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Great Schools

Clean Streams


The Fine Print


Terms & Conditions

Any resident of the United States may take the pledge and assign it to a New Castle County, Delaware school. To win a prize, a participating school must be a public, charter, private, or parochial school offering classes between Kindergarten and the 12th grade located in New Castle County, Delaware. Home schools are not eligible to win. Determination of whether a contestant meets these criteria shall be under the supervision of the New Castle Department of Public Works whose decisions shall be final in all matters relating to this contest. Employees, contractors, and any other individual having a financial relationship of any kind with Water Words That Work, LLC are not eligible to participate. This competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. 



The Sponsor is New Castle Department of Public Works. William J. Conner Building, 187A Old Churchmans Rd. New Castle, DE 19720 



Pledging opens at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, April 12th, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, April 30th, 2021. To enter, fill out the appropriate form on the contest website, www.GreatSchoolsCleanStreams.org. Online pledges are counted only for those who completely fill out the pledge form, select the school to receive their pledge, and submit the pledge online. Limit one pledge per email address. 


Schools may also enter by submitting a picture of a signed student pledge poster. The signed poster should be displayed on school grounds in a public area. Schools will receive credit for 50 pledges for submitting a photograph of their signed student pledge poster.



The schools which receive the most pledges in their tier during the contest period will be named as the first, second, or third place. All schools that submit a picture of their signed student pledge poster or collect 50 pledges or more will be entered into a random drawing for ten "wild card" prizes of $250. Schools placing in one of the top three spots in their prize tier are ineligible for "wild card" prizes.



Schools will compete in one of three tiers, based on their enrollment:


  • Tier 1: 600+ students

  • Tier 2: 300 to 599 students

  • Tier 3: 1-299 students

The Sponsor will award cash prizes to the winning schools in each tier as follows:


  • First Place: $1250

  • Second Place: $750

  • Third Place: $500


All schools who either participate in the student poster pledge or who receive 50 or more pledges will be entered into a drawing for a "wild card" prize of $250.  




Winning schools will be notified by phone or email on or about May 14th, 2021. All pledge signers will be notified of the winning schools on or about the same date. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or e-mails made to entrants not by Sponsor. 



If for any reason, this contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Submissions. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any entry based on an E-mail address, the entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of Submission. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person, 21 years of age or older, who is assigned to an E-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning E-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Use of automated devices is not valid for Submission. 



In regard to the prizes, no substitution, assignment, or transfer is permitted except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that an offered prize is unavailable. By entering the contest, each participant (1) agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions; (2) agrees to release Sponsor, its member jurisdictions; vendors; affiliates, subsidiaries; and all related entities from all liability, claims, action, or proceedings relating to participation in the contest and from injuries or damages relating to the acceptance or use of the prize; and (3) consent to the use of the contestant's name, voice, pictures, likeness, and entry for editorial, publicity, advertising and promotional purposes in any medium throughout the world in perpetuity without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. 



To receive the names of the winning organizations, (available after May 14th, 2021), or a copy of the Terms and Conditions, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: “Great Schools Clean Streams", c/o Water Words That Work, LLC, PO Box 277, Frederick, MD 21705 Please specify "Terms and Conditions" or "Name of Grant Recipient" on the outer mailing envelope.


Privacy Policy

The Sponsor and Water Words That Work, LLC ("SPONSOR," "we" or "us") have created this privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") in order to disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. By participating in promotions or contests offered by the Sponsor, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of Personal and Organizational Information (as defined below) that we collect when you enter any contests and/or agree to receive communications from us via email and related services.


It is important that visitors are fully informed about the use of their Personal Information.



By registering to participate in contests offered by the SPONSOR, users may provide "Personal Information." For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, Personal Information shall mean individually identifiable information from or about an individual including, but not limited to: (a) a first and last name; (b) mailing or physical address for themselves or an organization they represent, including street name and name of city or town; (c) an e-mail address; (d) a telephone number; and/or (e) any other information from or about an individual that is combined with any of (a) through (d) above.



We will use your Personal Information to determine whether you are eligible to participate in this contest, sign the pledge, and/or receive the prizes. We will use your Personal Information for customer service, to provide you with information that you may request, to provide you with information regarding new services or Promotions available at the Website, to customize your experience on the Website and/or to contact you when necessary in connection with transactions entered into by you on the Website. We may also use your Personal Information for internal business purposes, such as analyzing and managing our business.


Google provides the software for the online pledge form, map, and contest tally. The sponsor and Water Words That Work do not control Google’s use of information you provide when you sign the pledge form. To review Google’s terms and conditions, point your browser to http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/.


Each time that you visit the Website, our web server automatically recognizes your IP address and the web page from which you came. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the Website and to better serve you in using the services and other features contained within the Website.


Please be aware that the Website may contain links to other websites on the Internet that are owned and/or operated by third parties. Such websites have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please review each applicable website's privacy policy. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for, the accuracy of the privacy polices and/or terms and conditions of each of the advertisers' and/or third parties' websites accessible through this Website. The entities that advertise and/or place banner ads on the Website are independent third parties and are not affiliated with us. The information practices of those websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. These other websites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit Personal Information. Additionally, other companies that place advertising on our Website may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising through the use of cookies. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.


We endeavor to safeguard and protect our users' information. When users submit information at the Website, their information is protected both online and offline. The privacy of your Personal Information is very important to us. We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. Please be advised that, although we take every reasonable precaution available to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through our Website is at your own risk. However, access to your information is strictly limited, and not accessible to the public. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personal information. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all user information. Employees not adhering to our firm policies are subject to disciplinary action. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, we shall notify you and any applicable regulatory agencies in the event that we learn of an information security breach with respect to your Personal Information. You will be notified via e-mail in the event of such a breach. Please be advised that notice may be delayed in order to address the needs of law enforcement, determine the scope of network damage, and to engage in remedial measures.



Individuals under the age of eighteen (18) are not permitted to pledge online. Students may participate in the pledge drive by signing a poster displayed at their school, without providing any contact information.


Notwithstanding the foregoing, children thirteen (13) years of age and younger are not permitted to access the Website and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from such children. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.


At your request, we will remove from our database Personal Information that you have provided to us. You may do so by sending an e-mail to greatschoolscleanstreams@gmail.com.


By using the Website including, without limitation, registering for and entering any Promotion, signing up for offers and/or continuing to receive information from us, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add and/or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. All Privacy Policy changes will take effect immediately upon their posting on the Website. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Website or acceptance of our e-mails following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept these changes and agree to continue receiving e-mail from us. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please unsubscribe by clicking here.



If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our practices or your dealings with the Website, please e-mail us at greatschoolscleanstreams@gmail.com , or send a letter to Water Words That Work, LLC, PO Box 277, Frederick, MD 21705.