Early Bird Sweepstakes Official Rules

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Early Bird Sweepstakes

 

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

TIMING: The Early Bird Sweepstakes (the “Promotion” or the “Sweepstakes”) begins on July 10, 2012 at 9:00AM Eastern Time (ET) and ends on July 14, 2012 at 12:00PM ET (the “Promotion Period”). 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To participate in this Sweepstakes, you must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, at least 18 years of age, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police at the time of entry, and registered with an account at www.FOPConnect.com. Employees of the Fraternal Order of Police, 911Media, a division of Trade News International, Inc.  (collectively, the “Sponsors”), their affiliates, advertising & promotion agencies, as well as any other entity, or individual, directly associated with this promotion, and the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and/or household members of these entities, are not eligible to participate.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit www.fopconnect.com and follow the links to reset your Members Only Area password and gain entrance to www.fopconnect.com Members Only Area. You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes upon successfully resetting your password within the Promotion Period. Limit: One (1) entry per person/email address during the Promotion Period. 

In case of dispute, an entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor and its advertising/promotional agencies are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries or transmissions, or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. 

PRIZES: One (1) First Prize will be awarded a $250 American Express Gift Card. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of First Prize is $250.00. 

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: Winner will be selected in a random drawing, from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period, on or about 7/20/12

Winner may be notified by phone, email or mail. First Prize winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where allowable, a Publicity Release, (collectively, the “Releases”) in order to receive the prize. Releases must be returned within seven (7) days of notification date, or prize will be forfeited. Non-winning entrants will not be notified. 

Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received during the Promotion Period.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONSOnly the prize stated herein will be awarded. Prize images displayed on the Website and in any materials related to the Sweepstakes are for illustrative purposes only. No transfer, substitution or cash value equivalent for any prize is available, except at sole discretion of Sponsor. All federal, state, or other tax liabilities, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in regard to the Sweepstakes mechanics, and/or the interpretation of these Official Rules. All entrants, and any selected winners, agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its advertising/promotion agencies, any vendors/prize providers that may be associated with the Promotion, and the respective officers and employees of these entities, from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person or property of any kind resulting in whole or in any part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this promotion, or for any prizes won.

PRIZES ARE AWARDED AS IS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).

LIMITATION AGAINST LIABILITY: Winner agrees that Sponsors may use his/her name, photo/likeness and voice for advertising and promotional purposes without further compensation. Sponsors, their promotional and advertising agencies, and all respective officers directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by the winner for any damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prize or participation in this Sweepstakes. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend part or all of this Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond their reasonable control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsors may award the prize in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of cancellation or suspension. Sponsors and their promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by the Sponsor, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit a participant’s ability to participate in the promotion. Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsors’ representatives. All federal, state/provincial, and local laws, rules, and regulations apply.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: For a hard-copy of these complete Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope with correct postage, postmarked no later than 7/14/13, to: FOPConnect.com, Early Bird Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, 4444 Riverside Drive, Suite 202, Burbank CA, 91505.

WINNERS LIST: For written confirmation of the prize winner’s name and city of residence, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with correct postage, postmarked no later than 7/14/13, to: FOPConnect.com, Early Bird Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, 4444 Riverside Drive, Suite 202, Burbank CA, 91505.

SPONSOR:

911Media, a division of Trade News International, Inc., 4444 Riverside Drive, Suite 202, Burbank, CA 91505

Void where prohibited or restricted by law.