Official Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CONTEST.
YOUR USERNAME IN THE CONTEST IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE YOUR LEGAL NAME
ENTRIES FOR THE CONTEST MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER, MUST BE US CITIZENS, AND MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ANY STATE IN THE US EXCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII.
Eligibility - The contest is open to those who sign up on the yousightings.com contest page and who are 18 years old by the date of entry. The contest is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where law is prohibited. Employees of yousightings.com, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the contest. The contest is subjected to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
Agreement to Rules - By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound to these rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of yousightings.com, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Rules - The contest will include two winners. One winner will be the running winner and the other will be the voting winner.
Running winner - To win the title of the running winner members must write about an encounter that they had with either ghost, cryptozoology, extraterrestrials and ufos, creepy and strange objects discovered, creepy and strange locations (this includes but not limited to something creepy and strange that you encountered online), and creepy and strange phenomena. The written encounter must be at least 150 words, however, the more details and description the writer includes the better the chance the writer of winning. Writers may choose to include photographs, videos, or audio clips that are relevant to their encounter but are NOT required to. The contest will close on March/ 21/ 2021 12:00 PM. The voting polls will be open from March/ 22/ 12:00 pm utc to April/ 30/ 2021 12:00 PM utc. The writer with the most votes will be declared the running winner and will be awarded a $100 dollar walmart visa gift card. The running winner has one week from the winning date to elect a voting winner. Failure to elect a voting winner by the deadline will result in disqualification.
Voting winner - To win the title of voting winner you must vote for a member that wrote an encounter in the competition. You can vote for a winner when the voting polls open up between March/ 22/ 12:00 pm to April/ 30/ 2021 12:00 PM. You must reply to their written encounter with your critique. Your critique has to be at least 30 words to be qualified for the title of voting winner. The running winner will elect the best reply that meets the criteria to his or her written encounter. The voting winner will be awarded a $50 Prepaid Walmart Visa Gift card.
Contest period: Entries will be accepted online starting on Nov/7/ 2020 12:00 pm to March/ 21/ 2021 12:00 PM. Voting poll period is from March/ 22/ 2021 12:00 PM to April/ 30/ 2021 12:00 PM.
How to enter: The contest must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on yousightings.com. The entre must fulfill all contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications at the sole discretion of yousightings.com. You may enter only once and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of yousightings.com.
Prizes - Winner will receive (list prizes and approximate retail value). Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prizes award. The specifics of the prizes shall be solely determined by yousightings.com. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at yousightings.com discretion. The prizes are non-transferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winners. No substitution of prizes or transfer/assignment of prizes to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prizes constitutes permission for yousightings.com to use the winner's name, likeliness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
Winner notification: Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered the contest with within 5 days following the winner selection. Yousightings.com shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winner’s spam, junk email or other security settings or winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, prize may be forfeited and the second place winner will be selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT YOUSIGHTINGS.COM SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
Rights granted by you - By entering this content you understand that yousightings.com, anyone acting on behalf of yousightings.com, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the world, your entry, including without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeliness, image or statements about the contest, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.
Terms - yousightings.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the contest. In such a case, yousightings.com may select the recipients from all illegal entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by yousightings.com. Yousightings.com reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website or violates these Terms and Conditions.
Yousightings.com has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by contest rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.
Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, yousightings.com reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
By entering the contest you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from yousightings.com.
Limitation of liability - By entering you agree to release and hold harmless yousightings.com and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries.
Disputes - THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in a state or province having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. cost associated with entering this contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
Private Policy - Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Private Policy stated on the yousightings.com web site. To read the Private Policy, https://yousightings.com/privacy-policy/ click here.
Winners List - The winner’s username will be posted under the winner page of the website in the appropriate winning category.
WINNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSULTING WITH THEIR TAX PRO FOR PRIZES.
Sponsor - The sponsor of the contest is yousightings.com
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