Magical Family Cruise Sweepstakes Official Rules

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1.  SPONSOR: Disney Online, 1200 Grand Central Avenue, Glendale, CA  91201.

2. ADMINISTRATOR: Ventura Associates International LLC, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10165, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding with respect to this sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”).

3.  ENTRY: You may enter this Sweepstakes via the internet during the period beginning at 12:01 A.M., August 1, 2013 and ending at 11:59:59 P.M., August 31, 2013 (“Entry Period”). For purposes of these Official Rules (“Rules”), all times and days are Pacific Time.  You may enter by logging onto (“Website”) and following the “How to Enter” instructions (“Entry”). Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. 

4.  LIMITATIONS: All Entries must be received by 11:59:59 P.M., August 31, 2013. Entries are limited to one (1) Entry per person/email address for each day during the Entry Period, regardless of method of Entry or whether one person has more than one email address or more than one person uses the same email address. In event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email address is registered. Entries by any method other than set forth above in Section 3 are void. Any use of automated or programmed methods of effecting Entry is prohibited. Open only to persons, who are, as of Entry, not minors as defined by their state of primary residence (“Minors”), and who are legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C. (collectively, “Territory”), and are not employees of Sponsor, Disney Destinations, LLC or Administrator; their respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies; or the advertising, promotional or fulfillment agencies of any of them (individually and collectively, “Entities”); nor members of their households or immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, step-parents, step-children, step-siblings and their spouses). Neither the Entities, nor any of  their  officers,  directors, shareholders,  employees,  agents or representatives (individually and collectively, “Releasees”) are responsible for Entries from persons residing, or physically located, outside the Territory; Entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misrouted, multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider, Website or other connections; telephone availability or accessibility; miscommunications; failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure; failed phone, computer hardware or software, failures, technical errors or difficulties; telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention; traffic congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions; undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering; insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Releasees. Each of such potential Entries will be disqualified and any attempt by a person to use multiple email accounts to register more Entries than allowed by these Rules may result in disqualification at Administrator’s sole discretion.  Void where prohibited and subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.       

5.  PRIZE: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE:  A five (5) night Caribbean Disney Cruise Line® Vacation for winner and three (3) guests (individually, “Guest,” collectively, “Group”) leaving from Miami, FL (“Port”) and taken aboard the Disney Magic® ship (“Ship”) to take place with a sail date of October 27, 2013 (“Trip”) consisting of the following elements for the Group:  [1] one (1) stateroom (quad occupancy) aboard Ship ; [2] all onboard meals (with the exception of Palo and Remy Fine Dining); [3] Government Taxes and Fees (as defined on the Disney Cruise Line® website; [4] if winner’s residence is located more than two hundred (200) miles from the Port, round-trip coach air transportation on a Sponsor-selected carrier between a Sponsor-selected major metropolitan airport near winner’s residence (“airport of origin”) and Miami International Airport, but if winner’s residence is located two hundred (200) miles or less from the Port, round-trip ground transportation via a Sponsor-selected method between winners’ residence and the Port, and [5] airport/Port transfers if air transportation is provided.  Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $5,434.00, which will vary depending upon point of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of cruise rates and airfares. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the winner’s responsibility, including but not limited to: round trip transportation between the winner’s residence and any airport of origin, shore excursions, incidental expenses, spa treatments, alcoholic beverages, fax, gratuities and tips, travel insurance, laundry service, merchandise, parking,  service charges, ship to shore communications including internet, merchandise and souvenirs and local and long distance telephone calls.  Travel and lodging are subject to availability, certain restrictions, blackout dates and Sponsor’s approval. Airline carrier and Ship regulations and conditions apply. Winner must take Trip on Sponsor-selected dates of October 27, 2013, or Trip will be forfeited in its entirety.  Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent and Sponsor shall determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. Releasees are not responsible for airline cancellations or delays.  If the actual value of prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. Any depiction of prize is for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect actual prize won.  Prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable, except to a surviving spouse residing in the same household.  No substitution allowed except, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, certificates or prizes.   Prize elements may not be separated.  Airline tickets issued in conjunction with the prize are not eligible for frequent flyer miles, and no code share flights may be used. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer.  Prize will be awarded provided it is validly claimed by October 6, 2013, after which no alternate winner will be selected, nor unclaimed prize awarded. 

6. PROCEDURES:  All Entries must be received during the Entry Period.  On or about September 5, 2013, in a random drawing conducted by the Administrator, potential winner will be selected from among all eligible Entries received. The decision of the Administrator shall be final and binding. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received.

7. WINNER: On or about September 6, 2013, potential winner will be notified via email, as appropriate, to obtain a mailing address as well as any additional required information or responses.  Once mailing address is available, potential winner will be sent paperwork by overnight delivery service.  At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner (if time permits) may result from any of the following: [1] potential winner’s failure to respond to email notification within two (2) business days after transmission; [2] the return of an email  notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts; [3] the return of any other  notification as undeliverable:  [4] potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; [5] potential winner’s failure to provide Administrator with satisfactory proof that he/she  is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry; [6] potential winner’s failure to provide any required additional information upon Administrator’s request; [7] potential winner’s failure to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release within five (5) business days after its mailing; [8] potential winner’s failure to be available to make the Trip on Sponsor-selected dates of October 27, 2013; [9] potential winner’s failure to validly claim the prize by October 6, 2013, and [10] any other non-compliance with Rules. In the event of any prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner. The Group must travel together on the same itinerary and members of the Group are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents (i.e. valid photo I.D, passport etc.) before departure.  All members of the Group will be required to execute a Release of Liability prior to ticketing. Anyone in the Group who is a Minor must be accompanied on the Trip by his/her parent/legal guardian as one of the Group, who must sign and return all required documentation.  Minors must be accompanied at all times during the Trip (including, but not limited to, in-flight, and all prize-related events) by his/her parent/legal guardian. All taxes (including, without limitation, any applicable Port taxes) are solely the responsibility of the winner who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the value of his/her prize.

8.  PRIVACY POLICY/DATA COLLECTION:  Information provided by you for this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at (“Privacy Policy”).

9. CONDITIONS: By entering this Sweepstakes and/or accepting any prize you may win, you agree that: [1] you have all rights, permissions and consents necessary to grant the rights to Sponsor as expressed herein; [2] you will abide by and be bound by the Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions and Privacy Policy; [3] the Entry becomes solely the Sponsor’s property and will not be acknowledged or returned; [4] you release and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, death and bodily injury,  resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity or travel or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Sweepstakes information; [5] the prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY  OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose); [6] winner’s acceptance of prize constitutes the grant to Sponsor and assigns of an unconditional right to use winner's name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph, biographical and prize information and/or statements about the Sweepstakes for any programming, publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law; [7] in the event viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, Acts of God, acts or regulations of any governmental or supra-national authority, war, national emergency, accident, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of terrorism or other matters beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control, corrupt, prevent or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, so that it cannot be conducted as originally planned, except where prohibited by law, Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the Rules or to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes; and in such event, to select winner by such method as Sponsor in its sole discretion shall consider equitable and in the event the Trip has already commenced, to terminate the Trip and return the Group to any airport of origin as soon as reasonably possible; [8] the Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to: errors in the advertising,  Rules and selection and announcement of the winner; [9] any portion of the prize not accepted or used by  winner will be forfeited; [10] the Releasees are not responsible for any inability of the winner to accept or use the prize (or any portion thereof) for any reason; [11] the Sponsor has the right, at any time and at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it suspects to be doing any of the following: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the Website; (b) violating the Rules; (c) violating the terms of service, privacy policy or other terms, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Sweepstakes property or service; (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or (e) for any other good cause as determined solely by the Sponsor; [12] Sponsor has the right to lock out an entrant whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes; [13] since any attempt by any individual to damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes or the Website is a violation of these Rules as well as criminal and civil laws, and should Sponsor believe or become aware that such an attempt has been, is being, or will be made, it has the right to seek remedies and damages from any responsible individuals to the fullest extent permitted by law, including without limitation criminal prosecution; [14] all disputes, claims and causes of action at law or in equity (individually, “Claim”) arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, the meaning or interpretation of the Rules or any prize awarded shall be resolved by applying the laws of California, without regard to conflict of laws provisions therein, and shall be solely and exclusively brought in the state or federal courts within that state; [15] all Claims shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; [16] all Claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event include attorneys’ fees, and under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses and waives all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; [17] Sponsor has the right to modify prize award procedures at its sole discretion; [18]  the Releasees are not responsible for the cancellation, postponement or unavailability of the Trip, and if such occurs, the prize will be substituted with a prize of equal or greater value; [19] winner’s acceptance of the prize constitutes the grant of an unconditional right to Sponsor and assigns to photograph, film, or otherwise capture the fulfillment of the prize (“Fulfillment Film”), and Sponsor shall have the unconditional right to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, stream, synchronize with visual material, modify, amend, create derivative works, and otherwise use and permit others to use the Fulfillment Film throughout the universe in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in all languages and in all versions, in perpetuity, without compensation, except where prohibited by law; [20] Sponsor’s use of the Fulfillment Film will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy, defamation or claims for performance or payment of any kind, including but not limited to payment of re-use fees, residuals or license fees; [21] Sponsor shall have the right to make such changes to the Fulfillment Film and make such uses thereof as it deems necessary or desirable, including but not limited to the right to use, edit, and reproduce and/or alter said Fulfillment Film in perpetuity, in its entirety or in part, for any commercial and promotional purposes worldwide without any consultation or additional permission, or compensation, credit or attribution;  [22] Sponsor has the right to conduct a background check (“Check”) of any and all records of the winner  including without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports, which he/she, to the extent necessary under law, shall authorize;  [23] Sponsor has the right to conduct a Check of any and all records of the Guests including without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports, which he/she, to the extent necessary under law, shall authorize;  [24] Sponsor may take all steps necessary to corroborate any information provided to Sponsor by the winner  and Guests, and he/she will be obligated to provide necessary contacts and information for the Check, and [25] if any felony or misdemeanor conviction is found, or if there is anything that conflicts with Sponsor’s image, Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify the winner or the Guests from participating in the Trip or portions of the Trip and to pay the winner a cash substitute for the Trip or those portions that are removed.  Guests will not get a cash substitute.

10.       RULES & WINNER’S LIST:  For the name of the winner (after September 31, 2013 and before November 30, 2013) and/or Rules (before August 31, 2013), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Magical Family Cruise Sweepstakes, Winner/Rules, c/o Ventura Associates, Dept. VP, 60 East 42nd Street, NYC, NY  10165.  A copy of the Rules may also be obtained by printing this web page.

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