American Profile July 4 Sweepstakes

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on June 6, 2012

Official rules

Sweepstakes subject to and governed by Official Rules. Open to individual entrants who are legal residents of the continental U.S., 21 years of age or over, and who currently reside in the continental U.S. Limit one entry per person. Odds of winning are determined by and depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. ALL PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  The American Profile July 4 Sweepstakes (this “Sweepstakes”) is open to entrants who are legal residents of the continental United States (the “Eligibility Area”), and are age 21 or older and currently reside in the Eligibility Area at the time of entry.  This Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on June 26, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on July 31, 2012 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

ENTRY: To enter the Sweepstakes, identify the original seven Mercury astronauts on the American Profile Facebook page and follow the directions to submit all required entry information. Entries submitted via postal mail or facsimile are prohibited and will not be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person. In the case of multiple entries, only the first entry will be accepted. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the registered holder of the e-mail account. Publishing Group of America, Inc. (“PGA”) shall not be responsible for technical failures in entry transmission. Proof of entering the Sweepstakes online will not constitute proof of receipt by PGA. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts the terms and conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of PGA which shall be final and binding, and warrants that she/he is eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes.  This Sweepstakes is VOID outside of the Eligibility Area and where otherwise taxed, prohibited or restricted. Employees, agents and suppliers of PGA, and its affiliated companies, and members of their immediate families or households are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. All entries become the property of PGA and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Entries received by PGA after the end of the Sweepstakes Period will be discarded and deemed void.  No changes to any entry information will be permitted once submitted.

PRIZE: One (1) winner will each receive one (1) framed, poster-size print of the “American Profile” July 1 edition cover featuring the original seven Mercury astronauts. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize: $75. PGA shall not be responsible or liable for the winner’s inability or failure to utilize the prize.  The prize is non-transferable. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received by PGA.

The prize may not be combined with any other offer. The winner will be responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and fees associated with acceptance of the prize and will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the value of the prize. The prize is not redeemable for cash, and no substitution, assignment, or transfer of the prize will be permitted, expect that PGA reserves the right to substitute the prize with either the cash value of the prize that would have been awarded, or a prize of equal or greater value.

PRIZE AWARDING: On or about August 10, 2012, one (1) potential winner will be chosen randomly from among all eligible entries (i.e., entries that satisfy the eligibility criteria) received by PGA during the Sweepstakes Period. The prize will be awarded only upon winner validation and verification by PGA. The potential winners will be notified by phone. If the initially selected winners cannot be contacted after three (3) attempts, are ineligible, or fails to complete and return any required documents within the time period set forth below, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited, and alternate potential winners will be selected randomly from among the remaining eligible entries, if time permits. The potential winners will be required to sign and return certain documents to PGA, including a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Compliance (including his/her Social Security Number for tax reporting purposes) and a Liability/Publicity Release, as allowed by law, within five (5) days following the date of the notification letter that accompanies such documents, or the winner’s prize will be forfeited, and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries.

PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of the prize constitutes the winner’s consent to PGA’s use of the winner’s name, likeness, photograph, and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

DISQUALIFICATION: Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, as solely determined by PGA, will be disqualified. If a person is so disqualified, PGA reserves the right to terminate the person’s eligibility to participate in this and future promotions and contests of PGA. Any false information provided by an entrant concerning her identity or mailing address, or any noncompliance by an entrant with these Official Rules may result in the immediate disqualification of the entrant from this Sweepstakes. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PGA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes is compromised by a non-authorized human intervention, action of entrants, or other causes beyond the control of PGA which, in the sole opinion of PGA, corrupts or impairs the integrity, administration, security, or fairness of this Sweepstakes, PGA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes and award the prize from all eligible entries received prior to the action or compromise giving rise to the suspension or termination of the Sweepstakes.  PGA reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time in the event it determines that the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules.

DISCLAIMER; RELEASE: PGA is not responsible for: (a) any typographical or other errors in the printing of the offer or any related advertisements; (b) administration of this Sweepstakes or the announcement of the prize; (c) late, lost, illegible, incomplete or misdirected email or entries; or (d) other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. By participating, entrants release and agree to hold PGA, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, fulfillment, marketing agencies, public relation firms, consultants and/or contractors harmless from any and all liability, claims, and/or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons (including death) and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, acceptance, enjoyment, use or misuse of the prize, or arising out of participation in this Sweepstakes, or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to and from taking delivery of the prize or any prize-related activity.  PGA expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prize awarded.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between or among the parties, and any claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, the prize awarded, or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred by an entrant, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and in no event will any entrant be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees. IN NO EVENT WILL PGA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, FULFILLMENT, MARKETING AGENCIES, PUBLIC RELATION FIRMS, CONSULTANTS OR CONTRACTORS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.

DISPUTES: The state and federal courts located in Nashville, Tennessee shall have exclusive jurisdiction of any controversies that may arise regarding this Sweepstakes, and the laws of the State of Tennessee shall govern this Sweepstakes and these Official Rules. Each entrant agrees to waive any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in these courts and hereby submits to the jurisdiction of those courts. Any and all disputes that arise relating to this Sweepstakes must be filed within one (1) year from the date that the winner is selected.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The failure of PGA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.  If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain fully in force.

PRIVACY: Information collected from entrants is subject to PGA’s Privacy Policy.

OFFICIAL RULES; WINNERS’ LIST: For a copy of these Official Rules or to receive the name of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Publishing Group of America, Inc., 341 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067, Attn: American Profile July 4 Sweepstakes.  Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.

Contest sponsor and administrator is Publishing Group of America, Inc., 341 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067.