Earthquakes Twitter Hunt Rules

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SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES TWITTER HUNT
OFFICIAL GUIDELINES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER COMPETITION OR BE SELECTED.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SELECTION.

ELIGIBILITY: TWITTER HUNT is sponsored by Earthquakes Soccer L.L.C., Major League Soccer, L.L.C., and Soccer United Marketing, LLC. The Twitter Hunt is open to any fan over the age of 18, except as follows; employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of, the Sponsors, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with these Twitter Hunts are not eligible to participate in or be selected as the winner for the Twitter Hunt.  The Twitter Hunt is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

TWITTER HUNT PRIZE: Twitter Hunt prizes vary and may include tickets to an Earthquakes home game, tickets from an outside business partner, autographed memorabilia, and Earthquakes merchandise. The estimated retail value of prizes will range between $10 and $250.

WHEN TO ENTER:  In order to enter, fans must be the first to arrive at the destination of choice for a given Twitter Hunt. Fans will be notified the Monday before each Twitter Hunt via the @SJEarthquakes Twitter feed with details for the day of the contest and when clues will begin. Twitter Hunts will run for three hours each or until a winner is announced. Twitter Hunts will begin on June 1, 2012 and will end on October 31, 2012. During this period we will have a maximum of ten (10) Twitter Hunts.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary to participate in Twitter Hunts.  Making a purchase will not improve your chances of winning.  Follow the San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) on Twitter for contest dates and Twitter Hunt clues. Fans can officially enter the Twitter Hunt by finding the final destination.

TWITTER HUNT WINNER:  There will be a total of one (1) Winner following the conclusion of each Twitter Hunt.  Winners will be notified as they are the first to find the specially marked card and their Twitter Profile Name will be announced on the San Jose Earthquakes’ Twitter feed immediately after. 

WINNER SELECTION: The Twitter Hunt Winner is the first to find the specially marked San Jose Earthquakes card hidden in the venue described by the clues. San Jose Earthquakes representatives will be on-site to confirm the winner and announce the winner’s Twitter Profile Name on the San Jose Earthquakes Twitter page.

NOTIFICATION:  The Winner will be notified in-person by a San Jose Earthquakes representative. 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE:  By participating in the Twitter Hunts presented by the San Jose Earthquakes, each participant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Guidelines, including all selection requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against Sponsors and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Twitter Hunt, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Twitter Hunt or from the receipt or use of any prizes received as a result of the Twitter Hunt, or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Twitter Hunt prize. Winner, by acceptance of the Twitter Hunt prize, grants the Sponsors and each of their respective designees the right to publicize the Winner’s Twitter Profile Name and prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Twitter Hunt, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Twitter Hunt, the processing of Twitter Hunt clues, the announcement of theWinner or in any Twitter Hunt-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Soccer game, event or exhibition.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Twitter Hunt. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Twitter Hunt or downloading materials from or use of the website. 

Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Twitter Hunt or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Twitter Hunt by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsors representatives or who are in violation of these Official Guidelines, as solely determined by Sponsors, will be disqualified and all associated Twitter Hunt Winners will be void.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Twitter Hunt is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors and/or their respective agents.  Sponsors have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Guidelines or any applicable laws relating to the Twitter Hunt, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion.  Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Twitter Hunt(s), and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty.  All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, state of New York without giving effect to choice of law or conflicted law principles (whether of the state of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York.  Sponsors failure to enforce any terms of these Official Guidelines shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Sponsors, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Twitter Hunt for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Twitter Hunt. 

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS TWITTER HUNT IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

All Twitter Hunt Participants must include a valid Twitter Profile Name for the entrant. Proof of providing the required information will not be considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsors of completed Twitter Hunt. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on a Twitter Hunt Profile, the Winner will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the Twitter Profile Name submitted at the time of Winner announcement provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Guidelines. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the Twitter Profile Name for the domain associated with the submitted Twitter Profile Name. The potential Winner may be required to provide Sponsors with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the Twitter Profile Name associated with the Winner. The Sponsors reserves the right to modify these Official Guidelines for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Twitter Hunt

Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Twitter Hunt is the EARTHQUAKES SOCCER LLC; 451 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. 95050. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER, L.L.C.; 420 Fifth Avenue, Seventh Floor, New York, New York 10018,  and SUM UNITED MARKETING, LLC; 420 Fifth Avenue, Seventh Floor, New York, New York 10018.