FCBD PHOTO Contest RULES:By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
SPONSOR: The sponsor of the Contest is Empire's Comics Vault. Empire's Comics Vault is located at 1120 Fulton Avenue, Suite K, Sacramento, CA 95821.
ENTRY PERIOD: The FCBD 2014 Photo Contest begins Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM PT and ends Saturday May 3 at 9:15 PM. Any photos posted after the Entry Period will not be counted as an entry to the Conest.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest during the Entry Period: Upload a photo(s) of your Empire's Comics Vault FCBD Mini-Con experience to your Instagram and/or Twitter account. The post must include a photo and a caption that includes the following two tags: #EmpiresComics and #FCBDSacramento. Empire's Comics Vault is not responsible for missed entries due to entrant's privacy settings.
With regard to online entries, in the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, each entry will be declared made by the registered account holder of the Instagram profile or Twitter profile, as long as that person meets all other eligibility requirements in these "Official Rules". The registered account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned the submitted photo.
With respect to any winning entry, the winner may be required to provide Empire's Comics Vault with proof that the person is the registered account holder of the Instagram profile and or Twitter profile of the winning entry. No third party entry or entry through a Contest service is permitted. Only eligible entries actually received in compliance with the Entry Period and Contest Rules, will be included in the contest for prizes. Any automated computer receipt (such as a "thank you" message, comment on entry's comment, or "like" of participants comment, does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry for purposes of these Official Rules.
No automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual using such a method. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest.
Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, residents of Canada, those outside the US who participated in Free Comic Book Day who are 14 years and older. Persons in any of the following categories are not eligible to participate or win a prize: (a) persons who from and after June 1st, 2013 were or are employees or agents of Sponsor, or each of its respective affiliates, parent, subsidiaries, or the service agencies or independent contractors of the above organization(s); (b) persons who are engaged in the development, production, distribution of materials, provision of prizes, or drawing of winners for this Contest; and (c) persons who are immediate family of or who reside in the same household as any person in either of the preceding categories.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Contest if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. At its sole discretion, Sponsor may disqualify any person whom it considers to have intentionally violated the Official Rules or any element of the Contest. By participating, entrants agree: (a) to be bound by the Contest Official Rules and the decisions of the person or persons who select the winners, and (b) to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all liability with respect to acceptance, possession or use (or misuse) of the prizes or participation in the Contest.
These general terms and conditions are with respect to the relevant promotion and by entering the promotion you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and any specific promotion rules. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these general terms and conditions from time to time, such changes to be effective 24 hours after they have been made. No association or business relationship is claimed with Facebook, Inc., or Twitter, Inc.
CONTEST PRIZE: The winners of the 2014 FCBD Photo Contest will each receive a $10 coupon for regular-priced back issues at Empire's Comics Vault.
WINNER NOTIFICATION; REQUIRED RELEASES: A representative of Sponsor will select 12 winners. Twelve winners will be selected from Instagram and/or Twitter posts. The winners will be selected and notified by Saturday, May 31, 2014. Winners will be notified in the following ways: (1) On Instagram, a comment from the @EmpiresComics Instagram account will be added to the winning photo's Instagram accountholder is a winner. (2) On Twitter, a reply in the form of a Twitter Reply or Retweet with Comment from the @EmpiresComics Twitter account will state that the winning photo's Twitter accountholder is a winner.
In the event that Sponsor cannot reach the winner within (3) days after it attempts to notify the winner, Sponsor will select a new winner according to these Official Rules. Additionally, if the winner is ineligible, it will be deemed as if the winner has rejected the prize, and Sponsor will select a new winner.
To claim the Prize, the winner must claim their prize at Empire's Comics Vault or send Empire's Comics Vault their name, mailing address, email, and phone number.
USE OF NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.: By entering the Contest, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall have the unlimited right in perpetuity and throughout the world to use and publish your name, voice, city, state, likeness, photograph, video, biographical and prize information, and other elements of your persona and identity, in all media now known or hereafter developed, for all purposes of this Contest, as well as for all general marketing, advertising, promotional, commercial tie-in, merchandising, and other business purposes of each of the Contest Entities, all without notice or compensation to you.
ENTRANT RELEASE: By entering this Contest, you forever release, indemnify, discharge, and agree to hold harmless, all Released Parties from any and all claims, causes of action, liabilities and damages: (a) for personal injuries, death, loss of or damage to personal property, and/or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever sustained by anyone or anything in connection with your participation in the Contest;(b) for libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, infringement of copyright, or violation of any other personal or property right; and/or (c) from any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Contest activity and/or prize. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that Released Parties have neither made nor will be in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, in connection with the Contest and/or with respect to prizes, including, without limitation, to any prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of United States and Canada.