Official Sweepstakes Rules

2014 Water Professional Survey Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display  Sweepstakes Rules

1. Eligibility:

Utility Intelligence & Infrastructure (Utiltyii.com)’s Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to professionals working in drinking water, waste water and storm water management, who have received a special invitation via email along with a special code for entry. Only these participants are eligible. Furthermore, entrants must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia over the age of 18 with access to the Internet at all times during the Sweepstakes and subsequent prize-award period. Ellwood Media Lab employees and their relatives, and anyone professionally connected with the prize offered in this competition may not participate. Utility Intelligence & Infrastructure  reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants. Utility Intelligence & Infrastructure has sole discretion over the eligibility of entrants. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

2. Sweepstakes Period:

The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:01 AM PT on January  30, 2014 and ends at 6:00 p.m. PT on February 21, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted and timely received during the Sweepstakes Period.

 3. Sweepstakes Entry Instructions:

During the Sweepstakes Period, you may submit an entry form.

Limit One (1) Online Entry per person, per e-mail address, and per household during the Sweepstakes Period via Online Entry, regardless of whether a person has more than one address or more than one person uses the same address.

4. Selection of Sweepstakes Winners/Odds:

The potential prize winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on February 24, 2014. Winners will be selected from eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The potential winner will be notified via email to the email address submitted with the potential winner’s entry on February 25, 2014. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, the judge of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected at random. Any return of prize notification or prize email as undeliverable or failure to claim a prize within the time or in the manner specified will result in forfeiture of any prize and an alternate winner may, at Sponsor’s discretion, be randomly selected.

5. Prizes:

One (1) prize with a total approximate retail value of $399.00 to include: One (1) 16 GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad mini with Retina Display; Prizes will not be replaced if lost or stolen, are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Sponsor retains the option to substitute the prize with a non-retina display Apple iPad mini at the sponsor’s sole discretion. No other substitutions are allowed.

6. General Rules:

By entering or participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind, (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; or (3) any other computer, network, technical, human or other error, problem or malfunction that may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or the selection or notification of winners. Further, if, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons outside the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof), Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof). Sponsor also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the Entry of any individual found to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any website operated by the Sweepstakes Entities; (b) using any robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods, which will void all such entries; (c) violating these Official Rules or the terms of service, conditions of use, and/or general rules of any Sponsor property or service; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in this Sweepstakes or in any activity or travel related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Sweepstakes information.

8. Participant Obligations:

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and warrant that all information submitted is true, current and complete at the time of submission. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your details and e-mail address are accurate, and that Utilityii.com is informed of any changes to these. Ellwood Media Lab, Utility Intelligence & Infrastructure (Utilityii.com)  accept no responsibility for any changes which are not properly notified from the time of submission of your entry to the time of notification that the prize has been awarded. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release and hold Ellwood Media Lab and Utilityii.com harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or receipt or redemption of the prize. All taxes, insurances, transfers and other expenses resulting from the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner unless otherwise stated. The winner assumes all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the prize. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the State of California.

9. Personal Information:

The personal information collected through the Sweepstakes is subject subject to the privacy policy and website terms and conditions of Utility Intelligence & Infrastructure  (Utilityii.com). All entries are the property of Utilityii.com. By entering the competition, you thereby assign absolutely the copyright and all other rights in the entry for the full period of the copyright.

10. Rules/Winners’ List Requests:

To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or for notification of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Attn: 2014 Water Professional Survey, Ellwood Media Lab, PO BOX 8175, Goleta, CA 93118-8175. Requests for winners’ lists must be received within three months after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.

11. Sponsor:

Ellwood Media Lab, PO BOX 8175, Goleta, CA 93118-8175