Macmillan – The Awakening Arc – Win one ARC of THE AWAKENING by Nora Roberts

The Awakening ARC Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. OPEN ONLY TO
LEGAL
RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C. WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND OF THE LEGAL AGE OF
MAJORITY AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. U.S. LAW GOVERNS THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

ELIGIBILITY: The Awakening ARC Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only
to
persons who as of the date of entry (and, if a winner, as of the date of prize fulfillment) are a
legal
resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and who are 18 years of age or older
and of
the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which he or she resides. We are sorry for the
geographic restrictions, unfortunately it is required for various legal reasons. Persons who as of
the
date of entry (and, if a winner, as of the date of prize fulfillment) are an employee of St.
Martin’s
Press (“Sponsor”) or any of Sponsor’s Affiliates (as defined in Section 5), and members of
the
immediate family or household (whether or not related) of any such employee, are not eligible.
Eligibility determinations will be made by Sponsor in its discretion and will be final and binding.
U.S.
law governs this Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER: The entry period for the Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m.
Eastern
Time (ET) on August 3, 2020 and continues through 11:59 p.m. ET on August 16,
2020
(the “Entry Period”). No purchase is necessary. To enter the Sweepstakes, during
the
Entry Period, entrants must access, complete and submit the Sweepstakes entry form (which will
require
entrant to submit his or her e-mail address and such other information as Sponsor may require),
found in
entrant’s Facebook or Instagram newsfeed or alternatively by visiting Sponsor’s website located at
https://static.macmillan.com/static/smp/the-awakening-sweeps/index.html (the “Website”) and
following
the on screen entry instructions. The Facebook or Instagram entry forms may be pre-filled with
information provided by the Facebook or Instagram platform. There is a limit of one entry
per
person and per email address. All entries must be completed and received by Sponsor
prior
to the conclusion of the Entry Period. Entry times will be determined using Sponsor’s computer,
which
will be the official clock for the Sweepstakes. Normal time rates, if any, charged by the entrant’s
Internet or mobile service provider will apply. All entries are subject to verification at any time.
Proof of submission does not constitute proof of entry. Sponsor will have the right, in its
discretion,
to require proof of identity and/or eligibility in a form acceptable to Sponsor (including, without
limitation, government-issued photo identification). Failure to provide such proof to the
satisfaction
of Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Following the conclusion of the Entry Period,
twenty-five potential Grand Prize winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing conducted by
Sponsor or
its agent from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The odds of winning will
depend on the number of eligible entries received. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail
(sent
to the e-mail address provided by the entrant when entering), or using other contact information
provided by the potential winner, in Sponsor’s discretion. If the initial notification requires a
response, the potential winner must respond to Sponsor’s initial notification attempt within 72
hours.
The potential winner is subject to verification of eligibility and may, in Sponsor’s discretion, be
required to complete, sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability or
an
Affirmation of Eligibility/Release of Liability, as determined by Sponsor, and, if legally
permissible,
a Publicity Release, and any other documentation provided by Sponsor in connection with verification
of
the potential winner’s eligibility and confirmation of the releases and grant of rights set forth
herein
(as applicable, “Winner Verification Documents”), within seven days of attempted delivery of
same. The potential winner may also in Sponsor’s discretion be required to complete and return to
Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 within seven days of attempted delivery of same. If the potential winner
cannot
be reached or does not respond within 72 hours of the initial notification attempt or fails to
complete,
sign, and return any required Winner Verification Documents or IRS Form W-9 within seven days of
attempted delivery of same, or if the potential winner does not otherwise comply with these Official
Rules and/or cannot accept the prize as awarded for any reason, then the potential winner may be
disqualified and an alternate winner may, at Sponsor’s discretion, be selected from among the
remaining
eligible entries as specified in these Official Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions will
apply
to such newly-selected entrant).
PRIZE: Twenty-five Grand Prize(s) winner(s) will be offered. The Grand Prize
consists
of one ARC of THE AWAKENING by Nora Roberts. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the
grand
price is $28.99 USD. The aggregate ARV of all prizes is $724.75 USD. The exact value will depend on
where the winner resides and market conditions at the time of prize fulfillment. All prize details
that
are not expressly specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its discretion.
The
prize will be awarded if properly claimed. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of the right
to
receive the prize is permitted, except in the discretion of Sponsor, which has the right to
substitute
the prize or any component of the prize with a prize or prize component of equal or greater value
selected by Sponsor in its discretion. The prize consists only of the item(s) expressly specified in
these Official Rules. All expenses or costs associated with the acceptance or use of the prize or
any
component of the prize are the responsibility of the winner. If a prize component consists of
digital
content, entrant may need a compatible reading application to read the content. The prize is awarded
“as
is” and without any warranty, except as required by law. In no event will more than the number of
prizes
stated in these Official Rules be awarded. All federal, state and local taxes on the value of the
prize
are the responsibility of the winner. For U.S. residents, an IRS form 1099 will be issued if
required by
law.
RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering the Sweepstakes, to the fullest
extent
permitted by applicable law, each entrant on behalf of himself or herself and anyone who succeeds to
entrant’s rights and responsibilities including without limitation entrant’s heirs, executors,
administrators, personal representatives, successors, assigns, agents, and attorneys, and with
respect
to minors entrant’s parents and legal guardians (collectively the “Entrant Parties”) releases
Sponsor, each of Sponsor’s Affiliates, the licensees and licensors other than Entrant Parties
including
authors of each of the foregoing, all other companies involved in the development or operation of
the
Sweepstakes, Facebook, Instagram, the successors and assigns of each of the foregoing and the
directors,
officers, employees and agents of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released
Parties”)
from and against any and all claims and causes of action of any kind that entrant and/or the Entrant
Parties ever had, now have or might in the future have arising out of or relating to the
Sweepstakes,
participation in the Sweepstakes, the use of the Website, the provision, acceptance or use of any
prize
or any component thereof or any use of the entrant’s name as permitted pursuant to these Official
Rules,
including without limitation any and all claims and causes of action: (a) relating to any personal
injury, death or property damage or loss sustained by any entrant or any other person, (b) based
upon
any allegation of violation of the right of privacy or publicity, misappropriation, defamation, or
violation of any other personal or proprietary right, (c) based upon any allegation of infringement
of
copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, trade secrets, moral rights or any intellectual property
right, or (d) or based upon any allegation of a violation of the laws, rules or regulations relating
to
personal information and data security. Each entrant on behalf of himself or herself and the Entrant
Parties agrees not to assert any such claim or cause of action against any of the Released Parties.
Each
entrant on behalf of himself or herself and the Entrant Parties assumes the risk of, and all
liability
for, any injury, loss or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this
Sweepstakes,
the use of the Website, or the provision, acceptance or use of any prize or any component of any
prize.
The Released Parties are not responsible for, and will not have any liability in connection with,
any
typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in
the
announcement of the prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for, and will not have any
liability
in connection with, late, lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted or incomplete entries,
incorrect
or inaccurate capture of, damage to, or loss of entries or entry information, or any other human,
mechanical or technical error of any kind relating to the operation of the Website, communications
or
attempted communications with any entrant or Entrant Parties, the submission, collection, storage
and/or
processing of entries or the administration of the Sweepstakes. The term “Affiliate” of
Sponsor
means any entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is
controlled by, or is under common control with Sponsor. The term “control” means the possession,
directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of management and policies of
an
entity, or the ownership, directly or indirectly, of more than fifty percent (50%) of the equity
interests of the entity.
GENERAL RULES: Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these
Official
Rules (including without limitation by adjusting any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in
these
Official Rules) and to cancel, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes at any time in its discretion,
including without limitation if a virus, bug, technical problem, entrant fraud or misconduct, or
other
cause beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupts the administration, integrity, security or proper
operation of the Sweepstakes or if for any other reason Sponsor is not able to conduct the
Sweepstakes
as planned (including without limitation in the event the Sweepstakes is interfered with by any
fire,
flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or of public enemy,
communications failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or
activity, federal, state or local law, order or regulation or court order) or in the event of any
change
to the terms governing the use of Facebook or Instagram or the application or interpretation of such
terms. In the event of termination of the Sweepstakes, a notice will be posted on the Website or
Sponsor’s Facebook and Instagram page and a random drawing will be conducted to award the prize from
among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. Sponsor has the right, in its
sole
discretion, to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Sweepstakes any individual who, in
Sponsor’s discretion, Sponsor determines or believes (i) has tampered with the entry process or has
undermined the legitimate operation of the Website or the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking,
deception or
other unfair practices, (ii) has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any
other
entrant or any representative of Sponsor or (iii) has attempted or intends to attempt any of the
foregoing. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
ASSOCIATED
WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR HAS THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES
(INCLUDING
ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY PERSON INVOLVED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The use of agents
or
automated devices, programs or methods to submit entries is prohibited and Sponsor has the right, in
its
sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that it believes may have been submitted using such an
agent or
automated device, program or method. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the
entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address
submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” means the person who is assigned an
email
address by an internet provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business,
educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain
associated
with the submitted email address. An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable
to
Sponsor, including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification) that he or she is
the
authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry in question. All federal,
state, and local laws and regulations apply. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not
be
verified or returned. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants on behalf of themselves, and to
the
extent permitted by law on behalf of the Entrant Parties agree to be bound by these Official Rules
and
the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules may not
be
reprinted or republished in any way without the prior written consent of Sponsor.
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant on behalf of himself or herself
and
the Entrant Parties agrees that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, (a) any and all
disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or the
provision, acceptance and/or use of any prize or prize component, will be resolved individually,
without
resort to any form of class action (Note: Some jurisdictions do not allow restricting access to
class
actions. This provision will not apply to entrant if entrant lives in such a jurisdiction); (b) any
and
all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including
costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no
circumstances will any entrant or Entrant Party be permitted to obtain any award for, and each
entrant
and Entrant Party hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental or consequential
damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other
damages,
other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction,
validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of
the
entrants, Entrant Parties and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and
construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York in the United States of America
without
giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the
application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. Any legal proceedings
arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the
federal or state courts located in New York County in the State of New York, waiving any right to
trial
by jury, and each entrant and Entrant Party consents to jurisdiction therein with respect to any
legal
proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules or the
Sweepstakes.
In the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and any Sweepstakes information provided
elsewhere (including but not limited in advertising or marketing materials), these Official Rules
shall
prevail.

USE OF INFORMATION: U.S.Personal information supplied is subject
to
applicable data protection laws and Sponsor’s Privacy Notice at
https://us.macmillan.com/privacy-notice. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants acknowledge
that
they have read Sponsor’s Privacy Notice and hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and use of their
personal information in accordance with such laws and Privacy Notice.

WINNER NAME AND RULES REQUESTS: For the name(s) of the winner(s),
which will be available two weeks after the conclusion of the Entry Period, or a copy of these
Official
Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Awakening ARC Sweepstakes, St. Martin’s Press,
120
Broadway, FL 26, New York, NY 10271. Winner name requests must be received by Sponsor within six
months
after the conclusion of the Entry Period.
SPONSOR: St. Martin’s Press, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. The
Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or
Instagram.
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