Official Rules: SXSW MV88 and SE215 Sweepstakes

SHURE® MV88 AND SE215 SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

1.HOW TO ENTER; ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Shure®MV88 and SE215 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is comprised of four (4) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”), each with a separate random drawing for entries from such applicable Entry Period. The Entry Periods and Drawing Dates are set forth in the chart below.

Entry Period (all times are CDT)

Drawing Date and time(all times are CDT)

Day 1: Entries received Sunday 3/11/18 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m

3/11/18 at approximately 5 p.m.

Day 2: Entries received Monday, 3/12/18 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

3/12/18 at approximately 5 p.m.

Day 3: Entries received Tuesday, 3/13/18 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

3/13/18 at approximately 5 p.m.

Day 4: Entries received Wednesday, 3/14/18 between 10 a.m. AM and 12 p.m. CST

3/14/18 at approximately 1 p.m.

Entries in the Sweepstakes may be submitted during each Entry Period by creating a post on your Twitter or Instagram account or by posting a comment on Shure’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/shureinc, and in each post or comment: (i) include these hashtags: #SXSW #ShureSweepstakes and (ii) tag @shure. Each post or comment together with the hashtags, tags, text, photos, graphics and any other content shall be a “Submission.” Submissions must be suitable for a family audience. One winner will be selected from all entries received on the same day (e.g., one winner from Day 1 entries, one winner from Day 2 entries, etc.). Entries from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (each a “Platform”) will be aggregated in the corresponding prize drawing from the applicable Entry Period. Entries will not roll over from one Entry Period to another. Limit one entry per participant per Entry Period.A participant may win only one Prize in the Sweepstakes.

The Sweepstakes is solely sponsored and administered by Shure Incorporated (“Sponsor” or “Shure”) and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Instagram, LLC or SXSW, LLC. A Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account is required, which is free. You are solely responsible for complying with all applicable terms of use and privacy policies applicable to the Platform(s) you use. In order for Sponsor to receive your entry, you must ensure that your Platform account privacy settings allow Sponsor to view your Submission as a public viewer. Time of entry will be determined according to the Sponsor’s designated device and such device is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

The Sweepstakes is limited to individuals who have registered for and obtained a badge prior to March 11, 2018 to access the 2018 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals (“Event”), are 18 years of age or older as of the Entry Period, and are not an employee, officer or director of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, or advertising and promotional agencies or involved in the development or Sponsor’s execution of the Sweepstakes or an immediate family member of or household resident with such persons. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a participant’s agreement to be bound by these Official Rules. Participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor’s Sweepstakes judges and such decisions shall be final. For purposes of these Official Rules an entry is received when Sponsor can view and record the entry following the completion of a post on your Platform account.Any automated computer receipt does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry for purposes of these Official Rules. If an participant chooses to enter using a wireless phone or mobile device, message and data rates may apply in accordance with such participant’s service plan.

By entering the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees that he or she has received permission for the use of the likeness and image of all identifiable people AND locations appearing in the Submission. By submitting a Submission in connection with the Sweepstakes participant represents and warrants to Sponsor that (i) the Submission is participant’s own original work and that participant has the sole right to submit it to the Sweepstakes; (ii) the Submission does not violate in any way rights of third parties, including but not limited to copyright and other intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights; (iii) the Submission does not violate any applicable laws; (iv) participant has obtained all necessary licenses or permissions from all applicable third parties required for the production and Submission of the Submission in the Sweepstakes and use by Sponsor as contemplated in these Official Rules; (v) the posting and/or display of the Submission or other use by Sponsor or those deriving rights through Sponsor will not violate the rights of any parties or otherwise breach any provision of any applicable law or regulation; (vi) Sponsor has participant’s irrevocable permission for the posting of any and all information included in participant’s Submission in connection with any permitted use of the Submission; and (vii) use and posting of the Submission or any part of the Submission provided by participant in any manner in connection with the Sweepstakes or as otherwise permitted by these Official Rules may be made without any notice, review, approval, consideration or compensation (except for any awarded prize as contemplated in these Official Rules), regardless of whether a Submission is a winning Submission.

2.PRIZE: After applicable verification and subject to compliance with these Official Rules, the following prize(s) (each a “Prize”) will be awarded in this Sweepstakes:

There will be four (4) winners total in this Sweepstakes (one for each of the Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 Entry Periods) selected according to these Official Rules (each a “Winner”), and each winner may select one (1) of the following Prizes:

  • One (1) Shure® MV88 iOS Microphone (retail value: $149 USD)
  • One (1) Shure® SE215 Wireless Earphones (retail value: $149 USD)

OR

The Prize does not include any elements other than as described above.No transfer or substitution of a Prize by Winner permitted except where required by law. If any Prize, or any portion of a Prize, becomes unavailable, the Sponsor may award a substitute Prize of equal or greater value. Taxes on a Prize are the sole responsibility of the applicable Prize winner.Any and all other costs and expenses, including, without limitation, travel costs and other expenses, costs and fees are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to request from any participant additional documentation it reasonably believes is necessary to validate any entry or to award the Prize.

3.WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Prize winners will be selected in separate random drawings to be conducted as described in Section 1 above.

Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries. A tentative Prize Winner will be notified by Sponsor through direct message on the Platform account used to submit the entry. The tentative Prize winner will have 24 hours from the attempted notification contemplated in the preceding sentence to respond to Sponsor via said Platform, or a new tentative Prize winner will be selected. Prize may be collected in person at Shure’s booth during the Entry Period (subject to Event operation hours) by showing valid identification, or by responding to the attempted notification as contemplated above with the Winner’s valid mailing address. A notified tentative Prize Winner, at his or her sole discretion, may disclaim a Prize by not claiming such Prize or by not responding to Sponsor as described above and in such case an alternate tentative Prize winner for the applicable unclaimed Prize will be selected and this process will be repeated until such time as properly completed applicable Prize claim forms are received by Sponsor for all of the available Prizes.In all cases, Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) request proof of residency and age and to verify compliance with these Official Rules and (ii) review each Entry for inappropriate content and any Entry considered inappropriate in Sponsor’s sole discretion may be deemed ineligible.A tentative or designated Winner will be deemed to have forfeited the opportunity to claim or redeem the Prize if Sponsor, in its sole discretion, finds that the proof or verification is unsatisfactory.To be confirmed a winner, a tentative Prize winner may be required by Sponsor to sign and return within two (2) days of notification attempt an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law).

Following a timely and complete response as required in the preceding paragraph, at such time, subject to verification by the Sponsor’s designated Sweepstakes judges, a tentative Prize winner will be deemed a Prize Winner. Except where prohibited by law, each Prize Winner further grants to the Sponsor the right to use such person’s name, photograph, voice, likeness and city of residence for purposes of advertising or promoting and publicizing the efforts and activities of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes without further consideration and to release his or her name to persons requesting the names of the winners of the Sweepstakes. Non-compliance or the return of any Prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

4.NAME OF WINNER:For the name of the Prize Winners, available after March 14, 2018, and before June 14, 2018, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (except where it may not be required by applicable law) to:Shure MV88 and SE215 Sweepstakes Winners List at 5800 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714. All such requests must be received by June 14, 2018.

5.PRIVACY:All information submitted to Shure as part of this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at www.shure.com/americas/legal/privacy-policy. By submitting information in connection with any portion of the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to receive promotional materials from the Sponsor. Participants may opt-out from receiving Sponsor’s promotional materials in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

6.RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, FACEBOOK, INC., TWITTER, INC., INSTAGRAM, LLC, SXSW, LLC, AND THOSE INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ITS AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, AND THE JUDGES (THE “SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.EACH PARTICIPANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, THE SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES AND EACH PARTICIPANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. THE RESPECTIVE WINNERS OF ANY PRIZE SHALL BEAR ALL RISK OF LOSS OR DAMAGE TO THE PRIZE AFTER IT HAS BEEN DELIVERED OR MADE AVAILABLE.

7.DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, each participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois or the appropriate State Court of the State of Illinois located in Chicago, Illinois; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and participants hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.

8.CONDUCT: By entering into this Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges and the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules are accessible from the Sweepstakes Website throughout duration of the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

9.GENERAL: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any computer, software, online, Internet or technological malfunctions or for lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed, mutilated, postage-due or misdirected mail, correspondence, requests, claims or other errors or problems in connection with or relating to the Sweepstakes. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as contemplated in the Official Rules, including if due to computer virus, bugs, tampering or technical failures which compromise the administration or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate or modify the Sweepstakes.In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an participant who has entered via the Sweepstakes Site, entries will be declared to have been made by the “Assigned Account Holder,” that is, the individual person who is assigned the email address corresponding to the winning entry. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned.Sponsor and Sweepstakes judges designated by Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify any participant who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry procedure or the Sweepstakes Site or violates these Official Rules.

For additional copies of the Official Rules, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope (except where it may not be required by law) by first class mail to: Official Rules at 5800 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714 (the “Sweepstakes Address”). Requests must be received by June 14, 2017. Official Rules will also be posted at the Sweepstakes Site during the Sweepstakes.

Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor at the Sweepstakes Address, not Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

10.VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.The Sweepstakes is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.