Official Rules: 2018 Backpacker Get Out More Tour Audience Survey Sweepstakes

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The “2018 Backpacker Get Out More Tour Audience Survey” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by BACKPACKER’s Get Out More Tour, and promoted by BACKPACKER Magazine, a publication of Active Interest Media (the “Sponsor”).

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE
One Collection Of Gear From the 2018 Get Out More Tour including:

(1) Adventure Medical KitsMag Striker
(1) Adventure Medical KitsHIker
(5) Adventure Medical KitsThe Itch Eraser®Spray
(1) Adventure Medical KitsAll Season Blanket
(1) HydrapakStash 1 L Flexible Bottle
(1) Sawyer (8 packets)Insect Repellent Sample Packets
(1) PopticalsPop out sunglasses
(1) Luci LightsInflatable solar light
(1) Sea to SummitAeros Pillow
(1) YakimaSoft Strap
(1) WacacoNano Presso Espresso Maker
(1) LekiHiking Poles|
(3) Backpackers PantryMeals
(1) OspreyVarious Backpacks
(1) FjallravenCanvas Belt
(1) FjallravenOvik Melange Beanie

Estimated Prize Value: $ 850

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY; A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. PRIZES MAY BE SUBJECT TO TAX; ALL APPLICABLE TAXES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. The information of the winners and image(s) you provide to the Sponsor may be used for future advertising and promotional purposes without additional permission or compensation, in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, unless prohibited by law.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals, twenty-one (21) years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States. Employees of Active Interest Media, The Get Out More Tour, and its parent companies, subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible. Website pages and advertisements relating to the Sweepstakes are intended for viewing only within the eligible Sweepstakes territory, and entrants must be present in the eligible Sweepstakes territory at the time of entry.

TIMING: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) on October 1st, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. MT on October 31st, 2018. Sponsor’s computer system is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.

TO ENTER: Visit our page at backpacker.com and complete and submit the entry form following the instructions. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Sweepstakes must be received by 11:59 p.m. MT on October 31st 2018 to be eligible; entries received after the deadline will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, or misdirected entries. Entry is limited to one (1) entries per person; no automated, photocopied or reproduced entries will be accepted. More than one (1) entries will result in disqualification of all submitted entries. Entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account used to enter. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected, incomplete, inaccurate or postage due entries. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

OPT IN: Submission of entry constitutes permission for Active Interest Media to publish the entry, in any medium without compensation to entrant and to use entrant's submitted information for any purpose, including marketing and promotion.

WINNER SELECTION: On or about 11:59 p.m. MT on November 15th, 2018 a winner will be selected by the The get Out More Tour Sweepstakes team from among all eligible entries under Sponsor’s supervision. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor and judges is final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

Potential winners will be notified by email on or before 11:59 p.m. MT on November 25th 2018, Potential winners may be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility, and Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected by random drawing. Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value (including cash, at Sponsor’s sole discretion) for any reason. Sponsor is required by law to report prize values to taxing authorities; all taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Online entrants must have valid e-mail address and it is entrant's responsibility to update Sponsor of any change in e-mail address. Expenses not specifically included in prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Each prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer's limited warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Winner hereby further agrees that it will sign any documents necessary to grant usage rights of the entry to Sponsor within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use winner's name and/or likeness, biographical material and/or entry (including an altered form of the entry) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Promotion or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of the prize.

INTERNET: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in a Promotion if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of entrants and the winner, and the awarding of any prize), which are final and binding in all respects. Entry and acceptance of a prize constitute permission to use each winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for print publication, online posting, and any other promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Sweepstakes, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) in its sole discretion to award prizes at random from among eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of suspected impairment. Sponsor may permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has tampered with the entry process or intentionally violated these official rules.

PRIVACY: Sponsor collects personal information from entrants when they enter the Sweepstakes. Information collected by Sponsor online is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, located at http://www.aimmedia.com/privacy-policy/. In accordance with applicable law and with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, the information you provide may be sent to affiliates and marketing partners of the Sponsor; you may be contacted by the Sponsor and/or promotional partners with future promotional offers. Entrants may opt-out of marketing or promotional communications from Sponsor’s affiliates and marketing partners on the entry form. Consenting to receive such emails and information is optional, and is not necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes, nor will it increase or improve your chances of winning.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited by law, by entering you agree that: (i) all issues and questions concerning the interpretation, validity, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its rules on conflicts of law; (ii) any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of any prize), shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York, and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action; (iii) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (iv) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) you hereby waive 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.

WINNER IDENTITY: For the identity of the winner(s), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after January 30th, 2019 to the 2018 Backpacker Get Out More Tour Audience Survey, Sweepstakes Winner, 5720 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, CO 80301.