rules. Travel is not included unless specifically stated. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local income and any other taxes, fees and surcharges. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued for all prizes with a retail value in excess of $600. Sweepstakes Providers reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
WINNER SELECTION: Winner selection shall take place on Friday, December 2, 2011 at KHOU 11, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77019. The winner(s) will be selected by a random drawing from all qualified entries received by the deadline. Winner(s) selection will be made by Sweepstakes Providers, whose decision shall be final.
The winner will be announced on KHOU.com on or around December 2, 2011. In addition, the winner will be notified by e-mail on December 2, 2011.
If a winner is unreachable after six hours, an alternate winner will be selected by a random drawing from the remaining qualified entries. In order to be named a winner, potential winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Prize Acceptance Form/Release of liability upon accepting a prize.
Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Winner agrees to appear and/or have their likeness and/or comments used on KHOU 11, KHOU.com, or in any other related media at the discretion of KHOU 11 management.
TICKET PICK-UP: Winners are responsible for claiming and picking up their tickets at the KHOU 11 Studio located at 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77019 on Friday, December 2, 2011 during business hours (9 a.m.- 5 p.m CST). NO tickets will be mailed, delivered or couriered to winners.
USE OF SWEEPSTAKES INFORMATION: Notwithstanding any contrary provision in any of Sweepstakes Providers’ respective privacy policies, Participants grant to Sweepstakes Providers, and Sweepstakes Providers reserve, the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information provided by Participants in connection with the Sweepstakes, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.
By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Providers, Facebook, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions and limitations apply.
CONDUCT: By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by the Official Rules. The Official Rules will be posted at http://www.KHOU.com/community throughout the Sweepstakes.
Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sweepstakes Providers, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sweepstakes Providers reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Web site; or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules.
You agree that in your participation in the Sweepstakes you will not use obscene, libelous or slanderous language, or language that infringes upon a third party’s trademark, trade name or other intellectual property right or right of privacy.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless KHOU 11, KHOU.com, Belo Corp, and officers, consultants, agents, and employees against and from all claims, damages liabilities, costs and expenses asserted by third parties alleging that the Sweepstakes includes obscenity, libel, slander, or infringes upon the third party’s intellectual property or privacy rights, as a direct result of your actions in connection with the Sweepstakes. You further agree to not knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes or to prevent others’ participation in the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THIS WEB SITE OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES PROVIDERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Winners assume liability for losses or injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Sweepstakes, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any prize. Sweepstakes Providers are not responsible: (i) for any lost, late, incomplete or misdirected entries; or (ii) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, in the Sweepstakes Rules or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Providers assume no responsibility for an error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of authorized access to, or alteration of, entries.
Sweepstakes Providers are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Sweepstakes.
If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including legal restrictions, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sweepstakes Providers that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Providers reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.
RULES / WINNERS LIST: Official Rules and the name of the winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: KHOU 11, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77019. Indicate “KHOU C-USA Facebook Sweepstakes Winners List” on the outside of the envelope as applicable. Limit one (1) request per envelope. The request must include the name of the sweepstakes. Winners List will be available 5 days after the winners are confirmed.
Questions regarding this Sweepstakes may be addressed to: KHOU 11, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77019 ATTN: Christine Di Stadio.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: The Sweepstakes and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright KHOU 11, Belo Corp., and/or their sponsors. The name, design and logo are trademarks of University of Houston Cougars, which is not affiliated with and does not sponsor or endorse the services of Sweepstakes Providers. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted material or trademarks without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the KHOU 11 Facebook page.