MISS O & FRIENDS/Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board Winitz Giveaway Contest Rules

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND SHALL BE CONSTRUCTED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO U.S. LAW. THIS CONTEST IS VOID IN ALASKA, HAWAII, PUERTO RICO, GUAM AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

CONTEST RUN TIME:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The MISS O & FRIENDS/Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board Contest Winitz Giveaway begins June 1, 2019 at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on June 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

ELIGIBILITY:

Open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia. To enter you must be a member of the Miss O Club on the www.MissOandFriends.com website. Membership is free. Each eligible entrant must provide a contact email, or if the entrant is under 13 years of age (a “minor”), they must provide a valid parent or legal guardian contact email. By entering the Contest, each entrant (“Participant”) (as a minor, a parent or legal guardian) is bound by and agrees to these Official Rules. Individuals employed by or otherwise associated with “sponsor” (HD Group, LLC, their promotional partners, agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries), members of their immediate families and persons living in the same household of these individuals are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility qualifications of any Participant at any time. U.S. law governs this Contest. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

HOW TO ENTER:
During the Contest Run Time Period, go to www.MissOandFriends.com and login. After logged in, go to the Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board pagefor activities, details and links. If entrant is not a member of Miss O, join now! Joining Miss O is free. After becoming a member of Miss O and Friends, user can start to participate in the activities related to The MISS O & FRIENDS/Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board Contest Winitz Giveaway.

You may play anytime during the Contest Run Time: June 1, 2019 at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on June 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Sponsor is not responsible for users that have not completely filled out their membership form, or do not have a valid and proper email address or full mailing address included therein.

HOW TO PLAY TO WIN:
During the Contest run time, users can read a short synopsis of MAKING FRIENDS: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD Book 1 and 2 and Book 1 excerpt and/or a brief overview of the journal! Draw a picture of you with your best friend and submit it on the website at : https://missoandfriends.com/making-friends-contest/or enter on your INSTAGRAM page. Post your drawing of you and your best friends on your account and use the hashtag #MakingFriendsContest to win and to be featured on both the Miss O and Friends website and Instagram page! Enter as many times as you want with different drawings to increase your chances of winning!

MISS O & FRIENDS/Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board Contest Winitz Giveaway prize.

There will be five (5) winners/prizes given away during the contest period. The five (5) prizes consist of winning the books, Making Friends and Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board, books 1 and 2 in the series and having your drawing featured in the Miss O and Friends Art Gallery post on the Miss O and Friends website.

Miss O and Friends will select the 5 winners at random. These winners will be contacted within 24 hours of via the provided email and must respond by providing additional necessary contact information of the Winner (as a minor, a parent or legal guardian), within 48 – hours of notification. Should Selectee fail to respond and provide the additional necessary contact information within the specified 48 – hour period, winnings are forfeited and deemed null and void for said Selectee.

Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time that in Sponsors’ opinion is offensive, contains unsuitable material, endangers the safety or well-being of any person, or if it is determined the Participant has not complied with these Official Rules. By entering the Contest, Participants (as a minor, a parent or legal guardian) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules and the abbreviated Official Rules that form a part of these Official Rules available at www.MissOandFriends.com. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

CONTEST PRIZES:
Five (5) lucky winners win the books, Making Friends and Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board and having their drawing of them with their best friend published on the Miss O and Friends Art Gallery post on the Miss O and Friends website.

Value Estimate: $50.00 US dollars.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of contest period allowing 4-6 weeks delivery of prizes. Post of winning illustrations will be live within 2-3 weeks of end of contest. This could include photo of the winner and their art and a brief bio.

GENERAL RULES:
Sponsor assumes no responsibility, for any issues in whole or in part. Prize details and specifications are at sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prizes that are lost, stolen or broken during shipping to Winner will not be replaced or exchanged. All prizes will be accepted by winner “as is.” All prizes will be awarded. Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitutions or cash equivalents allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor. If a prize is unavailable, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded in Sponsors’ sole guardian of the minor. All taxes on prize and other expenses related to accepting and/or using prize not listed in these rules, including, but not limited to gratuities, personal incidentals, and insurance, are the sole responsibility of the winner and parent or legal guardian of a minor winner. Entrants and their parent/legal guardian release and hold harmless the Sponsor, co-Sponsor(s), subsidiaries, partners, agencies and employees of these companies from any and all liability, damages, injuries, or losses of any kind that may result from participation in the promotion. By entering, entrants and their parents/legal guardians agree that they will have no rights to bring (and covenant not to bring) any claim, action or proceeding of any kind or nature whatsoever against Sponsor, co-Sponsor(s), subsidiaries, partners, agencies and employees of these companies, that may arise from participation in this promotion, acceptance, award and/or use/ misuse of any prize or participation in prize related activities, events or travel, in this promotion. By accepting prize, entrants including their parents and/or legal guardians grant permission to use their descriptions, likeness, statements, and biographical information without limitation, by HD Group, LLC and its assigns, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor has the sole right to cancel or suspend the promotion or any portion thereof for any reason whatsoever that may corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the promotion. In such cases, prizes will be awarded from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations shall apply. In the event that any winner chooses not to accept his/her prize, is not in compliance with the rules, is unable to be notified, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be randomly selected. Sponsor is not responsible for printing errors in these Official Rules. Sponsor may alter these Official Rules at any time during the Contest without notice.

RELEASE:
By entering the Contest, each Entrant releases and holds harmless the Sponsor, co-Sponsor(s), their advertising and promotion agencies, the prize manufacturers, Scholastic, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives from any and all damages, losses, liabilities, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or resulting from: (i) any violation by any Entrant of these Official Rules; (ii) the Contest or the entry; (iii) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prize; (iv) any incorrect, incomplete, or garbled information caused by any technical or human error that may occur in the operation of the Contest, including without limitation printing or typographical errors in any Contest materials; (v) any problems or technical malfunctions (errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operation or transmission) of any computer, telephone, modem, online system, server, or other communications equipment or provider; (vi) any failure of e-mail on account of Internet traffic congestion or otherwise (proof of transmission does not constitute proof of delivery); and (vii) any entry, e-mail, or other material or correspondence that has been tampered with or that is stolen, misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, nonconforming, ineligible, or damaged.

INTERNET:
Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission or communications line failure that results in the contest landing page being inaccessible online or any other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether network, software, hardware, programming, printing, typographical, human or otherwise relating or in connection with the Contest, including without limitation, errors or malfunctions that may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, uploading of files, the processing, the announcement of the winner, prize or in any Contest -related materials. Furthermore, Sponsor 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 to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS & 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.

USE OF ENTRANT’S INFORMATION:

Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that each entry and its contents becomes the property of the Sponsor. By entering the Contest, HD Group, LLC has no obligation to any Entrant for compensation or otherwise. Each Entrant also grants to the Sponsor the right to use and publish the Entrant’s name or screen name, brief bio, photos taken of their winnings, and state of residence, along with any other information in the Entry, both electronically (for example, on the Internet) and in print, in connection with the Contest at any time, except to the extent prohibited by law and unless the Entrant has sent to the Sponsor a specific request in writing instructing the Sponsor not to publish the Entrant’s name and state of residence. By accepting a prize, each winner acknowledges and agrees to the use by the Sponsor, without additional compensation, of his or her name, likeness, photo, and photo title and description for purposes of advertising, trade, and promotion, except to the extent prohibited by law. In addition, the Sponsor reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on Entrants received through the Contest, in any manner permitted by law.

PRIVACY & PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Sponsor will use personal information collected from entrants for the purpose of administering the Contest only. Sponsor shall not sell, share or otherwise disclose personal information of entrants with third parties, other than to third parties engaged by Sponsor to fulfill the above purposes. If you have any questions about the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, you may contact HD Group, LLC by email or mail at: Email: [email protected]; Mail: Customer Service, Miss O & Friends®, HD Group, LLC, 3 Lockwood Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870. For a complete discussion of the Miss O & Friends® privacy policy, please visit our privacy policy.

DISPUTES AND GOVERNING LAW:
Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participation in this Contest,
Participant (as a minor, her parent or legal guardian) agrees that any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at an AAA region Office in a location nearest the Sponsor. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will Participant (as a minor, her parent or legal guardian) be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, other than Participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses that are specifically associated with the Prize awarded to the Participant from the Contest and Participant’s parent or legal guardian further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Participants and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to Connecticut’s choice of law rules. In the event that an action is commenced that relates to the Contest, such action must be brought in the federal and state courts located in the United States of America in the State of Connecticut, County of Fairfield, and the parties hereto consent to personal jurisdiction. Only courts located in the State of Connecticut will have jurisdiction over any controversies arising out of or regarding the Contest.

WINNERS’ NAMES:
If you would like a copy of the Winner’s names (available after close of Contest), please send a self-addressed stamped business size envelope within 3 months of Contest end date to: The MISS O & FRIENDS/Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board Contest Winitz Giveawayc/o HD Group, LLC, attn: Customer Service, 3 Lockwood Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.

SPONSORS:

HD Group, LLC,
3 Lockwood Avenue,
Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 06870
Copyright Notice: The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright ©2019 by HD Group, LLC.
Scholastic materials ©Scholastic, used by permission.