NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY
The following sweepstakes is intended for viewing, or as applicable, participation in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories and protectorates) the District of Columbia and Canada (but excluding Quebec) only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed in this sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories and protectorates) the District of Columbia or Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), and you do not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth in the official rules below.
NO PURCHASE, SURVEY COMPLETION, AND/OR ONLINE ENTRY IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Making a purchase or answering survey questions will not enhance your chances of winning a prize.
ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.
ENTRY IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF AUTHORIZE.NET, WHICH ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL RESPECTS.
The Authorize.Net Developer Survey Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to employees or representatives of Authorize.Net merchants, 18 years or older at the time of entry, that are the intended recipients of this invitation and that are legal residents of the United States, (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories and protectorates), the District of Columbia and of Canada (excluding Quebec). Void in Puerto Rico, Guam and other U.S. territories and protectorates and where prohibited by law. The e-mailed invitation shall be hereinafter referred to as the "Invitation." The intended recipient of the Invitation shall be hereinafter referred to as the "Invitee."
The Sweepstakes is sponsored by CyberSource Corporation, P.O. Box 8999 San Francisco CA 94128 ("CyberSource") on behalf of Authorize.Net ("Authorize.Net"). Employees and directors of CyberSource, its parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, financial advisors, accountants, judges, and legal advisors, and the immediate family or members of their same households of such employees and directors are not eligible.
Awarding of prizes is subject to any written merchant or store (or employer) policy regarding employee participation in trade promotion. Winner may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, where legal, a publicity release, which must be returned within 7 days after notification of prize or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. By entering, each winner grants permission for the use of his or her name, photograph, or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, if permitted.
2. HOW TO ENTER
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM PT on September 30, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on October 15, 2015 (the "Entry Period"). You may enter the Sweepstakes in one of two ways:
a. Online Entry: To enter online, complete a qualifying Authorize.Net Developer Survey, in its entirety, by submitting your answers to the questions at the hyperlinked website indicated on the Invitation. When you have completed the survey, complete the official sweepstakes entry form in its entirety, including your first name, last name, mailing address, city, state (province), and zip code. Those who do not fill in all the required fields will be disqualified.
All online entries must be received by 11:59 PM PT on the last day of the Entry Period. For purposes of these Official Rules, "receipt" of an online entry occurs when Confirmit Inc.'s server record the entry information upon the Invitee's clicking of the "Finish Survey" button. Any automated computer receipt (such as one confirming delivery of email) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Authorize.Net of an entry for purposes of these Official Rules.
b. Mail-In Entry: To enter by mail without completing a survey, hand-print your name, address, city, state or province, ZIP or postal code, and complete e-mail address on a 3 1/2"x5" piece of paper, insert in a stamped envelope with a copy of the Authorize.Net Developer Survey email invitation and mail to: Authorize.Net Developer Survey Sweepstakes, Mail-In Entries, P.O. Box 8999 San Francisco CA 94128. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by the last day of the Entry Period and received no later than seven calendar days after the end of the Entry Period.
The following applies to both methods of entry: LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER INVITEE, REGARDLESS OF MEANS OF ENTRY. Hand delivered entries will not be accepted. Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only the first entry received from any Invitee will count; subsequent attempts to enter by the same person will be disqualified. The submission of an entry is solely the responsibility of the entrant. Automated entries (including but not limited to entries submitted using any bot, script, macro, or sweepstakes service), copies, third party entries, facsimiles and/or mechanical reproductions are not permitted and will be disqualified. Only eligible entries actually received by Authorize.Net in accordance with the deadlines specified above will be included for the prize drawings. Illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, or mutilated entries will be disqualified. All surveys and mail-in entries become the property of Authorize.Net and none will be acknowledged or returned.
Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash redemptions will be made except at sponsor's sole discretion. Entrants agree to abide by all official rules. Void where prohibited by law.
Two Hundred and Fifty (250) potential winners will be selected by a random drawing from all eligible entries received. The prize drawing will take place on or about November 15, 2015.
4. PRIZE/ODDS OF WINNING
Upon verification of eligibility, the winners will receive the following:
Authorize.Net T-Shirt (250 winners)
The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. No assignment, transfer or substitution of prize is permitted. Once Authorize.Net verifies that a winner meets the required conditions, Authorize.Net shall mail the winner its prize in the form of an Authorize.Net T-Shirt (ARV$10.00) by November 30, 2015, at the address supplied by the winner. Taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the winner subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
5. GENERAL CONDITIONS
The potential winners will be notified by email at the email address provided by the participant. The winners may be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, a Publicity Release, where lawful, and a request for tax identification number within seven (7) days of notification. Failure to return documents timely, or if prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if winners are found not to be in compliance with these Official Rules, or otherwise ineligible, disqualification may result with alternate winners being selected.
By acceptance of the prize, each winner (or if a minor according to applicable state law, his/her parent or legal guardian) shall consent to the use of his/her name, likeness and place of residence for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Authorize.Net reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website; to be in violation of the Terms of Service of the website; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the promotion, Authorize.Net, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to void any entries submitted fraudulently or to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all eligible non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, you will be notified at the e-mail address to which the Invitation was sent.
ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Authorize.Net and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, or misdirected or misdelivered entries; or for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or the website. Authorize.Net is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or mail-in entry to be received by Authorize.Net on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, postal disruption, or any combination thereof.
By entering, participants release and hold harmless Authorize.Net and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents ("Releasees") from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes (including but not limited to the receipt or use or misuse of any prize or any component thereof). Releasees are not responsible for injury or damage to participant's or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder, at the time of entry, of the email account to which the email invitation was sent. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If the winning entry is an Online Entry, the potential winner may be required to provide Authorize.Net with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.
6. GOVERNING LAW
The Sweepstakes shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California. Any action by Invitee or any third party brought to enforce these rules or, in connection with any matters related to the Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action exclusively by those courts located in San Mateo County, California, and Invitees expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including, without limitation, costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees. Under no circumstances will Invitees be permitted to obtain awards for, and Invitees hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses and any and all right to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
Any personal entry information collected from the sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the "Privacy Statement of CyberSource Corporation" which can be found at http://www.cybersource.com/privacy
8. WINNERS LIST AND OFFICIAL RULES
For a copy of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, or for the name of the prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Authorize.Net Developer Survey Sweepstakes, Mail-In Entries, P.O. Box 8999 San Francisco CA 94128, (WA and VT residents may omit return postage for rule requests).