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YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA

“YAMAHA SWEEPSTAKES CELEBRATING DISNEY’S MUPPETS MOST WANTED

OFFICIAL RULES 

1. ELIGIBILITY.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  The YAMAHA SWEEPSTAKES CELEBRATING DISNEY’S MUPPETS MOST WANTED  (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of and who currently reside in the 50 United States (including District of Columbia), are 18 years of age or older at time of entry, who have a Twitter account and follow @YamahaEntertain on www.twitter.com.  Employees of Yamaha Corporation of America (“Yamaha” or “Sponsor”) ABC, Inc. dba Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, dealers and their immediate family members (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses) are ineligible to enter and win.  Void where prohibited by law, regulation and ordinance, and in U.S. possessions and territories.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to these Official Rules and Privacy Policy, as stated herein.     

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD.  The Sweepstakes begins August 10, 2014 at 05:00:00 pm (CT) and ends on August 15, 2014 at 11:59:59 pm (CT) (“Sweepstakes Period”).  

ENTRY.  To enter, first follow @YamahaEntertain on www.twitter.com and retweet official Sweepstakes post(s) made by @YamahaEntertain.  Multiple entries are permitted. Retweets must be made no later than August 15, 2014 at 11:59:59 pm (CT)

Limit two (2) retweets per person, per day. Each retweet will constitute one entry into the Sweepstakes

4. ODDS.    The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.  

5. WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.   On or about August 18, 2014, four winners will be chosen by random drawing from all eligible entries received.  Within 72 hours of drawing, potential winners will be notified via Twitter Direct Message.  Potential winners must respond to Yamaha’s notification within one (1) week or winners may be disqualified, and his/her prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.  If potential winner is a minor in his/her primary state of residence at the time of winner selection, a parent or legal guardian will need to claim prize on minor’s behalf.  If any prize notification is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable, or in the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.  Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and other costs pertaining to the awarded prize.  Winners agree to allow Yamaha to use winner’s name (whether in print publication, online, or other means of communication), without compensation, to notify the public of his/her winnings. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity release indemnifying Yamaha, ABC, Inc. dba Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, their parent companies and affiliates from any and all liability related to the awarded prize.  Failure to do so without undue delay may result in disqualification and award of prize to an alternate winner. 

6. PRIZES AND THEIR VALUE.   The following identifies the drawing date, number of potential winners, prize available, and approximate retail value throughout the term of the Sweepstakes Period:

prizes  

The total approximate retail value of all prizes is $159.96.  Retail values of merchandise prizes are subject to change without notice to entrants.

Prize includes the available manufacturer’s warranty, if applicable.  No prize substitutions, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of Yamaha.  Yamaha is not responsible for lost or misdelivered prizes due to entrant’s inaccurate or improper address information.  Prize will be shipped via common carrier approximately six (6) weeks after winner has claimed prize pursuant to Sweepstakes rules. Yamaha is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes, once received and in the possession of prize winner.  Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or otherwise, except that Sponsor retains the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater retail value in the event any advertised prize becomes unavailable.  No responsibility is assumed for cancellation, interruption or postponement of prize.  “All prizes will be awarded provided that a sufficient number of eligible entries are received”.   Limit one prize per entrant/family/household. 

7. INTERNET.   If, for any reason, Yamaha is unable to conduct this Sweepstakes as planned due to technical failures, such as those caused by a computer virus, hacking, other unauthorized interference, fraud, or any other cause beyond the control of Yamaha which obstructs or otherwise adversely affects the proper administration, reliability, fairness, or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Yamaha reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any person found to have interfered or tampered with the Sweepstakes, and if deemed necessary by Yamaha in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Yamaha assumes no responsibility for any failure in transmission, however caused, including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, communications line failure, theft or destruction of information or unauthorized access to entries, their damage or alteration.  Yamaha is not responsible for its failure to receive any email or entry due to software failure, technical problems, human error or transmission congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s, or any other person’s, computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading of any materials in this Sweepstakes.  CAUTION:  YAMAHA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER PENALTIES, OR REMEDIES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, FROM ANY PERSON(S) ATTEMPTING TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE CONDUCT OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR TO DAMAGE THE WEBSITE.  Any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes , or  to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or who has previously been barred from any Yamaha offers, social media or other activities, may be disqualified from this Sweepstakes and any future Yamaha Sweepstakes, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.    If a dispute arises over the identity of the person who transmitted an entry associated with an identified Twitter account, the “Authorized Account Holder” submitted at time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant.  The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person assigned to an account at the time of account creation. Any entry sent through the use of an automated sending device will not be accepted and will not be considered a valid entry. 

8. PRIVACY. By participating in this Sweepstakes you agree to Sponsor’s use of your name, photograph, likeness and/or identity for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes, without compensation, unless prohibited by law. Winner Information is provided directly to Sponsor and is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy

9. RELEASE.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, all entrants and winners release, discharge, and hold harmless Yamaha, its parent company, ABC, Inc. dba Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and its parent company,, Twitter, Inc., and their respective partnerships, subsidiaries, divisions, branches, affiliates, assigns and agencies, including, without limitation, their respective officers, directors, shareholders and employees (collectively “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability or claims for any and all legal claims, injury, loss, illness, litigation or damages arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, use, misuse, non-use or possession of the prize.  Any portion of the prize not accepted by Winner will be forfeited, and the Released Parties are not responsible for any inability of the Winner to accept or use the prize (or portion thereof) for any reason.  Released Parties are not responsible for printing or typographic errors in any Sweepstakes or related material or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, postage due, and/or illegible entries or mail.    

10.    DISPUTES.   By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney's fees; (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (iv) entering the Sweepstakes binds entrant to these rules; (v) the decisions of Sponsor are final in all aspects related to the Sweepstakes, and; (vi) any dispute will be governed by California law without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, will be heard in the state or federal courts located in California, and the entrant hereby consents and waives any objection to the jurisdiction of such courts. 

11. GENERAL CONDITIONS.  All federal, state and local laws apply.  

12. WINNER LIST.  Winners will be identified within 30 days after the end of the Sweepstakes on Yamaha’s Twitter page at www.Twitter.com/YamahaEntertain or for a written winner’s list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Yamaha Corporation of America, PO Box 249, Franklin, Tennessee 37064, Attention: YAMAHA SWEEPSTAKES CELEBRATING DISNEY’S MUPPETS MOST WANTED.  Requests must be received by 12/31/14. 

13. SPONSOR.   The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Yamaha Corporation of America, 6600 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park CA 90620. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.
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