|1. Introduction||2020 CBSSports.com Pro Football Pick'em Contest|
|2. Playing||Signing Up|
|3. Prizes||Weekly Contest Prizes|
|4. Legal Disclaimers||General Conditions|
Sponsor's Mailing Address
Prize Provider/Administrator's Mailing Address
If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a smart phone, tablet and/or wireless device that allows you to access this Challenge (as defined below), you may enter the Challenge via any of those devices during the Challenge Period (as defined below). If you decide to participate in the Challenge via any such wireless devices, you may be charged data rates in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of your Service Agreement with your wireless carrier.
2020 CBSSports.com Pro Football Pick'em Contest
Welcome to the 2020 CBSSports.com Pro Football Pick'em Contest (the "Challenge"), where you compete against other participants to see who can correctly predict the outcomes of selected pro football games ("Pro Football Games") in accordance with these 2020 CBSSports.com Pro Football Pick'em Contest Rules ("Official Rules"). Early sign-up to the Challenge begins on August 11, 2020. The Challenge commences on September 10, 2020 and is scheduled to end on January 3, 2021 (the "Challenge Period"). The Challenge is divided into seventeen (17) separate and individual contests (each a "Weekly Contest"). Commencing on September 10, 2020, each Weekly Contest will begin on Tuesday's and end on the latest of 11:59pm Eastern Time ("ET") or the conclusion of the Monday night Pro Football Game of the following Monday throughout the Challenge Period. (each, a "Weekly Contest Period").
The Challenge is FREE to play. No purchase, wireless device or entry fee necessary to enter or win.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS CHALLENGE IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED BELOW.
ViacomCBS Digital ("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.
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 either of the following CBSI's websites, 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, ViacomCBS 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 receive a weekly 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 Contest, as well as, employees of an operator of a fantasy sports website offering paid contests or a sports betting operator.
Registered Users can sign up any time, during the Challenge Period, by visiting the CBSSports.com Challenge page accessible at https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/games/football/office-pool-manager/ (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, to be able to enter the Challenge and any Weekly Contest.
Entering a Weekly Contest/Making Picks
The Challenge is divided into up to seventeen (17) separate Weekly Contest Periods that will run throughout the Challenge Period. The Administrator, at its sole discretion, will make all available Pro Football Game match-ups and Winning Margins for each game on the CBSI Site for each Weekly Contest. In order to participate in a Weekly Contest, 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 available match-ups listed; (iii) enter an answer for the tie-breaker question (explained below); (iv) login to their CBSSports.com account (or create an account if you do not have one); (v) create a team name; and (vi) submit your picks, in order to complete your entry for a Weekly Contest. 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. Tie-Breaker question, you need to predict the final combined score for the one game each week, selected by CBSI, at its sole discretion, identified as the "Game of the Week," and must hit the 'save tie-breaker' button to save such score. This predicted final combined score will be used as a tiebreaker (further explained below), if applicable. In the event you end up in a tie, if you have not entered and saved the tie-breaker prediction, 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 a Weekly Contest, however we suggest you do.
Due to any unforeseen circumstances, including, without limitation, any game(s) cancellation or delay(s), the absence of game(s) statistics, a pandemic (e.g. Covid-19) and/or any other circumstances beyond CBSi's control, CBSI may in its sole discretion make material changes to this Challenge, including, without limitation, canceling the Challenge and/or concluding the Challenge early. If such changes are necessary, they will be noted in these Official Rules.
Participants will receive (1) point for each correct pick they make. All match ups listed as available for a Weekly Contest, 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 a Weekly Contest may win the Weekly Prize (as defined and set forth in prize section below) in accordance with these Official Rules.
The deadline for each participant to enter their picks for an applicable Weekly Contest is five minutes prior to the start of the last scheduled available Pro Football Game listed for that applicable Weekly Contest Period. Pro Football Game match-ups will be posted no later than 12:00 pm ET on Tuesdays of the applicable Weekly Contest Period.
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.
The eligible participant who correctly predicts the greatest number of games that beat the Winning Margin in a single Weekly Contest Period will be declared the Weekly Prize Winner (each, a "Weekly Prize Winner(s)", collectively, the "Winners") of such applicable Weekly Contest Period and will receive the weekly prize ("Weekly Prize(s)") (tie-breakers apply). Seventeen (17) Weekly Prizes will be awarded in accordance with this Official Rules. Each Weekly Prize consists of One Thousand Dollars (US$1,000.00) 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 in any one Weekly Contest Period, the participant whose prediction of the total combined points in the "Monday Night Football Game of the Week" is closest to the actual final total combined score will win the Weekly Prize. If there is still a tie, the participant whose prediction of the total combined points in the Monday Night Football Game of the Week is closest to the actual final total combined score, without going over, will win the Weekly Prize. If a tie remains, Weekly Prize will be split among tied participants. Please note: any participant that fails to answer and submit the tie-breaker question for any given Weekly Contest, will not be eligible for tie-breaker consideration.
Please note: Such Affidavit must be received by CBSI with their current Gov. ID no later than January 31,2021.
In the event Winner is deemed ineligible and/or does not claim their Weekly Prize by dates specified herein, an alternate Winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules. Only one attempt for a new alternate per Weekly Prize will be conducted. If attempts fail, such Weekly Prize will be forfeited, and such Weekly 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 Challenge.
Except where prohibited by law, a Winner's acceptance of a 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 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 Pro Football Game is canceled or preempted for any reason, no points will be awarded for that match up during such Weekly Contest 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 a Winner or the distribution of a 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 NFL or any NFL football team. This is a skill game designed to entertain and increase consumer awareness of, and interest in CBSSports.com.
For a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to the below address marked "Official Rules: 2020 CBSSports.com Pro Football Pick'em Challenge Contest," for receipt by January 31, 2021. Residents from VT may omit postage on the self-addressed envelope. For the name of the Winners, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope for receipt by December 15, 2020 to "Winners list: 2020 CBSSports.com Pro Football Pick'em Challenge Contest," c/o CBS Interactive Inc., 1401 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
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 a Weekly Contest and/or the Challenge are terminated, CBSI reserves the right to award a Prize(s) 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 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 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.
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.
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 a 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 hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Challenge Entities 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 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.
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 JAMS in accordance with the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures, as modified by the JAMS Consumer Arbitration Minimum Standards. Class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted under any circumstances. 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.
Sponsor/Prize Provider/Administrator's Mailing Address
CBS Interactive Inc., 1401 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309