Instant Sweepstakes Rules:
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Sponsor: The following general terms and conditions apply to all contests and sweepstakes unless the specific contest/sweepstakes rules state otherwise. By entering a contest sponsored by Nexstar, or any of the television stations owned by Nexstar, or any third party affiliated with Nexstar for the purposes of sponsoring a contest, you agree to the abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Nexstar and its designated judges, which are final and binding on all matters. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.:
Nexstar may conduct Instant Sweepstakes concurrently and simultaneously on several participating televsion stations owned or operated by Nexstar, and in various States, and Nexstar may add or remove participating stations at any time during an Instant Sweepstakes as announced on the affected station(s).
Nexstar agrees to post prominently specific prizes for each contest in the rules announcing such contest. No substitution, cash equivalent, assignment or transfer of prizes will be permitted by winners, except at Nexstar's sole discretion. Nexstar reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Prizes are awarded as is "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Nexstar. All federal, state and local taxes and all other costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of any prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of each winner. All prize details, including manufacturer and model of appliances are at Nexstar's sole discretion.
2. Eligibility and Limitations:
ELIGIBILITY/ENTRY: OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND WHO RESIDE IN THE GENERAL MARKET AREA OF THE STATION CONDUCTING THE CONTEST. Void outside the continental United States and where prohibited. All employees, and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or those residing in the same households of employees, whether or not related, of Nexstar and its stations, subsidiaries, affiliates, any other broadcast station, multichannel video programming distributor and the advertising, promotion and production agencies of all of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or to win a prize in any contest. All contests are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
JUDGING: If a contest involves judges, all eligible entries received for each contest will be judged by a panel of qualified judges whose decisions are final and binding in all judging matters relating to this contest. Eligible entries will be judged equally on the criteria which will be posted prominently in each contest's specific rules. Nexstar reserves the right to not award a prize in any particular contest if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries for that contest.
4. Publicity; Use of Personal Information:
OWNERSHIP/USE: By submitting an entry, entrant agrees that Nexstar shall own the entry submitted (including all rights embodied therein) and that it and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the entry and all elements of such entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or not currently known, throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party. By submitting an entry, entrant warrants that entry is original and that entrant is the sole copyright owner and that entry is not based upon or derived from a copyrighted work owned by any third party.
6. Conduct and Decisions:
Nexstar reserves the right to discontinue the participation privileges of any entrant (and void his/her entry) who engages in any fraudulent activity or uses the contest in a manner inconsistent with these Official Rules or any federal, state, local laws, statutes or ordinances or with the intent to annoy, harm or abuse Nexstar, its representatives or any other entrant. In addition to discontinuance of participation privileges, Nexstar shall have the right to take appropriate administrative and/or legal action, including criminal prosecution, as it deems necessary in its sole discretion.
Nexstar is not responsible for technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable Internet or SMS connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access any Web site, cellular or on-line service, any other error or malfunction, late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form or the rules.
The contest is provided to individuals only. Corporations, associations or other groups may not participate in the contest.
Each winning entrant (i) except where legally prohibited, by acceptance of a prize grants permission for Nexstar (and agrees to confirm such agreement in writing) and its designees to use his/her name, entry material, voice and/or likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, at any times or time, in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet and/or World Wide Web without notice or review or approval; (ii) will be required to execute and return a release and wavier of liability; and (iii) will be required to provide valid identification. If the release is not received fully-executed by the date listed on the notification, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and, at Nexstar's discretion, awarded to a runner-up for the contest.
ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF AN INSTANT SWEEPSTAKES, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEBSITES, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF AN INSTANT SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Entrants agree that Nexstar and its stations, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, licensees, assignees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") will have no liability whatsoever for, and are released and shall be held harmless by entrants from and against any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or from participation in this contest or in any contest-related activity.
Released Parties are not responsible for typographical, printing or other errors or problems relating to or in connection with the contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any contest-related materials.
Released Parties are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, forged, delayed, misdirected, postage due or stolen entries or mail and all such entries will be void.
Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information associated with or utilized in the contest. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the contest or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Nexstar, will be disqualified and their entries void. Should any portion of the contest be, in Nexstar's sole opinion, compromised by non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of Nexstar, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or submission of entries, Nexstar reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the contest and, if terminated, select the potential winner for the contest from all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the contest prior to such action using the judging procedure outlined above.
8. Compliance with Law:
The conduct of any Instant Sweepstakes is governed by the applicable laws of the Unites States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. Participating station(s) shall follow the applicable laws for conducting sweepstakes, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers, and providing specific written information about an instant sweepstakes, etc. as required by local and state law.