Lynn Palm Clinic and Trail Challenge Giveaway Official Rules and Regulations

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
  2. SPONSOR: SmartPak Equine, LLC, 40 Grissom Road Suite 500 Plymouth, MA 02360. “Sponsor” shall mean SmartPak Equine, LLC, its advertising/promotional and/or fulfillment agencies and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, and agents.
  3. ELIGIBIITY: This Giveaway is open to all United States residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of September 6, 2013. Void in Puerto Rico, and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, or appropriate legal authority. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Employees and agents of Sponsor and their immediate family members and/or persons living in the same household of each are not eligible. Eligible persons may enter the Giveaway by following entry instructions at http://blog.smartpakequine.com/?p=25694 before 12:00 a.m. ET on September 14, 2013. This Giveaway begins at: 12:00 a.m. ET on September 6, 2013, and ends at 12:00 a.m. ET on September 14, 2013. All entries must be received by September 14, 2013. One entry permitted per person (”Entrant”), and limit one entry per household. If more than one entry is submitted, only the first such entry submitted will be accepted. Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the allowable entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities or any other methods will void all of that Entrant’s entries. No mechanically reproduced entries permitted. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries. By entering, Entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Illegible and/or incomplete entries and entries submitted by Entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including but not limited to all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries, for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, for lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the entries. Proof of entering information at website and/or website confirmations do not constitute proof of delivery or receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Giveaway without prior notification. Use of computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic, automatic and other similar means to enter the Giveaway is prohibited and may result in the disqualification of the Entrant. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered on the date the entry was submitted. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
  4. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Entrants must have a valid e-mail address. It is the Entrant’s responsibility to inform Sponsor of any change in e-mail address prior to 12:00 a.m. ET on September 14, 2013. Further required information may include but is not limited to Entrant’s name, date of birth, phone number, mailing address, social security number, primary riding discipline, AQHA membership details (if applicable), number of horses owned (if applicable), and horse(s)’ living situation(s) (if applicable). Failure to provide necessary and truthful information may result in disqualification of the Entrant and forfeiture of any awarded prize. Winner may be required to sign and return Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where legally permissible, a Publicity Release within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with the seven (7) day deadline may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
  5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Following the open submission period, ending September 14, 2013, Sponsor will select one Winner at random from all eligible entries. Sponsor will contact Winner using the Entrant-provided e-mail or telephone number. Winner selection is final and Sponsor will not engage in correspondence or debate with regard to winner selection.
  6. PRIZE AND ODDS OF WINNING: One Winner will win one free entry into Palm Partnership’s Training with Natural Obstacles Clinic (“Clinic”), being held on November 1, 2013 through the November 2, 2013 at Fox Grove Farm in Ocala, Florida, United States. As part of this entry into the Clinic the winner will receive free lodging for herself and free stabling for her horse from October 31, 2013 through November 3, 2013. If the Winner is unable to transport her horse to the Clinic, a horse can be provided by Palm Partnership Training for a flat lease fee of one-hundred and thirty-five dollars ($135) to be paid by the Winner to Palm Partnership Training in advance of the Clinic. Meals will be provided for the Winner beginning with breakfast on the morning of November 1st and ending with dinner on November 2nd. Meals will not be provided for the Winner’s horse, unless Winner elects to lease a horse from Palm Partnership Training. In addition to entry into the Clinic, the Winner will receive one entry into the American Quarter Horse Association (“AQHA”) Trail Challenge (“Challenge”) being held on November 3, 2013 at Fox Grove Farm in Ocala, Florida, United States. Finally the Winner will receive a SmartPak Gift bag containing one (1) one-hundred dollar ($100) SmartPak gift certificate for personal use only, valid for one-year from date of issue; a SmartPak Soft Shell Jacket, one free month of SmartSupplements in SmartPaks (valued up to $100), and other SmartPak items subject to the Sponsor’s discretion. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. PRIZE CONDITIONS: Selection and specifics of the Prize will be determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. No cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except by the Sponsor, when advertised prize is not available, who reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute cash value or another prize it believes is of equal or greater value. Prize is non-transferable. The Prize is awarded “AS IS” and without WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied. Prize is awarded for personal use only, which includes purchases for one self, one’s horses, or one’s own equine business needs. Winner must not use prize proceeds to purchase items for resale. Any gift certificate or account credit issued expires in one year from the date of issue.
  8. TAXES AND COSTS RELATED TO PRIZES: All applicable taxes, including all federal, state, local and other taxes and any license, destination, delivery charges, or fees not included in the prize description are the sole responsibility of winner.
  9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating in this Giveaway, Entrants agree: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules, (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor and the Giveaway Entities and their respective agents from any and all claims, demands, damages, injuries, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses caused by, arising out of, or related to their participation in the Giveaway and/or their participation in any Prize-related activities (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s) and or horse(s); (c) to be contacted by Sponsor via e-mail, postal mail, and telephone; and (d) to become part of Sponsor’s print and e-mail database. By accepting the Prize, Winner consents: (a) to any and all liability waivers provided by Palm Partnership Training or AQHA for participation in the Clinic and the Challenge; (b) to be bound by the rules of the Clinic and the Challenge; (c) to participation in the Clinic and Challenge from November 1, 2013 through November 3, 2013; (d) to covering the cost of transportation to and from the Clinic and Challenge for both herself and her horse; (e) to providing tack and apparel necessary for her and her horse’s participation in the Clinic and the Challenge; (f) to authoring and submitting a blog post of at least five-hundred (500) words detailing Winner’s experience at the Clinic and the Challenge for the SmartPak blog, which is due to Sponsor no later than 5:00 pm ET on November 11, 2013; and (g) to the use of the Winner’s name and/or likeness (including her voice, biographical information, city and state of residence, statements, photograph) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  10. INTERNET: If for any reason the Giveaway is not capable of running as planned, including infection due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Giveaway, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds who tampers with the entry process, operation of the Giveaway or web site, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Giveaway without notice and to select the winner from all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation or termination. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, problems or technical malfunctions of any computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of human error, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of website, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to any Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in the Giveaway.
  11. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE GIVEAWAY MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  12. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, each Entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Giveaway, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place exclusively in a federal or state court located in Massachusetts; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Giveaway, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, special, and consequential damages, and any other damages, including actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and the Sponsor in connection with this Giveaway shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  13. ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER: A winner will be announced on Sponsor’s Facebook wall (www.Facebook.com/SmartPakEquine) by September 16, 2013.