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TIMING: The Ford “EcoSport First-Ever Fleet” Challenge (“Challenge,” “Contest” or “Promotion”) will begin on 1/25/2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on 5/31/2018 at 12:00:00 AM ET (“Promotion Period”).
SPONSOR: Ford Motor Company, 16800 Executive Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126.
ADMINISTRATOR: Exposure Marketing & Promotions, Inc., 1000 North Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older, as of date of entry (“Entrant”). Employees, directors and officers of Ford Motor Company (“Sponsor”), Exposure Marketing & Promotions, Inc., and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates and companies involved in the implementation and execution of the Promotion, including entities supplying the prize in the Promotion (collectively, the "Promotion Entities") are not eligible. Promotion is void in Puerto Rico and other U.S. Commonwealths, Territories and jurisdictions (including overseas military installations) and where prohibited.
AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. An Entrant winning the prize is contingent upon Entrant fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
TO ENTER: Entrants may enter the Contest in either of two ways, as follows:
 Entrant visits firsteverecosport.com (“Website”) and completes the following steps:
(a)Fills out an official entry form with all required information;
(b) Checks the box next to the following statement:
**I have reviewed, understand and agree to the Official Rules.
(c) Includes an original essay of no more than 200 words in English describing one new experience or activity that he/she has not done already but still would like to learn or do in his/her lifetime.
All elements of Entry must be submitted during the same on-line session; Entries must be received by 12:00:00 AM ET, on 5/31/2018.
 Entrant attends one of the select Ford Motor Company promotional event at her own cost and expense and obtains an official entry form (as described above), while supplies last. (For the avoidance of doubt, Sponsor and Administrator make no guarantee that all attendees at a promotional event will receive an official entry form and be able to enter the Contest; and, if an attendee does not receive an official entry form at a given promotional event and therefore cannot enter the Contest, Sponsor and Administrator shall not have any liability in conjunction therewith under any legal theory. Depending on the promotional event, official entry forms may be available on-line via provided tablet computer or in paper form. As set forth above (regardless of whether official entry form is available on-line or paper form), entrant must fill out the official entry form completely, checking the prescribed boxes and including his/her original essay describing one new experience or activity that he/she has not done already but still would like to learn or do in his/her lifetime. Completed official entry form must be submitted prior to designated time at the promotional event in question.
The completed official entry form and essay constitute an “Entry” in the Contest. Piecemeal or partial Entries will NOT be accepted. Essay will only be accepted if submitted via the designated field of the official entry form; for the avoidance of doubt, if essay is submitted otherwise (e.g., as an attachment to an on-line entry), it will NOT be accepted or reviewed.
There is a limit of one (1) Entry per Entrant/e-mail address. Any violation of this entry limit may result in disqualification of all Entries.
Essay must have been created solely by the Entrant him/herself; assistance by third parties is prohibited and will result in automatic disqualification. Joint, group or team Entries are NOT permitted. Once submitted, Entrant cannot supplement, modify or alter his/her essay. Essay must have been created specifically for this Contest and cannot have been previously published or have won an award or prize in any other contest or competition.
By participating, Entrant agrees that all Submissions (also referred to as “Entries”) shall meet the following requirements and guidelines (any Entry that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, violates the following criteria will be disqualified and will not be considered an Eligible Entry):
Additionally, if any entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant submitting same and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from the Entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render the Entry null and void. By participating, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein. Sponsor shall have the right to modify an essay to bring the Submission in compliance with these requirements should it feel it is necessary in its sole discretion. All Submissions will be reviewed for content eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Submissions containing false information, prohibited material or inappropriate content, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may be disqualified. Sponsor makes the final determination as to what Submissions are eligible to take part in this Contest. By participating, Entrant grants Sponsor and its agents the unconditional, irrevocable, worldwide right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify such Submission in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the Entrant. BY SUBMITTING THE ORIGINAL SUBMISSION, ENTRANT REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT HE/SHE HAS ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST NECESSARY TO GRANT THE SPONSOR THE WORLDWIDE, IRREVOCABLE AND UNRESTRICTED RIGHT AND LICENSE TO ADAPT, PUBLISH, USE, EDIT AND/OR MODIFY SUCH SUBMISSION IN ANY WAY AND POST THE ORIGINAL SUBMISSION ON THE INTERNET AND USE THE ORIGINAL SUBMISSION IN ANY OTHER WAY AND AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SPONSOR HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY. IN ADDITION, IF AT ANY TIME DURING THE CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD OR AT ANY TIME THEREAFTER, SPONSOR DETERMINES THAT THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH OR NO ELIGIBLE ENTRIES EXIST FROM WHICH TO DETERMINE THE WINNERS (SEE BELOW), THEN SPONSOR MAY IN ITS SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE DISCRETION DETERMINE THAT NOT ENOUGH OR NO ELIGIBLE ENTRIES EXIST, AND THEN MAY EITHER SUSPEND OR TERMINATE THE CONTEST OR MODIFY IT (OR ANY PARTS THEREOF) IN ANY EQUITABLE MANNER THAT SPONSOR DEEMS APPROPRIATE IN ITS SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE DISCRETION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BY NOT AWARDING ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE PRIZING SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
Sponsor may (but is in no way obligated to) post Entries on the Website and perhaps elsewhere. Such posting is intended for entertainment and informational purposes only. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, SUCH POSTING DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY REPRESENTATION BY SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR AS TO THE ELIGIBLITY OF AN ENTRY OR NOTIFICATION THAT THE CORRESPONDING ENTRANT HAS BEEN SELECTED AS A PRIZE WINNER IN THE CONTEST.
IF POSTED, ENTRIES REPRESENT SOLELY THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT BUT DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER. SPONSOR IS ACTING AS A PASSIVE CONDUIT FOR THE POSTING OF ENTRIES AND DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR SCREENING, MONITORING OR REVIEWING ENTRIES PRIOR TO POSTING OF SAME.
On or about June 5, 2018, a judging panel comprised of members of Sponsor will review all eligible Entries based on the following criteria: Creativity (50%), Compelling Story (25%), Originality (25%). The Entry ranked highest will receive the Prize. In the event of a tie, the winning Entry will be determined based on an additional judges’ review of the tied Entries based on the foregoing criteria. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select more than one Entry to receive a Prize, but has no obligation or responsibility to do so.
Potential prize winner will be contacted by the Administrator by email and/or telephone. Potential prize winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release Form as well as other documents that Sponsor/Administrator may require, including but not limited to potential prize winner’s consent to a background check† (“Affidavit/Release”) within 5 days of notification. Potential prize winner must respond to prize notification within 5 days. If potential prize winner fails to timely execute and return the Affidavit/Release (including but not limited to not consenting to background check or fully cooperating with the conduct of the background check, the latter as determined by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion), if Entrant is ineligible, if the background check reveals some activity that Sponsor/Administrator determine in their sole discretion makes award of the prize to the Entrant inappropriate, damaging to the goodwill and business reputation of Sponsor/Administrator or otherwise not in the bests interests of Sponsor/Administrator, or the potential prize winner cannot be contacted after reasonable effort as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential prize winner will be selected (i.e., the next highest ranked entry after that of the disqualified Entrant will be the alternate potential prize winner as per WINNER SELECTION above).
PRIZE/APPROX. RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)
Prize is the new experience or activity that the winner has not done already but he/she still would like to learn or do in his/her lifetime as set forth in the essay in his/her Entry (“Prize Experience”). By way of example only, examples of the Prize Experience could perhaps include an exercise class with a trainer or another athletic endeavor; a sculpture class; or, cooking with a professional chef. Approximate Retail Value of Prize depends on specific Prize Experience, but is approximately $50. If actual value of Prize Experience is less than $50 (as determined by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion), winner will not receive the difference in cash or otherwise.
Sponsor/Administrator will use commercially reasonable efforts to curate the Prize Experience to be consistent with the essay portion of winner’s Entry. While Sponsor/Administrator may endeavor to take into account the preferences of winner (perhaps supplementing the content of winner’s essay/Entry with discussions and/or correspondence with winner), winner understands and agrees that the content and nature of the Prize Experience will be determined by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion.
Prize Experience will be offered by a third party which is independent of Sponsor and Administrator. Prize Experience is subject to availability and other restrictions. If Prize Experience is offered only on a given time of year (or day), winner must be available to participate in Prize Experience at the indicated time of year (or day), as the case may be; if winner is not available at such time of year/day for any reason, he/she must forfeit the Prize without compensation of any kind. Alternatively, Prize Experience may be subject to advanced notice requirements as well as blackout dates: winner may not receive his/her first choice of Prize Experience date. Winner may be required to sign waivers/releases in addition to Affidavit/Release in order to participate in Prize Experience. Sponsor/Administrator reserves the right, but not the obligation, to record (via video and/or audio) a winner’s participation in a Prize Experience and use such recording in any medium for promotional purposes with no compensation to winner. Prize Experience is for winner him/herself alone; if winner wishes to have guest(s) accompany her to Prize Experience, she may do so provided that (a) each guest is solely responsible for any and all expenses relative to participation in Prize Experience; (b) the Prize Experience is appropriate for each guest as per the parameters for participation in such Prize Experience; and (c) each guest signs a Liability Release and except where prohibited by law a Publicity Release, as well as any waivers/releases that Prize Experience supplier may require.
All expenses and costs related to acceptance and use of Prize Experience not expressly listed above, including but not limited to, costs of travel to/from location where Prize Experience is offered, taxes and gratuities, are entirely the winner’s responsibility.
**IF PRIZE EXPERIENCE IS AN ATHLETIC ENDEAVOR OR OTHER ACTIVITY REQUIRING PHYSICAL EXERTION, WINNER IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH HIS/HER PHYSICIAN AND/OR OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL PRIOR TO ENGAGING IN SUCH ACTIVITY, IN ADDITION TO TAKING ANY OTHER NECESSARY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. WINNER FURTHER ASSUMES ANY AND ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ENGAGING IN ATHLETIC ACTIVITY, BEARING IN MIND THAT SUCH PARTICIPATION MAY EXPOSE WINNER TO SERIOUS INJURY (OR EVEN DEATH).
ADDITIONAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Prize may not be transferred or assigned in whole or in part. Winner will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (not limited to federal, state, local and/or income taxes) on prize. Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of Prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor and its designees to use winner’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, winner will provide written consent to such use.
GENERAL CONDITIONS/RELEASE: By participating, Entrants (a) release Promotion Entities, their respective directors, officers, agents and employees(collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by their participation in the Contest, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of prize. Sponsor makes no representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind regarding any prize, including but not limited to, the warranty of merchantability or fitness for intended purpose. The only warranties, if any, are those offered by the third party supplying the Prize Experience. Neither Released Parties nor any service providers are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information supplied by Entrants while participating in the Promotion, 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 PROMOTION 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. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Entries that are incomplete or corrupted are void. Sponsor and Administrator are not liable or responsible for late, invalid or misdirected entries, all of which will be disqualified. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of being executed as planned, or if tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of Entrants, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of Administrator and/or Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry or Entrant (as Administrator sees fit in its sole discretion) and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted on the Website and the selection of the winner will be made in a manner determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion, to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION/DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or the award of the prize 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. Except where prohibited, 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.
WINNER: To receive Promotion results (winner’s list), visit www.promodetails.com and enter the Promo Code “FORDECOSPORTFIRSTEVERFLEET.” Winner’s list will be available after 7/15/2018 and until 7/31/2018.
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