SCORE Startup Success Virtual Conference Promotion

OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

1. General.  SCORE Startup Success Virtual Conference Promotion (the “Promotion”) will be held during the SCORE Startup Success Virtual Conference (the “Conference”) scheduled for October 24, from 12:00 p.m. eastern time (“ET”) until 5:00 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”).  Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.

Before entering the Promotion, each participant must review and agree to be bound by the Promotion’s Official Rules as set out below.  By entering the Promotion, participants accept and agree to be bound by the Official Rules and accept the decisions of the Sponsor, as defined below, as final and binding in all respects.

2. Sponsor.  Promotion is sponsored by Service Corps of Retired Executives Association (the “Sponsor”), 1175 Herndon Parkway, Suite 900, Herndon, VA 20170, and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, or LinkedIn. All communication with respect to the Promotion, including requests to be removed from future mailings, should be directed to the Sponsor at the foregoing address ATTN: Marketing.

3. Eligibility.  The Promotion is only open to legal residents of the United States of America and the District of Columbia; who are above the age of majority in their state of legal residence as of October 24, 2019; and who register to participate in the Conference on October 24, 2019.  Conference registration available at https://www.score.org/event/startup-success-virtual-conference and https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=73113. Void where prohibited.    

The Promotion is not open to the following persons: employees, agents or representatives of the Sponsor, the subsidiaries and affiliates of the Sponsor, or employees, agents or representatives of exhibitors providing prizes or other materials or services in connection with this Promotion, including promotional agencies (collectively, the “Excluded Individuals”); immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouses of each) of the Excluded Individuals; and any other persons with whom the Excluded Individuals reside.

4. Promotion Description.  The Promotion consists of a Contest and a Giveaway.

  • Contest.  Each individual who registers for and participates in the Conference (“Participant”) is eligible to participate in the Contest.  Participants will earn points for each program/event they participate in during the Promotion Period only (“Participation Points”).  Participation Points will be awarded as follows:

Badge/ Achievement Name

Badge/Achievement Description

Points Awarded

Session Master

Attended at least 4 live and/or on-demand presentations for 30 minutes.

100

Session Apprentice

Attended at least 2 live and/or on-demand presentations for 30 minutes.

50

Resource Collector

Saved 5 documents to their briefcase.

25

Master Inquisitor

Chatted with all sponsors in the Exhibit Hall

100

Content Commentator

Entered at least 3 ratings for webinars within the auditorium.

25

Social Butterfly

Invited other contacts to attend the event using the “Invite a Friend” button in the registration email.  

50

Profile Master

Completed their profile information to better socialize with others in the event.

25

Social Media Master

Shared resources from the event to their social media page(s) using the “share” link located next to each piece of content.

50

Voyager

Explored each sponsor booth in the Exhibit Hall by downloading and watching content (must engage for at least 1 minute per booth).

100

Networker

Contributed 2 posts to the Networking Lounge sharing their views and thoughts with others in the event.

25

Knowledge Master

 Submitted a question in each mentoring booth message board in the Mentoring Hall.

100

Master Enthusiast Achievement

The real virtual expert. This badge of distinction is awarded to those who are leaders in virtual socializing & participation. They have chatted in each mentoring booth and each sponsor booth, updated their profile, downloaded a resource, networked in the lounge, and viewed at least 4 sessions for 30 minutes each.

150

Feedback Enthusiast

Completed the event survey

50

 

Total points available:

850

 

Participation Points will only be awarded if the Minimum Participation threshold is met. Contest prizes will be awarded as following:

Prize Name

Prize Description

Prize Value

Prize Sponsor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

10.1 Inch (T510) 32 GB WiFi Tablet Silver (2019), Black

$229.99

SCORE Foundation

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band

$199.00

SCORE Foundation

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 All-in-One Wireless Printer This home office printer can print 20 pages per minute and includes fast color copy, scan, and fax for increased productivity. $169.89 SCORE Foundation
 
In the event of any tie score, weight will be given to the highest number of Participation Points for the following: (a) first, Webinars; (b) then, Mentoring Session; (c) then, Networking Chat Room; and (d) then, Exhibitor Booth.
 
  • Giveaway.  Participants are also eligible to enter the Giveaway part of the Promotion by visiting the booth of exhibitors who elect to participate in the Giveaway (“Participating Exhibitor”).  All Participants who visit a Participating Exhibitor’s virtual booth during the Promotion Period will be entered to win the prize(s) provided by that Participating Exhibitor.  Limit one entry per Participant for each Participating Exhibitor.  The following is a list of Participating Exhibitors, the prize(s) available for each Participating Exhibitor and the number of winners to be selected for each Participating Exhibitor:

Exhibitor Name

Exhibitor Prize Description

Prize Value

Number of Winners

FedEx

eCommerce Expert Sessions
Up to two, 1-hour sessions with a FedEx eCommerce expert to discuss ways in which you can grow your online business.

$300

1 (one)

FranNet

American Express Gift Card

$50

1 (one)

 

Odds of winning the Giveaway will depend on the total number of Participants.  Odds of winning the Contest will depend on the number of Participants and the level of participation at the Conference of each Participant.  The ARV of all Prizes is $948.88.

Limit one prize per person for the Contest.  Limit one prize per Participant for each Participating Exhibitor for the Giveaway.  Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Sponsor or a Participating Exhibitor.  Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value.  Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, local and other tax liabilities, including but not limited to, sales and use taxes, excise taxes, income and withholding taxes, customs duties, fees and like amounts in connection with a prize.  The Sponsor is not responsible for any such taxes or expenses.  A Form 1099 may be submitted to all appropriate taxing authorities if total prizes received by a Participant is $600 or more. 

5. Potential Winner Notification. The Sponsor will notify each potential prize recipient (“Potential Winner”) by e-mail (at the e-mail address provided by the Participant when registering for the Conference).  In the event the Sponsor is unable to contact a Potential Winner despite reasonable efforts to do so, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, such Potential Winner’s prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen by the Sponsor.

[1]The e-mail notification will include a link that contains a copy of a Release and Eligibility Agreement (the “Claim Form”) and other information required to claim the prize.  All completed, un-amended Claim Forms must be received by the Sponsor within ten (10) business days after it is e-mailed to the potential winner (“Submission Deadline”).  All completed Claim Forms become the property of the Sponsor and will be verified by the Sponsor.  In order to claim a prize, each Potential Winner must complete the Claim Form which includes representations of eligibility, compliance and release of liability and publicity release.  Among other things, the submission of the Claim Form confirms compliance with these rules, acceptance of the prize as awarded, agreement to maintain confidentiality until winners are announced by the Sponsor, and release of certain parties from any losses, liabilities, damages or claims arising from or related to the prize awarded and the Promotion itself.  If a Potential Winner fails to submit the Claim Form with all information required by the Submission Deadline, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Potential Winner, and the Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

Each Potential Winner must prove he or she is a qualified winner by providing identification acceptable to the Sponsor (e.g., state driver’s license; state issued identification card; valid passport with address verification; or birth certificate with social security card and photo identification and address verification).  If a Potential Winner cannot prove he or she is a qualified winner, the prize will not be awarded.  If a Potential Winner declines the prize, another winner may be selected from the Photos with the next highest score based on the Judging Criteria.

6. Winners List.  For the names of the Winners, you may send a self-addressed, stamped envelope before December 31, 2019, to the Sponsor at 1175 Herndon Parkway, Suite 900, Herndon, VA  20170, ATTN:  Marketing.

7. Release; Consent to Use Likeness, Voice and Address.  By entering the Promotion, each Participant agrees: (a) to abide by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects; (b) to release and hold harmless Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, LinkedIn, the Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliates and the franchisees and affiliated merchants of each of the foregoing, all prize suppliers, all agents or representatives of the foregoing, including without limitation their advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, liability, loss or damage whatsoever arising with respect to the Promotion or the awarding, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any Promotion prize and further acknowledges that none of the foregoing persons have made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee a particular purpose thereof; and (c) to consent to the use of his or her name, image, voice, likeness, city and state of residence and/or photographs without compensation in any publicity or advertising carried out in any medium worldwide by the Sponsor and/or its advertising or promotional agencies or sublicensees without limitation or further notification, and without providing compensation or intellectual property rights to the Participant, except where prohibited.    

8. General Conditions.  Entries that are incomplete, mutilated, altered, reproduced, forged, counterfeited or irregular in any way, are automatically void.  The Released Parties are not responsible for the following: (a) lost, late, delayed, illegible, inaudible, stolen, damaged, altered, destroyed, mutilated, misdirected, illegal, incomplete or postage due rule requests, entries or prize claims; (b) lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software typographical, mechanical, telephonic, electronic or network relating to or in connection with this 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; or any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion.

Participants may also be disqualified if Sponsor learns that the participant disparages the Sponsor during or after the Promotion Period.  Participants should be aware that Sponsor retains the right to take legal action against participants who commit libel or slander against Sponsor during or after the Promotion Period.

The Sponsor fully reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend, terminate or modify the Promotion if the Promotion is not capable of being completed as planned, including infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Promotion.

The Sponsor is not responsible for printing errors in the Promotion materials or these Official Rules.  If, due to a production or printing error or other unforeseen error, there are more winners than prizes for any level, the Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes for that level through a random drawing of all eligible winners for that level.  No more than the number of prizes listed herein will be awarded.

No correspondence will be entered into except with Potential Winners. 

By entering the Promotion and voluntarily providing your personal information as described in these Official Rules, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information by the Sponsor and its representatives, promotional agencies and marketing organization for the purpose of administering the Promotion, including without limitation contacting participants in the respect of the Promotion and disclosing the list of winners.  Your personal information may be used for future Promotions and marketing of the Sponsor, its affiliates, representatives, and promotional agencies but will not be used for any other purpose nor will it otherwise be disclosed to third parties, unless otherwise required by law.  If you would like to be excluded from all lists used by the Sponsor for any future Promotion s and marketing by the Sponsor, you may send a letter requesting that you be removed from such lists to the Sponsor at 1175 Herndon Parkway, Suite 900, Herndon, VA  20170, ATTN:  Marketing.    

This Promotion and the terms and conditions contained in these Official Rules shall be exclusively governed and constructed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the federal laws of the United States of America applicable therein.  Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and shall be adjudicated solely in the applicable court in or closest to Herndon, Virginia.

This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

If any one or more provisions of these rules are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect or enforcement of any other provision or provisions of these rules.

[1] Note that SCORE can use its discretion regarding whether it wants to require a signed Claim Form/Release from all winners.  If a prize is small, then this step may be modified.

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