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THE BIG NATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY LIBRARY SWEEPSTAKES
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OVERVIEW: The Big Nate 25th Anniversary Library Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is a random draw sweepstakes that is subject to these Official Rules ("these Rules"). The Sweepstakes is not open to the public. Eligible Entrants representing Eligible Schools and/or Eligible Libraries may participate by submitting an entry in accordance with these Rules (each, an "Entry"). There is a limit of ten (10) Entries per Eligible School or Eligible Library. For purposes of these Rules, "U.S. means the Unites States of America, "State" means one of the fifty states comprising the U.S. and "D.C." means the District of Columbia.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Monday, September 19, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (the "Sweepstakes Period").
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes may be entered only by teachers, librarians, children’s librarians, media specialists, literary specialists, or persons holding similar positions and who are employed by an Eligible School and/or Eligible Library, who are legal residents of a State or D.C., and who are at least 18 years of age at the time of Entry (each, an "Entrant"). The applicable Eligible School or Eligible Library must be identified in the Entry, and the Entrant must not be otherwise prohibited from submitting such an Entry pursuant to these Rules.
An "Eligible School" is defined as a public or private school and recognized or approved (as required by the applicable State or D.C.) by the Department of Education of the State or D.C. where it is located, serving students in one or more grades from and including kindergarten through and including sixth grade (K-6) that offers library resources for some or all of its students, and whose students must attend a physical campus.
An "Eligible Library" is defined as a public library owned or operated by a government or governmentally controlled board and recognized or approved (as required by the applicable State or D.C.) where it is located, serving children in one or more grades from and including kindergarten through and including sixth grade (K-6) that offers library resources as a physical campus.
Void outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Andrews McMeel Universal (the "Sponsor"), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the "Sweepstakes Administrator") and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Limit: One (1) Entry per person and a limit of ten (10) Entries per Eligible School and/or Eligible Library. All Entries have an equal chance of winning. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")/ODDS:
Grand Prize: There will be one (1) "Grand Prize" of $2,500 cash awarded to the Eligible School and/or Eligible Library associated with the Grand Prize winner.
The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $2,500.00.
Odds of winning cannot be determined at this time and will depend upon the total number of eligible Entries received.
RANDOM DRAWING: The Grand Prize winner will be selected by a random drawing on or about Friday, October 21, 2016, from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
As a condition of receiving the Grand Prize, within ten (10) business days following the date of first attempted notification, the applicable Entrant and separately, a party legally authorized to do so on behalf of the applicable Eligible School or Eligible Library, must each sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release as set forth above to the Sweepstakes Administrator at the address provided in such notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize and selection of an alternate Grand Prize winner and Eligible School or Eligible Library. Return of any Grand Prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Grand Prize winner and Eligible School or Eligible Library. The Grand Prize will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the Grand Prize winner is verified.
GRAND PRIZE CONDITIONS: The Eligible School or Eligible Library associated with the Grand Prize winner shall be responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning the Grand Prize. The Eligible School or Eligible Library associated with the Grand Prize winner may be required to furnish the tax identification number of the Eligible School or Eligible Library for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law. Except where prohibited by law, Entry and acceptance of the Grand Prize constitutes permission to use the Grand Prize winner's name, hometown and likeness (including photgraph and video), the names of the associated Eligible School or Eligible Library, identification of the Grand Prize, , and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
GENERAL: Although subsequent attempts to enter the Sweepstakes may be received, only the first complete Entry received from a particular Entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including Entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified.
Each Entrant agrees to abide by these Rules and agrees the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator shall be final. Each Entrant, along with his or her applicable Eligible School and/or Eligible Library, hereby releases the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from all claims and liability relating to his, her or its participation in the Sweepstakes, the acceptance of the Grand Prize (if applicable), and use/misuse of the Grand Prize (if applicable). The Grand Prize winner hereby assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or of the Grand Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the Grand Prize.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant, Entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of Entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any Entrant or potential Grand Prize winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with the Entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass Entries or Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible Entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to Entrant's or any other person's computer caused by, related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant (a) agrees to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (b) agrees to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (x) permanently disqualify from any future sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (y) withdraw a method of Entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes). If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of taking place as planned due to any technical failure, technical issue, fraud or any other cause beyond the control of the Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves to disqualify any individual (and the associated Eligible School or Eligible Library) who Sponsor in its discretion concludes has tampered with the entry process.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or the Grand Prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Missouri. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, Entrant’s 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 the State of Missouri without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Missouri or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Missouri. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief. BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT WAIVES THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see http://www.epicbignate.com/ or, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by October 21, 2016, to: The Big Nate 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the Grand Prize winner (available after October 21, 2016), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than November 30, 2016), to: The Big Nate 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
SPONSOR: Andrews McMeel Universal, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.
Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited.