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Found Sweepstakes Terms

Found Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is subject to these official rules. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Indie Technologies, Inc. dba Found (“Sponsor”). This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

  1. Sweepstakes Period: Sweepstakes begins at the time specified by the Sponsor and is in Pacific Time. 

 

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to Found account holders. Entrant must have an internet connection, and either a valid Facebook or Instagram account, which is free. Advertising and promotion agencies, and all other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, advertising, administration, or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes (the “Promotion Parties”) and their immediate families, and persons living in the same household are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participant’s computer must accept cookies or any similar device used by the Sponsor to track entries. See the Sponsor's Privacy Policy for more information about cookies and privacy. By participating, entrants agree to abide by these official rules, and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all respects.  

 

  1. Mandatory Instagram Disclosure: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. You are providing your information to Sponsor. and not to Instagram. The information you provide will only be used for administering this Sweepstakes and for marketing purposes in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy. Your account on Instagram will be governed by Instagram’s terms and conditions, which are not affiliated with the Sponsor.


  1. How to Enter the Sweepstakes: Online entries only. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to take down anything offensive or slanderous.

 

  1. Limit one entry per natural person during the Sweepstakes Period. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the person in whose name the e-mail account governing the e-mail address was opened. Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete, void, corrupted, garbled, misdirected, or otherwise unintelligible entries and for any problems, bugs or malfunctions entrants may encounter when submitting their entry. Incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or otherwise illegible entries are void and will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false and to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or violating these Official Rules. All comments are public in nature. You submit your comment with the understanding that it may be used by or other third parties without further compensation to you of any kind. If you believe you have intellectual property rights in any idea, please do not post them on this public forum.

 

  1. Odds: Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. For example, if 1,000 entries are received, then each entry has a 1 in 1,000 chance of winning.

 

  1. Prizes: No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. A Prize Winner cannot assign or transfer any Prize to another person or business. Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically stated within these rules on the Prize. All activities related to the Prize are at the Participant’s own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern such activities. If prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable the Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Participant may be selected. The sponsor will not make multiple attempts to contact Participants.

 

  1. Winner Selection and Notification of Participant: Tagged Found posts (each a “Participant”) will be randomly selected on each Drawing Date from among all eligible entries received prior to the Drawing Date. Random winners may be featured on the official Found Instagram page with their stories. We appreciate any and all comments, but those that are posted after the deadline will not be eligible for a prize. The Selected entry will receive a reply to their comment on Instagram notifying the participant of the Prize won along with instructions to send us a private message, along with the contact information of the Participant. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the Prize and, in such case, the Sponsor may randomly select an alternate entry from among the remaining eligible entries. Unless restricted by law, each Participant will be required to complete and return the Release within ten (10) days from the date of notification. An alternate entry may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries if a Selected entry: (i) cannot be reached; (ii) fails to obtain all signatures on the Release and/or parental consent and to return the documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules; or (iii) cannot accept or receive the Prize for any reason.

 

  1. Publicity: By participating in the Sweepstakes, any winning Participant in the Sweepstakes, irrevocably grants the Sponsor and its respective successors, assigns, and licensees, the right to use both entrant’s and Participant’s, name, likeness, biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, commercial, advertising, and promotional purposes as well as in, on, or in connection with the Sweepstakes or other promotions, and hereby release the Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto, unless prohibited by law. Each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have in the entry submitted by her or him.

 

  1. General Conditions: By participating, entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Any portion of the Sweepstakes may be canceled, suspended, and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in our opinion any fraud, technical failure, or other factors beyond our control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. You may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system, bot, or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. Unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded. All federal, state, or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from this Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of the Participant.  Caution: Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Sweepstakes. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (including attorney fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.

 

  1. Limitations of Liability: If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the same Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period. Selected entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents (collectively “Releases”) from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages, or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) use, redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, or misuse of any prize, (ii) participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered in connection with the Prize, (iii) use of any facility, service and/or accommodation related to the Prize, or (iv) participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes. 

 

  1. Governing Law and Choice of Forum. These Official Rules are governed by the law of the State of California, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action, suit, or case arising out of, or in connection with, this Sweepstakes or these Official Rules must be brought in either the federal courts located in the Northern District of California or the state courts located in Oakland, California. 


  1. Personal Information. Sponsor may collect personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy and as may be more specifically set forth in these Official Rules. Please review these Official Rules and Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://found.com/legal/privacy.

 

  1. Sweepstakes Results: For Sweepstakes results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Found Participant Sweepstakes”, 981 Mission St. #64, San Francisco, CA 94103. 

Requests must be received within 90 days after the Sweepstakes end date.

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