Sweepstakes Official Rules


No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law.  

This is a closed Sweepstakes open only to individuals that receive an authorized Survey Invitation from Sponsor (both defined below) who are legal residents of the United States (including D.C. and P.R.), at least the age of majority in their state or jurisdiction of primary residence, and attended the 2021 Engineer for the Week Program (“EFTW”).

Important: Please read these official rules, which are a contract, carefully before entering. Without limitation, this contract includes indemnities from you and a limitation of your rights and remedies. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements.

Internet access and a valid email address are required.

Winners may be required to participate in the prize fulfillment process and sign documentation, such as a release, within five (5) business days, as more fully detailed below.

OVERVIEW: The Engineer for the Week Spring 2021 Facilitator Survey Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”), sponsored by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, CA 94025 (“Sponsor”) and administered by Collaborative for Educational Services 97 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060 (“Administrator”), begins at the time Sponsor sends the Survey Invitations, which may be at or around 9:00:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on April 14, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on May 17, 2021 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Survey will remain available after the Sweepstakes Period, but those who take the Survey after May 17, 2021 will not be eligible to win a prize in this Sweepstakes. During the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will send invitations to EFTW participants to take a survey about their satisfaction with EFTW 2021 (“Survey”).  The Survey will provide the opportunity to enter this Sweepstakes as more fully described below (“Survey Invitation”). You are not eligible to participate if you do not receive a Survey Invitation directly from Sponsor. After the Sweepstakes Period, fifty (50) winners will be selected in a random drawing as more fully described below.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are residents of the United States (including D.C. and P.R.), who are at least the age of majority under applicable law in their jurisdiction of primary residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period, who receive or have access to a Survey Invitation from Sponsor, and who attended EFTW 2021.  If you are completing the Survey or otherwise participating on behalf of an organization or your employer, the organization/employer must be legally formed within the United States. By participating as part of an organization or on behalf of your employer, you agree that: (1) these Official Rules are binding on you, individually, and your employer/organization; (2) you are acting within the scope of your employment or agency; (3) you warrant that you have authority to do so; (4) your employer/organization has full knowledge of your actions and has consented to them; and (5) your actions do not violate your employer’s or organization’s policies or procedures.

Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives of Sponsor, Administrator, or their parent or subsidiary companies, affiliates, divisions, representatives, consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers, distributors, legal counsel, prize providers, sweepstakes administrators, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment or marketing agencies (collectively the “Released Parties”) and members of their immediate families (defined for these purposes as including any spouse, domestic partner, parent, legal guardian, legal ward, children, grandparent, grandchild and sibling and each of their respective spouses) and individuals living in the same household as such individuals (whether or not related), are not eligible. This Sweepstakes is void outside of the United States and where prohibited by law.

Eligibility for, and those who receive, a Survey Invitation will be determined by Sponsor and Administrator, only. Even if you receive a Survey Invitation, you must confirm that you meet all eligibility requirements; receipt of a Survey Invitation does not guarantee that you are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.

TO ENTER: During (or shortly before) the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will send a Survey Invitation, inviting eligible entrants to visit a designated website (the “Sweepstakes Site”) to complete the Survey. To enter, eligible entrants must click the link or otherwise follow the instructions contained in the Survey Invitation and then follow the on-screen links and instructions on the Sweepstakes Site to complete and submit the Survey during the Sweepstakes Period. At the end of the Survey, respondents will be given the choice to enter the Sweepstakes by providing an email address. Substantive Survey responses will not affect such entrant’s chances of winning a prize in this Sweepstakes. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, an entry is received only when the Sweepstakes Site’s servers record the submission of an entrant’s Survey that includes an email address for entry into the Sweepstakes. Entries must be submitted and received by Administrator during the Sweepstakes Period, through the Sweepstakes Site, and in strict accordance with the instructions and restrictions in these Official Rules and on the Sweepstakes Site.

Limit one (1) entry per person/email address.  Multiple survey completions will not earn more than one (1) entry.  Proof of submitting a Survey or entry (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt confirming submission or a “thanks for entering” screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receiving of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Survey responses and entries may not be acknowledged or returned and Administrator will own all Survey responses. The Sweepstakes Site’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for entry into this Sweepstakes. Those who do not provide the required responses or entry information in their entry Survey or abide by these Official Rules and other instructions of Sponsor and/or Administrator may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be disqualified and the associated entry void. Attempts made by an individual to submit entries in excess of any limit or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules by using multiple or false contact information or otherwise may be disqualified. Purported entries that are forged, altered, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, illegitimate, unintelligible, faulty, failed, garbled, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Entries or participation made on an entrant’s behalf by any other individual (except as otherwise set out in these Official Rules), made by any entity or group, or originating at any website or online service other than the Sweepstakes Site, including, without limitation, through commercial promotion subscription notification or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. As a condition of entering this Sweepstakes, without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor and Administrator to obtain and deliver their name, address, and other information and content to third parties for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and rules.

WINNERS SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: The winners of the prizes detailed in the “Prizes, Odds, & Approximate Retail Value” section below will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received, subject to verification. The drawing will be held within one (1) week after the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Within approximately one (1) week after the selection of the potential winner(s), Sponsor or Administrator will attempt to notify the potential winner(s) that they may have won a prize by email or using other contact information provided for entry (in Sponsor’s sole discretion). If any prize, prize notification, or Sweepstakes-related communication is rejected, faulty, or undeliverable; if potential winner does not respond according to the notification’s or Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s instructions; or if winner or potential winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, the prize may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting) based on the original method of winner selection or other method that is fair in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not obligated to pursue more than three (3) alternate winners for any prize for any reason, in which case such prize may go unawarded. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to modify the notification procedures and applicable deadlines for responding in connection with the selection of any alternate potential winner, if any. If a prize is legitimately claimed, it will be awarded. Upon prize forfeiture or inability to use a prize or portion of a prize, no compensation will be given and Sponsor will have no responsibility or liability to that entrant. To claim a prize, winner must follow the directions in the notification. As a condition of being awarded any prize, winner(s) may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return tax form(s) to Sponsor or Administrator. In addition winner(s) may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be required to complete, sign, notarize (if applicable), and return, without alteration and in the form presented, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release and tax forms (as applicable) (collectively, the “Winner Documents”) according to Sponsor’s or Administrator’s instructions within five (5) business days from when Sponsor or Administrator sends the Winner Documents or other time frame as specified by Sponsor or Administrator. Failure to comply with these requirements, Sponsor’s or Administrator’s instructions, or these Official Rules may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, result in disqualification from this Sweepstakes and forfeiture of any prize potentially won. The Winner Documents, if required, are each subject to verification by Sponsor and may require the entrant to provide their Social Security Number and/or a copy of government-issued identification card or number on the card. Federal IRS 1099-MISC forms may be issued as appropriate in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Decisions of the Sponsor are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes, including interpretation of these Official Rules, determining the winners, and awarding of the prizes.

PRIZES, ODDS & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): Fifty (50) prizewinners, subject to verification, will each receive a prize, which consists solely of one (1) twenty-dollar ($20 USD) e-gift card.  Gift or payment cards are subject to their terms and conditions. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  

Total ARV of all prizes: $ 1,000 USD.

All prize details not specifically stated in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If winner cannot receive a prize in this Sweepstakes per winner’s employer’s policies, winner will forfeit the prize won and Sponsor will have no further obligation to that winner. All taxes (federal, state, and local), as well as any expenses not specified in these Official Rules as being provided as part of the prize, are the sole responsibility of winner. Sponsor is not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen prize or prize component, or any prize/prize component that is undeliverable or does not reach a winner because of incorrect or changed contact information. If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any inability of any winner to accept or use any prize (or portion of any prize) for any reason. Winner is strictly prohibited from selling, auctioning, trading or otherwise transferring any part of a prize, except with Sponsor’s permission, which may be granted or withheld for any reason in its sole discretion. No transfers, prize substitutions or cash redemptions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any stated prize or portion of any prize with another prize or portion of a prize of equal or greater value for any reason, including, without limitation, prize unavailability. No more than the stated prizes will be awarded. Entrants waive the right to assert, as a cost of winning any prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to claim the prize and any liability and publicity which might arise from claiming or seeking to claim said prize.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, each entrant agrees to release, hold harmless, and indemnify each of the Released Parties from and against any liability whatsoever for injuries or damages of any kind sustained in connection with the acceptance, use, misuse, or awarding of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to or from any prize- or Sweepstakes-related activity including, without limitation, any injury, damage, loss, death or accident to/of person or property. Winner(s) agree that the prizes are provided as-is without any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, whether now known or hereinafter enacted, relative to the use or enjoyment of the prize, including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each entrant understands and agrees that all rights under section 1542 of the Civil Code of California and any similar law of any state or jurisdiction of the United States are expressly waived by him/her. Section 1542 reads as follows:

“A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.”

ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS: Released Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by a Released Party, the entrant, or by human error: entries that are submitted by illegitimate means (such as, without limitation, by an automated computer program) or entries in excess of any stated limit; any lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, garbled, mutilated, or misdirected entries, email, or Sweepstakes-related correspondence or materials; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission or communication; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable cable or satellite systems; errors, typos, or misprints in these Official Rules or the Survey Invitation, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements, or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware, or software; lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or entry information. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable or do not reach entrant as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in a person’s account to receive messages. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify you, if your email address or other contact information does not work or is changed without prior written notice to Sponsor or Administrator. Without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply the prize or any part of a prize in the event that any of the Sweepstakes activities or Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected by any cause or event beyond the sole and reasonable control of the applicable Released Party (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, pandemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any law, rule, regulation, action, order or request adopted, taken or made by any federal, state or local governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such governmental act proves to be invalid), or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.

GENERAL RULES: By entering this Sweepstakes (except where prohibited by law), each entrant grants the Released Parties the irrevocable, sublicensable, absolute right and permission to use, publish, post or display their name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information, biographical information, Survey responses, any quotes attributable to him or her, any other indicia of persona, and any information or content provided in or submitted as part of their entry (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Released Parties’ sole discretion) for advertising, trade, promotional and publicity purposes without further obligation or compensation of any kind to him or her, anywhere, in any medium now known or later discovered or devised (including, without limitation, on the Internet), world-wide, without any limitation of time, and without notice, review, or approval and each entrant releases all Released Parties from any and all liability related to Released Parties’ use, publishing, posting or displaying. Nothing contained in these Official Rules obligates Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted in these rules and winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.

Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes, including interpretation of these Official Rules, determination of any winner, and awarding of any prize. All entrants, as a condition of entry in this Sweepstakes, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from this Sweepstakes. Entrants further agree not to damage or cause interruption of this Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from entering and/or participating in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict or void entries or participation from any IP address or other identifiable source if any suspicious entry and/or participation is detected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void entries of any entrants who Sponsor believes have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy, or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, the Survey Invitation, and/or these Official Rules (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency within these Official Rules), it will be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes structure, any Sweepstakes materials, Survey Invitation, or these Official Rules. If Sponsor determines, at any time and in its sole discretion, that a winner or potential winner is disqualified, ineligible, in violation of these Official Rules, or engaging in behavior that Sponsor deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that winner or potential winner, even if the disqualified winner or potential winner may have been notified or displayed or announced anywhere. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their collective terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained in these Official Rules. If this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes and award the prize from eligible entries received prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If any person supplies false information, obtains entries by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain any prize, Sponsor may disqualify that person and seek damages from him or her and that person may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. No Released Party will have any responsibility or liability for any dispute regarding any entrant, including the identity of any individual participating on behalf of a business or organization, the affiliation, employment, membership, and/or agency of individuals of a business or organization, or the distribution of any prize. In the event of a dispute regarding an entry or participation (including those regarding the identity or affiliation, employment, membership, and/or agency of an individual or entrant, who submitted an entry/Survey, and/or who should receive a prize) cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, in its sole discretion, the entry will be deemed ineligible and the entrant disqualified. Caution: Any attempt to damage any online service or website or to undermine the legitimate operation of a sweepstakes may violate criminal and civil laws. If such an attempt is made, Sponsor may disqualify any entrant (or purported entrant) making such attempt and may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the entrant and any Released Party, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the survey, this Sweepstakes, or the prize awarded, or the determination of a winner must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an entrant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten dollars ($10), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. 

This Sweepstakes, these Official Rules, and any dispute arising under or related to the survey, this Sweepstakes and/or Official Rules (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the internal laws of the state of California, U.S.A., without reference or giving effect to its conflicts of law principles or rules that would cause the application of any other state’s laws. Any legal actions, suits, or proceedings related to this Sweepstakes (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California or a state court located in San Mateo County, California and each entrant irrevocably accepts, submits, and consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts with respect to any legal actions, suits, or proceedings arising out of or related to this Sweepstakes. You waive any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in these courts and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of those courts. 

WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To find out who won, send an email to Rebecca Mazur (rmazur@collaborative.org) in the Subject Line write: Engineer for the Week Spring 2021 Facilitator Survey Sweepstakes Winner List Request. Requests for winner information must be received no later than three (3) months following the end of the Sweepstakes Period. For a copy of these Official Rules, print out these pages or send an email to Rebecca Mazur (rmazur@collaborative.org) in the Subject Line write: Engineer for the Week Spring 2021 Facilitator Survey Sweepstakes Rules Request.

THE SPONSOR OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS: Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, CA 94025