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2022 USGA® Sponsorship Twitter Sweepstakes

Official rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN

OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE OF LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH THEY RESIDE (AND AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD) WHO AND HAVE AN ACTIVE, “PUBLIC” (AND NOT “PROTECTED”) ACCOUNT WITH TWITTER (WWW.TWITTER.COM). PARTNERS, PRINCIPALS, AND MANAGING DIRECTORS OF DELOITTE LLP AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES (“SPONSOR”), UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION EMPLOYEES, AND FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Twitter.

Official rules

TO ENTER: Sweepstakes will be held from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and end on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). To enter the sweepstakes, each entrant must reply to one of the six (6) posts from the @DeloitteUS Twitter account that promotes the sweepstakes and include #sweepstakes in their reply. Each entrant must also be following the @DeloitteUS Twitter account at the time of winner selection. All entries for the Sweepstakes must be received by the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Limit one (1) entry per Twitter handle/person/email address. Multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address after the first entry received from that person or email address will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means, by using multiple Twitter accounts or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Incomplete entries, including but not limited to, those entries that do not address the requirements listed above and the Content Guidelines below, will not be eligible. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

CONTENT GUIDELINES:

  • Content must contain #sweepstakes when replying to one of the six (6) original Deloitte tweets described above.
  • Content cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity;
  • Content cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
  • Content cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;
  • Content cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or other people, products or companies;
  • Content cannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission;
  • Content cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and
  • Content cannot be in violation of any law or otherwise.
  • Solely if entrant is an employee of Sponsor, content cannot otherwise violate any policies or practices of Deloitte LLP, any of its subsidiaries, or Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, is offensive or inappropriate, or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.

DRAWING: One (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing held following the end of the Sweepstakes Period from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The potential winners will be contacted via their Twitter account via Direct Message. If a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within 72 hours of initial outreach or a potential winner is not in compliance with these rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected. Winners will be required to fill out the proper waivers/releases for prize fulfilment and prizes will be sent only after the completion of such paperwork as determined by the Sponsor. Limit one (1) prize per person/Twitter account/email address/household. Entrants must be an employee of Sponsor in good standing, at the time of prize award to be eligible to win a prize.

PRIZE: The winner will receive two (2) Gallery tickets to the Thursday and Friday sessions of either the 2023 U.S. Open or 2023 U.S. Women’s Open (each a “Championship”) and one (1) $250 gift card to the USGA Merchandise Tent. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $750. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Prize does not include travel or lodging expenses to and from the 2023 U.S. Open or 2023 U.S. Women’s Open. Admission to either Championship will require use of digital tickets from your mobile phone which can be accessed through the designated USGA mobile app. Admission to the Championship is subject to all Championship rules, requirements, and policies, including, without limitation, all security, fan conduct, ticketing terms and conditions, and safety and health requirements and policies, put in place by LACC or PBC or the USGA or rules, regulations, requirements, or guidance issued by any applicable government agency, as may be updated from time to time. Gift certificate/card is subject to terms and conditions specified by issuer. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes associated with acceptance and use of a prize as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being awarded. A potential winner will be disqualified if Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion that awarding a prize to such potential winner may violate professional standards to which Sponsor or its affiliates are subject. A potential winner must notify the Sponsor if accepting a prize would violate their employer’s policies. All prize details are at Sponsor’s discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, illegible, delayed or garbled entries, answers or email or postage-due mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Twitter.com, website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the sweepstakes, the processing of entries or answers, the announcement of the prizes or in any sweepstakes-related materials.

Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the sweepstakes.

Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the sweepstakes, Twitter.com, or website, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified.

Should any portion of the Competition be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes, or in the event the Competition is unable to run as planned for any other reason, which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries or comments, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, postpone or modify the Competition to address the impairment and resume the Competition in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or terminate the Competition and select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken.

Entrants, by participating, agree that Deloitte LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Services LP, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), and any and all DTTL associate and member firms, the United States Golf Association (“USGA”), The Los Angeles Country Club (“LACC”), Pebble Beach Company (“PBC”), and each of their respective past, present and future parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, related entities, joint venturers, subcontractors, agents, attorneys, insurers, benefit plans, fiduciaries, subrogees, co-insurers and reinsurers, all their respective past, present and future officers, directors, employees, members, partners, principals, shareholders and owners, and all their respective heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, predecessors, successors, transferees and assigns and Twitter, Inc. (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be released, discharged and held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prizes, including any travel to or attendance of the Championships, or participation in this sweepstakes.

Each winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor, the United States Golf Association, and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness, Twitter handle, and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.

In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail or Twitter account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.

GOVERNING LAW/DISPUTES: By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that (i) any and all disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA to the extent permitted by law, and (ii) any legal action or proceeding relating to the sweepstakes shall be instituted in a state or federal court in New York City, New York, USA, and entrants agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such action or proceeding, to the extent permitted by law.

WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winner (available after 12:00 p.m. ET on July 14, 2022 send an email request to sponsorships@deloitte.com.

SPONSOR: Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.

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