The Great Indie Stars Book Giveaway -- Official Rules
This promotion (the "Sweepstakes") is sponsored by PWxyz, LLC ("PW"), 49 West 23rd Street, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10010.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
To enter, submit the required information in the designated spaces at http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/corp/booklife2015.html and press “Submit” to complete your entry (“Entry”). By filling out and submitting this form, you will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes. Following successful completion of the foregoing you will see a confirmation message. This message signifies your Entry has been received for the Sweepstakes. By participating in the sweepstakes with PW, you will receive by email special offers from PW and BookLife. You can unsubscribe from these promotional emails at any time. Multiple entries are automatically disqualified; only the first entry will be considered.
The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States eighteen (18) years of age and older as of [date] excluding employees and immediate family members of PW and BookLife, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, advertising, promotional and fulfillment agents, attorneys, and other representatives and the persons with whom each of the above are domiciled. Offer void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
Each entrant in the Sweepstakes must be the rightful holder of the email account submitted at entry. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the holder of the email account, the holder will be deemed to be the person who owns the email address according to the records of the email service provider. The email account must be opened prior to the commencement of the Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes will commence on February 11, 2016, at Noon (ET). The last entry will be accepted March 2, 2016, at Noon (ET).
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
TEN (10) potential winners will be selected by a random drawing from among the eligible entries. Potential winners will be chosen by PW no later than March 3. Potential winners will be notified by email. The potential winner may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability (the “Affidavit”). If a potential winner does not respond or return the Affidavit, if requested, within 7 days of delivery the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen.
In PW’s sole discretion, the potential winners may be disqualified and required to forfeit their prizes, and alternate winners may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries, if sufficient time exists, if potential winners: (i) are unreachable or winner notification is returned as undeliverable; (ii) decline or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; or (iii) do not comply with these Official Rules. Forfeited prizes may not be awarded.
10 groups of 11 paperbacks and 1 e-book. Estimated retail value of each group: $100
The prizes will be awarded, provided there are at least TEN (10) eligible entries.
If the actual value of any aspect of the prize is less than the stated approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded. There is no substitution for any prize. The prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. PW reserves the right to substitute a cash payment of equal value for any aspect of the prize.
All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
By participating, entrants affirm that they have read these Official Rules, agree to be bound by them and the selection of the winner, which shall be final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes and/or these Official Rules. Acceptance of prizes constitutes permission to use the winner's name, likeness, biography, and prize won for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation, except where prohibited or restricted by law.
The entrants release, discharge, and hold harmless PW and BookLife, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, attorneys, representatives and agents, including advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, from any and all liability or damages arising from the administration of the Sweepstakes and the use or misuse of any prize received in this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the following: (i) late, lost, incomplete, delayed, misdirected or unintelligible entries, (ii) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes, (iii) any damage to the entrant's computer, related equipment, data files, and software resulting from entrant's downloading of information regarding the Sweepstakes or participation in the Sweepstakes, and (iv) any personal or other injury resulting from use and enjoyment of the prizes.
PW reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem or other causes beyond PW's control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. PW may prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking or employing other unfair practices or by abusing other entrants or the representatives of PW.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND, IN SUCH EVENT, PW RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ITS REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEY'S FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Any dispute arising from the Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts located in the State and County of New York over them and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.
THE ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED.
For the names of the prize winners, e-mail your request to email@example.com no earlier than March 7, 2016, but no later than September 1, 2016. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope (postage not required from Vermont residents) to Carl Pritzkat, PWxzy, LLC, 49 West 23rd Street, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10010 during the time period above.