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Contest/Sweepstake Rules

Downtown Parsons Inc. General Sweepstakes Contest Rules
 
Generally
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Purchasing a product or service will not improve your chances of winning.  Unless otherwise stated, Central Standard Time (“CST”) shall control for all purposes of a Sweepstakes.  The official timekeeper will be the Sponsor’s clock.  The Sweepstakes is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws.  Void where prohibited.  Any durations of time specified herein are represented in actual calendar days, not business days.  In the event that these General Rules conflict with any specific Official Rules for any sweepstakes offered by Sponsor, the specific Official Rules shall control.
 
Eligibility
Sweepstakes participants and winner(s) can be U.S. residents of the 50 United States, or residents of any country that is NOT embargoed by the United States, and cannot be residents of Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India. Sponsor cannot participate in this sweepstakes.. All prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians on their behalf. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.

Only one entry is allowed per person unless otherwise stated in the Official Rules for a specific sweepstakes.  Anyone found to be using multiple accounts to enter will have all entries voided and be ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Anyone found to have made multiple entries will have all entries voided and be ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  If the contest is held on Twitter, entrants should be aware that posting of duplicate or near duplicate tweets is a violation of the Twitter Rules and will result in all entries being voided and will make you ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  You are limited to one (1) entry per person in total for the duration of the entry period as specified in the Official Rules of the specific sweepstakes.  Disqualification in any sweepstakes sponsored by Sponsor shall be grounds for disqualification in any other sweepstakes offered by Sponsor, either active or future. 
 
All costs of entry including but not limited to Internet, telecommunications and postage are exclusively the costs of the entrant.  Methods of entry may not be available to all potential entrants, obtaining devices and/or services required to make entry is at the exclusive cost of the entrant.  If entrant discovers any device or service that is required to make entry which is a device or service offered by Sponsor, entrant may contact Sponsor using the method described herein to receive special consideration so that entrant will not be required to make a purchase to enter any sweepstakes offered by Sponsor.
 
Unless otherwise stated in any specific Official Rules, entry in any contest may be accomplished without purchase by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Downtown Parsons Inc., Attn: Executive Director, P.O. Box 67, Parsons, KS 67357 including the name of the contest to be entered.

Prizes
Contests with prizes involving travel outside the United States are open only to citizens holding a valid United States Passport whose physical condition permits the entrant to safely travel to the destination.  Sponsor reserves the right to require proof that these entry requirements have been satisfied.  Any such proof must be provided at the entrant’s expense upon request or within seven (7) days thereafter.
Entrants are responsible for the payment of any and all taxes applicable to prizes and the award of prizes. Sponsor is required to report winnings exceeding $600 per year (in the aggregate) to the Internal Revenue Service and will provide winners falling within this requirement with an IRS Form 1099 after the close of the calendar year in which the prize(s) were won. Winners agree to provide Sponsor with their social security number and such other information as may be required by Sponsor to comply with applicable laws.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute another prize of equal or greater value for the prize originally announced if the original contest prize is or becomes unavailable. Sponsor is not liable if any event with which a prize is associated is canceled due to circumstances beyond Sponsor’s control. Unless impossible or impractical, prizes will be awarded to the winner within 60 days after the winner is selected and announced.  Prizes which are to be claimed by the winner must be claimed within 30 days unless otherwise stated in the specific Official Rules for the sweepstakes and winner(s) are advised to claim their prizes as soon as possible to prevent waste or spoilage.
Selection of Winner(s)
One (1) winner will be randomly selected by the Sponsor-designated judges from the entries.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  Decisions of judges are final and cannot be appealed.
 
Notification of Winner(s)
The potential winner will be notified as directed in the specific Official Rules for the sweepstakes on or about the day after the expiry of the Entry Period.  Winner(s) may be required, in Sponsor’s discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) within seven (7) days of date specified by Sponsor or an alternate winner may be selected.  If the potential winner is under the age of majority, and still eligible for this Sweepstakes, the Affidavit must be executed by his/her parent or legal guardian.
 
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any potential winner and/or may select an alternate potential winner if (1) the potential winner cannot be reached for any reason after reasonable efforts, (2) if the Affidavit is returned undeliverable, (3) the potential winner declines or is for any reason unable to accept the prize, (4) the potential winner is not completely compliant with all the Official Rules at all times in effect, (5) the potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or receive the prize, for any reason, (6) the potential winner fails to fulfill any of the Affidavit related obligations.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate winner, if any.
 
Publicity Release
Except where prohibited by law, entry into any Sponsor sweepstakes constitutes that entrant’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish entrant’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), or statements made by entrant regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or later devised which include but are not limited to: print, television, radio, phone, electronic, cable, or Internet, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review or approval.  By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants will be sharing their personal information with Sponsor.  Personal information collected by Sponsor will only be used for administration of the Sweepstakes and awarding the prize.  However, any information submitted to Sponsor is considered part of the entry and all entries become property of Sponsor at the time of submission.  Entrant grants Sponsor all-inclusive, royalty-free and unrestricted ownership of any and all contents and parts of any entry.
 
No Tampering, Right to Cancel or Modify
Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries not containing accurate information or not compiling with the specific Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor's reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from 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. 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 the Sweepstakes, or with any Website promoting the Sweepstakes; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes multiple times through the use of multiple e-mail addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Sweepstakes promotion, including the entire Sweepstakes promotion, and/or modify the Sweepstakes and/or award the prize based upon the criteria set forth in these Official Rules from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated or modified due to technical difficulties or unforeseen events prior to the expiration date of the entry period posted in the Official Rules on the Sponsor’s website, notice will be posted on the Sponsor’s website.
 
Release of Liability, Disclaimer of Warranty and Forum Selection
Entry in the Sweepstakes signifies entrants and winners agreement to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (the "Released Parties"), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever, including without limitation, property damage, personal injury (including emotional distress), and/or death, which may occur in connection with, preparation for, or participation in, the Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related or prize-related activity and for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants 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 Sweepstakes. Entrants and winners acknowledge that Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize or any component thereof, including, but not limited to, express warranties provided by the supplier of the prize (or any component thereof) or their affiliates. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Kansas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Kansas, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Kansas. In addition, any dispute relating to the Sweepstakes (including these Official Rules) shall be brought in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in Parsons-Labette County, State of Kansas. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non convenes or lack of personal jurisdiction that they may have.  Furthermore, entry constitutes the entrant’s agreement to indemnify and hold harmless, Released Parties for any loss, liability, cost or expense incurred as a result of their entry, attempted entry and/or participation in the Sweepstakes or prize-related activity for any actions or omissions of any Released Party, entrant or entrant’s guests.
 
Sponsor
Downtown Parsons Inc, 115 S 18th, Parsons KS 67357
 
Winner List
To obtain a copy of the winner(s) list, available after the expiration of the entry period, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Downtown Parsons Inc., Attn: Executive Director, P.O. Box 67, Parsons, KS 67357, for Sponsor’s receipt within thirty (30) days of the last day of the entry period including the name of the contest for which the winner(s) list is requested.
 

 


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