These Voting Rules and Procedures are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Bravo Media LLC (“Bravo”). Void where prohibited.
Each week you can cast your vote online at www.bravotv.com (the “Website”) or by text message to help determine which Top Chef contestants wins the title of Top Chef Fan Favorite (the “Campaign”) and receives a $10,000 prize.
Voting (“Voting”) is simple and easy. To vote, tune in to Top Chef on Bravo and follow the on-air instructions. Check your local listings to see when Top Chef airs in your area. Voting will be conducted pursuant to these Voting Rules and Procedures and any such other rules and procedures as Bravo may from time to time designate.
Eligibility: You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to submit your vote (“Vote”). You must be a permanent legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (“Geographic Area”). Votes must be cast by the authorized account holder of the cell phone or Bravo TV sign in from which the Vote is made.
Voting Period and Restrictions: Voting is open from the start time during each weekly voting period, as designated below (each, a “Weekly Voting Period”), and ends at the end time of each Weekly Voting Period, as specified below. After each Weekly Voting Period, the Top Chef contestant with the most Votes will move forward to the next Weekly Voting Period. The Top Chef contestant with the fewest Votes will be eliminated from the Campaign.
Week 1: Start Time: 2/2/17 at 9:00 PM ET, End Time: 2/9/17 at 4:00 PM ET, # of Contestants: 16
Week 2: Start Time: 2/9/17 at 9:00 PM ET, End Time: 2/16/17 at 4:00 PM ET, # of Contestants: 8
Week 3: Start Time: 2/16/17 at 9:00 PM ET, End Time: 2/23/17 at 4:00 PM ET, # of Contestants: 4
Week 4: Start Time: 2/23/17 at 9:00 PM ET, End Time: 3/2/17 at 4:00 PM ET, # of Contestants: 2
Voting is currently limited to forty (40) Votes per person per Weekly Voting Period, regardless of method, but Bravo reserves the right to change the limit on the number of Votes, in its sole discretion. Notification regarding any such change will be announced on-air and/or posted on the Website.
How to Vote Online: Log onto the Website and view the Voting choices available during the Weekly Voting Period. You may submit your Vote by clicking on your selection. A voting confirmation page will appear confirming your selection.
How to Vote by Text Message: If you have a text messaging capable cell phone from a participating carrier, you may text an eligible Top Chef contestants’ first or last name corresponding to your Vote to the short code announced on-air, which may also be posted on the Website and is currently expected to be 27286. Eligible chef choices will be announced in on-air promotional spots and/or on the Website during each in the Weekly Voting Period. Standard text messaging rates apply to all text messages sent and received in connection with the Voting. Please use caution and do not drive while text messaging.
General Conditions: Bravo has the right, in its sole discretion, to void any Vote that appears to have been made by a person not meeting the eligibility requirements set forth above, or to be an automated or duplicate Vote, and has the right to permanently disqualify from any Voting any person it believes has violated these Rules and Procedures. If for any reason the Voting is not capable of being run or implemented as planned, including, but not limited to, as the result of infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other cause beyond the control of Bravo, which is likely to, or actually corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Voting, then Bravo reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw the transmission of any Vote and/or to terminate or suspend the Voting at any point and declare the Voting results based upon the Votes up to that point. In the event of technical difficulties with the Voting, including, but not limited to, mobile or Internet service interruptions, Bravo reserves the right to review the Votes for accuracy and to take any appropriate action, including, without limitation, voiding the Votes cast during the time period in which such technical difficulties occurred. Bravo, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, any other entity involved in the development or administration of the Voting, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for any computer, network, technical, electronic, human or other errors or problems of any kind, for any injury or damage to participants or to any person’s computer or mobile phone relating to or resulting from Voting or downloading materials or software in connection with the Voting, or for Votes that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, or late. By participating, each individual agrees to release and hold the Released Parties harmless against any and all claims and liability of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of their participation in the Voting. Administrators will take reasonable steps where practicable to prevent Voting outside of the Geographic Area; however, some Votes cast outside of the Geographic Area may be counted, and such individual waives any claims such individual may have against the Administrators as a result of the inclusion of such Votes. Caution: Any attempt by you or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service, mobile phone 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, the Released Parties reserve the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Disputes: THESE RULES, AND THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR VOTE, ARE GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. 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 NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. 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.