Vertical Challenge Video Contest
Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. ALL DETERMINATIONS MADE BY CONTEST SPONSOR ARE FINAL. ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEY ARE PARTICIPATING AT THEIR OWN RISK AND THAT SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PHYSICAL HARM OR DEATH THAT MAY BEFALL ANY ENTRANT AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD NOT EXPOSE THEMSELVES OR OTHERS TO ANY DANGEROUS, HARMFUL OR ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR OR ACTIVITY AT ANY TIME DURING THIS CONTEST. PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO ABIDE BY ALL TRAFFIC, SAFETY, AND OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS.
The Vertical Challenge Action Video Contest (the “Contest”) is a video submission skill contest presented and administered by GoPro, Inc. (“GoPro”) (the “Sponsor”) and The Vertical Challenge (“The VC”). The Contest will include one (1) Video Prize Grand Prize Winner and three incremental winners.
Throughout the Contest Period (as defined below), video Submissions (defined below) will be accepted via upload or link to videos already posted and, using the Judging Criteria (defined below), will be judged by the Judging Panel (defined below).
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to GoPro users who participate in and/or attend an officially sanctioned event created by The Vertical Challenge: (i) at the time of entry, are at least 13 years of age or older; and (ii) have not purchased anything for the purpose of entering the Contest (collectively, the “Eligibility Criteria”). For purposes of this Contest, “Entrant” means the person who actually submits the Submission (as defined below) on behalf of himself/herself individually or with respect to participation of a minor (as defined in his or her state of residence), such individual shall clear his or her participation in the Contest and his or her understanding of these Official Rules with her or her parent or legal guardian(s) who shall also be the Entrant for such individual hereunder. Employees of Sponsor, Sponsor’s parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfillment or other coordinating agencies, individuals providing services to Sponsor through an outsourcer or temporary employment agency during the Contest Period, and their respective immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules (“Official Rules”). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on January 17, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on April 10, 2019 (the “Contest Period”). All Submissions must be entered into the Contest during the Contest Period. All Submissions must be received by Sponsor as required herein prior to the expiration of the Contest Period. The Website’s (as defined below) database clock will be the official timekeeper of the Contest.
Any Entrant posting a contest-eligible video to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube accompanied by the hashtag #GoProSkiVC during the Contest Period is automatically entered. An entrant may also register for the Contest via the entry form located at www.skiverticalchallenge.com/gopro.com (the “Website”) during the Contest Period.
By entering a video (a “Submission”), the Entrant certifies, represents, and warrants that (i) the Submission is Entrant’s original video or audio visual content, footage and photographs– using a GoPro camera – and does not infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or violate of any applicable law or regulation when used as contemplated in these Official Rules; (ii) has all rights and licenses necessary to grant to Sponsor the rights granted to the Submissions and Appearances (defined below) and (iii) conforms to the following Submission Guidelines and Restrictions (collectively, the “Entry Requirements”):
Compliance with the foregoing requirements shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, remove, discard and/or disqualify any Submission that is deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant with these Official Rules.
These Official Rules govern Sponsor’s (and its designee(s)) use of Entrant’s name, nickname, likeness, rights of publicity, voice, live or recorded performance, autograph, photographs and biographical information (“Appearances”) as included in the Submission, to the extent that Entrant recognizably appears in the Submission, Entrant grants to the Sponsor (and its designee(s)) the right to use the Appearances within or in connection with the Submissions, in any and all media now known or hereafter created, including, but not limited to, the GoPro Network, as necessary to exercise the rights granted in these Official Rules without attribution, compensation, additional compensation, notification, permission, or consent.
The Sponsor does not claim any ownership rights of Submission nor the Appearances including all intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy and moral rights therein. Sponsor owns all right, title and interest in and to any and all GoPro Materials (defined below) (excluding the Submission and Appearances), including all intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy and moral rights therein.
All eligible Submissions will be judged by a panel of judges who are skilled in the fields of creative, marketing, media, and/or advertising (the “Judging Panel”).
On or about January 31, 2019, the Judging Panel will determine one (1) Incremental Winner from among all currently submitted entries using the Judging Criteria set forth below.
On or about February 20, 2019, the Judging Panel will determine one (1) Incremental Winner from among all currently submitted entries using the Judging Criteria set forth below.
On or about March 20, 2019, the Judging Panel will determine one (1) Incremental Winner from among all currently submitted entries using the Judging Criteria set forth below.
On or about April 11, 2019, the Judging Panel will determine one (1) Video Grand Prize Winner using the Judging Criteria set forth below.
Video must consist of images related to an officially sanctioned event created by The Vertical Challenge. These can include ski and snowboard runs, but are not limited to them. Video submissions can be edited or raw.
The Judging Panel will decide the Winners at their sole discretion. One (1) Grand Prize Winner and three (3) incremental winners will be determined. THE DECISIONS OF THE JUDGING PANEL ARE FINAL AND BINDING AS TO ALL ENTRANTS.
All Winners will be notified by April 30, 2019 by 11:59:01 PM PT (“Notification Date”) on The VC’s website (i.e. skiverticalchallenge.com) or The VC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter) or notified individually via email and may be required to sign, notarize and return, within ten (10) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 or W-BEN Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (individually a “Release” and collectively, the “Releases”). These Releases will require Winners to furnish his/her Social Security Number, or other tax identification information, for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate Winner with the next highest judging score may be notified. Should there be any question as to originality of a winning Submission, of in the event that ownership of Submission cannot be satisfactorily determined by the Sponsor, the Sponsor reserves the right to revoke a prize and disqualify the Submission. Without limiting any other terms of these Official Rules, if a potential Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize and/or where applicable a Release is not timely received, is incomplete or modified, the applicable prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of a prize Winner, the entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email account specified in the entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. No automatically generated entries will be accepted.
There are one (1) Video Grand Prize Prize and three (3) Incremental Prizes.
ONE (1) Video Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a GoPro camera package, consisting of one GoPro camera (model determined by GoPro). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Video Prize is: $500 USD.
THREE (1) Incremental Prize Winners will be awarded GoPro promotional items as determined by GoPro. Total ARV of each Incremental Prize is $20 USD.
Total ARV of all Prizes is $560 USD
Should there be any question as to originality of a winning Submission, or in the event that ownership of Submission cannot be satisfactorily determined by Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to revoke a prize and disqualify the Submission. Prizes are not assignable or transferable and may not be sold. Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Winners will be required to furnish his/her social security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law.
By accepting a prize, each Winner further agrees to release the Sponsor, from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with Winners’ participation in this Contest or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize.
No confidential relationship is established by any Entrant as a result of entering the Contest. None of the information submitted by the Entrant will be treated as trade secrets, confidential information or as protected data under any obligation. Potential Entrants do not receive by way of or under the Contest any intellectual property or other rights in any copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade names, technology, trade secrets or know-how of the Sponsor or any third party.
The prizes are a single indivisible package; and any refusal of a Winner (or potential Winner as the case may be) to accept any terms or any portion of a prize package or any attempt to transfer, sell, fail to cooperate with, renounce, repudiate and/or refuse any part of a prize package may immediately disqualify the Winner (or potential Winner) from the Contest and/or cause such Winner (or potential winner) to forfeit all or any portion of the prize package in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of disqualification of a Winner, Sponsor may select the Entrant with the next highest ranking as determined by the Judging Panel as the Winner. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
EACH ENTRANT WILL, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS (I.E., ENTRANT WILL BE FULLY LIABLE, INDIVIDUALLY, TO PAY ANY AND ALL DAMAGES) SPONSOR FROM ANY FEES, ROYALTIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES (COLLECTIVELY, “COSTS”) ARISING OUT OF ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, LAWSUITS, COMPLAINTS, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, (“CLAIMS”) TO THE CONTRARY AND ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO ENTRANT’S SUBMISSION OR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR THE SPONSOR’S EXERCISE OF THE RIGHTS GRANTED AND CONTEMPLATED HEREIN.
By entering the Contest and/or submitting any Submission, Entrant hereby grants to GoPro and The Vertical Challenge and their respective licensees, successors and assigns a worldwide, exclusive (as set forth below), perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, fully paid-up, royalty-free right and license, with the right to sublicense to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, reference, store, cache, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast and otherwise exploit such Submission, in whole or in part, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, including but not limited to the marketing, promoting and advertising of the Sponsor’s brand, products and services, monetization of content through advertising, subscription, licensing and other means, including as incorporated in video or audio visual content, text, graphics, artwork, photographs, templates, and other content or materials created by or on behalf of Sponsor (the “GoPro Materials”), including but not limited on and through third-party distribution channels selected by, but not affiliated with the Sponsor; you also grant Sponsor the right to sublicense these rights to third parties for distribution via third party distribution channels, which may include viral distribution of your Submission (Entrant agrees that GoPro, the VC, nor any third party distribution channels have any obligation to provide any compensation to you for your Submission or the licenses granted herein), in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed, including, but not limited to, the following (collectively, the “GoPro Network”):
Entrant agrees to obtain the appropriate licenses, permissions, and/or releases from the owner of such music, images, video, audio, photos, text, or other material embedded within the Submission, or other people that recognizably appear in the Submission, (“Third Party Materials”). GoPro may request that entrant provide a completed standard release form for any Third Party Materials as a condition to receiving any Prizes.
Sponsor or its designated representative has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor/screen Submissions and Entrant’s Contest account. By entering, Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Submission or permit any Entrant to participate who enters a Submission that violates or is not eligible under these Official Rules. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest or any portion thereof. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY FRAUDULENT CLAIMS, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS – AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Proof of entering or making a Submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor of entry. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all Submissions affected by such methods and be deemed tampering. Persons engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Judging Panel and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules. In addition, Entrants agree to receive news and offers from Sponsor, Administrator, and Sponsor’s affiliates and promotional partners and supporters. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes or additions to these Official Rules and/or change the dates of the Contest at any time. This Contest is governed by the laws of the State of California. By entering, Entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Santa Clara County, California for the resolution of any disputes. By making a Submission, your agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
THE ENFORCEMENT AND INTERPRETATION OF THESE CONTEST RULES SHALL BE EXCLUSIVELY DETERMINED BY SPONSORS IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION. ALL ENTRANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL SUCH SPONSOR DETERMINATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH DETERMINATIONS ARE FINAL AND NON-APPEALABLE.
Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) technical problems or technical malfunction which may affect the operation of the Contest, including but not limited to any of the following occurrences (a) hardware or software errors; (b) faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; (c) errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; (d) garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; (e) failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent to or received; (f) any inability to upload or download any information in connection with participation in the Contest; (g) inaccessibility of Contest platform or the Website, in whole or in part for any reason, or traffic congestions on the Internet; (h) lost, late, delayed, corrupted or intercepted e-mail or Submission transmissions; (i) unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; (j) destruction of any aspect of the Contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an account used in connection with the Contest, including but not limited to, undeliverable contact attempts that result from any form of active or passive email filtering by a user’s Internet service provider and/or email client or for insufficient space in user’s account to receive email; (k) any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Website or Contest platform; (ii) flood, earthquake or other acts of God; (iii) work stoppages or other labor interruptions; or (iv) any personal injury, death, or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the Website, Contest platform, filming of Submissions, or the download of any information from the Website or Contest platform.
IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ENTRANTS FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ENTRANTS’ PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor, and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, officers, directors, shareholders and prize providers (collectively “Released Parties” and individually “Released Party”) shall not be liable for any injury, death, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (i) by any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees, or independent contractors (collectively, “Suppliers”); (ii) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, accessories, instrumentality, service, product, or accommodation that is owned, operated, furnished, or used by any of those Suppliers; (iii) by the wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not directly employed by that Released Party; or (iv) by any cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the control of that Released Party. Entrant hereby waives, releases and discharges each Released Party from and against any claims, damages or liability, even if caused by the negligence or willful misconduct of the Released Party, for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity arising out of or relating to any person (including, but not limited to, death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest or in any Contest-related activity or from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize.
By entering the Contest, Entrants acknowledge that they are familiar with the provisions of California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides as follows:
A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.
Accordingly, by entering the Contest, Entrants (on their behalf and on behalf of their heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns of any of the foregoing, and all other persons and entities asserting rights of or acting on behalf of the entrant) hereby waive and relinquish any right or benefit which Entrant or such persons has, have or may have against Contest Entities under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California, or under any similar statutory or common law of any other jurisdiction to the full extent that any such person may lawfully waive such rights and benefits pertaining to the releases set forth in these Official Rules, the Website and Contest platform TOU and applicable privacy policies.
In the event of early termination of the Contest for any reason at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a notice will be posted on the Website, Template Site and Contest platform and judging will be conducted from among the eligible Entrants received prior to termination using the process described in Paragraphs 5 and 6.
For a list of the prize Winners, which will be available seven (7) days after the announcement of the Winner, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Prize Winners, GoPro, 3000 Clearview, San Mateo, CA 94402 within sixty (60) days of the last day of the Contest Period. For a copy of these Official Rules, send a legal-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Contest Rules, GoPro, 3000 Clearview, San Mateo, CA 94402 prior to the end of the Contest Period. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests. Residents of jurisdictions outside the United States may omit return postage on Winners List and Official Rules requests.
GoPro, Inc. 3000 Clearview Way, San Mateo, CA 94402