USA Scholarship Guide

Contest Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.

The USAScholarshipGuide.com Contest (the “Promotion”) is sponsored by What If Holdings, LLC (“Company”). By entering the Promotion, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following USAScholarshipGuide.com Scholarship Contest Official Contest Rules (the “Rules”). Please review these Rules carefully. If you do not agree to these Rules in their entirety, you are not permitted to enter the Promotion.

ELIGIBILITY:

The Promotion is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, living in the United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age. Residents under 18 years of age may have their entry submitted on their behalf by an agent or representative over 18. The Promotion is void in Puerto Rico and in any other jurisdiction where the Promotion is prohibited by law, rule or regulation. Employees, members, officers and directors of the Company, its legal representatives, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies and immediate families (and those living in the same households) are not eligible to enter the Promotion. Contestants wishing to obtain a copy of these Rules may request a printed copy by writing to the Company, Attn: USAScholarshipGuide.com Contest Rules, 123 E San Carlos St Unit #8 San Jose, CA 95112.

HOW TO ENTER:

Contestants wishing to enter the Promotion must first visit http://www.usascholarshipguide.com (the “Website”) and complete the online registration form. In order to register for the Promotion, each contestant must include at least his or her correct and verifiable name, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address (collectively, “Registration Data”), a statement explaining why they should receive the scholarship and its intended use (“Statement”), and verify their email by clicking on a link in an email sent by Company. Each qualified entry into the Promotion shall constitute a “unique entry.” Contestants may only enter the Promotion one (1) time per calendar month. If multiple entries are submitted by a contestant in excess of the per-month limits set forth in the preceding sentence, then only the first entry per month will qualify for entry in the Promotion. Any and all entries that are submitted by the same individual in excess of the applicable limits will be discarded. Company reserves the right to reject any entries that it believes, in its sole and reasonable discretion, are fraudulent, incomplete or otherwise invalid. Company reserves the right to offer the Promotion on only certain of its Website registration pages. By registering for the Promotion, contestants also agree to accept e-mail and direct mail marketing messages from Company and its advertising affiliates. See “Privacy Statement” herein for detailed information concerning Company’s Privacy Policy.

COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ENTRIES, CLAIMS OR NOTICES THAT ARE LOST, LATE, ILLEGIBLE, MISDIRECTED, DAMAGED, INCOMPLETE OR INCORRECT. IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE A PROMOTION ENTRY DURING THE PROMOTION PERIOD FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WHERE YOU CANNOT ACCESS THE WEBSITE, YOU WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR ENTRY INTO THE PROMOTION.

SELECTION OF WINNER:

The winner will be selected by a panel designated by Company (the “Panel”) based on the Statements provided by contestants. Winners will be determined within 60 days after the end of the Contest; however, Company reserves the right to take more or less time to determine the winner as it deems necessary in its sole discretion.

The winner will be selected by the Panel, and will be subject to approval by Company pending confirmation of the winner’s compliance with these Official Contest Rules. Company’s decisions are final on all matters relating to this Contest. The winner will be notified by phone, email and/or postal mail.

The winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release within 30 days of attempted notification. Failure to return these documents within the time specified or the return of the notification marked undeliverable will result in disqualification of the entry and selection of an alternate winner by the Panel.

Contestants are only eligible to win once. Additional entries from the same household will be disqualified.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION:

Each Contest winner will receive a check in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). Winning Statements may appear on the home page of the Contest Website, where potentially thousands of viewers may see the Statement. Entrants waive any and all rights to Statements and give Company the right to publish same in any medium without compensating entrants.

ODDS OF WINNING:

The odds of winning the Contest are a function of a number of factors including, but not limited to, the number of entries and quality of the Statement.

LIMITED TIME ONLY:

Each Contest period begins on the first day of each calendar month and ends on the last day of each such calendar month, with a winner selected at the end of each such calendar month.

SPECIAL TERMS:

There must be at least 1000 valid entries in a calendar month for the prize to be awarded; if fewer than 1000 entries are received during a calendar month, then the entries will be rolled over into the following calendar month’s Contest.

PRIVACY STATEMENT:

For a thorough recital of Company’s Privacy Policy, go to https://usascholarshipguide.com/privacy-policy/ (or such other link as provided on the Website’s home page).

WINNERS LIST:

To receive a list of winners, send a self addressed stamped envelope to the Company, Attn: Winners, 123 E San Carlos St Unit #8 San Jose, CA 95112.

TAX INFORMATION:

Federal, state and local taxes, and all similar fees and assessments, are the responsibility of the winner. Company reserves the right to withhold taxes from each winning prize, as appropriate.

NO SUBSTITUTION OF WINNERS:

No substitution or transfer of prizes will be accommodated or permitted, other than as expressly set forth herein or in Company’s sole discretion.

PUBLICATION:

Promotion entry constitutes permission for Company to use contestants’ names, photographs, voice, biographical information, statements, address and likenesses for advertising and/or promotional purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation, excluding residents of the State of Tennessee and where otherwise prohibited by law.

RELEASE:

Company, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, agencies and their respective members, officers, directors, employees and agents, are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer transmissions or technical failure, lost online entries, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other error of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic. By entering the Promotion, each contestant agrees to release and hold harmless Company, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, agencies and their respective members, officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from, or in connection with, the Promotion including, but not limited to, liability arising from copyright infringement, improper use of likeness, personal injury, death, damages or monetary loss. Restrictions, conditions and limitations apply. By entering the Promotion, each contestant further agrees that, in the event that there is any conflict or other inconsistency between the Rules and any advertisements, promotional or marketing materials, e-mail messages or other announcements relevant to the Promotion, these Rules will govern.

CHOICE OF LAW:

Any disputes arising out of or related to the Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York (without regard to conflict of law principles). Should a dispute arise concerning the Promotion, the parties agree to submit their dispute for resolution by arbitration before the American Arbitration Association in New York, New York, in accordance with the then current Commercial Arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Should a dispute arise concerning the Promotion, the terms and conditions of these Rules or the breach of same by any party hereto, you may commence a formal dispute proceeding by completing and submitting an Initial Dispute Notice to us which can be found Here. We may choose to provide you with a final written settlement offer after receiving your Initial Dispute Notice (“Final Settlement Offer”). If we provide you with a Final Settlement Offer and you do not accept it, or we cannot otherwise satisfactorily resolve your dispute, you can submit your dispute for resolution by arbitration before a reputable arbitration organization as mutually agreed upon by the parties, in your county of residence, by filing a separate Demand for Arbitration, which is available Here. For claims of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or less, you can choose whether the arbitration proceeds in person, by telephone or based only on submissions. If the arbitrator awards you relief that is greater than our Final Settlement Offer, then we will pay all filing, administration and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration and, if you retained an attorney to represent you in connection with the arbitration, we will reimburse any reasonable attorneys’ fees that your attorney accrued for investigating, preparing and pursuing the claim in arbitration. Any award rendered shall be final and conclusive to the parties and a judgment thereon may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to preclude any party from: (a) seeking injunctive relief in order to protect its rights pending an outcome in arbitration; and/or (b) pursuing the matter in small claims court rather than arbitration. Although we may have a right to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses if we prevail in arbitration, we will not seek such an award from you unless the arbitrator determines that your claim was frivolous.

To the extent permitted by law, you agree that you will not bring, join or participate in any class action lawsuit as to any claim, dispute or controversy that you may have against Company and/or its employees, officers, directors, members, representatives and/or assigns. You agree to the entry of injunctive relief to stop such a lawsuit or to remove you as a participant in the suit. You agree to pay the attorney’s fees and court costs that Company incurs in seeking such relief. This provision preventing you from bringing, joining or participating in class action lawsuits: (i) does not constitute a waiver of any of your rights or remedies to pursue a claim individually and not as a class action in binding arbitration as provided above; and (ii) is an independent agreement. You may opt-out of these dispute resolution provisions by providing written notice of your decision within thirty (30) days of the date that you submit your first entry into the Promotion, using the contact information provided on the Website.

SEVERABILITY/ENTIRE AGREEMENT:

Should any part of these Rules be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that Company’s Privacy Policy and/or Terms and Conditions are in conflict or inconsistent with these Rules as they pertain to the Promotion, these Rules shall take precedence.

DISQUALIFICATION:

Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Promotion, as solely determined by the judges, will be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above reasons, Company reserves the right to terminate contestant’s eligibility to participate in the Promotion. In the event that any portion of the Promotion is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Company which, in the sole opinion of Company, corrupts, or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper determination of the Promotion, Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the Promotion or any part of the Promotion, or any combination of the above. Company, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, agencies and their respective members, officers, directors, employees and agents are not responsible for any problem with entries generated by computer hardware or software malfunction, error or failure, whatever the cause. Company’s sole responsibility for any irregular entry is replacement with another entry in a subsequent drawing. If a potential winning entry is made by Internet or other computer entry, that potential winner may be required to provide Company with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the electronic mail address associated with the potential winning entry.

INDEMNIFICATION:

You agree to release, indemnify and hold Company, its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective members, officers, directors, employees, agents, co-branders and/or other partners, harmless from and against any and all claims, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and settlement costs), damages, suits, costs, demands and/or judgments whatsoever, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (a) your use of the Promotion and/or the Website; (b) your breach of these Rules; and/or (c) your violation of any rights of another individual and/or entity. The provisions of this paragraph are for the benefit of Company, its respective parents, subsidiaries and/or affiliates, and their respective members, officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, licensors, suppliers and/or attorneys. Each of these individuals and entities shall have the right to assert and enforce these provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

LEGAL WARNING:

Any attempt by any individual, whether or not a contestant, to damage, destroy, tamper with or vandalize the Website, or otherwise interfere with the operation of the Promotion, is a violation of criminal and civil law and Company will diligently pursue any and all remedies in this regard against any offending individual or entity to the fullest extent permissible by law and in equity.