BattleBots Ticket Giveaway Official Rules

posted: 03/21/18

These Official Rules apply to the BattleBots Ticket Giveaway ("Sweepstakes") conducted by Discovery Communications, LLC (the "Sponsor"). By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to all terms of these Official Rules.


  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and have a valid Facebook and/or Twitter account. Free Facebook accounts are available at Free Twitter accounts are available at Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, TV production partners, advertising agencies, promotional suppliers (collectively, "Sweepstakes Entities") and the immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible. All applicable federal, state, and local rules apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


  1. TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on March 21, 2018 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on March 25, 2018 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). During the Sweepstakes Period, you will see promotional posts advertising the Sweepstakes, subject to your own Facebook and/or Twitter settings and the frequency with which you check your account(s) and/or Sponsor's Facebook and/or Twitter pages. Sponsor's Facebook page is located at Sponsor's Twitter account is located at To enter, follow the instructions provided in such a promotional post to add an appropriate comment to the Promotional Post (or for Promotions on Twitter, to "Tweet" an appropriate comment or response), along with the text @ScienceChannel and include the hashtag "#BattleBotsSweepstakes", prior to the deadline given in the promotional post (each such submission, an "Entry"). Further, note that your Entry will not be considered successfully submitted if your social media account settings prevent Sponsor from seeing your Entry (i.e. your account should be set to "public" or a similar setting that will allow Sponsor to see your Entry). Entries become the property of Sponsor (subject only to terms imposed by Facebook and/or Twitter, as applicable) and will not be acknowledged or returned. Should Sponsor determine that an Entry is in violation of these Official Rules (or the promotion terms set by Sponsor in the applicable promotional post), Sponsor reserves the right to seek to have the Entry removed from the applicable social media platform, to disqualify the associated participant, and/or to take other actions it deems necessary, all in Sponsor's sole discretion. Limit one (1) Entry per person and per Facebook/Twitter account, per day.


Entries will not be judged; see Section 4 for information on random winner selection. Entries are void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, mutilated, tampered with, forged, mechanically reproduced, irregular in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Entries submitted in excess of stated limits will be void. Use of any automated system to enter as determined by Sponsor in its sole judgment is prohibited and will result in disqualification at Sponsor's sole discretion. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated maximum number of Entries by using multiple/different accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, may void all of that entrant's Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Sponsor is under no obligation to correspond about Entries, nor is Sponsor required to acknowledge its receipt of Entries. Sponsor reserves the right to, and at its sole discretion may, reject any Entry for failure to comply with any applicable Entry requirements. Proof of submission of Entry does not constitute proof of receipt of Entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant associated with any Entry, the authorized account holder of the social media account associated with the Entry, at time of submission, will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned to the social media account by the applicable social media platform. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the person who actually submitted an Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the affected Entry will be deemed ineligible. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply. If you participate from your wireless phone, such activity will be subject to the charges pursuant to your wireless service provider's rate plan. You further understand that by participating in the Sweepstakes via mobile phone, if you are a potential winner, the Sponsor may contact you via mobile phone, which will be subject to the charges pursuant to your wireless service provider's rate plan. Please consult your wireless service provider for more information. In addition to compliance with these Official Rules, all participation must also comply with the terms of service of the applicable social media platform ( or, as applicable). Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Facebook or Twitter account. It is your sole responsibility to notify the Sponsor in writing if you change your Facebook or Twitter account.


  1. ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Any elements that appear in an Entry, including, without limitation, brand names, logos, or images, must be either: (a) entirely original, created by the entrant; (b) property of the Sponsor ("Provided Materials"); or (c) in the public domain. Sponsor grants to entrants a limited revocable, non-sub-licensable, license to use any Provided Materials for the sole purpose of creating an Entry, if an entrant chooses to do so. Use of any Provided Materials is not required for Entry, nor will it affect an entrant's chances of winning. In addition, entrant recognizes that all of the right, title, and interest in any Provided Materials as well as all derivative works created using any Provided Materials (including an Entry) shall vest exclusively in Sponsor, and entrant will not have or take any action that might harm or adversely affect such rights. No right, title, or interest in and to Provided Materials except for the limited license granted to entrant in these Official Rules is transferred or created.


Use of any prohibited elements in an Entry may result in disqualification of the applicable Entry, in the Sponsor's sole discretion. Entries must not contain personally identifiable information such as addresses or phone numbers. Entrants must not engage in any violent, dangerous, or illegal behavior in creating an Entry. Entries must not contain inappropriate content, including but not limited to vulgarity, obscenity, lewd, pornographic or violent material, or materials which promote hate or violence. Entries must not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies. Entries must not defame or invade the privacy or publicity rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon a person's personal or proprietary rights. Entries that do not include all required information and do not adhere to the foregoing and following requirements or are deemed to be immoral, obscene, profane or not in keeping with Sponsor's image (all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) will be considered void.


By participating in the Sweepstakes, you represent and warrant that: (a) you are the creator of your Entry; (b) your Entry is wholly original (apart from any Provided Materials or any allowable public domain elements); (c) your Entry does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party; and (d) your Entry has not previously been entered in any other promotion.


By participating in the Sweepstakes, you grant the Sponsor and its affiliated companies the unconditional (subject only to any applicable rights of Facebook or Twitter) and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, edit, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use the Entry or part thereof (with or without using your name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from you or any other party. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right to post an online gallery of Entries selected in its sole discretion (or to re-post on a social media website) any Entries selected in its sole discretion. Should Sponsor edit your Entry for purposes of re-use, you are not relieved from responsibility for compliance with these Official Rules. By participating, you agree that, upon request by the Sponsor, you will sign a copyright assignment. By participating, you further agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Released Parties (as defined below), or any other person or entity, on the grounds that any use of your Entry, or any derivative works, infringes any of your rights, including, without limitation, copyrights and moral rights. You further acknowledge that, unless specified otherwise herein, the Sponsor is in no way obligated to broadcast, publish or use your Entry in any way. Nothing herein shall constitute an employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between you and the Sponsor. In no way are you to be construed as the agent or to be acting as the agent of the Sponsor.


  1. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: On or about March 26, 2018, representatives of the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received to award fourteen (14) prizes, each consisting of two (2) tickets to a filming session of BattleBots to be held at 2401 East Wardlow Road, Bldg 52, Long Beach, California, during the period of April 2, 2018 - April 15, 2018. The date of the filming session awarded to a given winner will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize consists of the two (2) tickets only. No transportation to the filming location will be provided. Total approximate retail value of each prize is $40. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible Entries received.


  1. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified: (a) via a direct or private message on the applicable social media platform; (b) via a comment on the applicable promotional post where Sponsor will mention or tag the potential winner in the comment; or (c) for a promotion offered on Twitter where the potential winner is not a current follower of @ScienceChannel on Twitter, the potential winner may be notified via a tweet from @ScienceChannel which will include the potential winner's Twitter "handle" and a request for the potential winner to follow @ScienceChannel by a specified deadline, so that Sponsor may then send the potential winner's official notification via direct message on Twitter. A potential winner must reply as instructed to identify him/herself, confirm his/her eligibility and ability to accept the prize, and provide his/her complete contact information within twenty-four (24) hours following attempted notification by Sponsor (measured in the local time zone), or he/she will be disqualified. It is recommended that entrants confirm that their Facebook and Twitter notification settings are turned on, such that they would be notified in a timely fashion of Sponsor's attempt to contact them as described herein. In Sponsor's sole discretion, a potential winner may subsequently be required to complete a declaration of eligibility, a liability release, a copyright assignment, and (where legal) a publicity release, and any other releases or documentation deemed necessary for Sponsor's intended use of the winning Entry, which must be returned within the time period specified by Sponsor at the time of such request. Proof of identity, age, and legal residence may be required to claim a prize. In Sponsor's sole discretion, a potential winner may only be notified one time as set forth above for attempted prize notification. Any winner or potential winner may be disqualified in Sponsor's sole discretion if: (a) he/she fails to reply or to provide any required information or properly completed documents within the required time period; (b) he/she fails to comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules; or (c) if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable. In the event of disqualification of a winner, at Sponsor's sole discretion the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected from among the remaining eligible Entries via the means of winner determination described herein, pending verification of eligibility. If any prize remains unclaimed after two (2) potential winners have been notified for that prize, the prize may remain unawarded, in Sponsor's sole discretion. No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor for any incorrect or missing contact information associated with an Entry, or any change of such contact information after Entry submission. Any prize details and restrictions not specified herein will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. No prize transfer. No prize substitution except at Sponsor's sole discretion due to unavailability, in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded. All other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the winners. Sponsor will not replace any lost, damaged or stolen prizes. Prizes will be sent to winners via overnight delivery following winner verification.


  1. RELEASE: By participating, participants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook and Twitter, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, and advertising partners, together with the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents of each (aforementioned individuals and organizations collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors or any errors made in the advertisement of the Sweepstakes; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (e) changes to social media platform policies and procedures that may interfere with the operation of the Sweepstakes; (f) content filtering or any malfunction/error/failure which may impact the accessibility of a Promotional Post, entries, or the transmission or receipt of winner verification notices (or other communications with winners); (g) claims based on publicity rights, defamation and/or invasion of privacy and the collection, use and/or sharing by Sponsor of personally identifiable information of the entrants; or (h) death, injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or the receipt, use, misuse, or possession of any prize.


Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. You agree to indemnify and hold the Sweepstakes Entities harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Sweepstakes Entities due to or arising out of your Entry, or your conduct in creating an Entry or otherwise in connection with the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to: claims for trademark infringement; copyright infringement; violation of an individual's right of publicity or right of privacy; or defamation.


  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with the Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select a winner from all non-suspect Eligible Entries received prior to such event. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant it finds to be: (1) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (2) violating the Official Rules; (3) violating the terms of service, conditions of use or general rules or guidelines of any Sponsor property or service; or (4) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or whose acts or deeds (actual or perceived) would or might be deemed detrimental to Sponsor's reputation, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys' fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. By participating, entrants agree to permit Sweepstakes Entities to use his/her name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, voice likeness and city and state address for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including but not limited to on air and online, in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and agree to execute specific consent to such use upon request.


  1. GOVERNING LAW: This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, with jurisdiction and venue in Montgomery County, Maryland, and all claims must be resolved in the courts of Montgomery County, Maryland.


  1. ENTRANT'S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from entrant is subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy, available at


  1. WINNER LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 15, 2018, to: BattleBots Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes Winners, PMI Station, PO Box 750, Southbury, CT 06488-0750.


(C) 2018 Discovery Communications, LLC. All rights reserved.


This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. Any third-party trademarks appearing in these Official Rules are the property of their respective owners, are used for descriptive purposes only, and do not imply any sponsorship or endorsement of this sweepstakes.

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