Boston.

com Boston Ski Expo Sweepstakes
Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A purchase or
payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.
This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated
with, Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with the Sweepstakes in any way. Any
questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to
the Sponsor, and not to Facebook.
Sponsor: The Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125.
1.

ELIGIBILITY. Boston.com “Boston Ski Expo Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes”)

is only open to legal residents of Massachusetts, who are 18 years of age or older
at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor and any of their parents and affiliate
companies as well as the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and
children), regardless where they reside, and household members of each such
employees are not eligible to enter. The Sweepstakes is subject to applicable
federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional agreement
to be bound by these Official Rules. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all
requirements set forth herein.
2.

TIMING. The Sweepstakes begins at 10:00:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on

November 7, 2014 and ends at 4:30:00 pm ET on November 7, 2014 (the "Entry
Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the
Sweepstakes.

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3.

HOW TO ENTER. During the Entry Period visit to Facebook.com/Boston (the

“Sweepstakes Site”) and post a comment with name of your favorite New England
ski area (the “Entry”). All Entries must be received no later than 4:30:00 pm ET on
November 7, 2014 to be eligible for the drawing. Limit: One entry per
person/household/email address during the Entry Period.
Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in
disqualification. Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost,
late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, garbled, delayed or
misdirected Entries. Once submitted, all Entries become the exclusive property of
Sponsor, and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute as to
who submitted an Entry, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account or
email address used to submit the Entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The
“authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned the Facebook account or
email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other
organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated
with the submitted address. Potential Winners may be required to show proof that
he/she is authorized account holder.
4.

POTENTIAL WINNER SELECTION. Sponsor will conduct a random drawing

on or about November 7, 2014 to select three (3) potential winners (each a
“Potential Winner”) from all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period. The
three (3) Winners’ names will be posted at www.Facebook.com/Boston on or about
6:00:00 pm ET on November 7, 2014. You are responsible for checking back at the
Website to see if you won. You must comply with all terms and conditions of these
Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth
herein. A Potential Winner is not an official winner (“Winner”) until his/her
eligibility has been verified and he/she has been notified that verification is
complete. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the
Sweepstakes.

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5.

VERIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNER. Potential Winner may be

required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release
(collectively an "Affidavit"), which must be received by Sponsor within five (5) days
of the date on the notice. If a Potential Winner does not come forward, cannot be
contacted, fails to execute and return the Affidavit within the required time period,
the prize is returned as undeliverable, or he/she refuses his/her prize for any
reason, that Potential Winner shall forfeit the prize and Sponsor will select an
alternate Potential Winner by random drawing.
6.

PRIZE/ODDS. The three (3) Winners will each receive two (2) tickets to the

Boston Ski Expo in Boston, MA between November 13, 2014 and November 16,
2014. Each ticket is valued at $10.00 each. Except as indicated herein all travel,
taxes and/or expenses, including meals, unspecified ground transportation, taxes,
gratuities, parking fees, food, alcoholic beverages, incidentals, merchandise,
souvenirs, gasoline and other expenses not specifically identified in these Official
Rules are solely the responsibility of the Winner.
No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for the tickets is allowed except at
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute
discretion, to substitute the tickets or any component thereof with a one of equal or
greater value. Tickets may not be given, bartered, sold, or exchanged for cash or
another prize. Unused tickets have no redeemable cash value.
Odds of winning are based on the total number of eligible entries received. Limit:
One (1) prize per person/household.
7.

PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited, your acceptance of a prize in the

Sweepstakes constitutes your consent for Sponsor to use your name, likeness,
hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, without further
payment or consideration.

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8.

RELEASE. By receipt of any prize, you agree to indemnify Sponsor, Facebook

and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors,
advertising, agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parents and
affiliate companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and
agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any losses, damages,
rights, claims or causes of action of any kind, that Released Parties may incur in
whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of your participation in the Sweepstakes
or from your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in
connection with the Sweepstakes.
9.

GENERAL CONDITIONS. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend

and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or
any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or
proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole
discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize at random
from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. No
more than the stated number of prizes in these official rules will be awarded.
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual who
tampers with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or who acts in
violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
10.

WARNING: Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the

legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law,
and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages
from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to
enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that
provision.

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11.

LIMITED LIABILITY. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any

incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, by printing errors
or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the
Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited, to
malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware
or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any aspect of the
Sweepstakes; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human
error which may occur in the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakesrelated matter or materials; or (5) any injury or damage to you or to other persons
or property which may be caused from your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or
your downloading of any materials related to this Sweepstakes. If for any reason
your Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously lost, or otherwise destroyed or
corrupted, your sole remedy is another Entry in the Sweepstakes.
12.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This Sweepstakes is subject to

all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the
construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall
be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts, without regard to any
principles of conflict of laws. All disputes arising out of or connected with this
Sweepstakes will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action,
exclusively by a state or federal court located in Boston, Massachusetts. Should
there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Massachusetts and any other
laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Massachusetts.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, all judgments or awards shall be limited
to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with
participation in this Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect, punitive,
incidental and/or consequential damages.
13.

ENTRANT'S PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. Information

collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy as posted on
www.Facebook.com/Boston.

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15.

WINNER LIST. For the names of the Winners, send a self-addressed

stamped envelope with proper postage affixed to “Boston Ski Expo
Sweepstakes” c/o The Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125.
Official Rules will be made available for 30 days following the end of the
Sweepstakes.

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