Legal Restrictions



  1. ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ESPN Fantasy Hockey 2017 (the "Promotion") is only open to registered members of who are thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the date of entry.
  2. ACCEPT OFFICIAL RULES. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these official rules (the "Official Rules") and to Sponsor's decisions. The decisions of the Sponsor in regards to all matters of this Promotion are final and binding.
  3. SPONSOR; PROMOTERS. This Promotion is sponsored by ESPN Internet Ventures (the "Sponsor"). To the extent any advertisers are associated with the Promotion, each such advertiser shall be deemed a "Promoter" for purposes of these Official Rules.
  4. ENTRY PAGE. To access the Promotion, log-on to Fantasy Hockey Frontpage (
  5. ESPN.COM REGISTRATION. To play the Promotion, you must be a registered member of (or one of Sponsor's affiliated websites, e.g.,,, and Registration is free.
    1. Not yet a Member. You may register by clicking on the applicable link on the entry page for the Promotion, and following the instructions. You may be asked to provide your e-mail address, name, birth date, gender and country of residence (collectively "User Information") and to select a username and password.
    2. Already a Member. If you are already a member (or if you are a member of one of the Sponsor's affiliated websites), then you do not need to register again. You may enter the Promotion by logging in on with your current username and password.
    3. Survey Questions or Promotional Email. You may be asked to answer survey questions or to consent to receive promotional emails or offers. This is optional. You are not required to answer questions or to give consent to receive such emails or offers in order to be eligible to play in the Promotion. Even if you consent, you may subsequently opt-out of receiving such emails or offers by clicking on the "myESPN" icon on any Fantasy Game page, then clicking on the Member Services link, then the Newsletters link and following the instructions.
    4. Password. You are responsible for the secrecy of your password. Sponsor, Promoters and other third parties are not responsible or liable for any actions taken using your password.
  6. TIMING. Registration for the promotion begins on August 3, 2017. The deadline to join the Promotion's full season game is 7:00 pm Eastern Time on the first day of the U.S. professional hockey season (currently October 4, 2016). The final draft day for Promotion will be 14 days after the start of the U.S. professional Hockey regular season. Scoring begins with the first regular season game and ends on the final day of the U.S. professional Hockey regular season (currently April 7, 2018) (the "Promotion Period"). For purposes of these Official Rules all times are Eastern Time. ("ET"). ("ET").
    1. Enter Online. Log on to Fantasy Hockey Front page during the Promotion Period.
    2. Free Standard Leagues - There is no entry fee required to participate in the Promotion.
    3. More than one (1) entry is allowed per Fantasy Hockey account, provided that you don't own more than one (1) team in a single league, as described in the rules under Fair Play and Conduct.
    4. Mechanics of entry. Only entries received online in accordance with these Official Rules will be accepted. No other forms of entry - fax, mail, email, phone or other - will be accepted.
    5. Void. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void.
    6. Change of Email Address. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor during the Promotion Period if his or her e-mail address changes. To do so, click on the "myESPN" link on any fantasy game page, then click on the Change Account Information link and follow the instructions.
    7. Entry Errors.
      1. Neither Sponsor nor Promoter is responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified.
      2. Neither Sponsor nor Promoter is responsible for any unavailability of or interruptions to any service or equipment used in connection with the Promotion, including without limitation (1) interruptions to any network, server, Internet, website, telephone, satellite, computer or other connections (2) failures of any telephone, satellite, hardware, software or other equipment, (3) garbled, misdirected or jumbled transmissions, or traffic congestion, or (4) other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical or electronic, or (5) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture any such information.
    8. No Return of Entries; Disputes. Once submitted, entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder, i.e., natural person, of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identification. Sponsor may require that the potential winner provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address and/or password associated with the winning entry.
    9. Entrants may cancel their team and receive a full refund of any fees up until the time their team is drafted. Once a team is drafted, no refunds will be given unless technical failures significantly disrupt normal game play. Sponsor agrees that it will terminate entrant's account upon notice from entrant.
  8. HOW TO PLAY. See the Game's Rules for a full rundown.
    1. Release. By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to release and to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Promoter, and each of their respective related companies, and all of its or their company's officers, directors, employees and agents and participating retailers (collectively, the "Released Parties") for any liability, injury, death, loss or damages to entrant or any person or entity, including without limitation damage to personal or real property, caused in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by participation in this Promotion (or related activities).
    1. Conduct. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Promotion and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor may lock out an entrant who, in Sponsor's sole judgment, has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility or is otherwise ineligible to enter. CAUTION: A PERSON WHO ATTEMPTS DELIBERATELY TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION OR TO ALTER OR DAMAGE A WEBSITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND FINES; AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
    2. Incidents. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor may modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Promotion if, in the Sponsor's sole opinion, an incident of any kind occurs to corrupt or impair the administration, security, integrity, fairness or play (as intended) of the Promotion, including without limitation: (a) viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or technical failure; or (b) earthquake, flood, fire, storm or other natural disaster, act of God; or (c) labor controversy or threat thereof, civil disturbance or commotion, disruption of the public markets, war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared).
  10. GAMBLING PROHIBITION. This Promotion is strictly for entertainment purposes and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling.
  11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. The Released Parties do not make any representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, relating to the Promotion, and are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment, hardware, software or programming associated or used with the Promotion; (2) technical errors, defects, delays or failures of any kind, including without limitation malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in communications lines, Internet or website access, hardware or software; (3) digital or electronic disruptions, e.g., viruses; (4) unauthorized human intervention, e.g., hacking; (5) technical or human error which may occur in connection with any aspect of the Promotion; (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, access to, copying or downloading materials from or any other website.
  12. DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York county, New York state, i.e., Manhattan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. New York law, without reference to New York's choice of law rules, governs the Promotion and all aspects related thereto.
  13. PRIVACY. Personally identifiable information that is submitted by entrants as part of this Promotion will be used to administer the Promotion and will be treated in accordance with Sponsor's privacy policy accessible on its website at
  14. The Promotion and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2017 ESPN Internet Ventures. All rights reserved.

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