OFFICIAL CONTEST/GIVEAWAY RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE
DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
CONTEST DESCRIPTION: The Sweepstakes Ninja Contest ("Contest") is
offered only in the 48 contiguous United State, District of Columbia
("U.S."), to all residents of Canada who have reached the age of
majority in their Province of residence, excluding Quebec, and begins at 12:00
AM Eastern Time ("ET") on July 14, 2012 and ends at 12:00 AM ET on July 28, 2012
SPONSOR: XShot, http://www.xshot.com
ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open only to legal residents of the U.S. who are at
least 21 years of age with a valid driver's license ("Entrant"), to
all residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their Province
of residence ("Entrant"), excluding Quebec. The Sponsor shall have the
right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate
in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification.
All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for
the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way
misleading. The Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to
disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful,
incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.
AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Promotion, each Entrant
fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the
decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to
the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set
1. HOW TO ENTER. There are several ways of entering this contest. You must do
the first item, and one or more of the following:
- Enter your name and e-mail address on
the contest page (Required)
- Enter the 'bonus entry' code, that you can find
displayed within the Sweepstakes Ninja video review by watching it (Bonus
- Visit an online property of the Sponsor, and
answer a bonus question based on content (Bonus
- Use a special link that is created for your
initial entry, and ask people to click it and visit the Sweepstakes Ninja
website. Each unique click (unique meaning unique IP address) will count as
an entry. (Bonus Entry)
Acceptable means of getting people to click on your link include, but are
not limited, to the following:
- Post a link (or several) in your facebook
account, and tell people to click the link, and visit the Sweepstakes
Ninja site and try out the software
- Tweet it, and tell people to click on the
link, and visit the Sweepstakes Ninja site and try out the software
- Post a link on your webpage, blog, and so
forth, and ask people to click on the link and visit the Sweepstakes Ninja
site and try out the software
- Link/Vote exchanges - Providing it is a real
person clicking on the link and not machine automated, link exchanges and
vote exchanges are acceptable
- Write a blog posting talking about the
software, and ask people to click the link
- Include the link in your forum signature
- Asking people to click on it in an online
newsletter that you run or have access to
All 'valid' clicks will be subject to
verification. Any and all potential winning entries will be subject to having
the clicks verified.
Unacceptable clicks include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Clicks generated through proxy servers. For
example, you can't simply click on the link yourself through multiple
proxies from different IP Addresses to artificially increase your count.
This can be detected, and will be verified.
or other scripting means or methods in which a person does not click on
clicks. This can be detected, and will be verified.
- Junk traffic, i.e., machine
automated/scripts/macros that visit a site to artificially inflate traffic
results. This can easily be detected, and will be verified. This also
includes junk traffic from some 'traffic exchanges' where the sole purpose
is to inflate visitor counts.
- Spam traffic, i.e., using e-mail safelists,
non opt-in e-mailing, any e-mail whereby the user does not opt-in, etc.
This can easily be detected, and will be verified.
- In general, if a link is not visited or
clicked on by a real person, and the SweepstakesNinja.com site not visited
by a real person, then the click will not be valid. If there are a
significant number of invalid links, and it appears, at the sole
discretion of Sweepstakes Ninja, that results have been artificially
inflated to increase the chances of winning, then those entries will be
It is acceptable to have multiple clicks from
the same IP address, however only the first click from a specific/unique IP
address will count as an entry. This means, for example, that if you click on
the link from the same IP address several times, only the first click will
count as an entry. This is determined automatically by our system. It also
means, for example, for example, that if you had 10 friends, and all 10
friends each had a unique IP address, and each clicked on each others links,
only the first 10 unique clicks would count as an entry. Each subsequent entry
would not count, since it would be a duplicate IP address entry. This is to
help ensure that everyone is given a fair chance at winning the prize.
If you are chosen as a potential winner, the
source and types of clicks will be analyzed. If a significant portion (subject
to our interpretation of 'significant', which depends on the number of
entries), of them appear to be generated by any of the above means, or in
otherwords appear to be 'junk' or 'spam' clicks, the entries will be
disqualified and a new potential winner will be selected. This process will
continue until a legitimate winner is found.
All online contest entries become the property of
Sweepstakes Ninja, and promotional sponsors of the contest. Entries will not be returned and may be used by
Sweepstakes Ninja, and sweepstakes merchandise sponsors for any purpose and in any media in perpetuity.
b) Awarding of Prize: The Prize will be awarded to the individual whose contact
information (e-mail address) has been given by the entrant at time of creation
of the prize link and who has complied with these Rules
a) Prize: The prize will consist of One Winner for a 1 XShot camera extender (http://xshot.com/products/xshot-2) ($34.95)
1 iPhone 4/4S case with a tripod adapter
http://xshot.com/products/xshot-iphone-4-case ($34.95 USD). The total
approximate retail value of all prizes is $70 USD. The prize(s) may not be
exactly as shown.
There will be a random draw out of all elgible entries. Each Prize must be
accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution or transfers of the
Prize will be allowed. All federal, state, provincial and local taxes are each
winner's sole responsibility. Each Prize will be forwarded to the winner within
four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date when the winner's signed Declaration and
Release Form is received by Sweepstakes Ninja.
b) Odds: The odds of being randomly selected to win a Prize depend on the total
number of eligible entries received during each applicable Contest Period.
c) Prize Draw: The Prize will be awarded by a random computer generated draw
from all eligible Contest entries received during the applicable Contest Period,
d) WINNER SELECTION: Winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or
about July 31, 2012 from among all eligible Entries received. Potential winner will
be notified by e-mail, and has 48 hours to respond. If no response is provided,
a new potential winner will contacted, until one is found. Eligibility and/or a
Liability Release will need to be signed and returned via e-mail. Failure to
timely return request for signed documents within a specified time or return of
any prize notification for any reason will cause prize to be forfeited at
Sponsor's sole discretion. The odds of winning drawing depend upon the number of
eligible entries received.
3. General Rules
a) All Contest entries obtained through unauthorized sources or which are
incomplete, illegible, mutilated, altered, reproduced, forged, irregular or
fraudulent in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules are
automatically void. Sweepstakes Ninja will be the sole and final reference
source in validating a Prize claim.
b) By participating, each Customer and selected winner agrees: (a) to be bound
by these Rules and the decisions of Sweepstakes Ninja, (b) to release and hold
harmless Sweepstakes Ninja, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent
contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and
representatives including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all
liability for claims/damages including, but not limited to, claims/damages for
personal injury, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of
publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and
all claims of third parties arising therefrom, for property damage with respect
to acceptance, possession or use or misuse of the Prize or participation in the
Contest; (c) to permit Sweepstakes Ninja and promotional sponsors of the
contest to use his/her name, address, city,
state or province, of residence, photograph, video, or any likeness for
advertising or publicity purposes without any additional compensation and (d)
the winner agrees to sign a Declaration and Release Form to this effect. By
entering the contests, winners agree to have their name posted on our winners
c) INDEMNIFICATION BY ENTRANT. By entering the
Contest, entrant releases and holds Sweepstakes Ninja harmless from any and all
liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any
other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in
whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or
misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Contest
Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify
Sweepstakes Ninja from any and all claims by third parties relating to the
Contest, without limitation.
d) The decisions of Sweepstakes Ninja in relation to this Contest will be final
and binding on all entrants.
e) Sweepstakes Ninja shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate
transcription or registration of Contest entry information, technical
malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion,
defect, faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network
transmissions, line failures of any telephone network, failure of computer
equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site,
inability to submit the online survey, 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 Contest, or
for late, lost, stolen, postage due, illegible or misdirected entries.
f) Sweepstakes Ninja reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or suspend this
Contest, at its sole discretion, in the event of a technical failure, computer
virus or bug, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other occurrence or
cause beyond its control that corrupts or adversely affects the administration,
security, fairness or normal operation of the Contest.
g) If a selected entrant is awarded the Prize due to a system error, malfunction
or defect the Prize will be returned to the Prize pool, to be re-awarded.
h) Under no circumstances will Sweepstakes Ninja, its affiliates, subsidiaries,
and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers,
employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies be required
to award more Prizes than what is indicated in these Rules or award the Prizes
other than in accordance with these Rules.
i) No purchase is necessary. You can enter the contest by using one of the above
stated means of entry in Section 1.
j) The Contest Rules are subject to change without notice. By participating in
the Contest entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the
construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official
Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its
agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the
laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, without giving effect to any principles
of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE, SHALL SWEEPSTAKES NINJA, OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR
AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION,
LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MISUSE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE PRIZE, EVEN IF SWEEPSTAKES NINJA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
k) If a resident of Canada is selected as a winner, they will be required to
correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or
otherwise, a timed, mathematical skill-testing question by pre-arranged e-mail
before the awarding of the prize.