Floof Sweepstakes Official Rules

Floof Sweepstakes Official Rules

Hachette Book Group, Inc. (the “Sponsor”)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

This sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is only open to residents in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.

1. How to Enter: To enter, visit Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Page and fill out and submit the sweepstakes entry form thereon (the “Entry Form”). Entrants must enter all items in the Entry Form. Limit one (1) entry per person/household. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted, or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems with the Entry Form of any kind, whether mechanical, human, or electronic. Only fully completed Entry Forms are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

2. Eligibility: Participation open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years or older as of June 28, 2024 (the “Promotion Start Date”). Void outside of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. The following persons are not eligible to enter the Promotion: (i) employees, officers, and directors of Heidi McKinnon (the “Author”) or Hachette Book Group (“Hachette Book Group”, a “Prize Provider” and collectively, the “Prize Providers”, and each Prize Provider together with Sponsor and Author, each, a “Promotion Entity” and collectively, the “Promotion Entities”); (ii) employees, officers, and directors of any Promotion Entity’s parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers, or distributors; and (iii) any immediate family members (e.g., parents, children, siblings, or spouses) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of any employee, officer, or director of any Promotion Entity. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

3. Promotion Start/End Dates: This Promotion begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time on June 28, 2024, and ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 12, 2024 (the “Promotion End Date”).

4. Random Drawing/Odds: On or about five (5) business days after the Promotion End Date, Sponsor will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from all eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the drawing.

5. Prizes:

One (1) prize is available and consists of

  • A printed illustration of the winner’s cat in the style of Floof by Heidi McKinnon

Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that each Prize Provider is responsible for providing and delivering their component of the Prize directly to the winning entrant.

The Prize is non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. In the case of unavailability of any component of the Prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute such component for another component of equal or greater value. All unspecified expenses are the responsibility of the winning entrant. All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winning entrant.

6. Notification: The potential winner selected will be notified by email on or about seven (7) business days after the Promotion End Date and may be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Compliance with Official Rules/Release of Liability (“Winner Eligibility Documents“) within seven (7) days of notification that they have won the Prize. If any potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days of first Prize notification attempt, if the Prize or any Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if any potential winner rejects the Prize, or in the event of any potential winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules, such potential winner will forfeit the Prize and an alternate potential winner will be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon any forfeiture of the Prize, no compensation will be given to any potential winner.

7. Conditions: Participation in this Promotion constitutes each entrant’s permission for Sponsor to use their first name and city and state. By participating in this Promotion, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless each Promotion Entity from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damage, injury, cost, or expense whatsoever, including, without limitation, (i) property damage, personal injury, and/or death occurring in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in this Promotion or possession, acceptance, use, or misuse of the Prize and (ii) claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, and/or merchandise delivery. There is no purchase required to participate in this Promotion, and a purchase does not increase odds of winning this Promotion.

8. Additional Terms: In case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that such winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry. Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth in these Official Rules is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic, or similar means of entry are permitted. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone, mail, or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or Internet service provider availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause), or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled, or delayed computer transmissions, each of which may limit one’s ability to enter the Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for any injury or damage to any person’s computer relating to or resulting from such person’s participation in or attempt to participate in this Promotion or such person downloading any materials related to this Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend, or suspend this Promotion, should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Promotion. In such case, Sponsor will select a potential winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Page. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Promotion or winning the Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant has undermined the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrants or Promotion Entity representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

9. Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties: IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR OR ANY OTHER PROMOTION ENTITY BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO THIS PROMOTION AND/OR USE OF THE PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR OR ANY OTHER PROMOTION ENTITY’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO ANY ENTRANT FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROMOTION EXCEED $10. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS PROMOTION AND THE PRIZE AND ALL COMPONENTS THEREOF ARE 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.

10. Use of Data; Newsletters: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants through Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Page and the Entry Form in accordance with its privacy policy, available at https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/terms-and-policies/privacy-policy/ (the “Privacy Policy”). By participating in the Promotion, each entrant hereby agrees (i) to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal data pursuant to the Privacy Policy; and (ii) that Sponsor may share such entrant’s personal data with each Prize Provider for such Prize Provider’s own marketing purposes. Each entrant agrees that Sponsor is not responsible for any Prize Provider’s use of such entrant’s personal data, except to the extent Sponsor has obligations to such entrant pursuant to the Privacy Policy or as required by applicable law. EACH ENTRANT ALSO UNDERSTANDS THAT BY ENTERING THIS PROMOTION, SUCH ENTRANT WILL BE SUBSCRIBED TO SPONSOR NEWSLETTERS (ALGONQUIN YOUNG READERS, WORKMAN PUBLISHING) AND WILL RECEIVE EMAILS FROM SPONSOR CONCERNING AUTHORS AND BOOKS, EXCLUSIVE OFFERS, AND OFFERS TO ENTER OTHER PROMOTIONS SPONSORED BY SPONSOR. EACH ENTRANT CAN UNSUBSCRIBE TO SPONSOR AND PARTNER’S NEWSLETTERS AND EMAILS AT ANY TIME BY FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS ON THE NEWSLETTERS AND EMAILS TO “UNSUBSCRIBE” OR AS SET FORTH IN THE PRIVACY POLICY. EACH ENTRANT UNDERSTANDS THAT SUBSCRIBING OR UNSUBSCRIBING FROM SPONSOR AND PARTNER’S NEWSLETTERS AND EMAILS WILL HAVE NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER ON SUCH ENTRANT’S CHANCES OF WINNING IN THE PROMOTION.

11. Winner: To find out who wins this Promotion, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope within six (6) weeks after the Promotion End Date to Hachette Book Group, Inc., 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104, Attention: Floof Sweepstakes, AB-5-629 (“Sponsor Coordinator”).

12. Sponsor: Hachette Book Group, Inc., 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104.

If you have any questions about this Promotion, please contact marketing@workman.com.