Thirst Project Rules & Regulations

Contiki & The Thirst project's Fundraising contest
Top two fundraisers win a Contiki trip!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. 1. Who Can Enter:
    Any legal resident of the U.S., 18 to 35 years of age at the time of travel, is eligible to participate in Contiki & Thirst Project's Fundraising Contest ("Contest"). Employees, officers, principles, directors or agents of The Thirst Project, Inc. (the "Thirst Project"), Contiki U.S. Holdings, Inc. ("Contiki"), and their respective subsidiaries or affiliates, and members of their households or immediate families, are not eligible to participate.

  2. 2. How to Enter Online:
    Each entrant must sign up and register at www.contiki.com/thirstproject or be enrolled at one of Thirst Project's official "Partner Schools/Campuses". A "Partner School/Campus" is a school that is registered with Thirst Project's Education Outreach Coordinator, Amber Kenneson and is a school that Thirst Project will either: (i) physically be speaking at for either the first time or a return visit in the 2012/2013 school year or (ii) has an active Thirst Project "Club/Chapter" on their campus. Students at schools who meet those criteria must submit donations that they raise for Thirst Project to the Teacher who Sponsors Thirst Project at their school between October 13, 2012 at 9:00:00 PM PST ("Contest Open Time") and 12:00:00 AM PST on Monday June 1, 2013 ("Contest Entry Close Time"). Any fundraising submissions that are late will be disqualified.

  3. 3. Contest Dates:
    The Contest will begin at the time the Contest Open Time and end exactly at the Contest Close Time. The prize awarding will be based on the top two (2) highest fundraisers, calculated and received at Contest Close Time.

  4. 4. Grand Prize:
    Two (2) winners of the Grand Prize will be awarded to the two (2) highest fundraisers. The winners will receive one (1) Contiki tour, for two (2) passengers on a Contiki trip of their choice with a max ARV of $2,200.00 and airfare credit of $1,300.00 for each passenger.

    Winners and winners' guest must be 18 to 35 years of age at the time of travel. The winners will be solely responsible for his/her own, and guest's, transportation to and from winners' home airport. Winners will also be responsible for all other expenditures not specifically mentioned on www.contiki.com ("Booking Conditions") including, without limitation, airport taxes, airport transfers, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, optional excursions, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, special needs and services required by handicapped clients (see 5.3 under Vacation Details & Conditions), tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, and excess baggage. Travel must take place by 12/31/2013. The Grand Prize is subject to availability and blackout dates, which may include major U.S. holidays and other dates and cancellation fees also apply as outlined at http://www.contiki.com/booking-conditions. Contiki has the ultimate discretion in the scheduling of the Grand Prize trip. Grand Prize winners are responsible for 1) all travel documents including, without limitation, a current, valid passport or other travel documents acceptable to the airlines, the destination countries, Transportation Security Administration, and the US Government, as they apply, (2) all medical requirements, (3) respecting all local regulations and (4) for full compliance with the regulations of all venues. The Grand Prize has an approximate retail value of $3,500.00 per person depending on date of travel. Should the final value of the trip exceed the Grand Prize ARV, the winner will need to pay the difference. Should the value of the Grand prize be less than the ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash or in kind. The Grand Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value. Accommodations based on availability.

  5. 5. Selection of Winner:
    The Sponsor Teachers will notify Thirst Project by 5:00:00 PM PST on June 1, 2013 ("Contest Close Time"), which student of theirs raised the most money on their campus and the amount raised. All funds raised by individuals will also be calculated at the Contest Close Time. It is the responsibility of the Sponsor Teachers to maintain and manage these records. Based on the results from all funds raised, submitted by individuals and Sponsor Teachers on participating Official School/Campuses, the top two (2) highest fundraisers will be awarded with the Grand Prize as determined by Thirst Project between the Contest Open Time and the Contest Close Time. The prize announcement for the Contest will be held at Thirst Project's office located at 468 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 on or about 04:31:00 PM PST on June 3, 2013.

  6. 6. Odds of Winning:
    Each entrant's odds of winning are dependent on the aggregate number of eligible entries properly submitted between the Contest Open Time and the Contest Close Time. No purchase of any kind is necessary in order to enter the Contest or win any prize, and chances of winning are not enhanced by making any purchases.

  7. 7. Winner Notification:
    The winners will be notified by Contiki, via e-mail, at the contact information provided at the time of entry. The winners will be required to respond to the e-mail notification to acknowledge receipt of Contiki's notification and awarding of the prize. If no response is received by Contiki from the winners within 48 hours after initial contact, the winners will forfeit their prize and there will be no re-draw or replacement winner. The winners and winners' guest will be required to prove eligibility to receive and claim any prize. All decisions of Thirst Project and Contiki about the winners are final, binding and non-appealable. Thirst Project and Contiki are not responsible for any incorrect or illegible address information or the non-delivery of any prize resulting there from, or for any unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Contiki by mail if the entrant changes his/her email address. (To do so, send notification to: 801 E Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92805.) In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized accountholder of the e-mail account.

  8. 8. Limits of Liability:
    Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Thirst Project and Contiki have no responsibility whatsoever for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind that result from entrance into the Contest or receipt, acceptance, possession, or use of any prize. Thirst Project and Contiki assume no liability for lost or misdirected entry forms regardless of the circumstances.

    Thirst Project maintains no control over the personnel, equipment, or operation of any air, water or surface carrier, ship line, bus or limousine company, transportation company, hotel, restaurant, or other person or entity furnishing service, products, or accommodations as a part of the prize packages including, without limitation, Contiki. Thirst Project shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of Contiki or any of their agents, servants, employees, or independent contractors, (2) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service, product, or accommodation that is owned, operated, furnished, or otherwise used by Contiki, (3) by the wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Thirst Project or (4) by any cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the control of Thirst Project.

    Contiki maintains no control over Thirst Project's personnel, equipment, or products as a part of the contest. Contiki shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of Thirst Project or any of their agents, servants, employees, or independent contractors, (2) by any defect in or failure of any equipment, instrumentality, service, or product, that is owned, operated, furnished, or otherwise (3) by the wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Contiki or (4) by any cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the control of Contiki.

    Thirst Project and Contiki reserve the right to cancel the Contest at any time if the integrity of the Contest is, in Thirst Project's or Contiki's sole and absolute discretion, compromised in any way. By entering the Contest, entrants release and hold Thirst Project and Contiki harmless from and against any and all damages and claims of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from entrance in the Contest, or receipt, acceptance, possession or use of any prize. Thirst Project and Contiki reserve the right to substitute a prize for an alternative prize of equal or greater value in Thirst Project's and Contiki's sole and absolute discretion.

    All entries become the sole property of Thirst Project and Contiki, and Thirst Project and Contiki assume no responsibility for any lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries. Thirst Project and Contiki reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest should cause beyond the reasonable control of Thirst Project and Contiki corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Thirst Project and Contiki reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

    Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of California, County of Orange. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Thirst Project and/or Contiki in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of California, County of Orange, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California, County of Orange or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of California, County of Orange.

  9. 9. Winner Responsibilities:
    Winners and winners' guest will be required to sign and return an IRS W9 form and a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility within seven (7) business days after winner is announced. Winners and winners' guest are solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any tax liabilities incurred as a result of or relating to the awarding or use of any prize. Entry into the Contest shall be deemed to be entrant's consent and authorization to (i) the use of entrant's name, address (city and state only) and any other information submitted by entrant for commercial, advertising and promotional purposes in perpetuity without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and (ii) the use of entrant's address to receive marketing and other emails from Thirst Project and Contiki and their affiliates. In addition, by entering the Contest, entrants affirm that they have read, understood and accepted these Official Rules.

  10. 10. Winner Publicity:
    Thirst Project and Contiki will publish the first name, last name and location (city/state) of the winner on the websites located at, but not limited to: http://www.thirstproject.org, http://www.contiki.com, or http://blog.contiki.com. To obtain the winners' names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Contiki Marketing, 801 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805.

  11. 11. Official Rules:
    For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Contiki Marketing, 801 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805 with a written request postmarked by July 1, 2013.

  12. 12. General:
    This Contest is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. By entering the Contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decision of the Thirst Project and Contiki, which shall be final on all matters relating to this Contest. This Contest shall be void where prohibited by law.

  13. 13. Privacy:
    Thirst Project and Contiki may use any of the entrant's personal information submitted in connection with this Contest per the terms of the privacy policies located at: http://contiki.com/pages/257-legal-stuff-how-your-information-is-used.

 

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