Rules

    [The ABC Children’s Institute 2016 Prize Giveaway entry period has closed.]

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

    By participating in the giveaway, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Official Rules and the decisions of the American Booksellers Association, 333 Westchester Ave., Suite S202, White Plains, NY 10604 (the “Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.

    GIVEAWAY ENTRY PERIOD: The ABC Children’s Institute Prize Giveaway  (“Giveaway”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 24, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on March 31, 2016 (the “Giveaway Period”).

    ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open only to current members of the ABC Group at ABA that register staff [who are legal residents of the United States, including the District of Columbia over the age of thirteen (13) years] for the ABC Group Children’s Institute in Orlando, FL, June 21 to 23, 2016  (“Ci4”). Void outside the U.S. and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor and its 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. Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

    ENTRY: To enter, visit bit.ly/abcci2016 and follow all instructions to complete the Ci4 registration form in its entirety and submit (“Online Entry”). Each individual bookseller registration constitutes one (1) Online Entry. Online Entries must be received during the Giveaway Period. Online Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including, but not limited to, the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

    ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ENTRY: ANY PERSON MAY ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO GIVEAWAY@BOOKWEB.ORG DURING THE GIVEAWAY PERIOD. Email entries must contain the entrant's full name, email address, street address, city, state, zip code and phone number.

    All methods of entry 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:
    There will be three (3) Grand Prizes. One name will be chosen at random as the winner for each Grand Prize drawing from all eligible entries. If applicable, the Grand Prize will be awarded to the ABA member store company that employs the winning registrant; each member company can win only one Grand Prize. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible Online Entries received.

    Grand Prize #1: One winner will receive a signed Raymie Nightingale c-print and a carton of mixed titles, all signed by author Kate DiCamillo. Approximate retail value of Grand Prize #1 is $500.

    Grand Prize #2: One winner will receive roundtrip airfare between the major airport closest to the winner's home and Miami, FL, plus one night hotel stay, to have lunch with Dave Barry. Prize to be redeemed before December 15, 2016, for a mutually agreeable date. Approximate retail value of Grand Prize #2 is $1,000.

    Grand Prize #3: One winner will receive roundtrip airfare between the major airport closest to the winner's home and Middlebury, VT, plus one night hotel stay, to attend an art opening and book launch on October 15, 2016 for Where Do They Go?, as well as lunch with the book's author Julia Alvarez and illustrator Sabra Field. Approximate retail value of Grand Prize #3 is $1,000.

    WINNER SELECTION: The Grand Prize winners will be announced during the Children's Institute in Orlando, between June 21 and 23, 2016. Need not be present to win.

    WINNER NOTIFICATION: The Grand Prize winners will be confirmed via email and will be required to respond within ten (10) days. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. The Grand Prize will be awarded, as applicable, within 60 days of the verification of the winner, or on the day, date and time of the Grand Prize itself.

    PRIZE CONDITIONS: If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if Grand Prize winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules then the Grand Prize winner will be disqualified, and the Grand Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Grand Prize is not redeemable for cash. Grand Prize is non-assignable or transferable. No cash in lieu of Grand Prize and no exchange or substitution of Grand Prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

    NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS: In the event of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant, the Online Entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of the Online 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 account associated with the Online Entry to Sponsor’s satisfaction. Online Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass Online Entries or Online Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. Sponsor is 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 related to or resulting from participating in the Giveaway. By participating in the Giveaway, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent giveaway administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Giveaway. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Giveaway it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Giveaway), and to select winners from among all eligible Online Entries received prior to withdrawal.

    LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY, 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 Giveaway or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York. 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. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS PROMOTION WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

    PRIVACY: By entering and providing the required entry information, entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor may also send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to entrant, or other information or goods offered by its marketing partners. Personal information collected from Online Entrants is subject to the Privacy Policy, which can be found at: http://www.bookweb.org/about/statement

    Winner’s List: To receive the name of the Grand Prize Winner, send a stamped self-addressed envelope to: American Booksellers Association, 333 Westchester Ave., Suite S202, White Plains, NY 10604 within sixty (60) days of expiration of the Giveaway Period.

    Void outside the US, and wherever else prohibited.

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