ALL ENTITIES FEATURED ON THE RAIZE.NET WEBSITE (THE “WEBSITE”) FOR WHICH DONATIONS ARE SOLICITED OR FUNDS ARE RAISED ARE 26 U.S.C.§ 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZED BY THE I.R.S. (EACH A “CHARITY”). VOID WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY CAMPAIGN.
Each Campaign may have its own specific rules (“Campaign Rules”). In the event of a conflict between these Official Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”) and the Campaign Rules, the Campaign Rules shall govern.
1. ENTERING A CAMPAIGN.
Each Campaign is designed to enable Charities to offer participants (“Entrants”) the chance to win a prize, which are sometimes provided by third-party prize donors (“Prize Providers”) by entering in one of the following ways:
- To enter a Campaign sweepstakes without a donation, you may complete an online entry form or mail a 3×5 card with your full name, address (no post office box addresses accepted), city, state, zip code, date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy), email address, and the Campaign sweepstakes you want to enter into to: Raize: Non-Donating Entry, c/o Raize Solutions, Inc., 8444 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, postmarked no later than the last day of the entry period for the Campaign (the “Entry Period”) and received within 5 days thereafter; or
- Donate to a Charity via the Website (a “Donation”). The number of entries you receive per dollar amount of your donation will be determined according to the Campaign Rules. You must have a valid credit card or Paypal account to enter by this method.
For all Campaigns, if alternative rules are set forth in the applicable Campaign Rules to use an online free alternative method of entry, those rules apply. Limit one mail entry per Campaign. Multiple mail entries, late entries, or entries completed or entered by other than human means, or entries that are tampered with, illegible, forged, or otherwise not in compliance with Official Rules will be disqualified and Raize will not be liable for any loss incurred as a result of such entries.
Most Campaigns are open to legal residents over the age of 13 of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and other countries where allowed by law. Employees of Raize, the Prize Providers, and members of their immediate families, regardless of where they reside, are not eligible to enter. In addition, while we encourage Donations from all users of the Website, certain Campaigns or Prizes may be further limited as described in the applicable Campaign Rules. It is your responsibility to review any specific restrictions on the use or receipt of a Prize or entry into a Campaign contained in the Campaign Rules before claiming that Prize or making a Donation. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE A DONATION TO ENTER A CAMPAIGN, AND YOU CAN ALWAYS ENTER FOR FREE BY COMPLETING THE RELEVANT ACTIVITY. Void in all countries on the United States list of embargoed countries and in countries where local laws prohibit entry. In all cases, the Campaign is void where prohibited by law.
3. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.
Approximately 10 days following the close of the Entry Period, Raize will conduct a random drawing to select the winner, who will be notified by phone, email or regular mail at Raize’s discretion (the “Winner”). Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The decisions of Raize are final and binding regarding all aspects of the Campaign. The potential winner(s) will be notified by phone, email or regular mail at the discretion of Raize. Winner(s) will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability and where legal, a publicity release, which must be returned within seven days of notification, as well as any other documents necessary to verify the Winner’s identity and background, including but not limited to a background check. Travel companions will be required to sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of tickets. Raize reserves the right to select a new winner in the event that the first winner is unable to claim their prize, and/or poses a threat to the Prize Provider in any way. Raize reserves the right to require a minimum dollar amount of donations before a random drawing will be conducted. If Raize elects to set a minimum, the amount will be set forth at the Entry Site. If the amount is not reached by the date specified at the Entry Site, no credit card donations will be processed, the Campaign will terminate and the prize will not be awarded.
A description of the prize and the prize restrictions will be posted for each Campaign. The prize description shall be deemed a part of these official rules and is incorporated by referenced herein. The prize cannot be transferred or substituted, except by Raize in its sole discretion. Raize reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All federal state and local taxes are the responsibility of the Winner. The following terms apply to all Campaigns with trips as prizes: (i) roundtrip coach airfare for the specified number of people from the airport nearest the Winner’s residence to the city where the experience will take place, (ii) standard hotel accommodations, and (iii) Winner and Winner’s guest, if applicable, must obtain the documentation required for travel to the relevant location, including without limitation a tourist visa, within time frame specified by Raize in order to be eligible to claim the prize. All other expenses are the responsibility of the Winner. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. The prize value may vary depending on point of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations. If any Winner fails to meet the requirements in this paragraph or elsewhere in these Official Rules, Raize and/or Prize Provider may select a new winner.
6. PRIZE CONDITIONS/RESTRICTIONS:
Travel must be completed on dates to be provided by Raize. Raize is not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions, or any act or omission of any third party with respect to the trip. Lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in the Winner’s possession will not be replaced. Airline and flight itinerary will be determined by Raize in its sole discretion. Winner and any guests must travel on same itinerary. In the event the Winner and/or his or her guest engage in behavior that (as determined by Raize in its sole discretion) is inappropriate or illegal, Raize reserves the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience, in whole or in part, and send Winner and/or his or her guest home with no further compensation. If the Prize Provider listed above is unable to meet with the Winner, Winner will receive the remainder of the trip package without additional compensation.
The Winner’s guest must be an adult in his/her jurisdiction of residence, unless the guest is the child or legal ward of the Winner, or as otherwise approved by Raize.
If Winner resides within a one hundred (100) mile radius of the site where the experience will take place (a Local Resident), in lieu of the round trip air transportation portion of the trip package, Winner and guest will receive round-trip ground transportation of Raize’s choice.
7. PUBLICITY GRANT.
Winner(s), by acceptance of prize, except where prohibited, grants Raize and Prize Provider and their designees the worldwide license to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, in perpetuity, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
8. GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION.
All Campaigns and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of California (without reference to choice of laws principles). Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Campaign, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, the prize awarded or the determination of the official Winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Raize’s and Prize Provider’s liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Campaign, and in no event shall they be liable for attorneys’ fees and/or experts’ fees and costs. Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages and Entrants further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
9. GENERAL CONDITIONS.
Raize and Prize Provider are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered or garbled entries or for human, mechanical, electronic, network, or typographical errors otherwise relating to or in connection with the Campaign. Raize and Prize Provider are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Campaign. Raize and Prize Provider are not responsible for injury or damage to Entrant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Campaign or downloading materials from or use of the web site. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Campaign or website, who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Raize, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Campaign be, in Raize’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Raize, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play or submission of entries, Raize reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Campaign and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner[s] from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken using the drawing procedures outlined above.
Entrants, by participating, agree that Raize and Prize Provider disclaim all warranties, including but not limited to the warranty of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose, relating to the Campaign and any prizes, to the maximum extent permitted by law. Raize and Prize Provider will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this Campaign, and that Entrant participates in the Campaign and any prizes related there to at Entrant’s own risk. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the Entrant and must comply with these Official Rules.
10. WINNER LIST.
For the name[s] of the Winner[s] send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Raize Solutions, Inc., 8444 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.