Universal Music Group – Virtual VISA Gift Card Giveaway – Win one (1) five hundred dollar ($500.00) Virtual VISA gift card
VIRTUAL VISA GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. SPONSOR: Universal Music Group (Consumer Marketing), a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.,
2220 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A. referred to hereafter as the “Sponsor”.
2. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Virtual Visa Gift Card Giveaway (referred hereafter as the
“Sweepstakes”) begins at 10:00:00 A.M. Pacific Time (“PT”) on August 31, 2021 and ends at 9:59:59
A.M. PT on September 30, 2021 (“Entry Period”).
3. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to any person who has reached the age of 13 or older (entrants
under the age of 18 must have valid written consent from a parent or guardian before entering
the Sweepstakes, which will need to be evidenced to reclaim any prize won and Sponsor may
require proof that you are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes) in the state where s/he/they reside
and who at time of entry is a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States including the District of
Columbia (“Territory”), each an “Entrant”. Residents of any country or territory not mentioned
herein shall not be eligible to enter or win and the Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.
Employees of the Sponsor and its respective parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and
promotion agencies, and any other individual or company involved in the development or
execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the “Released Parties”) and their immediate family
members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win.
Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, every Entrant confirms that they have read and agree to
https://privacypolicy.umusic.com/terms/ and all other Sweepstakes requirements.
4. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, visit https://umg.lnk.to/VISAgiveawayEM and follow all onscreen
instructions to submit your email address, country and click “Enter”. After clicking “Enter”, you
are officially entered once into the pool of eligible entries (“Entry”). Entries must be received by
the Sponsor during the Entry Period. Limit of one (1) Entry per person. Only complete and valid
entries as determined by the Sponsor will be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not
responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be
All Entries submitted in accordance with these Rules shall be hereinafter referred to as “Eligible
Entries”. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Normal Internet access and data usage charges imposed by your online and cell phone service
provider will apply. Please contact your participating mobile service provider for pricing plans,
participation status and details.
Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any Entry that Sponsor deems to be in violation of
these Rules at any time. In event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an
Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person whose name appears on or who
was assigned the email address used for Entry. Entries by any method other than set forth in the
“how to enter” section are void. Any use of automated or programmed methods of spamming
Entry is prohibited. Neither the Sponsor, Released Parties, nor any of its officers, directors,
shareholders, employees, agents, artists or representatives of the Sponsor or Released Parties are
responsible for Entries from persons residing, or physically located, outside any Eligible Territory;
or Entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, improperly accessed,
inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misrouted, multiple, non-
delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with
these Rules; or for any printing, production, technical, electronic or other errors; or for lost,
interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; miscommunications; failed
phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions; technical failures;
unauthorized human intervention; traffic congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions;
undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering; insufficient space
in Entrant’s email account to receive email; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic,
mechanical or human error or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the
Winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the email
account associated with the Entry. Any Entrant who attempts to enter with multiple email
accounts or under multiple identities will be disqualified. Sponsor is not obligated to communicate
with any Entrant during the duration of the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable
federal, state, local laws and regulations.
5. WINNER SELECTION & WINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS: Eight (8) prize winners will be selected
at random by Sponsor. Sweepstakes will be executed/conducted using a computer process that
produces verifiably random results. Sweepstakes will be conducted on or about 12:00:00 P.M. PT
on or about September 30, 2021 at the offices of the Sponsor. An email prize notification will be sent
to potential winner by October 8, 2021 based on the information provided by participant upon Entry.
Winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility / Liability / Publicity Release
(“Affidavit/Release”) as determined by the Sponsor or Sponsor’s agent (unless prohibited by law)
within forty-eight (48) hours of the prize notification orhe/she will be disqualified, and an alternate
winner will be selected. If any potential winner fails to respond to the direct message and/or prize
notification sent to them by email within forty-eight (48) hours of transmission, or if prize
notification email is returned as undeliverable; or if a potential winner has failed to execute and
return the Affidavit/Release, or fails to return any additional required document within the
specified time period; or if any potential winner is otherwise found to be ineligible; or if a
potential winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason; or if any prize is returned
undeliverable, the potential winner will forfeit all rights to prize and an alternate winner will be
selected from all non-winning eligible Entries. A selected alternate winner will be notified and be
bound by the same conditions and timelines as stated in these Rules. The Sponsor reserves the
right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner,
if any. Prizes will be awarded within thirty (30) days after the winner’s verification. Should any
winner be found to have made any false statement(s) in the Affidavit/Release or any required
document, that winner will be disqualified and no prize shall be awarded to that Entrant or (if the
prize has already been awarded) the Entrant shall be required to promptly return to Sponsor
his/her prize. Except where prohibited by law in the Territory stated in these Rules, entry and
acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and/or any third party Released with the
Sweepstakes to use each winner’s first name, last name initial, city, state and country for fulling
any winner’s list requirements as required by U.S. promotion law.
6. PRIZE & CORRESPONDING APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): Eight (8) prize winners will
receive one (1) five hundred dollar ($500.00) Virtual Visa gift card. Approximate retail value
(“ARV”) of each prize: $500.00. Total ARV of all prizes: $4,000.00. Prizes are awarded “AS IS”
and are not redeemable for cash and is non-assignable and non-transferable. Prize depictions are
for illustrative purposes only. No substitutions are permitted except by the Sponsor who reserves
the right to award another prize for one of comparable or greater value if a prize is unavailable. If
applicable, winners will be responsible for any federal, local sales and income taxes or other
expenses relating to the use and possession of prize. Entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor and
Released Parties do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for, any warranty,
representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or
merchantability of any aspect of prize except that each prize shall be subject to any applicable
to winners at Sponsor’s cost within four (4) weeks after winner verification.
7. ODDS: Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the
Sweepstakes Entry Period.
8. CONSENT AND RELEASE: In all applicable territories, to the fullest extent possible in law, Entrants,
and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives,
successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the 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 participant’s
participation, acceptance and use or misuse of prize or any portion of prize, including property
damage, personal injury or death.
In all applicable territories, Sponsor is not responsible for any suspension of the Sweepstakes or
inability to implement the Sweepstakes or award any prize as contemplated herein due to any
event beyond its control, including delays or interruptions caused by acts of God, acts of war,
natural disasters, pandemic, weather, utility outages, acts of terrorism or any federal, state, or
local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or regulator. This Sweepstakes shall
be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A., without regard
to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of
or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form
of class action or mandatory local law provisions outside of Santa Monica, CA U.S.A. law provisions
as per the stated governing law may apply. This choice of law does not deprive Entrants of the
protection afforded to them under their own laws and such provisions that cannot be derogated
from by agreement by virtue of the law of the Entrant’s own jurisdiction.
By participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant located in the United States waives and
relinquishes all rights and benefits afforded by California Civil Code 1542 and does so
understanding and acknowledging the significance of this waiver. Section 1542 states as follows:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY
DID NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE
RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN, BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR
HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR THE RELEASED PARTIES.”
ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET
COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY
RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO LEGAL FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF PARTICIPANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER
BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.
9. PERSONAL INFORMATION & PRIVACY: Any personal information provided hereunder will be
and use the data provided concerning the participant for purposes of management of the
Sweepstakes; it is not possible for you to participate in the Sweepstakes without your personal
data being processed in this way.
10. DISCLAIMERS: 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) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay inoperations 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 web site or any combination
thereof; (ii) any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or
resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or (iii) the failure of any third party to comply with
the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes
Entrants: (i) agree to be bound by these Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree
to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the
Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification from the
Sweepstakes. In its absolute discretion, the Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify
any person it believes has intentionally violated these Rules; and terminate the Sweepstakes if it
becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably
impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winner from among all eligible entries
received prior to termination. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR
NOT A PARTICIPANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES
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.
11. WINNERS LIST: For the results of the Sweepstakes, send an email to: UMGSweeps@umusic.com
by September 30, 2021 with “Virtual Visa Gift Card Giveaway winners” on the subject line of the
email. By entering Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that if the Entrant wins a prize, then the
Entrant’s name and country of residence (if applicable) may be disclosed to persons inquiring in
accordance with this section. This provision shall not apply to the extent that the anticipated
disclosure would be in breach of any applicable law or regulation.
12. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND ENDORSEMENTS: The trademarks associated with prizes are the
property of their respective owners and the Sweepstakes is in no way promoted, endorsed,
administered by or associated with those parties. All third-party trademarks and other intellectual
property rights are hereby acknowledged.
13. SEVERANCE: If any provision or part-provision of these Rules is or becomes invalid, illegal or
unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability
of the rest of these Rules.