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Why privacy policies are key for corporate sweepstakes

December 21, 2017
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Recently, we asked Teresa Paquet, Subway’s Privacy Officer, if we could interview her about the current status of privacy policies, including when privacy policies are needed and why they're critical for any companies sponsoring sweepstakes or contests. READ MORE

7 important lessons from past FCC contest cases

August 11, 2014
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The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau has brought a number of cases against broadcasters who conduct or advertise a contest on air. These cases range from failure to accurately disclose the end date for a sweepstakes, to a station’s employee rigging a contest so that his friends and family would win. READ MORE

The FCC’s contest regulations: A primer

July 29, 2014
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Our recent post about the possibility that the Federal Communications Commission will no longer require broadcasters to disclose contest rules in their advertisements brought several questions from readers. Most of the questions were about the FCC regulations and enforcement activities. Here is a brief overview of the two major components of the FCC’s Contest Rule. READ MORE

Are you violating the Facebook contest rules?

April 25, 2012
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“Like” it, “poke” it, but don’t post your latest sweepstakes on Facebook without some serious thought. Your contest could be violating the site’s promotions rules. READ MORE

FCC expands its reach to online sweepstakes and contests

February 2, 2012
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Operating in accordance with the rules and alerting entrants to the material terms of the sweepstakes or contest is sound advice when creating any sweepstakes or contest. READ MORE