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Dote Official Sweepstakes Rules
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These rules (these “Official Rules”) apply to any sweepstakes sponsored by Dote Inc. ("Sponsor" or “Dote”) with a Sweepstakes Page (as defined below) that links to these rules (each, a "Sweepstakes"). Each such Sweepstakes is a separate sweepstakes. A "Sweepstakes Page" is a page hosted by a Dote creator in Sponsor’s mobile application (the “Dote App”) where you can access and view the detailed information of a Sweepstakes, including but not limited to, the end date of such Sweepstakes, the number, nature, and value of the prize, and the methods to enter into such Sweepstakes.
Subject to these Official Rules, each Sweepstakes is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents physically residing in the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor, entity/entities associated with prize(s) identified on the Sweepstakes Page, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of such Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win such Sweepstakes. A SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET, OR WHERE THE METHODS OF ENTRY SET FORTH BELOW WOULD BE DEEMED CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.
A Sweepstakes begins at the start time and ends at the end time as set forth on the Sweepstakes Page ("Entry Period").
During the Entry Period (unless otherwise explicitly stated herein or on the Sweepstakes Page) for each Sweepstakes, you must complete all required steps explicitly stated on the Sweepstakes Page in order to receive a qualified entry, and your entry will be automatically submitted upon completion. Some of the steps you may be asked to complete include:
- "Add Items to Favorites List" step: Add the number of unique items to any of your favorites lists as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- "Connect Instagram" step: Follow the steps in the Dote App to sign into your Instagram account.
- "Create New Favorites Lists" step: Make the number of new favorites lists in your Dote account as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- "Follow Users" step: Follows the number of the unique Dote users that you currently aren't following or follow a specific user or users as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- "Get New Followers" step: Get the number of unique users to follow your account as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- "View Creator's New Content" step: View a host creator's Q&A video, YouTube video, or/and Instagram post in the Dote App as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- "Complete Creator's Quiz" step: Complete a host creator's quiz in the Dote App as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- "Complete Sessions" step: Complete the number of unique sessions in the Dote App as required by the Sweepstakes Page. A unique session is completed after you exit the Dote App and enter again. If and as noted on the Sweepstakes Page, this step is measured over the time after you registered as a Dote's user until the end of the Entry Period.
- "Visit Dote X Days in a Row" step: Visit the Dote App every day in a row for the number of days as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- "Share Creator Profile" step: Share a host creator's profile with anyone from your contact list, either by clicking the step from the Sweepstakes Page and selecting a person from your contact list or using the "share" button from the host creator's profile, as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- "Invite Friends" step: Share Dote with the number of persons in your contact list as required by the Sweepstakes Page, either by clicking the step from the Sweepstakes Page and selecting a person from your contact list or using the "share" button on the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Add X items to bag” step: Add the number of items to your Dote bag as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Create a poll” step: Make a poll as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Vote on a poll” step: Vote on any poll as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Complete the daily check in” step: Complete the daily check in game as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Leave a comment” step: Submit a comment on any piece of content as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Favorite X store” step: Favorite the specific store as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Visit your newsfeed” step: Navigate to the newsfeed as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Create a shoppable fit” step: Create a shoppable fit as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Tag item(s) in a shoppable fit” step: Tag at least 1 item in a shoppable fit as required by the Sweepstake Page.
- “View a shoppable fit” step:View a shoppable fit as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Get X likes on your shoppable fit” step: Receive the number of likes on a shoppable fit as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
- “Like a shoppable fit” step: Like a shoppable fit as required by the Sweepstakes Page.
Each entrant may enter one (1) time during the Entry Period. You shall comply with all applicable laws in connection with the email/text invitations and the way you send out your invitations. Sponsor and its agents will not be responsible for your acts or omissions.
Persons discovered entering under several names or email addresses will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.
You may also enter any Sweepstakes by mail as follows. On a plain 3" x 5" index card, legibly handprint or type your first name, last name, date of birth, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any) and mail your completed 3" x 5" card to Dote: 515 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110. To be considered eligible in a Sweepstakes, AMOE entries must be postmarked no later than the last day of the Entry Period. Each AMOE card received will be considered as one (1) entry for that entrant.
Regardless of the method used to enter a Sweepstakes, the maximum number of entries allowed during the Entry Period is one (1) per entrant. Non-winning entries in one Sweepstakes will not be carried over into any other Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.
One winner (the “Winner”) will be selected in accordance with these Rules to receive the prize(s) as set forth on the applicable Sweepstakes Page. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prizes are as stated on the Sweepstakes Page (up to a maximum value of $500).
Eligibility, age, and any and all other claims shall be subject to verification prior to the actual awarding of a prize. All details regarding redemption of a prize are at Sponsor’ sole discretion and will be provided at the time of notification.
The Winner is solely responsible for any other unspecified expenses related to the prize, including without limitation and any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prize. The Winner is not entitled to any surplus between actual retail value of a prize and stated ARV and any difference between stated ARV and actual value of the prize will not be awarded.
In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award any prizes other than the prizes specified on the applicable Sweepstakes Page. The prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions (including, without limitation, for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any advertised prize if such prize should become unavailable for any reason. If the Winner is unable to accept the prize or any portion of the prize for any reason, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Winner.
Each prize is a taxable event. The Winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prizes, and any related shipping and handling charges. The Winner may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of any awarded prize.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the prizes. The prizes shall only be delivered to an address in the United States. Sponsor shall be solely responsible for prize fulfillment.
Odds of winning are based on the number of entries received during the Entry Period.
Within 7 days following the end of a Sweepstake’s Entry Period, the Winner for the prize will be chosen at random from all eligible entries during the Entry Period. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the Winner, the Winner will be deemed to be the person in whose name the Dote account is registered.
The Winner will be notified by push notification and alert in the Dote App or by SMS if the Winner has opted in for SMS notifications (the “Prize Notification”); provided, however, that Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate method of notification. The Winner must claim the applicable prize within 21 days after the Prize Notification by selecting the size and color, as applicable, of each prize item, providing the required information and tapping the “Redeem” button in the Dote App. The Winner’s failure to complete the redemption process within the specified 21-day period will be considered such Sweepstakes Winner's forfeiture of the prize and the applicable prize will remain unawarded. Sponsor may not make multiple attempts to contact the Winner.
When applicable, the Winner may be required to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the Winner executing and returning) to Sponsor, within ten (10) business days, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release (the “Release”) drafted by Sponsor to be eligible for the prize. The Winner may be required in Sponsor's sole discretion to complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. The Winner may also be required to furnish proof of identity, address, U.S. Social Security Number (for tax form purposes) and birth date in order to receive a prize.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, your acceptance of a prize constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes, without review, approval, notifications, permissions or further compensation; and constitutes your consent to disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties (including, without limitation, placing the Winner's name on a winners list).
A prize will be forfeited and remain unawarded if the Winner: (i) cannot be reached; (ii) does not respond to the Prize Notification in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules; (iii) fails to complete the Release and to return the documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules; or (iv) cannot accept or receive a prize for any reason. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to each Sweepstakes.
Each Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws of the United States. By entering a Sweepstakes or accepting a prize, you agree to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. By participating, you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. An entrant may be disqualified from a Sweepstakes if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Participation in a Sweepstakes is at entrant's own risk. Sponsor shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the Winner in connection with an entry; (2) entries and responses to the Prize Notification which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in a Sweepstakes; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading any application or otherwise in connection with each Sweepstakes; (5) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (6) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in a Sweepstakes; (7) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with a Sweepstakes; or (8) any warranty with respect to any prize or any component thereof. THE PRIZES ARE AWARDED "AS IS" AND SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE PRIZES.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, SPONSOR AND/OR ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS), (B) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, AND/OR (C) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES' REASONABLE CONTROL.
By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree to and hereby do release and hold harmless Sponsor, any other entity(ies) associated with a prize, and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, "Claims") that may arise from your acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or your participation in the applicable Sweepstakes, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of a sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Sweepstakes. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend a Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of such Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on Sponsor's website to such effect.
Each Sweepstakes shall be governed by the state law of California, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. By participating in a Sweepstakes, you agree that any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to such Sweepstakes shall be determined by binding arbitration only in San Francisco, California, by and under the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If any provision of these rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these rules otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or a winners list within 90 days of the end of the Entry Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Dote Sweepstakes Winner's List, 515 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110.