WiFi Genius Contest Rules and Regulations

Republic Wireless Contest Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”) 

These Rules apply to the Contest operated by Republic Wireless (the “Contest”).  Entry into the Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Rules. 

PRIZES:  For the Below Average Contest, the prize package will include one (1) Chromecast ($35 estimated retail value) and the ability to send one (1) Chromecast ($35 estimated retail value) to a non-Republic Wireless member.    There will be 100 winning entries for the Below Average Contest.  For the Above Average Contest, the prize package will include (1) Chromecast ($35 estimated retail value).    There will be 80 winning entries for the Above Average Contest.  From the Republic Wireless members eligible for the Below Average Contest, there will be one (1) Grand Prize Winners.   The Grand Prize Winners will receive Republic Swag (as determined by Republic) ($150 estimated retail value).   Winners will be selected by April 30, 2015.  There will be no cash or other substitutes for the prize.  Entrant(s) are solely responsible for all expenses, costs or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize not specified in these Rules as being offered, including, without limitation, any and all taxes (if any).  Chromecast is the trademark of its respective owner. 

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Taxes, customs, duties and like amounts in connection with the prize are the entrant’s responsibility. 

ELIGIBILITY:    For the Below Average Contest:    To be eligible to enter and qualify, each entrant must be [i] a Republic Wireless member whose March cellular data usage (as determined by Republic Wireless) is equal to or lower than the Republic Wireless community average and (ii) that Republic Wireless member must email contests@republicwireless.com, post on line on social media channels Twitter, Google +, Facebook, or the RW Community, or send a postcard to the address below on the topic of:  “How You Are Smart” 

For the Grand Prize Contest:    To be eligible to enter and qualify, you must be selected as a winner of the Below Average Contest. 

For the Above Average Contest:   To be eligible to enter and qualify, each entrant must be [i] a Republic Wireless member whose March cellular data usage (as determined by Republic Wireless) is higher than the Republic Wireless community average; (ii) complete some fun games/puzzles specific for the Above Average entrants. The first eighty (80) Above Average entrants who complete the games/puzzles correctly will each win one (1) Chromecast. 

For ALL CONTESTS:  As of the entry date, the entrant must be at least 18 or the age of legal majority in the entrant’s state. When participating in the Contest, an opportunity to sign up to receive follow-up information from Republic Wireless may be available.  Entrants are subject to all notices posted online, including, but not limited to Republic Wireless’ Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.  Entrants agree and understand that Republic Wireless, its affiliates, successors or assigns will have the right without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and through the World, your postings or content pursuant to this Contest for trade, advertising, public relations and Contest purposes, without any further compensation.  Entrants may need to provide proof of residency upon request.  Employees of Bandwidth.com, Inc. and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or those living in the same household (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter or qualify.    Limit one winner per Republic Wireless account. 

HOW TO ENTER AND QUALIFY: By entering, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Rules. 

In addition to completing the game/puzzle online or entering via the social media channels discussed in the Eligibility section above, each entrant may enter the Contest by emailing contests@republicwireless.com. Alternatively you may send a postcard to Republic Wireless, Attention: Contest, 900 Main Campus Drive, Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27606.  All submissions received before 11:59 PM on April 25, 2015 will be entered into the Contest (except for the Above Average contest, which is based on the first eighty (80) correct entries).   Republic Wireless will pick the winners of the Below Average contest from the submissions it likes the best based on creativity and content.  

For purposes of these Rules, “receipt” will occur when the servers operated by Republic Wireless record the entry information resulting from an entrant’s entry being received.  Any automated computer receipt (such as one confirming delivery of email) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Republic Wireless for the purposes of these Rules.  Mass entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. 

Submission of an incomplete or improper entry may result in disqualification. Republic Wireless shall not be responsible for lost or misdirected messages, unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, online failures, hardware, software or other technical malfunctions or disturbances or other communications failures or circumstances affecting receipt of entries or entrants' ability to participate in the Contest.  Republic Wireless reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Rules. 

Above Average Contest and Below Average Contest Winners will be selected in the sole discretion of Republic Wireless. 

Winning entrant(s) will be notified by email to the email address provided approximately two days after selection and contest winning entrant(s) are required to respond within 7 days of transmission of that notice or risk forfeiting the prize. If the winning entrant(s) fails to respond within that time period, prize will be forfeited and may be offered to an alternate entrant(s) from the remaining entrants. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered. At the discretion of Republic Wireless, an entrant may be disqualified for any of the following reasons: if charged with or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, is not eligible based on the eligibility requirements set forth above, or if delinquent on a government ordered payment, such as, but not limited to, child support, spousal support, alimony, taxes or other similar payments. 

Entrant(s) may be required to provide evidence that entrant is the authorized account holder of the address associated with the qualifying entry and complete an affidavit of eligibility and any applicable releases. By accepting a prize, entrants consent to the use of their names, photographs and/or other likenesses for advertising or publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By entering, all entrants release Republic Wireless, and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, vendors, agencies, officers, directors, agents, employees, suppliers and all others associated with the development or execution of the Contest from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from, the Contest or the acceptance, possession or use of any prize including, without limitation, liability for any personal injury, damage or loss. 

USE OF ENTRANT INFORMATION: As permitted by law and in accordance with Republic Wireless' Privacy Policy, Republic Wireless may use information which all entrants provide about themselves to send them announcements about Republic Wireless’ products and programs via electronic and ordinary mail. An entry, except where prohibited by law, constitutes a grant of permission to Republic Wireless or its agents to include entrants’ names on the web sites of Republic Wireless and in connection with a Winner’s List without further notice. 

PRIZES: There will be no cash or other substitutes, except that Republic Wireless reserves the right to substitute goods or services of equal or greater value in the event that an element of the prize becomes unavailable for any reason.  The winner is solely responsible for all expenses, costs or fees associated with the prize. 

UNFORESEEN EVENTS: Republic Wireless, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate the Contest at any time, including, without limitation, if Republic Wireless becomes aware of any occurrence which would materially affect the Contest's security or fairness, including but not limited to technical malfunction of the Contest Landing Page, software and/or hardware transmission failures, and virus contamination. 

SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by Republic Wireless, a division of Bandwidth.com, Inc., 900 Main Campus Drive, Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27606. 

CHOICE OF LAW, VENUE AND LIMITATIONS: ANY CLAIMS OR CONTROVERSIES RELATING TO OR ARISING FROM ANY CONTEST SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF AND SHALL BE BROUGHT IN THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO THAT VENUE AND JURISDICTION AND THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS AND WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THOSE COURTS.  Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering the Contest), and contestant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. 

WINNER’S LIST: Winners will be announced via the PWK Blog http://pwk.republicwireless.com/

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