NSX Configuration Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.


The NSX Configuration Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on February 25, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 29, 2016 ("Sweepstakes Period").

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to U.S. citizens residing in the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age. Employees of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (“Sponsor”), Ignition by Publicis-Razorfish, a business unit of VNC Communications, Inc. (“Ignition”), Sweepstakes administrator and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Twitter.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit nsx.acura.com and follow the instructions to configure your own virtual NSX vehicle configuration using the online tools provided. Upon completion, log-in to your Twitter account and share your own virtual NSX vehicle configuration to Twitter and include the hashtag #DriveAcuraNSXContest in your tweet to receive one (1) entry. User may need to log into and or create a Twitter account. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 29, 2016 to be eligible. Entries must include the hashtag #DriveAcuraNSXContest to be considered. The NSX vehicle configuration and content of your tweet will not be judged and therefore will not increase or decrease your chance of winning a prize; all eligible entries will have an equal chance of winning. If entering using your mobile device, standard data fees for mobile data service may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit of one (1) entry per person using only one (1) Twitter account throughout the Sweepstakes Period. You may only use one (1) Twitter account to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries received in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.

REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • is sexually explicit or suggestive; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic;
  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission;
  • contains any personal identification, such as personal names or e-mail addresses;
  • with the exception of the permitted NSX configuration assets, contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;
  • contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or
  • violates any law.

Entry must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render entry and corresponding entry null and void. By submitting entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the entry consent to the submission and use of the entry in the Sweepstakes and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

By submitting an entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the entry to be posted on all Sponsor owned social channels or other Sponsor websites. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any entry and may remove any posted entry at any time.

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted by an independent third party administrator from among all eligible entries received, on or about March 1, 2016. The potential winner will be notified by phone, email and/or private message on Twitter, as determined by administrator, within approximately five (5) days of the aforementioned drawing date. Administrator reserves the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with the Official Rules. If, despite reasonable efforts, the potential winner does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of the first notification attempt, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and, time permitting, an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will attempt to contact up to two (2) alternate winners for the prize in accordance with the above procedure, after which the prize may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Potential winner and their guest must verify address and return within three (3) days an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, proof of valid driver’s license, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a publicity release (collectively, the "Prize Claim Documents"). Sponsor also reserves the right to conduct a background check on winner and entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s permission for Sponsor to conduct such background check, provided that, to the extent additional authorization is necessary under law, potential prize winner shall authorize such check. Sponsor reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to disqualify potential prize winner based on the results of the background check or failure of the potential prize winner to properly authorize such check. Failure of any winner to return the Prize Claim Documents within the specified time period may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner from the remaining eligible entries for the prize. The prize will not be awarded until all such properly executed forms are returned.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on the cumulative number of eligible online entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.

PRIZE (1): The prize consists of a three (3) day / two (2) night trip for the winner and one (1) travel companion (“Guest”) to attend the Acura VIP Performance Experience (“Event”) scheduled to take place on or about March 14, 2016 Palm Springs, CA (the “Trip”). The Trip will consist of the following: (a.) roundtrip economy-class air travel for the winner and up to one (1) Guest from a major metropolitan airport in the U.S. near winner’s residence to the Palm Springs International airport (departure airports shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; airfare provided only if winner does not reside within 200 miles of the Event. If the winner lives within reasonable driving distance of Palm Springs, CA (as determined by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion), ground transportation will be substituted for air travel component of the prize and no additional compensation will be awarded.) (b.) two (2) nights hotel accommodations at a hotel selected by Sponsor (one standard room, double occupancy, room & tax only); (c.) Two (2) VIP experiences to drive Acura vehicles on racetrack with professional drivers; (d.) One (1) dinner catered by Acura at restaurant to be determined; and (e.) a $250 Gift Card to cover ground transportation; Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Trip: $4,000.

WINNER MUST BE ABLE TO TRAVEL DURING THE 2016 ACURA VIP PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE EVENT DATES OR PRIZE MAY BE FORFEITED AND NO COMPENSATION WILL BE AWARDED. If Winner or Guest do not meet certain driver experience requirements at the Event for any reason, Winner or Guest will forfeit this element of the Prize and all other portions of the Prize will be awarded with no further obligation of Sponsor. By participating in the Event, Winner and Guest must acknowledge that the activities of the Event, which may involve the operation of motor vehicles at high speed and/or through various vehicle handling maneuvers, are inherently dangerous and involve risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage. Winner and Guest must also expressly acknowledge that it is his/her responsibility to determine his/her fitness to participate in the Event, and to notify the Event officials of any physical or medical conditions that might affect the advisability or appropriateness of his/her participation in the Event, or that might make his/her participation unduly dangerous. Dates of departure and return are subject to change at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Actual value of each prize will depend on point of departure, any airfare fluctuations and seasonal pricing; any difference will not be awarded. The winner’s Guest will be required to verify address and to execute a liability/publicity release as directed prior to booking of any travel. Failure to return the executed Guest release form within the specified time period may result in winner taking the Trip with no Guest. If the winner elects to travel with no guest, prize will be awarded in increments for the traveler participating in the Trip and no additional compensation will be awarded. In the event that the Event, or any portion of the Event, listed in the prize description does not or cannot take place as scheduled or at all, for reasons included but not limited to scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponement, or for any other reason, then assuming the winner is willing and able to travel on the dates chosen by Sponsor, the winner will receive the remaining components of the prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the winner, and no other or additional compensation will be awarded. Guest must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older. Winner and Guest must travel together on same itinerary for the Trip. Airline for Trip to be selected by Sponsor in their sole discretion. Airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. Trip is subject to air travel/hotel availability, holiday and block out dates, and other restrictions/conditions. Trip cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Trip elements may not be separated and must be used by winner and Guests at the same time during the redemption of the Trip. Once Trip dates have been booked, no change, extension or substitution of Trip dates is permitted, except at Sponsors sole discretion. The winner and Guest are responsible for having valid travel documents including government-issued identification. Sweepstakes Entities will not replace any lost or stolen tickets or travel vouchers, and winner will not receive compensation for prize elements that winner is unable to use for any reason. Sponsor will not obtain travel insurance on behalf of any winner or Guest. Any incidental travel costs exceeding the allowance provided herein shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner is solely responsible any and all federal, state and local taxes associated with the prize and for all unspecified incidentals, including, but not limited to, additional transportation, meals, beverages, gratuities, phone calls, insurance, and any other expenses not specifically mentioned as being included. Winner is responsible for all applicable travel and other insurance, all applicable airport charges, including, without limitation, any baggage charges, airport taxes, fuel charges and any applicable fees. No substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for a prize (or prize component), except that Sponsor, at their sole discretion, may substitute prize (or prize component) with one of equal value due to prize unavailability. Gift cards may be subject to separate terms and conditions imposed by issuer. Any depictions of prizes are for illustrative purposes only. Winner cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person, except at discretion of Sponsor. Other restrictions may apply. All portions of the prize are awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 from the Sponsor or administrator for the actual retail value of the prize for the calendar year in which the prize is fulfilled and agrees to fully cooperate with Sponsor and its designees relative to their compliance with government tax-reporting requirements. Trip Conduct: Winner and Guest shall conduct themselves with due regard to public conventions and morals. The winner and Guest shall not, while representing the Sponsor during the Trip, commit an offense involving moral turpitude under local laws or ordinances. The winner and Guest shall not commit any act that will tend to degrade the Sponsor in society or bring the Sponsor into public hatred, public disrepute, contempt, scorn, or ridicule, or that will tend to shock, insult or offend the community or public morals or decency or prejudice the Sponsor. In the event the winner or his/her Guest engages in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor or administrator in their sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Trip early and send the winner and his/her Guest home with no further obligation related to the prize.

GENERAL: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Ignition, Sweepstakes administrator, Twitter and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, photograph, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same Twitter account, the authorized subscriber of the Twitter account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the Twitter account by Twitter. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Twitter updates or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.

Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, or garbled entries, tweets or posts; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, tweets or posts, the announcement of the prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's mobile device related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize (and void all associated entries, tweets and/or posts) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend any portion of the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, to determine the winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries/tweets/posts received up to such time.

LICENSE & USE OF CONFIGURATIONS/ENTRIES: By creating an NSX configuration and submitting an entry, and to the extent allowed by law, you grant the Released Parties a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub licensable, unconditional and transferable license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, reproduce, encode, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse your NSX configuration, entry, name, photo, tweet, and biographical material including, but not limited to, all materials submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes in any and all media, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to entrant or any third party.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California, USA.

REQUEST FOR WINNERS’ NAME: For the name of the winner (available after March 11, 2016) send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by April 11, 2016 to: NSX Configuration Sweepstakes Winner, at 2301 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 5100 El Segundo, CA 90245.

SPONSOR: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 1919 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501.