ChildCare Education Institute Facebook & Google Review Recommendation Sweepstakes 2020 - Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES: The 2020 Facebook & Google Review Recommendation Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00:00 AM EST on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, and ends at 11:59:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 16, 2020.  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by ChildCare Education Institute (“CCEI”). Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN; PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW and subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Prizes are as follows:  There will be a total of ten (10) winners of this Sweepstakes and each will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card sent digitally via email. The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of entries received. Entries generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries shall be considered made by the authorized account holder of the Facebook or Google account submitted at the time of entry. Winners will be selected at random from the total pool of entries at the time of drawing to be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2:00:00 PM EST.  CCEI will attempt to notify each potential winner by or before 5:00:00 PM EST on the business day following the drawing via Facebook Message, Google review reply, or e-mail/phone, depending on how winner entered the contest. Allow 1-2 weeks after validation of arrangement for receipt of prize.

To enter via Google, go to CCEI’s Google Review page (https://www.google.com/search?q=childcare+education+institute&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS863US863&oq=childcare&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0l6.3251j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x88f5989bb069e565:0x3bbde120a8b3a218,3,,,) and submit a positive review during the Contest Period. To complete a valid entry via Google review, entrants must make their review Public and must click the “Post” button.

To enter via Facebook, go to CCEI’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/CCEIOnlineTraining/reviews) and click on the Reviews tab option to the left by entering in a review and clicking submit.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per entry method (Facebook Recommendation and Google Review). Participation in the Sweepstakes is voluntary and does not require you to purchase anything from CCEI. CCEI is not responsible for lost, late or illegible entries, regardless of cause. Entrants understand that they may be contacted by CCEI via phone, e-mail, Google review reply or Facebook Message. Eligibility is subject to validation by CCEI. All entries become the property of CCEI and will not be acknowledged or returned.

The following actions are not authorized, encouraged or sponsored by CCEI and are prohibited:  (a) unauthorized use of any third party’s name, image, likeness, and/or intellectual property, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks, (b) any tortious act, libel, defamation and/or violation of rights of privacy or publicity of a third party; (c) use of words, statements or images considered, in CCEI’s sole and absolute discretion, to be unlawful, explicit, inconsistent with values of CCEI, harassing, abusive or offensive to individuals of any race, ethnicity, gender, religion, family status, sexual orientation, or other class of persons; or (d) statements concerning third party products, made in comparison to CCEI’s products or otherwise, in connection with this Sweepstakes.  CCEI reserves the right to disqualify and/or remove any Entry that in CCEI’s sole discretion and judgment violates these prohibitions.

By entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes, each Entrant consents to Sponsor contacting Entrant through the contact information provided.  By accepting a Prize, Prize Winner (i) grants Sponsor (and, at Sponsor’s choosing, its designee) a non-revocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete, modify, edit, display the Entry, or any portion thereof or otherwise use the submission, in whole or in part, Prize Winner’s name, place of residence, Prize won, photograph, video, likeness, statement and/or Entry, for advertising, marketing and publicity purposes in any media known or hereafter devised, including on the internet, print catalog, email and social media, without additional notice, permission, or compensation, waiving all moral and publicity rights.  Prize Winner agrees to execute any documents requested by Sponsor to formalize this grant of rights.

There is no substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes allowed.

Entrants release and hold Facebook, Google, CCEI and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and representatives of Facebook, Google and CCEI, as well as their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and advisors (“Released Parties”), harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance or use of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and from any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. IN NO EVENT WILL CCEI, RELEASED PARTIES OR PRIZE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, LOST PROFITS, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES.

Any federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Entrants are responsible for the safe and appropriate use of prizes by themselves or by any others in their care. CCEI is responsible only for prize delivery; not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. Manufacturers’ instructions and warranties will apply where applicable.

If, for any reason, a selected winner cannot be contacted within 48 hours from the date the winner is chosen, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to timely contact a prize representative (where required), the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Employees or contributors to CCEI (or its parents, subsidiaries or affiliates) and their immediate family and household members are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Immediate family members shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year with an employee of CCEI (or its parents, subsidiaries or affiliates) or contributor.

CCEI and its agents are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. CCEI also is not responsible for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions, delays or human errors that occur in the processing, transmission or receipt of entries, or for inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, unreadable, lost or delayed by computer transmissions. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, “Acts of God,” or technical failures, CCEI reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. CCEI also reserves the right, in its sole discretion to interpret these Official Rules, evaluate eligibility requirements, and/or to disqualify any individual found to be violating these Official Rules or suspected of attempting to disrupt or defraud the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, and may prosecute or seek other legal redress against anyone suspected of engaging in these acts.

BY PARTICIPATING OR ATTEMPTING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AND CCEI AGREE that all disputes, claims or causes of action arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes or the Parties’ relationship with respect thereto shall be resolved (a) individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) exclusively, in the State or Federal Courts located in Dallas, Texas; (c) based solely on Texas substantive law, without application of conflict of laws principles; (d) in a trial to the court.  PLEASE BE ADVISED:  ENTRANT IS GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER ON ANY CLASS CLAIM AGAINST SPONSOR.  ENTRANT IS EXPRESSLY WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY.  ENTRANT IS CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS LOCATED IN DALLAS, TEXAS.  ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT ANY SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE CONCLUSION OF THE ENTRY PERIOD OR BE FOREVER BANNED.

Following the end of the Sweepstakes, the name of the winners may be posted on the ChildCare Education Institute’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.

Copyright © 2020 ChildCare Education Institute. All rights reserved. ChildCare Education Institute and the associated logos are the registered trademarks of CCEI. Any other trademarks in these Official Rules are used for prize identification purposes ONLY and are the properties of their respective owners. The 2020 Facebook & Google Review Recommendation Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Google.