AOL TECH GIVEAWAYS
NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN
1. ELIGIBILITY: AOL Tech Giveaways (the “Giveaways”) are open only to
individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District
of Columbia) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years of age or older.
Employees and contractors of AOL Tech, Inc., AOL Inc., their advertising or promotion
agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of
Giveaways, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective
parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers,
prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with the Giveaways (collectively
“Giveaway Entities”) and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children)
All U.S., federal, state and local and Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal laws
and regulations apply. Void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
2. SPONSOR: The Giveaways are sponsored by AOL Inc., 770 Broadway, New York,
3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the Giveaway
constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official
Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is
contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
4. ENTRY PERIOD: The start and end dates/times of each Giveaway (the “Entry
Period”) will be posted on the applicable Giveaway site.
5. ENTRY: To enter a Giveaway, follow the instructions on the Giveaway site.
Submission will result in one (1) entry. The number of times you can enter the Giveaway
will be posted on the applicable Giveaway site. The use of any agencies or automated
software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.
6. WINNER SELECTION: At the conclusion of the Entry Period, Sponsor will select
the name(s) of the potential winner(s) in a random drawing of all eligible entries received
during the Entry Period (winner(s) may be selected by other methods as described on the
Giveaway site). The number of winners to be selected in a specific Giveaway will be
posted on the applicable Giveaway site. The odds of being selected as a potential winner
depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Potential
winners will be contacted via email and will be asked to provide their full name, age and
mailing address within a specified time period. If a potential winner does not respond
within the timeframe stated in the notification email, the Sponsor may select an alternate
potential winner in his/her place at random from all entries received during the Entry
Period (alternate winner(s) may be selected by other methods as described on the
Giveaway site). Limit one (1) prize per household per year.
7. REQUIREMENTS OF THE POTENTIAL WINNER(S): Except where
prohibited, the potential winner(s) may be required to complete and return an affidavit of
eligibility and liability/publicity release (the “Affidavit/Release”) within seven (7) days
of being notified. If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release
within the required time period, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place in a
random drawing of all entries received. Acceptance of a prize constitutes consent to use
winner’s name and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without
additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. In the event the potential
winner of any prize is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to correctly answer a
time-limited mathematical question to be administered by email/mail to receive the prize.
8. PRIZE(S): The prize(s) (including each prize’s approximate retail value) available
to be won in a specific Giveaway will be posted on the Giveaway site. No cash or other
substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a
prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any
reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winners are responsible
for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.
9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: In the event that the operation, security, or
administration of the Giveaway is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not
limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion,
either: (a) suspend the Giveaway to address the impairment and then resume the
Giveaway in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b)
award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the
impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any
individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the
Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or
disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of
the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt
be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the
fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these
Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In case of a dispute as to
the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized
account holder of the screen name from which the entry is made. The authorized account
holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet
access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-
mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address
10. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the
Giveaway, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Giveaway Entities from and
against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or
receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human
intervention in the Giveaway; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers,
providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due,
misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Giveaway or the
processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be
caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the
Giveaway or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the
Giveaway Entities’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the
Giveaway, and in no event shall the Giveaway Entities be liable for attorney’s fees.
Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to,
punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
11. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes,
claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Giveaway or any prize
awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and
exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All
issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and
enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and
obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and
construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving
effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of
Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any
jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.
12. GIVEAWAY RESULTS: To request the name(s) of the winner(s) of prizes
valued over $25, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (stating the specific AOL Tech
Giveaway you are requesting the winners for) to AOL Tech Winners, 410 Townsend St.,
San Francisco, CA 94107. Requests must be received within thirty (30) days from the
end date of the applicable Giveaway.