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Contest Rules

POWER EQUIPMENT DIRECT VIDEO REVIEW CONTEST
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
CONTEST DATES: JULY 17, 2013 – DECEMBER 31, 2015

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
You do not need to purchase anything to enter. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. Open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age and older. All federal, state and local regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.
2. CONTEST OVERVIEW.
To enter, upload a video review of a product sold on one of Power Equipment Direct, Inc.’s (“Sponsor”) network websites (which can be found at AirCompressorsDirect.com, SnowBlowersDirect.com, PressureWashersDirect.com, ElectricGeneratorsDirect.com, MowersDirect.com, WaterPumpsDirect.com, SumpPumpsDirect.com, ChainSawsDirect.com, LogSplittersDirect.com, PowerEquipmentDirect.com, TillersDirect.com, LeafBlowersDirect.com, ChippersDirect.com, StringTrimmersDirect.com and eComfort.com) , using the entry method outlined below. Videos must mention the product reviewed and must mention a Sponsor network website by name (which can be found at AirCompressorsDirect.com, SnowBlowersDirect.com, PressureWashersDirect.com, ElectricGeneratorsDirect.com, MowersDirect.com, WaterPumpsDirect.com, SumpPumpsDirect.com, ChainSawsDirect.com, LogSplittersDirect.com, PowerEquipmentDirect.com, TillersDirect.com, LeafBlowersDirect.com, ChippersDirect.com, StringTrimmersDirect.com and eComfort.com) . Videos will be posted on PowerEquipmentDirect.com, on one of Power Equipment Direct’s network websites, Youtube.com and/or other websites, platforms and media as Sponsor determines in its sole discretion.
3. SPONSOR.
The Contest is sponsored by Power Equipment Direct, Inc.
4. CONTEST DATES.
The Contest begins on July 17, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) and ends on December 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (the “Contest Period”). The website server is the official clock for this Contest.
5. TO ENTER.
Go online to www.PowerEquipmentDirect.com during the Contest Period and click on the icon, banner or link to take you to the Power Equipment Direct Video Review Contest entry page. Follow the onscreen directions to upload your video and submit the online entry form to be eligible for the Grand Prize every two months. For your Entry to be valid, you must complete all required information. Persons may enter as many times as they wish but each Entry must be unique.
6. VIDEO REQUIREMENTS
Videos must contain a review of a product sold on one of the Sponsor’s network websites and must include the name of one of Sponsor’s network websites. Videos must be the original work of the entrant; must not infringe any third party’s rights; must not contain obscene or pornographic material; must not contain defamatory statements; must not invade privacy, publicity or other rights of any person, firm or entity; may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations; may not contain any reference to any third party trademarks, names or third party logos, except for Sponsor’s; and may not contain any copyrighted works owned by third parties. Entries containing prohibited material or inappropriate content, or deemed to be in violation of these Official Rules or otherwise infringing, harmful, inappropriate, or defamatory, or generally not in keeping with the image of the Sponsor, as determined by the Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may be disqualified and will not be eligible to participate in the Contest. Any entrant whose Entry contains likenesses of third parties must be able to provide legal releases for Sponsor’s use of such Entry, in a form satisfactory to the Sponsor, upon request, prior to award of prize and/or naming of entrant as a winner. All Entries become the sole property of Sponsor and submission of an Entry with a video grants Sponsor and its agents the unconditional, irrevocable, worldwide right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify the video submitted in any way, in whole or in part, in any and all media, without limitation, and without further consideration to the entrant, whether or not such Entry is selected as a winning Entry.
7. CONTEST WINNER SELECTION.
One (1) winner per two months of the Contest Period (each a “Bimonthly Contest”) will be selected from among all eligible Entries received by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the bimontly period (February 28th, April 30th, June 30th, August 31st, October 31st and December 31st). Each Entry will be reviewed by a panel of judges appointed by the Sponsor, based on the following criteria: (1) relevance to the Sponsor’s brand (50%), (2) Originality (20%), (3) Creativity (20%), and (4) Overall appeal (10%). The Entry that receives the highest total score will be declared the Bimonthly Grand Prize Winner, subject to compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, the tied Entries will be judged by a new judge, and the Entry with the highest score will be declared the Bimonthly Grand Prize Winner, subject to compliance with these Official Rules. Non-winning entries will not be carried over into subsequent Bimonthly Contest. The Contest judges will have the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest, and their decisions with respect to the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning a Bimonthly Contest depend on the number of eligible Entries received.
8. PUBLICATION.
Entrant understands and agrees his/her video submission may receive exposure on Sponsor’s website, one of Sponsor’s network sites and/or Youtube.com and/or other websites, platforms and media as Sponsor determines in its sole discretion and may be subjected to comments and popularity ratings from the public at large. Sponsor is not responsible in any manner for any critical or derogatory remarks posted by the public pertaining to an entrant or an entrant’s video.
9. DECISIONS AND RULE AMENDMENTS.
Sponsor’s decisions regarding all Contest matters are final and non-appealable. All submissions are subject to these Official Rules and all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend these Official Rules at any time and Sponsor will post the revised rules on Sponsor’s website. Due to the ongoing nature of the Contest, the Official Rules in effect at whatever time the Entry is judged will apply.
10. LOST OR INCOMPLETE ENTRIES; WEBSITE.
Sponsor is not responsible for Internet system and hardware failures; delayed, incomplete or unsuccessful transmission of video or other entry information; technical malfunctions of any kind; human error; information loss and downtime; or any costs, losses, liability or damages resulting from any such failures. In the event of any such technical difficulty, malfunction or error, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take such actions as it deems appropriate in keeping with the fairness and integrity of the Contest, including without limitation a determination to take no action.
11. ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age and older. Employees of Power Equipment Direct, Inc., each of its respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and anyone involved in the production or administration of the Contest, as well as the immediate family/same household members of any of the foregoing individuals are not eligible to enter or to win any prizes. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) non-consecutive months a year, whether related or not.
12. PRIZES AND VALUES.
Bimonthly Grand Prizes (8 total or 1 per Bimonthly Contest): $1,000.00 USD (awarded in the form of a check payable to winner).
13. NOTIFICATION.
The winner of a Bimonthly Grand Prize will be notified by Sponsor via the email address used to enter the Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the entrant submitting the video up to 90 days after the winning video has been chosen, provided the entrant certify and establish to Sponsor’s satisfaction that the entrant is the owner(s) of the video and further provided that they have complied with the Official Rules and any other forms as determined by Sponsor.
14. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.
By submitting an Entry, each entrant agrees to release, discharge, defend and hold harmless Power Equipment Direct, Inc. and each of its respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies and each of its respective licensees, assigns, officers, directors, employees, members, partners, agents and representatives, from and against any claim, expense or liability arising from or related to submission, exhibition or exploitation of the Entry or participation in this Contest.
15. LIABILITY FOR TAXES.
Winners of any Bimonthly Grand Prize are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes.
16. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois. Each entrant consents and agrees to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of Illinois, located in Will County.
16. GENERAL CONDITIONS.
If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Contest. If the Contest is terminated, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to not award a Bimonthly Grand Prize.
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