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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Raffle Rules

Official Rules

ELIGIBILITY: The “$500 Boutique Giveaway” (hereinafter referred to as the “Giveaway”) sponsored by Beneteau America, Inc., 105 Eastern Avenue, Suite 201, Annapolis, Maryland (hereinafter referred to as the “Sponsor”) is open to United States citizens, legal residents of the United States, and non-residents of the United States, who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of October 30, 2019, beginning of the “Giveaway Period.” Entries originating from any other jurisdiction will be disqualified.

Employees of the Sponsor, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, directors, and officers, and each of their immediate family members and persons living in their same household, whether legally related or not, are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway.

CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: The entry period of the Giveaway begins on October 30, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. EST and ends on November 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. EST, at the close of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: A purchase will not increase your chance of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply and entries are void where prohibited by law.

TO ENTER: Visit the Sponsor’s booth located at G/H Dock, subject to change, inside of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show between October 30, 2019 and November 3, 2019 to complete and remit the Giveaway entry form. Entry forms will be located inside the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the designated booth of the Sponsor. To submit an entry in the Giveaway you are required to provide your full legal name, a valid email address, and a valid telephone number, for notification of the winner by the Sponsor. The entry form will further seek information related to your sailing experience and boat ownership. The winner of the Giveaway does not need to be present at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to win.

The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) any entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules; (ii) incorrect, inaccurate, or illegible entry information whether caused by the entrant or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway; (iii) any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of the offer, administration or execution of the Giveaway, or in the announcement of the prize/prize winner/finalist. If for any reason the Giveaway cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to, causes beyond the control of the Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Giveaway, or if the Giveaway is compromised or becomes corrupted in any way, the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Giveaway and reserves the right, but shall not be obligated, to select the winner from among all non-suspect entries received as of the date and time of such termination, cancellation or modification. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and prosecute any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY CORRUPT THE GIVEAWAY OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Limit one (1) entry per person. If more than one entry is received per person during the Giveaway Period by any means, all such entries submitted by that person will be disqualified. Valid entries received during the Giveaway Period will be eligible for the drawing on or about November 3, 2019. Proof of registering does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt of entry by the Sponsor. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and agree to waive all rights and remedies at law or in equity for any claim they may have relating to this Giveaway. Additionally, by entering the Giveaway, all entrants consent to the Sponsor, its agents, and/or representatives, and/or authorized dealers of the Sponsor contacting them by email or telephone with relevant product information unless the entrant chooses to opt out of these communications at a future date. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

The winner will be determined in a random drawing from among all eligible entries during the Giveaway Period. Limit to one (1) prize. The total number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. The winner will be notified by telephone and/or email on or about November 3, 2019. The winner may also be posted on a winner’s page and may be announced by news release. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

GENERAL: By entering the Giveaway, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with the Giveaway in any way shall be disqualified. Entrants and the prize winner agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective officers, employees, directors, parent and all related affiliated companies, licensees, subsidiaries, agencies and any other companies participating in the design, administration and/or fulfillment of the Giveaway (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from liability of any kind or nature for any injuries, damages or losses of any kind or any other costs or expenses resulting from participation in this Giveaway, or acceptance, possession or use, misuse or awarding of a prize, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss or accident to any person or property. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law or regulation) to use the winner’s name, likeness, biographical data and statements for advertising and publicity purposes without notice or additional compensation.

The Released Parties are not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical, human or other errors in these Official Rules, in the administration of the Giveaway, in the announcement of the prize winner, and/or in any advertising or other associated promotional materials in connection with the Giveaway. Further, the Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, electronic, network, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, errors in transmission, lost or unavailable network connections, telephone connections, dropped dial-up internet connections, interrupted broadband, cable, or wireless internet connections, cell phone dropped calls, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestions, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed transmissions which may limit or restrict an entrant’s ability to enter the Giveaway, including but not limited to, any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s telephone or other electrical computing device or telephone equipment, or other matter relating to or resulting from participation in this Giveaway. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Giveaway should any virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, fraud, or other causes beyond its reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Giveaway and no compensation will be payable. ANY PERSON ATTEMPTING TO DEFRAUD SPONSORS OR IN ANY WAY TAMPER WITH, DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.  

The Sponsor will issue a 1099 form to the winner as required by law.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winner will be notified by email and/or telephone within approximately three (3) business days after the potential winner is selected. "Notification" is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an email or placing of a phone call. In order for a potential winner to claim their prize, the potential winner must respond within seven (7)  business days of notification and may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and a Publicity Release, and any other additional documents required by the Sponsor (the "Required Documents") within seven (7) days of date of notification. Failure to comply within this time period, or if prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable or not returned properly executed, or if winner is found to be ineligible, or not in compliance with these Official Rules, will result in the potential winner forfeiting the prize and being disqualified and an alternate potential winner being selected from among remaining eligible entries.

PRIZE: One (1) prize will be awarded to (1) eligible entrant within the Giveaway Period. The prize consists of one (1) $500.00 gift card for use of an online purchase from the Sponsor’s United States or French boutique. All prize details are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The approximate retail value of the prize is $500.00. All delivery expenses and any other associated expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner. Expenses not specifically stated herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Sponsor is not liable for any tax implications that may arise from prize winnings. Independent financial advice should be sought by the winner. All applicable federal, state, provincial, and local taxes on the prize, including but not limited to, income and withholding taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. The payment of any applicable tax on the prize and any applicable reporting requirement is the sole responsibility of the winner. The winner must have knowledge of all tax requirements or seek independent financial advice and complete all required tax forms. If the winner fails to do so, or proves to be otherwise ineligible, the winner will be disqualified. Any difference between the approximate retail value and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form. Dollar amounts are expressed in United States currency. The prize is non-transferable, and no prize substitutions or cash redemptions are allowed. All trademarks are the property of their respective owner. The prize will be awarded according to these Official Rules provided that it is claimed in accordance with these Official Rules.

DELIVERY: The winner will take delivery of the prize no later than Dec 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST at the winner’s expense. The winner shall redeem the prize as directed by the Sponsor upon winning. The winner must utilize the proceeds from the Giveaway by Dec 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. or the proceeds will be forfeited.

GOVERNING LAW/DISPUTES: By entering the Giveaway, each entrant agrees that to the extent permitted by applicable law: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Giveaway, or any prize awarded, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards will be limited to actual third-party, out-of-pocket costs incurred, if any, not to exceed two hundred fifty and 00/100 dollars ($250.00), but in no event will attorney’s fees be awarded or recoverable; (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential or special damages, lost profits, and/or any rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; (4) entrants’ remedies are limited to a claim for money damages, if any, and entrant irrevocably waives any right to seek injunctive or equitable relief.

Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of the Giveaway, filed by a citizen of Quebec, may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

This Giveaway and these Official Rules shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to conflict of law rules. Any cause of action arising out of this Giveaway and these Official Rules shall be prosecuted in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

MISCELLANEOUS: The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services mentioned herein, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced herein, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or company, or the inclusion of a product or service as a prize, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or company or the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service and, except as otherwise indicated, no association or endorsement is intended or should be inferred. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Required Documents will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Required Documents is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.

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Published on 07.10.2019