MLB.com Free Agent Frenzy Official Rules
MLB.Com Free Agent Frenzy Official Rules (The "Official Rules")
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND PARTICIPANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
The object of MLB.com Free Agent Frenzy (the "Contest") is to select the correct Clubs (defined below) with which the twelve (12) selected free agents ("Free Agents") will sign during the 2015-2016 Major League Baseball ("MLB") offseason by 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on March 1, 2016. Maximum of one (1) Club may be selected per Free Agent and points will be awarded based on correct selections.
The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States including its commonwealths, territories and possessions (collectively referred to herein as "states"), and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen  years of age) as of the date of entry with a valid email address and Internet access as of 10:00:01 a.m. ET on November 2, 2015.
Employees, officers and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of the MLB Entities (defined below) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest, are not eligible to participate or win the Prize (defined below). The "MLB Entities" shall mean MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM" or "MLB.com"), the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs (each, a "Club" and collectively, the "Clubs"), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC, and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
How to Enter
The Contest begins at 10:00:01 p.m. ET on November 2, 2015, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 1, 2016 (the "Contest Period").
How to Play
Predicting players' 2016 Clubs
MLBAM will select and display on the MLB.com website a list of twelve (12) Free Agents. For each Free Agent, participants must drag and drop the corresponding Club that the participant thinks the applicable Free Agent will sign with for the 2016 MLB season into the box associated with that Free Agent.
The deadline for selecting the Clubs with which the Free Agents will sign for 2016 is the Lock Time set forth above. MLBAM's computer shall be the official clock of the Contest.
You may edit your selections at any time during the Entry Period prior to the Lock Time.
The list of Free Agents will not change after the Entry Period begins.
Scoring in the Contest is simple. For each correct selection of the Club with which a Free Agent will sign for 2016, participant will receive one (1) point.
For example: If David Price was one of the listed Free Agents and a participant selected David Price with New York Yankees as the Club, and David Price signed with New York Yankees, participant would receive one (1) point.
In the event that any Free Agent does not sign with any Club by March 1, 2016, all participants will receive zero (0) points for such Free Agent.
One (1) eligible participant, if any, who has accrued the highest number of points greater than or equal to six (6) points during the Contest Period, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will be the potential winner and subject to verification of eligibility and full compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winner will be declared the official winner of the Contest (the "Winner"),. In the event of a tie among two (2) or more eligible potential winners, the Tiebreakers (defined below) will be used among such tied potential winners to determine the one (1) Winner. In no event will more than one (1) Prize be awarded.
The Winner will receive two (2) tickets for the Winner and one (1) guest for one (1) 2016 MLB Opening Day home game of the Club of Winner's choice, subject to availability, scheduled to be played in the Continental U.S. or Canada (the " Prize"). (Approximate Retail Value of the Prize: $150.00) TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.
NOTE: PRIZE WILL NOT BE AWARDED IF NO ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANT ACHIEVES A SCORE OF AT LEAST SIX (6) POINTS.
All Prize details shall be determined in MLBAM's sole and absolute discretion. The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except in MLBAM's sole and absolute discretion. MLBAM reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. All Prize details, including seat locations at the game, are at the sole and absolute discretion of MLBAM. The Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided including, but not limited to, all transportation costs, lodging, meals, gratuities, souvenirs and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. MLB game dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Winner's guest(s) must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. In the event that the 2016 MLB Opening Day game of the Club selected by the Winner is scheduled to be played outside the Continental U.S. or Canada, the Winner will receive two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for the selected Club's first 2016 MLB regular season game, subject to availability, scheduled to be played at such Club's home ballpark within the Continental U.S. or Canada. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as the Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by MLB, is not played or held, as applicable, due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and venue, as applicable, regulations in connection with the Prize. The applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to the Winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition. The MLB Entities, Facebook, Apple, Inc. and each of their respective parent companies, trustees, subsidiaries, franchisees, affiliates, licensees, agents, independent contractors and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees (collectively, the "Released Parties") will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any MLB game, event or exhibition. MLB game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale or used for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional purpose may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s).
In the event of a tie for the Prize, the following tiebreakers (the "Tiebreakers") will be used among the tied participants in the following order:
1. Which of the Free Agents will be the last to sign by March 1, 2016?
2. For how many total combined years will the twelve (12) Free Agents sign by March 1, 2016?
3. MLBAM will administer time-limited baseball trivia quiz(es) testing the tied participants' knowledge of MLB until the tie is broken.
The participant whose response to the Tiebreaker is closest to the correct answer will be deemed the winner of the applicable Tiebreaker.
The potential winner will be notified by email and/or telephone (in MLBAM's discretion) and may (in MLBAM's discretion) be confirmed by postal mail, return receipt (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that the potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within five (5) days of the date of issuance or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at MLBAM's sole discretion and time permitting, the Prize may be awarded to the runner-up potential winner (if applicable and subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with Official Rules requirements set forth herein). The potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to MLBAM and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility (or, if a resident of Canada, a declaration) and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity within five (5) days of the date of issuance. Winner's guest (if a minor, his/her respective parent or legal guardian) may also be required to sign and return a Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity prior to the issuance of game tickets. Failure to submit any identification required by MLBAM or to return any required documents within the specified time period, the return of such documents, the Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable or noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture and, at MLBAM's sole discretion and time permitting, the Prize may be awarded to the runner-up potential winner (if applicable and subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with Official Rules requirements set forth herein).
By entering and/or participating in the Contest, each participant agrees that MLBAM will solely resolve any disputes and rules violations that arise in connection with the Contest. All decisions by MLBAM regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Any incidence of collusion or cheating, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will be subject to disqualification from the Contest without limitation to any other rights or remedies available to MLBAM. If you have any questions regarding the Contest, please send an email to MLB.com customer support.
Each participant agrees to allow MLBAM and its designees to use their names and likenesses in any and all media or format(s) now or hereafter known for advertising and publicity purposes throughout the world in perpetuity, without any compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.
All applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. As a condition of entering and/or participating in this Contest, each participant agrees that (A) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in New York County, New York before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (B) under no circumstance will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. This Contest and these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State. MLBAM's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered or misdirected entries, selections or registrations, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions.
Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, computer, network, typographical, printing, human or other errors relating to or in connection with this Contest including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the offer or administration of this Contest, the processing of entries, selections or registrations, the tabulation of scores, the cancellation of games or any errors appearing in any Contest related-materials including, but not limited to, errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Winner or the distribution of the Prize. MLBAM reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.
The Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By entering the Contest, each participant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and fully release the Released Parties and Facebook from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and/or liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in, or preparation for, the Contest, Contest-related activity, participant's or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of the Prize (or any portion thereof), including any travel or any activity related thereto.
If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of games or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, MLBAM reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and, if terminated, to determine the Winner, if any, based on points scored from among all eligible, non-suspect entries submitted up to the point of termination.
The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, wireless, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, malfunctions of wireless devices, wireless service problems, cellular tower equipment, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or wireless service congestion, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer and/or mobile device related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MLBAM WILL DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, AND MLBAM AND/OR ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. "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 email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, MLBAM reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such an action.
Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the Contest. All entry data provided in connection with this Contest is provided to MLBAM and not to Facebook. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
MLB.com Free Agent Frenzy is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in MLB and MLB.com, the Official Site of MLB. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling.
For the Winner's name (available after March 1, 2016), mail a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by April 30, 2016, to: MLB.com Free Agent Frenzy Winner's List c/o Melissa Wester MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
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