#TinderSuccessStory: Show Your Pride Contest

Official Rules


I. Contest and Sponsor

Participation in the Tinder Show Your Pride Contest (the “Contest”) constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules. Participant is free to disclaim any prize and status as Participant (as defined below) and as a result will not be eligible to receive any prize. The Contest is sponsored and administered by Tinder, Inc., located at 8833 Sunset Blvd, 4th Floor, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA (“Sponsor”). All decisions related to, as well as all interpretation of, these Official Rules by Sponsor shall be final and binding. This Contest is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. By participating in this Contest, each Participant releases Instagram from all claims based on, related to, or arising from the Contest.

II. Eligibility

The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States at least 18 years of age at the time of entry who (i) have met someone special on Tinder who they would like to marry who is also at least 18 years of age, (ii) who agree, and whose partner/ fiancé agrees, if selected as a winner, to use the prize to plan and execute your wedding and to provide additional photos and information requested (including, but not limited to, pictures of you and your partner/ fiancé planning the wedding, doing cake tastings, picking your wedding attire, and photos from the actual wedding); and (iii) who agree, and whose partner/ fiancé agrees to all of the terms and conditions of this Contest and these Official Rules. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor and its parent and affiliate companies and subsidiaries, and each such individual’s immediate family (spouse or domestic partner, parents, siblings, children, and all of their respective spouses or domestic partners) and household members of each such individual are not eligible. Eligibility is contingent upon agreement to, and compliance with, these Official Rules and fulfilling all requirements in these Official Rules. Participation in the Contest in any way, including submission of any entry or the partial completion of any act of entry or any other steps taken to participate in the Contest in any manner, constitutes full and unconditional agreement with all provisions of these Official Rules. The Contest Period starts at 8:00 AM (PT) on June 6, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM (PT) on June 30, 2017 (the “Contest Period”). Only entries submitted and received during the Contest Period will be accepted. Sponsor’s computer will be the official timekeeper of this Contest

III. How to Enter

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASES DO NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. There is one method of entry. Any eligible participant entering this Contest through this method shall be a “Participant.” During the Contest Period, you will automatically become a Participant and receive one entry when you do the following (an “Entry”): On Instagram, post an image of you and the person you want to marry along with your story about how you met them on Tinder using #TinderSuccessStory and tagging @Tinder.

Entries must be entirely original and created by the Participant. Participants may submit only one Entry. Entries must not have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publically through any means. Entries must not depict the logo or brand of any other company or contain any lewd, defamatory, obscene, or offensive or illegal conduct. Entries must not communicate a message inconsistent with the positive image and goodwill of Sponsor.

Any Entry that is not compliant with these Official Rules will be deemed ineligible and may be deleted at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. 2 Participant is responsible for obtaining, prior to entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the likeness(es) of all persons appearing in the Entry for all purposes as set forth in these Official Rules, without any additional compensation. If any person appearing in the Entry is a minor, you must be authorized to, and by submitting do so authorize Sponsor to use the image and likeness of the minor depicted for use in connection with this Contest and any related advertising associated with the Contest. By posting to Instagram as part of, or related to, this Contest, Participant agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of Instagram and will not violate any policies, rules, terms, or other conditions of Instagram.

By uploading, submitting, or posting any Entry related to this Contest, Participant grants Sponsor a nonexclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, download, copy, modify, publish, transmit, display, and distribute the Entry and any other content or other information submitted to Sponsor in connection with the Entry (collectively, “Materials”) in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed), including on any social media sites, whether modified or unmodified, in whole or in part and individually or as part of a compilation, with the license extending to all copyright rights, moral rights and all publicity rights in every jurisdiction worldwide.

IV. Conditions of Entry

By entering this Contest, all Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and its authorized representatives, which are final and binding in all matters concerning this Contest. Entries not legitimately obtained in accordance with these Official Rules are void. Only qualified entries received during the Contest Period will be eligible for participation. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

All requested information must be provided to Sponsor in order to redeem any Contest prize. Unintelligible entries; entries with incomplete, invalid, incorrect, or noncurrent information; entries that are counterfeit, damaged, or tampered with in any way; and entries with printing, production, or typographical errors will be disqualified. Disqualified entries and entries that are late, lost, damaged, misdirected, stolen, or not delivered are not the responsibility of the Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible if a potential winner does not receive his or her prize because erroneous, expired, canceled, fraudulent, or fake information was provided during Contest. Proof of sent entry and/or entry receipt (such as a copy of a “thank you” screen or message) sent by Sponsor does not constitute proof of actual receipt of entry for purposes of this Contest.

Participation must be by the Participant. Participation by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other website or email address, including, but not limited to, commercial promotion, subscription notification, and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. Any attempt by any Participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, and logins; entries through a sweepstakes club or similar entity; or any other unauthorized methods will void Participant’s entries and Participant will be disqualified. Submitting mass entries or entries generated by an automated program, script, macro, or use of any other devices is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of Participant, the authorized account holder of the email address connected to the social media account used to enter will be deemed to be the Participant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization (business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address. If the identity of the individual who actually participated in the Contest cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected individual’s entry will be deemed ineligible.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual found, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest (including, but not limited to, tampering with 3 applicable websites), or acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt to undermine the operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

V. Prizes

Actual prize value may vary. Prize must be accepted as awarded without substitution and is not, in whole or in part, assignable, transferable, or available for resale. Prize is subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the exclusive right to substitute a prize (or a component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor’s sole discretion. Federal, state, and local taxes and all other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of any prize not specified herein as being awarded are winner's sole responsibility.

Prizes to be awarded: Sponsor will award one GRAND PRIZE consisting of $100,000 to be spent on planning and executing the winner’s dream wedding. Winner must show Sponsor proof of wedding expenses paid using prize proceeds at Sponsor’s request. In addition, by accepting the prize, the winner agrees (i) to use the prize solely for wedding day expenses of the couple and up to $15,000 of expenses relating to the honeymoon, (ii) not to use the prize funds on any wedding events such as bachelor/ bachelorette parties, showers, engagement parties, etc. or travel to the wedding for anyone other than the couple, and (iii) to utilize the prize within one year of winning.

If the winner is disqualified or not eligible, then Sponsor may select a new winner from the pool of eligible Participants. The Winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability, and, where legal, Publicity Release (“Release”) to be eligible to participate in or receive any portion of the prize awarded.

Only the prize set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. If, through printing or production error, or for any other reason whatsoever, more prizes are claimed than intended and/or set forth in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes from all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.

VI. Judging Criteria

Within a reasonably prompt time after the termination of the Contest Period, Sponsor will select a potential First Place winner based on the applicability of the Entry to the following criteria: originality (25%), presentation (25%), emotional impact (25%), and relevance to Pride theme (25%). In the event of any tie, the winning Entry will be selected based on marketability of the Entry. The selection of prize winners is within the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

VII. Winner Determination, Notification, and Eligibility Verification

All potential winners are subject to eligibility verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF BEING A WINNER, UNLESS AND UNTIL THE PARTICIPANT'S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED.

To be verified as eligible to receive a prize, each potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions, fulfill all requirements of these Official Rules, and not be disqualified for any reason. Each potential winner will be notified by direct message via Instagram (subject to Sponsor’s discretion) after being selected as a potential winner. If a potential winner cannot be contacted using the information provided or fails to respond to Sponsor’s attempt to notify them of selection within three (3) business days; if any notification is returned as undeliverable or yields an error or undeliverable type “bounce back” email (regardless if the message is ultimately delivered to the recipient); if the potential winner fails to sign and return the Release (if applicable) or any other required documentation or fails to comply with these Official Rules; if any prize is returned as undeliverable; if a potential winner is unable or unwilling to accept the prize as stated; or if the potential winner cannot be verified as eligible for any other reason, the potential winner is disqualified and an alternate may be chosen.

In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the foregoing process will be repeated until the prize is awarded or until four (4) attempts have been made to award the prize and each attempt has failed. Sponsor will identify each potential winner and verify the potential winner’s eligibility after the end of the Contest Period. If unable to verify eligibility, Sponsor will select any alternate potential winner within a reasonable time thereafter.

In any case, the winner will be determined, and the prize will be awarded, within a reasonable time after the end of the Contest Period except as agreed between Sponsor and winner. A winners’ list may be obtained by printing the requestor’s name, address, city, state, and zip on a 3” x 5” postcard and mailing it to Sponsor at 8833 Sunset Blvd, 4th Floor, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA, Attn: “Tinder Pride Contest Winners’ List.” Limit one request per person, per household.

VIII. Odds Statement

Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

IX. Indemnification and Limitations of Liability

By entering this Contest or participating in any prize, each Participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, and their parent and affiliate companies, subsidiaries, sales representatives, distributors, partners, dealers, wholesalers, retailers, vendors, suppliers, promotional agencies, contractors, advertising, and fulfillment, including each company’s respective officers, directors, employees, and agents and their immediate families (spouse or domestic partner, parents, siblings, children, and all of their respective spouses or domestic partners) and household members of each such individual, and any and all other companies and individuals associated with this Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action related to this Contest. Possible claims or causes of action include, but are not limited to, infringement of any right of publicity or intellectual property; threatened or actual injury, loss, or damage to any person, including death and disability; defamation or portrayal in a false light (intentional and unintentional); and damage to or loss of property, arising out of such Participant’s participation in the Contest or Participant’s receipt or use or misuse of any prize. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS CONTEST. (Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.)

Participants waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) technical failures of any kind; (2) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Participants, any internet or email service provider, any promotional or advertising agency, printing or computing errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, or redeeming any prize; (5) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in the Contest; (6) the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize; and (7) any other errors in any materials, information, or announcements associated with the Contest. If for any reason a Participant's Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously voided or corrupted by Sponsor, Participant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, subject to availability and provided that Contest has not then expired.

X. Publicity

Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest and/or receipt or use of any prize constitutes any Participant’s consent to Sponsor’s use of his or her name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements, biographical information, hometown and state, and Materials (including all components thereof) for promotional or advertising purposes in any media, worldwide, now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further review, notification, payment, or consideration (unless prohibited by law).

XI. Enforceability of Official Rules

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor reserves the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in promotional materials or these Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

XII. Suspension

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failure, tampering, computer virus, or other factor, technical or otherwise, beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, impairs Sponsor’s ability to properly conduct the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and subject to any law or regulation. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation to award any applicable prize from the Entries submitted before the cancellation, suspension, or modification of the Contest.

XIII. Disputes

Except where prohibited, Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court located in Dallas County, Texas, USA; and (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, USA without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (no matter what jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than as stated.

XIV. Privacy

By entering this Contest and/or the acceptance or use of any prize, each Participant agrees to Sponsor’s manner of collection, use, retention, and disclosure of personal information submitted in connection with the Contest, including without limitation, all names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and birth dates obtained from or provided by Participants. Information collected is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy and any state or federal law. Sponsor’s privacy policy can be found at www.gotinder.com/privacy. Consult the aforementioned policy for information on how Sponsor collects and uses user information.

XV. Data

Sponsor is not responsible if any communication, electronic or otherwise, is intercepted, misdirected, or not received for any reason. Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, or defect; miscommunications or failed, jumbled, or scrambled computer, telephone, or 6 cable transmissions; delay in operations or transmission; theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alterations of Contest materials; technical, network, telephone, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind; lost, interrupted, inaccessible, or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; inaccurate transmissions or failures to receive information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or any combination thereof. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to a Participant’s or any other individual’s computer or wireless phone which occurs by accessing any Contest-related websites or otherwise participating or redeeming prizes related to this Contest.