THE GENIE COMPANY “OPEN SESAME” VIDEO CONTEST
The Genie Company “Open Sesame” Video Contest (the “Promotion”) is a two-part promotion, consisting of (i) a Video Contest (the “Contest”) and a Fast 200 Giveaway (the “Offer”). By participating in the Promotion, or any component thereof, you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with, and abide by these Official Rules, and the decisions of GMI Holdings, Inc., d/b/a The Genie Company (the “Sponsor”) and US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (the “Administrator”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are age 18 or older and the age of majority in their state of residence (age 19 in Alabama and Nebraska and age 21 in Mississippi) at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of the Sponsor including its parent, Overhead Door Corporation and affiliates, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter.
CONTEST DESCRIPTION: THERE IS NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASING OR DISPLAYING A GENIE GARAGE DOOR OPENER AND/OR ALADDIN CONNECT SMART DEVICE ENABLED GARAGE DOOR CONTROLLER IN YOUR VIDEO WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The intent of the Contest is to invite participants to submit an original video (the “Video”) featuring or describing a Genie Garage Door Opener and/or its features or capabilities (the “Contest Theme”). Participants may also choose to feature or describe an Aladdin Connect Smart Device Enabled Garage Door Controller (“Aladdin Connect Smart Device”) and/or its features or capabilities, in addition to the Genie Garage Door Opener. Inclusion of a Genie brand Garage Door Opener and/or an Aladdin Connect Smart Device is not a requirement for the initial Video. Each Video must clearly reflect the judging criteria, as defined below. The Contest will include a round of judging to determine seven (7) Finalists (each, a “Finalist”) who will each receive a new Genie Garage Door Opener and installation prize package. The seven (7) Finalists will each be required to submit a new re-cut or re-take of the originally submitted Video featuring their new Genie Garage Door Opener (the “Finalist Video”). The Contest will include a second round of judging of the seven (7) Finalist Videos to determine (1) Grand Prize winner and four (4) First Prize winners, as further described herein.
CONTEST TIMING: The Contest consists of five (5) periods: Contest Entry Period, Judging & Finalist Determination Period, Contest Finalist Confirmation Period, Finalist Video Submission Period and Judging & Winner Determination Period, as defined in the chart below. The Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Promotion.
|Periods||Start Time||End Time|
|Contest Entry Period||December 11, 2017 at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”)||February 4, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET|
|Contest Judging & Finalist Determination Period||February 5, 2018||February 18, 2018|
|Contest Finalist Confirmation Period||February 19, 2018||March 18, 2018|
|Contest Finalist Video Submission Period||March 19, 2018 at 12:00:01 AM ET||April 1, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET|
|Contest Judging & Winner Determination Period||April 2, 2018||April 9, 2018|
*Except for Contest Entry Period, dates are estimated.
CONTEST PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):
- Finalist Prizes: Seven (7) Finalists will each receive a Genie Garage Door Opener, including installation (ARV: $400 each). If the Finalist featured or described an Aladdin Connect Smart Device and/or its features and capabilities in his/her Video, he/she will also receive an Aladdin Connect Smart Device (ARV: $150 each). The ARV of each Finalist Prize is: minimum $400 / maximum $550.
- First Prizes: Four (4) First Prize winners will each receive $1,000. Each First Prize will be awarded in the form of a check or pre-paid gift card. The ARV of each First Prize is: $1,000.
- Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will $10,000. The Grand Prize will be awarded in the form of a check. The ARV of the Grand Prize is: $10,000.
The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $16,800 minimum / $17,850.
CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD & HOW TO ENTER: The Contest Entry Period begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on Monday, December 11, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Sunday, February 4, 2018. During the Contest Entry Period, upload and submit an original Video (not to exceed 90 seconds) featuring or describing a Genie Garage Door Opener and/or its features or capabilities through one of the three (3) entry methods below. Video must include a standard size single or double residential garage door that is compatible with any of the Genie Garage Door Opener models found at http://www.geniecompany.com/garage-door-openers/pro-line.aspx or http://www.geniecompany.com/garage-door-openers/retail.aspx. Entrants may also choose to feature or describe an Aladdin Connect Smart Device and/or its features and capabilities in his/her video. Inclusion of a Genie Garage Door Opener and/or an Aladdin Connect Smart Device is not a requirement of the Video. In the event a participant chooses to feature or describe an Aladdin Connect Smart Device in his/her Video, there must be a Wi-Fi signal sufficient to support the Aladdin Connect Smart Device at the location of the garage door featured in the Entry. All Entries/Videos must comply with the requirements and conditions listed in the “Entries and Requirements & Conditions” section of these Official Rules.
IMPORTANT: MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE IN CONJUNCTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN CONTEST (AS APPLICABLE). INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER ARE FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND AVAILABLE FOR iPHONE FROM THE APPLE APPLICATION STORE AND FOR ANDROID FROM THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE.
Sponsor may not receive Instagram Entries from Instagram users or Twitter Entries from Twitter users with “protected” updates or profiles that are not public (i.e. user has set the Account so that only people the user has approved can view updates). Instagram posts and Twitter tweets not received by the Sponsor will not be entered into the Contest. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address or Instagram account or Twitter account. Incomplete Entries will not be accepted and are void.
Online Entry, Instagram Entry and Twitter Entry collectively referred to herein as “Entry” or “Entries”. All Entries must be received between Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12:00:01 AM ET and Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET.
Limits: Regardless of the method of entry, there is a limit of one (1) Entry per person. Each Contest Entry must include an original Video. Entries submitted with a Video that has already been submitted will be disqualified.
Once an Entry is submitted it cannot be modified by an Entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, misdirected, undelivered, or delayed Entries. No altered or incomplete submissions will be accepted.
The Sponsor will review all submitted Entries and reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to reject, disqualify and/or remove any Entry that violates these Official Rules without any notification or warning.
ENTRY, VIDEO AND FINALIST VIDEO REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: All Entries, Videos and Finalist Videos must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:
- Video and Finalist Videos must feature or describe a Genie Garage Door Opener and/or its features or capabilities.
- Video and Finalist Videos must include a standard size single or double residential garage door that is compatible with any Genie Garage Door Opener models found at http://www.geniecompany.com/garage-door-openers/pro-line.aspx or http://www.geniecompany.com/garage-door-openers/retail.aspx
- If Entrant is not the owner of the garage featured in the Video/Finalist Video, the Entrant must have express written permission from the owner of the garage to use the owner’s property in the Video/Finalist Video.
- Individuals other than the entrant may not appear in the Video or Finalist Video, without express written permission. If Video/Finalist Video features a minor under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, you must obtain written permission from the minor’s legal guardian.
- Videos submitted via Instagram or Twitter must include the hashtag #GenieVideoContest.
- Videos/Finalist Videos must conform to the format and size requirements and limitations of the Contest Website, Instagram or Twitter. The maximum file size is 150MB for videos submitted to the Contest Website. Video/Finalist Video must not exceed 90 seconds in length. (NOTE: Videos submitted via Instagram Entry are limited to 60 seconds in length.)
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot contain or depict unsafe or improper use of a garage door or garage door opener (in the Sponsor’s sole discretion).
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot contain or depict visible phone numbers, website links, street addresses, e-mail addresses or license plate numbers.
- Once a Video/Finalist Video has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted by Entrant.
- Each submitted Video/Finalist Video must be original.
- No duplicate Videos/Finalist Videos or substantially similar Videos/Finalist Videos, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, may be submitted.
- By submitting a Video/Finalist Video taken by a third party, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she has secured all rights and clearances to the Video/Finalist Video from the videographer.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot show blood, physical bodily harm, firearms/explosives or violence.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product or company in a negative or inappropriate manner.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead, without permission.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter wish to associate.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
- Entry and Video/Finalist Video may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
- Video/Finalist Video cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or won any previous awards.
By submitting an Entry and/or Finalist Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that: (a) the Entrant is responsible for any applicable costs associated with the Entry, Finalist Entry, Video and/or Finalist Video; (b) Entry, Finalist Entry, Video and/or Finalist Video do not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (c) Entrant has obtained written permission from any person who may appear in the Video; (d) If Entrant is not the owner of the garage featured in the Video/Finalist Video, he/she has obtained written permission from the owner; (e) Entrant owns all rights to the Video and/or Finalist Video, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any Video/Finalist Video was videoed by someone other than the Entrant him/herself; and (f) Entrant will, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Sponsor, Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Entry, the Finalist Entry or Entrant’s conduct in creating the Entry and/or Finalist Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this promotion. By submitting an Entry and/or Finalist Entry, Entrant represents and warrants that, prior to submission, he or she has obtained any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Video and/or Finalist Video by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness releases for any person who is shown or mentioned within the Video/Finalist Video or who assisted or participated in the filming or other execution of the Video/Finalist Video, or who owns the garage and other property shown or mentioned within the Video/Finalist Video (collectively, the “Clearances”). Sponsor may disqualify an Entrant who is unable to provide all such Clearances by the deadlines provided by Sponsor.
Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to verify at any time during the Contest that all necessary Clearances have been obtained and to disqualify and remove any Entry/Finalist Entry if it believes that the necessary Clearances have not been obtained.
Entries and Finalist Entries which do not conform to these guidelines or the spirit of the Contest, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.
GARAGE DOORS ARE LARGE HEAVY OBJECTS THAT MOVE WITH THE HELP OF SPRINGS UNDER HIGH TENSION AND ELECTRIC MOTORS OR OTHER MECHANISMS, ALL OF WHICH CAN CAUSE SIGNIFICANT INJURIES. READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL SAFETY INFORMATION AND WARNINGS FOR YOUR GARAGE DOOR AND GARAGE DOOR OPENER BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO INTERACT WITH THEM FOR PURPOSES OF MAKING YOUR VIDEO OR FINALIST VIDEO.
OFFER DESCRIPTION & HOW TO PARTICIPATE: OFFER IS AVAILABLE DURING THE CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED. ONLY THE FIRST TWO-HUNDRED (200) ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS WILL QUALIFY. The first two-hundred (200) participants to submit an eligible and Sponsor-verified Entry during the Contest Entry Period will qualify to receive one (1) Genie LED Light Bulb (the “Offer Item”). There is a limit of one (1) Offer Item per person. Each Offer Item has an approximate retail value (ARV) of $9.95. Offer Items will be sent to each qualifying participant’s mailing address, provided at the time of entry, within 45 days after the Contest Entry Period has ended. In the event that all available Offer Items have not been claimed by the end of the Contest Entry Period, such remaining Offer Items will become void.
CONTEST JUDGING & FINALIST DETERMINATION: The Judging & Finalist Determination Period will begin on February 5, 2018 and be completed on February 18, 2018. All eligible Entries received during the Contest Entry Period will be judged by the Sponsor, who shall use the criteria set forth below:
- Genie garage door opener plays role of “hero” in storyline (25%)
- Creativity of idea/entertainment value (25%)
- Accurate usage of the garage door opener (25%)
- Adhering to safety (25%)
The seven (7) Entries that receive the highest total score based on the judging criteria will each be deemed a potential finalist. In the event of a tie, the tied Entry with the highest score in Criterion A, Genie garage door opener plays role of “hero” in storyline, will be deemed the potential finalist. If additional tie breakers are needed, the tie-breaking mechanism above will be used; however, instead of the highest score in Criterion A determining the potential finalists from among the tied entries, the highest scores in each of Criteria B through D, in sequence (to the extent needed) will determine the potential finalists. In the event additional tiebreakers are needed, all tied Entries will be judged by a separate panel of judges using the judging criteria above.
CONTEST FINALIST CONFIRMATION PERIOD, FINALIST ACCEPTANCE & FINALIST PRIZE AWARD: In the event any potential finalist entered via Instagram Entry or Twitter Entry, such potential finalist will be notified on/around February 19, 2018 via a private message to his/her Instagram or Twitter account, and he/she must respond as instructed to the private message from Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours of private message notification. Potential finalists, once each potential finalist has responded as instructed via direct message from their Instagram or Twitter account as outlined above, if required, will be contacted by the Administrator by email or phone on/around February 19, 2018, and will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Publicity/Liability Release (the “Releases”), and, if applicable, a Garage Owner Release as defined below, within five (5) days of notification to be declared a verified finalist (a “Finalist”), receive the Finalist Prize and continue on to the Finalist Video Submission Period. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and the Entrant with the next highest judging score will be deemed a potential finalist.
If a potential finalist is not the owner of the garage featured in his/her Entry, the potential finalist must assign the owner of the garage (the “Garage Owner”) as the designee recipient of the Finalist Prize, and the Garage Owner must sign and return a Garage Owner Release accepting his/her status as the designee of the Finalist Prize, use of the Garage in the Finalist’s Finalist Video and use and exhibition of the Video/Finalist Video by the Sponsor as described in the “Use of Submission, Representations and Rights of Publicity” section of these Official Rules. Potential Finalist will still be required to complete the Releases as defined above and will remain responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning the Finalist Prize. Non-compliance will result in the disqualification of the potential finalist and the Entrant with the next highest judging score will be deemed a potential finalist.
Fewer than seven (7) Finalists may continue on to the Finalist Video Submission Period without liability to the Sponsor or its designees of any kind.
Between approximately February 23, 2018 and March 18, 2018, the Sponsor will install a new Genie Garage Opener at the Finalist’s, or, if applicable, Garage Owner’s, place of residence. Finalist, and, if applicable, Garage Owner, must assist the Sponsor in coordination of the scheduling of the installation of the new Genie Garage Opener and, if applicable, the Aladdin Connect Smart Device or the Finalist Prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Installation of the Finalist Prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the service as offered by the Sponsor and/or its designated partner performing the service. The installation of the Finalist Prize will be coordinated by the Sponsor and is subject to availability. Date of installation will be chosen by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.
A potential Finalist may accept his/her status as a Finalist and decline acceptance of the Finalist Prize, or any portion thereof, if his/her standard size single or double residential garage door, or, if applicable, the Garage Owner’s standard size single or double residential garage door, has recently had a Genie Garage Opener installed as of January 1, 2017. Such Finalist will still be required to sign and return the Releases, and, if applicable, return a Garage Owner Release, within five (5) days of notification to be declared a Finalist and continue on to the Finalist Video Submission Period and the Judging & Winner Determination Period. By declining the Finalist Prize, or any portion thereof, Finalist understands that he/she is forfeiting the Finalist Prize and no other substitution or compensation will be provided in lieu thereof. Furthermore, if such Finalist’s Video featured the Genie Garage Door Opener installed as of January 1, 2017, he/she may request not to submit a Finalist Video and, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, proceed to the Judging & Winner Determination Period.
CONTEST FINALIST VIDEO SUBMISSION PERIOD: The Finalist Video Submission Period begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on March 19, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on April 1, 2018*. *Dates are subject to change. During the Finalist Video Submission Period, each Finalist will be required to visit the Contest Website and submit as instructed and by the deadline provided by the Sponsor a re-cut or re-take of the originally submitted Video featuring images of their newly installed Genie Garage Door Opener, and Aladdin Connect Smart Device, if applicable (the “Finalist Video”) to receive a Finalist Entry (the “Finalist Entry”). The Finalist Video must not exceed 90 seconds in length and must adhere to the “Entry, Video and Finalist Video Requirements & Conditions” section of these Official Rules to proceed to the Judging & Winner Determination Period. If a Finalist does not submit a Finalist Video during the Finalist Video Submission Period, excluding any Finalist who has declined acceptance of the Finalist Prize as described above, he/she will be disqualified from the Contest and will not proceed to the Judging & Winner Determination Period.
CONTEST JUDGING & WINNER DETERMINATION PERIOD: The Judging & Winner Determination Period will begin on April 2, 2018 and end on April 9, 2018. All eligible Finalist Entries received during the Finalist Video Submission Period will be judged by the Sponsor, who shall use the criteria set forth below:
- Genie garage door opener plays role of “hero” in storyline (25%)
- Creativity of idea/entertainment value (25%)
- Accurate usage of the garage door opener (25%)
- Adhering to safety (25%)
The Finalist Entry that receives the highest total score based on the judging criteria will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. The four (4) Finalist Entries that receive the next highest total scores based on the judging criteria will be deemed the First Prize winners. In the event of a tie, the tied Finalist Entry with the highest score in Criterion A, Genie garage door opener plays role of “hero” in storyline, will be deemed the potential winner. If additional tie breakers are needed, the tie-breaking mechanism above will be used; however, instead of the highest score in Criterion A determining the potential winner from among the tied entries, the highest scores in each of Criteria B through D, in sequence (to the extent needed) will determine the potential winner. In the event additional tiebreakers are needed, all tied Entries will be judged by a separate panel of judges using the judging criteria above.
The potential Grand Prize and First Prize winners will be notified on or about April 10, 2018 via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within seventy-two (72) hours of notification, the Releases and a W-9 Form. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and the Finalist who received the next highest total score will be notified. The Grand Prize and First Prizes will be awarded within approximately 45 days after verification.
PRIZE & OFFER ITEM CONDITIONS: Prizes and Offer Items collectively referred to herein as “Prizes” or “Prize”. If any notification or Prize is returned as undeliverable, or if potential finalist or winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules he/she will be disqualified.
Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not assignable nor transferable, except as stated herein. No substitution is permitted except if Prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of Prizes and no exchange or substitution of Prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on Prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.
Finalists, Grand Prize winner, First Prize winners and Offer Item recipients are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning/receiving Prize. Grand Prize and First Prize winners will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law.
By accepting a Prize, you agree to release the Sponsor, Administrator, Facebook, Instagram LLC, Twitter, and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Contest, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with your participation in this Promotion or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any Prize.
USE OF SUBMISSION, REPRESENTATIONS AND RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY: By entering this Promotion, and to the extent allowed by law, you grant Sponsor and its licensees, promotional partners, third party marketing entities, successors and assigns, the non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, no-cost license and right to use and otherwise exploit the Video, Finalist Video (if applicable), photos, content and other materials submitted as part of the Promotion, and all images, audio, text, and materials depicted therein, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium now or hereafter known or devised (including, without limitation, CDs, streaming media, film, television, videocassettes, print, interactive devices, mobile media, Internet and on-line systems), throughout the universe and in any and all languages, including, without limitation, the right to display, reproduce, record, perform, exhibit, distribute, copy, edit, change, modify, add to, subtract from, re-title and adapt the same, to combine it with other material and otherwise use and exploit it. Sponsor and its successors, assigns and licensees, will have the right to make unlimited derivative works there from, to assign or transfer any or all such rights and to grant unlimited, multiple-level sublicenses. Without limiting the forgoing, Sponsor will have the right to use the Videos, Finalist Videos, photos and other materials submitted as part of the Promotion, and all images, audio, text and materials depicted therein, in any merchandising, advertising, marketing, promotion or for any other commercial or non-commercial purpose. You hereby forever waive and relinquish all so-called “moral rights” now or hereafter recognized in connection with materials, videos, audio, text and photos submitted as part of the Promotion. You agree that Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of such Videos, Finalist Videos, photos, audio, text and materials and are not obligated to use the same in any way. You agree not to issue any publicity concerning the Promotion. You waive and release the Released Parties from any and all claims that you may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on unfair competition with respect to the exploitation of such videos, photos, audio, text or other materials without further notification or compensation to you of any kind, and agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against Sponsor or any other person in connection with this Promotion, on the grounds that any use of any photo, video, audio, text or other material, or any derivative works, infringe, or violate any rights therein. By entering this Promotion, you agree that Sponsor and each of its licensees, promotional partners, and third party marketing entities shall have the right and permission to use your name, Video, Finalist Video, picture, voice, biographical data, photograph, testimonial, or other likeness and/or personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof), and/or any information contained in your submission for promotional, advertising, and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, to the extent permitted by law. YOU ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE DECISIONS OF SPONSOR, WARRANT THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROMOTION, AND AGREE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMIMTTED BY LAW, RELEASE, INDEMNIFY HOLD HARMLESS AND DEFEND THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, LIABILITY, INJURIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES) ASSERTED AGAINST ANY OF THEM, INCURRED, SUSTAINED, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY VIDEO OR PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN, AND/OR TRAVELLING TO OR FROM ANY PROMOTION-RELATED ACTIVITY OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE(S), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS, OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, OR FROM THE BREACH OF ANY AGREEMENT OR WARRANTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROMOTION, INCLUDING THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Participating Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and the Sponsor, and release the Released Parties from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the Promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the Prizes offered. Entrants waive all rights to claim punitive, indirect, incidental and consequential damages. Finalists/Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Promotion or use/misuse or redemption of a Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any Prize.
No confidential relationship is established by any Entrant/Finalist and the Sponsor as a result of participating in the Promotion. None of the information submitted by the Entrant/Finalist will be treated as trade secrets, confidential information or as protected data.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant, submission will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the email address submitted by the Entrant, the Instagram account from which the entry is submitted or the Twitter account from which the entry is submitted. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person to whom the email address or Instagram account or Twitter Account is registered. Any entrant, Finalist or potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to Sponsor’s satisfaction. 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 Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries or Finalist Videos; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of submission materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive submission information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Promotion it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw any method of entry, if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Promotion). If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes whether or not beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible if the Promotion cannot be implemented or Prizes cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Sponsor also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be violating these Official Rules or suspected of attempting to disrupt or defraud the Entry process or the operation of the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant at any time that may be found ineligible.
In the event any participant engages or has engaged in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that tends to annoy, abuse, threaten, disparage or harass any other person or company including the Sponsor or is otherwise inappropriate, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entrant, Finalist or winner and void any Entries or Finalist Videos of said person.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND 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.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion 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 state of Ohio. 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 Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Ohio without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Ohio. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall entrant be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see Contest Website or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by April 10, 2018, to: The Genie Company Open Sesame Video Contest Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winners (available after April 10, 2018), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than May 10, 2018), to: The Genie Company Open Sesame Video Contest Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
SPONSOR: GMI Holdings, Inc., d/b/a The Genie Company, One Door Drive, Post Office Box 67, Mt. Hope, OH 44660.
ADMINISTRATOR: US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. 1-800-620-6044
In case any one or more of the provisions contained in these Official Rules shall, for any reason, be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect by a court of law, such provision shall be severed and shall be inoperative and such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of these Official Rules, and all such other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.