BINGO BY RYZING OFFICIAL RULES
Date Last Modified: Dec 12, 2012
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. THESE GAMES ARE SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
As a condition of participating in these Bingo by Ryzing Sweepstakes (the ”Games”), an entrant agrees to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and Terms of Service, which are incorporated by reference herein and available at www.rockyou.com, and the decisions of RockYou Inc. (”Sponsor”), whose decisions shall be final and binding in all respects, and waives any right to claim ambiguity in the Games and these Official Rules.
1. HOW TO PLAY
At any time during a Game Period (as defined below), an entrant may log into his/her Facebook® account and accept installation of “Bingo by Ryzing” (the “Application”) after which entrant may follow the online instructions to obtain a game card and enter into a Game.
The Application is played using either blue-colored bingo cards (“Blue Bingo Cards”), silver-colored bingo cards (“Silver Bingo Cards”) or gold-colored bingo cards (“Gold Bingo Cards”).
The Application offers three types of games:
Color of bingo cards required
Blue Card Games
Virtual prizes that have no monetary value
Silver Card Games
Virtual prizes or real prizes which have monetary value
Gold Card Games
Virtual prizes, Gold Bingo Cards or real prizes of monetary value
An entrant who wants to participate in a Blue Card Game must purchase Blue Bingo Cards using Bingo Bucks, the Application's virtual currency (described in detail below). No purchase is required in order to participate in Silver Card Games or Gold Card Games. Participation in Silver Card and Gold Card Games is predicated upon the player first obtaining Silver Bingo Cards or Gold Bingo Cards to redeem at the time of play, which cards may be obtained free of charge by eligible players as described below.
Sponsor will announce the start of each Silver Card Game and Gold Card Game and corresponding prize(s) in the Game schedule published in the Application. The start time for each Game will be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion and will start on the date and on or about the time listed in the Game schedule and run until the close of the Game which shall be when all 75 bingo balls have been drawn or all available prizes have been won (the “Game Periods”). Each Game is started after the completion of the previous Game and Sponsor reserves the right to delay the start of Game until the completion of the previously scheduled Game and, in the event of a significant delay of the prior Game or technical problems, to cancel a Game.
Each bingo card contains a 5X5 grid of numbers ranging from 1 to 75 including one “free” spot. The winning patterns for a Game (e.g., straight line, “full block”) will be designated by Sponsor at the beginning of each Game Period. Using a randomized system, Sponsor's Application will draw balls one at a time. As each ball is drawn, Sponsor's Application will automatically mark entrant's card(s). When an entrant's card matches the correct pattern, Sponsor's Application will automatically declare “bingo” or, in the case of a “manual marking game,” the Entrant must manually click the appropriate button to declare “bingo.” Upon declaring “'bingo,” the entrant shall win the next available prize, which will be confirmed and verified by Sponsor at its discretion. If there is a tie, Sponsor will randomly select the winner from amongst the tied bingo cards. For example: if there is one 1st place prize of 100 Bingo Bucks and five 2nd place prizes of 50 Bingo Bucks and 5 players each have a bingo card that matches the target pattern on the same ball draw. One player will be randomly selected by Sponsor to receive the 1st place prize. The other 4 remaining players will receive the 2nd place prize. However, if there are only two 2nd place prizes, then of the remaining four players, two players would be randomly selected by Sponsor to receive the 2nd place prize and the remaining players would not receive a prize.
Any form of entry into a Game other than that described herein is void. All entries, regardless of the method of entry, become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
Entrants to Blue Card, Silver Card and Gold Card Games must be 21 or older to participate in a Game.
Directors, officers, employees, former employees, contractors, former contractors, agents or representatives of Sponsor and/or its affiliate companies and/or its business partners, as well as the immediate family of such employees (including spouse, and parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses regardless of where they live) and individuals living in the same households as these employees, whether related or not, are not eligible. All Games are subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations and ARE VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW. Entries from entrants that do not meet the eligibility requirements will be considered void.
3. BINGO BUCKS
Bingo Bucks are Sponsor's virtual currency available for use in purchasing Bingo Cards or Virtual Goods (as defined below) for use within the Application. When the entrant first installs the Application, the entrant will receive a limited number of free Bingo Bucks. Thereafter, entrant will receive additional free Bingo Bucks for every day of play. Entrant may also purchase Bingo Bucks with “real world” money if the entrant is at least 21 or older. Bingo Bucks have no expiration period and may be redeemed by entrant at any time as provided herein.
Bingo Bucks are not redeemable for any sum of “real world” money nor do they hold any monetary value at any time. The Application also includes virtual, in-game digital items (“Virtual Goods”) that may be won in the Games or purchased with “real world” money or Bingo Bucks. Bingo Bucks and Virtual Goods may never be redeemed for “real world” money, goods or other items of monetary value from Sponsor or any other party. Other than a limited, personal, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use the Virtual Goods or Bingo Bucks in the Application, you have no right or title in or to any such Virtual Goods or Bingo Bucks appearing or originating in the Application, or any other attributes associated with use of the Application. Sponsor has the absolute right to manage, regulate, control, modify and/or eliminate such virtual currency and/or Virtual Goods as it sees fit in its sole discretion, and Sponsor shall have no liability to you or anyone for the exercise of such rights. Transfers of Bingo Bucks and Virtual Goods are strictly prohibited except where explicitly authorized by Sponsor, such as by way of “Bingo Buck Gift Packs.” A Bingo Buck Gift Pack contains a number of Bingo Bucks which the entrant cannot use for him or herself. The entrant may only gift these to other entrants or Facebook® friends. You may not buy or sell any Bingo Bucks or Virtual Goods for “real world” money or otherwise exchange items for value. Any attempt to do so is in violation of these Official Rules and may result in a lifetime ban from the Game and Application and possible legal action. You agree that all sales of Virtual Goods and Bingo Bucks are final. No refunds will be given, except in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All Virtual Goods and Bingo Bucks are forfeited if your account is terminated or suspended for any reason, in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion, or if Sponsor discontinues providing the Application.
4. OBTAINING BINGO CARDS
For Blue Card Games, Blue Bingo Cards may be obtained by using the Application's Bingo Bucks. Prizes in Blue Card Games shall be Bingo Bucks and/or Virtual Goods.
For Silver Card Games, Silver Cards are available to all entrants, who are at least 21 years of age, free of charge. Making a purchase in the Application in no way improves an entrant’s odds of obtaining Silver Cards. Prizes in Silver Card Games may include “real world” prizes, such as cash or other prizes of monetary value, which will be noted by Sponsor at the beginning of an applicable Game.
For Gold Card Games, Gold Cards are available for free to entrants who are at least 21 years of age either (a) upon logging into the application or (b) watching a free video advertisement in the Application when such an advertisement is available.
Prizes in Gold Card Games may include “real world” prizes, such as cash or other prizes of monetary value, which will be noted by Sponsor at the beginning of an applicable Game.
Persons who are 21 or older and residents of Canada, with the exception of Quebec, or one of the following US states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming may also obtain Gold cards (a) at the time the entrant purchases a $19.90 or higher package (a “qualifying” package) of Bingo Bucks through the in-game “store” in the Application or by submitting a mail-in request as described below or (b) winning them in a Blue Card Game which offer Gold Cards as prizes or requesting Gold Cards for free for an individual game by submitting a mail-in request as detailed below. The maximum Gold Cards that can be obtained by any person as the result of purchasing of a qualifying packages is 2,500 per calendar month.
To submit a mail-in request for Gold Cards in lieu of purchasing a “qualifying” package, entrant must, on a 3x5 card or slip of paper, hand-print his/her name, date of birth, email address, current residence address information (street address, city, state, zip code), day and evening phone numbers (including area code), entrant's Ryzing ID number (which can be obtained from the “My Profile” section of the Application), and words: “Gold Cards:” followed by the current month and year (example: Gold Cards: January, 2012). Mail the request in a stamped #10 envelope, hand printed, to: BINGO BY RYZING, 2885 SANFORD AVENUE SW #18481, GRANDVILLE, MI 49418, ATTN: GOLD CARD DEPARTMENT. Requests must be postmarked within the calendar month specified on the request itself. Successful mail-in submissions will cause 500 Gold Cards to be automatically credited to the entrant's Game account within 5 business days of receipt. Entrants are limited to a maximum of 2,500 Gold Cards per calendar month when obtaining Gold Cards alongside the purchase of a “qualifying” package or when requesting them by mail-in in lieu of purchasing a “qualifying” package.
To submit a mail-in request for Gold Cards that were available to be won in a Blue Card Game the entrant must, on a 3x5 card or slip of paper, hand-print his/her name, date of birth, email address, current residence address information (street address, city, state, zip code), day and evening phone numbers (including area code), entrant's Ryzing ID number (which can be obtained from the “My Profile” section of the Application), and words: “Gold Cards:” followed by the current month and year (example: Gold Cards: January, 2012) and the Game ID of the Blue Card Game for which the Entrant wishes to obtain the Gold Cards. Mail the request in a stamped #10 envelope, hand printed, to: BINGO BY RYZING, 2885 SANFORD AVENUE SW #18481, GRANDVILLE, MI 49418, ATTN: GOLD CARD DEPARTMENT. Requests must be postmarked within the calendar month specified on the request itself. Successful mail-in submissions will cause the number of Gold Cards that were available to be won in the Blue Card game corresponding to the specified Game ID to be automatically credited to the entrant's Ryzing account within 5 business days of receipt. Residents of Canada, with the exception of Quebec, will receive Gold Cards for the particular game in their account within 6 business days of receipt. An individual entrant may make more than one Gold Card request per calendar month, but each entry must be in sent in a separate envelope. Requests that are lost, late, illegible, or incomplete for any reason will not be eligible and will be discarded.
5. SELECTION OF WINNER(S)
The winner(s) in each Game will be the entrants whose card(s) match(es) the correct pattern(s) first, and sequentially thereafter until all prizes have been won or all 75 balls have been drawn as explained above. Ties will be handled as explained above. Entrants agree that Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from these Games and that all decisions of Sponsor are final and binding.
The winner of each Game will be awarded the prize(s) identified in Sponsor's announcement and on Sponsor’s prize page for the corresponding Game Period. Prizes may be virtual (i.e., for use only in the Application) or they may be “real.” All cash and/or real prizes are awarded in US currency (USD). Approximate retail value of each prize, if any, is listed in the announcement and on the prize page next to the corresponding prize. Residents of Canada will be subject to a test of skill math question, as required by Canadian law, before being deemed eligible to redeem prize(s).
All prizes are awarded AS IS and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) by Sponsor.
Before claiming a prize, Sponsor is required to verify the following:
To claim a prize, please send an email to email@example.com or fax 703-997-8730 with a copy of a valid Government issued ID (driver's license or state-issued identification card), your Ryzing ID and email address. Government issued identification must include date of birth and a valid address. Please include “ATTN: Prize Claims Dept” in the subject of your email or fax. The minimum withdrawal request amount is for $1.00.
To claim a prize, winner must fill out a claim request from within the “My Profile” section of the Game. Before this type of claim can be completed, Sponsor must receive a copy of a valid government issued identification, winner’s Ryzing ID, and email address as stated above.
7. ODDS OF WINNING
The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible cards being played during each Game.
8. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS
The right to receive a prize is non-assignable and non-transferable and no prize substitution, transfer, cash equivalent or exchange will be allowed except by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
In the event a winner fails to claim a prize within 60 days, the prize shall be deemed forfeited and returned to Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, but not obligation, to award any forfeited prize to an alternative winner in another random drawing, which shall be at Sponsor's sole discretion.
Winner is responsible for the payment of his/her taxes on the prize and for any other costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the prize as identified in the Game announcement and Sponsor's prize page. Any required tax reporting forms will be furnished to the appropriate tax authorities.
9. WINNER NOTIFICATION
All prize winners will be notified within the Application immediately upon winning a prize. Cash and other “real” prizes must be claimed by going to the “My Profile” section of the Application and requesting a cash withdrawal. Sponsor may request proof of age and residence to ensure winner complies with eligibility requirements before fulfilling any prize requests. Failure to provide Sponsor with proof of eligibility within 60 days of claiming a prize will result in a forfeiture of the prize. Sponsor has the right, but not obligation, to award any forfeited prize to an alternative winner in another random drawing, which shall be at Sponsor's sole discretion.
ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISION IS FINAL. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE GAME SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT'S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. CANADIAN PLAYERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE FROM QUEBEC, MUST COMPLETE A MATH QUESTION SKILL TEST BEFORE BEING DEEMED A WINNER OF A PRIZE.
Winners may, at the option of the Sponsor, be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release, where legal, a Publicity Release, and IRS Form W-9. Failure to complete such forms within seven days of receipt of such request will result in forfeiture of the prize.
In the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, or if the prize is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited. Any forfeited prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, at Sponsor's discretion.
10. NAMES OF WINNERS
To obtain the names of the winners, any person may mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope including their name, address and email address, after 30 days from completion of the Game to: RockYou, Inc. ATTN: WINNERS DEPT, 2885 SANFORD AVENUE SW #18481, GRANDVILLE, MI 49418. Requests must specify the prize type, game name and date of the game. The request must be received no later than six (6) months after the particular Game in question has closed.
Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Game(s), and as a condition of participating in these Games, entrant agrees to allow Sponsor and its designees to use entrant's name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and city and state address for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised without additional compensation, review or approval rights, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.
ENTRANT FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IF ENTRANT IS CHOSEN AS A WINNER, ENTRANT'S PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PLACING ENTRANT'S NAME ON A WINNERS' LIST.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN THE EVENT OF ANY MALFUNCTION (DUE TO HUMAN OR OTHER ERROR) THAT CAUSES AN INCORRECT PRIZE TO BE DECLARED AS WON (“ERRONEOUS PRIZE”), ALL SUCH ERRONEOUS PRIZES WILL BE VOIDED. ERRONEOUS PRIZES WILL BE DECIDED IN THE SOLE JUDGEMENT OF THE SPONSOR AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
All limitations of liability and indemnification set forth in Sponsor's Terms of Service apply herein. In addition, Sponsor, Facebook®, and the Sponsor Affiliates are not responsible for: (1) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, undeliverable or incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, illegible entries due to technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Games, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Games, the transmission of entries, notification or correspondence, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Game related materials; (2) technical failures of any kinds; (3) failures of any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Games; (4) unauthorized human and/or mechanical intervention in any part of the entry process or the Games; (5) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Games, the sending of entries, or the processing of entries; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Games or receipt or use of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed, corrupted or for any other reason not accepted as an entry into a particular Game, entrant's sole remedy is to submit another entry into that particular Game. Sponsor may rescind any Game entry found to contain such errors or failures without liability at its sole discretion.
As a condition of participating in these Games, entrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its respective affiliates, prize suppliers, and Sponsor's business partners and all their affiliates, and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, managers, directors, members, shareholders and employees (the “Sponsor Affiliates”), as well as Facebook', from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Games, including acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) of the prize(s), or any injury or for damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or wireless device relating to or resulting from participation in these Games or downloading any materials in these Games, or inability to access any website or wireless service associated with this promotion, or any combination thereof. Entrants agree that the laws of the State of Delaware will govern any and all disputes.
As a condition of participating in these Games, entrant agrees that as to Sponsor, Facebook®, and the Sponsor Affiliates, (1) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with these Games, or any prizes being offered or prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and (3) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but shall in no event include attorneys' fees. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures.
If in Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Games, or if computer viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Games, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and or void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Games, or to terminate the Games and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the applicable drawing as of the termination date. Any attempts by an individual to access any website associated with this promotion via robotic, automatic entry devices, programs such as, but not limited to, by script, macro or any other automated means, or other unauthorized entry will void all such entries by such methods.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE SPONSOR'S APPLICATION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GAMES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
13. ARBITRATION AND DISPUTES
As a condition of participating in these Games, entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties (including the affected Sponsor Affiliates), claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with these Games, or any prizes awarded, or the determination of a winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective and in accordance with its expedited hearing procedures. The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator and will be limited solely to the dispute between you, Sponsor, and any Sponsor Affiliates. The arbitrator's award, including attorneys' fees, shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Games), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or entrant's rights and obligations or Sponsor's rights and obligations in connection with these Games, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and all proceedings shall take place in the State of Delaware.
If you do not wish to receive any further notices from Sponsor regarding future Game offering, send your name and address to: RockYou,Inc. , ATTN: OPT-OUT DEPT, 2885 SANFORD AVENUE SW #18481, GRANDVILLE, MI 49418.
16. FACEBOOK® DISCLAIMER
Entrant agrees and acknowledges, as condition of participating in these Games, that Facebook® does not sponsor, endorse, administer, or is in any way associated with, these Games. All questions regarding these Games must be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook®. Entrant also agrees that as a condition of participating in these Games he or she shall release Facebook® from any and all liability arising out of entrant's participation in these Games.
CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
You have not yet won a prize. The actual odds of winning a prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for the applicable Game. All entries must be received by as indicated above to be eligible for the Game. Games end as set forth by Sponsor in the announcement for each Game. See Official Rules above for complete prize restrictions. Sponsored by RockYou, Inc. 2885 SANFORD AVENUE SW #18481, GRANDVILLE, MI 49418.
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