Official Rules: Hearing Your Story Contest
Let’s Hear Your Story.
Share your hearing loss story with us for a chance to win a new pair of Hearing Central Melody A1 hearing aids, retail value of $990. Your story can be about discovering hearing loss or how you’ve decided to boldly address it. Are you anxious to try something new, but feel you need to address your hearing loss first? Tell us about it!
All stories are welcome. Only one entry per person please.
Be sure to vote for your story and share with friends. The story with the most votes wins!
“Hearing Your Story Contest” Presented by Hearing Central LLC
2015 Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. THIS PROMOTION IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The Hearing Your Story Contest Presented by Hearing Central LLC (the “Contest”) is open to permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (this does not include residents of Puerto Rico and US Territories and Possessions). Entrants must be at least Eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry (or 19 for residents of AL & NE). Employees of Hearing Central LLC, (“Sponsor”), Firefly Marketing & PR Inc. (“Administrator”) or other affiliated marketing entities, and their respective immediate families (i.e., parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, step parents, step children and step siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and members of the same household, whether or not related, to Administrator or Sponsor, and their respective parent and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, and any third party fulfillment or judging agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) are not eligible to enter the Promotion or win any Prize. Void where prohibited.
The Hearing Your Story Contest Presented by Hearing Central begins on/about 6:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) April 10, 2015 and ends 11:59 p.m. MST May 15, 2015 (“the Contest Period”).
- HOW TO ENTER
To enter the Promotion via a standard web browser, you (“Entrant”) must visit www.facebook.com/HearingCentralcom (the “Website”) at any time during the Promotion Period to access the Promotion app. An Entrant may then:
- Enter a Submission (“Submission”) by self nomination or nominating a person, and their hearing aid story, (the “Nominee”) by then providing your name, email address, and location, in addition to providing the following information about your Nominee: What affiliation they have with the hearing loss and why it is a significant part of life for the Entrant or Nominee.
- Vote for a nominee
All Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. MST May 15, 2015. Proof of deposit or sending of entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
Individuals who voted for a Nominee will receive a promotional code or “Promo Code” for 5% off of a purchase on the Hearing Central website, hearingcentral.com.
Submissions without the completed required registration form will be considered incomplete and not eligible for the Contest. By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions or is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.
- The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
- The Submission cannot appear to duplicate any other Submission;
- The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, its products or services, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;
- The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
- The Submission must not contain any personal identification, such as license plate number, personal names, email addresses or street addresses;
- The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, marital or familial status, handicap/disability, sexual orientation, age or any other prohibited basis contained in applicable federal, state, or local fair lending laws;
- The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where Submission is created;
- The Submission must not promote messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and
- Sponsor reserves the right not to publish a Submission for any reason.
SUBMISSIONS REPRESENT SOLELY THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE ENTRANTS THEMSELVES AND DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER. SPONSOR WILL NOT REVIEW SUBMISSIONS PRIOR TO THE POSTING OF SAME BY ENTRANTS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONJUNCTION THEREWITH.
Limit: Each entrant may upload one (1) Submission during the Contest Period, but may vote one (1) time per each twenty-four (24) hour period. Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means that subvert the entry process are void. Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor and their respective designees a royalty-free, assignable, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submissions, including the names and likenesses of any persons embodied therein, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. (The preceding is subject only to Facebook’s rights in providing a social media platform on which the Contest will be offered.) If requested, entrant will sign (without compensation) any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected Submissions, which will be disqualified. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
Any other attempted form of online Submission is void and will not be accepted. Entrant must be the registered and authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the Facebook account through which the Submission is made. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. In the event of a dispute as to ownership of an entry, entrant may be required to provide proof of ownership of the e-mail account associated with the Facebook account used to enter the Contest. Submission may not be made by proxy or automated means such as by script, bot, macro or any other similar software or program.
- WINNER DETERMINATION/NOTIFICATION
There will be one Grand Prize winner. The Grand prize winner will be determined solely on the following criteria:
- Public voting
About Public Voting: There is a limit of one (1) vote per Submission per Facebook account/user ID per day. Use of any means to manipulate or undermine the integrity of the public voting will result in Sponsor taking any and all remedial actions that it deems necessary and appropriate in its sole discretion under the circumstances. Any listing of the number of votes received by a given Submission is for informational purposes only, may not be current at any given time and may be modified by Sponsor at any time for any reason, all without liability to Sponsor or its agency under any legal theory. Sponsor is in no way bound by such listing of votes received for Submissions. Entrants agree that (a) the Submission as posted may differ from his/her entry due to technological, programming or other limitations/malfunctions/errors or like causes; (b) once posted on the Hearing Central Facebook page, Submissions may be presented by Sponsor in any order, pattern or sequence and such order/pattern/sequence may or may not be rotated one (1) or more times by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and (c) Sponsor will identify entrants who authored Submissions in a manner of its sole choosing (all Submissions will be identified in the same manner, however).
The potential winners will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address indicated on registration form. The decisions of Administrator and Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.
Hearing Central LLC Melody A1 hearing aids, retail value of $990. If the winner would rather choose a different pair of hearing aids, the $990 retail value may be applied toward the purchase of the selected hearing aids.
Limit of one (1) prize will be given. A substitution, transfer or assignment of Grand Prize (i.e., $990 Hearing Central Melody A1) is permitted. The $990 may be used toward the purchase of another set of Hearing Central hearing aids. If a product of lesser value is chosen, the difference will not be given in cash. If Prize is unavailable for any reason, Sponsor may substitute another prize of approximately equal value. Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for any applicable taxes and unspecified expenses in conjunction with acceptance/use of Prize. Please allow two (2) to three (3) weeks after verification of eligibility for delivery of Grand Prize, as appropriate. If within five (5) days of first attempted notification Winner cannot be contacted at the e-mail address submitted with the Submission for any reason, if Winner is contacted and does not respond as directed, refuses the Prize or is ineligible to accept the Prize, or if Prize is returned as undeliverable, Prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected (i.e., the Submission ranked immediately below the disqualified Submission will be a potential winner in place of the disqualified Submission). Winners may be required to complete and sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity rights release (and other documents that Sponsor may require; such as, a confirmation of grant of rights in Submission), to be received by Sponsor within five (5) days of the date of first attempted notification or Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. If Winner is a minor in his or her state of residence, Prize will be awarded in the name of his or her parent or legal guardian, who will be responsible for signing all documents, affidavits, and releases.
Participation in the Contest constitutes permission from entrant for Sponsor and its agencies to use entrant’s name (first and last), voice, likeness and/or other indicia of persona without notice or compensation for purposes of advertising and trade, unless prohibited by law. Further, participation includes the right to post Winner’s first name, last initial and city and state of residence on the Hearing Central Facebook page, Twitter page and website, unless prohibited by law.
GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive the following: A) One (1) pair of Hearing Central Melody A1 hearing aids with a value of $990, redeemable at hearingcentral.com. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): Nine Hundred and Ninety Dollars ($990); and B) their Submission (nominee) may be featured on Hearing Central-owned digital properties (including, but not limited to, the Hearing Central Facebook Page, Twitter Page, website, email).
Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock for the Contest. Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion or production agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telecommunications malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest which may limit the ability to participate (including but not limited to defects/errors/malfunctions), or by any error which may occur in the entry process or the Contest. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective parent companies are not responsible for electronic communications/e-mails not received due to filtering by Facebook’s functionality, e-mail filtering, virus protection or other protective devices/apparatus or any other cause.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW (AND TO DISQUALIFY SUCH INDIVIDUAL FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES IF APPLICABLE). If for any reason (including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest and renders the Contest incapable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules), Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall make the Prizes available in a manner, determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, to be fair, appropriate and consistent with the spirit of these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted at the Hearing Central Facebook page.
- GENERAL RULES
By entering the Contest, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Sponsor and Administrator which are final and binding in all respects; and to release Sponsor, and Administrator, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, attorneys, employees and other parties, and Facebook, from any and all liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, related to personal injury, death, damage to property, infringement of proprietary rights, rights of publicity or privacy or defamation) and attorney fees, whether or not in connection with litigation, including, but not limited to, any harm or loss caused by, contributed to, arising out of or related to entrant’s participation in this Contest or the acceptance, possession, receipt, use/misuse of the Prize (if applicable).
The Contest is governed by the laws of the State of Arizona (excluding its principles of conflicts of laws/choice of laws), with venue in Maricopa County and all claims must be resolved individually (NOT PART OF A CLASS) in the appropriate state and federal courts of Maricopa County. By participating, you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute the waiver of such provision.
- RULES/WINNERS’ LIST REQUESTS
Official Rules (available during Contest Period) and Winners’ List (available after 5/15/2015) will be available on the Hearing Central Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hearingcentralcom).
Sponsor: Hearing Central, LLC, 20100 N 51st Avenue, Suite F640, Glendale, Arizona 85308
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.