Update, April 6: Please note that this contest has ended and we have chosen a winner, who has already been notified. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Shutterstock is giving away a Litepanels MicroPro to a lucky Twitter follower. To Enter: Follow @Shutterstock and tweet “Follow @Shutterstock & retweet this to win a Litepanels LED light for photo & video! http://bit.ly/litepanels” between now and the morning of April 6.
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Contest Rules below:
NO PURCHASE OR ONLINE ENTRY NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF PUERTO RICO. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The following is intended for viewing in the United States only (including its territories, possessions, and commonwealths, except Puerto Rico) and will be construed and evaluated according to United States laws. Do not proceed if you are not a legal U.S. resident, 18 years or older, and accessing this site within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths (except Puerto Rico).
The Shutterstock Images LLC Twitter Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is offered and open only to legal residents of the United States and its territories. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the U.S., and where prohibited by law. Entrants must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees, managers and directors of Shutterstock Images LLC (“Sponsor”), its parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, judges and legal advisors, and the immediate family or members of the households of such employees and directors are not eligible. By entering, you agree to these Official Rules and that the decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.
2. PROMOTION PERIOD
The promotion period begins on March 19, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), and ends on April 6, 2010 at 8:59:59 a.m. ET (“Promotion Period”).
During the Promotion Period you may enter the Sweepstakes in any of the following ways: (i) online by visiting www.twitter.com/shutterstock (the “Website”), “following” @Shutterstock and tweeting a message that contains: “Follow @Shutterstock & retweet this to win a Litepanels LED light for photo & video! http://bit.ly/litepanels”; or (ii) by hand printing your name, complete address, and phone number (including area code) either on a postcard or on a separate piece of paper no larger than 8½ x 11 inches, and mailing the postcard or paper in a first class stamped envelope to: Shutterstock Images LLC Twitter Sweepstakes Entry, 60 Broad Street, 30th Floor, New York, New York 10004. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Mail in entries must be postmarked no later than April 3, 2010 and received by Sponsor no later than April 5, 2010. Entries received after such date shall be ineligible for participation.
Sponsor reserves the right to offer additional methods of entry from time to time during the Promotion Period.
There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit via mail, however, you may only submit one (1) mail-in entry per stamped outer envelope. Multiple entries and partially completed and/or mechanically reproduced entries or rubber-stamped entries will be void and ineligible.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, garbled, illegible, or misdirected entries, or for any error, human, technical or otherwise, which may occur in the processing of any entries. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt.
Entrants may not enter with multiple email and/or multiple identities. (Any entrant who attempts to participate with multiple email and/or multiple identities may be disqualified.)
Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Statement for Shutterstock Images LLC, currently located at https://www.shutterstock.com/privacy.mhtml; provided, that in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and such Privacy Statement, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor shall have the right to use the name and likeness of any Sweepstakes winner for the purposes of trade and to promote Sponsor.
All prize winners will be selected by drawing from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
There will be one drawing at the end of the Promotion Period which will take place on or about April 6, 2010.
1 Grand Prize, a Litepanels MicroPro LED light, with a retail value of approximately $450.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received by Sponsor. No assignment, transfer or substitution of the prize is permitted. Taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. A prize won by a minor (as minor is defined by the jurisdiction of minor’s residence) will be awarded in the name of, or to, the minor’s parent or legal guardian, or as may otherwise be deemed appropriate by Sponsor, in its sole judgment.
The prize winner will be notified via Direct Message (DM) on Twitter. He or she will have 48 hours to provide prize delivery information. All unclaimed prizes will be forfeited to Sponsor.
6. GENERAL CONDITIONS
At the Sponsor’s discretion, the winner, and winner’s’ parents or legal guardians if winner is a minor (both on behalf of themselves and winner) shall complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility within 7 days of notification. Failure to return said document timely, or if prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if winner is found not to be in compliance with these Official Rules, or otherwise ineligible, may result in disqualification with an alternate winner selected.
By accepting a prize, a winner, and winner’s parents or legal guardians if winner is a minor (both on behalf of themselves and winner), agrees that any Affidavit may be secured by Sponsor electronically, for example but not limited to, by email or by facsimile, and such secured Affidavit will have the same force and effect as if any of them had been secured in a written document which was physically executed by the winner.
Further, by accepting a prize, each winner, and winners’ parents or legal guardians if winner is a minor (both on behalf of themselves and winner), releases and agrees to hold harmless Sponsor and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in any Sweepstakes related activity, or participation in this Sweepstakes.
Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods and persons using any such methods will be disqualified.
If for any reason Sponsor is not capable of running the Internet portion of the sweepstakes as planned, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at https://www.shutterstock.com/sweeps/.
ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof.
Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate capture of information or the failure to capture such information, whether caused by web site users, tampering or hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the web site. Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the web site.
IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR OR ITS PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, ACCESS TO AND USE OF INTERNET SITE www.shutterstock.com OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant (and entrant’s parents/legal guardians if entrants are minors) agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, or the determination of winners shall be resolved individually, (without resort to any form of class action) exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and all proceedings shall take place in that State in the City of New York, County of New York. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
9. WINNERS LIST
For name of winners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt no later than April 15, 2010 to: Shutterstock Images LLC Twitter Sweepstakes Winners, 60 Broad St, 30th Floor, New York, New York 10004. For a copy of these Official Rules mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address marked “OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST, SHUTTERSTOCK SWEEPSTAKES” for receipt no later than April 15, 2010.
Sponsored by: Shutterstock Images LLC 60 Broad St, 30th Floor, New York, New York 10004.