Durango Boots – The American Rodeo – Win a 4 day / 3 night trip for two (2) people to Arlington

Durango Boots “The American Rodeo” Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF MONEY IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF MONEY WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
The “The American Rodeo” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for legal residents of
the United States and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored and administered by Durango
Boots, a division of Rocky Brands, Inc., 39 E. Canal St., Nelsonville, OH 45764 (the “Sponsor”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents (excluding those with primary
residence in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, and New York) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or
the age of majority, whichever is older, in their respective states of permanent residence at the
time of entry (the “Entrants”). Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, the
Administrator, their respective parent companies, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries,
affiliates, distributors, sales representatives and advertising and promotional agencies, and the
officers, directors, agents, and employees of each of the foregoing, and members of their
immediate families (defined as including spouse, biological, adoptive and step-parents,
grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren, and each of their respective spouses,
regardless of where they reside) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above
(collectively, the “Released Parties”) are NOT eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Non-
eligibility or non-compliance with any of these Official Rules will result in disqualification. Void in
where prohibited or restricted by law. (For the avoidance of doubt, any references in these Rules
to Entrants shall also include the Entrants who are deemed the Winners (as defined below)).
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by
these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters
relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning a Grand Prize (as described below) is contingent upon
fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time
(“ET”) on January 6th, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on January 26th, 2020 (“Sweepstakes
Period”). The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for the
Sweepstakes. Eligible Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes by visiting
https://www.durangoboots.com/sweepstakes/ (the “Website”). At the Website, eligible Entrants
can enter the Sweepstakes by completing the registration form which will request each Entrant’s
full name, city, state, zip code, phone number, and email address. Each completed Sweepstakes
registration form will result in one (1) Sweepstakes entry. Limit one (1) entry per Entrant.
Proof of entry information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by
Sponsor of an entry. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any
other website or email address, including, but not limited to, commercial Sweepstakes
subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified
for this Sweepstakes. The use of automated entry devices is prohibited and no mechanically
reproduced entries are allowed; all such entries are void. Released Parties are not responsible
for: late, incomplete, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries. All entries become the
exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating, you
consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for
the sole purpose of administering this Sweepstakes. All information submitted by Entrants will
be treated according to Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at
https://www.durangoboots.com/privacy-policy.html & By entering the Sweepstakes and
providing their email address and other contact information, Entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s
collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and
accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants acknowledge their
automatic opt-in to the Sponsor’s email and mail databases. All subsequent emails from the
Sponsor will have an unsubscribe/opt-out option.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes is
impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to (i)
infection by computer virus, bugs; (ii) tampering, unauthorized intervention; (iii) fraud; (iv)
technical failures or (v) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or
affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the
Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the
entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part,
at any time, without notice and award the Grand Prizes (defined below) using all non-suspect
eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification
or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of
these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual
deemed to be tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the
Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY
WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION
OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S)
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by the
Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that
provision.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to
release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claim or cause of action
arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any Prize, including, but not
limited to: (i) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an entry; (ii)
unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (iii) printing errors; (iv) errors in the
administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (v) injury, death, or damage to
persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from
Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any Prize. Released Parties assume no
responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or
transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or
alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical
malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or
providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor
on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any
website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other
person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading
any materials in this Sweepstakes. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released
Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and
in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney fees. Entrant waives the right to claim
any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect
damages.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The potential Grand Prize Winners will be selected in a random
drawing from among all eligible entries received. The Grand Prize drawings will be conducted by
the Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding. The Prize drawing will be conducted on
or about January 27, 2020. The potential Winners will each be contacted by the Administrator
(or Sponsor) via phone and/or email. Odds of winning a Grand Prize will depend on the total
number of eligible entries received at the time of each drawing.
GRAND PRIZES: There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize Winner (“Winner”),
upon the Administrator’s confirmation of eligibility, will receive a 4 day / 3 night trip for two (2)
people to Arlington, TX (the “Location”) to attend The American Rodeo March 7th & March 8th
2020. (“Grand Prize” or “Prize”). Each Grand Prize package includes: (a) two (2) roundtrip
standard economy airfare tickets from a major commercial airport in the United States, near the
Winner’s primary residence and the Location, as determined by Sponsor (Sponsor reserves the
right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation if Winner resides within 150 miles
of the Location); (b) standard (single) hotel accommodations for two (3) nights at the Hotel (room
and tax only); (c) two (2) tickets to The American Rodeo on March 7th & March 8th ; and (d) two
(2) pairs of Durango Boots. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each total Grand Prize
package is $3,230, which will vary depending upon points of departure and destination and
seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares.
All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to, airport taxes
and fees, baggage fees, ground transportation not specifically delineated, food, beverages,
additional hotel amenities or fees and gratuities, are the responsibility of the Winners and/or
traveling companions. The Sponsor is not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or
substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air transportation carriers, hotels or
other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and
accommodations necessitated by same. The Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to
baggage and/or personal property. Travel, hotel and other accommodations are subject to
availability. Each Winner and their respective traveling companion must travel on same itinerary.
The trips must be fully executed between March 6, 2020 and March 9, 2020. If a selected Winner
cannot travel on the aforementioned dates, the Winner will be disqualified and an alternate
Winner will be randomly selected (time-permitted). All travel dates are subject to change in the
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Certain blackout dates and material restrictions may apply.
Total Prize Pool – $3,230. The value of the Prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith
determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be
appealed. If actual value of a Prize is lower than the stated ARV when a Prize is procured and
fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded. NOTE: Substitution, assignment or transfer of
the Prize is not permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the Prize or
any Prize component with another of equal or greater value.
PRIZE CONDTIONS: By accepting the Grand Prize, the Winners agree to release and hold harmless
the Released Parties, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers,
directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action
arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the Prize(s). The potential
Grand Prize Winners will each be notified by phone, or email, and must sign and return to the
Administrator, within two (2) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit
of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release in order to claim his/her prize. The Winner may also be
asked to complete an IRS Form W9. Any person that accompanies a Winner must complete a
Travel Companion waiver in the same time period. Note: The Affidavit sent to a potential Winner
will require that the Winner provide their Social Security Number to the Administrator, which
will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Grand Prize Winners are responsible for all
local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the Prize. The Grand Prize Winners
must note that the value of their accepted Prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will
be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the Prize, and the Winners are solely
responsible for all matters relating to the Prize after it is awarded. If a Prize or Prize notification
is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential Winner, if a potential Winner cannot be
reached or does not respond as instructed within twenty-four (24) hours from the first
notification attempt, or if a potential Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the
specified time period, or if a potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then
such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate Winner may be
selected.
By accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, the Winners grant to the Released Parties
and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will
be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use
worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time their full name, portrait, picture or video,
voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes
without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or
notification.
IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES
OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS
SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM
RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE.
By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and
all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS
CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY
that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance,
possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or
misuse of the Prize. The Winners also acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor
are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express
or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that i) Any and all disputes, claims, and
causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any Prize awarded, shall be
resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; ii) Any and all claims, judgments
and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with
entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorney fees and iii) Under no circumstances will any
Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim,
punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied
or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All
issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of
these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrants and Sponsor or the Released
Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance
with United States law. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these
Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of Ohio, and the parties consent
to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature
arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision
of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the
event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these
Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms
as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not
affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is
determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the other provisions will remain in effect
and will be construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.
MISCELLANEOUS: These Official Rules contain the full and complete understanding with respect
to the Sweepstakes and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations
and understandings, whether oral or written. The headings herein are for convenience only, do
not constitute a part of these Official Rules, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the
provisions hereof. No amendment to, or waiver of, any provision of these Official Rules shall be
effective unless in writing and signed by both Sponsor and Administrator. The waiver by Sponsor
or Administrator of any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any other
provision herein. The rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by Entrant, whether
by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Sponsor, and any
attempted assignment in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. These Official Rules
shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the permitted successors and assigns of
Sponsor, Administrator, and Entrant.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence of
each Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by March 31, 2020,
to: Durango Boots “The American Rodeo” Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 39 E. Canal St.,
Nelsonville, OH 43782.