The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  THIS IS A SINGLE SWEEPSTAKES WITH OFFICIAL RULES BASED ON RESIDENCY OF THE PARTICIPANT.  THE SELECTION OF THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE BASED ON RESIDENCY OF THE PARTICIPANT (ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER FOR THE UNITED STATES/CANADA AND ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER FOR GREAT BRITAIN).  THE SELECTION OF THE WINNERS OF THE OTHER PRIZES WILL BE MADE AMONG ALL ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS WORLDWIDE, AND THOSE PRIZES WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THE WINNERS THAT HAVE BEEN SELECTED ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS.

OFFICIAL RULES FOR RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA ONLY

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1.         Sponsor: Collins Hemingway, 70 W. Century Drive, Suite 100-246, Bend, Oregon, USA 97702 (“Sponsor”)

2.         Administrator: McKenzie Worldwide, 400 SW Meadows Road, Suite 300, Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA 97335 (“Administrator”).

3.         Eligibility: Except where prohibited, The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen 2016 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) (hereinafter referred to, collectively, as “United States and Canada”) who: (a) are 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older); (b) possess a valid United States or Canadian passport with an expiration date after December 31, 2016; (c) have Internet access prior to the start of the Promotion Period (defined below); and (d) have a valid and working email address during the Promotion Period.  Internet access is defined to include owning a computer or mobile device with access to the Internet or the ability to use a free computer/mobile device and Internet access provided by a third party, such as a public library.  Employees, contractors, officers, directors, and agents, and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in same household, whether related or not) of Sponsor, Administrator, AuthorHouse Publishing, Three Abbey Green Guest House, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising or promotion agencies, legal counsel, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution, or distribution of the Sweepstakes are not eligible to enter or win.  Potential winners may be required to provide proof of eligibility upon request prior to prize award.  Other eligibility requirements and conditions of participation are set forth below in these official rules for the Sweepstakes (“Official Rules”).  Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.

4.         Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:01:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on January 4, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on April 14, 2016 (“Promotion Period”).

5.         How To Enter:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.

(a)      To enter, eligible participants may enter one of the following two ways:

(i)        Navigate the Internet to the Sweepstakes website, http://www.austenmarriage.com/sweepstakes (“Website”), and then follow the entry instructions to complete online entry form with your legal name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.

(ii)       Access the Facebook page of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen, available at www.facebook.com/The-Marriage-of-Miss-Jane-Austen (“Facebook Page”), select the link for the Sweepstakes, and then complete the entry form with your legal name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.  If you are not already a member of Facebook, download and install the free Facebook application and register for a free Facebook account.

(b)      Each eligible participant that completes the entry process during the Promotion Period (“Entrant”) will be entitled to a chance to win a prize that may be awarded during this Sweepstakes.

6.         Entry Conditions:  You may be asked to consent to receive promotional emails and reminder emails from The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen.  Consent to receive promotional or reminder emails is optional, and does not have to be agreed upon in order to be eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and does not improve your chances of winning.  Entrants may choose to opt-out of future email notifications by clicking the link in the email and following the opt-out instructions.  Opting in to specific offers does not improve an Entrant’s chances of winning.  Entrants must follow all instructions to complete and submit the online entry form. There is a limit of one online Entry via the online entry form (known as the “Base Entry”) per eligible person per day during the Promotion Period, regardless of the number of email addresses or accounts a person may have. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as beginning at 12:00:01 a.m. (midnight) CT and ending at the following 11:59:59 p.m. CT.  Multiple Base entries in excess of this limitation or mass entry attempts will result in disqualification of all Base Entries by such person. Entries must be manually key-stroked by the Entrant; use of automated entry devices or programs, or entries by third parties, are prohibited.  Incomplete entries are void and will be disqualified. Proof of entering information at the Sweepstakes Website or through the Facebook Page is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such Entry.

7.         Tweet for Additional Entry: During the Promotion Period, an Entrant who enters using the Facebook Page may obtain one additional entry per day by tweeting about the contest to their followers on Twitter. This is accomplished via the Sweepstakes tab on The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen Facebook Page as described above.

8.         Winner Selections:

(a)      Monthly Prize Winners:  Four potential monthly prize winners (each a “Monthly Winner” and collectively, the “Monthly Winners”) will be selected in random drawings, one Monthly Winner per drawing, on or about each of the following dates:  the January Monthly Winner will be selected on or about February 5, 2016; the February Monthly Winner will be selected on or about March 4, 2016; the March Monthly Winner will be selected on or about April 4, 2016; and the April Monthly Winner will be selected on or about April 15, 2016. The entry period for each monthly drawing ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on the final day of each month (or partial month in the case of April 2016, which ends on April 14, 2016). To be eligible for a monthly prize drawing, the Entry must be received and recorded by the Administrator’s computer during the Promotion Period prior to each drawing.  All Entries will roll over to be included in subsequent monthly drawings (and the grand prize drawing).

(b)      Grand Prize Winner:  One potential grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) from among eligible Entries received from legal residents of the United States and Canada and one Grand Prize Winner from among eligible Entries from legal residents of Great Britain will be selected in a random drawing on or about April 15, 2016. To be eligible for the grand prize drawing, the eligible Entry must be received and recorded by the Administrator’s computer during the Promotion Period.

(c)       Drawings:  Each drawing will be conducted by the Administrator, whose decisions (in conjunction with Sponsor) are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

(d)      Prize Limitation:  Limit of one Monthly Prize per person or household; however, all Entrants (including Monthly Winners) will be eligible for the Grand Prize.   Only legal residents of the United States and Canada who are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes will be eligible for the US/Canada Grand Prize (defined below) and only legal residents of Great Britain will be eligible for the GB Grand Prize (defined below).

9.         Winner Notification: The potential Monthly Prize Winners will be notified on or about each of the following dates, as applicable: January Monthly Prize Winner on February 5, 2016; February Monthly Prize Winner on March 4, 2016; March Monthly Prize Winner on April 4, 2016; and the April Monthly Prize Winner on April 15, 2016. The potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified on or about April 18, 2016. All winners will be notified by email or telephone (or such other method as determined by Administrator based on contact information provided in the entry form used to enter the Sweepstakes). If Administrator notifies a potential winner via email, failure to respond to the initial verification email within three business days after transmission to the potential winner or return of the email notification as undeliverable after two attempts will result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner. If Administrator notifies a potential winner via telephone, failure to respond within three business days will result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner. Each potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return within five business days of transmission of each of the following documents, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release, where allowed by law. The travel companion of a Grand Prize Winner must be 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) and will be required to execute a Liability Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release, where allowed by law, prior to ticketing of the Grand Prize. If the Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and Indemnification and Publicity Release documents are not returned to Administrator within the specified time period, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, the prize may be forfeited and the potential prize winner may be disqualified. If the potential prize winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected from all remaining eligible Entries received during the appropriate calendar month (for a Monthly Prize) or the Promotion Period (for the Grand Prize). If it is verified that a resident of Canada is eligible to win a prize, he/she must correctly answer without assistance of any kind, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by phone at a mutually convenient time in order to win. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any Entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting e-mail account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online 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.

10.      Prizes:

(a)      Monthly Prize:  The following monthly prize (“Monthly Prize”) will be awarded to the four Monthly Winners:

(i)        Each Monthly Winner will receive a signed copy of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen novel by its author, Collins Hemingway, and a special discussion about Jane Austen and the book via Skype with Collins Hemingway.

(b)      Grand Prize:  The following grand prize (“Grand Prize”) will be awarded to two Grand Prize Winners, one Grand Prize Winner selected from among all eligible Entries received from legal residents of the United States and Canada, and one Grand Prize Winner selected from among all eligible Entries received from legal residents of Great Britain.  The specific Grand Prize will vary depending upon the country where the Grand Prize Winner resides, as follows:

(i)        Grand Prize for legal resident of the United States or Canada (“US/Canada Grand Prize”):

(1)      A trip for two adults (18 years of age or older or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) to Great Britain, leaving the United States on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, arriving in London on Thursday, September 8, 2016, and returning to the United States on Monday, September 12, 2016 (with flight dates subject to airline availability);

(2)      The Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary and must travel to/from London on the following dates (flight dates subject to airline availability): Wednesday, September 7, 2016 and Monday, September 12, 2016;

(3)      Air travel will be booked by Sponsor/Administrator for economy class round-trip travel for two adults to London Heathrow Airport from a major airport closest to the Grand Prize Winner’s home;

(4)      Train tickets for two adults from Heathrow Airport to London Paddington Station on Heathrow Express;

(5)      Standard hotel accommodation for one night in London commencing on Thursday, September 8 (single standard room, double occupancy) including daily breakfast for two adults;

(6)      Train tickets for two adults from London Paddington Station to the Bath Spa Station;

(7)      Standard bed and breakfast accommodation for three consecutive nights in Bath, England, commencing on Friday, September 9, (one suite, double occupancy) at Three Abbey Green Guest House, including daily breakfast for two adults;

(8)      Two complimentary two-day tickets to attend the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England;

(9)      Tour of Bath and the surrounding countryside including Jane Austen’s house, the famous Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, the iconic Pulteney Bridge and Weir, Royal Crescent and King’s Castle and other sites featured in The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen;

(10)   Afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa with Collins Hemingway, author of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen; and

(11)   The Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion will each receive signed copies of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen.

(ii)       Grand Prize for legal resident of Great Britain (“GB Grand Prize”):

(1)      Train tickets for two adults from the train station nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s home to Bath Spa Station; OR, depending on whether train or air travel is most cost-effective; economy class round-trip air travel for two adults from the main airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s home to the Bristol Airport with train transfer to the Bath Spa Station;

(2)      Standard bed and breakfast accommodation for three consecutive nights in Bath, England, commencing on Friday, September 9, (one suite, double occupancy) at Three Abbey Green Guest House, including daily breakfast for two adults;

(3)      Two complimentary two-day tickets to attend the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England;

(4)      Tour of Bath and the surrounding countryside including Jane Austen’s house, the famous Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, the iconic Pulteney Bridge and Weir, Royal Crescent and King’s Castle and other sites featured in The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen;

(5)      Afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa with Collins Hemingway, author of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen; and

(6)      The Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion will each receive signed copies of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen.

11.      Travel Terms and Prize Conditions:

(a)      The Grand Prize Winners and their travel companions are responsible for getting themselves to/from the selected major airport or rail station closest to the Grand Prize Winner’s home at the time of travel and are solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to additional meals, beverages, tips, taxes, hotel incidentals, excursions, fees, surcharges, service charges or passenger facility charges, departure and airport taxes, passport fees, visa fees, security fees, and any additional transfers and/or ground transportation, including taxis. Grand Prize Winners and their travel companions must travel together on the same specified itinerary, including same departure date, destination and return date or Grand Prize may be forfeited in its entirety. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change, availability and Sponsor’s approval. Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or any acts or omissions whatsoever by air carriers, hotel or other transportation companies. The Grand Prize Winners and their travel companions are solely responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation and fulfilling any necessary travel requirements prior to travel, such as possession of a valid U.S. or Canadian passport. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner may be required to present a valid credit card at the hotels at the time of check-in. GRAND PRIZE WINNERS AND THEIR TRAVEL COMPANIONS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND TRAVEL INSURANCE AND HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SPONSOR WILL NOT OBTAIN OR PROVIDE TRAVEL INSURANCE OR ANY OTHER FORM OF INSURANCE.  Accommodations and travel are for up to two adult persons sharing one accommodation. Trip cannot be extended beyond the valid date.

(b)      All travel arrangements are to be administered by Sponsor, Administrator or their designee. All travel must be taken on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – Monday, September 12, 2016 and must be booked at least 60 days prior to travel.  If the Grand Prize Winner is unable to travel on the specific dates as indicated herein, the Grand Prize will be forfeited.

(c)       Tickets may be cancelled or reissued without penalty for a period of 24 hours after reservation is made. After this cancellation/reissue privilege expires, time and routing changes are permitted (subject to the availability booking class) however change fee will apply.

(d)      Tickets do not include the September 11th security fee of up to $2.50 USD which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger’s ticketed itinerary and international taxes and fees of up to $349 USD for an economy ticket. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Baggage fees of up to $25 USD for first checked bag and $100 USD for second checked bag, depending on itinerary. Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Taxes and fees are subject to change. Any taxes, fees, or charges paid at the time of ticket issuance will be refunded if ticket is not used. However, once redeemed, Certificates are void and will have no further value.

(e)      The Released Parties as specified in Section 15 below are not responsible for any changes of any element of Grand Prize travel nor are they liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation or flight delays.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.

(f)       Once hotel and flight arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Sponsor or Administrator. An unclaimed and/or unused Grand Prize travel package will remain the property of Sponsor or his designee.  The Grand Prize is non-transferable, assignable, is not for resale and has no cash value. No prize substitution or cash redemption is allowed by the Grand Prize Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value if any portion of Grand Prize becomes unavailable for any reason. The Grand Prize may not be sold, bartered or exchanged by the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize is provided “as is” and without any warranty of any kind. By accepting the prize, the Grand Prize Winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules.

(g)      If the Grand Prize Winner does not have a travel companion accompany him/her on the trip, the Grand Prize will otherwise be awarded in increments appropriate for one traveler (i.e., the Grand Prize Winner); and, in such event, no substitute prize or additional compensation will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner.

(h)      The Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion must follow all instructions of Sponsor, Administrator, and any prize providers during their trip and should the Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her guest fail to adhere to such instructions or engage in unruly, obnoxious, anti-social or otherwise inappropriate behavior (as determined by Sponsor or Administrator in their sole discretion), Sponsor reserves the right to end trip early, in whole or in part, and send Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her guest home and/or take other actions as Sponsor or Administrator deems appropriate in its sole discretion, without liability or further obligation to Grand Prize Winner.

12.      Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes and Odds of Winning:

(a)      The ARV of the US/Canada Grand Prize is up to $4,500.00 United States Dollars (“USD”). The ARV of the GB Grand Prize is up to 2,000£ or $3,000.00 USD. Actual final value of the trip may be higher or lower based on point of departure; ticket and hotel availability and cost at time of booking; and, under no circumstances, will the Grand Prize Winner receive the difference between ARV and actual final value of the prize trip in cash. Any costs and incidentals not specified herein are the Grand Prize Winner’s sole responsibility. If the potential Grand Prize Winner cannot accept the Grand Prize as stated, that Grand Prize may be forfeited in its entirety and awarded to an alternate winner. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the GRAND PRIZE WINNER. IF GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS A U.S. RESIDENT, HE/SHE WILL RECEIVE A 1099 TAX FORM REFLECTING ACTUAL VALUE OF ANY PRIZE(S) VALUED AT $600 OR MORE. IF GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS A CANADIAN RESIDENT, HE/SHE WILL NOT RECEIVE AN IRS FORM 1099, BUT STATE AND FEDERAL TAX WITHHOLDINGS MAY STILL APPLY. IF ANY WINNER IS A CANADIAN RESIDENT, HE/SHE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL PERSONAL TAX LIABILITIES OR FILINGS AS MAY BE REQUIRED UNDER CANADIAN LAW. A GREAT BRITAIN RESIDENT WINNING THE GRAND PRIZE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL PERSONAL TAX LIABILITIES OR FILINGS AS MAY BE REQUIRED UNDER ENGLISH LAW.

(b)      Total ARV of each Monthly Prize: $100.00 USD or £67.50.

(c)       Total ARV of all prizes offered in this Sweepstakes is as follows:

(i)        For United States and Canada residents: US/Canada Grand Prize ($4,500) plus potentially four Monthly Prizes ($400) for a total ARV of $4,900.00.  Legal residents of the United States and Canada are expressly excluded from winning the GB Grand Prize.

(ii)       For Great Britain residents: GB Grand Prize (£2,000 or $3,000.00 USD) plus potentially four Monthly Prizes ($400 or £270) for a total ARV of $3,400.00 or £2,270.  Legal residents of Great Britain are expressly excluded from winning the US/Canada Grand Prize.

13.      Odds of Winning:  Odds of winning any Monthly Prize depends on total number of eligible Entries received from the start of the Promotion Period through the end of the applicable monthly period.  Odds of winning the US/Canada Grand Prize depends on total number of eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period from legal residents of the United States and Canada.  Odds of winning the GB Grand Prize depends on total number of eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period from legal residents of Great Britain.

14.      General Conditions and Limitations of Liability:  Sponsor, Administrator and their agents are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor/Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor/Administrator reserve the right to conduct the Sweepstakes and award prizes by means of a random drawing comprised of all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor/Administrator or otherwise award the prize in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion. Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Sweepstakes will be posted on the website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.  By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor or Administrator, which shall be final in all respects.

Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

Neither Sponsor, Administrator, nor their agents are responsible for (i) any typographical or other errors in the printing of the promotion materials or the offering or announcement of the prizes, (ii) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website including the Website, (iii) failure of any Entry to be received by Sponsor or Administrator due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website including the Website, (iv) communications line, hardware and/or software failures, or (v) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes.

15.      Release and Indemnification:  BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, AUTHORHOUSE PUBLISHING, THREE ABBEY GREEN, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS, ANY ENTITY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THIS PROMOTION, EACH OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES’ RESPECTIVE PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, AFFILIATED AND SUCCESSOR COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND EMPLOYEES, AS WELL AS EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS, REPRESENTATIVES AND ASSIGNS, (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL ACTIONS, CLAIMS, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH AND BODILY INJURY, ARISING IN ANY MANNER, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF ANY PRIZE), AND/OR FROM ENTRANTS’ ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE(S) OR COMPONENT THEREOF. By accepting a prize, each winner grants Sponsor, Administrator, and their designees permission to use their name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence on a winner’s list (if applicable) and for programming, publicity and promotional purposes, worldwide in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor and its designees are not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. Sweepstakes are subject to the laws of the United States only. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged.

SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE PRECEDING EXCLUDES ANY EXPRESS OR LEGALLY REQUIRED WARRANTIES ON SPONSOR’S PRODUCTS; SUCH WARRANTIES BEING LIMITED BY THEIR STATED TERMS/CONDITIONS.

16.      FORCE MAJEURE: THE FAILURE OF SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR TO COMPLY WITH ANY PROVISION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES DUE TO AN ACT OF GOD, HURRICANE, WAR, FIRE, RIOT, EARTHQUAKE, TERRORISM, ACT OF PUBLIC ENEMIES, ACTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES OUTSIDE OF THE CONTROL OF EITHER SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR (EXCEPTING COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE CODES AND REGULATIONS), DISRUPTION OF TRANSPORTATION OR UTILITIES, STRIKES, OR OTHER FORCE MAJEURE EVENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED A BREACH OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

17.      Disputes/Choice Of Law: Except where prohibited, Entrants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, or the determination of the Grand Prize Winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; and (d) each Entrant’s remedies are limited to a claim for money damages (if any) and each Entrant irrevocably waives any right to seek injunctive or equitable relief. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and/or Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Oregon, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of Oregon or any other jurisdiction, and all proceedings shall take place in Portland, Oregon. All Entrants hereby consent to the jurisdiction of such courts and waive any defense of inconvenient forum.

18.      Privacy:  Information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time), currently available at http://www.austenmarriage.com/privacy; provided that, in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail.

19.      Official Rules: The Official Rules will be posted on the Website throughout the Promotion Period.  By entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant represents and warrants that all information provided by Entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes is true, accurate and complete, and each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor or Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes will be run in accordance with the Official Rules, subject to amendment by Sponsor.  Each Entrant must comply with the Official Rules and will be deemed to have received and understood the Official Rules by participating in the Sweepstakes.  The terms of the Sweepstakes, as set out in the Official Rules, are not subject to amendment or counteroffer, except as set out herein.  If any provisions of the Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of the Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.

20.      Winners List: For the names of the Winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen 2016 Sweepstakes Winners, c/o McKenzie Worldwide, 4800 SW Meadows Road, Suite 300, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. All such requests must be received by April 29, 2016.  Residents of Canada may omit return postage.  The names of the winners will also be posted on the Website.

21.      Social Media Disclaimer:  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) or Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”).  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that you are providing your information to Sponsor/Administrator and not to any social media site, including Facebook or Twitter. Facebook and Twitter and each of their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives in no event accept any liability howsoever arising for any loss, damage, cost or expense any person may incur as a result of participating in, or seeking to participate in, the Sweepstakes.

OFFICIAL RULES FOR RESIDENTS OF GREAT BRITAIN ONLY

1.         Sponsor: Collins Hemingway, 70 W. Century Drive, Suite 100-246, Bend, Oregon, USA 97702 (“Sponsor”)

2.         Promoter: McKenzie Worldwide, 400 SW Meadows Road, Suite 300, Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA 97335 (“Promoter”).

3.         By participating in the Sweepstakes (as defined below), participants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (“Official Rules”). These Official Rules only apply to residents of Great Britain. If you are not a resident of Great Britain, please see the Official Rules for residents of the United States and all other eligible countries set forth above.

4.         Eligibility: Except where prohibited, The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen 2016 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of Great Britain who: (a) are 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older); (b) possess a valid UK passport with an expiration date after December 31, 2016; and (c) have a valid and working email address during the Promotion Period.

5.         Employees, contractors, officers, directors, and agents, and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in same household, whether related or not) of Sponsor, Promoter, AuthorHouse Publishing, Three Abbey Green Guest House, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising or promotion agencies, legal counsel, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution, or distribution of the Sweepstakes are not eligible to enter or win.  Potential winners may be required to provide proof of eligibility upon request prior to prize award.  Other eligibility requirements and conditions of participation are set forth below in these Official Rules.

6.         Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 3:01:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”) on January 4, 2016 and ends at 4:59:59 a.m. GMT on April 15, 2016 (“Promotion Period”).

7.         How To Enter:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.

(a)                To enter, eligible participants may enter one of the following two ways:

(i)        Navigate the internet to the Sweepstakes website, http://www.austenmarriage.com/sweepstakes (“Website”), and then follow the entry instructions to complete the online entry form with your legal name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.

(ii)       Access the Facebook page of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen, available at www.facebook.com/The-Marriage-of-Miss-Jane-Austen (“Facebook Page”), select the link for the Sweepstakes, and then complete the entry form with your legal name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.  If you are not already a member of Facebook, download and install the free Facebook application and register for a free Facebook account.

(b)               Each eligible participant that completes the entry process during the Promotion Period (“Entrant”) will be entitled to a chance to win a Prize (defined below) that may be awarded during this Sweepstakes.

8.         Entry Conditions:

(a)                Entrants must follow all instructions to complete and submit the online entry form. There is a limit of one online Entry via the online entry form (known as the “Base Entry”) per eligible person per day during the Promotion Period, regardless of the number of email addresses or accounts a person may have. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as beginning at 6:00:01 a.m. GMT and ending at the following 5:59:59 a.m. GMT through March 12, 2016, and from March 13, 2016 through April 15, 2016, a “day” is defined as beginning at 5:00:01 p.m. GMT and ending at the following 4:59:59 a.m. GMT.  Multiple Base Entries in excess of this limitation or mass entry attempts will result in disqualification of all Base Entries by such person. Entries must be manually key-stroked by the Entrant; use of automated entry devices or programs, or entries by third parties, are prohibited.  Incomplete entries are void and will be disqualified.

(b)               Proof of entering information at the Website or through the Facebook Page is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by the Promoter of such Entry.

9.         Tweet for Additional Entry:  During the Promotion Period, an Entrant who enters using the Facebook Page may obtain one additional entry per day by tweeting about the contest to their followers on Twitter. This is accomplished via the Sweepstakes tab on The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen Facebook Page as described above.

10.      Winner Selections:

(a)                Monthly Prize Winners:  Four potential monthly prize winners (each a “Monthly Winner” and collectively, the “Monthly Winners”) from among all eligible Entrants worldwide will be selected in random drawings, one Monthly Winner per drawing, on or about each of the following dates:

(i)        the January Monthly Winner will be selected on or about February 5, 2016;

(ii)       the February Monthly Winner will be selected on or about March 4, 2016;

(iii)     the March Monthly Winner will be selected on or about April 4, 2016; and

(iv)     the April Monthly Winner will be selected on or about April 15, 2016.

To be eligible for a monthly prize drawing, the Entry must be received and recorded by the Promoter’s computer by 5:59:59 a.m. GMT on February 1, 2016 (for the January Monthly Prize) and on March 1, 2016 (for the February Monthly Prize), and by 4:59:59 a.m. GMT on April 1, 2016 (for the March Monthly Prize) and April 15, 2016 (for the April Monthly Prize).  All Entries will roll over to be included in subsequent monthly drawings (and the grand prize drawing).

(b)               Grand Prize Winner:  One potential grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) for legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) (hereinafter referred to, collectively, as “United States and Canada”) and one Grand Prize Winner for legal residents of Great Britain will be selected in a random drawing on or about April 15, 2016. To be eligible for the grand prize drawing, the Entry must be received and recorded by the Promoter’s computer during the Promotion Period.

(c)                Drawings:  Each drawing will be conducted by the Promoter, whose decisions (in conjunction with Sponsor) are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes, unless you dispute such decision by contacting us in writing at McKenzie Worldwide, 4800 SW Meadows Road, Suite 300, Lake Oswego, OR USA  97335 or in accordance with Section 19 below.

(d)               Prize Limitation:  Limit of one Monthly Prize per person or household. All Entrants (including Monthly Winners) will be eligible for the applicable Grand Prize. Only legal residents of the United States and Canada will be eligible for the US/Canada Grand Prize (defined below) and only legal residents of Great Britain will be eligible for the GB Grand Prize (defined below).

11.      Winner Notification:

(a)                The potential Monthly Prize Winners will be notified on or about each of the following dates, as applicable: January Monthly Prize Winner on February 5, 2016; February Monthly Prize Winner on March 4, 2016; March Monthly Prize Winner on April 4, 2016; and April Monthly Prize Winner on April 15, 2016.

(b)               The potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified on or about April 18, 2016.

(c)                All winners will be notified by email or telephone (or such other method as determined by Promoter based on contact information provided in entry form used to enter the Sweepstakes). If Promoter notifies a potential winner via email, failure to respond to the initial verification email within three business days after transmission to the potential winner or return of the email notification as undeliverable after two attempts will result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner. If Promoter notifies a potential winner via telephone, failure to respond within three business days will result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner.

(d)               If a potential winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, the prize may be forfeited and the potential prize winner may be disqualified. If the potential prizewinner is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected from all remaining eligible entries received during the appropriate calendar month (for a Monthly Prize) or the Promotion Period (for the Grand Prize). If it is verified that a resident of Canada is eligible to win a prize, he/she must correctly answer without assistance of any kind, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by phone at a mutually convenient time in order to win.

(e)               In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting e-mail account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online 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.

12.      Prizes:

(a)                Monthly Prize:  Each Monthly Winner will receive a signed copy of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen novel by its author, Collins Hemingway, and a special discussion about Jane Austen and the book via Skype with Collins Hemingway (“Monthly Prize”).

(b)               Grand Prize:  The following grand prizes (each a “Grand Prize”) will be awarded to two Grand Prize Winners (one from eligible Entrants from the United States and Canada, and one from eligible Entrants from Great Britain, as applicable):

(i)        Grand Prize for legal resident of the United States and Canada (“US/Canada Grand Prize”):

(1)      A trip for two adults (18 years of age or older or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older), travelling together, to Great Britain, leaving the United States from the closest major airport to the Grand Prize Winner’s home on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, arriving in London on Thursday, September 8, 2016, and returning to the United States on Monday, September 12, 2016 (with flight dates subject to airline availability);

(2)      Air travel will be booked by Sponsor/Promoter for economy class round-trip travel for two adults to London Heathrow Airport from a major airport closest to the Grand Prize Winner’s home;

(3)      Train tickets for two adults from Heathrow Airport to London Paddington Station on Heathrow Express;

(4)      Standard hotel accommodation for one night in London commencing on Thursday, September 8 (single standard room, double occupancy) including daily breakfast for two adults;

(5)      Train tickets for two adults from London Paddington Station to the Bath Spa Station;

(6)      Standard bed and breakfast accommodation for three consecutive nights in Bath, England, commencing on Friday, September 9, (one suite, double occupancy) at Three Abbey Green Guest House, including daily breakfast for two adults;

(7)      Two complimentary two-day tickets to attend the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England;

(8)      Tour of Bath and the surrounding countryside including Jane Austen’s house, the famous Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, the iconic Pulteney Bridge and Weir, Royal Crescent and King’s Castle and other sites featured in The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen;

(9)      Afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa with Collins Hemingway, author of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen; and

(10)   The Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion will each receive signed copies of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen.

(ii)       Grand Prize for legal resident of Great Britain (“GB Grand Prize”):

(1)      Train tickets for two adults from the train station nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s home to Bath Spa Station; OR, depending on whether train or air travel is most cost-effective; economy class round-trip air travel for two adults from the main airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s home to Bristol Airport with train transfer to the Bath Spa Station;

(2)      Standard bed and breakfast accommodation for three consecutive nights in Bath, England, commencing on Friday, September 9, (one suite, double occupancy) at Three Abbey Green Guest House, including daily breakfast for two adults;

(3)      Two complimentary two-day tickets to attend the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England;

(4)      Tour of Bath and the surrounding countryside including Jane Austen’s house, the famous Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, the iconic Pulteney Bridge and Weir, Royal Crescent and King’s Castle and other sites featured in The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen;

(5)      Afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa with Collins Hemingway, author of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen; and

(6)      The Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion will each receive signed copies of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen.

13.      Travel Terms and Prize Conditions:

(a)                The Grand Prize Winners and their travel companions are responsible for getting themselves to/from the selected major airport or rail station closest to the Grand Prize Winner’s home at the time of travel and are solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to additional meals, beverages, tips, taxes, hotel incidentals, excursions, fees, surcharges, service charges or passenger facility charges, departure and airport taxes, passport fees, visa fees, security fees, and any additional transfers and/or ground transportation, including taxis.

(b)               Grand Prize Winners and their travel companions must travel together on the same specified itinerary, including same departure date, destination and return date or Grand Prize may be forfeited in its entirety. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change, availability and Sponsor’s approval.

(c)                Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or any acts or omissions whatsoever by air carriers, hotel or other transportation companies. The Grand Prize Winners and their travel companions are solely responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation and fulfilling any necessary travel requirements prior to travel, such as possession of a valid U.S. or Canadian passport. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner may be required to present a valid credit card at the hotels at the time of check-in. GRAND PRIZE WINNERS AND THEIR TRAVEL COMPANIONS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND TRAVEL INSURANCE AND HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SPONSOR WILL NOT OBTAIN OR PROVIDE TRAVEL INSURANCE OR ANY OTHER FORM OF INSURANCE.  Accommodations and travel are for up to two adult persons sharing one accommodation. Trip cannot be extended beyond the valid date.

(d)               All travel arrangements are to be administered by Sponsor, Promoter or their designee. All travel must be taken on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – Monday, September 12, 2016 and must be booked at least 60 days prior to travel.  If the Grand Prize Winner is unable to travel on the specific dates as indicated herein, the Grand Prize will be forfeited.

(e)               Tickets may be cancelled or reissued without penalty for a period of 24 hours after reservation is made. After this cancellation/reissue privilege expires, time and routing changes are permitted (subject to the availability booking class) however change fee will apply.

(f)                 Baggage fees of up to $25 USD for first checked bag and $100 USD for second checked bag, depending on itinerary. Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Taxes and fees are subject to change. Any taxes, fees, or charges paid at the time of ticket issuance will be refunded if ticket is not used.

(g)                The Sponsor and Promoter are not responsible for any changes of any element of Grand Prize travel nor are they liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation or flight delays.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.

(h)               Once hotel and flight arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Promoter or Sponsor. An unclaimed and/or unused Grand Prize travel package will remain the property of Sponsor or his designee.  The Grand Prize is non-transferable, assignable, is not for resale and has no cash value. No prize substitution or cash redemption is allowed by the Grand Prize Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value if any portion of Grand Prize becomes unavailable for any reason. The Grand Prize may not be sold, bartered or exchanged by the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize is provided “as is” and without any warranty of any kind.

(i)                  If the Grand Prize Winner does not have a travel companion accompany him/her on the trip, the Grand Prize will otherwise be awarded in increments appropriate for one traveler (i.e., the Grand Prize Winner); and, in such event, no substitute prize or additional compensation will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner.

(j)                 The Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion must follow all reasonable instructions of Sponsor, Promoter, and/or any prize providers during their trip and should the Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her guest fail to adhere to such instructions or engage in unruly, obnoxious, anti-social or otherwise inappropriate behavior (as determined by Sponsor or Promoter in their sole discretion), Sponsor and/or Promoter reserves the right to end the trip early, in whole or in part, and send Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her guest home and/or take other actions as Sponsor or Promoter deems appropriate in its sole discretion, without liability or further obligation to Grand Prize Winner.

14.      Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes and Odds of Winning:

(a)                The ARV of the US/Canada Grand Prize is up to $4,500.00 United States Dollars (“USD”). The ARV of the GB Grand Prize is up to £2,000 or $3,000.00 USD. Actual final value of trip may be higher or lower based on point of departure; ticket and hotel availability and cost at time of booking; and, under no circumstances will the Grand Prize Winner receive the difference between ARV and actual final value of prize trip in cash. Any costs and incidentals not specified herein are the Grand Prize Winner’s sole responsibility. If the potential Grand Prize Winner cannot accept the Grand Prize as stated, that Grand Prize may be forfeited in its entirety and awarded to an alternate winner. All federal, state, national or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.

(b)               IF GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS A U.S. RESIDENT, HE/SHE WILL RECEIVE A 1099 TAX FORM REFLECTING ACTUAL VALUE OF ANY PRIZE(S) VALUED AT $600 OR MORE. IF GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS A CANADIAN RESIDENT, HE/SHE WILL NOT RECEIVE AN IRS FORM 1099, BUT STATE AND FEDERAL TAX WITHHOLDINGS MAY STILL APPLY. IF ANY WINNER IS A CANADIAN RESIDENT, HE/SHE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL PERSONAL TAX LIABILITIES OR FILINGS AS MAY BE REQUIRED UNDER CANADIAN LAW. GREAT BRITAIN RESIDENT WINNING THE GRAND PRIZE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL PERSONAL TAX LIABILITIES OR FILINGS AS MAY BE REQUIRED UNDER ENGLISH LAW.

(c)                Total ARV of each Monthly Prize: $100.00 USD or £67.50.

(d)               Total ARV of all prizes offered in this Sweepstakes is as follows:

(i)        For US and Canada residents: US/Canada Grand Prize ($4,500) plus potentially four Monthly Prizes ($400) for a total ARV of $4,900 USD.  Legal residents of the United States and Canada are expressly excluded from winning the GB Grand Prize.

(ii)       For residents of Great Britain: GB Grand Prize (£2,000 or $3,000.00 USD) plus potentially four Monthly Prizes (£270 or $400 USD) for a total ARV of £2,270 or $3,400 USD.  Legal residents of Great Britain are expressly excluded from winning the US/Canada Grand Prize.

15.      Odds of Winning:  Odds of winning any Monthly Prize depends on total number of eligible Entries received from the start of the Promotion Period through the end of the applicable monthly period.  Odds of winning the US/Canada Grand Prize depends on total number of eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period from legal residents of the United States and Canada.  Odds of winning the GB Grand Prize depends on total number of eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period from legal residents of Great Britain.

16.      General Conditions and Limitations of Liability:

(a)                Sponsor, Promoter and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives accept no responsibility for any (i) typographical or errors in any promotional materials, (ii) failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, (iii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.

(b)               If for any reason: (i) the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Promoter’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes; or (ii) Promoter believes that any individual has tampered with the entry process, Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant it considers responsible and/or to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or to conduct the Sweepstakes and award prizes by means of a random drawing comprised of all eligible (and non-suspect) entries received prior to the termination or suspension of the Sweepstakes or otherwise award the prize in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Promoter in its sole discretion.

(c)                Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY VIOLATE CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, PROMOTER MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

(d)               PROMOTER MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE PRECEDING EXCLUDES ANY EXPRESS OR LEGALLY REQUIRED WARRANTIES.

17.      Publicity Release:  By accepting a prize, each winner grants Sponsor, Promoter, and their designees permission to use their name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city of residence on a winner’s list (if applicable) and for programming, publicity and promotional purposes, worldwide in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor, Promoter and their designees are not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials without further obligation or compensation. All submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged.

18.      FORCE MAJEURE: THE FAILURE OF SPONSOR OR PROMOTER TO COMPLY WITH ANY PROVISION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES DUE TO AN ACT OF GOD, HURRICANE, WAR, FIRE, RIOT, EARTHQUAKE, TERRORISM, ACT OF PUBLIC ENEMIES, ACTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES OUTSIDE OF THE CONTROL OF EITHER SPONSOR OR PROMOTER (EXCEPTING COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE CODES AND REGULATIONS), DISRUPTION OF TRANSPORTATION OR UTILITIES, STRIKES, OR OTHER FORCE MAJEURE EVENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED A BREACH OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

19.      Disputes/Choice Of Law: The English courts will normally have jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, the Sweepstake, unless you choose the courts of your home in another member state of the European Union. We retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these Official Rules in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These Official Rules and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

20.      Privacy:

(a)                Information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time), currently available at http://www.austenmarriage.com/privacy; provided that, in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail.

(b)               You are required to provide your email address to enter the Sweepstakes. When providing your email address, you may be asked to consent to receive promotional emails and reminder emails from Sponsor and/or Promoter.  Consent to receive promotional or reminder emails is optional, and does not have to be agreed upon in order to be eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and does not improve your chances of winning.  Entrants may choose to opt-out of future email notifications by clicking the link in the email and following the opt-out instructions.  Opting in to specific offers does not improve an Entrant’s changes of winning.

21.      Official Rules: The Official Rules will be posted on the Website throughout the Promotion Period.  By entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant represents and warrants that all information provided by Entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes is true, accurate and complete. If any provisions of the Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of the Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.

22.      Winners List: For the names of the winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen 2016 Sweepstakes Winners, c/o McKenzie Worldwide, 4800 SW Meadows Road, Suite 300, Lake Oswego, OR USA  97035. All such requests must be received by April 29, 2016.  Residents of Canada may omit return postage.  The names of the winners will also be posted on the Website.

Social Media Disclaimer: This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) or Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”).  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that you are providing your information to Sponsor/Promoter and not to any social media site, including Facebook or Twitter. Facebook and Twitter and each of their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives in no event accept any liability howsoever arising for any loss, damage, cost or expense any person may incur as a result of participating in, or seeking to participate in, the Sweepstakes.