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Official promotion rules

Real Fan Contest

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: Real Fan Contest (the "Promotion") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and who did not purchase any photo equipment for purposes of entering the Promotion. It is not required to apply for a loan or open an account with Compass Bank to participate in the Promotion. Employees of Compass Bank; Sapient Corporation; NBA Properties, Inc., NBA Media Ventures LLC, the National Basketball Association (the "NBA") and its member teams (collectively, the "NBA Entities"); ICUC Moderation Services Inc.; ePrize, Inc., and any of their respective related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents and any agencies or other companies involved in the development or execution of the Promotion or production or distribution of Promotion materials, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. The Promotion consists of a sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") and a contest (the "Contest").

2. Sponsor: Compass Bank, 15 S. 20th Street, Suite 1802, Birmingham, AL 35233.
Administrator: ePrize, Inc., One ePrize Drive, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069.

3. Agreement to Official Rules:By participating in the Promotion, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Whether an entrant receives a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing: The Promotion begins on February 15, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on April 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Promotion Period"). The Contest consists of four (4) phases, as outlined in the first chart below. The Sweepstakes consists of six (6) entry periods (each an "Entry Period") that will only run through the duration of the Submission/Voting Phase, as outlined in the second chart below.

Phase

Starts at 12:00 a.m. ET

Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET

Submission/Voting

February 15, 2013

March 31, 2013

Finalist Judging

April 1, 2013

April 7, 2013

Finalist Voting

April 8, 2013

April 21, 2013

Grand Prize

Winner Judging

April 22, 2013

April 24, 2013

Entry Period

Start Date

End Date

Approximate Drawing Date

1

February 15, 2013

February 24, 2013

February 26, 2013

2

February 25, 2013

March 3, 2013

March 5, 2013

3

March 4, 2013

March 10, 2013

March 12, 2013

4

March 11, 2013

March 17, 2013

March 19, 2013

5

March 18, 2013

March 24, 2013

March 26, 2013

6

March 25, 2013

March 31, 2013

April 2, 2013

Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.

5. How to Enter:

a) The Contest: During the Submission/Voting Phase, visit www.bbvacompass.com/realfan (the "Promotion Website") and follow the links and instructions to register for the Promotion including your first and last name, email address and home address (P.O. Boxes are not permitted); and upload at least one (1) photo that expresses the Theme of: "showing the Sponsor that you are a Real Fan of the NBA" (the "Photo"). You may also post a Photo via Twitter or Instagram including the hashtag #RealFan, but in order to participate in the Promotion you must register at the Promotion Website (as explained above). You may submit as many Photos as you like, but only unique Photos will be considered as entries into the Contest. Also, each unique Contest entry submitted each day during the Submission/Voting Phase will serve as an entry into the Sweepstakes (as explained in Section 5(b) below). By completing the registration and submitting your Photo, you agree that your Photo conforms to the Photo Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the "Guidelines and Restrictions") and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Photo and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, that your Photo fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

Photo Guidelines:

  • - The Photo must be in .jpg format;
  • - The Photo must not exceed 5 MB in size; and
  • - The Photo cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind.

Content Restrictions:

  • - The Photo must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  • - The Photo must not contain brand names or trademarks, except for Sponsor's and the NBA's trademarks for which entrant has a limited license to use for the sole purposes of creating and uploading a Photo into this Contest;
  • - The Photo must exclude NBA players, legends, personnel, and coaches;
  • - The Photo must not contain images or artwork not created by entrant;
  • - The Photo must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • - The Photo must not 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;
  • - The Photo must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Photo is created; and
  • - The Photo must not contain an image of a minor less than 18 years old.

For all Photos: Photos generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Entrant must have permission from all individuals that appear in the Photo (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Photo and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor. By submitting a Photo, entrant assigns all intellectual property, including but not limited to copyright, title, and interest in the Photo in perpetuity worldwide to Sponsor and the NBA Entities. If necessary, entrant will sign any necessary documentation that may be required for Sponsor, the NBA entities or its designees to make use of the intellectual property rights entrant is granting herein. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible or misdirected Photos, which are disqualified. If you post updates to or receive updates from Twitter.com or Instagram.com via your wireless phone, message and data rates apply. Please consult your wireless-service provider regarding its message and data pricing plans. All Terms and conditions of Twitter.com and Instagram.com apply (as applicable).

b) The Sweepstakes: During the Submission/Voting Phase, follow the links and instructions as set forth in Section 5(a) above to upload a Photo. Submit your registration and your Photo to receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry into the applicable Entry Period's drawing. You may submit as many Photos as you like, but you will only receive a Sweepstakes entry for the first Photo submitted each day during the Submission/Voting Phase. Limit: Each entrant may receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry per day during the Submission/Voting Phase. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated program to enter will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.

6. Winner Determination: Winners will be determined via the processes set forth below.

a) Contest:

I. Entrant Voting: During the Submission/Voting Phase, all entrants' Photos (except those deemed by Sponsor and/or NBA Entities to be disqualified as set forth in paragraph 5a above) will be posted in an online gallery for public voting on the Promotion Website at www.bbvacompass.com/realfan. The general public will be invited to vote for their favorite Photo. Viewing Photos may require you to download and install the latest Flash plug-in. Limit: Each entrant may only vote one (1) time per Photo per day during the Submission/Voting Phase. In its sole discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate Finalist should the voting appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in any way. Multiple voters are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any voter to obtain more than the stated number of votes by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that voter's votes and that voter may be disqualified. Use of any automated program to vote will result in disqualification.

II. Entrant Judging: During the Finalist Judging Phase, qualified judges determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will select the ten (10) to fifteen (15) entrants with the highest-scoring Photos (the "Finalists") from among all eligible Photos received, based on an application of the following criteria ("Judging Criteria"):

  • - Creativity/Originality (30%);
  • - Difficultly of Photo creation (20%);
  • - Quality of Photo (20%);
  • - Fit with Contest Theme (20%); and
  • - Public Vote {from Entrant Voting I} (10%)

In the event of a tie for any Finalist's spot, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will determine the applicable Finalist based on the Photo that received the highest score in the Creativity/Originality category. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate potential Grand Prize winner should the voting appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in any way. Sponsor also reserves the right to select fewer than the stated number of Finalists, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Photos.

III. Finalist Voting: During the Finalist Voting Phase, all Finalists' Photos (except those deemed by Sponsor and/or NBA Entities to be disqualified as set forth in paragraph 5a above) will be posted in an online gallery for public voting on the Promotion Website at www.bbvacompass.com/realfan. The general public will be invited to vote for their favorite Photo. Limit: Each entrant may only vote one (1) time per Photo per day during the Finalist Voting Phase. In its sole discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate potential winner should the voting appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in any way. Multiple voters are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any voter to obtain more than the stated number of votes by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that voter's votes and that voter may be disqualified. Use of any automated program to vote will result in disqualification.

IV. Grand Prize Winner Judging: During the Grand Prize Winner Judging Phase, qualified judges determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will select the potential Grand Prize winner from among all eligible Finalists' Photos, based on an application of the following criteria Judging Criteria:

  • - Creativity/Originality (30%);
  • - Quality of Photo (30%); and
  • - Public Vote {from Finalist Voting III} (40%)

In the event of a tie for the potential Grand Prize winner's spot, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will determine the potential Grand Prize winner based on the Photo that received the highest score in the Quality of Photo category. In the event that a tie persists after the initial tie-breaking criterion for the potential Grand Prize winner's spot, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will determine the potential Grand Prize winner based on the Photo that received the highest score in the Creativity/Originality category. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate potential Grand Prize winner should the voting appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in any way. Sponsor also reserves the right to not to award the Grand Prize, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Photos. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by email on or around April 25, 2013.

b) Sweepstakes:Sponsor's and Administrator's decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and selection of potential Sweepstakes winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Administrator will randomly select the thirty-five (35) potential Sweepstakes winners (thirty (30) for Entry Period 1 and one (1) for each of the Entry Periods 2 through 6) from all eligible entries during each applicable Entry Period, on or around the dates outlined in the chart in Section 4 above. Each potential winner will be notified by mail, email or phone after the applicable drawing. Non-winning entries from each Entry Period's drawing will not carry over into the subsequent Entry Period's drawings.

7. Winner Requirements:Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. Except where prohibited, the potential Grand Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a winner is a minor in his/her place of residence) will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release ("Affidavit"), which must be received by Administrator within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If the potential Grand Prize winner cannot be contacted, or fails to execute and return the Affidavit within the required time period, potential winner forfeits the prize. In the event that the potential Grand Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner will be determined by an applicable of the Grand Prize Judging Criteria above, in Sponsor's sole discretion. If after three (3) attempts a Grand Prize winner is not confirmed, the Grand Prize will remain un-awarded. In the event that a potential Sweepstakes Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify winner's agreement and consent that Sponsor and the NBA Entities may use the winner's name, city, state, likeness, Photo and/or prize information in connection with the Promotion, worldwide, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law. Without limiting the generality of these Official Rules, winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor and the NBA Entities the entirety of the rights in and to the Photo and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the Photo for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. Winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Photo and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Photo. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 9, below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. Sweepstakes Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8 - 10 weeks after the conclusion of the Promotion.

8. Prizes:

a) Contest: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZEA trip for two (2) to the NBA Finals (the "Finals") in both teams' home cities. Trip package includes round-trip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) from a major airport near winner's home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to the applicable NBA teams' home cities (commencing from airport near winner's home to city #1 for the first two (2) games, continuing from an airport near city #1 to city #2 for the next three (3) games, continuing from an airport near city #2 back to city #1 for the next two (2) games, and concluding with a last flight from city #1 back to an airport near winner's home); a maximum total of ten (10) nights' accommodations for the duration of trip (number of nights allocated as needed, per applicable city) at a hotel near each arena, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy); a maximum of a $1,250 allowance for full-size rental car for length of stay (as applicable, based the duration of the Finals); two (2) admission tickets for at least four (4) and a maximum of seven (7) Finals games (as applicable, based on the duration of the Finals - seating to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); and a $1,000 NBA store gift card. If winner does not meet requirements for rental car, that portion of the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Winner must travel on the applicable dates for the Finals during June 2013 or prize will be forfeited. As stated above, for clarity, the Finals are a best out of seven (7) games series and the Finals which could be a minimum of four (4) games and a maximum of seven (7) games. The winner will receive tickets and accommodations for the games played, no more and no less. Travel must be round-trip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Promotion, and those set forth by the Sponsor's airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of winner, travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure. Travel companion must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, travel companion must be winner's parent/legal guardian. Travel companion must sign and return a liability/publicity release, which must be received by Administrator prior to issuance of travel documents. If applicable, winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner's proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible if any Finals game is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor's sole discretion. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $20,000. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value.

b) Sweepstakes: THIRY-FIVE (35) PRIZES, AS OUTLINED BELOW .

 

Number of Prizes Awarded

Prize Description

ARV

Entry

Period 1

FOUR (4)

An autographed pair of shoes

(signed by Kevin Durant)

$110

FOUR (4)

An autographed pair of shoes

(signed by James Harden)

$110

SIX (6)

An autographed jersey

(signed by Kevin Durant)

$289

SIX (6)

An autographed jersey

(signed by James Harden)

$289

TWO (2)

An autographed Spalding basketball

(signed by Kevin Durant)

$30

TWO (2)

An autographed Spalding basketball

(signed by James Harden)

$30

THREE (3)

An autographed All-Star basketball

(signed by Kevin Durant)

$45

THREE (3)

An autographed All-Star basketball

(signed by James Harden)

$45

Entry

Period 2

ONE (1)

A prize package which includes: a personally autographed photo (signed by James Harden) and a $50 NBA store gift card

$55

Entry

Period 3

ONE (1)

A prize package which includes: a personally autographed basketball (signed by James Harden) and a $50 NBA store gift card

$220

Entry

Period 4

ONE (1)

A prize package which includes: a personally autographed team jersey (signed by James Harden) and a $50 NBA store gift card

$339

Entry

Period 5

ONE (1)

A prize package which includes: a personally autographed basketball, photo and team jersey (signed by James Harden); and a $100 NBA store gift card

$564

Entry

Period 6

ONE (1)

A prize package which includes: a personally autographed basketball, photo and team jersey (signed by James Harden); and a $100 NBA store gift card

$564

Odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period of the Submission/Voting Phase.

For all prizes Terms and conditions of gift cards apply. All sizes, styles, colors, for any basketball, photo or jersey will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, or a component thereof, for one of equal or greater value should it become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

9. Release: By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Sapient Corporation, the NBA Entities (as defined above), ICUC Moderation Services Inc., Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

10. General Conditions:Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

11. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any typographical/other error in entries, selection announcement or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with this Promotion. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

12. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.

13. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrant is subject to Administrator's Privacy Policy http://www.eprize.com/privacy-policy and Sponsor's Privacy Policy http://www.bbvacompass.com/compass/policy/privacy.jsp.

14. Winner List:For a winner list, visit http://bit.ly/XVPrLw. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

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