Viacom – 2021 Mtv Video Music Awards Sweepstakes

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“2021 MTV Video Music Awards Sweepstakes”
(the “Sweepstakes”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A purchase will not increase your chances of
winning. Void outside the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited
or restricted by law. Many will enter, eight (8)) will win.
Sponsor: Viacom International Inc., 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.
Administrator: Hothouse, Inc. 621 North Ave. NE, Suite A-100, Atlanta, GA 30308.
1. TIMING. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. (Eastern Time [“ET”]) on August 16, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on
September 12, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Administrator’s computer will be the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
2. ELIGIBILITY. To enter the Sweepstakes you must be: (i) a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of
Columbia (the “Eligibility Area”); (ii) at least eighteen (18) years old at time of entry and (iii) a valid video service subscriber of one (1)
of the National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (“NCTC”) member cable system operators participating in the Sweepstakes
as of August 9, 2021 (each a “Participant”). Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, NCTC, participating NCTC member cable system
operators, all prize providers associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies,
licensors, distributors, divisions and their advertising, production and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and
each of their respective officers, directors, licensors, employees, representatives and agents, and members of their immediate families
(parents, step parents, children, step children, siblings, step siblings, spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of their
households (whether related or not) and those winners who have won a prize in any Sponsor-related sweepstakes and/or contest in the
twelve (12) months prior to the start of the Sweepstakes Period are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Eligibility will be
determined by Sponsor and/or Administrator in its/their sole discretion.
3. HOW TO ENTER.
a. Online Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period visit www.mtvvmasweeps.com (the “Sweepstakes Site”), enter in the
name of the NCTC member cable system operator to which you subscribe and follow the instructions to complete and
submit the online Sweepstakes entry form. Information must be complete and must be submitted in accordance with
the online directions. Use of a profane username or the submission of false or misleading personal information by a
Participant will be grounds for disqualification. Determination of information to be profane, false, or misleading is at the
sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participants who submit an entry must provide all required information. Incomplete or
inaccurate entries are void. As stated below, collection and use of personally identifiable information will be in
accordance with the Sponsor’s Online Privacy Policy as posted at http://www.mtv.com/legal/privacy. All entries must
be received at the Sweepstakes Site during the Sweepstakes Period (beginning 12:00:01 a.m. ET on August 16, 2021
and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 12, 2021). Limit one (1) entry per calendar day per
person/household/email address. A “calendar day” is defined as the 24 hours between 12:00:00 a.m. ET and the
following 11:59:59 p.m. ET.
b. Postcard Entry: Send a postcard or piece of paper no larger than 8½” x 11″ enclosed in an envelope via the U.S. Postal
Service with proper postage affixed to it which contains the following handwritten information: your name, the name of
the NCTC member cable system operator to which you subscribe, your mailing address, e-mail and telephone number.
Mail to Administrator at: Hothouse, Inc./ Promotion Headquarters MTV Video Music Awards Sweepstakes,
P.O. Box 55133, Atlanta, GA 30308.. You must provide all required information to be eligible to enter and win.
Incomplete, illegible, corrupted or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified. All entries must be original
handwritten submissions; no copies, facsimiles or mechanical reproductions of an entry will be accepted. P.O. Boxes
are not permitted. Limit one (1) entry per stamped outer envelope with a maximum of one (1) entry per calendar day
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as denoted by the postmark. Mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than 11:59 PM (ET) on September 12, 2021
and they must be received by September 17, 2021.
4. LIMITATION ON ENTRIES. Any attempt by any Participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using same or
multiple/different email accounts or any other method of entry will void all of that Participant’s entries and that Participant will be
disqualified. Entries that have been tampered with or altered shall be rendered void. Neither Sponsor nor Administrator are responsible
for any problems or technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed mailed entries due to postal error, lost/delayed data transmission,
omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer
equipment, software, failure of Participants on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web site or
any combination thereof, including injury or damage to Participants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from
participating or downloading materials contained in this Sweepstakes. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as
planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause
beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this
Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the online portion of the
Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated or cancelled prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the
Sweepstakes Site, and any entries received prior to the termination or cancellation will be included in the drawing. In the event that there
becomes a dispute over who submitted a winning entry, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail
address used at the time of entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the
authorized account holder of the e-mail address. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an
Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain
associated with the submitted address. It is solely the responsibility of the Participant to notify Sponsor in writing if the Participant changes
his or her e-mail address during the Sweepstakes Period. Entries specifying an invalid, non-working, or inactive email address will be
disqualified and ineligible to win. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Bulk, automated and/or third-
party entries are prohibited and will be disqualified. Any attempt by any Participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by
using multiple and/or different identities, forms, registrations, email addresses, logins, or any other methods will void that Participant’s
entries, and that Participant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s discretion. Entries generated by a script, computer
programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted,
false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes
at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Once submitted, all entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and will not be
acknowledged or returned. Only one Winner will be allowed from a single NCTC member company.
5. DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION. Administrator will conduct a random drawing of all entries received during the Sweepstakes
Period on or about September 17, 2021 to select eight (8) potential winners (“Potential Winner(s)”). Potential Winners will be notified by
email on or about September 20, 2021 and must respond to the notification within one (1) day or be subject to disqualification and
another Potential Winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, if time permits.
Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
6. QUALIFICATION OF WINNER. Before a Potential Winner will be deemed an official winner (“Official Winner”), he/she will be
required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release/Publicity Release (except where prohibited) (collectively
referenced herein as the “Affidavit/Release”) and any other legal documents that Sponsor and/or Administrator may require, including,
but not limited to, a W-9 tax form, within two (2) days from the date Sponsor or Administrator sends such documents to the Potential
Winner or be subject to disqualification. The Potential Winner must be able to provide proof that the Potential Winner is eligible to be
deemed an Official Winner to Sponsor and/or Administrator’s satisfaction. If the documents are not returned within that time, or Potential
Winner or Official Winner is found to be ineligible, or does not comply with the Official Rules, then he/she will be disqualified and an
alternate Potential Winner may be selected. A prize notification being returned as undeliverable will result in disqualification of such entry.
All travelers must sign an Affidavit/Release prior to ticketing.
7. PRIZING. Eight (8) prizes are available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes. The Prize consists of a prize pack with the following
items: (a) one (1) JBL Pulse 4 light-up bluetooth speaker, (b) one (1) JOBY GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit, (c) one (1) Dimmable LED
Ring Light with Stand and (d) one (1) Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Mic (the “Prize(s)”).
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Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $599.95. The ARV of the Prize may vary depending on the current market
conditions at the time of prize fulfillment. The difference between the ARV and the actual value of the Prize will not be awarded. The total
ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is $4799.60.
8. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS. The Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or
substitutions, or any act or omission whatsoever with respect to the Prize. Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including
but not limited to income taxes) and all fees and expenses related to delivery, acceptance, and use of the Prize not specifically identified
in these Official Rules, are solely the responsibility of the Winner.
. Winner may not transfer, give, barter, sell, substitute, or exchange the Prize for a cash equivalent except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute the Prize or a Prize component with one of equal or greater
value if the Prize or a Prize component cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Unused components of the Prize have no
redeemable cash value. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or components of the Prize. Any difference between the ARV
and the actual value, if any, of any component of the Prize will not be awarded.
In the event that a Potential Winner chooses not to accept his/her Prize, or is unable to be notified, an alternate Potential Winner will be
randomly selected from all of the remaining eligible entries submitted during the Sweepstakes Period, if time permits. SPONSOR SHALL
HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO THE PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF WINNER’S OR
GUEST’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.
9. SWEEPSTAKES CONDITIONS. By submitting an entry in the Sweepstakes, each Participant (whether they are declared an
Official Winner or not) agrees (and agrees to affirm such in writing) to: (i) abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions
of the Sponsor on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes which decisions are final and binding in all respects; (ii) waive any right to
claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules; (iii) grant Sponsor (where permitted by law) the right to use your name,
address (city and state only), and biographical information on a worldwide basis, in all forms of media, in perpetuity and for advertising
or promotional purposes without review or further compensation; (iv) grant the NCTC member from which the winner accesses cable
television (where permitted by law) the right to use your name, address (city and state only), and biographical information on a worldwide
basis, in all forms of media, in perpetuity and for advertising or promotional purposes without review or further compensation and, (v)
warrant and represent that the use of the materials submitted in this Sweepstakes will not violate the rights of any third parties. Entries
must be in keeping with Sponsor’s positive image, as determined by Sponsor and Administrator in their sole discretion. Any materials
containing obscenity, crude language, or descriptions of a violent or sexual nature (as defined solely by Sponsor or Administrator) will
not be accepted and the associated entry will be disqualified. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from
the Trip Package contained in this Sweepstakes will be solely the responsibility of the Winner. Receipt of any of the prize components
of this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations.
Noncompliance with any of the above will result in disqualification.
If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs,
tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of the Sweepstake Entities which
corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its
sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of
the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor
may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner
that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing and select the
Winners from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. In the event a Potential Winner or Official Winner is
disqualified for any reason under the provisions of these Official Rules, such Potential Winner or Official Winner and all rights to any Prize
will be forfeited in its entirety and a random drawing will be conducted in order to select an alternate Potential Winner, if time permits.
10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY/RELEASES. By submitting an entry in the Sweepstakes, each Participant (whether declared an
official Winner or not) agrees (and agrees to affirm such in writing) to forever and irrevocably release, discharge, indemnify and hold
harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, licensors, employees, representatives, contractors,
and agents (the “Released Parties”) from any liability, claims, demands, and causes of action from personal injury, loss or damage of
any kind, including death, or property damage, theft, or loss suffered or resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation
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in this Sweepstakes or the use, misuse or acceptance or possession of the Prize or any portion thereof, or participation in any
Sweepstakes-related activity, access to and use of each website associated with this sweepstakes and/or downloading from such site,
or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery. By participating in this Sweepstakes,
Participants agree that the Released Parties are not responsible for any claims, damages, lawsuits, causes of action, proceedings, or
liability due to any injuries, theft, damages, expenses, costs, or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting
from, arising from, or in connection with, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) any typographical or other error in the publication
or printing of the Official Rules, and/or the offering or announcement of any prize; (ii) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged, incomplete
or garbled entries; (iii) any error in the collection or retention of entry information, including, but not limited to, incorrect or inaccurate
transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the entry due to human error; (iv) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or
omission on the part of any of the Sweepstakes Entities, or any of their agents or employees; (v) the Sweepstakes and any elements
thereof, and the participation or inability to participate in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes, including,
but not limited to, any damage to Participant’s (or any third person’s) telephone system and/or its contents related to or resulting from
any part of the Sweepstakes; (vi) any malfunction of the telephone system, whether technical or due to human error in nature, lost/delayed
data transmission, omissions, interruptions, deletion, defect, line failures, postponement, cancellation, or modification of the
Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, interruption or inability to access the Sweepstakes due to hardware or software compatibility
problems of any telephone network (TSP), computer online systems (ISP), servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure
on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including injury or
damage to participants or to any other person’s telephone system related to or resulting from participating; (vii) acceptance, receipt,
possession, attendance at, travel related to, defects in, misuse, inability to use, or use of any component of the Prize including, but not
limited to, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or misdirected or destroyed prize (or any element thereof); (viii) any change in the prizing (or
any components thereof) due to unavailability, any of which is due to reasons beyond Sweepstakes Entities’ control, including, but not
limited to, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental
entity (whether or not such action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure including but not limited
to overloading of the Sweepstakes Site due to excessive use, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid(s), blackout(s), act(s) of public
enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic(s), explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo,
labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil
disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond any of the Sweepstakes Entities’ sole and reasonable control, or as otherwise
permitted in these Official Rules; (ix) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; or (x) technical
or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries. No more than the stated number
of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number
of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number
of prizes at random from all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SWEEPSTAKES, ALL PRIZES, AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH
THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR
LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that Sponsor or Administrator find to be acting in violation of
these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of
the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserve the right to seek
damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall
not constitute a waiver of that provision
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11. PUBLICITY. EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, WINNER GRANTS TO SPONSOR AND THE NCTC MEMBER CABLE
OPERATOR (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSOR, NCTC MEMBER CABLE
OPERATOR) OR THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS (INCLUDING ADVERTISING AND
PROMOTION AGENCIES), CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND THOSE ACTING PURSUANT TO ITS AUTHORITY, THE RIGHT AND
PERMISSION TO PRINT, PUBLISH, BROADCAST, AND USE, WORLDWIDE IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER
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DEVELOPED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, WINNER’S NAME,
PORTRAIT, PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR ADVERTISING, TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL
PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS OR HER NAME ON ANY FORM OF MEDIA) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL
CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION. PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT SPONSOR SHALL OWN
THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES, WHICH WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED OR RETURNED, AND THAT SPONSOR AND ITS
DESIGNEES SHALL HAVE THE PERPETUAL, WORLDWIDE RIGHT TO EDIT, PUBLISH, AND USE THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES
IN ANY WAY AND IN ANY MEDIA FOR TRADE, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL, AND/OR OTHER PURPOSES AS SPONSOR
AND/OR ITS DESIGNEES MAY DETERMINE WITHOUT FURTHER CONSIDERATION TO PARTICIPANTS OR ANY THIRD PARTY.
12. GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in
accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New York (as distinguished from the choice of law rules) and the United States of
America applicable to contracts made and performed entirely in New York and where the relevant contacts are with such state. Except
where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each Participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes
of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, the Prizes awarded, or the determination of the Official Winner shall be
resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Participant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Sweepstakes
Entities’ entire liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Sweepstakes
Entities be liable for attorneys’ fees and/or experts’ fees and costs. Participant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever,
including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages and Participant further waives all rights to have damages
multiplied or increased.
13. USE OF INFORMATION. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Participant agrees that Participant’s entry and any other
personally identifiable information collected or used in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by Sponsor in accordance with its
Privacy Policy, as posted at. http://www.mtv.com/legal/privacy
14. RULES/WINNERS LIST. To receive the names of the Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped
envelope to: “2021 MTV Video Music Awards Sweepstakes” c/o Hothouse, Inc. /Promotion Headquarters, P.O. Box 55133, Atlanta,
GA 30308, for receipt by November 12, 2021. Please specify “Rules” or “Winner Info”. You may also view the Official Rules by visiting
www.mtvvmasweeps.com com during the Sweepstakes Period.
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“2021 MTV Video Music Awards Sweepstakes”
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. VOID OUTSIDE THE FIFTY (50) US AND DC AND WHERE
PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Open to legal residents of one of the 50 US AND DC who are at least eighteen
(18) years old or the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside at the time of entry and a valid video subscriber of
one (1) of the National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (“NCTC”) member cable system operators participating in the
Sweepstakes as of 8/9/21. Ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 9/12/21 Rules: www.mtvvmasweeps.com
Sponsor: Viacom International Inc.
Administrator: Hothouse, Inc.