Member Entry. As an active member of Alpha Outpost (a “Member”), you will be automatically entered (no action required) into each and every Sweepstakes conducted pursuant to these Master Official Rules provided that you are a Member after the date and time specified on the Schedule as the “Sweepstakes Starting Time” (the “Sweepstakes Starting Time”) and prior to the date and time specified on the Schedule as the “Sweepstakes Ending Time” (the “Sweepstakes Ending Time”). To be a Member, you must be enrolled in, and participating in (including being current on the payment of all subscription, membership and plan fees) in a Monthly Plan or Annual Plan. To become a Member, log onto https://www.alphaoutpost.com , choose a plan, and follow the instructions to enroll in a plan. Unless otherwise provided on a Schedule, you will receive one (1) entry for each Sweepstakes running at the time you are a Member. If you are a Member but do not meet the eligibility requirements for a Sweepstakes, you will not be eligible to win a prize in such Sweepstakes. If you are a Member and do not want to be entered into a Sweepstakes, please contact the Sponsor at firstname.lastname@example.org to withdraw from a Sweepstakes.
For new Members, Member Entry into a Sweepstakes will be “received” when the Website’s servers record your Alpha Outpost membership enrollment. For existing Members, Member Entry into a Sweepstakes will be automatic and be based solely on the Sponsor’s records concerning your membership status.
Online Entry. To enter a Sweepstakes without becoming a Member, after the Sweepstakes Starting Time but prior to the Sweepstakes Ending Time, visit https://www.alphaoutpost.com , complete an online entry form in its entirety including, without limitation, providing your name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address, and click the “Submit” button, and you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. All Online Entries must be received by the Sponsor prior to the Sweepstakes Ending Time. Online Entries into a Sweepstakes will be “received” when the Website’s servers record the entry information.
Regardless of the method of entry – Member Entry or Online Entry – the Sponsor will accept only one (1) entry per person per Sweepstakes. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged, destroyed, false, lost, late, misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from any and all Sweepstakes, at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple e-mails, addresses, accounts, or otherwise may be disqualified. Entries generated by a script, computer program, robot, macro, or other automated means are void and may be disqualified. Entries originated at a website other than the Website are not permitted and may be disqualified. The Website’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for all Sweepstakes.
Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable. Prizes other than cash will not be redeemable for cash or cash equivalents. All prize details not specified in a Schedule will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change. In the event that the Sponsor is unable to provide the winner with any particular prize, the Sponsor may elect to provide the winner the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value. All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fit for a particular purpose.
Any prizes that are unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. Prizes, if legitimately claimed, will be awarded. If winner does not accept or use all or any portion of a prize, any unaccepted or unused portion of a prize will be forfeited, and the Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to such prize.
Before awarding a prize, the Sponsor may require the potential winner to furnish proof of identification and other proof of eligibility under the Official Rules and execute and return documentation such as an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity release, a release of liability, a tax acknowledgement form, and other documents, each within the period of time specified by the Sponsor. If a potential winner is found to be ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, or is found to be in violation of the Official Rules, or fails or refuses to execute and return any documentation required by the Sponsor within the time period specified, or declines a prize for any reason, such potential winner may be deemed to have forfeited the prize, and the Sponsor will have the sole and absolute discretion to select, by random drawing, another potential winner from the remaining eligible entries.
If, for any reason, more than one person claims to be the bona fide winner of a particular prize, or more prizes are claimed than are intended to be awarded for any prize level in a Sweepstakes, the Sponsor may, by a random drawing among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s), determine the winner of the prize. Inclusion in such random drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes for any Sweepstakes be awarded.
Prizes will be shipped by the Sponsor to winners via U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or other courier selected by the Sponsor. Winners will be responsible for providing or confirming a valid U.S. shipping address prior to their prize being shipped. Once a prize is shipped, the Sponsor is not responsible for any prize that is lost, stolen, mutilated, destroyed, misdirected, or undelivered for any reason.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that Sweepstakes Parties: (a) have neither made nor will be in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, in connection with any Sweepstakes and/or with respect to any prizes, including, without limitation, to any prize’s quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose; (b) maintain no control over the personnel, equipment or operation of any third person or entity furnishing services, products, or accommodations (“Suppliers”) as a part of the prizes provided in connection with any Sweepstakes; and (c) will not be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to: (1) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the Suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (2) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service or product that is owned, operated, manufactured, furnished or otherwise used by any of those Suppliers, (3) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Sweepstakes Parties, and (4) by any cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Sweepstakes Parties.
Entrants agree that the Sweepstakes Parties shall have no responsibility or liability for any human error; any illegible, lost, late, incomplete, misdirected, or undeliverable e-mail or entries; any incorrect or inaccurate transcription of subscriptions, registrations, entries and/or account information; any technical malfunctions of any computer, telephone, cable, satellite, internet or electronic network, hardware or software, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, or Internet service provider utilized by the Sponsor or any entrant; interruption or inability to access the Website, or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems, traffic congestion, or availability problems; any damage to an entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of a Sweepstakes or access to the Website; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, viruses, bugs, defects; and/or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of the Sweepstakes Parties.
Each entrant further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sweepstakes Parties from and against any and all liability resulting or arising from any Sweepstakes or the award of any prizes, and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Sweepstakes Parties and hereby acknowledge that Sweepstakes Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by any Suppliers that may be sent along with a prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with any Sweepstakes, including entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of a Sweepstakes. Entrants further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived. Entrants acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS/HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS/HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.
Any such action, or any claim, cause of action or proceeding not subject to arbitration as set forth in this Section, shall be filed and adjudicated in a state or federal court in Cook County, Illinois, and all parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts. Entrants irrevocably waive any rights to seek and/or obtain injunctive or other equitable relief and any defense of forum non conveniens. Should either party pursue any other judicial or administrative action with respect to any matter included within the scope of this binding arbitration provision, the responding party will be entitled to recover its costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees incurred as a result of such action. Further, any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with a Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.