SMALL BUSINESS EXPO SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

No Purchase Necessary to enter or win.  A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.  

A number of drawings for various prizes (the “Sweepstakes”) will be conducted by Film, Stage and ShowBiz Expo LLC d/b/a Small Business Expo, a New York limited liability company located at 555 8th Avenue, Suite 1603, New York, NY 10018 (“Sponsor”, “we”, “us”, “our”) throughout the day at the Virtual Small Business Expo (the “Event”).   

1.  Prizes.  A list of all prizes and their approximate retail values (each “ARV”) will be available in our Virtual Small Business Expo website platform, at our “Help Desk” located inside the Virtual Small Business Expo and also available by email when you email us at clientservices@theshowproducers.com (collectively, the “Prizes”).  The total ARV of all Prizes offered as part of the Sweepstakes is up to but does not exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000).  Each Prize consists of only those items specifically listed as part of its description.

2. Eligibility requirements. Only registered attendees of the Event or persons who otherwise submit a business card to us, and who have the capacity to enter into a binding legal agreement with us, are eligible to enter the any of the Sweepstakes.  All other persons, including without limitation Sponsor’s agents, employees and/or officers (and their immediate families) are ineligible to participate in any of the Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited.

3.  How to Enter:  All Event registrants who register will have the opportunity to share that they are attending the Virtual Small Business Expo on social media using our “Sharing Buttons.” Upon sharing, they will be brought to a landing page that request his/her email address.  By providing your email address, you will be entered into each Sweepstakes drawing.  Additional entries may also be provided in various other locations of the Event.  Non-Event registrants may enter each Sweepstakes drawing by submitting their email address to our “Help Desk” located in our Virtual Small Business Expo or by emailing clientservices@theshowproducers.com by no later than 10:30 AM on the date of the Event. 

4. Drawing; Odds.  The winner (“Winner”) of any of Sweepstakes drawing prize (each, a “Prize”) will be determined by a random drawing conducted by Sponsor of all eligible entries received.  The drawings for each Prize will occur at designated times in the Event’s Keynote Theatre area (please refer to the Event’s Agenda to find out the times).   Each Winner’s ticket will be announced in the Keynote Theatre at the Event.  A Winner needs to be present at the drawing to win.  If the initial Winner selected by random drawing is not present at a drawing, then an alternate Winner will be selected by the same method from the pool of remaining entrants.  The odds of winning each Sweepstakes depend on the number of entries received by us. 

5. Restrictions.  A Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer a Prize for cash or other consideration to any third party.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize with an item of equal or greater value.  Sponsor is not responsible for (i) the failure to submit a drawing entry due to error,  (ii) any lost, late, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, incorrect, illegal, stolen or misplaced entries, (iii) electronic, network or computer failures or malfunctions, or (iv) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission, hardware, software or technical errors of any kind including any injury or damage to any person’s computer, that may limit your ability to participate in any of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify any or all of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or technical failures impact the integrity of any or all of the Sweepstakes or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of any or all of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  

6. Verification and Approval of Winner.  Winners must be present at the drawing in order to claim the Prize of such drawing, and must immediately notify Sponsor that s/he is a Winner.  If the Winner has not notified Sponsor by making himself/herself known immediately with the winning entry ticket, then Winner is no longer entitled to receive the applicable Prize(s) and Sponsor will select an alternate Winner.  Winner shall be required to provide certain basic information to us (including the original ticket provided upon entry into the particular Sweepstakes) and to execute and return to an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release.  Failure to execute and deliver such a document may result in disqualification of Winner and selection of an alternate Winner.  Upon proper verification and approval, each Prize will be awarded to the respective Winner. 

7.  Conditions.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees: (1) to be bound by these Official Rules, (2) to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations; (3) that neither Sponsor nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives are responsible or liable for any claim, injury, loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death, arising out of an attendee’s participation in any or all the Sweepstakes, any Prize-related activities, or the acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any Prize; (4) that, except where prohibited by law, acceptance of any Prize constitutes the grant of an unconditional right for Sponsor to use the Winner’s name, voice, likeness, photograph, address (city and state), biographical information, Prize information (including, without limitation, photographs of Winner with a Prize) and/or statements about any of the Sweepstakes for any publicity, advertising and promotional purposes for this or similar promotions without additional compensation to Winner; (5) that acceptance of a Prize constitutes a waiver of any claim in connection with the Prize to royalties, rights or remuneration for said use; (6) that all costs and expenses incurred by Winner in connection with a Prize, including applicable taxes and insurance (if any) are the Winner’s sole responsibility; and (7) that the internal laws of the State of New York shall apply exclusively to each of the Sweepstakes and that any dispute which arises relating to any of the Sweepstakes shall be resolved in either the federal or state courts located in the County of New York, State of New York. 

Sponsor reserves the right to modify or discontinue any of the Sweepstakes at any time for any reason.

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