March 19, 2018 by

ASCD #EMPOWER18 “Empower18 Inspires Me” GIVEAWAY: OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Entry into this Giveaway constitutes Entrant’s acceptance of the following Official Rules:

1. Giveaway. ASCD’s sponsored #Empower18 Inspires Me Giveaway for which one winner will receive a three-day registration for EMPOWER19 which will be held in Chicago, Il. From March 24 to March 26, 2018 (“Giveaway”).

2. Sponsor. This Giveaway is sponsored by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development d/b/a ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22311 (“Sponsor”). This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Twitter.

3. Eligibility. Open to all individuals who legally reside within the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada (except the Province of Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry (“Entrant”). Employees, officers, directors, contractors and agents of Sponsor, its subsidiaries, related and affiliated companies, and the advertising and promotion agencies of each (“Sponsor and its Administrators”) who are involved in any aspect of the creation, production, operation, execution, and fulfillment of the Giveaway, and the immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, or spouse) and anyone living in the same household of any of the foregoing (whether related or not), are not eligible to enter or win.

4. Giveaway Period. The Giveaway begins May 24, 2018 and ends May 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (the “Giveaway Period”).

5. How to Enter. To enter, Entrants may post a picture on Instagram demonstrating a creative way Empower 18 has inspired you, and tag the entry #Empower18, and @ mention or tag ASCD. All email entries must be posted before March 26, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Winner will be chosen randomly from among eligible Entrants. The number of entries received will determine odds of winning.. To participate in the Giveaway, an eligible entrant (“Entrant”) must already have or create an Instagram account and they may download the Instagram application on their mobile devices to register for Instagram at no cost via http://instagram.com. Creation of an Instagram account requires Entrant to agree to Instagram’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, available at http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms and http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy, respectively. This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

For Instagram (if applicable): An Entrant must login to his/her Instagram account, follow @officialascd (if he/she does not already), and post a new photograph that represents how Empower18 Inspired the Entrant’s photo, a description that mentions @officialascd, and the hashtag “#EMPOWER18” to receive one (1) entry (“Instagram Entry”). An Entrant must follow @officialascd and have a non-private Instagram account to enter the Contest and maintain such non-private account for at least sixty (60) days after the Contest Period ends to be eligible to be named a potential winner and to claim a prize. Due to the way Instagram operates its service, Sponsor may not receive Instagram Entries from Instagram users with “protected” updates (i.e., an Entrant has set his/her account so that only people the Entrant has approved can view his/her updates).

For Twitter (if applicable): An Entrant must logon to his/her Twitter account, follow @ASCDconf (if he/she does not already), and compose a new Tweet that includes a highlight from the Empower18 conference (a session, a speaker, or something else from the conference), and the hashtag “#Empower18” to receive one (1) entry (“Twitter Entry”). An Entrant must follow @ASCDconf and have a non-private Twitter account to enter the Contest and maintain such non-private account for at least sixty (60) days after the Contest Period ends to be eligible to be named a potential Qualifier, Finalist, or the potential Grand Prize winner and to claim a prize. Due to the way Twitter operates its service, Sponsor may not receive Twitter Entries from Twitter users with “protected” updates (i.e., an Entrant has set his/her account so that only people the Entrant has approved can view his/her updates).

Note: If an Entrant accesses Instagram on his/her mobile device to enter this Giveaway, the Entrant’s wireless service provider may charge the Entrant for applicable data charges. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans. Message and data rates may apply. Entrants should review their mobile device’s capabilities for specific mobile application instructions.

6. Eligibility, Limitations. Responsibility for receipt of each entry rests solely with the Entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete entry of information or for lost, delayed, misdirected, or mutilated entries. Information contained in Entrant’s entry form and Sponsor’s records is subject to verification by Sponsor, in such frequency and manner as Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. Online entries that do not comply with the privacy and terms of use for the respective website where the entry is posted (i.e., Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube) will be disqualified.  ALSO, ANY ENTRY THAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH COPYRIGHT LAW AND LAWS OF PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY, OR IS DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE OR UNSUITABLE, WILL, AT THE SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION, BE DISQUALIFIED. Entries that are incomplete, do not comply with these Official Rules, are forged, are otherwise defective, or are made outside authorized channels, including those that have failed due to human processing error or otherwise, shall be void.  Entrants who abuse, threaten, or harass Sponsor, its Administrators, or any of its representatives in connection with this Giveaway, may be declared ineligible and have their access to this or other Sponsor giveaways blocked. Neither Sponsor nor its Administrators will accept correspondence or telephone inquiries regarding the status of entries or the administration of the Giveaway.

7. Conditions of Entry. By entering this Giveaway, each entry:

  • Must be in English;
  • Must include the hashtag “#Empower18”;
  • Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights (whether living or deceased), including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity, copyright or other intellectual property rights;
  • Must have approval from any persons (if minors, approval from their parent or legal guardian) appearing in the Entry and the Entrant must be able to provide express written consent of every such person appearing in the Entry to Sponsor and/or Administrator if requested;
  • Must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Giveaway;
  • Must not include any personally identifiable information of any person, such as full name, address or phone number;
  • Must be the sole, exclusive and original work of the Entrant and must not contain images or artwork, quotes, parodies or other materials not created by Entrant;
  • Must not in any way contain any logos, brand names or trademarks other than Sponsor’s, for which entrant has a limited license to use solely for the purpose of participating in this giveaway
  • Must not have been submitted previously in a promotion or giveaway of any kind;
  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that is fraudulent, inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that contains prohibited content which shall include, but is not limited to content that promotes, suggests, or encourages:
    • gambling, including without limitation, any content related to online casinos, sports books, bingo or poker;
    • the use of firearms/weapons/ammunition, any illegal drugs, prostitution, pornography, nudity, profanity or other adult content, violence, or the use of alcohol or tobacco products;
    • the taking up of arms against any person, government or entity or otherwise challenges or seek to overthrow any government;
  • Must not contain any viruses, spyware, malware, or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way;
  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, or age; and
  • Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Entry is created.

NOTE: If any Entry fails to comply with any of these Entry Guidelines and Requirements or any other provisions of these Rules, Sponsor/Administrator reserve the right to disqualify the Entrant and the Entry will not be eligible to win.

8. Prize. The winner will receive a three-day complimentary registration to ASCD’s EMPOWER 19 which will be held in Chicago, Il. between March 16 – March 18, 2019. Sponsor will notify the winner by email. Winner acknowledges that neither Sponsor nor its Administrators has made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize described herein including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for use. All warranties are hereby disclaimed by Sponsor, and the winner will accept the prize “as is.”  No cash substitutions for the prize.  Winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes (including, without limitation, any applicable income tax), and any other costs incurred in claiming or using the prize. Prize cannot be assigned or transferred to a third party or exchanged or redeemed for cash, except as stated herein or as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

9. Winner. Winner will be randomly selected March 27, 2018, from among all entries received. All Entrants (mail and online) must supply a valid email address and must respond to an email notice of winning within 48 hours of receipt of said notice to claim the prize.  Potential winner may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and, except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release that must be notarized and returned to Sponsor within 14 days of receipt of notification or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. For purpose of these Official Rules, all Entrants will be deemed to be in receipt of any Sponsor request or notification on the day that the email was sent by Sponsor.  If the potential winner is 18 or older, but a minor in his or her state of residence, the prize may be awarded to the minor’s parent or legal guardian, and if applicable, the potential winner’s parent or legal guardian hereby agrees to these Official Rules, consent to the award of the prize and agrees to sign all required affidavits, consents, and releases on behalf of minor winner. To learn the winner’s identity (available after March 27, 2018), send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope to: ASCD WINNER #Empower18 Inspires Me Giveaway, ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.  All requests for the winner’s identity must be received by March 30, 2018.

10. Publicity, Use of Personal Information. Winner hereby grants permission to Sponsor and its Administrators to use their name, age, city, state of residence, Instagram handle, voice, picture or other likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation (except where otherwise provided by law), and without prior notification or approval, in any medium, now or hereinafter created, throughout the world in perpetuity.

11. Release, Limitation of Liability. By entering this Giveaway, Entrants, on behalf of themselves, their executors, heirs and assigns, hereby release Sponsor and its Administrators from any and all liability, damages, or losses to person or property, injuries, claims, or causes of actions of any kind whatsoever (however named or described) which may be sustained by any person or entity in connection with the Giveaway, an entry, the receipt, enjoyment, ownership, or use of any prize awarded, or sustained by the winner while preparing for, participating in, or traveling to and / or from any prize-related activity in connection with, the Giveaway or otherwise. Sponsor and its Administrators assume no responsibility or liability for unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Giveaway including, without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms, or destruction of any aspect of the Giveaway, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility, or unavailability of an entry in the Giveaway. Winner bears all risk of loss or damage to the prize after delivery and acceptance. Under no circumstances will Sponsor and its Administrators be liable for punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages.

12. Giveaway Cancellation. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend, and / or terminate this Giveaway, in whole or part, or to substitute this Giveaway with another in its place at any time for any reason whatsoever including, without limitation, in the event that the Giveaway is not capable of running as planned or as intended by these Official Rules due to causes beyond the Sponsor’s control which corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Giveaway. Notice of any such action shall be posted on Sponsor’s website.

13. Data Privacy. Information that Entrants provide to Sponsor will be used to communicate with participants regarding this Giveaway and otherwise as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Sponsor reserves the right to change the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy without notice.  Winner may request that their name be excluded from all lists of names and addresses used by Sponsor for giveaways, promotions, or giveaways by submitting a written request to Sponsor at: Giveaways, ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.

14. Miscellaneous.  Void where prohibited by law. Subject to all federal, state, and local laws, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to Virginia choice of law rules.