TASTE OF ZURICH
THE ULTIMATE SWISS GAYCATION
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THE “TASTE OF ZURICH SWEEPSTAKES (“CONTEST”).
CONTEST IS SOLELY INTENDED FOR VIEWING AND ENTERING WITHIN THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED WITHIN THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. RESIDENTS OF GUAM, PUERTO RICO AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THIS CONTEST.
Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.
CONTEST ENTRY DATES: Contest begins at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 15, 2014 and ends at 5:00 PM ET on August 15, 2014 (the “Contest Entry Period”).
WHO MAY ENTER: Contest is open to those who at time of entry are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia age 18 and older (if the age of majority in a jurisdiction is different than 18, you must be of the age of majority within your jurisdiction to be eligible to enter); referred herein as “contestant”. Employees and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside or those living in the same household, whether or not related) of Passport Magazine (“Sponsor”), Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., (SWISS), and their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Contest Parties”) are not eligible to enter or win.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Entry Period, visit Facebook.com/passportmag (“Website”) or use the URL http://woobox.com/sdyyoa (“App”) posted on Passport Magazine’s various social media channels as well as SWISS’ various social media channels to access the Contest. To qualify complete the entry form.
All forms must be completed in English. Entries that contain vulgar, inappropriate, or content derogatory toward LGBT individuals will removed and the offending contestant will be prohibited from entering. To be eligible, your Entry must be received during the Contest Entry Period. Contestants may enter once initially, and will receive one bonus entry for each Facebook friend who enters after them. Use of automated processes and devices to submit electronic entries are not permitted. Contest Entities are not responsible for any changes or effects caused to contestant’s computer system as a result of submitting Entries. Only Entries submitted via Facebook or the app will be accepted. Entries submitted via facsimile or other express delivery services will NOT be accepted. All Entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online contestant, or ownership of or rights to the Entry the disputed Entry will be disqualified in the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Entries must comply with the following content guidelines to be eligible. Entries cannot:
be sexually explicit or suggestive, or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group or sexual orientation, or the disabled, be profane or pornographic, or contain nudity;
promote illegal drugs, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), or any particular political agenda or message;
defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
ENTRY: By entering you represent and warrant and agree that:
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor is under no obligation to disclose why an Entry has been disqualified other than the Entry was ineligible under these Official Rules. Furthermore, the Sponsor reserves the right to not award prize if, in its sole and absolute discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries.
PRIZES & THEIR CORRESPONDING APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):
One Grand Prize: One Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to Zurich including: two roundtrip SWISS Business Class tickets, five nights at the Marriott Zurich, meals at Rico’s Restaurant, Restaurant Terzo, and Bottega Berta. Travel must be from any of SWISS’ USA gateways (EWR, JFK, MIA, BOS, ORD, LAX, SFO) to Zurich and back. Certain conditions and restrictions apply as outlined in contest rules. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit, in whole or in part. Fees, taxes and airport charges are responsibility of the winner. Winner and travel companion must travel together on same itinerary and is based on space availability at time of booking. Tickets and travel are valid on Swiss International Air Lines operated flights only. No frequent flyer mileage may be accrued. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with the use of the prize. All meals, beverages, air and ground transportation, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, service charges, insurance or other expenses not specified above within the Grand Prize shall be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize subject to black-out dates and restrictions may apply. If for any reason whatsoever, the Grand Prize winner is unable to travel after all [travel] arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Grand Prize winner. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate Grand Prize winner, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Winner and guest (if applicable) are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid passport and/or visa) prior to travel. Winner’s guest must be 18 years or older and will be required to execute and return a Liability/Publicity Release prior to travel. All fees and taxes are the responsibility of winner. Other restrictions may also apply.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Grand Prize winners will be notified via email on or about August 20, 2014, and each will be required to sign and return to Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative an Affidavit of Eligibility/Grant of Rights and Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) within seven (7) days of the date of notification. If an Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential Grand and/or First Prize winner does not return the executed Affidavit/Release within seven (7) days, or if said e-mail is returned as undeliverable, or if a winner is otherwise found to be ineligible, or if the winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, such potential winner will forfeit the prize and the Finalist who received the next highest score from Round 2 may be determined the alternate winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable. No substitutions are permitted except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize or any portion of prize with one of equal or greater value in case of unavailability. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the winner notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner, if any. Prizes will be awarded within 30 days after receipt and verification of completed prize notification. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission (except where prohibited by law) for Sponsor to use each winner’s name, Entry submission, prize won, hometown and likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation, notification or approval.
GENERAL: By submitting your Entry, you agree to accept these Official Rules and agree to be bound by the decisions of the Contest Parties and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Released Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless Released Parties from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from contestant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for any technical failure, including App malfunction, typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of any prize. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or otherwise, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court, or other cause, Sponsor shall have the right to suspend or terminate the Contest. Contestants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of any prize.
This Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Contestants hereby agree that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action, or controversies (“Claims”) arising out of or in connection with this Contest shall be resolved, upon the election by contestant or Sponsor, by arbitration pursuant to this provision and the code of procedures of either the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”) or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as selected by the contestant. If arbitration is chosen by any party with respect to a claim, neither party will have the right to litigate that claim in court or have a jury trial on that claim. Further, neither Sponsor nor contestant will have the right to participate in a representative capacity on behalf of the general public or other persons similarly situated, or as a member of any class of claimants pertaining to any claim subject to arbitration. Except as set forth below, the arbitrator’s decision will be final and binding. Note that other rights that contestant would have if contestant went to court also may not be available in arbitration. Any claims, judgments and/or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs associated with entering this Contest. Contestant hereby waives any rights or claims to attorney’s fees, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages of contestant, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between Sponsor and contestant alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards is limited to awards to Sponsor and contestant alone. Furthermore, claims brought by either party against the other may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against any third party, unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement and without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this provision be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire provision (other than this sentence) shall not apply.
Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass Entries or Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illegible Entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to contestant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify from any contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Contest if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), or to determine Finalists and/or winners from among all eligible Entries received prior to termination. Facebook is hereby released from any responsibility in this contest. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A CONTESTANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
SPONSOR: Passport Magazine, 247 West 35th St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001