ABOUT OUR OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES
Eventgroove Fundraising is a fundraising platform that charities and other nonprofit organizations use to promote
charitable giving through innovative and exciting online fundraising campaigns. These campaigns
include charity sweepstakes.
The official rules on this page apply to all sweepstakes on Eventgroove Fundraising except those for which the
sponsor has provided their own complete set of official rules.
Note that each sweepstakes sponsor also provides rules that are specific to their sweepstakes. Each
sweepstakes page list the rules that are specific to that sweepstakes. The rules that the sponsor has
posted on their campaign page supersede any similar rules that are provided on this page. Sponsors
may offer certain guaranteed perks and incentives for donating. Perks and incentives are not part of
any sweepstakes prize(s) and they are always based on donations.
THE OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE, DONATION, OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A
DONATION OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID
WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
By participating in a Sweepstakes on Eventgroove Fundraising, you agree to these Official Rules and all decisions by
the Sponsor of the Sweepstakes (“Sponsor”), which are final and binding in all matters.
The Sweepstakes is open only to the following individuals (each, an “Eligible Participant“):
Any participation by any ineligible person(s) will be void.
The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All the directors, officers, employees and agents of Sponsor, and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, licensees, agents, website administrators, advertising and Contest agencies, and any immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside and those living in the same household (whether related or not) of any of the foregoing, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.
All international, federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.
on each Sweepstakes Campaign Page (“Campaign Page”). Time keeping device of the Sponsor
is the official clock of the Sweepstakes.
Sweepstakes. See below for all methods of entry.
To Make a Donation: To enter by making a donation, visit the URL of the
Campaign Page you wish to participate in and follow the on-screen instructions to
make a donation online with your credit card. Donation entries will receive the
applicable number of entries listed on the Campaign Page for the specified
donation level. If you don’t know the URL of the Campaign you wish to participate
in, feel free to email Eventgroove Fundraising for assistance at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All donations must be made online through the Campaign Page via credit card and
must be processed completely before the end date of the Sweepstakes. Donations
not completed by the end date will not count as entries. No phone donations will be
accepted. Ilegible, incomplete, forged, mechanically reproduced or altered entries
will be not accepted. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be
returned. Donations made in this Sweepstakes, less any transaction fees and
processing costs, will go directly to the Sponsor.
To Enter for Free: To enter without donating, visit the Campaign Page
and scroll to the bottom to view the “Alternate Method of Entry” link. Click on
the link to generate your free entry form and mail it per the
instructions provided. Limit of one mail-in entry per person/household for each
Sweepstakes. Each free entry submitted will receive entries equal to the average
number of entries received by those who made donations for the Sweepstakes. If
the average number of entries by donation is not a whole number, your average
number of entries received will be rounded up to the next whole number. (Example:
2.3 entries will be rounded up to 3 entries.)
Those who do not follow all of the instructions, fail to provide the required information with their
donations or on their entry forms, or fail to abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of
Sponsor may be disqualified at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All entries that are late,
illegible, incomplete, misdirected, damaged, destroyed, forged or otherwise not in compliance with
the Official Rules may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. In the event of a
dispute as to the identity of any entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the account holder of
the credit card on which the donation was charged (if entry via donation method) or by the account
holder of the e-mail address used to enter. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural
person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider,
or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail
addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Winner(s) may be required
to show proof of being the credit card holder or authorized account holder. If a dispute cannot be
resolved to the Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Potential Winner(s) will be disqualified.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT TAXES: Donations made to a Sweepstakes may not be tax-deductible in
your jurisdiction and the Winner’s prize may be taxable in your jurisdiction. Consult a tax
professional. You agree that Sponsor nor Eventgroove Fundraising is not providing any accounting, tax or legal
WINNER SELECTION AND ODDS OF WINNING: Sponsor or designee will conduct a random
drawing, and will award the prize(s), on the drawing date listed on the Campaign Page from all
eligible entries received for each drawing to determine the Potential Winner(s) (“Potential Winners”).
Entries are subject to verification by the Sponsor, and Potential Winners are not final Winners and
will not receive a prize until their eligibility has been verified by Sponsor pursuant to rule 6. Odds of
winning any drawing depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for each drawing.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify all suspect entries.
PRIZES: The prize(s) are described on the Campaign Page and in any special Campaign rules,
including the approximate retail value for the prize(s).
In the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a Winner with his/her prize(s), Sponsor may elect, in its
sole and absolute discretion, to provide Winner(s) with an alternate prize of equal or greater value. If
a Winner declines a prize for any reason, the Winner will not receive any substitution or
reimbursement of the prize or portion thereof. Taxes and fees, if any, are the sole responsibility of
each Winner. The prizes are provided as-is with no guarantee. All warranties, whether express
or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a purpose, are hereby
disclaimed by the released parties. All prize details are at sponsor’s sole discretion. Any
costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being
provided are Winners’ sole responsibility.
For all travel prizes, Winner must travel on the dates specified by Sponsor and all airfare is coach
class and hotel accommodations are standard class, unless otherwise specified. Any meetings with
celebrities are subject to security and background checks. For international travel, you are
responsible for obtaining all necessary travel authorizations, visas, or other documentation. All other
expenses are your responsibility. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. The prize
value may vary depending on point of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations. Neither
Sponsor nor Eventgroove Fundraising is responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions, or any
act or omission of any third person with respect to the trip. Lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or
certificates or similar items once they are in your possession, will not be replaced. Winner and guest
(when applicable) must travel on same itinerary. If you or your guest are, in our opinion, obnoxious,
threatening, abusive, or harassing we can terminate the trip or prize, in whole or in part, and send
you both home with no further compensation. Your guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her
jurisdiction of residence, or your child or legal ward (unless otherwise approved by us). If you live
within a one hundred (100) mile radius of the site where the prize is to be performed, ground
transportation may be provided instead.
VERIFICATION OF WINNERS AND DELIVERY OF PRIZES: Potential Winner(s) will be notified by
email or phone within thirty (30) business day after being selected in a drawing by Sponsor or its
representative. Potential Winners are not Winners of any prize until their eligibility has been verified
and they have received notice from Sponsor that they have won a prize, even if any information on
Sponsor’s website on any other location indicates that an entrant has won.
Potential Winner(s) may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where
permitted, a publicity release. If a Potential Winner cannot be contacted within forty-eight (48) hours
after Sponsor attempts notification, is ineligible to win a prize, fails to return any and all requested
documentation within the time stated on the notification (whether or not Potential Winner actually
receives that notification), refuses the prize, or otherwise fails to comply with these Official Rules,
then the Potential Winner forfeits the prize in its entirety. If a Potential Winner forfeits a prize,
Sponsor will select a substitute Potential Winner by random drawing of the remaining eligible entries.
USE OF NAME AND LIKENESS: Unless it is otherwise prohibited by law, by accepting any prize,
each Winner expressly grants to Sponsor, and their respective designees, to use and publish his/her
name, likeness, and photograph for advertising, promotional, publicity and other purposes in
connection with this Sweepstakes (“Advertising”) in any manner, in any and all media, now known or
hereinafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, without further payment or consideration, notification, or
permission (unless prohibited by law). Each Winner further agrees to execute any specific consent
needed or requested by Sponsor or its designees in furtherance of such use. All copyright, trademark
or other intellectual property rights in such advertising shall be owned by Sponsor and/or its
licensors, and each winning participant hereby disclaims and waives any claim of right to such
Advertising. Such Advertising shall be solely under the control of Sponsor and/or its licensors, and
each Winner hereby waives any claim of control over the Advertising content as well as any possible
claims of misuse of such winning recipient’s name, likeness or voice under contract, tort or any other
theory of law.
RELEASE; LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY; GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor, Eventgroove Fundraising, and their
respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, fulfillment, marketing, and promotion
agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, partners, members, principals,
employees, agents, contractors or suppliers (collectively, “Released Parties”) are not responsible for:
(a) late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, mistyped, misaddressed or misdirected entries,
emails, mail or communications; (b) errors (including printing), omissions, interruptions, deletions,
defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, whether arising by way of technical or
other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices; (c)
electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering
of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email messages or insufficient
space on an entrant’s computer; and (d) errors in the administration of this Sweepstakes. Sponsor
reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes
should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond
Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of
the Sweepstakes. In the event of any such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be
posted and Sponsor in its sole discretion may select Potential Winners among all eligible, nonsuspect entries received prior to such time. Sponsor and Eventgroove Fundraising reserve the right, in their sole
discretion, to disqualify entrants who tamper with the entry process or if their fraud or misconduct
affects the integrity of the Sweepstakes or if they engage in any inappropriate or unacceptable
behavior in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties reserve the right to correct clerical or
typographical errors in promotional materials.
By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold harmless the Released
Parties from and against any claim or cause of action, including but not limited to, personal
injury, death, damage to or loss of property, a privacy violation that may arise out of your
participation in the Sweepstakes, or your receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of
action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by a United States District
Court in Arizona; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs
incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and in no event will you be
entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no circumstances will you be
permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental
and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses in
entering the Sweepstakes, and waive any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise
increased. You hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any
claim of forum non-convenience or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have. All issues and
questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official
Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes,
shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws in Arizona, without giving effect to
any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any
jurisdiction other than the state of Arizona.
CAUTION: Sponsor and Eventgroove Fundraising reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual
found to be tampering with the participation process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or to be
acting in any manner deemed by the Sponsor or Eventgroove Fundraising to be in violation of these Official Rules, or
to be acting in any manner deemed by the Sponsor or Eventgroove Fundraising to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive,
or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person and void all associated entries
and/or registrations. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY
WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A
VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE,
SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO
THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: By entering this Sweepstakes, you consent to the
collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purpose of administering this
Sweepstakes and prize fulfillment. You may also have the opportunity to sign up to receive
promotional emails from parties associated with the Sweepstakes. Your choice to consent to such
emails or to opt out of such emails in future does not impact your chances of winning.
PRIVACY: Any personal information that an entrant provides in connection with the Sweepstakes
shall be used by Sponsor or Eventgroove Fundraising, and their agents to administer this Sweepstakes, contact
WINNERS LIST: For a winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Eventgroove Fundraising,
c/o Winners List, 22 South Century Ave, Harlowton MT 59036 no later than 30 days after
the end date of the Campaign and include the name of the Campaign.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of each Sweepstakes is listed on the specific Campaign Page.