The Discover Sicily Sweepstakes: Rules and Regulations
THE DISCOVER SICILY SWEEPSTAKES
RULES AND REGULATIONS
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES: The Discover Sicily Sweepstakes is sponsored by Wines of Sicily DOC having its principal place of business at:
Consorzio di tutela vini DOC Sicilia
viale Regione Siciliana, 401
The Sweepstakes entry period begins on January 13, 2017 and ends on February 28, 2017.
- HOW TO ENTER:
To enter the Sweepstakes online, visit the Sweepstakes at http://promotions.winemag.com/ discover-sicily/ during the Entry Period. All of the Sweepstakes information will be posted at the Sweepstakes Site throughout the Sweepstakes. Where a dispute arises about who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the holder of the e-mail account. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and are equal regardless of method of entry. Purchase of any merchandise does not improve odds of winning. No entries will be acknowledged or returned.
This Sweepstakes is open to any individual who is, as of the beginning of the Entry Period is (a) a legal resident of the U.S. (include any exclusions, such as NY, RI, HI, FL, Puerto Rico, other provinces, etc.) and (b) 21 years of age or older. Employees, officers, directors and agents (and their immediate families and household members regardless of where they live, or members of the same households (whether related or not)) of Wines of Sicily DOC, Wine Enthusiast and its divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and advertising agencies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Providers”), are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes or to win any prize. VOID OUTSIDE OF THE ELIGIBILITY AREA AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Prize Winner will receive a trip for 2 to Sicily, Italy where the winner will be treated to a private wine tasting/tour, stay in a beautiful wine resort and explore different areas of the island. Airfare and ground transportation included. Verifiable retail value of the Prize is $5,000. Trip must be taken between June and September 2017. The Prize is subject to certain restrictions and qualifications of the Sweepstakes Providers. Except where otherwise expressly noted in these Official Rules, the selection of all vendors, prizes, products and services is subject to the Sweepstakes Providers’ sole and absolute discretion. Prizes (and/or any portion thereof) are nontransferable and non-exchangeable. No substitutions or cash redemption of prizes are permitted except that the Sweepstakes Providers retain the right to substitute the cash value of the Prize. Additional restrictions may apply.
- PRIZE DRAWING:
The potential Prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all entries received that are otherwise eligible for the drawing. The drawing will be held after February 28, 2017. The drawing will be conducted by the Sweepstakes Providers whose decisions are final and binding on all aspects of this Sweepstakes. The potential Prize Winner will be notified on or about March 15 2017 by email. Failure of the potential Prize Winner to respond within seventy-two (72) hours from such notification referred to above may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate Prize Winner. An alternate Prize Winner will be selected in the event the Prize cannot be awarded to the potential Prize Winner drawn. By entering the drawing, each entrant agrees to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes Providers. In the event of non-compliance, an alternate Prize Winner may be selected.
- CONDITIONS, DISCLAIMERS, AND LICENSE:
By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of the Sweepstakes Providers (which decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes), and to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. The decisions of the Sweepstakes Providers are final on all matters of fact, interpretation, eligibility, procedure and fulfillment. In the event of non-compliance, an alternate Prize Winner may be selected. Entries and other submitted materials become the property of the Sweepstakes Providers and/or its promotional partner(s) and will not be acknowledged or returned. The Sweepstakes Providers are not responsible for incomplete, late, lost, misdirected or postage-due mail or for any technical malfunction, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or line failure in connection with any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entries are void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, mutilated, tampered with, forged, mechanically reproduced, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes Providers make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any Prize furnished or made available in connection with the Sweepstakes. Although Sweepstakes Providers attempt to ensure the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes Providers are not responsible for the actions of entrants or other individuals in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants’ or other individuals’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes Providers are not responsible for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s computer(s), other equipment, or person(s), related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or using the Sweepstakes Site. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, strikes, industry conditions, bankruptcy or liquidation, marketplace demands, applicable law, unforeseen obstacles, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sweepstakes Providers, could corrupt, compromise, undermine, or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes Providers reserve the right in their sole and absolute discretion to modify these Official Rules and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend all or any part of the sweepstakes, and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension, as applicable. Proof of mailing or submitting entry will not be deemed receipt of such entry by the Sweepstakes Providers. All taxes (including without limitation Federal, state and local taxes) in connection with any Prize, and the reporting consequence thereof, are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. The Prize Winner, at the sole discretion of the Sweepstakes Providers, shall be required to sign a notarized affidavit of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, liability release, publicity release (unless prohibited by law), address verification and other registrations and participation information requested by the Sweepstakes Providers (unless prohibited by law). You are not a Prize Winner until your submissions are validated. Failure to complete, sign and return all required documents within fourteen (14) days of delivery to potential Prize Winner’s claimed address or return of Prize as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Prize Winner, at the sole discretion of the Sweepstakes Providers. By entering this Sweepstakes, unless prohibited by law, the potential Prize Winner consents to use of his/her respective name, voice, photograph and/or likeness for advertising or publicity purposes for this and similar promotions without compensation and the potential winner and travel guest may be required to provide a signed release acknowledging such consent. Moreover, by entering this Sweepstakes, unless prohibited by law, the potential Prize Winner agrees to grant to the Sweepstakes Providers, and their respective licensees, affiliates, and assigns, the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including without limitation the World Wide Web, at any time or times, the Prize Winner’s respective name, likeness (actual or simulated), voice (actual or simulated), and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration; and further without such additional compensation, appear for, or provide biographical information for use in, any presentation or other activity which may include filming/audio/video/electronic or other recordings and/or interviews, as may be determined from time to time by the Sweepstakes Providers in its sole discretion.
THE OFFICIAL RULES WILL BE POSTED AT THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE
THROUGHOUT THE ENTRY PERIOD. BY ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN THIS
- RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION:
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS RELEASE AND HOLD THE SWEEPSTAKES PROVIDERS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS, AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE REMOVAL FROM THE SITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS), OR RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AS WELL AS CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES PROVIDERS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ANY ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE, THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE, THE REMOVAL FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF, OR PARTICIPATION IN, ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SWEEPSTAKES, ALL PRIZES AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
- GOVERNING LAW:
The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New York as distinguished from the choice of law rules and the United States of America applicable to contracts made and performed entirely in New York and where the relevant contacts are with such state. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
(a) Dates and Deadlines: Because of the unique nature and scope of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Sweepstakes.
(b) Privacy: Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in
(c) Severability; Headings: If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Official Rules and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for convenience of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof.
(d) Rule Requests: To receive a copy of these complete rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Wine Enthusiast 200 Summit Lake Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595 Requests for Official Rules must be received by January 31, 2017 WA and VT residents may omit return postage.