eWEEK Reader Survey SWEEPSTAKES: OFFICIAL RULES

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-04-30
 
 
 

eWEEK Reader Survey

SWEEPSTAKES: OFFICIAL RULES

Complete the survey and be automatically entered in our sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Please read these Official Rules ("Rules") before entering the Sweepstakes. You agree that in order to submit an entry, you must satisfy all Sweepstakes eligibility requirements below, and you will need to complete a short survey (at no charge).

Official Rules

Introduction:  QuinStreet, Inc. ("Sponsor") is offering a eWEEK Reader Survey Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes").  

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING THE SWEEPSTAKES.  

Eligibility:  The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 49 United States and the District of Columbia (Rhode Island excluded), 18 years or older, who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree or certificates program. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATION. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Any entries not eligible for any reason will be disqualified from winning any award or prize. Any entry that is awarded a prize and is later determined to have been ineligible, will be required to return any prize of monetary or material value within 7 days upon notification of disqualification and ineligibility. Employees of the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, and their immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents), and all those with whom such employees are domiciled, are NOT eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.

Agreement to Official Rules. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Each potential winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Prize Acceptance Form and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release. If you object or do not agree with any of these Official Rules, please do not participate in the Sweepstakes.

Entry Period. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time ("PST") on 4/30/2014, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PST on 5/25/2014 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received prior to start of the Entry Period or after the expiration of the Entry Period will not be considered. 

How to Enter:  During the Entry Period, Entrant must have successfully completed and submitted the survey located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HNZT9MW.  This Sweepstakes may also be entered by sending a letter via the U.S. Postal Service ("USPS") to: EWEEK READER SURVEY Sweepstakes c/o Legal Department, QuinStreet, Inc., 950 Tower Lane, Foster City, CA 94404. The letter must be received by 5/25/2014. All eligible entries via USPS must be postage pre-paid and must include:  the entrant's name, full address including street, city and zip code; day/evening telephone number and valid email address. Entries that are incomplete, late, lost, misdirected, illegible, improperly submitted, or that contain certain viruses, worms or other harmful content, or that do not conform to the Official Rules in any respect will not be considered. Entries must be submitted in English.

Limit:  only one (1) entry per Entrant. All entries will be reviewed by Sponsor and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry in its sole discretion.     

Once an Entrant has submitted an entry for the Sweepstakes, such Entrant agrees that Sponsor shall own the entry submitted (including all rights embodied therein) and that Sponsor and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, display and distribute the entry and all elements of such entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or not currently known, throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.

After winners are selected, the winners will make themselves available for written / over-the-phone interviews by Sponsor and its designees.

Winner Selection. The winners ("Winners") will be selected as follows. One (1) Grand Prize (defined in Prizes section below) will be awarded through a random drawing held on or about the 15th of the month after the Entry Period ("Drawing Date") conducted under the supervision of Sponsor, whose decisions are final. 

Winner Notification: The winner will be notified via email.  Potential winners must respond to their notification within 7 days of receipt or they will be disqualified.  Potential winners will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and (where legal) Publicity Release, and complete a W9 Form within 14 days of issuance of notification or they will be disqualified.  Noncompliance with the foregoing, these Official Rules, Sponsor's inability to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or prize notification returned as non-deliverable, may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's discretion, a runner-up may be notified.

Winner's Consent. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting any prize, the winner grants Sponsor and its designees the right to use his/her name, city and state of residence, likeness and biographical information, testimonial, the submitted topic (and/or any edited portion thereof) in any and all media for any purposes throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notice or permission, unless prohibited by law.  If a winner requests (in writing to Sponsor) confidentiality, only a first name and state will be provided.

Prizes: One winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Approximate Retail Value of Prize: $100.

All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and without any warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). All federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses not specifically stated herein as being awarded are the winners' sole responsibility. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prize except by Sponsor who may substitute a prize with one of equal or greater value, at its sole discretion.  All prize details are at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winners may waive their right to receive a Prize. If  a Prize is waived or forfeited, it may be awarded to a substitute winner drawn by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.  The depiction of the Prize in any advertising or promotional materials may not reflect the actual Prize delivered to the winners. A lost or stolen Prize will not be replaced. Prize may be subject to U.S. withholding taxes. 

Privacy. In order to participate in the Sweepstakes, you must provide contact information and other information the personally identifies you as an entrant ("Contact Information"). If you opt not to provide us with the requested Contact Information, your entry will not be eligible for the Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to Sponsor's use of your personal information as described in the QuinStreet, Inc. Privacy Policy, located at http://www.eweek.com/privacy.

Disqualification. We reserve the right to disqualify the entry of any Entrant suspected of attempting to disrupt the Sweepstakes and may prosecute or seek other legal action against such Entrant.

 Cancellation. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud, virus or other technical problem or any other factors beyond our reasonable control in any way interferes or corrupts the administration, security or proper administration of the Sweepstakes. If Sponsor cancels the Sweepstakes, the Prize will be distributed in accordance with the entries received through the cancellation date. Failure to enforce a remedy shall not constitute a waiver of the future right to enforce the remedy.

Prohibition on Automated Entries. Any use of automated or programmed entry device methods, effecting entries on-line is prohibited and use of such instrumentalities to submit and entry will be disqualified. Any attempts to access and enter the Sweepstakes via a bot script or other brute-force attack will result in that IP / e-mail address becoming ineligible for the entire Sweepstakes. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.

Internet. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, uploads of malicious files or viruses, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry or any individual who tampers with the entry or voting process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select winners using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of termination. 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, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of 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 entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, QUINSTREET, INC. 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.

Limitation of Liability: Sponsor and its affiliates will not be responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or illegible entries; or entries that are lost due to computer, Internet, or electronic malfunction. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes and award the prize through an alternate means if fraud or technical failure compromises the integrity of the Sweepstakes, as determined by it in its sole discretion. Entrant agree that Sponsor, its promotion partners, affiliates, agencies, and their respective employees or officers shall not be liable for injury, losses, damages, or costs of any kind resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or acceptance of or use or misuse of a prize or parts thereof. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an electronic entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered.

Except where prohibited, by making an entry, all Entrants including the winners releases hold harmless QuinStreet, Inc. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and their shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents and the judges (the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, or liability arising from or out of participation in the Sweepstakes, or acceptance or use of any prize, including human or technical errors, receipt or use of any prize, personal injury, death, damages, or monetary loss, and the risks of travel for prize delivery.  IN NO EVENT WILL QUINSTREET, INC., ITS LICENSEES, AND/OR THEIR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SWEEPSTAKES. Entrant agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from and against, and accept all responsibility of any kind, including but not limited for death (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to any actions taken by any other entrants, in participation of the Sweepstakes. Entrant also agrees to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability, claims, losses, damages or proceedings, including but not limited to death (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to the prizes and any other matter in connection with an Entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor or its designees.

Governing Law; Venue:  This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of California without reference to its choice of law principles. The Entrant agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts located in San Mateo County in the State of California and the federal courts located in the Northern District of California, with respect to disputes hereunder.

Winners List. After the winner is confirmed, their names will be posted on http://www.eweek.com/news/eweek-reader-survey-sweepstakes-official-rules.html on or about 5/25/2014 through 6/25/2014.

Sponsor:  The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is QuinStreet, Inc., 950 Tower Lane, 6th Floor, Foster City, California  94404 and can be contacted at legal@quinstreet.com.

Administration.  This Sweepstakes is administered by QuinStreet, Inc., 950 Tower Lane, 6th Floor, Foster City, California  94404.

©2014 QuinStreet, Inc.  All rights reserved. Amazon, Inc. is not a participant or sponsor of the Sweepstakes.

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