Peek’d LLC – Official Rules
THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET, OR WHERE THE METHODS OF ENTRY SET FORTH BELOW WOULD BE DEEMED CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Apple is not involved in any way with the contest or sweepstakes, nor are they a sponsor.
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older may participate in the Contest (as defined below), provided only US residents are eligible to win the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules as set forth herein. Employees of Peek’d (“Sponsor” and/or “Peek’d”) and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. To be eligible to participate in the Contest, you must be a Registered User (as defined below). Once you become a Registered User, you are eligible to become a reader or writer of stories, can vote for stories in the Contest and can submit your stories to the Contest as further described below. Peek’d reserves the right to verify an entrant’s eligibility before, during, or after the Contest.
OVERVIEW OF THE CONTEST:
Please read these Contest rules (“Official Rules”) carefully as they contain important information about how the Contest will be conducted, including eligibility to vote, and general rules regarding the Contest.
The Sponsor will present a weekly or monthly writing contest (each a “Contest” and collectively, the “Contests”) where Contest entries will be voted on by users of the Peek’d app (the “App”) as further described below and then judged in accordance with the voting criteria (as defined below). The judges will select the final winners who will be eligible to win the grand prizes (the “Prize”/”prizes”). A lucky Voter may also be selected to win a Prize as further described below.
For the purposes of the Official Rules, please note the following definitions:
A “Registered User” is anyone who has a registered account through the App and is interacting with the Contest, whether they are a writer writing a story (and/or commenting/voting on other stories) or a reader who wants to vote on stories and/or is commenting on other stories
A “Writer” is anyone that writes a story that is submitted to the Contest and/or votes for the stories in the Contest
A “Reader” is anyone who is not a writer but reads and/or votes for the stories in the Contest
A “Voter” is anyone who is a Registered User and votes for any stories in the Contest
Registers Users who do not abide by these Official Rules will be disqualified.
Each Contest will run every week (or monthly at times) starting on Saturday at 4 p.m. EST and ending on the following Sunday at 9 p.m. EST (8 days later) when the winners are announced (the “Contest Period”). The Prize will be announced at the start of each Contest Period and the dollar amount will vary from period to period.
No purchase or payment is necessary to participate in the Contest. Registered Users may enter the Contest by completing each of the following steps:
After registering your account, you can become a Writer of stories. Your stories may be entered in the Contest during each Contest Period (except for previous winners who must request permission to re-enter and may be required to add additional content to their stories). Writers have the option of submitting up to 3 stories per period during each Contest Period. Writers can submit to the Contest by one of the following ways: 1) Clicking on the Prize button or 2) Publishing a story through their own profile on the App. A Peek’d member will then review and approve the story if it meets the required creative criteria.
As a Writer, if you click on the Prize button, you will then be taken to a “Write Your Story” page where you will be prompted to write your story and once the story is completed, you will be prompted to select the title, description, category and tags. You will then click “Publish” and the story will be published to the Contest occurring for that Contest Period.
If as a Writer, if you elect to enter the Contest through your profile page, (in your profile page on the App), you will have the option to “Add Story” and you will be taken to a “Write Your Story” page where you will be prompted to write your story and once the story is completed, you will be prompted to select the title, description, category and tags. You will then click “Publish” and the story will be published to the Contest occurring for that Contest Period.
Writers may begin submitting stories for the Contest Period at 4 p.m. EST every Saturday and the deadline for submissions for that Contest Period is the following Saturday at 3:59 p.m. EST. Registered Users can also access stories that have been submitted to the Contest by clicking the “Weekly Competition” button.
After 4 p.m. EST every Saturday during a Contest Period, Readers can view the stories submitted for that particular Contest Period and Readers can continue voting for that Contest Period until the following Saturday at 9:00 p.m. EST. Readers are allowed to vote 2 times during the Contest Period. Peek’d assumes the right to adjust the voting process at any time. Readers receive a deeplink once they vote. Readers cannot purchase additional votes; but if a Reader refers a friend to the App and that friend registers for the App, the Reader will then receive two additional votes for that Contest Period (per friend registered). The deeplink is used to track Reader referrals.
Writers also get to vote two times per Contest Period and are allowed to vote for their own story.
Writers receive a deeplink once they vote. Writers cannot purchase additional votes; but if a Writer refers a friend to the App and that friend registers for the App, the Writer will then receive two additional votes for that Contest Period (per friend registered). The deeplink is used to track Writer referrals.
There is no cap on the number of friends a Writer or Reader can refer to register for the App. In the event that a Writer is given additional votes for a Contest Period through referrals, the Writer may use those votes to vote for his or her own story more than his/her initial two votes. When a writer clicks on his or her story, the number of votes that the story has received will appear on the screen along with the ranking position if the story is currently ranked.
JUDGING AND VOTING COMPLETION PROCESS:
Once voting closes at 4 p.m. EST every Saturday during any specific Contest Period, the 5 stories with the highest number of votes (simply calculated based on how many votes each story receives) will advance to the judging round. A panel of internal judges will evaluate each of the top 5 stories on a scale of 1-5 utilizing the following voting criteria (equally weighted at 20% each to add up to 100% for each judge):
- Originality of premise/concept
- Characters and Dialogue
- Style and Tone
- Commercial Potential
The judges scoring and final winners are selected based on the voting criteria above.
Based on the outcome of the voting criteria, the first place, second and third place prize winners will be announced on Sunday at 9 P.M. EST and are eligible to win the Prize. The first-place prize winner receives 70% of the Prize, the second-place winner receives 20% of the Prize, and the third-place winner receives 10% of the Prize. One lucky Voter wins 5% of the Prize (randomly selected). All winners for each Contest Period will be included in the App’s marketing and publicity materials and by agreeing to claim the Prize, you agree to be submitted in such materials for no additional compensation.
If a Registered User does not use their votes in any given Contest Period, such vote(s) is/are forfeited. Push notifications will go out to all Registered Users in 3 phases: (1) when there are 3 hours left to submit to the applicable Contest, (2) when voting is closed; taking any users of the App to the leaderboard to read the top 5 stories that are now competing for the Prize, and (3) when the winner(s) are selected.
The winners are notified every Sunday by 10 p.m. EST using the email address or phone number provided when they registered. Winners will also receive a push notification through the App on Sunday. To be eligible to receive a Prize (as defined above), the information associated with the entrant’s account must be verified as true and accurate. The information associated with the entrant’s account must identify the actual entrant participating in the Contest and US residence of the entrant. In order to facilitate the delivery of a Prize, Peek’d will contact the winner(s) using the phone number(s) or email address(es) provided during the App account registration.
If you are selected as a winner and we do not hear back from you within five (5) business days, you will forfeit your applicable Prize. Once we confirm your eligibility, the Prize will be paid out to the winners’ PayPal accounts no later than five (5) business days from being notified about winning the Prize. Any person that enters into a Contest that he/she is not eligible to enter may not win a Prize in that Contest.
Each Registered User’s account can only be associated with one PayPal account and a PayPal account cannot be associated with more than one Peek’d App account. Attempts to associate a Peek’d account with additional PayPal accounts may result in the termination of that Peek’d account and forfeiture of any prizes awarded.
Peek’d will only issue a Prize and any accompanying tax forms to the individual identified in the account information for the winning account. Peek’d uses your account information to contact and verify winners. Out of date or incorrect account information at the time you enter a Contest may disqualify you from receiving a Prize. Failure to provide valid, working PayPal information in connection with your account may result in termination of that account and forfeiture of any prizes awarded.
Decisions of Peek’d are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. In no event shall Peek’d be obligated to award any Prize other than the Prize specified in these Official Rules. Peek’d does not guarantee that the Prize can be made available to the winner. The Prize is not assignable and not transferable, and no substitutions are permitted. In addition, if the Prize is unable to be fulfilled to the winner due to any applicable law, rule or regulation, or if the winner cannot claim the Prize for any reason, then Peek’d reserves the right to not award the Prize at all. The winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the Prize. Winners shall provide Peek’d with accurate information regarding their identity and country of residence.
NOTE TO ALL INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS: In the event your story receives the highest number of votes from the judges during any particular Contest Period, you may still be declared the winner of that particular Contest, provided you will not be eligible to win the Prize. You will be included in all marketing materials and publicity, along with being placed on the leaderboard in first position.
If you have any questions regarding the Prize, process or anything whatsoever with regard to the Official Rules, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peek’d, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or, as applicable, the operation of the Website, App or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Such a person will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Peek’d further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend or modify the Contest, for any reason, including, without limitation, if it is not capable of running as planned, including because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical or other failures of any sort, or any other causes beyond the control of Peek’d. Nothing in these Official Rules is intended to waive any claim that an applicant cannot unilaterally waive under applicable law. If any provision of these Official Rules shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Official Rules and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Failure to enforce any provision in these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. No waiver of any term or condition of these Official Rules shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES:
Notice to all entrants: By entering the Contest or accepting a Prize, you agree to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner(s) may be required to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the winner executing and returning), within ten (10) business days, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the Prize. The winner(s) may be required in Peek’d’s sole discretion to complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable Prize. Winner(s) will be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a Prize.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, your acceptance of a Prize constitutes your permission to use your name, submissions, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Peek’d deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any compensation to such entrant or any review or approval rights, notifications, or permissions; and constitutes your consent to disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties (including, without limitation, placing the winner’s name on a winner’s list).
Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. Peek’d shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner in connection with an entry; (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading the App or otherwise in connection with this Contest; or (5) any warranty with respect to any Prize or any component thereof.
THE CONTEST IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND PEEK’D DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE CONTEST.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, PEEK’D SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS) (B) AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF THE PRIZE FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTEST, (C) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, AND/OR (D) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL.