HostGator Affiliate Summit Contest Rules





Official Rules

1. Eligibility
HostGator Affiliate Summit Trip Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is open to all HostGator Affiliates who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry (“Affiliate”). Employees of HostGator Web Hosting or any of its respective associates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, consultants or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Giveaway, and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) are not eligible. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor
HostGator, 11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77092.

3. Timing
The Giveaway begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 am ET on August 12, 2013 (“Giveaway Period”). The Giveaway drawing will be conducted on or about August 12, 2013.

4. How to Enter
You will automatically be entered once for each “Qualified Purchase” (as defined in the HostGator Affiliate Agreement) by a new hosting customer referred to HostGator through Affiliate tracking URLs during the Giveaway Period (each a “Qualified Entry”). A purchase you make yourself does not count as a Qualified Purchase and you will not receive a Qualified Entry for such transaction. The purchase must be by a third party in order for it to be a Qualified Purchase and for you to get a Qualified Entry for the transaction. There is NO LIMIT to the number of Qualified Entries an Affiliate may receive for the Giveaway Period.

5. Winner Selection
Winners will be selected by random drawing of all entries during the Giveaway Period. Sponsor will select one (1) entry as winner.


7. Verification of Potential Winners
No potential winner will be declared a valid winner until verification and compliance with these Official Rules is properly completed as solely determined by Sponsor, and the potential winner has been officially notified of having won. Qualified Entries of all potential winners will be verified on or around July 20, 2013. If Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines that an entrant with a winning entry is not a valid winner, the prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner. Potential winners will be notified by email after the date of random drawing and will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within seven (7) days of the date notice is sent: (a) an affidavit of eligibility and (b) a liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize. In the event that a potential winner of a Giveaway prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.

8. Prizes
One winner will receive each of the following prizes:

  • 1 Affiliate Summit networking pass ($249 Value ) for August 18-20, 2013
  • 2 nights stay in a hotel ($169 per night @ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown or equivalent)
  • Up to $500 credit towards travel expenses ($500 VISATM Gift Card)
  • Complimentary dinner with affiliate managers (Location TBD)

The VISA gift card may be used to purchase airfare or other travel expenses. No cash equivalent for the prizes. Prizes are nontransferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with receipt and/or use of the prize.

9. Entry Conditions and Release
By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Giveaway; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Giveaway, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Giveaway, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Giveaway and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of a prize.

10. Publicity
Except where prohibited, participation in the Giveaway constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

11. General Conditions
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Giveaway, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Giveaway, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other Giveaway or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor reserves the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose email address is submitted as part of this Giveaway.

12. Limitations of Liability
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; (d) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; or (e) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Giveaway. If it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Giveaway, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

13. Disputes
Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Giveaway or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by a state court located in Harris County, Texas or, if there is no jurisdiction in such court, then in the federal court of Suffolk County; (c) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Giveaway, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (d) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.

14. Entrant’s Personal Information
Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy which is available here.

15. Giveaway Results
For Giveaway results send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to HostGator Affiliate Summit Trip Giveaway c/o HostGator, 11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77092. Requests for the winner list must be received by June 30, 2013. Do not send any other correspondence or entries to this address. Affiliate Summit or its affiliates, are not sponsors or participants or affiliated with HostGator or the Giveaway. Commission Junction is not a sponsor or participant or affiliated with HostGator or the Giveaway.

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