Fancast Trivia Challenge – Official Rules

by | June 23, 2009 at 3:04 PM | Contests

Fancast Trivia Challenge
Official Rules
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN

The Fancast Trivia Challenge (the “Challenge”) will take place each Tuesday from June 23, 2009 to August 11, 2009(each, a “Challenge Period”). For the purposes of these Official Rules, each Challenge Period will begin at 12:01 AM ET on Tuesday or when the first question is posted on that Tuesday, whichever is sooner, and will end at 8:00 PM ET on that Tuesday, or whenever an entrant answers all questions for that Tuesday correctly and gets the maximum number of points, whichever is sooner, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants will only be permitted to receive points for trivia questions posted and answered during the applicable Challenge Period.

ELIGIBILITY: The Challenge is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older. An eligible minor should obtain his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to participating in this Challenge. Employees of Comcast Interactive Media LLC (“Sponsor”), Twitter, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Challenge is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: During each Challenge Period, 5-20 questions will be posted on http://twitter.com/FancastTrivia (the “Website”) throughout the day. To enter, visit the Website to view the trivia questions; then, visit twitter.com and follow the directions provided to tweet the answer to the trivia question. You must include the question number and #triviatues on your post. Clues for answers to select trivia questions for each Tuesday will be provided as clips available on the Website. You must be a registered member of Twitter to participate. Registration is free. You must tweet all your answer(s) to the question(s) posted for the applicable Challenge Period by 8:00 PM ET on that Tuesday to be entered. Misspelled answers will be disqualified and will not earn an entrant any points. Sponsor will determine whether an answer is correct, in its sole discretion. Tweets generated by script, macro or other automated means and tweets by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All answers become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Entry into the Challenge constitutes your (and, if an eligible minor, your parent’s or legal guardian’s) consent for Sponsor to obtain, use and transfer your name, email address and other details solely for the purposes of and as required to administer this Challenge.

WINNER DETERMINATION: The first entrant who successfully tweets the right answer to a trivia question, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will earn one (1) point for that trivia question. The entrant who receives the highest number of points for the applicable Challenge Period, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be deemed the “Grand Prize winner” for that Challenge Period. In the event of a tie, the first entrant who reached that number of points first, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will receive a prize for that Challenge Period. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Challenge, including, without limitation, whether a question has been answered correctly.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Each potential winner will be notified by telephone, mail or e-mail and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor, which must be returned within five (5) days of date appearing on prize notification. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact potential winner within a reasonable time period, or noncompliance with these Official Rules by the potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up for the Challenge Period at issue. If potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein, including completing all required documentation on his/her child’s behalf.

PRIZES (ONE (1) PER WEEK):

DATE OF CHALLENGE PERIOD (Tuesday 12:01 AM 8:00 PM ET)*, prize and approximate retail value (‘ARV”):

June 23, 2009, One (1) Fancast branded long sleeve t-shirt and two (2) Fandango tickets., $44.00
June 30, 2009, One (1) Fancast branded long sleeve t-shirt and a Sex and the City movie DVD, $51.99
July 7, 2009, One (1) Fancast branded long sleeve t-shirt and two (2) Fandango tickets., $44.00
July 14, 2009, One (1) Fancast branded long sleeve t-shirt and season one of The Girls Next Door DVD collection. $40.99
July 21, 2009, One (1) Fancast branded long sleeve t-shirt and The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network and Cable TV shows book, $44.95

July 28, 2009, One (1) Fancast branded long sleeve t-shirt and two (2) Fandango tickets, $44.00

August 4, 2009, One (1) Fancast branded long sleeve t-shirt and The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network and Cable TV shows book, $44.95

August 11, 2009, One (1) Fancast branded long sleeve t-shirt and season one of The Girls Next Door DVD collection, $40.99

*See definition of Challenge Period above for more details.

Exact size of t-shirts to be determined by Sponsor. Fandango tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions, which can be found at http://www.fandango.com/TermsOfUse.aspx. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize (or portion thereof) or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Total ARV of all prizes: $355.87. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant (and, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Challenge; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Twitter, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons (including death) or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Challenge or any Challenge-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize; and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, twitter username, performance, photograph/video, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. By participating, entrant (and, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Challenge without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled tweets or answers; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Challenge, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties that may occur in connection with the administration of the Challenge, the processing or posting of tweets, the determination of correct answers, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Challenge-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Challenge. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Challenge or downloading materials from or use of the Website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Challenge or Website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified, and all associated tweets and/or answers will be void. Should any portion of the Challenge be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, proper play or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Challenge and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) for the Challenge Period(s) at issue from all eligible, non-suspect tweets and/or answers received prior to action taken using the winner determination procedure outlined above. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS; AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

REQUEST FOR WINNERS’ NAMES: For the names of the winners (available after [48 hours of trivia question]), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by [December 30, 2009] to: Fancast Trivia Challenge Winners, One Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attn: Fancast Marketing.

Sponsor: Comcast Interactive Media LLC, One Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103.