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Want to be the new face of about.me and star on a Times Square billboard? Here's how to make it happen:
About.me has launched a contest to find new faces for our fall promotion. Selected winners will see their about.me page featured across our campaign, including on a giant billboard in Times Square. In addition, three grand-prize winners will receive a trip to New York City to see their page in lights and attend an exclusive about.me event.
Last day for voting is September 20th, so get your page now!
Want the nitty gritty details? Click here to see contest rules and conditions. Open to US residents 18 years or older.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. NO FEE TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
ELIGIBILITY: The About.me Billboard Contest (the "Contest") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), including those living in the employees' households of AOL Inc. (the "Sponsor"), and its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible to enter or win a Prize. Void in Puerto Rico, all other U.S. territories and possessions, overseas military installations and where prohibited. By entering, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws & regulations. United States law governs this Contest. Void where prohibited. Entries received prior to or after Contest Period are void.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins at 3:00 pm ET on August 23, 2011 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on September 20, 2011 (the "Contest Period").
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, go to about.me/inTimesSquare (the "Contest Site") and follow the on-screen instructions to enter the Contest. Sign Up for an about.me profile and opt-in to the Contest on your profile edit page. If you are an existing about.me user, visit your edit page and opt-in to the Contest. By entering, each participant warrants and represents that all information provided by him/her as part of the Contest is true, accurate and complete and that he/she is the sole author of the entry. LIMIT: One entry per person. No form of entry other than specified herein is permitted; use of automated, programmed, robotic or like forms of entry is prohibited. Any person who attempts to participate with multiple email and/or street addresses and/or under multiple identities to enter multiple times will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned to the entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish and use any or all of the entries in any manner Sponsor sees fit, including publishing on the Internet, without additional compensation. Any entrant that submits material, that in the sole opinion of Sponsor, is deemed unsuitable for public presentation (contains defamation, inappropriate language, etc.), or which violates any applicable provision of the U.S. Copyright Code or is otherwise inconsistent with the theme or image of this Contest may be disqualified. If entry does not comply with these Official Rules in any respect, such entry will be automatically disqualified.
PUBLIC VOTING: During the Contest Period, about.me profile visitors will be able to vote on who they feel should be the winner. Limit one (1) vote per about.me profile per day. The twenty (20) Entrants with the highest number of valid votes at the end of the Contest Period will be deemed the Finalists (subject to verification). All online voting will be under the supervision of the Sponsor whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Contest. Any use of agencies or robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar voting methods or agents will void all votes by that person. In the event of a tied score, the Entrants involved in a tie will be reviewed by an additional judge appointed by the Sponsor who will serve as a tie-breaker and who will evaluate the entries according to the Judging Criteria listed below.
JUDGING: At the conclusion of the Contest Period, the twenty (20) Finalists will be judged by a panel of judges based equally on the following criteria: popularity among voters, visual impact of profile, compelling nature of profile, and acceptable representation of about.me brand (the "Judging Criteria").
The three (3) Finalists with the highest score according to the Judging Criteria will be deemed the potential Grand Prize Winners. The seven (7) Finalists with the next highest scores will be deemed the Runners-up. In the event of a tie after the judging has taken place, the entries involved in the tie will be reviewed to by an additional qualified judge who will serve as a tiebreaker and who will evaluate entries according to the above Judging Criteria.
Disclaimer of Similarities: Due to the nature of this Contest, there is a possibility that similar Submissions may be entered by multiple individuals. Any similarity between Submissions shall in no way entitle you to any consideration or compensation from the Sponsor or from any third party, including in the event a Submission similar or identical to yours is selected as a winner in this Contest. By submitting your Submission, you specifically acknowledge this possibility and agree to the terms stated in these Official Rules.
PRIZES: Three (3) Grand Prize Winners will each receive a trip for two (2) to New York City. The prize includes round-trip (coach) air transportation from a major airport nearest the winner's home to New York City; hotel accommodations for three (3) days/two (2) nights; a chance for the Winner's About.me profile to briefly appear on the About.me billboard in Times Square; and admission to one exclusive about.me event. Approximate Retail Value of each Grand Prize is $2,600. Dates of trip are scheduled for October 9-11, 2011 and are subject to change without notice. Winner and his/her guest must be able to travel on dates selected by Sponsor. If the winner cannot travel on the dates/times specified by Sponsor, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.
Specifics of all aspects of the prize are in Sponsor's sole discretion. The actual value may vary based upon point of departure and dates of travel and winner will not receive any difference in value. If winner and travel companion reside within a 100-mile radius of New York City, ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value. Winner and travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents. Winner's travel companion must be 18 years of age or older. All costs and expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner, including, but not limited to, meals and beverages, ground transportation not specified above, taxes and gratuities. The winner and his/her travel companion are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) that they may wish to obtain (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Airline carrier's regulations and conditions apply. In the event the Winner does not appear on the About.me billboard in Times Square for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor will have no further obligation other than to award the remaining portions of the prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity/Liability Release and IRS W-9 form, to be returned within a timeframe to be specified by Sponsor. In the event of noncompliance with the foregoing requirements or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and the entry that has the next highest judged score will become the potential winner.
Seven (7) Runners-up will have a chance for their About.me profile to briefly appear on the About.me billboard in Times Square and may be featured in about.me marketing materials. The Runner-up prize has no retail value.
All details and other restrictions of prize not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize. Grand Prize winners and Runners-up may be required to satisfactorily complete a background check conducted by or on behalf of Sponsor.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS: Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site, tamper with the voting process, or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and/or award the prizes from among all eligible entries received as of the date of the termination, as Sponsor determines in their sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. No correspondence regarding entries will be entered into with entrants. By entering, each entrant licenses all rights to the content of his/her entry and the expression of ideas/concepts embodied therein. The entrant unconditionally assigns and transfers to Sponsor all rights, title, interest and claim, which it now has or may in the future have to the entries or any element(s) therein including, without limitation, the copyright therein. Sponsor shall have the right to modify, use, assign or dispose of such entries however they see fit without approval of entrants or any third party. Entrants grant Sponsor the right to use their names, images, likenesses, photographs, voices and biographical materials, and submissions, for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes including posting the Entries online for judging purposes or any other purpose or on a winner's list and other online announcements, and for sharing the Entries with the local press for viewing, whether TV or print, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Neither entrants nor winners shall receive any compensation or credit for use of entries, other than that disclosed in rules. U.S. law governs the Contest. Online entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of any potential winner, the potential winner will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of Contest entry. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.
WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to About.me Winners List, AOL Inc., 395 Page Mill Rd, Rm 3-B09, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Requests must be received by September 30, 2011.
SPONSOR: AOL Inc., 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.
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