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Embracing Puerto Rico Sweepstakes – Official Rules

Popular Community Bank Embracing Puerto Rico Sweepstakes
Official Rules (“Official Rules”)

This Sweepstakes is intended for participation within Florida and shall be governed by the laws of this state along with other laws of the United States, as applicable.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.    A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. ELIGIBILITY. The Popular Community Bank Embracing Puerto Rico Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is offered and open only to legal residents of Florida who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of Banco Popular North America d/b/a Popular Community Bank (“Popular Community Bank,” also referred to as “Sponsor”), its subsidiaries and affiliates, agents, and advertising, promotion and service agencies, any company and individuals engaged in the development, production, or distribution of materials for, or implementation of the Sweepstakes (collectively with Sponsor, referred to as the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and the immediate family members (spouse, siblings, children and parents including foster and step-relations) or those living in their same household (whether or not related) as any person in any of the categories described above, are not eligible to enter or win the prize.

By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to and accepts these Official Rules, the information provided on any promotional website, and the decisions of Sponsor as well as its authorized representatives.

THE POPULAR COMMUNITY BANK EMBRACING PUERTO RICO SWEEPSTAKES IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. 

THE SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID OUTSIDE OF FLORIDA AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. The Sweepstakes begins on October 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends on October 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The clock on Sponsor’s server shall be the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.  All time referenced in connection with the Sweepstakes is ET.
  2. HOW TO ENTER. There is one (1) way to enter the Sweepstakes:

Social Media Entry.  To enter, an entrant must share a photo on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook showing his or her fondest memory of Puerto Rico with the relevant Popular Community Bank branded handle and the hashtag #EmbracingPuertoRico. The entrant MUST be included in the picture, and NO other person may be included in the picture. The entrant must also reside within proximity to Miami, Florida. Sponsor and the other Sweepstakes Entities are not liable for any transportation costs for entrants and/or winners.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. October 13, 2017.  Incomplete, ineligible or non-compliant entries are void.  Entries become the property of Sponsor.   Entrants may not enter through a sweepstakes club (or similar method), with multiple identities, devices, accounts, e-mail addresses, and/or phone numbers, nor shall entrants use any other similar device or artifice to enter.

Any suspected use of cheating, fraud, on-line clubs (or similar methods), exchange sites, robotic, automatic, macro, script, programmed or like entry methods as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, will void all such entries by such methods, and disqualify any entrant suspected of using/benefitting from such methods.  Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor has the right to verify entrants’ eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and, on the basis of its investigation, to disqualify any entry/entrant at any time during or after the Sweepstakes Period, and to immediate prize return if applicable.  Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, illegible, delayed, destroyed, damaged, not received, undelivered, or misdirected entries (in whole or in part).

  1. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING.

Random Drawing.  Ten (10) prize winners will be selected by a random drawing from all eligible entries received within the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted on or about October 14, 2017.

Odds of Winning.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Notification to winners.  Winners will be notified by the medium in which they submitted their entry (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) notifying that they have from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on October 14, 2017 to reply to the message. If any winner fails to reply, that winner’s the prize will be given to the next runner up. After a winner confirms that he or she accepts the prize, we will then ask for that person’s relevant contact information. Each winner will be required to complete, sign, have notarized and return a Declaration on-site upon receiving his or her prize, or else the prize will be forfeited and a prize winner selected from remaining eligible entries.

  1. PRIZE/RETAIL VALUE.

Ten (10) prizes: ten (10) prizes of two (2) General Admission tickets to the We Are One Voice: Somos Live! benefit concert scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday October 14, 2017 at Marlins Park located at 501 Marlins Way in Miami, Florida 33125.

Any and all applicable local, state, and federal taxes and all expenses not specifically stated herein are solely the responsibility of the winner. The winner is advised to seek independent counsel regarding tax implications of his or her prize winning.  Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Sweepstakes.  The prize, and any element thereof, including any products received as a prize, may not be sold, resold, auctioned, bartered, or placed into any other unauthorized channels of distribution.

Tickets should be picked up in front of Will Call from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. If tickets are not claimed within the aforementioned time frame, they will be given to the next runner up.

  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.

BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANTS AGREE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, OTHER SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, AND THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRIBUTORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, ASSIGNS AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ALLEGED AND/OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS (WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION OR OTHER LEGAL PROCEEDINGS ARE COMMENCED), LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXISTING NOW OR ARISING IN THE FUTURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, VIOLATION OF PROPRIETARY, PUBLICITY, PRIVACY OR ANY OTHER RIGHT), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE ENTRY IN WHOLE OR IN PART, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISDIRECTION, OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY, AND ACCESS/USE OF ALL WEBSITES, WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF ONE OR MORE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES.

Entrants covenant not to sue any Released Party or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released above; and further covenant not to disaffirm, limit or rescind this release to the fullest extent permitted by law.  A waiver by one or more of the Released Parties of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision. In no event will the Released Parties be responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of this Sweepstakes, participation in Sweepstakes and/or prize related activities, the use or misuse of the prize or any element thereof, or access to, and use of any participating website(s) or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from said site(s).  Without limiting the foregoing, everything on http://bit.ly/PCB-PRSweeps (the “Sweepstakes Website”) is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non- infringement.

Consent to Use Entrant’s Image, Likeness and Name.  By entering the Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants and winners hereby irrevocably consent, where lawful, to the use (but without obligation) by Sponsor (and its affiliated companies and their respective authorized representatives) of their name, image, photographs, videotape, likeness, hometown name, biographical information, voice as well as any statements made by winner regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor (provided they are true) for publicity, trade, advertising and promotional purposes in all media now known or hereafter developed worldwide, including but not limited to the internet, mobile devices, and world wide web, without additional compensation, and without the right of review, notification or approval.

If an entrant at any time fails to comply with these Official Rules, the entrant will automatically forfeit his or her right to participate in the Sweepstakes and, if applicable, any prize awarded to the entrant.

Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the Sweepstakes Website; to be in violation of the Terms of Service of the Sweepstakes Website; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in a unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

Prize or prize notifications that are unclaimed, returned, unresponsive, untimely, undeliverable, or otherwise, will be forfeited and will not be awarded or re-awarded.

  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS. The Released Parties shall not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, unintelligible, illegible, stolen, returned, or undelivered entries, mail or e-mail, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, internet service provider (ISP), website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, or miscommunications, or failed computer, network, telephone, satellite, cable hardware, software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, incompatibility, or errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, nor for the failure to capture any such information.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or the Sweepstakes Website, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified.

Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the Sweepstakes Website.  Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures or other causes which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes, or any element thereof and select winners from eligible entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, and assumes no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction to, or unauthorized use of the Sweepstakes Website. In the event of any discrepancy, ambiguity, inconsistency, printing or any other error or miscommunication in any advertising, Sweepstakes materials and/or any other information relating to this Sweepstakes, these Official Rules shall govern.

The Released Parties shall not be liable to entrants, winners or any other person or entity for failure to execute the Sweepstakes or supply the prize, or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi- governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist act, cyber-attack, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.

  1. DISPUTES.

Entrants are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations including but not limited to tax and similar reporting obligations imposed by the federal, state and local authorities.  As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before an arbitrator in Miami, Florida, which arbitrator shall apply the laws of the State of Florida without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than any actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and entrants further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

  1. WINNER LIST: To obtain information on the winner and the prize awarded, mail a U.S. sufficiently self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by March 10, 2018, addressed to: Popular Community Bank Embracing Puerto Rico Sweepstakes Winner Information, 85 Broad Street, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10004.  The name of the winner and the prize awarded will also be posted at the Sweepstakes Website.
  2. SPONSOR: Banco Popular North America, 11 West 51st Street, New York, New York 10019.

 

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