Official Giveaway Rules


ELIGIBILITY: ChinaSprout’s Giveaway is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and Canada, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Employees and contractors of ChinaSprout (“Sponsor”) and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Promotion. Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

TO ENTER: Between 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on March 13, 2011 and 12:00 a.m. EST on March 21, 2011 (“Promotion Period”), you can enter the Promotion by posting information about your favorite Grace Lin book title on ChinaSprout's blog, ChinaSprout's Facebook Page, or in a Twitter post that includes @ChinaSprout. Limit one (1) entry per vehicle (blog, Twitter, Facebook), for a total of three potential entries per person, for the entire Promotion Period. Entries received from any person or e-mail address in excess of any stated limitation will be void. The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person. Entries that are incomplete, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. No entries may be submitted on behalf of another person.

DRAWING: One (1) winner will be selected on or about March 21, 2011 in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Decisions of the Sponsor as to the selection of the winner will be final. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

WINNER NOTIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS: Winners will be notified by e-mail and must respond to the to the email with ten (5) days of issuance.  Winner will be required to provide his/her full name and mailing address. Failure of any winner to provide this information within the stated timeframe will result in forfeiture of the prize, the Sponsor may elect to select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all entries received during the Entry Period. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s e-mail account to receive email messages.

PRIZES: One (1) winner will receive one (1) copy of Grace Lin's "Where The Mountain Meets The Moon" (valued at $16.99).  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The winner is responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion at any time and for any reason arising from circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address and s/he must comply with these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes by any event beyond its control or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter and each of its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees or advertising and promotion agencies and each of its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will not have any liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize (including, without limitation, any travel related thereto) or participation in this Promotion.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter and each of its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees or advertising and promotion agencies and each of its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Sweepstakes Entities’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Sweepstakes Entities be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant irrevocably waives any right to seek injunctive or equitable relief, and furthermore, waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

GRANT OF PUBLICITY: The winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes relating to this Promotion without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or Sponsor in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the state of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state laws. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. Venue for all suits will be in federal or state courts located in New York, New York.

SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.