TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Athletic NBA Show
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
RUNYOUROFFICEPOOLS, LLC DOES NOT PROVIDE SERVICES RELATED TO GAMBLING. THE SITE AND THIS CONTEST ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND FREE TO PLAY
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE .
The Athletic NBA Show (“Contest”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Washington and Nevada) and are at least eighteen (18) years old or the age of public contest or sweepstakes eligibility in their jurisdiction (whichever occurs later) at the time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. It is the sole responsibility of an entrant to determine whether the Contest is legal and compliant with all regulations in the jurisdiction in which the entrant resides.
The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win a Prize: Employees, contractors, representatives, agents, directors, and officers of RunYourOfficePools, LLC (“Sponsor”), their respective parent, subsidiary, or affiliated companies, marketing agencies, and any other parties involved in the administration of the Contest (“Contest Parties”) and each of the immediate family members of such excluded individuals (i.e., spouses, parents, children, and siblings and the “steps” of each); professional football players; team owners, management and personnel; sports agents and their employees; league personnel; and sports betting operators and their employees.
Eligible entrants must create an account at www.RunYourPool.com (“Site”).
Compliance with the entry requirements will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries that violate these entry requirements, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Contest.
Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set out in the Official Rules.
The entrant must be the rightful owner of the e-mail address entered into the Contest. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the natural person in whose name the applicable e-mail account is registered. In the event of a discrepancy between the identity of the authorized account holder, the “winner,” and the entrant, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether the entry is valid or to declare the entry invalid and select an alternate winner. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
2. Contest Parties
The Sponsor of the Contest is RunYourOfficePools, LLC, located at 383 Corona Street Unit #819, Denver CO 80220.
3. Contest Period
The Contest commences on March 12, 2023 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time, and ends on April 3, 2023 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time (“Contest Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
4. How to Play
To enter this Contest, prior to the close of the Contest Period, entrants must: (1) create an account at www.RunYourPool.com (the “Site”) and (2) join the pool on the Site located at https://play.runyourpool.com/athleticnba. Entrants may fill out a bracket to pick all 63 games of the NCAA tournament. Points are awarded for each winning pick and point values increase as the tournament progresses. The scoring settings for this pool can be found on the contest dashboard.
All selections must be made by the start time of the first round games on March 14 (“Pick Deadline”). Picks cannot be changed after the Pick Deadline.
Satisfaction of each of the foregoing by the end of the Contest Period shall be considered an “Entry.” The Entry must fulfill all Entry requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. An Entry that is not complete or does not adhere to the Official Rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. You may only enter once and you must fill in all of the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the Official Rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the Official Rules, your Entry may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
The points awarded for correctly picking the outcome of a game in each round of the tournament are as follows:
First Round: one (1) point
Second Round: two (2) points
Sweet 16: four (4) points
Elite 8: eight (8) points
Final Four: sixteen (16) points
Championship: (32) points
If there is a tie for any place in the contest, the entrant with the closest guess of the combined score of the Championship game will win the prize. If two or more entrants remain tied after taking into account the tie-breaker, the prize will be split equally amongst them.
In the event of a tie for first place that cannot be broken by the application of the tie-breaker (closest guess of the combined score of the Championship game), one (1) winner will be randomly selected by the Sponsor.
Interpretation of Rules
In the event of an ambiguity or dispute in the Contest rules or scoring, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the proper interpretation or resolution of the rule or score at issue. Sponsor’s decision in this matter will be final.
5. Winning Prizes
The expected prize pool for this contest to be paid by Sponsors will be $1,000.
6. Winner Selection
Potential winners of all prizes will be notified by message sent to the email address or phone number no later than 6:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday April 21st, 2023. Potential winners who have not provided a correct email address or phone number during the creation of their RunYourPool.com account may be disqualified and forfeit their Prize(s). Potential winners who no longer have an account with RunYourPool.com at time of notification may be disqualified and forfeit their Prize(s).
7. Prizes and Prize Claim
Odds of winning depend on the total number of entrants, and the ability of the entrants to correctly pick the outcomes of all 63 games during the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
Winners are subject to verification, including verification of age and residency. Prizes are non-transferable and no Prize substitution is permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If a Prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a Prize with one of comparable or greater value. The value of the Prize will be taxable to winners as income, to the extent taxes apply. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, local, or other applicable taxes associated with the acceptance and use of a Prize. All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winner.
As a condition to receiving a Prize, winners must sign and return any documents requested by Sponsor, including but not limited to, an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release. Failure to sign and return any requested documents by the specified return date will result in disqualification of the winner and the forfeiture of all interest in a Prize. All Contest Prize winners of $600 or more will be issued an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of the actual retail value of the applicable Prize and must submit a completed W9 to Sponsor for that purpose.
If a winner (i) is determined to be ineligible, (ii) fails to respond to the initial verification message within one (1) week of notification or after three (3) attempts (whichever occurs first), (iii) fails to sign and return all requested documents by the specified return date, the winner forfeits the prize in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected based upon the criteria above. If Sponsor has selected two (2) potential winners pursuant to the procedure set forth above, and none completes the requirements herein, then that prize will not be awarded.
Except where prohibited by law, each winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor, Prize providers, and their respective agents a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and sub-licensable right and license to use, distribute, and publicly display the winner’s name and likeness in any way, at any time, in any and all media, including for use in advertising and marketing, without limitation, without any additional approval or consideration.
9. Binding Nature, Waiver, Indemnification
By entering the Contest, you, and on behalf of your heirs, executors, and administrators, agree:
10. Limitation of Liability and Release
ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY'S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF PARTICIPANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR OR ANY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PERSON’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR THE AWARD OR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRIZES, OR ASSOCIATED WITH ANY ASPECT OF THE PRIZES, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SPONSOR OR ANY RELEASED PARTY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
11. Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights
Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible for tampering with the entry process or otherwise acts in violation of these Official Rules. In addition, any attempt by an individual, whether or not an entrant, to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and diligently pursue all remedies against any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.
In the event that (i) any portion of the Contest is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, hackers or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts, or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the game, (ii) any games are rescheduled or canceled, or (iii) any other circumstances beyond Sponsor’s control, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate all or part of the Contest.
Any such necessary changes will be noted on the Site and in these Official Rules.
12. AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE & CLASS ACTION WAIVER
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. YOU AND RUNYOUROFFICEPOOLS, LLC ARE AGREEING TO GIVE UP ANY RIGHTS TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN A COURT OR BEFORE A JURY, OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT MAY ALSO BE UNAVAILABLE OR MAY BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.
Sponsor shall have the right to post entrant’s picks along with entrant’s user name on the Site.
14. Winner’s List
For the names of the winners, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the end of the Contest Period.