(CNN)OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NAME MAY BE SHOWN ONLINE BY PROMOTIONAL ENTITIES.
The NORFOLK SOUTHERN VR Sweepstakes ("Promotion") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years or older and the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (and their immediate family and household members (whether or not related) of Cable News Network, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), Norfolk Southern, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, trustees, franchisees, participating vendors, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and affiliated entities (collectively, with the Sponsor, the "Promotion Entities") are not eligible to enter or win. This Promotion is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering the Promotion, you are an entrant and you agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations ("Official Rules"). Void wherever prohibited by law.
When To Enter: Sponsor will be conducting this national Promotion encouraging participants to enter for a chance to win a prize in a prize drawing. Entries received between 12:00 a.m. on 7/18/2016 and by 11:59 p.m. ET on 7/28/2016 (the "Promotion Period") will be eligible for the prize drawing. Entries received after 11:59 p.m. ET on 7/28/2016 will not be eligible for the prize drawing.
How To Enter: During the Promotion Period, entrants must (i) go to the Promotion website at www.sponsorcontent.cnn.com/NSC, (ii) complete the online entry form, which includes providing your name, address, telephone number with area code, email address and birth date, and (iii) submit the entry form. Limit one (1) entry per person or e--mail address per day.
All entries are subject to verification. Entries may only be submitted by individuals; group submissions are not permissible. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. All entries must be submitted in the name of an individual person and prizes can only be awarded to the person whose name is on the winning entry. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
The Promotion Entities are not responsible for misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, illegible, undelivered, inaccurate or delayed entries, or for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person's ability to participate in the Promotion, whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, network or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor's control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify entrants and/or modify, cancel or suspend the Promotion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event requiring such cancellation. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means will be void. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible. CAUTION AND WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. 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. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify and/or exclude any individual or entry from the Promotion for any reason or no reason at all.
How To Win: Eight (8) prize winners (each a "Winner" or together, the "Winners") will be randomly selected by the Sponsor on or around July 29, 2016 from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The decision of the Sponsor will be final and binding in all matters. The odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. An entrant may win one (1) prize from this Promotion, regardless of the number of entries.
All potential winners will be confirmed by email and/or telephone. Sponsor will attempt to contact a potential winner up to three (3) times. If a potential winner (i) cannot be reached directly, (ii) does not respond to Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours of the first notification attempt, (iii) is found ineligible, (iv) declines the prize, or (iv) fails to comply with these Official Rules, such person may be disqualified and an alternate entrant may be notified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, an entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail 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, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the entry at issue will be deemed ineligible. The decision of the Sponsor will be final and binding in all matters.
Prizes: Eight (8) Winners will each receive one (1) prize pack including the following items:
- one (1) Oculus Rift virtual reality headset;
- one (1) Sensor;
- one (1) Oculus remote;
- one (1) Xbox One Wireless Controller;
- one (1) Owner's Manual; and,
- one (1) Lucky's Tale Game.
Approximate retail value (ARV) of each prize pack is Five Hundred Ninety-Nine Dollars ($599.00 US). TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: Four Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety-Two Dollars ($4,792.00 US).
No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash redemptions permitted by the Winner(s). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for any reason whatsoever a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by the Sponsor. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. Each Winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes (if any) as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of prize not specified herein as being awarded.
General Rules and Regulations: By entering this Promotion, you consent to being contacted by Sponsor via email. If you opt to enter via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available through participating wireless carriers and is not required to enter the Promotion), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on charges relating to your participation in this Promotion. Participation in this Promotion by mobile device means that you understand that you may receive additional messages by mobile device relating to this Promotion, including notifying you if you are a potential Winner, which may be subject to charges pursuant to your carrier's rate plan. Text messaging may not be available from all mobile phone service carriers and handset models. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your phone's capabilities for specific instructions.
Randomly selected entrants must meet all eligibility requirements, including the timely execution and return of all necessary releases and documents (if any) required by Sponsor before being declared a Winner. Winners may each be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, tax acknowledgment form and, except where prohibited by law, a publicity release and return within five (5) business days of issuance of notification. Noncompliance within this time period may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.
THE PROMOTION ENTITIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY AND ENTRANTS AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PROMOTION ENTITIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS AND/OR LIABILITY FOR INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE OR LOSS TO ANY PERSON OR PROPERTY WHATSOEVER RELATING TO OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION (REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF SUCH INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS) AND/OR THE DELIVERY AND/OR SUBSEQUENT USE OR MISUSE OF ANY OF THE PRIZES AWARDED (INCLUDING ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY RELATED THERETO) AND/OR PRINTING, DISTRIBUTION OR PRODUCTION ERRORS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NOTHING HEREIN SHALL CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT, JOINT VENTURE, OR PARTNERSHIP RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND SPONSOR. IN NO WAY ARE YOU TO BE CONSTRUED AS THE AGENT OR TO BE ACTING AS THE AGENT OF SPONSOR.
Governing Law: Any and all disputes, claims and controversies arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws and decisions of the State of New York applicable to contracts made, entered into and performed entirely therein, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.
Disputes/Arbitration: PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY -- IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT.
The Promotion Entities and you agree that these Official Rules affect interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these arbitration provisions.
If a dispute arises out of or relates to this contract, or the breach thereof, and if said dispute cannot be settled through negotiation, the parties agree first to try in good faith to settle the dispute by mediation under the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, "AAA Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") before resorting to arbitration.
Any dispute arising out of or relating to this contract or the breach thereof, that cannot be resolved by mediation within 30 days shall be finally resolved by arbitration administered by the AAA under its AAA Rules, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitration will be conducted in the English language in the City of New York, New York, in accordance with the United States Arbitration Act. There shall be a single arbitrator, named in accordance with such rules.
The Promotion Entities shall bear the cost of any arbitration filing fees and arbitration fees for claims of up to $75,000.00 unless the arbitrator finds the arbitration to be frivolous. You may choose to pursue your claim in small claims court where jurisdiction and venue over the Promotion Entities and you is proper, your claim otherwise qualifies for such small claims court, and where your claim does not include a request for any type of equitable relief.
Class Action Waiver: The Promotion Entities and you agree that Promotion Entities and you will resolve any disputes, claims or controversies on an individual basis, and that any claims brought under these Official Rules in connection with the Promotion or any prize awarded will be brought in an individual capacity, and not on behalf of, or as part of, any purported class, consolidated, or representative proceeding. The Promotion Entities and you further agree that the Promotion Entities and you shall not participate in any consolidated, class, or representative proceeding (existing or future) brought by any third party arising under these Official Rules or in connection with the Promotion or any prize awarded.
If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the disputes, claims or controversies will not be subject to arbitration and must be litigated in federal court located in New York, New York.
The terms of this provision will also apply to any claims asserted by you against any present or future parent or affiliated company of the Promotion Entities to the extent that any such claims arise out of or in connection with the Promotion or any prize awarded.
Official Rules/List of Winners: For a copy of the Official Rules or a list of the winners (available on or about September 1, 2016), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of VT need not include return postage on rules requests) to the following address by November 1, 2016 (Please specify "Official Rules" or "Winners") -- "Norfolk Southern VR Sweepstakes" Promotion, 1050 Techwood Drive, NE, EXE0304M, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.
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