OFFICIAL RULES for the 2014 Practice Analysis Survey for CPAs Licensed Prior to 2005 Giveaway
Entry Period: The 2014 Practice Analysis Survey for CPAs Licensed Prior to 2005 Giveaway (the "Giveaway"), sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA” or "Sponsor"), begins on December 29, 2014, at 8am ET and ends on January 23, 2015, at 5pm 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; (a) have been invited by AICPA to participate in the 2014 Practice Analysis Survey for CPAs Licensed Prior to 2005, (b) are also over 18 years old, (c) and also received his/her initial license as a CPA prior to January 1, 2005, and (d) are also legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S.Territories. By participating in the Giveaway, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final. Employees, officers and directors of the AICPA, the National State Boards of Accountancy (“NASBA”), and Professional Examination Services (“ProExam”) and any of AICPA’s NASBA’s or ProExam’s divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates, and the agents and advertising and promotion agencies of the foregoing and any other entity that produces or distributes materials for or related to the survey or 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) for households (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win.
How to Enter: To enter the Giveaway, you must either:
1) Respond to the Practice Analysis Survey for CPAs Licensed Prior to 2005 invitation via the survey link or
2) Legibly print your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number and the words “2014 Practice Analysis Survey for CPAs Licensed Prior to 2005” on a 3” by 5” inch card and mail it to: AICPA, 2014 Practice Analysis Survey for CPAs Licensed Prior to 2005 ATTN: Alison Walker, 100 Princeton South Corporate Center, Suite 200, Ewing, NJ 08628.
If you do not provide your name, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number, YOU WILL NOT be eligible for the Giveaway.
All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Limit one (1) entry per person. Although twenty-five (25) prizes will be awarded, an entrant can win only one (1) of the twenty-five (25) prizes.
SUBMISSION OF RESPONSES TO THE SURVEY DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING, NOR IS A RESPONSE TO THE SURVEY REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE ENTERED IN THE GIVEAWAY. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY.
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 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: You have not yet won. Twenty-five (25) names will be drawn. An entrant is eligible to win only one (1) of the twenty-five (25) prizes that will be awarded. 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 in Ewing, New Jersey. Selection of winners will be conducted by Sponsor, the decision of which is final. By participating, you agree to be bound by the selection of the winners by the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Odds of winning are approximately 1 in 8,500.
Winners will be notified by email and/or telephone. Winners will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form and such other documentation, as Sponsor might reasonably request, within five (5) days following notification in order to be awarded the prize. The prize will be sent to each winner 10 days following 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 mailing address, email address and/or telephone number is incorrect, illegible, or invalid, or if a winner does not meet the eligibility requirements as stated above, that 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.
Each winner grants Sponsor the right to use and publish his/her legal name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with the Giveaway.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any winning entrant, the holder of the email account associated with that winning entry at the time of such entry shall be declared the winner.
Prize: Each of the twenty-five (25) prizes is a $250 Visa gift card. Approximate retail value of each prize is $250. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that any official prize is unavailable. No substitution or transfer of any prize is permitted except as provide herein. Sponsor it not liable for any damage to any prize occurring during delivery to winner’s address. No prize can be exchanged for cash.
Each winner of the Giveaway is responsible for the reporting, filing and payment of all applicable federal, state, and local taxes on that winner’s receipt of his/her prize. The costs for goods or services not specified in these Official Rules are each winner’s responsibility.
Eligibility and Release: THE PRIZES SHALL BE AWARDED WITHOUT WARRANTY FROM SPONSOR OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING WARRATIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. 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 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, attorney’s 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 following the verification of each winner and the awarding of the prizes. You may also request a copy of the Official Rules or the names of the winners by sending a self-addressed, #10 business-size envelope to:
Attn: Alison Walker
Princeton South Corporate Center
100 Princeton South, Suite 200
Ewing, NJ 08628
Indicate "Rules" and/or "List of Winners," 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 offerings 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 your notification, AICPA will not send further giveaway materials to the address you specify.