(“SWEEPSTAKES”) OFFICIAL RULES
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY 11:59:59 PM EST, MARCH 1, 2020
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, CONTRIBUTION TO SHURAT HADIN OR SURVEY RESPONSE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR AND ONLY OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN, AND A CITIZEN OR LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID IN ALL STATES, DISTRICTS AND TERRITORIES WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS, AND ISRAELI LAW.
This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center, 10 Hata’as Street, Ramat Gan, Israel 52512, pursuant to Section 231(a)(1) of the Israel Penal Code, 5719-1977 and in accordance with the Sweepstakes Permit issued by the Ministry of Finance Director General dated November 27, 2019. The Sweepstakes Supervisor is Avraham Guez, Attorney at Law.
1.1. Shurat HaDin is a registered Non-Profit in Israel #580402469.
CONSENT TO OFFICIAL RULES
Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes the Participant’s full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of these Official Rules. Winning the Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Shurat HaDin reserves the right to verify the eligibility of the Winner. All Federal, state, local, municipal regulations and Israeli laws apply. Void in all States, Districts and Territories where prohibited.
2.1. Questions about the sweepstakes contest should be sent to Shurat HaDin at 10 Hata’as Street, Ramat Gan, Israel 52512 or by email at [email protected]. Decisions made by the Sweepstakes Supervisor and Sponsor regarding the Official Rules, questions or disputes are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. You can also obtain a copy of these rules by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to SHD SWEEPSTAKES RULES, Shurat HaDin 10 Hata’as Street, Ramat Gan, Israel 52512.
The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 21 years of age or older located in the United States at the time of entry and is void where prohibited by law. The Winner will be required to provide a copy of their passport or proof of legal U.S. residency and a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release/Publicity.
3.1. Employees of Shurat HaDin and other companies associated with the promotion of this Sweepstakes, employees of its accounting firm, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers, and immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and/or those living in the same household as Shurat HaDin employees, and Sweepstakes Judges are not eligible to participate.
CONTEST PERIOD AND END DATE
Entries will be accepted starting at 04:00:01 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 22, 2020. All online entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on March 1, 2020. Write-in entries must be postmarked by 11:59:59 PM EST on March 1, 2020 and received no later than 5:00 PM. Israel Standard Time (IST) March 12, 2020 by Shurat HaDin at its office in Ramat Gan, Israel pursuant to Paragraph 5(ii). Entries submitted or received after the deadline will be deemed invalid. Shurat HaDin is not responsible for entries not received for whatever reason.
HOW TO ENTER
Participants may enter the Sweepstakes in one of the following ways. Multiple entries will be disqualified:
(i) ONLINE: Beginning 04:00:01 AM (EST) on January 22, 2020 through 11:59:59 PM (EST) (as determined by the Sponsor’s server clock) on March 1, 2020 enter online by completing the Facebook Online entry form, answer the two survey questions and provide your email address. Then click to enter and you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. All Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on March 1, 2020.
(ii) WRITE-IN: On a postcard, card or piece of paper that is no smaller than 3 ½ X 5 inches and no larger than 4 ½ X 6 inches, legibly handwrite your complete name, mailing address, phone number, and email address if available, along with a statement that you have read and agree to the SHD Official Sweepstakes Rules, and mail with proper postage to: Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center- SWEEPSTAKES 2020, 10 Hata’as Street, Ramat Gan, Israel 52512. All write-in entries must be postmarked by 11:59:59 PM EST on March 1, 2020 and received no later than 5:00 PM Israel Standard Time (IST) March 12, 2020.
5.1. There is a limit of one entry per individual or email address. Subsequent entries determined to be submitted from the same email address or from the same individual using multiple email addresses in violation of this rule will be disqualified. Each envelope/postcard submitted via the write-in method is considered one (1) entry. Multiple entries submitted by the Participant or completed by anyone on behalf of the Participant are void. No mechanical reproductions will be accepted. Write-in entries must contain all entry fields outlined above; otherwise they are void and ineligible to win.
5.2. Incomplete, corrupted, or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified. Shurat HaDin and its employees and/or contractors are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen or misdirected entries; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections; or miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions, telephone transmission problems, technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware, or other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Shurat HaDin.
5.3. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Participant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant or participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a write-in Participant, the Participant’s passport or proof of legal U.S. residency will be used to verify the winner.
The Winner of the Sweepstakes will receive a travel package for one person and free admission to Shurat HaDin’s Israel Advocacy Training Seminar/Law & War Conference June 1-7, 2020 in Jerusalem, Israel including roundtrip airfare from JFK in New York, hotel, and transportation for all seminar related events. Approximate Retail Value $ 4,900 USD. No cash, substitutions, or other alternatives will be offered. Any federal state, and local taxes, or Israel taxes if applicable, and any duties on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. The IRS requires Sponsor to issue a 1099 for all prizes over $600. The Winner must submit social security number or taxpayer ID number when accepting the prize.
6.1. Travel package for one person includes one (1) coach-class airline ticket from JFK in New York to Tel Aviv, a free stay at Shurat HaDin’s hotel(s) of choice for the duration of the Seminar, transportation, events and meals included in the Seminar package only. The choice of hotel, transportation and meals provided as part of the Seminar Package is at Shurat HaDin’s sole discretion. The Winner will be provided with a full Seminar Itinerary but understands and agrees that the itinerary is subject to change.
6.2 All travel plans including the dates of the trip and choice of carrier will be set by Shurat HaDin in its sole discretion and are subject to change. Reservations for the one (1) roundtrip ticket must be made through the travel agent, office or carrier designated in the Award letter sent to the verified Winner. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight, the Seminar or Seminar related event.
6.3. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and those set forth by Shurat HaDin’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. Winner is responsible for obtaining required documents for travel, i.e. passport, and is responsible for ensuring that all required travel documents are valid prior to during and after travel in accordance with the applicable law. Passports must be valid at least six months from the initial date of travel. The ticket issued in conjunction with the Prize is not eligible for frequent flyer miles, and no code-sharing flights may be used.
6.4. The Winner assumes all responsibility for all other charges not specifically included in the Winner’s Seminar Package for one (1) and incidental to the one (1) free roundtrip coach class airline ticket. Without limitation, this includes costs incurred by the Winner for accommodations, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, airport fees, services charges, taxes, and insurance costs and fees, if any. Further, Shurat HaDin assumes no responsibility for any charges, costs or fees incurred by any guest accompanying the Winner. Any and all charges, fees, taxes or costs of any kind that may be incurred by a Winner’s guest, if any, are the sole responsibility of the guest and/or Winner. The prize cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for another prize and is non-transferable.
6.5. The prize is given with no written, express, or implied warranty.
WINNER SELECTION, ODDS, NOTIFICATION AND HOW TO CLAIM THE PRIZE
On or about March 15, 2020 potential prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received and verified by Shurat HaDin. The Sweepstakes Supervisor’s and the Sponsor Shurat HaDin’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
7.1. The odds of winning the Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes.
7.2. The Winner will be notified by email or telephone within 15 days of the selection date. If the potential Winner does not respond and provide the required passport or proof of legal U.S. residency along with a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Publicity/Release in accordance with paragraph 7.4 of these Official Rules within seven (within (7) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, or the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize. For the purposes of these Official Rules and these Sweepstakes the date of notification is deemed to be the date the notification was sent by email or Shurat HaDin attempted to telephone the Winner. If the winner does not claim the prize within the time period specified herein, Shurat HaDin reserves the right but is not obligated to withdraw the prize and select a replacement winner.
7.3. Under no circumstances is Shurat HaDin responsible if the Winner fails to receive the notification, or answer or respond to the email or telephone call to claim the prize due including but not limited to, any security settings, spam settings or provision of incorrect contact information. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Any and all applicable federal, state, local and Israel taxes, if applicable are the sole responsibility of the individual prize winner. All expenses not expressly stated in the prize description above are the sole responsibility of the winner.
7.4. Except where prohibited by law, the potential Winner will be required to provide a copy of their passport or proof of legal residency in the United States and complete and where permitted by law, return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Publicity/Release within seven (7) days of being notified. Additionally, any guest accompanying the Winner must complete, sign and return, a Publicity/Release prior to issuance of the Winner’s travel documents. For the purposes of these Official Rules and these Sweepstakes, notification is deemed to be the date the notification was sent by email or Shurat HaDin attempted to telephone the Winner. If the potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit within the required time period or is unavailable to accept the prize within the time period specified by the Sponsor Shurat HaDin, that potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize.
7.5. Noncompliance with the foregoing, failure to abide by these Official Rules, return of the prize notification as non-deliverable, or failure to respond to the prize notification will result in disqualification and forfeiture of all rights to the Prize.
7.6. Potential winners are subject to verification by Shurat HaDin and the Sweepstakes Supervisor whose decisions are final and BINDING ON ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. A Participant is not a Winner of any prize unless and until their eligibility has been verified. Upon verification, Shurat HaDin will provide the Winner an Award letter within 15 days.
7.7. Acceptance of the prize given in this Sweepstakes is in accordance with any and all federal, state and local laws and regulations and Israeli law. If the Winner is disqualified for any reason, all privileges and rights of the Winner to the Prize will be terminated immediately. Shurat HaDin is not obligated to provide an alternate prize or extend the Sweepstakes in any way and may but is in no way obligated to select a replacement winner.
7.8. Participants who provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the Sweepstakes will be disqualified. ANY ACT OR ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHURAT HADIN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND ALL AVAILABLE REMEDIES FOR ANY ATTEMPT TO TAMPER WITH OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE FAIR ADMINISTRATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
RIGHTS GRANTED BY PARTICIPANTS
By entering the Sweepstakes the Participant understands and agrees that Shurat HaDin and/or anyone acting on behalf of Shurat HaDin has the right, where permitted by law and without further compensation, notice, review or consent, to use the content, data and personal information including email addresses collected, as well as interview, tape, photograph, and otherwise record the Winner’s experiences while on the trip and to use the recordings and derivative works thereof, in whole or in part, for advertising, social media advertising, web advertising and for any other promotion, advertising, instructional and/or educational purpose.
8.1. By entering the Sweepstakes each Participant understands that they are opting into Shurat HaDin’s mailing list and explicitly consent to receiving promotional, and other material from Shurat HaDin. Participants also understand and agree that they may unsubscribe at any time.
8.2. All email addresses and personal data collected related to the Winner and any other Participant will be used in accordance with Israeli privacy protection laws and will not be disclosed to a third party without the Participant’s prior consent.
LIMITATION OF LIABIITY AND RELEASE
9. By entering, Participant agrees to release and hold harmless Shurat HaDin, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers, web masters and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the “Released Parties”) for any:
(1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participant, printing or typographical errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes;
(2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software;
(3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process of the Sweepstakes;
(4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or
(5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
9.1 Participant further agrees that the Released Parties are not responsible for any entry that is lost, late, illegible, stolen, mutilated, incomplete, invalid, defective, altered, delayed, deleted, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, not received or undeliverable, due to human, technical, mechanical or any other error or reason.
9.2. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AND THE POTENTIAL WINNER AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY THE ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR IN ANY PROMOTION RELATED ACTIVITY INCLUDING THE SEMINAR, LAW & WAR CONFERENCE, TRAVEL AND ALL SEMINAR RELATED TOURS AND EVENTS.
9.3. FORCE MAJEURE: BY PARTICIPATING ENTRANTS AND THE POTENTIAL WINNER AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THE SPONSOR IS PREVENTED FROM CONTINUING WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR OTHERWISE CANNOT CONTINUE THE SWEEPSTAKES 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, ACTS OF WR, WEATHER, TERRORISM OR ANY GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW, ORDER, OR REGULATION, DELAYS, CANCELATIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER CAUSE NOT REASONABLY WITHIN SPONSOR’S CONTROL.
9.4. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS SWEEPSTASKES, INCLUDING ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS.
CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Sweepstakes is governed by the Laws of the State of Israel without respect to conflict of law doctrines.
10.1 As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, Participant Agrees that if for any reason an Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Participant’s sole remedy is another Entry in the same Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period.
10.2 Decisions of Sponsor and Sweepstakes Supervisor are binding and final. No claimant in any dispute involving Sponsor will be entitled to claim or obtain indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision in these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10.3 Participant further waives any right to participate in a class action or have a trial by jury for any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Sweepstakes. Damages, if any, shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees. Participant further waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
10.4 Any dispute arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, and exclusively before a court of competent jurisdiction in Tel Aviv, Israel.
10.5. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Israel without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules whether in the United States or any other jurisdiction, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Israel.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will 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 Official Rules will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not included.
Winners will be posted on Shurat HaDin’s Facebook page within 15 days of verification. You can also find out who won this Sweepstakes by going to www.israellawcenter.org, or sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Winner’s List-SHD SWEEPSTAKES, Shurat HaDin, 10 Hata’as Street, Ramat Gan, Israel 52512.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Shurat HaDin reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or any other cause affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. If such a case occurs, Shurat HaDin may choose but is not obligated to select the winner from all eligible entries. The winner selection and acceptance methods will not change.
13.1. Shurat HaDin otherwise reserves the right to in its sole discretion and at any time to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes as well as change or modify these terms and conditions, with such modification or change effective upon posting to its Facebook page. These Sweepstakes may also be ended early for promotional purposes, immediately effective upon posting a notification to Shurat HaDin’s Facebook page. All eligible entries at the time will be included in the selection, and the winner selection method will not change.
Shurat HaDin may use Facebook and Instagram to promote this Sweepstakes. The Participant understands that this Sweepstakes and any promotion thereof is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Inc. or Instagram. By entering this Sweepstakes, each Participant releases Facebook, Inc., and Instagram from any and all liability connected to or arising from said Sweepstakes.