Referral Contest Terms & Conditions

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Handshake Scholarship Sweepstakes & Referral Contest

Terms & Conditions

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE SWEEPSTAKES.

By entering the Handshake Scholarship Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) and/or Referral Contest (the “Contest”), you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions and you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements. As used in these terms and conditions, “Handshake” means Stryder Corp, dba Handshake, a Delaware corporation, or any of its affiliates.

Eligibility. Both the Sweepstakes and the Contest are open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who have a Handshake account and are the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence prior to the date of entry. Employees of Handshake and its affiliates, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes or the Contest.

 

The Sweepstakes

How to Enter. You may enter the Sweepstakes via either entry method described below:

  1. If you are currently enrolled as a student at a college or university with whom Handshake has a relationship, you may enter the Sweepstakes by signing into Handshake (using your .edu email address), and sharing your unique link available at app.joinhandshake.com/referrals. When a user clicks on your unique referral link and activates a Handshake account for the first time (as a student account with a valid .edu email address), both you and the referred Handshake user shall automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes and shall be known as “Referral Entrants.” Both Referral Entrants must be currently enrolled as a student at a college or university with whom Handshake has a relationship.
  2. You may enter the Sweepstakes by sending an email to sweepstakes@joinhandshake.com and including your full name, address, college or university affiliation and graduation year.  Handshake users who enter the Sweepstakes in this way shall be known as “Non-Referral Entants.”


Winner Selection Method.  Potential winners(s) will be selected on 11/30/2018.  Potential winner(s) will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  If you are a potential winner, an e-mail notification will be sent to you from Handshake. Any potential winner or winners who are deemed to have met the eligibility criteria shall be named “Sweepstakes Winners.”

 

Prize(s).  In the event that the Sweepstakes Winner is a Referral Entrant, both users associated with such referral entry (i.e., both the referring and the referred Handshake user) shall be Sweepstakes Winners, and each Sweepstakes Winner shall receive one ten-thousand dollar ($10,000) scholarship, to be applied towards tuition and/or fees at the college or university attended by each such Sweepstakes Winner.  In the event that the Sweepstakes Winner is a Non-Referral Entrant, the Sweepstakes Winner shall receive one ten-thousand dollar ($10,000) scholarship, to be applied towards tuition and/or fees at the college or university attended by the Sweepstakes Winner. Prize(s) will be fulfilled by Handshake. If possible, Prize(s) will be paid directly by Handshake to the college or university attended by the Sweepstakes Winner or Sweepstakes Winners and shall be applied to the outstanding cost of such Sweepstakes Winner(s)’ tuition at such college or university.  In lieu of the forgoing scholarship prize, Sweepstakes Winners shall be entitled to elect to receive instead a cash award of equal value ($10,000), to be paid to such Winner directly by Handshake.

 

Each Sweepstakes Winner will be responsible for paying all income and other taxes and any other expenses incurred in connection with the Sweepstakes.  If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash.


Other Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, you will not be eligible to receive any prizes awarded in any other Sweepstakes unless you enter such other Sweepstakes separately.

The Contest

How to Enter. If you are currently enrolled as a student at a college or university with whom Handshake has a relationship, you may enter the Contest by signing into Handshake (using your .edu email address), and sharing your unique link available at app.joinhandshake.com/referrals.  When a user clicks on your unique referral link and activates a Handshake account for the first time (as a student account with a valid .edu email address), both you and the referred Handshake user shall automatically be entered into the Contest. Both Referral Entrants must be currently enrolled as a student at a college or university with whom Handshake has a relationship.

 

Winner Selection Method.  The winner of the Contest will be the entrant who refers the greatest number of students who activate a Handshake account as a result of such referral during the contest period.  The potential winner will be determined on 11/30/2018. If you are the potential winner, an e-mail notification will be sent to you from Handshake. Any potential winner who is deemed to have met the eligibility criteria shall be named the “Contest Winner.”

 

Prize.  The Contest Winner shall receive one five-thousand dollar ($5,000) scholarship, to be applied towards tuition and/or fees at the college or university attended by the Contest Winner.  The prize will be fulfilled by the Handshake. If possible, the prize(s) will be paid directly by Handshake to the college or university attended by the Contest Winner and shall be applied to the outstanding cost of such Contest Winner’s tuition at such college or university.  In lieu of the forgoing scholarship prize, the Contest Winner shall be entitled to elect to receive instead a cash award of equal value ($5,000), to be paid to such Winner directly by Handshake.

 

The Contest Winner will be responsible for paying all income and other taxes and any other expenses incurred in connection with the Contest.  


Other Contests. By entering the Contest, you will not be eligible to receive any prizes awarded in any other Contest unless you enter such other Contest separately.

 

Additional Terms and Conditions Applicable to Both the Sweepstakes and the Contest
Additional Terms. Handshake reserves the right to modify or cancel the Sweepstakes and/or the Contest at any time. Handshake and its affiliates are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, or incomplete entries or for inaccurate entry information; (b) any operation or transmission error, theft, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or (c) damage to any computer or device resulting from downloading Sweepstakes and/or Contest materials. Handshake may disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with the Sweepstakes and/or the Contest; (y) violating these Terms & Conditions; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten or harass any person. Incomplete and robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entries will be disqualified. The authorized subscriber of the account used to enter the Sweepstakes and/or the Contest at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Terms & Conditions in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same Handshake account.

Miscellaneous. The Sweepstakes and the Contest are governed by the laws of the United States. By entering the Sweepstakes and/or the Contest, you agree (for yourself and your heirs) that Handshake, its affiliates and agents, and any entity involved in any aspect of the Sweepstakes and/or the Contest (all aforementioned parties are collectively, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the Contest, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties.

You agree that Handshake’s decisions related to the Sweepstakes and/or the Contest and all distribution of prizes are final. Each Winner agrees that, by participating in the Sweepstakes and/or the Contest, Handshake and its affiliates may use the Winner’s name in any manner and in any medium for its promotional purposes without additional compensation, including posting in a winner’s list, except where prohibited by law, and Handshake and its affiliates may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes and/or the Contest will be treated in accordance with these Terms & Conditions, and Handshake’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. In the event of any conflict between Handshake’s Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy, on the one hand, and these Terms and Conditions, on the other hand, these Terms and Conditions shall control.

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