OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES AND ENTRY FORM
Value Line Survey Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”)
NO PURCHASE OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
WHO MAY ENTER: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WITH INTERNET ACCESS AND AN ESTABLISHED EMAIL ADDRESS AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. ONLY ENTRANTS LOGGING ONTO THE INTERNET FROM WITHIN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU ARE NOT A LEGAL U.S. RESIDENT AND PHYSICALLY LOCATED WITHIN THE U.S. AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. Limit one entry per person regardless of the number of email addresses a person may have. Multiple entries in excess of this limitation or mass entry attempts will result in disqualification of all entries by such person. Employees of Value Line, Inc. and its affiliates, subsidiaries, franchises, agents, marketing and market research contractors, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, and fulfillment companies and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) and members of their same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.
By entering the Value Line Survey Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) through the website accessible at the domain www.valueline.com, you hereby accept and agree to the official rules of the Sweepstakes (the “Official Rules”), and the decisions of VLP in connection with the Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final on matters relating to the operation of the Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: All entrants who are invited by VLP and successfully complete a survey (the Survey”) and entry form at valueline.com between June 5, 2012 and June 30, 2012, and no later than 11:59PM EST (“Sweepstakes Period”) will be automatically entered once in the Sweepstakes. If an entrant does not wish to complete the Survey questions, he or she may enter by emailing VLP at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an entry form, filling out and emailing the form back to VLP at the email address during the Sweepstakes Period. Email entries must be received by 11:59PM EST. For purposes of the Sweepstakes, “receipt” of an email entry occurs when VLP’s servers record the reception of the entry email. Automated entries (including but not limited to entries submitted using any robot, script, macro, or other automated service) are not permitted and will be disqualified.
All entries become the property of VLP and will not be acknowledged or returned. All winners must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in these rules in order to qualify for the prize. VLP is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, website, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one's ability to enter the Sweepstakes, including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes.
ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning will depend upon the actual number of entries received for the Sweepstakes.
RANDOM DRAWING: There will be one winner. The winner will be selected in a random drawing on July 20, 2012 from among all eligible entries received. The winner will be notified by email. VLP will be responsible for all Sweepstakes drawings, winner clearance and prize fulfillment, whose decisions are final and binding. Each potential Winner is subject to verification of eligibility and rules compliance.
PRIZE: The winner will be awarded one (1) Apple iPad® device (Approximate Retail Value $499). All prize details are at the sole discretion of VLP. The prize is non-transferable, with no cash redemption or equivalent. All prizes will be awarded. If any advertised prize becomes unavailable, VLP may award a substitute of comparable value. All federal, state and local income taxes, insurance, licensing, registration and title fees connected to the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
VLP shall only be responsible for awarding the number of prizes as stated in these rules. VLP expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prize awarded. VLP makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded.
CLAIMING PRIZE: A properly claimed prize will be awarded. As a condition of winning the prizes, the winner must complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release, where permitted by law, and any other applicable forms required by a taxing authority within ten (10) days of receipt of written prize notification or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The prize will be mailed within 2-8 weeks after the winner returns the required documentation. Further, by accepting the prize, the winner consents to VLP’s use of their name, photograph and/or likeness, address, voice, and statements made by or attributed to them, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, print, broadcast and Internet), for all legitimate business purposes including advertising and promotional activities without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
If any correspondence of the sweepstakes or any prize is returned as undeliverable, the corresponding prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner. Any unclaimed prizes will be awarded in a random drawing to be held as necessary. In case of dispute as to the identity of any online entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. As used in this Sweepstakes, "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any potential winner may be requested to provide VLP with proof that such winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release, hold harmless, and agree not to institute any claim against VLP and each of its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, 1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein; and/or 2) participation in the Sweepstakes or any prize related activities. Upon delivery of the prize to the winner, VLP will be deemed to have awarded the prize to the winner with winner assuming full responsibility for the prize. Under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrants further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS: If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of VLP, VLP reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select winners from among all eligible entries prior to the cancellation. VLP reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors.
VLP, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participating in any or all portions of any of the Sweepstakes, and refuse to award any prize, if entrant engages in any conduct VLP deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Sweepstakes or detrimental to other participants of the Sweepstakes. Such improper conduct, includes, without limitation, falsifying personal information required during entrant registration or a prize claim, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating entries through methods such as automated computer scripts or any other programming techniques, allowing others to use participant's personal information for the purpose of accumulating entries, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise tamper with the computer programs in connection with the Sweepstakes. Participants agree that VLP may void any part of a prize that Participant may have won and/or require the return of any part of a prize that Participant may have won as a result of such improper conduct. Participant further acknowledges that any forfeiture of a prize and/or return of a prize shall in no way prevent VLP from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, VLP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and VLP in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of law principles.
WINNERS LIST: The name and city of residence of the prize winner will be posted on VLP’s website at www.valueline.com for a minimum period of two weeks following verification and prize award.
NO IMPLIED ENDORSEMENT: Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Sponsor & Administrator: Value Line Publishing LLC (“VLP”), 220 E 42nd Street, 6th FL, New York, NY 10017.