Full Contest Rules for The $1,000 March Sadness Bracket Challenge

Mar 02, 2020, 08:40 PM EST

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THESE RULES GOVERN OF PARTICIPATION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES.

Contest: Hello and welcome to The Action Network’s $1,000 March Sadness Bracket Challenge (“Contest”)! 

Sponsor: This Contest is sponsored by The Action Network Inc. (“Sponsor”) who may be contacted by email at feedback@actionnetwork.com, or by mail at 275 Madison, Suite 512, New York NY 10016.

Contest Period: The Contest shall commence on March 15, 2020 (“Start Date”) and conclude at March 23, 2020 (“End Date”). The period from the Start Date to the End Date shall be known as the (“Contest Period”).

Acceptance of Rules and Terms: By submitting an Entry (defined below) each Participant (defined below) agrees that he or she has reviewed and accepts these rules (“Rules”) and the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Each Participant agrees to abide by these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

Eligibility: All eligible participants (“Participants”) entering the Contest must comply with all terms and conditions of these Rules. 

a. The Contest is open to U.S. residents who, on the date of entry, are at least 18 years of age or older.

b. The officers, directors and employees of the Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotional and judging agencies and persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Contest are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

How to Enter: To enter the Contest, Participants must have a registered actionnetwork.com account and enter through this form (“Form”). Participants must enter their name and the e-mail address associated with their Action Network account onto the Form in order to enter the Contest (“Entry”).  

a. Sponsor shall not be liable for any problems that occur during the entry process, including without limitation, late, incomplete, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries, and shall not have any obligation to advise a Participant of an incomplete, invalid, or undeliverable submission. No illegible, incomplete, forged, or altered entries will be accepted.

b. Limit One (1) Entry per person during the Contest Period. Any instance of attempting to circumvent these Rules in order to obtain more than one Entry will result in automatic disqualification from the Contest in Sponsor’s sole discretion. 

Selection of Winners: Participants will be randomly assigned one of the 64 college basketball teams (each, a “Team”) selected by Sponsor to be involved in the Contest bracket. Each Participant will be assigned one Team. Depending on the number of Participants, multiple Participants may hold the same Team. Sponsor will simulate each round of the Contest by assigning each match-up a “spread” set by Sponsor and then simulating the outcome of the game using Sean Koerner’s proprietary simulator/projections. Each Participant advances based on whether his or her Team covered the set spread. The Participants whose team wins the entire bracket (“Finalists”) will be entered into a random drawing. One Finalist will be selected as the Contest winner via a random drawing (“Grand Prize Winner”) and win the grand prize of $1,000 cash (“Grand Prize”). 

a. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS WILL HAVE SEVEN (7) DAYS AFTER BEING NOTIFIED OF THEIR VICTORY TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE. AFTER SEVEN (7) DAYS, THE ACTION NETWORK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AWARD THE PRIZE TO ANOTHER FINALIST

Prizes and Odds: Odds of winning depend on the number of Entries during the Contest Period. There will be $1,000.00 in prizes awarded in total during the Contest Period.

a. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED AS IS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW (OR MAY LIMIT) DISCLAIMERS OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, IN WHICH CASE THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS WILL BE ENFORCED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

No Third Party Sponsor: This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with any person or other entity, including any third party, other than The Action Network.

Publicity. Grand Prize Winner agrees that their names, location, social media posts, and/or photos and videos tagged in response to contest posts may be used for marketing purposes.

Additional Terms and Conditions: The decisions made by Sponsor management regarding, but not limited to, eligibility, winners, scoring, rules and prizes are final. No correspondence will be entered into. The Action Network reserves the right to make reasonable changes to these terms to ensure the fairness of competition and in response to unanticipated developments (such as technical failures, errors, acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, and changes in applicable law).

Choice of Law and Disputes: Choice of law Disputes shall be subject to the provisions in The Action Network’s terms of service, which are hereby incorporated by reference, including Section 10, which contains a binding arbitration clause.YOU SHOULD REVIEW THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY MAY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

Conditions of Participation and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Contest, Participants hereby release, hold harmless, covenant not to sue, and forever discharge Sponsor, its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, divisions, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of the contest, and each of its and their directors, employees, officers, and agents from and against any and all third-party claims, actions, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, expenses, injuries, or causes of action of any kind that in any way now or hereinafter may arise from or relate to the contest, including without limitation (i) the administration of the Contest, such as typographical, printing, seeding, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or any related materials, inaccurate, fraudulent, incomplete, illegible, late, lost, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, incomplete, or damaged entries, any delays in delivery or lack of availability of the prize or prize materials and/or (ii) Partiicpants participation in a contest offered by Sponsor or their acceptance or use of a prize, or participation in any prize related activities, including, without limitation, any travel related thereto, and death and bodily injury (including emotional distress), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the contest or any contest-related activity and for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activities.

Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be (i) acting in violation of these Rules or (ii) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the applicable contest, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Without limiting the foregoing, in the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with a contest as contemplated by any event beyond its control, including, without limitation, a force majeure, fire, flood, epidemic or other national health emergency, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared,) or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, public health crisis, or other cause not reasonably within its control, then Sponsor shall also have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the respective contest. In the event that a contest is terminated, cancelled, or postponed for any reason whatsoever, the ARV of the prize(s) will be awarded to the extent required by law.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE SPONSOR’S WEBSITE(S) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF A CONTEST OFFERED BY SPONSOR IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

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