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Official Rules of the "Actions. Not words." Promotion

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.

These are the Official Rules for the Rockland Trust "Actions. Not words." promotion, (the "Promotion") sponsored by Rockland Trust ("Sponsor"). By entering the Promotion, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

1. How to Enter: Tell us in your own words how our services have demonstrated "Actions. Not words," or tell us what "Actions. Not words." means to you. 

There are several ways you can enter:

a) Submit your entry on the submission form located at
b) You can also enter by submitting your entry on the promotion tab on Sponsor's Facebook page.
c) Email your entry to  with "Actions. Not words" as the subject.
d) Mail the entry to Rockland Trust, 288 Union Street, Rockland, MA 02370, Att: "Actions. Not words."
e) Fill out a postage-paid card which will be available at any Rockland Trust branch locations.
f) You can also submit an entry with a video on YouTube or posting to a blog.  If submitting by either of these channels, you must send an email to with a link to your video or blog in order for your entry to be judged.

Entries must describe a positive experience you've had with Rockland Trust, or share a story about someone you know whose actions have made a difference in your life or in your community.  (Example: "My daughter's brownie troop collected and donated over $700 worth of canned goods for the local Food Pantry in Plymouth.  I am so proud of her and the whole troop. Their actions spoke louder than words").  Entries should not exceed 250 words.  All entries must provide contestant's name, and contact information.  See Eligibility and Restrictions below to ensure your entry meets the eligibility requirements. Limit (1) promotion entry per person, regardless of the number of email addresses or social media accounts used, for the duration of the promotion period.  Additional entries received from any individual in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Except for the Rockland Trust logo, any photo or video cannot contain any 3rd parties or material subject to 3rd party rights and must be the contestant's original content.  Photos cannot exceed 5MB and must be in one of the following formats:  .jpg or .png; videos cannot exceed 10MB and must be 60 seconds or under, and must be in one of the following formats: .avi, .flv, .mp4, .mpeg, or .wmv.  Subject to and only Sponsor's review and approval, your entry will be posted on the Rockland Trust website and linked back from the Sponsor's Facebook promotion tab.  Please allow approximately (24) to (48) hours for screening and posting following your submission.

2. Prizes: The prize for which a contestant is eligible is: At the end of each week, one (1) entry will be selected by the Rockland Trust Diversity Council.  That entry will then be featured on a promotional page on Sponsor's Trust website, as well as being pinned on the Sponsor's Facebook timeline. Beginning Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 7:00 am EST, until 5:00 pm EST, Monday, August 06, 2012, you will be able to cast your vote for the final two (2) winning entries from the ten (10) weekly entry winners through an online poll app on Sponsor's Facebook page.  All judging will be completed by using the Facebook online poll.   A $500.00 gas card will be awarded to the two entries which depict the best entries for the theme "Actions. Not words" as decided by public voting. No alternative prize, cash equivalent, or other substitution is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of greater or equal value. Sponsor will not pay for or provide any travel or other related expenses associated with accepting the prize. Winners to be announced on the Sponsor's Facebook page, the Sponsor's website, and other social media channels. No alternative prize, cash equivalent, or other substitution is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of greater or equal value. Sponsor will not pay for or provide any travel or other related expenses associated with accepting the prize. There will only be two winners available for this promotion.

3. Promotion Schedule: Submissions accepted beginning 8:00am EST, Monday, May 21, 2012 until 12:00pm EST, Monday, July 30, 2012. Each week, during the promotional period, one (1) entry will be selected by the members of the Rockland Trust Diversity Council and featured on a promotional page on Sponsor's website, as well as pinned on the Sponsor's Facebook timeline.  The weekly scheduled selection will be as follows:


 Week Start & End Date

 Weekly Selection

Week 1 5/21/2012 - 5/27/2012 5/29/2012 at 3:00 pm
Week 2 5/28/2012 - 6/03/2012 6/04/2012 at 3:00 pm
Week 3 6/05/2012 - 6/10/2012 6/11/2012 at 3:00 pm
Week 4 6/11/2012 - 6/17/2012 6/18/2012 at 3:00 pm
Week 5 6/18/2012 - 6/24/2012 6/25/2012 at 3:00 pm
Week 6 6/25/2012 - 7/1/2012 7/02/2012 at 3:00 pm
Week 7 7/02/2012 - 7/8/2012 7/09/2012 at 3:00 pm
Week 8 7/09/2012 - 7/15/2012 7/16/2012 at 3:00 pm
Week 9 7/16/2012 - 7/22/2012 7/23/2012 at 3:00 pm
Week 10 7/23/2012 - 7/29/2012 7/30/2012 at 3:00 pm

Beginning Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 7:00 am EST, until 5:00 pm EST, Monday, August 06, 2012, you will be able to cast your vote for the final two (2) winning entries from the ten (10) weekly entry winners through an online poll app on Sponsor's Facebook promotion page.

4. Notification and Redemption of Prizes:  The two winning contestants will be notified via their original method of entry on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, by 12:00 pm EST.  The two (2) winning entries will be featured on Sponsor's website, on Sponsor's Facebook timeline, as well as other social media channels.  If after notification the winning contestants do not respond within two (2) calendar days, or fail to qualify for any reason under these rules, an alternate winner(s) will be chosen on Thursday, August 9, 2012 by 12:00 pm EST. A winning contestant is only a winner after notification by the Sponsor and complying with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.

5. Conditions to Acceptance of Prizes: To claim a prize, the two winning contestants must agree in writing to the terms of these Official Rules. Winners will be required to furnish Sponsor with an affidavit of eligibility and/or such other information Sponsor may require to establish winners' eligibility and/or compliance with applicable laws. By accepting a prize, each winner consents to the use of his or her name, likeness, voice, sharing their idea, and/or other personal information in advertising without additional compensation and agrees to provide the Sponsor with anything reasonably required by the Sponsor to document such consent. Any applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

6. Eligibility and Restrictions: There is no charge, fee, purchase, or other consideration required to qualify for the Promotion. Qualified contestants are limited to legal residents of the United States. Contestants do not need to be customers of the Sponsor to enter the promotion. Contestants must be eighteen years of age or older as of the starting date of the Promotion in order to be eligible. Employees of Rockland Trust and its parent and affiliates, members of such employees' immediate families and individuals living in the same household with such employees, are not eligible to enter the Promotion. The Promotion is void where the Promotion, or the method of entry or any other aspect of the Promotion, is prohibited or restricted by, or in violation of, law.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  By entering, you understand you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook.  The information you provide will only be used for promotion purposes.  Please see Sponsor's privacy policy located for details of Sponsor's policy regarding the personal information collected in connection with this promotion. Each entry must be the contestant's original personal creation, and cannot have been previously published, submitted for publication or publicly viewed.  By submitting an entry, each contestant acknowledges and agrees that he/she is the sole owner of the content submitted to Sponsor, and the right to grant and does grant  Sponsor the unlimited right and license to use, publish, edit, modify, duplicate and/or create derivative works from the entry including, without limitation to, the right to publish, display, or otherwise use all materials submitted with the entry, in perpetuity, for any purpose whatsoever. 

Entries must also meet these guidelines:

  • Entries cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms or weapons; any activities that are or may appear illegal, unlawful, unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
  • Entries cannot be obscene or offensive, contain any profanities, or endorse any form of hate or hate group;
  • Entries cannot or contain disparaging remarks about or defame, misrepresent, or invade the publicity, third party rights and/or the privacy rights of Sponsor, their products or services or other intellectual property they own, or any person, living or deceased;
  • Entries cannot contain trademarks, logos owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as a license plate number, bank account numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses;
  • Entries cannot contain or otherwise infringe on any copyrighted materials or person's personal or other proprietary rights (including without limitation photographs, sculptures, music, paintings & other works of art or images published on or in Websites, television, movies or other media) without permission;
  • Entries may not include images of corporate logos, trademarks, identities, or other proprietary materials owned by others such as television shows, magazines, or Web pages, without permission;
  • Entries cannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or deceased, without permission.

Entries not satisfying these requirements will not be eligible for the Promotion and will not be posted.

7. Odds of Winning: Chances of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The winning entries for the Prizes will be selected from the weekly winners by the Facebook online poll.

8. Interpretation: Application and interpretation of these Official Rules, and administration of the Promotion, shall be in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Any decision by Sponsor regarding the Promotion, including eligibility of contestants and determination of the winners, shall be final and binding. These Official Rules and any disputes arising there from shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

9. Right to Cancel or Modify the Promotion: The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion if fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Promotion as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

10. Release and Limitation of Liability: Neither the Sponsor, nor its parent or affiliates, nor their respective agents, officers, directors, employees, agencies, or attorneys, are responsible for, and all contestants release all such parties from any liability arising from, (a) use of the prizes awarded in the Promotion; (b) incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected e-mail and/or postal mail; (c) hardware or software failures of any kind; (d) lost or unavailable network connections; or (e) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether any of the foregoing are caused by users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions, which may limit a contestant's opportunity to participate in the Promotion.