Rand Paul $10,000 Social Media Contest
Contest Official Rules

Sponsor and Administrator:  Purple PAC, P.O. Box 8616, Falls Church, VA  22041.

You must agree to these Official Rules in order to enter the Rand Paul $10,000 Social Media Contest (the “Contest”). Entry into any portion of this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules and agreement to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of Purple PAC, which decisions are final and binding in all respects.

Eligibility
No purchase or contribution necessary. Purple PAC officers, directors, employees, agents, vendors and their immediate families, as well as any employee or agent or their immediate families, of any of the 2016 presidential candidates are not eligible to enter.  Entrants must be 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state (e.g., 19 years of age in Alabama and Nebraska, 21 years of age in Mississippi) or older.  All entrants must be individuals who are legal residents of the United States.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Purple PAC retains the ultimate decision, in its sole discretion, as to which Entrants are eligible.  Purple PAC’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that term.

Entries
(a) All entries must be received by Purple PAC by August 31st, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings time. The Contest period will run from August 1, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings time to August 31, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings time.  Purple PAC reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

(b)To enter the Contest, you must submit your best ideas for how to promote Rand Paul in the 2016 presidential election.   You may submit strategies, videos, artwork, mobile apps, grassroots get-out-the-vote (GOTV) tactics, or any other tangible idea.  Limit five (5) entries per person.   Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

(c) All entries must be submitted through the online form or by sending your packet to: Purple PAC, PO Box 8616, Falls Church, VA 22041.  Entries submitted through an alternate delivery method may not be accepted as entries into the Contest.

(d)  For submissions containing human subjects, all entrants must obtain the subject’s signed release using the Release form available for download on the contest entry web site.  All entrants must provide copies of the signed Releases to Purple PAC.

(e) All submissions must be original and created by the entrant. Submissions must not incorporate or include anything that violates any law of the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party, that would constitute coordination under the Federal Election Campaign Act, or any republication of federal presidential candidate material. Any entry that does not satisfy all requirements of these Official Rules will be disqualified.  Submissions must be original and be free of any third party copyrighted material.  Submissions cannot contain any profanity, offensive language, nudity, commercial appeals or other objectionable or irrelevant content, the determination of which is solely in the discretion of Purple PAC.  No entry or its content may violate privacy, publicity or other rights of any person, firm or entity, may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations, and may not contain any copyrighted works, or constitute trademark or patent infringement (other than as owned by the Entrant), constitute coordination or contain republication of federal presidential candidate material, in each case, as determined by Purple PAC in its sole discretion.  Purple PAC retains the ultimate decision, in its sole discretion, as to which Entrants are eligible.  Except where prohibited by law, upon submitting any Entry, the Entrant grants Purple PAC and its agents the unconditional, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable right and license to reproduce, use, publish, copyright and create derivative works of their Entry, in whole or in part, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the world in perpetuity.  Entrant agrees that all right, title and interest, including the copyrights, in and to any and all derivative works of the Entry created by Purple PAC shall be owned exclusively by Purple PAC.  Entrants that do not include all required information or that fail to adhere to the Official Rules will be considered void and will not be eligible for consideration in this contest. Purple PAC reserves the right to cancel or reject any entries for any reason or for no reason.  Examples of reasons why Purple PAC may reject or disqualify entries (including winning entries) include, but are not limited to, any entry which Purple PAC deems (in its sole discretion) to be inappropriate for publication; any part of any entry, which Purple PAC deems (in its sole discretion) not desirous for association with Purple PAC; any failure to submit a requested Third Party Consent Form; and any entry, in whole or in part, violates or may violate the Federal Election Campaign Act.  Purple PAC may, in its sole discretion, remove, delete and/or disqualify any entries or any Entrant deemed to be inappropriate, ineligible or otherwise non-compliant.

Regarding the Entry and application, the respective Entrant represents and warrants that (a) the application is truthful and accurate in all respects, (b) the Entry and application do not violate any law, regulation or any right of any third party, including but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark, patent, publicity or privacy or portrayal in false light, and does not contain material which is defamatory, slanderous, threatening, inflammatory, or libelous, (c) he or she has obtained all of the rights, licenses and permissions in writing from any person (or parent/legal guardian if person is a minor) who may have helped create or who may appear in the Entry and for any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties prior to the submission of the Entry, and (d) each Entrant understands that his/her Entry and application must comply with all of these conditions in all respects. Except where prohibited by law, by submitting the Entry and application each Entrant grants permission to post his/her name, and the Entry/application on the website for purposes of the contest and further grants to Purple PAC the unconditional, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable right to publish, display, broadcast, reproduce, use, sublicense (through multiple tiers), adapt, edit and/or modify, and create derivative works from, any such contest materials and Entrant’s name, in any way, in any and all media whether now or hereafter known, without limitation and for any purpose (including commercial purposes, advertising, publicity, fundraising, promotion and sales), and without consideration to the Entrant and without further consent, compensation or approval, whether or not such contest materials are selected as a winning entry, along with the right of attribution.  Each Entrant warrants and represents that he/she has obtained in writing all rights, approvals, releases and/or consents necessary to submit the contest Entry and application, and grant the stated permission to post the Entry and application (for example, the rights of publicity of persons other than the Entrant).  Entries are not guaranteed to appear in any communication of Purple PAC and Purple PAC shall not incur any liability to the extent Purple PAC chooses to refrain from using such information or Entry.

(f) Entries and other submitted material become the property of Purple PAC and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an entry you give permission to Purple PAC to use the name, image, and likeness of all entrants and anyone whose name, image, likeness, is included in the photo. Purple PAC is not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any entry.  Entries that are not selected as winners may be used in support of Purple PAC’s mission, in Purple PAC communications, publications, and promotions, including but not limited to, stories, web pages, emails, and the like.

(g) Except where prohibited by law, entry submission grants Purple PAC the right in perpetuity to edit, adjust, modify, abridge, condense, and/or excerpt your entry in any way, in any and all media without limitation, without compensation, and/or without notification to entrant or any third party included in the entry. The publication and/or other public use of your entry or a portion of your entry does not indicate that it is a winning entry in the Contest.

(h) By entering the Contest, the winner consents to having his/her name, photograph and photo entry published and used in a variety of media, including, but not limited to exhibits, advertising publications, the World Wide Web, marketing materials, publicity, promotion, editorial or illustration or for any other purpose that Purple PAC deems appropriate, without compensation.  The Winner further grants to Purple PAC the unconditional, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable right to publish, display, broadcast, reproduce, use, sublicense (through multiple tiers), adapt, edit and/or modify, and create derivative works from, Winner’s name, biographical information and photograph, and entry in any and all media whether now or hereafter known, without limitation and for any purpose (including commercial purposes, advertising, publicity, fundraising, promotion and sales), and without consideration to the Winner and without further consent, compensation or approval.  Winner is not guaranteed to appear in any communication of Purple PAC and Purple PAC shall not incur any liability to the extent Purple PAC chooses to refrain from using such information.  Winner agrees to sign a liability/publicity release.

 

Except where prohibited by law, Purple PAC reserves the right to share Entrant information in accordance with the Privacy Policy, if any, applicable to the contest, and if there is no applicable policy, then in accordance with Purple PAC’s Privacy Policy.

 

(i) Purple PAC is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible entries or for any computer-related, online, telephonic or technical malfunctions that may occur.  Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft, as determined in the sole discretion of Purple PAC.  No entries other than those submitted in compliance with these Rules will be accepted.

Judging and Selection of Winners
(a) Entries will be judged by a panel selected by Purple PAC directors and officers based on originality and creativity in how to promote Rand Paul in the 2016 presidential race.  The winner will be notified by e-mail and/or phone no later than September 10th, 2015.  In the event that not enough potential winners respond to Sponsor’s attempts to contact them or are otherwise disqualified such that Sponsor is unable to award the prize, Sponsor may, in its discretion, decide not to award any or all of the prizes.  Award of the prize will be made upon written acknowledgement of, and full compliance with, the requirements listed herein, including but not limited to, execution of an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and tax-related documents, as well as any other legal, tax or regulatory documents required by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Winner must satisfy all eligibility requirements before he or she may be awarded the prize.

(b) Details of the winners will be available for at least ninety (90) days after the above notification date. For the name of the winner, send a properly stamped self-addressed envelope, to be received by Purple PAC, Attn: Contest Winners.  Vermont residents may omit return postage. The winners agree to have his/her name published as a Contest winner.

(c) Purple PAC shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data in transit.  Purple PAC assumes no responsibility for incomplete entries, which will be deemed void.  The decision of Purple PAC is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the Contest.

(d) If for any reason, the Contest cannot be conducted as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Purple PAC, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Purple PAC reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Purple PAC is not responsible for any technical, computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, corrupted, garbled, jumbled, lost, stolen, misdirected, non-delivered or delayed electronic or mailed communications, whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with, or utilized in entering or conducting the contest, or by any human error which may occur in the transmission or processing of the entries in this Contest.  Purple PAC assumes no responsibility for service provider/internet/website/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, Entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such Entry or information.  Purple PAC assumes no responsibility for damage caused by computer virus or otherwise, to any computer resulting from Entrant’s access of Purple PAC’s website or participation in the Contest.  Purple PAC is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the website.  Purple PAC is not liable for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the voting process; printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest; the uploading, the processing or judging of entries or votes or the tabulating of votes, the announcement of the winners or in any related materials; late, lost, misdirected, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or any typographical or other error in the printing of these Rules or any materials associated with the administration of the Contest or the announcement of the winners.  All Internet access and usage charges are the responsibility of the entrant.  Purple PAC is not responsible for, and hereby disclaims, any injury or damage to any Entrant’s or any other person’s computer or phone related to or resulting from participating in this contest or downloading materials from or use of the website.  All Internet access and usage charges are the responsibility of the Entrant.  If for any reason this online Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, acts of God, or any other causes beyond the control of Purple PAC, or any other causes which Purple PAC, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Purple PAC reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, pick winners from among all eligible entries received as of the date of termination or as otherwise may be deemed fair and equitable by Purple PAC. Persons found tampering with, or abusing any aspect of, this Contest or entry process, or whom Purple PAC believes, in its sole discretion, to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage, or acting with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, will be disqualified.  Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry or registration methods or voting methods will void all such entries by such methods, and disqualify any Entrant using such methods.

IN NO EVENT WILL PURPLE PAC BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE DOWLOADING FROM, UPLOADING TO, AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS-IS, WHERE-IS, WITH ALL FAULTS”; WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND WITH NO GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW OR MAY LIMIT THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR OTHER PERSON TO DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH PURPLE PAC OR ITS AGENTS OR UNDERMING THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND PURPLE PAC AND ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

(e) The winner must agree to indemnify and hold Purple PAC harmless from any and all liabilities, including, but not limited to, claims against Purple PAC in connection with the Contest and its use of the entry submitted.  If applicable law prohibits such a covenant, release or waiver of claims, winner hereby waives the right to seek or accept damages in any proceeding and to reimburse Purple PAC for any and all expenses or costs associated with such claim (including attorneys’ fees, court costs and the amount of any judgment or settlement).  The winner must release and forever discharge Purple PAC, their officers, directors, agents and employees, acting officially or otherwise, from all liability, claims, demands, damages, expenses, actions or causes of action, resulting from his or her injury or death that may occur as a result of any benefits received as the winner or growing out of the negligence or misconduct of others; and he or she must indemnify and hold Purple PAC harmless with respect to any and all damages, claims, and other expenses incurred by Purple PAC in connection with any lawsuit related to his or her actions.  In the case of any dispute, Purple PAC’s decision shall be final.

(f) This Contest is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, with venue in the District of Columbia, and all claims must be resolved in the federal or state courts located in the District of Columbia.  By entering and/or participating in this Contest, Entrant signifies his/her knowledge of and agreement to be bound by the most current version of these Rules.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant, shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law in any jurisdiction.  Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the District of Columbia and Entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

(g)  Winner is responsible for any taxes including all Federal, State and Local taxes, if any, as well as any other taxes payable due to acceptance of the prize.  Odds of winning depend upon the number of entrants.  If required, the winner is responsible for providing a Social Security Number and other necessary information to Sponsor for the purpose of filing a Form W-9 and Form 1099G with the Internal Revenue Service.  The prize may be includable in the winner’s gross income.