Rail Europe Austria Rail Pass Giveaway Terms and Conditions

Rail Europe Austria Rail Pass Giveaway (Sweepstakes)
Official Rules


Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The “Rail Europe Austria Rail Pass Giveaway” Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 13, 2018 and ends at 12:00 p.m., (“ET”) on June 22, 2018 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Sweepstakes is sponsored by RAIL EUROPE NORTH AMERICA, INC. (“RAIL EUROPE”) 333 Westchester Ave. – 2nd Floor West Building, Suite W2200, White Plains, NY 10604 (“Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY: The “Rail Europe Austria Rail Pass Giveaway” Sweepstakes (“the Sweepstakes”) is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry. Employees, officers and representatives of RAIL EUROPE (the “Sponsor”), their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”) and members of the immediate family (mother, father, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit RAIL EUROPE’S blog at www.blog.raileurope.com and find the entry titled “Top 5 Cities in Austria by Train (+ a Giveaway!)” Towards the bottom of the blog post, there will be a Rafflecopter widget where contestants can enter the giveaway. Contestants must follow the directions within this Rafflecopter widget to enter to win the prize.

The Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, or incomplete Sweepstakes entries. By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the Rail Europe Blog; (b) violating the Official Rules or (c) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Entries will not be acknowledged. By participating, you consent for the Sponsor to obtain and use your name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and to contact Entrant and/or to offer products or services.

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected at random using the Rafflecopter widget. Potential winner will be contacted by e-mail and will be asked to respond to provide their full name, telephone number, date of birth, mail and/or email address, and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor, which must be returned within three (3) days of the date appearing on the prize notification.  Return of the prize notification e-mail as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by a potential winner will result in such potential winner’s disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate.

PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize winner will win 1 (one) 1st class Eurail Austria Pass, as well as a $300 USD gift card from Hotelgift.com. Rail Pass must be issued in the name of the winner. Passes are based on availability and at Rail Europe’s discretion. All travel must be completed within one year of acceptance of this prize. A minimum of three (3) weeks prior to departure is required to process the request. Once the rail pass is issued, it cannot be changed. Rail pass is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, cannot be sold and/or bartered and has no cash value. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize is $499 USD.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: The Grand Prize may not be awarded in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received that meet the minimum criteria outlined in these Official Rules. By accepting a Prize, recipient agrees to release the Sponsor from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available.

GENERAL: By accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, recipient grants to the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries and related companies, and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the recipient’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. By participating in the contest and accepting the Grand Prize, recipient also grants Sponsor the right to use the winning hashtag in any and all media on Sponsor’s social media channels, company websites, and online/offline promotional materials. The winning hashtag becomes property of the Sponsor. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR , THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES.

By participating, entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, dealers, distributors, suppliers, Prize provider and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). Winner acknowledges that Sponsor 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 the Prize.

INTERNET LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes 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 New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, 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.

SPONSOR: RAIL EUROPE NORTH AMERICA, INC., 333 Westchester Ave. – 2nd Floor West Building, Suite W2200, White Plains, NY 10604. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress, or any other social media website.

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