Terms & Conditions
Welcome to the Compass Media/VisitSouth “Panama City Beach Vacation Sweepstakes” (the Sweepstakes). Participants in the Sweepstakes will enter for a chance to win, via random drawing, a 4 day/3 night stay in a three bedroom beachfront condominium, All-Access pass to Cobra Adventure Park and Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center.
The sweepstakes begins on January 24, 2014 and will run for approximately twelve (12) months. Entrants can enter online through VisitSouth.com.
The sweepstakes is FREE to enter. No purchase or entry fee necessary to enter or win.
VisitSouth and Compass Media, Inc. will serve as the Administrator(s) of the sweepstakes and will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding violations of the rules.
To be eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, you must be: (a) a resident of the United States; (b) at least age 25 or over on the date prize is awarded.
Employees of VisitSouth and Compass Media, Inc. (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Entities") and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible to win. "Immediate family or household" is defined as a parent, sibling or any person residing in the same household as an employee of the Sweepstakes Entities. Void where prohibited by law. Such excluded persons may enter, but WILL NOT be eligible to receive a Grand Prize (the "Prize").
This prize is sponsored by Compass Media, Inc. and VisitSouth, and these sponsors will receive all contest entries. Those that enter this contest may receive travel information and deals from Compass Media or VisitSouth. Accommodations provided are subject to blackout periods. Additional information will be provided to the contest winner upon redeeming certificate for stay.
Contest will end December 30, 2014. Prizes expire on June 30, 2015. Accommodations provided at are subject to blackout periods. Additional information will be provided to the contest winner upon redeeming certificate for stay. Prize is based on availability. Airfare/transportation is not included. One winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about January 3, 2015. Decisions are final. One entry per household. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any are the winner’s responsibility. The drawing will be conducted by Compass Media, Inc. Offer open to residents of the U.S., except for employees and families of Compass Media, Inc. Void where prohibited by law. Winner may be asked to execute an affidavit of eligibility and release. Winner’s name may be obtained by writing to Compass Media, Inc. 175 Northshore Place, Gulf Shores, AL 36542.
All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sweepstakes Entities. Each participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, their parent companies and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, shareholders & agents (collectively, "Releasees") from any & all claims or liability in connection with participation in this promotion or acceptance or use of the Prize(s). Acceptance of the Prize(s) constitutes permission for Administrator and its designees to use the name, city and state, and likeness of the Prize Winner(s) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.
Prize will be awarded to the winner based on a random drawing among all entrants. Prize winner will be notified by e-mail and, if necessary, U.S. mail and phone assuming participant provides accurate contact information when entering the sweepstakes. Prize(s) not claimed by the winner(s) within 5-days of the first notification attempt may be canceled or awarded to another participant.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible participants who enter the sweepstakes.
Legal Disclaimers and General Conditions
Potential winner(s) will be required to sign and return, within fifteen (15) days of first notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release. Failure to return such documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules, the return of the Prize or prize notification or if the potential Prize Winner declines the Prize for any reason, the Prize may be awarded to an alternate Prize Winner.
Except where prohibited by law, the Prize Winner's acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use Prize Winner's name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and address (city and state) worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. Participants agree to Administrator's use of their names and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
All federal, state, local, and provincial laws and regulations apply.
Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late or misdirected on-line entries or transactions, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a contestant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to halt or modify the Sweepstakes at any time during the Sweepstakes period if events beyond their control compromise the Sweepstakes, fairness or integrity.
Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Prize Winner(s) or the distribution of the Prize(s).
Sweepstakes Entities, at their sole discretion, may disqualify any participant from participating in the Sweepstakes, refuse to award Prize(s) if participant engages in any conduct Sweepstakes Entities deem to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Sweepstakes or detrimental to other participants. Such improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, falsifying personal information required during Sweepstakes registration or Prize claim, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating entries or prizes through methods such as automated computer scripts or other programming techniques, allowing others to use the participant's personal information for the purpose of accumulating entries or prizes, tampering with Sweepstakes Entities' administration of this promotion, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise tamper with the computer programs on any website associated with the promotion. Participant further acknowledges that the forfeiture of the Prize and/or return of any part of the prize shall in no way prevent Sweepstakes Entities from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct.
Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is randomized and intended solely to raise awareness of the Sweepstakes Entity.
For winner information or an additional copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: VisitSouth Beach Getaway Sweepstakes, c/o
Compass Media, Inc.,
175 Northshore Place,
Gulf Shores, AL 36542.
Specify "Rules" or "Winners List." Residents of VT may omit return postage.
If for any reason the Internet portion of the sweepstakes promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, the Sweepstakes Entities further reserve the right to award prize to another eligible participant in accordance with these Official Rules.
The Sweepstakes Entities and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies assume no responsibility 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 transactions. The Sweepstakes Entities and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry or transaction to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes.
Lost or Corrupted Entries
The Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries or mail if applicable; or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. The Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliates and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by registration information submitted by end users or tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes, and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the Sweepstakes.
Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, injury or damage to any participants or to any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from this Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH CONTESTANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet 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.
Any entry that is incomplete, late, or does not fully comply with these terms and agreements will be subject to disqualification.
In the event that the Sweepstakes is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, the Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to discontinue or modify the Sweepstakes, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Sweepstakes Entities shall have no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such an action.
The Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Sweepstakes; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of this Sweepstakes; and/or (c) in these terms and agreements including but not limited to errors in advertising, the official rules, these terms and agreements, the selection and announcement of the winner or the distribution of the prize(s). In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) the Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to modify these terms and agreements or sweepstakes rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity or error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
Prize Winner and Prize
The Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, the selection and announcement of the Prize Winner(s), the distribution of the Prize(s), the acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of any part of the Prize(s) and/or any injury or damage to any participant's or third person's health, well-being, or property related to or resulting from any part of the Prize(s) or any part of this Sweepstakes.
Each participant in the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the prize winner(s), hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize, participation in this Sweepstakes, and participation in any activity related to this Sweepstakes.
Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties
IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES AND/OR THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES' TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $100. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE SERVICE INCLUDING THE PRIZE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these terms and agreements and official rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these terms and agreements, official rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted at a location selected by the Sweepstakes Entities.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
THESE TERMS AND AGREEMENTS AND OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these terms and agreements and official rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these terms and agreements and official rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Georgia state and federal courts. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
Administrator/Prize Provider Mailing Address
Compass Media, Inc.
175 Northshore Place,
Gulf Shores, AL 36542