2019-20 CBSSports.com College Football Bowl Pick'em Challenge Rules

THIS CHALLENGE MAY NOT BE USED TO CONDUCT, ADVERTISE OR PROMOTE ANY FORM OF GAMBLING. THIS CHALLENGE IS OPEN TO PERSONS WHO ARE: (A) REGISTERED USERS; (B) LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES (FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY, PUERTO RICO AND ALL US TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS ARE 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. DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

1. Introduction2019-20 CBSSports.com College Football Bowl Pick'em Challenge
No Cost
The Administrator
Eligibility
2. PlayingSigning Up
Making Picks
Scoring
Deadlines
3. PrizesPrize
Tiebreakers
Prize Notification
4. Legal DisclaimersGeneral Conditions
Rules/Winners Information
Internet
Sponsor's Mailing Address
Administrator's Mailing Address

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1. Introduction


2019-20 CBSSports.com College Football Bowl Pick'em Challenge
Welcome to the 2019-20 CBSSports.com College Football Bowl Pick'em Challenge (the "Challenge"), where you compete against other participants to see who can correctly predict the outcomes of selected college football bowl games ("College Football Bowl Games") in accordance with these 2019-20 CBSSports.com College Football Bowl Pick'em Challenge Rules ("Official Rules"). The Challenge begins on December 3, 2019 ends with the National Championship Game on January 13, 2020 (the "Challenge Period"). Participants who want to enter the Challenge must sign-up for the Challenge during the Signup Period. Signups commence on December 3, 2019 and end at 1:59pm Eastern Time ("ET") on December 20, 2019. (the "Signup Period").

No Cost
The Challenge is FREE to play. No purchase, wireless device or entry fee is necessary to enter or win.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS CHALLENGE IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED BELOW.

The Administrator
CBSI will serve as the administrator (the "Administrator") of the Challenge and will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding violations of the rules.

Eligibility
The Challenge is open to persons who are: (a) Registered Users (as defined below); (b) legal residents of the United States 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. For purposes of clarity, persons who reside in Puerto Rico are expressly excluded from this 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's network of websites, which currently includes CBSSports.com and/or SportsLine.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 become a Registered User.

Employees of SportsHub Games Network, CBSI and CBS Broadcasting Inc. and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies (collectively the "Challenge Entities"), 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 by law. Such excluded employees and/or family members may play, but WILL NOT be eligible to win a Prize (as defined below).

Note: Professional and/or college football players, team owners, management and personnel; professional sports agents; referees; and league employees who play/work in the United States, are not eligible to play in this Challenge, as well as, employees of (i) an operator of a fantasy sports website offering paid contests or (ii) a sports betting operator.



2. Playing


Signing Up
Registered Users can sign up any time, during the Signup Period. To sign-up, go to the CBSSports.com College Bowl Pick'em Challenge page accessible at https://picks.cbssports.com/college-football/pickem (the "CBSI Site"). Once on the CBSi Site, if not already, become a Registered Users, create a screen name for the Challenge and agree to the Official Rules.

Entering the Contest/Making Picks
The Administrator, at its sole discretion, will select the available College Bowl Game match-ups and Winning Margins (as defined below) for each such game and list them on the CBSI Site for the Challenge. In order to participate in the Challenge, participants must: (i) go to the CBSI Site; (ii) pick the team(s) they predict will beat the Winning Margin (as defined below) from amongst the unlocked match-ups listed; (iii) enter an answer for the tie-breaker question(s); (iv) login to their CBSSports.com account (or create an account if you do not have one); and (iv) create a team name, in order to complete your entry for the Challenge. You must complete step (iv) and (v) to complete your entry. PLEASE NOTE: all picks are automatically saved; every time you make a change to your picks the changes will be automatically saved and will override your previous picks. Additionally, you should complete the tie-breaker questions, in the event the Challenge ends with a tie. Not completing the tie-breaker questions will result in your entry being disqualified from participating in the tie-break, if one is needed. To complete the tie-breaker questions you need to predict the team that will winner (without the winning margin) and the final combined score for one (1) game, selected by CBSI, at its sole discretion, identified as of the "College Football National Championship Game," and must hit the 'save tie-breaker' button to save such score. For the purpose of clarity there will be no Winning Margins tied to the National Championship Game. This predicted winning team and final combined score will both be used as a tiebreaker (as explained below), if applicable. In the event you end up in a tie, if you have not entered and saved the tie-breaker predictions, you will not be eligible for consideration, for the tie-break. You do not need to make picks for every game listed as "available" at the time you enter your picks in the Challenge, however we suggest you do. Limit one entry per person for the duration of the Challenge.

Scoring
Participants will receive (1) point for each correct pick they make. All match ups listed for the Challenge, will be assigned a Winning Margin by CBSI, at its sole discretion. "Winning Margins" is defined as the number of points by which one team, the "favorite" is expected to beat its opponent, the "underdog." Participants must select the team that will beat the Winning Margin in order to make a correct pick. A team will be considered to beat the Winning Margin in the following instances: the favorite team's actual score minus the Winning Margin exceeds the underdog's score; OR the underdog's actual score plus the winning margin exceeds the favorite's score. Eligible participants who correctly select the most teams that beat the Winning Margin in the Challenge may win the Prize (as set forth in the Prize section below) in accordance with these Official Rules. "Winning Margins" will be set by the Administrator once the teams for the College Bowl Games are announced. Once the Winning Margins are announced, such Winning Margins will not change for the duration of the Challenge.

Deadlines
The deadline for each participant to enter their picks for the Challenge is five (5) minutes prior to the start of the first College Football Bowl Game (the Bahamas Bowl) scheduled to start at 2pm ET on 12/20/19. College Bowl Game match-ups will be posted no later than 12:00 pm ET on Monday December 9, 2019, once the teams who will play in the College Bowl Games and Winning Margins are available.

General Sportsmanship
By participating, you agree to abide by the general sportsmanship and fairness rules set forth in these rules and fantasy games in general. You further agree to accept and abide by the rulings and the decisions of CBSI regarding all questions of sportsmanship and fairness. If a participant does not comply with the sportsmanship and fairness rules as embodied in these Official Rules, or CBSI determines (in CBSI's sole discretion) that a participant has acted in an unsportsmanlike or unfair manner, CBSI reserves the right to disqualify the participant and/or remove that participant from the Challenge. All decisions by CBSI in sportsmanship and fairness related matters will be final.



3. Prizes


The eligible participant who correctly predicts the greatest number of games that beat the Winning Margin in the Challenge Period will be declared the grand prize winner (the "Winner") (tie-breakers apply). One prize (the "Prize") will be awarded in accordance with this Official Rules. The Prize consists of Five Thousand Dollars (US$5,000.00) which will be awarded in the form of a check or as otherwise decided by CBSI in its sole discretion.

If more than one eligible participant is tied at the conclusion of the Challenge Period, the tie-break process will be as follows: (i) the tied participant who correctly predicts the team that wins the National Championship Game (for the purpose of clarity there will be no Winning Margins tied to the National Championship Game) will win the tie-break; if a tie remains (ii) the tied participant with the final teams score that is closest to the total combined points of the National Championship Game will win the tie-break; if a tie remains (iii) the tied participant whose prediction of the total combined points of the scores of the National Championship Game is closest to the actual final total combined score, without going over, will win the tie-break. If a tie remains, the Prize will be split among all tied participants. Please note: any participant that fails to enter the tie-breaker questions, will not be eligible for tie-breaker consideration.

Prize Notification
The potential Winner will be notified via email within fourteen (14) days from the end of the College Football National Championship Game. By participating in the Challenge, all participants agree to the CBS Interactive Wallet Terms of Use which will be utilized to claim the Prize. The Winner will need to complete and submit to CBSI an Affidavit of Eligibility and release (the "Affidavit") and a W-9 tax form where applicable. Such Affidavit must include Winner's social security number and include a copy of their current driver's license or current government issued ID ("Gov. ID") when submitting their Affidavit. By completing such Affidavit, it will be understood that Winner has complied with the Challenge Rules.

Please note: Such Affidavit must be received by CBSI with their current Gov. ID no later than February 28, 2020.

In the event the Winner is deemed ineligible and/or does not claim their Prize by dates specified herein, an alternate Winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules. Only one attempt for a new alternate will be conducted. If attempts fail, the Prize will be forfeited, and 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 Challenge.

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 and the Wallet Terms of the Use, incorporated herein by reference. Any and all taxes, if any, in relation to acceptance of the Prize is the sole responsibility of the Winner. No substitution or transfer of the Prize is permitted except by CBSI. CBSI reserves the right to substitute the Prize for one of equal or greater value.

Except where prohibited by law, a Winner's acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for the Challenge Entities to use 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 laws and regulations apply.

CBSI is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected online 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 College Football Bowl Game is canceled or preempted for any reason, no points will be awarded for that match up during the Challenge Period.

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 or the Official Rules the selection and/or announcement of the Winner or the distribution of the Prize.

CBSI, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participating in the Challenge 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, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating points 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, tampering with CBSI's administration of this Challenge, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise tamper with the computer programs on this website.

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 the NCAA or any NCAA football team or any College football team, or any College or University. 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 a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to the below address marked "Official Rules: CBSSports.com College Football Bowl Pick'em Challenge," for receipt by February 28, 2020. Residents from VT may omit postage on the self-addressed envelope. For the name of the Winner, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope for receipt by February 28, 2020 to "Winner list: 2019-20 2019-20 CBSSports.com College Football Bowl Pick'em Challenge," c/o CBS Interactive Inc., 1401 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

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 the event the Challenge is terminated, CBSI reserves the right to award the Prize to the participant with the most points at the time of termination (tie breaker rules apply).

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 website, 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 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
The Challenge Entities 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 WEBSITE 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 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 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 and the Official Rules 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.

Winners and Prizes
The Challenge Entities, 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 the Winner, the distribution of the Prize, the acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of any part of the Prize and/or any injury or damage to any entrant's or third person's property related to or resulting from any part of the Prize or any part of this Challenge.

Release and Indemnity
Each entrant in the Challenge 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, 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 ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (US$100.00). WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE CHALLENGE AND THE SERVICE 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 California, in the City of San Francisco.

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 CALIFORNIA 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 CALIFORNIA STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, AND STATE OF CALIFORNIA. THE PARTIES AGREE NOT TO RAISE THE DEFENSE OF FORUM NON CONVENIENS.

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