Rules for 2018 Ornament Giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. Promotion Description

The ‘Texas State Parks Ornament Giveaway' ("Promotion") begins on 12/1/2018 at 9:00 AM (Central Time (US & Canada)) and ends on or before 12/23/2018 at 5:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada)) (the "Promotion Period"). By participating in the Promotion, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), which shall be final and binding in all respects. TPWD is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to TPWD with any questions, comments or problems related to the Promotion.

2. Eligibility

Open to those who are 18 years or older residing in Texas. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. TPWD and its officers and employees, and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Promotion or win a prize.

3. Winner Selection

The winners of the Promotion will be selected from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. TPWD will evaluate the Entries under the following criteria (originality, relevance to the Texas outdoors and in the spirit of the promotion) and will choose up to seven (7) winners no later than December 23, 2018. TPWD’s decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. The winners will be notified by tagging and private message no later than December 23, 2018. Any winner notification not responded to within 48 hours or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture, and an alternate winner may be selected under the criteria described herein. The potential prize winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively "the Prize Claim Documents"). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by TPWD.

4. Prizes

Up to four (4) winners will receive a set of 2018 Texas state parks ornaments (includes 3 ornaments valued at $19.95 + shipping costs). Up to three (3) winners may receive individual ornaments (valued at $8.95 + shipping costs).

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. TPWD reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The value of the prize represents TPWD's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the estimated value, the difference will not be awarded in cash. TPWD makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. TPWD will not replace any lost, misdelivered, or stolen prize items.

Prize will be awarded and/or delivered by TPWD. TPWD is not responsible for lost or damaged items during delivery. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

 5.  Automated or Robotic Entries

Automated or Robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant's Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. TPWD's database clock will be the official time keeper for this Promotion.

6. Privacy

All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner's list. All personal information submitted as part of the Promotion may be publicly disclosed by TPWD in any manner related to the Promotion or TPWD.

7. Limitation of Liability

TPWD is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Promotion. TPWD assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. TPWD is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of TPWD which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, then TPWD reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. In such event, TPWD may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

In the event of a dispute concerning who participated in the Promotion, the Entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is associated with the account as determined by the online service provider through which the entry was submitted. A potential winner may be requested to provide TPWD with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder. If a dispute cannot be resolved to TPWD's satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

8. RELEASE OF LIABILITY

ENTRANT SHALL RELEASE and hold harmless THE STATE OF TEXAS, TPWD, AND/OR THEIR OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS, ASSIGNEES, AND/OR DESIGNEES, AND FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND TWITTER, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR SUITS, AND ALL RELATED COSTS, ATTORNEYS FEES, AND EXPENSES arising out of, resulting from, OR RELATING TO ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION OR ATTEMPTED PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.

9. TPWD

The Promotion is sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

10. Facebook & Instagram Disclaimer

By entering, Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the TPWD and not to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.