Huffington Post Food "Marcel Quantum Kitchen" Sweepstakes
No Purchase Required to Enter or Win
1. Eligibility: The Huffington Post Food "Marcel Quantum Kitchen" Sweepstakes
(the "Sweepstakes") is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United
States (including the District of Columbia) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18
years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of AOL Inc., its advertising or
promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, prize fulfillment,
implementation or handling of Sweepstakes, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the
above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries,
affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers any other person or entity
associated with the Sweepstakes (collectively "Sweepstakes Entities") and/or the
immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members
(whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible. All U.S., federal, state
and local and Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations apply.
Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.
2. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by AOL Inc., 770 Broadway, New York, NY
3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's
full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the
decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon
fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
4. Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 pm ET on April 19, 2011 and ends at
4:59 pm ET on April 22, 2011 (the "Entry Period").
5. Entry: During the Entry Period, go to INSERT URL and follow the instructions to
submit an entry. Submission will result in one (1) entry. Limit one (1) entry per person.
Subsequent entries from the same person will be removed from the entry database. The
use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries
submitted by that person.
6. Drawing: At the conclusion of the Entry Period, Sponsor will select the name of one
(1) potential Grand Prize Winner in a random drawing of all eligible entries received
during the Entry Period. The odds of being selected as the potential winner depend on the
number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.
7. Requirements of the Winner: Except where prohibited, the Grand Prize Winner will
be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release
and W-9 form (the "Affidavit/Release") within a specified time period. If the potential
winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, the
prize will be forfeited and an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all entries received. Acceptance of a prize constitutes consent for
Sponsor to use winner's name and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity
purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. In the event
the potential winner of any prize is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to
correctly answer a time-limited mathematical question to be administered by email/mail
to receive the prize.
8. Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a Modernist Cuisine Cookbook set.
Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize is $625. No cash or other substitution may be
made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another
prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined
by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for any taxes and fees
associated with receipt or use of a prize.
9. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the
Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud,
virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a)
suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in
a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at
random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be
tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in
violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any
attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be
a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor
reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by
law. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute
a waiver of that provision. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be
deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the screen name
from which the entry is made. The 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 responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain
associated with the submitted e-mail address. Except as noted in these rules, information
collected from entrant is used only for the purpose of the prize drawing and to notify the
winner, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sweepstakes Entities or
any third parties. Once the Sweepstakes has ended, all information supplied by entrants
will be removed from the database. In the event of any discrepancy between the privacy
policy and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall control and govern. By
entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to all of the terms and conditions of the Sponsor's
10. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants
agree to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from and against any claim
or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any
prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the
Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable
mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f)
injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in
whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize.
Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Sweepstakes Entities' liability will
be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event
shall the Sweepstakes Entities be liable for attorney's fees. Entrant waives the right to
claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential,
direct, or indirect damages.
11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims
and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize
awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and
exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All issues
and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of
these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the
Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in
accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any
choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any
other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction
other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.
12. Sweepstakes Results: To request the name of the winner, send a self-addressed
stamped envelope to: HuffPost Food Sweepstakes, c/o AOL, 770 Broadway, Rm
5A:D52, New York, NY 10003. Requests must be received by April 30, 2011. Canadian
residents may omit return postage.