Mortgage Lifter Lifts Program

OFFICIAL ENTRY RULES

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

1. Eligibility:

Mortgage Lifter Lifts Program (the "Promotion") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old (or the age of majority in their state of residence) and are owners of a currently active, lawful small farm ("Small Farm") at the time of entry. A small farm is defined as any agricultural business that fits the USDA definition of a Family Farm:

  • produces agricultural commodities for sale in such quantities so as to be recognized in the community as a farm and not a rural residence;
  • produces enough income (including off-farm employment) to pay family and farm operating expenses, pay debts, and maintain the property;
  • is managed by the operator;
  • has a substantial amount of labor provided by the operator and the operator's family; and
  • may use seasonal labor during peak periods and a reasonable amount of full-time hired labor.

(For exact language, see 7 U.S.C. 1941.4,1943.4).

Additionally, the farm is required to have been in operation for a minimum of three years. The Promotion consists of a two prizes: 1 (one) "Mortgage Lifter Lift” $20,000 winner to be chosen by judges, and 1 (one) $2000 “Readers Choice Mortgage Lifter Lift” which will be awarded based on the number of votes received by visitors to beekman1802mortgagelifter.com.

Employees of Beekman 1802, their partner agencies, and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate or win. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

2. Sponsor:

Beekman 1802 LLC, 6725 State Route 10, Sharon Springs, NY 13459

Administrator:

Beekman 1802 LLC, 6725 State Route 10, Sharon Springs, NY 13459

3. Agreement to Official Rules:

Participation in this Promotion constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's and Administrator's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing:

The Promotion begins on June 2, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on July 18, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Promotion Period"). Winners will be announced at Beekman 1802 LLC’s discretion sometime between July 20th & July 25th, 2016.

5. How to Participate:

Visit www.beekmanmortgagelifter.com/apply/ and follow instructions to complete and submit a profile of your farm. You may optionally submit a photo to accompany your Initial Submission, but the photo will not be considered by Sponsor for winner determination.

Initial Submissions must be consistent with the Guidelines and Content Restrictions as described below in Section 7. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

Each Small Farm may enter the Contest one (1) time during Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void. Initial Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. In the event of a dispute regarding any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. 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. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

Initial Submissions will be posted in an online gallery for public viewing at www.beekmanmortgagelifter.com. The general public will be invited to view and share submitted profiles.

There is no public voting mechanism. Public response has no bearing on winning.

A panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will review all eligible profiles. The judges, in their sole discretion, will determine the 4 (four) winners of the promotion based on the following Judging Criteria:

Feasibility of business plan (40%)

Innovativeness of business plan (20%)

Potential for long term success (40%)

In the event of a tie, the Small Business whose Submission received the highest score for "Potential for long term success" as determined by the qualified judges, in their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable winner.

Sponsor, at its sole discretion, will designate 1 (one) "Mortgage Lifter Lift” $20,000 winner. Additionally 1 (one) $2000 “Readers Choice Mortgage Lifter Lift” will be awarded based on the number of votes received by visitors to beekman1802mortgagelifter.com. In the event of discovering fraudulent voting activity, Beekman 1802 reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from “Readers Choice Mortgage Lifter Lift” eligibility.

Winners notifications and Background Checks: On or around July 25th, 2016, Administrator will notify each Small Farm via email that may be a winner. In order to be confirmed a winner, each potential winner may be required to agree to a confidential background check by the Sponsor, to confirm eligibility. Winners will also be required to fill out any and all tax documents required by Beekman 1802 LLC, and applicable state and federal institutions.

6. Guidelines and Content Restrictions:

By uploading your Initial Submission and optional photos (herein "Optional Content") (herein collectively referred to as your Submissions), you agree that your Submission(s) conform to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions described below and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission(s) and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that any of your Submissions fail to conform to these Guidelines and Restrictions.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created;
  • All Submissions must be in English;
  • All text Submissions must not exceed six hundred (9600) characters in length;
  • Any photos included must be in .jpg format and may not exceed 3MB in size.

Content Restrictions:

  • The Submission 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;
  • Entrant must have permission from all individuals mentioned or displayed in the Submission (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein and if requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor;
  • The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Promotion;
  • The Submission must not feature brand names or trademarks of others;
  • The Submission must not contain material not created by entrant;
  • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The Submission 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; and
  • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created.

7. Sponsor's Use of Submissions:

Uploading any Submission constitutes entrant's consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission. Released Parties (as defined in Section 15, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions, all of which will be void.

8. Requirements for Winners:

Potential winners will be notified by email or phone on or around the dates listed above in Section 4. Except where prohibited, each potential winner of a prize valued at $600 or more will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release ("Declaration") which must be received by Administrator, within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. Winners of prizes valued at less than $600 may be required to provide their business addresses (for prize fulfillment purposes only) in order to claim the prize within the time frame requested in order to claim the prize. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration or provide any other requested information, within the required time period (as applicable), or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize. In order to be confirmed a winner, each potential winner may be required to agree to a confidential background check by the Sponsor, to confirm eligibility. Winners will also be required to fill out any and all tax documents required by Beekman 1802 LLC, and applicable state and federal institutions. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner of any prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner.

9. Prizes:

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: $20,000. Winner must declare winnings on 2016 tax forms and pay all applicable taxes. Sponsor nor Administrator is not responsible for any local, state or Federal taxes levied upon the grand prize.

ONE (1) READERS CHOICE PRIZE: $2000. Winner must declare winnings on 2016 tax forms and pay all applicable taxes. Sponsor nor Administrator is not responsible for any local, state or Federal taxes levied upon the grand prize.

For All Prizes: Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for complaints or issues regarding the application process, including any technical issues of www.beekmanmortgagelifter.com. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

Prize Limit: One (1) prize per person.

10. Publicity:

Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner's agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner's name, city, state, likeness, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Promotion for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.

11. Transfer of Rights:

Without limiting the generality of these Official Rules, each winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to any and all Submissions 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 Submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. Each winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use any Submissions and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using any Submissions. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Each winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 15, 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.

12. Release:

By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, 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 Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

13. 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. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission 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 and void all associated Submissions. 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 and other remedies (including attorneys' fees) 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.

14. Limitations of Liability:

Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other 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 Submission process or the Promotion; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials; (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 (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions 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. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission.

15. 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 (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 New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

16. Winner List:

For a winner list, visit www.beekman1802.com. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.