Step Black Bugha Giveaway Official Rules 

Step Mobile Inc.  

Step Black Bugha Giveaway Official Rules 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST. U.S. LAW GOVERNS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES (THE “OFFICIAL RULES”), WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.

​​PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES, AND OBLIGATIONS. THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE REQUIRES (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS) THAT YOU SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION, AND FURTHER (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST STEP ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND (3) YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE ANY CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US RESOLVED BY A JURY OR IN A COURT OF LAW.

1. Sponsor: The Step Black Bugha Giveaway (“Giveaway”), is administered by Step Mobile, Inc., located at 120 Hawthorne Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301  (the “Sponsor”). 

2. Eligibility for the Giveaway: This Giveaway is open only to individuals who meet all the following qualifications: (i) is a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia; (ii) have a valid Step account; and (iii) is at least thirteen (13) years of age at the time of entry. In the event you win a Giveaway, you must have a Step account in good standing to receive the prize. Employees of Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and members of their immediate family (e.g., spouses, parents, domestic partners, children, siblings) and/or household members are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway. If you are under the age of 18, you must have your parent’s or guardian’s permission to participate. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participant's computer must accept cookies or any similar device used by the Sponsor to track entries. See Sponsor's Privacy Policy at https://www.step.com/policies/privacy for more information about Cookies and privacy.

3. Giveaway Event Period: The Giveaway begins on November 9, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. PT (the “Giveaway Event Period”). 

During the Giveaway Event Period, Sponsor will conduct five (5) drawings (“Drawings”). Only one entry per natural person during the Giveaway Event Period. 

4. MANDATORY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM DISCLOSURE.  The Giveaway in its entirety is not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with any platforms, whether social media, game, or gaming platform (“Third Party Platforms”). The Third Party Platforms required to participate in the Giveaway have their own terms and use and their own privacy policies, which you must agree to in order to participate in the Giveaway. When you create an account, you are providing your information to these Third Party Platforms and agreeing to their terms and conditions, for which Sponsor has no control. When you participate in the Giveaway, the information you provide specific to the Giveaway will be used by Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules.

5. How to Enter: There are two (2) methods of entry: (1) Participation via Instagram Post; and (2) Alternative Method of Entry (“AMOE”) outlined below. Each Entrant may submit one (1) entry. AMOE entries have an equal chance of winning. 

5.1 Instagram Post Method of Entry:  

a. Create a Step Account if you do not have an existing Step Account by going to Step.com or downloading the Step App on your mobile device. You will be required to accept Step's terms of service and privacy policy to be able to open a Step Account. 

b. Create an Instagram  account or log in to your existing Instagram account; 

c. Share Bugha’s (@bugha) Step Black promotional post posted on November 9, 2023;

d. Tag @stepmobile and include #sweepstakes in the shared post; and 

e. Include your Step Account Username and your Epic ID in the shared post. 

Your post constitutes an entry into the Giveaway. 

5.2. Alternative Method of Entry: to avoid entering via the Participation in Registration Method of Entry, entrants may enter by the AMOE instead. To enter via this method, email Sponsor at contest@step.com

a. Promotion Name: Step Black Bugha Giveaway; 

b. First and Last Name; 

c. Street Address; 

d. Telephone Number; and 

e. Email Address. 

If an AMOE entry does not provide all the above information, such entry will be deemed ineligible, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All AMOE entrants must be at least thirteen (13). 

All entries, by participation via Instagram Post Method of Entry or AMOE, in the Giveaway Event Period must be received no later than November 13th, 2023 at 11:59 a.m. PT, according to the computer time according to Sponsor’s internal time clock. Any entries received after 11:59 a.m. PT on Novemeber 13th, 2023 will not be considered. Incomplete, garbled, corrupted or illegible entries are void and will not be accepted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, or incomplete entries. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false. 

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 

7. Winner Selection. Each qualified entry will be entered into a contest to take place about 12:00 p.m. PT, on or about the day the Giveaway Event Period ends (“Entrants”). Selections will be done by a representative of Sponsor, from among all qualified entries received during the Giveaway Event Period (“Selected Entrants”). Bugha will announce the Selected Entrants via an Instagram post on his Instagram account (@ bugha) on November 13, 2023. 

8. Prizes. Five (5)  Selected Entrants will be awarded $99 (USD) deposited into their Step Account, if open and in good standing, within 2 business days to purchase Step Black.  Selected Entrants will also receive a Step Black swag bag containing Step Black items. The Selected Entrants will be notified by a direct message via the Step App, Instagram, or via email. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an Entrant, s/he/they will be determined by the authorized account holder of the Step account submitted at time of entry. Once Selected Entrants have provided all necessary information Step will credit their Step accounts with the Giveaway amount.

Total Value of Prizes:  Five (5) Drawings of $99 each and five (5) Step Black swag bags containing a value not to exceed $50 each,  totaling $495 USD as of the time of each Drawing 

9. Publicity: By participating in the Giveaway, any Entrant in the Promotion, irrevocably grants the Sponsor and its respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such Entrant’s name, any submitted photographs, and/or Entrant’s biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, commercial, advertising and promotional purposes as well as in, on or in connection with the Website or the Giveaway or other promotions, and hereby release the Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto, unless prohibited by law.

10. General Conditions: By participating, and except where prohibited, Entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Giveaway or these Official Rules. Any portion of the Giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in our opinion any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond our control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. You may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system, bot or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from this Giveaway will be the sole responsibility of the Selected Entrant. Caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Giveaway. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution, except where prohibited.

11. Limitations of Liability: If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the same Giveaway during the Giveaway Event Period or the following Giveaway Event Period.  Except where prohibited, Entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) use, redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, or misuse of any prize, (ii) participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered in connection with the prize, (iii) use of any facility, service and/or accommodation related to the prize, or (iv) participation in any Giveaway-related activity or participation in this Promotion, generally. The Releasees shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Giveaway; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Giveaway. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Releasees are not responsible for delays or cancellations related to a pandemic, including COVID-19, computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, systems failure or incompatibility, typographical, technical or key-stroke errors, or interruptions in your internet service, and for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged or stolen notifications. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Promotion as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to pandemic, fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Promotion. If the Giveaway is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

12. Disputes: 

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES OR CLAIMS THAT HAVE ARISEN OR MAY ARISE BETWEEN YOU AND SPONSOR WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION, RATHER THAN A COURT, AND SUCH ARBITRATION WILL BE CONDUCTED BY A NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION’S (“AAA”) RULES AND PROCEDURES; (2) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION THAT CANNOT BE RESOLVED BETWEEN PARTICIPANT AND ANY RELEASEE ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (3) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, (IF ANY), NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (4) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY PARTICIPANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND PARTICIPANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (5) PARTICIPANT’S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND PARTICIPANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF.

13. Governing Law. Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Giveaway will be governed by the internal laws of California. Decisions of Sponsor are binding and final. No claimant in any dispute involving Sponsor shall be entitled to claim or obtain indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

14. Giveaway Results: For Giveaway  results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, within 120 days, send an email to contest@step.com with the title “Step Inc.  #StepBlackBughaGiveaway” in the subject line.

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