Beckett Authentication Services 2017 Anniversary Sweepstakes Official Rules
PLEASE REVIEW THESE OFFICIAL RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING, NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.
ELIGIBILITY: The Beckett Authentication Services 2017 Anniversary Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, District of Columbia, and Canada and are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, then such legal age of majority) at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Beckett Media and related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) are not eligible to participate or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins on November 1, 2017, at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT") and ends on November 30, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT (the "Promotion Period"). Entries received outside of the Promotion Period will be disqualified. You can enter in one of two ways, collectively referred to as "Entries": (i) ("Online") by visiting www.beckett-authentication.com/anniversarysweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes Site"), and following the instructions provided at the Sweepstakes Site; or (ii) (“Mail-In Submission”) by mailing a completed submission form with your first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number (area codes included), email address, and date of birth to: Beckett Authentication Services, 4635 McEwen Road, Dallas, TX 75244, that is received no later than Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5:00:00 p.m. EDT. Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted during the Promotion Period, if multiple entries are received, only the first entry will be accepted and additional entries will be disqualified. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned, and once submitted, Entries cannot be modified or deleted. Any attempt by entrant to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations or logins, or Entries by robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services or “bots”) will void all entries by that entrant. 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 entrant. 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.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility of all entrants. Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age) are void. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries, for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, for lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the entries. Proof of entering information at the Sweepstakes Site does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Sweepstakes without prior notification.
PERSONAL INFORMATION AND GRANT OF RIGHTS: By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or by accepting a prize, participants agree to be contacted by Sponsor via e-mail in connection with the Sweepstakes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes and accepting a prize constitutes each participant's and Winner's consent to the use of his/her name and/or likeness (voice, biographical information, city and state of residence, statements, opinions, photograph, and recording) in any media for advertising and promotional purposes (including, but not limited to, use on Sponsors' web sites and/or Facebook pages or other social media accounts) without additional compensation. When you enter the sweepstakes Online, you may be asked to consent to receive marketing and promotional emails. Consenting to receive such emails is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Promotion and does not improve your chances of winning. You have the option of unsubscribing from the Beckett Authentication Services marketing database by following the unsubscribe directions contained in the marketing emails you receive.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Twelve (12) Winners (“Potential Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries by Sponsor or its designee, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Winner drawing will happen on or about Friday, December 1, 2017 at 1:00:00 p.m. EDT. The Potential Winners will be notified by email using the email address provided in the Sweepstakes entry ("Prize Notification") and must respond by email within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the Prize Notification (the "Deadline"), with Potential Winner's full name and a mailing address ("Mailing Information"), where Sponsor can send a declaration and/or affidavit of eligibility and release of claims (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Documents") and his/her prize (if warranted). If any Potential Winner does not respond to the Prize Notification by the Deadline, such Potential Winner will be disqualified and it will be awarded in a subsequent random drawing. If prize is unclaimed by second Winner it will be awarded again until claimed. Once Sponsor receives Potential Winner's Mailing Information, the prize will be mailed with signature confirmation, and Sponsor's obligation to deliver the prize will be deemed complete. Sponsor is not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a Potential Winner to receive their Prize Notification. Return of any Prize, the inability of Sponsor to contact a Potential Winner, the failure of a Potential Winner to contact Sponsor in a timely manner, the inability of a Potential Winner to accept or receive the prize for any reason, and/or the non-acceptance by a Potential Winner of any prize for any reason will result in disqualification of such Potential Winner. A Potential Winner who receives a prize is known as a "Winner".
PRIZE: Twelve (12) Gift Certificates total will be awarded consisting of Two (2) one hundred dollar ($100) gift certificates, Four (4) fifty dollar ($50) gift certificates, and Six (6) twenty five dollar ($25) gift certificates. All prize values are stated in United States Dollars. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged, substituted, or redeemed for cash except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value. If by reason of a printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.
TAXES AND COSTS RELATED TO THE PRIZE: Winners will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, local, or other statutes, regulations, and other laws and for bearing any personal income, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to any prize.
REPRESENTATIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant represents and warrants that: (a) the entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Sweepstakes; (b) in entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant has complied with and will comply in all respects with these Official Rules and all applicable statutes, regulations and other laws; and (c) the information provided in the entrant's entry, including without limitation all contact information, is true, accurate and complete in all respects.
CHANGES AND EARLY TERMINATION: If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual they reasonably believe has tampered with the entry process, operation of the Sweepstakes or Sweepstakes Site, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes without notice and to select the Winners from all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation or termination at its sole discretion. Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, problems or technical malfunctions of any computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of human error, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of website, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to any entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
RELEASE; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY: By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or by accepting a prize, participants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, together with their respective employees, directors, officers, attorneys and agents, including, without limitation, judging or administration of the Sweepstakes (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any and all claims, demands, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses caused by, arising out of, in connection with, or related to the Sweepstakes, their participation in the Sweepstakes and/or their participation in any prize-related activities (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s), and/or the awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of any prize or any item purchased with any prize, or participation in any prize-related activities). WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, AND WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW: Each entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court sitting in Dallas County, Texas; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney's fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants, the Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of Texas.
MISCELLANEOUS: If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of Sponsors, and the remaining parts of these Official Rules will remain in full force and effect. Nothing contained herein or in any of the Sweepstakes-related materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsors of any third party, product, or service. For name of Winner or a copy of the Official Rules, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Beckett Authentication Services, C/O Marketing Department, 4635 McEwen Road, Dallas, Texas 75244. Winner and Official Rules will be sent once Winner has been verified and prize has been awarded.