Saved By Hercules Contest Official Rules
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Please read these Official Rules before entering the Saved By Hercules Contest (the “Contest”). By entering this online Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements stated below.
Hercules USA provides musicians with a stand they can trust. Judges will choose the winning entries based on the stories submitted on the entry forms. Prizes will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules.
THE CONTEST IS OFFERED ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES AND ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF, AND LIVING WITHIN, THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (EXCEPT FLORIDA, NEW YORK AND RHODE ISLAND) WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF TIME OF ENTRY IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE THE CONTEST IS NOT PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. CONTEST ENTRY IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
Sponsor and Administrator
The sole sponsor of the Contest is KHS America, Inc., a Tennessee corporation (“Sponsor”), whose address is 12020 Volunteer Blvd., Mount Juliet, TN 37122. KHS America is also the sole administrator (“Administrator”) of the Contest. Administrator is responsible for collecting and processing entries and the overall administration of the Contest. Entrants should look solely to Administrator with any questions, comments, or problems related to the Contest. The contact for Administrator with respect to questions related to the Contest is Kevin Philbin, who can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org during Administrator’s normal business hours. Contacting Kevin Philbin does not constitute entry into the Contest and will not improve any entrant’s chances of winning a prize. No correspondence or contact other than that specified in these Official Rules will be accepted as an entry in the Contest.
The Contest is only offered in the United States and is open only to legal residents of, and living within, the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (Except Florida, New York and Rhode Island) who are 18 years of age or older as of the time of entry and have submitted the appropriate waiver described in these official rules, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. Residents of Puerto Rico and / or other U.S. territories and possessions are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor and Administrator, Sponsor’s and Administrator’s affiliates, and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate families of such employees, officers, and directors (including their parents, siblings, children and spouses) and members of the same household of such employees, officers, and directors (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter the Contest.
The Contest begins on April 18, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on April 10, 2023 (the “Contest Period”). The computer of Administrator’s contact person is the official timekeeping device for the Contest.
How to Enter
An individual can enter the Contest during the Contest Period using the following method(s): Completing the online form titled: “Saved By Hercules Entry Form” located at https://form.jotform.com/213266281568158. You may also mail your entry to: Saved By Hercules Contest, 12020 Volunteer Blvd, Mt. Juliet TN, 37122. LIMIT 1 ENTRY PER STAND OR DAMAGED INSTRUMENT. All entries become the property of Administrator and will not be acknowledged or returned. No correspondence or contact other than that specified in these Official Rules will be accepted as an entry in the Contest. Entries that are misdirected, lost, late, incorrect, incomplete, illegible, stolen, mutilated, invalid, received with postage-due or undeliverable for any reason (including, without limitation, by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, or incompatibility with Sponsor’s, Administrator’s or other third-party servers involved in the entry or prize claim processes) will not be eligible. Entries generated by automated means will be void and will not be eligible. Proof of submission of a completed survey by an entrant does not constitute proof of delivery to Administrator of the contest entry form. The Administrator’s decisions with respect to completion and delivery of valid contest entry forms will be final.
Up to 100 Hercules Instrument Stands (each such stand, “the Prize”) will be awarded from April 18, 2022 – April 18, 2023. Winners will receive a Hercules single instrument stand that correlates to the damaged stand or the stand that caused the damage described in their Entry Forms. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”) of each Prize is $50-$100. Actual retail value may vary. The odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of valid entries received by Administrator during the contest period.
- Entrant must be the owner or authorized user of the stand or stand that caused the damage to the instrument.
- All entries must include a story of how the instrument stand failed to perform in accordance with its normal and intended use. Failures due to abuse, failure to follow stand usage instructions or intentional acts of destruction or breakage are not eligible.
- All entries must include 1-3 original photos or videos of the stand or damaged instrument due to the stand.
- Photos or videos must be in its original recorded state depicted actual observed conditions and real events, and cannot be edited or altered in any way, including but not limited to removing, adding, reversing, or distorting subjects within any frame, or the creation of any computer-generated image, deep fake or similar fictional depiction of a stand or instrument.
- By completing and submitting an entry form and the required photo or video proof , the entrant understands and agrees that Sponsor, anyone acting on behalf of Sponsor, and Sponsor’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, the entrant’s entry, first name, picture(s), video(s), story, and statements about the Contest, for news, publicity, information, trade information, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent from the Entrant. By entering this contest, the Entrant represents and warrants that (i) the event actually occurred as depicted and described in the Entry Form and accompanying submissions, and was not fabricated, faked or created solely for the purpose of entering the Contest; (ii) the Entrant has complied with the Contest Requirements, and (iii) their entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that these representations and warranties are not accurate, or that Entrant or the Entry do not meet Contest Requirements, or that the Entrant’s entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, the Entrant will be disqualified without further notice. If the content of the entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, or the submitted photo or video has been staged, faked, fabricated, then the Entrant shall, at their sole expense, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates and their successors and assigns from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which an indemnified party may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such claim.
How the Contest Works
An individual may submit one entry per stand that has failed or instrument that has been damaged due to a stand that failed. Only one prize will be awarded per instrument damaged. Entries are valid for the duration of the Contest Period.
Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria (“Criteria”): (i) assessment of damage (ii) substance of story submitted. Using the Criteria, the judges will select 1-2 entries weekly from April 25, 2022 – April 18, 2023 that meet the Contest Requirements, subject to verification of the entrant’s eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules.
Administrator will mail or email, in Administrator’s discretion, notice (the “Notice”) to the selected entrants at the email or mailing address provided in the entrants’ Official Contest entry form. If a Notice is returned, deemed undeliverable, or the selected entrant has not responded within 7 days after Administrator sends the Notice, or if the selected entrant is found to be ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, Administrator may decide, in its sole discretion, that the selected entrant has forfeited the prize, and Administrator may select an alternate winner from eligible entrants.
Only after Administrator has determined to its sole satisfaction that an entrant has met all eligibility requirements of the Contest (including, without limitation, the execution and timely return of the Notice) will such individual be declared a “winner” of the Contest. Where a verified winner, Administrator may, at its option, deliver the winner’s prize by shipping, at Administrator’s expense, at the mailing address provided by the winner within 180 days after Administrator determines that the entrant has met all eligibility requirements, complied with the Official Rules and won a prize.
In case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, an entry will be declared made by the registered name and mailing address shown in the Contest entry form. Any potential prize winner may be requested to provide Administrator with proof of identity and compliance with the Contest Requirements satisfactory to Administrator proving that such person is the prize winner and has complied with the Contest Requirements.
Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize shall constitute and signify the winner’s consent that Sponsor, Administrator, and their affiliates may use the winner’s name, likeness, image, voice, photographs, biographical information, address (city and state) and written statements made by the winner about the Contest, Sponsor’s or Administrator’s products and Sponsor or Administrator for promotional purposes, in all forms of media, in perpetuity and without monetary payment or additional consideration. Administrator reserves the right to announce the identity of each Contest prize winner and the prize awarded to each such winner on any of Sponsor’s or Administrator’s marketing platforms such as websites, social sites, or email, or on those of their affiliates.
Any difference between the stated value and the actual value of any prize will not be awarded. If a winner cannot accept prize as stated, the prize may be forfeited. The value associated with a prize may be taxable to the winner as income, and, if so, the winner is solely responsible for any taxes, including, but not limited to, all applicable federal, state and local taxes, that become due with respect to the value of the prize. If the combined, gross proceeds from this and all other prizes over the course of the calendar year, equal or exceed $600, the Sponsor or Administrator is required to report the value of a prize to the Internal Revenue Service in the year that the winner receives the prize, Sponsor or Administrator will report to the prize winner and the Internal Revenue Service in the form of a Form 1099-MISC. If Sponsor or Administrator is required to report the value of a prize to the Internal Revenue Service on Form 1099-MISC, the winner must provide applicable information, such as a social security number, in order to receive the prize. Any and all fees, expenses, service charges, gratuities, and other costs related to acceptance and use of a prize not specifically stated herein are solely the responsibility of the individual prize winner. No prize may be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash, except that Administrator reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to offer a prize winner the option of receiving a cash prize substitute. A winner is responsible for any loss of the prize or damage to the prize after it has been delivered. Administrator will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Unclaimed and unawarded prizes will not be awarded.
Use of Registration Information
Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operations or transmissions, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of, or failure of Sponsor or Administrator to receive any entry or prize claim information on account of human or technical problems in any combination thereof. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned (including, without limitation, due to infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor and Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest). The Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By entering: (a) participants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules; (b) participants release Sponsor and Administrator, their directors, officers, shareholders, employees, affiliates, agents, representatives, vendors and such persons’ directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses, costs or damages of any kind caused by participation in the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes; and (c) PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, AND OTHER RELEASED ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS HAVE NEITHER MADE, NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR, ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE PRIZES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THEIR QUALITY, MECHANICAL CONDITION, OR FITNESS, EXCEPT FOR ANY STANDARD LIMITED WARRANTY OFFERED BY ANY MANUFACTURER OF THE NON-CASH PRIZES.
Administrator may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning any prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that the entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, multiple entries, deception, or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or Sponsor’s or Administrator’s agents or representatives.
WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, OR THEIR WEBSITES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforce-ability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the Tennessee. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Davidson County, Tennessee and all entrants agree to the personal jurisdiction of and venue in such courts. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Tennessee and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Tennessee. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages. The Official Rules have not been authorized, issued or approved by any court, official or agency of the United States, any state or other governmental authority or by any lawyer, law firm or insurance or brokerage company.
Winners List / Official Rules
Additional copies of these Official Rules and a list of prize winners, available after May 18, 2023 may be obtained by mailing a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Saved By Hercules Contest
Attn: Kevin Philbin
KHS America, Inc.
12020 Volunteer Blvd.
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Vermont residents may omit postage. One request per envelope. All mail requests for a winners’ list must be received by Administrator by June 18, 2023.