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Official Rules for the NTN Industrial Aftermarket Social Media Campaign

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Official Rules for the NTN Industrial Aftermarket Social Media Campaign

Official Rules (“Official Rules”) for the NTN Industrial Aftermarket Social Media Campaign
Welcome to the NTN Industrial Aftermarket Social Media Campaign (the “Promotion”), sponsored by NTN Bearing Corporation, having a place of business at 1600 Bishop Court, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 (the “Sponsor”). Participation in this Promotion and eligibility for all prizes offered hereby are subject to the following Official Rules, by which all persons are bound upon submission of an entry. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. The Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by applicable law, and all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.

  1. Promotional Period. This Promotion commences 12:00 a.m. Central Time on June 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on June 15, 2020 (the “Promotional Period”). Entries must be received before expiration of the Promotional Period in order to be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Promotion.
  2. Eligibility. Eligibility is limited to NTN customers situated in the United States who use a NTN bearing in their use picture submitted and who participate in the Promotion. By entering into the Promotion you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of (a) these Official Rules and (b) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein and being selected as a prizewinner. Entrants who disregard these Official Rules are not eligible to participate. Directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents (and their immediate family and household members) of Sponsor or its affiliates are not eligible to participate. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any person(s) submitting an entry and Sponsor’s determination of eligibility, in its sole discretion, shall be final.
  3. How to Enter. To participate in the Promotion, during the Promotional Period, entrant must submit an entry (a “Submission”) by taking a picture of a NTN Bearing in a difficult application and posting this on Facebook, tagging the post with #NTNProud.
    Photographs posted prior to the commencement date of this Promotion will not be eligible to participate.
    Only one entry per person is allowed. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email account used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email account.
    Sponsor may disqualify any Submission that contains references which are (or promote activities that are) obscene, crude, vulgar, or derogatory of any group, or references to illegal or inappropriate activity, behavior or conduct, or any other references that could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
  4. Prizes.
    (a) Ten (10) winners will be awarded prizes at the end of the Promotional Period.
    (i) First through tenth place will receive one (1) NTN branded light/lantern valued at $40.
    (b) All qualifying entries will be featured on NTN Bearing Corp social media pages as well as on the Promotion webpages.
  5. Selection of Winners. All qualifying entries will be judged by the NTN Marketing Communications team to determine the winning Toughest Application photograph from June 16, 2020 until June 19, 2020.
  6. Conditions of Participation.
    (a) Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding.
    (b) The winners will be responsible for all costs and expenses related to the prizes that are not specifically mentioned, including, but not limited to, all federal, state, provincial and local taxes, and other expenses reasonably incurred by the winner in receiving or using the prize.
    (c) Each participating entrant further agrees to accept delivery of any prize won based upon availability. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability. The prize is not transferable, and the winners have no right of substitution (in cash or otherwise).
    (d) Each participating entrant represents and warrants that all information contained in its Submission is true and accurate.
    (e) Each participating entrant grants Sponsor the right to use its name, Content (as defined herein), entry form information and written and oral statements for advertising and marketing purposes, without compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
    (g) Each participating entrant represents and warrants that:
    (i) it owns or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions: (1) to use all material and content submitted in its entry (the “Content”), and (2) to grant to the Sponsor, and hereby grants to the Sponsor, the perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable right to use, reproduce, distribute and otherwise display the Content in any format; and (ii) to its knowledge, its Content does not violate any law or the privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights of any other person. The above license is irrevocable. Any information you submit as part of the Promotion will be used for purposes of this Promotion and treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, as otherwise set forth in these Official Rules.
    (h) Sponsor is not responsible for any printing errors in any materials made available to participating entrants. Sponsor shall not be responsible for lost, late, misidentified, misdirected or incomplete entries or telecommunication or computer hardware or software performance, errors, delays or failures. If, for any reason, the fairness or integrity of the Promotion becomes compromised, or Sponsor’s administration or fulfilment of the Promotion becomes impracticable, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or modify the Promotion, and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the administration of the Promotion.
  7. Winner Notification. Each winner of a prize will be notified by a Facebook message by June 22, 2020 after such winner has been finally determined. Sponsor may require the prize winner to execute an affidavit of eligibility, publicity release (except where prohibited), liability waiver and/or IRS Form W-9 (if required by IRS regulations) prior to the delivery of any prize (collectively, an “Affidavit”). If the prize winner does not respond to the notification within five (5) business days, is found to be ineligible, fails to execute the Affidavit or other reasonable documentation required by Sponsor and/or the prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may consider such prize winner to have forfeited the prize, and another prize winner may be selected as time allows. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability. Sponsor is not responsible for any change in entrant’s email or other contact information.
  8. Contact. If you have any questions regarding this Promotion or if you would like to receive a copy of these Official Rules, please contact NTN Bearing Corp, 1660 Bishop Ct., Mt Prospect, IL, Attn: “#NTN Proud” Promotion, c/o Marketing Department.
  • Disclaimers, Dispute Resolution and Limitations of Liability.
    (a) Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Cook County, Illinois. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Illinois.
    (c) This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc. All information provided by Entrants is provided to Sponsor, its affiliates or those working on its behalf, and not Facebook, Inc.  By entry to the Promotion, each entrant fully and unconditionally releases Facebook, Inc. from, and agrees not to bring any action, proceeding or suit against Facebook, Inc. regarding, any and all liability, claims, demands or suits, directly or indirectly, regarding any act or failure to act by Facebook in relation to this Promotion
    (d) Furthermore, by entering this Promotion, you agree that Sponsor has not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and the prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. Any warranties, representations or guarantees shall be made solely by the manufacturer of such product or its authorized Professionals.
    (e) The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any part or all of the Promotion if the Promotion cannot operate as planned due to causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion.
    (f) If any term or provision set forth herein is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision set forth herein or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.
    (g) Applicable federal, state, local and other taxes and fees associated with the prizes and any expenses related to the acceptance and use of prizes and not specified in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the Winner.