CFI | AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION OFFICIAL STUDENT FILM CHALLENGE RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The CFI & Auberge Resorts Student Film Challenge (the “Promotion”) begins at 9:00am PST on January 15, 2018 and ends at 11:59 pm PST on February 28, 2018. The Promotion partners include CFI and Auberge Resorts Collection (collectively the “Sponsor”). The Promotion, and all entries, are subject to and governed by the Sponsor and their Terms of Service, Privacy Policies and the additional terms herein. By entering this Promotion, you agree to abide by the terms of these Official Contest Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to a Promotion.
HOW TO ENTER: To participate in the Promotion, all entrants must submit a written treatment, sample reel of previous work, and proof of student status and school affiliation, as per the instructions on the Promotion Description Page. (“Promotion Description Page”). Any limitation on the number of entries per person will be stated in the Promotion Description Page. All entries become the property of Auberge Resorts Collection and will not be returned once received by the Sponsor. By entering, each entrant grants Sponsor the right to disseminate information regarding the entries as part of Sponsor’s ongoing marketing and public relations efforts without compensation, notice to or approval from the entrant, unless prohibited by law. Each entrant shall take any additional steps reasonably requested by Sponsor in order to transfer and/or perfect the rights granted or warranted to Sponsor in these Official Contest Rules.
ELIGIBILITY: Promotions are only open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are students with a valid student identification who are at least 18 years of age at date of entry. Employees of the Sponsor as well as their immediate family members and/or persons living in their households; as well as all of Sponsor’s agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate in any Promotion. Entrants who do not comply with these requirements or these Official Contest Rules are not eligible to compete or win a prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL U.S. FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
PROMOTION PERIOD: The Promotion begins at 9:00am PST on January 15, 2018 and ends at 11:59pm PST on February 28, 2018. (the “Promotion Period”). All dates are subject to change. Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeping device for this Promotion.
JUDGING CRITERIA: Each submission will be judged as described on the Promotion Description Page. By entering the Promotion, entrant warrants that he or she is the sole designer, creator, and owner of the entry, including all visual components, or has permission to use copyrighted components, and further warrants that the entry does not infringe the rights of any third parties. Entrant must have obtained all necessary releases from any persons or related to any subject matter appearing in each entry.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Sponsor will notify the winner of the Promotion within fifteen (15) business days after the time and date listed on the Promotion Description Page via email to the winner’s registered email address (the “Winner Notification”). A winner must respond to the Winner Notification from his/her registered email address within 48 hours of receipt of the Winner Notification and, in order to be eligible to accept a prize, must include in such response: (i) winner’s full legal name, (ii) current residential mailing address, (iii) phone number, and (iv) date of birth. If a winner fails to respond to the Winner Notification in the time and in the manner required, or if a Winner Notification is returned as undeliverable, such Winner will be disqualified and will be deemed to have forfeited his/her prize. It is the sole responsibility of an entrant to notify Sponsor of any changes in his/her name and/or address. Each winning entrant must sign and return any documents, if requested, within the time period stipulated by the Sponsors. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in disqualification. Any notification returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to another entrant. In the event a winning entry is discovered to be invalid for any other reason whatsoever, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. In case of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsors with proof that such winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.
PRIZES: The prizes are: a paid job creating branded video content for Auberge Resorts Collection properties in Napa, CA; a $5,000 stipend; on-loan use of the necessary filmmaking gear; local travel and production expenses; and online promotion of the final media product by the Sponsor. The prizes are non-transferable, non-redeemable for cash and may not be applied as a credit towards a different Sponsor offering. All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of a prize are the sole responsibility of a winner. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold any taxes as required by applicable law. Unless specifically stated otherwise, any third party prize providers have not sponsored this Promotion in any way.
The total cash value of the prize is: $15,000.
DISCLAIMER AND LIMIT OF LIABILITY: SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN ANY PROMOTION. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, COST, OR INJURY, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, THAT ARISES FROM OR RELATES TO PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, OR WINNING OR USE OF A PRIZE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (1) LATE, LOST, DELAYED, DAMAGED, MISDIRECTED, INCOMPLETE, OR UNINTELLIGIBLE ENTRIES; (2) TELEPHONE, ELECTRONIC, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PROGRAM, NETWORK, INTERNET, OR COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS, FAILURES, VIRUSES OR DIFFICULTIES OF ANY KIND; (3) FAILED, INCOMPLETE, GARBLED, OR DELAYED COMPUTER TRANSMISSIONS; (4) THE UPLOADING OR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL IN CONNECTION WITH A PROMOTION; (5) ERRORS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OR FULFILLMENT OF THE PROMOTION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION MECHANICAL, ELECTRONIC, HUMAN, PRINTING, DISTRIBUTION OR PRODUCTION ERRORS; AND (6) ANY OTHER CONDITION THAT MAY CAUSE THE PROMOTION TO BE DISRUPTED OR CORRUPTED. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL ANY PROMOTION OR ALTER THE RULES FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALTERATION OR CORRUPTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROMOTION BY COMPUTER VIRUS, TECHNICAL PROBLEM, OR OTHER UNFORESEEABLE EVENT, AND SELECT THE WINNERS FROM AMONG ALL ENTRIES RECEIVED FROM THE UNAFFECTED PORTION OF THE PROMOTION OR BY SOME OTHER MEANS DEEMED BY SPONSOR IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO BE FAIR, APPROPRIATE AND CONSISTENT WITH THE SPIRIT OF THESE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS PROMOTION AND ALL PRIZES 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.
RELEASE BY ENTRANTS: By entering the Promotion, each entrant indemnifies, releases and agrees to hold harmless Sponsor, and Sponsor’s partners, suppliers, advertising and promotions agencies, and each of the foregoing parties’ parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective owners, employees, directors, agents, representatives, assigns and successors from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, losses, or damages of any kind (including, but not limited to, consequential or punitive damages, those related to, personal injury, death, damage to property, infringement of proprietary rights, rights of publicity, or privacy or defamation, and attorney fees) arising out of or in connection with: (1) entering preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Promotion; (2) acceptance or use of any prize; or (3) any other act or omission arising out of or relating to the Promotion.
PUBLICITY: If an entry is chosen as a Promotion winner, each winning entrant expressly consents to the use by the Sponsor (without further permission or financial compensation) of such winner’s name and/or likeness, in any medium (including without limitation digital or hard copy), for publicity purposes in connection with the Promotion, for marketing and advertising purposes or for any other purpose that is not prohibited by law.
MISCONDUCT: Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify or refuse entry to any person who (i) tampers with the registration process, the operation of a Promotion or a Sponsor’s web site; (ii) acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy or harass another person; or (iii) is otherwise in violation of these Official Contest Rules. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means and entry by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify from the Promotion and ban from any future Promotions, any person it believes to have intentionally violated these Official Contest Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or to have tampered with any element of the Promotion without notice to the disqualified or banned person.
LEGAL WARNING: Any attempt to deliberately damage any online entry or website or to undermine the legitimate operations of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify such entrant and seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.
GOVERNING LAW; ARBITRATION; VENUE: Promotions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to conflicts of law principles. All disputes related to any Promotion or these Official Contest Rules will be arbitrated. The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Contest Rules, including, without limitation, the Promotion. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Contest Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Contest Rules and/or the Promotion, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to the County of Marin in the State of California. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Contest Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Contest Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Promotions and all related web pages and code are the property of Sponsor. Any copying or unauthorized use of Sponsor’s copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without Sponsor’s express written consent is strictly prohibited.
California Film Institute
1001 Looten Place, Suite 220
San Rafael, CA 94901
Auberge Resorts Collection
33 Reed Boulevard
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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WINNERS LIST AND QUESTIONS: A list of the winners will be provided upon request. To obtain a winner’s list, or if you have any questions regarding Sponsor Promotions, please contact us via email at [email protected].