WSL Fan Favorite Award

 
 

THE WSL FAN FAVORITE AWARDS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

What are you voting for

You are voting for your favorite male and female surfer of the 2018 WSL Championship Tour Season.

A new addition to the WSL Awards in 2019, the Fan Favorite Award 2018 will be awarded to the men’s and women’s Championship Tour surfer that receives the most votes through a head to head bracket system. The men's bracket will consist of the top 32 male Championship Tour surfers and the women's bracket will consist of the top 16 female Championship Tour surfers.

The following terms (the "Official Rules") govern voting available during certain periods relating to the WSL Fan Favorite Awards (the "Fan Awards"). Please note that the Official  Rules are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Association of Surfing Professionals LLC d/b/a World Surf League (“WSL”).

Who can vote (Eligibility)

Voting on the Fan Awards is only open to individuals who are at least thirteen (13) years of age and who comply with these Official Rules.

How to Vote

There are 5 voting periods during which you may vote. 

Voting Period 1 begins on March 4, 2019 at 9 am and ends on March 8, 2019 at 5pm. The most voted 16 men and 8 women surfers shall advance to Voting Period 2.

Voting Period 2  begins on March 9, 2019 at 9 am and ends on March 13, 2019 at 5pm. The most voted 8 men and 4 women surfers shall advance to Voting Period 3.

Voting Period 3 begins on March 14, 2019 at 9 am and ends on March 19, 2019 at 5 pm. The most voted 4 men and 2 women surfers shall advance to Voting Period 4.

Voting Period 4 begins on March 20, 2019 at 9am and ends on March 24, 2019 at 5pm and shall determine the final 2 men surfers which shall advance to Voting Period 5 (the finals). Final voting for the women’s Fan Awards begins on March 20, 2019 at 9 am and ends on March 28, 2019 at 5 pm and shall determine the winner of the women’s Fan Awards 2018.

Voting Period 5 begins on March 25, 2019 at 9am and ends on March 28, 2019 at 5 pm and shall determine the winner of the men’s Fan Award 2018.

All times stated above are Pacific Standard Time.

You may vote on wslfanfavorite.com (the "Site") by clicking on the “Vote Men” and/or “Vote Women” button and selecting which surfer you prefer for each match up. Follow the the steps to submit a vote for the category/categories and nominee of your choice. You may vote for as many active categories as you wish during each of the Voting Periods.

Determination of the Women’s and Men’s Fan Award 2018: Winners of Fan Awards will be determined using the votes cast on the Site. Votes are tabulated electronically and winners are determined based on the nominees in each category with the highest number of eligible votes. The finalist who receives the highest number of valid votes in each category, as determined by WSL and as described above, will be deemed the potential winner of the category; provided that in the event of technical or reporting difficulties with the voting, or in the event two or more nominees receive the same number of votes such that the finalists and/or winner(s) cannot be determined, or for any other reason WSL deems appropriate, WSL reserves the right to make the final determination as to which of the nominees will be declared the winner of the category. WSL reserves the right to disqualify any finalist or potential winner if, at any time before or during any Voting Period, such finalist or potential winner is subject to adverse publicity relating to such finalist's or potential winner's involvement in any act which is illegal, or insults or offends community moral standards or public decency, in WSL’s sole discretion.

Caution: Any attempt by a voter or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or website, tamper with the voting process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the voting is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, WSL reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limitation of Liability

WSL, their affiliated and related companies, sponsors, promotional partners, advertising agencies, each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, units and divisions; and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees ("Releasees") are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or non-delivered votes; or for interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical failure or jumbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, or technical errors or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration, votes or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such or similar information. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this voting process, as solely determined by WSL, may be disqualified and applicable votes voided. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third party or like voting methods will void all such votes garnered by such methods, and disqualify any voter using such methods. In addition, WSL reserves the right to disallow votes when, in its good faith judgment, such action is required to ensure fairness or for any other legitimate reason. Releasees are not responsible for injury or damage to voter's or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the vote or downloading materials from or use of the Site. Should any portion of the voting process be, in WSL’s opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of WSL, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of votes, WSL reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the voting, and tally the votes received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by WSL. Releasees are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the voting, and assume no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or use to this Web site. By voting, voters agree to release the Releasees from any and all liability for any and all claims, costs, damages or losses of any kind arising out of their participation in connection in the Fan Awards 2018.

IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASEES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

Dispute

These rules, and submission of your vote, are governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of California, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in Los Angeles, California. If the controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall then be resolved by final and binding arbitration administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc., in accordance with its streamlined arbitration rules and procedures or subsequent versions thereof ("JAMS Rules"). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in California. All proceedings brought pursuant to these Official Rules will be conducted in Los Angeles, California. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney's fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.

Except where prohibited, voters agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with these Official Rules or the Fan Awards, including, but not limited to, the determination of the nominees, finalists, or winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with voting, not to exceed $50, but in no event including attorneys' fees.

Waiver and Severability

WSL’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Should any provision in these Official Rules be deemed void, invalid, illegal, unenforceable or inoperative, such invalid, illegal, unenforceable or inoperative section or provision shall not affect any other section or provision hereof, and the remainder of these Official Rules shall be effective as though such void, invalid, illegal, unenforceable or inoperative section or provision had not been contained herein.

Terms of Use

By voting, you agree to abide by these Official Rules, as available at  wslfanfavorite.com. These Official Rules are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of WSL. Notification regarding any such change will be posted at wslfanfavorite.com.

Questions/Contacts

Any questions regarding the Official Rules and/or the Fan Awards should be directed to support@worldsurfleague.com.