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Twitter Chat Giveaway Rules – #BTSTaxChat

TaxAct Twitter Chat Giveaway (“promotion”) Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION. 

The Promotion is sponsored by TaxAct, Inc. (“Sponsor”), located at 1425 60th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.

Eligibility:  Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age (or over the age of majority in entrant’s state of residence, whichever is older) at the time of entry. Directors, officers and employees of Sponsor, Twitter, Inc., and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, and advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each, are not eligible to win any prizes.  PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, TWITTER, INC.

Promotion Period:  Promotion starts at 3 p.m. ET on February 15, 2017 and ends April 18, 2017 at 12 a.m. ET.  (“Promotion Period­).

How to Enter: To enter, complete the following steps: (i) RSVP via the TaxAct blog at http://blog.taxact.com/twitter-chat-series/​ (ii) Log-in or join Twitter at www.twitter.com (tweets must be set to “public” and joining Twitter is free); (iii) follow [@TaxAct] on Twitter; (iv) actively tweet message(s) in response to those tweeted by the Twitter chat moderator during TaxAct’s twitter chat; and (v) use the hashtags #BTSTaxChat in your post;

By submitting a comments and participating in the Twitter chat in connection with the Promotion, you agree that your comment/participation (“Submission”) will conform to the guidelines listed below.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant if Sponsor believes that the Submission does not comply with these guidelines.

a. Your Submission must not supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading information.

b. Your Submission must be your original creation and be owned 100% by you, or, alternatively, you must have the full rights to grant the license and other rights that you grant to Sponsor in the “License to Submission” Section below.

c. Your Submission must not (in Sponsor’s discretion): (i) violate any third party rights, including copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity; (ii) contain disparaging or defamatory statements; (iii) include threats to any person, place, business, or group; (iv) be obscene, offensive, or indecent; (v) depict any risky behavior; (vi) contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or (vii) contain unauthorized third party trademarks or logos.

d. You represent and warrant that: (i) the Submission does not violate any applicable law, rule or regulation; (ii) to the extent the Submission depicts any individual or features the voice or other qualities of any individual, you are the individual pictured, heard, or otherwise featured in the Submission, or, alternatively, that you have obtained written permission from each person appearing in the entry to grant the rights to Sponsor described in these Official Rules, and will make written copies of such permissions available to Sponsor upon request; (iii) the Submission complies with the Twitter terms of use; and (iv) the Submission complies with all requirements of these Official Rules.

Limit: One entry per person.

Winner Selection:  On or about March 23, 2017, Sponsor will select the names of four (4) winners in a random drawing from among all eligible Submissions. If (i) the attempted notification is returned as undeliverable without a forwarding address; (ii) any required documents are not returned within [seven] days,; or (iii) if potential winner is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.  Only one alternate drawings will be held for each prize, after which the remaining prizes will not be awarded.

Prize:  Four (4) winners will each receive one (1) $50 Amazon gift card.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize: $50.  Total ARV of all prizes: $200. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.  Prizes are not transferable.  No substitutions or exchanges of any prize (including for cash) will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value for any prize.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or prize components.  Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules are available to be won in the Promotion.

Privacy; Name and Likeness Release: Please see Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://www.taxact.com/privacy-policy.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, entry into the Promotion constitutes permission to use your name, hometown, aural and visual likeness and prize information for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes without further permission or compensation (including in a public-facing winner list).  As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winner may be required to execute a consent to the use of their name, hometown, aural and visual likeness and prize information for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.  By entering this Promotion, you consent to being contacted by Sponsor for any purpose in connection with this Promotion.

License to Submission. By entering the Promotion and providing your Submission in connection with the Promotion, you hereby grant to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, nonexclusive license, (with the right to subicense), to publish, reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use and sublicense your Submission, or any portion thereof (including your name and likeness as shown and conveyed in the Submission), in connection with the Promotion and for other advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes, and to incorporate Submissions, in whole or in part, into other works in any manner, form, media or technology now known or later developed.  Sponsor will have no obligation to publish or use or retain any Submission you submit or to return any such Submission to you.  You agree that it is your sole responsibility to obtain all permissions and releases necessary for the grant of the rights contained in this paragraph.  You agree to take, at Sponsor’s expense, any further action (including execution of affidavits, tax forms, and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect or confirm Sponsor’s rights as set forth above in this paragraph.  You will not be entitled to compensation for any use by Sponsor, or its agents, licensees or assignees, of your Submission.

General Terms and Conditions: Each entrant agrees that any disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in the state or federal court located in Linn County, Iowa.  The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Iowa.  This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and municipal laws and is void where prohibited.  Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected nominations and accept no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from a nominator’s participation in this Promotion.  Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion.  By participating in the Promotion, you release Sponsor and Twitter, Inc. from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  By participating in this Promotion, you certify that you have complied with these Official Rules.  For a copy of the winners list or these Official Rules, send a written request with a self-addressed, business-size return envelope to: 1425 60th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or visit http://blog.taxact.com/twitter-chat-rules/​. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  The Promotion and all accompanying materials are Copyright © 2017 by Taxact, Inc. All rights reserved.  TAXACT is a trademark of TaxAct, Inc.