Rate & Review Sweepstakes Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CANADA WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER AND WHO ARE PHYSICALLY LOCATED AND RESIDE IN THE UNITED STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OR CANADA. 

VOID IN PUERTO RICO, QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

1.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

2.  ELIGIBILITY: Duck Brand Rate & Review Sweepstakes 2013 (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and Canada, who are 18 years of age and older, who are physically located and reside in the United States, District of Columbia or Canada at the time of entry ("Eligible Participant").  Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec, and where prohibited.  Employees, directors and officers, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), and their respective household members, of ShurTech Brands (“Sponsor”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, Bazaarvoice, Inc. and Tenthwave Digital LLC are not eligible to enter.  Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes.

   

3. SWEEPSTAKES TIMING/DESCRIPTION: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on 1/1/13 and ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 12/31/13 (the "Promotion Period").  One prize will be awarded each month during the Promotion Period (“Monthly Prize”) in a random drawing (“Monthly Random Drawing”) from among all eligible entries received during that respective month of the Promotion Period. 

4. HOW TO ENTER:  There are two (2) ways to enter this Sweepstakes:  online and via U.S. Mail. Online: To enter the Sweepstakes online, go to www.duckbrand.com,  and go to the Rate & Review tab.  Pick a product that you would like to rate and review from among the eligible Duck Tape products displayed on the site. Follow the online instructions to complete the review summary and full review, and submit it along with your username during the Promotion Period.   You must also agree to the Terms & Conditions of the review process http://reviews.duckbrand.com/content/0605-en_us/termsandconditions.htm , as well as the Official Rules.    Online review/entry must be received by dates/times stated in the Entry Chart below in order to be eligible.   Eligible Duck Tape products include all products featured on DuckBrand.com.  Limit five online entries per person/email address per day.  Subsequent entries submitted by the same person/email address on the same day will be void. Each review submitted must be unique in content.  By Mail:  To enter the Sweepstakes by U. S. Mail, hand print your name, address, city, state, ZIP code, date of birth, email address  and daytime telephone number on a 3” X 5” card, and mail it, in an envelope with postage affixed, to: Duck Brand Rate & Review Sweepstakes, PO Box 918, Plainview, NY 11803-0918.  Mail-in entries must be postmarked and received by dates stated in the Entry Chart below in order to be eligible.  Limit one entry per outer envelope.  Entrants may enter only by using the entry methods described in these rules.  Entries that have been generated by a script, macro, bot or any other automated means will be deemed void.  Entries that are mechanically reproduced, copied, illegible, incomplete, postage due, late or inaccurate are void.  Duplicate entries submitted by the same person or the same email address on the same day are void.  Incomplete entries or entries not complying with these Official Rules are subject to disqualification, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery.    Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.   If a dispute results as to the identity of an online entrant, it will be determined that the online entry was submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address from which the entry is made.  For these purposes, the authorized account holder is the natural person assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address.  The promotional Website’s database clock will be the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.     

 

5. ENTRY DETAILS:  The Entry must be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image, and may not be offensive, nor can it defame, or invade upon the publicity rights or privacy of any person as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion.  Each entrant represents and warrants that:  1) he/she is the original author and creator of the Entry and that the Entry complies with these Official Rules; 2) the Entry is original, has not been previously published and has not previously won any award; 3) the Entry does not and will not infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; 4) that the Entry is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; 5) the Entry is not obscene, offensive, libelous, pornographic, threatening, abusive, contain illegal content, or otherwise objectionable; 6) the Entry does not encourage a criminal offense or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law; 7) the Entry does not display any logos or trademarks not owned by the Entrant; 8) the Entry does not include any disparaging remarks relating to the Sponsor or any 3rd Party.   Entrant acknowledges that nothing herein shall constitute an employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between entrant and Sponsor.  In no way is entrant to be construed as the agent or to be acting as the agent of Sponsor in any respect. 

 

6.  DETERMINATION OF WINNERS:  One (1) potential winner will be selected in a Monthly Random Drawing from among all entries received based on the dates/times stated in the Entry Chart below.  Entries received each month are not eligible for subsequent Monthly Random Drawings.  The Monthly Random Drawings will be conducted by Tenthwave Digital LLC, an independent judging organization.  Judges’/Sponsor’s decisions are final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  Potential winners will be notified by electronic mail and/or overnight or U.S. mail and/or telephone on or about the dates stated in the Entry Chart below. 

ENTRY CHART:

Month

Automatic entry rec’d between 12:00:00 AM ET and 11:59:59 PM ET from:

Mail-in entry postmarked between:

Mail-in entry received by:

Drawing Date:

Winner notified on or about:

1

1/1/13 – 1/31/13

1/1/13 – 1/31/13

2/7/13

2/8/13

2/8/13

2

2/1/13 – 2/28/13

2/1/13 – 2/28/13

3/7/13

3/8/13

3/8/13

3

3/1/13 – 3/31/13

3/1/13 – 3/31/13

4/8/13

4/9/13

4/9/13

4

4/1/13 – 4/30/13

4/1/13 – 4/30/13

5/7/13

5/8/13

5/8/13

5

5/1/13 – 5/31/13

5/1/13 – 5/31/13

6/7/13

6/10/13

6/10/13

6

6/1/13 – 6/30/13

6/1/13 – 6/30/13

7/8/13

7/9/13

7/9/13

7

7/1/13 – 7/31/13

7/1/13 – 7/31/13

8/7/13

8/8/13

8/8/13

8

8/1/13 – 8/31/13

8/1/13 – 8/31/13

9/9/13

9/10/13

9/10/13

9

9/1/13 – 9/30/13

9/1/13 – 9/30/13

10/8/13

10/9/13

10/9/13

10

10/1/13 – 10/31/13

10/1/13 – 10/31/13

11/7/13

11/8/13

11/8/13

11

11/1/13 – 11/30/13

11/1/13 – 11/30/13

12/9/13

12/10/13

12/10/13

12

12/1/13 – 12/31/13

12/1/13 – 12/31/13

1/8/14

1/9/14

1/9/14

 

Potential winners may be required to verify their eligibility and mailing address. Canadian residents must answer an arithmetic skill testing question prior to the awarding of their prize.  Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of prize.  Odds of winning a Monthly Prize depend upon the number of eligible online and mail-in entries received for each month according to Entry Chart above.  Limit one prize per person/email address.  All claimed prizes will be awarded. 

     

7. PRIZES: Twelve (12) Monthly Prizes: One prize will be awarded each month of the Promotion Period. A $100 VISA Gift Card. All terms and conditions related to the promo codes apply. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $100/each. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,200. All taxes and any other costs not specifically stated within these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes may not be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable at the time the prize is awarded. All prizes will be awarded, providing there are a sufficient number of eligible entries received. If a winner is 18 years of age or older but deemed a minor in his/her state or place of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of a parent or legal guardian.

 

 

8. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements.  Sponsor will collect information from the entrant solely for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes and to notify a winner.  Sponsor will not share this information with any third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor’s use of information submitted by entrants in connection with this Sweepstakes will be subject to the terms and conditions stated in these Official Rules as well as to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at http://www.ducktape.com/privacy_policy/.  All materials submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By accepting a prize, a winner consents to the use of his/her name, image, likeness, photograph, voice and biographical material and entry submission for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes by Sponsor, or a party designated by Sponsor, in any and all media now or hereafter known including but not limited to, any online announcements, or for sharing this information with the press for viewing, whether TV or print, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.  Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsor, which are final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules.  Entrants agree that any and all disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio.

 

9.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: ENTRANTS HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, AND TENTHWAVE DIGITAL LLC, THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, BAZAARVOICE, INC. AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND SHAREHOLDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY.  THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, OR PROFIT; LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY; AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES.  ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT RELEASEES HAVE NOT MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE SWEEPSTAKES OR A PRIZE AWARDED.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, RELEASEES DO NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROMOTIONAL WEB SITE AND RELEASEES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS RELATED THERETO. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, delayed, garbled, damaged, stolen or misdirected submissions, or problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic.  Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, inability to access a website, inability to submit an entry, or fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions or inaccurate transcription of entry information, whether caused by Sponsor, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit an Eligible Participant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes. Releases are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, postage-due or misdirected entries or mail.   Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR ANY ONLINE SERVICE RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such term or any other provision.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who violates the rules or interferes with the Sweepstakes in any manner.  If an entrant is disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Any attempt by an individual to access any website associated with the Sweepstakes via a bot script or other brute force attack or any other unauthorized means will result in that individual’s IP address becoming ineligible.  Use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited.

10. DISPUTES:  Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Eligible Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of  Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Ohio, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Ohio. 

 

11. WINNERS’ LIST: For the names of the winners, available after 1/31/14, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 1/31/14 to: Duck Brand Rate & Review Sweepstakes Winners, P. O. Box 997, Plainview, NY  11803-0997. 

 

12. SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR:  The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is ShurTech Brands, 32150 Just Imagine Drive, Avon, OH  44011. Administrator:  Tenthwave Digital LLC, 35 Pinelawn Road, Suite 207W, Melville, NY  11747.

 

©Copyright 2014  Tenthwave Digital LLC.  All rights reserved.  Entrants may copy these Official Rules for the sole purpose of personal use and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever. 

 

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