Official Rules

Focus Features Anniversary Sweepstakes - August

Posted by Focus Features | July 31, 2012

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.


Entry in the "FOCUS FEATURES ANNIVERSARY SWEEPSTAKES - August"- ("Sweepstakes") starts at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on 8/1/2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 8/31/2012 ("Entry Period") with entry via the "ANNIVERSARY SWEEPSTAKES" tab on the Focus Features fan page on the Facebook Platform as detailed below. The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Focus Features LLC, 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012 (the "Sponsor"). The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.

 

ELIGIBILITY:
THE SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (THE "ELIGIBILITY AREA"), EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF THEIR ENTRY.
Employees and their families (defined as parent, child, sibling and spouse) of the Sponsor, West Coast Marketing, a division of the Susquehanna Hat Company ("West Coast Marketing"), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies and agencies (collectively, the "Promotion Parties") and those living in the household of same (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. The laws of the United States apply to and govern this Sweepstakes and any claims must be raised and resolved in the federal or state courts located in New York, NY, United States. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law.

 

HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES:
During the Entry Period you may enter the Sweepstakes via the Internet by doing the following:

(1) Access the Focus Features sponsored Facebook page by either utilizing the Facebook search box to search for Focus Features or visiting http://www.facebook.com/FocusFeatures (the "Entry Site");

(2) Sign onto Facebook;

(3) If you have already selected to "Like" Focus Features on Facebook go to step 5; or

(4) If you do not already "Like" Focus Features on Facebook, then choose to "Like" Focus Features by clicking the "Like" button where indicated and go to step 5;

(5) Click on the "ANNIVERSARY SWEEPSTAKES" tab, which will be located on the Entry Site. After clicking on the "ANNIVERSARY SWEEPSTAKES" tab, click the "Enter the Sweepstakes" button and on the Request for Permission page select "Allow" to allow the Focus Features Sweepstakes application. Follow the on-screen instructions for entry in the Sweepstakes and enter the required personal information (first and last name, street address (no post office boxes), city, state, zip code, gender, date of birth, email address, and daytime telephone number) as directed and agree to the Official Rules. By selecting that you "Like" Focus Features at the Entry Site or connecting to the Entry Site if you have previously selected that you "Like" Focus Features and providing the required personal information as directed and agreeing to the Official Rules and clicking "Submit" you will automatically receive one (1) online entry into the Sweepstakes ("Online Entry") subject to the terms of these Official Rules.

THERE IS A LIMIT OF ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON, EMAIL ADDRESS OR HOUSEHOLD ADDRESS ACCEPTED FOR THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ANY ENTRIES RECEIVED IN EXCESS OF THIS MAXIMUM OF ONE (1) ENTRY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. ALL ONLINE ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED DURING THE ENTRY PERIOD.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be addressed to Focus Features and not to Facebook.

Online Entry may be referred to herein individually as an "Entry" and collectively as "Entries". Participants submitting an Entry may be referred to herein as "Entrant". In the event an Entrant submits more than one (1) Entry, only one (1) Entry will be eligible for the Sweepstakes, as any Entries received in excess of one Entry will be disqualified.

The Promotion Parties, Facebook and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, retailers and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, (collectively, "Releasees"), are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers or software, including without limitation, any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; inability to access the Entry Site or any pages thereof; theft, tampering, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any website (including the Entry Site) or for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected or postage-due mail, or any combination thereof. Proof of entering information at the Entry Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible or incomplete Entries, Entries in excess of the stated number above and mechanically reproduced Entries will be disqualified. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Entrants ineligible. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules. Any information collected by registering to enter the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with these Official Sweepstakes Rules and with the Sponsor's privacy policy available at www.focusfeatures.com

All federal, state, and local rules and regulations apply.

 

WINNER SELECTION:
One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries on or about October 1, 2012 by West Coast Marketing, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are and shall be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize winner will be notified by email and/or telephone on or about October 1, 2012. Grand Prize winner may be required to execute and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability, an IRS W-9 form and where legal, a Publicity Release form within ten (10) days of the date on the notification. Failure to return all required forms within the stated deadline, or to comply with any other provision herein, may result in the Grand Prize winner being disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize winner may or may not be selected at Sponsor's sole discretion from among eligible Entries.

If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable or is unable to be completed for any reason, the prize may, at Sponsor's sole discretion be awarded to an alternate in a subsequent random drawing. Grand Prize is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. No substitution (including cash) for the prize (or parts thereof) by the winner will be allowed. If necessary, due to unavailability for any reason, a comparable prize will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

Once all required paperwork has been correctly received from the Grand Prize winner, per these Official Rules, such Grand Prize winner shall be the official "Grand Prize Winner" of the Sweepstakes.

All federal, state and local tax liabilities are the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Acceptance of the Grand Prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor and its designee(s) to use Grand Prize Winner's name, likeness, biography, statements, voice, image and any other personal characteristics, in any and all media now or hereafter known, for any purpose, including without limitation marketing, promotional and publicity purposes without additional compensation to each such individual or any limitation, and each such individual hereby releases Sponsor and its designee(s) from any liability with respect to such use.

 

PRIZE:
GRAND PRIZE (one [1] "Grand Prize" will be awarded):
The Grand Prize shall consist of one (1) each of the following Focus Features DVDs: Atonement, Brokeback Mountain, Coraline, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Kids Are All Right, Lost In Translation, Milk, The Pianist, Pride & Prejudice, and Shaun of the Dead.

The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the Grand Prize is $90.00.

The odds of winning the Grand Prize are determined by the total number of eligible Entries received.


LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY:
Releasees shall not be liable to the Grand Prize Winner or any other person for failure to supply the Grand Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Releasees' sole control. Releasees are not responsible to Grand Prize Winner or any other person for incompatibility of a prize with any specific DVD player.

By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that Releasees shall not be liable for personal injuries, death, dismemberment, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in this Sweepstakes, or from acceptance of or use or inability to use the Grand Prize or parts thereof, including without limitation, claims, suits, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, dismemberment, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Grand Prize Winner: (a) releases the Releasees from any and all liability and responsibility with respect to the prize (including any property loss, damage, personal injury or death); and (b) acknowledges the aforementioned individuals and entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to the Grand Prize.

 

GENERAL:
If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of Entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by Entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled, the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award the Grand Prize from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at www.focusfeatures.com on the page where the Sweepstakes is promoted or the Entry Site.

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING THE ENTRY SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If a dispute arises about who submitted an Entry on the Entry Site, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the Facebook account entered (as applicable). The authorized account holder of the Facebook account entered is deemed the natural person who has registered with Facebook for the user name associated with the submitted Entry. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized user of the Facebook account associated with the potential winning Entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.

NOTE: Online Entry must be made only by the Entrant at the Entry Site. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other website, including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of any device or software to automate the entry process is prohibited.

 

WINNERS LIST:
For an Official Winners List, (available after October 10, 2012) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of Vermont only may omit return postage) to "FOCUS FEATURES ANNIVERSARY SWEEPSTAKES - AUGUST"– - WINNER'S LIST - OR - OFFICIAL RULES (please specify which you are requesting), PO Box 56436, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413. Official Rules are also available during the Entry Period at the Entry Site.

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