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Learning Resources All About Me Family Counters 2013 Contest

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The All About Me Family Counters Photo 2013 (the “Contest”) begins February 4‚ 2013 at 12:01am PST and ends on July 31‚ 2013 at 12:01am PST (“Contest Period”). The Contest is sponsored by Learning Resources‚ 380 N. Fairway Drive‚ Vernon Hills‚ IL 60061 (“Learning Resources”, “Sponsor”, “we”, “our”). Entries may be submitted by mail or on-line. However‚ all entries must be received July 31‚ 2013‚ regardless of postmark date to be considered for the Grand Prize. Deadlines for receipt of entries for monthly prizes (as discussed below) are: February 28‚ March 31‚ April 30‚ May 31‚ June 30‚ July 31‚ 2013.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to natural persons who age 18 years or older‚ who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico) and who have internet access. Employees‚ officers‚ and directors of Sponsor‚ its affiliates‚ subsidiaries‚ advertising‚ promotion‚ and fulfillment agencies ("Learning Resources Personnel")‚ and those individuals who are immediate family members of Learning Resources Personnel (regardless of where they live)‚ or persons living in their same household as Learning Resources Personnel‚ are not eligible to participate in the Contest. "Immediate family" means parents‚ siblings‚ children and spouse. Void where prohibited. All Federal‚ state/provincial‚ and local laws and regulations apply.

IMPORTANT STATEMENT ABOUT PROTECTING CHILDREN’S PRIVACY: In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)‚ Sponsor does not knowingly collect‚ actively or passively (except as legally permitted for routine site functionality)‚ personal information of children under the age of 13. Private information identified by Sponsor as being gathered from a person under the age of 13 will be immediately destroyed. Persons under 18 are required to use the Learning Resources website only with the permission of and under the supervision of a legal guardian.

HOW TO ENTER: To participate in the Contest, you can either purchase a set of Learning Resources’ new “All About Me Family Counters” (LER 3372 or LER 5373) or you can download a FREE paper version from our website [www.LearningResources.com/familycounters]. To enter:

  1. Begin “creating your family” by taking photos of your Family Counters during your next family adventure. Everyday adventures may include things like‚ going to the grocery store‚ shopping‚ going for a walk‚ eating dinner‚ etc. Or you may photograph special adventures like holiday celebrations or vacations or other everyday or special events you wish to include.
  2. Photos must adhere strictly to the Photo Guidelines below.
  3. Upload the photo(s) to www.LearningResources.com/familycounters. There is no limit to the number of photos that you can submit…so start submitting now!!!!

When you provide your entry(ies)‚ please note that you will be providing your materials to Sponsor and its affiliates as set forth in these rules and not to Facebook.

Entrants must comply with the following requirements:
Entrants should complete and submit the entry form‚ in English. Entrant's submission(s) should be photographs that reflect their family adventures‚ incorporating the Family Counter figures and following the Photo Guidelines as follows:

  1. All photographs must be the original work of the person submitting the photographs. By entering the contest‚ you represent and warrant that the submitted photo(s) is (are) original work(s) created solely by the Entrant and that no other party has any right‚ title‚ claim or interest in the submitted materials.
  2. Photographs may NOT include trademarked‚ copyrighted or other protected works (such as a popular brand‚ a famous and distinctive image‚ etc…).
  3. You should ONLY use your Family Counters (not actual people) in your photographs. You should not include images of any natural persons‚ including yourselves and your children.
  4. The photographs must be suitable for a general audience which might include children.

Judging Criteria:
For Monthly drawings (prize = $25.00 Learning Resources gift card)
  1. 50% divided between uniqueness and creativity
  2. 50% best photo name
The Monthly prizes will be decided based on the above criteria by judges (“Judges”) including Sponsor and judges assigned by Sponsor.

For the Grand Prize (prize = $250.00 Learning Resources gift card)

  1. The Grand Prize will be decided by public voting on the Website (www.LearningResources.com/familycounters). Voting for the Grand Prize will commence August 12‚ 2013 and end August 23‚ 2013. ONLY ONE VOTE PER PERSON IS ALLOWED. Multiple votes from the same email account‚ IP address‚ mobile device‚ etc… are prohibited and if discovered will not be counted.

By entering the contest and submitting your photo(s) and entry materials‚ you understand and agree that all such materials shall become the exclusive property of Sponsor and Sponsor may use said materials use in connection with the Contest and any related Sponsor promotions or materials throughout the world‚ in perpetuity in all media now known or hereafter discovered. If necessary‚ you agree to execute any forms necessary to perfect Learning Resources’ ownership of the materials. In the alternative‚ if ownership cannot be perfected‚ you hereby grant to Learning Resources an unlimited‚ exclusive and irrevocable license to the photos and materials for its use in connection with the Contest and any related Sponsor promotions or materials throughout the world‚ in perpetuity in all media now known or hereafter discovered.

PRIZES AND WINNER NOTIFICATION:

  1. Six (6) monthly winners (over six months) will be selected to receive one prize of a $25.00 Learning Resources gift card. Monthly prizes will be awarded on or about the dates listed above and by the criteria above. Monthly prize winners will be notified on or before 15th of the applicable month.
  2. One (1) grand prize of one $250.00 Learning Resources gift card will be awarded at the end of the contest period. The grand prize will be based upon the entry receiving the most qualified votes and the grand prize winner will be notified no later than September 15‚ 2013.

TOTAL RETAIL VALUE OF ALL PRIZES = $400.00

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by e-mail on or before the dates above (except in the case of an unreachable Winner and/or the selection of an alternate Winner). Therefore it is imperative that you provide an email address with your submitted materials for purposes of winner notification. Except as otherwise provided herein‚ any personal information collected in connection with your entry will be treated in accord with our privacy policy (“Privacy Policy.”) (http://www.learningresources.com/category/customer+service/privacy+and+security.do). By entering the contest‚ you represent and warrant that you have read‚ understood and agree to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy.

Prizes will be awarded as gift cards and sent to the Winners (Monthly and Grand Prize). All prizes will be awarded. No substitution or transfer of any prize or election of cash in lieu of any prize by Winner will be permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are nontransferable. All federal‚ state/provincial and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant‚ the Entrant will be deemed to be the Authorized Account Holder of the email address or other account used at registration (provided they meet all of the qualifications herein). “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet service 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 or the natural person who is in control of another internet-based account when the Winner is selected.

All Winner Materials MUST be received back by Sponsor‚ fully executed‚ no later than ten (10) days from the date of Winner Notification for the monthly prizes and no later than September 15‚ 2013 or ten (10) days from the date of Winner Notification‚ whichever is later‚ regardless of how the Winner Materials are submitted. Entrants assume full responsibility for selecting a delivery method that will cause timely delivery and understand and agree that Sponsor shall have no liability whatsoever should the delivery method chosen by Entrant fail to result in timely delivery. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late‚ lost‚ misdirected‚ or unsuccessful efforts to deliver the notification to a Winner. If a selected Winner cannot be contacted within 5 days‚ is ineligible‚ fails to claim a prize within 5 days of initial contact‚ or fails to timely return the completed and executed declaration and releases as required‚ the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner who will be the Entrant with the next highest score for monthly winners or next highest number of votes for Grand Prize winners.

In the event of a score tie for monthly winners, one winner will be drawn randomly from the tied entries. In the event of a score tie for the Grand Prize winner‚ one winner will be drawn randomly from the tied entries. If Winner has moved to a different address‚ changed their email address or contact information‚ it is the sole responsibility of the Winner to notify the Sponsor or designated agent of their new information. Sponsor is not responsible for undeliverable prizes due to change of address or contact information. By accepting and/or using prize‚ Winner grants to Sponsor the right to use the Winner’s name‚ voice, and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising‚ trade‚ or promotion without further compensation worldwide in perpetuity and in any form of media including the Internet‚ unless prohibited by law.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest‚ Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor‚ which shall be final. Sponsor‚ agents and representatives of Sponsor‚ its parent company‚ affiliates‚ subsidiaries‚ advertising‚ promotion‚ and fulfillment agencies‚ and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) telephone‚ electronic‚ hardware or software program‚ network‚ Internet‚ or computer malfunctions‚ failures‚ or difficulties of any kind (ii) failed‚ incomplete‚ garbled‚ or delayed computer transmissions; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any injuries‚ losses‚ or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of any prize‚ or acceptance‚ possession‚ or use of any prize‚ or from participation in the Contest; or (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right‚ in its sole discretion‚ to suspend or cancel the Contest at any time if a computer virus‚ bug‚ tampering‚ unauthorized intervention‚ or other technical problem of any sort corrupts the administration‚ security‚ or proper play of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest or change any element thereof, with or without notice‚ at any time‚ due to printing errors‚ web site errors‚ transmission errors or other mistakes in the production of the Contest. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify‚ in its sole discretion‚ any person tampering with the entry process‚ the operation of the Website‚ or who is otherwise in violation of the rules. By participating‚ Entrants agree that all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the state of Illinois in the United States‚ exclusively‚ and subject to the laws of the state of Illinois and Entrants expressly consent to be subject to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the appropriate courts in the state of Illinois and in the United States.

This All About Me Family Counters 2013 Photo Contest is in no way sponsored‚ endorsed or administered by‚ or associated with‚ Facebook.

By participating in the Contest‚ each participant agrees to release and hold Facebook and the employees‚ officers‚ directors‚ shareholders‚ agents‚ representatives of Facebook‚ its parent companies‚ affiliates‚ subsidiaries‚ advertising‚ promotion‚ and fulfillment agencies‚ and legal advisors‚ harmless from any and all losses‚ damages‚ rights‚ claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest.

By participating in the Contest‚ each participant agrees to release and hold Sponsor and the employees‚ officers‚ directors‚ shareholders‚ agents‚ representatives of Sponsor‚ its parent companies‚ affiliates‚ subsidiaries‚ advertising‚ promotion‚ and fulfillment agencies‚ and legal advisors‚ harmless from any and all losses‚ damages‚ rights‚ claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance‚ possession‚ or use of any prize‚ including without limitation‚ personal injury‚ death‚ property damage‚ and claims based on publicity rights‚ defamation‚ or invasion of privacy.

Entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. By entering‚ Entrant acknowledges and accepts that his/her e-mail address and/or other personal information from the entry (collectively “Information”) may be used for internal marketing analyses and to provide Entrant with information about Sponsor and Sponsor’s products‚ promotions and/or services that may be of interest to Entrant. If you do not want Sponsor to use his/her Information for these promotional purposes‚ please check the appropriate box on the contest entry form.

WINNERS’ NAMES: To obtain a copy of the Winners’ first name‚ last initial and state of residence‚ send your request along with a stamped‚ self-addressed envelope to: Learning Resources All About Me Photo Contest Winner List‚ 380 N. Fairway Drive‚ Vernon Hills‚ IL 60061.

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