Jan 01, 2017 / by James Rubec

Cision US State of the Media Survey and Sweepstakes

Official Rules

Eligibility: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.The Sweepstakes is being offered by Cision US Inc. (“Sponsor”) and open to individuals who are at least eighteen years old, legal residents of the contiguous United States and Canada excluding Quebec.  Each individual that enters the Sweepstakes will become an “Entrant”. Employees of any federal, state, or local government are not eligible, nor are employees of Sponsor or its subsidiaries or affiliates, advertising or promotional agencies, or anyone else involved in the development or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, or any members of the immediate family or household of such employees are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.

How to enter: Between January 23, 2017, 12 am ET and February 8, 2017, 12 pm ET, an Entrant can elect to enter into the Sweepstakes after answering questions to a Media Survey located: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6J2S8Z.  

Prizes:  Five Prizes are available: Each prize consists of one (1)  $100 Amazon Gift Card (total value $500) (the “Prize”). Prize is non-transferable and no substitution by winner for cash equivalent is allowed.   Amazon is not a sponsor of, and is not involved in any way with this Sweepstakes.   The winner must provide a valid address (no P.O. Boxes permitted) for Sponsor to mail the Prize and Sponsor is not responsible for any damage during shipment. Winner is solely responsible for the payment of all taxes and all other expenses or costs relating to the prize not expressly set forth above. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution by winner for cash equivalent is allowed.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Winner Notification: An Entrant will be randomly selected by a Sponsor employee.  The potential winner will be notified by email. The winner will be notified no later than February 28, 2017. The winner must accept the prize by March 31, 2017. The winner will be named on Sponsor’s website by April 13, 2017.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If a potential winner does not respond within the time period stated above, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected.  

Release of Liability: By entering, you release Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, and agents, including advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize, and you release Sponsor, and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, employees and agents, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes from any such liability and agree that these entities are not responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

Additional Rules:  The winner may also be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and/or a Liability Release. Failure to comply when requested may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Each winner must comply with his/her employer’s policy on acceptance of any prize.

Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. No responsibility is assumed for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illegible entries. By entering, you: (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements; (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; (iii) agree to be contacted by e-mails, phone and/or mail by Sponsor and its subsidiaries and affiliates about Sponsor’s services; (iv) represent and warrant that you have the legal right to make your submission, and your submission does not violate any third party’s intellectual property rights; (v) agree not to submit anything that would be considered pornographic, obscene, defamatory, disparaging, or otherwise unlawful; (vi) assign all rights of your submission to Sponsor, allowing Sponsor to perpetually re-use, re-distribute, and, if applicable, copy your submission. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. If Sweepstakes is terminated early, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Entry constitutes consent to the use of prize winner’s name, voice, picture and/or likeness without compensation for promotion purposes to the extent allowed by law. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, any online entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account from which it was sent, provided such account holder must still meet the eligibility requirements for the Sweepstakes. The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable email address has been assigned by the Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entrant agrees that any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit. Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to choice of law rules. Any suits related to this Sweepstakes or these rules will be brought exclusively in the State of Maryland, and Entrant agrees to the personal jurisdiction thereof. For more information, contact mediaresponse@cision.com.

Entrant understands that no third parties in any way sponsors, endorses, or administers this Content.


Sponsor:  Cision US Inc., 130 E. Randolph St., 7th Floor, Chicago, IL, Phone: 1.301.459.2590

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James Rubec is a data geek, a former public relations lead and journalist with a love of content and advocacy. Ask him anything @JamesRRubec and be sure to follow @Cision_Canada.