HostGator History Quiz Giveaway Official Rules


1. Sponsor LLC, 2500 Ridgepoint Dr. Austin, TX 78754 (the “Sponsor”)

2. Eligibility

The HostGator History Quiz Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of Entry. The Giveaway is void where prohibited. Proof of residency and age may be required. Employees of Sponsor and each of its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates and each of their immediate family members (e.g., spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses and the “steps” of each, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win.  “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. To enter the Giveaway or receive a prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, by entering, you represent and warrant that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be binding and final in all respects relating to this Giveaway.

3. Timing

The Giveaway begins on November 25, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. CST and ends on November 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CST,  (the “Giveaway Entry Period”). Sponsor is the official timekeeper for this Giveaway. The Giveaway is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

4. How to Enter

You can enter the Giveaway once (1) during the Giveaway Entry Period by:

A. Taking the HostGator History Quiz located here:   and

B. Taking a screen capture of your final HostGator Quiz results, at the end of the Quiz, and posting it in the comments section on the HostGator History Quiz Giveaway post on Facebook (collectively the “Entry” or “Entries.”)

Limit one (i) Entry per person. Any attempt by you to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will be void and you and your entries will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to enter is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries all of which will be ineligible to win a prize. In the event of a dispute as to any entrant, the authorized account holder of the social media account used to enter will be deemed to be the 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 Winner of the prizes may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to be awarded the prize. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned or cancelled.

5. Additional Entry Requirements

A. Instructions for Facebook Entries: You must have your Facebook profile settings set as PUBLIC (not protected) to enter. To participate in the Giveaway, if you do not already have a Facebook account, download the free Facebook application and create an account as instructed. Getting a Facebook account is free. Use of multiple Facebook accounts to enter by the same individual is prohibited and may result in disqualification. Responses will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder as identified by the primary email address associated with that Facebook account.

6. Grant of Rights

By entering the Giveaway you grant to Sponsor the worldwide, irrevocable and unrestricted right and license to adapt, publish, use, edit, make derivative works of, and/or modify your Facebook response submitted as your Entry into the Giveaway in any way and to post your Entry or any part thereof on the internet.

7. Representations and Warranties

Each person who enters this Giveaway represents and warrants as follows: (i)  the Entry content is wholly original to entrant; (ii) the Entry does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; and (v) the Entry does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be considered defamatory or libelous.

8. Winner Determination

On or about November 30, 2017, the Sponsor will select, in a random drawing, three (3) potential winners (each referred to herein individually as a “Winner” and collectively as the “Winners”), from all valid entries received during the Giveaway Entry Period. The potential Giveaway Winners will be contacted privately via Facebook,  and may be awarded the prize subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules.

The potential Giveaway Winners will be notified on or about December 5, 2017. Failure by a potential Giveaway Winner to respond to the initial verification within five (5) days of notification or the time period stated in the notification will result in disqualification and Sponsor will select an alternate potential Giveaway Winner in the same manner. Odds of winning the Giveaway prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.


10. Verification of Potential Giveaway Winner

Potential Giveaway Winner may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) by the date specified by Sponsor, or an alternate potential Giveaway Winner may be selected. In the event: (a) potential Giveaway Winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted or the potential Giveaway Winner notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable; (b) potential Giveaway Winner declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; (c) of noncompliance with timing requirements to respond to the initial verification in the required time period, (d) potential Giveaway Winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Giveaway or receive the prize, (e) potential Giveaway Winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, or (f) potential Giveaway Winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential Giveaway Winner shall be disqualified from the Giveaway and an alternate potential Giveaway Winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate potential Giveaway Winner, if any. Winner of any prize valued at more than $600 will be required to return a completed W9 tax form.

11. Prizes

Three (3) potential Winners will be awarded one (1)  year of free hosting with HostGator (the “Prize,”). The approximate retail value of the Prize is two hundred dollars ($200.00).

The  Free Year of Hosting can be used as a credit applied to an already existing account of the Winner, OR to be used to set up a new HostGator Account.  If a new Hosting account is set up with HostGator, the Winner will be required to agree to all HostGator Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, AND provide a credit card or payment method for;

A. any additional products and services purchased, if any, during the Free Year of Hosting, AND

B. automatic renewal after the Free Year of Hosting expires.  The Hosting account will automatically renew for the same term length at regular rates, unless Winner cancels the Hosting account.  For full details on how to cancel an account go here.

No cash equivalent will be provided for any prize. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner agree to accept the prize “as is”, and entrants hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities, as well as any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification). The Prize will be awarded only if the potential prize Winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Odds of winning a Giveaway prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

12. Entry Conditions and Release

By submitting an Entry or otherwise participating in this Giveaway you understand and hereby agree to: (i) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Giveaway; (ii) defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and its respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, celebrities, and any other person and organization 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/or 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) the Giveaway or any information provided by you in connection with the Giveaway, including but not limited to any Giveaway-related activity or element thereof, the receipt of marketing messages, participation or inability to participate in the Giveaway or in any parts thereof, (b) the violation of any third party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights, (c) any change in the prizes (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, or due to reasons beyond the Sponsor’s control (d) any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Giveaway, (e) human error, (f) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the Entry (including, without limitation, the Entry information or any parts thereof), and/or (g) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties, or any of their agents or employees. Winner acknowledges that all prizes are awarded as-is without warranty of any kind.

13. Publicity

Except where prohibited or restricted by law, Winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes the Winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish Winner’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by Winner regarding the Giveaway or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or the World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.

14. General Conditions

Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Giveaway or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the Winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Giveaway or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the Entry process or the operation of the Giveaway, or with any website promoting the Giveaway; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Giveaway multiple times through the use of multiple email addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. No groups, clubs or organizations may participate in this Giveaway or reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules or marketing to its members. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Giveaway, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Giveaway, including the entire Giveaway, and/or modify the Giveaway and/or award the prize from all eligible entries received as of the termination date.

15. 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 in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of registrations; 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 registration is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another Entry in the Giveaway. No more than the stated number of each prize will be awarded.

16. Disputes

As a condition of participation in this Giveaway, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway, or any prizes awarded, or the determination of the Winner shall be resolved individually, exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, then in effect. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of pursuing a claim. The Giveaway is governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

17. Entrant’s Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at

18. Giveaway Results

For Giveaway results, send a written request addressed to the HostGator, History Quiz Giveaway c/o HostGator Inc., 2500 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX 78754. Requests for the Winner’s List must be received within 60 days after the end of the Giveaway Entry Period.

This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Any and all questions, comments or complaints regarding the Giveaway should be directed only to Sponsor and not Facebook.

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