NATURAL TREASURES CHALLENGE
Official Rules for the Natural Treasures Sweepstakes
No Purchase or Donation Necessary.
A Purchase or Donation Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.
Must be a legal Resident of AL, IN, OH to enter.
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Employees, board members, and trustees of The Nature Conservancy, Honda, and o2ideas, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, board members, and trustees are not eligible.
Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 ("Sponsor").
Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on August 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 30, 2014 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
How to Enter:
Participants may enter in either or both of the following ways: 1. Visit Natural Treasures: Visit nature.org/naturaltreasures (the "Website") to find a list of participating locations that qualify as a Designated Natural Treasures for the purposes of this Sweepstakes (each, a "DNT"). Visit any DNT during the Entry Period, and have your picture taken on the premises of the DNT to receive an entry. Sponsor may add additional participating locations that qualify as a DNT throughout the Sweepstakes period and will update the Website accordingly. You many enter one (1) time per DNT visited. Limit thirty-six (36) entries per person using this entry mechanism.
2. Visit Personal Natural Treasures: Visit your favorite natural area (national/state/county park, favorite hiking trail or wilderness area, national forest, etc.) (each, a “PNT”) during the Entry Period, and have your picture taken on the premises. Photos submitted for PNTs must include natural elements such as trees, mountains, streams, wildlife, plant life or other natural habitat. Visit nature.org/naturaltreasures to submit an entry. Limit 1 (one) entry per person using this entry mechanism.
Submit your Entries: Visit the Website, fill out the entry form, and submit your picture. If you have visited and photographed yourself in multiple qualifying locations, complete a new entry form for each photo. You will receive one (1) entry per picture that complies with the requirements in these Official Rules; however, you may only receive one (1) entry per DNT up to thirty-six (36) entries and a maximum of one (1) entry for a PNT visited. Please note that only the person submitting the picture will receive an entry, regardless of how many people are in the picture. If others in the picture intend to enter the sweepstakes, each person must separately complete an entry form and submit the photo. The maximum entries allowed per person is thirty (37).
Representations and Warranties: By entering, you represent and warrant that: (i) you accept these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions regarding the Contest; (ii) you own all rights to the pictures you submit; (iii) if a picture depicts any person other than yourself, you have written permission from that person to grant the rights described in the "Sponsor's Rights to Entries" section below, and can provide that permission to Sponsor upon request; (iv) if a picture depicts any minors, you have written permission from the minor’s parent or guardian to grant the rights described in the "Sponsor's Rights to Entries" section below, and can provide that permission to Sponsor upon request; and (v) the picture is unaltered other than lighting, color or cropping for size or removal of persons for which the permissions specified above have not been obtained.
Digital Member: When you enter, you will automatically become subscribed as an eSupporter of TNC. eSupporters will receive electronic communications including but not limited to newsletters, special event invitations, appeals for support, etc. There is no cost for this and you may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.
Sponsor's Rights to Pictures: You do not transfer any ownership of a picture by entering the Sweepstakes. However, by entering, you: (a) irrevocably grant Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns the unconditional and perpetual (non-exclusive) right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use your picture as-is or as-edited (with or without using your name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from you or any other party; (b) forever waive any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, privacy rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude Sponsor’s use of your picture, or require any further permission for Sponsor to use the picture; and (c) agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against Sponsor on the grounds that any use of the picture, or any derivative works, infringes any of your rights, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights.
Drawing: Mid-October 2014, Sponsor will select the potential winners in a random drawing of all entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. Sponsor will attempt to notify potential winners within five (5) business days of the drawing.
Requirements of Potential Winners: In order to win a prize, a potential winner must have a valid driver’s license and may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, a W-9 form for tax reporting purposes, and a liability/publicity release. If a potential winner does not have a valid driver's license or if he/she fails to sign and return these documents within the required time period, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners may be contacted for each prize.
Prizes: One (1) winner will receive a Honda Civic Hybrid with an approximate retail value of $24,635. Color will be determined based on availability. The winner must take possession of the car within thirty (30) days after meeting the requirements in section 7 above, at the following Honda Manufacturing facility closest to the winner’s home: Honda of America Mfg, Inc., 24000 Honda Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040; Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC, 2755 N. Michigan Ave., Greensburg, IN 47240, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC, 1800 Honda Drive, Lincoln, AL 35096, or at a location to be mutually agreed upon by the Company, the Conservancy, and the winner. Honda will pay the transfer fee, sales, tax, and license fees. Before taking possession of the car, the winner will be required to present a valid driver’s license and proof of state-required insurance. The value of the prize will be treated as income to a winner and the winner will be responsible for payment and reporting of all applicable taxes. We encourage you to consult your tax advisor to determine how winning this prize may affect your tax obligations. A winner is responsible for paying any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Honda, Facebook, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney's fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, you agree 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 Virginia. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Virginia.
Results: To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Ohio Natural Treasures Sweepstakes Winners, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 20171. Requests must be received by September 30, 2014.