Opensource.com 2013 Gift Guide Sweepstakes Official Rules

2013 Gift Guide Sweepstakes Official Rules


Enter our 2013 open source holiday gift giveaway by filling out this entry form by December 11. Read the official rules for more details.

You could win some of the gifts from this guide, including a Lulzbot TAZ 2 3D printer! View the complete list of prizes.


Opensource.com 2013 Gift Guide Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

ENTRY IN THIS PROMOTION CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

1. Eligibility. The Opensource.com 2013 Gift Guide Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open to legal residents of Australia (excluding the states of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory), Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec), Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States (excluding the states of New York and Florida) who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and are registered users of opensource.com (“Participant”). Employees of Red Hat, Inc. and each of its respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and other agents, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, such employees are not eligible to enter. Government employees and contractors are not eligible to enter.

If you are entering as part of a company or on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you, individually, and/or your employer. If you are acting within the scope of your employment as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto, including your potential receipt of a prize. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer's or company's policies and procedures.

2. Entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Promotion begins on Dec. 2, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and all Entries must be received by December 11, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Promotional Period”). Entry in the Promotion is completed by registering for the sweepstakes at https://opensource.com/2013-gift-guide-giveaway (“Entry”). You must complete all required information on the registration form to be eligible to enter. You may be asked to answer optional questions and/or register for future notices of online promotions, but you are not required to answer any optional questions or to agree to receive future e-mails from Sponsor to be eligible for entry in the Promotion.

LIMIT - One (1) Entry per Participant. Subsequent Entries will be disqualified. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Only eligible Entries actually received by Sponsor within the Promotional Period will be included in the Prize Drawings. Use of automated entries or programs or entries submitted by third parties is prohibited and such entries will be disqualified. Sponsor will not be responsible for Entries that are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, manipulated or obtained through fraud or lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, or illegible entries or email, or for any computer related, online, telephonic, or technical malfunctions that may occur whether or not within Sponsor’s control and such Entries are void. In the event of a dispute, an Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the email account entered on the registration form at the time of entry. For these purposes, an email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any questions regarding the number of Entries submitted or the owner of an email account shall be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Promotion. Normal Internet, phone and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entry not in compliance with these Official Rules.

3. Selection of Winner. On or about December 13, 2013 Sponsor will conduct forty-three (43) random drawings to select a total of forty-three (43) potential winners.

    First Round Drawing – The first random drawing (“First Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Second Round Drawing - The second random drawing (“Second Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Third Round Drawing - The third random drawing ("Third Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Fourth Round Drawing - The fourth random drawing ("Fourth Drawing”) will be to select five (5) potential winners from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Fifth Round Drawing - The fifth random drawing ("Fifth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Sixth Round Drawing - The sixth random drawing ("Sixth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Seventh Round Drawing - The seventh random drawing ("Seventh Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Eighth Round Drawing - The eighth random drawing ("Eighth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Ninth Round Drawing - The ninth random drawing ("Ninth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Tenth Round Drawing - The tenth random drawing ("Tenth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Eleventh Round Drawing - The eleventh random drawing ("Eleventh Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twelfth Round Drawing - The twelfth random drawing ("Twelfth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirteenth Round Drawing - The thirteenth random drawing ("Thirteenth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Fourteenth Round Drawing - The fourteenth random drawing ("Fourteenth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Fifteenth Round Drawing - The fifteenth random drawing ("Fifteenth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Sixteenth Round Drawing - The sixteenth random drawing ("Sixteenth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Seventeenth Round Drawing - The seventeenth random drawing ("Seventeenth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Eighteenth Round Drawing - The eighteenth random drawing ("Eighteenth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Nineteenth Round Drawing - The nineteenth random drawing ("Nineteenth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twentieth Round Drawing - The twentieth random drawing ("Twentieth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twenty-First Round Drawing - The twenty-first random drawing ("Twenty-First Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twenty-Second Round Drawing - The twenty-second random drawing ("Twenty-Second Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twenty-Third Round Drawing - The twenty-third random drawing ("Twenty-Third Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twenty-Fourth Round Drawing - The twenty-fourth random drawing ("Twenty-Fourth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twenty-Fifth Round Drawing - The twenty-fifth random drawing ("Twenty-Fifth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twenty-Sixth Round Drawing - The twenty-sixth random drawing ("Twenty-Sixth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twenty-Seventh Round Drawing - The twenty-seventh random drawing ("Twenty-Seventh Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twenty-Eighth Round Drawing - The twenty-eighth random drawing ("Twenty-Eighth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Twenty-Ninth Round Drawing - The twenty-ninth random drawing ("Twenty-Ninth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirtieth Round Drawing - The thirtieth random drawing ("Thirtieth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirty-First Round Drawing - The thirty-first random drawing ("Thirty-First Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirty-Second Round Drawing - The thirty-second random drawing ("Thirty-Second Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirty-Third Round Drawing - The thirty-third random drawing ("Thirty-Third Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirty-Fourth Round Drawing - The thirty-fourth random drawing ("Thirty-Fourth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirty-Fifth Round Drawing - The thirty-fifth random drawing ("Thirty-Fifth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirty-Sixth Round Drawing - The thirty-sixth random drawing ("Thirty-Sixth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirty-Seventh Round Drawing - The thirty-seventh random drawing ("Thirty-Seventh Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirty-Eighth Round Drawing - The thirty-eighth random drawing ("Thirty-Eighth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Thirty-Ninth Round Drawing - The thirty-ninth random drawing ("Thirty-Ninth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Fortieth Round Drawing - The fortieth random drawing ("Fortieth Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Forty-First Round Drawing - The forty-first random drawing ("Forty-First Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Forty-Second Round Drawing - The forty-second random drawing ("Forty-Second Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    Forty-Third Round Drawing - The forty-third random drawing ("Forty-Third Drawing”) will be to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor.

    The potential winners will be notified by email on or about December 16, 2013 using the contact information provided by the Participant in his or her Entry. If a potential winner does not respond within seven (7) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize, and Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all remaining eligible Entries until all Prizes have been awarded. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Noncompliance with the foregoing, failure to abide by these Official Rules, or return of the prize notification as non-deliverable may result in disqualification and naming of an alternate potential winner.

4. Prizes and Odds. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the First Drawing will receive one (1) LulzBot TAZ 2 3D Printer with an Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of $2,395.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Second Drawing will receive one (1) element14 Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle with one (1) copy of "Getting Started with Raspberry Pi" from O'Reilly Media with an ARV of $391.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Third Drawing will receive one (1) element14 Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle with one (1) copy of "Getting Started with Raspberry Pi" from O'Reilly Media with an ARV of $391.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Fourth Drawing will receive one (1) six-month PacktPub PacktLib subscription with an ARV of $120.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Fifth Drawing will receive one (1) six-month PacktPub PacktLib subscription with an ARV of $120.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Sixth Drawing will receive one (1) Ouya Game Console with an ARV of $99 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Seventh Drawing will receive one (1) littleBits Base Kit with an ARV of $99.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Eighth Drawing will receive one (1) HexBright Flashlight with an ARV of $99.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Ninth Drawing will receive one (1) HexBright Flashlight with an ARV of $99.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Tenth Drawing will receive one (1) BeagleBone Black and "Bad to the Bone: Crafting Electronics Systems with BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black" with an ARV of $85.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Eleventh Drawing will receive one (1) SparkFun RedBot Kit with an ARV of $74.95 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twelfth Drawing will receive one (1) SparkFun RedBot Kit with an ARV of $74.95 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirteenth Drawing will receive one (1) Arduino Dues from element14 and one (1) copy of "Getting Started with Arduino" from O'Reilly Media with an ARV of $65.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Fourteenth Drawing will receive one (1) Arduino Dues from element14 and one (1) copy of "Getting Started with Arduino" from O'Reilly Media with an ARV of $65.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Fifteenth Drawing will receive one (1) Adafruit Starter pack for Arduino Board with an ARV of $65.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Sixteenth Drawing will receive one (1) Adafruit Starter pack for Arduino Board with an ARV of $65.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Seventeenth Drawing will receive one (1) Adafruit Starter pack for Arduino Board with an ARV of $65.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Eighteenth Drawing will receive one (1) Adafruit Starter pack for Arduino Board with an ARV of $65.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Nineteenth Drawing will receive one (1) Adafruit Starter pack for Arduino Board with an ARV of $65.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twentieth Drawing will receive one (1) six-month premium subscription to Spotify with an ARV of $60.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twenty-First Drawing will receive one (1) six-month premium subscription to Spotify with an ARV of $60.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twenty-Second Drawing will receive one (1) six-month premium subscription to Spotify with an ARV of $60.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twenty-Third Drawing will receive one (1) SparkFun Learn to Solder "Simon Says" Kit with an ARV of $49.95 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twenty-Fourth Drawing will receive one (1) SparkFun Learn to Solder "Simon Says" Kit with an ARV of $49.95 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twenty-Fifth Drawing will receive one (1) copy of "Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food" from O'Reilly Media with an ARV of $35.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twenty-Sixth Drawing will receive one (1) copy of "Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food" from O'Reilly Media with an ARV of $35.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twenty-Seventh Drawing will receive one (1) copy of "Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food" from O'Reilly Media with an ARV of $35.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twenty-Eighth Drawing will receive one (1) MAKE Magazine Subscription with an ARV of $35.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Twenty-Ninth Drawing will receive one (1) FLORA from Adafruit with an ARV of $24.95 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirtieth Drawing will receive one (1) FLORA from Adafruit with an ARV of $24.95 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirty-First Drawing will receive one (1) FLORA from Adafruit with an ARV of $24.95 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirty-Second Drawing will receive one (1) FLORA from Adafruit with an ARV of $24.95 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirty-Third Drawing will receive one (1) FLORA from Adafruit with an ARV of $24.95 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirty-Fourth Drawing will receive one (1) BladeKey Pocket Key Organizer with an ARV of $25.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirty-Fifth Drawing will receive one (1) BladeKey Pocket Key Organizer with an ARV of $25.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirty-Sixth Drawing will receive one (1) BladeKey Pocket Key Organizer with an ARV of $25.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirty-Seventh Drawing will receive one (1) DeadlyGeek's Bronze HTML5 belt buckle with an ARV of $25.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirty-Eighth Drawing will receive one (1) DeadlyGeek's Copper HTML5 belt buckle with an ARV of $25.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Thirty-Ninth Drawing will receive one (1) DeadlyGeek's Nickel HTML5 belt buckle with an ARV of $25.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Fortieth Drawing will receive one (1) LulzBot T-shirt with an ARV of $15.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Forty-First Drawing will receive one (1) LulzBot T-shirt with an ARV of $15.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Forty-Second Drawing will receive one (1) GitHub Octobiwan Mug with an ARV of $12.00 USD. The Participant whose Entry is drawn at random in the Forty-Third Drawing will receive one (1) GitHub Octocat Mug with an ARV of $12.00 USD. The total ARV of all prizes awarded is $5,251.00 USD.

Prizes are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received. Prizes may not be redeemed for cash value and may not be transferred or assigned, except by Sponsor. Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed in Paragraph 4 above ("Prizes and Odds"). Prizes will be delivered to Winners via standard postal mail approximately six (6) to ten (10) weeks after the close of Promotional Period. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Each prize is awarded without warranty of any kind from Sponsor, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulations. Expenses not specifically stated above, together with the reporting and payment of all applicable taxes, fees, duties, and/or surcharges, if any, arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of the prize, are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply.

Any trademarks associated with the prizes awarded under this Promotion are registered or unregistered trademarks of their owners, who are not affiliated with nor have endorsed this Promotion. Prizes awarded under this Promotion may be subject to restrictions and licenses from their manufacturers and may require additional hardware, software, service, or maintenance to use. Winner shall bear all responsibility for use of such prize in compliance with the conditions imposed by the manufacturer, and any additional costs associated with its use, service, or maintenance.

5. Condition of Participation. By entering the Promotion, Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of the Promotion is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor or its agents. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Promotion as solely determined by Sponsor.

Winners may be asked to participate in publicity. Except where prohibited by law, a Winner’s acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use such Winner’s name, address (city and state only), statements, photograph, voice and/or likeness for any advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Promotion, in any media now known or hereafter devised, without further notice, compensation, consideration, review or consent and without regard to moral rights.

6. Compromise of Promotion. In the event the Promotion is not capable of running as planned as the result of bugs, virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering, technical failures, fraud, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the Entries received before the termination date.

7. Limitations of Liability. By entering the Promotion, Participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action, and Participant waives his or her right to a jury trial for such disputes, claims, and causes of action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any Participant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; or theft, destruction of, alteration or unauthorized access to Promotion Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion, or announcement of the Winner.

8. General Release. By entering the Promotion, Participant releases and holds harmless Sponsor, any other promotional sponsors, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).

9. Privacy. Participants will be asked to provide personal information to enter the Promotion, which will be transferred to servers located in the United States. By entering the Promotion, you consent to transfer of your personal information and to the terms of the Sponsor’s privacy policy located at www.redhat.com/legal/privacy_statement.html. If you wish to opt out of receiving further communications from Sponsor or have other questions regarding Sponsor’s privacy policy, please contact Sponsor at Red Hat, Inc., 100 East Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, Attn: Newsletters.

10. Governing Law. The Promotion is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. The Promotion and Official Terms are governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of North Carolina (U.S.), without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

11. Official Rules / List of Winners. Sponsor will post the Official Rules and Winners List online at https://opensource.com/2013-gift-guide-giveaway, approximately six (6) months after the Winners are selected.

12. Sponsor. Red Hat, Inc., located at 100 East Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA, is the sponsor of the Promotion (“Sponsor”).