These Game Rules and Regulations last Updated 02/01/2021.
These Official Game Rules apply to all contests (each, a “Contest”) conducted and sponsored by vigtec inc., a Delaware Corporation (“Sponsor”) via the Sponsor’s website at www.vig.io (“Website”) and any vig mobile applications (“Mobile Apps”) (collectively, the “Platform”) as such Contests are identified on the Platform.
Sponsor will also provide rules that are specific to each individual Contest on the Platform (“Individual Contest Rules”), which may include the instructions for entry, all deadlines, the number of participants and winners, and the number and description of all prizes to be awarded in a particular Contest. Each Contest is separate. Entry into one Contest is not entry into any other Contest. All information contained in the Individual Contest Rules is incorporated herein by reference. In the event of a conflict between these Official Contest Rules and the Individual Contest Rules, the Individual Contest Rules will govern.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chance of winning. Void where prohibited by law.
The Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Sponsor, and Sponsor’s respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and Contest agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”), are ineligible to enter the Contest or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of the Released Parties are also not eligible to enter or win. "Household Members" shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year. "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
How to Enter
Instructions on how to enter the Contest can be found on the Contest signup page. Information about the sign-up period, the beginning date of each Contest, and the closing date of each Contest is disclosed in the Individual Contest Rules.
Entries submitted by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means, entries by any means that subvert the entry process, entries mechanically reproduced, and entries made in any fashion other than as specified in these Official Contest Rules or the Individual Contest Rules are void and will be disqualified. Entry must be made by the participant. Any attempt by a participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using, for example, multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of the prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. If there is a dispute as to any online entry, the Authorized Account Holder of the email 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 email address.
How to Participate and Win
The Contest is an opportunity to test your skill at investing. Each Contest participant will be credited with $1,000,000 in virtual cash to invest on the Platform. The Contest is for entertainment only. The virtual cash does not represent real currency, and your trades during the Contest are not actually executed, nor is the virtual cash used in any way to purchase an ownership interest in securities or investments.
The winner will be the participant with the greatest account balance of virtual cash at the end of the Contest, which will be calculated to be the hypothetical U.S. dollar value of their investments as solely calculated and determined by the Sponsor. The winner of the Contest will be awarded a cash prize of $500. In the event of a tie, the cash prize will be split equally between winning participants. Winners are solely responsible for all expenses and all federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and fees in connection with the prize or any portion of the prize. Prizes are non-transferable, and any attempted transfer or assignment of an award will be void. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of equal or greater value. Failure to comply with the Official Contest Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
The Contest Winner(s) will be notified by e-mail within sixty (60) days after the end of the Contest and given instructions for how to claim their prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including an inactive or discontinued email account(s), technical difficulties, or a winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable within sixty (60) days or potential winner’s rejection of the prize or return of the prize may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, Contest prizes may be awarded to alternate winners. The potential winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively the “Prize Claim Documents”). Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. The name(s) of the Contest winner(s) will be posted on the Platform for sixty (60) days after the close of the Contest.
Participation in the Contest constitutes participant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Contest Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are made in Sponsor’s sole discretion and are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Sponsor may disqualify any participant from the Contest who is responsible for, tampers with, cheats, deceives, or otherwise engages in unfair practices concerning the administration, operation or security of the Contest, including, but not limited to, by gaming the system, or actions that annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other participant or Sponsor. Sponsor also reserves the right to delete the account of a disqualified participant and all data contained in such account. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR MAY SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE CONTEST OR THE RECEIPT, ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. YOU FURTHER AGREE TO WAIVE AND RELEASE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING COSTS OR ATTORNEYS’ FEES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTEST, OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE PLATFORM. IN NO EVENT WHATSOEVER SHALL THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGES RECOVERABLE BY A PARTY HEREUNDER, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW OR EQUITY, EXCEED THE OVERALL SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500) IN TOTAL.
SPONSOR ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR (A) ANY LATE, LOST, DAMAGED, MISDIRECTED, INCORRECT OR INCOMPLETE ENTRIES; (B) ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN THE OFFER OR ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ERRORS IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED MATERIALS, INCLUDING ALL ADVERTISING FOR THE CONTEST, THESE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF A PRIZE; (C) INCORRECT OR INACCURATE ENTRY INFORMATION, OR FOR ANY FAULTY OR FAILED ELECTRONIC DATA TRANSMISSIONS; (D) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR ALTERATION OF ENTRIES AT ANY POINT IN THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST; (E) ANY TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INCORRECT OR DELAYED PRICE QUOTES FROM THIRD PARTY DATA PROVIDERS, FAILURE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION, OR COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, WITH REGARD TO ANY EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, LINES, SATELLITES, SERVERS, CAMERA, COMPUTERS OR PROVIDERS UTILIZED IN ANY ASPECT OF THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST; (F) INACCESSIBILITY OR UNAVAILABILITY OF ANY NETWORK OR WIRELESS SERVICE, THE INTERNET OR WEBSITE OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF; (G) SUSPENDED OR DISCONTINUED INTERNET, WIRELESS, OR LANDLINE PHONE SERVICE; (H) ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PARTICIPANT’S OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON’S COMPUTER OR MOBILE DEVICE WHICH MAY BE RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM ANY ATTEMPT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST OR DOWNLOAD OF ANY MATERIALS IN THE CONTEST; OR (I) CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS IN THE CONTEST, INCLUDING, BUT LIMITED TO, THE AWARDING OF A PRIZE, DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, ERRORS, TECHNICAL ISSUES, CHEATING, MANIPULATION BY A PARTICIPANT, GOVERNMENT ACTION, NATURAL DISASTERS, PANDEMICS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor may suspend the drawings and Prize awards, and Sponsor may award the Prizes using all known eligible entries received as of the date of termination in a manner deemed fair and equitable as solely determined by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Contest.
NO WARRANTIES. THE PLATFORM AND CONTEST ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE PLATFORM AND PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT IS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND THAT THE PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULTS, BE COMPATIBLE, OR WORK WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE, APPLICATIONS, SYSTEMS, OR SERVICES, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, MEET ANY PERFORMANCE OR RELIABILITY STANDARDS, OR BE ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS CAN OR WILL BE CORRECTED.
Severability. If any provision of these Official Contest Rules is found to be invalid, the remaining provisions will be in full force and effect.
Jurisdiction; Venue; Waiver of Trial by Jury. Any lawsuit or other legal dispute between you and Sponsor arising relating to the Contest shall be brought exclusively in Delaware and shall be governed by the laws of Delaware, without regard to provisions of conflicts of law. You consent to the jurisdiction of courts in Delaware. You agree to waive the right to trial by jury in any action or proceeding that takes place relating to or arising out of the Services and/or this Agreement.
CLASS ACTION WAIVER. THE PARTIES AGREES THAT EACH PARTY MAY BRING DISPUTES AGAINST THE OTHER PARTY ONLY IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FEDERAL OR STATE CLASS ACTIONS, OR CLASS ARBITRATIONS. NEITHER YOU NOR COMPANY WILL SEEK TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD AS A CLASS ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR IN ANY OTHER PROCEEDING IN WHICH EITHER PARTY ACTS OF PROPOSES TO ACT IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. NO PROCEEDING WILL BE COMBINED WITH ANOTHER WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES TO ALL AFFECTED PROCEEDINGS
LIMITATION OF TIME TO FILE CLAIMS. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE MANDATED BY LAW, ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTEST MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES OTHERWISE SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM SHALL BE WAIVED AND PERMANENTLY BARRED.