NFPA® “100,000 FACEBOOK FANS” CONTEST – OFFICIAL RULES

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COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES
These are the official rules that govern how the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) "100,000 Facebook Fans" Contest promotion will operate. This promotion will be simply referred to as the "Contest" throughout the rest of these rules.

In these rules, "we," "our," and "us" refer to the National Fire Protection Association, the sponsors of the Contest. "You" refers to an eligible Contest entrant.

DESCRIPTION OF CONTEST
The NFPA is asking our Facebook fans to participate in a contest by guessing on what date and at what time the NFPA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thenfpa) will reach 100,000 fans.

Facebook fans may submit an entry by posting a comment to the Facebook post announcing this Contest between Friday, May 9th and Monday, May 18th. Comments should include the date and Eastern Daylight Time that the entrant guesses the NFPA Facebook page will reach 100,000 fans.

NFPA will collect all eligible entries and upon reaching 100,000 fans, determine the entry that came closest to the correct date and time. The Contest winner will be announced following the NFPA Facebook page reaching this milestone. All submissions will become the property of NFPA.

PRIZE
The winner will receive a $100 credit towards the NFPA Catalog to be used for, or towards, a future purchase of NFPA products or trainings. In addition, the winner’s name will be shared on the NFPA Facebook page and NFPA website and promotional materials.

Contest winners will not receive a cash prize. Contest winners will not be compensated with a salary. He or she will in addition have to accept certain rules and restrictions concerning the use of NFPA logos, messages and images and the rights of the NFPA.

CONTEST START AND END DATES
This Contest starts at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday, May 9, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 18, 2014 ("Entry Period"). Entries must be received within the Entry Period to be eligible.

ELIGIBILITY
You are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:

  • You are an NFPA Facebook Fan; and
  • You are 18 years of age or older; and
  • You are NOT an employee of NFPA or contracted to perform work for NFPA; and
  • You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and
  • You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of an NFPA employee, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest.

HOW TO ENTER
During the Entry Period, you must submit your guess as to the date and Eastern Daylight Time that the NFPA Facebook page will reach 100,000 fans, by leaving a comment on the Facebook post that announces this Contest.

We will only accept one (1) entry per eligible Facebook Fan for the duration of the Contest. We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.

We will automatically disqualify:

  • Any incomplete or illegible entry; or
  • Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above.

SELECTION OF WINNERS
NFPA will determine the entry that comes closest to the correct date and time that NFPA reaches 100,000 fans on Facebook from all eligible entries.

Notification
We will notify the winner once 100,000 fans are reached on Facebook.

CONTEST ENTRY AGREEMENT
To abide by these Official Rules; and

To release and hold harmless NFPA and their respective affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or any prize won; and

The decisions of NFPA will be final and binding on all matters related to this Contest; and

That by entering a submission, NFPA may use your submission in all promotional materials and your proper name, online and in print, or in any other media, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

LAWS GOVERNING THE WAY THIS CONTEST IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED
This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Massachusetts for any disputes arising out of this Contest.

WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE CONTEST CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED?
If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any unforeseen or unexpected event or cause that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Contest.

If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Contest, so please play fairly.

CONTEST SPONSOR
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471

SPONSOR RIGHTS
NFPA has the right to terminate the Contest winner from their position as a winner at any time if needed, to establish restrictions on the use on the names or images of NFPA or other property, and to change the terms or conditions of this Contest without notice to any person or party.