“Chicago Fire” Name a Character Sweepstakes
July 19, 2021—August 2, 2021
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY. TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited and outside the United States, and where prohibited by law. The “Chicago Fire” Name a Character (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on July 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM PT and end on August 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM PT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Pacific Time (“PT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE PARTICIPATING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT PROVIDES FOR INDEMNIFICATION OF THE SPONSOR AND OTHER SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES BY YOU, A CLASS ACTION AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER, A REQUIREMENT THAT MOST DISPUTES BE SETTLED BY MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION, AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who, at time of entry and at all other times during the Sweepstakes, are: (a) permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories); (b) age thirteen (13) years or older; and (c) do not have a criminal record or act (or have previously acted) in a manner that may or will bring the Sponsor into disrepute, in Sponsor’s sole judgment. ANY ENTRANT WHO IS BETWEEN THE AGES OF THIRTEEN (13) TO EIGHTEEN (18) AND/OR WHO IS A MINOR IN THEIR STATE OF RESIDENCE MUST HAVE THE PERMISSION OF THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Wolf Television, Inc., 16030 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA 91436 (“Sponsor”), NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
Upon submission, all Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsor the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable license to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Entries and to incorporate the Statement in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such license to Sponsor and that the Sponsor’s reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Statement, including in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter developed, will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsor’s standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion, such Statement (and related Entry) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration, if applicable. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsor shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement. If the use of the Statement incurs excessive fees, including but not limited to Guild payments, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such Statement (and the related Entry).
Limit: one (1) entry during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means or by any means that subverts the entry process will be disqualified. Entries must be received before August 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM PT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Community account, as applicable, will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” of a Community account is defined as the person assigned to the Community account by Community. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s full name, Community username, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
FINALIST AND WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
Round 1: Finalist Selection: On or about August 2, 2021, up to five (5) finalists (each a “Finalist”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsor from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Each Finalist will receive a Finalist Prize, described below, and advance to Round 2: Grand Prize Winner Selection, subject to verification of eligibility. Sponsor reserves the right to pick fewer than 5 Finalists (or none at all) or to extend the Sweepstakes Period if the Sweepstakes does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion.
Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to notify Finalists at the phone number submitted at the time of entry. Sponsor may share Finalists’ names and contact information with Sweepstakes Entities and/or any prize provider, as applicable, if necessary. Finalists (or, if Finalist is a minor in his or her state of residence, Finalist’s parent or legal guardian) may be required as a condition of continued eligibility to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Waiver of Liability, and, except where prohibited, Publicity Release (collectively, “Finalist Documents”) within 2 days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification. If any potential Finalist cannot be reached or is found ineligible, cannot or does not comply with the foregoing requirements and these Official Rules, or does not satisfactorily execute all of the Finalist Documents, that potential Finalist will be disqualified and an alternate Finalist(s) may be selected. Sponsor may require and potential Finalists must be willing to voluntarily submit to and complete a background check with an outside vendor of Sponsor’s choosing as a condition of continued eligibility.
Round 2: Grand Prize Winner Selection: On or about August 5, 2021, one (1) potential grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsor from the verified Finalists.
Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to notify a potential Finalist/Winner at the phone number submitted at the time of entry. Sponsor may share potential Finalist/Winner’s name and contact information with Sweepstakes Entities and/or any prize provider, as applicable, if necessary. Potential Finalist/Winner (or, if potential Finalist/ Winner is a minor in his/her/their state of residence, his/her/their parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Finalist/Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Finalist/Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Finalist/Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Finalist/Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.
All potential FINALISTS/WINNERS are subject to verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. AN entrant is not a winner of any prize unless and until entrant’s eligibility HAS been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete.
There will be five (5) prizes awarded: one (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize”), to be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner, and four (4) finalist prizes (“Finalist Prizes”, each a “Finalist Prize”), to be awarded to each Finalist that did not win a Grand Prize. The Finalist Prizes and the Grand Prize will be referred to collectively as “Prizes” and individually as a “Prize” unless otherwise noted herein.
Each Finalist Prize will consist of the following: One (1) Wolf merchandise pack, including a branded hat, hoodie, mask, and pin.
The Grand Prize will consist of the following: A signed script from an episode of “Chicago Fire” and the opportunity to have a character on “Chicago Fire” named using the Winner’s name (as provided in the Winner’s Statement), subject to production exigencies and satisfactory completion of all legal requirements (as determined by Sweepstakes Entities), as well as a Wolf merchandise pack, including a branded hat, hoodie, mask, and pin.
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is one hundred fifty dollars ($150). Total ERV of all Prizes is seven hundred fifty dollars ($750). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. For any Prize with an ARV of six hundred dollars ($600) or greater, Sponsor will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won.
All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion. Sponsor reserve the right to substitute the Prizes (or portion thereof) with a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Finalist/Winner. Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, or transferred by Finalist/Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above; however, Sponsor reserves the right to make equivalent prize substitutions at its discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes.. Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Sweepstakes. If, by reason of a technical or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, prize winner(s) will be selected in accordance with the winner selection method described above from among all eligible claimants making purportedly valid claims to award the advertised number of prizes available. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or cancellation of the prize delivery due to unforeseen circumstances, or those outside of their control. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Finalist/Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
IDEA MISAPPROPRIATION WAIVER: By entering the Sweepstakes and submitting an Entry, entrants agree to and acknowledge the following: “I understand that although I may believe my Entry to be unique and novel, there may be preexisting ideas, concepts, or proposals that are similar to my Entry.” Entrants recognize that other persons, including Sweepstakes Entities’ own employees, may have submitted to Sweepstakes Entities, NBCUniversal Media, LLC or its affiliates (including, without limitation, NBC West, Universal Television, USA Cable Entertainment, SYFY, Universal Cable Productions, Universal Network Television, Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, E!, Esquire, Wilshire Studios, Cloo, Chiller, Sprout, MSNBC, CNBC, Peacock Productions, Stamford Media Center & Productions, Telemundo, NBC Universo, Fluency, Telemundo Internacional, NBC Owned Television Stations, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, NBCUniversal Television Studio Digital Development, and Peacock TV, collectively “NBCUniversal”) or others, or made public, or may in the future originate and submit or make public, similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals that Sweepstakes Entities may have the right to use, and entrants understand that they will not be entitled to any compensation because of Sweepstakes Entities’ use of such similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals in any manner. Entrants further understand and agree that Sweepstakes Entities’ use of material containing features or elements similar or identical to those contained in their Entry will not obligate Sweepstakes Entities’ to negotiate with entrants or entitle them to any compensation if Sweepstakes Entities determine that they have an independent legal right to use that other material for any reason (for example, because the features or elements are not new or novel, were not originated by entrants, or were or may hereafter be independently created and submitted by other persons, including employees of Sweepstakes Entities). Finally, each Entrant expressly acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Entrant relating to or arising out of Sponsor’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Statement or other material submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of “Chicago Fire” or any material based on or allegedly based on the Statement or the Entry, and each entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE; INDEMNIFICATION: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors,.and administrators (a) that the Sweepstakes Entities, Community, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including personal injury or death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prize, entry, or participation in this Sweepstakes or in any sweepstakes-related activity, or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery; (b (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize;; and (e) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned.
PUBLICITY/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELEASE: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Finalist’s/Winner’s permission and grant to Sweepstakes Entities (which grant will be confirmed in writing on request) and its designees the right and permission to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, his/her/their Entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, opinions and biographical information (including but not limited to hometown and state), prize information, quotes attributable to Finalist/Winner, and any other elements of Finalist’s/Winner’s persona for advertising, trade, and promotional purposes (including the announcement of his or her name on television or radio broadcast) without additional consideration, compensation, permission, or notification, including in a list to be used by sponsor and its designees and its partners to re-target entrants via email or any website belonging to Sweepstakes Entities, unless prohibited by law.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, pandemic/epidemic, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsor reserve the right to select Finalists/Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website. Sponsor may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
DISPUTES: The Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of the Finalists and Winner, available after December 1, 2021, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by January 1, 2022 to: 100 Universal City Plaza, Building 2252, Universal City, CA 91608 c/o Wolf Social Media Team or email [email protected].
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Community. Entrants are providing information to Sponsor and not to Community.