Rules – First Responders Children’s Foundation

Rules

FIRST RESPONDERS CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

RESPONDER SWEEPS SWEEPSTAKES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN PRIZE. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Enter the Responder Sweeps for your chance to win a vehicle that any first responder would be honored to drive. The First Responders Children’s Foundation’s Responder Sweeps Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by the First Responders Children’s Foundation, 38 East 32nd Street, Suite #602, New York, NY 10016 (referred to in these official rules as the “Sponsor”).  The Sweepstakes is governed by these official rules.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and you understand that the results of the Sweepstakes are final in all respects.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.  The odds of winning depend solely on the number of eligible entries received.

 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD

The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all winners.  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. EST on June 6, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 27, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be received by the Sponsor on or before the end of the Sweepstakes Period through the means provided in order to be eligible.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Subject to the condition noted below, the Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who: (1) are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry, (2) have a valid e-mail address and internet access prior to the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period, and (3) have not been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude and are not currently subject to an arrest warrant. Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, trustees, and their respective consultants, agents, representatives, advisors and prize suppliers (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), as well as those individuals’ immediate families (meaning their respective parents, spouses, children, siblings and grandparents) and persons living in the same household with them are not eligible to enter or to win.  The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of the potential winner.

The eligibility of legal residents of each of Florida, New York and Rhode Island is conditional on approval of the Sweepstakes by the regulatory authorities of the state. Although approval is being sought and is anticipated from those states, approval from any cannot be guaranteed, and the Sponsor makes no representations as to the receipt or likelihood of receipt of any approval.  In the event that approval shall not be timely received from the authorities of any of those states, entries from legal residents from the affected states shall be deemed void, without refund or other compensation to the affected entrants.

 

HOW TO ENTER

To enter the Sweepstakes, follow the link listed on the FRCF website at https://sweepstakes.1strcf.org/ or access the following Internet address: https://ResponderSweeps.com. Complete in full and transmit the entry form in full, including your name, address, phone number and e-mail address or as otherwise prompted.  After submitting the required information on the entry form, you will receive one entry into the Sweepstakes. Multiple entries are permitted. No purchase is necessary to win.  Entrants wishing to participate without charge may follow the instructions given for the cost-free alternative means of entry provided on the Sweepstakes entry link.

Entries must be sent as provided in these rules and must be received within the Sweepstakes Period to be valid for participation in the award of prizes.  No photocopied, facsimiled, e-mailed, mailed, mechanically reproduced or telephoned-in entries will be accepted.  All entries in the Sweepstakes become the exclusive property of the Sponsor.  Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged, nor will proof of submission of an entry form be deemed proof of receipt.  The Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry.  The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, unintelligible, incomplete, invalid, garbled or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified.  The use of mass entries or any automated system to submit entries or to solicit referral entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  By entering, entrants agree that the Sponsor is not responsible for: (1) any injury or damages to the entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes; (2) lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connection, miscommunications, failed phone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or (3) late, lost, damaged, misdirected entries or communications or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic.  In the event of a dispute, entry information will be declared submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Any potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder for the applicable entry.

 

PRIZES

One randomly selected potential winner will receive the grand prize of a new 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 4 x 4 pick-up truck with a retail value of approximately $112,000, plus $20,000 in cash (the “Grand Prize”). One randomly selected potential winner will receive the second prize of a new 2021 Buick Envision Avenir SUV, with a retail value of approximately $47,600, plus $7,000 in cash (the “Second Prize”).  One randomly selected potential winner will receive the third prize of a new customized 2021 Vespa GTV 300 scooter featuring a unique paint scheme representing the twenty-year memorial commemoration of 9/11, with a retail value of approximately $12,500, plus $1,000 in cash (the “Third Prize”). Verification of the winners and award of their respective prizes are subject to the conditions set forth in these rules. 

Award of the Grand Prize is conditioned upon proof of eligibility and completion of all necessary documentation, as required by the Sponsor, the dealer and applicable law.  The Grand Prize will be available for pickup in New York, New York on or after October 28, 2021 or, at the election of the Grand Prize winner, it will be shipped to a collection point within the county of residence of the verified Grand Prize winner within the contiguous United States or a neighboring county.  In the event the Grand Prize winner was a legal resident of Alaska or Hawaii at the close of the Sweepstakes Period, the Grand Prize will be made available for collection within the State of California.  The winner of the Grand Prize is responsible for the lawful transportation and the costs of transportation of the Grand Prize from the point of collection. 

Award of the Second Prize is conditioned upon proof of eligibility and completion of all necessary documentation, as required by the Sponsor, the dealer and applicable law.  The Grand Prize will be available for pickup in New York, New York on or after October 28, 2021 or, at the election of the Second Prize winner, it will be shipped to a collection point within the county of residence of the verified Second Prize winner within the contiguous United States or a neighboring county.  In the event the Second Prize winner was a legal resident of Alaska or Hawaii at the close of the Sweepstakes Period, the Second Prize will be made available for collection within the State of California.  The winner of the Second Prize is responsible for the lawful transportation and the costs of transportation of the Second Prize from the point of collection. 

Award of the Third Prize is conditioned upon proof of eligibility and completion of all necessary documentation, as required by the Sponsor, the dealer and applicable law.  The Third Prize will be available for pickup in New York, New York on or after October 28, 2021 or, at the election of the Third Prize winner, it will be shipped to a collection point within the county of residence of the verified Third Prize winner within the United States or a neighboring county.  The winner of the Third Prize is responsible for the lawful transportation and the costs of transportation of the Third Prize from the point of collection. 

In the event that any awarded prize shall not have been so collected by the winner by December 31, 2021 in the manner set forth in these rules (and at all times subject to the conditions set forth in these rules and as provided by applicable law), the Sponsor reserves the right to void the award and to select a new potential winner by a random drawing from among eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Each prize is subject to change by the Sponsor with a similar prize of comparable value in the event that the stated prize shall not be reasonably available to the Sponsor at the time of the award.  Sponsor may also elect cash substitution in any such event.  The Sponsor will not be liable or responsible for any such changes. Prizes are non-transferable and no other substitution will be made.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER AND WILL BE BASED ON THE ACTUAL RETAIL VALUE OF THE PRIZE AND OTHER FACTORS AS PROVIDED BY LAW. THE WINNER WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ALL NECESSARY TAX DOCUMENTATION IN CONNECTION WITH RECEIPT OF A PRIZE.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

Prize winners will be selected based on a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawing will take place on or about October 28, 2021. The persons so selected, each as a potential winner, will be notified by e-mail or other means, using the contact information provided.  If the Sponsor or its representatives cannot reach any winner after three (3) attempts, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner of that prize will forfeit it and an alternate potential winner will be selected from a drawing of all eligible entries.  The winner must sign and return to the Sponsor any required forms, including, without limitation, an affidavit of eligibility and prize acceptance, image and publicity release, and IRS-W9 forms, no later than fourteen (14) days after delivery of all forms.  If the potential winner shall fail to comply with those official rules or shall fail to return all of the specified forms to the Sponsor within fourteen (14) days after delivery, that potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner selected by the Sponsor from all eligible entries, as set forth above.

 

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS

The Sponsor and its respective affiliates and agencies is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors in the printing or posting of the offer or official rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of the Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor or its representatives. The Sponsor reserve the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the terms of the Sweepstakes for any reason and without notice including, without limitation, if the Sponsor shall determine that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes.  In the event that the Sponsor shall suspect tampering or unauthorized intervention shall have occurred, the Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue or to terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing among all eligible entries received as of the termination date to award any prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any internet connection, Wi-Fi network, telephone network, devices or software, the inability to access any website or online service, or any other error, human or otherwise.

 

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ACCEPTING A PRIZE, WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, TRUSTEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, ADVISORS AND SUPPLIERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AND ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE WINNER'S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE. THE SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY PRIZE.  EACH WINNER AGREES TO EXECUTE ANY DOCUMENT CONTAINING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

 

PUBLICITY

By entering the Sweepstakes, winner grants the Sponsor and those acting its authority permission to use his or her name, likeness and voice for advertising and publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

 

PRIVACY

Personal information collected from entrants during the Sweepstakes is subject to the Sponsor’s privacy statement available at https://1strcf.org/privacy-policy/ and, except as otherwise provided in these official rules, will be treated in accordance with the terms of that statement.  The Sponsor may engage third-party companies to perform services in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, and information provided by entrants may be collected and used by those third parties for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes and the fulfillment and verification of prize awards.

 

GOVERNING LAW

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the 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 of provisions (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction) that which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. All federal, state and local laws apply.

By entering, entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prizes 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 New York state court located in New York County, New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual outof-pocket costs, but in no event include attorneys' fees, disbursements or court costs; and (3) under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive, all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket costs.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

As between entrants and the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes and all related web pages, content and code are property of the Sponsor. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyright-protected materials, trademarks, or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

 

WHO WON

Winners will be notified as referenced above and may be listed by full name and state of lawful residence on the Sponsor website ResponderSweeps.com for a period of time following winner selection.