2018 “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” Book Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE, DONATION, OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, DONATION OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Alliance for Climate Protection d/b/a The Climate Reality Project, located at 750 9th Street NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20001, USA (“Climate Reality”) is offering “2018 ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ Book Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes”). This Sweepstakes is administered and sponsored by Climate Reality. It is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Rodale Press, Inc. Donations made in this Sweepstakes will go to Climate Reality. Information on how to enter this Sweepstakes and the prizes available form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED.
The Sweepstakes begins September 13, 2018 at 12:01 AM EDT (“Open Date”) and ends on September 27, 2018, at 11:59 PM EDT (“End Date”). Entries received after this time will be determined ineligible to win one of the prizes described in Section 3.
3. WHAT YOU CAN WIN
Five (5) entrants will be selected by random drawing to each receive one (1) first edition copy of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” book autographed by Chairman and Founder of The Climate Reality Project, former US Vice President Al Gore. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize is $19.99. The total ARV of all prizes available to be awarded in the Sweepstakes is: $99.95. The actual retail value may be different than the ARV or from that pictured in advertising and the winners will not be compensated for the difference. There will be no cash redemption of this prize. There will be no transfer of this prize. The prize may not be substituted, except by Climate Reality for a prize of equal or greater value. If a winner is disqualified, or fails to properly accept the prize, Climate Reality reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award the winner’s prize, in Climate Reality’s sole discretion.
Entrant must be a resident of the 50 United States or District of Columbia and age thirteen (13) years and older on the date the entry is submitted as determined by Climate Reality. Employees of Climate Reality, their parents, affiliated companies, and agents and the immediate family (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren) of such employees, and all those with whom such employees are domiciled, are NOT eligible. SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
5. HOW TO ENTER
a. Automatic Entry with Donation
To be automatically entered via donation, provide your name, email address, mailing address, and payment information on the Climate Reality donation webpage at the following link: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/win-signed-copy-former-us-vice-president-gores-book. All entries are subject to verification of eligibility before a prize can be awarded. If the entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements listed above, his/her entry is automatically void. All donations are final and nonrefundable. Entries must be made using an email address registered in entrant’s name. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same email account, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry.
b. Alternative Method of Free Entry
No purchase, donation, or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes. A purchase, donation, or payment will not increase entrant’s chance of winning. To be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes via an alternative method of free entry, provide your name, email, and mailing address at the following link: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/content/win-gore-book. All entries are subject to verification of eligibility before a prize can be awarded. If the entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements listed above, his/her entry is automatically void. Entries must be made using an email address registered in entrant’s name. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same email account, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry.
Limit of one (1) entry per person regardless of method of entry.
6. PERMISSION TO USE EMAIL ADDRESS AND DATA PRIVACY
7. SELECTION, VERIFICATION, AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
Five (5) winners will be selected from a random drawing by Climate Reality from entries received on or before the End Date. Both methods of entry described in Section 5 will be treated with equal dignity, and no purchase, donation, or payment will increase an entrant’s chance of winning. Potential winners will only be selected from eligible entries as described above in Section 4. POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY CLIMATE REALITY. CLIMATE REALITY’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION, OPERATION, SELECTION OF THE WINNERS AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. Potential winners may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (Collectively, the “Affidavit”) by the date specified by Climate Reality, or an alternate potential winner may be selected. In the event: (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been made or the potential winner notification of Affidavit is returned as undeliverable; (b) potential winner declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; (c) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods; (d) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or receive the prize; (e) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules; or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Climate Reality’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Climate Reality reserves the right to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate potential finalist, if any. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Winners will be notified of their selection by email by October 8, 2018. Failure by a winner to respond to the initial verification request within twenty-four (24) hours of notification or upon a return of email notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts will result in disqualification and Climate Reality will select an alternate winner in the same manner. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify Climate Reality in writing if entrant changes his/her email address after entering the Sweepstakes but before winners have been randomly drawn. To receive a copy of the winners list, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2018 to 2018 “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” Book Sweepstakes Winners List, Attn: General Counsel, 750 9th Street, NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20001, USA.
8. ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE
By participating, each entrant represents that he or she is eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes as described under Section 4 of these Official Rules and agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Climate Reality, its officers, employees, agents, and affiliates (“Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, damages or losses suffered by entrant or a third party, including any claim for personal injury or loss, intellectual property infringement or violation of any right of privacy or publicity, which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Sweepstakes.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering the Sweepstakes, all entrants agree to release, discharge, hold harmless and indemnify the Released Parties from any claims, losses, or damages arising out of their participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
Climate Reality assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of unauthorized access to Sweepstakes entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Climate Reality is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or provides, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or trafﬁc congestion on the Internet or any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any material related to this Sweepstakes.
10. GENERAL CONDITIONS
Climate Reality and its subsidiaries, afﬁliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, ofﬁcers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Ofﬁcial Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notiﬁcations that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difﬁculties; (e) any inability of the entrant to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Climate Reality’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or any promotion or prize related activities. Climate Reality reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it ﬁnds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or with any website promoting the Sweepstakes; (b) acting in violation of the Ofﬁcial Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes multiple times through the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Climate Reality determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difﬁculties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Sweepstakes, Climate Reality reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Sweepstakes, including the entire Sweepstakes, and/or modify the Sweepstakes and/or award the prize from all eligible entries received as of the termination date.
11. CONDUCT AND DECISIONS
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of Climate Reality personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Sweepstakes or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. Climate Reality will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Sweepstakes and Climate Reality’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or the outcome of the Sweepstakes is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interferences to any event beyond the control of Climate Reality, Climate Reality reserves the right to terminate this Sweepstakes, to make other decisions regarding the outcome as Climate Reality deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by Climate Reality and are final. Climate Reality may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt or damage ordinary and normal operation of this Sweepstakes, telephone systems or website, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Climate Reality reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant or individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.
12. APPLICABLE LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The conduct of the Sweepstakes is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America and the District of Columbia. Entrants agree that any and all claims and causes of action arising out of this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively by binding arbitration in Washington, DC, USA, and the language of the arbitration shall be English. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. All claims shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and shall in no event include attorneys’ fees.
If the application of any provision or provisions of these Ofﬁcial Rules to any particular facts or circumstances is held to be invalid or unenforceable by any arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction, then: (i) the validity and enforceability of such provision or provisions as applied to any other particular facts or circumstances and the validity of other provisions of these Ofﬁcial Rules will not in any way be affected or impaired thereby; and (ii) such provision or provisions will be reformed without further action by the parties and only to the extent necessary to make such provision or provisions valid and enforceable when applied to such particular facts and circumstances.
14. TAX IMPLICATIONS
Please be aware that donations made in this Sweepstakes may not be fully tax deductible. The five (5) prizes awarded in this Sweepstakes may be taxable to the winners. It is the responsibility of the individual winner to determine the tax consequences of his/her donation(s) and prize. It is highly recommended that all donors consult with a tax professional to determine their tax liabilities. Entrant agrees by entering the Sweepstakes, his/her entry, either by donation or via an alternative free method, that Climate Reality is not providing any accounting or tax advice.
15. COPY OF OFFICIAL RULES
To receive a copy of these Official Rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by September 27, 2018 to 2018 “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” Book Sweepstakes Official Rules, Attn: General Counsel, 750 9th Street, NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20001, USA.