Maserati® "Name The Car" Contest Rules
Maserati North America, Inc. (“Sponsor”) is excited to launch this crowd sourcing contest for naming our new Maserati® Ghibli® Limited Edition™ (“Vehicle”). This contest (“Contest”) starts on February 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM prevailing Eastern Time (“EST”). Contest entries will be accepted until February 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM EST (“Contest Period”).
All Entries must be received by Sponsor by the end of the Contest Period to be considered. Entries generated by automated means and any Entries which subvert the Contest are void. Limit one (1) Entry per person. YOUR ENTRY WILL become the sole property of the Sponsor upon posting. All Entries are subject to applicable Social Platform rules.
THE PRIZE: The selected winner(s) will be awarded a Maserati branded keepsake with the newly selected designation of the Ghibli Limited Edition along with the winner(s) name. Approximate value of prize is $500. The prize is non-transferable and no cash equivalent or substitution will be offered. The decision/winner(s) will be announced approximately 12 weeks after the end of the Contest Period.
This Contest is void where prohibited.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries, dealers, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies and members of their immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, without limitation, are not eligible to enter or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. You may enter this Contest through any of the Sponsor’s Facebook, or Instagram pages (collectively, the “Social Platform”). The Contest entry is free and no purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest. You must have a valid profile with the Social Platform that you use to submit an Entry (as defined below).
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, you must visit one of Sponsor’s Social Platform pages and complete the entry form (“Entry”) for that particular Social Platform.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Your Entry must be no longer than two - three words, must include the word “Edition” (e.g. “Black Edition”) and must represent a positive reflection, as determined by Sponsor and as further provided below, of the Maserati brand. Your Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
- is sexually explicit or suggestive; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group;
- is profane;
- promotes illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);
- promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
- is obscene or offensive;
- endorses any form of hate or hate group(s);
- defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
- contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without written permission;
- contains copyrighted elements owned by others, without their written permission;
- contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without their written permission;
- communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
- violates any applicable law.
OWNERSHIP/LICENSE TO ENTRY: By submitting your Entry, you acknowledge that you understand and unconditionally agree that Sponsor shall solely and exclusively own the Entry (including all rights embodied therein). To the extent necessary, you further agree that you will immediately and unconditionally take any action required to assign sole and exclusive ownership of your Entry to Sponsor, including but not limited to, irrevocably designating and appointing Sponsor and its duly authorized officers and agents, as your agent and attorney-in-fact with full power of substitution to act for and on your behalf, to execute and file any such document or documents and to do all other lawfully permitted and required acts to further the purposes of the foregoing with the same legal force and effect as if executed by you. In the event you are legally unable to effect such assignment to your Entry, you shall immediately and unconditionally grant Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free, exclusive license to display, market, edit, publish, adapt, exploit, modify, copy, disseminate, create derivative works of, or dispose of your Entry, the concepts embodied therein or any elements thereof in any manner Sponsor chooses, including, but not limited to displaying it on the Vehicle, online, in print, film, television, or in any other media now known or hereafter devised.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: By submitting your Entry, you represent and warrant that you: (1) are the exclusive owner of the content of the Entry and that you have all rights, approvals and/or consents necessary to submit it; (2) your Entry does not and will not violate these Contest rules; and (3) your Entry does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third parties.
NON-INFRINGEMENT: Without limiting any of the foregoing, your Entry must not infringe upon the copyright, trademark, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If your Entry contains any material or elements that you do not own, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, you are solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the assignment of ownership of the Entry to Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor at any time. Your failure to provide such proof may render your Entry null and void. Except where prohibited by law, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor does not have now, nor shall have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to your Entry.
Contest Modification/Cancellation: Sponsor reserves the right to modify any terms of this Contest at any time, for any reason and at its sole discretion and without providing you with any notice. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor also reserves the right to reject your Entry and/or terminate your participation in the Contest if Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion that you have violated any of the terms of the Contest rules. Without limiting any other similar provision in these Contest rules, Sponsor also reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it at any time, if any fraud, technical failures, malware, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest.
WINNER SELECTION & PRIZE AWARD: Sponsor will select a single winning entry which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems as the best name for the Vehicle. Sponsor’s decision is final and you agree not to appeal it. The prize is non-transferable and no cash equivalent or substitution will be offered. Sponsor does not make, nor in any manner is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize including but not limited to its quality, fitness for purpose or condition. Sponsor reserves the right to change the prize and/or not to award a prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of Entries, the Entries are deemed unacceptable for any reason, or it has decided to terminate the Contest for any reason, in its sole discretion. The prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Contest rules.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winner will be notified by Sponsor via the email address that such winner used to submit their Entry. Sponsor’s inability to contact the winner within a reasonable time period or winner’s noncompliance with these Contest rules will result in disqualification and the prize may be awarded to another Contest participant, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The decision/winner(s) will be announced approximately 12 weeks after the end of the Contest Period.
CHANCES OF WINNING: The chance of winning depends on the overall quality of the Vehicle names submitted and the total number of eligible Entries received. The quality of the Entries and number of eligible Entries is not ascertainable while the Contest is ongoing.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By submitting your Entry, you agree to indemnify Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, dealers, retailers, Social Platforms, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability or causes of action (however named or described) for any injuries, losses and/or damages caused by or resulting from your Entry, including without limitation: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, Internet, or network hardware or software; (3) any unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Contest; (4) any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of Entries; (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of the prize; (6) any unpaid taxes that you owe as a result of your participation in the Contest; and (7) any infringement by you of a third party’s intellectual property rights. Neither of the Released Parties shall be responsible to you for any expenses incurred by you in connection with your participation in this Contest.
MISCELLANEOUS: Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or Social Platform, who act in a disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Contest rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY SOCIAL PLATFORM OR OTHER ENTRANTS’ ENTRIES 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 RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Governing Law: This Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New Jersey.