Official Rules - AICPA Communications Team Survey Giveaway
Entry Period: The AICPA Communications Team Tax Strategies Conference Survey Giveaway (the "Giveaway"), sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA” or "Sponsor"), begins on April 30 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on May 15, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Entry Period"), during which time all entries must be received in order to be eligible. The computer clock of Sponsor's webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Giveaway.
Eligibility: The Giveaway is open to AICPA members who are legal residents of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or U.S. Territories. Employees, officers, and directors of AICPA, its divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and the agents and advertising and promotion agencies of each of the foregoing, and any other entity that develops, produces, or distributes materials for or related to this Giveaway, and members of their immediate families (defined for these purposes as including parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, and each of their respective spouses) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above, are NOT eligible to enter or win. By participating in the Giveaway, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges which are final.
How to Enter: There are two ways to enter:
(1) AICPA members who complete the Communications Team Tax Strategies Conference Survey during the Entry Period will be automatically entered into the Giveaway;
(2) Others may enter the Giveaway by legibly printing their name, mailing address, telephone number and email address, and the words “AICPA Profile Update Giveaway” on a 3”x5” card, and mailing it to: AICPA, Communications Team Tax Strategies Conference Survey Giveaway, ATTN: Ann Marie Maloney, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20004. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Limit one (1) entry per person.
THE SUBMISSION OF RESPONSES TO THE SURVEY DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY NOR IS A RESPONSE TO THE SURVEY REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE ENTERED IN THE GIVEAWAY.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify illegible, incomplete, misdirected, late, or falsified entries. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, late, or falsified entries, whether or not such circumstances were caused in any way by Sponsor or one of Sponsor’s agents. Sponsor is not responsible for the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, mail, or Internet service, or unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway.
By entering this Giveaway, you acknowledge that the judges, Sponsor, and all other businesses concerned with this Giveaway, as well as their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for, any warranty or representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness, or merchantability of any aspect of any prize.
Selection of Winners. Three names will be drawn. Each individual is eligible to win only one (1) prize. You have not yet won. The winners will be determined by a random selection from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Selection will take place within ten business days following the closing of the Entry Period at Sponsor’s offices, located at 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004. Winner selection will be conducted by Sponsor, the decision of which is final. By participating, you agree to be bound by the selection of the winner by the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The odds of winning are approximately 1 in 27,000.
Each winner will be notified by U.S. Mail, email, telephone and/or overnight courier. Winner may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form and related documentation, within ten (10) days following notification. Sponsor will send the prize to the winner within twenty days following winner verification and receipt of the above documentation. A winner’s failure to claim the prize or failure to comply with any of the Official Rules will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. If a winner’s address is incorrect, illegible, or invalid, the winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor is not liable for awarding any prize to an entrant who has violated these Official Rules.
Winner grants Sponsor the right to use and publish his or her legal name and state of residence online and in print, and/or in any other media, in connection with the Giveaway.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winning entrant, the holder of the email account associated with the winning entry at the time of such entry shall be declared the winner.
Prize: One American Express gift card for $100 will be awarded to each of the three (3) winners. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. No substitution or transfer of prize is permitted except as provided herein. Sponsor is not liable for any damage to the prize occurring during delivery to the winner’s address. No individual may win more than one (1) prize.
The prizes shall be awarded without warranty from Sponsor of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
Each winner of the Giveaway is responsible for the reporting, filing and payment of all applicable federal, state, and local taxes on receipt of the prize. The costs for goods or services not specified in these Official Rules are the winner’s responsibility.
Eligibility and Release. AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS GIVEAWAY, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, AS WELL AS THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF SPONSOR FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, CLAIM, LOSS, ACTION, DEMAND OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION OR ANY ATTEMPT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GIVEAWAY OR ANY PRIZE WON, OR THE MISUSE OR MALFUNCTION OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED.
Disputes/Choice of Law: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that this Giveaway shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Sponsor reserves the right to take such action as it deems necessary to enforce these Official Rules and ensure the fair operation of this Giveaway, such as situations in which the Giveaway does not operate properly due to technical or other unforeseen circumstances, including without limitation barring entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, terminating or modifying the Giveaway, or modifying without prior notice these Official Rules.
By entering, entrants acknowledge and agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the General Court of Justice of Durham County, North Carolina.
Any and all disputes, claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred (if any) in entering this Giveaway. You agree as a condition of entering this Giveaway that you will not seek, and hereby waive all rights to awards for, attorneys fees, punitive, multiple, incidental, and consequential damages, or any other damages other than the actual out-of-pocket expenses specifically enumerated herein. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Winners List: The names of the winners will be available for 1 year following the verification of the winners and the awarding of the prizes. You may also request a copy of the Official Rules or the winners list by sending a self-addressed, #10 business-size envelope to: AICPA, Communications Team Tax Strategies Conference Survey Giveaway, ATTN: Ann Marie Maloney, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20004. Indicate "Rules" and/or "Winners List," as appropriate, on the front of your outer mailing envelope, in the lower left-hand corner. All other Giveaway inquiries may also be directed to this address.
Sponsor: This Giveaway is sponsored by AICPA. If you wish to be excluded from any further offers or giveaways by AICPA, send a letter informing AICPA of your preference to AICPA, ATTN: Member Value, 220 Leigh Farm Road, Durham, NC 27707. Upon receipt of such notification, AICPA will not send further giveaway materials to the address you specify.