BMUC LA Helicopter Ride Contest Terms & Conditions


  1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") also referred to as 'contest' is open only to those who register for the Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) in Los Angeles to be held on June 8, 2018 and who are 21 or older as of the date of the event. The sweepstakes is open to legal residents of countries that are not on the United States trade sanction list and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Blue Marble Geographics (the "Sponsor") their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Blue Marble Geographics, as final and binding as it relates to the contest. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
  3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about January 1, 2018 and ending June 8, 2018. Anyone who registered for BMUC prior to the starting date will be automatically entered.
  4. How to Enter: A valid BMUC LA registration and attendance is required to enter. The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Blue Marble Geographics. You may enter only once and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Blue Marble Geographics.
  5. Prizes: Winners will receive a helicopter ride around the city of Los Angeles provided by GEO1. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Blue Marble Geographics (Blue Marble). No cash or other prize substitution will be permitted except at Blue Marble's discretion. Blue Marble reserves the right to cancel the helicopter flight in the event of unsuitable weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Blue Marble Geographics to use winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted during the BMUC meeting, under the supervision of Blue Marble. The winners must be present at the BMUC meeting to claim their prize.
    The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this contest you understand that Blue Marble Geographics, anyone acting on behalf of Blue Marble Geographics, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.
  9. Terms: Blue Marble Geographics reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Blue Marble Geographics may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Blue Marble Geographics. Blue Marble Geographics reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Blue Marble Geographics has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.
    Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Blue Marble Geographics reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
    By entering the Sweepstakes you agree to receive email periodically from Blue Marble Geographics. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Blue Marble Geographics and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND MAINE, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Maine having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Blue Marble Geographics Web Site. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.
  13. Winners List:To obtain a copy of the winner's name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Blue Marble Geographics, 22 Carriage Lane, Hallowell, ME, 04347, USA. Requests must be received no later than June 29, 2018.
  14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Blue Marble Geographics, 22 Carriage Lane, Hallowell, ME, 04347, USA.
  15. Affiliation: GEO1 is in no way affiliated with Blue Marble Geographics.