General Contest Rules
Except to the extent set forth for any particular contest, sweepstakes, promotion, or giveaway (individually and/or collectively hereinafter, “Contest(s)”), these general contest rules (“General Contest Rules”) will govern and apply to all Contests conducted by Audacy Illinois, LLC, operator of WBBM-FM (“Station”). Some Contests will have specific rules developed and customized for them (“Specific Contest Rules”). The General Contest Rules, along with the Specific Contest Rules or material terms and conditions as applicable for any particular Contest, may hereinafter also collectively be referred to as the “Rules”. A copy of the Rules for all Contests are published on the Station’s website at b96.com/rules (the “Contest Rules Page”). In the event of any inconsistency or discrepancy between these General Contest Rules and the Specific Contest Rules or material Contest terms and conditions as applicable for any particular Contest, the Specific Contest Rules or material terms and conditions for such particular Contest as published on the Contest Rules Page will govern and control the resolution of any such conflict to the extent applicable. For questions and additional information about any Contest(s) and/or prize(s), contact the Station’s Promotions Department by phone at 312-297-7800 or by visiting the Station’s website at b96.com (the “Website”), clicking the “Contact Us” link in the Website footer, and completing the online form as applicable.
1. Individuals who are both 14 years of age of older and legal Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin residents as of the entry date may enter and potentially win Contests (“Entrant(s)”). Only if these General Contest Rules, or the Specific Contest Rules or material terms and conditions for a particular Contest, explicitly allow for individuals fourteen (14) years of age or older to enter, then in the event a prize is won by any Entrant who is under eighteen (18) years of age (i.e., only as applicable, if an Entrant is between fourteen (14) and seventeen (17) years of age), then such Entrant’s parent or legal guardian will be deemed the winner for all purposes hereunder.
2. The following individuals are NOT eligible to enter or win Contests, even if such individuals meet the age and residency requirements set forth in Section 1 above:
a. Employee(s) (i.e., full-time, part-time and/or temporary employees), officers, directors, contractors, vendors, and/or suppliers of the Station, of any third party prize provider(s), of any advertiser(s) or participating sponsor(s), of any advertising, promotion, and/or prize fulfilment agencies or services, and/or of any of their respective parent entities, subsidiaries, or affiliated companies;
b. Immediate family members of such employees, including without limitation current and/or ex-spouses, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, in-laws, and/or steps in any of the foregoing categories; and
c. Any other individual legally residing in the same household (i.e., at the same address), whether related or not, of such employees, including without limitation roommates, housemates, significant others, and partners.
3. The Station may elect, in its sole and absolute discretion, to set limitations in the Rules for any one or more Contest(s) as to how frequently an individual and/or any number of individuals from the same family or within the same household may enter a specific Contest and/or any number of Contests within a specified time period; and/or how frequently an Entrant may be eligible to win more than one (1) prize in a specific Contest, more than one (1) of any specific prize, and/or any number of Contests within a specified time period. In the event the Station elects to set any such limitation for a Contest, such limitation shall apply to that Contest except to the extent required by law or otherwise indicated by the Station.
4. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
5. ALL CONTESTS ARE SUBJECT TO AND GOVERNED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS, STATUTES, AND REGULATIONS. PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY LAW.
6. For any Contest administered under these General Contest Rules, but only to the extent different from or not already stipulated in these General Contest Rules, the Station will specify the following material terms and conditions as applicable: (i) who can enter the Contest; (ii) when to enter the Contest and/or the deadline for Contest entry (“Entry Period”); (iii) how to enter the Contest, which may include, but will not be limited to, one or more of the entry methods described herein; (iv) the time(s), date(s), location(s) (if applicable), and method(s) for selecting or otherwise determining any qualifier(s), semi-finalist(s), finalist(s) (collectively hereinafter “Qualifier(s)”), winner(s) and/or grand prize winner(s) (collectively hereinafter, “Winner(s)”) of the Contest as applicable; and (iv) a description, the approximate value, and the terms, conditions, and restrictions applicable to the redemption, of any qualifying prize(s), prize(s), and/or grand prize(s) to be awarded in the Contest (collectively hereinafter, “Prize(s)”).
7. The method(s) for entering a Contest will be the method(s) set forth in the Rules for such Contest, and may involve, but may not be limited to, one or more of the following (“Method(s) of Entry”):
a. On-Air Method(s) of Entry: Contest entry may be comprised of, in whole or in part, listening to the Station (on-air and/or online by means of the Audacy website or mobile application (the “App”)) on one or more date(s), at one or more time(s) or within one or more time range(s), for the Station to broadcast one or more of the following, without limitation (the “Cue-to-Call”), (1) instructions to be a designated number caller; (2) a specified pre-recorded sounder, and/or (3) one or more designated song(s), alone or in combination with other designated song(s) (“Song(s)”). Upon hearing the Cue-to-Call, be the designated caller to the Station’s Contest phone number to (1) win the announced Prize(s) (i.e., a Prize, a qualifying Prize, etc.); (2) compete for the chance to win the announced Prize by participating in one or more game(s) of skill (e.g., trivia, name the song, etc.); and/or (3) qualify for the chance to be included in a Prize or grand Prize drawing (i.e., will be qualified for a chance to win a Prize or grand Prize, etc.).
i. WARNING: Due to delays in the online streaming of the Station’s broadcast signal, listeners to the online stream may not be able participate in, or may be disadvantaged if participating in, any Contest that requires potential Entrant(s) to listen to the Station. Contest participants should not rely on streamed broadcasts.
ii. IMPORTANT: Calls to any Station phone numbers other than the announced phone number, including the Station’s main phone number, will not be accepted for the Contest. The Station is not responsible for calls placed to any other number.
iii. For any Contest requiring for a potential Entrant to be a designated number caller in order to enter and/or win, in the event a caller is disconnected or is found to be ineligible, the Station reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, but will not be obligated, to select the next eligible caller to the Station’s Contest phone number to participate in and/or potentially become a Winner of, as applicable, the Contest.
iv. For any Contest (or Contest play as the case may be) in which the Station receives less than the requested number of calls within a reasonable period of time as determined by the Station in its sole and absolute discretion (e.g., only 9 callers when the Station is looking for the 10th caller), the Station reserves the right to re-conduct that Contest (or Contest play as the case may be) at a later time, or cancel that Contest (or Contest play as the case may be), and/or not award the Prize for such Contest (or Contest play as the case may be).
v. For any Contest requiring for a potential Entrant to listen for any one or more Song(s), the Station will announce any number of times in its sole and absolute discretion, (1) the time(s) (or time ranges) and day(s) when such Song(s) may play, and (2) the designated caller number an Entrant must be for the chance to win (e.g., the 10th caller to the Station when the Song(s) play(s) will win, or will have the opportunity to identify the song(s) and/or artist(s) for the chance to win). The Station will begin taking calls as soon as the designated Song starts to play, or in the event of a combination of consecutive Songs, as soon as the last song of the required combination starts to play. To be a valid Contest play, (i) the Song(s) must be played in its entirety on the Station (i.e., not a song clip or hook or a portion of a song used in an intro, promotional announcement or advertisement); and (ii) the Song(s) must play at the time(s) (or within the time range(s)) and on the day(s) as announced by the Station. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the announcement by the Station specifies that only the first play of the Song(s) on a particular day is a Contest play, then after the Song has been played earlier that day, no other play of such Song(s) will be a valid Contest play. Only the Song as performed by the specific artist named in the announcement will qualify as a winning opportunity.
vi. For any Contest that requires any one or more selected Entrant(s) to listen for their name to be announced on the Station for the chance to be a Qualifier and/or Winner, (i) only the actual person who entered (or was deemed to have entered in the case of certain Contests for individuals who have opted-in to receive emails from the Station and/or its affiliates) can win, and must be the person who calls in (i.e., a non-Entrant may not call in on behalf of an Entrant); and (ii) the selected Entrant must only call the announced station phone number, which call must be received and answered by the Station within the exact period of time announced. Any person having the same name as an Entrant will be disqualified if such person is not the actual Entrant.
b. Online Method(s) of Entry: Contest entry may be comprised of, in whole or in part, any one or more of the following, without limitation, each of which may be required for Contest entry and/or optional as a means by which Entrants may earn one or more “extra” or “bonus” entries: (1) visiting the Website (or an alternative website for a particular Contest hereinafter referred to as a “Microsite”) and completing an online entry form in its entirety; (2) verifying the Entrant’s email address and/or date of birth; (3) listening to the Station (on-air and/or on the App); (4) “favoriting” the Station on the App; (5) opting-in to receive emails, calls, and/or mail from the Station, any of its affiliated stations and/or entities, a sponsor, or any other designated third party; (6) receiving and opening an email containing an entry link and/or other Contest entry instructions; (7) entering a keyword or code word; (8) liking a Facebook page; (9) following a Twitter handle; (10) following an account on Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, or any other social media network now known or hereafter devised; (11) subscribing to an account on YouTube, Spotify, or any other audio or audiovisual content platform now known or hereafter devised; (12) visiting a geographic location; (13) verifying you visited or are present at or within a geographic location or area; (14) watching a video; (15) downloading a mobile application, including, but not limited to the App; (16) adding an Alexa (or other smart speaker) skill; (17) visiting a third party website or microsite; (18) answering one or more survey question(s); (19) correctly answering one or more trivia question(s); (20) making predictions or guesses with respect to certain upcoming events; (21) creating and/or uploading certain content as part of the entry (see Section 8(d)(i) below for essay submission requirements, see Section 8(d)(ii) below for photograph submission requirements, see Section 8(d)(iii) below for audio submission requirements, and see Section 8(d)(iv) below for video submission requirements); and/or (22) having one or more other individual(s) enter the Contest by means of a unique URL shared by the Entrant on social media, provided that the number of times any such other individual(s) may enter the Contest by means of such unique URL shared by any one or more Entrant(s) may be subject to limitations set by the Station in its sole and absolute discretion.
i. The Station will decide in its sole and absolute discretion (1) whether or not to allow Entrants to earn one or more “extra” or “bonus” entries (“Bonus Entries”) for any particular Contest, and when applicable, (2) the number and/or maximum of such Bonus Entries any one Entrant may earn for any one or all means by which to earn such Bonus Entries as described above.
ii. For any Contest that requires Entrants to opt in to receive emails from the Station and/or any one more of its affiliated stations and/or entities, such individuals may be automatically entered in Contests from time-to-time and may also receive marketing or promotional emails from the Station, any one or more of its affiliated stations and/or entities, advertisers of the Station, and/or any other designated third party, which may include, without limitation, special offers and/or opportunities to participate in Contests, or third party sweepstakes, contests, or promotions. In the event any individual who was automatically entered to participate in a Contest by virtue of receiving emails from the Station elects to unsubscribe from receiving such emails, such individual may no longer be eligible to win a Prize in such Contest in the Station’s sole and absolute discretion.
iii. For any Contest that requires Entrant to make (or “Tweet”) a post on a specified social media network that includes both a designated hashtag and mention of the Station’s account on such social media network, a post with any incomplete or incorrect hashtag and/or mention of the Station’s account, or a post with any other hashtag and/or the mention of any other account, does not constitute a valid entry.
iv. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED FOR A PARTICULAR CONTEST, STATION WILL NOT POST CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S)/CODE WORD(S) ON ITS WEBSITE, PROVIDE CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S)/CODE WORD(S) ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM OR BY ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, OR REVEAL CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S)/CODE WORD(S) OVER THE TELEPHONE ON ANY OF THE STATION TELEPHONE NUMBERS.
v. STATION HAS NO OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER IF INDIVIDUALS OBTAIN OR OTHERWISE RECEIVE A KEYWORD(S) OR CODE WORD(S) FROM THIRD PARTIES SUCH AS OTHER LISTENERS, WEBSITE VISITORS, CONTEST SPONSORS, ETC.
c. Text Method(s) of Entry: Contest entry may be comprised of, in whole or in part, listening to the Station (on-air and/or on the App) for an announcement, visiting the Website, a Microsite, and/or one or more designated geographic location(s), to obtain one or more designated keyword(s) to text to the Station’s SMS short code at or before a designated time, within a specific period of time, and/or to be the individual who sends the designated numbered text with such keyword(s) (e.g., the 100th text, etc.).
i. For text message Contest entries, Entrants may receive a bounce back text from the Station with confirmation of Contest entry, but Entrants will receive no “extra” offers, information, or message content. The Station does not charge a fee for this service. The Station assumes no responsibility for charges incurred for text messaging, including, without limitation, as a result of any bounce back messages or Contest notices from the Station. Standard message and data rates may apply, text STOP to cancel, and terms are available at http://bit.ly/15FDy2P.
ii. Text messages sent to any SMS short codes other than the Station’s SMS short code, text messages sent to the Station’s SMS short code that include any keyword other than the designated and announced keyword for a particular Contest, and/or text messages sent to the Station’s SMS short code without any Contest keyword, will not be accepted for Contest entry. The Station is not responsible for text messages mistakenly sent to SMS short codes other than the Station’s SMS short code.
iii. For any Contest in which the Station receives less than the requested number of text (e.g., only 99 entries when the Station is looking for the 100th text) within a reasonable period of time as determined by the Station in its sole and absolute discretion, the Station reserves the right to re-conduct that Contest (or Contest play as the case may be) at a later time, or cancel that Contest (or Contest play as the case may be), and/or not award the Prize for such Contest (or Contest play as the case may be).
iv. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED FOR A PARTICULAR CONTEST, STATION WILL NOT POST CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S) ON ITS WEBSITE, PROVIDE CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S) ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM OR BY ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, OR REVEAL CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S) OVER THE TELEPHONE ON ANY OF THE STATION TELEPHONE NUMBERS.
v. STATION HAS NO OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER IF INDIVIDUALS OBTAIN OR OTHERWISE RECEIVE A CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S) FROM THIRD PARTIES SUCH AS OTHER LISTENERS, CONTEST SPONSORS, ETC.
d. On-Site Method(s) of Entry: Contest entry may be comprised of, in whole or in part, visiting a designated event and/or geographic location as specified by the Station, obtaining an official entry form (available while supplies last), and legibly completing the entry form by hand writing all required information, which may include without limitation, your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, phone number (including area code), email address, and/or age. Failure to provide all required information may result in disqualification.
i. Entries must be deposited in the official entry box by the announced deadline.
ii. Only official entry forms that are handwritten and legible will be eligible (no mechanical reproductions will be accepted).
iii. Official Contest entry forms are only available at the location of the official entry box, while supplies last.
8. With respect to certain Contests and Methods of Entry, as applicable:
a. The entry process for some Contests may require for Entrants to login to, or to create, a free account in the App by accessing the App “settings”, selecting “Sign In”, and choosing to either (i) “Sign Up with Email” and complete the online registration form by providing your first name, last name, email address, and then by creating and verifying a password for your free account; (ii) “Sign Up with Facebook” and use Facebook profile to pre-load applicable portions of the registration form (Facebook account is not required to enter this Contest); or (iii) if you already have an App account, selecting “Sign In”, and then providing your email address and password.
i. The free Audacy mobile application (“App”) must be installed on Entrant’s smartphone, and may be downloaded for free by visiting either the App Store or the Droid Market (depending on the particular make and model of your smartphone) on your smartphone, searching for Audacy, and downloading the app.
ii. INDIVIDUAL CARRIER, NETWORK AND/OR DATA USE CHARGES MAY APPLY.
iii. Some App Contests may require for (1) Entrant to enable notifications for the App; (2) sign up or already have a free Audacy App account; and/or (3) have the Station selected as one of the Entrant’s “favorites”.
iv. Entrants acknowledge and agree the ability to participate successfully in an App Contest, including but not limited to successfully downloading the App, successfully registering for an App account, and successfully entering the Contest, may be affected by (1) the use of devices other than a smartphone (i.e., tablet or other device that runs mobile apps), and/or (2) the connection of Entrant’s smartphone.
b. The entry process for some Contests may require Entrants to login to, or to create, a free account with the third party provider of a software platform used by the Station for such Contest(s) (“Software Provider”), by going to the Website, clicking on the Contest entry link, and completing and submitting the online registration form with all required information.
i. Limit one (1) account with the Software Provider per email address.
iii. For any Contest in which during the entry process, the Entrant elects to have their entry form pre-loaded or pre-populated with information from the Entrant’s Facebook, Twitter, Google, or LinkedIn profiles, such Entrant authorizes the Software Provider and the Station to access, utilize and/or pre-load to such entry form, applicable portions of Entrant’s profile information from such account.
iv. While agreement to the Software Provider Policies may be required in order to enter a Contest, the Software Provider Policies are not a part of these Contest Rules but are a separate agreement between the Entrant and Software Provider. In the event of any conflict between the Software Provider Policies and the Rules, the Rules will govern.
v. Station is not responsible for any error or technical malfunctions associated with the Software Provider site that may affect any Entrant’s ability to enter, to win, or to be properly considered in a Contest, regardless of the cause. In the event of a malfunction associated with the Software Provider site that the Station in its sole and absolute discretion deems to materially and adversely affect a Contest, the Station reserves the right to (1) suspend such Contest; (2) terminate such Contest without a Winner; (3) terminate such Contest and select a Winner early; (4) provide alternative means of entry; and/or make any other changes to the Contest that the Station deems appropriate under the circumstances. Any such changes, terminations or suspensions will be published on the Contest Rules Page, and in the Station’s sole and absolute discretion, may also be announced on-air, published elsewhere on the Website, and/or published on social media.
vi. Employees of Software Provider and its affiliates, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to win in this Contest.
c. The entry process for some Contests may require for Entrants to login to, or to create, a free account with a third party social media network, including, without limitation, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, LinkedIn, and/or any other third party social media network now known or hereafter devised (“Social Media Network(s)”).
i. Such Social Media Network site operators are not sponsors, endorsers, and/or administrators of Contests, and are not affiliated with the Station or its Contests in any way. The Station cannot control certain factors relating to such Social Media Networks, including, without limitation, errors, cancellation of user accounts, and/or any technical malfunctions that may affect any Entrant’s ability to enter, win, view, be advised of, be eligible for or be properly considered in a particular Contest.
ii. Station reserves the right, at any time and for any reason or for no reason, to disassociate any person from its Social Media Network page/following by any means then technically available to it (e.g., “blocking” a “fan” from liking the Station’s Facebook page, etc.).
iii. Employees of Social Media Network and its affiliates, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to win in this Contest.
d. The entry process for some Contests may require Entrants to submit content such as, without limitation, an essay, photograph, audio work, or video work (together with any entry form and the content included, depicted, and/or captured in such essay, photograph, audio work, or video work, the “Entry Content”). Entrant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older, exclusively own, or have obtained a license from the owner of, the submitted Entry Content (i.e., Entry Content cannot be “owned” in any way by any other person or company without obtaining his/her express consent to enter this Contest and allow the Station to use such essay, photograph, audio work, and/or video work as contemplated in the Contest Rules). Entry Content must not contain or convey any content that the Station determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, subjectively or otherwise, (i) to be indecent, profane, obscene, explicitly sexual, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, or hateful, (ii) to be racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive or objectionable, (iii) to encourage unlawful behavior, (iv) to infringe upon the brand names, trade-marks, trade names, logos, or any other intellectual property that may belong to a third party, or (v) to disclose any detailed personal, physical, contact, or otherwise confidential information that may belong to a third party (“Prohibited Content”). The foregoing is not intended to require the Station to disqualify any Entrant(s) who submits Entry Content that includes, contains, or is comprised of, in whole or in part, Prohibited Content. In the case of any Entry Content that includes, contains, or is comprised of, in whole or in part, Prohibited Content, the Station may elect, in its sole and absolute discretion, to either disqualify the Entrant Content or edit, remove, and/or pixilate/cover the Prohibited Content. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any provision of any Rules to the contrary, the Station will not be required to make the same decision regarding any Entry Content that includes, contains, or is comprised of, in whole or in part, any Prohibited Content, and may elect in its sole and absolute discretion to treat all such problematic Entry Content differently or the same. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing:
i. For any Contest specifically requiring Entrants to submit an essay as part of the entry process, such essay should not exceed the designated number of words as indicated by the Station; provided, however, that essays submitted with more than the designated number of words will not be disqualified (except to the extent that the online entry mode limits number of words/characters), but the Station will only be obligated to read and consider up to the designated number of words. Essays need not be truthful. The Station will not verify the truthfulness of the information submitted in each entry; provided, however, that failure to satisfy (or suggestion that you fail to satisfy) the entry eligibility requirements or other Contest Rules applicable to this Contest can result in disqualification of the Entrant from becoming the Winner, in the Station’s sole and absolute discretion. The Station reserves the right, but is under no obligation, to edit an Entrant’s essay in any manner that it chooses in the Station’s sole and absolute discretion.
ii. For any Contest specifically requiring for Entrants to submit a photograph as part of the entry process, the terms “Photograph”, “Photo”, and/or “Image” may be used interchangeably, and may include, but will not be limited to the inclusion of, any image that may be produced by an analog or digital camera, an optical image scanner (or simply, “scanner”), a “screen dump,” “screen capture,” “screenshot,” or “screengrab,” and/or the digital manipulation of one or multiple photographs achieved by the use of image editing software. ONLY THE ENTRANT MAY BE VISIBLE IN THE PHOTO. NO OTHER PERSON AND/OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (i.e., trademark(s), and/or copyrighted photo(s), works of art, etc.) MAY BE DEPICTED NO MATTER HOW FAR AWAY, OBSCURE, OR OTHERWISE; provided, however, the Station reserves the right to accept Photos that have parts of other people visible that the Station deems in its sole and absolute discretion is not material to the Photo and such persons are completely indistinguishable (e.g., a leg or finger). Further the Station’s decision in this matter is final and not appealable and the Station is not obligated to treat every Photo identically (e.g., the Station may decide that in one photo a leg is not material, but that a leg is in another photo). Except as set forth in the Rules for a particular Contest, any Photo of any person(s) other than the Entrant who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, more than one person, and or the intellectual property of any third party will be ineligible, and will be disqualified.
iii. For any Contest specifically requiring Entrants to submit an audio work as part of Entry process, ONLY THE ENTRANT MAY BE HEARD IN THE AUDIO. NO OTHER PERSON’S IMAGE, VOICE, TALENT, AND/OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (i.e., trademark(s), and/or copyrighted sound(s), song(s), etc.) MAY BE AUDIBLE NO MATTER HOW FAR AWAY, OBSCURE, OR OTHERWISE. Except as set forth in the Rules for a particular Contest, any audio work with any person(s) other than the Entrant who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, more than one person, and or the intellectual property of any third party will be ineligible, and will be disqualified.
iv. For any Contest specifically requiring Entrants to submit a video work as part of Entry process, ONLY THE ENTRANT MAY BE SEEN AND/OR HEARD IN THE VIDEO. NO OTHER PERSON’S IMAGE, VOICE, TALENT, AND/OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (i.e., trademark(s), and/or copyrighted photo(s), video(s), song(s), works of art, etc.) MAY BE VISIBLE AND/OR AUDIBLE NO MATTER HOW FAR AWAY, OBSCURE, OR OTHERWISE. Except as set forth in the Rules for a particular Contest, any video work with any person(s) other than the Entrant who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, more than one person, and or the intellectual property of any third party will be ineligible, and will be disqualified.
e. For any Contest that involves voting, regardless of the extent to which voting determines the Qualifier(s), and/or Winner(s): (i) except as otherwise announced, voting is for entertainment purposes only and will not be the determining factor in selecting Winners, but may at the Station’s sole and absolute discretion be taken into consideration as one of many factors considered by the Station in determining the Winner; (ii) Contest eligibility requirements, including without limitation age and residency requirements, are not applicable to determining whether or not a person may vote in a Contest; (iii) the Station may, but will not be obligated to, post online the “in process” tally of online and/or texting votes, in intervals determined from time to time by the Station for each Contest as the Station sees fit, in which case(s) such posting(s) may be discontinued at any time, will not be real-time, may not be relied upon by Entrants or voters, is solely for entertainment/excitement purposes and is not binding upon the Station; and (iv) in the event of text voting, the Station reserves the right at any time to end text voting prior to the announced closing date for text voting, for any reason or for no reason, by providing at least twenty-four (24) hour notice on the Station’s Website that such text voting will end early.
i. Use of robotic, mechanical or other forms of pre-programmed internet, texting or phone call visit, voting or entry methods is NOT prohibited.
ii. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Station reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to implement entry/voting processes from time to time that may frustrate or prohibit automated entry or voting, including, without limitation, CAPTCHA, requiring Club membership logins or Contest/voting registrations, advance email address verification procedures, limiting the number of entries/votes/web hits accepted/counted after a maximum number within a specified period of time as established by the Station, which numerical/time limits the Station may decide not to disclose, and/or prohibit any further entries, votes or web traffic from a particular IP address during a particular Contest, period of time or permanently.
iii. Before or during any Contest, the Station reserves the right to install and access cookies, alone or along with other methods, to track web site traffic, entry and/or voting frequency, and/or to detect or prohibit automated methods of voting, entry or Website visits.
f. For any Contest requiring that Entrants and/or Qualifiers be present at a Station event in order to continue participation in a Contest, Entrants hereby agree to strictly follow all instructions and directions given by the Station staff at the event and understand that any failure to comply with the Station’s instruction, process, procedures or Contest Rules at the event may result in immediate disqualification in the Station’s sole and absolute discretion. If check-in or registration at the event is required by the Station, you must check in, or in some cases be in line to check in, by a certain announced time. Eligibility to participate in the Contest event may require that at check-in each timely arrived participant complete, sign one or more liability release agreement(s), provide his/her social security number, provide evidence of a valid government issued photo identification (i.e., driver’s license, passport, or military ID), and/or other specific requirements announced. Failure to do any of the foregoing at check-in if required will result in automatic disqualification. In the event that any Contest associated event or any Grand Prize Event needs to be rescheduled for any reason, such postponement will be announced on-air, on the Station’s Website, and/or by means of one or more Station account on Social Media Networks. It is the sole responsibility of each Entrant/Qualifier to listen to the Station, check the Website and/or check the Station’s accounts on Social Media Networks for cancellation and/or rescheduling information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Station may, but is not obligated to, send a written, electronic, or telephonic notice directly to Entrants/Qualifiers regarding any necessary rescheduling of any event or Grand Prize Event with the rescheduled date/time; provided, however, in no event will the Station or its sponsors have any liability or responsibility for any Entrant’s/Qualifier’s failure to receive the message, if any, for any reason. In no event will the Station have any liability or responsibility for any cancellation and/or rescheduling information, including the accuracy thereof, posted by any individual or entity other than the Station. In no event will the Station or its sponsors have any liability or responsibility for any potential Entrant’s, Entrant’s or Qualifier’s inability to attend any event on the rescheduled date (and no alternative opportunities will be offered).
g. For any Contest described as an “Instant Win” Contest, only the maximum available number of any designated Prize(s) will be awarded while supplies last, on a first-come, first-served basis among participating Entrants, as applicable and based upon one or more means of participating in such Contest, including, without limitation, being one of the up to X number of callers to the Station Contest phone number, being one of the X number of individuals present at a specific geographic location, spinning a physical or virtual prize wheel, and/or competing in any other game of skill now known or hereafter devised.
h. Some Contests may only be open to entry by individuals who have an App account and have enabled notifications for the App, have an account with the Software Provider, opted-in to receive emails from the Station, and/or follow the Station on a specific Social Media Network. In the case of such Contests, information about the Contest and/or the entry process for such Contest will not available to the Station’s listeners, Website visitors, and/or the general public, and the Station will only provide such Contest and/or entry information to the specific limited group of individuals who may enter such Contest. Such individuals may receive “secret” App notifications, emails, and/or direct messages from the Station from time-to-time telling them to (1) click a provided link in order to complete a “secret” contest entry form; (2) appear in person at a “secret” location at a specified time on a designated date; and/or (3) listen to the Station during certain day/time, or ranges of days/times, for a “secret” Cue-to-Call comprised of any one or more of the following, without limitation: (a) a specific song by a specific artist, (b) a group of songs played in a consecutive order (whether or not such consecutive songs are by the same artist), (c) a collection of songs by one or more specific artists, (d) a specific recorded sounder (e.g., like a bell, whistle, or other sound effect), (e) a live or recorded announcement of a keyword or code word, or (f) their name and town to be announced on-air in an announcement (e.g., “Hi to [Name] of [Town], thanks for listening!” or similar announcement).
i. For any Contest described in this Section 8(h) that requires for an Entrant to listen to the Station, the email will also provide instructions on what to do at the time the designated song(s) and/or announcement(s) is broadcast in order to win, which will be one of the following ways: (a) be the designated caller (e.g., 10th caller) to the phone number provided in the email, (b) be one of the first [x] callers (e.g., the first 10 callers) to the phone number provided in the email, (c) when your name is announced call the designated Contest line within [x] minutes, or (d) within a specified time frame described in the email, complete an online entry form with an announced keyword or code word and any other required information as may be instructed and/or required on the form (e.g., the exact name of a song or the day/time a song or sounder aired).
ii. For any Contest described in this Section 8(h) that involve a grand Prize drawing, Qualifiers will be selected as described in the email, which will also include applicable information about the grand Prize drawing.
9. The Station may elect, but will not be obligated, to provide certain information not otherwise available to the general or listening public about a Contest by means of the App, the Website, email, or social media posting to a limited group of people. Such information may include, without limitation, dates and time ranges when a Contest song or sounder may be played, lists of correct or incorrect answers received, and/or Contest reminders. In such events, no purchase will be required to obtain such information, but the Station may require that persons eligible to receive such extra information have an App account, receive emails from the Station, and/or have an account with one or more third party Social Network Sites. The Station will not be obligated to announce that it is or how it is making such additional information available, unless required by law. While such additional information may increase the chances that a recipient will know when to listen, or what the correct or incorrect answers may be (which information may not be available to non-recipients), there will be no advantage in the mode of entry by obtaining (or not obtaining) this additional information.