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VISIT FRANKLIN’s ‘My Americana’’ Getaway to Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

“My Americana” Getaway (the “Getaway”) is provided by Visit Franklin (the “Host”) and sponsored by Nashville International Airport (the “Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open only to legal residents of the continental United States age 21 and older. Excluded from eligibility are officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents and representatives of Visit Franklin (collectively, the “Excluded Individuals”). NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE GETAWAY. The Getaway is void where prohibited by law.

ACCEPTANCE OF RULES

Participation in the Getaway constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules (the “Rules”), as may be amended by Visit Franklin at its sole discretion. Winning a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

CONTEST PERIOD

The Getaway commences at 8:00 AM (CST) on July 29, 2015, subject to these Rules, concludes at 11:59 PM (CST) on August 21, 2015 (the “Getaway Period”).

PARTICIPATION

1. To participate in the Getaway, users must have an Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account. At the time of writing, there are no fees associated with the creation of these accounts.

2. To identify participation in the Getaway, register at VisitFranklin.com and complete the entry form (including accepting these contest rules).

3. Upload photo(s) to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account with the hashtag #MyAmericanaGetaway in its description that fits within the theme of the Getaway during the Contest Period. Participants must answer the question “What does Americana Mean to You?” in the registration form.

4. Incomplete entries or entries received after the expiration of the applicable Getaway Period will be considered null and void and ineligible to win any prize.

5. One entry per person.

PRIZES

One grand-prize winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries received during the contest period by the Host. The grand prize consists of roundtrip airfare for two (2), three nights accommodations, transportation, two (2) VIP Admission tickets to Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, and meals for two (2) Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

SELECTION OF WINNERS

The grand prize winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries submitted during the Getaway submission period. The drawing will take place on August 21, 2015 in Franklin, TN. Visit Franklin will contact the winner by email no later than 5pm CST August 24, 2015. If after exercising reasonable efforts, Visit Franklin is unable to reach the selected grand prize winner within two days (48 hours) from the first attempt to contact them, Visit Franklin will be free of any liability and may forfeit the prize, or may choose to select a new grand prize winner in the manner outlined above. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the registered account.

TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE

Prize must be accepted as awarded. No prize substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted, except: (i) as otherwise explicitly provided herein; or (ii) at Visit Franklin’s sole discretion. Visit Franklin reserves the right to substitute a Prize with one (1) of comparable value or greater value without liability or consent. All costs and expenses not specifically included above as part of any prize, including, without limitation, insurance, taxes, gratuities, phone calls, laundry and mini-bar charges and any other personal and incidental expenses and any taxes thereon, are the sole responsibility of the winner (and his/her Guests, as applicable).

PRIVACY

Visit Franklin, its authorized agents and/or representatives may collect, use, and disclose the personal information provided by each entrant at the time they enter the Getaway for the purposes of administering Getaway and Prize fulfillment. By entering this Getaway, each entrant expressly consents to the use of their personal information for such purposes.

By accepting a Prize, a winner hereby consents to Visit Franklin’s use of the winner’s name, city of residence, picture, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity that Visit Franklin may conduct in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the Internet, at any time in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice to the winner.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

Visit Franklin reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant from the Getaway if Visit Franklin finds or reasonably believes such individual to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Getaway or where applicable, the GetawayPage; and/or to be acting: (i) in violation of these Rules;

(ii) in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or (iii) with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass Visit Franklin, any of their respective employees, any other participants, or any other person. Any attempt by a participant or other individual to automate the entry process, or otherwise, undermine the legitimate administration, security or operation of the Getaway, is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Visit Franklin reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified and will forfeit any Prizes won.

The decisions of Visit Franklin in regards to all matters of the Getaway are final and binding upon participants. In the event of any dispute regarding the interpretation of the rules of the Getaway or any decision rendered by Visit Franklin, the decision or interpretation of Visit Franklin shall prevail.

All participants must comply with applicable laws.

Any entry that is illegible, incomplete, altered, or contains false information, is invalid.

Contestants acknowledge that Visit Franklin, and all involved advertising and promotional agencies, other suppliers providing Prizes or other materials or services in connection with this Getaway, anyone else involved in the development or execution of this Getaway, each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) have not made, nor are in any manner responsible  for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to, its quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted by any of the Releasees for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY RELEASES AND HOLDS HARMLESS ALL OF THE RELEASEES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, INJURIES, LOSS, CLAIMS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST; AND/OR (II) ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE OR NONUSE OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTS THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND, LOSS INCURRED DURING TRAVEL TO/FROM, AND/OR ATTENDANCE AT, ANY OF THE EVENTS FORMING PART OF THE PRIZES AND FROM LIABILITY TO ANY OTHER PERSONS RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM ENTERING THE CONTEST.

Without limiting the foregoing, the Releasees are not responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participants, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or any third parties, or by any of the equipment, hardware, software or programming associated or used with the Getaway; (ii) technical errors, defects, delays or failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in communications lines, Internet or website access, hardware or software; (iii) digital or electronic disruptions (e.g. security breaches); (iv) unauthorized human intervention (e.g. hacking);

(v) technical or human error which may occur in connection with any aspect of the Getaway; (vi) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from a participant or Guest’s participation in the Getaway, or receipt or use of any Prize; (vii) participants’ breach of Instagram and terms of use; and (viii) lost, incomplete, illegible or garbled entries, mail or transmissions, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer viruses, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, failed computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions, or other errors or problems of any kind whether electronic, mechanical, or human.

Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, Visit Franklin reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, amend, cancel, suspend, reinstate or close the Getaway, at any time in whole or in part without prior notification, and for any reason whatsoever.

The Contest and the Rules shall be governed exclusively by and construed in accordance with the laws in the State of Tennessee, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Any dispute not otherwise determined in accordance with the rules of the Getaway shall be adjudicated in the courts sitting in Franklin, TN (or any appeals court therefrom).

The Getaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or otherwise associated with Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.