The Epoch Times Rewards Program is a program that rewards you with points for referring friends and completing periodic promotional activities, such as playing games and completing tasks. These points can be redeemed for gift cards, digital subscription products, and a growing list of rewards.

TERMS OF USE

The Epoch Times Association Inc. (“we,” “us” the “Company”) offers you the opportunity to earn rewards by referring friends and completing activities on The Epoch Times website. Your participation in The Epoch Times Rewards (“The Epoch Times Rewards Program” or “Program”) can earn you points to use in conjunction with The Epoch Times services, and may also get you additional rewards. We reserve the right to terminate the Program at any time for any reason. The Program is administered by The Epoch Times.

These terms (“Terms”) apply to a user’s participation in the Program. By participating in the Program, users agree to use the Program as outlined herein, and to our general Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms in their entirety, then you cannot register and participate in the Program. Users also cannot where in so doing, they would violate any applicable law or regulations.

ELIGIBILITY

This Program is void where such rewards and referral programs are prohibited. Users who refer others to the program are “Referrers”; those who are referred are “Referred Customers.” Referrers are eligible to receive “Points” for every qualified referral. Referrers must be legally able to participate in the Program, and must be 1) at least the age of majority where they reside, 2) have an existing, valid Epoch Times user account, and 3) are otherwise in good standing. When registering for the Program, Referrers must use the same email address that is registered with their existing Epoch Times user account. The Epoch Times reserves the right to determine if a Referrer’s Epoch Times user account is valid based on criteria that includes, but is not limited to, Epoch Times account activity and ownership. Participation in the Program represents an ongoing relationship with you, for privacy purposes. So as long as you remain in the Program, and you have unused Points, you will be considered an active member of the Program and of the The Epoch Times Community. Please see The Epoch Times’ privacy policy for further details on your privacy rights.

HOW IT WORKS

The Epoch Rewards Program provides multiple ways to earn points, including a Referral Program, and other promotional activities such as completing games and tasks when they become available.

To participate in the Referral Program, once you have created your Epoch Times account, visit rewards.theepochtimes.com and follow the on-screen instructions to start referring. You will be provided a link which you can share with your friends and colleagues as much as you want. If a user uses your Personal Referral Link and signs up and upgrades their account, each of you will receive points (“Points”) to redeem for designated rewards. Points may only be used for designated rewards and may never be redeemed for cash.

To participate in other promotional activities to earn points, you can refer to the specific rules of that activity. Such activities will be available periodically and may not be available at all times.

QUALIFIED REFERRALS

Upon signing up for the Program, Referrers will be provided with a unique referral link (“Personal Referral Link”) that allows Referrers to receive Points. Each Referrer will be able to check his/her status on referrals by logging in to his/her/their account and checking the Rewards Portal. Referrers will also be provided with a unique and personal Epoch Times “Referral Status” page to check page or account to check the status of his/her Qualified Referrals and to manage his/her account. Personal Referral Links will be issued only to individuals. An individual must use their Personal Referral Link to participate in the program, but no purchase is required. Referrers must respect the spirit of the Program by not engaging in spamming or other unfair or otherwise problematic practices, including creating fake accounts or harassing potential referral sources.

CONDITIONS FOR RECEIVING POINTS VIA REFERRALS

Points will be awarded for Qualified Referrals who meet the following conditions:
1. The Referred Customer must use the Personal Referral Link from a Referrer in good standing with The Epoch Times.
2. If a Referred Customer receives more than one Personal Referral Link, The Epoch Times will provide the point to the person whose Personal Referral Link is used to complete the Epoch Times registration process regardless of when the Personal Referral Links were sent. If a Referred Customer registers for an account using any other method, the registration will not count as a Qualified Referral and Referrer will not earn Points;
3. The Referred Customer may not combine the link with any other monetary offer.
4. The Referred Customer may not receive points for the Subscription Referral until the Referred Customer renews on their first subscription.
5. The Referred Customer must not have an existing account for the Account Creation Referral, or an existing subscription for a Subscription Referral;
6. The Referred Customer must be eligible to create an Epoch Times account and otherwise be qualified.
7. The Referred Customer must register a valid and current email address that has not been used to register before.

CONDITIONS FOR RECEIVING POINTS VIA PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Points will be awarded for participating in or completing promotional activities, which are specified in the rules of each activity.

HOW POINTS WORK

Referrers are allowed to accumulate an unlimited number of Points. Points can only be used in the Epoch Rewards Portal.

The Epoch Times may withhold points if it reasonably believes additional verification is required. The Epoch Times may also withhold or invalidate any potential it deems fraudulent, suspect, or in violation of these Terms. If The Epoch Times in its sole discretion believes awarding points or verifying and approving a transaction will impose liability on The Epoch Times, its subsidiaries, affiliates or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents.

All The Epoch Times’ decisions are final and binding, except where prohibited, including decisions as to whether a Qualified Referral, or point is valid, when and if to terminate the Program, and whether, if at all, to change the program.

USE OF POINTS

Points may only be used for qualified The Epoch Times Rewards products and services in the Rewards Portal, which can change at any time. Certain products such as gift cards, require an active subscription to The Epoch Times and at least one monthly renewal, in order to exchange for points.  Points may not be traded and have no monetary value, and may not be redeemed for cash, or traded. Points are not transferable, salable, or auctionable. Points do not expire, unless they are promotional points that indicate an expiration. If the Program is terminated by The Epoch Times, or if a Referrer’s account is cancelled for any reason, unredeemed points are forfeited immediately.

LIABILITY RELEASE

Except where prohibited, Users agree that by participating in the Program, they agree: (1) to be bound by these Terms the decisions of The Epoch Times, its Administrators (“The Epoch Times”) (if any) and/or their designees, and privacy policies; (2) to release and hold harmless The Epoch Times  and their respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, together with their respective employees, directors, officers, licensees, licensors, shareholders, attorneys and agents including, without limitation, their respective advertising and promotion  and any person or entity associated with the production, operation or administration of the Program (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from any and all claims, demands, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses caused by, arising out of, in connection with, or related to their participation in the Program (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s) and/or the awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of the Program or any point); and (3) to be contacted by The Epoch Times via email.

Except where prohibited by law, the Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a point, or from participation in the Program; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any websites or materials associated with the Program. The Epoch Times disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Program, and reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Program should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Epoch Times’ control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Program.

Except where prohibited, the Released Parties shall not be liable to any Users for failure to supply any point or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, tornado, tsunami, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, 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 other similar or dissimilar cause beyond any of the Released Parties’ control.

As a condition of entering the Program, and unless prohibited by law, Users agree that under no circumstances will Users be entitled to any awards for any losses or damages, and Users hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential and any other damages, and waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. A waiver of rights may not apply to you in your jurisdiction of residence. Additional rights may be available to you.

The Epoch Times reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Program should it determine, in its sole discretion, that the administration, security or fairness of this Program has been compromised in any way.

APPLICABLE LAW

Except where prohibited, disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or related to this Program or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the United States, and except where prohibited, New York law (without reference to its conflicts of laws principles), and participant agrees to submit any dispute to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York City, New York.

REFERRERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT

Referrers agree that they will not violate any of these Terms, or otherwise engage in activity that could be considered harassment toward other users. Users agree not to use the Program to:
1. Violate the intellectual property rights of The Epoch Times
2. Spam or otherwise create bulk distributions of the Personal Referral Link or the Personal Bonus Link that is inappropriate
3. Collect or attempting to collect personal data about users or potential Referred Customers
4. Engage in any actions that are designed to disrupt or undermine the Program
5. Make attempts to gain unauthorized access to the software or the Program for any reason
6. Transmit files that contain bots, viruses, works, Trojan horses, or any other file that could contaminate or otherwise destroy The Epoch Times intellectual property or stop the function of The Epoch Times services
7. Engage in illegal or unsportsmanlike activities
8. Engage in behavior designed to annoy or harass others
9. Engage in actions that disparage or malign or call into question the reputation of The Epoch Times, in The Epoch Times’ sole discretion

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

The Epoch Times may prohibit anyone from participating in the Program or receiving a if they determine such User is attempting to undermine the fairness, integrity or legitimate operation of the Program in any way by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Epoch Times users (whether or not enrolled in the Program), or representatives of The Epoch Times. Use of any automated system to participate is strictly prohibited, and if discovered, and will result in disqualification. The Epoch Times reserves the right to disqualify anyone, cancel points, disable or suspect an account, and contact legal authorities (including law enforcement), if it should discover a user is tampering with the entry or referral process or the operation of the Program or violating these Terms. Referrals generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Program, we reserve the right to cancel, change, or suspend the Program.

PRIVACY

Participation in the Program may require a Referred Customer and/or a Referrer to submit personal information about themselves. The personal information will be collected, processed and used in accordance with The Epoch Times’ Privacy Policy which can be found at https://www.theepochtimes.com/privacy-notice. In addition, personal information may be used by Company on Company’s behalf, to contact Users with regards to participation in the Program and to receive communications from The Epoch Times or third party administrators of the Program.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

We reserve the right to modify or amend at any time these Terms and the methods through which points are earned. We reserve the right to disqualify any User at any time from participation in the Program if he/she does not comply with any of these Terms. The Epoch Times’ failure to enforce any term of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

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