Power of One Contest Rules
Posted by: Lucia Giacomantonio
This contest is being offered by Edmodo, Inc. To be eligible for this contest, you must be a registered teacher user of Edmodo.com, eighteen (18) years of age or older, and a legal resident of the United States for the duration of the contest. You may not participate in this contest if you are (i) an employee or consultant of Edmodo, or a member of such employee or consultant’s immediate family or household, (ii) an agent or representative acting on behalf of Edmodo, including, but not limited to, those involved in the development, implementation, or distribution of the contest or their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, agencies, officers or employees, or (iii) any other person or entity associated with the contest.
To be eligible, you must agree to abide by these terms and conditions and be bound by all Edmodo decisions relating to this contest, which are final and binding in all respects, including, but not limited to, Edmodo’s determination of the winner. All information submitted in connection with the contest must also be complete, accurate, and truthful.
To enter the contest, you must: (1) Invite a teacher who is not a current Edmodo user to join Edmodo during the month of October 2013; (2) serve as a mentor to the new Edmodo teacher, helping him/her start using Edmodo (i.e., become “connected”); (3) join the Edmodo Connected Educator group; and (4) submit your story regarding how you helped your colleague become connected on Edmodo and how becoming connected helped the new Edmodo user and changed his/her teaching experience. Submissions (“Entries”) can be in the form of a written story, video, presentation, or website–however you want to illustrate the power of your connection. Entries can be made by filling out the contest entry form and submitting it to Edmodo. Entries can be submitted at any time during the month of October 2013, but all Entries must be submitted by October 31, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. You may enter this contest one time for each new Edmodo teacher that you help get connected on Edmodo, provided that each Entry must be a different, wholly original story and not be based on or a derivative work of any other Entry (made by you or by any other person). Edmodo reserves the right to reject any submitted Entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, fails to meet any of these eligibility requirements.
By entering this contest, each entrant, including the winners, hereby forever releases and grants Edmodo the right to use his/her name in connection with any Edmodo promotion of the contest results or related publicity, including, but not limited to, any press releases and/or blog posts. In addition, to the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, each entrant hereby grants Edmodo a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, and sublicenseable license to use and fully exploit your Entry (and all associated copyrights and other intellectual property rights) for any purpose, regardless of whether or not you are picked as a winner. You understand that the foregoing license gives Edmodo the right to use and fully exploit your Entry in any manner, including, without limitation, the right to modify or edit the Entry and to display the Entry on its website(s). For clarity, the Edmodo Terms of Service (the “Terms”) govern your use of or access to the Services (as defined in the Terms) in any manner, provided that in the event of any direct conflict between these rules and the Terms, these rules shall govern with respect to the subject matter of these rules.
Two current Edmodo teachers (“mentors”) will win a trip (roundtrip coach economy airplane tickets and four (4) nights of hotel accomodations) to the January 2014 Florida Educational Technology Conference (“FETC”) in Orlando, Florida, for themselves and their two respective colleagues who just joined Edmodo (“mentees”). The two mentor winners and mentee winners will also each win $2,500 in promotional Edmodo Store credit, to distribute as they choose to teachers in their school district. The winners are responsible for the payment of all taxes associated with the receipt of any Prize, if any. No substitution or transfer of Prizes is permitted.
The winning Entries will be selected by a panel of jurors made up of Edmodo employees, appointed by Edmodo. The decision of the jurors is final. Entries will be judged based on a range of criteria, including, but not limited to, their: creativity and innovation; demonstrated impact on the mentor and mentee’s teaching practices; quantity and quality of use of Edmodo’s tools and features, from global communities to private groups, online assessments, and apps; and quantity and quality of the collaboration between the mentor and mentee.
Announcement of Prize Winner
The name of the Prize winner will be posted on the Edmodo.com website on or before November 15, 2013. Edmodo will also send the winner a Prize notification letter by email to the email address each winner specifies during the Entry submission process. If (i) any Prize notification email is returned as undeliverable, or (ii) a winner is disqualified or held to be ineligible, the Prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected by the panel of jurors. The winners must also sign any applicable forms required by tax authorities and Edmodo before obtaining their prizes. The Prize will only be awarded to the winners if he/she complies with these rules, and executes and submits to Edmodo an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Public Release, which includes certain additional terms, conditions, and limitations regarding the Prize. In addition, in order to receive the promotional Edmodo Store credits, each mentor and each mentee must submit a list of teachers from within their district (up to 25) to whom they would like credit awarded, and how much each of them should receive. Within fifteen (15) days after Edmodo’s receipt of the executed Affidavit and, if applicable, the list of teachers to receive the Edmodo Store credits, Edmodo will issue the promotional Edmodo Store credits to those individuals; those promotional credits will expire in ninety (90) days after issuance. Arrangements for the FETC component of the Prize will be made following Edmodo’s receipt of the Affidavits.
Limitations of Liability
Edmodo is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Edmodo, you, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in association with this contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions that may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in this contest. BY ACCEPTING DELIVERY OF ANY PRIZE, EACH WINNER AGREES THAT EACH PRIZE IS AWARDED ON THE CONDITION THAT EDMODO, ITS SUPPLIERS, AND ITS AND THEIR AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES, WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES, TAXES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION OR USE OF SUCH PRIZE. Each winner further acknowledges that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee (express or implied, in fact or in law) in connection with any Prize or the use or enjoyment of any Prize.
If any provision of these rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these rules shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Edmodo reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or to be acting in violation of these rules. If Edmodo determines, in its sole discretion, that the contest is compromised by corruption of the administration, security, or proper play of the contest, then Edmodo may cancel this contest at any time. In the event of any non-compliance with any requirement stated herein, a winner’s Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. This contest is governed by and shall be construed under the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of law provisions therein. The parties hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of San Mateo County, California and Santa Clara County, California, respectively. The Prizes will be subject to all applicable taxes and withholding. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by any relevant federal, state, or local law, including, but not limited to, jurisdictions with laws that would require registration, disclosure, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements that are not satisfied.