Official Rules

JBL #CORDFAIL EFFECT CONTEST

For Game of Skill, judging criteria will be applied. See these Official Rules.

For Game of Chance, random selection will be applied. Please see the JBL Epic #Cordfail Effect Sweepstakes Official Rules available on this page.

If you do NOT want to be selected for the JBL#CORDFAIL EFFECT CONTEST, please email Harmansocial@harman.com requesting not to be included in the Contest.

The JBL #Cordfail Effect Contest (the “Contest”) is a contest that is subject to these Official Rules (the “Official Rules”). No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. The Contest is sponsored by Harman International Industries, Incorporated, 400 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901 (the “Sponsor”).

1. Eligibility: The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States (but excluding U.S. Military installations in foreign countries and all other U.S. territories and possessions), who are the legal age of majority in their state of residence (and at least 18), have an internet connection and a public Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Vine account (which is free) at the start of the Contest Period, as set forth in Section 3 of these rules (“Entrant”). Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, its affiliates, NBA Properties Inc., NBA Media Ventures, LLC, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, (collectively defined as the “NBA Entities”), AEG Live, The Recording Company, organizers of the Grammys, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Brookfield Asset Management, Warner Gaming, LLC, Contest supervisors, Influencers as defined in Section 8, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies (collectively “Released Parties”) and members of their immediate families (parent, spouse, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, produced, associated, or executed by NBA Entities, AEG Live, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Brookfield Asset Management, Warner Gaming, LLC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, or the Grammy organizers.

2. Social Media Privacy Disclosures: This Contest will be promoted on the Sponsor’s social media channels. Entrant is providing Entrant’s information to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Vine. The information Entrant provides will be used by Sponsor for administering this Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy. See Sponsor's Privacy Policy at http://www.jbl.com/privacy-policy.html for more information about privacy. By participating in this Contest, Entrant agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of Facebook available at www.facebook.com, Twitter available at www.twitter.com, Vine available at www.vine.co and Instagram available at www.instagram.com.

3. Contest Period: The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET according to the dates outlined below (the “Contest Period”).

Contest Entry

Start Date

Contest Entry

End Date

November 12, 2015

December 15, 2015

Entries for the Contest must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET by the Contest Entry End Date according to Sponsor’s internal time clock. Entries will not be considered if received after the Contest Entry End Date.

4. How to Enter the Contest: Entrant may enter the Contest by one of the following methods:

Entries for the Contest must be submitted through one of the following social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine. Entries must consist of a written Facebook post, Tweet or Instagram or Vine video describing an idea that showcases your originality and creativity, on how headphone cords get in the way and cause a cord failure (“Cordfail Idea”). Ten entries will be selected as potential contest prize winners and these ten entries may be reenacted by an Influencer judge described in these Official Rules. The video reenactments may be posted on the Influencer’s, as described in Sections 8 and 11, social media channels and Sponsor’s website and social media pages at Sponsor’s discretion. Entrant may NOT submit an enactment of Entrant’s idea performed by Entrant or anyone else and any such entries will not be eligible contest entries.

a. To enter the Contest via Twitter, Entrant must, during the Contest Period 1) Visit www.twitter.com and login to Entrant’s Twitter account. If Entrant does not have a Twitter account, Entrant may sign up for free by visiting www.twitter.com and follow the enrollment instructions; 2) Visit www.twitter.com/JBLaudio or from Entrant’s Twitter home page, click on the “Find People” tab and search for “JBLaudio” and click on the “Follow” button to begin following Sponsor’s Twitter feed; and 3) and Tweet an original Cordfail Idea through Entrant’s Twitter account to @JBLaudio with #Cordfail #Contest hashtags. Entrant must include @JBLaudio and the #Cordfail #Contest hashtags for the entry to be considered. Entrant may unfollow Sponsor’s Twitter feed at any time after the winner notification date described in these Official Rules. To unfollow, Entrant can go to www.twitter.com/JBLaudio or visit @JBLaudio from Entrant’s Twitter home page and click on the “unfollow” button.

b. To enter the contest via Vine, Entrant must, during the Contest Period, 1) Visit www.vine.co and login to Entrant’s Vine account. If Entrant does not have a Vine account, Entrant may sign up for free by visiting www.vine.co and follow the enrollment instructions; 2) Visit www.vine.co/jblaudio or from the Vine Home Page, search for jblaudio and click on the “Follow” button; 3) and create a Vine video describing your Cordfail Idea and upload via Entrant’s Vine account to @JBLaudio with the #Cordfail #Contest hashtags. You must include @JBLaudio and #Cordfail #Contest for your entry to be considered. Entrant may unfollow Sponsor’s Vine feed at any time after the winner notification date described in these Official Rules. To unfollow, Entrant can go to www.vine.co/jblaudio or visit @JBLaudio from Entrant’s Vine home page and click on the “unfollow” button.

c. To enter the contest via Facebook, Entrant must, during the Contest Period, 1) Login to Entrant’s Facebook account. If Entrant does not have a Facebook account, Entrant may sign up for free by visiting www.facebook.com and follow the enrollment instructions; and 2) post a description of Entrant’s Cordfail Idea with the #Cordfail #Contest hashtags. You must include #Cordfail #Contest for your entry to be considered.

d. To enter the contest via Instagram, Entrant must, during the Contest Period, 1) Visit www.instagram.com and login to Entrant’s Instagram account. If Entrant does not have an Instagram account, Entrant may sign up for free by visitingwww.instagram.com and follow the enrollment instructions; 2) Visit www.instagram.com/jblaudio or from the Instagram Home Page, search for jblaudio and click on the “Follow” button; 3) and create a video or static image describing your Cordfail Idea and upload via Instagram to @JBLaudio with the #Cordfail #Contest hashtags. You must include @JBLaudio and #Cordfail #Contest for your entry to be considered. Entrant may unfollow Sponsor’s Instagram feed at any time after the winner notification date described in these Official Rules. To unfollow, Entrant can go to www.instagram.com/jblaudio or visit @JBLaudio from Entrant’s Instagram home page and click on the “unfollow” button.

e. To enter via reply or comment on a Cordfail Idea post (including a post on an Influencer’s social media channels), Entrant may enter via Facebook, Vine, Instagram, or Twitter by replying or commenting on any Cordfail Idea and must include the hashtags #Cordfail #Contest.

Subject to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine’s Terms of Service and except where otherwise prohibited, all entries become the sole property of Sponsor.

Online service, mobile, or data charges may apply.

5. Limit of one (1) original entry per day per natural person: Any entries in excess of such limit shall not be eligible Contest entries. Duplicate entries will not be considered. Posting the same entry repeatedly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Vine will not increase your chances at winning and may result in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Vine suspending your account. No third party entry or entry through any auto form filler software or contest entry service is permitted. Use of computer programs, macro, robotic, bots, and/or other automatic entry methods to enter the Contest is prohibited and may result in the disqualification of the Entrant.

6.Contest Entry Requirements: 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. Persons discovered entering under multiple Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Vine accounts will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Contest Winner (defined in Section 9 below), the Contest Winner will be deemed to be the person who owns the winning Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Vine account.

By entering the contest, Entrant irrevocably assigns and transfers to Sponsor and its agents, affiliates, and licensees, all rights in the entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights. If the entry contains any materials or elements that are not owned by the Entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any Entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render an entry null and void. By submitting an entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the entry consent to the submission and use of the entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

The entry must NOT, in the sole discretion of Sponsor:

  • Contain material that violates or infringes upon another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trademark or copyright infringement);
  • Contain advertising or commercial content;
  • Depict conduct that is dangerous, illegal, or embarrassing to others;
  • Disparage Sponsor or its products or services, Sponsor’s competitors or their products or services, or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;
  • Contain company names, product names, brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor, which participant has a limited license to use for this Contest;
  • Contain the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any celebrities and/or other public or private figure, living or dead, without permission;
  • Contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, profane, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, violent or libelous;
  • Contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • Contain material that is unlawful, or endorses or promotes unlawful conduct; and/or
  • Contain material with which the Sponsor does not wish to associate itself, in its sole discretion.

Sponsor reserves the right to exclude any entry that it believes, in its sole discretion, does not meet the above criteria.

7. Prizes: In total, there will be ten (10) potential contest winners and one potential Grand Prize winner from among all eligible entries received. From among the ten (10) potential contest winners, there will be one potential (1) Grand Prize Winner. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, potential contest winners and potential Grand Prize Winner will be declared the official winners of the Contest (each a “Contest Winner” or “Grand Prize Winner”, and collectively, the “Contest Winners”). Limit one (1) prize per person, family or household. The following sets forth the prizes for the Contest. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) for all prizes offered during the Contest Period is $6,990.00.

Prize Level

Prizes and ARV

Grand Prize

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected. The Grand Prize winner will have the choice of one of the four (4) prize options below. All prize options include travel and lodging. Travel partners must be eighteen (18) years or older, except as detailed below.

Prize Options [Grand Prize Winner to Choose One From]:

1) 2015 GRAMMY’s Experience – two (2) tickets to the GRAMMYs and travel and lodging.

(ARV = $5,500).

2) 2015 NBA All-Star Game Experience – two (2) tickets to NBA All-Star game and travel and lodging. (ARV = $5,500).

3) Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, Las Vegas– two (2) nights’ accommodation and travel. (ARV = $5,500). *** Blackout dates apply. See below.

The Grand Prize Winner will also receive one Contest Prize listed below. The three prize options not chosen will not be given away.

Contest Prize

TEN (10) Contest Prize Winners. Each winner will receive one pair of JBL Everest Elite 300 Headphones (ARV=$199.00 per pair).

All Grand Prize options include one (1) standard double occupancy room and two (2) round-trip coach-class airfares to/from the departure airport closest to the Contest Winner’s residence in the U.S. and a destination major airport closest to the Grand Prize event/location determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Prize details and availability are subject to change. Contest Winners cannot assign or transfer their prize to another person or business. Contest Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prize. All activities related to the prize are at the Contest Winners’ own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern such activities. If prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a Contest Winner may not accept or receive a prize for any reason, prize will be forfeited. Sponsor may not make multiple attempts to contact Contest Winners.

If a Contest Winner resides within 150 miles of the hotel, a reimbursement check will be sent to cover mileage, tolls, and hotel parking in lieu of air transportation up to a total of $350; any difference in prize value will not be awarded. The total will be calculated based on actual roundtrip mileage traveled and receipts must be provided for tolls and hotel parking. Rental cars are not included.

All expenses and travel costs not expressly stated above are the responsibility of the each individual Contest Winner and guests. Delivery of prize and travel arrangements will be made after Sponsor verifies that Contest Winner has met all eligibility requirements. Contest Winners and guests are responsible for obtaining any insurance, if required or desired, and all necessary documentation for travel.

The Contest Winner's guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least 18) unless he/she is the child or legal ward of the Contest Winner. A guest who is of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least 18) must execute and return a Liability/Publicity Release prior to travel. If a guest is the child or legal ward of Contest winner, Contest winner must execute and return a Liability/Publicity Release on behalf of such child or legal ward.

8. Entry Judging: All eligible entries received during the Contest Period on either Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Vine will be aggregated together and judged by five (5) judges comprised of the following Vine Stars: Arantza Fahnbulleh, Josiah Early, Jerry Perndrank, Edwin Sanchez, and Nik Keswani (collectively referred to as “Influencers”) based on the following criteria:

60% Originality/Creativity

20% Quality of Entry

20% Compliance with Instructions

The judges will select the top ten (10) Entrants as potential contest winners from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period, and from the top ten (10) potential contest winners, the judges will select the Entrant with the highest score as the potential winner of the Grand Prize. All potential contest winners not selected as the potential Grand Prize Winner will each receive the Contest Prize.

9. Tie-breaker: In the event of a tie at any level of judging, the judges will re-evaluate the entries according to the criteria above until the tie is broken. The tied entries will be reconsidered until the tie is broken, in the judges’ sole discretion. The decisions of the judge are final and binding. In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded.

10.Notification of Contest Winners: The Contest Winners will be notified by January 5, 2015.

The potential contest winners will be notified by a Direct Message through their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Vine account. Potential contest winners will be required to respond (as directed) within three (3) days of attempted notification. Potential contest winners shall also be sent a “Release”. Unless restricted by law, potential contest winners will be required to complete and return the Release within five (5) days from the date of notification. An alternate potential contest winner shall be selected from among the remaining eligible entries in accordance with the selection criteria if a potential contest winner: (i) fails to respond to notification of winning as required by these Official Rules; (ii) fails to sign and return the Release as required by these Official Rules; or (iii) cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason. Contest Winners will receive the prize by mail within approximately sixty (60) days of the date on which the Sponsor receives the completed, signed Release from the Contest Winners (exact timing subject to change based upon availability and nature of prize).

11.Publicity: By participating in the Contest, any Entrant in the Contest, irrevocably grants the Released Parties and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such Entrant’s, name, photograph, video entry, and 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 such Released Parties’ website social media accounts, or the Contest or other promotions, and hereby releases the Released Parties from any liability with respect thereto, to the extent permitted by law. During the Contest Period, the Sponsor and Influencers may promote the Contest by having the Influencers enact Instagram or Vine videos based upon the entries submitted by Entrants (“Publicity Videos”). The Publicity Videos may be posted on Sponsor or Influencer’s social media channels during and/or after the Sweepstakes Period. The enactment of the video entries or a Publicity Video shall not increase or decrease any Entrants’ opportunity to win the Contest in accordance with these Rules. By participating in this Contest, Entrant agrees to allow Sponsor and Influencers to create and upload the Publicity Videos and agrees that the Publicity Videos are the sole property of Sponsor. Entrant waives any and all claims to the Publicity Videos and releases the Released Parties from any and all liability.

12.Intellectual Property: By submitting a photo, video recording, audio recording, or text as entry into the Contest, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she personally took the photo, recorded the video or audio, or composed the written text and has any/all rights to such photo, video or audio recording, or text. All entries (whether or not copyrightable) and any copyrighted or copyrightable works or designs or other intellectual property related to this Contest are and shall become the sole property of Sponsor. By submitting an entry, and to the extent that Sponsor does not or cannot perfect its title in and to the entries, participant hereby grants Sponsor the irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, worldwide right to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote any entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its discretion) for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on any websites).

13.General Conditions: By participating, 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 Contest or these Official Rules. Any portion of the Contest 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 Contest. 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 Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, 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 Contest will be the sole responsibility of Contest Winner.

Contest Winners may be required to provide a Social Security Number to receive prize and may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of any awarded prize. Caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Contest. 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.

14.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 Contest during the Contest Period. Contest Winners also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and the Released Parties 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 Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or declarations, 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 Contest; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Released Parties are not responsible for computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, Sponsor or third party 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 Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to 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 Contest. If the Contest is terminated before the

designated end date, Sponsor may (if possible) select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. 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.

15.Disputes: Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of New York, and each entrant irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that it shall not commence any action, litigation or proceeding of any kind whatsoever against Sponsor in any way arising from or relating to this Contest or these Official Rules in any forum other than appropriate district or State courts of the State of New York sitting in the Borough of Manhattan. 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. Except as prohibited by law and as a condition of participating in this promotion, entrant hereby waives any right he/she may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Contest, any document or agreement entered into in connection herewith and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.

16.Contest Results: For Contest results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, submit a request to Harmansocial@harman.com or send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope (stating the specific Contest you are requesting the winners for) to JBL Epic #Cordfail Contest, c/o Harman International, 400 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Requests must be received within 90 days of the end of the Contest.

The NBA trademarks and logos are trademarks and copyrighted designs, and/or other forms of intellectual property that are the exclusive property of NBA Properties, Inc. and may not be used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of NBA Properties, Inc. All rights reserved.

All third party trademarks and logos are the intellectual property of the respective third parties.

***Hard Rock Hotel Blackout Dates:

  • CES Week (1/6-1/10)
  • AVN Awards (1/21-1/25)
  • Super Bowl Weekend (2/4 ­ 2/8)
  • NCAA Tournament opening Weekend (3/17 ­ 3/21)
  • Cinco De Mayo Weekend (5/4-5/8)
  • Memorial Day Weekend 5/27-5/30)
  • July 4th Weekend (7/1-7/4)
  • Labor Day Weekend (9/2-9/5)
  • AAIW / SEMA Convention (11/1-11/4)
  • New Years Eve Weekend (12/30 ­ 1/1/17)

Additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply and are subject to change.

© 2015 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved.

JBL #CORDFAIL EFFECT SWEEPSTAKES

For Game of Skill, judging criteria will be applied. Please see the JBL #Cordfail Effect Contest Official Rules available on this page.

For Game of Chance, random selection will be applied. See these Official Rules.

If you do NOT want to be selected for the JBL#CORDFAIL EFFECT CONTEST, please email Harmansocial@harman.com requesting not to be included in the Contest.

The JBL #Cordfail Effect Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is a series of overlapping individual sweepstakes in which daily prizes are awarded. All entries roll over to the next drawing and any winners who have previously won a prize draw remain eligible to win in a subsequent drawing. The Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules (the “Official Rules”). No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Harman International Industries, Incorporated, 400 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901 (the “Sponsor”).

1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States (but excluding U.S. Military installations in foreign countries and all other U.S. territories and possessions), who are the legal age of majority in their state of residence (and at least 18), have an internet connection and a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Vine account (which is free) at the start of the Sweepstakes Period, as set forth in Section 3 of these rules (“Entrant”). Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, its affiliates, NBA Properties Inc., NBA Media Ventures, LLC, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, (collectively defined as the “NBA Entities”), AEG Live, The Recording Company, organizers of the Grammys, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Brookfield Asset Management, Warner Gaming, LLC, Sweepstakes supervisors, Influencers as defined in Section 10, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies (collectively “Released Parties”) and members of their immediate families (parent, spouse, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, produced, associated, or executed by NBA Entities, AEG Live, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Brookfield Asset Management, Warner Gaming, LLC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, or the Grammy organizers.

2. Social Media Privacy Disclosures: This Sweepstakes will be promoted on Sponsor’s social media channels. Entrant is providing Entrant’s information to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Vine. The information Entrant provides will be used by Sponsor for administering this Sweepstakes and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy. See Sponsor's Privacy Policy at http://www.jbl.com/privacy-policy.html for more information about privacy. By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of Facebook available at www.facebook.com, Twitter available at www.twitter.com, Vine available at www.vine.co, and Instagram available at www.instagram.com.

3. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET according to the dates outlined below (the “Sweepstakes Period”). During the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will conduct thirty-three (33) individual daily Sweepstakes. Each daily Sweepstakes will have 24 random drawings with each drawing occurring every hour within the 24-hour period.

Sweepstakes Entry

Start Date

Sweepstakes Entry

End Date

November 12, 2015

December 15, 2015

Entries for each daily Sweepstakes must be received between 12:00 a.m. ET and 11:59:59 p.m. ET each day during the Sweepstakes Period according to Sponsor’s internal time clock. Entries will not be considered if received after the Sweepstakes Entry End Date.

4. How to Enter the Sweepstakes: The Sweepstakes is a series of overlapping individual sweepstakes in which daily prizes are awarded. All entries roll over to the next drawing and any winners who have previously won a prize draw remain eligible to win in a subsequent drawing. The last daily Sweepstakes is the end of the rollover. Entrant may enter the Sweepstakes by one of the following methods:

Entries for the Sweepstakes must be submitted through one of the following social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine. Entries must consist of a written Facebook post, Tweet or Instagram or Vine video describing an idea that showcases your originality and creativity, on how headphone cords get in the way and cause a cord failure (“Cordfail Idea”). Entrant may NOT submit an enactment of Entrant’s idea performed by Entrant or anyone else and any such entries will not be eligible Sweepstakes entries.

a. To enter the Sweepstakes via Twitter, Entrant must, during the Sweepstakes Period, 1) Visit www.twitter.com and login to Entrant’s Twitter account. If Entrant does not have a Twitter account, Entrant may sign up for free by visiting www.twitter.com and follow the enrollment instructions; 2) Visit www.twitter.com/JBLaudio or from Entrant’s Twitter home page, click on the “Find People” tab and search for “JBLaudio” and click on the “Follow” button to begin following Sponsor’s Twitter feed; and 3) and Tweet an original Cordfail Idea through Entrant’s Twitter account to @JBLaudio with #Cordfail #Contest hashtags. Entrant must include @JBLaudio and the #Cordfail #Contest hashtags for the entry to be considered. Entrant may unfollow Sponsor’s Twitter feed at any time after the winner notification date described in these Official Rules. To unfollow, Entrant can go to www.twitter.com/JBLaudio or visit @JBLaudio from Entrant’s Twitter home page and click on the “unfollow” button.

b. To enter the Sweepstakes via Vine, Entrant must, during the Sweepstakes Period, 1) Visit www.vine.co and login to Entrant’s Vine account. If Entrant does not have a Vine account, Entrant may sign up for free by visitingwww.vine.co and follow the enrollment instructions; 2) Visit www.vine.co/jblaudio or from the Vine Home Page, search for jblaudio and click on the “Follow” button; 3) and create a Vine video describing your Cordfail Idea and upload via Entrant’s Vine account to @JBLaudio with the #Cordfail #Contest hashtags. You must include @JBLaudio and #Cordfail #Contest for your entry to be considered. Entrant may unfollow Sponsor’s Vine feed at any time after the winner notification date described in these Official Rules. To unfollow, Entrant can go to www.vine.co/JBLaudio or visit @JBLaudio from Entrant’s Vine home page and click on the “unfollow” button.

c. To enter the Sweepstakes via Facebook, Entrant must, during the Sweepstakes Period, 1) Login to Entrant’s Facebook account. If Entrant does not have a Facebook account, Entrant may sign up for free by visiting www.facebook.com and follow the enrollment instructions; and 2) post a description of Entrant’s Cord Fail Idea with the #Cordfail #Contest hashtags. You must include #Cordfail #Contest for your entry to be considered.

d. To enter the Sweepstakes via Instagram, Entrant must, during the Sweepstakes Period, 1) Visit www.instagram.com and login to Entrant’s

Instagram account. If Entrant does not have an Instagram account, Entrant may sign up for free by visitingwww.instagram.com and follow the enrollment instructions; 2) Visit www.instagram.com/jblaudio or from the Instagram Home Page, search for jblaudio and click on the “Follow” button; 3) and create a video or static image describing your Cordfail Idea and upload via Instagram to @JBLaudio with the #Cordfail #Contest hashtags. You must include @JBLaudio and #Cordfail #Contest for your entry to be considered. Entrant may unfollow Sponsor’s Instagram feed at any time after the winner notification date described in these Official Rules. To unfollow, Entrant can go to www.instagram.com/jblaudio or visit @JBLaudio from Entrant’s Instagram home page and click on the “unfollow” button.

e. To enter via reply or comment to a Cordfail Idea post (including a post on an Influencer’s social media channels), Entrant may enter via Facebook, Vine, Instagram, or Twitter by replying or commenting on any Cordfail Idea and must include the hashtags #Cordfail #Contest.

Subject to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine’s Terms of Service and except where otherwise prohibited, all entries become the sole property of Sponsor.

Online service, mobile, or data charges may apply.

5. Sweepstakes Entry Restrictions : All entries roll over to the next drawing and any winners who have previously won a prize draw remain eligible to win in a subsequent drawing. The last daily Sweepstakes period is the end of the rollover. Posting the same entry repeatedly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Vine will not increase your chances at winning and may result in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Vine suspending your account. No third party entry or entry through any auto form filler software or Sweepstakes entry service is permitted. Use of computer programs, macro, robotic, bots, and/or other automatic entry methods to enter the Sweepstakes is prohibited and may result in the disqualification of the Entrant.

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

7. Sweepstakes Entry Requirements : 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. Persons discovered entering under multiple Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Vine accounts will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Sweepstakes Winner (defined in Section 9 below), the Sweepstakes Winner will be deemed to be the person who owns the winning Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Vine account.

By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrant irrevocably assigns and transfers to Sponsor and its agents, affiliates, and licensees, all rights in the entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights. If the entry contains any materials or elements that are not owned by the Entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any Entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render an entry null and void. By submitting an entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the entry consent to the submission and use of the entry in the Sweepstakes and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

The entry must NOT, in the sole discretion of Sponsor:

  • Contain material that violates or infringes upon another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trademark or copyright infringement);
  • Contain advertising or commercial content;
  • Depict conduct that is dangerous, illegal, or embarrassing to others;
  • Disparage Sponsor or its products or services, Sponsor’s competitors or their products or services, or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes;
  • Contain company names, product names, brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor, which participant has a limited license to use for this Sweepstakes;
  • Contain the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any celebrities and/or other public or private figure, living or dead, without permission;
  • Contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, profane, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, violent or libelous;
  • Contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • Contain material that is unlawful, or endorses or promotes unlawful conduct; and/or
  • Contain material with which the Sponsor does not wish to associate itself, in its sole discretion.

Sponsor reserves the right to exclude any entry that it believes, in its sole discretion, does not meet the above criteria.

8. Random Drawing; Prizes : In total, there will be twenty-four (24) potential daily winners selected every hour within the 24-hour period and selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the 24 potential daily winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes (each a “Winner” and collectively, the “Sweepstakes Winners”). The approximate retail value for each prize is $99.00 and the total ARV for all prizes offered during each daily Sweepstakes (“ARV”) is $2,376.00. Each Winner will receive a pair of JBL Everest 100 headphones.

No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Sweepstakes Winners cannot assign or transfer their prize to another person or business. Sweepstakes Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prize. All activities related to the prize are at the Sweepstakes Winners’ own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern such activities. If prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a Sweepstakes Winner may not accept or receive a prize for any reason, prize will be forfeited. Sponsor may not make multiple attempts to contact Sweepstakes Winners.

9. Notification of Sweepstakes Winners: The potential winners will be notified by January 5, 2015.

The potential winners will be notified by a Direct Message through their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Vine account. Potential winners will be required to respond (as directed) within three (3) days of attempted notification. Potential winners shall also be sent a “Release”. Unless restricted by law, potential winners will be required to complete and return the Release within five (5) days from the date of notification. An alternate winner shall be selected from among the remaining eligible entries in accordance with these Official Rules if a potential winner: (i) fails to respond to notification of winning as required by these Official Rules; (ii) fails to sign and return the Release as required by these Official Rules; or (iii) cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason. Sweepstakes Winners will receive the prize by mail within approximately sixty (60) days of the date on which the Sponsor receives the completed, signed Release from the Sweepstakes Winners, or if no Release is provided by Sponsor, then sixty (60) days from the date of notification from Sponsor (exact timing subject to change based upon availability and nature of prize).

10. Publicity: By participating in the Sweepstakes, any Entrant in the Sweepstakes, irrevocably grants the Released Parties and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such Entrant’s, name, photograph, video entry, and 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 such Released Parties’ website social media accounts, or the Sweepstakes or other promotions, and hereby releases the Released Parties from any liability with respect thereto, to the extent permitted by law. During the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor and five (5) Influencers comprised of the following Vine Stars: Arantza Fahnbulleh, Josiah Early, Jerry Perndrank, Edwin Sanchez, and Nik Keswani , may promote the Sweepstakes by having the Influencers enact Instagram or Vine videos based upon the entries submitted by Entrants (“Publicity Videos”). The Publicity Videos may be posted on Sponsor or Influencer’s social media channels during and/or after the Sweepstakes Period. The enactment of the video entries or a Publicity Video shall not increase or decrease any Entrants’ opportunity to win the Sweepstakes in accordance with these Rules. By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees to allow Sponsor and Influencers to create and upload the Publicity Videos and agrees that the Publicity Videos are the sole property of Sponsor. Entrant waives any and all claims to the Publicity Videos and releases the Released Parties from any and all liability.

11. Intellectual Property: By submitting a photo, video recording, audio recording, or text as entry into the Sweepstakes, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she personally took the photo, recorded the video or audio, or composed the written text and has any/all rights to such photo, video or audio recording, or text. All entries (whether or not copyrightable) and any copyrighted or copyrightable works or designs or other intellectual property related to this Sweepstakes are and shall become the sole property of Sponsor. By submitting an entry, and to the extent that Sponsor does not or cannot perfect its title in and to the entries, participant hereby grants Sponsor the irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, worldwide right to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote any entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its discretion) for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on any websites).

12. General Conditions: By participating, 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 Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Any portion of the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes. 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 Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of Sweepstakes Winner. Sweepstakes Winners may be required to provide a Social Security Number to receive prize and may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of any awarded prize. Winners must complete IRS Form 1099 if the prize earnings (collectively or individually) are in excess of $600.00 Caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Sweepstakes. 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.

13. 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 Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period. Sweepstakes Winners also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and the Released Parties 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 Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or declarations, 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 Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Released Parties are not responsible for computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, Sponsor or third party 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 Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to 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 Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor may (if possible) select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. 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.

14. Disputes: Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes will be governed by the internal laws of the State of New York, and each entrant irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that it shall not commence any action, litigation or proceeding of any kind whatsoever against Sponsor in any way arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes or these Official Rules in any forum other than appropriate district or State courts of the State of New York sitting in the Borough of Manhattan. 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. Except as prohibited by law and as a condition of participating in this promotion, entrant hereby waives any right he/she may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Sweepstakes, any document or agreement entered into in connection herewith and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.

15. Sweepstakes Results: For Sweepstakes results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, submit a request to Harmansocial@harman.com or send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope (stating the specific Sweepstakes you are requesting the winners for) to JBL Epic #Cordfail Sweepstakes, c/o Harman International, 400 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Requests must be received within 90 days of the end of the Sweepstakes.

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