RCN – Everyday Hero – Win Twelve (12) months free internet services

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EVERYDAY HERO SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS
SWEEPSTAKES OPEN TO ALL LEGAL RESIDENTS OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS,
MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, OR VIRGINA 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR
ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INC. (“FACEBOOK”) OR TWITTER, INC. (“TWITTER”).
INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.
1. PARTICIPATION: During the SWEEPSTAKES period, visit rcn.com/localhero and
complete the Entry form to nominate an Everyday Hero during these uncertain times
for a chance to win in the EVERYDAY HERO SWEEPSTAKES (the “SWEEPSTAKES”).
The following rules (“Official Rules”) are applicable to all individuals entering for a
chance to with a prize as part of the SWEEPSTAKES (“Nominee”) and those
individuals who may be nominating/entering a Nominee into the SWEEPSTAKES
(“Nominator”). The Official Rules constitute a binding agreement between each
Nominator and Nominee, on one hand, and RCN, on the other. Submission of an Entry
(defined below) constitutes the Nominator’s and Nominee’s unconditional acceptance
to these Official Rules. These Official Rules apply only to the SWEEPSTAKES (as
defined above) and not to any other sweepstakes, giveaways, or contests conducted
by RCN.
For purposes of these Official Rules, each “Entry” must include Nominator’s full
name, phone number, and email address. It must include Nominee’s first and last
name, city, State, and image (optional), along with a description telling us why your
nominee is an Everyday Hero.
Each Entry that is entered into the SWEEPSTAKES must meet the following
requirements. Any Entry that, in RCN’s sole and absolute direction, violates the
following criteria or these Official Rules will be disqualified:
Entry Must NOT include images of other people (alive or dead), including the
Nominee, without permission from said person and must NOT include materials
that violate or infringe another person’s rights, including, but not limited to,
privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (Nominator may be required to
verify such authorization in the form of a release);
Entry Must NOT contain content that infringes trademarks, logos or trade dress
owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind,
without permission, or contain (including in photos) any personal identification,
such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street
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addresses;
Entry Must NOT contain material which is (or promoting activities which are) or
may be construed as sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self-
mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.),
discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability,
sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse,
computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing; or material
that contains any derogatory references to any SWEEPSTAKES Entities (defined
below); and
Entry Must NOT include any copyrighted media production, or references to
films, music, books, television programming, etc., or contain any identifying
descriptions of any media property.
2. ELIGIBILITY: Nominees (including self-nominees) must meet the following eligibility
criteria:
Nominees must be legal residents of District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, or Virginia (the “Nomination Area”) physically
residing within the Nomination Area. SWEEPSTAKES is void where restricted or
prohibited by law;
Nominees must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and have reached the age of
legal majority at time of Entry. Proof of residency and age may be required; and
Nominees each must NOT be an employee, officer, director, representative or
agent of RCN or its parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliates (collectively,
“SWEEPSTAKES Entities”), or an immediate family member (such as spouses,
parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they
resided) or living in the same household of each; such individuals are not eligible
to participate in the SWEEPSTAKES or win a prize.
Additionally, each Nominator represents that they have the Nominee’s permission to
enter him/her into this SWEEPSTAKES and to grant all rights associated with Nominee
and Nominee’s attributes as set forth herein. Nominators are responsible for confirming
whether the Nominee or his/her employer has any policies or restrictions concerning
participation in this SWEEPSTAKES. The awarding of prizes is subject to such policies.
If, for any reason, any Nominee is unable to accept a prize, prize will be forfeited, and
RCN will not have any further obligation to such Nominee.
By entering the SWEEPSTAKES, the Nominator and Nominee each agree to release and
hold harmless RCN from any injury, loss, death, damage, action, claim, demand or other
liability that may occur from the Nominator’s and Nominee’s participation in the
SWEEPSTAKES or from the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize awarded, or
attendance at any event. RCN reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of
any winner.
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This SWEEPSTAKES shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State
of New Jersey, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of law’s provisions. Award of any
and all prizes shall be subject to all applicable federal and state and local laws and
regulations. Void where prohibited by law.
3. HOW TO ENTER: All SWEEPSTAKES Entries must be made by completing the Entry
form accessible via rcn.com/localhero. All Nominators are required to provide valid,
up-to-date contact information.
EACH QUALIFIED ENTRY MUST:
Be received within the designated timeframe listed below
AND CONTAIN:
o Legal first and last name of Nominator
o Email address of Nominator
o Phone number of Nominator
o Legal first and last name of Nominee
o City and State Nominee resides in
o Text description telling us why your Nominee is an Everyday Hero
RCN will accept Entries to the SWEEPSTAKES starting on April 30, 2020 at 12:00PM
ET and ends on June 5, 2020 at 6:00PM ET.
By entering your Nominee into the SWEEPSTAKES, all qualified Entries become
eligible for selection to win a prize. Out of all qualified Entries, ten (10) winners per
week (50 total “Weekly Prize Winners”) will be randomly selected on May 12, May
19, May 26, June 2 and June 9. Additionally, there will be twenty-five (25) grand prize
winners (“Grand Prize Winners”) who will be randomly selected on June 9, 2020.
All winners will be selected randomly, in RCN’s sole discretion, among qualified
Entries. All winners will be contacted by RCN as described below. Additionally,
winners may be announced via Social Media platforms, including Facebook and
Twitter.
All Entries submitted as part of the SWEEPSTAKES shall become the property of RCN.
Submission of the Entry shall constitute an assignment of the copyright and all other
rights to the Entry. Once an Entry is submitted, all or part of the information provided
may be made available for public viewing on RCN’s website or via Social Media
platforms. All Entries will be reviewed by RCN prior to being made public.
RCN assumes no responsibility for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite,
electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections,
availability, or garbled or jumbled transmissions, or service
provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or
unauthorized human intervention. RCN reserves the right to modify, suspend, or
terminate the promotion in whole or in part by giving such notice, in any form and
manner deemed appropriate by RCN. Should promotion be modified, suspended, or
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terminated as aforesaid, the prizes will nevertheless be awarded from eligible Entries
previously received and in accordance with these Official Rules.
4. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: A qualified Entry must be received via rcn.com/localhero.
Incomplete Entries may be declared void. By entering, Nominator and Nominee agree
to comply with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and abide by
selections and decisions of RCN, which shall be final and legally binding in all respects
and not subject to further review in any forum. To enter, your computer must accept
cookies, or any successor or similar technology (now known or hereafter devised or
discovered), which may be used by RCN for the purposes of Entry tracking and as set
forth in RCN’s online privacy policy, which can be found at
http://www.rcn.com/privacy-policy. RCN is not responsible or liable for lost,
stolen, mutilated, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, late, interrupted, illegible or
misdirected Entries. All Entries become the property of RCN.
RESTRICTIONS: You may enter more than once during the SWEEPSTAKES period but
each Entry MUST be a nomination for a different person. One person cannot nominate
the same person duplicate times. Eligible SWEEPSTAKES entrants can nominate
themselves as a Nominee or submit an Entry as a Nominator by nominating another
eligible Nominee. [Multiple Entries for the same Nominee (from different Nominators)
will increase the Nominee’s chance of winning.] Each eligible SWEEPSTAKES entrant
(i.e., Nominee) may only win one Weekly Prize (defined below). Weekly Prize Winners
will be eligible along with all other eligible Nominees to win one Grand Prize (defined
below). Each eligible SWEEPSTAKES entrant may only win one Grand Prize.
5. PRIZES:
There will be up to fifty (50) Weekly Prize Winners in total between May 12 and June
9, 2020. Each Weekly Prize Winner shall receive:
o A $250 Visa gift card (each, a “Weekly Prize”)
o Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Weekly Prize Winner prize: $250
o Total ARV of all Weekly Prize Winner prizes to be awarded: $12,500.
There will be twenty-five (25) Grand Prize Winners in total selected on or about June
9, 2020. Each Grand Prize Winner shall receive:
o Twelve (12) months free internet services, up to $49.99 per month (each, a
“Grand Prize”)
o Total ARV of each Grand Prize Winner prize: $49.99 per month
o Total ARV of all Grand Prize Winner prizes: $ 14,997
The prizes have no cash redemption value. Any federal and state taxes on the prize are
the sole responsibility of the winners. For prizes above $600, winners will be required
to complete FORM W-9 and/or 1099 for tax reporting purposes. No substitution or
transfer of prizes permitted, except at the sole discretion of RCN. If any portion of a
prize is unavailable, RCN reserves the right to substitute that portion of a prize with a
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prize of equal or greater value. RCN shall use commercially reasonable efforts to
deliver all prizes and shall retain all records related thereto.
For a copy of the winners list (available after 7/1/20), send a request for a winners list
and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “RCN Everyday Hero Sweepstakes”
Winners’ List Request, RCN Telecom Services, LLC, 650 College Road East, Suite 3100,
Princeton, NJ 08540. All such requests must be received by September 1, 2020.
6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Nominees featured in the Entries randomly selected on
each selection date identified above will be declared “winners” subject to the
eligibility verification requirements set forth below. RCN will contact each Nominator
whose Entry is chosen via email to notify them that their Entry was chosen and provide
contact instructions. Each Nominator must then contact RCN using the provided
contact instructions within any timeframe specified to coordinate prize fulfilment with
the Nominee. Both the Nominator and the Nominee associated with selected Entries
may be required to sign and return any applicable documents sent by RCN related to
the SWEEPSTAKES, which may include, but are not limited to, a letter of prize
acceptance, waiver of liability, and an affidavit of eligibility, within three (3) days of
request. Failure of a Nominator or Nominee to return documents as specified, or prize
notification not being successful or being returned as undeliverable, may result in the
disqualification of the potential winner and, at RCN’s discretion, an alternate winner
being selected from eligible Entries previously received. Where permitted by law,
winner (except in the case of a minor) agrees to grant to RCN and RCN’s licensees,
affiliates and assigns, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide, in any
media now known or hereafter developed, including, but not limited to, the world wide
web, at any time or times, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and
biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional
purposes without additional consideration; and further, without such additional
compensation, appear for, or provide biographical information for use in any
presentation or other activity, which may include filming, audio, video, electronic or
other recordings and/or interviews as may be determined by RCN. Failure to make
such appearances or grant such rights may result in disqualification with an alternate
winner or potential winner selected from eligible Entries previously received and in
accordance with these Official Rules. While not obligated to do so, RCN may in its sole
discretion, bear such reasonable costs and expenses which RCN, in its sole discretion,
deems appropriate for winners or potential winners to appear for a presentation or
other activity. Further, by accepting a prize, winner agrees to release and hold
harmless RCN, its respective parent, subsidiaries, licensees, affiliates, subsidiaries,
advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective directors, officers,
employees, representatives, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss,
or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property arising in whole or in
part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize,
participation in any SWEEPSTAKES-related activity, or participation in this
SWEEPSTAKES.
IN NO EVENT WILL ANY RCN, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSEES, AND/OR
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AFFILIATES AND RELATED COMPANIES, ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES
OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPERESENTATIVES,
AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY
KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF WWW.RCN.COM AND
WWW.RCN.COM/LOCALHERO, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PARTICIPATING
IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING OF
MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SUCH WEBSITES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE
FOREGOING, ALL CONTENT ON SUCH WEBSITES IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT
ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
RCN reserves the right, at RCN’s sole discretion, to disqualify any individual RCN finds,
in RCN’s sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the
SWEEPSTAKES or RCN’s website; to be in violation of the terms of service of RCN’s
website; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-
sportsmanlike, unprofessional, or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse,
threaten or harass any other person. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro,
programmed, or like entry methods will void all such Entries by such methods. In the
event of a dispute as to Entries submitted by multiple users having the same email
account, the primary account holder of the email account used to submit the Entry into
the SWEEPSTAKES at the actual time of the Entry will be deemed to be the Nominator
and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed
to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access
provider, online service provider or other organization, which is responsible for
assigning email addresses, or the domain associated with the submitted email address.
By entering the SWEEPSTAKES Nominators and Nominees consent and agree to
receive email communications periodically from RCN including marketing messages
about products and services offered by RCN or its affiliates. You can opt-out of
receiving these communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the
email communication.
7. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION: RCN will use the information provided to it in
connection with the Sweepstakes for the purposes described in these Official Rules
and will treat such information pursuant to RCN’s Privacy Policy (which can be found
at www.rcn.com/privacy-policy ) and Web Site Disclaimer (which can be found at
https://www.rcn.com/hub/about-rcn/policies-and-disclaimers/web-site-
disclaimer/). RCN will not sell, rent or otherwise transfer any information obtained
throughout the course of this SWEEPSTAKES to any third party other than as may be
required for the limited purpose of administering the SWEEPSTAKES. As stated above,
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the SWEEPSTAKES is not open to minors under the age of majority in their country of
residence. In the event RCN discovers that an Entry has been received from or is
seeking to nominate an individual under the age of eighteen (18), RCN will promptly
delete, erase or destroy any and all information that contained in or obtained from
such Entries.
8. SPONSOR: The SWEEPSTAKES is sponsored and administrated by RCN Telecom
Services, LLC; 650 College Road East, Suite 3100, Princeton, NJ 08540.