Black Movie Trivia Contest (the "Contest") is a series of individual Online Trivia Contests (as defined below) covering African American cinema that is offered to eligible players during the Contest Period (as defined below). The Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), excluding residents of Colorado, Maryland, and North Dakota who are eighteen (18) or older at the time of entry. Void in Colorado, Maryland, and North Dakota and where prohibited by law. Employees of CEI Media Partners or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Contest and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This is a skill contest and not a game of chance. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
The Contest starts on January 24, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on January 3, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period"). The Sponsor reserves the right to shorten the Contest Period at anytime upon providing written notice before the start of a specific Online Trivia Contest (as defined below). Sponsor is the official time keeper for this Contest.
4. How to Compete in the Online Trivia Contest
Eligible entrants that contribute at least twenty-five United States dollars ($25.00) at blackmovietrivia.com will receive: (i) one redemption code (a "Redemption Code") that will allow them to participate in a single online trivia contest (an "Online Trivia Contest"); and (ii) five (5) reward points that may be accumulated and used to participate in future Exclusive Online Trivia Contests ("Exclusives") as more fully described in the next paragraph. Each Redemption Code may only be used once. A Redemption Code must be redeemed within the shorter of (i) 30 days of being issued or (ii) the period from the date issued to the end of the Contest Period. After the earlier of (i) 30 days from the date the Redemption Code is issued or (ii) the end of the Contest Period, the Redemption Code has no value and may not be used to compete in an Online Trivia Contest. Individuals that do not have a Redemption Code or are not otherwise eligible for the Contest may still participate in an Online Trivia Contest but are not eligible to be declared a winner or win a prize.
Exclusives are periodic online trivia contests that are only available to individuals that have accumulated reward points at the following levels: (i) each time an individual accumulates 15 reward points, he/she will be eligible to play in an Exclusive that will be offered monthly during the Contest Period for a cash prize of one thousand United States dollars ($1,000.00); (ii) once an individual accumulates 60 reward points, he/she will be eligible to play in an Exclusive that will be offered twice during the Contest Period for a cash prize of five thousand United States dollars ($5,000.00); and (iii) once an individual accumulates 120 reward points, he/she will be eligible to play in an Exclusive that will be offered once during the Contest Period for a cash prize of ten thousand United States dollars ($10,000.00). Participation in Exclusives is free to eligible individuals. Eligible individuals will receive periodic e-mail notifications of their eligibility, the dates and times and associated prizes for upcoming Exclusives. Reward points accumulated during the Contest Period must be used to participate in Exclusives during the Contest Period and cannot be carried over to future Contest Periods.
Except where indicated, all references to Online Trivia Contest(s) in the remaining sections of these Official Rules shall be deemed to include Exclusives.
Online Trivia Contests will be hosted on blackmovietrivia.com (the "Trivia Website"). To participate in an Online Trivia Contest you must first be registered with the Trivia Website. Registration requires you to submit your first and last name, a valid e-mail address and to specify a password. Once registered, you will be able to use your password to log onto any Online Trivia Contest you want to participate in. To be eligible to win a prize for the Online Trivia Contest you want to participate in, you must redeem your Redemption Code by entering it when prompted after you log on. The dates and times for the Online Trivia Contests will be stated on the Trivia Website. The listed dates and times are subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is recommended that you log onto the Trivia Website at least 15 minutes before the start time of the Online Trivia Contests you want to participate in to enter your Redemption Code.
The Online Trivia Contest will start on the date and time stated on the Trivia Website. The Online Trivia Contest consists of three (3) multiple choice questions and an optional bonus question with three clues. You will have a total of three (3) minutes ("Regulation Time") to complete the multiple choice questions and the optional bonus question. For every multiple choice question that is correctly answered you will receive 100 points. There is no penalty if a multiple choice question is not answered or not answered correctly.
The bonus question is optional. After you complete the three (3) multiple choice questions, the Trivia Website will ask you if you want to answer the bonus question before the bonus question is revealed. The bonus question requires you to input an answer into a dialog box -- the bonus question is not a multiple choice question. You will be awarded 200 points if you answer the bonus question correctly using no clues. You will be awarded 150 points if you answer the bonus question correctly using one clue. You will be awarded 100 points if you answer the bonus question correctly using two clues. You will be awarded 50 points if you answer the bonus question correctly using all three clues. You will have your score reduced by 200 points if you answer the bonus question incorrectly, regardless of the number of clues you use, or do not provide an answer to the bonus question (assuming you responded that you want to answer the bonus question). Only one answer can be provided to the bonus question. For a response to a bonus question to be correct the answer must be correctly spelled.
All decisions by the Sponsor are final and binding.
The winner(s) for each Online Trivia Contest will be the individual(s) with the highest score for that specific Online Trivia Contest. If two or more entrants are tied for the highest score after the end of Regulation Time then a tie-break session will be immediately held. All tied entrants will be asked one more question during the tie-break session the answer to which must be correctly inputted, not multiple choice. If two or more entrants are tied after the first tie-break session then there will be a second tie-break session. All tied entrants will be asked one more question during the second tie-break session the answer to which must be correctly inputted, not multiple choice. If two or more entrants are tied after the second tie-break session then there will be a third tie-break session. All tied entrants will be asked one more question during the third tie-break session the answer to which must be correctly inputted, not multiple choice. If two or more entrants are tied after the third tie-break session then the prize (stated on the Trivia Website) will be equally split amongst all tied entrants (those that are still tied after the third tie-break session). Entrants will have thirty (30) seconds to answer the question posed for each tie-break session.
7. Verification of Potential Winner
The potential winner of each Online Trivia Contest must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Each potential winner will be notified by email at the end of the corresponding Online Trivia Contest. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to the person who next had the highest score in that specific Online Trivia Contest.
The one winner in each Online Trivia Contest, except a winner of an Exclusive, will receive the prize that is stated on the Trivia Website that corresponds to that particular Online Trivia Contest. The one winner of each Exclusive will receive the prize that is stated in the e-mail notification that corresponds to that particular Exclusive. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt.
9. Entry Conditions and Release
By entering, each entrant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant's entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant's participation in the Contest and/or entrant's acceptance, use or misuse of prize.
Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winners consent to Sponsor's and its agents' use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
11. General Conditions
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest or an Online Trivia Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the competition process, the Online Trivia Contest, or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest or an Online Trivia Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Contestants may not collaborate with others while competing in an Online Trivia Contest. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for loss or delayed internet connections while on the Trivia Website or competing in an Online Trivia Contest.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or the Online Trivia Contest; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (d) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of Entries; or (e) any 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 Contest or an Online Trivia Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason answers to an Online Trivia Contest are confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is competing in another Online Trivia Contest. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Contest or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate state court located in New York County, New York; (c) 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 (d) 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 for actual 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
15. Contest Results
For Contest results send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners List - Black Movie Trivia Contest, CEI Media Partners, LLC, One Bridge Plaza N., 2nd floor, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. The request must specify the date of Online Trivia Contest and be received within 45 days of the specified date of the Online Trivia Contest.