Facebook Sweepstakes Rules 2014
Feb 07, 2014
Sweepstakes Official Rules
By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND UPON TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED.
SPONSOR: The sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Diamond Comic Distributors, which coordinates and maintains the Free Comic Book Day Facebook page. Diamond offices are located at 10150 York Road, Suite 300, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030. and each of its respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries are not sponsors of the Sweepstakes and are not responsible for the promotion, administration or execution of this Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) separate ways to enter the Sweepstakes during the Entry Period: (1) "LIKE" Entry: Like the post to be entered to win the designated prize. A comment or share of the post will not count towards contest entry. By "liking" the post, you are automatically entered into the drawing. (2) COMMENT Entry: Comment on the post, either tagging one to two friends or comment answering the designated question to be entered to win the prize. A "like" and share do not count towards contest entry.
With regard to online entries, in the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, each entry will be declared made by the registered account holder of the Facebook profile, as long as that person meets all other eligibility requirements in these "Official Rules". The registered account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned the submitted "like" or comment.
With respect to any winning entry, the winner may be required to provide Free Comic Book Day with proof that the person is the registered account holder of the Facebook profile associated with the winning entry. No third party entry or entry through a Sweepstakes service is permitted. Only eligible entries actually received in compliance with the Entry Period, will be included in the drawing for prizes. Any automated computer receipt (such as a "thank you" message, comment on entry's comment, or "like" of participants comment, does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry for purposes of these Official Rules.
No automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual using such a method. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, and residents of Canada, who are 14 years and older. Persons in any of the following categories are not eligible to participate or win a prize: (a) persons who from and after June 1st, 2013 were or are employees or agents of Sponsor, or each of its respective affiliates, parent, subsidiaries, or the service agencies or independent contractors of the above organization(s); (b) persons who are engaged in the development, production, distribution of materials, provision of prizes, or drawing of winners for this Sweepstakes; and (c) persons who are immediate family of or who reside in the same household as any person in either of the preceding categories.
To enter one of the Promoter's Facebook promotions, you must "like" the https://www.facebook.com/freecomicbook page and comment/like on the intended post in a respectable and appropiate manner. Once a winner is picked, an FCBD representative will send the winner a direct message to obtain the correct information to send the prize(s). You may "unlike" the Promoter's Facebook account at any time.
ENTRY PERIOD: The sweepstakes begin once the post is live on the Free Comic Book Day Facebook page. All entries must be received by the time the next sweepstakes is posted. Limit one entry per "Like" contest and for Comment contests reagarding tagging a friend or answering a question, an entrant can comment continously until entry is closed.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. At its sole discretion, Sponsor may disqualify any person whom it considers to have intentionally violated the Official Rules or any element of the Sweepstakes. By participating, entrants agree: (a) to be bound by the Sweepstakes Official Rules and the decisions of the person or persons who select the winners, and (b) to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all liability with respect to acceptance, possession or use (or misuse) of the prizes or participation in the Sweepstakes.
These general terms and conditions are in addition to any specific promotion rules set out on the Facebook post with respect to the relevant promotion and by entering the promotion you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and any specific promotion rules. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these general terms and conditions from time to time, such changes to be effective 24 hours after they have been made. No association or business relationship is claimed with Facebook, Inc.
WINNER NOTIFICATION; REQUIRED RELEASES: A representative of Sponsor will select the winner randomly. The winner will be selected and notified within 24 hours of the next live sweepstakes. Winners of weekend contests (Friday through Sunday) will be notified the following business day. The winner will be notified by a Facebook message and reply to comment on post. For a "Like" contest, winners will be sent a friend request from a FCBD representative and also sent a message to the winners "other" inbox, announcing their prize. For a Comment contest, FCBD will respond to the winners comment, announcing the winner, prize and next steps to obtain their prize. In the event that Sponsor cannot reach the winner within three (2) days after it attempts to notify the winner, Sponsor will select a new winner according to these Official Rules. Additionally, if the winner is ineligible, it will be deemed as if the winner has rejected the prize, and Sponsor will select a new winner.
To claim the Prize, the winner must notify FCBD of their name and mailing address. If the selected winner is a resident of Canada, they must notify FCBD of the location of their local comic book specialty shop.
USE OF NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.: By entering the Sweepstakes, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall have the unlimited right in perpetuity and throughout the world to use and publish your name, voice, city, state, likeness, photograph, video, biographical and prize information, and other elements of your persona and identity, in all media now known or hereafter developed, for all purposes of this Sweepstakes, as well as for all general marketing, advertising, promotional, commercial tie-in, merchandising, and other business purposes of each of the Sweepstakes Entities, all without notice or compensation to you.
ENTRANT RELEASE: By entering this Sweepstakes, you forever release, indemnify, discharge, and agree to hold harmless, all Released Parties from any and all claims, causes of action, liabilities and damages: (a) for personal injuries, death, loss of or damage to personal property, and/or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever sustained by anyone or anything in connection with your participation in the Sweepstakes;(b) for libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, infringement of copyright, or violation of any other personal or property right; and/or (c) from any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Sweepstakes activity and/or prize. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that Released Parties have neither made nor will be in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, in connection with the Sweepstakes and/or with respect to prizes, including, without limitation, to any prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
WINNERS LIST: The listing of all winners can be found at here.
These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of United States and Canada.