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General Rules for,, and Sweepstakes and Contests


Sponsor: The Curbed Brands, owned by Vox Media, Inc., 1201 Connecticut Avenue, 11th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20036.

Curbed Brands and Vox Media: The "Curbed Brands" shall refer to (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) any subdomain or local website associated with any of the foregoing (e.g., "Vox Media" shall refer to Vox Media, Inc. and its subsidiary,, LLC.

Conflict Between Rules: These General Rules shall apply to all sweepstakes and contests sponsored by any of the Curbed Brands (each, a "Promotion") unless expressly modified or superseded by the rules written and published for a specific Promotion (the "Specific Rules"). In the event that any provision of the Specific Rules conflicts with any provision of the General Rules provided herein, the terms of the Specific Rules shall prevail with respect to such matter. The General Rules, along with the Specific Rules, will be referred to collectively as the "Official Rules" for a Promotion.

Interpretation of Rules: The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the Official Rules of any Promotion, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all participants.

Entries: Limit of one (1) entry per person per entry period, or if applicable, per prize period. No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted. All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Any person who attempts to participate with multiple e-mail and/or street addresses, under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to submit multiple entries in violation of the entry limitation will be disqualified. In case of dispute, an on-line entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to submit entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof of submission of an entry form does not constitute proof of receipt.

Selection of Winners: Winners of a sweepstakes will be determined from all eligible entries received in a random drawing held as soon as practicable after the close of the sweepstakes period by Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the sweepstakes. Winners will be notified by telephone or email, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event that a sweepstakes has multiple prize periods, entrants may enter more than one prize period, but winners will not be eligible to win prizes in subsequent prize periods and non-winning entries will NOT be carried forward to subsequent prize period drawings. Winners of a contest will be selected according to the criteria set forth in the Specific Rules.

Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners: Sponsor will attempt to notify potential winners within five (5) business days of the drawing. If a potential winner does not respond within one (1) business days after the notice is sent, the Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners will be contacted. Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to sign and return these documents within the required time period, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners may be contacted.

Prizes and Odds: For a sweepstakes, the odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. The prizes will be awarded (assuming eligible entries are received). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Any prize details not specified in the Specific Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize.

Prize Delivery. Taxes and fees, if any, are the sole responsibility of prize winners. No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. Sponsor responsible only for prize delivery; not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise.

Eligibility: All Promotions are only open to individual legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico, territories and possessions) who have attained the age of majority in their state of residence as of the date of entry into the Promotion (generally, 18 years of age). The following entities and individuals are not eligible to enter: (i) employees, independent contractors, interns, officers, directors, agents of the Curbed Brands or Vox Media, Inc., (ii) employees, independent contractors, interns, officers, directors, agents of any other companies associated with the Promotion (e.g., companies providing prizes), (iii) the advertising, public relations, or promotional agencies of any of the foregoing, (iv) any judges associated with the Promotion, and (v) the parents, members of the immediate families (i.e,, spouses, parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses) and household members of any of the foregoing.

Verification of Winners and Delivery of Prizes: Each winner of a prize in excess of $600 may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, a publicity release. Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner if affidavit/release(s) is not returned within seven (7) days of the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use winner’s name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law.

Choice of Law and Disputes. This Promotion is void outside of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico, territories and possessions) and where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Promotion will be governed by the internal laws of the District of Columbia. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Promotion must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the state of District of Columbia. Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Washington, D.C., (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorney’s fees, (iii) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation, lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (iv) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.

Miscellaneous: Sponsor and judges not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, misaddressed, postage due, or misdirected entries, mail or communications, for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise. Further, Sponsor and judges not responsible for electronic communication which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant's e-mail account to receive e-mail messages. The use of automated software or computer programs to enroll or to enter the Promotion is prohibited and any individual who uses or attempts to use such methods to enroll or to enter will be disqualified. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, this Promotion, and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Promotion should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion. In the event of any such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted and a random drawing will be held from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such time. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant (and all of his or her Promotion entries) from this Promotion or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor or any of its affiliates if he or she tampers with the entry process or if his or her fraud or misconduct affects the integrity of the Promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in promotional materials. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the participant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Conditions of Participation. By participating in this Promotion, each entrant accepts the conditions stated in the Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that s/he is eligible to participate in this Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. By participating, entrants hereby release and agree to hold harmless the Curbed Brands, Vox Media, Inc., and each of their directors, employees, officers, and agents, including without limitation, their advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (f) 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 Promotion or receipt or use of any prize. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes an entrant’s consent to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

Third Party Platforms: If a Promotion is hosted, administered, or operated on a third party platform, including without limitation a social media platform (e.g. Facebook or Twitter) ("Third Party Platform"), then by participating in such Promotion, entrants hereby release and agree to hold harmless such Third Party Platform from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities. Unless otherwise stated to the contrary in the Specific Rules, a Promotion is not sponsored endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any Third Party Platform.


Privacy Policy: Entrants may receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of Sponsor, subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to the address set forth in the Official Rules for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.

Results: To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Attn: Curbed Brands Promotion. Requests must be received within four (4) weeks of the end of the Entry Period.