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Official Rules: AudioQuest DragonFly RED

  1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who leave a comment on the specific Part-Time Audiophile (PTA) post on the PTA website (www.parttimeaudiophile.com) that directly announces the call for reader picks for the best audio products of 2017, or the PTA Facebook page post making the same announcement. Comments/picks on other posts will not qualify for the prize drawing. The comment must include a single pick. The contest Campaign for a prize is void where prohibited by law. Employees of PTA, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of PTA publisher Scot Hull as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting upon publishing of the call for reader picks and accompanying announcement of the contest. All online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST Saturday, Dec. 16.
  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting a pick for audio component of the year on the PTA posts described above. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of PTA. “Likes” do not constitute and entry. You may enter only once. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of PTA.
  5. Prizes: The Winner of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive an AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC/headphone amplifier, which has an approximate retail value of $199. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by PTA. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at PTA’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for PTA to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random drawing under the supervision of a person designated by PTA. Winner will be notified by email or message within 30 days following selection of Winner. Winner must be reachable by PTA responding to the entrant’s post. PTA shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 14 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT PTA’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that PTA or anyone acting on behalf of PTA, and PTA’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. 9. Terms & Conditions: PTA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond PTA’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, PTA may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by PTA. PTA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. PTA has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, PTA reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  9. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless PTA and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  10. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in WASHINGTON, D.C., having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  11. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is PTA.
  12. The Campaign hosted by PTA is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
  13. By posting a pick for audio component of the year, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules

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