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AINS Apple Watch Giveaway Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1.  Eligibility

AINS Apple Watch Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry.  Employees of AINS, Inc. and other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.  The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

2.  Sponsor

The Sweepstakes is sponsored by AINS, Inc., located at 806 W. Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.

3.  Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Sweepstakes 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 being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling other requirements set forth herein.

4.  Sweepstakes Period

The Sweepstakes begins on September 9, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. (EST) and ends on September 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes.

5.  How to Enter

On-Site:  Entry will be available at the AINS, Inc. booth at Gartner BPM Conference, 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745. 

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period.  Entries received from any person, email address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

6.  Prize Drawing

On or about September 11, 2015, the sponsor will select a potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.  The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received.  The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about September 25, 2015.  If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

7.  Winner Notification

The potential winner will be notified by email, mail, or telephone.  Each potential winner (or parent or legal guardian if potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign, and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent in order to claim his/her prize.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize.  If the potential winner is at least eighteen (18) years of age but is still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, the Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winner’s behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed upon the potential winner set forth herein.  Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.  In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.  Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

8.  Prizes

One (1) Apple Watch, approximate retail value of $475.00 USD.  No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion.  Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. 

9.  General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention, or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

10.   Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted, or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failure, or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing, or typographical errors; (d) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (e) injury, death, losses, or damages of any kind to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt, or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto).  Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes.  Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11.   Warranties

Sponsor makes no warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, regarding the functionality  of the prize.

12.   Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Maryland.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Maryland, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Maryland.

13.  Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to AINS’ privacy policy, available on AINS’ website.

14.  Winner List

To request the name of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Courtney James, 806 W. Diamond Avenue, Suite 400, Gaithersburg, MD 2878, or email to cjames@ains.com.  Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above), but no later than [date].