NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.  MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNINGALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  COMPLETION OF A SURVEY IS REQUIRED TO BE ENTERED IN THE DRAWING.

IMPORTANT DATES

1.  PROMOTION PERIOD:  The 2018 End of Summer Business Survey (‘the Survey”) from UpCurve Cloud LLC - Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) begins at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 12, 2018 and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on September 28, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”).   

2.  DRAWING DATE:  October 8, 2018

3.  WINNER NOTIFICATION DATE:  On or around October 8, 2018

ELIGIBILITY

The Promotion is open only to currently active businesses with ten (10) or more full-time employees whose primary office is physically located within the United States (the “Business” or “Businesses”).  The owner of the Business (the “Owner”) must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of completing the Survey. The Business must not be a franchise or an office of an international, national or regional brand or company.  In order to enter the Promotion, the Owner or an employee or representative of the Business (each, the “Entrant”) must complete the survey and enter the Promotion on behalf of the Business. The employee or representative of the Business must have the written permission of the Business to complete the Survey and enter the Promotion on behalf of the Business (the “Permission”).  Upon the request of the Sponsor, as defined below, the employee or representative must provide the Permission to the Sponsor.

Employees, contractors and interns of UpCurve Cloud LLC (the “Sponsor” or “UpCurve”), GateHouse Media, LLC (“GateHouse Media”), Bridgetower Media, LLC, Local Media Group Holdings, LLC (collectively, with GateHouse Media, the “Company Participants”), Fortress Investment Group, LLC and each of their respective divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies (including, in each case, immediate family members) are not eligible to enter the Promotion. For purposes of this Promotion, “immediate family members” is defined as spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as "in-laws", or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related. In order to enter the Promotion or win a prize in this Promotion, the Business and Entrant each must comply fully with these official rules (the “Rules”), and by entering agrees to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.

HOW TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY AND ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

1.  During the Promotion Period, any Business who completes the survey shall automatically receive one (1) entry in the prize drawing (“the Drawing”). The Entrant must complete all required questions in the Survey.  The Entrant will submit the completed Survey to the Sponsor by completing all required answers and hitting submit at the end of the Survey (the “Submission”).    Businesses do not need to purchase advertising or any other item or service to be entered in the Promotion.

2.  All Submissions must be received by the Sponsor by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 28, 2018 (the “Submission Deadline”).  Submissions will not be accepted after the Submission Deadline.  Proof of Submission by the Entrant does not constitute proof of receipt by the Sponsor.

3.  The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information, or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such registration information. 

4.  One (1) Submission per Business will be accepted during the Promotion Period.  Submissions by the same Business in excess of the limits stated herein will be disqualified.  Any Entrant who attempts to participate with multiple e-mail and/or multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to obtain more than the maximum number of Submissions may be disqualified. The Sponsor reserves the right to increase the maximum number of Submissions permitted.  Any such increase will be announced on the Website, and will become effective immediately on the date on which notice is given on the Website.  The Sponsor shall, however, be under no obligation to make any such increase.

5.   No hand drawn or mechanically reproduced Submissions will be allowed, and Submissions will not be accepted via e-mail, facsimile, postal mail, hand-delivery or express delivery service to the offices of the Sponsor.   

6. The Sponsor may remove a Submission and disqualify any Business from the Promotion if the Sponsor believes, in its sole and absolute discretion that a Submission fails in any way to conform to these Rules. 

SELECTION OF THE BUSINESS WINNER

All Submissions received by the Submission Deadline, the close of the Survey, will be entered in the Drawing to be held on October 8, 2018.

One (1) Business will be selected during the Drawing (the “Business Winner”). 

NOTIFICATION OF THE BUSINESS WINNER AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

A representative of the potential Business Winner will be notified by phone and/or e-mail within three (3) business days of the Drawing in accordance with the contact information supplied with the registration.  If both methods fail after five (5) business days and a representative of the Business Winner is unable to be reached, the Sponsor may select an alternate winner in a random drawing from all remaining eligible Submissions. 

The Business Winner is deemed to be a potential winner pending verification of the eligibility of the Business and compliance with these Rules, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion.  If chosen as the Business Winner, the Entrant who completed the Survey understands that he/she is winning the prize on behalf of the Business and the prize will be awarded in the name of the Business and not the person who posted the Submission as the Entrant.

The Business Winner must meet the following criteria at the time of the prize award:

(a) registered to conduct business in one of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia; 

(b) non-franchised; not an office of an international, national or regional brand or company

(c)  employs 10 or more full-time people as of October 8, 2018;  and

(d) has maintained operations up to and including October 8, 2018.

Any and all decisions of the Sponsor shall be final and binding in all matters pertaining to the selection of the Business Winner.  In the event a potential Business Winner is disqualified, found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Rules, the Sponsor may award the prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Submissions.

A representative of the potential Business Winner must execute, have notarized and return to the Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) in order to be eligible to accept the prize on behalf of the Business.    The Business Winner must also provide Sponsor with its tax status and federal employer identification number (“FEIN”) on a Form W-9, or similar documentation, as requested by the Sponsor.  Where applicable, the Sponsor will report the actual prize value on a Form 1099 to comply with its information reporting requirements.  The Sponsor must receive a potential Business Winner’s Affidavit within five (5) business days from the date the potential Business Winner receives the Affidavit, or the prize may be, in the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.  A potential Business Winner who is disqualified for any reason will not be entitled to any form of compensation from the Sponsor.

ODDS OF WINNING

Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Submissions received during the Promotion Period.   

PRIZE

The Business Winner will be awarded a credit of $1,000 towards G Suite licenses and services ("G Suite Services"), or a credit of $1,000 towards existing G Suite licenses and services, with a qualifying token transfer. The approximate retail value of this prize is $1,000.

The prize is non-transferable; no substitutions allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. 

TAXES

All local, state and federal taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein, will be the sole responsibility of the Business Winner. 

INTERNET

It is the Entrant’s responsibility to enter in the appropriate manner. Each Business is responsible for all costs or charges involved in registration or accessing the Survey and warrants that the cost of accessing the Survey, if any, is part of a larger agreement with an Internet Service Provider or some other means, and that the cost of this access is not an incremental cost. The Sponsor is not responsible if for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion.  The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant or Business who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to September 28, 2018, a winner will be drawn within one (1) business day from all eligible Submissions received up to the time of cancellation. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of Submission. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered Submissions. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, services or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or Submission  to be received due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at the Survey or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any material in this Promotion. CAUTION: Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person or entity to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of submission. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the entity who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such devices will cause disqualification. Collection and use of personally identifiable information will be in accordance with the Privacy Policy as posted on the Website.

USE OF EMAIL ADDRESSES

By participating in this Promotion, each Business agrees to opt-in to receive e-mail communications and phone calls from the Sponsor and Company Participants.  If an Entrant chooses to opt out of such future communications from the Sponsor or Company Participants, they will be able to do so by following the instructions on any electronic communications sent by the Sponsor or the Company Participants.  Upon opting-out, the Sponsor or Company Participants will no longer send e-mail messages to the Entrant.  An Entrant’s choice to opt out will not affect the Entrant’s entry or chances in the Promotion.

CONDITIONS

By entering, each Entrant and Business agrees to comply with these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final, and release the Sponsor, and each of its divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone associated with the production of this Promotion, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses or damages (including attorneys fees) of any kind arising out of their participation in this Promotion or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The potential Winner waives the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and waives any liability or claims (including attorneys fees) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. In the event of non-compliance with these Rules, or if prize notification is returned to the Sponsor  as undeliverable, if prize is refused or cannot be accepted for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in a random drawing. Upon forfeiture or refusal, no compensation will be given. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the Entrant and Business Winner's name, photograph, likeness and/or statements attributed to the Business Winner regarding the Promotion, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation or consent.  All entries become the property of the Sponsor.  This Promotion shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws and submission of any entry constitutes acceptance of such laws.  This Promotion is void where prohibited.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Subject to the other provisions hereof, the Sponsor and its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Promotion, including information on the Business obtained through the Promotion, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

The Sponsor reserve the right to change the rules of this Promotion at any time by posting updated Rules to the Sponsor’s website.   Participation by a Business in this Promotion after the posting date of revised rules signifies notice and agreement to the revised Official Rules of the Promotion.  The Sponsor may extend or shorten the Promotion Period and change the other dates in this Promotion by posting an update to these Rules on the Sponsor’s website. 

Any and all decisions of the Sponsor regarding this Promotion are final as to all matters.

SPONSOR

UpCurve Cloud LLC, 108 Myrtle Street, 6th Floor, Quincy, Massachusetts 02171.

WINNER

For the name of the Business Winner, available after October 22, 2018, send an email with subject line BUSINESS SURVEY promotion to hello@upcurvecloud.com.

QUESTIONS

Any questions on this Promotion should be directed to UpCurve Cloud Marketing at hello@upcurvecloud.com.