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Vertigo 42 contest rules

 

VERTIGO 42 SWEEPSTAKES

  • To enter, visit http://www.marthagrimes.com and submit your Name and Email address through the designated sweepstakes page
  • Five winners will be picked at random to win advance reader’s copy of Martha’s latest book, Vertigo 42.
  • All entries must be submitted between April 18, 2014 at 6AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and May 9, 2014 at 6AM EST.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States or Canada to enter. 
  • Winner will be announced on May 16, 2014.

OFFICIAL RULES

INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED TO ENTER.  NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID HERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ENTER.   ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.

Entry Period: The “Vertigo 42 Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) commences at 6AM EST on April 18, 2014 and ends at 6AM EST on May 9, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Entries received after the Sweepstakes Period will be deemed void.  On or about May 16, 2014, a random drawing will be held from among all Eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period to select five (5) potential Prize winners.

Eligibility:  This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents currently residing in the United States and Canada. Void in all other geographic locations.  Entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry.  Employees of Scribner and any of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, or advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families (parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents irrespective of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household of each (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants: (a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the interpretations of these Official Rules by Martha Grimes (the “Sponsor”), and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Marko Vide Web Design and Development (the “Administrator”) and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) against any and all claims, injury or damage arising out of or relating to participation in this Sweepstakes and/or use or misuse or redemption of any prize (as hereinafter defined); (c) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules; and (d) waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules.

How to Enter:  To enter the Sweepstakes, visit http://www.marthagrimes.com during the Sweepstakes Period and navigate to http://www.marthagrimes.com/fans/vertigo-42-contest/ and provide your Name and Email Address as prompted.   By entering the Sweepstakes, you are confirming that you meet the eligibility requirements as detailed above.  Each person may enter only one (1) time during the Sweepstakes Period.  Duplicate entries will be deemed void.  All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be hereinafter referred to as “Eligible Entries.”  All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  The odds of winning the Prize depends on the number of Eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  Each Sweepstakes entry must comply with these Official Rules. Any entry that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, violates these Official Rules will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win the Prize.  

Prize Winner Selection/Notification: There will be five (5) potential Prize winners randomly selected from among all of the Eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Only entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be eligible for the drawing. The random drawing for the Prize will be conducted by the Administrator at its principal place of business a randomization method selected in its sole discretion promptly after the entries are collected.  As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the potential winners must comply with these Official Rules as published and be confirmed as the official winner.  Potential winners may also be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor a signed affidavit of eligibility and acceptance of these Official Rules.  The potential Prize winner will be notified of winning within twenty-four (24) hours after the drawing via the submitted email address. Information such as name, home address, date of birth, social security number and any other information reasonably requested by Sponsor must be given to the Administrator within twenty-four (24) hours of notification. If a potential Prize winner does not respond with all requested information and deliver to Sponsor all other required documentation within twenty-four (24) hours of notification, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be randomly selected from among the remaining Eligible Entries, if any.

Prize: Five (5) Prize winners will receive one (1) advance reader’s copy of Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes (the “Prize”).  The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $16.  The ARV is subject to change based on current market conditions at time of Prize fulfillment. Any difference between the ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded to the Prize winner.  The Prize is awarded “as-is” without any warranty or guarantee.  The date for fulfillment of the Prize will be on or around May 30, 2014 and such date is subject to change in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  No substitution, transfer or cash equivalent of the Prize or any portion thereof permitted, except by the Sponsor, in which case a prize of comparable or greater value may be awarded.

General Terms:  By entering this Sweepstakes, all entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules and release, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities and expenses (including legal fees) arising from breach of these Official Rules.  All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by the Sponsor are final.  No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro, or automated entries or any other entries that interfere with the legitimate, fair operation of the Sweepstakes are permitted.  All such entries are void and all entrants using such methods shall be disqualified.  Unless prohibited or restricted by law, Sponsor may conduct background checks on potential Prize winners.  Such background checks may include, without limitation, investigation of employment history, criminal or other arrest or conviction record, and any other factor deemed relevant by Sponsor to help ensure that participation in the Sweepstakes by the potential Prize winner and/or his/her guest will not, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, reflect unfavorably on Sponsor or any of its affiliates or bring them into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor.  Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any potential Prize winner and/or guest based on the results of such background checks.  All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply and the Prize winner will be responsible for all federal, state, local and other applicable taxes, and any other payments required in connection with the receipt of the Prize.

THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL BE INTERPRETTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES. THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. ENTRANTS IRREVOCABLY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO BRING OR JOIN IN ANY CLASS ACTION REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES.

The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain fully in force.

Limitations of Liability; Indemnification: By entering the Sweepstakes, all entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death and bodily injury, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including participating in this Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes-related activity, whether sponsored, held by or paid for by a third party or by Sponsor.  Additionally and without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, garbled, damaged, delayed or undelivered entries; or for any virus contracted by any entrant’s computer through participation in the Sweepstakes, for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by computer or Internet malfunction or interference, tampering, manipulation, weather or natural disaster, acts of war, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation; or for failed computer, satellite, telephone, wireless or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, technical error, theft or destruction or unauthorized access. Released Parties are not responsible for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or text messages, the cancellation or postponement of any event, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. The Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or inaccessible or unavailable network, server, wireless service, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections or any combination thereof. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it suspects of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in a unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE, FAIR OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. 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. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, by reason of, but not limited to, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, a computer virus or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or in the event this Sweepstakes is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, the Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or to disqualify affected entrants without any liability to such entrants.  If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Sponsor’s website and the Prize(s) may be awarded to winner(s) to be selected from among all valid, non-suspect Eligible Entries received up until and or after (if applicable) the time of modification, cancellation or termination or in a manner that is fair and equitable as determined by the Sponsor.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY PROVISION IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL NOT BE DEEMED A WAIVER OF SUCH.

Privacy Policy: All information provided by entrants to participate in the Sweepstakes is subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy.

Request for Name of Prize Winners:  For name of the Prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:  Scribner, 1230 Avenues of the Americas, NY, NY, 10018, ATTN: “Vertigo 42 Sweepstakes” Winners.  All requests must be received no later than August 16, 2014 and have “Prize Winner” clearly written on the front left-hand corner of the outer envelope.

Sponsor/Administrator:  This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Martha Grimes and administered by Marko Vide Web Design and Development, Gotna vas 26, 8000 Novo mesto, Slovenia.

Scribner and the Scribner logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Scribner. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  All rights reserved.

 

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