Contest Rules

SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by SAY Media, Inc., 180 Townsend Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, California 94107 ("Contest").

BINDING AGREEMENT: To enter the Contest, you must agree to these Official Rules ("Rules"). Because these Rules form a legally binding agreement with respect to the Contest, please read them carefully. If you do not agree to the Rules, you are not eligible to participate in the Contest or to win any of the prizes. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes your agreement to these Rules.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Contest is open to individuals who, at the time of entry, are legal residents of the United States and 18 years of age or older.  The Sponsor's executives, managers, employees, owners and their respective immediate families are not eligible to win. The Contest is void wherever prohibited by law.   

HOW TO ENTER:  The Contest will begin and end at the times indicated in the contest announcement (the "Entry Period").  You can enter the Contest in the manner described in the contest announcement. You represent and warrant that your entry is your original work, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entry. All entries must be submitted in the name of an individual and the prize can only be awarded to the person whose name is on the winning entry.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means will be void.  

The Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected, incomplete, late, or undelivered entries, or for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person's ability to participate in the Contest, whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, network or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials.  

OWNERSHIP AND USE OF ENTRIES:  By submitting an entry, you grant to Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual license, without further compensation or attribution, to use the entry, your name, and your city and state for editorial, advertising, commercial and publicity purposes in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration of the copyright in the entry. Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the entry.

HOW TO WIN:  The winner(s) will be selected from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  The winner(s) will be determined by one or more of members of the editorial staff of SAY Media based on the criteria identified in the contest announcement ("Judges"). The decision of the Judges will be final and binding in all matters. The odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The winner will be confirmed by U.S. mail, e-mail and/or telephone and must meet all eligibility requirements, including the timely execution and return of all necessary releases and documents, if any, required by Sponsor. Your failure to provide accurate contact information may result in disqualification from the Contest.

PRIZES:  The prize for the Contest will be as described in the contest announcement.  No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash redemptions is permitted by the winner.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute, for any reason whatsoever, a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsor.  Winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified herein as being awarded. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. 

PRIVACY NOTICE:  By participating in this Contest, you agree that SAY Media can collect your personal information, and that if SAY Media cannot collect the required data, you may not be eligible to participate in the Contest. Any personal information collected during the course of the Contest by SAY Media will be used for administering this Contest and for other purposes as outlined in these Rules, and will be subject to the practices described in the xoJane.com Privacy Policy located at http://www.xojane.com/terms.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. You agree that Sponsor's liability arising out of or relating in any to any claim that you have or may have against Sponsor relating in any way to the Contest will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest. You hereby waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages, and attorneys' fees incurred by you.

DISPUTES.  Any dispute arising out of or relating to the Contest or these Rules shall be resolved in a state or federal court of competent jurisdiction in San Francisco, California. You agree to personal jurisdiction and venue in such court. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Rules will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of law principles.  

GENERAL CONDITIONS. This Contest is governed by the laws of the State of California, United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating in this Contest, you agree to be bound by the terms of these Rules and by SAY Media's decisions, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Any potential winner who cannot be contacted within five (5) business days of attempted first notification will forfeit his or her prize. Potential prize winners may be required to sign, notarize, and return an affidavit or declaration of eligibility, a liability/publicity release, an Internal Revenue Service Form W-9, within three (3) business days and provide any additional information that may be required by SAY Media. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. SAY Media is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prizes. 

The use of certain companies' products and services as prizes does not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Contest by such companies.