AOL Rise Sweepstakes Official Rules




1. ELIGIBILITY: AOL Rise Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") are open only to legal

residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 18

years of age or older. Employees of AOL Inc., its advertising or promotion agencies,

those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of

Sweepstakes, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective

parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers,

prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with the Sweepstakes (collectively

"Sweepstakes Entities") and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and

children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are

not eligible. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where

2. SPONSOR: The Sweepstakes are sponsored by AOL Inc., 770 Broadway, New

York, NY 10003 ("Sponsor").

3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the Sweepstakes

constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official

Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is

contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. ENTRY PERIOD: The start and end dates/times of each Sweepstakes (the "Entry

Period") will be posted on the applicable Sweepstakes site.

5. ENTRY: To enter a Sweepstakes, follow the instructions on the Sweepstakes site.

Submission will result in one (1) entry. The number of times you can enter the

Sweepstakes will be posted on the applicable Sweepstakes site. The use of any agencies

or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.

6. DRAWING: At the conclusion of the Entry Period, Sponsor will select the name(s)

of the potential winner(s) in a random drawing of all eligible entries received during the

Entry Period. The number of winners to be selected in a specific Sweepstakes will be

posted on the applicable Sweepstakes site. The odds of being selected as a potential

winner depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

Potential winners will be contacted via email and will be asked to provide their full

name, age and mailing address within a specified time period. If a potential winner does

not respond within the timeframe stated in the notification email, the Sponsor may select

an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all entries received during


prohibited, the potential winners may be required to complete and return an affidavit of

eligibility and liability/publicity release (the "Affidavit/Release") by a deadline to be

specified. If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release by the stated

deadline, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all

entries received. Acceptance of a prize constitutes consent for Sponsor to use winner's

name and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without additional

compensation, except where prohibited by law. Limit one (1) prize per household per

8. PRIZE(S): The prize(s) (including each prize's approximate retail value) available

to be won in a specific Sweepstakes will be posted on the Sweepstakes site. No cash

or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to

substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available

for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winners are

responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: In the event that the operation, security, or

administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including,

but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole

discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then

resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official

Rules; or (b) award the prize(s) at random from among the eligible entries received

up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion

to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the

operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in

an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the

legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and,

should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from

any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor's failure to enforce

any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In case

of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted

by the authorized account holder of the user name from which the entry is made. The

authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to user name

by an Internet access provider, online service provider, social media platform, or other

organization responsible for assigning user names.


Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from

and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes

or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human

intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers,

providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due,

misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes

or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may

be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the

Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action,

the Sweepstakes Entities' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating

in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Sweepstakes Entities be liable for attorney's

fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not

limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes,

claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any

prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action,

and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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 Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and

construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving

effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of

Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any

jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

12. SWEEPSTAKES RESULTS: To request the names of the winners, send a self-
addressed stamped envelope (stating the specific Sweepstakes you are requesting the

winners for) to AOL Rise Winner's List, 770 Broadway, Rm 5B:A111, New York,

NY 10003. Requests must be received within sixty (60) days from the end date of the

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