LET’S CRUZ EVENTS VACATION GIVEAWAY CONTEST RULES & PRIVACY POLICY

CONTEST RULES – Grand Prize on the VSCC Website & Weekly Giveaways

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES FULL ACCEPTANCE OF ALL RULES. THIS CONTEST IS VOID IN NEW YORK, FLORIDA, RHODE ISLAND, PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, U.S. MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AND OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Sponsor: Visit Santa Cruz County (VSCC), 303 Water Street #100, Santa Cruz, California, 95060, USA. Tel: 831-425-1234. E-mail: prtips@santacruz.org.

Dates: The “Let’s Cruz” Vacation Getaway Sweepstakes Contest begins on or about Friday, March 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019.

Grand Prize: Prize includes: A two night hotel stay at a local area property; four passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; and four passes to Roaring Camp Railroads.  Prize also includes up to four (4) activities chosen at time of contest entry.  Any and all prizes may include blackout dates, and are subject to availability. Travel to, from and within Santa Cruz County not included. 

Weekly Prizes: Weekly giveaways may include prizes such as: A hotel stay at a local area property; four passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; and four passes to Roaring Camp Railroads.  Any and all prizes may include blackout dates, and are subject to availability. Travel to, from and within Santa Cruz County not included.

Eligibility: Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. One entry per adult per week for weekly giveaways and one entry per adult for the “Grand Prize.”  An entry is defined as the following information submitted:  a valid first and last name, mailing address, and email address, which are required to enter the contest and should be used on the entry form. You cannot submit an entry on behalf of anyone but yourself.  Duplicate entries will be removed. By entering the weekly giveaway contest, entrants are automatically entered for and are eligible for the “Grand Prize”. All entries and information therein become the property of the Sponsor. This sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States except where prohibited by law or the following: employees of Visit Santa Cruz County, contest sponsors and co-sponsors, their affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, agents, dealers, advertising and promotional agencies, and the families of each.  Entrant must be 21 years or older for wine or beer tasting-related prizes or activities, either relating to the grand prize or weekly prize giveaways.

Contestant Submissions: No purchase necessary.  By agreeing to provide your email address you are giving Visit Santa Cruz County permission to communicate with you regarding this contest and future promotions, including a monthly E-Newsletter, which includes information on travel packages and specials.  For more information on how your information may be used, read our Privacy Policy here.

Odds: Odds of winning will depend upon number of eligible entries received.

Winner Announcement: Winner will be drawn on or about Monday, June 10, 2019 via random selection. The winner need not be present at drawing to win, and will be notified via telephone, mail, or email within fourteen (14) days of the drawing.

Winner Responsibilities: Winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and/or proof of age. Accepted forms of documentation include a state-issued identification card, valid driver’s license and/or U.S. Passport within fourteen (14) days following notification of the prize by the winner. Failure to provide proof of age will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

All contestants/participants acknowledge as a condition of entry, that Visit Santa Cruz County has a right to publicize or broadcast their name, image and likeness for promotional purposes. Winner will be required to sign a Release of Liability and Photography Release agreeing to the use of his or her name and likeness for publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation.

Promotion: By entering this contest, each participant grants Visit Santa Cruz County and its affiliates, if he/she wins a prize hereunder, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable license and right to use, exhibit, broadcast, display, reproduce, alter, modify, publish, and transmit for this contest the participant’s photograph, voice, name, hometown, image and likeness in whole or in part, in and in connection with the publicity, advertising, exhibiting, marketing, promotion and exploitation of the business of Visit Santa Cruz County and its affiliates in any manner and in all media throughout the world without any compensation, consideration or consent. Promotion and announcement of the winner may be made – although is not limited to – through print, broadcast and social media channels. The winner will be required to waive any and all claims against the Sponsors, and their respective affiliates, employees, agents, and representatives for any loss which may occur from participation in the contest or from the receipt or use of the prize. Non-compliance will results in disqualification and forfeit of prize.

Winner must provide all necessary Federal and State tax-reporting information and proof of proper insurance before receiving prize. All local, state, and federal taxes, and fees apply and are the winner’s sole responsibility. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items once in the winner’s possession. Sweepstakes winner releases sponsor of any liability incurred in connection with acceptance of the prize. No transfer or substitution of prizes allowed. To obtain a written notification of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with written request to: Visit Santa Cruz County, 303 Water Street, Suite 100, Santa Cruz California, 95060.

Limitations of Liability: Acceptance of the prize constitutes a release of Visit Santa Cruz County and all affiliated contest co-sponsors, its agents and employees from all responsibility to the winner. Transportation to and from Santa Cruz County is not included in the prize package, unless otherwise stated. 

General Terms and Conditions: By entering this contest, each participant agrees to these rules, and the decision of the sponsor will be final. Incomplete entries will not be counted. Visit Santa Cruz County and their affiliate co-sponsors, their employees, affiliates, contractors, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be held liable for: (1) late, lost, misdirected, incorrect, or incomplete entries. (2) any equipment malfunction, such as Internet, network, server, telephone, etc. (3) any injuries, loss, or damage caused or created as a result of the prize, acceptance of the prize, or use of the prize. (4) any printing or typographical errors in any material related in any way to this site. Visit Santa Cruz County reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time in the event of an uncontrollable computer virus or equipment malfunction that may corrupt the proper play or administration of the contest.

The materials and information on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. Unless otherwise noted, the graphic images, buttons, layout, and text contained in this website are the exclusive property of Visit Santa Cruz County and their co-sponsors and may not be copied or distributed, in whole or in part, without the express written consent of Visit Santa Cruz County. 


PRIVACY POLICY

Visit Santa Cruz County (VSCC) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletters, and those providing contact information. In addition, VSCC is opposed to unauthorized commercial e-mail delivery, otherwise known as spam. Please read the following Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information is treated. VSCC may offer new information or services that may affect this policy. By using our website, you consent to the policies described in this privacy statement. The provisions of this policy are subject to change. VSCC will post changes to this privacy policy on www.visitsantacruz.org.

This privacy policy may apply to information collected when using VSCC’s website, or participate in sponsored programs, promotions, sweepstakes, games, raffles or contests, and social media platforms. We collect information that you submit to us and via “cookies” and other technologies as described below.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Specifically, VSCC, its partners and affiliates may collect “personally identifiable information” about you, which means any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as name, postal address, telephone, email, zip code, gender and income level. “Personally identifiable information” does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records. The information collected is used for statistical reporting; to determine the effectiveness of the website’s content, programs and advertisements; to “personalize” your experience on VSCC’s websites, including www.visitsantacruz.org, by providing targeted advertising and/or promotional campaigns; and to contact you or send you promotional materials. We do not collect any personally identifiable information that you do not provide.

VSCC also collects “non-personally identifiable information,” which does not reveal your identity, but may be used by us and shared with third parties as described in this Privacy Policy.

By submitting information to us, you consent to its collection and use by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Users have the option of discontinuing participation in our mailing lists or programs, or editing their personally identifiable information by contacting us. (See “Opt-in/Opt-out,” below.)

COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

To help us serve you better, we collect non-personally identifiable information, including traffic data and information that identifies your computer or browser. Cookies are pieces of information placed in the settings of your web browser by a website server to identify your computer when you return to a website. Whenever a site welcomes you and tailors data to your specifications, it is reading a cookie left in your browser and identifying information that you may have registered during previous visits, such as your viewing preferences.

We may use cookies and other technologies to keep track of your status as a participant in our promotions, to tailor information to your preferences, or for other similar purposes. Cookies and other technologies also help us estimate and report the size of our viewing community and traffic. We may also use IP addresses to analyze trends, help us administer the website, track the movement of visitors, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. You can set your browser not to accept cookies or to disable other tracking technologies, but if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of certain features enjoyed by other visitors to our website.

VSCC’s website currently does not respond to “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers a choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third party online services.

CONTEST/SWEEPSTAKES INFORMATION

Participation in contests, sweepstakes, raffles, games or similar promotions sponsored by VSCC or by third parties also requires the disclosure of personally identifiable information. We may share that information with third-party sponsors of the contests, sweepstakes, raffles, games or similar promotions. This information is subject to usage outlined in “Information Collection,” above. In addition, you should carefully review the rules of each contest, sweepstakes, raffle, game or similar promotion in which you participate. This privacy policy applies to the treatment and use of your personally identifiable information.

REQUESTS FOR VISITOR INFORMATION

Personally identifiable information provided with a consumer’s online request for information (such as a Traveler’s Guide or a Wildlife Watching Guide, for example) is subject to usage as described in “Information Collection,” above.

CONSENT

By subscribing to monthly, quarterly, or bi-annual VSCC e-newsletters, or by entering VSCC-sponsored contests, I agree to receiving information from VSCC or its partners. VSCC may collect, use and disclose your personal data which you furnish for providing marketing material that you have agreed to receive.

DISCLOSURE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES

We may be required to share your personally identifiable information and nonpersonally identifiable information pursuant to judicial or governmental subpoenas, warrants or orders. If we are legally required to do so, or, in good faith believe that we are legally required to do so, we will obey the law. In addition, we reserve the right to use, disclose and share your personal and non-personal information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or as otherwise required by law.

DISCLAIMER CONCERNING THIRD PARTIES

We may provide certain personally identifiable information to our partners. Furthermore, we may retain other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include consumer e-mail service providers, and web data tracking specialists. Such third parties may be provided with access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use such information for any other purpose.

VSCC’s website contains links to other websites. VSCC has no control over the content exhibited on these sites, or the administration of them. Use of such sites is subject to each site’s unique privacy policy.

USE OF SITE BY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

Our online services are not directed toward persons under the age of 18, and we request that persons under the age of 18 not provide personally identifiable information to us.

OPT-IN/OPT-OUT

You may choose to remove yourself from our mailing list by following the instructions on our promotional communications, or by sending us a request. (See “Contact Us” section, below.

CONTACT US

We welcome your feedback. If you have questions, complaints, or concerns, or if you would like to remove yourself from our mailing lists, change your personally identifiable information, or have your personally identifiable information removed from our systems, please contact us by email, phone or mail:
Email: dzape@santacruz.org
Phone: 831.425.1234
Mail: VSCC – Privacy Issues, 303 Water Street, Ste. 100, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Please note that any requests to remove your personally identifiable information from our mailing list, or to change your contact information, may take a certain amount of time to process.

VSCC is working toward GDPR compliance and may continue to update its privacy policy.

VISIT SANTA CRUZ COUNTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO UPDATE THIS PRIVACY POLICY AT ITS DISCRETION. ANY CHANGES WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE. OUR RIGHT TO USE YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AND NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WILL BE BASED ON APPLICABLE LAW AND THE PRIVACY POLICY IN EFFECT AT THE TIME THE INFORMATION IS COLLECTED.