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2014 CBSSports.com Game Pick 'em Contest Rules

2014 CBSSports.com Game Pick 'em Contest Rules

1. Introduction2014 CBSSports.com Game Pick 'em Contest
No Cost
The Administrator
Eligibility
2. PlayingSigning Up
Making Picks
Scoring
Deadlines
3. PrizesGrand Prize
Weekly Prize
Prize Notification
4. Legal DisclaimersGeneral Conditions
Rules/Winners Information
Internet
Sponsor's Mailing Address
Prize Provider/Administrator's Mailing Address



1. Introduction


2014 CBSSports.com Game Pick 'em Contest
Welcome to the 2014 CBSSports.com Game Pick 'em Contest (the "Challenge"), where you compete against other participants to see who can correctly predict the outcomes of selected National Football League ("NFL") games. Submit your predictions each week for a chance at weekly and overall prizes. The Challenge starts August 5, 2014 and ends December 28, 2014 (the "Challenge Period").

No Cost
The Challenge is FREE to play. No purchase, wireless device or entry fee necessary to enter or win. If you are accessing this Challenge via your wireless device, data rates may apply.

If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a smart phone, tablet or other wireless device that allows you to access this Challenge you may also play the Challenge via any of those devices during the Challenge Period. You may be charged data rates according to the Terms and Conditions of your Service Agreement with your wireless carrier. Each wireless carrier's rate plan may vary, and participants should contact their wireless carrier for information on rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Challenge. Mobile and wireless service is offered on an 'as is' basis, may not be available in all areas at all times, and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other service changes made by your wireless carrier. Your wireless service carrier may change or discontinue your service, may charge you additional amounts at any time by giving you prior notice and/or it may discontinue service if you disagree to additional charges.

The Administrator
CBS Interactive Inc. ("CBSI") will serve as the Administrator of the Challenge and will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding violations of the rules. Neither FedEx Corporation, nor any of its subsidiaries have offered or sponsored this Game and are not responsible in any way for the administration of the Game or any prizes awarded through the Game or the use thereof.

Eligibility
The Challenge is open to persons who are: (a) Registered Users; (b) legal residents of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) (for purposes of clarity, Puerto Rico is expressly excluded); and (c) at least eighteen (18) years old or age of majority, whichever is older in state of residence, at the date of registration in the Challenge. Void where prohibited by law.

For purposes of these Official Rules, "Registered User" means a person who has successfully completed the registration form and has obtained a User Identification ("ID") and associated password ("Password") on one of the CBSI network of Websites which currently includes the following: CBSSports.com and/or NCAA.com.

If you are not a Registered User you may become a Registered User and obtain an ID and a Password by completing the CBSSports.com registration form. There is no fee or charge to you to become a Registered User.

Employees of CBSI and CBS Broadcasting Inc. (collectively the "Challenge Entities") and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible to win. Immediate family member is defined as a parent, sibling or any person residing in the same household as an employee of the Challenge Entities. Void where prohibited. Such excluded employees and/or family members may play, but WILL NOT be eligible to receive a Prize.


2. Playing


Signing Up
Registered Users can sign up any time by visiting CBSSports.com. Each week of the 2014 NFL Season, participants will be asked to go to the URL: http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/games/game-pickem and follow the on screen instructions in order to enter. An entry into the Challenge consists of the registrant's personal information and entering up to 17 weekly games picks (each a "Weekly Entry"). Participants do not have to fill in all 17 weekly entry periods (each a "Weekly Entry Period") throughout the challenge period (the "Challenge Period"), though we do suggest you fill in all 17 Weekly Entry Periods to increase your odds of winning the Grand Prize (as defined below).

Making Picks
The Challenge will run for 17 weeks of the NFL season. For each Weekly Entry Period, the Administrator will list all the scheduled NFL games on its web site. You must pick the team that you predict will win each game, along with a predicted final score for the Monday Night Football game. This predicted final score will be used as a tie breaker. You do not need to participate in all 17 Weekly Entry Period, but for each Weekly Entry Period that you decide to participate in; you must make picks for every game.

Limit one Weekly Entry per person per Weekly Entry Period. Limit of 17 entries per person for the duration of the Challenge Period.

Scoring
Participants must select their projected winners of all NFL games to be played during each Weekly Entry Period that participants decide to participate in. Participants will receive one point for each correct selection. The total number of correct selections in a given Weekly Entry Period will be the participant's score for such Weekly Entry Period. The total number of correct selections for the duration of the Challenge will be the participant's total overall score.

Deadlines
You may sign up to play in the Challenge at any point during the NFL season up to no later than five minutes prior to the first kickoff of the first game of week 17 of the NFL Season. The deadline for each participant to submit weekly selections is five minutes before the start of the last scheduled NFL game for any given week. Weeks run from Tuesday to Monday. It is a good idea to check the NFL schedule to make sure you know when games begin each week and get your picks in before the deadline.


3. Prizes


Grand Prize
The eligible participant who predicts the most games correctly over the entire season will be declared the Grand Prize Winner (the "Grand Prize Winner") and will receive the grand prize ("Grand Prize"). The Grand Prize consists of Three Thousand Three Hundred US Dollars (US$3,300.00).

If more than one eligible participant is tied for the most correct picks for the season, the participant whose predictions of total combined score for all the Monday Night Football games that were used as the weekly tiebreakers, will be tallied and the combined score that is the closest to the actual final total combined score for the Monday Night Football games will win the Grand Prize. This will be determined by adding up the actual points scored in the Monday Night tiebreaker games and determining which tied participant was closest to the overall number with their predictions.

If there is still a tie, the participant who correctly predicts the most games in a Weekly Entry Period, starting from Week 17 and moving back through the prior Weekly Entry Period(s) as needed, will determine the winner. If tie remains, prize will be split amongst tied participants.

Weekly Prize
The eligible participant who predicts the most games correctly in a Weekly Entry Period will be declared a Weekly Prize Winner (each, a "Weekly Prize Winner(s)") and will receive a weekly prize ("Weekly Prize(s)"). Each Weekly Prize consists of One Hundred US Dollars (US$100.00).

Prizes will be awarded in the form of a check and/or any other means Administrator deems fair and appropriate in Administrators sole discretion.

If more than one eligible participant is tied for the most correct picks in any Weekly Entry Period, the participant whose prediction of the total combined points in the Monday Night Football game is closest to the actual final total combined score for the Monday Night Football game will win the Weekly Prize. If there is still a tie, the Weekly Prize will be awarded to the eligible participant who first submitted their picks in that given week. If tie remains, prize will be split amongst tied participants.

The Grand Prize and the Weekly Prize collectively, the "Prize(s)."

Prize Notification
Each potential Weekly Prize Winner and the Grand Prize Winner (collectively, the "Prize Winner(s)"), will be notified via email. Weekly Prize Winners will be notified within fourteen (14) days of the end of each week of the NFL Season, the Grand Prize winner will be notified within 14 days of the end of the NFL season. Potential Prize Winners will be required to complete and submit either an electronic or a standard Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (the "Claim Form") (that will require a potential Prize Winner to provide their social security number) Potential Prize Winners will be required to complete the Claim Form within thirty (30) days of date of notification. Failure to complete Claim Form within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules, the return of a Prize or Prize notification, or if a potential winner declines a Prize for any reason will result in immediate disqualification. The Prize of such disqualified potential Prize winner may be awarded to an alternate who will be the eligible entrant with the next highest score (in accordance these Official Rules). Only one attempt for an alternate will be conducted. If attempt fails, unclaimed Prize will not be awarded.


4. Legal Disclaimers


All participants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and the Legal Disclaimers below, and by the decisions of CBSI, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the game.

General Conditions
By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and by the decisions of CBSI, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Further, each entrant also acknowledges and agrees to the CBS Interactive Inc. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy incorporated herein by reference. Any and all taxes, if any, in relation to acceptance of a Prize are the sole responsibility of each Prize Winner. No substitution or transfer of a Prize is permitted except by CBSI. CBSI reserves the right to substitute a Prize for one of equal or greater value.

Except where prohibited by law, a Prize Winner's acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for the Challenge Entities to use Prize Winner's name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and address (city and state) worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. Entrants agree to CBSI's use of their names and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

All federal, state, local, and provincial laws and regulations apply.

CBSI is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected on-line entries or transactions, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete Entry information whether caused by a contestant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions. CBSI reserves the right to halt or modify the Challenge at any time during the Challenge period if events beyond their control compromise the Challenge fairness or integrity. In the event that a scheduled game or NFL game week is canceled or preempted for any reason, no points or Prizes will be awarded for that week and/or for picks of the affected NFL teams.

CBSI is not responsible for typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of this Challenge, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of a Prize Winner or the distribution of a Prize.

CBSI, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participating in the Challenge, refuse to award points or a Prize, and require the return of a Prize, if entrant engages in any conduct CBSI deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Challenge or detrimental to other entrants. Such improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, falsifying personal information required during Challenge registration or Prize claim, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating points or a Prize through methods such as automated computer scripts or other programming techniques, allowing others to use the entrant's personal information for the purpose of accumulating points or a Prize, tampering with CBSI's administration of this promotion, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise tamper with the computer programs on this Web site. Entrant further acknowledges that the forfeiture of a Prize and/or return of a Prize shall in no way prevent CBSI from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct.

CBSI reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Challenge. This Challenge is not affiliated with or endorsed by NFL or any NFL team. This is a skill game designed to entertain and increase consumer awareness of, and interest in CBSSports.com.

This Challenge may not be used for any form of gambling, betting or wagering.

Rules/Winner Information
For the name of the Prize Winners send a self addressed stamped envelope for receipt by February 27, 2015 to "Winners list: CBSSports.com Game Pick 'em Contest," c/o CBS Interactive Inc., 1401 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

For a copy of the Official Rules send a self addressed stamped envelope to the above address marked "Official Rules: CBSSports.com Game Pick 'em Contest," for receipt by January 3, 2015. Residents from VT may omit postage on the self addressed envelope.

Internet
If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of CBSI which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Challenge, CBSI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Challenge. In such event, CBSI further reserves the right to award a Prize to the participant with the highest total weekly and overall score (tie breakers apply) from all eligible participants in the Challenge as of termination date.

CBSI assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or transactions. CBSI is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry or transaction to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Challenge.

Lost or Corrupted Entries
The Challenge Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries or mail if applicable; or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. The Challenge Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by registration information submitted by end users or tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Challenge, and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the Challenge.

Damaged Property
Challenge Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, injury or damage to any entrants or to any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Challenge or downloading materials from this Challenge.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CBSI RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH CONTESTANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Any Entry that is incomplete, late, or does not include a validly issued User ID will be disqualified.

In the event that the Challenge is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, CBSI reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Challenge, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, CBSI shall have no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such an action.

Challenge Errors
The Challenge Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Challenge; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of this Challenge; and/or (c) in these Official Rules including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Prize Winners or the distribution of the Prizes. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules, Administrators reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity or error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Challenge.

Prize Winners and Prizes
The Challenge Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, the selection and announcement of a Prize Winner, the distribution of the Prizes, the acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of any part of a Prize and/or any injury or damage to any entrant's or third person's property related to or resulting from any part of a Prize or any part of this Challenge.

Release and Indemnity
Each entrant in the Challenge, including, without limitation, a Prize Winner, hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Challenge Entities and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize, participation in this Challenge and participation in any activity related to this Challenge.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties
IN NO EVENT WILL THE CHALLENGE ENTITIES AND/OR THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR THE CHALLENGE, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE AND/OR THE CHALLENGE. IN NO EVENT SHALL CBSI'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $100. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE CHALLENGE AND THE SERVICE INCLUDING THE PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE 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.

Binding Arbitration
The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Challenge. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Challenge shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of New York, in the City of New York.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Challenge, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the New York state and federal courts located in the City of New York, and State of New York. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.

Sponsor/Prize Provider/Administrator's Mailing Address
CBS Interactive Inc., 1401 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

 
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