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AZFoothills.com's Tucson's Best 2011 Rules & Regulations

 

No purchase is necessary to enter this contest. In addition to the requirements set forth below, the AZFoothills.com Tucson's Best Contest, or “Contest”, is open to all potential businesses, except the directors, officers, agents and employees of Media That Deelivers and their respective affiliated and associated entities and members of their respective immediate families living in the same household. By nominating or voting for a business or individual, participants are accepting the terms and conditions of these Rules and agree to be bound by them. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Contest is void where prohibited by law.

 

AZFoothills.com and Media That Deelivers, Inc. reserve the right to interpret votes how they see fit, withdraw or suspend any entrants, change any functionality or feature on the Web site and revise these terms and conditions at any time and without notice.

 

NOMINATIONS

To nominate a business for the contest, e-mail BestOf@mediathatdeelivers.com. In each e-mailed nomination, please include:

 

1) Business name and description

2) Contact info, including business owner, agency or PR representative name, address, URL, phone and e-mail address

3)Categories you believe the business would fit into (Examples: Best Burger, Most Glamorous Place to Party, Best Florist, etc.)

 

Only one nominee per person per business is necessary. All entries reserved by deadlines will be considered. Odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries received. All entry information becomes the property of AZFoothills.com and Media That Deelivers upon entry. All entries must be received by the Nomination Deadlines.

 

AZFOOTHILLS.COM Tucson's Best 2011 NOMINATION DEADLINE

Beginning at 12:00:01 p.m. (Arizona time) on Jan 15, 2010 through 11:59:59 a.m. (Arizona time) on January 15, 2011 (“2011 Entry Deadline”).

 

AZFOOTHILLS.COM Tucson's Best FINALISTS

All nominated contest entrants will be evaluated initially by AZFoothills.comeditors and local focus groups to determine the top finalists for each category. All finalist choices are at the discretion of our editors, as those featured need to uphold the standards and integrity of AZFoothills.com. All nominees will be notified via e-mail or phone. Any Nominee can withdraw from this contest at any time.

 

FINALIST VOTING

AZFoothills.com and the Panel will select AZFoothills.com's Tucson's Best Finalists whose business name or individual name will be placed on our Web site for voting. Voting will take place between NOON (Arizona time) on February 10, 2011 and NOON. (Arizona time) on April 11, 2011. Businesses, individuals and clients of Tucson businesses are all welcome to vote on each category one time, per day, per computer within the voting period. A vote is counted each time a visitor types in the code and clicks the “Vote” button associated with each nominee. The winner of each category is the business or individual with the most verified votes within its category as the clock strikes NOON on April 11, 2011.

 

DISQUALIFICATIONS

Bot activity, purchased votes, proxy voting and mechanical voting are not acceptable forms of voting. If this type of false voting is detected by our server, the associated IP address will be banned from voting and these votes will be removed. AZFoothills.com and Media That Deelivers, Inc. reserve the right to disqualify any business or individual suspected in partaking in this type of activity or any other voting activity they deem unfair, and remove affected votes from the contest.

 

Businesses, individuals and clients of Tucson businesses are all welcome to vote on each category one time, per day,

 

BEST OF WINNERS

One business or individual shall win each “Best Of” category. The winners of each category will be notified in April 2011 and shall receive:

1) A mention in an AZFoothills.com feature story

a) Size of mention is to be determined.

b) Word count, photo inclusion and story details are never guaranteed

c) Not all businesses/individuals will receive the same size mention

d) Editors reserve the right to choose additional businesses/individuals

to feature, outside of contest winners

e) “Best Of” winners will not be given the opportunity to see or approve mention

f) “Best Of” winners need not contact AZFoothills.com or Media That Deelivers, Inc. Our editors will contact each winner as needed.

 

2) The right to use "AZFoothills.com Tucson's Best- 2011 Winner” logos on all advertisements, on the Web and in their business locations indefinitely

a)  Logos will be e-mailed to winners between April 12, 2011 and April 31, 2011.

3) Promotional opportunities in the upcoming year, for “Best Of” winners only

a) These opportunities may include special events and other marketing endeavors

b)  These events are to be determined and not guaranteed of residence of the Finalists and Prize winners. Once the Finalists and Prize winners have satisfied these requirements, they will be entitled to participate in any Contest-related events and claim the Prizes, or any other prizes or benefits awarded hereunder.

 

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

Additional prizes may be contributed for the winner and finalists, depending on the depth of participation by “Best Tucson” sponsors.

 

PRIZE TERMS & CONDITIONS

All prizes and benefits of any kind awarded herein, including without limitation, must be accepted as awarded without substitution and are not transferable, not for resale, and have no cash surrender value. No cash or prize substitution is allowed for all or any portion of the Prizes awarded hereunder except at the discretion of the Sponsors. Prizes cannot be refunded, transferred, reissued, revalidated or combined with any other offer and must be accepted as is. Prizes must be claimed within one month of the award of the Prizes. No rain checks shall be provided.

 

The Sponsors reserve the right, in the event that the Prizes, or any component thereof, cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute another prize or component of a prize of equal or greater value, without liability. In the event that any prize winners hereunder do not use any portion of the Prizes, there will be no refund, extension, transfer, substitution or any kind of compensation provided.  All these costs shall be the sole responsibility of the Finalists. Without limitation to the generality of the foregoing, the Prize winners shall be responsible for all other applicable expenses, costs or taxes associated with and incurred in respect of any prize or benefit awarded as part of the Contest or under these Rules, including for meals and beverages, insurance, items of personal nature, gratuities, any additional hotel accommodations or excursions, and all other expenses, costs or taxes not specifically stated as included herein.

 

AZFoothills.com reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of all Contest entrants and participants. All Contest entrants and participants must comply with these Rules. In addition to the foregoing and in order to be eligible to participate in any Contest-related events and claim any of the Prizes, or any other prizes or benefits awarded hereunder, all Finalists and Prize winners must execute a full release and affidavit of eligibility in a form to be provided by AZFoothills.com which relieves AZFoothills.com from any and all liability for injury associated with any prize or benefit awarded, as well as satisfy any and all laws and regulations and other criteria required by the respective province(s) of residence of the Finalists and Prize winners. Once the Finalists and Prize winners have satisfied these requirements, they will be entitled to participate in any Contest-related events and claim the Prizes, or any other prizes or benefits awarded hereunder.

 

By entering or participating in this Contest, all entrants and participants irrevocably grant to the AZFoothills.com the right to include their name and information on any AZFoothills.com mailing lists and to use their name in any publicity carried out by AZFoothills.com, and agree to grant to AZFoothills.com a non-exclusive irrevocable license and right to incorporate, use and reproduce their photograph, voice, name and likeness in whole or in part in and in connection with the advertising, exhibiting, marketing, promotion and exploitation of AZFoothills.com business in any manner, in all media throughout the world.

 

Individuals who do not wish that their personal information be used for such promotional and publicity purposes (otherwise unrelated to the Contest) are required to so indicate in writing to Arizona Foothills Magazine at the following address: Media That Deelivers, 8132 N. 87th PL, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 ATTN: AZFOOTHILLS.COM Tucson's Best.

 

In no event shall Sponsors, or their respective affiliated and associated entities, be held liable for any delays or cancellations due to circumstances beyond their reasonable control. Contest entrants and participants assume all liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this Contest, or the use or misuse of any prize granted herein, including any all and losses, damages, claims, actions and causes of action with respect to any prize so granted including without limitation, all liability and risks in connection with travel. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, by entering or participating in this Contest, entrants and participants release and forever discharge Sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and advisors and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and representatives, from any and all damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind whatsoever arising in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of any prize awarded in connection with the Contest, including without limitation personal injury, death, and/or property damage as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

 

Sponsors and their respective affiliated and associated entities, assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, mutilated, late, misdirected or ineligible entry forms

or for any computer, online, human or technical malfunctions that may occur in the administration of the Contest. If for any reason this Contest is not capable

of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other cause beyondthe control of the Sponsors, or their respective affiliated and associated entities, or any act corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, in their absolute and sole discretion, to disqualify an individual and/or cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsors and their respective affiliated and associated entities, shall not be responsible under any condition whatsoever for any problems or technical malfunctions relating to the Contest or for any printing or typographical errors or problems in connection with any Contest-related materials. Any attempt by anyone to damage or disrupt the Contest shall be considered a violation under criminal and civil law. Sponsors and their respective affiliated and associated entities, reserve the right to seek damages

or other remedies against such person. In the event of any dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, entries will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted during entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain

associated with the submitted e-mail address. The Contest Winner may be required to provide AZFoothills.com with proof that the Contest Winners are the

authorized account holders of the e-mail address associated with the winning entries, or forfeit any prize awarded hereunder. It is the entrant’s sole responsibility to notify AZFoothills.com in writing at the address indicated above if she changes her address, e-mail address or telephone number. All corrections must be received prior to the Entry Deadline. All monetary amounts referenced herein are in US dollars.