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University of Maryland University College August Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Promotion is void where prohibited by law. 

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL RULES:

  1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION. The UMUC September (the "Promotion") begins on September 1, 2021 at 12:01:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on  September 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 a.m. ET (the "Promotion Period"). Participation in the Promotion is also governed by the UMUC September Fan Program (the “Fan Program”) Terms and Conditions  (the “Terms”) and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (the “Sponsor Privacy Policy”), and such Terms, and Sponsor Privacy Policy are hereby incorporated in their entirety into these Official Rules by reference. In case of a conflict between the Terms, Sponsor Privacy Policy and/or the Official Rules, the Terms shall govern.

The Promotion consists of a random drawing the “Point Entry Sweepstakes”.

Participation in the Promotion does not constitute participation and/or entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes.  By participating in the Promotion, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (defined below), which shall be final and binding in all respects.

POINTS CHART:  See Link

  1. SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR. The sponsor of this SocialToaster, Inc., 3600 Clipper Mill Road Suite: 405 Baltimore, MD 21211 ("Sponsor"). The administrator of this Promotion is SocialToaster, Inc., 3600 Clipper Mill Road Suite: 405 Baltimore, MD 21211 ("Administrator"). Administrator's computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion.
  2. ELIGIBILITY. This Promotion is open only to legal United States residents residing in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, and who have joined the Program (each a “Member” and collectively, "Members"). "). Registration in the Program is free. For details on how to become a Member, see below. Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Sponsor, Administrator, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Promotion Entities"), and the immediate family members and/or persons living in the household of each Promotion Entity, are not eligible to enter this Promotion or win a prize. Additionally, any person who is already a member of five (5) or more programs operated by Administrator, regardless of the sponsor of those other programs or any person who has been removed from any other program operated by Administrator is ineligible to participate in this Fan Program. In order to be considered a Verified Member (a “Verified Member”) and count toward a recruitment point earning activity, you must have connected a social account and have 25 friends on Facebook or 25 followers on Twitter.
  3. HOW IT WORKS.Visit http://www.umucconnect.org/s/710/alumni/indexSocial.aspx?sid=710&gid=1&pgid=1065 (the “Website”) and, if you have not already done so, follow the instructions to register for the Program by providing your full name, a valid email address, and authorizing Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn (each, an “Approved Platform” and collectively, the "Approved Platforms") as directed to provide your personal information to register for the Promotion if you wish. Members who join the Program during the Promotion Period will automatically earn 100 points/one (1) entry for doing so. During the Promotion Period, Members will receive one (1) or more emails from Sponsor inviting them to share and/or consume Sponsor or its partners’ content (“Official Content”) in order to earn additional points provided they disclose their participation in the Promotion. On the Website, which may be updated from time to time, Members will find a list of tasks and corresponding point values for each task along with instructions on specific tasks that eligible Members may complete via the Social Toaster® application or via the Approved Platforms in order to earn additional points. 

Note that only actions taken via the SocialToaster application, on content shared on social networks via SocialToaster, or on emails sent from the SocialToaster application will accrue points in connection with this Promotion. Points cannot be sold, bartered, traded, combined, reassigned or transferred, and have no cash or credit value.

By participating in this Promotion, each Member acknowledges and agrees that he or she must clearly and conspicuously disclose that he or she is participating in this Promotion in any online sharing interaction that references the Promotion or is used to earn points in connection with this Promotion. At a minimum, the hashtag specified in each challenge or "#sponsored" or "#promotion" should be included in all social media communications sent pursuant to the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Member and void all of his/her associated entries who does not adequately disclose his or her participation in this Promotion while engaging in any online social sharing interaction during the Promotion Period. All entries and Official Content and original content that is shared is the property of the Sponsor and each entrant agrees to grant and assign the copyright in all such shared content to the Sponsor worldwide in perpetuity, unless prohibited by law.

  1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION; WINNER SELECTION

For all promotions, odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the applicable Participation Period.

Point Entry Sweepstakes.

Point Entry Sweepstakes Winner Selection. At the end of the Promotion Period, one (1) potential prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.

  1. PRIZE NOTIFICATION; AFFIDAVITS/DECLARATIONS; TAXES. The potential prize winner(s) will be notified by telephone and/or mail and/or e-mail, using contact information provided or collected at the time of registration. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason.  If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within seventy-two (72) hours of the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected based on the point/new recruit totals, as applicable.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will attempt to contact up to three (3) potential winners of a prize in accordance with the above procedure, after which the prize in question may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed.  If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate prize winner may be selected.  Sponsor's decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
  2. PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:

Limit one (1) prize per person [or household] per calendar year.

Point Entry Sweepstakes Prizes

One (1) Point Entry Sweepstakes prizes are available.  Each prize consists of a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize is $25 USD.

  1. GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS. No cash alternative or prize substitutions will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of comparable value if a prize listed is unavailable for any reason. Prize winner(s) shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. For US Residents: Any potential prize winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release and a W-9 form (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). If winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of prize notification (or a shorter time if required by exigencies), winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  Any winner of a prize valued at $600 or more will receive an IRS form 1099 after receipt of the prize for the actual retail value of the prize.

ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION.  A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE LEADERBOARD OR A SCREENSHOT SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL SUCH PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND PARTICIPANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS.

  1. PUBLICITY RELEASE.Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner's acceptance of Prize constitutes the winner's consent for Sponsor and its designees to use and/or publish winner's full name, city and state of residence, hometown, photograph or other likeness, entry, pictures, portraits, voice, testimonials, opinions, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winner, worldwide and in perpetuity for promotional purposes, in any media, without further compensation, notice, review, or approval.
  2. AUTHORIZED ACCOUNT HOLDER. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a Member, the Member will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address identified at enrollment into the Program, which authorized account holder must also be the subscriber of the applicable Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or other social sharing account used by the Member in order to earn points in the Program. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute, social sharing site) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the applicable e-mail address.
  3. PRIVACY; RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY.Any personal information sent to, shared with or collected by Sponsor or Administrator in connection with this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy found at socialtoaster.com/privacy-policy and you understand that you are providing such information to Sponsor and Administrator and not to any Approved Platform. By entering, Members acknowledge and agree that the Promotion Entities are not responsible, and shall have no liability, for: (a) entries that contain incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion and/or the Program, or do not otherwise comply with or violate these Official Rules; (b) prize claims, responses or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged, garbled, misdirected, or otherwise not received by Sponsor or its agents for any reason; (c) any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of this Promotion, the administration or execution of this Promotion, or in the announcement of prize winners; (d) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of entries, or for destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (e) failed or unavailable hardware, network, software or telephone transmissions, damage to Members' or any person's computer and/or its contents, or causes beyond Sponsor's reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion; or (f) if a prize, or a prize component, cannot be awarded due to shipping delays or interruptions due to acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond the Sponsor's reasonable control. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that this Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, or if this Promotion is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate this Promotion, to void the entries at issue, and/or modify this Promotion and/or award the prize from among all valid entries earned as of the date of termination. If this Promotion is terminated or modified due to technical difficulties or unforeseen events prior to the expiration date of the Promotion Period, notice will be posted at the Website. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

THE DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS.   In the event of a conflict between these Official Rules and any instructions or interpretation of these Official Rules given by an employee of the Sponsor regarding the Promotion, these Official Rules shall prevail. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion-related materials, including but not limited to the Promotion entry form, or point of sale, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

  1. WARNING.Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Promotion, or with the Website or any other websites or social sharing sites promoting this Promotion; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or the Program Terms. Sponsor reserves the right to void all actions taken, or Points earned and made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar activity duplication method and to disqualify any individual using such a method of sharing or posting on social networks. Any attempt by a Member or any other person to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws; and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys' and experts' fees) from any such Member or other person to the fullest extent permitted by law, including seeking criminal prosecution.
  2. RELEASE OF LIABILITY; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE.This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws in the US and Canada. By participating in this Promotion, Members and winners agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Promotion Entities from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever, including without limitation, tax liabilities, property damage, personal injury (including emotional distress), and/or death caused, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Promotion or any promotion or prize-related activities, and for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. The Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to Members or to any other person's computer, regardless of how caused, relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with this Promotion. Members and winners acknowledge that the Promotion Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including, but not limited to, express warranties provided by the manufacturer of the goods or their affiliates. THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF MARYLAND WITHOUT RESPECT TO ITS CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES.
  3. PRIZE WINNER LIST: A winner’s list may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: SocialToaster Inc,. UMUC , ATTN: Winners List, 3600 Clipper Mill Road Suite: 405 Baltimore, MD 21211. All such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Promotion Period. 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Instagram, Inc., or YouTube, LLC. Sponsor shall not be liable for technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.