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Hottest Pick Up Line Contest Rules

Hottest Pick Up Line Contest (the "Contest")


Official Rules

No purchase Is Necessary to Enter to Win

A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING


These rules and conditions are the “Official Rules” controlling this Contest by I-Pay Global, Inc. (IPGI), (“Sponsor”). Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that they satisfy all eligibility requirements as provided herein.


Eligibility:

The Contest is open ONLY to members of the RussianLoveMatch.com and/or HotRussianBrides.com websites (the “Website(s)”), who are at least 21 years of age at the time of entry, have a current valid driver’s license or government issued photo I.D., and meet all the eligibility requirements of the Terms of Use of the Websites and are legal residents of the United States excluding Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Rhode Island. (Participants meeting all the eligibility requirements hereinafter “Entrant(s)”) The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.


Agreement To Official Rules:

Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement that Entrant is in compliance with 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.


How to Enter:

Entrants who are Platinum, Gold, or Silver members of the Websites (“Premium Members”) may enter the Contest by emailing their entry to: Contest@RussianLoveMatch.com or Contest@HotRussianBrides.com. Entrants who are not Premium Members but have completed profiles on the Websites and become “Bronze Members” may enter the Contest by faxing their entry to: (727) 738-5752. Entrants may enter the Contest by emailing or faxing one original, creative, attention getting “Pick-Up Line” (the “Submission(s)”) as directed above. The Submissions must be emailed or faxed prior to the close of the “Submission Period” (defined immediately below).


Submission Period:

The submission period for the Contest begins on 08:00:00 AM U.S., Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 30, 2015, and runs through 03:59:59 PM U.S., Eastern Standard Time (EST) on April 13, 2015 (“Submission Period”). Sponsor’s computer will serve as the official time piece for the Contest.


Requirements for Submissions:

All Submissions must consist of one (1) original, creative, attention getting “Pick-Up Line” of not more than one hundred fifty (150) characters. Only one (1) Submission will be accepted from each Entrant. In the event of multiple Submissions by the same Entrant, only the first Submission will be entered in the Contest.

All Submissions must be Entrants’ own original, unpublished work, must not have won previous awards and not be previously entered in any other contest/sweepstakes or previously published in any other medium. Each Entrant represents and warrants that no other party has any right, title or interest in or to the Submission(s). Once submitted, an Entrant’s information and the Submission itself, cannot be edited, revised or replaced. No Submission will be returned and all Submissions become the sole property of the Sponsor.

Submissions must include an Entrant’s Website “Account Number” and “Username” and the one “Pick-Up Line” the Entrant wants entered in the Contest and be emailed or faxed as specified in the “How to Enter” section above. Submissions that do not meet these requirements will not be entered in the Contest. Submissions will be presented to Lady Members that appear on the Websites (“Lady Members”) on the Voting Page in a random order, without regard to the order in which they are received by the Sponsor, and voted on by the Lady Members during the “Voting Period” established below. The order in which Submissions are displayed on the Voting Page is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

Submissions must not contain language that, in Sponsor’s sole judgment, is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous. Submissions must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation; and Submissions must not violate any laws in any applicable jurisdiction. Submissions that are incomplete, illegible, fraudulent or corrupted are void and will be declared ineligible. The Sponsor may disqualify any Submission that, in its sole discretion, Sponsor deems inappropriate. However, should Sponsor fail to disqualify any Submission that contains any of the aforementioned, the sole responsibility for the content of any Submission remains with the Entrant.


Determination of Winners:

Winners will be selected from one (1) round of voting.

Voting will begin at 10:00:00 AM EST on April 30, 2015, and end at 09:59:59 AM EST on May 7, 2015 (“Voting Period”). Sponsor’s computer will serve as the official time piece for the Voting Period.

Lady Members with active, valid profiles will have the opportunity to vote on all eligible Submissions and cast their votes on their favorites during the Voting Period.

The highest number of votes received during the Voting Period will determine the Grand Prize winner and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners. All winners will be announced on the Websites on or about May 8, 2015.

Lady Members may vote five (5) times per day during the Voting Period. Sponsor reserves the right to exclude the votes of any Lady Member who votes more than five (5) times per day during the Voting Period. Sponsor will not accept votes intended to subvert the voting process or those generated by script, macro, or other automated means. Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including without limitation offering prizes or other inducements to Lady Members.

Lady Members can visit http://russianwomenblog.hotrussianbrides.com/HottestPickUpLine and http://onlinedating.russianlovematch.com/HottestPickUpLine to find all eligible Submissions and cast their votes on their favorites.


Prizes and Odds:

Prizes are awarded in the form of credits that are only redeemable for services on the Websites (“Credits”). Credits may not be redeemed in or converted to cash. Sponsor will give away Credits as prizes with an approximate total average retail value (“ARV”) of $925.00US consisting of one (1) Grand Prize of 1000 Credits with an ARV of $500.00US, one (1) 2nd prize of 500 Credits with an ARV of $250.00US, one (1) 3rd prize of 250 Credits with an ARV of $125.00US and one (1) 4th prize of 100 Credits with an ARV of $50.00US.

If the specified prize becomes unavailable, Sponsor may substitute a prize of like or equal ARV.

Prizes will only be awarded to prize winners that fully comply with these Official Rules. Any applicable taxes on any prize are solely the responsibility of each winner. Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable. All details and other restrictions of any prize not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Odds of winning depend on the number of qualifying Submissions received during the Submission Period. Each submission is eligible to win only one prize.


Winner Notification:

Sponsor will contact winning Entrants by email. Notification is deemed to occur when the Sponsor clicks “SEND”. The winning Entrants can claim their respective prize by replying to the Sponsor. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winning Entrant notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any winning Entrant for any reason. If any winning Entrant does not respond within seven (7) days of notification, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, or if the winning Entrant refuses to accept the prize, the winning Entrant will forfeit the prize and an alternate prize winning Entrant will be chosen, even if the original winner’s name has been publicly announced. All Prizes will be awarded.

All winning Entrants will be required to sign and return a copy of an Affidavit of Eligibility which includes a Liability Waiver and Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). The Prize Claim Documents must be completed, signed and return within seven (7) days of their receipt by a winning Entrant. Sponsor will email the unsigned Prize Claim Documents as an attachment to an e-mail directed to the winning Entrants. Winning Entrants must return the signed Prize Claim Documents as an email attachment to the Sponsor.


Third Party Rights:

Entrants represent and warrant that any content of any type that is incorporated into, included in or referenced in Contest Submissions will not infringe or violate the rights, common law or otherwise, of any third party including, but not limited to, brand names, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and rights of privacy, publicity, moral rights or any other personal or property rights (collectively “Third Party Rights”); and where such rights are applicable, Entrants possess the express written permission from the owner(s) of those rights via the appropriate licenses, consents, waiver, and/or releases as may be required. Submissions may not contain any phrases, copyrighted or trademark taglines or other trademarks or intellectual property of any third party of any nature in any form whatsoever. Submissions may not include any advertisements, personal or commercial solicitation or promotional materials or full name, address, phone number, license plate or URL address or other identifying information of any person or entity. Submissions must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, the determination of which is at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Submissions may not disparage, slander or libel persons or organizations associated with Sponsor or any other brands, companies or individuals. Submissions may not contain information known by Entrants to be false, inaccurate or misleading including false, inaccurate or misleading claims about Sponsor or Sponsor’s respective products, offerings, services or companies. Submissions may not contain content which violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination and false advertising). Submissions may not contain material or content for which the Entrant was compensated or granted any consideration by any other third party. Submissions may not cause injury to any person or entity. Submissions may not contain viruses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information. If any person believes a Submission has resulted in a violation of their rights they can file a complaint at Copyright@russianlovematch.com or Copyright@hotrussianbrides.com using the format established by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which is found in the Websites “Terms of Use” under the paragraph heading “Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (OCILLA)”. By submitting a Submission, an Entrant agrees that a Submission is gratuitous and made without restriction and will not place Sponsor under any obligation, and that Sponsor, its affiliates and assigns, are free to disclose the ideas contained in a Submission on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation or other consideration to an Entrant. By acceptance of an Entrant’s Submission, Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by Sponsor’s employees, or obtained from sources other than Entrant. By entering, an Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Entrant’s Submission.

Upon Sponsor’s request, each Entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed and valid release from the owner of any Third Party Rights that are incorporated into a Submission, authorizing the Sponsor, its affiliates and assigns, to use any phrases, copyrighted or trademark taglines or other trademarks and/or any Third Party Rights and reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of such phrases, copyrighted or trademark taglines or other trademarks and/or any Third Party Rights, in perpetuity in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known, devised or discovered throughout the universe without compensation or other consideration to any party. All Entrants agree to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor harmless from and against any and all liability that may arise, directly or indirectly, from an Entrant’s: (1) violations of Third Party Rights; and/or (2) violations of or liability relating to other protected rights, including but not limited to liability for defamation, due to the use of any phrases, copyrighted or trademark taglines or other trademarks and/or any Third Party Rights by an Entrant in a Submission.


Grants of Rights:

If any intellectual property rights included in a Submission are owned or controlled by an Entrant, Entrant grants to Sponsor, its affiliates and assigns, a perpetual, unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable license to reproduce, edit, adapt, stream, broadcast, store, copy, distribute, publicly display, transmit, perform, exhibit, exploit and create derivative works based on an Entrant’s intellectual property rights, in whole or in part, and copyrights therein, in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known, devised or discovered throughout the universe, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, without compensation or other consideration to Entrant or any other party. Entrant agrees to sign any and all legal forms deemed necessary by Sponsor to irrevocably assign, convey and transfer to Sponsor any and all right, title and interest in and to a Submission, including without limitation, all copyrights associated therewith, or that Sponsor may otherwise reasonably require in order to satisfy the purposes and intents of these Official Rules.


Intellectual Property Rights:

Sponsor grants Entrants a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to use Sponsor’s brand names and trademarks for use in a Submission only. However, Entrants may not publish, display, or distribute any Submission using Sponsor’s brand names or trademarks in any medium now or hereafter known, devised or discovered anywhere in the universe without Sponsor’s express written consent.


Limited License and Release:

By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. By accepting a prize each winning Entrant consents to the use of their name, image, likeness, photograph, and biographical material and any derivatives thereof for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes by Sponsor, or party designated by the Sponsor, in any and all media now or hereafter devised, including but not limited to, any online announcements, print or broadcast media of any type whatsoever. This Limited License and Release is granted for perpetuity, throughout the universe without additional compensation, notification, or further permission by any winning Entrant whatsoever.


General Release and Limitations of Liability:

By participating in the Contest, all Entrants release Sponsor and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agencies from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with this Contest or with the redemption, acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, and losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in false light).

All Contest Entrants further agree to release and indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from any and all claims that any commercial, advertising, presentation, web content or any derivatives thereof or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor, infringe on any rights of any Entrant. Sponsor will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with the above use.

Sponsor is not responsible for problems Entrants may encounter in the downloading or uploading any Contest-related information to or from the Websites or for any other technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any electronic mail entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or the web site, or any other technical problems related to Websites entries including telecommunication miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled or misdirected communications which may limit an Entrant’s ability to participate in this Contest.

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 Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, 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. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Contest if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Contest is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Contest as contemplated herein. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR IN ITS SOLE DESCRETION MAY DISQUALIFY ANY CONTEST ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SPONSOR MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Sponsor is not liable in the event that any portion of the Contest is cancelled due to an insufficient number of eligible Entrants, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, and/or weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition or event beyond Sponsor’s control (a “Force Majeure Event”).


General Provisions:

If any provisions of these Official Rules are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable or illegal, then these rules shall be construed to remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their remaining terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

The Official Rules of this Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright protected under U.S. Copyright Law. All Contest Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. All Contest Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor. All such decisions by the Sponsor are final and binding in all respects and cannot be appealed. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change these rules or cancel the Contest at any time.

These Official Rules shall be deemed for all purposes to have been entered into in the State of Florida. Entrants agree they are subject to the jurisdiction of the State of Florida and waive any right to defense for lack of jurisdiction. Venue for any and all disputes between Entrants, Members and Sponsor including, but not limited to, any claims for violation of any statute, contract, tort or common law, shall lie exclusively in Pinellas County, Florida or the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. Entrants, Members and Sponsor agree to waive any claim for jury trial in any dispute between any parties. All issues relating to the Contest or these Official Rules, including any issues regarding construction, validity, interpretation or enforceability, or the rights and obligations of the Contest Entrants, Members or Sponsor shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.

By participating in this Contest, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes an Entrant may have with, or claims an Entrant may have against, the Sponsor relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (i) the Contest, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of these Official Rules, will be resolved individually, without resort to class action litigation, and exclusively in the courts of the State of Florida. Further, each Entrant specifically agrees that any and all claims, judgments or other awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the claimant, including costs associated with entering this Contest, and expressly excluding any attorney fees incurred by claimant.


Winners Names and Official Rules:

To obtain a copy of these Official Rules and/or any legally-required winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Hottest Pick Up Line Contest, C/O I-Pay Global, Inc., P.O. Box 464, Dunedin, Florida, United States, 34698.


Official Winners Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity Release, and Liability Waiver


Affidavit of Eligibility:

If you are selected as a winning Entrant (hereinafter "Winner", also referred to below as "You”) of the Contest, You certify and represent that You meet the eligibility requirements and other requirements of the Contest and that You have read and agree to be bound by the “Official Rules” of the Contest. You further certify and represent that the decisions of the Sponsor are final, and that You have committed no fraud or deception in entering the Contest or claiming a Prize.

You understand that no transfer or Prize substitution is allowed, except at the Sponsor’s discretion. You acknowledge and agree that You are responsible for the payment of any and all taxes associated with receiving the Prize.


Liability Waiver:

YOU HEREBY COVENANT NOT TO SUE OR BRING ANY LAWSUIT NOR MAKE ANY CLAIM UNDER ANY THEORY AND HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE ALL RIGHTS AND CLAIMS YOU OR ANY PERSON CLAIMING THROUGH YOU MIGHT HAVE UNDER ANY THEORY WHATSOEVER AGAINST SPONSOR AND/OR ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE REDEMPTION, ACCEPTANCE, OWNERSHIP, OR USE OF THE PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITIES. IN ADDITION, YOU HEREBY, FOR YOURSELF, YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS, WAIVE, RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND/OR ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSES, DAMAGES, COSTS, EXPENSES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHATSOEVER THAT YOU, YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS AND/OR ADMINISTRATORS MAY HAVE AGAINST SPONSOR AND/OR ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS FOR ANY MATTER, CAUSE OR THINGS WHATSOEVER, ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, YOUR REDEMPTION, ACCEPTANCE AND/OR UTILIZATION OF THE PRIZE, AND YOUR TRAVELING TO AND FROM ANY LOCATION TO OBTAIN OR USE THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INJURIES, DEATH, DISABILITY, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COSTS OF LITIGATION AND SETTLEMENT AS WELL AS DAMAGES OR LOSSES TO PERSONS AND/OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE REDEMPTION, RECEIPT, OWNERSHIP, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITIES.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OF SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH DEBTOR.”

YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS HAS MADE OR ARE THEY IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, QUALITY, MERCHANT AVAILABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND YOU ACCEPT YOUR PRIZE AS IS.


Publicity Release:

You further agree to defend, release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor and its employees, directors, agents and assigns from and against any and all third party claims asserting that any commercial advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of the Sponsor (which utilizes, in whole or part, your winning Submission) infringes on any third party’s rights. Sponsor will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with Sponsor’s use of the winning Submission.

You agree to execute, acknowledge, and deliver any other documents necessary for Sponsor to carry out the rights You have granted herein.

You understand that You will forfeit the Prize if any material statements made by You during your participation in the Contest or any material information supplied by You in connection with the Contest are false and, in addition to other remedies that may be sought against You, You agree to pay all costs including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees associated with awarding the Prize (or the full value of that portion of the Prize You have used) if any such false statements are discovered after You have used all or a portion of the Prize.

Except where prohibited by law, You hereby grant full permission and consent to Sponsor and its affiliates to use your name, voice, picture, likeness, and biographical data and/or any other information contained within your participation in advertising, promotional and marketing material, without additional compensation, notification or approval. In addition, You consent to being photographed, filmed, taped, and/or interviewed about the Contest. In connection therewith, You grant full permission and consent to Sponsor and its affiliates to utilize any of the results from photographing, filming, taping, and/or interviewing in any and all media now known or hereafter devised for perpetuity throughout the universe without further compensation and HEREBY RELEASE SPONSOR AND THE SPONSOR AFFILIATES FROM ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, AND LIABILITY RELATED THERETO. You further acknowledge that certain of your personally identifying information disclosed to third parties at least required by law, including, without limitation, on a winners list to provide information to the applicable taxing authorities regarding the winning of the Prize.


Official Rules:

A copy of the Official Rules is available at: http://onlinedating.russianlovematch.com/page/Hottest-Pick-Up-Line-Contest-Rules.aspx or http://russianwomenblog.hotrussianbrides.com/page/Hottest-Pick-Up-Line-Contest-Rules.aspx


Sponsor Contact:

I-Pay Global, Inc.

1001 Brickell Bay Drive, 27th Floor

Miami, Florida, 33131

Hottest Pick Up Line Contest Official Rules.pdf (113.02 kb)