OFFICIAL RULES FOR UBER CONTESTS AND SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES FOR UBER CONTESTS AND SWEEPSTAKES

Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) will conduct all Uber contests and sweepstakes (each, a

“Contest” or a “Sweepstakes”) substantially as described in these rules. By entering or

participating, each entrant or participant (“Entrant”) agrees to these official rules (the

“Official Rules”) and the decisions of Uber, which are final and binding in all respects.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE

DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ODDS OF WINNING

WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES

RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR RESTRICTED BY

 
1.  Eligibility:  Unless otherwise specified, all Contests and Sweepstakes are open only to

persons (i) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and are legal

residents of the United States of America only, with a valid Social Security number and

who reside in an Uber operating area; and (ii) who have an active e-mail account and

Internet access prior to the beginning of the Contest or Sweepstakes Period. VOID

WHERE PROHIBITED.  Employees, officers and representatives, and the immediate

family members of such employees, officers and representatives (i.e., parent, spouse,

siblings, children, grandparents, step parents, step children and step siblings, and their

respective spouses, and those living in the same household, whether or not related) of

Uber or its affiliated companies, parent companies, subsidiaries, participating

promotional partners, Uber partners and their drivers, advertising and promotion

agencies, webmasters and any company involved in the creation, design, execution,

production, or fulfillment of the Contest or Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Contest or

Sweepstakes Entities”) are not eligible to enter.

 
2. How To Enter:  The Contest or Sweepstakes will begin and end at the times specified

by Uber (the “Contest or Sweepstakes Period”). Entry methods for Contests and

Sweepstakes will be specified by Sponsor and all entries must be received during the

Contest or Sweepstakes Period.  Uber’s computer is the official timekeeping device for

entry in the Sweepstakes. Normal time rates, if any, charged by the Entrants’ Internet

service or mobile provider will apply.

When submitting an entry, Entrant is required to provide complete and truthful

information.  Entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, false, lost, late or

misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be

disqualified from the Contest or Sweepstakes at Uber’s sole and absolute discretion.

Entries submitted by persons who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all

requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. The use of any scripts,

computer programs, robotic repetitive, macro, automatic, programmed or similar

automated entry methods or agents to submit entries will void all entries submitted by

that person or that person’s agents.  Uber will disqualify any entry from individuals who

do not meet the eligibility requirements.   All entries submitted in compliance with these

Official Rules and not disqualified or void are considered “Eligible Entries.”  All entries

are the property of Uber.

By entering the Contest or Sweepstakes, Entrant:  (a) agrees to be bound by these Official

Rules and by the interpretation of these Official Rules by Uber and by the decisions of

Uber, which are final and binding in all respects; (b) acknowledges compliance with

these Official Rules; and (c) agrees to comply with any and all applicable federal, state

and local laws, rules and regulations. Winning the Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all

requirements set forth in these Official Rules.
 

3.  Prize:  Contest and Sweepstakes prizes will be as specified by Uber (the “Prize”).

The total approximate total retail value of the Prize(s) is as specified by Uber. From time

to time during the Contest or Sweepstakes, Uber may in its sole discretion award bonus

Prizes to Entrants.

If for any reason the Prizes, or any part of a Prize, is unavailable or a Prize or related

event is delayed, cancelled or postponed, or for any other reason, Uber reserves the right

to modify the Contest or Sweepstakes in its sole discretion and award a substitute prize,

or portion of prize, of comparable or greater value as set forth in these Official Rules. No

substitution, transfer, assignment or cash equivalent of the Prize, or any portion thereof,

is permitted by the Winner.  Uber and the Contest or Sweepstakes Entities shall have no

responsibility or obligation to a Winner who is unable or unavailable to, or who does not

for any reason, accept or utilize a Prize. In the event a potential Winner cannot accept the

Prize, an alternate Winner will be randomly drawn from all remaining Eligible Entries. 

All costs and expenses not specifically listed above as part of the Prize are solely

Winner’s responsibility.  Winner agrees to comply with any additional terms and

conditions applicable for attending the Event. The Prizes are provided “as is”. Entrants

acknowledge that Uber and the Contest or Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor

are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee,

express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prizes, including any implied warranty

of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose.  Any prizes pictured in advertising

and other Contest Sweepstakes materials are for illustrative purposes only.

The value of the Prize will be taxable to the Winner as income. All U.S. federal, state

and local tax liability, and any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance or use

of the Prize not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Winner’s

responsibility (regardless of whether the prize, in whole or in part, is used).
 

4.  Winner Selection and Notification:  The “Winner” of the Contest or Sweepstakes

will be determined according to the method specified by Uber at Uber’s sole and

exclusive discretion.

For Contests, Uber’s appointed judges (“Judges”) will select the winner of the Prize by

applying the judging criteria as specified by Uber (collectively, “Criteria”). The Winner

will be selected based on the Criteria. The decisions of the Judges will be final on all

matters relating to the judging.

The Prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address

submitted with the entry regardless of the individual who submitted the winning entry.

The authorized account holder is the person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an

Internet service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail

addresses or the domain names associated with e-mail addresses.  The Winner will be

notified within seven (7) days (or such other time specified by Uber) following the earlier

of the selection of the Winner or the end of the Contest or Sweepstakes Period by email

(at the email address provided with the entry), by phone (at the phone number provided

with the entry), or such other method specified by Uber, and will be required to confirm

his/her email address and/or phone number.

Additionally, Uber and the Contest or Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to make a

public announcement, announcing the Winner on either the Uber website, through the

Uber app, or in any manner (including, without limitation, social media (e.g., Facebook,

Twitter)), which they deem appropriate.  If the Winner cannot be reached after a

reasonable effort has been exerted and/or fails to respond to confirm his/her email

address within one (1) day (or such other time specified by Uber) from when the initial

notification email is sent, the Winner forfeits the Prize, and an alternate Winner will be

selected.  If the alternate Winner does not comply with these Official Rules or is

otherwise unable to accept the Prize, the Prize is forfeited and another alternate Winner

will be selected.  This Winner selection and notification process shall be continued until a

Winner is confirmed.  If the Prize or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the

Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected.
 

5.  Winner Verification:  The Winner may be required to prove eligibility, including,

without limitation, proof of age, residence, and identity, which may include submitting a

copy of a driver’s license, passport or similar government issued identification within two

(2) hours after being notified of being a potential Winner.

The Winner (or any alternate Winner if one must be selected) is not official and shall not

be confirmed as the Winner until he/she has completed, signed and returned

documentation required by Uber — which may include an Affidavit of Eligibility, release

of liability (except where prohibited), publicity release form, and a completed IRS W-9

form (if required), and the eligibility of the potential Winner has been verified.  Forms

must be received within two (2) hours after notification of winning.  If the Winner (or

any alternate Winner) does not complete all forms necessary within the time given and/or

in the event of non-compliance by the Winner (or alternate Winner), such Winner (or

alternate Winner) shall be disqualified and shall forfeit the prize, and all privileges

otherwise due as a Winner shall be terminated and an alternate Winner will be chosen in

a random drawing from among all of the remaining Eligible Entries.  All guests in

attendance with a Winner must also execute all applicable documents prior to any

participation or such guest(s) will not be permitted to participate.

Provided that the Winner is in compliance with the Official Rules and after having

successfully proven eligibility, the Winner will be officially confirmed as the Winner. 

Uber expressly reserves the right to delay the announcement of the Winner for any reason

it deems necessary.  In addition, Uber reserves the right to select an alternate Winner in

the event that any Winner fails to comply with these Official Rules.
 

6.  Liability Release and Indemnity:  THE PRIZE IS OFFERED AND PROVIDED

“AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE BY UBER OR ANY CONTEST

OR SWEEPSTAKES ENTITY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  IN NO EVENT

WILL UBER OR ANY CONTEST OR SWEEPSTAKES ENTITY BE LIABLE TO

ENTRANT FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE

OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA,

BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH

ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR SWEEPSTAKES, WHETHER

SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT,

WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR

OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT UBER AND/OR OTHER CONTEST OR

SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF

SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.
 

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF

LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE

ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
 

By entering the Contest or Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold

harmless, Uber and any other Contest or Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability,

for any claims, damages, injuries or losses of any kind, and to release all rights to bring

any claim, action or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or relating to, (i)

participation in the Contest or Sweepstakes, (ii) without limitation, death, or property

damage, arising directly or indirectly from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of

the Prize, (iii) defamation, violation of publicity rights, or invasion of privacy in

connection with the Contest Sweepstakes or acceptance and use or the Prize, and (iv)

copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or any other intellectual property-related

cause of action arising from or related to the Contest or Sweepstakes, the Prize, or Uber’s

advertising and marketing related to the Contest or Sweepstakes, Entrants or the

Winner, in all cases, including but not limited to:  (a) unauthorized human intervention in

the Contest or Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers,

or telephone, or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected

or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest Sweepstakes or the

processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property (including to any

computer or mobile device systems resulting from participation in or accessing or

downloading information in connection with the Contest or Sweepstakes), which may be

caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the

Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize (including, without limitation, any travel or

Uber trips or rides taken by Entrant in connection with using the Prize).  Entrant assumes

all liability for an injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in

the Contest or Sweepstakes, or the acceptance, receipt, or use of the Prize or any Prize

component.  Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, Uber and/or the Contest or

Sweepstakes Entities’ liability will be limited to the value of the Prize, and in no event

shall the Contest or Sweepstakes Entities be liable for attorney’s fees.
 

Uber and the Contest or Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for and will

disqualify entries that are: stolen, late, lost, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible,

altered, tampered with, unauthorized, fraudulent, damaged, destroyed, delayed,

misdirected, not delivered, not received, or that have incorrect or inaccurate entry

information, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or

utilized in the Contest or Sweepstakes, or by any human, mechanical or electronic error

that may occur in the processing of the entries in the Contest or Sweepstakes, or other

errors appearing within the Official Rules or in the Contest or Sweepstakes related

advertisements. Uber and the Contest or Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility

for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the

Contest or Sweepstakes, errors in processing entries, identifying the Winner, in the

announcement of the Prize and Winner, the delivery of the Prize, any problems or

technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, online

systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or

players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any

web site including uber.com, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation,

any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer system/software related

to or resulting from participation in, uploading any materials or downloading any

materials in the Contest or Sweepstakes.  Use of any device to automate or subvert entry

is prohibited and any entries received by such means will be void. Uber reserves the right

in its sole discretion to disqualify any person it suspects or finds (i) to have tampered with

the entry process or the operation of the Contest or Sweepstakes; (ii) to be acting in a

disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other

person;  (iii) to display behavior that will bring such Winner, Uber or the Contest or

Sweepstakes Entities into disgrace; (iv) to have provided inaccurate information on any

legal documents submitted in connection with the Contest or Sweepstakes; or (v) to be

acting in violation of these Official Rules. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL

RULES BY A WINNER WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION

AS A WINNER OF THE CONTEST OR SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES

AS A WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
 

7.  Grant of Rights.  Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Contest or

Sweepstakes and/or winning the Prize, Entrant irrevocably consents to the use of his or

her name, image, photograph, likeness, biographical information, entry, statements

attributed to Entrant (if true) and any video footage related to the Prize, for all Contest or

Sweepstakes Entities’ advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes in all media

now or hereafter known, worldwide and in perpetuity without additional compensation

and additionally consents to the Contest or Sweepstakes Entities putting his or her name

on a winner’s list.  Please note that Uber may not acknowledge or return any entries.
 

8.  General Terms.    The Contest or Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible if the

Contest or Sweepstakes cannot take place, or if the Prize cannot be awarded due to

delays, interruptions or failures due to acts of God, war, natural disasters, weather, acts or

threats of terrorism, strikes, lockouts, labor disputes, work stoppages, fire, acts of

government, or other events outside of the reasonable control of the Contest or

Sweepstakes Entities.  If, for any reason the Contest or Sweepstakes is not capable of

running as planned, including, without limitation, due to infection by computer virus,

bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes

beyond the reasonable control of the Contest or Sweepstakes Entities, which, in Uber’s

sole determination, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or

proper conduct of the Contest or Sweepstakes, Uber reserves the right, in its sole

discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest or Sweepstakes or any

part of the Contest or Sweepstakes. If the Contest or Sweepstakes or any part of the

Contest or Sweepstakes is terminated or modified prior to the closing of the Contest or

Sweepstakes Period, notice will be posted on uber.com. Uber reserves the right to modify

and amend these Official Rules from time to time during the Contest or Sweepstakes

Period for clarification purposes.
 

ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR

UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST OR

SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW AND

SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, UBER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO

SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM

ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
 

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect

the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the

Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other

provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if

the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Uber’s failure to enforce any

term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that term or any other

provision of these Official Rules. Entrant agrees to waive any rights to claim ambiguity

of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be

deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any

provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures

or other statements contained in the Sweepstakes–related materials, privacy policy or

terms of use on a website and/or the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, the

Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in

Uber’s sole and absolute discretion.
 

9.  Privacy: All information submitted by Entrants and collected by Uber in connection

with Entrant’s entry will be subject to and will be treated in a manner consistent with

Uber’s web site Terms and Conditions accessible at: https://www.uber.com/legal/terms

and Uber’s User Privacy Policy available at: https://www.uber.com/legal/privacy. By

participating in the Contest or Sweepstakes, Entrant hereby agrees that Uber may collect

and use his or her personal information submitted with the entry, and acknowledges that

he or she has read and accepted the Uber User Privacy Policy.  Among other things, the

information Entrants provide may be used for sending Entrants company updates and

announcements about Uber and its products and/or services.
 

10.  Binding Arbitration:  Except where prohibited by law, Entrant agrees that: (1) ANY

DISPUTE, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE

CONTEST OR SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED SHALL BE

RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS

ACTION; (2) any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Contest or

Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved by binding arbitration administered

by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with the Commercial

Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the

“AAA Rules”) then in effect; (3) any arbitration shall be heard by one arbitrator to be

selected in accordance with the AAA Rules, in San Francisco County, California; (4)

unless both Entrant and Uber agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more

than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of class or

representative proceeding; (5) judgment upon any award rendered may be entered in any

court having jurisdiction thereof; and (6) any award or judgment shall be subject to all

limitations and releases set forth in these Official Rules and be limited to actual out of

pocket damages, and shall not, in any event, include any punitive, exemplary,

consequential or incidental damages, attorney’s fees or costs of bringing a claim, or any

injunctive or other equitable relief.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE

LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
 

11.  Governing Law:  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Void

where prohibited by law.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity,

interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of

the Entrant and Uber in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and

construed in accordance with, the California law without giving effect to any choice of

law or conflict of laws rules (whether of California or any other jurisdiction), which

would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California.
 

12.  Accessibility of Official Rules:  A copy of the Official Rules is available via

www.uber.com. Where required by law, Uber will provide the name of Winner(s) of a

Contest or Sweepstakes to those who request it. For the name of a Winner: (i) send a self-

addressed, stamped envelope postmarked to Uber Technologies, Inc., 1455 Market Street,

Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103, Attn: Contracts – Winner List; and (ii) write the

name of the Contest or Sweepstakes on the lower left hand corner of the envelope. All

requests for the name of the Winner must be received within two (2) weeks of the end of

the Contest or Sweepstakes Period.
 

13.  Sponsored and Administered by: Contests or Sweepstakes subject to these Official

Rules are sponsored and administered by Uber Technologies, Inc., 1455 Market Street,

Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103.

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