2016 Carnegie Museum Membership Giveaway Official Rules




ELIGIBILITY: The Fort Pitt Capital Group, LLC. Carnegie Museum Membership Contest (the “Sweepstakes”) is open and offered only to legal residents of the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry (each such person who enters the Sweepstakes being an “Entrant”). Employees, officers and directors of Fort Pitt Capital Group, LLC. and any of the Carnegie Museums, as well as their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliated entities and any other persons or entities associated with this promotion, and each of their immediate family members (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members are ineligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes are void where prohibited by law.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by the Fort Pitt Capital Group, LLC. (the “Sponsor”). The Carnegie Museums (including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Warhol, and the Carnegie Science Center) are not sponsors of this Sweepstakes.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules.

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, December 1, 2016 (“ET”) and ends at 12:00 noon ET on January 2, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Eligible persons can enter the Sweepstakes by completing the survey set forth on Sponsor’s internet website or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Fort Pitt Capital Group, LLC., Foster Plaza 10, 680 Andersen Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, Attn.: Fort Pitt Capital Group, LLC. Carnegie Museum Membership Contest c/o J. Todd Douds.

There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person over the entire Sweepstakes Period. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The prize winner will be selected in random drawing by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding, from among all eligible entries received. The Prize drawings will be conducted on or about January 2, 2017. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. All Prize Winners will be contacted by telephone (a message will not be left) or by email. If a potential Winner cannot be contacted within three business (3) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his or her place at random from the remaining entries.

PRIZES: One (1) prize of a free one (1)-year membership to all four (4) Carnegie Museums. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prizes is permitted except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize (or applicable portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. All expenses associated with prize acceptance and use, including, without limitation, all federal, state, and local taxes, are prize winner’s responsibility. The prize winner will sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release in the form determined by Sponsor the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate prize winner selected.

PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: Each Entrant acknowledges that the Released Parties (as defined below) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry and to modify, terminate or suspend this Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, action of Entrants, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, if the Sweepstakes is modified, terminated or suspended, at Sponsor’s discretion, select winners from those eligible, non-suspect entries.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Carnegie Museums, as well as their respective shareholders, directors, members, managers, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL ANY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited by law, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, these Official Rules, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the state or federal courts located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and each Entrant hereby waives any claims that such courts are an inconvenient forum or lack jurisdiction over such Entrant. EACH ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT HE OR SHE WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY DISPUTE, CONTROVERSY, OR CLAIM ARISING PURSUANT TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE PRIZE. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Sweepstakes, these Official Rules and the rights and obligations of Sponsor, Entrant, and the Released Parties hereunder shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction).

MISCELLANEOUS: The Released Parties will be third party beneficiaries of these Official Rules and each Released Party, individually, will have the right to enforce the rights conferred upon it by these Official Rules. All heading are included herein for ease of reference only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of this Agreement. If any provision of these Official Rules is held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, then such provision will be deemed to be severed herefrom, and the remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. None of the following constitutes a waiver or estoppel of any right, remedy, power, privilege or condition arising from this Agreement: (a) any failure or delay in exercising any right, remedy, power, condition or privilege under this Agreement; or (b) any act or omission.

WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name and address of the prize winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by January 31, 2017, to: Fort Pitt Capital Group, LLC., Foster Plaza 10, 680 Andersen Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, Attn.: Fort Pitt Capital Group, LLC. Carnegie Museum Membership Contest c/o J. Todd Douds.