NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ENTRY VIA TWITTER AND TWITTER ACCOUNT AND CONNECTION REQUIRED. “PROTECTED” TWITTER ACCOUNTS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEND ENTRIES. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
ELIGIBILITY: SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC)WHO, AT TIME OF ENTRY, ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, AND ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING OF TWITTER. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID OUTSIDE THE AREA SPECIFIED ABOVE AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Employees and their family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies and agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Parties”) and those living in the household of same (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win.
HOW TO ENTER: You must be a registered member of Twitter in order to participate in the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Membership on Twitter is free, and registration for Twitter can be obtained by logging on to http://twitter.com (the “Web Site”) and following the onscreen instructions to open an account. During the Entry Period, members of Twitter may enter by logging in to their Twitter accounts and doing the following:
1. Become a “follower” of @Twilight. Important Note: If your Twitter account is set to “protected mode,” your updates/responses may not be visible in Sponsor’s @Twilight inbox and may not thus be received by Sponsor unless you previously consented to permit Sponsor to see the your Twitter updates. @Twilight messages not received by Sponsor will not be entered into Sweepstakes.
By completing the foregoing during the Entry Period, you will be entered into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”), and each individual submitting such Entry shall be an “Entrant.” ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. (PT) ON JANUARY 1, 2013.
Important Note: It is each Entrant’s responsibility to set his/her account settings to accept contacts by Sponsor and to timely check his/her Twitter account for any direct messages or @Replies from Sponsor. If you opt to use Twitter via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available via participating wireless carriers and is not required to enter the Sweepstakes), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received from your handset according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile device bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Sweepstakes. Participation in this Sweepstakes by mobile device means that you understand that you may receive additional messages by mobile device relating to this Sweepstakes, including notifying you if you are the winner, which may be subject to charges pursuant to your carrier's rate plan. Text messaging may not be available from all mobile phone service carriers and handset models. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your mobile device’s capabilities for specific instructions.
Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify any Entries that Sponsor has determined, in its sole and exclusive opinion, fail to adhere to these Official Rules, the Twitter Rules, or Twitter Terms of Service, expose Sponsor to any unacceptable degree of technical, legal, or financial risks or problems, uses text and/or other components in a manner objectionable to Sponsor or its affiliates, or is otherwise deemed inappropriate, all as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion (including, but not limited to, content deemed by Sponsor which contains violence, is sexually explicit or otherwise offends or denigrates any group or class of people or could reflect unfavorably on any of the Releasees (as defined below) or which defames or invades the publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringes upon any person’s or entity’s personal, commercial, or proprietary rights). In connection with the specific wording of any Entry tweet, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may accept a technically incorrect term. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
All Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and publish any or all of the Entries and may use them in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity without attribution or compensation to the Entrant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity.
Waivers, Disclaimers, and Releases: The Promotion Parties, Twitter, Inc., and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s), web site hosts and facilitators and cellular provider(s), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; inability to access the Web Site or any web pages thereof; inability to connect to or upload to the Web Site; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer, or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines, mobile networks, or the Internet or any web site (including the Web Site) or for any other reason whatsoever; mail that is late, lost, mutilated, misdirected, stolen, or postage due; typographical, printing, or other errors; or any combination thereof. Proof of submitting information to the Web Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, incomplete, and mechanically reproduced Entries will be disqualified. False, fraudulent, or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Entrants ineligible. Any damage made to the Twitter service will be the responsibility of the authorized account holder of the e-mail address for the Twitter account submitted at the time of Entry. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state, province, territory or federal laws. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of Los Angeles County, California and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum.
Entrants further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state, province or territory of the United States or Canada that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived. Entrants acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS (US$5.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS (US$5.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WINNER SELECTION: One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries on/about January 7, 2013. If a resident of Canada is selected as a potential winner, he or she will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a timed, mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by Sponsor, either by mail, telephone, or e-mail, (at its sole discretion) before being declared the Prize winner. Decisions of the judging organization shall be final and binding in all matters related to the selection of the winner. The potential winner will be contacted using the direct message feature on Twitter for the user account of the winning Entry. It is Entrant’s responsibility to timely set account settings to accept contacts by Sponsor and to timely check his/her account for such messages. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure of delivery of notice attempting to use such methods. Notification will occur within fourteen (14) days of random drawing, and potential winner will be required to respond to Sponsor’s notification within forty-eight (48) hours in accordance with the instructions therein or Prize will be forfeited and Entrant disqualified. Winner will be required to provide (or confirm) information that includes, but is not limited to, the following: name, email address, street address, city, state, province, zip code, postal code, daytime telephone number, and date of birth, and verify eligibility per these Official Rules. Winner, and the event that the winner is a Canadian resident and under the age of majority in his/her province/territory of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian, may be required to execute and return a completed original notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and (except where prohibited) Publicity/Name/Likeness Release form. Failure to fully complete, execute, notarize, and return all required forms as specified within this time period may result in the winner’s being disqualified, and in the event of any such disqualification or any other disqualification permitted under these Official Rules, or in the event that any Prize notification is returned as undeliverable for any reason, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected, or Sponsor may elect to not award the Prize to anyone.
All federal, state, local and/or provincial/territorial tax liabilities, if any, are the responsibility of the winner. The approximate retail value of the Prize is based on available information provided to Sponsor, and the value of any Prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. If a resident of the United States, the winner may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number or tax identification number before the Prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. Acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and its designees to use the winner's name, Twitter user name, likeness, and biographical information for advertising and marketing and other purposes in any and all media, now and hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification, or permission unless prohibited by law.
PRIZE (one  will be awarded): The prize consists one (1) autographed screenplay from each of the five (5) The Twilight Saga films (the “Prize”). Individuals autographing the screenplays will be chosen at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize at its sole discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change and Sponsor’s rules and restrictions, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide the winner with the Prize, the Sponsor may elect, to provide winner with the approximate value of such Prize in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value. No substitution for the Prize will be permitted by the winner. The Prize is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. The Prize may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by the winner. The Prize may not be published, copied or replicated in any way by the winner or any other party. The total approximate retail value of the Prize is Twenty-Five United States Dollars (US$25) / Twenty-Four Canadian Dollars and Eighty-Five Cents (C$24.85).
ODDS: The odds of winning the Prize are determined by the total number of eligible Entries received.
EVENT OF FORCE MAJEURE: Releasees shall not be liable to a winner or any other person for failure to supply the Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Releasees’ sole control. In the event of unavailability, no prize will be substituted.
GENERAL: Entrants release and waive any claims they may have against Releasees for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of the Prize or any element thereof or from participation in this Sweepstakes.
If, for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned or if this Sweepstakes or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof), including, but not limited to, the Website, becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper operation of the Sweepstakes and processing of Entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, shutdown of the Twitter service, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. The Releasees are not responsible for any changes or unavailability of the Web Site and/or the Twitter service that may interfere with the Sweepstakes (including any limitations, any restrictions or any conditions on Sponsor’s ability to use the Web Site for the Sweepstakes as set forth herein that are not acceptable to Sponsor) or ability of Entrant to timely enter, receive notices, or communicate with Sponsor via Twitter, in which case Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may terminate or modify the Sweepstakes. In the event that this Sweepstakes is cancelled, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award the Prize from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at twitter.com/twilight. Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site(s) (including the Web Site) or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and/or civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the Twitter account for the potentially winning Entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Each potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder for the e-mail address associated with the Twitter account for the potentially winning Entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Entry will be deemed ineligible.
NOTE: Entry must be made by the Entrant only at the Web Site. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of any device or computer software or bot to automate the entry process is prohibited.
OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST: For an Official Winners List (available after January 15, 2013), or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “The Twilight Saga” Favorite Quote Twitter Sweepstakes (please specify Official Winners’ List or Official Rules), 2700 Colorado Ave., Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Residents of Vermont and Canadian residents may omit the return postage on their Official Rules request. Official Rules are also available during the Entry Period at http://twilightworldmap.com/twittersweepsrules.html
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