Hot Survey Sweepstakes



1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.


2. Entry Period. The Survey Sampling International, LLC Hot Survey Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) commences at 12:00 am (Eastern Standard Time) on March 1st, 2013 and ends at 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on March 31st, 2013 (“Entry Period”).


3. Sponsor. Survey Sampling International, LLC (“SSI”), 6 Research Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484 USA.


4. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia. Entrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enter. All entrants must abide by and comply with these Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions (these “Rules”). Employees of SSI and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, as well as their family and household members, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. SSI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that it finds to: (i) have tampered, or to be tampering, with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, (ii) have acted or be acting in violation of these Rules, or (iii) have acted in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, SSI reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. SSI’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that term.  


5. Entry into Promotion.
A. Limitation on Number of Entries. Only one (1) entry per person, regardless of the method of entry.
B. Participation in the Sweepstake. There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes during the Entry Period:
 
i. In the United States, SSI operates several survey panels including OpinionOutpost, Choozz, SurveySpot and OpinionWorld (individually a “Panel” and collectively the “Panels”). During the entry period, a member of a Panel who is eighteen (18) years of age or older can enter the Sweepstakes by completing a survey available through a Hot Survey email invitation and upon completion of such survey, the entrant will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes. The survey available through a Hot Survey email invitation must be completed prior to the expiration of the entry period. If the survey email invitation is not branded as “Hot Survey,” then completion of the survey will not enter you into the Sweepstakes.
 
ii. Alternate Means of Entry: To enter without having to participate in and complete a survey, an individual can print his or her name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (include day, month and year) on a 3" x 5" piece of paper or index card and mail it with proper postage to “Hot Survey Sweepstakes” c/o Survey Sampling International, LLC, 6 Research Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484 USA. All mail-in entries must be handwritten. To be eligible, mail-in entries must be post-marked and received not later than the last day of the Entry Period. Only one (1) entry per envelope; if an envelope contains multiple entries, then all entries contained within the envelope will be disqualified and void. All entries become the exclusive property of SSI and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed proof of receipt by SSI. SSI is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected submissions, information, or entries, which submissions or entries will be disqualified and void.
 
6. Selection of Winners. SSI will randomly select one (1) winner from all eligible entries. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by, and not challenge, the final decisions of SSI. Winning the Prize (as defined herein) is contingent upon fulfilling all the requirements set forth in these Rules. In the event a winning entry is discovered to be invalid for any reason whatsoever or the person who submitted the winning entry fails to comply with these Rules, the Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. An alternate winner will randomly be selected by SSI from all remaining eligible entries. If an alternate winner is selected, the previously selected winner will be disqualified from eligibility for the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, receipt of the Prize. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, the Authorized Account Holder (as defined herein) of the e-mail address used by, or connected to, the eligible entrant 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, Internet service provider or any other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder.


7. Notification. SSI will send the potential winner an email notifying the individual that he or she has been selected and requesting that the individual send a reply email to SSI confirming the individual’s identity and participation in the Sweepstakes. If SSI does not receive a reply from the potential winner within five (5) days, SSI will select an alternate winner. Upon receipt of a reply email within the five (5) day period, which confirms the identity and entry of the potential winner, SSI shall provide the winner with all required documentation and information, including, without limitation, instructions on how to redeem the Prize.
8. Prize; Odds of Winning. The winner will receive one (1) Ten Dollar ($10.00) Amazon.com Gift Card claim code (the “Prize”). The approximate retail value for the Prize is Ten Dollars ($10.00). The Prize is not redeemable for cash. The Prize is non-transferrable and no substitution will be made, except as provided by SSI in its sole discretion. SSI has obtained the Prize from a third party (the “Supplier”). The Supplier may have terms and conditions applicable to or for the use and redemption of the Prize. Please carefully review all terms and conditions provided, made available, or posted by the Supplier. If the Supplier’s terms and conditions require you to redeem the Prize within a certain period of time and you fail to redeem the Prize within such period, SSI will not replace, redeem, or repurchase the Prize. If the Prize is lost, stolen, or misplaced, SSI will not replace the Prize and is not liable or responsible to you for the lost, stolen, or misplaced Prize. The winner is solely responsible for all taxes and fees associated with the receipt and use of the Prize. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received by SSI. SSI cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Sweepstakes. Only one (1) prize will be awarded for the Sweepstakes.
Prizes are non-transferrable and no substitution will be made, except as provided by SSI in its sole discretion. SSI shall not be responsible for any lost, stolen or misplaced prizes. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with the receipt and use of a prize. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. SSI cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate. Only one (1) prize will be awarded.
9. Representations, Warranties, and Covenants. Each entrant represents, warrants, and covenants to SSI as follows: (i) entrant’s submission or entry does not and will not infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate the intellectual property, proprietary, and/or privacy rights of any third party or third parties; (ii) entrant has the legal right to disclose and submit its submission or entry to SSI; (iii) entrant satisfies all eligibility requirements for eligibility in the Sweepstakes; (iv) entrant has and will comply with these Rules; (v) entrant will not engage in any fraudulent activity in connection with the Sweepstakes; (vi) all personal information submitted by the entrant to SSI is only for, of, or about the entrant and no other person or party; and (vii) entrant has and will comply with the terms and conditions or terms of use for the Panel (https://www.opinionoutpost.com/en/General/Terms-Conditions/General-Terms), if applicable.
10. Termination; Promotional Publications. SSI may cancel, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes at any time. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is cancelled or discontinued for any reason, SSI, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random draw from among all the eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent for the use of a winner’s name and submission for promotional, advertising, or marketing purposes related to the Sweepstakes, without further consent or consideration.

11.Release; Limitation of Liability; Disputes and Governing Law. SSI may cancel, suspend or terminate the Promotion at any time. Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes consent for the use of a winner’s name and submission for promotional, advertising, or marketing purposes, without further consent or consideration.
 
11.1   BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SSI AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AND ITS AND THEIR MEMBERS, MANAGERS, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LIABILITY, DAMAGES, AND JUDGMENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO, OR LOSS OF, PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF, RESULTING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR RECEIPT AND USE OF THE PRIZE.
 
11.2   SSI is not liable and responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software, (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the entry process for the Sweepstakes, (iv) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the processing of entries or submissions for the Sweepstakes, (v) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail or email, or (vi) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, or receipt or use or misuse of the Prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the entrant’s sole remedy is another entry into the Sweepstakes, if the Entry Period has not expired. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
 
11.3   Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes or the Prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Federal or state courts located in Fairfield County, Connecticut USA; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL AN ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND EACH ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and SSI in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Connecticut, USA without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Connecticut, USA or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Connecticut, USA, to apply.

12. Miscellaneous. SSI shall treat all personal information collected or received in connection with the Sweepstakes in accordance with the following privacy policy: http://www.opinionoutpost.com/General/Privacy-Policy. Participation constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Rules. SSI’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. For questions and concerns regarding the Sweepstakes, or to receive the winner’s name, please send an email to SSI as follows: (i) insert the following in the subject line: “Hot Survey Sweepstakes;” (ii) include your questions, comments, or specific request in the body of the email; and (iii) send the email to: opinionoutpost_memberservices@opinionoutpost.com.