The Great Scavenger Hunt at the NYS Fair

Contest Rules

Entry open to those who are 18+ and minors who enter with the consent of a parent or legal guardian who meet the eligibility criteria below and are legally eligible to participate.

CONTEST SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: AIDS Community Resources, Inc dba ACR Health

CONTEST NAME: 2017 Great Scavenger Hunt.

CONTEST PERIOD: 2017 Great Scavenger Hunt begins on Aug 10, 2017, at 12:01 am ET and ends on Sept 3, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST.

ENTRY PERIOD:
Starts Aug 10, 2017, at 12:01 am EST.
Ends Sept 3, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST.

WINNER ANNOUNCED: 2017 Great Scavenger Hunt winners will be announced on the WSYR Channel 9 News Facebook Live App and posted on the GreatScavengerHunt.org on or before September 4, 2017. Prize will be available for pickup after the winner has been chosen and announced at the ACR Health office located at 627 W Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY, 13204

DAILY WINNERS will be announced on WSYR Channel 9- Bridge Street television show live at the New York State Fair, Monday thru Friday’s starting August 23rd, 2017 and ending on Sept 2nd, 2017. Saturday and Sunday daily prize winners will be announced on the ACR Health Twitter and Facebook Page.  Prizes will be available for pickup after the winner has been chosen and announced at the ACR Health office located at 627 W Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY, 13204

ELIGIBILITY: Participating in this Contest is open to individuals who are least 18 years of age on, or before 8/14/17 and minors who enter with the consent of a parent or legal guardian. ACR Health employees, team members, directors, and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. For purposes of this Contest, “immediate family members” means legal parents, spouses, dependents, and siblings, whether residents of the same household or not.

HOW TO ENTER: Participants must complete challenges through the Great Scavenger Hunt web based application found at greatscavengerhunt.org. Participants are asked to complete tasks by taking photos, seeking out people, places, and things, answering questions and completing challenges to accrue points. Challenges are subject to change at any point throughout the entirety of hunt. All entries are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

SELECTION OF WINNERS:

Daily winners will be chosen by the participant who gains the most leader board points for that day. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by the participant who accumulates the most points over the course of the twelve (12) day contest. All points will be verified for eligibility to ensure completion of each task completion. The selection process run by ACR Health is final. The winners will be announced on the Great Scavenger Hunt home page, on or about noon EST each day. Announcement and instructions for claiming the prize will be sent to the e-mail address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry form. Each participant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by ACR Health’s administrators (or sponsor) within (15) fifteen days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

TERMS OF ENTRY:

(a) By participating in this Contest, Contestant warrants that his or her entry and all elements thereof (i) do not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, logos, contract and licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights, or any other intellectual property rights; (ii) are not subject to any third party agreements for which ACR Health could be held financially or legally liable; and (iii) do not contain any content that could adversely affect the name, reputation, or goodwill of ACR Health. Contestant agrees to indemnify ACR Health against all damages, costs, and attorney’s fees related to any claims or litigation that arises in relation to Contestant’s participation in the Contest.

(b) ACR Health reserves the right to disqualify any entries that, in ACR Health’s sole and absolute discretion, (i) include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by Contestant or used without permission; (ii) refer to public figures; (iii) contain profanity, pornographic or sexual content, content promoting alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, or firearms or weapons, hateful content of any kind, content that promotes violence or harm to another living creature; (iv) promote a political agenda regardless of the political affiliation and regardless of ACR Health’s treatment of other entries that may or may not promote a political agenda; (v) defame, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks about other people or companies; or (vi) contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs or other identifying elements of any person, living or dead, without permission.

(c) Contestants may not submit entries on behalf of any person other than themselves. If the contestant is a minor under the age of 18, the contestant must enter with the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Entries not submitted in accordance with the instructions provided in the Official Rules or on Contest Website shall be disqualified.

(d) The contestant retains the copyright and exclusive possession of all photo and video submissions. The contestant will grant to ACR Health the nontransferable, nonexclusive license to use, with complete attribution, via any medium, the submission for promotional or other purposes as deemed fit by ACR Health.

(e) ACR Health reserves the right to disqualify any entry, for any reason, at its sole discretion.

(f) Neither ACR Health nor any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, contractors, subcontractors and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees, nor any Internet access providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information, human error, technical malfunction, lost/delayed data transmission, lost/delayed/misdirected mail, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failure of any telephone or other network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, inability to access the Contest Website, for problems uploading or downloading any Contest-related materials from the Contest Website, or for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incorrect or incomplete entry.

(g) If for any reason any aspect of this Contest cannot be completed as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of ACR Health which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, ACR Health may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest, or invalidate any affected submissions.

(h) For purposes of these Official Rules, receipt of Contest Entries occurs when entry to greatscavengerhunt.org is completed and entrant selects the “submit” button. Any entry information collected from the Contest may be recorded by ACR Health for further promotional or marketing purposes.

(i) ACR Health may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any submissions, and prohibit further participation in this Contest by, any person who tampers with or benefits from any tampering with the submission process or with the operation of this Contest or acts in violation of these terms and conditions, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

(j) Standard data and messaging rates may apply. Contact your carrier for all applicable costs.

PRIZES:

(a) Any and all guarantees and warranties for the prize is subject to the manufacturer’s terms and conditions, and winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturer for any such warranty or guarantee claim.

(b) ACR Health does not guarantee or make any representations or warranties regarding the quality, performance, features or capabilities/utility of the prizes offered to the winners under the contest and cannot be held responsible and liable in this connection.

(c) Prizes are non-transferable.

(d) Prizes offered on a no exchange, no refund basis.

(e) Prize recipients consent to ACR Health using his/her name and image in any promotional material.

(f) Stated “Daily Prize” is subject to change at ACR Health’s sole discretion

(g) Grand Prize cash amount in the sum of $1000 is based on a minimum participation of 1000 participants in the Great Scavenger Hunt and is subject to change if participation is less than the projected amount. If participation is less than 800 participants the grand prize will be calculated using the following formula- (amount of participants * $1)

TAXES:

(a) Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to ACR Health, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Winners may be required to provide the Administrator with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number.

(b) Contest is subject to the any and all applicable federal, state, local, central or community laws/local customs. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed, constructed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the United States.

(c) All prize recipients may be required to sign a form of legal release to be determined by ACR Health in its absolute discretion.

(d) ACR Health accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the prize winnings. The prize/s shall be subject to the laws of both New York State and the United States, including all the tax laws. All applicable regulatory and statutory duties, surcharge, taxes, insurances, transfer fees, registration fee etc., that may be applicable to the prizes will be borne by the winners.

(e) ACR Health reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found tampering with the entry process or entry materials.

(f) All contestants accept the conditions stated in these official rules, warrant that they are eligible to participate in this contest, and release ACR Health from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with their participation and/or entry in the contest and/or awarding of or use of any prize awarded in this contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, ACR Health and its licensees reserve the right to seek damages or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for any such attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law. Contestants agree to indemnify and hold harmless ACR Health from and against any and all claims, losses, damages or liability (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) that may be asserted against or incurred by any of them at any time, in connection with entry, or use thereof, or by respective contestants’ breaches of any agreement or warranty associated with the contest. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the United States. If, in ACR Health’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Contest, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, ACR Health reserves the right to void suspect entries and/or votes and/or terminate the Contest and award the prizes from among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically enter or vote repeatedly is prohibited. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Contestant based on an email address, the entry in question may be disqualified subject at ACR Health’s discretion. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, ACR Health will endeavor to post notice of termination on the Page.

WINNERS LIST: For a written list of the name(s) of the prize winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to  Great Scavenger Hunt c/o ACR Health, 627 W Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY:

(a) ACR Health and related companies and agencies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this Contest or the acceptance or use of any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).

(b) Nothing on the Page, or on any other website of ACR Health, or relating to this Contest, shall be construed as conferring any license or other rights under the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of ACR Health or its related companies or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.

(c) The software and programming code and media relating to the Page and Promotion-related communication are protected by the applicable laws of copyright, trademark, patent, unfair competition and other proprietary laws.

MISCELLANEOUS:

(a) ACR Health’s decisions shall be final in all matters relating to this Contest, and no correspondences will be entertained.

(b) ACR Health reserves the right to change these terms and conditions without prior notice.

(c) A Participant shall be deemed to have notice of any such amendments or interpretations upon publication of the same on the Page and shall be deemed to have accepted such amendments or interpretations by virtue of his/her continued participation in this Contest. Should a Participant not wish to continue to participate in this Contest pursuant to the prevailing terms and conditions as amended or interpreted, he/she may terminate participation in this Contest upon written notice to ACR Health.

(d) It is the responsibility of the participants to inform ACR Health of any change in the address of correspondence, to ensure we may be in contact for you to win your prize.

(e) Apart from the entitlement to the above prize/s under the Official Rules, the winner and/or their legal heirs will have no other rights or claim against.

(f) ACR Health shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations caused by weather conditions, fire, flood, strike, hurricane, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, acts of God or any other circumstances amounting to Force Majeure.

(g) The prize/s will be distributed/delivered to the winners within 45 days of submission of all necessary documents for redemption by the winners, at the respective addresses of the winners. If the winner is absent from taking delivery of the prize and fails to collect the same within 7 days of notification of delivery than his prize stands forfeited.

CONTACT US:

Any questions regarding this sweepstakes should be directed to ACR Health:



Great Scavenger Hunt
c/o ACR Health

627 W Genesee Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

events@acrhealth.org