Holiday Giveaway 2009: Rules

OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY RULES:

The 2009 Holiday Giveaway is sponsored by Apartment Therapy Media (owner and operator of ApartmentTherapy.com, TheKitchn.com, Re-Nest.com, Ohdeedoh.com, and Unpluggd.com), 22 Howard Street #4i, New York, NY 10013 ("Sponsor").

ELIGIBILITY:

To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older. Employees, partners and vendors of Apartment Therapy and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Product can only be shipped within the U.S.

All prizes will be awarded. No substitutions including for cash are permitted. In the event that a prize becomes unavailable, Apartment Therapy may substitute a similar prize of equal or greater monetary value. Color, shape, and style may vary. Winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, 22 Howard Street #4i, New York, NY 10013.

TO ENTER:

Please fill out the entry form in this post. You are allowed ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER GIVEAWAY ITEM. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Entries for each posted item are open for 3 days from the date of posting (for example, if a design gift is posted at 12:00 pm EST on Monday, it will be open for entries until Thursday at 12:00 pm EST). Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider will apply. All entries become the property of the Apartment Therapy Media. All prizes will be shipped to the address listed on your entry form.

By registering and submitting an entry form, you will be agreeing that your registration and any other information collected in connection with the Contest may be used by Apartment Therapy in accordance with Apartment Therapy's Privacy Policy and may be shared with Apartment Therapy's affiliated business entities.

All registrations must include entrant's valid email address. The email address provided by online entrants will be the identity of the entrant and, if selected for a prize, the identity of the winner. We expressly reserve the right to disqualify any entries that we believe in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules.

WINNERS:

After the entry period on a given item, winners will be chosen at random. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered. The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of Apartment Therapy Media. The decisions of Apartment Therapy are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. The winners will be notified by email to the address provided in the entry form. The design gift will be shipped directly to the winner from the retailer, and not from Apartment Therapy. If prize is damaged in shipping, a replacement will be sent by the retailer. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Each entry submitted in response to the Giveaway and in accordance with the rules will constitute an official entry.

Please allow up to 4 weeks for your gift to be delivered.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES:

An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Giveaway if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Giveaway Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Apartment Therapy Media. Participation in the Giveaway is at entrant's own risk. Apartment Therapy shall not be liable for 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the contest entry form, 2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind, 3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Giveaway 4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Giveaway or 5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize. Apartment Therapy does not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize.

By entering, an entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Apartment Therapy and its respective partners, sponsors, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, "Claims") that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in this promotion, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Giveaway will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Apartment Therapy reserves the right to modify these Official Contest Rules in any way or at any time. Apartment Therapy reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Giveaway should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Giveaway. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Apartment Therapy shall promptly post a notice on the Giveaway entry page to such effect.

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.