NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. CONTEST IS VALID ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO) AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) – ENTRIES FROM PERSONS LIVING IN OTHER COUNTRIES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED.
The Rheumatology Network PhotoQuiz Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by UBM Medica LLC, with a principal place of business at 535 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854 (“UBM” or “Sponsor”). The Contest is governed by these Official Rules, as well as by the laws of the State of New York and applicable United States federal law, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsors, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Contest. The Contest is being run in connection with http://www.rheumatologynetwork.com (the “Web Site”) and is therefore also governed by UBM’s Terms of Service and Privacy Statement, as well as other policies pertaining to the Web Site. These Official Rules will govern any conflict between any of the Web Site policies and these Official Rules. The Web Site policies may be viewed on the Web Site.
HOW TO ENTER:
The Contest entry period shall run from the first through the last day of any calendar month ending at 11:59 PM EDT or EST on the last day of the month; late entries will not be taken. To enter the Contest you must prepare an image-based case study on a topic relevant to rheumatology and email your case study to firstname.lastname@example.org. Case studies emailed to email@example.com will be reviewed by the Web Site’s Editorial Board and judged based on relevance, distinctiveness of the clinical case, quality of images, and informative nature of the text.
The entrant judged by our Editorial Board by the 15th day of any calendar month to have submitted the best case study during the previous month will be the Winner (as defined below) for the previous month. In the event of a tie, Sponsor will present each Winner with a Prize (as defined below). Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any case studies in its sole discretion. The Winner’s case study will be adapted by Sponsor (with complete opportunity for Winner-review) as a PhotoQuiz to be posted to the Web Site.
AWARDING OF PRIZES & NOTIFICATION:
The odds of winning are determined by the total number of eligible participants.
The monthly winner (“Winner”) of the Prize (as defined below) will be notified within a week of the judges’ decision.
Winner will be required to: (1) provide his or her full mailing address for the purpose of receiving the prize(s), which address must be within the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico) or Canada (excluding Quebec); (2) sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and, where lawful, a publicity release, upon Sponsor’s request; (3) verify his or her Social Security number or other taxpayer identification number; and (4) take possession of the prize(s) in the manner specified by Sponsors. In addition, selected Canadian entrants must first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill testing question administered by telephone in order to claim a prize. If the above requirements are not met, the prize(s) may be awarded to a replacement winner. The replacement winner will need to satisfy all of the requirements of these Official Rules. This process will be repeated until the prize(s) are awarded in full.
One (1) prize (the “Prize”) will be awarded. The Prize will be the following: One (1) Amazon® gift card (total value of the Prize is $100).
In the event of unavailability of a stated prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute items of equal or greater value. Prizes are not transferable, exchangeable, or redeemable for cash. Reporting and payment of any federal, state, provincial, local, VAT, or other taxes, fees, customs, duties, insurance, or other amounts owed in connection with any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and grant permission to use his/her name and likeness for advertising and promotion (without further compensation) within 21 days of notification or alternate winner will be selected. (Tennessee residents need not complete and return a publicity release.)
EACH PRIZE IS GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSOR “AS-IS.” SPONSORS DO NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
The Contest is open to any natural person who is a legal resident of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec), who is 18 years or older at the time of entry, who is a rheumatology fellow in an accredited rheumatology fellowship program in the United States or Canada, and who is a member of the Web Site. Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsors and/or their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, or agents (including but not limited to advertising, promotion and production agencies) and members of their immediate families (including spouse, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, step-children, step-parents and in-laws) or those with whom they are domiciled are not eligible.
Sponsors reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant that Sponsors determine: (1) has tampered with the entry process or the operation of the contest; (2) has acted in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy or harass Sponsors or any other person or entity; (3) has not satisfied all of the requirements for entry in the contest; or (4) to be otherwise ineligible under, or otherwise in violation of, these Official Rules. Any attempt by an entrant to commit any of the above acts of misconduct may be a violation of civil or criminal law and Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
LIABILITY/TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By entering the contest you agree to participate at your own risk. By entering, each entrant releases and holds harmless Sponsors, any manufacturer or supplier of any prize, any other persons or entities involved in the contest, each of its and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, from any responsibility or liability whatsoever arising out of or resulting from: (1) entry or participation in the contest; (2) the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize; (3) any violation by such entrant of these Official Rules or applicable laws; (4) any incorrect or inaccurate entry of information including, but not limited to as a result of technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof; (5) entry materials that have been tampered with, or entries that are illegible, late, lost, damaged, postage due or misdirected; (6) any injury or damage to participants or any other person or property to or resulting from participation or downloading any material in connection with the contest; and (7) any conditions arising from events beyond Sponsors’ reasonable control. By entering the Contest you acknowledge that you have the right to enter your case study in the Contest (including, but not limited to, ownership of the case study and image and the express permission of any individuals included in your image) and you assume all liability arising from your actions.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, NEITHER SPONSORS NOR ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PARTY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED.
By entering, each entrant grants to Sponsors the right to use and publish such entrant’s name, state of residence, and any other information in any winning entry both online and in print, in connection with the contest, without additional compensation, except to the extent prohibited by law. In addition, by entering, each entrant consents to the use of their names and likeness for advertising and/or promotional and/or marketing purposes without additional compensation. (A Tennessee resident consents to the use of his name and likeness only if such Tennessee resident expressly consents to such use.) Sponsors reserve the right to use any information provided by entrants in connection with the Contest in any manner permitted by these Official Rules.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest at any time for any reason, including but not limited to any reason that affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the contest. Such reasons included but are not limited to fraud, tampering, unauthorized access, infections by computer virus, bugs, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors. In the event that Sponsor terminates the Contest before the Prize is awarded, Sponsor shall award the Prize earned up to the effective date and time of termination and no other Prizes will be awarded.
Nothing contained in these Official Rules or in any of the Contest materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsors of any prize manufacturers or suppliers or other third party, product, or service.
For the name of a particular month’s prize winner, available one month after each monthly winner is announced, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
UBM MEDICA LLC
Rheumatology Network PhotoQuiz of the Month Contest
535 Connecticut Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
Attn: Lois Wingerson
Requests for the name of a particular month’s winner must be received six months from the date that winner was announced. Questions regarding the Contest may be directed to Lois Wingerson at UBM at firstname.lastname@example.org.