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OFFICIAL RULES FOR SWEEPSTAKES

2017 IT Management and Security Software Survey Sweepstakes

February 6, 2017

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  APPLICABLE ONLY IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C.  ENTRY INTO THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 

SPONSOR: Schwartz Consulting, Inc, 2336 S.E. Ocean Blvd #318, Stuart, FL 34996.

 

By participating in the 2017 IT Management and Security Software Survey Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes"), you agree to these official rules (the " Official Rules"), which are a contract, so read them carefully before participating. Without limitation, this contract includes indemnities to the Released Parties (defined below) from you and a limitation of your rights and remedies. You must follow the directions provided in the website link contained in the survey invitation, and otherwise be bound by and follow these Official Rules to be eligible to receive a Prize (defined below) in connection with the Sweepstakes.

 

ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible to enter the Sweepstakes, you must be: (i) a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or D.C. who is at least 18 years of age; and (ii) have involvement with IT Management and Security Software. Employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor and their immediate families and those living in their households, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Void where prohibited.  If you are employed by an entity that prohibits your receipt of sweepstakes prizes, you are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes (though you are welcome and encouraged to complete the survey).  There is a place in the survey to decline participation.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  Eligible individuals can complete the survey between February 6, 2017 and February 24, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”) by visiting the website link contained in the survey invitation.  For purposes of this Sweepstakes, “receipt” of an internet entry occurs when Sponsor’s servers record the entry information resulting from the entrant seeing the final “thank you” screen, indicating survey completion.  All entries must contain a complete and valid name, phone number and email address to be declared a valid entry.  All winners must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules in order to qualify for a Prize (defined below).

 

ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter. On a plain 3” x 5” card, clearly write or type your name, age, complete address, including city, state, and zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any), as well as an explanation of how you are involved with IT Management and Security Software. Then, mail your 3” x 5” card in a postage-affixed sealed envelope to: 2017 IT Management and Security Software Survey Sweepstakes, c/o Schwartz Consulting, Inc, 2336 S.E. Ocean Blvd #318, Stuart, FL 34996.   Mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 20th, 2017 and received by February 24, 2017 in order to be valid. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Each postcard is considered one (1) entry.

 

LIMITATIONS: Regardless of the method used to enter the Sweepstakes, either via the survey completion or mail-in or a combination of the two, the maximum number of entries allowed during the Sweepstakes is one (1) per person.

 

Sponsor is not responsible for any entry that is lost, late, misdirected or undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruption, deletions, defects, delay in operations or transmissions, theft or destruction or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.

 

In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holders.

 

Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, automated entry, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries, and that entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify those entries deemed to be inappropriate or in violation of this Sweepstakes (as defined solely by the Sponsor).

 

Entries are void if they are incomplete, irregular or submitted improperly.  Personal information (if any) collected through responses to the Survey will be used only for the purpose of selecting and contacting the winners.

 

ODDS OF WINNING: The actual odds of winning will depend upon the actual number of total entries received for this Sweepstakes, regardless of the means of entry.

 

PRIZE:  Five (5) prize winners will be randomly selected for the Sweepstakes to receive a $500 Visa Debit Card (the “Prize”).  Approximate retail value of this prize: $500.00.  All decisions on all matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes are final.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION:  Random selection of each potential prize winner will occur during the first week after February 24, 2017 from among all eligible entries received.  Prize drawing will be conducted at Sponsor’s headquarters.  The prize winners will be notified by e-mail or regular mail, at Sponsor’s discretion, within 30 days from the date of the winner selection.  The designated prize winners will have 14 days from notification to claim the Prize.  Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and their respective agents, will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner.  The Prize will be delivered within the United States only.  No prize transfer, assignment or substitution by winner permitted.  All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of each prize winner. If a prize winner declines the Prize, fails to claim the Prize, is unavailable for Prize fulfillment, fails to abide by the Official Rules, or is ineligible, Sponsor may randomly select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries.

 

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Where lawful, the winner may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and/or a Publicity Release.  Failure to return the required documents within the time period specified herein may result in forfeiture of the Prize and random selection of alternate winner from remaining eligible entries.  Except where prohibited by law, by accepting the Prize, winner consents to allow Sponsor to inform all participants of the winner’s name.

 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against the Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, including any company, entity or organization that has engaged the Sponsor to administer the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof). By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor by telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes. The winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, and each of its respective designees, the right to publicize the winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law. Before being declared a winner, each selected entrant will be required to sign a confirmation and acceptance confirming compliance with the Official Rules and acceptance of the Prize as offered. The confirmation and acceptance must be returned within 7 business days of the notification date indicated on the documents, unless otherwise stated, or the selected entrant will be disqualified and the Prize forfeited.

 

MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS:  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes at any time and for any reason. 

 

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Sweepstakes entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms.  Sponsor reserves the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in promotional materials or any materials related to the Sweepstakes.

 

WINNERS LIST:  Winner’s names will be posted on the same website on which these Official Rules were posted.

 

CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION:  This Sweepstakes is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Florida without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. 

 

 

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