"2013 MTV Video Music Awards Voting"
Official Voting Rules
These are the official terms and conditions for voting for "2013 MTV Video Music Awards Voting" (the "Official Voting Rules").
At the time of voting, voter must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, 13 years of age or older and cannot be an employee, agent or representative of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. the ("Sponsor"), or any of their respective parent companies, affiliate or related companies.
2. HOW TO VOTE
Submit your vote for your "Nominee" preference during the Voting Periods, as hereinafter defined, by clicking the button adjacent to or below the name of the Nominee of your choice, then follow the instructions to complete the voting process.
Votes may be cast for your favorite Nominees online or via a mobile device as follows:
|CATEGORY||HOW TO VOTE||VOTING PERIOD|
|Artist to Watch||Online: http://vma.mtv.com/
Mobile Site: http://m.mtv.com/ontv/vma/
|July 17, 2013-August 25, 2013|
|Best Song Of The Summer||Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vine using the VMA-designated hashtags (to be announced prior to the commencement of the Best Song of the Summer Category Voting Period, hereinafter defined)||August 13, 2013-August 25, 2013|
|All Other Categories||Online: http://vma.mtv.com/
Mobile Site: http://m.mtv.com/ontv/vma/
|July 17, 2013-August 12, 2013|
Submit your Nominee preferences during the Voting Periods on http://vma.mtv.com/, MTV's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MTV) or by accessing http://m.mtv.com/ontv/vma/ from your mobile device. Click the button adjacent to the Nominee's image or video and then follow the instructions to complete the voting process.
Online votes may be subject to standard internet connection fees.Voting using Facebook requires a Facebook account which can be obtained by logging into www.facebook.com and following the instructions to create an account. Participants who use Facebook to participate in this voting promotion must comply with the Facebook terms https://www.facebook.com/policies/?ref=pf.
VOTING VIA TEXT
Using your mobile phone, submit your vote during the applicable Voting Period by texting the keyword "VOTE" to 22444. To vote during the premiere telecast of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (currently scheduled to take place on August 25, 2013), text the letter corresponding to your preferred Nominee to 22444. Corresponding letters will be announced during the telecast. You will receive a confirmation text message for each of your valid votes.
In order to submit your vote by text message, you must (a) be a subscriber of (i) T-Mobile, (ii) AT&T, (iii) Verizon, (iv) Sprint, (v) Boost, (vi) Virgin Mobile, (vii) Cincinnati Bell, (viii) Allied, (ix) US Cellular, (x) Golden State Cellular, (xi) Plateau Wireless, (xii) Cellular One/ South Canaan Cellular, (xiii) Viaero Wireless, (xiv) Cellone Nation, (xv) iWireless, (xvi) West Central Wireless, (xvii) Northwest Missouri Cellular, (xviii) Nex Tech Communications, (xix) Bluegrass Cellular, (xx) Appalachian Wireless, (xxi) Rural Independent Network Alliance, (xxii) Revol Wireless or (xxiii) United Wireless (each, a "Participating Wireless Carrier"), (b) have a plan with such Participating Wireless Carrier which includes a text messaging service and (c) use a wireless device that is capable of two-way text messaging. This voting process shall be offered on an "as is" basis and may not be available in all areas of the United States at all times during the Voting Periods. This voting process may cease to be available to you in the event of product, software, coverage or other service changes made by your Participating Wireless Carrier.
Message and data rates may apply to each text message sent or received and other charges may apply all as provided in your wireless service rate plan. (Please contact your Participating Wireless Carrier for pricing plans and details).
To receive help submitting your vote via text message at any time, text HELP to 22444.
You can vote by text message or online as often as you like within the applicable Voting Periods however the use of any device, process or mechanism to automate votes is strictly prohibited.
VOTING VIA FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND VINE (Best Song of the Summer Category Only)
You may submit a vote for the "Best Song of the Summer" category during the Best Song of the Summer Category Voting Period (hereinafter defined) by either: (a) signing into your Twitter account and "tweeting" the hashtag that corresponds to your nominee of choice, (b) logging into your Facebook account and creating a post which contains the hashtag that corresponds to your nominee of choice, (c) signing into your Instagram account and uploading a photo through the Instagram app along with the hashtag that corresponds to your nominee of choice or (d) signing into your Vine account and creating and uploading a video through the Vine app along with the hashtag that corresponds to your nominee of choice (NOTE: hashtags will be announced prior to the start of the Best Song of the Summer Category Voting Period online via the voting category pages within http://vma.mtv.com, via MTV's Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vine accounts, via MTV.com site blogs/editorial pages and via MTV-issued press releases).
Your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine account that you use to place a vote must have the account settings set to "unprotected" or "public" in order for Sponsor to receive your vote. You must have a Twitter account to vote using Twitter, a Facebook account to vote using Facebook, an Instagram account to vote using Instagram and/or a Vine account to vote using Vine. Participants who use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and/or Vine to participate in this voting promotion must comply with the respective terms of Twitter [https://twitter.com/tos/], Facebook, [https://www.facebook.com/policies/?ref=pf], Instagram [http://instagram.com/legal/terms/] and Vine [https://vine.co/terms].
Participation in this Promotion using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine requires registering for an account with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine (as applicable) and, for Instagram and Vine, entrants must own or have access to a mobile device capable of taking photos/videos and accessing/utilizing the Instagram and/or Vine services (hereinafter an "Eligible Device").
Registration for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine are free as of time of publication of these Official Voting Rules. Registration for Instagram requires downloading the free application to your mobile device and following the on-screen instructions to create a new account. Vine requires downloading the free application to your mobile device from either iTunes or Google Play and following the on-screen instructions to create a new account. Registration for Vine can be obtained by downloading the Vine App onto your Eligible Device, from an app store where it is available (please note that at the time these Official Voting Rules are being written it is currently not available for all devices and/or the Vine App features may vary from device to device) and following the onscreen instructions to set up an account. Registration for Twitter can be obtained by going to www.twitter.com and entering the required information to register or by downloading the Twitter application onto your Eligible Device from the app store where it is available, and following the application's onscreen instructions to open an account. Registration for Facebook can be obtained by going to www.facebook.com and entering the required information to register or by downloading the Facebook application onto your Eligible Device from the app store where it is available, and following the application's onscreen instructions to open an account.
Data rates may apply all as provided in your wireless service rate plan. (Please contact your Participating Wireless Carrier for pricing plans and details).
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY AND ALL SUBMISSIONS AND METADATA SUBMITTED FOR THIS VOTING PROMOTION MAY BE PUBLICLY VIEWABLE. IN ADDITION, PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR POSTS MAY BE RETWEETED OR REPOSTED BY THE PUBLIC OR OPEN TO PUBLIC COMMENTARY, FOR WHICH SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE.
3. VOTING PERIODS
Users may vote commencing at or around 8:00:01 AM (ET) on July 17, 2013 and ending at or around 6:00:01 PM (ET) on August 12, 2013 (the "General Voting Period") for all eligible voting categories with the exception of "Artist To Watch" and the "Best Song of the Summer." "Artist To Watch" voting commences at or around 8:00:01 AM (ET) on July 17, 2013 and closes at or around 10:29:59 PM (ET) on August 25, 2013 (the "Artist To Watch Voting Period") and the "Best Song of the Summer Category" voting commences at or around 8:00:01 AM (ET) on August 13, 2013 and closes at or around 10:29:59 PM (ET) on August 25, 2013 (the "Best Song of the Summer Category Voting Period" and together with the Artist To Watch Voting Period and the General Voting Period, the "Voting Periods").
Use of any device to automate a vote is prohibited, including, but not limited to, software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated votes. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it suspects or finds: (a) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message vote; (b) to have tampered with the voting process; (c) to be acting in violation of these Official Voting Rules; or (d) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
The total number of votes submitted during the Voting Period for the "Nominees" in each of the eligible categories will be tabulated by Sponsor and the "Nominee" with the most votes in its applicable category, as determined by Sponsor, will be declared the winner of such category. If, for any reason, this voting process is interrupted for any reason, is found to have been tampered with in any way, or for any other reason that Sponsor believes in its sole discretion to be reasonably necessary, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winners at its discretion and may take into consideration the number of votes received by a Nominee up until the time of the interruption or cancelation of the voting process.
If, for any reason, any aspect of this voting process is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical or system failures or disruption, 'Acts of God' or terrorist attacks, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the voting process or for any reason Sponsor deems necessary, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, amend, modify, extend or suspend the voting process and reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine the winners.
4. GENERAL TERMS
You participate in this voting process at your own risk. Sponsor, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Inc., Vine and their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, related companies, sponsors, subsidiaries and advertising agencies, and any entity associated with this voting process ("Released Parties") are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (a) difficulty accessing the internet; (b) errors in transmission; (c) service outage or delays or for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof: (d) any incomplete, lost, late, delayed, misdirected or garbled votes or failure to receive votes; (e) injury or damage to you or to any other person's computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in, or downloading materials or software, or attempts to participate in or download materials or software related to this voting process or (f) failures or malfunctions of phones (including wireless phones/handsets), phone lines or telephone systems, cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless services or other communications malfunctions. The Released Parties are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Released Parties that may cause the voting to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of these Official Voting Rules or (iii) any errors in the announcement of potential winners.
Participants assume all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by his or her participation in the voting opportunity described in these Official Voting Rules, and release the Released Parties and any party associated with the production or exhibition of this promotion, and their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries and affiliates from any such claim or liability.
By participating in this voting process, you agree to be bound by these Official Voting Rules. Failure to comply with the Official Voting Rules may result in a voter's disqualification solely at the discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Voting Rules at any time in its sole discretion.
All interpretations of these Official Voting Rules and the decisions of Sponsor relating to this voting process are final.
This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Inc. or Vine. Inquiries (whether questions, comments or complaints) should be directed to Viacom Media Networks, not to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Vine.