Rules

WE-CARE.COM'S SWEEPS 4 A CAUSE SWEEPSTAKES 2015/16

OFFICIAL RULES — WE-CARE.COM'S SWEEPS 4 A CAUSE SWEEPSTAKES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. PROMOTION IS ONLY OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES (INCLUDING DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO) WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.


1. ENTRY PERIOD:

The We-Care.Com's Sweeps 4 A Cause Sweepstakes (the "Promotion" and "Sweepstakes") begins September 30, 2015 at 12:00:00 PM EST and ends September 29, 2016, on 11:59:59 AM EST ("Promotion Period"). All dates and times below refer to EST. Promotion date may be extended at the discretion of the Sponsor.


2. ELIGIBILITY:

This Promotion is only open to those who are 18 years of age or older, who reside in the United States, (including the District of Columbia, excluding Puerto Rico), at time of entry and have completed the registration process to be eligible for entry (entrant is only required to complete the registration process one time, including an e-mail verification via e-mail). If an individual who is considered a minor in his/her state is selected as a potential winner, his/her parent or legal guardian may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release and accept prize (in the name of the parent or legal guardian) on behalf of the minor. This Promotion is not open to employees of We-Care.com. ("Sponsor"), advertising or promotion agencies and members of the immediate family or household of each. For purposes of clarification, "immediate family" means parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they reside.


3. HOW TO ENTER:

You may enter the Promotion via ads presented by We-Care.com Publishers or via the Sweeps4aCause.com website. Additional entry sites include: We-Care.com, SweepsforaCause.com, Care2Win.com and Caretowin.com. Various presentations of ads posted by We-Care.com Publishers, using various prizes/prize values may be presented to the general public. By entering the users e-mail address in the dedicated space in the ad and clicking "submit" the user will be linked to a registration page, the entrant will be required to complete the registration page, read and accept Official Rules, terms of service and privacy policy — upon completion of registration (including verification of email address by clicking on a link included in the registration confirmation email message), entrant will be automatically entered into an associated Sweepstakes drawing. As part of participating in the Sweepstakes the entrant will select their choice of a We-Care.com presented nonprofit (if entrant wins a prize so does the nonprofit selected at time of registration). Subsequent entries determined to be submitted from the same email address or from the same individual using multiple email addresses in violation of this rule will be declared ineligible. Sponsor reserves the right to add additional entry methods during the duration of the promotion.

To receive the Sweeps4ACause web address on your mobile device text the keyword sweeps to 38461. You will receive an automated text response with the web address. Follow web address and instructions to register and enter the Sweepstakes. Message and data rates may apply to each text message sent and received. Data and content may not be available from all carriers. Entrants must have a text-messaging, two-way capable mobile phone/handset and digital service. Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas.


SMS Short Code Terms of Service

  1. When you opt-in to the service, we will send you an SMS message to confirm your signup.
  2. You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text "STOP" to 38461. After you send the SMS message "STOP" to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us. If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.
  3. If at any time you forget what keywords are supported, just text "HELP" to 38461. After you send the SMS message "HELP" to us, we will respond with instructions on how to use our service as well as how to unsubscribe.
  4. We are able to deliver messages to the following mobile phone carriers:
    1. Major carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Nextel, and Virgin Mobile.
    2. Minor carriers: Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central IL (ECIT), Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Cricket, Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS), COX, Cross, Element Mobile (Flat Wireless), Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone), GCI, Golden State, Hawkeye (Chat Mobility), Hawkeye (NW Missouri), Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless (Iowa Wireless), Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man), Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom), Nex-Tech Wireless, NTelos, Panhandle Communications, Pioneer, Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd), Revol, RINA, Simmetry (TMP Corporation), Thumb Cellular, Union Wireless, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, and West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless).
  5. As always, message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. You will receive one SMS message from us upon signup, though message frequency may change depending on your preferences. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider. For all questions about the services provided by this short code, you can contact us at: http://www.sweeps4acause.com/contact.
  6. If you have any questions regarding privacy, please read our privacy policy: www.sweeps4acause.com/about/privacy

Alternatively, in order to receive the Sweeps4ACause web address via email, you may send an email to the email address provided to you by the publisher of the Sweeps4ACause ad. You will receive a response via email with a web address and instructions to register and enter the Sweepstakes.

All entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The "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.

Additional entry opportunities may be presented by the Sponsor throughout the promotion period to registered entrants and will be promoted at all of the following sites: Sweeps4aCause.com, We-Care.com, SweepsforaCause.com, Care2Win.com and Caretowin.com.

Additional entries may also be awarded based on other behaviors including but not limited to:

  1. Following @WeCare and/or Publishers, partners or advertisers on Twitter.
    1. sign into your Twitter account ("Twitter Account") or, if you are not already a member, become a member of Twitter.com (membership is free) and sign into your Twitter Account;
    2. "follow" @WeCare and or Publishers, partners or advertisers on Twitter.
  2. Tweeting about the Sweepstakes and including the required elements of We-Care.com Handle, Promotional Hashtag provided, and the provided link to the Sweepstakes
  3. Trial download and install of We-Care.com or other software or "apps."
  4. A new entrant is referred to the Sweepstakes through social media sharing, email or other customized trackable link and completes their registration (referee)
  5. Social media sharing behaviors that can be tracked by We-Care.com on any form of social media that permits the sharing behavior to be tied to Promotion and/or Sweepstakes entries
  6. Answering trivia style multiple choice questions about We-Care.com, the Publisher or We-Care.com partners and advertisers.
  7. Viewing of video messages from We-Care.com, the Publisher or We-Care.com partners and advertisers.
  8. Listening to audio messages from We-Care.com, the Publisher or We-Care.com partners and advertisers.
  9. Requesting additional information or samples from We-Care.com, the Publisher or We-Care.com partners and advertisers.
  10. Answering survey questions for We-Care.com, the Publisher or We-Care.com partners and advertisers.
  11. Purchase from select We-Care.com partner merchants (maximum of 5 entries per day per merchant partner).
  12. Donations to selected Causes through the We-Care.com platform (maximum of 5 entries per day per nonprofit)

Mail-In Entry: Legibly hand print your full name, complete street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, telephone number (including area code) and email address on a 3"x 5" paper, place in an envelope with proper postage and mail to: BH - SWEEPS 4 A CAUSE, 195 Froehlich Farm Blvd, Woodbury, NY 11797. All mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than September 29, 2016, and must be received on or before October 10, 2016. Entries will be included in the perspective drawing (monthly and/or grand prize) based on date of receipt. Each mail-in entry must be submitted to the Administrator at the address above in a separate envelope (or item of mail).

A maximum of 50 entries per day, per individual and per e-mail address, from all means of entry.


4. SWEEPSTAKES:

Monthly Sweepstakes Drawing: A monthly random drawing to select one (1) monthly prize winner from among all eligible entries received, up to the drawing date, will be conducted on or about the first day of every month during the duration of the promotion. Twelve (12) monthly drawings will be conducted during the duration of the promotion. The winning monthly entry, will be eligible to receive a $500 cash prize or a prize of greater than $500 on months where alternate prizes are merchandized, and the Winner's choice of Cause will receive $500 in cash.

Grand Prize Sweepstakes Drawing: A random drawing to select one (1) Grand Prize winner from among all eligible entries submitted during the entire Promotion Period will be conducted on or about October 12, 2016. The winning entry will be eligible for the prize promoted in the Publisher's ad from which it comes (if average retail value of publisher's prize is less than $10,000 sponsor will supplement the prize value with cash to reach a full value of $10,000). Approximate average retail value is $10,000. Entrant's selected nonprofit will receive a prize of equal value (approximate average retail value of $10,000). Note; Winner may opt to have Grand Prize be provided to chosen nonprofit. If Winner chooses to designate Prize to selected nonprofit, sponsor to have no further obligation to Winner and Winner to have no recourse against Sponsor.

If winner of the Grand Prize Sweepstakes was referred by a registered entrant, the referee will receive a prize of $2,000. The referee's selected nonprofit will receive a prize of equal value (maximum average retail value of $2,000).

Total approximate retail value of all prizes is $36,000 (or greater).

Drawings will be conducted by Sweepstakes Administrator whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential winner is subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Sponsor will notify winner(s) by email using information provided on entry within two business days of the Prize Drawing. Potential Prize winner(s) may be required, among other things, to sign, have notarized, and return to Administrator an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability, and a W9 tax form, and where legal, publicity release by the date indicated on the notification letter. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use Prize winners' names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Failure to complete and return the documents in the time noted, or if prize notification is undeliverable, will result in disqualification and an alternate potential winner will be selected and notified, time permitting. Odds of winning is subject to the total number of eligible entries received.


5. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS and REQUIREMENTS:

Prizes are non-transferable, except at the discretion of the Sponsor and no substitutions allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Should the potential winner decide to decline a prize for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner (or their selected nonprofit) and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Prizes will be delivered in approximately 6-8 weeks. If prize is won by a minor it will be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian. By participating in the Promotion, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliates, licensees, parents, franchisees, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, successors and assigns (collectively "Releases") from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damage of any kind which may arise in connection with this Promotion or the acceptance and/or use of any prize. IN NO EVENT WILL THE WINNERS BE ENTITLED TO ANY FEE, ROYALTY, OR OTHER COMPENSATION OF ANY KIND AS A RESULT OF THE PROMOTION. Void where prohibited. Any issues concerning the validity, interpretation or enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, USA, without giving effect to any conflict of law rules which might find otherwise. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, municipal and local laws and regulations. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion are to be directed to the Sponsor at the address below.


6. WAIVERS, DISCLAIMERS, RELEASES, INDEMNITY:

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrators and their affiliates, licensees, parents, franchisees, subsidiaries, participating retailers, prize providers, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, successors and assigns, including without limitation We-Care.com and its parent and affiliated companies (collectively "Released Parties") from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damage of any kind which may arise in connection with this Sweepstakes or the acceptance and/or use of any prize. IN NO EVENT WILL THE WINNER BE ENTITLED TO ANY FEE, ROYALTY, OR OTHER COMPENSATION OF ANY KIND AS A RESULT OF THE SWEEPSTAKES. Void where prohibited. Any issues concerning the validity, interpretation or enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, USA, without giving effect to any conflict of law rules which might find otherwise. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, municipal and local laws and regulations. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of New York City, NY and waive the right to have disputes arising out the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion are to be directed to the Sponsor.

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS (US$5.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS' FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS (US$5.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANTS' REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES (I) TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES WHICH ARE FINAL AND BINDING ON ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES, AND (II) TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ACTIVITY RELATED THERETO.


7. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that Sponsor and each of its affiliates, licensees, promotional partners, and third party marketing entities, including publishers, as well as the nonprofit selected by the winner during registration, shall have the right and permission to use the name, picture, voice, biographical data, photograph, testimonial, or other likeness and/or prize information or personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof), and/or any information contained in his/her entry for promotional, advertising, and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, the winner to the extent permitted by law and except where prohibited. Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY A PRIZE WINNER OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY A PRIZE WINNER THAT WILL BRING SUCH PRIZE WINNER OR SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES INTO DISREPUTE (IN SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES' SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH PRIZE WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS A PRIZE WINNER OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

The Released Parties assume no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any human, mechanical, or electronic error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software or failure of any e-mail on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer, related to or resulting from, participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. The Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes, errors in processing entries, identifying the Grand Prize winner, or in the announcement of the prizes and prize winner. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Released Parties which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Website during the Sweepstakes Period and the prize may be awarded to a winner to be selected from among all eligible Entries received up until and, or after (if applicable) the time of modification, cancellation, or termination or in a manner that is fair and equitable as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it suspects or finds (a) to have used a software generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entry, (b) to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, (c) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, (d) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or (e) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


8. PRIVACY POLICY:

Information provided by you for this Sweepstakes, including the Entry, is subject to We-Care's terms of service: www.we-care.com/TOS, and privacy policy: www.sweeps4acause.com/about/privacy. By entering this Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that the Sponsor (We-Care.com) and/or Administrator (Marden-Kane, Inc.) has the right to contact the Entrant by the email address provided during winner verification, in order to administer and fulfill this Sweepstakes. In addition, Sponsor (We-Care.com) and Publisher have the right to subscribe Entrant to email newsletters and other communications subject to their respective Privacy Policies. Entrant may unsubscribe in accordance with Publisher's Privacy Policies.


9. WINNER'S LIST:

Winner's list will be posted on www.we-care.com (up to 90 calendar days following Promotion end date).


10. SPONSOR:

We-care.com, 330 Old Country Road, Suite 206, Mineola, NY 11501.


11. ADMINISTRATOR:

MARDEN-KANE, Inc., 195 Froehlich Farm Blvd, Woodbury, NY 11797 USA.




PUBLISHERS HAVE PROVIDED THE USE OF THEIR NAME AND TRADEMARKS, BUT ARE IN NO WAY INVOLVED IN THE EXECUTION OR ADMINISTRATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR COMPLAINTS REGARDING THIS SWEEPSTAKES MUST BE DIRECTED TO SPONSOR. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold We-Care.com and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of We-Care.com, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or loss any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to We-Care.com. The information you provide will only be used for verification of your eligibility to participate in the promotion. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to We-Care.com, at the address above, not Twitter.

Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to We-Care.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for verification of your eligibility to participate in the promotion. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to We-Care.com, at the address above, not Facebook.

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Participants are hereby authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition that it will be for the participant's personal use only.