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video contest rules
  1. HOW TO ENTER:

    No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest begins on December 5, 2016 at 5:00am (CT) and ends on December 27, 2016 at 11:59pm (CT) (the “Contest Period”). Sponsor’s time zone will be the official timepiece of the Contest.

    Parents and Guardians may enter their participating children between the ages of 5-12. Entry is via Jim Adler & Associates’ Facebook, a post on Twitter and/or Instagram post.

    All entries MUST use BOTH the hashtags #TexasHammer and #LittleHammerContest in the post. Participants’ are highly encouraged to “Like” and “Follow” the Sponsor social media pages for Contest notifications. Participants social media profile pages MUST be set to Public during the duration of the Contest Period in order for Sponsor to view participants’ videos. All entries must be received by December 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm (CT).

    Facebook entry:

     Participants can enter online for free by going to Facebook.com/Jimadlerlawfirm and submitting a video entry, of maximum 30 seconds or less, to the firm’s page post. Entries MUST use BOTH the hashtags #TexasHammer and #LittleHammerContest in the post. A link to the Facebook contest page will also be posted within Jimadler.com for participants.

    Twitter/Instagram entry:

    Participants may Tweet and Instagram a video entry by tagging @JIMADLERLAWFIRM and MUST use BOTH the hashtags #TexasHammer and #LittleHammerContest in the post.

    Entries that DO NOT include the required hashtags and information will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for faulty internet connections, unavailability of servers, any technical malfunctions, computer virus or damage caused to participant’s computer by accessing Sponsor website. Sponsor is not responsible for entries lost, late, misdirected, or illegible.

    Participants may submit more than one video entry in order to include different children, between the ages of 5-12 and members of the household, during the Contest Period (December 5, 2016 – 11:59 pm to December 27, 2016 – 11:59 pm, CT). Duplicate entries with the same participating child will be voided. Any attempt to enter same child more than once by any means including multiple/different identities or registrations will void the entries and disqualify the entrant. Entries become the property of Jim Adler & Associates and will not be returned.

    Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received during the Contest Period.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only toparents and guardians who are residents of the U.S. and U.S. territories who are at least 18 years of age on the date of entry and possess a valid government-issued I.D. b. Employees (and their immediate family members living in the same household) of Jim Adler & Associates (“Sponsor”) are not eligible to enter or win.
  2. PRIZES:

    Three (3) winners will be selected from all three social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) video entries received during the Contest Period. The 1st place winner will receive a prize of $500 cash, intended for the use and benefit of the child’s education. Prize levels for each of the three winners are as follows,

    1. 1st place $500 cash prize,
    2. 2nd place $250 cash prize,
    3. 3rd place $100 cash prize,
    4. All cash prizes are for the use and benefit of each winning child’s education. Each winning child will also get a Jim Adler graphic t-shirt. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of graphic t-shirt is $8 per winner. No substitute prizes will be awarded, except in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Winners will be announced via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram announcement and must claim their prize within 72 hours (3 business days) of announcement. Prize cannot be re-sold, is non-transferable and has no cash value. Winners are responsible for all taxes on prizes. Limit one prize per household.

    1. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:

      Winners will be selected in the afternoon of January 3, 2016. Sponsor will attempt to contact each selected winner via Facebook message and announcement on that afternoon. Due to social media announcement and notification, it is important that the participant “Like” and “Follow” the Sponsor social media pages to receive notification of his/her award claim in a timely manner. Potential winners must reply to the Sponsor’s message and/or announcement within three business days (72 hours) to acknowledge winning the prize. If winners cannot be contacted or do not respond to Sponsor’s message at the time of the first notification attempt, or if he/she declines the prize, or is deemed ineligible to participate at any time, they will be disqualified and Sponsor will select an alternate winner from among all remaining finalist entries. Winner must e-mail a proof of eligibility (driver’s license, passport, voting card or similar government issued identification) upon notification of prize in order to verify eligibility and non-duplicate/fraudulent entries. If winner does not e-mail proof of eligibility within the 72 hours notification, the prize will be forfeited and awarded in a random drawing among all remaining entries. Prize packages will be mailed within three (3) business days (Monday-Friday) of acknowledgement unless alternate arrangements for a later date. By entering, you agree that the Sponsor will be the sole and final judge of eligibility, winner verification and all other matters connected with the contest, and its decisions will be final and incontestable.

    2. OTHER CONDITIONS:

      Execution of Affidavit and Release: Prize winners agree to sign and submit Sponsor’s prepared form of a release and waiver of liability in order to claim the prize. b. Use of winner’s name: By entering, each entrant grants permission, without further compensation, to the Sponsor to use the entrant’s name in the winner announcement on the Sponsor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page, without additional compensation, if the entrant is selected as a winner. c. Release of Liability: By entering, participants and their companions agree to release the Sponsor from any claim, loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind or nature whatsoever, arising from or relating in any way to the entrant’s participation in this contest or his or her receipt or use of the prize or related activities. Entrants acknowledge and agree that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc.

    3. CONTEST RULES:

      Official Rules are available within our Facebook post, facebook.com/JimAdlerLawfirm and on our site at, jimadler.com/media page

    4. SPONSOR:

      Jim Adler & Associates, PC 1900 West Loop South, 20th floor, Houston, TX 77027.

    5. INTERNET:

      Sponsor is not responsible for virus or other damage to entrant’s computer, cellular phone or other device from participation or attempts to participate in the Contest. If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned, or if this Contest or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Contest and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Contest or any portion thereof. In the event this Contest is cancelled, the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Entry Site. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE (INCLUDING THE ENTRY SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. “Contest rules are governed and enforced pursuant to Texas law. All entrants consent to jurisdiction and venue in Harris County, Texas as to any potential claim arising out of this Contest.”

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