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Win $1000 For Your Favorite Charity: Official Rules

Save the World

According to the Mayan calendar, the world will end on December 21, 2012.  Will it end in ninjas, whales, or tubemen? Not on eLocal’s watch! Click here to see how!

We’ve partnered with charities like Urban Farming, EarthWorks, and Clean Water Action to “Save the World”, and now we need you! Help us “Save the World” by entering your favorite charity for a chance to win $1,000! You can enter any charity, from a national organization to a local soup kitchen.

I’m in! How Do I Help?
Every vote increases a charity’s chances to win, so sharing this contest with your friends and followers is the best way to help your favorite charity.

To cast a vote on Facebook:
Visit our Facebook app here, Like us, and fill out the entry form telling us which charity you’d like to vote for, your name, and email address.

To cast a vote on Twitter:
Insert your favorite charity into the following tweet:

Help me #SaveTheWorld and win $1000 for @CHARITYNAME from @eLocalUSA. We need at least 100 votes, so please RT! eloc.al/PB37LM

(If the charity is not on twitter use #CHARITYNAME instead)

Eligibility:
In order to be eligible, a charity needs at least 100 votes and 15 unique supporters, so recruit your friends and followers to help Save the World with you! Each person can also cast multiple votes; you can vote up to once per week on both Facebook and Twitter.

The contest will run from November 1, 2012 to December 22, 2012. On December 22, 2012 at 12:00am EST, votes from Facebook and Twitter will be added together for each charity nominated. Charities with more than 100 votes will be entered into a random drawing and one grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded!

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: No purchase or payment necessary to vote or win. Purchase does not increase your chances of winning. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.

In participating in the sweepstakes, you must comply with the terms of service, including the acceptable use policy, of elocal.com.

HOW TO VOTE ON FACEBOOK: Go online to the eLocal.com page on Facebook.com during the Promotion Period and click on the “Win $1,000 for your favorite Charity” tab to access the Promotion application. You must be a fan of (“Like”) the eLocal page on Facebook to access the Promotion application. You will also be required to allow the Application permission to access certain information from your Facebook account.  After accessing the Promotion application, follow the directions to vote for the charity of your choice. You will be asked to provide the name of the charity, your name and your e-mail address. By entering through Facebook, you agree to comply with their terms and policies.

HOW TO VOTE ON TWITTER: Go online to Twitter.com and log-in to your account. Post the following tweet template, substituting the charity you wish to vote for the text “CHARITYNAME”: Help me #SaveTheWorld and win $1000 for @CHARITYNAME from @eLocalUSA. We need at least 100 votes, so please RT! eloc.al/PB37LM. By entering through Twitter, you agree to comply with their rules.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION/VERIFICATION: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected on or about January 1, 2013, in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. To be eligible to win, a charity must receive 100 or more total votes, added together from qualified Facebook and Twitter entries. Once a charity becomes eligible by receiving more than 100 votes from 15 unique users, that charity will earn one entry in the random drawing for each additional qualified vote. In this way, eligible charities with more votes have a greater probability of getting selected in the random drawing. These 100+ votes must come from at least 15 unique users. Sponsor’s decisions regarding the outcome of the drawing and all other matters related to this Promotion are final and binding. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified via email.  The potential winner is subject to verification. Potential winner may be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release (except where requiring a Publicity Release is unlawful) within ten (10) calendar days of date of notification or prize may be forfeited. If the prize is forfeited, the Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate charity to receive the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any change in email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants.

GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize of $1,000 will be awarded to one eligible charity.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state & local taxes on prize. No cash equivalent or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No transfer of prize will be permitted. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules, which are final and binding in all respects. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal value. If for any reason this Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Released Parties (as defined below) that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, or if the Promotion is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, the Released Parties reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and prosecute any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the participating stations’ websites or who enters using any automatic or programmed entry duplication method that is prohibited under these rules.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE CORRUPT OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Promotion Parties from user’s participation in, or attempt to participate in, the Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules. By participating in the Promotion, entrant releases Sponsor, the Promotion Parties and Facebook, Inc. (the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such entrant’s participation in the Promotion. By accepting a prize, recipient agrees to release and hold the Released Parties, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, harmless from and against any liability for injuries, including death, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Promotion; from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize; from participation in any travel related thereto. Except where prohibited, by accepting a prize, Winner grants Sponsor and those acting under its authority permission to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, image, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet, without notice, review or approval.  If you are selected as a winner, your first name, last initial and city/state of residence will also be included in a publicly-available winners list.

GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Promotion Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof.  Entrants consent to jurisdiction and venue in, and agree that any claims or disputes shall be resolved exclusively in, the federal and state courts located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.