MAYFLOWER SAILS 2020 SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, OR TO CLAIM A PRIZE.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

THESE OFFICIAL RULES (THE “OFFICIAL RULES”) CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION, REQUIRE YOU TO SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST SPONSOR TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION.  UNDER THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST SPONSOR ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, AND (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

The Mayflower Sails 2020 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on February 12, 2020 (the “Sweepstakes Start Date”) and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET February 27, 2020 (the “Sweepstakes End Date”),  (such period referred to herein as the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Mayflower Sails 2020, LLC (the “Sponsor”).  

  1. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, during the Sweepstakes Period participants must go to http://www.mayflowersails2020.com, enter their name and email address and click “subscribe”.

Participation in the Sweepstakes is voluntary and does not require you to purchase anything from the Sponsor.  All entries must be received by the last day of the Sweepstakes Period.  Limited to one (1) entry per person. All entries are subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://mayflowersails2020.com/privacy-policy/ and these Official Rules.

When you provide your email address in connection with entering the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor may send you informational and promotional emails related to the Mayflower and Sponsor. You may opt-out of receiving such emails at any time by following the opt-out instructions within such emails.

 

  1. PRIZE: There will be one (1) winner of the Sweepstakes, who will win two (2) tickets (for the winner and one (1) guest) to sail on the Mayflower through the Boston Harbor.  The winner and guest will not be entitled to any other travel accommodations, transportation, excursions or activities, or other items.  The winner and guest must be available to participate in the sail at any time on May 14, 2020 or May 15, 2020. The specific date and start/end time for the sail will be selected in the sole discretion of Sponsor. The sail will take approximately five (5) hours and leave from the Charlestown Navy Yard.  The Mayflower is not handicapped accessible, and access to the sail may therefore be limited.  All expenses, travel, and other costs not expressly stated in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the winner and guest. Restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. The prize does not have a retail value, as the tickets are not available for purchase.  The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.  No other substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes permitted.  No refund will be given in the event the Mayflower sail is cancelled.  In order to receive a prize, the winner may be required to provide proof of identification.  All federal, state, provincial and local or other taxes on any prize, including income and/or sales taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. If the actual value of the prize is over $600, winner may be issued an IRS Form Misc-1099 and is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of the prize winnings. The odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories and possessions) who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry.  Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor and warrants that s/he is eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Failure to comply with either the terms and conditions in these Official Rules will result in disqualification, and will allow the Sponsor to select an alternate winner. Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of the Sponsor, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, and their immediate family members and persons living in the same household, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW and is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

 

  1. SELECTION OF WINNER: On or about February 28, 2020 (the “Drawing Date”), the Sponsor will randomly select the winner.  The winner will be selected from all eligible entries received by the Sweepstakes End Date.  The winner will be notified by email using the information provided by such potential winner during the Sweepstakes entry process, within thirty (30) days of the Drawing Date.  The Sponsor may request certain information, including the winner’s date of birth or age, from the winner in order to confirm eligibility.  In the event that a winner does not accept the prize within five (5) business days of Sponsor notifying such winner, such winner is ineligible, or the prize or prize notification is not deliverable to such winner then an alternate winner may be selected.  The Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner.  The winner and guest agree to use of name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law.  Where lawful, the winner and their guest may be required to sign and return a Publicity Consent and Liability Release.

 

  1. CONDITIONS: The Sponsor, Plimoth Plantation, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, and their respective agents, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, insurers, servants, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, predecessors, successors, representatives, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors (the “Released Entities”), are not responsible for, shall not be liable for, and hereby disclaim all liability arising from or relating to: (i) late, lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete, unintelligible or postage-due entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, computer or other malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, whether human or technical; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer or e-mail transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or cancel the Sweepstakes should any unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  In the event that proper administration of the Sweepstakes is prevented by such causes as contemplated above, the Sponsor will pick the winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such action.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants and winner agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Entities, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes, from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, participation in the Sweepstakes, the prize, and/or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, including but not limited to statutory and common law claims for misappropriation or participant’s right of publicity.   This Sweepstakes shall be governed by Massachusetts law. 

 

  1. ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.

 

  1. Agreement to Arbitrate. This Section is referred to in these Official Rules as the “Arbitration Agreement.”  You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and Sponsor, whether arising out of or relating to these Official Rules, the Sweepstakes, your participation in the Sweepstakes, the prize, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize (including any alleged breach thereof), any advertising, any aspect of the relationship between us, shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than a court, in accordance with the terms of this Arbitration Agreement, except that you may assert individual claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify.  Further, this Arbitration Agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies, and such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf.  You agree that, by participating in the Sweepstakes, you and Sponsor are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.  Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, not a judge or jury.  The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.

 

  1. Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief. YOU AND SPONSOR AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.  UNLESS BOTH YOU AND SPONSOR AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING.  ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S). 

 

  1. Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution. Sponsor is always interested in resolving disputes amicably and efficiently, and most concerns can be resolved quickly and to the participant’s satisfaction by emailing info@mayflowersails2020.com.  If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”).  The Notice to Sponsor should be sent to Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360 (“Notice Address”).  The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought.  If Sponsor and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or Sponsor may commence an arbitration proceeding.  During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Sponsor or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or Sponsor is entitled.

 

  1. Arbitration Procedures. Arbitration will be conducted by a neutral arbitrator in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) rules and procedures, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (collectively, the “AAA Rules”), as modified by this Arbitration Agreement.  For information on the AAA, please visit its website, http://www.adr.org.  Information about the AAA Rules and fees for consumer disputes can be found at the AAA’s consumer arbitration page, http://www.adr.org/consumer_arbitration.  If there is any inconsistency between any term of the AAA Rules and any term of this Arbitration Agreement, the applicable terms of this Arbitration Agreement will control unless the arbitrator determines that the application of the inconsistent Arbitration Agreement terms would not result in a fundamentally fair arbitration.  The arbitrator must also follow the provisions of these Official Rules as a court would.  All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including, but not limited to, issues relating to the scope, enforceability, and arbitrability of this Arbitration Agreement.  Although arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings, the arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual under these Official Rules and applicable law.  Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.

Unless Sponsor and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient location for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances.  If the parties are unable to agree on a location, the determination shall be made by AAA.  If your claim is for $10,000 or less, Sponsor agrees that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules.  If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules.  Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based.

 

  1. Costs of Arbitration. Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees (collectively, the “Arbitration Fees”) will be governed by the AAA Rules, unless otherwise provided in this Arbitration Agreement.  If the value of the relief sought is $75,000 or less, at your request, Sponsor will pay all Arbitration Fees.  If the value of relief sought is more than $75,000 and you are able to demonstrate to the arbitrator that you are economically unable to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees or if the arbitrator otherwise determines for any reason that you should not be required to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees, Sponsor will pay your portion of such fees.  In addition, if you demonstrate to the arbitrator that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of the Arbitration Fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive.  Finally, if the value of the relief sought is $75,000 or less, Sponsor will pay reasonable attorneys’ fees should you prevail.  Sponsor will not seek attorneys’ fees from you.  But, if you initiate an arbitration in which you seek more than $75,000 in relief, the payment of attorneys’ fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.    
  2. Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
  3. Severability. If a court or the arbitrator decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement other than Section 6(b) above is invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree to replace such term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Arbitration Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified.  If a court decides that any of the provisions of Section 6(b) is invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement shall be null and void.  The remainder of these Official Rules will continue to apply.
  4. WINNER’S LIST: To obtain the first name, last initial, city and state of the Sweepstakes winner after the Sweepstakes End Date, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope marked “Mayflower Sails 2020 Winner’s List” to the Sweepstakes Sponsor. Requests for winner’s list must be received no later than ninety (90) days from the Sweepstakes End Date (residents of Vermont and Washington need not include return postage).
  5. SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR:

Mayflower Sails 2020, LLC

Plimoth Plantation

137 Warren Avenue

Plymouth, MA 02360

  1. NOTICE: The Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages against any individual who attempts to deliberately undermine the proper operation of the Sweepstakes in violation of these Official Rules and/or criminal and/or civil law.
  1. Copyright  2020, Mayflower Sails 2020, LLC. All rights reserved. Mayflower Sails 2020, LLC and the associated logos are trademarks of Sponsor. Any other trademarks in these Official Rules are used for prize identification purposes ONLY and are the properties of their respective owners.

 

Mayflower Sails 2020, LLC, is a single-member limited liability company wholly owned and controlled by Plimoth Plantation, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is treated as a disregarded entity for federal tax purposes. As such, pursuant to IRS Notice 2012-52, contributions to Mayflower Sails 2020 will be treated as contributions to Plimoth Plantation (EIN 04-2210750) and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.