A special holiday light display. A sledding trip with Grandpa. A batch of holiday cookies.
We’d like to see the moments that #LightUpTheHolidays for you. And by taking part in our social media photo display, you can also help the needy.
Here’s how it works:
Between Dec. 12 and 24, we’re inviting you to post photos of December holiday moments to either our Twitter account or our Facebook page, using the hashtag #LightUpTheHolidays. The pictures don’t have to be light displays: They can be any moment or event that makes your December special.
For each photo that’s posted in keeping with the rules below, we’ll donate $10 to Operation HELP, up to a total of $2,500. Operation HELP is our fund that helps income-eligible customers pay their energy bills. We’ll also choose our favorite photo submissions and repost them here and on social media.
You can post more than one photo if you want, but please follow the rules when doing so:
– If posting on Facebook, be sure to post pictures directly to our Facebook page. If posting to Twitter, make sure to start your message with our Twitter ID — @pplelectric – to be sure we see it.
– No matter where you post, include the hashtag #LightUpTheHolidays.
– Please don’t post photos multiple times. Once is fine.
– Don’t post a photo unless you own the copyright. Photos must be your own work (or the work of your family – see below).
– Photos don’t have to be taken this year. If you want to post your favorite December holiday picture your grandpa took when you were 7, that’s great too.
– By posting a photo, you agree to let us repost it on social media if we choose it as one of our favorites.
(The full rules and terms are posted below.)
We look forward to seeing your special December moments. Thank you for participating!
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OFFICIAL RULES – Light Up The Holidays Promotion (THE “PROMOTION”)
(a) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE ODDS OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPH BEING SELECTED. Promotion is open as of December 12, 2016. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By participating in this Promotion, you (the “entrant”) acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which are subject to modification in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
(b) To be eligible for submitting photographs as part of this Promotion, you must be at least 18 years of age as of December 12, 2016.
2. HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
The time for entrants to participate will be from approximately December 12, 2016 through approximately December 24, 2016 (Sponsor will select and potentially modify the beginning and end dates in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and Sponsor may retransmit and retweet the submitted photographs after these dates). To participate, an entrant must post one or more photographs to PPL’s Facebook or Twitter account using the hashtag that Sponsor includes in its advertising materials for the Promotion during the time period of this Promotion, and entrant must adhere to any other requirements that Sponsor includes in such advertising materials. Entrant agrees that the photographs that he/she posts will not include any material or content that would reasonably be considered to be immoral or scandalous, and entrant further agrees that if there are any people other than entrant who are displayed in the posted photograph, such people have consented to the photograph being posted, and such people further consent as described in Section 7 below. In addition to posting a compliant photograph, entrant must also fully complete and submit the submission form, if any, that Sponsor uses in connection with this Promotion (there may be no such submission form, such decision to be made in Sponsor’s sole discretion). All submissions and photographs become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor will not be responsible or liable for any submissions that are incomplete, illegible, mutilated, misdirected, delayed, late, lost or not received due to any reason. Sponsor will not be responsible or liable for any human error. Submissions are subject to verification and will potentially be declared invalid and disqualified if they are late, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, misrepresented, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Sponsor’s computer clock is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.
3. SPONSOR’S SELECTION OF SUBMISSIONS FOR FURTHER DISTRIBUTION:
After the submission period for photographs concludes, and potentially during the submission period as well, Sponsor will select photographs that have been submitted as part of this Promotion and retransmit or retweet these selected photographs on Sponsor’s Facebook, Twitter, and/or other social media accounts, on Sponsor’s blog, and/or on any other internet pages that Sponsor maintains or controls. Sponsor has the discretion to retransmit and retweet as many or as few photographs as Sponsor desires in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and Sponsor has sole discretion to select the photographs that are retransmitted or retweeted for any reason whatsoever, using any criteria whatsoever that Sponsor believes is most desirable for selection of photographs. Sponsor may also retransmit or retweet entrants’ photographs into the future for as long as Sponsor desires in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
4. NO PRIZES AND SUBMISSION EXPENSES:
There are no monetary or non-monetary prizes of any kind associated with Sponsor’s selection of photographs for further retransmission or retweeting. Any and all costs or expenses associated with submissions shall be entrant’s responsibility, and shall not be Sponsor’s responsibility in any way whatsoever. Sponsor will donate $10 per photo to the charitable organization Operation HELP, up to a maximum total donation for the entire Promotion of $2,500 (two thousand five hundred dollars), for each photograph that entrants post to Sponsor’s Facebook or Twitter account as part of this Promotion that complies with these Official Rules.
5. NO FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM SPONSOR:
(a) Sponsor will not contact those entrants who submit a photograph that Sponsor selects for further retransmission or retweeting. Whether or not a submission is selected for further retransmission or retweeting, all entrants who make a submission must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in the entrant’s disqualification. Sponsor intends to conduct the Promotion as described in these Official Rules. Sponsor will not be responsible, however, if factors beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control prevent the Promotion being conducted as described herein. In that event, and for any other reason whatsoever, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Promotion differently or not at all, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
6. FINAL DECISION:
All submissions and photographs are subject to verification by Sponsor. Each entrant agrees that all decisions of Sponsor regarding the Promotion are final and binding in all respects.
7. CONSENT AND USE OF ENTRANTS’ NAMES AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND THE NAMES AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION OF ANYONE ELSE INCLUDED IN PHOTOGRAPHS:
By participating in this Promotion, entrant consents to the use, retransmission, and retweeting, without additional consideration or compensation, of his/her name, image, likeness, biographical information, address, voice, statements, photographs, and any other aspects of the entrant’s persona, and the name, image, likeness, biographical information, address, voice, statements, photographs, and any other aspects of persona of anyone else displayed or otherwise included in the photographs that entrant submits, but only for the limited purposes of (a) promoting and/or advertising energy products and services provided by Sponsor, (b) conducting the Promotion, and (c) any Promotion-related activity and Promotion-related announcements and publicity. All entrants further consent and acknowledge that by making a submission, any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor by email, written entry, or otherwise in connection with this Promotion is and will be treated as non-confidential and non proprietary, and Sponsor may collect, use, and disclose the personal information that entrant provides when participating in this Promotion for the purpose of administering the Promotion. All consents in this Section 7 are perpetual and irrevocable.
8. GENERAL RELEASE:
By participating in the Promotion, entrant unconditionally, irrevocably, and forever releases, discharges and holds harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter, any other social media sites through which this Promotion is accessed, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and prize suppliers (and the respective heirs, successors, and assigns of each of the foregoing) (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, damages, fees, or expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses) of any kind arising out of or in connection with (a) the Promotion; (b) participation in the Promotion; (c) the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any materials related to the Promotion (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, damages, fees, or expenses, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees or expenses, related to personal injury, death, damage to, loss, or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light); (d) unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion; (e) lost, late, delayed, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable hard copy entries, mail, or email; (f) errors in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (g) the entrant’s inability to participate in the Promotion; (h) any interruption in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Promotion; (i) human error; (i) any other error or malfunction; (k) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of Sponsor, its affiliates or agents, or any other Released Parties; (l) any other cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor, its affiliates or agents, or any other Released Parties; or (m) typographical, printing, or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to this Promotion. Entrants may be required to complete and return an additional affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the “Affidavit/Release”) within three (3) calendar days of being notified.
9. INDEMNIFICATION BY PARTICIPANTS:
By participating in the Promotion, entrant agrees to fully indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims by third parties, without limitation, arising out of or in connection with the Promotion, including, but not limited to, participation in the Promotion, errors in the administration of the Promotion, or any other errors or malfunctions, and any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized acts or omissions.
By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which will be available at https://stories.pplelectric.com. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion, or any Sponsor website; (b) violating the letter or spirit of these Official Rules or other guidelines of the Promotion; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Sponsor property or service, or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
11. USE OF DATA
Sponsor will collect personal data about entrants via entry forms in accordance with its Privacy Notice, available at the following link: https://www.pplelectric.com/privacy-policy.aspx. By participating in the Promotion and providing your personal information via opt-in, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Notice. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that in the event that this Privacy Notice conflicts with these Official Rules in any way, the Privacy Notice and Official Rules shall be construed and reconciled so that Sponsor’s rights are broadened as much as possible and not restricted or limited in any way due to such conflict, and thus the provision that broadens Sponsor’s rights will apply, whether that be in the Privacy Notice or these Official Rules. Entrant further acknowledges and agrees that to the extent that the terms of this Privacy Notice supplement and do not conflict with these Official Rules, such Privacy Notice terms apply in full and are incorporated by reference into these Official Rules.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By participating in the Promotion, entrant agrees (to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law) that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Promotion shall be resolved between the entrant and Sponsor without resort to any form of class action litigation, and entrant waives his or her right to a jury trial for such disputes, claims, and causes of action; (b) any claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in pursuing such claim, judgment or award, but in no event shall attorneys’ fees or expenses be awarded; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased, and any and all rights to other types of damages not expressly waived herein, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket costs incurred as set forth herein. Sponsor shall not assume and hereby disclaims any liability for Promotion submissions.
13. CONSTRUCTION/GOVERNING LAW:
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or Sponsor, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained herein. Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Promotion shall be resolved between the entrant and Sponsor exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
14. GENERAL CONDITIONS:
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Promotion is impaired in any way for any reason, including but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right and may, at any time and without notice or obligation, cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the Promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including because of weather, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical or other failures of any sort or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor.
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This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook or Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for the purpose set forth in the Official Rules.