IAMS PUP TALES SWEEPSTAKES (“SWEEPSTAKES”) OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF SCHOLASTIC INC. (“SPONSOR”), WHICH SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL RESPECTS.
ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes is open to current legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age and have a valid email address as of TBD Date. Employees of Sponsor, Procter & Gamble and their immediate families are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, or where otherwise prohibited by law.
TO ENTER: Log on to scholastic.com/puptales (the “Web Site”) between 12:00:01 a.m. ET on 5/13/13 and 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 10/24/13 (the “Promotion Period”) and follow the instructions posted on screen to enter. All entries must be received and recorded during the Promotion Period to be eligible for a drawing. Submission by facsimile or any other means is not permitted. Limit one Sweepstakes entry per person/e-mail address. Each person may only use one e-mail address to participate in this Sweepstakes, and such e-mail address may only be used by one person regardless of whether the e-mail address is shared by two or more people. Any participant who uses more than one e-mail address to enter this Sweepstakes may be disqualified and any prizes won may be forfeited subject to Sponsor’s sole discretion. Proof that winner is the authorized e-mail account holder may be required. The winners will be selected on or about 11/7/13, from among all eligible entries received during the entire Promotion Period. The drawing for the winners will be conducted by Scholastic whose decisions shall be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
In case of a dispute over an online participant’s identity, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the participant. The term “authorized account holder,” as used herein, means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor reserves the right to alter, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes without notice if, in the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, the Web Site or Sweepstakes is compromised in any way. Sponsor shall not be responsible for transmission defaults, computer server failure and/or delayed, garbled or corrupted data transmitted by participants. Sponsor shall not be responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials. All entries are the sole property of Sponsor. and Procter & Gamble. Any personally identifiable information collected by registering to enter the Sweepstakes will be used in a manner consistent with Sponsor’s privacy policies, which can be found here: http://www.scholastic.com/privacy.htm. Entrants acknowledge that the entries, including any personally identifiable information contained therein, will be provided to Scholastic. All Sweepstakes entries must be completed by 11:59:59 a.m. ET on 10/24/13.
PRIZES/ODDS: One Thousand One Hundred and Seventy Two (1,172) winners will each receive a free dog-themed Scholastic book. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize is $5.95.
GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS / PRIZE CLAIMS: You are not a winner of any prize unless and until your eligibility is confirmed. The potential winners will be notified at the phone number, email address or physical address submitted on the online entry account and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within ten (10) days. Documents must be returned by the means specified in the specific document within the time specified or the potential prize winner may be disqualified. All claimed prizes by persons who are found eligible will be awarded to those persons. No substitution, assignment or transfer of any prizes will be permitted, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with cash or another prize of comparable or greater value. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Promotion Period following winner validation on or about November 14, 2013. Please allow approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks for delivery of prizes. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of each prize winner. Sponsor is not responsible for inability of any winner to accept a prize in accordance with these full Official Rules. Return of any prize as undeliverable will result in disqualification. By entering, participants and potential winners grant to Sponsor, Proctor & Gamble and their designees the right to use his/her name, photograph, voice recording, information provided and likeness in any media now or hereafter known for advertising, promotion and/or other purposes throughout the world without additional compensation or notification to, or permission of the participant, except as prohibited by law. Prize will be forfeited if (a) attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, (b) potential winner cannot be verified or is deemed ineligible, (c) any mail or prize is returned to as undeliverable mail without a forwarding address, or (d) winner is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated. If prize is forfeited for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to award to an alternate potential winner selected in a random drawing from among the remaining eligible entries. If any required documents are not returned within the required number of days, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Subject to all applicable laws.
SPECIAL SWEEPSTAKES LIMITATION: Any attempts by an individual to access the Web Site using a bot script or other brute-force attack will result in that e-mail address becoming ineligible. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes without notice or liability if the Web Site becomes infected with a virus, technically corrupt, or otherwise cannot operate as planned. Sponsor and their affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, employees, representatives and agents assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to, or resulting from, entering or downloading any information or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and it’s affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone/Internet malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any human or other errors that may occur in connection with the Sweepstakes. If any of the foregoing malfunctions, errors, fraud, unauthorized intervention or defects render the Sweepstakes incapable of operating as planned or corrupt the integrity, affect the administration, security, or fairness of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes immediately. If a technical error or the like occurs that results in more potential winners than available prizes for a particular prize level, Sponsor may elect to hold a random drawing from all eligible claims received to award the number of prizes for the level of prize in dispute which have not yet been awarded. Any use of micro, automatic, programmed, robotic, or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods, and participants using such methods will be disqualified. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit a participant from participating in the Sweepstakes if it determines that said participant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other participants. Any attempt by a participant or any other individual to deliberately damage, interfere with, or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and/or civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, you agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Proctor & Gamble and their affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, licensees, assigns and their advertising, promotion or production agencies from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors or interruptions related to computers, software, servers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing or typographical errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (e) late, lost or undeliverable mail, e-mail or shipments; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Sweepstakes, or receipt or use of a prize (including travel).
WINNERS LIST. For the winners’ names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 1/24/14 to: Iams Pup Tales Sweepstakes Winners List, Scholastic Inc. 557 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10012.
SPONSORED BY SCHOLASTIC INC. 557 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10012.
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