JBL Tweet Music Sweepstakes Official Rules

The JBL Tweet Music Sweepstakes is a series of individual overlapping promotions, each of which are subject to these Official Rules (collectively and individually, the “Sweepstakes,” each sweepstakes being a “Sweepstakes Period.”) No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Harman International Industries, Incorporated, 400 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901 (the “Sponsor”).

  1. Eligibility:  The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States (but excluding U.S. Military installations in foreign countries and all other U.S. territories and possessions), who are at least 18 years of age or older (“Entrant”) and have an internet connection and a Twitter account (which is free) at the start of any of the Sweepstakes Periods, as outlined in Section 3 of these rules. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, Sweepstakes supervisors and members of their immediate families, are not eligible to participate or win. Each Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited. See Sponsor's Privacy Policy at http://www.jbltweetmusic.com/home/privacypolicy for more information about privacy.

  1. Mandatory Twitter Disclosure:  These promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for administering this contest and for marketing purposes in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy.

  1. Sweepstakes Periods:  Each Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET according to the dates outlined below (the “Sweepstakes Periods”).  During each Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will conduct one (1) drawing (“Drawing”) of all qualified entries received during each Sweepstakes Period.

Sweepstakes Entry

Start Date

Sweepstakes Entry

End Date

1

January 13, 2014

January 19, 2014

2

January 20, 2014

January 26, 2014

3

January 27, 2014

February 2, 2014

4

February 3, 2014

February 10, 2014

Entries for each Drawing must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET by the relevant Sweepstakes end date according to Sponsor’s internal time clock. Entries will roll over to the next Sweepstakes Start date if received after the Sweepstakes End date.

  1. How to Enter the Sweepstakes:    

To enter these Sweepstakes, follow Sponsor’s Twitter feed and/or visit www.JBLTweetMusic.com, during one of the Sweepstakes Periods, type any message of up to 140 characters and tweet it @jblaudio with either the #jbltweetmusic or #jblgrammys hashtag.

Limit of ten (10) entries per natural person per Sweepstakes Period.  Any tweets or entries in excess of such limit shall not be eligible Sweepstakes entries.

Incomplete, garbled, corrupted or illegible entries are void and will not be accepted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, or incomplete entries. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. Persons discovered entering under multiple identities will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Selected Sweepstakes Entrant, the Selected Entrant will be deemed to be the person who owns the winning Twitter account.

  1. Odds: Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  1. Prizes:  The following sets forth the available prizes for the various corresponding Sweepstakes Periods. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) for all Sweepstakes Periods combined is $13,648.25.

Sweepstakes Period

Prizes and ARV

1

5 sets of prizes. Each set consists of 1 JBL Cinema SB400 Soundbar. ARV is $549.95 per set.

2

10 sets of prizes. Each set consists of 1 JBL Synchros S700 Headphone. ARV is $349.95 per set.

3

20 sets of prizes. Each set consists of 1 JBL Charge Wireless Speaker. ARV is $149.95 per set.

4

Only 1 set of prizes. The prize consists of a trip for 2 persons to the 2015 Grammys in Los Angeles, California, with air fare (economy), lodging (3 nights stay at a nearby hotel) and 2 tickets to the 2015 Grammys. ARV is $4,400.

No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. For any travel prizes, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prizes with an equivalent amount of airline and hotel gift cards. Selected Entrant cannot assign or transfer their prize to another person or business.  Selected Entrant is solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prize.  Gift card prizes are subject to the issuer’s Terms and Conditions.  For the prize involving travel, Selected Entrant agrees that Sponsor will handle all travel arrangements, and any changes to such travel arrangements shall be at Selected Entrant’s cost.  All air fare is roundtrip to/from Selected Entrant’s residence in the United States and Los Angeles.  Any difference between the actual cost of travel and the ARV for such prize shall not be awarded to  Selected Entrant. All activities related to the prize are at the Selected Entrant’s own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern such activities. If prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, or if Selected Entrant may not accept or receive a prize for any reason, prize will be forfeited. Sponsor will not make multiple attempts to contact Selected Entrants.

  1. Winner Selection and Notification of Selected Entrant:

a number of Entrants equal to the number of prizes available for such Sweepstakes Period will be selected at random by a representative of Sponsor from among all eligible entries received by the respective Drawing Dates according to the chart below (“Selected Entrant”).

Drawing Date

1

January 20, 2014

2

January 27, 2014

3

February 3, 2014

4

February 10, 2014

The Selected Entrant will be notified by a Direct Message through Entrant’s Twitter handle. Selected Entrant will be required to respond (as directed) within three (3) days of attempted notification.  The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case Sponsor may randomly select an alternate Selected Entrant from among the remaining eligible entries, up to three (3) attempts. Selected Entrant may also be sent a declaration of eligibility / liability / publicity release (“Release”). Unless restricted by law, Selected Entrant will be required to complete and return the Release within five (5) days from the date of notification. An alternate Selected Entrant may be randomly selected (up to three (3) attempts) from among the remaining eligible entries if a Selected Entrant:  (i) cannot be reached; (ii) fails to obtain all signatures on the Release and to return the documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules; or (iii) cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason.  Selected Entrant will receive the prize by mail within approximately thirty (30) days of the date on which the Sponsor receives the completed, signed Release from the Selected Entrant (exact timing subject to change based upon availability of prize). In the event of a dispute about the identity of an Entrant, each entry will be declared made by the name and relevant information submitted at time of entry.  

  1. Publicity:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, any Entrant in the Sweepstakes, irrevocably grants the Sponsor and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such Entrant’s, name, photograph, the Entrant’s biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, commercial, advertising and promotional purposes as well as in, on or in connection with Sponsor’s website, Twitter account or the Sweepstakes or other promotions, and hereby release the Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto, unless prohibited by law.

  1. Intellectual Property: All submissions, entries or music (whether or not copyrightable) and any copyrighted or copyrightable works or designs or other intellectual property related to this Sweepstakes are and shall become the sole property of Sponsor. By submitting an entry, and to the extent that Sponsor does not or cannot perfect its title in and to the entries, participant hereby grants Sponsor the irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, worldwide right to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote any entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its discretion) for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on any websites).

  1. General Conditions: By participating, Entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Any portion of the Sweepstakes may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in our opinion any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond our control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  You may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system, bot or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from this Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of Selected Entrant. Entrants may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of any awarded prize. Caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the 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.

  1. Limitations of Liability:  If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the same Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period. Selected Entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) use, redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, or misuse of any prize, (ii) participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered in connection with the prize, (iii) use of any facility, service and/or accommodation related to the prize, or (iv) participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes. The Releasees shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or declarations, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Releasees are not responsible for computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, Sponsor or third party systems failure or incompatibility, typographical, technical or key-stroke errors, or interruptions in your internet service, and for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged or stolen notifications. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes.  If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor may (if possible) select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

  1. Disputes:  Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes will be governed by the internal laws of the State of New York, and each entrant irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that it shall not commence any action, litigation or proceeding of any kind whatsoever against Sponsor in any way arising from or relating to this Sweepstake or these Official Rules in any forum other than appropriate district or State courts of the State of New York sitting in the Borough of Manhattan. Decisions of Sponsor are binding and final. No claimant in any dispute involving Sponsor shall be entitled to claim or obtain indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Except as prohibited by law and as a condition of participating in this promotion, entrant hereby waives any right he/she may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Sweepstakes, any document or agreement entered into in connection herewith and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.

  1. Sweepstakes Results:  For Sweepstakes results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope (stating the specific Sweepstakes you are requesting the winners for) to Harman International Sweepstakes – JBL Tweet Music, c/o Harman International, 400 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901.  Requests must be received within 90 days of the end of the Sweepstakes.

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