MY SCRIBD STORY Contest Official Rules

My Scribd Story

CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

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PROMOTION DESCRIPTION

Scribd’s My Scribd Story Contest (the “Promotion”) begins on February 4, 2019 at 09:00:00AM Eastern Time (ET) and ends February 10, 2019 at 11:59:59PM Eastern Time (ET). Each entrant (the “Participant”) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Scribd, Inc. (the "Sponsor") which shall be final and binding in all respects.

PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY

The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older at time of Entry.  Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, independent sales distributors, prize providers, advertising and promotional agencies (“Promotion Entities”) (and immediate family members or those living in the same household with such individuals) are not eligible to participate.  Void outside the United States, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

HOW TO ENTER

To enter the Contest, you (“you,” or “Participant”) must submit your Entry during the Contest Period in accordance with these Official Rules. There are two (2) ways to enter the Contest and be eligible to win a prize (each, an “Entry”). You must either: 1) post ONE photograph of yourself or your Scribd app  on Instagram and post a caption of no more than 20 words in length stating how reading has helped you accomplish your goals, along with the hashtag #MyScribdStory. Entries must be received during the Promotion Period. The decisions of @Scribd are final and binding on all matters relating to determining eligibility of Entries; or 2) send your name and email address together with a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope to: Scribd My Scribd Story Sweepstakes, 333 Bush Street #2400, San Francisco, CA, 94104, postmarked no later than February 10, 2019.

If your Instagram account is set to “protected,” “private,” or “locked,” your posts and/or submission materials will not be visible to Sponsor and therefore will not be received by Sponsor, resulting in your failure to enter the Contest and be eligible to win a prize. Uploads or posts on any website or social media platform other than Instagram will not be counted as an entry and will not be eligible to win a prize in the Contest.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

Each Entry must comply with the following Entry Guidelines. Any Entry that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, violates these Official Rules or the Entry Guidelines below will be disqualified and/or will not be eligible to win a prize.

Photos should be of the best quality possible and must, to the extent possible,

be of you alone with no other human subjects. You must own the rights to all photos you submit and you must have full authority to grant or dispose of such rights at all times, including at the time of entry and at the time any prize may be awarded. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

The Entry must NOT, in the sole discretion of Sponsor:

  • Contain content that violates or infringes upon another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trademark or copyright infringement);
  • Contain content that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, profane, pornographic, sexually explicit, suggestive or contain nudity, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, controversial or libelous;
  • Contain content that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • Contain content that has been retouched, enhanced, or modified in any way from the original in a manner inconsistent with the normal operation of Instagram;
  • Contain content that depicts illegal activity and cannot itself be unlawful, in violation of or contrary to applicable laws or regulations;
  • Disparage one or more Promotion Entities or any of the products or services of any Promotion Entity, any Promotion Entity’s competitors or their products or services, or any other person or party affiliated with the Promotion;
  • Contain company names, product names, brand names or trademarks other than those owned by a Promotion Entity, which Participant has a limited license to use for this Promotion solely to the extent expressly permitted hereunder, if at all;
  • Contains the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any celebrities and/or other public or private figure, living or dead;
  • Contain content with which one or more Promotion Entities does not wish to associate itself, in its or their sole discretion;
  • Contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Promotion;
  • Contain content promoting alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco; and/or
  • Communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate
  • Contain language with which one or more Promotion Entities does not wish to associate itself, in its or their sole discretion.

By submitting an Entry, each Participant consents to the Entry and the use of the Entry as set forth in these official rules, including its appearance on the Webpage. By participating, each Participant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, hometown and/or Entry for future advertising and publicity purposes in perpetuity in any and all media without additional compensation, notification or permission.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Entry. By submitting an Entry, each Participant consents to the use of the Entry for all purposes permitted hereunder. 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.

JUDGING

The winners will be decided by an internal panel of judges who will evaluate each verified Entry according to the following criteria:

  • Creativity (35%): Thirty-five percent (35%) of the overall judging score will be based on your level of creativity with your photo.
  • Brand Relevance (35%): Thirty-five percent (35%) of the overall judging score will be based on your post’s relevance to Scribd’s brand. This includes your ability to feature Scribd in your photo and share with the community the how reading has helped you accomplish your goals, along with the hashtag #MyScribdStory.
  • Photograph Quality (30%): Thirty percent (30%) of the overall judging score will be based on the quality and presentation of your photograph, including image quality, framing, lighting, and Sponsor’s ability to see your content clearly.

Sponsor reserves the right to modify or change the Judging Criteria at any time in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest. Tie Breaker: In the unlikely event of a tie in Sponsor’s judging of the Contest, the potential winner(s) will be selected based on the highest ranking Brand Relevance score. If there is still a tie, the potential winner(s) will be selected based on the highest ranking Creativity score.

PRIZES

Grand Prizes: There will be one (1) Grand Prize of

  • One (1) $500 Visa Gift Card (ARV $500.00)
  • One-year Scribd membership (ARV $110)
  • Scribd Prize Pack (ARV $80)

The ARV of Grand Prize is: $690.00

First Prizes: Four (4) First Prize Winners will each receive:

  • Scribd Prize Pack (ARV $80)
  • 3-month Scribd membership ($40)

TOTAL ARV of First Prize: $120.00

ODDS

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period.

WINNER NOTIFICATION

On/about February 25, 2019, (i) for each potential winner who entered via Instagram (if any), Sponsor will post a response to your Comment notifying you that you have 48 hours to contact Sponsor at the Webpage using Instagram’s direct messaging feature and including your full name, mailing address and valid email address.  Sponsor will then attempt to contact you at the email address you provide; Anyone who does not reply with his/her full name and mailing address within the specified time period will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected in a separate random drawing.

The prize will be awarded within approximately 6-8 weeks after the winner is verified.

Each potential winner may be required to sign and return, within 14 days’ of receipt or such other time period as is determined by Sponsor, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, and where allowable, a Publicity Release.  If a winner is deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the winner's parent or legal guardian may be required to execute and return Affidavit/ of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, and where allowable, a Publicity Release on minor’s behalf within the time periods set forth in the preceding sentence.

If any winner notification is returned as undeliverable, if a winner does not reply to Sponsor’s notifications within the time periods set forth in these official rules, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these official rules, the prize will in Sponsor’s discretion either be forfeited and go unawarded or will be awarded to an alternate winner selected in a separate random drawing from the remaining valid Entries.

PRIZE CONDITIONS

Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Any other incidental expenses related to use and/or acceptance of prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.  No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value in case of prize unavailability.  Prize will not be replaced if lost or stolen.

Except where prohibited by law, Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor.  Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Promotion and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered.

LICENSE

By entering, you hereby (i) grant Sponsor, the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, and each of their respective successors, assigns and licensees (individually and collectively, "Promotion Entities") a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers) and transferable license (with a right to create derivative works) to use, copy, distribute, perform, publicly perform and display your Entry, name, likeness, biographical information, statements in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world, for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting), without additional compensation, notification or permission; and (ii) release the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto, unless prohibited by law.

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION

Your Entry must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to inclusion of such material or element with his/her Entry into the Sweepstakes, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry in the manner set forth in these Official Rules and the policies, rules, regulations and guidelines of both Twitter and Instagram, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions for any person that appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. If any identifiable person appearing in or identified in an entrant’s Entry is under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, the parent or legal guardian is required to provide prior written permission. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any Sweepstakes entrant at any time. By submitting your Entry, you (or, if an eligible minor, your parent or legal guardian) warrant and represent that you and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in your Entry consents to the submission and use and exhibition of the Entry in the manner set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

GENERAL

Participants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and each releases and holds harmless the Promotion Entities, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from any and all claims, liability, loss or damage, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, this Promotion, including Entry and participation in this Promotion and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize.  Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Promotion or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Each Participant further agrees that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries, arising from or relating to this Promotion, Participant will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, Facebook, Inc., each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each from any and all such claims, including the attorney’s fees related thereto.  The Promotion Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of the prize. 


Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given day may be received, only the first complete Entry received from a particular Participant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including Entries submitted with an alternate Facebook account, email address and/or wireless telephone number, will be disqualified.

If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received at the time of the Promotion termination. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due Entries, which will be disqualified.  Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for incompatibility of Participant’s hardware, software or browser technology.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of a Participant, Entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the social media account used at time of Entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who registered for and maintains a social media account in accordance with all laws, rules, regulations and social media company policies, guidelines, rules and procedures.  Sponsor may ask any Participant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the social media account associated with the Entry.

Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass Entries or Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void.

The Promotion Entities, Twitter, and Instagram are not responsible for: (i) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; or (ii) any injury or damage to Participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent sweepstakes administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any promotion it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of Entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Promotion), and to select winners from among all eligible Entries received prior to withdrawal.

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A PARTICIPANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THE WEBPAGE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

THE PROMOTION AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.”  PROMOTION ENTITIES AND EACH OF THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE PRIZES AWARDED HEREUNDER OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

TECHNOLOGY CONDITIONS

The Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to a Participant's computer or telephone system that is directly or indirectly caused by accessing the Webpage 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 clock will be the official timekeeper for this Promotion. Once submitted, subject to the Webpage’s terms of use, Entries become the property of the Sponsor. Except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules, information collected in connection with the Promotion will be used by Sponsor in accordance with its online privacy policy, located at https://support.scribd.com/hc/en-us/articles/210129366-Privacy-policy.   

DISQUALIFICATION

It is the Participant's responsibility to ensure compliance in all respects with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to prohibit a Participant from participating in the Promotion or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Participant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion, including without limitation by actually or attempting to: tamper with the Entry processes or the operation of the Promotion; act in violation of these Official Rules; act 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

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 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 severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Promotion. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Promotion as contemplated herein by any event beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health or other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor's control, then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Promotion. 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 Entries 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.

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 Official 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 Official 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.

DISPUTES

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Promotion Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of California. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.

THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

PRIVACY; TERMS; RULES  

By entering into the Sweepstakes, you accept these official Sweepstakes rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (https://support.scribd.com/hc/en-us/articles/210129366-Privacy-policy) and the Facebook Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and all other applicable Facebook rules, regulations, policies and guidelines.  

WINNER CONFIRMATION

For a written confirmation of the winner (available after January 5, 2017), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than February 5, 2017, to: Scribd My Scribd Story Contest Winner Confirmation Request, 333 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94104

SPONSOR

Scribd, Inc., 333 Bush Street, Suite 2400, San Francisco, CA 94104

OFFICIAL RULES

To receive a copy of these Official Rules visit https://support.scribd.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022375352 or mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to Scribd Made My Reading Sweepstakes Rules Request, 333 Bush Street, Suite 2400, San Francisco, CA 94104. Official Rules Requests must be received by April 16, 2017.

IMPORTANT

This Promotion is not in any manner sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. Following @Scribd on Twitter and Instagram does not constitute an Entry into the Sweepstakes. Following or “liking” Scribd on Facebook does not constitute an Entry into the Sweepstakes. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor, not to Twitter or Instagram.

INSTAGRAM is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. TWITTER is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.

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