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Epinions Summer Sweepstakes
By participating in this Epinions Summer Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes"), you agree to the official rules (collectively, "Official Rules") below.
1. ENTRY. You can enter the Sweepstakes in one of two ways.
First, you can submit a review to Epinions.com from August 1, 2009 (12:01:00 AM Pacific time) through August 31, 2009 (11:59:59 PM Pacific time). To qualify:
Your review must be submitted on a product or service in Epinions.com's database, excluding editorials, buying guides, comments about Epinions.com, member advice, and the writer's corner.
At the time Epinions.com validates entries (some time shortly following the end of the submission period), each review must be new and have an overall rating of at least "somewhat helpful" or "show". To complete the submission into the Sweepstakes, you must do as follows:
A. Create a Twitter account and follow @epinions
B. Tweet your review in the following format:
"Read my review of the "Product Name", URL of your review, @epinions"
Example: Read my review of the Apple iPod Touch, http://www.hurl.ws/42wm @epinions
C. Register the review before the end of the submission period.
You need to individually register each review you want to count as an entry. Reviews that meet the above criteria but are not properly registered will not be considered as entries. In addition, if you re-tweet the Epinions Summer Sweepstakes (RT Win an Apple iPod Touch @epinions URL of Epinions Summer Sweepstakes) that will count as an additional entry into the Epinions Summer Sweepstakes.
As an alternative entry method, you can also print the words "Epinions Summer Sweepstakes" and your name and address on a postcard and mail it to Epinions Summer Sweepstakes, Epinions.com, 8000 Marina Blvd., 5th floor, Brisbane, CA 94005. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2009 and received by September 7, 2009 to be eligible, and mail-in entries not on postcards (such as in envelopes) are invalid and will be discarded. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
2. DRAWING. Epinions.com will select winners by random drawing from all qualified entries. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries.
Potential winners will be notified by mail. If you are selected as a potential winner, your prize award is conditioned on Epinions.com receiving a complete and executed eligibility affidavit, liability release and publicity release from you within 14 days of mailing date; if Epinions.com does not receive those documents in that time period, irrespective of cause, you will no longer be eligible and an alternate winner will be selected.
3. PRIZES. Epinions.com will select 10 winners:
10 Winners will receive an 8 GB Apple iPod Touch
Winners are solely responsible for paying any taxes or other expenses associated with prizes. Epinions.com will report prize values to taxing authorities if required by applicable law. Prizes may not be transferred, and limit one prize per person.
4. ELIGIBILITY. To enter, you must legally reside in the 50 United States and be over 18 years when entering. You are ineligible if you are an employee of or consultant to Epinions.com or its affiliates and suppliers (or if you are an immediate family member of, or live in the same household as, one of those individuals). The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
5. DISCLAIMERS. Communications between you and Epinions.com (including your entry, Epinions.com's notification of winning or your response to such notification) may be affected by many factors, including technological failures, and may be lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible or otherwise undeliverable. Epinions.com can only process communications it actually receives on time. Should any communication problems affect your Sweepstakes participation or opportunity to win or claim a prize, you accept that Epinions.com is not liable for such problems. IN NO EVENT SHALL EPINIONS.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WRITE-OFF (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE). Epinions.com cannot ensure that its website will be operational or will operate error-free.
6. PROMOTION INTEGRITY. You may not use an automated process to submit multiple entries, and Epinions.com may void all entries submitted from entrants who use such processes. You will be disqualified if you attempt to manipulate, interfere or tamper with the entry process or Sweepstakes administration. Epinions.com intends to report any unlawful activity to law enforcement authorities. Epinions.com may cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if Epinions.com, in its sole discretion, believes that the Sweepstakes' integrity has been compromised.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: ENTRANTS HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS EPINIONS.COM AND SHOPPING.COM, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "RELEASEES") FROM ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES; FROM USE OF TWITTER, TWITTER'S WEB SITE OR ANY OF THE TWITTER SERVICES; 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. PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT EPINIONS.COM HAS NOT MADE NOR IS 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. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, EPINIONS.COM DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE EPINIONS.COM SITE AND EPINIONS.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS RELATED THERETO. THESE TERMS GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, damaged, misdirected, postage due or stolen entries or 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, fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions or inaccurate transcription of entry information, whether caused by users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this 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 a participant's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Epinions.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend part or all of this Sweepstakes, or modify these Official Rules at any time without notice, if in the judges' opinion there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or integrity and proper play of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Epinions.com may void any entries they suspect are at issue and award prizes from among all eligible entries received up to the date of cancellation. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR ANY ONLINE SERVICE RELATED TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, EPINIONS.COM 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 that or any other provision. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify entrants who violate the rules or interfere with this Sweepstakes in any manner. If an entrant is disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate that entrant's eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes. Any attempts by an individual to access any website associated with this competition via a bot script or other brute force attack or any other unauthorized means will result in the IP address and all entries from that IP address becoming ineligible. Use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited.
9. WINNERS LIST. You may request a Sweepstakes winner's list by sending a postcard with your return address to: Epinions Summer Sweepstakes Winner's List, Epinions.com, 8000 Marina Blvd., 5th floor, Brisbane, CA 94005. Such requests must be received within 30 days following the Sweepstakes's end.
10. GENERAL. This agreement is governed by California laws as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California residents. Entrants agree that the conditions of submission set forth in these Official Rules, and all documents and agreements incorporated in these Official Rules by reference, solely govern the relationship between entrants and eBay in connection with this Sweepstakes.
11. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS NOT ENDORSED, SPONSORED OR AFFILIATED WITH TWITTER, INC.