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Opal Collection Photo Contest Entry, Participation, and Official Rules
The "#OPALUNPACKEDCONTEST" Opal Collection Photo Contest ("Contest") is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. No purchase necessary to participate. Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited by law. Applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Taxes, customs duties and like amounts, in connection with the prize is the responsibility of the winner.
I. Preliminary Information
The Contest will begin at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on November 15, 2016 and end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on February 15, 2017 ("Contest Period"). All times in the Contest refer to Eastern Time ("ET"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
To be eligible to participate (herein "Eligible"), entrants must, at the time of entry, be a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be 18 years of age or older and fully comply with all terms and conditions set forth herein. Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Entities (as defined below) along with any of their respective immediate family members (spouses and/or parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Contest Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Opal Operations LLC, a Florida limited liability company (the "Sponsor"), and its parent and affiliates and the hotels or resorts operated by its parent or affiliates, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.
III. How to Enter
a. Eligible entrants may enter the Contest via any of the following three (3) methods:
i. Visit the Opal Collection's Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/OpalCollection ("Website") and click on the Contest tab. Then follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, email address and city and requires that you confirm you are eighteen (18) years of age or older ("Facebook Entry"). As part of the Facebook Entry, you will be required to submit a photo attachment on the following theme: "Each guest discovers a different set of experiences, a different way to savor each Opal Collection resort and destination. Submit your best photo of that moment, place or experience" ("Photo"). You may submit the Photo according to the provided instructions on the Website. As part of the Facebook Entry, you will also be required to include the following: (1) a caption for your photo (2) the hashtag #OpalUnpackedContest and (3) tag the appropriate Opal resort ("Statement"). You may submit the Statement according to the provided instructions on the Website. You must include the Photo and Statement in your Facebook Entry or your Facebook Entry will not be valid.
iii. Use your personal Instagram account to upload a photo to Instagram on the following theme: "Each guest discovers a different set of experiences, a different way to savor each Opal Collection resort and destination. Submit your best photo of that moment, place or experience" ("Photo") with the appropriate hashtag #OpalUnpackedContest ("Statement") and the @reply "@OPAL_Collection" ("Instagram Entry"). Instagram Entry must include the Photo, Statement #OpalUnpackedContest and "@OPAL_Collection" or Instagram Entry will not be valid.
b. Facebook Entry, Twitter Entry and Instagram Entry will collectively be referred to herein as "Entry" or "Entries."
c. Eligible Entries must include a Photo. Photos must contain a component that reflects the experience of any of the participating Opal resorts and destinations.
d. All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged. Photos must have been taken by you and you must have permission of any person identified in any Photo. If any minors appear in Photo, the entrant must be that minor's parent and/or legal guardian. Professional Photos and Photos with watermarks are not eligible. Statements must be original (that is, written by you), true and verifiable.
e. Photos and Statement may collectively be referred to herein as "Submissions." By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Submissions and to incorporate the Submissions in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Submissions will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. If any Submissions contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Submissions do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Submissions (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the Website, @OPAL_Collection Twitter and/or @OPAL_Collection Instagram page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Submissions.
IV. Eligible Entries
All Eligible entries received during the Contest Period shall be eligible to win. Entries must be received before February 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET to be eligible for the Contest. Limit five (5) Entries per person/email address per day during the Contest Period, regardless of method. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional entries. For purposes of these Official Rules, a "day" will start at 12:00:01 AM ET and end at 11:59:59 PM ET. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, Instagram user name, city, state, likeness, and/or image for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now and hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
By entering the Contest, each entrant acknowledges that he/she is voluntarily providing personal information to Sponsor, with full knowledge that Sponsor will use such information for marketing purposes and creation of a database of prospects for its hotels and services and agrees to be bound by the Official Rules of the Contest as stated herein and to have his or her name and if provide, the winner's image, to be displayed on Sponsor's Facebook pages and/or websites and used by Sponsor for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation and each entrant is conclusively deemed to have waived and disclaimed his or her right to claim any such fee or compensation for use of the winner's name and image. Entries and data collected in entry form are conclusively deemed voluntarily provided and become, upon entry, the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
V. Winner Selection & Notification
There will potentially be one (1) grand prize winner of this Contest. As currently intended, this Contest is to be a one time event and promotion.
On or about February 21, 2017, one (1) or more qualified judges selected by Sponsor ("Judges") will review all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period and one (1) winner ("Winner") based on the following judging criteria ("Judging Criteria"): Engagement (25%), Originality (25%), Creativity (25%), and Capturing the Essence of Opal (25%). Engagement is based on the number of times your Entry gets "re-tweeted," mentioned, Liked, shared and quoted during the Contest Period. Sponsor reserve the right to pick the one (1) Winner (or no winner at all), or to extend the Contest Period if the Contest does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion.
Eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules shall be in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. Eligible Winner will be notified by email address provided on an Eligible entry form within approximately three (3) business days of the judging. Winner is required to respond within three (3) business days following transmission of that prize notification that the winner is accepting their prize.
Winner will be required as a condition of continued eligibility to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, Waiver of Liability, and, except where prohibited, Publicity Release (collectively, "Contest Documents") within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification. If the potential Winner cannot be reached or is found ineligible, cannot or does not comply with the foregoing requirements and these Official Rules, does not satisfactorily execute all of the Contest Documents, or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and Sponsor will award the Prize (defined below) to one (1) runner-up Entry, and the Eligible Entry selected shall now be the Winner. Winner will be announced on or about February 1, 2017 at or around 12:00 PM ET on Opal Collection's Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook account.
By accepting a prize, Winner expressly consents to Sponsors use of their names, voices, photographs and/or other likenesses for advertising or publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
There will be no cash or other substitute for the Grand Prize, except that the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value in the event that any Prize selected by a Winner becomes unavailable for any reason. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.
VI. The Grand Prize
The Grand Prize ( "Grand Prize") includes (i): a three (3) night stay (consecutive days of the week) for the Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest occupying the same guest room at one of the eligible Opal Collection resorts, (ii) one (1) $100.00 resort credit per day (the "Resort Credit"), which is available for use towards dining, spa, tennis, golf, whale watching, and beach and resort activities (if available on property at the eligible Opal Collection resort). Eligible Opal Collection resorts are limited to the following: West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor, Maine; The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine; Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine; The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, New York; Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, New York; Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in Jupiter, Florida; The Resort at Longboat Key Club in Longboat Key, Florida; Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, Florida; Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida; Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida; Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida; Treasure Island Beach Resort in Treasure Island, Florida; and Delray Sands Resort at Highland Beach in Highland Beach, Florida. Dates of stay are subject to availability and certain blackout date restrictions apply. Reservations cannot be confirmed more than 30 days prior to the proposed arrival date. Rooms are subject to projected availability and type, and may be upgraded to best available upon arrival. The Grand Prize includes room rate and appropriate occupancy taxes only and does not include any other transportation, parking, telephone, food, beverage, movies, gift shop items or any other incidental charges above and beyond the Hotel Credit. The Grand Prize is non-transferable. Reservations must be made through the office of the Sponsor at (603)559-2172 or through a mailed-in certificate in the form furnished by the Sponsor to Winner. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize shall not, in any event, exceed $3,500.
VII. Sponsor Address
The address of the Sponsor is 1000 Market Street, Building One, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801.
VIII. Governing Law & Jurisdiction
The Contest is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. ANY CLAIMS OR CONTROVERSIES RELATING TO OR ARISING FROM THIS PROMOTION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF. EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO THAT VENUE AND JURISDICTION AND THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS AND WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THOSE COURTS.
By entering the Contest, all entrants expressly agree to release the Sponsor and any all persons or entities affiliated with the Sponsor (including, without limitation, the owners and operators of the Opal Collection hotels and its respective employees) or affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfilment, administration, prize support, advertisement, or promotion of the Contest and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns and all others associated with the development or execution of the Contest (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all liability of whatsoever kind, type, nature, description or characterization, including but not limited to actions, claims, injury, loss, damage or death arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto).
In addition, by submitting an entry, entrant for itself, its heirs, family members, successors and assigns does fully and completely release FACEBOOK and each of FACEBOOK's respective employees, parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees shareholder, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns and all others associated with FACEBOOK from any and all liability of whatsoever kind, type, nature, description or characterization, including but not limited to actions, claims, injury, loss, damage or death arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto).
X. Privacy & Use of Entrant Information
Participants acknowledge that by entering the Contest he or she is providing information to the Sponsor and its affiliates, WOOBOX LLC., and not to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission for Sponsor and/or its affiliates to use, any and all information, which Entrant provides about themselves, to send Entrants announcements via electronic and ordinary mail about the products and programs of the Sponsor and/or its affiliates. Entrants will have the option to opt out from any future advertising by selecting the opt out election on future advertising and marketing emails they may receive.
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its affiliates to use Entrant's information and any statements regarding the Contest in all media now known or hereafter selected or discovered, for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Contest or any future Contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to Entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable.
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