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Official Rules and Regulations of this Drawing:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

SPONSOR:  boats.com®, a division of Dominion Marine Media

Promotional Period: Entry period begins Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 9 a.m. and ends at Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 5 p.m.  Entry forms received after Thursday, July 2, 2013 at 5 p.m. will be disqualified. One winner(s) will be selected by a random drawing on or about Monday, July 8, 2013.

Eligibility Requirements:  Entrant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to be eligible for this contest (or the age of majority in the state or province of residence). This offer is void wherever prohibited or restricted and subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Employees of Dominion Marine Media, Dominion Enterprises, Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC and their divisions or subsidiaries, and immediate family members (or those living in the same household with an employee, whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win.

HOW TO ENTER:  To participate, Entrant must visit http://stuf.in/b4ebu and submit their email address and required information.  Limit one entry per email address. Sponsor will not be responsible or liable for lost, late, illegible, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, or garbled entries.  All Entries become the property of Sponsor.

PRIZES:

a)     One winner will receive an Apple iPod Shuffle (Approximate Retail Value: $50)

Any portion of a prize not accepted by the winner will be forfeited.  Winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all state, federal and local taxes applicable to the receipt of this prize.  The winner acknowledges that the prize is taxable and agrees to provide information for, and verify by signature, the appropriate IRS and other forms as determined by Sponsor.  Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. The winner will be notified by the e-mail based on contact information supplied by the entrant.  Any winner who does not respond to notification within 5 days of receipt of notification will be disqualified, and an alternate winner(s) will be selected.  No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of a prize is permitted except that Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion of a prize) with a prize of comparable or greater value or cash value. In the event that a prize cannot be awarded for any reason or a winner is not capable of redeeming a prize for any reason, Sponsor shall not be obligated to award any prize.  If, for any reason, more than the stated number of prizes are available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes in such category by random drawing from among eligible prize claimants in such prize category or in a manner to be determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.   All decisions of Sponsor relating to this contest will be final.  All entry materials submitted become the property of Sponsor.

WINNER SELECTION:  At the conclusion of the Entry Period, Sponsor will select by random drawing, the name(s) of the potential winner(s) from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  The odds of being selected as a potential winner depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  Potential winners will be notified via contact information supplied on Promotion Entry and will be asked to provide their full name, age and mailing address within a specified time period. If a potential winner does not respond within the timeframe stated in the notification, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place.  Winners will be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and, where lawful, a Liability/Publicity Release within ten (10) business days of receipt of notice of such winning status in order to accept and receive the prize. If the required forms are not signed and returned by the time indicated on the documents, or if a Prize Winner does not meet the eligibility criteria, declines the prize, cannot be contacted within the time frames set forth herein, or is otherwise unwilling or unable to comply with these Official Rules, an alternate Prize Winner may be selected at and in a manner to be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook®.  By participating in the Promotion, Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrators, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion and releases Sponsor and its affiliates and subsidiaries from any and all claims and liabilities. The Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any human error which may occur in the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Promotion if any aspect of the Promotion becomes technically corrupted, and determine the winners from eligible entries received prior to cancellation. The Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  All decisions of the sponsor are final.  Winner agrees, by acceptance of the above-mentioned prize(s), to the use of their name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes at the discretion of management of Sponsor and agrees to be bound by these rules.  Winners will be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and, where lawful, a Liability/Publicity Release within ten (10) business days of receipt of notice of such winning status in order to accept and receive the prize. If the indicated forms are not signed and returned by the time indicated on the documents, or if a Prize Winner does not meet the eligibility criteria, declines the prize, cannot be contacted within the time frames set forth herein, or is otherwise unwilling or unable to comply with these Official Rules, an alternate Prize Winner may be selected at and in a manner to be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY: Sponsor will collect personal information from Entrants, and this information may be used for the purposes of administering the Promotion, publicizing the Promotion, and other promotional purposes that benefit the Sponsor. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.   Unless prohibited by law, participation in the Promotion constitutes each Entrant’s consent for Sponsor to use the Entrant’s name (or username), age, hometown, and state of residence for Promotion or promotional purposes in any media now known or later developed, without payment or consideration to the Entrant. If you do not wish to receive future offers, notices or other mailings from sponsor, please complete the form at: http://www.dominionenterprises.com/main/do/DE_Email_Opt_Out_Form.   Be sure to provide your name, email and specific information about the website or subscription(s) that you no longer wish to receive.  Please allow a few days for your request to be processed. If you “opt out” of receiving further promotional materials or notices, the only communications you will receive from us will be about transactions that you initiate.  By opting-out, residual information may nonetheless remain in our database and other records, which may not be permanently deleted. Sponsor is committed to protecting personal information they collect about you.  Information collected from Participants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy:  http://www.dominionenterprises.com/main/do/Privacy_Policy

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. Neither Sponsor nor any other Releasee shall be responsible for non-conforming, lost, late, stolen, misdirected, illegible, or incomplete entries. Neither Sponsor nor any other Releasee shall be responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Sponsor, Releasees, Entrants, tampering, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion, and neither Sponsor nor any Releasee shall assume responsibility for any error, omission, defect, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the materials related to the Contest, or for any damage to the Entrant’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process, the voting process, or the operation of the Promotion; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or with intent or apparent intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, embarrass, harm, or harass, in any way, any other person. If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, business or market circumstances, force majeure, public health concerns, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, or any other causes which, Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion or any portion thereof by posting a notice on the websites. If the Promotion or any portion of the Promotion is terminated before the end of the Promotion Period or the Voting Period, Sponsor will select winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date of the Promotion.

Participant agrees that Facebook Sponsor and its agencies and each party’s respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees (collectively, the “Indemnitees”) will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Promotion or the awarding of prizes. Winners hereby release and hold harmless  Indemnitees  from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out acceptance  or use of any prize, or use of Participants name, likeness or photograph.  Without limiting the foregoing, all prizes are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.  Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions. Any attempt by a participant or any other individual to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion is in violation of criminal and civil laws, and should any such attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

This Promotion will be administered in the State of Virginia, USA and by participating, all Entrants hereby agree that the laws of the State of Virginia will apply exclusively to the Promotion and that any dispute with respect to this Promotion will be resolved in either the federal or state courts located in the State of Virginia.

DISCLOSURE OF WINNER(S). To receive a list of winners, email Lauren.devlaming@boats.com and/ or, send self addressed stamped envelope marked “I heart boating contest” on the back of the envelope to boats.com c/o Lauren de Vlaming. 150 Granby St. Norfolk, Va. 23501.

SPONSOR: boats.com®, a division of Dominion Marine Media, 150 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510.

ADMINISTRATOR: boats.com