Sweepstakes Official Rules

Best of the Web Sweepstakes Official Rules

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN PRIZE
BEST OF THE WEB, 626 Rex Corp. Plaza, Uniondale, New York 11556 (“BOTW” or the “Sweepstakes Entity”) is the sponsor of the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is governed by these Official Rules. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the Sweepstakes, as determined by BOTW and its agents, are final in all respects. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

2. ELIGIBILITY
The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen years of age or older at the time of entry and have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period. Employees, officers and directors of BOTW and its respective parents, subsidiaries, agents and suppliers, as well as members of the immediate families (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings and grandparents) and individuals living in the same household as those individuals are not eligible to enter or win. BOTW has the right to verify the eligibility of each winner.

3. HOW TO ENTER
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. EST on October 3, and ends at 5:00 p.m. EST on December 5 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be received by BOTW on or before 5:00 p.m. EST on December 5 to be eligible.

4. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD
No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

To enter the Sweepstakes, visit the Sweepstakes website through the following URL: http://botw.org/helpcenter/win10k.aspx (the “Sweepstakes Website”). Follow the links and instructions provided for online entry. There are two ways to enter: (1) use the code WIN10K while submitting entrant’s website to either BOTW’s web directory or BOTW’s blog directory or (2) use the code WIN10K while submitting entrant’s website for a free 60 day sponsorship listing for either BOTW’s web directory or BOTW’s blog directory. Entrants who sign up for a free 60 day trial will be automatically billed for subsequent months unless the entrant opts out before the trial period ends. If the entrant decides not to cancel the before the trial period expires, the listing will continue to be billed each month until cancelled.

Only online entries will be accepted. No faxed or mailed entries will be accepted. There is no limit of entries per person or email address – each listing or sponsorship will provide the entrant with another chance to win.

BOTW has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. BOTW is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account” holder is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The Grand Prize Winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

5. WINNER SELECTION
The Grand Prize Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entrants on or about December 5, 2007 and will be announced at the PubCon conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on or about December 5 2007. The Grand Prize Winner will also be notified by telephone, mail or e-mail on or about December 5 . If the Grand Prize Winner cannot be reached by BOTW (or its designee) after three (3) attempts over two (2) weeks, using contact information provided by that winner, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner shall forfeit the prize and an alternative winner may be selected. The potential winner must comply with these Official Rules in order to be confirmed the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize Winner must sign and return any required forms, including, without limitation, affidavits of eligibility, prize acceptance and liability and publicity release forms, and IRS-W9 forms, to BOTW five (5) days after delivery of the forms. If the winner fails to comply with these Official Rules or fails to return all of the required forms within the time specified, that potential winner may be disqualified, and an alternative winner may be selected by BOTW.

6. PRIZES
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

The Grand Prize. One (1) winner will receive ten thousand dollars ($10,000). There are no other prizes. The total value of all prizes is $10,000. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility. No substitution, transfer, assignment or cash equivalent permitted, except in Sweepstakes Entity’s sole discretion. Sweepstakes Entity reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of equal or greater value, at the Sweepstakes Entity’s sole discretion.

BOTW shall not be responsible or liable in any manner if a winner is unable to accept or use all or any portion of a prize due to failure to qualify or comply with these Official Rules or any law, regulation or other rules that apply to acceptance, receipt or use of a prize.

7. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
BOTW, its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by BOTW. BOTW reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if BOTW determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond BOTW’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, BOTW reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. BOTW its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

8. INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS BOTW, ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS, VENDORS, PRIZE SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT'S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. BOTW AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY OF THE PRIZES.

BOTW AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, VENDORS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, PRIZE SUPPLIERS, SUPPLIERS AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

9. PUBLICITY
By accepting a prize, the winner grants BOTW and its advertising and promotional agencies and providers and those acting under their permission the irrevocable and perpetual right to use his name, likeness, voice, comments, for advertising and publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

10. PRIVACY
Personal information collected from entrants during the Sweepstakes is subject to BOTW’s privacy statement available at www.botw.org, except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules, will be treated in accordance with the terms of that statement. BOTW may engage certain third party companies to perform services in connection with the administration of this Sweepstakes and information provided by entrants may be collected and used by those third parties for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes and the fulfillment and verification of prize awards.

11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Sweepstakes rules and all related web pages, content and code are the property of BOTW or authorized third parties. The copying or unauthorized use of any of those materials, associated trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

12. GOVERNING LAW
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or the Sweepstakes Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to that state’s choice-of-law or conflicts-of-law rules or provisions; exclusive jurisdiction shall be with federal and state courts located in New York County, New York. All federal, state and local taxes are the exclusive responsibility of the prize winners. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages other than for actual out-of-pocket costs.

13. WHO WON
To view a list of the winners, please visit the BOTW Blog at http://botwblog.org after December 5, 2007.