Palo Alto Christmas

Scavenger Hunt Game 

Game Disclaimer

The following are basic rules governing all games conducted on website. In the event that no other rules are published for a particular game, the following rules will apply. In some instances, rules for individual games may conflict with these rules in which case, the individual game rules will take precedence over the basic rules. All games are void where prohibited by law. “Palo Alto Christmas” comprises five churches ( Palo Alto First Christian Church, Palo Alto Vineyard Church, Crossroads Community Church, Peninsula Bible Church, University AME Zion Church).  

Prize(s). The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Participants must provide valid and accurate contact information in the form of first and last name, email address, physical mailing address and working telephone number.  No P.O box address.   If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, Palo Alto Christmas reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. 

Eligibility and Limitations. Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents. Limit of one entry per person, per email.  Only one (1) prize per household for the game duration.  Limit of 1 entrant per email sent/received. There is no limitation on age. Must have a U.S. shipping address, no P.O. Box, to be qualified to win.

Entries. Only entries submitted at the website may be used to enter the contest. Winner will be selected using a random generator algorithm format from all eligible entries received daily.  All blanks must be filled in accurately or entry may be considered ineligible. Game begins December 12, 2020 at 5:00pm PST and ends December 25, 2020 at 11:59pm PST.  14 winners will be announced during the duration of the game and 2 winners will be announced on December 26, 2020.

Tax. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to Palo Alto Christmas, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which is not specifically provided for in the official rules. 

Privacy Policy. Palo Alto Christmas will not release personal information of any entries received.

Disqualification; Fraud. Failure to comply with any published game rules is grounds for immediate disqualification from the contest. Palo Alto Christmas reserves the right to disqualify any entry not conforming to the rules. Palo Alto Christmas assumes no responsibility for entry fraud committed by any entrant. 

Misinformation. Palo Alto Christmas is not responsible for undeliverable, lost, delayed, misdirected or misaddressed email or any other issues regarding the electronic delivery of the game form. This includes, but is not limited to, the speed at which your email service routes email through the internet. The sole determiner of eligibility for the daily and final entries will be the time the email or entry form is received.

Release. By participating in the game, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against Palo Alto Christmas its employees and agents for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the game, or from the use of any prize. 

Conduct and Decisions. By participating in the game, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the committee for Palo Alto Christmas. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited.  Palo Alto Christmas will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the game and Palo Alto Christmas’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the game is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of Palo Alto Christmas, Palo Alto Christmas reserves the right to terminate this game, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as Palo Alto Christmas deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by Palo Alto Christmas and are final. Palo Alto Christmas may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt, damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this game is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Palo Alto Christmas reserves the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and/or damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

Miscellaneous. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants.  Palo Alto Christmas may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the game at any time as announced. Palo Alto Christmas disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the contest. All entries become the property of Palo Alto Christmas and will not be returned.  

Compliance with Law.  The conduct of the game is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. Palo Alto Christmas shall follow the applicable laws for conducting games as required by local and state law.