TAKE THE ROBOT VACUUM AND MOP SURVEY FOR 2022 (OPENS IN NEW WINDOW)! OFFICIAL RULES FOR SWEEPSTAKES
ENTRY AND WINNING ARE NOT REQUIRED BY PURCHASE. YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING WILL NOT BE INCREASED BY A PURCHASE. WHERE PROHIBITED; VOID. These official regulations (the “Sweepstakes Rules”) apply to the Readers’ Choice Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”). The “Sweepstakes Period” is from September 26, 2022, at 12:00 AM ET, until October 16, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.
Ziff Davis, LLC, sometimes known as “the Sponsor,” is a company located at 114 Fifth Avenue in New York, New York.
Eligibility for this sweepstakes is limited to those who are legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States of America or the District of Columbia and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry. By participating in the Sweepstakes in accordance with these Sweepstakes Rules, participants represent and warrant that they are abiding by all of the rules and terms and conditions set forth herein, including without limitation all eligibility requirements, and that they agree to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding.
The nine (9) months prior to the Selection Date, all former winners of any sweepstakes offered by the Sponsor are ineligible to enter. Employees are anyone who has worked for or provided services to the Sponsor or any organizations connected to the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement, or promotion of the sweepstakes within the last six (6) months (including, but not limited to, employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns). Members of the household and immediate family are likewise ineligible to enter or win. “Immediate Family Members” refers to an Employee’s parents, stepparents, legal guardians, children, stepchildren, siblings, and spouses. Household Members are those who live in the same home as an Employee for at least three (3) months out of the year.
There are two ways to enter the sweepstakes: (1) through fill out the online survey (Opens in a new window) and (2) via mail.
1. Survey Entry: To participate in the sweepstakes by completing the online survey, go to go to the survey page (Opens in a new window) and do so throughout the sweepstakes period.
2. Mail Entry: To enter the sweepstakes by mail, hand-print your first and last names, street addresses, city, state, zip codes, phone numbers, and email addresses on a 3″ x 5″ card. Send your entry, complete, to:
Robot vacuums and mop sweepstakes, c/o E. Griffith, 624 Elm Street Extension, Ithaca, NY 14850-8786
Postmark deadlines for mail entries are October 17, 2022, and October 24, 2022.
No matter the manner of access, a person is only allowed one (1) entry. The same person may be disqualified for entering the contest more than once if they make subsequent attempts to submit duplicate entries.
The only contributions that can be entered into the sweepstakes are those that are made within the sweepstakes period. Other entry methods won’t be permitted. Every entry becomes the Sponsor’s property and will not be returned. Only individuals may enter; commercial enterprises and other business entities are ineligible. Any entry that uses a fictitious identity will be disqualified. Sponsor is not liable for entries that are not received as a result of internet access issues, service interruptions or delays, computer issues, or other technical issues.
Entries are subject to any limits or requirements for eligibility specified above that may be in effect. The person whose email address or phone number is provided at the time of registration and qualification will be regarded to be the entry’s maker. The same email address cannot be used by more than one participant. If more than one person uses the same email address or mobile phone number to enter the sweepstakes and a disagreement later arises about who entered, the entrant will be determined to be the Authorized Account Holder of said email address or mobile phone at the time of registration. The term “authorized account holder” refers to a natural person who has been given a mobile phone number or email address by a company that provides Internet access, online services, phone services, or another company that manages the domain connected with the supplied email address. For online entries, the website administrator shall not deem evidence of submission to be evidence of receipt. The computer that runs the website will, when appropriate, be considered the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes promotion. If entries are discovered to be incomplete or if the sponsor finds, in its sole judgment, that a single participant submitted numerous entries in violation of the sweepstakes rules, the entries will be invalidated.
Entries that are postmarked beyond the deadline, that are late, lost, stolen, mutilated, tampered with, illegible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced, inaccurate, forgeries, irregular in any way, or that otherwise do not adhere to these Official Rules will be invalidated. All submissions pass to the Sponsor and won’t be acknowledged or given back.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about October 25, 2022 (the “Selection Date”), the Sponsor will choose the prize winner(s) (collectively, the “Winner”) by random drawing or from among all eligible entries. The email address provided in the entry will be used to contact the winner. As soon as the Sponsor sends the communication, it will be regarded that the Winner has been notified. Within seven (7) days after the notification attempt, the chosen winner(s) must react (as instructed) to the notification. Only submissions received by the Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period will be deemed eligible entries. The likelihood of winning is based on the quantity of valid entries submitted. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified or otherwise determined to be ineligible, the Sponsor maintains the right, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate winner.
PRIZE: The following prizes (collectively, the “Prize”) will be awarded to one (1) winner:
One (1) $250 Amazon.com gift code sent to you through email, with a value of about $250.
All prizes specified above, in addition to the stated amount of prizes, will be awarded. Due to changes in the market, the Prize’s actual retail value may change. Any discrepancy between the Prize’s stated value and its value at the time the winner is notified, if any, will not be compensated. Except at Sponsor’s discretion, no prize or cash substitute is allowed. The Prize cannot be transferred. If the Prize cannot be given out due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor, a substitute Prize of equal or greater retail value will be given out; however, if a Prize is given out but not claimed by the Winner or is forfeited by the Winner, the Prize, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, may not be given out again. Sponsor maintains the right to select only the indicated number of prizes from among all eligible, valid, and unclaimed prize claims in the event that additional prizes than those specified become available for any reason.
Acceptance and delivery of the prize are subject to verification of the Winner’s address and execution before a notary public of the following document(s), which must be returned within seven (7) days (or a shorter period if necessary) of receiving them: an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and (where imposing such a condition is legal), a publicity release covering eligibility, liability, advertising, publicity, and media appearances. The winner, if any, of the prize will be declared ineligible if they are unable to validate the information they provided with their entry. Before all such fully completed and notarized Prize Claim Documents are sent to Sponsor, the Prize will not be granted. Prize(s) will be awarded to the parent or legal guardian of the eligible participant who is a minor in the state of residency, who must sign and return all necessary Prize Claim Documents. If the prize claim forms are not received by the deadline, the sponsor may choose an alternative winner to receive the prize. Following receipt by the Sponsor of a signed Affidavit and Release from the Winner, the Prize will be sent to the Winner within 7 days. If there are any taxes or fees associated with the prize, these are all the winner’s responsibility.
APART FROM THESE RULES, THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VIRTUOUS WHERE PROHIBITED AND IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. No entries made by participants in the sweepstakes will be acknowledged or returned; instead, they all become the sole property of the sponsor. The prize-winner is solely responsible for any injuries or damage allegedly resulting from entering this giveaway or from the acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize.
Each winner agrees to allow the SPONSOR, except where prohibited by law, to use his or her name, city, state or province, email address, and, to the extent provided as part of the sweepstakes entry, his or her photograph, voice, and/or likeness for advertising, publicity, or other purposes OR ON A WINNER’S LIST, IF APPLICABLE, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, globally. Entrants also grant the Sponsor a perpetual, fully-paid, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use their entry materials in any way, form, or format now known or hereafter created, including on the internet, and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, a perpetual, fully-paid, irrevocable license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, perform, and otherwise use and permit others to use, and throughout the world By participating in the sweepstakes, participants agree to receive emails or other forms of communication from the Sponsor and/or the Sponsor’s parent businesses, affiliates, subsidiaries, and business partners informing them about upcoming promotions, advertising, or solicitations.
The Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries, terminate the Sweepstakes, and/or award the Prize in its sole discretion if, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of fraud, electronic or non-electronic tampering, or unauthorized intervention with any portion of this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor is also entitled to do so if fraud or technical difficulties of any kind (such as computer viruses or bugs) compromise the integrity of the Sw Any deliberate attempt to harm the Sponsor’s website(s) or impair the fair conduct of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws in the United States, and you may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes if you make such an attempt. If such an attempt is made, the Sponsor has the right to pursue all available legal remedies and damages (including attorney fees), including filing a criminal complaint.
DISCLAIMER: THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED TO THE WINNER ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY FURTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXCLUDING ONLY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURERS’ WARRANTIES. INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE PRIZE, SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL FURTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, ITS PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATED COMPANIES, UNITS AND DIVISIONS, AND THE CURRENT AND FORMER OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, SUCC In all cases involving the interpretation and application of these sweepstakes rules, Sponsor will have the final say.
DISPUTES: In the event that the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this sweepstakes is compromised for any reason (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor), Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any I The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any mistake, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, failure of a communication line, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor is not liable for any issues or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical issues or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any harm or damage to an entrant’s or another person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or participating in the promotion. In addition to the other rights reserved above, Sponsor reserves the right to change any date(s) or deadline(s) specified in these Sweepstakes Rules or otherwise controlling the Sweepstakes. Any such changes will be noted here in the Sweepstakes Rules. Any deliberate attempt to obstruct the fair conduct of the sweepstakes by any person may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and in the event that such an attempt is made, Sponsor has the right to pursue damages to the fullest extent authorized by law. Any provision of these sweepstakes rules that the sponsor fails to enforce does not constitute a waiver of that provision.
As a condition of entering the sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that any disagreements that cannot be resolved between them and the sponsor, as well as any claims related to the sweepstakes or these rules, will be resolved on an individual basis, without the use of a class action, and only in a court of competent jurisdiction in New York, New York. Each entrant also irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in New York, New York. The State of New York’s laws will be applied to resolve all issues (without regard for its conflicts-of-laws principles). Additionally, under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby expressly waives all rights to assert, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including legal fees, other than their actual out-of-pocket costs (i.e., costs associated with entering the sweepstakes), and they further expressly waive all rights to have damages increased or otherwise modified. A TRIAL BY JURY IS EXPRESSLY WAIVED BY EACH PARTY. All applicable laws and rules—federal, state, local—apply.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION : Although the Sweepstakes may be featured on Twitter, Facebook, and/or other social media platforms, it is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter, Facebook, and/or such other social media platforms, and you agree that Twitter, Facebook, and all other social media platforms are not responsible in any way for any claims, damages, or losses related to the Sweepstakes.
WINNER(S) LIST: After the Selection Date, submit a stamped, self-addressed No. 10/standard business envelope to Ziff Davis, LLC, Attn: Legal Department, 114 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011, for a list of the name(s) of the prizewinner(s) (VT residents may omit return postage).
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE read and agree to all of the contest rules by entering.
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