Official Rules Illinois Alumni Insiders Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

Eligibility: The drawings (the “Sweepstakes”) are open only to legal residents of the United States who are members (“Members”) of the University of Illinois (UI) Alumni Association’s Illinois Alumni Insiders community (“Illinois Alumni Insiders Community”), which further requires that entrants be between the ages of 36-55 and were awarded a degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Employees of the UI Alumni Association staff and family are ineligible to receive any prizes awarded. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is the University of Illinois Alumni Association, located at 601 S. Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801. As the Sponsor of this Sweepstakes, the UI Alumni Association is responsible for the marketing of the Sweepstakes, distribution of the Illinois Alumni Insiders surveys and the dispensation of the Sweepstake prizes.

Administrator: The Administrator of this Sweepstakes is Vision Critical, located at 200 Granville Street, Mezzanine Floor, Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4 Canada. As the Administrator of this Sweepstakes, Vision Critical is responsible for retaining submitted surveys and the random selection of each Sweepstakes.

How to Enter: The Sweepstakes consists of eight (8) drawings, each entered by completing an associated survey. Each survey will be available on the Illinois Alumni Insider Community website for at least 14 days between March 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Eligible Members completing and submitting a survey on the Illinois Alumni Insiders Community website during the Sweepstakes Period, will be entered in the related drawing. A Member can enter in all drawings in the Sweepstakes by completing all surveys, but may need to visit the Illinois Alumni Insiders websi­­­­te multiple times to do so during the Sweepstakes. There are two methods to access surveys:  by logging  into the Illinois Alumni Insiders web portal or by following a link provided in an email. To complete and submit the surveys and enter the respective drawings by logging into the web portal, Members will log in to the Illinois Alumni Insiders Community website at https://www.illinoisalumniinsiders.org and navigate through the Member Sign In. Upon signing in, Members will visit the Illinois Alumni Insiders “Home” tab and then select an available survey by clicking on the survey name.  Some  Members may receive email notification of new surveys being launched, and such emails will contain links which can be clicked for direct access to the survey on the website, with web portal log in required.  Incomplete surveys are not eligible as entries in the related drawings. Each survey will be launched and close during the Sweepstakes Period, as described in the “Timing” section below. An individual who visits the Illinois Alumni Insiders website, either through the web portal or email, during the Sweepstakes period will be able to participate in any ongoing survey that he or she has not previously submitted, but will be unable to enter drawings where the associated Survey has already closed. A Member can only enter a drawing one time by submitting the associated survey. The Sponsor or Administrator is not responsible for any failed survey submissions, or any inability by a Member to login to the Website.

Timing: The Sweepstakes Period begins on March 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) and ends June 30, 2017 at 5 p.m. CDT (“Sweepstakes Period”). The first survey will be launched on March 9, 2017 and new surveys will be launched as follows during the Sweepstakes period. One new survey will be released approximately every two weeks during the Sweepstakes period and made available at 10 a.m. CDT on the day it launches. Each survey will generally be available for a full 14 days from its launch, but survey availability may be extended at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor’s clock is the official time keeping device for the drawings and Sweepstakes.

Selection of Potential Winners: A potential winner will be chosen randomly from all entrants in each drawing by the Administrator. One (1) winner will be drawn at random within 24 hours of a survey closing. The UI Alumni Association is the sole judging organization whose decisions as to the operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

Verification of Potential Winner: To win, each potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. A potential winner will be notified by email (“Notification”) within approximately three (3) business days following selection of the winner. In order to claim a prize, the potential winner must respond to the Notification within 72 hours using the method indicated in the Notification, and will be required to sign and return to Sponsor one or more documents including an affidavit of eligibility, and releases for liability and publicity (“Affirmation”) which must be postmarked within seven (7) days of Notification. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to sign and return the Affirmation within the specified time period, or otherwise to cooperate with Sponsor in providing needed information for tax reporting or other requirements, the potential winner will be disqualified forfeit the prize.

In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the UI Alumni Association may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from the remaining eligible entries in the same drawing, or may at its sole discretion elect not to award the prize.

Prizes: One (1) winner will be selected for each of the eight (8) surveys administered during the Sweepstakes Period. Each survey will include information as to which prize will be awarded in the related drawing. The following is a list of the prizes to be awarded: four (4) Illini swag bags (complete with Illini t-shirt, pennant and annual membership in the UI Alumni Association) each with an approximate retail value of $50 and four (4) $25 Visa cash cards. Prizes will be sent at by United State Postal Service or by a private mail carrier at Sponsor’s cost to the address provided by the winner in the Affirmation, but will not be shipped to addresses outside of the United States. Prizes will be shipped within two weeks after the winner has returned the Affirmation to Sponsor.

Disclaimer and Limitations of Liability: The Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to any prize. No cash or other substitution is permitted, except as provided herein at the UI Alumni Association’s sole discretion. Prizes are nontransferable, unless otherwise specifically approved by the UI Alumni Association in writing. The UI Alumni Association reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Except as specifically included in the prize description, the winner is solely responsible for all travel and applicable taxes, fees and surcharges associated with prize receipt and/or use. Neither the Sponsor nor the Administrator is responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor or Administrator. The UI Alumni Association reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond the UI Alumni Association’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by the UI Alumni Association in its sole discretion. In such event, the UI Alumni Association reserves the right to award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The UI Alumni Association reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with or attempting to gain unauthorized access to the UI Alumni Association’s Illinois Alumni Insiders website or Administrator’s systems or servers, tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, acting in violation of these Rules or state or federal law, or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the UI Alumni Association or Administrator reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The UI Alumni Association’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. All entrants release Administrator and Sponsor and each of these entities’ respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, partners, equity holders, agents, employees, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of the prizes, including liability for personal injury, damages, death or monetary loss. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, traffic congestion or disconnections in phone or internet lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes.

Publicity: If permitted by law, the winner will be required to sign, as part of the Affirmation, a release allowing the UI Alumni Association to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information, and biographical information for publicity and Sweepstakes purposes without further compensation.

Rules: The Official Rules are located at https://illinoisalumni.org/official-rules-illinois-alumni-insiders-sweepstakes/ and can also be received in writing by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Official Rules Illinois Alumni Insiders Sweepstakes
UI Alumni Association
601 S. Lincoln Ave
Urbana, IL 61801.

Winner’s List: To obtain a list of the names of winners of prizes mail your request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, up to sixty (60) days after the close of the Sweepstakes Period, to:

Winners List
Illinois Alumni Insiders Sweepstakes
UI Alumni Association
601 S. Lincoln Ave
Urbana, IL 61801.