Call the Match Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU MUST HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT AND FOLLOW THE NEW YORK RED BULLS (@NEWYORKREDBULLS) TO PARTICIPATE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. NO TRAVEL OR ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED WITH PRIZE.

ELIGIBILITY:

The #CallTheMatch (“Contest”) entry period begins on August 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends following the final closing whistle of the New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew game (the “Game”) on August 10, 2013 (the “Entry Period”). The time shall be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems, and Sponsor may also rely on the time processing functions of Twitter, as relevant. Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Contest.

The Contest is open to legal residents of New York and New Jersey who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius from Harrison, New Jersey. Void where prohibited. Employees of Red Bulls New York, Inc. (“Sponsor”), subsidiaries, affiliates (including, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. and Soccer United Marketing, LLC), advertising agencies, public relations agencies, Judging Panel (defined below), prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or those living in the same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. To participate, entrants must have a Twitter account.

Information about this Contest will be posted at twitter.com/NewYorkRedBulls (the “Site”).

TO ENTER:

During the Entry Period, there is one (1) way to enter via Twitter.  Entrants can access Twitter by computer or smartphone Twitter application. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit ten (10) entries per person, per Twitter account and per household, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entries received from any person or Twitter account or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void.  Any attempt by an entrant to use multiple Twitter accounts may result in disqualification of entrant at the discretion of the Sponsor. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents will void all entries by that entrant.

To enter, entrant must be a registered user of www.twitter.com.  If entrant is not a registered user of Twitter, entrant must visit www.twitter.com to register for free.  Registration for and use of the twitter.com system and other Twitter applications are subject to Twitter’s terms and conditions, and Sponsor has no responsibility with respect to such registration or use.

If you don’t already follow @NewYorkRedBulls on Twitter, visit the Site and click on the icon to follow @NewYorkRedBulls (the “Feed”) from your Twitter account. During the Entry Period, entrants will be asked to tweet about the Game and submit their best original call of the match by including the hashtag #CallTheMatch in the body of their text tweet. Any tweet containing a link to a video or photo will be ineligible.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected entries or entries not received regardless of cause. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been directly submitted by the authorized account holder of the primary e-mail address associated with the submitting Twitter account. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address associated with the Twitter account by the relevant entity responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the relevant domain. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

In the planning, creation, and distribution of your entry, you warrant and represent that you will abide by all laws, regulations, and ordinances and that you will not harm, attempt to harm, or threaten to harm any person (including yourself) or property. You further warrant and represent that you will take the highest level of care in planning, creating, and distributing your entry. The entry must be appropriate for public viewing. Without limiting the foregoing, the entry must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, violate any laws or otherwise contain content which Sponsor in its sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable. Your entry must also not disparage or cast a negative light on any person, entity, or brand, product, or service. 

Entries that do not comply with the above requirements may not be eligible and, if submitted, may be removed at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules. Entrants agree to reimburse Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates in full in respect of any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees that they may sustain from the breach of a representation or warranty made by the entrant hereunder.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant in its sole discretion. If any process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, Sponsor reserves the right to use another means to determine the winner(s), i.e. ask the Judging Panel to determine qualifying entries. All entries are subject to verification.

WINNER SELECTION:

On or about the day after the close of the Entry Period, a judging panel that consists of qualified representatives selected by Sponsor (the “Judging Panel”) will review the eligible entries. The Judging Panel will judge such entries based on the following criteria: (a) creativity, (b) originality, and (c) responsiveness to the Contest (as weighted by the Judging Panel in its sole discretion, the “Criteria”). The Judging Panel will determine one (1) Grand Prize Winner and five (5) Runner Up Winners.

The selected winners are subject to verification.

PRIZES: The following prizes will be awarded as indicated below:

Grand Prize Winner. The one (1) verified Grand Prize Winner will receive two (2) Manager Box seats to any 2013 regular season New York Red Bulls game played at Red Bull Arena (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,000); and

Runner Up Winners. The five (5) verified Runner Up Winners will each receive two (2) Club Seats to any 2013 regular season New York Red Bulls game played at Red Bull Arena (ARV: $400 each).

Total ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Contest: $3,000.

No travel arrangements or accommodations are provided as part of any prize and will be the sole responsibility of each winner and attending guest(s).

All prizes are awarded "AS IS." Neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, authenticity, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Contest or any prize. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizes consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizes are subject to terms, conditions, expiration dates, and restrictions imposed by the manufacturer of the prize or issuer in the case of event tickets, gift cards, or other instruments. Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Sponsor if required by law.

Major League Soccer game, event, and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of Major League Soccer and/or Sponsor, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Soccer, is not played due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason.  Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the prize.  Sponsor reserve the right to remove or deny entry to winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at any game, event or exhibition.  Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Soccer game, event or exhibition.

WINNER NOTIFICATION/RELEASES:

On or around August 16, 2013, Sponsor shall notify the potential winners. The potential prize winner(s) will be contacted through the submitting Twitter account. If a potential winner does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours after the first attempted contact from Sponsor he or she will be disqualified and the prize awarded to an alternate winner as determined by the Judging Panel. The potential prize winner(s) may be asked to provide confirmation that he or she is the owner of the relevant Twitter account. Each potential winner may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a scan or photo of legal ID, Release of Liability and/or, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release and also to have any companion(s) that will participate in the prize activities, if applicable, return the same documentation before claiming the prize or being allowed to participate in any prize activities.

By entering and/or participating, entrants agree:

  1. to be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy as set forth in these Official Rules; 

  2. that the decision of the Sponsor is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest;

  3. to be contacted by Sponsor by e-mail, telephone, and/or mail; and

  4. to release and hold the Released Parties (defined below) harmless from and against any and all liability for injuries and/or damages (including death) sustained in connection with acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of a prize or related to participation in the Contest.

PUBLICITY & MARKETING:

Submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrants’ name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Contest (whether or not required), including, without limitation, mailing address, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle, during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use entrant’s personal information for purposes of administration of the Contest. Entrants also may opt-in to be added to Sponsor’s customer database and to permit Sponsor to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (located at redbullarena.us) or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s e-mails). You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION:

By entering this Contest, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, Twitter Inc., and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities, from any exploitation of the entry (including, any claim of infringement or violation of publicity rights) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Contest; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the Contest; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Contest.

OTHER TERMS:

Decisions of Sponsor on all matters related to the Contest are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

GOVERNING LAW & MANDATORY ARBITRATION:

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws, and you shall be deemed to have agreed to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New York courts. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action.

SEVERABILITY:

If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

NO AFFILIATION WITH TWITTER:

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to Sponsor, not to Twitter.

WINNER LIST:

List of the Winners will be posted on the Site on or around August 23, 2013.

SPONSOR:

Red Bulls New York, Inc., 600 Cape May Street, Harrison, NJ  07029