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THE REX HEART AWARENESS MONTH CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

1.    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE STATES OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA.  VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW.

2.    HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: From January 27, 2014 through March 4, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”), each person meeting the eligibility requirements (each an “Entrant”, collectively, the “Entrants”) will have the opportunity to enter The Rex Heart Awareness Month Contest (the “Contest”) at (www.carolinahurricanes.com/rexheart) (the “Web Site”) by posting a comment on Sponsor’s Facebook page under Sponsor’s “Heartfelt Post” promotions of the Contest which Sponsor will post on the day of each Carolina Hurricanes regular season game during the Contest Period (the “Submission”). Limit one (1) entry per person per day.

    Each Submission that is entered into the Contest must meet the following “Submission Requirements” (any Submission that, in Promotion Entities’s sole and absolute discretion, violates the following criteria will be disqualified):

•    the Submission must be the submitting Entrant’s own original, unmodified, previously unpublished work and not contain any third party copyrighted material;
•    the Submission must not include images or text that are obscene, pornographic, libelous, illegal, discriminative, or otherwise objectionable.

Any Submission that is considered by the Promotion Entities in their sole and absolute discretion to be obscene, pornographic, libelous, hate speech or otherwise objectionable, in whole or in part, or any Submission that does not comply with the Web Site’s or Facebook’s Terms of Use, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for entry.

3.    ELIGIBILITY: Contest open to legal U.S. residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and reside in the states of North Carolina or South Carolina only. Employees of Rex Hospital, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Hurricanes Hockey Limited Partnership, Hurricanes Holdings, L.L.C., Gale Force Holdings, L.P., and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, suppliers and advertising, promotional or judging agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and immediate family members of such employees are not eligible to win. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

4.    GENERAL RELEASE: No substitution of prize is offered, no transfer of the prize to a third party is permitted and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize recipient. The First Place Prize winner may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the First Place Prize.  All other expenses related to the receipt and use of the prize not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. No groups, clubs, or organizations may participate in this offer; or reproduce or distribute any portion of these rules to its members. The Promotion Entities reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or Web Site; violates these Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Promotion Entities reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the maximum number of entries permitted (whether per day or in total) by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, automated entry services or any other method will void that person’s entries and that person may be disqualified. Entry in Contest constitutes your agreement to abide by these rules.  Submissions may be subject to review prior to posting to the Web Site or Facebook. The Promotion Entities reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if it is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, the following reasons: infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other problems beyond the control of the Promotion Entities, and Promotion Entities will have the right to award all Contest prizes based on the public judging results as of the time that any action is taken. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned the account on Facebook or the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The Promotion Entities shall have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Contest or any prize awarded. Entrants assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or the redemption, use or misuse of any prize.  In the event of any dispute regarding the Contest rules, the decision of the Promotion Entities is final.

5.    WINNER SELECTION: Once a Submission is submitted and approved by the Promotion Entities, it will be posted for public viewing on the Sponsor’s Facebook page.  At the conclusion of the Contest Period, the Promotion Entities will choose from amongst all Submissions, the Submission which will win the First Place Prize, subject to verification of eligibility.  All prizes will be awarded.

6.    PRIZES:
•    One (1) First Place Prize will be awarded.  The First Place Prize consists of four (4) tickets to one (1) 2013-2014 regular season Carolina Hurricanes home game, four (4) Arena Club dinners prior to such game, and a player meet and greet with select Carolina Hurricanes players after such game.  Estimated retail value is $500.00.

The Carolina Hurricanes assume no liability or responsibility neither in connection with the safety or performance of any prize awarded hereunder, nor in connection with any warranty or representation therewith. In the event that any prize is rejected by a prizewinner, such prize will be awarded to the individual whose Submission received the next highest number of votes from the judges.

7.    WINNER NOTIFICATION/RELEASES: All prizes must be claimed within ten (10) days of notification by signing and returning a winner affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.  Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s permission for the Promotion Entities to use winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation.  

8.      JURISDICTION AND RELEASE BY PRIZE WINNER: The Contest shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina applicable to promotions fully carried out within North Carolina. Except where prohibited by law, all winners, by acceptance of a prize, agree to release the Sponsor and the Promotion Entities from any and all liability for claims, actions or proceedings for injuries or damages sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while traveling to, preparing for or participating in any prize-related activity. In the event any such claims are allowed, 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' and/or experts’ fees; and winners hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages (including attorneys fees), other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Each winner acknowledges that no other party nor any agent or attorney of any other party has made any promise, representation or warranty whatsoever, express or implied, not contained herein concerning the subject matter hereof, to induce the winner to execute any document and winners acknowledge that they have not executed any document in reliance on any such promise, representation or warranty not contained herein. Any waiver by the Sponsor, the Promotion Entities and their respective affiliates of any term of any document in a particular instance shall not be a waiver of such term for the future. Each winner agrees that the invalidity or enforceability of any part of any document shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remainder of that document.  By entering this Contest, you consent to the laws of North Carolina as the governing laws and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of North Carolina.

9.    ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION:  Information collected from Entrants is subject to the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club Privacy Policy located at www.carolinahurricanes.com. Notwithstanding the immediately foregoing, by submitting an Entry, Entrant opts-in and consents to the receipt of marketing materials, emails and telephone solicitations from the Promotion Entities and their respective affiliates. All future email communications will provide Entrants/recipients with the opportunity to opt-out of all other future email communications.  If you would like your name removed from telephone and other (non-email) Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club marketing lists please send a written request to Carolina Hurricanes 1400 Edwards Mill Road Raleigh, NC  27607, Attn: Mailing List Removal and your name will be removed within 90 days of the request.   

10.    LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Promotion Entities assume no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Contest; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Contest; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet, Facebook, or the Web Site or any combination thereof; (e) any injury or damage to Entrant’s or to any other person's computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Contest or download or upload of any materials in the Contest.  Entrants (and any minor Entrant’s parent or legal guardian) agree that the Promotion Entities (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from Entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

11    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:  Every Entrant, by submitting a Submission certifies that: (1) he or she is the owner of any and all copyrights associated with the Submission; (2) has the right to distribute such Submission; (3) such Submission and/or its distribution does not violate the intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and (4) that Entrant has secured waivers of any “moral” or other rights of authorship which may inure to any persons creatively involved in the making/distribution of the submission. By entering the Contest, each Entrant hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells, assigns and conveys to the Promotion Entities, their respective successors and assigns, all present and future right, title and interest of every kind and nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and all rights incidental, subsidiary, ancillary or allied thereto (including, without limitation, all derivative rights) in and to the Submission for exploitation throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised. The Promotion Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the Submission for any purpose which the Promotion Entities deem necessary or desirable, and each Entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein.  Each Entrant hereby acknowledges that such Entrant does not reserve any rights in or to the Submission.    

12.    SPONSOR:  Rex Hospital, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC  27607

13.    WINNER LIST:  For the names of the prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Carolina Hurricanes, The Rex Heart Awareness Month Contest Winner List, PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC  27607, prior to April 7, 2014.

14.    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.   VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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