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Video Contest Rules and Regulations

Entry Rules and Reminders

Your entry should feature any item from Property Room.com and tell an original story of how you think it may have traveled from its original destination to be auctioned on our site. 

Remember: There is no wrong answer –our items come from local police stations, public spaces and lost & founds,so the possibilities are endless.  Be creative and have fun!

·        Entries should be no longer than 3 minutes

·        You should have the rights to use everything that you put in your videos (including music)

Property Room will moderate all entries before appearing live on our site on November 12thfor voting.  Videos that are defamatory,offensive or otherwise inappropriate will not be approved or posted.

At the end of the contest, two winners will be selected:

·        The Property Room team will chose one winner based on the team’s favorite entry –these videos will be judged on creativity, originality and overall appeal. (We like to laugh!)

·        The second winner will be chosen by popular vote during a voting period from November 12th – 16th. Stay tuned!

Rules and Regulations

PROPERTY ROOM.COM “JOURNEY TO AUCTION CONTEST” Official Rules

THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  THIS PROMOTION IS INTENDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW.  DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. BY ENTERING, ENTRANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES, WHICH SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS.

 

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of any one of the 50 United States or the
District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. The following
individuals are not eligible: Employees, directors and officers of PropertyRoom.com and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, licensees, advertising, promotion or production agencies (collectively “Promotion Parties”), and all of their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and individuals residing in their same household.

2. CONTEST PERIOD: You may enter the Contest between 12:00:00 pm (noon)
Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 8, 2012 and 11:59:59 pm ET on November 9, 2012
(“Contest Period”).

3. TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, go to , http://www.PropertyRoom.com (“Website”) or http://www.facebook.com/PropertyRoom (“Facebook Page”), during the Contest Period, and click on the Journey to Auction Application (“Facebook App”). BEFORE YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, YOU MUST EXPRESSLY AGREE AND CONSENT TO ACCEPT/ALLOW THE FACEBOOK APP AND BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND APPLICABLE PRIVACY POLICIES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS,
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE FACEBOOK APP OR ENTER THE CONTEST.

If you wish to submit a video, follow the on-screen instructions to properly complete the registration form, attach the video, and submit your entry for the Contest (each a “Submission”) to the Facebook App. Before uploading the Submission, you will be required to agree that you have (a) read or have had these Official Rules read to you and you are in agreement with these Official Rules, and (b) received permission for the use of the image/likeness of any and all identifiable persons appearing in your Submission. You may use a generic release form to confirm permissions from persons appearing in your Submission. Submissions that do not include all required information and adhere to the Official Rules as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be considered void. Once uploaded, Submission will not be returned. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, remove, delete and/or disqualify any Submission and/or Entrant (as defined in “Additional Requirements” below) it deems inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant.

Creative Assignment
The creative assignment for the Contest (“Creative Assignment”) is as follows:

  • Review the items on PropertyRoom.com and select an item to highlight in the video
  • Create a video concept based on your fictional back-story for that item, answering the question “how did this item end up on PropertyRoom.com?”. Make it fun. Make it funny. Make it creative.
  • Create and submit a video that is no longer than 3-minutes featuring your selected item from PropertyRoom.com.

Technical Requirements

  • Video file must be posted to YouTube of Vimeo to be submitted – the Video file(s) must be no more than 3-minutes in length and must not include copyrighted material.

Judging Criteria
Judging Criteria (“Judging Criteria”) is as follows:

  • Creativity and Originality
  • Adherence to the Creative Assignment
  • Overall Appeal

Guidelines and Restrictions

  • Submission must be primarily in English.
  • All Submissions must be received by 11:59:59 pm ET on November 9, 2012.
  • The person uploading the Submission will be deemed the entrant (“Entrant”). The Entrant is the one (1) person who owns the email address associated with the Facebook account used to enter the Contest. If any group elects to collaborate on a Submission, they are required to designate one (1) person as the agent of the group to enter the Contest, agree to these rules and accept the prize on behalf of the group. If selected as a Finalist, the person designated as the Entrant will be deemed to be the winner and awarded the applicable prize.
  • Neither Sponsor nor any of the Contest Parties are liable for any disputes between collaborators arising under or related to the Contest.
  • Each individual Entrant is allowed a total of ten (10) Submissions.
  • Limit two (2) Finalist Prize per person, household and/or email address throughout the Contest Period.
  • Each Submission must comply with Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Facebook Promotion Guidelines and any other Facebook terms as well as these Official Rules. In the event of any inconsistency between these Official Rules and the Terms of Service, these Official Rules shall prevail.
  • Each Submission
    • must be the original work of the Entrant produced for this Contest;
    • must not have been entered in or won previous contests or awards;
    • must not have been published previously in any medium; it must not infringe on any party’s intellectual property, including but not limited to copyright, trademark or right of privacy of publicity or any other rights;
    • must not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to nudity or profanity); it must not contain obscene or pornographic material, it must not contain defamatory statements (including but not limited to words or symbols that are
    • widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group), it must not include threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace, it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and it must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations or network standards;
    • must not include any names or third party logos (other than the Property Room brand logo), including but not limited to third party names, logos or trademarks on street signs, panoramic views, vehicle license plates, or clothing such as T-shirts, hats, etc.;
    • must not contain any copyrighted works (other than as owned by the Entrant), including unauthorized music.

All Submissions will be reviewed for content before being published or judged; however, such review does not relieve Entrant from responsibility for compliance with all of the Terms of Service and these Official Rules. Submissions that do not comply in all material respects with the Terms of Services or these Official Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited, or inappropriate content as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified and will not be published or considered for prizes.

Sponsor makes the final determination as to which Submissions are eligible to take part in this Contest and be considered for a Finalist Prize. Certain Submissions may be featured from time to time on the Facebook App during the Contest Period and/or in Sponsor’s social media pages and channels, in Sponsor's sole discretion; being selected as a featured Submission is unrelated to the Judging Criteria and does not guarantee selection as a Finalist in the Contest.

If the actual, alleged or publicized conduct of any Entrant is illegal, or if any Entrant has been charged with or convicted of a crime, or in Sponsor’s sole discretion is otherwise grossly offensive or violates generally accepted standards of behavior (including but not limited to illicit drug use or public intoxication) or otherwise leads the Sponsor to believe or conclude that the public association with the Entrant subjects Sponsor to ridicule, contempt, controversy, embarrassment or scandal, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify Entrant and such Entrant’s Submission will no longer be eligible for this Contest.

By entering this Contest and uploading your Submission, you irrevocably grant to
Sponsor and their agents the unconditional and perpetual right to post, display, publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify such Submission in any way, in any and all media, throughout the world, for any purpose, without limitation, and without consideration to you. Finalists agree to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in Submission, including, without limitation, all copyrights and waive all moral rights in Submission. All Contest Entrants further agree to release and indemnify and hold harmless Property Room from any and all claims that any commercial, advertising, presentation, Web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringe on the rights of Entrant’s work as contained in any Submission.

Entrant understands and agrees that Sponsor’s use in matters independently developed of material similar to or identical with the Submission or containing features or elements similar to or identical with those contained in the Submission will not obligate Sponsor to negotiate with Entrant, nor will it entitle Entrant to any compensation of any kind. Entrant agrees and acknowledges that nothing herein shall preclude Sponsor from using any material in or similar to the Submission without obligation to Entrant, including, but not limited to, if Sponsor has or has determined that it has an independent legal right to use such other material, including without limitation, because such features or elements were not new or novel, or were not originated by entrant, or were or may hereafter be independently created by or submitted to Sponsor.

Entrant acknowledges that other Entrants may have used ideas and/or concepts in their Submission that may be similar in idea or concept to what is included in Entrant’s Submission. Entrant understands and agrees that he/she shall not have any claim against any other Entrant or Sponsor arising out any such similarity or be entitled to any compensation because of any such similarity.
4. SELECTION OF FINALISTS/GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: There will be Two (2) Final Contest Winners.  One (1) Grand Prize Submission (“Grand Prize Submission”) will be selected by a judging process in which a panel of judges (“Judges”) from Property Room will evaluate each eligible Submission.  In the unlikely case that there are no entries deemed eligible, Property Room reserves the right to choose or not choose a winner, based on sole discretion.

In addition, all Eligible Submissions (“Eligible Submissions”) will be posted for Facebook users to vote for their favorite at the Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/PropertyRoom) starting on or after November 12, 2011 at 12:00:00 pm (noon) ET and ending on or around November 16, 2012 at 11:59:59 pm ET (“Voting Period”). Each person is limited to one (1) vote per day per platform. At the close of the
Voting Period, the Eligible Submission that receives the most votes will be deemed the
People’s Choice Winner.

In the unlikely event that either selection method (public voting or judging) results in a
tie, the tied Submissions will be re-judged by the Judges to break the tie.

All Finalists are subject to verification, including without limitation, verification of eligibility, compliance with these Official Rules and completion of release forms (described below). If attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, if a Finalist cannot be verified, or if a Finalist is otherwise unable to accept prize, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate Finalist provided sufficient time remains, in Sponsor’s discretion. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like voting methods will void all such votes and Sponsor reserves the right to nullify any and all such votes and to disqualify from voting the responsible individual. Any attempt by a Finalist and/or his/her family/friends to vote more than the number of times authorized herein using multiple names, email addresses, phone numbers and/or any other fraudulent mechanism, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, shall give Sponsor the right to disqualify Finalist in its sole discretion. Any attempt by any voter to submit more than the stated number of votes by using multiple/different email addresses, identities or any other method will void that voter’s vote. Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including offering prizes or other inducements to members of public, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to nullify any and all such votes and to disqualify from Contest the responsible Entrant. Entrants agree that the Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that all decisions of Sponsor shall be final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal. Finalists, by acceptance of the Finalist Prize (defined below), agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Property Room, as well as their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives, contractors, advertisers, sponsors and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, loss, damage, cost or claim related to the acceptance, use or misuse of their prize, including but not limited to the airing of the commercial Submission, and their participation in any prize-related activity.

5. PRIZE DETAILS: TWO (2) PRIZES: Each finalist prize (“Finalist Prize”) consists of $2,500
(awarded in the form of a wire transfer or check, payable to Finalist).

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: All Entrants must have a valid Facebook account and email address. Finalists are solely responsible for any taxes on their respective prizes, and will receive an IRS Form 1099 for the taxable value of their prize. No substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prizes are nontransferable.

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest. Further, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the
entry or voting process or the operation of the Contest or any Sponsor or Contest related
Web Site; (b) violating the Official Rules; (c) violating the Facebook App terms of service, conditions of use and/or applicable general rules or guidelines; (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (e) engaging in fraud, dishonesty or illegal activity; (f) attempting to deliberately damage or corrupt or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, and/or Sponsor’s business operations, including without limitation by cheating, hacking, deception, and/or other unfair practices, including but not limited to using automated entry or voting programs and/or devices; (g) colluding to alter the results of the Contest; and/or (h) giving false or misleading information to Sponsor or Contest Parties.

Please see the Sponsor's privacy policy located at http://www.propertyroom.com/policies/privacy-policy for details of our policy regarding the personal information collected in connection with this
Contest.

7. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by phone and/or email and will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release. Each person whose image, likeness and/or voice appears in a Finalist video must agree that he/she will execute a contract with Sponsor (“Option Contract”), in which Sponsor has the sole option to elect to use the Winner videos for marketing purposes

8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by the Released Parties resulting from any user's participation in or attempt to participate in the Contest or ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with participating in the Contest. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Released Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Contest: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the Facebook App in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or the Facebook App; unauthorized human or nonhuman intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Contest. The Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Facebook App. Use of the Facebook App is at user’s own risk. The Released Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to users or any other person's computer equipment resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the Facebook App or the download of any information from the Facebook App. By participating in the Contest, Entrants and Winners agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to or participation in the Contest, or possession, acceptance, use and/or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR
ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR
ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE FACEBOOK APP AND/OR THE CONTEST,
DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY
WEBSITES OR APPS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING
THE FOREGOING, THIS CONTEST AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS"
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE 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.

9. SPONSOR: Property Room. 5257 Buckeystown Pike, Suite 475Frederick, MD 21704.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used as provided in Sponsor's privacy policy, located at http://www.propertyroom.com/policies/privacy-policy. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this promotion shall be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook.
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