Free Legal & Digital Marketing for a Year Contest

($100,000 value!)

 

SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“RULES”) ARE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN PARTICIPANT AND SPONSOR (DEFINED BELOW) AND GOVERNS ENTRY IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANT AGREES TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND THE RULES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES LOCATED AT WWW.ADAPTINGSOCIAL.COM/CONTEST

 

Failure to comply with these rules, policies and procedures will void PARTICIPANT’S entry.

 

The Free Legal & Digital Marketing for A Year Sweepstakes, presented by Adapting Social and Benemerito Attorneys at Law, will give one business or concept the opportunity to receive free design, digital marketing and legal services for one (1) year.

 

ENTRY PERIOD: The contest starts on January 1st 2018 at 12AM EST and will end three (3) months after, on Saturday, March 31st at 11:59PM EST.

 

The Sweepstakes is subject to these Rules, and by entering, all agree to be bound by these Rules. Certain restrictions may apply.

 

YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ENTER.

 

SPONSOR: The sponsors (hereinafter, “Sponsor”) of the Free Legal & Digital Marketing for a Year Sweepstakes are Adapting Social LLC (www.adaptingsocial.com) and Benemerito Attorneys at Law (www.benemeritolaw.com). You may contact Sponsor via email at: updates@adaptingsocial.com

 

ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER:  The Sweepstakes is open to entrepreneurs worldwide, with a business or potential business located in one of the 50 States of the United States and the District of Columbia. To be eligible, a participant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees of Adapting Social, Benemerito Attorneys at Law, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent and related companies, officers, directors, contractors and agents are not eligible. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

 

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Free Legal & Digital Marketing for A Year Sweepstakes during the Entry Period, Participant must follow the rules below.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Follow Adapting Social and Benemerito Attorneys at Law on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Must be following on all 4 platforms to be entered.

  2. Subscribe to our email via www.adaptingsocial.com/contest.

  3. Upload a video Elevator Pitch about your business or concept and why it should win, post it on Facebook and Instagram and tag @adaptingsocial and @benemeritolaw in the post.

  4. All uploaded videos must be set to ‘public’.

  5. Participants must have their Instagram accounts set to ‘public’.

  6. Participants must use the hashtag #ASContest on their post.

  7. Videos must not contain any nudity, profanity, or promote hate or violence.

  8. Videos must be submitted on or before March 31st, 2018 11:59PM EST.

WINNER SELECTION: One winner who completes ALL items above will be chosen. If the contestant does not complete all items on the list above, they will not be entered to win. One contestant who completes all items on the list will be selected as a winner by Sponsor based on their passion, dedication, business model, how the prize will help them reach their goals.


WINNER NOTIFICATION: After the winner has been chosen, the winner will be notified via email or social media.

 

PRIZE: The winner of the Sweepstakes will win a full year of design, digital marketing and legal services for their business or concept valued at $100,000.00

 

SOCIAL NETWORK DISCLAIMER: This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.

 

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Participants agree that Adapting Social LLC, Benemerito Attorneys At Law, and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers, web masters, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the "Released Parties") will not be responsible for: 1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Participant or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in network hardware or software; (3) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes; or (4) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY PARTICIPANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR IN ANY PROMOTION RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.

 

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR TO PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEBSITE/APPLICATION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM ANY SUCH SITE/APPLICATION.

 

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING ALL PRIZES, 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 EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

If for any reason, this Sweepstakes may not be conducted as planned by reason of any entry that, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, false and/or deceptive entries or acts, including the use of automated launching, voting or entry software shall render such entries ineligible and the Participant will be disqualified.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof.  In the event this Sweepstakes is canceled, terminated, modified or suspended, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to select a Winner from remaining eligible entries or conduct a random drawing to award the prize from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received before the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes for any reason or no reason at all, at any time. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE, FROM TIME TO TIME IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION. WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF AMENDMENTS TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BY POSTING THEM TO THIS WEBSITE.

 

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

PUBLICITY: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, WINNERS GRANT TO SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR), AND THOSE ACTING PURSUANT TO THEIR AUTHORITY, THE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PRINT, PUBLISH, BROADCAST, AND USE, WORLDWIDE IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, EACH WINNER'S NAME, PORTRAIT, PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR ADVERTISING, TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS OR HER NAME ON TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCAST) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION. PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT SPONSOR SHALL OWN THE VIDEOS SUBMITTED BY PARTICIPANT, WHICH WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED OR RETURNED, AND THAT SPONSOR AND ITS DESIGNEES SHALL HAVE THE PERPETUAL, WORLDWIDE RIGHT TO EDIT, PUBLISH, AND USE THE VIDEOS SUBMITTED BY PARTICIPANT IN ANY WAY AND IN ANY MEDIA FOR TRADE, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL, AND/OR OTHER PURPOSES AS SPONSOR AND/OR ITS DESIGNEES MAY DETERMINE WITHOUT FURTHER CONSIDERATION TO PARTICIPANTS OR ANY THIRD PARTY.

DESIGN AND DIGITAL MARKETING SERVICES: The digital design and marketing portion of prize is limited to only one (1) business or business concept.  The services included in the prize shall be limited to creation of one (1) of each of the following: website, email account, social media account, digital marketing, logo, pitch deck and a mobile application mockup. Prize does not include, without limitation, mobile application development or multiple businesses or concepts.

 

LEGAL SERVICES: The legal services portion of prize is limited to general counsel business services, which is limited to services in the areas of business and securities law, including, but not limited to business formation, drafting agreements, contract review, general legal questions, negotiations and other simple transactions. Prize does not include any governmental Federal or State filings fees or expenses for other services outside of the firm. Prize does not include, without limitation, legal services for complex transactions, arbitration or litigation. Attorneys are licensed to practice law in the United States, in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey.

 

DISPUTES:  Except where prohibited, Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York or the appropriate State Court located in New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

 

Information provided to enter the Sweepstakes will be provided to Sponsor for Sweepstakes administration and prize fulfillment. Prize has no cash value and cannot be redeemed for cash.