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Terms & Conditions
Welcome to IslandRaffle.com.
Win a Scottish Island Estate (islandraffle.com) is a charity raffle operated pursuant to O.S. § Title 21, Chapter 41, Section 1051 exclusively by Boots on the Ground, Inc., a US based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Please note that your card statement will list "Boots on the Ground" or "BOTG". All transactions are processed in the United States through US financial institutions in compliance with Federal and State law. DO NOT purchase a ticket or enter this raffle if you are prohibited from doing so by law.
This is a legally binding contract (hereinafter "Agreement" and/or "Official Rules") between you (hereinafter “You” and/or “Yourself” and/or “Your” and/or "Purchaser" and/or "Ticket Holder") and Boots on the Ground, Inc. (hereinafter "BOTG"). Please read it carefully before using this site or entering a raffle.
BOTG provides this website and the charitable raffle services herein, as is, without warranty of any kind, and subject to the following rules, terms, and conditions (hereinafter the “Official Rules”). These Official Rules cannot be changed by any oral or written statement made by any employee, consultant or agent acting on behalf of BOTG in any form whatsoever. The only official source of the Official Rules shall be here at this on this website, which may be updated from time to time.
This Raffle is void where prohibited by law.
The Scottish Island Dream Estate Raffle (hereinafter “Island Raffle”) consists of the Grand Prize Raffle (hereinafter “Grand Prize”) or Alternative Grand Price (hereinafter "Alternative Grand Price"), the Early Bird-Sooner $1000 Raffle (hereinafter “Early Bird $1000”), the Early Bird-Sooner $500 Raffle (hereinafter “Early Bird $500”), the Early Bird-Sooner $250 Raffle (hereinafter “Early Bird $250) (collectively referred to herein as “Early Bird Raffle” and/or “Early Bird Raffles”), the 50/50 Add-On Raffle (hereinafter “50/50 Raffle”), the Facebook $500 Raffle (“Facebook Raffle”), the Twitter $500 Raffle (“Twitter Raffle”), the Pinterest $500 Raffle (“Pinterest Raffle”), the Instagram $500 Raffle (“Instagram Raffle”) (herein collectively referred to as “Social Media Raffle” and/or “Social Media Raffles”), the Albrecht Painting Raffle (hereinafter “Albrecht Raffle”), and others raffles, competitions, or other similar offerings to be added or removed from time-to-time (collectively referred to herein as “Raffle” and/or “Raffles”) and described herein, are being conducted for charitable fundraising purposes. All ticket proceeds are considered donations to BOTG to be used in its sole discretion, without any guarantee or promise of any financial or monetary return to you whatsoever.
A ticket (hereinafter “Ticket” and/or “Tickets”) purchased for any Raffle shall be digital in nature only. No physical Ticket will be issued. All Tickets will be generated at the time of checkout. A record of the Ticket or Tickets issued will be provided to the purchaser (hereinafter “Ticket Holder” and/or “Purchaser”) in Ticket Holder’s account at this website. Ticket number(s) will also be emailed to the email address provided by Purchaser at the time of checkout, but BOTG cannot guarantee delivery by email. It is the Purchaser's sole responsibility to ensure they have received any Ticket(s) purchased.
Tickets may or may not sell out before the advertised or projected end date of a given Raffle. A Raffle may be drawn or ended before the advertised or projected end date of that given Raffle. An individual may purchase as many Tickets as he or she may wish, subject to availability and other terms and conditions provided herein.
Grand Prize Raffle Tickets may be purchased at any time during which the Raffle is operating. Early Bird Raffle Tickets may only be awarded and/or purchased during the advertised limited-time period, and only by those persons who have purchased at least one (1) Grand Prize Ticket. 50/50 Raffle Tickets may be purchased at any time during which the Raffle is operating, and only by those persons who have purchased at least one (1) Grand Prize Ticket. Social Media Raffle Tickets and Albrecht Raffle Tickets may be purchased at any time during which the Raffle is operating. No Tickets for any Raffle may be purchased after the close date.
Prior to the drawing of any Raffle, BOTG may make a reasonable effort to notify the individual of a rejected or disqualified entry by attempting to make contact with the Purchaser using the information provided at the time of purchase.
Neither BOTG nor its directors, officers, employees, agents or other representatives assume any responsibility or liability for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible or undelivered entries or Raffle Tickets, or any other failure to receive said Raffle Tickets or entries, or any failure to deliver a receipt of purchase prior to the drawing deadlines.
Tickets are non-transferable. In the event of a Ticket Holder's death prior to the drawing of any Raffle, the Ticket or Tickets purchased shall become null and void.
The Ticket Holder must provide valid contact details (email, phone, and address) and keep those contact details up-to-date in their account.
While this Raffle is operated legally in the United States, the laws applicable in your location or place of residence, domicile or nationality may prohibit you from making Purchases from us. Each jurisdiction will have its own laws in place related to your participation in this Raffle. Some have laws which entirely prohibit you from making Purchases from us, while other jurisdictions have laws which prescribe minimum age requirements for making Purchases from us. Still other jurisdictions have laws which operate in other ways to prohibit you from making Purchases from us.
We do not wish to violate any such law nor allow you to make Purchases from us where your doing so would violate any such law in any jurisdiction. It is impossible for us to take direct action to prevent every such country or prepare for every possible legal scenario outside of the United States. Thus, if you are located in or are a resident, domiciliary or national of any jurisdiction where you are subject to any such law, you must not Purchases from us. You must make your own enquiries, and satisfy yourself, before you make purchases from us, to ensure that your doing so will not violate any such law. We regret we are unable to offer you legal advice in any form.
Citizens of the United Kingdom are subject to the Gambling Act 2005 and must participate in a "game of knowledge" to be eligible for any prize offered by this site. See the FAQs for more details.
BOTG’s employees, officers, board members, and their immediate family living in the same household are excluded from participating in the Raffles and are ineligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
Persons who are 18 years of age or older may purchase a ticket to any of the raffles offered at islandrafle.com, unless otherwise prohibited by law. By purchasing a ticket, you represent that you are of legal age and are permitted by law to participate.
How to Enter:
Only persons who are legally eligible and meet the conditions set forth herein may enter the Raffle by purchasing one or more tickets at this website using a major credit or debit card or alternative payment source offered at the site such as PayPal. This may be done by clicking on the appropriate button, adding that Ticket or Tickets to the Cart, and then checking out to complete a purchase.
All purchases are in USD ($). We make no representation about conversion or exchange rates from other currencies. Each card issuer will covert local currency at the time of checkout to USD ($), as is common practice anywhere in the world. It is your sole responsibility to determine if the rates offered by your card issuer are acceptable to you before you purchase. You hereby agree that any purchase you make will be in USD ($) and that you will not dispute or otherwise challenge the purchase due to the exchange rate offered by your card issuer at the time of checkout.
Once payment has been completed a Ticket or Tickets will be generated. In the case of an incomplete or rejected payment, or where a payment does not settle or does not constitute “good funds” in any manner, said purchase shall be deemed incomplete and the Ticket Holder shall be ineligible to win a prize. BOTG reserves the right to reject or otherwise void any purchase, for any reason whatsoever, at their sole discretion.
At the time of checkout, the Purchaser must be a legally authorized to use the credit or debit card from which payment was taken. Any Ticket purchased by credit or debit card without the permission or legal authorization of the Cardholder shall be deemed null and void and the Ticket Holder shall be ineligible to win a prize.
Any Ticket purchase that is disputed or otherwise challenged by a Cardholder, for any reason whatsoever, shall be deemed null and void and the Ticket Holder shall be ineligible to win a prize. Fraudulent purchases in all cases shall be considered null and void and the Ticket Holder shall be ineligible to win a prize.
Only one (1) person may be named per ticket at check out. The person named at checkout shall be considered the Ticket Holder. If the name of more than one (1) person is provided, the name of that first person shall be considered the Ticket Holder. If more than one (1) name is provided at checkout, and a ticket number issued is chosen during a Raffle, the first person named shall be deemed the Ticket Holder of that Ticket and declared the winner.
The division of any prize among a group of persons purchasing a Ticket in common shall be to the sole responsibility of the Ticket holder should that Ticket be selected as a winner. BOTG is not responsible for resolving any disputes that may arise from different individuals listed on or involved with a winning Ticket.
No refunds will be made except that any order with payment received after (1) All Tickets have been sold, or (2) The Raffle has ended will be returned. No other refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of BOTG. If your ticket number does not win, you shall not be entitled to a refund or any other compensation. You must not make or attempt to make any chargebacks, and/or deny or reverse any payment that you have made and you will reimburse us for any chargebacks, denial or reversal of payments you make and any resulting loss suffered by us.
Your credit or debit card will show Boots on the Ground, BOTG, BOTG-NGO, or variations thereof on your statement. Please keep this in mind when reviewing your credit card or bank statements.
Prize drawings will be conducted by a representative of BOTG under the supervision of an independent person. Entrants need not be present to win. Winners will be selected at random as mandated by law.
Grand Prize Raffle Drawing: The Grand Prize Raffle Drawing will be held no later that on June 1, 2017, or earlier, at the sole discretion of BOTG, if sufficient tickets are sold before that date. To be eligible for the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing, the entry must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2017 (hereinafter “Deadline”).
Early Bird Raffle Drawing:
Any Ticket Holder who purchases one of the first 5,000 Grand Prize Raffle Tickets sold will receive a free entry into the Early Bird $1000. A Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Holder may purchase as many additional Early Bird $1000 Tickets as they like prior to the Deadline. Any Early Bird Raffle Tickets purchased by a Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Holder shall remain in the Ticket Holder’s name, and are not transferable. The Early Bird $1000 Raffle will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing.
Any Ticket Holder who purchases a Grand Prize Raffle Tickets after the first 5,000 are sold, but before a total of 10,000 Grand Prize Raffle Tickets are sold, will receive a free entry into the Early Bird $500. A Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Holder may purchase as many additional Early Bird $500 Tickets as they like prior to the Deadline. Any Early Bird Raffle Tickets purchased by a Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Holder shall remain in the Ticket Holder’s name, and are not transferable. The Early Bird $500 Raffle will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing.
Any Ticket Holder who purchases a Grand Prize Raffle Tickets after the first 10,000 are sold, but before a total of 15,000 Grand Prize Raffle Tickets are sold, will receive a free entry into the Early Bird $250. A Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Holder may purchase as many additional Early Bird $250 Tickets as they like prior to the Deadline. Any Early Bird Raffle Tickets purchased by a Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Holder shall remain in the Ticket Holder’s name, and are not transferable. The Early Bird $250 Raffle will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing.
50/50 Add-On Drawing: Only Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Holders may purchase a 50/50 Raffle Ticket. A Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Holder may purchase as many 50/50 Raffle Tickets as they like prior to the Deadline. Any 50/50 Raffle Tickets purchased by a Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Holder shall remain in the Ticket Holder’s name, and are not transferable. The winner of the 50/50 Raffle will be awarded cash in an amount equal to 50% of the cash proceeds received by BOTG from the sale of 50/50 Tickets. The 50/50 Raffle will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing.
Prizes are non transferable, non refundable and non negotiable.
Subject to availability and these Official Rules, the prizes are as follows:
Early Bird $1000 = $1000 USD
Early Bird $500 = $500 USD
Early Bird $250 = $250 USD
50/50 Raffle = Winner will receive cash in an amount equal to 50% of the cash proceeds received by BOTG from the sale of 50/50 Raffle Tickets.
Grand Prize = If the minimum number of Grand Prize Raffle Tickets are sold by the Deadline, then the winner of the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing (hereinafter "Grand Prize Winner" and/or "Grand Prize Winner of the Scottish Island Dream Estate") will receive: the inheritable real property located on the Isle of Arran, Scotland referred to in the Raffle materials. If fewer than the minimum number of Grand Prize Raffle Tickets are sold by the deadline, then the Raffle will be held as scheduled, and prizes will be awarded as advertised, except that the Grand Prize Winner will receive 50% of the total single Grand Prize Raffle Ticket proceeds received by BOTG (aka "Alternative Grand Prize"), minus all costs, expenses, and/or fees paid or incurred by BOTG in connection with the Raffle, not to exceed $100,000.00 USD, as full satisfaction of the Grand Prize.
The Grand Prize, if offered as the Grand Prize of the Raffle, will be transferred to the Grand Prize Winner "AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS." BOTG DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE GRAND PRIZE OR THE OFFERED PROPERTY AND ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OR CONDITION OF THE GRAND PRIZE PROPERTY. BOTG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE GRAND PRIZE PROPERTY IS OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY OR THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN AND NO AFFIRMATION OF BOTG BY WORDS AND/OR ACTIONS WILL CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY. The Grand Prize Winner assumes all fees, local, state and federal taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes based on the value of the Scottish Island Dream Estate, real estate taxes and any other taxes) which must be paid at the time the property is transferred to the Grand Prize Winner.
BOTG makes no guarantee that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will accept that value of the Scottish Island Dream Estate for the purpose of determining any income tax that may be due from any winner. BOTG shall, in all cases, comply with federal and state laws in the United States with regard to reporting. The winner shall be required to complete all appropriate paperwork for said reporting, and provide government issued identification.
Notification to Winners:
A list of the winning ticket numbers will be posted on the Island Raffle website (www.Islandraffle.com) upon completion of any drawing. Raffle winners will also be notified according to the contact information provided to BOTG at the time of Ticket purchase. If a selected winner of any Raffle drawing is unable to be contacted or located after a period of 30 days from the draw date of the applicable drawing, the prize or its cash equivalent will be considered forfeit and deemed to have been donated to BOTG, and any future claims by the ticket holder shall be considered null and void. In order to collect any prize, a winner must sign and deliver to BOTG: (a) a sworn affidavit of eligibility in accordance with these Official Rules and applicable law, including, without limitation, proof of age; (b) such written information as is required by any applicable tax and/or real estate laws, including, without limitation, his/her Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); and (c) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to the BOTG showing that the person claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning Ticket as applicable. Winners of prizes of $1,000 in value or more shall submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by BOTG) for tax withholding purposes in the United States of America. Any winner who refuses to provide these details shall forfeit their prize and it will be deemed to have been donated to BOTG. A winner may refuse to accept a prize and in such circumstances it shall be considered forfeit and their prize will be deemed donated to BOTG. Upon satisfaction of the terms of this section, the prize or its cash equivalent shall be distributed to the winner after 90 days, or at a time mutually agreeable between BOTG and the winner, to ensure all terms have been satisfied and all legal requirements fulfilled. In all cases, distribution of any prize or its cash equivalent shall be fully subject to the final release date of said prize or funds held in escrow or suspense by third parties (ie banks, merchant services, manufacturer, etc), or any dates out with the direct control of BOTG.
Non-Deductibility of Ticket Purchases:
The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for raffles or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently, the purchase of a Ticket does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution.
By entering the Raffle entrants accept and agree: (1) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of BOTG which shall be final and binding; (2) waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Raffle, or these Official Rules. Other rules and regulations may apply. BOTG reserves the right, at the sole discretion of BOTG, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Official Rules at any time for any reason whatsoever. You must review these Official Rules on a regular basis to keep Yourself informed of any changes. Any such changes will be posted to this website. Please contact BOTG if you have any questions. BOTG makes no representation or promises that you will win any prize or prizes whatsoever. This raffle, like all raffles or games of chance, is inherently high-risk and there is no guarantee of return.
BY ENTERING THE RAFFLE, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES BOTG, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEY’S FEES) CAUSED BY PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE FACEBOOK DRAWING OR WINNING ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, AND EACH WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD BOTG HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE FACEBOOK DRAWING OR THE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.
A RAFFLE ENTRANT’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM AGAINST BOTG ARISING OUT OF THE SALE OF ANY RAFFLE TICKETS OR TICKETS OR THE CONDUCT OF THE RAFFLE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR HIS OR HER TICKET OR TICKETS, AS APPLICABLE. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOTG, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURIES TO EARNINGS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE RAFFLE, OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL BE SETTLED IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, USA WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PROVISIONS.
Publicity and Use of Likeness:
Purchaser hereby agree that: a) your first name, first letter of your surname, username town or city, county, country, avatar and/or user image and details of your winnings as well as any content, competition entries, photographs, footage, audio recordings and quotes (including, but not limited to, any taken from telephone conversations, email correspondence or the chat facility) provided by Purchaser to BOTG (hereinafter “Publicity Content”) may be featured on the Website and used in marketing and publicity undertaken by or on behalf of BOTG.; and b) if Purchaser later agree to be filmed, photographed or recorded, Purchaser give your irrevocable consent to being filmed, photographed and/or recorded (hereinafter the “Contribution”) for the purposes of producing audio, visual and audio visual material for inclusion in marketing and publicity material, which may be used, edited, distributed and exploited in more than one country and in any media (including, but not limited to, print, television and internet). Purchaser agrees that Purchaser are happy to feature in such marketing and publicity material at no cost to BOTG.
We operate certain Social Media Pages. Purchaser accepts that the Social Media Pages may feature Publicity Content and Contributions featuring Purchaser. Purchaser further acknowledges and agrees that we have no responsibility for posts made by third parties on Social Media Pages. Purchaser hereby grant BOTG an exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, transferrable license to edit, distribute and exploit the Publicity Content and Contributions in all media (for example, but not limited to, print, television and internet), which media may be used in more than one country.
Purchaser confirms that Purchaser has the right to grant BOTG the rights set out herein. Purchaser hereby waive/s all “moral rights” in any Publicity Content and/or Contribution featuring Purchaser and give to BOTG all the consents that we need to exploit these items in any media without limitation so far as possible in perpetuity.
You agree to provide accurate and complete information when you register with, and as you use this site, and you agree to update your account information to keep it accurate and complete. You agree that Digital Marketer may store and use the information you provide for use in maintaining your Account.
Potential Earnings Disclaimer:
BOTG can not and does not make any guarantees about winning this or any raffle, or your ability to earn an income from the Grand Prize property. Nothing on this website is a promise or guarantee of results or future earnings, and we do not offer any legal, medical, tax or other professional advice. Any financial numbers referenced in this site, by the media, or other third parties about the Raffle are illustrative only and should not be considered actual, exact, or guaranteed value, potential or actual earnings, average earnings, exact earnings, or promises for actual or future return, winnings, or performance. Use caution and always consult your accountant, lawyer or professional advisor before acting on this or any information related to a lifestyle change or your business or finances. You alone are responsible and accountable for your decisions, actions and results in life, and by purchasing a Raffle Ticket you agree not to attempt to hold us liable for your decisions, actions or results, at any time, under any circumstance.
You must not use the Website for any unlawful purpose or in any way that is contrary to applicable laws in the territory from which you are accessing the Website; in an unfair manner, to deliberately cheat in Raffles, to exploit loopholes in any Raffle promotion, or to take advantage of BOTG or other Ticket Holders; for any commercial purpose; in a way that impairs, interrupts or damages the Website or its efficiency; to advertise or promote your own or any third party’s products or services; to distribute any unsolicited communications, including, but not limited to, spam; in any way other than for your personal use; by signing up for multiple accounts; from a territory in which the use of this Website is illegal; or in breach of these Official Rules.
Successors and Assigns:
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, assigns, and personal representatives.
Whenever possible, each provision herein will be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under Oklahoma Law in the United States, but if any provision of the Official Rules is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law or rule in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provision or any other jurisdiction, but this agreement will be reformed, construed and enforced in such jurisdiction as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions had never been contained herein or they shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit enforcement of the Official Rules as a whole.
By purchasing a Ticket or otherwise choosing to participate in any Raffle, each Ticket Holder, Purchaser, or other participant acknowledges and agrees that BOTG has the right, in its sole discretion, to elect not to proceed with the Raffle or any raffle or other offering, for any reason whatsoever or for no reason, and in such event, a Ticket Holder and participant's sole and exclusive remedy shall be to receive a refund of the full price paid by such Ticket Holder or participant for each Ticket, without interest. In such event, the Ticket Holder or Purchaser must request a refund in writing to be delivered by postal mail to BOTG within 30 days of the close of the Raffle or withdrawal of any offering herein, or the funds associated with any such claim shall be forfeit and deemed to be a donation to BOTG.
BOTG shall be responsible for interpreting and applying the Official Rules. BOTG’s interpretation and application of the Official Rules shall be final. By using this site or entering any raffle offered by BOTG, you agree to be bound by the conditions set forth herein. If you do not agree, you must not participate in the Raffle.
By purchasing a Ticket the purchaser acknowledges that he or she is aware of, and agrees to be bound by, these Official Rules and BOTG’s interpretation thereof.
The Raffle is being conducted pursuant to O.S. § Title 21, Chapter 41, Section 1051, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.
By purchasing a ticket or otherwise participating in the Raffle, you represent that you meet all the requirements set forth herein and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Boots on the Ground, Inc. (BOTG) or its representative.