Uber Challenge - NYC

Official Terms and Conditions


Sponsored by Uber Technologies, Inc.




Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) is offering the “Uber Challenge Program” (the “Challenge”).  The Challenge is subject to these official rules (the “Official Rules”), and by participating, you (“Participant”) agree to be bound by them and the decisions of Uber, which are final and binding in all respects. 

1.  Eligibility:  The Challenge is open to all persons who are authorized Uber Driver Partners (as defined below) on the Uber technology platform (the “Uber Platform”) during the Challenge Period. Only Uber Driver Partners who select New York City (City ID 5) as their primary location may be considered a Participant.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  Employees, officers and representatives, and the immediate family members of such employees, officers and representatives (i.e., parent, spouse, siblings, children, grandparents, step parents, step children and step siblings, and their respective spouses, and those living in the same household, whether or not related) of Uber and each of their affiliated companies, parent companies, subsidiaries, webmasters and any company involved in the creation, design, execution, production, or fulfillment of the Challenge (the “Challenge Entities”) are not eligible to enter.

2. How To Participate:  The Challenge begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“CT”) on February 1, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 29, 2016 (the “Challenge Period”).  Here is what you must do to participate: 

A. Sign Up:  To participate, you must be an authorized Uber driver partner, in good standing with all required licenses, authorizations and approvals designated by Uber (“Driver Partner”), which includes, without limitation, that you have (i) agreed to and executed the Uber Software License and Online Services Agreement between you and Uber Technologies, Inc., (ii) satisfactorily completed your background check, (iii) agreed to the Uber privacy policy, and (iv) expressly opt into this Challenge by selecting the link provided in the e-mail or text message sent by Uber to you.  The Challenge is open only to those independent providers of commercial, rideshare or peer-to-peer passenger transportation services who are active on the uberX, uberXL, uberBLACK or uberSUV product lines during the Challenge Period.


B. Participate:  To qualify for the contest drawing (as further discussed below), each Participant will receive either (i) one (1) “entry” for each hour the Uber App is online, or (ii) two (2) entries for each hour the Uber App is online during “peak hours” (such hours set forth below). In order to qualify as a “entry”, the Participant must (i) accept at least ninety percent (90%) of trips during each online hour, and (ii) accept and complete at least one (1) trip per each online hour. There is no limit on how many entries each Participant may accumulate during the Challenge Period.  At any time during the Challenge Period Uber may, in Uber’s sole discretion, increase the amount of entries a Participant may receive (e.g., Uber may announce for a specified period of time during the Challenge Period that Participants may receive five [5] entries for being online within certain hours) and Uber will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify Participants. 


For purposes of these Official Rules, “peak hours” shall be Monday – Friday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. ET and 9:00 a.m. ET; Monday – Thursday between the hours of 9:00 p.m. ET and 11:59 p.m. ET; Friday between the hours of 9:00 p.m. ET and 11:59 p.m. ET; Saturday between the hours of 12:00 a.m. ET and 3:00 a.m. ET as well as between 10:00 p.m. ET and 11:59 p.m. ET; and Sunday between the hours of 12:00 a.m. ET and 3:00 a.m. ET as well as between 9:00 a.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET. 

Uber’s computer is the official timekeeping device for entry in the Challenge.  To qualify for the Challenge, all trips must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the Challenge Period.

All participants are required to provide complete and truthful information.  Any information that is incomplete, illegible, corrupted, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules may be disqualified from the Challenge at Uber’s sole and absolute discretion. Any Driver Partner that does not meet the eligibility requirements is void. The use of any scripts, computer programs, robotic repetitive, macro, automatic, programmed or similar automated participating methods or agents will be void.

By participating in the Challenge, Participant: (a) agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the interpretation of these Official Rules by Uber and by the decisions of Uber, which are final and binding in all respects; (b) acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules; and (c) agrees to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

3.  Prize:  Fifteen (15) prizes are available and will be awarded to randomly drawn Winners (defined below) as set forth in more detail below.  Such prizes consist of the following:

  • 2016 Toyota Camry SE (ARV $25,900)
  • One (1) $1,000 cash prize (ARV $1,000)
  • One (1) $750 cash prize (ARV $750)
  • One (1) $500 cash prize (ARV $500)
  • One (1) $350 cash prize (ARV $350)
  • Ten (10) $200 cash prizes (ARV $200)

For the avoidance of doubt, the prizes as each are defined above shall collectively be referred to herein as the “Challenge Prizes”. If, for any reason the Challenge Prizes, or any part of the Challenge Prizes, are unavailable for any reason, Uber reserves the right in its sole discretion to award a substitute prize, or portion of prize, of comparable or greater value as set forth in these Official Rules.  No substitution, transfer, assignment or cash equivalent of the Challenge Prizes, or any portion thereof, is permitted by the Winner or any Participant. 


Uber and the Challenge Entities shall have no responsibility or obligation to any Participant who is unable or unavailable to, or who does not for any reason, accept or utilize the Challenge Prize. In the event a Participant does not or cannot accept the Challenge Prize, an alternate Winner may be determined among eligible Driver Partners on the same basis as the potential Winner of the Challenge Prize were determined.  All costs and expenses not specifically listed above as part of the Challenge Prizes are solely the Winner’s responsibility, including, but not limited to, tax, license, registration, insurance and any all other costs and expenses. The Challenge Prizes are provided “as is”. Participants acknowledge that Uber and the Challenge Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose.  Any prizes pictured in advertising and other Challenge materials are for illustrative purposes only.


The value of the Challenge Prizes will be taxable to the Winner as income. An IRS Form 1099 and W9 will be issued in the name of the Winner for the actual value of the Prize awarded.  All U.S. federal, state and local tax liability, and any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance or use of the Challenge Prizes not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Participant’s responsibility (regardless of whether the prize, in whole or in part, is used).

4.  Winner Selection and Notification:  The “Winners” will be chosen based on the number of entries.  Each Participant will receive a certain number of entries (as determined by Uber in accordance with Section 2 above) upon meeting the requirements set forth in Section 2 above.  On a date to be determined by Uber (but in no event later than fourteen (14) days from the end of the Challenge Period), fifteen (15) Participants (each a “Winner”) of the Challenge will announced based on the Participants that have earned the most amount of entries during the Challenge Period.  Uber will notify the Winners by e-mail (at the email address provided by the Winner) or by phone (at the phone number provided by the Winner) and such Winners will be invited to an event to be entered to win one of the Prizes.  A Winner (or an authorized representative of the Winner) must appear in-person at the event to claim a Prize.  Each of the Winners will receive a Prize that will be distributed via a random drawing (i.e., raffle). Additionally, Uber and the Challenge Entities reserve the right to make a public announcement announcing the Winner through the Uber app or in any manner that they deem appropriate.  If a Winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been exerted and/or fails to respond to confirm his/her email address within two (2) business days from when the initial notification email is sent, or the Prize or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the Winner forfeits the Prize and an alternate Winner may be selected by Uber among the remaining Participants.  If the alternate Winner does not comply with these Official Rules or is otherwise unable to accept the Prize, the Prize is forfeited and another alternate Winner will be selected by Uber.  This Winner selection and notification process shall be continued until fifteen (15) Winners are confirmed.  In the event there are multiple individuals that have the same number of total entries that cause multiple Participants to be eligible to receive a Prize, the “Winner” will be chosen based on the earliest date/time in which the Participant received their last entry.  For example, if three individuals A, B and C each have 90 entries (which is the fifteenth most entries and qualifies such Participants to be a Winner) and individual A received its 90th entry on February 23, 2015 at 10:47 a.m. ET, individual B received its 90th entry on February 23, 2015 at 3:59 p.m. ET, and individual C received its 90th entry on February 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET, then individual A shall be considered the “Winner” (i.e., individual A shall be considered the 15th “Winner”) based on date and time in which the last entry was earned. 

5.  Winner Verification: The Winner of each Prize (or any alternate Winner if one must be selected) is not official and shall not be confirmed as the Winner until he/she has completed, signed and returned documentation required by Uber — which may include an Affidavit of Eligibility, release of liability, (except where prohibited) publicity release form, and a completed IRS W-9 form, and the eligibility of the potential Winner has been verified.  Forms must be received within five (5) days after notification of winning.  If the Winner (or any alternate Winner) does not complete all forms necessary within the time given and/or in the event of non-compliance by the Winner (or alternate Winner), such Winner (or alternate Winner) shall be disqualified and shall forfeit the Prize, and all privileges otherwise due as a Winner shall be terminated and an alternate Winner will be determined as provided herein. 

Provided that the Winner is in compliance with these Official Rules and after having successfully proven eligibility, the Winner will be officially confirmed as the Winner.  Uber expressly reserves the right to delay the announcement of the Winner for any reason it deems necessary.  In addition, Uber reserves the right to select an alternate Winner in the event that any Winner fails to comply with these Official Rules.

6.  Liability Release and Indemnity:  Each Prize is offered and provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee by Uber, either express or implied.  By participating in the Challenge, the Winner and each Participant acknowledges that Uber and/or the Challenge Entities have not and will not obtain or provide automotive or other insurance of any kind relating to the Prize and that the Winner will be responsible for obtaining and paying for any form of insurance relating to the Prize as required by law or that the Winner otherwise deems appropriate.  TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, In no event will Uber be liable to PARTICIPANT for any direct, special, incidental, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages (including loss of use, data, business or profits) arising out of or in connection with PARTICIPANT’s participation in the CHALLENGE, whether such liability arises from any claim based upon contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, and whether or not UBER AND/OR other CHALLENGE entities HAVE been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.


By entering the Challenge, Participant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, Uber and any other Challenge Entities from any and all liability, for any claims, damages, injuries or losses of any kind, and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or relating to, (i) participation in the Challenge, (ii) without limitation, death, or property damage, arising directly or indirectly from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Challenge Prize, (iii) defamation, violation of publicity rights, or invasion of privacy in connection with the Challenge or acceptance and use or the Challenge Prize, and (iv) copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or any other intellectual property-related cause of action arising from or related to the Challenge, the Challenge Prize, or Uber’s advertising and marketing related to the Challenge, Participants or the Winner,  in all cases, including but not limited to:  (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Challenge; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Challenge or the processing of completed trip information; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property (including to any computer systems resulting from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Challenge), which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in the Challenge or receipt or use of any prize.  Participant assumes all liability for an injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Challenge, or the acceptance, receipt, or use of the Challenge Prize or any component.  Participant further agrees that in any cause of action, Uber and/or the Challenge Entities’ liability will be limited to the value of the Challenge Prize, and in no event shall the Challenge Entities be liable for attorney’s fees.


Uber and the Challenge Entities assume no responsibility for and will disqualify and void completed trips that are: stolen, late, lost, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, altered, tampered with, unauthorized, fraudulent, damaged, destroyed, delayed, misdirected, not delivered, not received, or that have incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Challenge, or by any human, mechanical or electronic error that may occur in the processing of the entries in the Challenge, or other errors appearing within the Official Rules or in the Challenge related advertisements. Uber and the Challenge Entities assume no responsibility for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Challenge, errors in processing entries, identifying the Winner, in the announcement of the Challenge Prize and Winner, the delivery of the Challenge Prize, any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any web site including uber.com, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Participant’s or any other person’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation in, uploading any materials or downloading any materials in the Challenge.  Use of any device to automate or subvert entry is prohibited and any completed trips received by such means will be void. Uber reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person it suspects or finds (i) to have tampered with the administrative process or the operation of the Challenge; (ii) to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person;  (iii) to display behavior that will bring such Winner, Uber or the Challenge Entities into disgrace; (iv) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with the Challenge; or (v) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY A WINNER WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A WINNER OF THE CHALLENGE AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

7.  Grant of Rights.  Except where prohibited by law, by participating in the Challenge and/or winning the Challenge Prize, Participant irrevocably consents to the use of his or her name, image, photograph, likeness, biographical information, entry, statements attributed to Participant (if true) and any video footage related to the Challenge or Challenge Prize, for all Challenge Entities’ advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes in all media now or hereafter known, worldwide and in perpetuity without additional compensation and additionally consents to the Challenge Entities putting his or her name on a competitor’s list throughout the duration of the Challenge Period and thereafter.

8.  General Terms.    The Challenge Entities are not responsible if the Challenge cannot take place, or if the Challenge Prize cannot be awarded due to delays, interruptions or failures due to acts of God, war, natural disasters, weather, acts or threats of terrorism, strikes, lockouts, labor disputes, work stoppages, fire, acts of government, or other events outside of the reasonable control of the Challenge Entities.  If, for any reason the Challenge is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Challenge Entities, which, in Uber’s sole determination, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Challenge, Uber reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Challenge or any part of the Challenge. If the Challenge or any part of the Challenge is terminated or modified prior to the closing of the Challenge Period, notice will be posted on uber.com. Uber reserves the right to modify and amend these Official Rules from time to time during the Challenge Period for clarification purposes.




The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Uber’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that term or any other provision of these Official Rules. Participant agrees to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in the Challenge–related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on a website and/or the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Uber’s sole and absolute discretion.


9.  Privacy: All information submitted by Participants and collected by Uber in connection with Participant’s entry will be subject to and will be treated in a manner consistent with Uber’s web site Terms and Conditions accessible at: https://www.uber.com/legal/terms and Uber’s Privacy Policy available at: https://www.uber.com/legal/privacy.   By participating in the Challenge, Participant hereby agrees that Uber may collect and use his or her personal information submitted in connection with the Challenge, and acknowledges that he or she has read and accepted the Uber Privacy Policy.  Among other things, the information Participants provide may be used for sending Participants company updates and announcements about Uber and its products and/or services. 


10.  Binding Arbitration:  Except where prohibited by law, Participant agrees that: (1) ANY DISPUTE, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CHALLENGE OR ANY CHALLENGE PRIZE AWARDED SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Challenge or any prize awarded shall be resolved by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect; (3) any arbitration shall be heard by one arbitrator to be selected in accordance with the AAA Rules, in San Francisco County, California; (4) unless both Participant and Uber agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of class or representative proceeding; (5) judgment upon any award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (6) any award or judgment shall be subject to all limitations and releases set forth in these Official Rules and be limited to actual out of pocket damages, and shall not, in any event, include any punitive, exemplary, consequential or incidental damages, attorney's fees or costs of bringing a claim, or any injunctive or other equitable relief.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


11.  Governing Law:  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Void where prohibited by law.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participant and Uber in connection with the Challenge, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the California law without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules (whether of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California.


12.  Request for Name of Winner and Official Rules:  All requests for a copy of these Official Rules and for the name of the Winner must be made by June 30, 2015.  For the name of the Winner and/or Official Rules:  (i) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked to Uber Challenge – NYC (Feb 2016), 1455 Market St., Suite 400, San Francisco, California 94107, Attn: Kelly Rodriguez; and (ii) write “Winners’ Names” and/or “Official Rules” on the lower left hand corner of the envelope.


13. Sponsored and Administered by: This Challenge is sponsored and administered by Uber Technologies, Inc., 1455 Market Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103.