SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

RYP VIP 2022 NFL Week 13 Pick’em Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

RYP MIDCO, LLC DOES NOT PROVIDE SERVICES RELATED TO GAMBLING. THE SITE AND THIS SWEEPSTAKES ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND FREE TO PLAY

1.  Eligibility

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE .

The RYP VIP 2022 NFL Week 13 Pick’em Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) 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 Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  It is the sole responsibility of an entrant to determine whether the Sweepstakes 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 RYP MIDCO, LLC (“Sponsor”), their respective parent, subsidiary, or affiliated companies, marketing agencies, and any other parties involved in the administration of the Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes 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”).

By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”), the RYP VIP Subscription Terms, the Site Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and by the decisions of the Sponsor in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

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 Sweepstakes.

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 Sweepstakes. 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. Sweepstakes Parties

The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is RYP Midco, LLC, 383 Corona Street Unit #819, Denver CO 80220.

3.  Sweepstakes Period

The Sweepstakes commences on November 29, 2022 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on December 5, 2022 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time (“Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

4.  How to Play

To enter this Sweepstakes, entrants must: (1) prior to the close of the Sweepstakes Period, create an account on www.RunYourPool.com (the “Site”) and purchase an annual subscription to the RYP VIP Subscription Service; or (2) create an account on the Site and follow the directions in Section 5 (below). Subscribing to RYP VIP does not increase your chance of winning this Sweepstakes

Each entrant will then be required to pick the outcome of all scheduled NFL games against the spread for Week 13 of the 2022 NFL Regular Season.   NFL regular season Week 13 shall begin at kickoff of Thursday Night Football and run through the end of Monday Night Football or the last game of the week, whichever occurs later. Point spreads for each NFL regular season week will be loaded on the Tuesday preceding the first game each week and then will not change.  All picks for each of the Week 13 NFL games must be made no later than 1:00 Eastern Time on Sunday, December 4, 2022 (“Pick Deadline).  Picks for earlier games (e.g. Thursday Night Football) must be made by the respective scheduled kickoff time.  

Selections cannot be made or changed after 1:00 pm Eastern Time on Sundays. Selections for earlier games (e.g. Thursday Night Football) cannot be made or changed after kickoff of that game. Any entrant who fails to pick the outcome of any Week 13 NFL game shall receive an automatic score of zero (0) points for the week. Any game(s) for which no spread is posted by kickoff will not be available for entrants to pick.  If the postponement of a regular season game that an entrant has picked results in that game being played at a later date and as part of a different regular season week of games, that pick shall result in no points for the entrant for Week 13.

Satisfaction of each of the foregoing by the end of the Sweepstakes 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.

Scoring

One (1) point is awarded for each correct pick, for a maximum of 16 points. The winning entrant is the entrant with the most points at the end of the Sweepstakes Period.

Tie-Breaker

If two or more Sweepstakes entrants are tied for a prize, those entrants will split that prize into equal shares.

5. How to Enter the Sweepstakes Without RYP VIP Subscription

  1. United States residents may receive entry to the Sweepstakes by sending a request by email. Participants can receive free entry to the Sweepstakes by sending an email (Request) to VIP@RunYourPool.com.

Participants must:

  1. Write “RYP VIP Sweepstakes Entry” in the Subject field.
  2. Enter all of the following into the text of the email:
  1. Their full name as shown on their government issued identification;
  2. The return/residential address as shown on their government issued identification;
  3. The email address registered to their RunYourPool.com account; and
  4. The following statement:

“I wish to receive 1 Entry into the RYP VIP NFL Week 6 Pick’em Sweepstakes offered by RYP VIP. By submitting this request, I hereby declare that I have read, understood and agree to be bound by the RYP VIP Subscription Terms and the Sweepstakes Official Rules.”

v. The email Request must be received by Sponsor/Promoter on or before December 2, 2022, approximately two (2) days before the kickoff of the Sunday games on December 4, 2022.

  1. There is a limit of one Request per email and only 1 Entry into the Sweepstakes per participant.  For each Request a participant submits in accordance with the above requirements, the participant’s RunYourPool.com account will receive 1 Entry into the Sweepstakes.  NOTE:  A participant must ensure that their email contains all of the preceding information.
  2. The request must only be made by the participant and must be posted from the same State as the participant’s verified residential address.  Requests made by any other individual or any entity (including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services) or posted from a State different to the participant’s verified residential address will be declared invalid and the participant’s RunYourPool.com account will not be entered into the Sweepstakes.  Tampering with the entry process or operation of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to the use of any device to automate the Sweepstakes request/entry process or to unfairly assist the participant with meeting the handwriting requirement, is prohibited and any requests/entries deemed by Sponsor/Promoter, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void.  In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted a request or whether a request satisfies the requirements set out above cannot be resolved to Sponsor/Promoter’s satisfaction, the affected request/entry will be deemed ineligible. 
  3. Sponsor/Promoter is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entry requests.
  4. Use of any automated or other system(s) to participate, to acquire entry into or play the Sweepstakes is prohibited and will result in disqualification and loss of eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or future games.
  5. Entry into the Sweepstakes does not guarantee the participant any further benefit or prizes, or future entries into similar Sweepstakes or games.
  6. Participant’s entry into the Sweepstakes may be forfeited if a participant’s RunYourPool.com account is deactivated for any reason, or at the Sponsor/Promoter’s discretion.

6.      Winning Prizes, Selection and Prize Claim

The expected prize pool for NFL Week 13 Pick’em Sweepstakes to be paid by Sponsor will be $1,500. (Collectively the “Prizes”)

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 the Friday following the completion of the Sweepstakes.  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).

Odds of NFL Week 13 Prizes depend on the total number of entrants, and the ability of the entrants to correctly pick the outcomes of all games, against the spread, during Week 13 of the 2022 NFL Regular Season.

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. 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 any of the Prizes. All Sweepstakes 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(s) in its entirety.

If a Prize cannot be awarded because the winner cannot be contacted, verified, refuses to sign and return documents requested by Sponsor, or refuses any other reasonable request by the Sponsor related to the award of the Prize(s), then that winner shall be disqualified and forfeit their Prize(s) and any Prize(s) associated with that winner will not be awarded. 

7. Publicity

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.

8.  Binding Nature, Waiver, Indemnification

By entering the Sweepstakes, you, and on behalf of your heirs, executors, and administrators, agree:

  1. to be bound by these Official Rules and by all applicable laws and decisions of the Sponsor which shall be binding and final;

b. to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules;

c. to waive all of your rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against the Sweepstakes Parties and each of their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, influencers, and endorsers (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from or any of Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with, the Sweepstakes, any Entry, or the Prizes, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, or liability for any taxes and fees, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize; and

d. to forever and irrevocably agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys' fees) that may arise in connection with:

i. the Sweepstakes, the Prizes, the Entries, or any other activities engaged in connection with the Sweepstakes, the Prizes, the Entry, including but not limited to your participation or inability to participate in the Sweepstakes or any other activity,

ii. typographical or printing errors in these Official Rules or in any Sweepstakes materials, including but not limited to any advertising or promotional materials;

iii. any change in a Prize (or any components thereof), including but not limited to, due to unavailability, or due to reasons beyond Sponsor's control,

iv. any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Sweepstakes, 

v. human error,  

vi. incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any Entry,

vii. any technical malfunctions or unavailability of any social network, website, mobile application, telephone network, computer system, computer online system, computer timing and/or dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider, or mail service utilized by any of the Released Parties or by you,

viii. interruption or inability to access any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems,

ix. any lost/delayed data or video transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects, and/or any other errors or malfunctions,

x. any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged entries,

xi. any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties or of any other third party,

xii. lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed Prizes (or any element thereof), or

xiii. the negligence or willful misconduct by you or of any third party.

9. 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 SWEEPSTAKES. 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 SWEEPSTAKES 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.

10. 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, 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 Sweepstakes.

Any such necessary changes will be noted on the Site and in these Official Rules.

11. AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE & CLASS ACTION WAIVER

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. YOU AND RUNYOURPOOL 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.

  1. You hereby agree that, except as provided in Section 11.F below, any claim, dispute, or controversy between you and RunYourPool, whether brought by you or by RunYourPool, arising out of or relating in any way to the Agreement, your use of our Website or any of our content, or other aspect of the Website, must be resolved through final, binding, and confidential arbitration administered by JAMS in accordance with the then-current Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures for commercial contracts (the "JAMS Rules"), except that you or we may assert claims in small claims court if those claims qualify under applicable law. In addition, either you or we have the option to bring claims in court to seek temporary or preliminary injunctive relief without seeking damages, in any court of competent jurisdiction. If the JAMS Rules conflict with any portion of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall control. The parties will mutually agree on an arbitrator, provided that if the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator within ten (10) days, JAMS will choose the arbitrator. In rendering an award, the arbitrator shall apply the governing law stated in Section 11.F, except that the Federal Arbitration Act will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this Section.
  2. The arbitration of any claims or disputes hereunder shall be conducted in New York County, New York, USA, except that if you are an individual, the arbitration may be conducted in the county or parish of the billing address you provide to us (if applicable) or else in the county or parish of your primary residence. You or we may also choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person at another mutually agreed location. Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees will be governed by the JAMS rules, including, if you are an individual, the JAMS Consumer Arbitration Minimum Standards. Each party will bear its own attorneys' and experts' fees in connection with any dispute governed by this Agreement.
  3. Unless you opt-out of arbitration as set forth below, and except with respect to the class arbitration waiver as set forth in Section 11.D below, the arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court, will have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to interpretation, applicability, unconscionability, formation, arbitrability, and/or enforceability of this arbitration provision, including any challenge that the arbitration provision or the Agreement is void, voidable, or otherwise invalid. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, the arbitration will be subject to different rules than the rules that would apply in court, and court review of arbitration awards is very limited. However, the arbitrator will be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in court under law or in equity (including injunctive and declaratory relief and statutory damages) and must follow the Agreement, as a court would. Any award of the arbitrator(s) will be final and binding on each of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
  4. You agree that an arbitration will be conducted on an individual, and not a class-wide, basis. An arbitrator will have no authority to certify a class or award class-wide relief. The arbitrator is authorized only to award relief on behalf of the individual parties and only to the extent of their individual claims. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED IN WRITING BY YOU AND RUNYOURPOOL, WITH REGARD TO ANY CLAIMS HEREUNDER, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO SEEK TO, AND AN ARBITRATOR OR COURT MAY NOT, JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE YOUR CLAIMS WITH ANY OTHER SIMILAR CLAIMS OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLAIM AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE, CLASS MEMBER, OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY. The arbitral tribunal has no power to consider the enforceability of this class arbitration waiver and any challenge to the class arbitration waiver may only be raised in a court of competent jurisdiction.
  5. You can opt out of this arbitration provision by sending a notice ("Rejection Notice") to RunYourPool within sixty (60) days of the date that you first agreed to these Official Rules or to any subsequent revisions to this Section 11. If you opt out of a subsequent revision, you will remain bound by the prior version of this Section unless you previously opted out of that version. To opt out, you must send your name, address, username, the email address, or phone number associated with your account, and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this arbitration agreement to Legal@RunYourPool.com. In the event of any dispute concerning whether you provided a Rejection Notice within sixty (60) days, you must provide a signed receipt confirming RunYourPool received the Rejection Notice within sixty (60) days. You may opt out of the Agreement in its entirety by not using the Website.
  6. If for any reason, a claim proceeds in court rather than arbitration under this Section 11, the claim shall be resolved exclusively in the appropriate state and federal courts located in the state of Delaware. With respect to any non-arbitrable claims, both parties hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts and waive all objections to such courts on any basis, including without limitation inconvenience of the forum.consider the enforceability of this class arbitration waiver and any challenge to the class arbitration waiver may only be raised in a court of competent jurisdiction.

12. Privacy

Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes may be used by Sweepstakes Parties for the proper administration and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes, and may also be used to send marketing and promotional emails about the Sweepstakes Parties’ products and services to entrant pursuant to the Site’s Privacy Policy. Entrants may opt out of such emails at any time. Eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive emails and such consent will not affect entrant’s chances of winning.

Sponsor shall have the right to post entrant’s picks along with entrant’s user name on the Site.

13. Winner’s List

For the names of the winners, send an email to admin@runyourpool.com. Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.