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The Talk's Table Takeover Official Rules

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 | 10:00am
NO PURCHASE OR WIRELESS DEVICE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS WHO RESIDE WITHIN 100 MILE RADIUS OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES: NEW YORK, NY; PHILADELPHIA, PA; DALLAS, TX OR ATLANTA GA, CHICAGO, IL; AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AT DATE OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

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

Contest Entities: CBSI and CBS Broadcasting Inc.

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY FACEBOOK. Data rates may apply.
1. Acceptance of Official Rules: By entering the "The Talk's Table Takeover " (the "Contest") operated on the CBSI web site accessible at the domain "cbs.com" (the "CBSI Service"), you ("you", "Participant") hereby accept and agree to these official rules (the "Official Rules") of this Contest, and the decisions of the Administrator in connection with this Contest, whose decisions are final.

No purchase, entry fee or use of wireless device is necessary to enter or win. If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a smartphone, tablet and/or other wireless device that allows you to access the Internet, you may enter the Contest via any of those devices during the Promotion Period (as defined below). If you decide to participate via any such wireless device, you may be charged message and/or data rates in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of your Service Agreement with your wireless carrier. Participants should contact their wireless carrier for information on charges relating to participation in this Contest.

2. Eligibility: The Contest is offered and open to persons who: (a) legal residents of the United States who reside within a 100-mile radius of the following cities: New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA, Dallas, TX or Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL (b) are at least 18 years old at the date of entry in this Contest. This Contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees, directors and immediate family members of the Contest Entities and their respective parent companies, affiliated and subsidiary companies, licensors, and production companies are not eligible to participate in this Contest. For purpose of the foregoing, "immediate family" mean parents, spouses, children, siblings or any members of the same households of such employees and directors.

3. Promotion Period: The Contest begins on August 29, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. pacific time ("PT") and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. PT on September 11, 2018 (the "Promotion Period").

4. Entering the Contest: To enter the Contest, send an email to: TheTalkViewerSubmissions@cbs.com and include a photo and description of yourself and tell us what topics you and your friends are talking about and why you want to come to Los Angeles. Entering and sending such email will constitute your agreement to these Official rules and you will receive an entry into this Contest. Limit of one entry per person during the Promotion Period.

Entry Specifications and Release. Entry must be in English and shall not have any, profanity, obscenities and must be an original creation of the user. User must only use picture of themselves. Users, by submitting your photo and story, you give the Contest Entities a perpetual, worldwide, royalty free license to publish the story on the CBSI Service and/or on CBS with no compensation to you other than getting the story published on the CBSI Service and/or on CBS. Entry submitted must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, in the sole determination of Contest Entities. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to reproduce the Entry in full or edit and enhance the Entry at their discretion. Sponsor and Administrator are authorized to use the Entry as they see fit, including usage in advertising. No Entries will be returned to users. Administrator will not be responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced Entries.  Users may only submit one (1) Entry. Users submitting multiple Entries throughout the Promotion Period will be disqualified. 

5. Prize: The Contest will award up to five (5) grand prizes (the "Prize(s)"). Each Prize consists of a two (2) night trip for two people to the Los Angeles, CA; tickets to attend a taping of the CBS TV daytime talk show "The Talk"; and the Winner (as defined below) will have the opportunity to sit at the table with the ladies of the "The Talk" (the "Event"). Each Prize includes: (i) roundtrip airfare (coach class) from a single major U.S. airport nearest Winner's (as defined below) home (as determined by Sponsor); (ii) ground transportation to and from the airport, and to and from Event; (iii) hotel accommodations (standard double occupancy); and (iv) two (2) tickets to the Show (as defined below). The approximate retail value of each Prize is Two Thousand Five Hundred Fifty Dollars (US$2,500.00). Certain terms and restriction apply on Prize; see section 6, for Prize restrictions.

6. Prize Restrictions: All other expenses relating to acceptance of the Prize not explicitly stated herein, including but not limited to taxes, meals, beverages and gratuities are the responsibility of the Prize winners (the "Winners") and their guest. If a Winner resides within a 100-mile radius of the Event host city, ground transportation may be provided for the Winner and guest in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided for the difference in Prize value. Certain travel restrictions may apply. Actual value of the Prize may vary based on departure city and dates of travel, no compensation or substitution will be provided for the difference in Prize value. Specifics of travel package are subject to availability and Sponsor's sole discretion. Complete terms and conditions of trip will be furnished with prize notification. Travel must be made through Sponsor's agent on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. The Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary and provide all necessary travel documents required. Guest of the Winner must be 18 or older and must sign the Travel Companion Release (as defined below). If the Event is canceled, rescheduled, or if for any reason, Sponsor is unable to provide the tickets to the Event the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Winner other than to supply the trip portion as described within one (1) year from date of Prize notification, minus the Event tickets and ground transfers. The Contest Entities, and/or any other relevant party, reserves the right to stop, remove or to deny entry to the Winner and/or guest from participating in any portion of the Event,  who engages in a disruptive manner, or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or in any conduct the Contest Entities deem to be improper or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Event. Prize is nontransferable. All income and other taxes are the sole responsibility of each Winner. No assignment, transfer, conversion to cash or cash redemption or substitution of any Prize or any portion of the Prize is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize or any of its components with a prize of comparable or greater value should the Prize or any of its components become unavailable or for any other reason needs to be exchanged. Prize is solely for personal use and may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Winners must be able to travel the week of September 9, 2018. Actual date of travel will be provided upon Prize claim.

7. Winner Selection/Judging/Notification: On or about August 31, 2018, a team of judges comprised of employees/members of The Talk team (the "Judging Panel") will begin to judge all eligible Entries received. The Judging Panel will judge such eligible Entries based on the following criteria: originality (25%), interest in story (25%) and delivery of story (50%). The Judging Panel will select five (5) stories they consider the winning entries based on the criteria herein. Starting on or about September 4 through September 11, 2018, the potential Winners will be selected, and the decisions of the Judging Panel and the Administrator will be considered final and binding in all respects. The potential Winner(s) will be notified through the email address they used to enter the Contest. Winner(s) 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 and compliance with these Official Rules. Potential Winner(s) must also agree to have their story featured on The Talk TV show (the “Show”). If a potential Winner refuses to be on the Show and/or refuses to allow permission to use the Entry or if potential Winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made during two (2) days from the first notification attempt, such potential Winner may be disqualified with an alternate Winner selected in accordance with these Official Rules. Administrator will only select one (1) alternate Winner per Prize. If no contact has been made with such alternate Winner within twenty-four (24) hours, such Prize shall not be awarded. Unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded.

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

9. Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and Publicity Release: Winners will be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and where lawful, a Publicity Release (collectively, the "Release Forms"), as well as a W-9 tax form within twenty-four hours of notification of winning. Failure to return Release Forms timely, or if Prize notification(s) or the Prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if the Winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, may result in disqualification with an alternate Winner selected in accordance with these Official Rules. Winner's travel companion/guest must complete, execute and return a Travel Companion Liability Release and a Travel Companion Publicity Release (collectively, the "Travel Companion Release Forms") prior to issuance of travel documents. Failure to return Travel Companion Release Forms timely may prevent travel companion of the Winner from participating in the trip.

10. Publicity Release Terms: Except where prohibited by law, the Winner's acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for the Contest Entities use Winners' 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 Contest and/or a Prize or refuse to award a  Prize or any part of a Prize, if Winner engages in any conduct Administrator deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Contest or detrimental to other entrants of the Contest. Such improper conduct includes, without limitation, falsifying personal information required during registration into the Contest 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 Contest. 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 that a Winner may have won as a result of such improper conduct. Winners further acknowledge 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 CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, EACH OF THE CONTEST 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 Contest: If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of the Event 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 Contest, Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest and select the Winners 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 Contest Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, licensors, production 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 Contest Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, licensors, production 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 Contest, 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 Contest.

14. Damaged Property: The Contest Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, licensors, production 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 Contest or downloading materials from this Contest.

15. Contest Errors: The Contest Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, licensors and production companies 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 Contest; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of this Contest; 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 Contest.

16. Prizes and Winners: The Contest Entities and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, licensors and production companies 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 the Winners, the distribution of the Prizes, 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 Contest.

17. Release and Indemnity: Each entrant in this Contest, including, without limitation, the Winners, hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Contest Entities and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, licensors, production companies 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 Contest and participation in any activity related to this Contest.

18. Limitation of Liability: IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST ENTITIES, THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES, LICENSORS, PRODUCTION COMPANIES 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 CONTEST OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE CONTEST. 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 CONTEST AND PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED 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, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. 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 Contest. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or this Contest 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 U.S. 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 Contest, 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, and 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 federal and/or state courts of the State of New York, New York County.

23. Winner's List/Official Rules: For the name of the Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by September 30, 2018 to "Winner's list - The Talk's Table Takeover" 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's Table Takeover" for receipt by September 30, 2018. The full name of the Winner may be posted, and the Official Rules will be posted on the CBSI Service.