Official Rules Pickwatch Supercontest Official Rules 2019
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
ELIGIBILITY: Pickwatch Supercontest (the "Promotion") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO, OTHER UNITED STATES TERRITORIES, AND FOREIGN TERRITORIES), who are thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the date of entry, and are registered members of NFLPickwatch.com. (Registration is further described below in Section 4.) The following are not eligible for the Promotion: (i) employees and agents of Sponsor and Promoter and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and each of their respective advertising/promotion agencies; and (ii) the "immediate family members" and/or "household members" of any of the persons set forth in (i) above. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year. Participation in the Promotion constitutes Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor's decisions. The decisions of the Sponsor regarding all matters relating to the Promotion are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. From all eligible entries received, the winners will be determined based on their ability to accumulate the most points in this Promotion. This Promotion is void in all U.S. Territories, (e.g., Puerto Rico and Guam) and where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.
SPONSOR; PROMOTERS. This Promotion is sponsored by Pickwatch Ltd. Any additional advertisers associated with the Promotion, if any, shall be deemed a "Promoter" for purposes of these Official Rules.
ENTRY PAGE. To access and/or enter the Promotion, log-on to the Pickwatch Frontpage and make your weekly picks. Any picks made will automatically be assigned to your entry for 2019 and you will be eligible for weekly, monthly or yearly prizes.
PICKWATCH REGISTRATION. To enter the Promotion, you must be a registered member of nflpickwatch.com. Registration is free.
a. Not yet a Member. You may register by clicking on the applicable link on the entry page for the Promotion, and following the instructions. You will be asked to provide your e-mail address and any associated details with the promotion deemed necessary by the operator (collectively "User Information") and to select a username and password.
b. Already a Member. If you are already a member (or if you are a member of one of the Sponsor's affiliated websites), then you do not need to register again. You may enter the Promotion by logging in on nflpickwatch.com with your current username and password.
c. Survey Questions or Promotional Email. You may be asked to answer survey questions or to consent to receive promotional emails or offers. This is optional. You are not required to answer questions or to give consent to receive such emails or offers in order to be eligible to play in the Promotion. d. Password. You are responsible for the secrecy of your password. Sponsor, Promoters and other third parties are not responsible or liable for any actions taken using your password.
TIMING. Registration for the Promotion begins on Wednesday, July 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. The Promotion begins on Thursday, September 5, 2019 and ends on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 8 pm Eastern Time (or upon the completion of the last game from that day) (the "Promotion Period"). For purposes of these official rules (the "Official Rules") all times are Eastern Time ("ET"). In the event of a tie-break, the contest may be extended into the NFL Playoffs up to and or until the end of the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 2 2020.
HOW TO PLAY.
a. General. The objective of the Promotion is to accumulate the most points by correctly selecting the "winning pick" for each NFL professional football game during the Promotion Period. Points are awarded based on the entrant’s “Unit Stake” (the “Stake”) between 1 and 5.
b. Selections. You may enter your selections online by following the instructions in the "How to Play" section of the game.
c. Scoring. From all eligible entries received, the winners will be determined based on their ability to accumulate the most points during the Promotion Period. Each correct winning pick on a valid entry will receive points based on the number of units staked, with 1 unit returning 1 point for a correct pick, and 5 units returning 5 points. Incorrect picks are penalized with the same number of units being subtracted from the entrant’s aggregate score. You accumulate points from the date of your first winning pick. You may begin playing after the start of the Promotion Period but you will not receive any points for the football games you have missed. For example, if you have no valid winning picks for a particular week (e.g., because you didn't enter), your point total for that week would be zero (0). In order to maximize the opportunity to accrue the most points, register and submit your entry no later than the first kickoff of the first game of the professional football regular season (Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 8:30 pm ET). In the event a scheduled professional football game listed does not occur as scheduled (e.g., a game is cancelled) no points will be awarded. Ties will be broken in accordance with the tie-breaker procedure below.
d. Lock-time. All entries will use a rolling lock which allows a player to pick any game that has yet to kick off. You will not be able to re-assign a confidence value to a game that is already underway or has been completed. Selections submitted after the deadlines are considered invalid, and no points will be received. Sponsor's computer is the official time keeping device for this game.
● Tiebreaker #1 - Highest number of games picked in the promotional period ● Tiebreaker #2 - Highest number of correctly predicted games in the promotional period ● Tiebreaker #3 - Highest number of units staked by user ● Tiebreaker #4 - A random draw between all remaining Entrants to determine the winner. In all cases, an entry that does not win a tiebreaker is eliminated from consideration.
WEEKLY TIEBREAKERS: ● Tiebreaker #1 - Highest number of games picked in the promotional period ● Tiebreaker #2 - Highest number of correctly predicted games in the promotional period ● Tiebreaker #3 - Highest number of units staked by user ● Tiebreaker #4 - A random draw between all remaining Entrants to determine the winner. In all cases, an entry that does not win a tiebreaker is eliminated from consideration.__
ENTRY. There is no entry fee required to participate in the Promotion. Only entries received online in accordance with these Official Rules will be accepted. No other forms of entry - fax, mail, email, phone or other - will be accepted. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Overall Prize Winners will be determined on or about Thursday, January 2, 2020. Weekly Winners will be determined on an ongoing basis throughout the contest period.
PRIZES. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of all prizes is $4,500.00.
● (i.) Straight Winner - A $1,000 cash prize, year’s premium membership to Pickwatch and a year of picks being included in the Pickwatch expert tables ● (i.) ATS Winner - A $1,000 cash prize, year’s premium membership to Pickwatch and a year of picks being included in the Pickwatch expert tables ● (ii.) Runner-up - $100 and year’s premium membership ● (iv.) Weekly winner: $100 cash prize pool, split between Straight up and ATS winner
Odds of winning prizes depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
c. Prize Restrictions If a potential winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of primary residence, potential winner's parent/legal guardian must execute all documents and agree to all obligations and undertakings required of the potential winner in these Official Rules, both on behalf of himself/herself and the potential winning minor. Prize may be awarded in the name of, or to, parent/legal guardian. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Winners are solely responsible for any and all expenses, relative to participation in the Promotion (including acceptance of any prize) not specified herein.
No cash or other prize substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes permitted, except at Sponsor's sole discretion due to prize unavailability. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable value or greater value (e.g., Sponsor may opt instead to award the cash equivalent of any prize in lieu of the prize itself). THE WINNER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.
Once submitted, entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder, i.e., natural person associated with the entry, will be deemed to be the registrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identification, and Sponsor may require that the potential winner provide proof that his/her identification matches the User Information associated with the winning entry (both at the time of entry and at the time of verification of a potential winner). SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY POTENTIAL WINNER IF IT DETERMINES, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, THAT ANY USER INFORMATION WAS CHANGED OR FALSIFIED IN ORDER TO MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
Potential winners will be notified via email (or overnight mail) sent within fifteen (15) business days following the end of the Promotion Period. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor during the Promotion Period if his or her e-mail address has changed. To do so, please email [email protected].
A potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected if (i) he/she does not comply with these rules (or is otherwise determined to be ineligible), (ii) he/she does not respond to the prize notice within five (5) days of its transmission (or receipt, if mailed), or if the emailed prize notice, after three (3) attempts, is returned as undeliverable, or (iii) the prize is undeliverable for any reason. If Sponsor notifies, or seeks to deliver a prize to or otherwise attempts to contact an alternate potential winner, and such alternate potential winner is subsequently disqualified then Sponsor shall use its reasonable business judgment to determine, in its sole discretion, the disposition of the prize (e.g., may choose another alternate potential winner in a manner consistent with these rules or donate the prize to another entity, at its sole discretion).
AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY/LIABILITY RELEASE. As a condition of receiving a prize, potential winners may be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, except where prohibited, a Publicity Release, within fifteen (15) days of the date stated on the prize notice. Except where prohibited, participation in this Promotion constitutes winner's consent to Sponsor's and Promoters', and any of their respective agents' use of winner's name, likeness, voice, opinions and biographical information for publicity, advertising, trade or promotional purposes in any media or manner, now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, without further payment, consideration, notice or approval.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these official rules and to Sponsor's decisions. The decisions of the Sponsor in regards to all matters of this Promotion are final and binding.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Promotion and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor may lock out an entrant who, in Sponsor's sole judgment, has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility or is otherwise ineligible to enter. CAUTION: A PERSON WHO ATTEMPTS DELIBERATELY TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION OR TO ALTER OR DAMAGE A WEBSITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND FINES; AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor may modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Promotion if, in the Sponsor's sole opinion, an incident of any kind occurs to corrupt or impair the administration, security, integrity, fairness or play (as intended) of the Promotion, including without limitation: (a) viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or technical failure; or (b) earthquake, flood, fire, storm or other natural disaster, act of God; or (c) labor controversy or threat thereof, civil disturbance or commotion, disruption of the public markets, war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared). In the event that the U.S. professional football season is postponed, terminated early, or cancelled for any reason (such as a strike or lockout), Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on scores at the time the season is disrupted, or to cancel, modify or suspend the Promotion at its discretion. In the event of a cancellation or termination by the Sponsor the entrant who has accumulated the highest point total (and who wins any pending tiebreakers) at the time of any said action will be awarded the prizes, or the prizes will be awarded in such other manner deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.
RELEASE AND INDEMNITY. By participating in this Promotion or receiving a prize, entrants (and in particular, winners) agree to release and to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Promoters, and each of their respective related companies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") for any liability, injury, death, loss or damages to entrant or any person or entity, including without limitation damage to personal or real property, caused in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by participation in this Promotion (or related activities) or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of a prize.
GAMBLING PROHIBITION. This Promotion is strictly for entertainment purposes and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. The Released Parties do not make any representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, relating to the Promotion or prizes, and are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment, hardware, software or programming associated or used with the Promotion; (2) technical errors, defects, delays or failures of any kind, including without limitation malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in communications lines, Internet or website access, hardware or software; (3) digital or electronic disruptions, e.g., viruses; (4) unauthorized human intervention, e.g., hacking; (5) technical or human error which may occur in connection with any aspect of the Promotion; (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Promotion, access to, copying or downloading materials from nflpickwatch.com or any other website, or receipt or use of any prize.
DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in London, United Kingdom, i.e., Greater London; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. UK law, without reference to London's choice of law rules, governs the Promotion and all aspects related thereto.
OFFICIAL RULES; WINNERS LISTS. For a copy of the Official Rules and/or list of winners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below (Residents of VT may omit return postage). Requests must be received within thirty (30) days following the end of the Promotion (i.e., by January 29, 2020).
Pickwatch Contest Clavering House Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3NG UK