Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

Please note that this Sweepstakes may be presented in conjunction with different offers sponsored or co-sponsored by Links.io LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners, and may be presented in conjunction with offers sponsored by different organizations. Sweepstakes may be presented in different creative presentations by different organizations and under different creative titles but all are subject to the following rules.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, VOID IN PUERTO RICO, QUEBEC, CANADA, BELGIUM, NORWAY, AND INDIA.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. ELIGIBILITY:

a. This Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Links.io LLC, ("Sponsor") and is offered and open only to legal residents of the United States, its territories and possessions (except Puerto Rico), Canada (except Quebec) and other countries and jurisdictions provided that their participation is not prohibited by applicable law, who are at least 18 years old at the time of participation. Any person who is an employee, officer, or director of Sponsor or is directly connected with the management of the Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes computer systems, or the Sweepstakes security systems is not eligible. This Sweepstakes is only available to constituents in the contiguous United states and is also void in Puerto Rico, Quebec, Canada, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, India, and any jurisdiction where prohibited.

b. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules including the agreement that all decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects on all entrants. Winning a prize is contingent upon entrant fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

2. PROMOTION PERIOD/SWEEPSTAKES PERIODS:

3. The Promotion Period ("Promotion Period") for the Sweepstakes will have two ways of initiating:

a. Sweepstakes can begin on 4/22/13, at 12:00:01 a.m. United States Eastern Time (ET) and will end on 5/10/13, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET

b. Or; Based on a pre-determined number of entries for sweepstakes to initiate.  

4. PARTICIPATION IN SWEEPSTAKES:

a. A person can participate in the Sweepstakes in the following ways (must complete all ways in order to be eligible: (i.) liking Contest Image created by Mommy.com; (ii.) sharing Contest Image created by Mommy.com; and (iii.) by being a fan of the Mommy.com Facebook fan page. This Sweepstakes may be presented in conjunction with different offers sponsored or co-sponsored by Mommy.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners, and may be presented in conjunction with offers sponsored by different organizations. Sweepstakes may be presented in different creative presentations by different organizations and under different creative titles.

b. Entries must be received and recorded by Links.io LLC computers by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on the day of the promotion described in Rule 2 in order to be eligible to win the prizes described in Rule 6 below.

5. WINNING ENTRY SELECTION/ODDS:

a. On or about the day following the Promotion Period a random drawing will be conducted to select two potential prize winners for that Sweepstakes from among all eligible entries received for that drawing. The random drawing will be conducted by, or under the supervision of, the Sponsor.

b. Odds. The odds of winning this Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible entries received for the drawing.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION:

a. For any drawing, Links.io LLC or a company acting on its behalf will attempt to notify on or before 5 business days after the drawing the potential winner(s) in person, by telephone, by mail, overnight mail, email, text or in such other manner as determined by Links.io LLC. Notice will be delivered and deemed made in accordance with the contact information provided to Links.io LLC when the participant registered for an entry into the Sweepstakes. It is the sole responsibility of each Sweepstakes participant to maintain their contact information current. Neither Links.io LLC nor any other person or entity shall have any responsibility or liability for failure to provide notice due to a Sweepstakes participant's failure to maintain their contact information current. Should Links.io LLC or a company acting on its behalf be unable to notify a potential prize winner, the prize will forfeited. Sweepstakes may be disqualified and any prizes won may be forfeited, subject to Sponsor’s sole discretion.

7. PRIZE AWARDS:

a. One (1) sweepstake prize is available to be won. 

b. All taxes on prizes, if any, will be the sole responsibility of the winner to pay, and prizes will be reported as required by law, rule or regulation.

c. No participant will be declared a valid winner until verification and compliance with these Official Rules is properly completed as solely determined by Sponsor, and the participant has received official notification of being declared a winner. If Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines that an entrant with a winning entry is not a valid winner, the prize will be forfeited and will be donated to a charity chosen by Links.io LLC.

8. GENERAL CONDITIONS

a. Participants (and each participant's parent/legal guardian if a participant is a minor) agree (a) that Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion companies, resource and computer servicing companies and security agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (individually and collectively referred to as "Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and personnel") are released, will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participants, entrants and winners against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind (whether due to negligence or otherwise) to person(s), including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, loss, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related or travel related activities, and, (b) each winner (and his/her parent/legal guardian if a winner is a minor) agrees to email Sponsor a photograph of themselves and grants permission to Sponsor and those acting under its authority the right to the use of his/her name, picture, likeness, voice, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, in perpetuity, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet, World Wide Web and other media (except where such usage is legally prohibited), without notice, review or approval. Each potential winner (and his/her parent/legal guardian if a potential winner is a minor) will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where lawful a Publicity Release, and provide Sponsor with a true copy of a government issued photo identification, for example valid driver's license or passport, within twenty-eight (28) days of date of notification. If documents are not returned timely, or if the prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if the potential winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited.

9. LIABILITY LIMITATIONS:

a. Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, and personnel are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, postage due or non-delivered entries, mail or email; or for interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Web site, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical or programming error or failure or jumbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, or technical errors or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration, entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any information. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Sweepstakes, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third party or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods, and disqualify any entrant using such methods. Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, and personnel are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to, or resulting from, participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from, or use of, the Web site. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes, and select any winner from entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, and personnel are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Web site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with, or utilized in, the Sweepstakes, and assume no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or use to, this Web site. In the event of any irregular entry for a drawing for any reason whatsoever Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, and personnel sole liability will be to provide one entry in the next scheduled drawing (or as soon thereafter as practical) and will have no liability if there are no remaining drawings in the Promotion Period No more than the stated number of prizes in these Official Rules in any prize category will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, programming, digital or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes in any prize category, as set forth in these Official Rules, to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes in that prize category by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.

b. By entering this Sweepstakes online, you are solely responsible for the security of your account. You should take precautions to keep it private to prevent unauthorized use. Neither Links.io LLC nor any other person or entity will be responsible for any losses, damages or consequences you may suffer due to careless or unauthorized use of your account.

c. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, AND PERSONNEL BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID WEB SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW 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. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

d. ENTRANTS UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK. ENTRANTS FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL FACEBOOK BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.

10. PRIVACY POLICY:

Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Mommy.com Privacy Policy stated on the Mommy.com Web site. To read the Privacy Policy access the Mommy.com Web site and then click on the Privacy Policy link or go to  http://mommy.com/index.php/static/category/privacy-policy. 

11. INVALIDITY:

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision or portion of a provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision or portion of a provision. In the event that any provision or portion of a provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the balance of these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision or portion of a provision were not contained herein. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for ease of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision or portion of a provision hereof. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in writing by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.

12. FORCE MAJEURE:

In the event of fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, accident or other act of God, act of public enemy; act of government, including any governmental order, regulation or order of any court of competent jurisdiction; lockout, strike or other labor dispute; riot or civil commotion; war (whether declared or undeclared) or armed conflict; acts of terrorism; enactment of, rule, or order or act of government or governmental instrumentality (whether federal, provincial, state or local); or other cause of similar or different nature beyond Sponsor's control (all of which events are referred to herein as "force majeure events"), Sponsor shall have the right to terminate this Sweepstakes drawing without further obligations, if any, hereunder, or at Sponsor's sole option, to suspend the Sweepstakes drawing for a period equal to the duration and the effect of the duration of any such force majeure event.

13. LANGUAGES:

In the event that these Rules, or any advertising, promotion, or other written, printed, or graphic material, including but not limited to such materials appearing on the World Wide Web are presented in a language other than English and there is a discrepancy, inconsistency or interpretation issue between the English language version and the other language version of these Official Rules or of any materials, the English version shall prevail, govern and control. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

14. ARBITRATION DISPUTE RESOLUTION/CHOICE OF LAW:

Except where prohibited, entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively through final and binding arbitration by an arbitrator chosen by Mommy.com sole discretion and (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs directly associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and for any other damages other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. The parties involved in disputes concerning whether a participant in a drawing is a valid winner of a sweepstakes will provide to Mommy.com designee all information in support of their position related to the dispute within seven (7) days after the dispute arises, and Mommy.com designee will resolve that dispute within seven (7) days after the information is to be provided by the parties to the dispute. The timing of handling any other disputes beyond who is a valid.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant or Mommy.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, and personnel or both in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the The State of Texas, without regard for the conflicts of law doctrine of that State or any other jurisdiction. All such arbitration proceedings shall take place exclusively in the city of Austin, Texas.

15. RESERVATION OF RIGHT TO MODIFY:

Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, modify, alter or terminate the Promotion if any federal or state law, rule or regulation, or any judicial decision or Attorney General Opinion, or any change in any current enforcement policy affects the legality of the Promotion, in whole or in part.

16. WINNERS LIST AND RULES:

We may ask for the name(s) of the winner(s) to print your name and complete address on a self-addressed first class stamped envelope and mail to: Links.io LLC, Winners List, PO Box 5002, Austin, TX 78736. For a copy of these Official Rules print your name and complete address on a self-addressed first class stamped envelope and mail to: SPONSOR: Links.io LLC, PO Box 5002, Austin, TX 78736.

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