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SPONSOR: Intuit. Please direct sponsor inquiries to Intuit, ATTN: Intuit, Inc., 7535 Torrey Santa Fe Rd, SDG-2A-03-22H, San Diego, CA, 92129.
SWEEPSTAKES PARTNER: Etsy, Inc., 117 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY 11201.
ADMINISTRATOR: Marden-Kane, Inc., 195 Froehlich Farm Blvd. Woodbury, NY 11797.
ELIGIBILITY: The QuickBooks Self-Employed & Etsy “Grow Your Etsy Shop” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to: legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who (i) are 18 years of age or older at time of entry, (ii) are sellers on the Etsy platform and (iii) have had a bill charge on the Etsy platform in the past twelve (12) months preceding the announcement of this Sweepstakes (the “Qualifying Etsy Seller” or the “Entrant”). Employees of Intuit Inc. (the “Sponsor”), Etsy, Inc. (the “Sweepstakes Partner”), their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, prize suppliers, Marden-Kane, Inc. and the immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses) and individuals living in the same household as such employees are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on February 12, 2018 at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on February 26, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM PT and ending at 11:59:59 PM PT. The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Sweepstakes and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to earn entries into the Sweepstakes:
1 – Automatic Entry: If you are an existing Qualifying Etsy Seller and a QuickBooks Self-Employed User as of 12:00:00 am (PT) on February 11, 2018 you will automatically earn one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. If you wish to opt out of participating in the Sweepstakes please send an email to email@example.com with the Subject line “QBSE and Etsy Sweepstakes Opt Out”.
2 – Sign up for a free trial of QuickBooks Self-Employed: Go to https://selfemployed.intuit.com/etsy, click the ‘Sign up for a free trial’ button and complete the Sign-Up page for a free trial of QuickBooks Self Employed. You must use the email address associated with your Etsy Seller account. No purchase is necessary to sign up for this free trial.
Limit: There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period. Multiple email addresses or phone numbers may not be used and anyone found to use multiple email addresses or phone numbers to enter will be ineligible. Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or phone number. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different email addresses, phone numbers, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Entries using macro, script or other forms of automatic entry will be disqualified. Incomplete or illegible entries are not eligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. No entries may be submitted on behalf of another person.
PRIZES and ODDS OF WINNING: Three (3) Grand Prize Winners: Intuit will match the winner(s) with a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor to redeem up to $5,000 (USD) in accounting services of their choosing. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $5,000.00 each. Total ARV of all prizes: $15,000.00. The Grand Prize Winners will be referred to in these Official Rules as a “Winner” or, together, as the “Winners”). Limit one (1) Prize per person. All details of prizes not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. Winners cannot assign or transfer a prize to another person. Except as provided herein, no cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or prize component) with one of comparable or greater value. If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor and/or prize provider, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value will be awarded; provided, however, that if prizes are awarded but unclaimed or forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By accepting prize, Winners acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules. The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules.
RANDOM DRAWING: On or about March 1, 2018 a random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received under the supervision of the Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion.
WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: Administrator will notify potential Winners by email or phone at the email address or phone number provided with the entry on or about four (4) business days after the drawing date. Winners will be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release (the “Affidavit”) and an IRS Form W-9 and furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the Winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law. If a potential Winner is 18 or older, but a minor in his or her state of residence, the potential Winner’s parent or legal guardian must sign all required documents. Potential Winners must returned completed form(s) within three (3) business days of the date on the notification date or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential Winner. Failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules will result in such potential Winner being disqualified. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential Winner, and an alternate Winner will be selected.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. By participating, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder from which the entry is made. Sponsor, Sweepstakes Partner, and their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, Marden-Kane, Inc., and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) are not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human, typographical or printing errors, (ii) technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to submit the online enrollment form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes, (iii) or for late, lost, stolen, illegible, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or misdirected entries for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon, or (iv) errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the Administrator’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of this Sweepstakes, the Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future entry) who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules and/or to modify or cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination date. Caution: Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By accepting a prize, Winners or, if a minor, their parent or legal guardian, consent to the use of his/her name, city/state of residence, photograph, visual and/or audio likeness for advertising or promotional purposes by Sponsor, and its designees, including but not limited to the posting of Winner’s name on the Sponsor’s or Sweepstakes Partner’s websites, in a Winners List or other online announcements, without additional compensation, permission or notification except where prohibited by law. Entrants, or, if minors, their parents or legal guardians agree to release indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Etsy, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, Marden-Kane, Inc., and their respective employees, officers, directors and shareholders from any claims, actions, injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes. Notice to online Entrants: Internet access and usage charges applicable to an Entrant’s account, including access charges and/or any usage charges applicable under Entrant’s Internet pricing plan and any applicable taxes will continue to apply while an Entrant is online in connection with this Sweepstakes, and will be the sole responsibility of such Entrant. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by any means, which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential Winner(s) from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken using the drawing procedure outlined above. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Sponsor. Prize are not transferable, redeemable for cash or substitutable except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a Prize (or portion thereof) for a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. All Prize details not covered by these Rules are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering the Sweepstakes and/or accepting the Prize you may win, Winners agrees that he or she has all rights, permissions and consents necessary to grant the rights to the Sponsor as expressed herein and will abide by and be bound by the Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions.
WHO WON: To receive the names of the Winners, send an e-mail with the subject line: “Grow Your Etsy Shop Sweepstakes Winner” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be received by March 15, 2018. The list will be sent when the drawing has been conducted and the winners verified.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of Entrants or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the state of California, without giving any effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Any dispute shall be resolved in a court of law in Santa Clara County, California.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, Entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with these Sweepstakes, or any Prize awarded, or the determination of the Winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class, representative or collective action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective. If Entrant cannot be bound to arbitration according to local laws, all disputes, claims, and causes of action shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, in an action in a State or Federal court located in San Francisco, California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of an Entrant and/or the Sponsor in connection with these Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of any jurisdiction.
SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
AFFILIATION & TRADEMARKS: “Intuit” is the registered trademark of Intuit Inc. “Etsy” is the registered trademark of Etsy, Inc.