GooseChase Terms and Conditions
GooseChase Official Rules of Participation
Downtown San Leandro CBD invites registered users of the mobile application GooseChase to participate in a one-week scavenger hunt from December 21st, 2022, to January 1st, 2023, in San Leandro. Teams or individuals that complete the GooseChase will have an opportunity to win one of three gift cards according to these GooseChase Official Rules. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules:
ELIGIBILITY: The Nutcracker GooseChase is open to registered users of the GooseChase App that are at least thirteen (13) years of age or older, except employees and contractors of Downtown San Leandro CBD and their relatives are not eligible. Registered users must download the free App to participate in the GooseChase. While minors under the age of eighteen (18) years of age cannot compete for prizes as a participant, minors may partake in the GooseChase as a Team Member for entertainment purposes only. Participants may compete individually or as a team. For clarity, the prizes will only be paid to a single winning registered participant or team captain.
HOW TO PLAY: At the beginning of the GooseChase, the participants will receive a notification in the App that provides access to a series of challenges. Challenges will direct participants to a series of locations. Once a participant has arrived at the location, they must complete the challenge on the App. Once the minimum required number of challenges has been completed, the participant will be entered into the drawing for the cash prize.
ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning are determined primarily by the participant's skill (and, if any, team member's skill) at completing the challenges and the total number of participants completing all the challenges in the time frame allotted. The odds of winning are impacted by the maximum number of participants in the GooseChase. (re)Discover Downtown GooseChase will have a maximum number of four thousand (4,000) participants.
HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE: All participants who complete the minimum number of required challenges in the App by 11:59 PM on January 1st, will be entered into a drawing for the cash prize. Each participant will be assigned a number in the App. A random number generator will select the winning number on January 3rd, 2023. The participant's number that matches the randomly selected number will be the winner. The winner will receive a confirmation by email or other electronic methods of communication. Winners must respond to the confirmation email within thirty (30) days to claim the prize and provide a complete response to all questions sufficient to allow DSLCBD to mail the prize and any necessary legal or tax documentation to the winner. DSLCBD is not responsible for misdirected emails or delivery failures. The winner's failure to respond promptly may result in the forfeiture of the prize.
VERIFICATION: After the GooseChase, DSLCBD will review the location data and other information collected from the participants to confirm that no cheating and/or collusion has occurred. If DSLCBD, in its sole discretion, determines that a participant has engaged in or attempted to engage in cheating or collusion, that participant will forfeit their right to the prize, and DSLCBD may draw another participant number at random to select a new winner. The winner will be announced on DSLCBD's website and social media accounts.
PRIZE SHARING: DSLCBD disclaims any responsibility for segregating, dividing, or distributing prizes with team members. DSLCBD's sole responsibility for providing prizes, if any, is owed to the participant only and not the team member. Participants are solely responsible for segregating, dividing, and distributing any prizes with team members. Any such prize-sharing agreement shall be exclusively governed by an independent, private agreement between the participant and the team member. DSLCBD is not responsible for enforcing any such agreements. Participant and team member agree to release us and hold us harmless from any and all claims arising from such separate agreements. Any claims arising from such agreements shall be asserted only against the participant or team member, not against DSLCBD.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Participants agree not to contest the outcome of the (re)Discover Downtown GooseChase and to fully comply with the Official Rules. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes. DSLCBD reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the GooseChase if fraud, technical failures, or any other factor beyond DSLCBD's reasonable control impairs the integrity of the GooseChase determined by us, in DSLCBD's sole discretion. DSLCBD reserves the right, in DSLCBD's sole discretion, to disqualify any participant that cheats or otherwise attempts to tamper with or circumvent the entry process or the operation of the GooseChase, or that acts in a disruptive manner or in violation of the Official Rules. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage the legitimate operation of the GooseChase may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. DSLCBD reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. DSLCBD's failure to enforce any term of the Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Participants agree to release and hold harmless DSLCBD, the App, and DSLCBD's respective directors, officers, partners, affiliated organizations, and agents for any damage, injury, death, loss, or other claim, liability, or cause of action that may result from or arises out of participant's participation in the GooseChase and participant's acceptance or use of the prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the GooseChase; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, location systems, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the GooseChase or the tracking of participants' locations; or (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participant's participation in the GooseChase or participant's receipt or use of the prize. Participant further agrees that in any cause of action, DSLCBD will be held harmless, and in no event shall DSLCBD be liable for attorneys' fees. Participant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Except where prohibited, participant agrees that any disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the GooseChase or the prize shall be resolved under California law, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and participant consents to exclusive venue and jurisdiction in the courts located in Alameda County, California.
Terms and Conditions GooseChase
To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept liability of any nature for any injury, damage, loss, delay, or additional expenses incurred at or in association with participating in this game. Where legislation implies any condition or warranty that cannot be excluded or modified, that condition or warranty will be deemed included in this agreement. However, our liability for any breach of such condition or warranty will be limited, at our option, to the resupply of the services. We will not be liable for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, or special damages.
- Admission into the game is at the attendee’s own risk. You acknowledge that we will not be responsible for any injury to any person as well as loss or damage to property while participating in the game by you or your invitees.
- You will be liable for any loss or damage caused by participating in the game by you or your invitees.
- We reserve the right, at any time, to change the missions. In the event of a change, we will publish an alert via the GooseChase event notifications.
- The right of admission is reserved and subject to the Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District (CBD) agreement.
- This agreement is governed by the laws of California, where relevant.
- All participants, when conducting their activities, are governed by the laws of the State of California, County of Alameda, and City of San Leandro
Before you begin a Goosechase, we need you as the Team Captain to make all members of your team aware of the following:
This is a family fun game, and everyone who plays submits photos and information that everyone playing can see. So we need to be mindful of everyone in the game having a fun and positive experience.
By downloading the App and playing this game, you are to acknowledge the terms for service by GooseChase
Of particular note of these terms of agreement is that participants under the age of 13 are not to download the GooseChase App. However, children under the age of 13 can fully participate in this game with a responsible adult over the age of 18 who has the App on their phone.
For these reasons, please ensure:
- That all entries submitted are suitable for children of all ages to view.
- That all entries submitted do not include swearing or inappropriate behavior, That all entries do not insight racism, bullying, or defame any individual.
- That you only submit images that have the consent of those people in the image.
- That when participating you consider the health, safety, and wellbeing of all who participate, including animals and the environment.
- Downtown San Leandro CBD and its partners will not be responsible or liable for any breaches of the above requirements or any effects or consequences of any violation of the above requirements.
If you or your team submit something deemed inappropriate by the game manager and Downtown San Leandro CBD your submission will be deleted.
The game manager will determine any of the following:
If points will be taken off your team score.
If you may have the chance to resubmit your entry.
Or if your team will be removed from the game.
This decision will be up to the game managers as we play. So please do the right thing.
Photo/Video Disclaimer: By ticking the disclaimer, you are acknowledging you are fully aware that all photos and videos uploaded as part of a (re)Discover Downtown GooseChase will be shared with all participating teams. Please also be aware that photos and videos taken could be distributed on websites, print, social media, electronic media, and other associated promotional material.
Downtown San Leandro CBD will not be responsible for any photograph or video being copied, shared, uploaded, saved to an individual device, or otherwise collected, reposted or used in any other way, as a result of the participant uploading any photo or video to the App in connection with the GooseChase.
Any behavior contravening the laws of the United States, or any State, County, or Local Law affecting the location where any team member or individual is participating in the activity, or any COVID-19 law, requirement, or restriction affecting the location where any team member or individual is participating in of the area the activity, will be reported to the relevant authorities.