Last Revised: July 15th, 2018
YesWild Inc. operates as a commercial co-venture that teams up with charities to bring them an entirely new group of contributors and people who might have never seen them before. Notable extreme sports athletes, companies, and brands offer their time and skills to bring you once-in-a-lifetime experiences all to benefit the charities. We take every action we can to make this process as legitimate as possible. Laws and regulations are in place to protect donors and consumers alike. We play by those rules to make sure all your contributions make it to the heart of this whole operation, the charities. To let you know precisely how we run our sweepstakes and how the prizes work, please read the following information.
You may enter each sweepstake free of any donation, contribution, or purchase. It’s not required, however, we know you will donate from the good of your heart.
The Official Rules are the foundation and rules that govern each campaign. However, some campaigns require modifications or extra rules, in which you will be able to find that information on each campaign page. If there are any changes to these rules we will make you aware of them.
WHENEVER WE RECEIVE DONATIONS OR CONTRIBUTIONS FROM YOU, YOU GET SWEEPSTAKE ENTRIES TO ENTER TO WIN. SOME CAMPAIGNS MAY HAVE GEAR OR SPECIAL SECONDARY PRIZES THAT YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE ALONG WITH YOUR DONATIONS. GEAR AND SECONDARY PRIZES ARE SEPARATE FROM THE SWEEPSTAKE DRAWING, WHICH YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER ANY SWEEPSTAKE.
ALL NON-PROFITS, CAUSES, AND CHARITIES ARE CERTIFIED, LICENSED, AND REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WITH THE I.R.S.
YesWild Inc. (“YesWild”) teams up with noteworthy charities (“Charities”), athletes, companies, and brands (“Prize Team”) to bring you once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have the common goal to raise money for the Charities.
This is done by utilizing our YesWild website platform (“Platform”) which is designed to allow users to gain access to these unique sweepstakes and raise money for the Charities.
Often Times there is gear available at certain donation or contribution levels. If you choose to donate at one of these levels you will receive the associated gear and be entered to win the given sweepstake. It is not required to donate or contribute to enter any sweepstake.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY METHODS
YesWild has two simple ways to enter into any sweepstakes.
The Donation/Contribution Method:
The Alternative (Free) Method:
Navigate to the end of any YesWild campaign page and you will find a link that says “Free Alternate Entry Method”. When you click on that link you will be taken to a form that will allow you to enter for free. Just input your information, prove you aren’t a robot, submit, and you are all set.
HOW ENTRIES WORK
Use of the free entry method will get your 100 entries each time you complete the form, which would be the same amount you’d receive if you had donated $10. Each entrant can receive is capped at receiving, 750,000 for any given campaign. This rule stands for any form of entry, including the donation/contribution method.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER A SWEEPSTAKES
The majority of YesWild campaigns are open to legal citizens of the United States (including the District of Columbia) and the majority of countries around the world. However, countries that are on the official United States embargoed list and countries that make sweepstakes illegal or prohibited by local laws are not allowed to enter into any sweepstakes. Sorry! Depending on the content of any given campaign, further country wide restrictions on entering may need to be put into effect. Each campaign’s individual rules will state precisely which countries are not authorized to participate.
It is also required by law to restrict the eligibility of family members or members of YesWild, the Prize Team, and the Charity.
In some cases, your country may allow it’s citizens to enter into a sweepstake, but not to receive the specific prize of a given campaign. Make sure to check your own countries specific restrictions before entering. This is your responsibility. If you claim a prize you are not allowed to, we are not held liable.
OPEN ENTRY TIMEFRAME
You may enter into any campaign during its “Active Timeframe”, which you will be able to find on each campaign page. The Active Timeframe will have a specific start and end date, as well as a specific start and end time. Our Standard start time will be 12:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time) and our standard end time will be 11:59 pm (23:59 for the military folk) on the specific end date. If we plan to start and end at different times, this will be noted in the specific campaign rules found on the campaign page.
WHEN A WINNER IS CHOSEN
We will select the winner and two alternatives via our automated random selection process approximately 7 days after the completion of a campaign. The first person selected will be contacted via phone call or email and asked to sign an affidavit of eligibility, an affidavit of liability, and when required, a publicity release, and a background check. These documents must be returned to YesWild within 7 days after being notified by us. We may request other documents if necessary. After completing any necessary and required documents, we will confirm this person as the winner. If the first person does not respond or return the signed documents within the 7 day period after being notified, or if they are not able to receive the prize or are a threat to any of the involved organizations, then this person will be disqualified and we will go to the next person selected in the random process as the runner-up.
The travel companion chosen will also need to sign and return a liability and a publicity release before they are eligible to receive tickets.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS AND TERMS
Each prize has a specified retail value that you can find at the bottom of each campaign page. The value of the prize may fluctuate depending on where the winner is located and time of year that travel takes place. You can see any further restrictions or terms in the individual campaign rules.
We will work together to find the best time and method for travel. The Winner and Guest must travel together on the same flights or another form of travel and YesWild has the right to discontinue the prize if the winner or guest is offensive, violent, hostile, abusive, out of control, or subjectively troublesome. In the case of discontinuing the prize, the winner and guest shall receive no reimbursement or additional compensation. It is ultimately up to YesWild to set the travel dates and you must be able to travel during the set dates. Travel vouchers will be standard class and hotels will be in the 4-star range. Background checks shall be required unless otherwise stated and there will be security in the case that the Prize Team requests it. You are responsible for all visas and other necessary documentation for international travel and you are responsible for any expenses involved in getting these. We are not responsible for anything during travel that could hinder or prevent the winner and guest from reaching the prize destination. This includes, and is not limited to, cancelations, delayed departures/arrivals, being removed from a flight or other form of travel, lost tickets, or stolen tickets. Once tickets are in your possession, they are your sole responsibility and we will not replace them (so keep them safe). There may be Travel Restrictions in your Country or local area in which case limitations may apply.
Guests need to be the legal age limited determined by their local jurisdiction. Each jurisdiction around the world has different laws in place so make sure to pick someone that can legally join you. In the case that the winner is not an adult, your legal guardian must meet the age requirements stated.
Since our prizes are once-in-a-lifetime experiences, each prize is unique and irreplaceable. We can only substitute a Prize with a new prize of equal or greater value.
Unfortunately, you do have to pay taxes on the gains of this prize. We will send you a W9 that you must file during taxes.
USE OF WINNER MEDIA
Unless otherwise prohibited by law, the winner agrees that YesWild has permission to use footage, photographs, and audio recordings, written (non-legal) excerpts of you in promotions and advertisements of any media type that may occur at a later date and no compensation shall be required to use of any of the above materials or to use any said materials.
RESPONSIBILITY, AGREEMENT, AND WAIVER
YesWild, Prize Team, and Charities (the “Team”)
are not responsible for any issues or errors as a result of any email activity, any technology, any hardware, any software or services, or any errors that occur when gathering registration information.
By entering sweepstakes, you represent that you authorize and consent to these Official Rules as a binding contract between you and YesWild and you waive all rights to take any legal action or claim against any party involved with the sweepstakes for any reason in relation to these official rules and you agree that you will not take any legal action against any involved party at any time after the sweepstakes has concluded.
REQUESTING WINNER PROOF
If you require physical proof that YesWild is a legitimate operation, please send a letter to our P.O. box (with your address on the letter) requesting to see a list of our campaign winners. We will respond within 28 days prior to receiving your letter and in the event, you request the Winners of a given campaign we will respond 28 days after said campaign reaches its end date of completion.
P.O. Box 790533
Paia HI, 96779
DISPUTES & DISAGREEMENTS
All disputes and disagreements regarding YesWild will be governed by Hawaii State law and claims will be held in the State and Federal courts located on Maui, Hawaii. You agree that any legal action, claim, or dispute against YesWild will be brought forth individually and no class actions shall be issued unless the law otherwise prohibits.
By submitting donations or making any purchase in relation to this campaign, you represent that you authorize and waive the right to claim any damages against the Team.