NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: Meet McDowell promotional campaigns are open only to those who enter at the Meet McDowell Facebook page and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. Meet McDowell promotional campaigns are only open to legal residents of the United States and are void where prohibited by law. Employees of McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in Meet McDowell promotional campaigns. Meet McDowell promotional campaigns are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau as final and binding as it relates to the content of Meet McDowell promotional campaigns.
3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online at the designated start and end date as advertised. All online entries must be received within the advertised time frame for eligibility.
4. How to Enter: Meet McDowell promotional campaigns must be entered by ‘liking’ the designated Meet McDowell post, ‘liking’ the Meet McDowell Facebook page, sharing the designated Meet McDowell post, and ‘tagging’ at least three people in the posts’ comment section. The entry must fulfill all Meet McDowell promotional campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau. You may enter only once. You must complete the requirements to Enter as stated above. 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 the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive the prize/s as designated by the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by random drawing on the designated date under the supervision of the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau and at least one board member. Winner will be notified by a live Facebook video post and must contact the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau within five (5) days following selection of Winner. The McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT THE MCDOWELL COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. Winner must sign that they have received and read these rules and regulations.
8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau, anyone acting on behalf of the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about Meet McDowell promotional campaigns, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
9. Terms & Conditions: the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Meet McDowell promotional campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of any Meet McDowell promotional campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. The McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, 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 the Meet McDowell promotional campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau 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 the Meet McDowell Tourism Giveaway Campaign 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 malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States of America AND West Virginia. WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in West Virginia having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau 92 McDowell St., Welch, W.V. 24801. Requests must be received no later than 30 days after the end date of the campaign.
14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau 92 McDowell St., Welch, W.V. 24801.
15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
16. By entering, you, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.