Tampa Bay Gay Contests
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.
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
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.
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
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
By entering this Contest, Contestants accept and agree to
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
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.