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The Talk Must Haves Social Sweepstakes Official Rules
Posted on Sep 18, 2017 10:00am

NO PURCHASE OR WIRELESS DEVICE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THESE SWEEPSTAKES ARE OPEN TO REGISTERED USERS OF TWITTER WHO ARE FOLLOWERS OF @THETALKCBS, LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, AND AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN STATE OF RESIDENCE, AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO A SWEEPSTAKES. THESE SWEEPSTAKES ARE VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

Sponsor, Administrator, Prize Provider: CBS Interactive Inc., 1401 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
Sweepstakes Entities: CBS Interactive Inc. ("CBSI") and CBS Broadcasting Inc. ("CBS")

THIS PROMOTION IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY TWITTER. Data rates may apply when participating, see below for details.

1. Acceptance of Official Rules: By entering The Talk Must Haves Social Sweepstakes (the "Promotion"), connected to the CBS TV show titled The Talk ("the Show") which is operated via The Talk Fan Page, accessible at the domain "www.twitter.com/thetalkcbs" (the "Twitter Service"), you hereby accept and agree to these official rules (the "Official Rules") of these Sweepstakes (as define below), and the decisions of the Administrator in connection with these Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final.

If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a smart phone, tablet or other wireless device that allows you to access these Sweepstakes, you may also enter these Sweepstakes via any of those devices during the Promotional Period (as defined below). If you choose to enter via wireless device, you may be charged data rates according to the Terms and Conditions of your Service Agreement with your wireless carrier. Each wireless carrier's rate plan may vary, and participants should contact their wireless carrier for information on rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Sweepstakes.

2. Eligibility. The Promotion and its individual Sweepstakes are offered and open to persons who are: (a) Registered Users of the Twitter Service; (b) followers of The Talk Fan page (@thetalkcbs) on the Twitter Service; (c) legal residents of the United States; and (d) at least 18 years old or age of majority, whichever is older in state of residence, at the date of entry into these Sweepstakes. Employees, directors, and immediate family members of the Sweepstakes Entities and their parents, and affiliated and subsidiary companies are not eligible to participate in these Sweepstakes. For purpose of the foregoing, "immediate family" is defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings or any members of the same households of such employees and directors. These Sweepstakes are void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. For purposes of these Official Rules, "Registered User(s)" means a person that has successfully completed the registration form and has obtained a user identification ("ID") and associated password ("Password") on the Twitter Service; there is no fee associated with becoming a Twitter Service registrant and/or The Talk CBS follower.

3. Promotional Period: The Promotion begins on September 18, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM ET and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 10, 2018 (the "Promotional Period"). The Promotion is divided into separate sweepstakes (each, a "Sweepstakes") that may last anywhere from a twenty-four (24) hour period, to a week, or a month, as specified when announced during the Show (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Specific requirements to enter a Sweepstakes announced during the Show and/or on the Show page on the Twitter Service and/or the Show pages on CBS.com, are included herein by reference. There may be various Sweepstakes occurring at the same time, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Administrator is the official timekeeper of the Sweepstakes.

4. Entering the Sweepstakes. To enter a Sweepstakes, if not already, (a) become a Registered User (as specified above); (b) become a follower of The Talk CBS account (@thetalkcbs); (c) retweet "The Talk Must Have Social Sweepstakes" during a Sweepstakes Period and you will receive an entry into the applicable Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) entry per person per applicable Sweepstakes Period. Users who exceed the limit may be disqualified at Sponsor's sole discretion. If any changes occur and they affect the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, the need to cancel the Sweepstakes, such changes will be posted on The Talk fan page found at http://www.twitter.com/thetalkcbs on the Twitter Service.

5. Prizes: Each Sweepstakes shall award one prize (each a "Prize," collectively, "the Prizes") that will consist of whatever Prize or offer is announced during the Show broadcast on the day of the Sweepstakes or on the Show pages on the Twitter Service and/or CBS.com tied to the Must-Have Sweepstakes. Maximum approximate retail value of the Prizes to be awarded in each Sweepstakes shall not exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). Limit one Prize per person for the duration of the Promotion. Certain terms and restrictions may apply on Prizes and will be furnished upon delivery of Prize. The awarding of a specific Prize(s), to a winner, to be decided by Administrator, whose decisions is final, in all respects.

6. Prize Restrictions: No assignment, transfer, conversion to cash or cash redemption or substitution of the Prize is permitted, except Administrator reserves the right to substitute the Prize with a Prize of comparable or greater value should the Prize become unavailable. Prize is solely for Prize winner's use and may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion. All other costs and expenses not specified herein, if any, are the responsibility of each Prize winner. All Prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sweepstakes Entities.

7. Odds/Drawings/Winner Notification: Prizes will be awarded by random drawing. Odds of winning a Prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during each Sweepstakes Period. The random Prize drawings will take place on or around two (2) days after the end of the Sweepstakes Period. The Prize drawings will be conducted by Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. Potential Prize winners (the "Winners") will be notified by Administrator, via a message to their Twitter Service account. Potential Winners will be asked to provide their personal information, such as their name, physical address, date of birth and phone number in order to confirm eligibility with these Official Rules.

8. Prize Taxes: All federal, state, local and other tax obligations arising from this Promotion, including, without limitation, winning a Prize, will be the sole responsibility of each Winner.

9. Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and Publicity Release: Winner(s) may be required to complete, execute, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and where lawful, a Publicity Release (collectively, the "Release Forms") within five (5) days of notification of winning. Failure to return Release Forms timely, or if Prize notification or the Prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if a Winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, may result in disqualification with an alternate Prize winner selected in accordance with these Official Rules.

10. Publicity Release Terms: Except where prohibited by law, a Winner's acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use a Winner's name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and address (city and state) worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation.

11. Improper Conduct: Administrator, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participation in or use of any or all portions of this Promotion, and refuse to award a Prize or any part of a Prize, if a Winner engages in any conduct Administrator deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Promotion or detrimental to other entrants of the Promotion. Such improper conduct includes, without limitation, falsifying personal information required during entrant registration or Prize claim, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating entries through methods such as automated computer scripts or any other programming techniques, allowing others to use entrant's personal information for the purpose of accumulating entries, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise tamper with the computer programs in connection with this Promotion. Winners agree that Administrator may void any part of a Prize that a Winner may have won and/or require the return of any part of a Prize a Winner may have won as a result of such improper conduct. Winner(s) further acknowledge(s) that any forfeiture of a Prize and/or return of a Prize shall in no way prevent Administrator from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, EACH OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

12. Integrity of Promotion: If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned by reason of the Show or any segment of the Show being preempted or cancelled, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which Administrator, in its sole opinion believes could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Promotion and not award the Prize(s) or select the Winner(s) from entries received prior to the action taken or in such other manner as Administrator may deem fair and appropriate.

13. Lost or Corrupted Entries: The Sweepstakes Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage-due entries or mail, if applicable; or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. The Sweepstakes Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies advertising and promotion agencies, are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by registration information submitted by end users or tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion, and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the Promotion.

14. Damaged Property: The Sweepstakes Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, injury or damage to any entrants or to any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from this Promotion.

15. Promotion Errors: The Sweepstakes Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Promotion; (b) in any Sweepstakes; (c) in any related advertising or promotions of this Promotion and/or any Sweepstakes; and/or (c) in these Official Rules. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules, Administrator reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity or error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Promotion.

16. Prizes and Prize Winners: The Sweepstakes Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you/entrant hereby forever waives any rights to any claim in connection with, the selection and announcement of a Winner, the distribution of a Prize, the acceptance/possession and/or use/ misuse of any part of a Prize and/or any injury or damage to any entrant's or third person's property related to or resulting from any part of a Prize or any part of this Promotion.

17. Release and Indemnity: Each entrant in this Promotion, including, without limitation, the Winner(s), hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize, participation in this Promotion and participation in any activity related to this Promotion.

18. Limitation of Liability: IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE PROMOTION OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE PROMOTION. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

19. Disclaimer of Warranties: THE PROMOTION AND THE PRIZES ARE PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

20. Identity Disputes. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address or wireless phone number, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address and/or phone number submitted at time of registration into Twitter and/or entry into a Sweepstakes. For purposes of these Official Rules, "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

21. Binding Arbitration: The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules and/or this Promotion. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or this Promotion shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of New York, in the City of New York, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof.

22. Governing Law and Jurisdiction: This Promotion is governed by US law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. 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 entrant and Administrator in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in Section 21 of these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of New York, in the City of New York.

23. Winners List/Official Rules: For the name of the Winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt August 31, 2018 to Winner's list "The Talk Must Haves Social Sweepstakes" c/o CBS Interactive Inc., 1401 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. For a copy of the Official Rules send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address marked "Official Rules: The Talk Must Haves Social Sweepstakes" for receipt by August 31, 2018; residents from VT may omit postage on the self-addressed envelope. The full name of the Winners may be posted and the Official Rules will be posted on the CBS.com Service.