Opinion Check-In Panel December 100,000 IHG Rewards Club Points Sweepstakes Official Rules
1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU MUST BE TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE OR
OLDER TO PARTICIPATE. THE SWEEPSTAKES IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
2. Entry Period.
Opinion Check-In (the “Panel”) December 100,000 IHG Rewards Club Points Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”)
commences at 12:00 am (Eastern Standard Time) on December 2, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on December 31, 2016. (“ Entry Period”).
Dynata, LLC f/k/a Survey Sampling International, LLC (“Dynata” or “Sponsor”), 6 Research Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484 USA
is the Sponsor.
IHG Rewards Club operated by Six Continents Hotels, Inc., an InterContinental Hotels Group company (COLLECTIVELY “IHG”), DOES NOT SPONSOR, ADMINISTER,
OR OPERATE THE SWEEPSTAKES.
IHG and IHG Rewards Club are registered service marks of IHG and are used with IHG’s permission.
The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the fifty (50) United States of America, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, who are twenty-one (21)
years of age or older and members of the Panel. All entrants in or to the Sweepstakes must comply with the Sweepstakes Official Rules (the “ Rules”). Employees of Sponsor, as well as the employees’ families (spouse, and parents, siblings and children and their respective
spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor
reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and void all associated entries) that it finds to: (i) have tampered, or to be
tampering, with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, (ii) have acted or be acting in violation of the Rules, or (iii) have acted in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of
criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and other remedies from
any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of the Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that term.
5. Entry into the
A. Limitation on Number of Entries. Only one (1) entry per person, regardless of the manner of entry. Multiple entries will be void.
B. Participation in the Sweepstakes. During the Entry Period, each eligible entrant may receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes as follows:
i. During the Entry Period, each eligible entrant who completes one (1) survey will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. IF AN ELIGIBLE ENTRANT
COMPLETES MORE THAN ONE (1) SURVEY, THE ELIGIBLE ENTRANT WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY ADDITIONAL ENTRIES INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES. For the purpose of
the Sweepstakes, a completed survey means that all questions were completed, the answers were properly submitted, and the survey completion was not
invalidated or otherwise cancelled.
ii. Alternate Means of Entry: To enter without having to join the Panel and/or complete a survey, an individual meeting the eligibility
requirements set forth herein can print his or her name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (include day, month and year) on a 3"
x 5" piece of paper or index card and mail it with proper postage to Opinion Check-In December 100,000 IHG Rewards Club Points Sweepstakes
” c/o Dynata, LLC f/k/a Survey Sampling International, LLC, 6 Research Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484 USA, Attention: VP, ASE North America. All mail-in entries
must be handwritten. To be eligible, mail-in entries must be post-marked and received not later than the last day of the Entry Period. Only one (1) entry
per envelope; if an envelope contains multiple entries, then all entries contained within the envelope will be disqualified and void. All entries become
the exclusive property of the Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed proof of receipt by the
Sponsor. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected submissions, information, or entries, which
submissions or entries will be disqualified and void.
6. Selection of Winners.
The Sponsor will randomly select one (1) winner from all eligible entries. The drawing will occur within five (5) business days following the close of the
Entry Period. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by, and not challenge, the final decisions of the Sponsor. Winning the Prize (as
defined herein) is contingent upon fulfilling all the requirements set forth in the Rules. In the event a winning entry is discovered to be invalid for any
reason whatsoever or the person who submitted a winning entry fails to comply with the Rules, the Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate
winner. If an alternate winner needs to be selected, the disqualified winner will no longer be eligible, and the Sponsor will randomly select an alternate
winner from all remaining eligible entries. Sponsor may hold up to four (4) alternate draws, after which the Prize will be un-awarded. The Sponsor will
select a winner or an alternate winner utilizing the email addresses of the entrants, which is supplied by the entrants when registering for the Panel or
when submitting their entry through the alternate means of entry. Each eligible entrant must have his/her own email address, separate from the e-mail
address of any other eligible entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different e-mail
addresses, identities, registrations, and log-ins, or any other method(s), will void all of the entrant’s entries and may subject the individual to
additional sanctions or penalties in accordance with the applicable Panel Terms and Conditions. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any
entrant, the Authorized Account Holder (as defined herein) of the e-mail address used by, or connected to, the eligible entrant will be deemed to be the
entrant. The “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online
service provider, Internet service provider or any other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the
submitted address. A potential winner may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder. The Sponsor will send the potential winner an
email notifying the individual that he or she has been selected and requesting that the individual send a reply email to the Sponsor confirming the
individual’s identity and participation in the Sweepstakes. If the Sponsor does not receive a reply from the potential winner within five (5) days, the
Sponsor will select an alternate winner. Upon confirmation of the identity of the entrant and the entrant’s eligibility, the Sponsor shall provide the
winner with all required documentation and information required to enable a winner to receive the Prize, including, without limitation, an affidavit of
eligibility and publicity, liability waiver and release, and a United States IRS 1099 tax form (as applicable).
7. Prize; Odds of Winning.
Subject to the Rules, the winner will receive One Hundred Thousand (100,000) IHG Rewards Club points (the “Prize”). The total
approximate retail value for the Prize is One Thousand Dollars ($1,000). Each IHG Rewards Club point has an approximate retail value of $0.01. Points
accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the IHG Rewards Club program, which are expressly incorporated
herein. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the Prize to be posted to your IHG Rewards Club program account. IHG may change the IHG Rewards Club Program including,
but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the IHG Rewards Club Program at any time and without notice. Taxes
and fees associated with the IHG Rewards Club program are the responsibility of members. All calculations made in connection with the IHG Rewards Club
program, including without limitation with respect to the accumulation of award points, will be made by IHG in its discretion and such calculations will be
considered final. Information in this communication that relates to the IHG Rewards Club program does not purport to be complete or comprehensive and may
not include all of the information that a member may believe is important, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to all of the information and
terms on www.ihgrewards.com and the IHG Rewards Club program rules. If the Prize is lost, stolen, or misplaced, neither the Sponsor nor IHG will replace
the Prize and neither the Sponsor nor IHG will be liable or responsible to you for the lost, stolen, or misplaced Prize. The winner is solely liable and
responsible for all taxes and fees associated with the receipt and use of the Prize. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries
received by the Sponsor. The Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Sweepstakes. Only one (1) Prize will be
awarded for the Sweepstakes.
8. Representations, Warranties, and Covenants.
Each entrant represents, warrants, and covenants to the Sponsor as follows: (i) entrant’s entry does not and will not infringe, misappropriate, or
otherwise violate the intellectual property, proprietary, and/or privacy rights of any third party or third parties; (ii) entrant satisfies all eligibility
requirements for eligibility in the Sweepstakes; (iii) entrant has and will comply with the Rules; (iv) entrant will not engage in any fraudulent activity
in connection with the Sweepstakes; (v) all personal information submitted by the entrant to the Sponsor is only for, of, or about the entrant and no other
9. Termination; Promotional Publications.
The Sponsor may cancel, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes at any time, if any fraud, technical failures, or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable
control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes as determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion. If the Sweepstakes, or any part
of it, is cancelled or discontinued for any reason, the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random draw from among all the eligible
entries received up to the date of cancellation or discontinuance or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by the Sponsor. Except where prohibited,
participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent for the use of the winner’s name, address (city and state), and entry for promotional, advertising, or
marketing purposes related to the Sweepstakes, in any manner, in any and all media now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further
consent or consideration.
10. Release; Limitation of Liability; Disputes and Governing Law.
10.1 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR AND
ITS RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, MANAGERS, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND
AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LIABILITY, DAMAGES, AND JUDGMENTS,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO, OR LOSS OF, PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF, RESULTING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION
WITH, PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR RECEIPT AND USE OF THE PRIZE.
10.2 The Released Parties are not liable and responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries or
messages; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), website, or other
connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical
failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other
errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in
connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the
Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. The Released Parties are also not
responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated
with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. The Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer
related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is
confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the entrant’s sole remedy is another entry into the Sweepstakes, if
the Entry Period has not expired. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
10.3 Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the
Sweepstakes or the Prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Federal or state courts located
in Fairfield County, Connecticut USA; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including
costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii)
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL AN ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND EACH ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE,
INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES
MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED
. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Rules, or the rights and obligations of the
entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Connecticut,
USA without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Connecticut, USA or any other jurisdiction), which would
cause the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Connecticut, USA, to apply.
. If the application of any provision of the Rules to any particular facts or circumstances shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or
unenforceable by a court, arbitration panel or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, then: (a) the validity, legality and enforceability of such
provision as applied to any other particular facts or circumstances, and the other provisions of the Rules, shall not in any way be affected or impaired
thereby; and (b) such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible. In addition, if any provision contained in the Rules shall for any reason
be held to be excessively broad as to duration, geographical scope, activity or subject, it shall be construed by limiting and reducing it, so as to be
enforceable to the extent compatible with applicable law.
12. Miscellaneous/Winners’ Names
and unconditional agreement to the Rules. The Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. For questions and
concerns regarding the Sweepstakes, or to receive a winner’s list, please send an email to the Sponsor as follows: (i) insert the following in the subject
line: Opinion Check-In December 100,000 IHG Rewards Club Points Sweepstakes;” (ii) include your questions, comments, or specific request in the body of the
email; and (iii) send the email to: email@example.com