Social Awards '19 Official Rules

Here are the official rules for voting for the BET Social Awards.

"The BET Social Awards Voting"

Official Voting Rules

These are the official terms and conditions for voting for "The BET Social Awards Voting" (the "Official Voting Rules").

1. ELIGIBILITY

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 BET Networks or Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. the ("BET") or any of their respective parent companies, controlled affiliate or related companies.

2. HOW TO VOTE

Submit your vote for your "Nominee" preference during the Voting Period, 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 during the below voting period (“Voting Period”):

Phase I: Voting opens at 2PM EST on January 17, 2019 and closes at 6PM EST on January 27, 2019.  Votes are tallied on January 27, 2019 to determine the top five (5) nominees in each online voting category

Phase II:  Voting begins at 12PM EST on January 31, 2019 and closes at 12PM EST on February 8, 2019.  Votes are tallied on February 9, 2019 to help determine the winners in each category. 

Please go to http://BET.com/Social to cast your vote in each Phase.

 

VOTING ONLINE

Submit your Nominee preferences during the Voting Period on http://BET.com/Social. 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.

3. VOTING PERIOD

Users may vote during Phase I commencing at or around 2PM EST on January 17, 2019 and ending at or around 6PM EST on January 27, 2019.  Votes are tallied on January 27, 2019 to determine the top five (5) nominees in each online voting category

 

Users may vote during Phase II commencing at 12PM EST on January 31, 2019 and ending at or around 12PM EST on February 8, 2019.  Votes are tallied on February 9, 2019 to help determine the winners in each category.  (the "General Voting Period") for all eligible voting categories. As of the time of publication of these Official Voting Rules.  The 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. BET 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 BET and the "Nominee" with the most votes in its applicable category, as determined by BET, will be declared the winner of such category. Please note, that votes in Phase II will aid in the determination of the winner, but BET reserves the right to determine the final winner in its sole discretion.  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 BET believes in its sole discretion to be reasonably necessary, BET 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 BET which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the voting process or for any reason BET deems necessary, BET 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. BET, and its parent company, affiliated companies, related companies, sponsors, subsidiaries and advertising agencies, and any entity associated with this voting process (including, any social media platform used to submit an official vote) (collectively, the "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 BET. BET reserves the right to modify these Official Voting Rules at any time in its sole discretion.

Use of script, macro, any automated system, or fraudulent means to vote or with the intent to impair the integrity of the voting process is prohibited and all such votes will be void.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to nullify all votes obtained via any such means and to disqualify responsible parties from further voting.

All interpretations of these Official Voting Rules and the decisions of BET relating to this voting process are final.

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