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Topstep International Classic 2020 Contest Rules

    1. The Topstep International Classic Trading Combine Promotion (the “Trading Combine Promotion”) and the Topstep International Classic Bracket Promotion (the “Bracket Promotion” and collectively with the Trading Combine Promotion, the “Promotion”) begin at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on 6/25/2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on 7/02/20, [bracket closing], championship promotion ends on 7/02/20, 11:59 p.m(“Promotion Period”). Employees of TopstepTrader, LLC (“Sponsor”), its affiliated entities, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with the Promotion (collectively, “Sponsor Affiliates”), and agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate families – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children, and grandchildren – or same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate.
    2. By entering the Promotion, entrants (“Entrants”) are bound by and agree to the official rules, as specifically set forth herein (“Official Rules”), and the direction of Sponsor. All decisions and determinations of Sponsor relating to the Promotion shall be final and in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Any Entrant may be disqualified at any time if, in the opinion of Sponsor, such Entrant does not comply with these Official Rules. Incomplete entries are void. Any Entrant who attempts, encourages, or realizes, directly or indirectly, multiple entries or provides false contact information, or uses any robotic, automatic, mechanical, or programmed device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified immediately and forfeit any right or interest to any Prizes (defined in Section 4(a)). 
    3. The Promotion is subject to (i) all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws, and (ii) any relevant foreign and international laws, treaties, or ordinances. The Promotion is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. 
    4. Entrants must be 18 years old or older at time of entry to enter to participate and cannot be listed on the OFAC Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (or other similar list or designation).
  2. HOW TO ENTER: To enter theTrading  Combine Promotion, you must complete the Trading Combine Promotion application on Sponsor’s website. To enter the Bracket Promotion, you must complete the Topstep International Bracket located on Sponsor’s website and answer certain informational questions. You may enter each of the Trading Combine Promotion and the Bracket Promotion only once; you are not required to enter both the Trading Combine Promotion and the Bracket Promotion. 
  3. SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNING ENTRIES: All Entrants of the Trading Combine Promotion shall be deemed winners and shall receive confirmation via the email address used to enter the Trading Combine Promotion. The winner of the Bracket Promotion will be determined on 7/14/2020. The Bracket Promotion will be comprised of filling out the form and corresponding bracket to enter promotion. The bracket earning the most points, out of a total of three hundred and twenty (320) points will be declared the (1) grand-prize winner, earning a $150,000 Trading Combine. Two (2) first-place winners will receive a $100,000 Trading Combine, three (3) second prize winners will receive a $50,000 Trading Combine, three (3) third prize winners will receive the $30,000 Trading Combine. The winner of the Bracket Promotion will be determined by Sponsor or its designee. All determinations by Sponsor shall be final and binding. Odds of winning the Bracket Promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received. The winner will be notified via the email address used for Bracket Promotion entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant, entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the applicable email address. As used herein, "Authorized Account Holder" means the natural person who was assigned to that email account by such account’s applicable provider. No entity, partnership, or other type of non-natural person may be designated as an Authorized Account Holder. In the event of a tie the sponsor will randomly select 10 entrants with the highest scoring brackets as the winners. 
  4. PRIZES: 
    1. Each winner of the Trading Combine Promotion shall receive a different prize, depending on their standing: The bracket earning the most points, out of a total of three hundred and twenty (320) points will be declared the (1) grand-prize winner, earning a $150,000 Trading Combine. Two (2) first-place winners will receive a $100,000 Trading Combine, three (3) second prize winners will receive a $50,000 Trading Combine, three (3) third prize winners will receive the $30,000 Trading Combine, as determined by Sponsor (the “Trading Combine”), and the winner of the Bracket Promotion shall receive a promotional code for free access to the Trading Combine for one month. (as applicable, “Prize(s)”). There is no substitution or transfer of a Prize permitted except as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value. These prizes are reflective of the Futures Trading Combine. If the winner would like to trade Forex, an equal value Forex Trading Combine will be awarded in replace of the Futures Trading Combine.
    2. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED "AS IS" WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FROM SPONSOR. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION AND ANY PRIZES. Each winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local income taxes associated with the Prizes. Winners may be issued IRS Forms 1099 for the value of any Prize accepted. 
    3. If by reason of printing or other error, more Prizes are claimed than the number of Prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of Prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of Prizes be awarded.
    1. Sponsor may prohibit any Entrant or potential Entrant from participating in all or any component of the Promotion, if, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, (i) such person shows a disregard for these Official Rules, (ii) acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other Entrant, Sponsor, or its agents or representatives, (iii) disparages Sponsor or its products or services, Sponsor’s competitors or their products or services, Sponsor Affiliates, or any other person or party affiliated with the Promotion, or (iv) acts in any other disruptive manner. The use of automated entry devices or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Promotion is prohibited. Sponsor’s decisions as to all matters related to the Promotion and selection of each Prize winner are final.
    2. Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates are not responsible for late, lost, delayed, unclear, unintelligible, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, or ineligible entries, all of which will be disqualified, or for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error that may occur in the processing of the entries in the Promotion. If for any reason (including infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates, that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion) the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion or to select each Prize winner in a random drawing from eligible entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to any Entrant in connection with the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute any fraudulent entries to the fullest extent of the law.
  6. PRIZE ACCEPTANCE: Potential winners will be notified as provided in Section 3 of these Official Rules, and must respond within 24 hours or, if longer, the timeframe requested by Sponsor. To claim any Prize, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, require winners to complete, sign, and return certain Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms, and other applicable documents, which may require a social security number, postmarked within 3 days of the date on the notification. Winners may be required to produce a picture ID or other form of proper identification to claim any prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the Prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such winner shall automatically forfeit any right it may have to any Prize and an alternate winner may be selected by Sponsor from other Entrants or through an additional Post.
  7. PUBLICITY & MARKETING: By accepting a Prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use winner’s name, likeness, image, voice, hometown, and biographical information in any advertising, trade or promotion, including on the Internet or via wireless application protocol, without further notice, compensation, or permission, except where prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with the Promotion (whether or not required), including mailing address and email address during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add you to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact you in the future for promotional and other reasons.
  8. RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION: Neither Sponsor nor any Sponsor Affiliates are responsible for, and Entrants release each from, any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the Entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a Prize, or otherwise participate in the Promotion, or Sponsor’s ability to include all eligible entries, conduct random drawings, notify potential winner, or otherwise execute the Promotion in the manner intended. By entering the Promotion, you agree to release, defend, hold harmless, and indemnify Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective contractors, directors, officers, employees, and agents against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of any such failure, as well as (a) any damage to any computer or other electronic device relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with entering the Promotion, or (b) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of a Prize awarded in the Promotion, including, but not limited, to any claims for damage to property, personal injury, death, or claims based on defamation, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, or merchandise delivery. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the Entrant ineligible. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing or typographical errors in these Official Rules or any other materials associated with the Promotion. Entrants enter at their own risk and each winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Promotion and the use or redemption of the Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for any condition caused by events beyond their control that may cause the Promotion to be disrupted or corrupted.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in the Promotion, Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Promotion, or any Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in a federal or state court located in Cook County, Illinois; Entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the Cook County, Illinois, for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction, (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion but in no event shall Entrant be entitled to attorneys’ fees or associated costs, (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, or any other damages, other than Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering the Promotion), and (d)  Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Except 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 Entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Illinois, the United States, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Promotion should be directed to Sponsor at the following address: TopstepTrader, LLC, 130 S. Jefferson St., Ste. 200, Chicago, IL 60661, Attention: Marketing Department.