The American Heart Association 2020 Scientific Sessions #AHA20 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is a volunteer-based program conducted by American Heart Association, Inc. (“AHA”). These Rules apply to all participants. AHA shall make all determinations as to whether the Rules have been complied with, and the decision of the Sponsor as to any issue is final.
AHA is the Sponsor of this Sweepstakes.
No purchase or donation is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. A donation does not increase one’s chance of winning. Participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty United States that are registered for the AHA’s Scientific Sessions on November 13-17, 2020 (the “Event”). Employees of AHA and their immediate family are not eligible to win. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
For this purpose, “immediate family” includes the spouse, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse. This definition also includes a) “step” and adoptive relationships, b) individuals for whom an employee is the current legal guardian and c) individuals who are not legally related but who reside with an employee.
The entry period for the Sweepstakes is 12:01am on October 22, 2020 to 11:59pm on October 29, 2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period.
Participants may enter the Sweepstakes by registering for the Event and tweeting #AHA20 along with tagging three friends and AHA’s @AHAMeetings twitter account. Alternatively, participants may enter with registering for the Event or tweeting at others by submitting their contact information, including name, address and email address to Sponsor’s address below.
The odds of winning the Sweepstakes depend on the total number of eligible entries. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant fully and unconditionally agrees to, and accepts these, Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
Determination of Winner
There will be one winner of the Sweepstakes (the “Winner”). The Winner will be determined by random drawing among those who satisfy all of the Entry requirements on October 21, 2020. The Winner will be notified by e-mail or twitter direct message within approximately two (2) weeks of the Sweepstakes end date and subsequently announced to the public. The determination of the Winner by Sponsor is final and binding on all participants. The Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternative winner if a Winner does not respond within seven (7) days of notification or if two (2) attempts to contact the Winner by phone and/or email are not successful. The alternate winner will be determined by random drawing. The Prize is not transferable.
The prize will consist of an Apple 64GB iPad Air (the “Prize”). The estimated fair market value of the Prize is $599 but the actual value may differ.
Taxes: The value of each Winner’s Prize is includible in each Winner’s income. Each Winner is responsible for paying all federal, state, and local income and other applicable taxes that are due in connection with receipt of the Prize(s).
Consent to Publicity
Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Sweepstakes, the Winner consents to Sponsor’s use of his or her submission, name and/or photograph in any publicity, publications, promotional and marketing material, advertising, and any other print materials, web pages, electronic or other communications published or distributed by Sponsor without compensation and without notice and agrees to sign an agreement to this effect.
Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) electronic transmissions that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, damaged or misdirected; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, deletions, defects, communication failures or (iii) causes beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor will not be responsible if weather conditions, event cancellations, acts of God or other circumstances beyond their control prevent the Prize or the Sweepstakes from taking place.
Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Sweepstakes. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, PRIZES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, twitter and each of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all injuries, claims, losses, damages, actions and/or liability arising out of or in connection with, directly or indirectly, participation in and/or entry into the Sweepstakes or acceptance, delivery, possession, use or misuse of any prize received in this Sweepstakes. The determinations of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to any matter arising out of the interpretation or application of these Rules.
For a list of winners, send a request along with a hand-written, self-addressed, stamped envelope to American Heart Association, Sessions #AHA20 Sweepstakes, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231. Requests for the winner list must be received by December 31, 2020.
Twitter has no role in the administration of this Sweepstakes.