Contest Rules

GENERAL CONTESTING RULES

WVCW (the “Station”), will conduct its contests substantially as described in these general contesting

rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

 

1. Prize(s). The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable

for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. All prizes must be redeemed from the Station within thirty

(30) days of the contest end date unless otherwise stated in the contest’s official rules. Certain prizes

are date specific (i.e. concerts, dinners) and the winner or winners must be available on the dates

specified. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, the Station reserves the right

to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.

 

2. Eligibility and Limitations. Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents. The age limit will vary

from contest to contest as determined by the Station, please refer to each contest’s official rules. If the

contest is open to minors, a parent or guardian of any participant who is a minor must sign a release on

behalf of the minor to be eligible to receive a prize, but the Station reserves the right to refuse to award

a prize to or on behalf of any minor. Unless otherwise stated in the official contest rules, only one (1)

entry per person. Only one (1) prize per household for the Contest. Only one (1) prize per household

from the Station within any thirty (30) day period for prizes under $100. Only one (1) prize per

household from the Station within any one hundred eighty (180) day period for prizes over $100. If the

contest involves listener participation by voting for a contest participant on the Station’s website then

the voting is limited to one (1) vote per person. If a contestant receives multiple and/or irregular votes

from the same user or users, regardless of the source, the Station reserves the right to disqualify the

contestant in its sole discretion. Employees of the Station, the Contest’s participating sponsors and their

advertising agencies, employees of other radio or television stations, and members of the immediate

family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes

spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by

current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any

other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

 

3. Telephone and Delivery Disclaimer. If a contest is a call in to win contest and/or a telephone is

needed to participate in the Contest, participants are restricted to the use of ordinary telephone

equipment. Participants that enable the “Caller ID” block function will not be allowed to participate

unless they enter their correct area code and telephone number if prompted, or disable the features

inhibiting their participation in the Contest. Participants using equipment not set up for toll free phone

exchanges (800, 888, 877, 866, etc.) may experience call connection problems. The Station disclaims all

liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue a telephone call due to equipment

malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Station’s control, or otherwise. For

all contests the Station disclaims all liability for any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of

any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. The Station is

not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware

or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed

transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or

lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the

Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting

from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest. Entry

forms in a register-to-win contest must be handwritten. No photocopies or mechanical reproductions of

entry forms is permitted.

 

4. Voting Contests. By participating in the voting portion of any contest, each voting participant agrees

to be bound by the official contest rules. Voting is limited to one vote per verified email address. If an

entrant receives multiple and/or irregular votes or multiple votes from the same user or users, including

but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or

other source, the Station reserves the right to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion. If the contest

includes the use of an internet tool and the internet voting process fails to operate properly or appears

to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Station reserves the right to

use another means to determine the winner(s), i.e. random selection or appointing a panel of judges.

All decisions of the judges are final.

 

5. Publicity; Use of Personal Information. By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and

winner(s) grant the Station exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices,

videotape, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims

to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating in the Contest, where allowed by law,

participants agree that the Station may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the

Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.

 

6. Consumer Created Content. If the entry for the contest includes any creative material from the

participant, including but not limited to, consumer created content, by submitting your entry: (1) you

agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place the Station

or contest sponsors under any fiduciary or other obligation, that the Station is free to disclose the ideas

on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation

to you; (2) you acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, the company and contest sponsors

do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to sponsor, or developed by

their employees, or obtained from sources other than you; (3) you are verifying that you are the owner

and producer of the submitted material and that no third party ownership rights exist to any material

submitted, and (4) you are hereby granting the Station a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-

free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display,

perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote such content in any form, in all media

now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, for any purpose.

 

7. Release. By participating in the Contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of

liability against the Station, its employees and agents, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective

employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or

participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must

sign an official waiver form provided by the Station.

 

8. Taxes. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the

Station, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by

law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to

the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in

the official rules. Each winner must provide the Station with valid identification and a valid taxpayer

identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning

over $600 in prizes from the Station will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a

copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

 

9. Conduct and Decisions. By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the

decisions of Station personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in

the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike,

disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Station will interpret these

rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and

the Station’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest

is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference

or any event beyond the control of the Station, the Station reserves the right to terminate this Contest,

or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Station deems appropriate. All decisions will

be made by the Station and are final. The Station may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.

Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt, damage or

undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such

an attempt be made, the Station reserve the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and/or

damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

10. Miscellaneous. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants.

Each winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign the Station’s release form to claim the prize. The

Station may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Contest at any time as announced on

the Station. The Station disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the

conduct of the Contest. For a copy of the rules, or where required by law, a list of winners, visit the visit

the Station’s website. All entries become the property of the Station and will not be returned.

 

11. Compliance with Law. The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United

States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. The Station shall follow

the applicable laws for conducting contests, 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,

providing specific written information about the Contest, etc. as required by local and state law.

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