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Marvel Cosplay Heroes & AvX Face-Off Promotion Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM A PRIZE. 

 

A PURCHASE or payment WILL NOT INCREASE AN ENTRANT’s CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

 

VOID IN Puerto RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

 

  ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. 

Entrants must have access to the Internet and a Facebook account as of the commencement of the Promotion Period to enter this Promotion. Further, Entrants specifically release Facebook from any and all liability associated with this Promotion. 

The Marvel Cosplay Heroes & AvX Face-Off Promotion (the “Promotion”) is sponsored by Marvel Worldwide Inc., 135 W. 50th Street, New York, NY 10020 (“Sponsor”).

  1. PROMOTION PERIOD:  The Promotion shall take place as follows:  Each match-up shall begin on the date listed below and end when one character in the match-up reaches the Vote Threshold set forth in Section 3.

 

Marvel Cosplay Heroes

Match-up #

Promotion Start Date

3

August 3, 2012

4

August 17, 2012

5

August 31, 2012

6

September 14, 2012

7

September 28, 2012

 

Avengers vs. X-Men Face-Off

Match-up #

Promotion Start Date

2

July 25, 2012

3

August 8, 2012

4

August 22, 2012

5

September 5, 2012

6

September 19, 2012

 

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY:  The Promotion is offered only to legal United States residents in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Marvel Worldwide Inc., The Walt Disney Company, and any of their respective owners, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, franchisees, representatives, advertising, promotion and production agencies, agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and their immediate family members (i.e., spouse, parent, child, sibling, and the “steps” of each) and persons living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. 

  3. HOW TO ENTER THE PROMOTION: 


a. Marvel Cosplay Heroes.  On each Promotion Start Date set forth in the Marvel Cosplay Heroes chart under Section 1, Sponsor will post a match-up between two (2) cosplayers dressed up as Marvel characters on the Marvel Cosplay Heroes app.  Entrants will have the opportunity to vote for one character in the match-up using the voting buttons within the app.  Entrants may vote once every 24 hours.  Once a character in a match-up obtains two hundred (200) votes (the “Cosplay Vote Threshold”), Sponsor will post a link to the Grand Prize on Marvel’s official Facebook timeline.  A maximum of one (1) Grand Prize shall be awarded per match-up. Voting for a character in a match-up will not increase an entrant’s chances of winning the Grand Prize.  Voting is not a condition of acceptance of the Grand Prize.

Entrants can vote on a match-up until that match-up is replaced with a new match-up (approximately 14 days after the applicable Promotion Start Date). In the event that neither character in a match-up reaches the Cosplay Vote Threshold during this time, no Grand Prize shall be awarded.


b. Avengers vs. X-Men Face-Off.  On each Promotion Start Date set forth in the Avengers vs. X-Men Face-Off chart under Section 1, Sponsor will post a match-up between two (2) Marvel characters on the Avengers vs. X-Men Face-Off app.  Entrants will have the opportunity to vote for one character in the match-up using the voting buttons within the app.  Entrants may vote once every 24 hours.  Once a character in a match-up obtains five hundred (500) votes (the “Face-Off Vote Threshold”), Sponsor will post a link to the Grand Prize on Marvel’s official Facebook timeline.  A maximum of one (1) Grand Prize shall be awarded per match-up. Voting for a character in a match-up will not increase an entrant’s chances of winning the Grand Prize.  Voting is not a condition of acceptance of the Grand Prize.

 

Entrants can vote on a match-up until that match-up is replaced with a new match-up (approximately 14 days after the applicable Promotion Start Date). In the event that neither character in a match-up reaches the Face-Off Vote Threshold during this time, no Grand Prize shall be awarded.

 

4. GRAND PRIZE, ARV AND ODDS OF WINNING:


a. Grand Prize (1)One (1) code (“Grand Prize Code”) redeemable for one (1) free digital comic of Sponsor’s choosing (“Digital Comic”).  Each Grand Prize Code shall be valid for twenty (20) redemptions.  The first twenty (20) entrants to redeem the Grand Prize Code shall be the Grand Prize Winners.  Sponsor shall post one (1) Grand Prize Code for each match-up that reaches the Cosplay Vote Threshold or Face-Off Vote Threshold, as applicable, for a maximum of ten (10) Grand Prize Codes.


b. Odds of WinningThe odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of entrants who attempt to redeem the Grand Prize Code once it is posted (“Entries”). 


c. ARV:  The total ARV of the Grand Prizes is $798 ($3.99/Digital Comic). Any difference between the stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded.

  1. HOW TO REDEEM A GRAND PRIZE:   To redeem a Grand Prize, please follow these steps:  (i) visit http://marvel.com/redeem; (ii) enter the Grand Prize Code into the box and click “Add to Cart”; and (iii) follow the on-screen prompts.  A Marvel.com account is required for redemption and can be set up free of charge during the redemption process. 

 

If a Grand Prize Winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the Grand Prize will be forfeited, and in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the forfeited Grand Prize may be awarded to an alternate Grand Prize Winner. If the Sponsor wishes to award a forfeited Grand Prize, it shall repost the applicable Grand Prize Code on Marvel’s official Facebook timeline and the first entrant to redeem such Grand Prize Code shall be the alternate Grand Prize Winner.   The Grand Prize Winners may be required to furnish proof of eligibility under these Official Rules. 

 

The right to receive a Grand Prize is non-assignable, non-transferable and no prize substitution, exchange or cash equivalent will be allowed, except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in case of unavailability of prize or force majeure.  Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of each winner. All other costs and expenses not expressly set forth herein shall be solely the Grand Prize Winner’s responsibility, including, any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes. 

 

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) and Released Parties are not responsible for any computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability, or garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/web site/use net accessibility, availability, or traffic congestion, or any technical, mechanical, or typographical or other error, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information, or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information.  Facebook and Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by any web site users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, technical error, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to any web site(s). Facebook and the Released Parties are not responsible for any injury or damage, whether personal or property, to participants or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion and/or accepting a Grand Prize. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion and/or proceed with the Promotion in a manner it deems fair and reasonable.

 

In no event will more Grand Prizes be awarded than are stated in these Official Rules. In the event that, due to technical, typographical, mechanical or other errors, there are more Grand Prize Winners than are stated in these Official Rules, a random drawing among the claimants will be held to determine the Grand Prize Winners.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

 

Facebook and Released Parties shall not be responsible or liable for redemptions that are attempted by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device), in excess of the stated limit, and all such Grand Prize redemptions will be voided.  By participating in the Promotion, each entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules and by all applicable laws and decisions of Sponsor which shall be binding and final; (ii) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (iii) to waive all of his/her rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against any of Facebook or Released Parties in connection with the Promotion; and (iv) to forever and irrevocably agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless each of Facebook and Released Parties from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability  costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the Promotion, (b) the violation of any third party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights, (c) typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Promotion materials, (d) acceptance, receipt, delivery of, possession, defects in, use, non-use, misuse, inability to use, loss, damage, destruction, negligence or willful misconduct in connection with the use of a Grand Prize (or any component thereof), (e) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, or due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, including but not limited to by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond any of the Released Parties’ control, or as otherwise permitted in these Official Rules, (f) any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Promotion, (g) human error, (h) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the entry (including, without limitation, the information or any parts thereof), (i) any technical malfunctions or unavailability of the websites or any telephone network, computer system, computer online system, computer timing and/or dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider, or mail service utilized by any of the Released Parties or by an entrant, (j) interruption or inability to access any Promotion-related web pages, or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems, (k) any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Promotion, (l) any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects, and/or any other errors or malfunctions, (m) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties,  (n) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof), (q) the collection, use and/or sharing of entrant’s personally identifiable information by Sponsor or its designees or (r) any negligence or willful misconduct by entrant. 

 

  1. DISPUTES:  THE PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.  ENTRANT AND SPONSOR HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION ARISING FROM THE PROMOTION AND THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

 

  1. PRIVACY POLICY: Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant's participation in the Promotion will be collected by Sponsor or its agent and used by Sponsor, its affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Promotion as described in these Official Rules and in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy as stated at http://marvel.com/corporate/privacy.

 

  1. PUBLICITY RIGHTS:  By participating in the Promotion and/or accepting a Grand Prize, each Grand Prize Winner agrees to allow Sponsor and/or Sponsor's designee the perpetual right to use his/her name, biographical information, photos and/or likeness, and statements for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered including live television, world wide, including but not limited to on the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law.

 

  1. GENERAL:  Sponsor reserves the right, to disqualify any individual found, in its sole opinion, to be tampering with the operation of the Promotion; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike manner or with the intent to disrupt the normal operation of the Promotion. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third party or like methods to participate in the Promotion will void any attempted participation affected by such methods and the disqualification of the individual utilizing the same. CAUTION AND WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of winner.    In the event of any conflict with any Promotion details contained in these Official Rules and Promotion details contained in other Promotion-related materials, the details of the Promotion as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail. 

 

  1. WINNERS’ LIST.  For a list of Grand Prize Winners, interested individuals should place their name and address on a 3"x 5" card and mail it in an envelope to: 135 W. 50th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10020; Attn: Nicole Shwirtz.  Winner List requests must be received no later than ninety (90) days after the relevant Promotion Period end date. 

  a. Sponsored by Marvel Worldwide Inc., 135 W. 50th Street, New York, NY 10020.

 

b. These Official Rules may not be reprinted or republished in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Sponsor. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  Each entrant understands that he/she is providing his/her information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook.

 

c. TM & © Marvel & Subs.  Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. 

 

  1. Last modified:  July 25, 2012

 

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