PatioShoppers Giveaway Official Rules

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Entry period ends November 17, 2013 at midnight PT. The three recipes with the most likes will be part of the final taste test where the winner will be selected on November 19, 2013 by the PatioShoppers staff and contacted at the email address that they provide. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen. The winner will be asked to provide a photo to be posted on the Facebook page. Winners will not be eligible to win again for a period of 3 months from the date their name was posted as the winner.
1. SPONSOR. The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is (“Sponsor”).
2. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD. The Sweepstakes begins PST at the date and time specified in the sweepstakes details as posted on the PatioShoppers Facebook page and/or the date the contest is announced. All entries must be received during the Promotion Period. The Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for online entry into the Sweepstakes. No entries into the Sweepstakes will be accepted before or after the Promotion Period.
3. ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous states of the United States of America and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the start of the Promotion Period. Employees of the Sponsor, its paid affiliates, subsidiaries, management companies, advertising agencies and marketing companies and the immediate families of any of its respective employees or persons with whom such employees are domiciled are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  You must be an Active Fan on the PatioShoppers facebook page at the time the winner is selected to be eligible to win.
4. HOW TO ENTER. To enter, go to (the “Site”) during the Promotion Period and follow the online instructions to complete the entry to enter the Sweepstakes. All entries must be received by the end of the Promotion Period. Entrants must provide all required information for their entry to be eligible. Upon submission, all entries (subject to your rights in the Personal Data (defined below) specified on the entry form) shall become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The Sponsor reserves the right to, and at its sole discretion may, reject any entry for failure to comply with these entry requirements. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, or incomplete entries. Limit one (1) entry or set of entries per person. Multiple entries from any one person will be disqualified.
5. PERSONAL DATA. You may be required to submit personal data such as your name, email address and mailing address (“Personal Data”). All Personal Data will be held, used and processed by the Sponsor in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy as it shall be posted at from time to time. 
6. WARRANTIES AND CONSENTS. By completing and submitting an entry form, you: (a) represent and warrant that (i) you have read, and agree to be bound by, these Rules per the instructions included in the PatioShoppers sweepstakes and any applicable policies or procedures posted by Facebook, (ii) based on the Rules, you are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, and (iii) all of the information provided as part of your entry is accurate, does not violate any third party’s legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity), and otherwise does not violate applicable law; (b) consent to the use of your name and/or likeness by the Sponsor for promotional purposes (whether online, in print or through any other media now known or hereafter developed), without additional compensation or authorization unless prohibited by law; and (c) agree to be bound by the interpretations of these Rules by the Sponsor which are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; and (d) acknowledge that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
7. WINNER SELECTION. Winners will be selected based on the contest rules from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor and all advertising and marketing partners. The Sponsor’s decisions regarding the Sweepstakes are final on all matters. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
8. WINNER NOTIFICATION; PRIZE AWARDING. The Sponsor will post the name of the winner on the Sponsor's facebook page. If a winner is under the age of eighteen (18) years of age, but an eligible minor in his/her state of residence, the prize will be awarded to a parent/legal guardian of winner who must execute and return any required documents as noted previously in these Rules. By entering your information the winner (i) confirms compliance with these Rules, (ii) releases and forever discharges the Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective advertising and promotional agencies from all claims, demands, damages, actions and causes of action arising or to arise by reason of the acceptance or use of the prize, and (iii) gives permission to the Sponsor, at its option, to publish or otherwise use the winner’s name, address, photograph, voice and comments, without compensation, in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor or its respective advertising agencies, except where prohibited by law. Prizes will be awarded by the Sponsor to the winners only on verification that all the Sweepstakes requirements have been met by the winners. Each prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitution, transfer, conversion or assignment of prizes will be allowed, except upon the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor may substitute a prize of comparable or greater value. All federal, state, and other taxes, are solely the responsibility of the winners. Each Winner grants (and agrees to confirm this grant in writing, if requested) permission for the Sponsor to use their name, photograph, likeness, statements, voice and address (city and state) on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation except where prohibited by law. Failure of winner to comply with the above prize claim requirements for any reason, or the return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable, or the determination that a winner is ineligible to receive a prize, may result in forfeiture of the prize and result in an alternate winner being selected in accordance with these Rules. The Sponsor is not responsible for a change in your Facebook account that renders the Sponsor unable to notify you.
9. PRIZES. Prize winners will each receive a prize as described in the PatioShoppers Sweepstakes. Prize substitutions may be made at the descretion of PatioShoppers if inventory is not available.
10. GENERAL RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE RULES, the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and any other terms that apply to your use of Facebook’s policies and procedures and any other terms that apply to your use of Facebook AND THE DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR AND TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, FACEBOOK AND THE SPONSOR’S PROMOTION ENTITIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR DOWNLOADING OR ACCESSING OF ENTRY MATERIALS, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION OR USE/MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED HEREIN, ANY SERVICES PROVIDED BY PARTIES OTHER THAN THE SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRIZE AWARDED, OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DAMAGE TO, LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY, DEFAMATION OR PORTRAYAL IN A FALSE LIGHT). By entering, you agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering you consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in California.
11. RELEASE. You agree to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Sponsor or Facebook, further covenant not to sue the Sponsor or Facebook and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor and Facebook have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Sweepstakes or the Prize.
IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” You expressly waive and release any right or benefit which you have or may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California, to the full extent that you may waive all such rights and benefits pertaining to the matters released here. In connection with such waiver and relinquishment, you acknowledge that you are aware that you may hereafter discover claims presently unknown or unsuspected, or facts in addition to or different from those which you now know or believe to be true, with respect to the matters released herein; nevertheless, it is your intention through this release to fully and finally and forever settle and release all such matters and claims relative thereto, which do not exist, may exist or heretofore have existed between yourself and Sponsor or Facebook. The release herein given shall be and remain in effect as a full and complete release of such claims and matters notwithstanding the discovery or existence of any such additional or different claims or facts relative thereto.
12. INTERNET. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits you to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited. Any use or attempt to use by you of such means to enter the Sweepstakes will result in your disqualification from the Sweepstakes. You may not enter the Sweepstakes with multiple entries or use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times or as multiple registrants. Anyone who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to register multiple times will be disqualified and forfeit any prize won. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes. Proof of entering information on the Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt by the Sponsor. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility 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. The Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed or misdirected, or 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 entry to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, or for any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from your participation in the Sweepstakes or the downloading or accessing of any materials in the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM YOU AND ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a potential winner based on an email address, the potential winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry, provided such person meets the eligibility requirements of these Rules. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line 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.
13. WINNERS’ NAMES. For the winners’ names, please check here: pages/facebook_giveaway_winners.html.