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Open to legal residents of the United States or Canada unless otherwise stated on the giveaway terms, age 18 or older. Void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories & possessions & wherever prohibited by law. Employees and their immediate families (and those living in the same household) of Designtechnica Corporation or the contest sponsor, presenting advertiser websites, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies (all of the foregoing entities, collectively, being the “Affiliates”) are not eligible to enter or win. All entries in the The Manual promotion will be deemed made by the authorized holder of the email account who is the natural person assigned the email address.

HOW TO PLAY: (IN EFFECT MONDAYS THROUGH SUNDAY the “Promotion Period”). Enter by following the links to the giveaway information and read the rules. Enter your information truthfully and completely in the online survey. Requirements include, but are not limited to entering your real first & last names, address, phone number, email address. Limit one entry per person and E-mail address. Multiple or duplicate entries will be disqualified. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, misaddressed, or otherwise misdirected entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error. Be sure to check this legal agreement for additional details regarding giveaways. It is your responsibility to check this document on a regular basis to update yourself (the visitor) on important legal and privacy issues.

WINNER: Winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted for one instance of the Promotion Period. Random drawings will be conducted by the Sponsor or The Manual whose decisions are final and binding.

ODDS: Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received per promotional period.

No purchase necessary to enter or receive a prize. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning.

Contest Period: Contest periods are defined and listed under the individual contest entrant page.

Prize: Sweepstake prize is defined in the individual sweepstake webpage. Prize Winner must provide a valid shipping address or an alternate winner may be selected. Prize Winner is solely responsible for any expenses not expressly included in the prize description, such as all federal, state, and local taxes on prizes. No substitution, assignment, redemption for cash, or transfer of any prize permitted except at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize Winner must supply Sponsors with his/her social security number for tax purposes and sign an affidavit of eligibility. Sponsors shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any acts or omissions whatsoever by the prize manufacturer or shipping agents.

RELEASE: By entering any The Manual Giveaways, participants agree, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, to release, discharge and hold harmless The Manual, their affiliates, their respective shareholders, officers, employees, agents and representatives from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses which may arise out of participation in The Manual Giveaways or out of the acceptance, use or misuse of prizes. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges whose decisions shall be deemed final and binding.

WINNER NOTIFICATIONS: If no postal address has been provided by an entrant who is selected as a potential winner, that potential winner will be notified by e-mail. Should this be the case, three attempts will be made to contact the winner by e-mail within a 14-day period. If the potential winner fails to respond within 14 days of the last attempt or if the e-mail attempt is consistently undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified. (Contestants are responsible for notifying the Sponsor of changes in e-mail addresses or postal addresses by emailing The Manual.) When the potential winner’s postal address has been obtained s/he will be notified by First Class or overnight mail. Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/ Publicity Release within 14 days of date printed on notification or s/he will be disqualified. Any prize or prize notification returned as undeliverable will result in disqualification. For all failures of potential winners to respond, or undeliverable attempts as described herein, a new potential winner will be selected at random from among all applicable entries for that prize drawing. Prizes awarded within 30 days of receipt of executed affidavits. Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use winners’ names, hometowns, likenesses, prize won and photographs for online posting, and/or any advertising and publicity without additional compensation. All taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners. The Manual reserves the right to withhold taxes or other payments as deemed by it necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable law. The Manual also withholds the right to award the prize to anyone for any reason except race, and gender.

No responsibility is assumed for error, 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 of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsors on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof. Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE SWEEPSTAKES BY THREATENING THE STAFF OR ANY OTHER POSSIBLE REASON IS A VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw and cancel the game if it becomes technically corrupted, (including if a computer virus or system malfunction impairs its ability to conduct the sweepstakes) or for any other external reason.

GENERAL: By entering this contest, entrants and Prize Winner: (1) agree to be bound by these rules; (2) agree to release Sponsor and Seller and their parent companies, related entities; affiliates; subsidiaries; advertising and promotion fulfillment and/or judging agencies from all liability, claims, action or proceedings related to the sweepstakes and from injuries or damages relating to acceptance or use of the prize; and (3) Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes consent to the use of winner’s name, voice, biographical information, hometown, state, opinions, picture and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium throughout the world in perpetuity without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.

MARKETING DISCLOSURE: By entering the Sweepstakes, you consent to being placed on The Manual mailing list for promotional and other materials. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list by clicking on the Safe Unsubscribe link on the bottom of the email. You may also be presented with an option to be included on the contest Sponsor’s newsletter as well, which is optional.