Change a Little, Save a Lot Video Contest
PPL Electric Utilities October 2020 Energy Awareness Month Promotion (the “Promotion”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE/BECOMING A CUSTOMER WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. Promotion is open and offered only to legal residents of the United States living in a home within the service territory of PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (“PPL EU” or “Sponsor”). Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By entering this Promotion, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which are subject to modification in the sole discretion of Sponsor. All eligible entries have an equal chance of winning.
To be eligible for this Promotion, you must be at least 18 years of age as of October 1, 2020. You are not eligible to enter if you are: (a) an employee of PPL EU or its affiliates, or their advertising or promotional agencies; and/or (b) a member of the immediate family or household of any of the above persons. In these Official Rules, “immediate family” means spouse, life partner, father, mother, brother, sister, son and daughter.
- ENTRY PERIOD:
The Promotion will be held on or about the period of October 1 through October 25, 2020.
LIMIT: One prize per person from the voting process discussed below. Sponsor will not be responsible or liable for any human error. Responses (including any videos) received as part of the Promotion are subject to verification and will be declared invalid and disqualified if they are late, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way, or if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion for any reason whatsoever (whether before or after voting has occurred) that the response warrants invalidation and disqualification.
- HOW TO RESPOND AND WIN:
On or about October 1, 2020, Sponsor will begin running this Promotion regarding energy awareness and conservation on one or more of Sponsor’s social media pages. All video entries referenced below must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 25, 2020.
In this Promotion, members of the general public are invited to upload videos no more than sixty (60) seconds in length demonstrating ways in which these entrants conserve energy and the reasons for the entrant’s attempted savings (when Sponsor begins the promotion on one or more of its social media pages, Sponsor will also endeavor to state the duration during which videos must be received; anyone who uploads a video as part of this Promotion is an “entrant” for purposes of these Official Rules). When entrants upload their video, entrants must also provide an email address and phone number at which Sponsor may contact that entrant for purposes of prize fulfillment, administering the Promotion, or any other reason in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Each entrant may only upload one (1) video during the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify all entries in excess of this limit.
Each entrant agrees that the videos that entrant uploads as part of this Promotion are entrant’s original creative work and that entrant is the sole creator of such videos. Each entrant further agrees that the videos that entrant uploads as part of this Promotion (a) have not been distributed or published previously; (b) have not been entered in a promotion or contest previously; and (c) have not won any awards or prizes previously. Neither watermarks nor any other distinguishing marks (for example, name, copyright information, or date stamp) may be placed, displayed, or embedded in any uploaded video. Furthermore, the uploaded videos may not display, contain, or otherwise reference any names, trademarks, products, or services of any person, company, or entity other than Sponsor, and may not display, contain, or otherwise reference any third-party trademarks, promotions, products, or services.
Promptly after the deadline for videos to be uploaded as part of the Promotion (and no more than five business days after that duration has elapsed), members of the general public will be given approximately six (6) days to vote for their favorite video on one or more of Sponsor’s social media pages, and the winners of this Promotion (the “Winners”) will be the videos that receive the most votes. There will be three Winners selected as part of this voting process. Odds of winning are based upon the number of eligible videos that are uploaded as part of this Promotion. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of eligible entries.
“Robo-voters” and other automated voting processes or mechanisms are strictly prohibited. Only manual votes submitted by actual persons are acceptable for this Promotion. Furthermore, each person may only vote one time for each video, and it is not permissible for a single person to vote more than once for a single video.
The first fifty (50) entrants who post an eligible video for this Promotion on Sponsor’s applicable social media page (whether or not those videos receive the most votes during the aforementioned voting process) will receive a smart power strip] from the Sponsor. Although each entrant is limited to one prize from the voting process discussed above, it is permissible for an entrant to receive one prize from that voting as well as the item just referenced for posting one of the first fifty eligible videos.
The three uploaded videos that receive the most votes during the aforementioned voting process will receive the following prizes approximately sixty (60) calendar days after that potential Winner is selected via the process described above, and subject to compliance with these Official Rules after that potential Winner has been notified:
- First Prize: Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500)
- Second Prize: One Thousand Dollars ($1,000)
- Third Prize: Five Hundred Dollars ($500)
The Winner is responsible for paying any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of the prize. Any and all other costs or expenses associated with the prize shall be the Winner’s responsibility.
- CONSENT AND USE OF ENTRANTS’ NAMES AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION; OWNERSHIP TRANSFER TO SPONSOR OF ALL VIDEOS:
All entrants understand and agree that entries and any responses to the Promotion, including but not limited to all uploaded videos, will be treated as non-confidential, and Sponsor may collect, use, and disclose personal information from the Winner and all other entrants for the purposes of Promotion administration and prize fulfillment, and Promotion-related and prize-related announcements and publicity (such announcements and publicity may be on Sponsor’s social media webpages, on other internet webpages, on television, on the radio, in print communications, and in all other forms of communication without exception).
All entrants further understand and agree that Sponsor is the sole worldwide owner of all copyright and other rights without exception in all videos that are uploaded to any of Sponsor’s social media pages as part of this Promotion, and for good and valuable consideration (including but not limited to the opportunity to be a Winner in the Promotion), each entrant hereby irrevocably and perpetually assigns and transfers to Sponsor all of entrant’s worldwide ownership and other rights without exception in any and all videos that entrant uploads as part of this Promotion (including but not limited to all copyright, trademark, publicity, and all other rights). All entrants further understand and agree that Sponsor may use, distribute, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display, create derivative works from, modify, and otherwise exploit the videos uploaded as part of this Promotion for any reason whatsoever without exception in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Each entrant further agrees that prior to the ownership transfer described in the prior paragraph, the entrant solely and exclusively owns all worldwide right and title (including all copyright, publicity, and other rights) in and to any videos that the entrant uploads as part of this Promotion and the content in such videos, and that such videos do not infringe or violate any third-party rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, privacy and publicity rights, moral rights, and any other rights). Each entrant further agrees that if any other persons are displayed or referenced in the uploaded videos, the entrant is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to video upload, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the distribution, display, and performance of the video by Sponsor.
Each entrant further agrees that it is not permissible to display any person who is under the age of majority in their state of residence in any video uploaded as part of this Promotion.
(a)Winners will be contacted by email within approximately five (5) business days after the voting described above concludes. If the Winner does not promptly reply after the Sponsor’s first attempted email transmission, the Sponsor will attempt one final email transmission, and if the Winner does not promptly reply to that second attempted email transmission, that potential Winner may be disqualified and a new alternate potential Winner will be selected in his/her place based on the previously-completed voting that occurred.
(b) Potential Winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules will result in the entrant’s disqualification and forfeiture of his or her prize (if that entrant is a Winner). Winning is also contingent on the potential Winner providing to Sponsor via email the potential Winner’s full legal name, current mailing address, date of birth, and any other information regarding the potential Winner’s identity and contact information that Sponsor reasonably requires for purposes of administering this Promotion (such information to be requested by Sponsor when Sponsor sends the email transmissions discussed in the prior paragraph).
(c) In the event that a potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate Winner based on the previously-completed voting that occurred. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner. Sponsor intends to award all prizes. Sponsor will not be responsible, however, if factors beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control prevent a prize or part of a prize from being awarded. In that event, a substitute prize or part of a prize will not be awarded. Prizes cannot be substituted, except as provided herein. Prize is not transferable or assignable in whole or in part, and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, whether in cash or otherwise, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prizes are awarded “as-is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent value if the prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason (equivalent value to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).
(d) Potential Winners 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. If a potential Winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, that potential Winner may be disqualified and a new alternate potential Winner will be selected based on the previously-completed voting that occurred.
- FINAL DECISION:
All potential Winners are subject to verification by Sponsor. Each entrant agrees that all decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of Winners and all other aspects of this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.
- GENERAL RELEASE:
All entrants and each Winner unconditionally, irrevocably, and forever releases, discharges and holds harmless Sponsor, and its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, prize suppliers, the third-party providers and manufacturers of any of the prizes given to Winners, and the owners and operators of any third-party social media websites on which the Promotion is advertised or promoted (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 prize awarded (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; (j) 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.
- INDEMNIFICATION BY PARTICIPANTS:
Entrants and Winners agree 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, any prize used or awarded 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.
Entrants and Winners agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which will be available at the following website: www.pplelectric.com/videorules. Sponsor may also post the Rules when Sponsor commences the Promotion on its social media page. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual or uploaded video that Sponsor 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, harass, disparage, or demean 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. Sponsor further reserves the right to reject, disqualify, and remove from Sponsor’s social media pages any entry or uploaded video that Sponsor in its sole discretion for any reason whatsoever deems to be obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, false, misleading, or otherwise inconsistent with Sponsor’s standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests, or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or the rights of any third party.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By entering the Promotion, uploading any video or other content as part of the Promotion, and/or by accepting a prize, entrants and Winners agree (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 entries and notifications to Winners (including but not limited to prize deliveries) that are not received by such Winners.
- 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. Entrants and Winners agree 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.
- 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 (a) 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; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of impairment. Sponsor further reserves the right and may, at any time and without notice or obligation, cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify any Promotion, voting process, or drawing 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.
- WINNER’S LIST:
For the names of the prize Winners, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the winners’ list via email. Winner names will be sent after selection of the Winners.
- SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR:
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, c/o Natalie Westring,2 N. 9th Street, Allentown, PA 18101. This Promotion is also not sponsored by, endorsed by, affiliated with, or administered by any third-party social media websites (including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter).
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