Binding Contest Official Rules

A Decade Deep Binding Giveaway

Approximate retail value: $415

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited.  NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY; A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received and the number of votes received.

ELIGIBILITY: This contest, both the Sweepstakes and Photo Contest, are open to residents of both North America and Europe, ages 18 and over. Employees of Spark R&D and their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible. Website pages and advertisements relating to the sweepstakes are intended for viewing only within the eligible sweepstakes territory, and entrants must be present in the eligible sweepstakes territory at the time of entry.

TIMING: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Time (“MDT”) on December 5th, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. MDT January 15th, 2017. Sponsor’s computer system is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes. The Photo Contest will begin March 1st, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. and conclude March 15th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. MDT.

TO ENTER: SWEEPSTAKES. To enter electronically, visit our website contest page on where a submission form is supplied. Submissions to the Sweepstakes must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. MDT on January 15th 2017 to be eligible; entries received after the deadline will be deemed ineligible. All submitted entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; entry is limited to one entry per person for the sweeps and is unlimited for the hashtag portion; no automated, photocopied or reproduced entries will be accepted. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Entrants in the sweepstakes must confirm their email address. PHOTO CONTEST participants will be contacted by Spark R&D and expressly asked if they would like to participate in voting portion of the contest. A link to the official rules will be supplied to photo contest contestants.

WINNER SELECTION:  SWEEPSTAKES. On or about January 16th, 2017, a random drawing from among all eligible entries will be conducted under Sponsor’s supervision. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail on or just after January 16th, 2017.  Potential winners may be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release. If winner does not respond within 7 days of confirmation email, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected by random drawing. PHOTO CONTEST. Small prize packages will be awarded to participants using the hashtag #SparkADecadeDeep beginning December 5th, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. MDT and concluding February 28th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. MDT. Small prize winners are awarded at the sole discretion of the sponsor, Spark R&D. Those photos selected for small prize packages will the opportunity to enter in a photo contest run on from March 1st to March 15th. On March 15th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. MDT the photo with the most votes will be deemed the winner. The winner will be notified via email. If Winner does not respond within 7 days of confirmation email, any prize will be forfeited and the photo with the next highest total of votes will win. The Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner verification. Spark R&D will pay for the shipping of prizes. The WINNER is responsible for any taxes accrued on their prize. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value (including cash, at Sponsor’s sole discretion) for any reason.  All taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.


GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of entrants and the winner, and the awarding of the prize), which are final and binding in all respects. 10-Year bindings have limited availability in specific sizes (only 10 total were produced). If the proper binding size is not available to either the Sweepstakes for Photo Contest winner, the Sponsor reserves the right to provide a non-limited edition binding as a substitute. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner’s name, photo submitted, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting, and any other promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Sweepstakes, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right (but does not have the obligation)  in its sole discretion to award prizes at random from among eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of suspected impairment.  Sponsor may permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has tampered with the entry process or intentionally violated these official rules.

PRIVACY: Sponsor collects personal information from entrants when they enter the Sweepstakes.  Information collected by Sponsor online is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, located at In accordance with applicable law and with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, the information you provide may be sent to affiliates and marketing partners of the Sponsor; you may be contacted by the Sponsor and/or promotional partners with future promotional offers.  Entrants may opt-out of marketing or promotional communications from Sponsor’s affiliates and marketing partners on the online entry form. Consenting to receive such emails and information is optional, and is not necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes, nor will it increase or improve your chances of winning.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:  Except where prohibited by law, by entering you agree that: (i) all issues and questions concerning the interpretation, validity, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Montana, without regard to its rules on conflicts of law; (ii) any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Montana, and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action; (iii) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (iv) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes or Photo Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

WINNER IDENTITY:  The winner of the sweeps and photo contest will be published on the Spark R&D’s social channels and on the contest homepage.

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