DIT Swag Selfie Sweepstakes Official Rules

Sweepstakes Period

The DIT Swag Selfie Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 a.m. (Central Time) on June 5, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on June 12, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Doctors in Training.com, LLC, with its principal place of business located at 1701 River Run, Suite 750, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 is the sponsor of the Sweepstakes (the “Sponsor”).  The Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Void Where Prohibited or Restricted by Law.

Eligibility

No purchase or other consideration is necessary to either enter the Sweepstakes or to win the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years or older at the time they enter the Sweepstakes and who are medical students currently enrolled in a United States-based medical school.  Employees of Sponsor, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, dealers and their immediate family members (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses) are ineligible to enter and win. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules, the Sponsors’ privacy policies, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes.  Each entrant is solely responsible for complying with the terms and conditions applicable to his/her use of Twitter.

How to Enter

To enter the Sweepstakes, take a photo of yourself wearing or utilizing official Doctors in Training swag items and/or utilizing a Doctors in Training review course.  Examples of such items include Doctors in Training t-shirts, pens, coffee cups, water bottles, Doctors in Training study guides and/or online videos.  After taking the photo, post the photo on Twitter under the hashtag #DITswag and mention @DrInTraining in the post. Upon posting the photo, you will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes.  Subject to Twitter’s terms of use, all entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Incomplete, illegible, and inaccurate entries are void. Released Parties (as defined below) assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, delayed, undelivered and ineligible, entries or for any error or malfunction that may occur, whether computer, technical, printing, typographical, mechanical, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of this Sweepstakes, the processing of surveys or entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Limit of one entry per person.  Only the first photo submission received from a particular individual will count; subsequent attempts to enter will be disqualified.

Alternative Means of Entry

You may also enter the Sweepstakes by sending an email to [email protected], which includes your name, email address, telephone number and subject line DIT Swag Selfie Sweepstakes (“E-mail Entries”).  E-mail Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on June 12, 2017, to be included within the random drawing.  Illegible, late, lost, incomplete, or garbled entries are not eligible.  E-mail Entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address through which the entry was submitted.

Winner Selection

Promptly following the expiration of the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will select the Prize winners by random drawings from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The decisions of Sponsor shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  The prize winners will be notified via Twitter direct mail.

Prizes

Promptly following the expiration of the Sweepstakes Period, a total of ten prizes will be awarded to the entrants selected by random drawing.  The following prizes will be awarded:

  • One (1) Grand PrizeChoice of Free DIT Step 1, Step 2 CK or Step 3 Review Course.  The Grand Prize recipient will have his or her choice of these three DIT review courses.
  • Nine “Runner Up Prizes”DIT Swag Bag.  The nine recipients of Runner Up prizes will receive assorted DIT swag items.

Prizes are not redeemable for cash. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.  The winner of a Prize will be issued an IRS Form 1099 which documents the value of the prize for tax purposes. Any difference between actual value of a Prize and the approximated value of a prize as stated in these Official Rules will not be awarded.

Prize Value

The approximate aggregate value of the Grand Prize is approximately $825.00 if the winner chooses the DIT Step 1 review course.  If the Grand Prize winner chooses either the Step 2 CK course or Step 3 course, the approximate aggregate value of such prize would be $799.00 or $249.00, as the case may be. Sponsor retains the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater retail value in the event any advertised prize becomes unavailable.

Important Requirements

Your picture submission must be your own original work. By entering the Sweepstakes, you represent and warrant to the Sponsor that:

(a) your picture submission is your original work and that you own all rights in your submission;

(b) your picture submission does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;

(c) your picture submission has not been entered in or won previous contests or awards;

(d) your picture submission has not been published or previously distributed in any media;

(e) your picture submission does not contain any defamatory, libelous, indecent or obscene material; and

(f) you have obtained permission from each person whose name, image, or likeness (collectively, “Likeness”) is included in your submission, such person(s) have granted you all necessary rights to use their Likeness as described in these Official Rules, and you can make written copies of such permissions available to the Sponsor upon request.  (If the Likeness of a minor is included in your photo submission, such grant of rights must include a written permission from the minor’s parent or legal guardian authorizing the use of the minor’s Likeness.)

Picture submissions deemed by the Sponsor in its sole discretion to be immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with the Sponsor’s image will be disqualified. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time which, in the Sponsor’s opinion, endangers the safety or well being of any person or fails to comply with these Official Rules.

Rights granted to the Sponsor

By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree and irrevocably grant to the Sponsor, their affiliates and their respective assigns, agents and licensees, the unconditional, royalty-free right and license to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, edit, exhibit, create derivative works and otherwise use or reuse your picture submission, throughout the world, in perpetuity, in any media, including without limitations, the Internet.

Except where prohibited, by entering the Sweepstakes you also irrevocably agree that the Sponsor may use your name, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding your submission and participation in the Sweepstakes (collectively, “Your Likeness”) throughout the world, in perpetuity, in any media, without limitation or compensation to you.  By entering the Sweepstakes, you permanently waive all intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights and other legal or moral rights that might preclude the Sponsor’s use of your picture submission and Your Likeness, and you agree not to sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor relating to their use of your picture submission or Your Likeness.

General Conditions

In the event of a dispute, the laws of the state of Texas, United States of America will apply. Participation constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein in a timely manner. Acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its authorized designees to use winner’s name, voice, picture and other likeness for advertising, promotional and other purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.

Internet

If, for any reason, Sponsor is unable to conduct this Sweepstakes as planned due to technical failures, such as those caused by a computer virus, hacking, other unauthorized interference, fraud, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor which obstructs or otherwise adversely affects the proper administration, reliability, fairness, or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any person found to have interfered or tampered with the Sweepstakes, and if deemed necessary by Sponsor in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any failure in transmission, however caused, including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, communications line failure, theft or destruction of information or unauthorized access to entries, their damage or alteration. Sponsor is not responsible for its failure to receive any email or entry due to software failure, technical problems, human error or transmission congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s, or any other person’s, computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading of any materials in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER PENALTIES, OR REMEDIES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, FROM ANY PERSON(S) ATTEMPTING TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE CONDUCT OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR TO DAMAGE THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE. Any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or who has previously been barred from any Sponsor offers, social media or other activities, may be disqualified from this Sweepstakes and any future Sweepstakes, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. If a dispute arises over the identity of the person who transmitted an entry associated with an identified email address, the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted at time of entry will be deemed to be the Entrant. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online provider or other organization (e.g. business, education institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any entry sent through the use of an automated sending device will not be accepted and will not be considered a valid entry.

Privacy

Personal data collected in connection with this Sweepstakes is collected by Sponsor’s servers and computer systems, which are based in the United States and such collection will be subject to U.S. laws. Any information you submit is submitted to Sponsor. By participating in this Sweepstakes you also agree to Sponsor’s use of your name, photograph, likeness and/or identity for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes, without compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Release

By participating in this Sweepstakes, all entrants and winners release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, and its parent, partnerships, subsidiaries, divisions, branches, affiliates, assigns and agencies, including, without limitation, its respective officers, directors, shareholders and employees (collectively “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability or claims for any and all legal claims, injury, loss, illness, litigation or damages arising out of its participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, use, misuse, non-use or possession of the prizes. Any prize not accepted by a prize winner will be forfeited, and the Released Parties are not responsible for any inability of the prize winner to accept or use the Prize for any reason. Released Parties are not responsible for printing or typographic errors in any Sweepstakes or related material or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, postage due, and/or illegible entries or mail. If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of a virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud technical failures or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, securities, fairness integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes and award the prize from all eligible entries received to date tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual and/or void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and award the prize using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the date of such action. In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these Official Rules, participants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of the state of Texas and that it shall be resolved by and within the courts of that state.

COPIES OF WINNERS LIST

Requests for copies of a winner’s list may be sent to Doctors In Training, Attn: “DIT Swag Selfie Sweepstakes, 1701 River Run, Ste. 750, Fort Worth, TX 76107. All requests must be received after June 30, 2017 and no later than August 15, 2017 and must include a stamped self-addressed envelope.