UNAGB Official Raffle Rules
OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules (hereafter known as “Rules”) and by the decisions of the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (hereafter known as “UNAGB”), which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the Raffle. The Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
SPONSOR: The United Nations Association of Greater Boston, 85 Devonshire St, Suite 1000, Boston, MA 02109. Non-profit Tax ID Number 23-7182195.
NET PROCEEDS: All net proceeds of the Raffle will benefit UNAGB, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and the programs and charitable donations that UNAGB supports. These programs provide global education opportunities in the community. 100% of the net proceeds will be dedicated to UNAGB’s charitable purposes.
PRIZE: A total of 1 (one) Grand Prize will be awarded in this Raffle. The Grand Prize consists of two, roundtrip airfare tickets on TAP Portugal from Boston, MA to Lisbon, Portugal, subject to ticket availability. Additionally the Grand Prize winner will have a 5-night stay at Hotel Portugal in Lisbon, a 2-night stay at the Hotel Tivoli, dinner at the restaurant Alma, a 2-night visit to Quinta de Sant’Ana family wine estate, and a case of Quinta de Sant’Ana’s wine. The Prize does not have any cash value.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: Raffle tickets MAY BE PURCHASED ONLY BY PERSONS 18 YEARS OR OLDER in accordance with these Rules. Due to legal restrictions, residents outside of Massachusetts are NOT eligible to purchase Raffle tickets on the web. This Raffle is void wherever prohibited by law.
The following persons are NOT ELIGIBLE to purchase Raffle tickets or to win any Prize: Employees and immediate family member(s) of an employee, who have been directly involved in the promotion or operation of the Raffle, (collectively, the “Ineligible Parties”), and any parent, subsidiary, affiliated entity, advertising agency, promotion agency and immediate family members of any Ineligible Party, pursuant to Chapter 940, Section 12.00 et seq. of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations.
PURCHASING RAFFLE ENTRIES: The price of Raffle tickets is 100 (one-hundred) U.S. Dollars each. 6 (six) tickets can be purchased for 500 (five-hundred) U.S. Dollars. Raffle tickets may be purchased in 2 (two) ways:
(1) Raffle tickets will be available for purchase in person by eligible persons (see “ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER” above) at UNAGB’s Global Citizens Gala on June 11, 2016 between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m ET (or until the maximum number of Raffle tickets are sold out, whichever comes first) at the Fairmont Copley Plaza at 138 St James Ave, Boston, MA.
(2) Raffle tickets may be purchased online starting at 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 3, 2016 through 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 10, 2016 (or until the maximum number of Raffle tickets are sold out, whichever is first) by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-portuguese-paradise-a-trip-for-two-tickets-25832287066 and following the rules and directions to purchase and print a Raffle ticket. Entrants purchasing online Raffle tickets must digitally sign the online registration form using the procedures specified.
All purchasers of Entries must provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (if available) at the time of purchase. UNAGB shall be the sole judge of the validity and eligibility of all Entries. Entries generated by other automated or mechanical means are void. Entries which are or appear to be tampered with are void. All Raffle ticket purchases shall be final, and no refunds or replacements will be issued by UNAGB. Based on UNAGB’s determination, Raffle tickets purchased by individuals and through means that are not in compliance with these Rules may be considered void and ineligible for the Prize.
The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) takes the position that no portion of the Raffle ticket price qualifies as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RAFFLE TICKETS: A maximum total of 100 (one hundred) Raffle tickets will be sold. There is no minimum number of Raffle tickets that must be sold. If the Raffle is not sold out before the Drawing (see “DRAWING” below for details), then physical tickets will be available for purchase in person at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA, on June 11, 2016.
ODDS: The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received. A minimum of 1 (one) Prize will be awarded.
TRANSFER OF RAFFLE ENTRIES: Due to legal restrictions, Raffle tickets purchased online may NOT be given away or otherwise transferred to third parties. The Raffle will be conducted pursuant to a Raffle permit issued to UNAGB by the City of Boston and under Chapter 271, Section 7A of Massachusetts General Laws.
Purchasers of Raffle tickets may not knowingly give such Raffle tickets away to others for the purpose of allowing those other parties to re-sell such Raffle tickets. All Raffle tickets which have been resold in violation of these Rules shall be void.
DRAWING: The Potential Winner will be selected in a random drawing from eligible Entries received (the “Drawing”). The Drawing will be held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA, on June 11, 2016. If for any reason whatsoever the Drawing cannot be held on June 11, 2016, the Drawing will be held on a later date and location to be determined by UNAGB. The winning Raffle ticket number will be announced by UNAGB at the Drawing. The winning Raffle ticket numbers will also be displayed on UNAGB’s main website approximately 2 (two) weeks after the Drawing.
NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNER: The owners of the eligible Entries need NOT be present in person at the Drawing in order to win. UNAGB will try to contact the purchaser-of-record of the winning Entry (“Potential Winner”) by mail, phone or e-mail immediately after the Drawing, to notify them that he or she is the Potential Winner, but only if and to the extent that UNAGB can successfully identify and contact such Potential Winner based on the identifying and contact information supplied by the purchaser of the Entry in question. It is not UNAGB’s responsibility to contact the owner of the winning ticket.
Whether or not contacted by UNAGB, Potential Winner must contact UNAGB directly to begin the authentication process required to claim his/her prize by appearing in person at UNAGB’s offices at 85 Devonshire St, Boston, MA with his/her winning Raffle ticket between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET starting on June 13, 2016, Monday through Friday, through August 13, 2016. Alternatively, a Potential Winner may contact UNAGB during the preceding timeframe by sending an email containing the potential winner’s contact information to [email protected] to make other arrangements.
DETERMINATION OF OFFICIAL WINNER(S): UNAGB shall have the sole discretion to determine whether each Potential Winner is an Official Winner of the Prize (the “Official Winner”). UNAGB’s decision concerning the identity of an Official Winner shall be final and binding. To become an Official Winner: (1) A Potential Winner must be eligible to participate in the Raffle under these Rules and must not be in violation of these Rules as determined in UNAGB’s sole judgment; (2) A Potential Winner must contact UNAGB by the deadline specified above under “NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS”; and (3) A Potential Winner’s winning Entry must be inspected and verified in person by UNAGB by the deadline specified above.
If for any reason whatsoever all of the foregoing requirements are not satisfied with respect to a particular Potential Winner, or if UNAGB is unable for any reason to identify the holder of a winning Raffle ticket or to contact a Potential Winner, then that Potential Winner’s Prize will be deemed forfeited and, at UNAGB’s sole discretion, an alternate Potential Winner and Official Winner of that Prize will be selected, through another random drawing from the remaining pool of eligible Entries.
UNAGB shall utilize the following procedure to determine any Potential Winner’s identity and of the Official Winner of each Prize: (1) in the case of a Raffle ticket that was purchased online, UNAGB shall conclusively presume that the purchaser of that Raffle ticket, as determined by credit-card purchase records, is the lawful owner of that Raffle ticket and that Raffle ticket’s winning number, and (2) in the case of a Raffle ticket that was purchased in person at the Global Citizens Gala on June 11, UNAGB shall conclusively presume that the person who is in possession of that Raffle ticket is the lawful owner of that Raffle ticket and that Raffle ticket’s winning number, and UNAGB shall not make, nor have any duty to make, any inquiry whatsoever into the circumstances under which that person came into possession of such winning Raffle ticket.
In the unlikely event that an error or problem in the administration of the Raffle results in 2 (two) or more Raffle ticket purchasers holding the winning Raffle ticket that contain identical Raffle ticket numbers, then the person who has record of the earliest Raffle ticket purchase shall be deemed to hold the winning Entry.
AWARD OF PRIZE TO OFFICIAL WINNER: A Prize will be awarded to the Potential Winner who has been designated by UNAGB as an Official Winner up to the limit of 1 (one) Prize. The Prize may be redeemed by the Official Winner at 85 Devonshire St, Boston, MA, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET starting on June 13, 2016, Monday through Friday through August 13, 2016.
TAXES: All federal, state and local income taxes are the sole responsibility of each Official Winner. The taxable value of the Prize will be treated as ordinary income to the Official Winner for federal and state income tax purposes, and the Official Winner will be required by law to pre-pay a portion of the tax liability incurred in connection with his/her receipt of the Prize before receiving his/her Prize from UNAGB. The fair market value (FMV) of the Prize is approximately $10,000.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Released Parties (defined below under “RELEASE OF LIABILITY”) are not responsible for: (1) Entries which are stolen, lost, damaged, illegible, given away, or no longer in the purchaser’s possession; (2) Entries that have been or may have been tampered with or re-sold in violation of these Rules; (3) Entries or payments that are delayed, misdirected, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled as a result of any technical failure or problem affecting a network server; (4) The inability of a purchaser or prospective purchaser of an Entry to connect or stay connected to the Internet, to log on to any website, or to participate in or complete any online communication or activity related to the Raffle; and (5) Any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature, which relate to or are connected with the Raffle (collectively, as described in clauses (1) through (5), “Errors”), including, without limitation, Errors in Raffle-related materials or in the administration of the Raffle (such as Errors in processing Entries, identifying Potential Winners, determining Official Winners, or announcing or delivering Prizes).
Anyone who tampers with or abuses the downloading of any aspect of the Raffle or associated website, as determined in UNAGB’s sole judgment, will be disqualified from participation in the Raffle, and if applicable, will be deemed to have forfeited all claims to any Prize. If any portion of the Raffle is compromised, in UNAGB’s sole judgment, by a virus, worm, bug, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in UNAGB’s sole judgment, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Raffle, or the proper submission or capture of Entries (collectively, a “Compromising Event”), then UNAGB reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Raffle, and to select winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received before the known occurrence or discovery of such Compromising Event.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Entrants, by participation in the Raffle, agree to hold harmless and waive all rights to any and all claim(s) against the Ineligible Parties and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, shareholders, members, consultants and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”). Released Parties will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by Entrants against, any liability for injuries, losses, costs, expenses or damages of any kind, including damages for death, personal injury, property damage or property loss, or other harm resulting from, whether in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this Raffle or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Entry or Prize, arising out of or in connection with the Raffle.
By purchase of a Raffle ticket or by redemption of a Raffle ticket for the Prize, the ticket holder agrees that: (a) UNAGB reserves the right to void any ticket(s) that it deems tampered with, resold or purchased by an Ineligible Party; (b) Resale of Raffle tickets is not allowed; and (c) Raffle tickets may not be refunded. The online ticket holder further acknowledges his/her indemnification obligations pursuant to the Eventbrite Terms of Service, which can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/tos.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: The Official Winner, by accepting his/her Prize, grants UNAGB and UNAGB’s designees and affiliates, full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use that Official Winner’s name, address (city and state only), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, and without notice, review or approval, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity.
COPYRIGHT: All Raffle materials are copyrighted by UNAGB, and may not be copied, reproduced, or used for any purpose without the express prior written consent of UNAGB.
GOVERNING LAW: The Raffle and these Rules shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Entrants agree that Massachusetts courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute(s) or litigation arising from or in relation to the Raffle.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: UNAGB fully acknowledges that Eventbrite is not a sponsor or administrator of, and is not in any way affiliated with the Raffle.
DEPOSITING RAFFLE TICKET(S) OR ANY OTHER RELATED MATERIAL(S) IN THE FEDERAL MAILS IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW AND MAY LEAD TO CRIMINAL PENALTIES.
TAP Portugal Flight Terms and Conditions
This trip is valid from September 15, 2016 through June 15, 2017, except from December 15, 2016 through January 15, 2017. These tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for money or endorsed, and have a maximum stay of one month. Tickets cannot be credited to any mileage program. Confirmation is subject to normal availability of space.
To secure travel dates, the winner will be required to contact TAP Portugal’s Sales and Marketing Department 30 days prior to departure. At the time of ticketing, the winner will be advised of the amount due for applicable airport taxes and surcharges.
Information on how to contact TAP Portugal for travel arrangements will be included in materials given to the raffle winner by UNAGB.