2020 Responsible Recreation Official Rules


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NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. 

A PURCHASE OR DONATION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

THE TROUT UNLIMITED 2020 RESPONSIBLE RECREATION CONTEST (“RESPONSIBLE REC CONTEST”) BEGINS ON 5/13/20 & ENDS ON 06/15/20. 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States age 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority as legally mandated by the entrant’s jurisdiction of residence if greater than 18) at date of entry. Subject to all applicable federal & state & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Employees & their immediate families (parents, children, spouse, siblings) of Trout Unlimited (“the Sponsor”), its advertising & promotion agencies, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, sales representatives &/or distributors, & their immediate families, & those living in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter. 

HOW TO ENTER: Make a post on social media (Twitter, Instagram) showing a person or people recreating outdoors at appropriate social distance based on current federal and state guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tag each picture with the hashtag #ResponsibleRecreation and tag @TroutUnlimited. Each individual post will be considered an entry into a raffle drawing for prizes. 

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: No purchase or donation of any kind necessary to enter or win. You have not yet won. Begins 05/13/20; ends 06/15/20 (“Entry Period”). Prizes/Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”): Prizes/Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”): One Grand Prize: A 9ft 4p 5wt Sage X rod, Sage Spectrum Reel, Rio fly line and TU/Rep Your Water beanie. Second prize: Orvis Safe Passage chest pack, loaded MCF fly box and TU/Rep Your Water beanie. Third prize: Costa Del Mar Fantail glasses, YETI 10 oz TU logo tumbler and TU/Rep Your Water beanie. Maximum value of all prizes: $2000.00 Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received, estimated at 1:99,000 for any prize. 

SPONSOR: Trout Unlimited, 1777 N. Kent Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209. 

WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Random drawing will be conducted on or about 06/16/2020 from all eligible entries received by a representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final & binding in all respects. Potential winners will be notified via social media and overnight mail &/or courier within 7 days after random drawing. If a potential winner fails to respond within 14 days, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner will be disqualified & an alternate will be determined. In order to receive a prize, potential winners will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility & Release of Liability which must be signed & returned (along with any other documentation the Sponsor reasonably requires for prize fulfillment, such as, but not limited to, providing proof of identity, various licenses or permits) within 14 days of date printed on notification or the potential winner will be disqualified & an alternate winner will be determined. All prizes will be awarded within approximately 30 days of winner verification, except in cases of delay of availability. Sponsor is not responsible for such delays. TU reserves the right not to issue a prize. No prize is redeemable for cash, exchange or transfer, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion, who reserves the right to substitute any prize with one of similar or greater value if any prize, or any portion thereof, is unavailable. Each winner is solely responsible for all taxes on prize & other expenses (as applicable) not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to: licenses & fees, insurance, optional equipment & all other unspecified costs associated with claiming &/or using the corresponding prize. Winners acknowledge the Released Parties (as defined herein) do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of any prize, except that prizes will be subject to the corresponding manufacturer’s stated warranty, if any. The mention of the prizes or any other product or service in any advertisement or text does not mean the products or services have been tested, endorsed or approved by Sponsor. Arrangements for fulfillment of the prizes will be made by Sponsor &/or Sponsor’s designated agent. Limit: One prize per person or household. 

GENERAL: By participating in the Responsible Recreation Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, & (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor & the judges, which are final & binding in all matters relating to the Survey Contest, & (iii) agree to allow Sponsor to share participant’s social media posts during the period of May 13, 2020 to June 15, 2020. Except where prohibited by law, entry & acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner’s name, photograph, hometown, likeness, & prize won (all at Sponsor’s discretion) for future advertising, publicity in any & all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, release, or permission. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Survey Contest or in the announcement of any prize or for any suspension of the Survey Contest or inability to implement the Survey Contest or award the prizes as contemplated herein due to any event beyond its control, including delays or interruptions caused by acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, utility outages, acts of terrorism or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or regulator. Sponsor reserves the right to take action to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Survey Contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; (ii) suspend entries if the Survey Contest becomes unfairly impaired in any way & to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to such action. This Survey Contest shall be governed by & interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any & all disputes, claims, & causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Survey Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS &/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SURVEY CONTEST. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT & WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SURVEY CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS & SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES & DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES & CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

RELEASE: Entrants on their behalf, & on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors & assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend & hold harmless Sponsor, any entity involved in the fulfillment of the prizes or the administration of the Survey Contest, & their respective employees, officers, directors & agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any & all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims & demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation, acceptance & use or misuse of any prize, including property damage, personal injury or death. 

PRIVACY: By entering, you may be contacted by the Sponsor &/or Responsible Recreation Contest Entities with future promotional offers. Information provided by you to participate in this Survey Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at http://www.tu.org/privacy-policy

WINNERS LIST: Sponsor will publicize the winners list on its media channels prior to 06/30/20. For a copy of the winners list (available after 06/30/20), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Trout Unlimited 2015 Survey Contest Winners List, 1777 N. Kent Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209. 

Any questions regarding this Contest should be directed to trout@tu.org or Toll Free 1-800-834-2419 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Time Zone). 

OPT-OUT: To opt-out of Sponsor’s future Survey Contest mailings, send your request to: Trout Unlimited, 1777 N. Kent Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209, Attn: Opt-out. 

Double Your Impact
Double Your Impact

Your donation to Trout Unlimited’s Embrace A Stream Annual Appeal will be doubled—maybe even tripled—thanks to our sponsors. PLUS, you’ll get two free RepYourWater and Orvis gifts. Double the impact, double the gifts!

DONATE NOW

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