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IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules ("Rules") before entering the "Bunch of Amateurs Giveaway" (the "Promotion") sponsored by O'Reilly Media, Inc., the folks who bring you MAKE magazine (MAKE), and by Crown Publishers (each, a "Sponsor", and collectively, "Sponsors"). By entering the Promotion, you agree to the terms of these Rules.
PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion begins at 12:01 am PDT on June 12, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm PDT on June 14, 2012 ("Promotion Period").
HOW TO ENTER: Please visit the Promotion blog post http://wp.me/p22K2I-UZU, leave a comment (referred to as "Entry") on the blog post announcing the Prize and you will be automatically entered into the Promotion. In order to leave an Entry, you will be required to provide us with your name and e-mail address as part of the login or registration process. Limit one (1) Entry per valid e-mail address during the Promotion Period. Your Entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Promotion. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Should multiple users of the same e-mail account enter the Promotion and a dispute thereafter arises regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said e-mail account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other online organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification.
WINNER SELECTION: On or about June 15, 2012, one winner and 4 runners-up will be selected in a daily random drawing from among all daily eligible entries received during the Promotion Period ("Winner") for the Prize outlined in Section 5 of these Rules ("Prize"). The drawing will be conducted by Sponsors, whose decisions will be final and binding on all matters relating to the Promotion. Selected Winner will be notified via email. Sponsors are not responsible for any incorrect e-mail address or any change of e-mail address. Winner must respond to email notification within 48 hours of notification by Sponsors. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the Prize; in no event will Sponsors reserve a Prize for a Winner that does not respond timely to the notification. If Winner notification or the Prize is returned as undeliverable, or Winner fails to timely respond to the notification or declines the Prize, the Prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining Eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period. Winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release ("Release") to receive the Prize, and is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and any other costs associated with the Prize.
PRIZE: Winner will receive one (1) LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS(R) NXT 2.0, and one (1) signed copy of Bunch of Amateurs book written by Jack Hitt. Total estimated retail value of Prize is USD $305.99. Four (4) Runners-up will receive one (1) signed copy of Bunch of Amateurs book written by Jack Hitt. Estimated retail value is USD $26.00. Total estimated retail value of all Prizes is USD $409.99. Prize may not be redeemed for cash. No substitution, assignment or transfer of Prize permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Prize for an item of equal or greater value if the Prize is unavailable for any reason. Prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTBILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF PRIZE IS AT WINNER'S OWN RISK.
ODDS OF WINNING. The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Promotion is subject to these Rules. By participating, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of Sponsors, which will be final and binding on all matters relating to the Promotion. Entrants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Promotion or these Rules, except where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Unless prohibited by law, Winner allows Sponsors to use Winner's name and/or likeness, in any and all media, for any advertising, promotional, trade, or any other purpose, without further compensation to, or permission from, Winner. Winner may also be required to provide name, U.S. Social Security Number (for tax form purposes), birth date, current address, phone number, and/or with proof that each such Winner is a United States resident and was at least the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry.
Entries cannot (a) be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity; (b) promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message; (c) be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group; (d) defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsors or their products, or other people, products or companies. Sponsors reserve the right in their sole and absolute discretion (i) to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion; and/or (ii) to disqualify any entrant that Sponsors find, in their sole and absolute discretion, is violating these Rules or tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion. Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Promotion or winning Prize if, in Sponsors' sole and absolute discretion, Sponsors determine that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants, Sponsors or users of Sponsors' services. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law.
By participating in the Promotion or accepting Prize, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and each such company's directors, officers, employees, and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against claim or cause of action, including but not limited to personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt, use or misuse of any prize in any Promotion-related activity and for any claims based on rights of publicity, invasion of privacy, or defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional, whether under a theory of contract, warranty, tort (including negligence, whether active, passive, or imputed), strict liability, product liability, contribution, or any other theory.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties will not be responsible for (1) any late, lost, or misrouted entries or errors in transmission; (2) any disruptions to Internet connection, injuries, losses, or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or (3) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion. The Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, website, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one's ability to enter the Promotion, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. If for any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as described in these Rules, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion.
GOVERNING LAW: The Promotion will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the United States. Participants who violate these Rules, tamper with the operation of the Promotion or engage in any conduct that is detrimental to Sponsor, the Promotion, or any other participant (as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification. By entering the Promotion, you agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. Participants further consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in San Francisco, California.
PRIVACY: All personal information about entrants collected by Sponsors will be used for administration of the Promotion. In addition, entrants may receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of Sponsors subject to Sponsors' privacy policies located at: www.oreilly.com/oreilly/privacy.csp, www.randomhouse.com/about/privacy.html
WINNER'S LIST: For a copy of the winner's list, send your request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to O'Reilly Media, Inc., Attn: MAKE Sales,1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Requests must be received within sixty (60) days from the end of the Promotion Period, and responses will be mailed after the Prize has been awarded.
SPONSORS' ADDRESS: O'Reilly Media, Inc., 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Crown Publishers. 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.