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Tampa Bay Gay Contests
Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

The entry period for all contests/weekly giveaways ("Contest"), sponsored by Tampa Bay Gay (collectively, "Sponsor"), is listed below with name and date of Contest (the "Contest Period"). All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Proof of submitting a Contest entry will not be deemed by Sponsor as proof of receipt of entry into the Contest. Any attempted form of entry into the Contest other than as described herein is void.

1. ELIGIBILITY:
The Contest is open to individuals who meet the following criteria: (a) are sixteen (16) years of age or older (some contests are eighteen (18) years of age and older only-will be specified) and (b) are a legal resident of and physically residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (Including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, United States territories, possessions, and protectorates, excludes foreign based United States military installations and wherever restricted or prohibited by law) ("Contestant"). Neither Sponsor nor employees of Sponsor,Tampa Bay Gay, and all of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, trustees, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives and agencies (collectively, the "Contest Entities") are eligible to participate in the Contest and/or win a Prize (as defined below). Additionally, immediate family members of such employees and persons living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to win. For the purposes of this Contest, "immediate family members" is defined as spouse, domestic partner, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, children, siblings and their spouses.

By entering this Contest, Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects and cannot be challenged or appealed.

HOW TO ENTER:
Online entry is the only method of entry for the Contest. Entries received before and/or after the Contest Period will be void. All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor's computer will serve as the official time piece for the Contest. Contest Entry Links will be listed with each Contest below.

To Enter: If the Contestant meets the eligibility criteria set forth above, to enter Contestant must go Contest Page during the Contest Period and follow the steps below:
A.Visit : TampaBayGay.com and select appropriate contest.
B. Contestant must then submit the following:
Personal Information: Contestant's first name, last name, e-mail address, home phone and cell phone numbers, mailing address, and date of birth ("Personal Information"). Contestant will be asked to provide a photo ID for purposes of confirming identity when collecting prize. Submission of a photograph with prize may be required by Sponsor.

Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Illegible or incomplete entries, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Sponsor will not deem proof of submission of an entry as proof of receipt of an entry.

LIMIT:
One (1) entry per Contestant during the Contest Period. In the event that a Contestant exceeds the limit, Sponsor may, at Sponsor's sole discretion, either disqualify all entries by the Contestant or select, at Sponsor's sole discretion, one (1) entry for contest and reject the remainder. Only exception for multiple entries is when "sharing" or "re-tweet" a contest on social media, including but not limited to #hashtags.

WINNER SELECTION PROCESS:
The Winner of the Prize is referenced hereinafter as the "Prizewinner". If a potential Prizewinner is found ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, such Contestant's claim to the Prize is forfeited and an alternate qualifying and eligible Contestant may be contacted, at Sponsor's sole discretion. All Prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded.

GRAND PRIZE: The "Grand Prize" winner will receive Prize as stated with each contest. A CONTESTANT IS NOT CONSIDERED THE WINNER OF THE PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF CONTESTANT'S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

PRIZEWINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS: Prizewinners will be notified by Sponsor via phone and/or email. If a Prizewinner does not accept the Prize, then that winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE INFORMATION: No refund or compensation will be paid in the event of the cancellation or delay of the Prize or any Prize component. Sponsor will not be liable if the Prize, or any Portion of the Prize, is cancelled or delayed. Sponsor may, in Sponsor's sole discretion, attempt to reschedule for a future event. Sponsor is not responsible for, and will not replace, lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, vouchers or certificates. In the event of such loss, Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify the Prizewinner or to award the Prizewinner the remaining elements of the Prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor's prize obligation to the Prizewinner and no additional compensation will be awarded. The Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. All Prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizewinners are solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all federal, state and local taxes as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a Prize not specified herein as being awarded. Prizewinners may be issued an IRS form 1099 based on the ARV of each Prize awarded.

CLAIMING PRIZES: Prizewinners once confirmed will have 30 days to claim their prize; there are three options for claiming prizes: 1) Prizewinners can arrange for pick up at our offices in Pasco County, FL (or location around Holiday, FL) 2) Prizewinners can claim prizes at an event that Tampa Bay Gay participates in or events that have been announced via social media outlets (must email to confirm pick up) 3) Prizewinners will be asked to pre pay for postage via Snail Mail to the address provided when claiming prize; once stamps/postage is recieved your items will be shipped to you. This option 3 is what Tampa Bay Gay choose as a last option.

PRIVACY STATEMENT: Contestants' personal information will be utilized by the Sponsor for fulfillment of Contest Prizes and to comply with legal requirements. To review Sponsor's privacy policy, go to http://www.tampabaygay.com/pages/privacy.htm. By entering this Contest, Contestants accept and agree to abide by these privacy policies and terms of use.

OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE: All Contest related materials, including submission entries, photographs (if provided at any time during or following the Contest Period) and Statements (collectively, "Submission") becomes the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.Any use of any of the Contest Entities trademarks or copyright interest is strictly prohibited and may subject Contestant to civil and/or criminal liability.

NO WARRANTIES: ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS." CONTEST ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF ANY PRIZE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES FOR A PRIZE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, ARE CONTAINED IN THE MANUFACTURERS' OR SERVICE PROVIDERS' WARRANTIES, AS RELEVANT.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The use of certain companies' products and services as Prizes does not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Contest by such companies.
RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFICATION: BY ENTERING, ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE CONTEST, PARTICIPANT'S HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGAL SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS RELEASE AND AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR AND ALL CONTEST ENTITIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES), LIABILITY, LOSS, COST, FEES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY REASON OF THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, REDEMPTION, MISDIRECTION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE OR ANY PORTION OF ANY PRIZE (INCLUDING ANY ACTIVITY OR TRAVEL RELATED THERETO) OR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACTIVITIES OR FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BASED ON RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY AND RIGHTS OF PRIVACY WHETHER ANY OF THESE THINGS ARE CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT OF THE SPONSOR AND/OR THE CONTEST ENTITIES. DISCLAIMERS / LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: BY ENTERING, ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE CONTEST AGREE THAT THE CONTEST ENTITIES ASSUME NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION OR AWARDING OF ANY PRIZE OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY DUE TO AN INTENTIONAL ACT, AN ACT OF NEGLIGENCE OR DEFAULT AND/OR ANY ACT OF GOD.
The Contest Entities are not responsible for human errors or for any damaged, tampered with, delayed, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, late, lost, forged, misaddressed, misdirected, mutilated, mass machine-generated, unintelligible, incomprehensible, postage-due or stolen mail or entries or entries otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. In addition, Contest Entities are not responsible for any typographical errors in these Official Rules, Contest content or any advertising materials for the Contest, or for any kind of computer, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures and/or problems caused by the Sponsor and/or the Contest Entities or the user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any human, typographical, electronic, network or other error that may occur in receiving and/or processing of the entries in the Contest, or by infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failure. If the Contest becomes compromised, hampered, interrupted, not capable of running as planned, rendered impossible of performance in any way or prevented, including, without limitation, because of any kind of computer viruses, bugs, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, an event of force majeure or any other cause created by Sponsor and/or the Contest Entities, the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the Official Rules, to cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw the Contest or any Contest offer and/or cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw any method of entry, without notice, and select Prizewinners from all entries received for the Contest prior to or after the cancellation, modification, suspension or withdrawal. As used herein, an event of force majeure shall be deemed to include, without limitation, an act of God; an act of terrorism, war, riot or civil commotion, fire, casualties, equipment failure, boycott; labor dispute, strike or stoppage (including a strike by the members of any union), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, an act, regulation, order or request of or by any federal, state or local authority or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the act, regulation, order or request proves to be invalid); or any other similar or dissimilar act beyond the Sponsor's control.

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: All Contestants, as a condition of entry, agree that they have not purchased any kind of Internet service whatsoever in order to participate in and/or enter the Contest. Contestants agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Contest and/or prevent others from utilizing the Contest.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE OR CELLULAR SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST OR CAMPAIGN VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTERING AGENCY MAY, AT THEIR SOLE AND REASONABLE DISCRETION, DISQUALIFY ANY AND ALL CONTEST PARTICIPANTS MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SPONSOR MAY SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE.

Contest participants hereby waive any and all objections to personal jurisdiction. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including, without limitation, costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees. Under no circumstances will contest participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.



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