The Ampersand “Ridley Pearson Shelfie” Contest (“Contest”) is void where prohibited or restricted by law. It is subject to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Contest begins at NOON Pacific Time on April 2, 2018 and ends at MIDNIGHT Pacific Time on May 2, 2018.
Eligibility: Contest open to legal U.S. residents who are age 18 years or older at the date of entry, who have entered as indicated below. Employees, officers, and directors (and their immediate family members and those living in the same household) of Ampersand, its affiliates, parents, consultants, contractors, advertising and promotion agencies, public relations, promotion, fulfillment and marketing agencies, and web site providers/web masters (collectively, “Sponsor”) are not eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winner.
How To Enter: To participate in the contest, you must post a Ridley Pearson Shelfie on your Twitter or Instagram page with the tag #onlyonampersand, and like this post on Twitter or Instagram. An example shelfie photo can be found HERE. All steps must be followed to be entered. Limit one entry per person. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, undelivered, stolen, mistyped (e.g., a typo in the #onlyonampersand hashtag) or misdirected entries. By entering this contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding. All photos become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or deleted/returned.
By submitting your entry, you grant Sponsor and its representatives and assigns, employees, and any person, persons, corporation or corporations acting under its permission or authority, the absolute right (but not the requirement) and permission to use, publish, reproduce, distribute or otherwise utilize your shelfie, your name, city, and state of residence, Twitter/Instagram information, photograph, or any portion thereof (collectively, “Likeness”) for advertising and promotional purposes, in such manner and with such frequency as it shall determine in its sole discretion, in all media and territories, without further compensation or consideration (where permitted) and without further notice or authorization. You waive all rights of inspection or approval for any such use. You understand that Sponsor may utilize your information to market to you.
By entering, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents, from any losses, liability, or damages of any kind resulting in whole or in part from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, or participation in this contest.
Selection of Winner: Five (5) winners will be selected, based on the following criteria, on or about May 3, 2018. Each Shelfie will be judged by Sponsor based on creativity, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners will be notified by posting their Twitter/Instagram handle on a “winners” post on Ampersand’s Twitter/Instagram feeds by May 31, 2018. Winners will be required to return an online Release form within thirty (30) days of attempted notification. Failure to respond to the winner notification post on Ampersand’s Twitter/Instagram feeds, or failure to return a completed online Release form, may result in disqualification and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging criteria described above.
Prizes: Five (5) signed hardcover copies of Ridley Pearson’s book Lock and Key: The Initiation (SRP $17.99) – one to each of the five (5) winners. Odds of winning depend on number and quality of eligible entries received.
Failure to comply with any of these Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. Forfeited prize will be awarded to the next winner, based on the judging criteria described above. If by reason of a typographical or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these official rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.
Any and all applicable local, state, and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. Specifically, all winners understand that the prizes are taxable and they shall be issued a 1099 Form with respect thereto if required by law; if Sponsor does not issue said Form because it is not required to by law (e.g., the prize value is under a certain threshold), the prizes are still taxable to the winners. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash, transferred, assigned or substituted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to change or replace the prize at any time in its sole discretion with prize(s) of greater or comparable value.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS”. SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RESPECTING THE PRIZES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PUPOSES.
General Conditions: Contest is governed by the laws of the State of California and by entering it, the participants agree that any disputes shall be subject to binding arbitration in San Francisco, California, to which they agree to personal jurisdiction. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the submission to not be an original or if the entrant has entered more than once. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the contest, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified, and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility. Should any portion of the contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the contest, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the contest.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT SPONSOR, WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, AND ENTRANT SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SPONSOR HARMLESS THEREFROM.
Statement of Release: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter. Entrant understand that their information is being provided to Ampersand, as the owner of its Instagram and Twitter pages, and not to Instagram or Twitter.
Official Rules/Winner’s List: For a copy of the Official Rules or Winner’s List, send a self-addressed, first class stamped envelope marked “Winner’s List” to: 536 N Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos, CA 95030.
Sponsored by: Ampersand, 536 N Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos, CA 95030.
Sponsor shall not be liable for technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
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