Official Rules for all Giveaways

Posted 30/01/2015 ——-> Last Revised 01/02/2015

The Prize

The prize for the sweepstakes/contest, as well as value (or approx value where applicable) will be posted on the blog post announcing the giveaway. It will also be described in short on the Rafflecopter Widget where entries are collected, submitted stored and processed.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Metric Feat LLC (Rafflecopter), which shall be final and binding in all respects.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Products included are free of charge however, winners are solely responsible for any taxes/customs on their winnings (if applicable). In rare cases, only the item will be free and winner will be responsible for shipping (please let me know FIRST if that is told to you!)

Only one prize, per person, and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in a giveaway is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason.

All giveaways are, in no way, a form of gambling and are intended for entertainment purposes only.

Who can Enter (Eligibility)

Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of U.S., U.K. and/or Canada, not including Quebec as described on the giveaway. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Added (31/01/2015): A skill testing question will be asked to claim prizes due to Canadian law. This may be asked to only Canadians upon being successfully selected as the winner, or included in the entry options for all participants to answer.

Added (01/02/2015) – those in the UK can now enter digital giveaways (unless otherwise specified)!

Duration

Giveaway start and end dates will be clearly listed on the giveaway blog page as well as in the Rafflecopter widget.  MommaKauk reserves the right to terminate any giveaway, at any time, for any reason. Giveaway dates/times will never be extended, even if there is only one entry!

How to Enter

You must enter via the Rafflecopter widget, which will be posted on my blog and Facebook page via a tab. No other entry method, including email, Post (snail mail), verbal, etcetera shall be accepted. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.

Winner Selection

Winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period by the Rafflecopter Widget. I will do my very best to announce winner(s) as quick as possible and within 24 hours. In rare cases, more time may elapse due to life circumstances or technical issues.

Winner(s) will be notified by the Facebook and/or the email address indicated on the entry form. If winner(s) do not respond within 72 hours, they will be disqualified and MommaKauk shall have the right to select a new random winner from the remaining eligible entries.

MommaKauk, as well as any other giveaway co-host (where applicable), are not responsible for undelivered prizes due to incorrect shipping information provided by participants or errors made via the shipping company or postal service.

Should a problem arise with the delivery of a prize, please contact MommaKauk via Facebook message and every best effort will be made to remedy the situation, though this may not always be possible.

MommaKauk is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. I will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you in obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify me within 30 days for assistance, after that I may be unable to assist you.

By entering a giveaway you agree that all associated companies and blogs, as well as their authors, will not be held liable for any claims concerning the giveaway.

Disqualification

MommaKauk reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person who violates or attempts to violate the rules of this contest.

Automated or robotic entries will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified.

MommaKauk reserves the right to cancel entries with or without errors, at its sole discretion. Entries that have been tampered with, mutilated, altered, forged, reproduced or obtained illegally are not eligible. Any participant found to have submitted a fraudulent entry will be disqualified from the giveaway and ALL subsequent giveaways.

Privacy

All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, some personally identifying information may be disclosed to the sponsor (Example: name, address, phone number, email address, etc) to ship the prize(s), in addition to their name being posted on a winner’s list on the widget, MommaKauk Facebook page and blog. The privacy policy of Metric Feat LLC (Rafflecopter) can be found HERE.

I will never sell email addresses, nor spam your email boxes. I do not share or sell information and will only use collected information for the purpose of contacting the winner(s).

Photographs and Videos (added 01/02/2015)

Should any contest require entrants to submit a photograph or video clip, as a part of entry into or participation and used in the contest (collectively, “Photograph”):

a) entrants warrant that they are the person in the Photograph or have prior approval from the person in the Photograph that it may be submitted as part of their entry;

b) entrants agree that we have the right to publish and communicate to the public the Photographs in any media including, but not limited to, online, at all times without restriction or limitation throughout the world and not only for the purposes of the Competition;

c) entrants acknowledge that we may edit the Photographs in our sole discretion;

d) entrants agree that we have the right to use entrants’ names, likenesses and other personal information in conjunction with the Photographs;

e) entrants agree not to bring against us any actions, suits, claims and demands in respect of defamation or any infringement or violation of any personal and/or property rights of any sort from our use of their Photographs; and

f) entrants unconditionally waive their right to seek or obtain an injunction to prevent or restrict our use of the Photographs.

Limitation of Liability

MommaKauk is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes/contest or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes/contest.

MommaKauk assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries.

MommaKauk is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating and/or downloading materials.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes/contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of MommaKauk which corrupt or affect the security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes/contest, then MommaKauk reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, MommaKauk may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or termination.

Facebook Disclaimer

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and/or Facebook within 24 hours of the giveaway ending.

Works Cited I used to verify rules posted above

(Yup, I went to University so I feel I need to post these since many are not fully reworded – but I am not going to list it in MLA or Chicago style!)

Sweepstakes, Contests & Giveaways – Laws Bloggers & Brands Need to Know

http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/digital-marketing/sweepstakes-contests-bloggers/

Facebook Promotion Guidelines Updated May 2011

#bloggingedumacation: Blog Giveaway Rules Part 1

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-digital/web-strategy/running-an-online-contest-dont-run-afoul-of-the-law/article594793/

Canadian Contest Law & Tips for Running a Successful (and Legal) Contest in Canada

5 Best Practices For Your Facebook Timeline Giveaway

https://gist.githubusercontent.com/anonymous/7549997/raw/cd4ff2d9fb6ab2e7b0cb02b13108aecfcf65bcfa/gistfile1.txt

Hosting a legal and successful blog giveaway

http://www.eatinmagazine.co.uk/bauer/giveaway-official-rules

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4 Comments

  1. Edited 31/01/2015
    Corrected a few punctuation and spelling mistakes – nothing that changed content or meaning, just for clarification purposes.

    Added: A skill testing question will be asked to claim prizes due to Canadian law. This may be asked to only Canadians upon being successfully selected as the winner, or included in the entry options for all participants to answer.

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