Social Media Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. One entry per person per day. Multiple entries in a single day will result in automatic disqualification.

SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: The Village of Morton Grove’s Social Media Contest will run periodically throughout the year.  The specific contest time period will be shown on each individual post/tweet/contest. Each contest is comprised of one or more awarded prizes. Each eligible individual unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with, abide by, and be legally bound by these Official Rules. The Promotion is sponsored The Village of Morton Grove and its decisions shall be final and binding.

PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old at the time of participation. If you are an employee, director, officer, or independent contractor of the Village of Morton Grove, or you are an immediate family member – you are NOT eligible to participate or win prizes in the Promotion.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: There is one (1) method of entry.
Limitations: You are only allowed to participate through one (1) Registration using one (1) email address. If it is discovered that you have or have attempted to obtain more than one (1) Submission per promotion through: (a) use of more than one Registration (b) use of multiple names or identities; or (c) use of more than one (1) email address; then (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor) you will be disqualified from the Promotion and all of your Submissions will be voided. You are allowed to make one (1) Submission during the Promotion Period.  Submissions will be rejected if the answer is irrelevant to the question asked.  The Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Submissions (all which are void). Once submitted, Submissions become the property of Sponsor, will not be returned and will be used by Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules and its online privacy policy. NOTE: Entries made by any other individual or entity that is not the person named on the submitted Entry, or made in any manner inconsistent with these Official Rules, will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Promotion. All Submissions are subject to verification at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) to participate in this Promotion. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification. YOU AGREE THAT ALL DECISIONS TO IMPLEMENT THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL BE IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF SPONSOR AND WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING.
If you win a prize of $600 or greater, you will be issued an IRS 1099 Tax Form for the stated approximate retail value of the prize in January of the year following the receipt of prize. You are solely responsible for all taxes associated with any prize that you win. You are limited to win one (1) prize during the Promotion Period.

WINNER SELECTION: One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing for each prize from among all eligible entries received during the corresponding weekly entry period. The drawing will be held on or about the corresponding and will be run by the Promotion administrator whose decisions, along with Sponsor's, are final and binding (without right of appeal) in all respects. Status as a prizewinner may be subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Each first selected potential weekly prizewinner will be contacted within approximately three (3) days after the weekly drawing date. Once contacted, each potential prizewinner will be sent a notice (“Prize Notification") by Private Message through Facebook or via his or her Twitter account. The prizewinner must pick up the prize at Village Hall, Village of Morton Grove.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: If you win a prize, you and any guest(s) that may participate in the prize must participate together on the same itinerary. In the event you or any guest of yours engages in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to discriminate against, annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or deemed by Sponsor to be threatening or damaging to the Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the prize early and send you and/or your guest(s) home at your/your guest(s) cost with no further compensation. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize(s) of comparable value if any prize is unavailable for any reason.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering the Promotion, you agree to abide by and be legally bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and the independent Promotion administrator, as applicable. All such decisions shall be final, binding and non-appealable. Prizes are non-assignable, non-transferable and have no cash surrender value. No prize substitutions or cash redemptions will be given except as provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute any prize or portion thereof with an item or items of equal or greater value for any reason. Details of prizes or portions thereof not specified herein, if any, will be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor. By participating in the Promotion, you agree that the Village of Morton Grove shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind, including but not limited to those related to defamation, portrayal in a false light or privacy rights, resulting from or in connection with participation in the Promotion or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of a prize or any portion thereof, or from the posting or publication of any winner online or in any media. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. If entering a Village of Morton Grove Facebook photo contest, the individual will allow the Village to use submitted photos for marketing and media purposes.

TECHNOLOGY CONDITIONS: The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any damage to your computer, telephone system or other device that is directly or indirectly caused by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the Promotion, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, dropped or delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Promotion. Once submitted, Submissions become the property of Sponsor.

NOTE: Submissions in the Promotion must be made by you and only at the Website. In the event of a dispute as to your identity, the Submission in question will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account for the e-mail address provided at the time of entry. The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable e-mail address has been assigned by the Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof (in a form acceptable to Sponsor-including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Submission in question. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the Submission will be deemed ineligible. No mechanically reproduced, illegal, forged, software generated or other automated Submissions will be accepted.
Facebook “Photo Contests”

From time to time, the Village of Morton Grove Facebook Page or Twitter Account will hold a photo or “selfie” contest. Applicants are allowed to submit as many or as few photos as they like. Winners will submit photos via or via a particular hash tag specific to our contest. You retain the intellectual property ownership in the material you submit for the competition. However, by submitting your entry and accepting the Terms and Conditions, you grant the Village of Morton Grove the irrevocable right to use, modify, copy, and redistribute any or all of the photographs or any other materials you submitted in Morton Grove’s promotional, marketing and commercial initiatives and for any other purpose. The winner of the photo contests will be selected by our Facebook or Twitter audience via number of “likes” on the photo or at the Village’s discretion. Winner will be contact via the email used to submit the photo or through his or her social media handle.

DISQUALIFICATION: You are responsible to ensure your compliance in all respects with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with (or attempts to tamper with) the entry processes or the operation of the Promotion; acts in violation of these Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
FORCE MAJEURE/PROMOTION TERMINATION: Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Promotion, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Promotion (or these Official Rules) in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Promotion is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Promotion, or causes not reasonably within its control exists including without limitation, issues or challenges to or in the electricity delivery system maintained by Sponsor. If the Promotion is terminated, in whole or in part, before the designated end date, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winners from among all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date/time of the event giving rise to the termination. Only the type and quantity of Prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. Any Prizes that are not duly claimed in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded.
INVALIDITY: These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
GOVERNING LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of you or Sponsor in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state's laws.
OTHER: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Official Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or Submission with these Official Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Promotion as contemplated in these Official Rules, or for any other reason. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion-related materials, including, but not limited to the Website and/or point of sale, television, and print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

OFFICIAL RULES: If you would like a print copy of these rules, please contact the Village of Morton Grove.

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