BookBrowse Competitions: Official Rules and Guidelines

Official Rules

Rules and Guidelines

Eligibility

Entrants must be 18 years +.

Most Book Giveaways are open only to USA residents, a few are open to residents of the USA and Canada; and occasionally one will be open to worldwide visitors (except where prohibited by law). The entry form for each giveaway will specify the eligibility for that particular promotion. We realize that BookBrowse.com is part of the world wide web and welcome visitors from all countries. However, giveaways are usually sponsored by publishers, and most only hold the rights to sell/promote books in certain countries - which is why most giveaways are restricted to the USA.

Most Wordplays are open to residents of the USA and Canada. However, the seasonal Wordplays with larger prizes are open only to BookBrowse members and subscribers to our free newsletter (this helps prevent spamming by people who use multiple email addresses when entering contests). Again, the entry form for the specific Wordplay quiz will detail eligibility.

The following persons and their dependents are not eligible to enter or win: employees of BookBrowse LLC, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertisers, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) of each of the above.
How to Enter

To enter online, simply complete the short online entry form specific to the particular giveaway/quiz.
Entry by Mail

Online entry is not necessary and strongly encouraged; but you may enter by writing your name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) on a card and sending it to: BookBrowse LLC, 19630 Allendale Ave, #2157, Saratoga, CA, 95070. This must arrive by 4pm on the day the particular contest closes.
Frequency of Entries, Use of Multiple Email Addresses & Posting in Public Forums

Only one entry per email address, per giveaway/quiz, will be counted.

It is strictly against the rules to post answers in public forums.

Please, do not submit entries from multiple email addresses - this is unfair to other visitors and when noted will cause all your entries to be voided.
Terms & Conditions

Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of BookBrowse LLC, whose decisions are final. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from these promotions. BookBrowse LLC reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these rules.

By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of BookBrowse LLC, which shall be final. By participating in any BookBrowse quiz/giveaway, each participant agrees to release and hold BookBrowse LLC and the employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives of BookBrowse LLC, its advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the quizzes/giveaways; or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

Neither BookBrowse LLC, nor its sponsors, advertisers, agents, or representatives, are responsible for telephone, network, electronic or computer failures of any kind, or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, incomplete, garbled, delayed by computer transmissions, lost, late, damaged, ineligible or postage due; or for any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway. BookBrowse LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel any quiz/giveaway at any time if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play. All entries become the property of BookBrowse and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Any trademarks or copyrighted material used in this promotion are the property of the respective owners and are used herein for identification purposes only.
Selection of Winners and Notification

Winners will be selected at random from the list of eligible entries for any given competition/giveaway.

Winners will always be notified by email, usually within 14 days of the giveaway/quiz closing. Winners have 5 days from the time of notification in which to contact BookBrowse and claim their prize. It is the responsibility of the winner(s) to claim their prize within the time allowed. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.

No prize substitutions are permitted except by BookBrowse as may be necessary due to unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Prizes will be mailed to winners, at BookBrowse or the publisher's expense within 30 days of the winner's response. All taxes on prizes, including income taxes, and any incidental expenses associated with collection of a prize are the responsibility of the winner. Winners assume all liability for any damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation or by any prize and release BookBrowse LLC from any such liability.

Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, and state/country (e.g. Claire Brown, San Jose, California) for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.

BookBrowse LLC guarantees that we will not sell, rent, or otherwise publicize the email addresses of entrants (unless express permission has been given by the entrant to provide this information to a third party) and will make every effort to protect the data while it is stored at BookBrowse.com.
Odds of Winning

Odds of winning are determined by the total number of entries received. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Void in any location where participation is prohibited. In the event that any sweepstake/quiz/giveaway is compromised in any way, electronically or otherwise, that is beyond the control of BookBrowse LLC, we reserve the right to withdraw the transmission of this sweepstakes and award the remaining prizes among entries received prior to the date of the withdrawal.
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