OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
518 Bites & Sights (“the Blog”) will conduct contests/giveaways (“the Contest”) as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY AND BOLDLY STATED.
Portions of these general contest rules are in full effect for all contests at all times. Additional prize rules for specific contests may apply. In participating in a contest, it is the participants’s responsibility to be familiar with all contest rules. All contests are open to persons 16 years of age or older unless otherwise specified.
No cash substitutions of non-cash prizes will be permitted. No duplication of prizes will be awarded. The Blog reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable unless otherwise stated and may have an expiration date. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified, the Blog reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.
In regards to the mailing of prizes, the Blog disclaims all liability for any delays, miss-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. The Blog is not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.
Publicity: By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant the Blog, as well as participating sponsors, exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.
Release: By participating in the Contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Blog, its employees and agents, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any prize.
Compliance with Law: The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein.