OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES
Thomas Nelson “Free Signed Copy of Heaven Is for Real” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THESE RULES GOVERN ALL ASPECTS OF PARTICIPATION AND AWARD OF PRIZES.
The Free Signed Copy of Heaven Is for Real (“Promotion”) is sponsored by Thomas Nelson, Inc. (“TNI”), PO Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000.
SWEEPSTAKES AND ENTRY PERIOD:
The Promotion and entry period will begin on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time and end on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“Entry Period”). TNI’s sweepstakes system is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.
The Promotion will be conducted exclusively online. 25 winners will be awarded one copy of Heaven Is for Real signed by one of the Burpos (the “Prize”)
The Promotion is only open to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of TNI, its officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, general sponsors, promotional partners, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies, members of the immediate families (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent, or grandparent), and members of the households (whether related or not) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate or win in this Promotion. The Promotion is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. By participating, participant agrees to abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of TNI, which are final and binding in all respects.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Participants must use the Promotion sign-up form located on the Heaven Is for Real web site (www.heavenisforreal.net) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/heavenisforreal).
- Participants may sign up for the promotion once with their email address and once using their Facebook login credentials.
- At the end of the Entry Period, 25 participants will be randomly drawn from all entries made during the Entry Period and awarded the Prize.
- Winners will be notified by email no later than fifteen (15) days after the Entry Period end date.
- PRIZE REDEMPTION: Upon notification via email, winners will then have fifteen (15) days in which to respond and provide their mailing address. If the winner does not respond within fifteen (15) days after being notified, or is ineligible, the prize will be forfeited. Prizes will be mailed to winners at the address provided in the entry form within thirty (30) days following receipt of participant’s confirmation email.
- All decisions made by TNI management or any promotion sponsor regarding any aspect of this promotion are final.
Each participant may submit only one (1) entry using their email address and one (1) entry using their Facebook login credentials during the Entry Period. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated program to enter will result in disqualification. TNI is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. 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 participant. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. 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.
ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY TNI, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SITE SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND PARTICIPANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. TNI WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF THE VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY ENTRY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE ENTRY, IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.
- 25 winners will be awarded one copy of Heaven Is for Real signed by the Burpos. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $16.99.
- No substitution of prize is offered (including cash), no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value. If a winner is unable to accept the prize, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety.
- No purchase necessary. Promotion is void where prohibited. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.
- Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries and participants during the Entry Period.
- TNI retains the right to disqualify any participant if any Promotion rule is not followed.
- By accepting a prize, the winner acknowledges that TNI has neither made, nor is in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize or to any portion thereof.
- Any information collected by registering to enter the Promotion shall be used only in a manner consistent with these Official Sweepstakes Rules. Email addresses may also be used to communicate information about current and future products and promotions of TNI.
- If for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, any suspected evidence of tampering or technological corruption or if any portion of the Promotion is compromised by virus, bugs, worms or unauthorized human intervention, fraud, acts of God, strikes, terrorists acts, criminal acts of third parties, an insufficient number of qualified entries, or any other causes beyond TNI’s control which, in TNI’s sole opinion, corrupts, threatens or impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion, TNI reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion at their sole discretion.
By receipt of any prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless TNI, sponsors, their respective related affiliates, companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Any information provided by Participant is provided to TNI and not to Facebook. By participating, Participant completely releases Facebook from any claims arising from or associated with the Promotion.
TNI may use the participants name and likeness to advertise, promote and publicize, the Promotion, TNI and its products or services and/or TNI’s website(s), Facebook page(s) or any other TNI websites and all media throughout the universe and may authorize others to do so. By participating, participant acknowledges that TNI may use the participants name and likeness in accordance with the permission granted herein without any payment to the participant or any third party.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
TNI is not responsible for and by participating, participant hereby releases TNI from any claims arising from: (1) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer, network, hardware or software; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (5) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to participant’s computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participant’s participation in the Promotion or from downloading any material from TNI’s website(s) or page(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by TNI or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to a TNI website or page by a hypertext link. If for any reason a participant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, participant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Promotion, if it is possible. If the Promotion, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, TNI, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Sweepstakes Rules to be available and/or claimed, TNI reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate Tennessee State Court or federal court located in Davidson County, Tennessee; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participant and TNI in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Tennessee without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Tennessee or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Tennessee.
For a winner list, visit www.heavenisforreal.net/win. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.