GATEWAY PACIFIC LAW GROUP PC SOCIAL MEDIA VISA GIFTCARD SWEEPSTAKES RULES

GATEWAY PACIFIC LAW GROUP PC SOCIAL MEDIA VISA GIFTCARD SWEEPSTAKES RULES1

  1. General Description of the Sweepstakes: Gateway Pacific Law Group, PC (hereinafter referred to as “GPACLAW”) will occasionally post videos on its YouTube channel, @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC. GPACLAW may occasionally offer one (1) gift card, per video, in an amount to be determined solely by GPACLAW. GPACLAW does not guarantee that it will offer a gift card for every YouTube video that it posts to its YouTube channel, @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC. GPACLAW will clearly state in the video if a gift card is being offered as part of that video. If GPACLAW offers a gift card on a video that it posts on the @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC Youtube channel, the entrants will be asked to like the video (“like” means to click the “thumbs up” button), subscribe to the channel, and submit a comment on the video that identifies a topic or subject that they would like to see in a future video on the @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC Youtube channel. If the entrant is already subscribed to the channel, then the entrant will only need to like the video and submit a comment that identifies a topic or subject that they would like to see in a future video on the @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC Youtube channel. The sweepstakes described in this paragraph will hereinafter be referred to as “The Gateway Pacific Law Group Social Media Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes” and/or “sweepstakes” and/or “giveaway” and/or “sweepstakes/giveaway”.
  2. Eligibility: The Gateway Pacific Law Group Social Media Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes is open to residents of the State of California. Entrants (“You”) must be at least 13 years old as of the date of entry. This sweepstakes/giveaway is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. GPACLAW’s employees, its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, and directors (collectively the “Employees”), as well as members of an Employees’ immediate family and/or those living in the same household of Employees, are ineligible to participate in the Gateway Pacific Law Group Social Media Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes.
  3. Sponsorship. The sponsor is GPACLAW (“Sponsor”), located at 111 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 472, Long Beach, CA 90802. Sponsor will conduct the sweepstakes/giveaway substantially as described in these Official Rules.
  4. Agreement to Rules: By entering this sweepstakes/giveaway, the Entrant (“You”) agrees to abide by the Sponsor’s Official Rules and decisions, which are fully and unconditionally binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify any entry at any time at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering this sweepstakes/giveaway You represent and warrant that You are eligible to participate based on eligibility requirements explained in the Official Rules. You also agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the content of this sweepstakes/giveaway.
  5. The Gateway Pacific Law Group Social Media Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes Entry Period: This promotion begins on May 15, 2023. Each video in which GPACLAW specifically offers a gift card is a separate and independent sweepstakes/giveaway. Entry in one video does not entitle You to be automatically entered to win a gift card in any subsequent video in which GPACLAW offers a gift card. These rules shall apply to each video in which GPACLAW offers a gift card.
  6. How to Enter: Eligible Entrants can enter The Gateway Pacific Law Group Social Media Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes for the video in which GPACLAW announces that a gift card will be offered. To enter, GPACLAW must state in the video that a gift card is being offered. If a gift card is offered in said video, You must like, subscribe, and submit a comment that identifies a topic or subject for a future video that You would like to see on the @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC Youtube channel. If You are a current subscriber, then You must like and submit a comment that identifies a topic or subject for a future video that You would like to see on the @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC Youtube channel. You must fully meet all requirements as specified in the Official Rules, in order to be eligible to win a prize. You will be disqualified from participating in the sweepstakes/giveaway if Your entry is incomplete. If Your entry does not adhere to the Official Rules or specifications You may be disqualified from participating in the sweepstakes/giveaway, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. You may only win a gift card twice within a calendar year. A calendar year is defined as a period of 365 days (or 366 days in leap years) starting from the first of January. You may not circumvent the rule limiting the number of wins during a calendar year by entering the sweepstakes/giveaway under another email address, Youtube account, alias, or any other methods used to circumvent Your identity. For example, if You are randomly selected to receive a gift card in February and then another gift in August, You are not eligible to win another gift card until the following January. If You attempt to circumvent the rule limiting the number of wins during a calendar year, GPACLAW has the right to disqualify and/or remove You from any further sweepstakes/giveaways that GPACLAW may offer, at GPACLAW’s sole discretion.
  7. Prizes: If You are randomly selected to receive a gift card, You will receive the gift card electronically, by email. For each video in which GPACLAW announces that it will offer a gift card, the amount of the gift card shall be determined solely by GPACLAW. There shall be no cash or other prize substitution permitted except at the discretion of GPACLAW. The gift card is non-transferable. You, upon acceptance of the gift card, are solely responsible for all expenses related to the gift card, including without limitation any and all local, state, and federal taxes. You shall not transfer and/or assign the gift card to others nor shall You request the cash equivalent or prize substitution. By accepting the gift card, You grant GPACLAW permission to use Your likeness, entry, and name for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  8. Odds: The total number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  9. Selection and Notification of Winner: GPACLAW will not award, provide, or otherwise give a gift card to any individual, even if GPACLAW announces in a video that it will give away a gift card, unless there are at least 41 eligible entrants for said video. GPACLAW will randomly select the individual to receive the gift card for said video on the 10th day from when said video was posted on the @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC Youtube channel. GPACLAW has not and will not issue, award, give, or otherwise transfer a gift card to any Entrant or individual prior to May 15, 2023. For each video posted after May 15, 2023 in which GPACLAW expressly offers a gift card to a randomly selected eligible Entrant (“The Winner”), GPACLAW will select a winner by using a website or application that randomly selects a winner from the comments submitted on the video in which the gift card was offered. GPACLAW will notify The Winner within two (2) days of their selection by replying to The Winner’s comment on said YouTube video. Additionally, GPACLAW will announce The Winner in the subsequent video that GPACLAW posts to the @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC Youtube channel. GPACLAW is not responsible for nor shall have no liability for the Winner’s failure to receive notices due to email security settings that may cause notifications to be marked as spam or junk email. GPACLAW shall not be liable for The Winner’s use of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If The Winner 1) fails to claim the prize within thirty [30] days from the time the award notification was sent, 2) is found ineligible, or 3) does not complete and return an executed declaration and release within the specified timeframe, the gift-card prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected, at the sole discretion of GPACLAW. Receipt of the gift card offered in the sweepstakes/giveaway by The Winner is upon the condition of compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. IF THE WINNER VIOLATES ANY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE WINNER (AT GPACLAW’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL BE DISQUALIFIED, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  10. Rights Granted by You: By submitting an entry into any sweepstakes/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW, You understand and agree that GPACLAW, any individual acting on GPACLAW’s behalf, and the licensees successors, and assigns of GPACLAW shall, where permitted by law, have the right to print, publish, broadcast, distribute and use in any media known now or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, worldwide, and without limitation, your submission, name, photo, portrait, voice, likeness, image, statements about the sweepstakes/giveaway, and your biographical information for news, publicity, advertising, promotional purposes, trade, information, and public relations without any further notice, review, consent, compensation, or remuneration, to the extent permitted under California, local, and federal law.
  11. Terms & Conditions: In its sole discretion, the Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the sweepstakes/giveaway should non-authorized human intervention, a bug or virus, fraud, or other causes beyond GPACLAW’s control, impact or corrupt the security, fairness, proper conduct, or administration of the sweepstakes/giveaway. GPACLAW, in the event of any of the above issues, may determine the Winner based on all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by GPACLAW. Individuals who tamper with or attempt to tamper with the operation or entry process of the sweepstakes/giveaway or violates these Terms & Conditions will be disqualified by GPACLAW in its sole discretion. In its sole discretion, GPACLAW has the right to maintain the integrity of the sweepstakes/giveaway to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to multiple entries from the same user/individual/Entrant; the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering the sweepstakes/giveaway, or other violation of these Official Rules. Attempts by any Entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes/giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. If any such attempt is made, GPACLAW reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  12. Limitation of Liability: Your entry into each sweepstake/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW constitutes Your agreement to release and hold harmless GPACLAW and its subsidiaries, representatives, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, successors, agents, assigns, directors, employees, and officers against and from any and all claims, liability, illness, injury, death, litigation, loss, or damages that may occur, directly or indirectly from participation in the sweepstake/giveaway and/or the 1) Winner accepting, possessing, using, or misusing of any awarded prize or any portion thereof; 2) any type of technical failure; 3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, phone, or Internet service; 4) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process; 5) electronic error or human error in the administration of any sweepstake/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW; 6) or the processing of entries of any sweepstake/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW.
  13. Dispute Resolution: THIS SWEEPSTAKE/GIVEAWAY IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. The Entrant agrees, as a condition of participating in each sweepstake/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW, that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules, sweepstakes/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW, arise out of or are connected with any sweepstake/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW, shall be individually settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) by an arbitrator mutually agreed upon by You and GPACLAW, in accordance with AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules (which may be obtained online at https://www.adr.org/Rules), and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. You and GPACLAW agreed that arbitration will be held in Los Angeles, California, or a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. You and GPACLAW agree the arbitrator shall determine all issues of arbitrability.
    • 13A. Class Action Waiver: YOU HEREBY WAIVE, WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE: (I) THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION IN COURT OR IN ARBITRATION, EITHER AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER; AND (II) THE RIGHT TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS WITH CLAIMS OF ANY OTHER PERSON. The foregoing waiver is referred to herein as the “class action waiver”. You and GPACLAW agree that no arbitrator shall have the authority to conduct any arbitration in violation of the class action waiver or to issue any relief that applies to any person or entity other than You and/or GPACLAW individually. The parties acknowledge that this class action waiver is material and essential to the arbitration of any claims and is non-severable from this Dispute Resolution section. If the class action waiver is voided, found unenforceable, or limited with respect to any claim for which You seek class-wide relief, then this Dispute Resolution section (except for this sentence) shall be null and void with respect to such claim, subject to the right to appeal the limitation or invalidation of the class action waiver. However, this Dispute Resolution section shall remain valid with respect to all other claims and Disputes. You and GPACLAW acknowledge and agree that under no circumstances will a class action be arbitrated.
  14. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the GPACLAW website which can be found at www.gpaclaw.com.
  15. Winners List: You may obtain a copy of the Winner’s name(s) or a copy of these Official Rules, by sending your request via email to: [email protected].
  16. You Tube Community Guidelines: You agree to comply and abide by You Tube’s Community Guidelines each time you submit an entry into any sweepstake/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW and posted on YouTube. Your failure to submit an entry that complies and abides by You Tube’s Community Guidelines shall automatically disqualify You from the sweepstake/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW to which the non-compliant entry was made. GPACLAW reserves the right to ban You from entering GPACLAW-sponsored sweepstakes/giveaways if you repeatedly submit entries that violate You Tube’s Community Guidelines, You Tube’s Community Guidelines may be found online at: https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/policies/community-guidelines/
  17. GPACLAW as Sponsor: GPACLAW is the only sponsor of each sweepstake/giveaway. GPACLAW and only GPACLAW sponsors the offer to give away a gift card in each video in which said offer is expressly made. YouTube is not a sponsor of any of GPACLAW’s sweepstakes/giveaways and You agree to release YouTube from any liability related to any sweepstake/giveaway sponsored by GPACLAW, including but not limited to express offers to give away a gift card that GPACLAW makes in any videos posted by GPACLAW on its You Tube Channels, including but not limited to @GatewayPacificLawGroupPC.
  18. Savings Cause. If any provision of these Rules shall be held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, that provision shall be considered independent and severable from the remaining provisions and the remaining provisions of these Rules, or the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, void or unenforceable, shall not be affected hereby.