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  1. INTRODUCTION: Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. (“Sponsor”) is offering the 2015 GENERAL TIRE 100TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTO SWEEPSTAKES described in these official rules (the "Sweepstakes").

  2. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia, who are of majority age in their State of legal residency and at least eighteen (18) years of age (19 years old if a resident of AL or NE; 21 years old if a resident of MS) on date of entry and who have a valid, unexpired U.S. driver’s license and internet access. Void in all U.S. territories and possessions (including Puerto Rico) and overseas military installations and where prohibited. Employees of the Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, dealers and agents, and the foregoing employees’ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

  3. TIMING: Sweepstakes starts 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 26, 2015 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on July 28, 2015 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

  4. HOW TO ENTER: Limit one entry per person. To enter, during the Sweepstakes Period, each participating person must share/post, to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, a photograph of themselves holding a self-made sign that reads “Happy 100th Anniversary General Tire!” (a “Photo”). Include the tag “#GT100sweeps” in the body of the post for Twitter or Instagram.

    Any information collected from the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by the Entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules found at: www.generaltire100.com throughout the Sweepstakes Period, and with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at: http://continental-tires.org/privacy_policy.

    By submitting information on Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter, entrant agrees to the terms of use and privacy notice found at each respective website. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider may apply. By successfully transmitting your entry as directed, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. If an entrant uses multiple accounts or usernames for any of the three entry methods noted above to submit more than one entry during the Sweepstakes Period, he/she will be disqualified. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts.

    Entries must comply with the following content guidelines to be eligible:

    Photos must:

    • Have been taken by the participant (or the participant must own all rights to the Photo)
    • The sign must have been written in English. If there are any words on the sign other than “Happy 100th Anniversary General Tire”, the entry will be disqualified.

    Photos must NOT:

    • Have been previously submitted to any contest, sweepstakes, or promotion of any kind.
    • Have been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work.
    • Contain material that, in the sole discretion of General Tire:
      • Disparages any person or disparages General Tire, its parent, any of its affiliates, any of its competitors, or any of their respective products or services.
      • Violates or infringes upon the intellectual property or other rights of any third party.
      • Includes any third party trademarks, logos, or brand names (although your Photo may include General Tire’s trademarks and logos, if they are used in a proper manner).
      • Appears to intentionally duplicate any other submitted photo.
      • Is hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous.
      • Promotes bigotry, racism, sexism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
      • Contains any personal information, including, without limitation, name, address, e-mail address, or phone number.
      • Uses the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any other person, living or dead.
      • Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, or firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing).
      • Promotes any activities that may appear to be unsafe, dangerous, or unlawful.
      • Is unlawful.
      • Contains any nudity or any sexually explicit, lewd, offensive, disparaging, or other inappropriate content.
      • Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and good will with which General Tire wishes to associate.

  5. GRAND PRIZE: Four (4) grand prizes will be awarded consisting of a 4-day/ 3-night trip for the grand-prize winners and a guest ("Guest") to Las Vegas, Nevada from October 8, 2015 to October 11, 2015 (the "Grand-Prize Trip"). The Guest must be 18 years of age or older at the time the Travel Companion Release referred to below is executed. Grand-Prize Trip includes: a) Coach class round-trip airfare for two from a major gateway airport closest to grand-prize winner's U.S. residence to Las Vegas, Nevada (each grand-prize winner and their Guest must fly together); b) Three-nights lodging (double occupancy) at standard class hotel; c) Two tickets to participate in the Zero1 Off-Road Experience http://zerooneodysseys.com/ (ticket details determined solely by Sponsor); and d) four (4) $100 Visa® Gift Cards for daily spending money. Terms and conditions of the Visa Gift Cards will apply. Grand prize winner and guest are responsible for obtaining government issued photo identification documents in order to travel by air. The total approximate retail value ("ARV") of the Grand-Prize Trip is $7,000 per winner (actual value will vary depending on the grand-prize winner’s location and fares/rates when booked).

  6. FIRST PRIZES: Six (6) first prizes will be awarded each consisting of one (1) set of four (4) General Tire brand tires. ARV is $1,500.00 each per winner, depending upon winner’s tire selection.

  7. SECOND PRIZES: Eight (8) second prizes will be awarded each consisting of one (1) General Tire GT100 T-shirt and one (1) General Tire GT100 baseball hat. ARV is $50.00 each per winner.

  8. PRIZES, GENERAL: The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded in the Sweepstakes is $37,400.00. Limit one prize per person. Each Sweepstakes prize is nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by Sponsor in the event that a prize or part thereof cannot be awarded for any reason; in such event, Sponsor will in its sole discretion award a substitute prize or part thereof of equal or greater approximate value and use. Subject to the conditions herein, each prize will be awarded. Each winner is solely responsible for the following in relation to a Sweepstakes prize awarded to him/her: (a) any and all applicable taxes (including but not limited to the following taxes: federal, state, local, international taxes and sales tax); and (b) any and all applicable fees and expenses that are not specifically set forth herein as included with a Sweepstakes prize and are related to the acceptance, award, installation, enjoyment and use of a Sweepstakes prize (including but not limited to a winner’s sole responsibility where applicable for: medical insurance, liability insurance, trip insurance, property damage, bodily injury, personal expenses, additional meals not already outlined, room service, telephone, incidentals, tire installation/balancing and service fees). All details regarding a Sweepstakes trip described herein (including, but not limited to airline(s), flights, seats, hotel, room and activities) will be designated solely by Sponsor and may be changed at any time at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is awarding each Sweepstakes prize on an "AS-IS" basis without warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and usability by a winner. Visual prize depictions may not accurately represent an awarded prize. Sponsor, and/or any other relevant party, reserves the right to remove or to deny entry to Winner and/or guest if they engage in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy abuse, threaten or harass any other person during any part of the Trip. Consult your physician, prior to taking the Trip, to assess and determine your ability to perform physical activities such as those required to participate in the Off-Road Experience. By participating in the Experience you agree that you are voluntarily performing any and all activities and that only you are responsible for your health and well-being regarding such activities. Sponsor may require winner and guest to sign a physical health release form to allow them to participate in the Experience.

  9. RANDOM DRAWING: On or about August 4, 2015, the Sweepstakes winners will be selected by random drawing from all eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted by Marden-Kane, Inc., an independent judging organization, whose decisions on all matters related to the Sweepstakes drawing shall be final and binding. A participant selected as a potential Sweepstakes winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

  10. NOTIFICATION: Potential Sweepstakes winners are subject to verification by the Sponsor, and must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Potential winners will be notified (the "Notification") by a reply post, direct tweet or re-gram and comment from Sponsor, as applicable, to the account used for entry (or other method at the discretion of Sponsor) within approximately three (3) days of the above-mentioned random drawing. The potential winner must respond in the manner stated in the reply post, direct tweet or re-gram, within forty-eight (48) hours of the first Notification. After response from a potential winner, the Sponsor will send a release package to the potential winner via e-mail. Within three (3) days of the date of Sponsor’s first Notification, a potential winner must return as directed each of the below-listed documents (unless determined not to be applicable by the Sponsor): (a) An Affidavit, Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement, including where lawful a Publicity Release (prior to said return, to be correctly completed and executed by applicable potential winner); and (b), where applicable, a Travel Companion/Guest Release, including where lawful a Publicity Release (prior to said return, to be correctly completed and executed by applicable prize winner’s guest for applicable Sweepstakes prize trip). Where lawful all information requested of a potential winner/guest by the Sponsor must be accurately and legibly provided; (c) The Grand and First Prize winners must also complete a W-9 Miscellaneous Tax Form prior to being awarded their prizes. Please note that additional documents may be required at the discretion of Sponsor. Failure to comply with the requirements of this paragraph (or the return of any prize or prize notification as non-deliverable) may result in disqualification and in the forfeiture of any right to a prize, in which case such prize will be awarded to an alternate by random drawing.

  11. ENTRANT VERIFICATION: In the event of a dispute regarding which individual submitted any entry, such entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the documented owner of the social media account used to enter. The "authorized account holder" of an email address, is the natural person assigned 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 address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. If more than one person is shown as a responsible party, then the first-named person will be deemed the Authorized Account Holder unless the individuals on the account otherwise agree. Sponsor’s determination of the winner in case of a dispute will be final and binding.

  12. RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner agrees to defend, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (and where applicable a supplier of a service or product included with a Sweepstakes prize) and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and the foregoing companies’ officers, directors, shareholders, members, managers, employees, representatives, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the "Releasees") from and against any actions, claims and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind (including any for the violation or infringement of any proprietary or personal right of any individual or entity, and any personal injury, death and/or property damage) resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Sweepstakes, and/or the use, enjoyment, acceptance or possession of a Sweepstakes prize, and/or participation in a Sweepstakes prize-related activity. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, A PARTICIPANT/WINNER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES INVOLVE ACTIVITIES THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS AND COULD INVOLVE THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY, DEATH AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND FURTHER THAT PARTICIPATION IN SUCH ACTIVITIES REQUIRES AGREEMENT TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH RISK, INCLUDING ANY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENT ACTION OF OTHERS. By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor and its representatives, licensees, assignees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively the “Licensees”): (a) The right to photograph/video a winner (including an awarded Sweepstakes prize and throughout a Sweepstakes prize activity); and (b) The right in perpetuity to use, reuse, publish and display a participant’s/winner’s name, address, entry form information, statements, quotes, opinions, picture, portrait, likeness, voice, video, photograph(s), biographical information, prize information, and any submitted entry form/photograph(s)/video/text/blog(s) (in whole or in part, as may be adapted, edited or modified, as solely determined by Licensees) for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the World Wide Web, without review, notification or approval, all without limitation or additional consideration, unless prohibited by law. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Participants/winner shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, distortion, illusionary effect, faulty reproduction, or use in any composite form of the Photo or your name, picture, likeness, biographical information, or hometown or other location information. Participant/winner understands and acknowledges that Sponsor shall be under no obligation to make any use of the Photo or to exercise any of the rights granted herein. Participant/winner agrees that Sponsor is not responsible for any unauthorized use of the Photo by third parties.

  13. CONDITIONS: Participants agree that by participating in the Sweepstakes they release the Releasees from any liability in connection with: (a) Entries that are ineligible as a result of being lost, late, illegible, damaged, incomplete, stolen, or misdirected; (b) Any typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to errors in advertising, these official rules, the selection and announcement of a winner(s), or the distribution/awarding of a Sweepstakes prize(s); and (c) Any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, misdirection, damage, line failure, injury, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet/telephone network, or at any website, or any combination thereof. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. If in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected evidence of tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right to modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes in a manner deemed appropriate by the Sponsor, at the Sponsor’s discretion. Failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

  14. LAWS, DISPUTES, VENUE: Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. By participating in the Sweeps stakes and/or accepting a prize participants/winners hereby agree that: (i) they will be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor; (ii) the Sweepstakes is conducted in English (which will be given its everyday ordinary meaning); (iii) all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants/winners and or the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of North Carolina or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of North Carolina; (iv) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate North Carolina State Court located in Charlotte, North Carolina; (v) to the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Sweepstakes, participants/winners agree to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and waive any right of change of venue, forum non-conveniens or like right; (vi) participants/winners will bring any action regarding the Sweepstakes individually (not as part of a class action); (vii) participants/winners recovery shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in participating in the Sweepstakes (if any) and waive any and all other damages (including but not limited to compensatory, punitive, consequential or incidental damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased) as well as any right to attorneys' fees. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE FINAL CLAUSE OF THE PRECEDING SENTENCE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  15. WINNERS’ LIST: A winners’ list will be available after random drawing and winner validation by visiting: www.generaltire100.com.

  16. SPONSOR: Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, 1830 MacMillan Park Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29707.

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Please understand that you are providing your information to Continental Tires the Americas, LLC. The information you provide will be used for verification of your eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes.

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