COCA-COLA® PATRIOTS' DAY CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH CONTEST (the "Contest")
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
The object of the Contest is to create and post an original photo that depicts you most creatively volunteering in the greater-New England area in honor of One Boston Day (the "Entry"). In order to be eligible, you must post your Entry via your public Instagram account and include the hashtag #RefreshBoston (the "Hashtag"), in accordance with these Official Rules. Staff members of Major League Baseball Advanced Media or MLBAM (the "Judges") will select the three (3) most compelling Entries in accordance with these Official Rules, based upon criteria set forth in the Judging section below, to determine the Winners (defined below).
Entry Period: The Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on March 23, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 6, 2018 ("Entry Period").
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/territories/provinces where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) with a valid Instagram account and a valid email address at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Sponsor, the MLB Entities (as defined below) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest are not eligible to participate or win a Prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM" or "MLB.com"), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations.
CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Participants must not include any of the following content (the "Content Restrictions") in any Entry: (a) pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material; (b) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (c) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (d) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (e) libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious or slanderous materials; (f) content that denigrates, disparages or reflects negatively on the MLB Entities, their owners and employees, or the game of baseball; (g) tobacco, alcohol or drugs; (h) dangerous stunts; (i) real weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, knives or projectiles; (j) material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other basis protected by federal, state, territory, provincial or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (k) individuals under legal age of 18 (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/territories/provinces where the legal age of majority is greater than 18 years of age) without providing a signed release from parent or legal guardian; (l) audio and/or visual content owned by any third party (e.g., recorded music; pre-produced video, etc.); and (m) material that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state/territory/province where the Entry is created. Any Entry that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration.
JUDGING: The Judges will judge all eligible Entries to determine the three (3) most compelling Entries based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality (34%), Quality of photo (33%), and Relevance to Contest theme (33%). On or about April 7, 2018, the three (3) most compelling Entries, as determined by the Judges, will be deemed the winning Entries (each, a "Winning Entry" and collectively, the "Winning Entries"). Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, (a) the eligible participant that submitted the highest-scoring Winning Entry, as determined by the Judges, will be declared the official Grand Prize winner of the Contest ("Grand Prize Winner"), and (b) the eligible participants that submitted the second and third-highest-scoring Winning Entries, as determined by the Judges, will be declared the official First Prize winners of the Contest (each, a "First Prize Winner" and together with the Grand Prize Winner, the "Winners"). In the event of a tie for any potential Winning Entry, the score for Creativity/Originality will be used as a tiebreaker.
PRIZES: Three (3) Prizes will be awarded as follows: Grand Prize. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize Winner will receive four (4) tickets for Grand Prize Winner and three (3) guests for the Boston Red Sox home game played on April 16, 2018, the opportunity for Grand Prize Winner to throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game, and one (1) prize bag consisting of Sponsor and Boston Red Sox-branded gear determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (the "Grand Prize"). TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED. The exact nature and duration of the ceremonial first pitch opportunity shall be determined by The Boston Red Sox Baseball Club Limited Partnership ("Boston Red Sox") at its sole discretion and subject to availability and the rules and regulations of Boston Red Sox. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the Grand Prize: $500.
First Prizes. Two (2) First Prizes will be awarded. The two (2) First Prize Winners will each receive four (4) tickets for First Prize Winner and three (3) guests for the Boston Red Sox home game played on April 16, 2018, and one (1) prize bag consisting of Sponsor and Boston Red Sox-branded gear determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (each, a "First Prize" and together with the Grand Prize, the "Prizes"). TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED. ARV of each First Prize: $150.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and Boston Red Sox, as applicable. The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). Unless specifically stated as part of the Prizes, all costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance including, but not limited to, lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of each individual Winner.
Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household. TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED. Game date and seat locations at the game shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Each Winner's guests must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The standard ticket terms and conditions will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played or held, as applicable, due to weather conditions, an act of God, act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Each Winner and his/her guests agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and venue rules and regulations, as applicable, in connection with the Prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any Winner and/or his/her guests who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition. Released Parties (defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale or used for any commercial or promotional purposes whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Contest is The Coca‑Cola Company, One Coca‑Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30313 ("Sponsor").
CONTEST ADMINISTRATION: Sponsor will be responsible for resolving any disputes and rules violations that arise in connection with the Contest. Sponsor's computer will be the official clock of the Contest. All decisions by Sponsor regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.
PRIZE NOTIFICATION RESPONSE TIME: Forty-eight (48) hours from the time of issuance of Prize Notification (defined below) (the "Required Response Time").
NOTIFICATION: Each potential winner will be notified via Instagram and/or email by Sponsor, Boston Red Sox and/or MLBAM (the "Prize Notification") and will be required to privately (through email, or other secure, private means) provide his/her name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive the Prize. In the event that any potential winner does not respond to such Prize Notification within the Required Response Time or fails to provide Sponsor and/or Boston Red Sox all information necessary to receive the Prize or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited by entrant and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible Entries. In addition, each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and/or Boston Red Sox and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability, and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within the Required Response Time. If all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time, a disqualification and Prize forfeiture will be declared and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or any potential winner's noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, cause an alternate potential winner to be chosen from among all remaining eligible Entries.
WINNER'S LIST: For a list of the Winners' names, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by May 30, 2018, to Coca-Cola Patriots Day Ceremonial First Pitch Contest Winner's List c/o MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011.
PUBLICATION, LICENSE AND RELEASE: By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each entrant:
(a) agrees that his/her Entry is an original work of authorship and that he/she owns all right, title and interest in the Entry as of the date of submission or has all necessary rights and authorizations to submit it and the express permission of all individuals, content and materials embodied in the Entry to submit it for possible use as provided herein;
(c) grants to Sponsor, Boston Red Sox, MLBAM and each of their respective designees the perpetual and unlimited right and license to use, sublicense, edit, modify, duplicate and/or create derivative works from his/her Entry throughout the world, including, but not limited to, the right for Sponsor, Boston Red Sox and/or MLBAM, as applicable, to publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, perform, and otherwise use and exploit the Entry via the Internet or any other interactive media, in stadium, on television, in print and/or any other media currently existing and hereafter developed. Without limitation and without payment of any compensation to the entrant or his/her heirs and successors, the Entry may be used (i) on its own or as part of any audiovisual or other production; (ii) to advertise any products, programming or services of the MLB Entities, or for any other advertising, marketing, publicizing and promotional purposes and in any materials related thereto; and/or (iii) for any other purpose whatsoever; and
(d) release the Released Parties (defined below) from any claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way connected with the Entry, and the use thereof as permitted hereunder, including, but not limited to, claims of copyright or trademark infringement, false endorsement, libel, slander, defamation or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy. Nothing herein will obligate the MLB Entities to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein.
All applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
The MLB Entities, Facebook, Instagram and each of their respective parent companies, trustees, subsidiaries, franchisees, assignees, affiliates, licensees, agents, independent contractors, telecasters, sponsors, licensees and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective general and limited partners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives and contractors (collectively, the "Released Parties") shall not be responsible for lost, late, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions.
Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, computer, network, typographical, printing, human or other errors relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the offer or administration of this Contest, the processing of entries, the tabulation of scores, the cancellation of games or any errors appearing in any Contest related-materials including, but not limited, to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Winners or the distribution of the Prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.
Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By entering the Contest, each participant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and fully release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and/or liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in, or preparation for, the Contest, Contest-related activity, participant's Entry, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including any travel or activity related thereto.
If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of games, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and, if terminated, to determine the Winners, if any, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries submitted up to the point of termination.
Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, wireless, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, malfunctions of wireless devices, wireless service problems, cellular tower equipment, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or wireless service congestion, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT, AND SPONSOR, BOSTON RED SOX, MLBAM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an Instagram account, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the Instagram account that submitted the Entry at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person assigned to an Instagram account by Instagram.
In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any participant who is disqualified due to such an action.
As a condition of entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (i) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (ii) settled by binding arbitration in Fulton County, Georgia before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (b) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.
All entry data provided online is provided to Sponsor, Boston Red Sox and/or MLBAM and not to Facebook or Instagram. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook.
The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball and MLB.com, the Official Site of Major League Baseball. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling.
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