In truth, no one left these things behind. We just thought it would be fun to give them away. If you actually left any personal belongings at a MINI Dealer, contact them soon. We can’t make any promises they’ll have it, but many Dealers have a real Lost & Found. Though it probably doesn’t include stuff this cool, it may include what you’re looking for.
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SPONSOR: MINI USA, a division of BMW Group Company, Westwood, NJ 07675.
ADMINISTRATOR: Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc., 1000 North Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.
TIMING: The MINI USA Lost & Found Contest will be offered beginning at 11:59 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 19, 2014 and is scheduled to end at 12:00 PM ET on September 16 (“Contest Period”). But, by posting notice on the Contest Website (http://www.minilostandfound.com), Sponsor may extend the Contest Period by one (1) or more months. The Contest Period is comprised of monthly entry periods, each beginning on the third Tuesday of a month at 12:00 p.m. ET and ending on the third Tuesday of a month at 11:59 AM ET. Administrator’s computer is the official timekeeping device with regard to the receipt of Entries.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia (U.S.), who are eighteen (18) years of age (or age of majority in jurisdiction of their residence, if over 18) (“Entrant”). Employees (and the immediate families [spouses and parents, in-laws, siblings and children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside] of MINI USA, a division of BMW Group Company, BEAM (the independent judging organization, “Judges”), their respective parents, and advertising and marketing agencies (including Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc.) (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Contest is void in Puerto Rico and U.S. territories and jurisdictions (including overseas military installations) and where prohibited.
AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Contest, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, Judges and Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: Go to the Contest Website and click the “I Call Dibs” link. Sponsor will offer one or more prize(s) each month of the Promotion Period; the prize(s) offered during a given month being listed as “lost” (as they were “left behind” in a MINI USA vehicle.) CLICKING THE “I CALL DIBS” LINK MERELY INDICATES THAT YOU ARE ENTERING THE CONTEST TO WIN A PRIZE, NOT THAT YOU HAVE WON A PRIZE IN THE CONTEST. You will first be prompted to follow MINI USA on Twitter (@MINIUSA), if you do not already. To see that month’s prize(s) and have the opportunity to answer the corresponding “I Call Dibs Question” for a prize, click on the Follow @MINIUSA button.
After answering the “I Call Dibs Question,” complete the online Entry Form with the required contact information, and submit as directed (“Entry”). Note: merely submitting an Answer alone will not result in Contest Entry. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE APPLICABLE MONTHLY DEADLINE; I.E., 11:59 AM ET ON THE THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.
There is a maximum of one (1) Entry/Answer per person/email address per prize per month. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than one (1) Entry/Answer per prize per month by using any means will void that person's entries beyond the initial Entry/Answer for each prize and that person may be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to ownership of an Entry/Answer, Entry/Answer will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address provided on the online Entry Form. All such determinations as to ownership of Entry/Answer shall be made by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion. Contest Entities are not liable for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, damaged, delayed, stolen, technically corrupted, unrecorded, inaccessible or garbled/illegible Entries or Answers which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – ANSWER TO I CALL DIBS QUESTION: Answer to I Call Dibs Question (“Answer”) must be in accordance with the following guidelines, as determined by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion:
• Must be solely your original work and cannot violate the rights of any third party (including but not limited to trademark rights, copyrights, rights of privacy) nor libel, slander or defame any third party.
• Must NOT be inappropriate or unfit for publication (for example, this includes obscenity, pornography and hate speech).
• Must NOT have been previously published or submitted to any contest or competition.
• Must NOT advocate violence, alcohol or drug use or any illegal act. This includes but is not limited to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol beverages or drugs or violating any state, federal or local law as to the operation of a motor vehicle.
• Must NOT disparage or adversely affect the goodwill or reputation of Sponsor and/or its MINI USA brand.
Answer must be in the English language and cannot exceed 250 words. Answer will only be accepted if included in the designated box on the Contest website as part of the entry procedure. Attempted submission of Answer in any other format (e.g., email attachment) will not be accepted. Be sure that you are comfortable with your Answer prior to submission because, once submitted, your Answer cannot be modified, edited, supplemented or changed. Do not submit the same answer for more than one (1) prize, as each prize is different.
By submitting an Answer/Entry, you grant to Sponsor and its designees the non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sublicenseable right and license to use, perform, exhibit, reproduce and/or otherwise exploit your Answer/Entry. You further agree to waive any "Moral Right of Authors" (Droit Moral) in the Answer and agree, upon Sponsor's request and without compensation, to sign any and all necessary and appropriate documents so as to effect, perfect or record such grant of license rights.
Entrant further expressly acknowledges that Sponsor and its designees have wide access to ideas, stories, designs and other literary/artistic materials submitted to it from outside sources or being developed by its own employees and that such ideas/stories/designs/literary/artistic materials may be competitive with, similar to (or even identical to) Entrant's Answer and that Sponsor and its designees shall have no liability to Entrant or any third party in conjunction therewith. Entrant also agrees that Sponsor and its designees have no duty of confidentiality, fiduciary duty or any like obligation with respect to any Answer he/she submitted as an Entry.
Sponsor grants Entrants the limited, non-transferable right to use the MINI USA trademarks solely for purposes of participation in the Contest provided that the MINI USA trademarks are not altered, edited or modified in any way by Entrant and all trademark ownership notices are retained in their original form. Such grant of rights will automatically terminate at the end of the Contest Period. Any continued use of the MINI USA trademarks after such time shall constitute an actionable violation of Sponsor's rights in same.
JUDGING: For each month of the Contest Period, Sponsor and Judges will review all eligible Entries received for each prize offered that month, based on creativity/originality of Answer (15%); humorousness of Answer (70%); alignment of Answer with Sponsor's positioning of its MINI USA brand (15%). For the avoidance of doubt, Entries/Answers received for one (1) prize in a given month will not be carried forward for subsequent prizes/months. Sponsor and Judges will evaluate Answers approximately three (3) business days after the conclusion of a month, with the Entrant/Entrants with the highest ranked Answer/Answers for each prize winning that prize. In the event of a tie in the judging for any prize, the winning Entrant(s) will be determined based on the Entrant(s) whose Answer(s) had the higher/highest score in humorousness of Answer.
WINNER NOTIFICATION/VERIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by email and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release Form (“Affidavit/Release”) within indicated time period. In the event of noncompliance with this requirement (if applicable), or if potential prize winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected as set forth above in JUDGING.
PRIZES: Prizes are items left behind (“lost”) in a MINI USA vehicle, which winners are seeking to call dibs (“find”) by submitting their Entry/Answer in the Contest. The prize(s) available each month, as well as the quantity of the each prize available, will be indicated on the Contest Website. The prize information indicated on the Contest Website is made a part of these Official Rules and incorporated herein by reference. But, the actual prize may differ from the item as indicated on the Contest Website; any depiction of the prize on the Contest Website or in advertising materials for the Contest is for illustrative purposes only and is not binding in any way upon Sponsor. By way of example only, prizes could include a pair of shoes; a pair of designer sunglasses; a beach towel. The approximate retail value of prizes ranges from $0 to $150.00. If a prize is an item autographed by a celebrity, the approximate retail value does not represent the prize's re-sale value. Prizes may be subject to availability and other restrictions, including size, color, style and options; these restrictions will also be indicated on the Contest website. Unless indicated to the contrary, prize manufacturers have not endorsed or sponsored the Contest, Sponsor or MINI USA in any way and the use of product names in prize descriptions is solely for prize identification purposes.
All expenses and costs related to acceptance and use of any prize not expressly listed on the Contest Website are entirely the winner’s responsibility. Prize may not be transferred or assigned except with the written permission of Sponsor which may be granted or withheld in its sole discretion and without liability of any kind. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize is not redeemable or exchangeable by winner for cash. Limit of one prize per person/family/household/address. Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes (not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on prize, which will be reported to applicable governmental authorities as required by law. If value of prize is $600 or more, winner must provide his/her Social Security number, tax ID# or other identifier for tax reporting purposes and Sponsor or its designee will file an IRS Form 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Contest constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use Entrant’s name, hometown, likeness, statements, other personally identifiable information for promotional, advertising and marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without prize, incentive, consideration, consent or review; and upon request, Entrant will provide written consent to such use.
GENERAL CONDITIONS / RELEASE: By participating, Entrants (a) release Contest Entities, their respective directors, officers, agents and employees, as well as Facebook (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by their participation, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize; and (b) acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize including, but not limited to prize quality or availability. (The preceding only excludes any written warranties that may be provided by Sponsor on prizes that are manufactured/sold by Sponsor, with such warranties being expressly limited to their terms.) Neither Released Parties nor any service providers are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information supplied by Entrants while participating in the Contest, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, or for any human or other error, lost data, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, damaged, misdirected Entries. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor’s/Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being executed as planned, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of Entrants, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of Administrator, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at the Contest Website and winner(s) for affected prize(s) of the Contest will be selected from among all eligible Entries received for such affected prize(s) prior to the action taken by Administrator or otherwise in a manner determined by Administrator, in its sole discretion, to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. (The preceding is subject to any governmental approval/authorization that may be required.) Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION/DISPUTES: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or the awarding of prizes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.
WINNERS: To receive Contest results (winners' list), visit www.promodetails.com and enter the Promo Code “MINILOST&FOUNDWINNERS”. Winners' list will be available after September 30, 2014.
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