Balluff Product Sweepstakes
 OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

SECTION 1 – SPONSOR

The Balluff Product Sweepstakes (hereinafter the "Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Balluff Inc. (hereinafter "Balluff"), which maintains its principal place of business at 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, Kentucky, USA 41042.

SECTION 2 – ELIGIBILITY

Subject to the additional restrictions below, this Sweepstakes is open to (i) legal residents of the U.S. (including D.C.); and (ii) who are at least 18 years old and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the first day of the applicable Entry Period (as defined below). Employees of Balluff or any of its affiliates or distributors are not eligible to participate.

SECTION 3 – ENTRY

The Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on February 17, 2021 and end at 12:00 p.m. EST on December 2, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Each Webinar’s Entry Period begins on the day such Webinar’s registration information is and ends at 11:29 a.m. EST on the day of such Webinar (each, a “Webinar Entry Period”). Balluff will be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes consists of ten (10) Webinar Drawings.

To enter a Webinar Drawing, complete the following steps during the applicable Webinar Entry Period:


Limit: one (1) entry per person per Webinar

Entry information will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering the Sweepstakes, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, complete and current. Entries that do not comply with the requirements stated in these Official Rules will be disqualified. Balluff, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules.  Entries must be received during the applicable Webinar Entry Period to be eligible to win.

By entering, you agree to be bound by Balluff’s Privacy Policy (https://www.balluff.com/local/us/documents/privacy-statement/), incorporated herein by reference.

Webinar Schedule (subject to change):
Balluff is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty in accessing the internet, service outages or delays, computer difficulties or other technical issues, or any entries not received within the applicable Webinar Entry Period. Balluff is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by participant or any other persons or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes.

SECTION 5 – WINNER SELECTION AND ODDS

During each Webinar, as noted above, Balluff will conduct one (1) random drawing from among all eligible entries received for such Webinar during such Webinar’s Entry Period and select one (1) potential winner.  Only participants who complete the form are eligible to become a prize winner. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

SECTION 6 – PRIZES

Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, each Webinar prize winner will receive a Balluff product (approximate retail value: $300 - $3,000). Prizes subject to availability. Balluff reserves the right to substitute a prize (of equal or greater value) at any time for any reason. The prizes cannot be exchanged for the cash or cash equivalent or be returned to Balluff for a refund of the cash value of the prize.

Limit: One (1) prize per person.

SECTION 7 – AWARD AND DELIVERY OF PRIZE

The potential winner(s) will be contacted by email within forty-five (45) days after each drawing and must respond within two (2) business days to maintain eligibility. In order to be declared a winner, a potential winner must be in compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner does not comply with these Official Rules or is not reachable within the notification period above, Balluff reserves the right to disqualify such participant from the Sweepstakes and select further participants from the remaining eligible entries until a winner is finally declared. The prize will be sent to the winner within sixty (60) days of the drawing.

Arrangements for the fulfillment of the prize will be made by Balluff. Potential winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law), and a W-9, which must be notarized as noted on paperwork and returned within (5) days of notification. Sponsor’s inability to reach a potential winner after a reasonable (as solely determined by Sponsor) effort has been made, the failure of a potential winner to timely respond to a prize notification, within 48 hours, the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, and/or a potential winner’s failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, result in the potential winner’s disqualification and the selection of a substitute winner.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL BALLUFF HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND VERIFIED WINNER’S TAX ID NUMBER OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER FOR TAX PURPOSES.

A winner may waive the right to receive a prize.  Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.  No substitutions allowed by winner.  Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability.  Balluff reserves the right to substitute prizes or components of prize packages with a prize or component of equal or greater value.  Winner is solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on a prize.  Winner may be required to provide his/her valid Social Security Number to Balluff for tax purposes and/or complete an IRS W-9 form in order to claim a prize.  Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on prize value and, as applicable, will be issued an IRS Form 1099 based on the prize value determined by Balluff. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Balluff.

SECTION 8 – SWEEPSTAKES MODIFICATIONS

Balluff reserves the right to suspend, shorten, modify or cancel this Sweepstakes or modify these General Sweepstakes Rules at any time and for any reason, without liability for compensation to any participant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Balluff shall notify participants via email of any suspension, modification or cancellation of the Sweepstakes or modification to these General Sweepstakes Rules. In the event of a Sweepstakes cancellation, Balluff reserves the right to select a winner from among all eligible and correct entries received prior to the cancellation date.

SECTION 9 – ENTRY AND PERSONAL DATA AND PRIVACY STATEMENT

By entering this Sweepstakes, participant agrees to Balluff’s Privacy Policy and gives Balluff all necessary consents in relation to his/her personal data (i.e., participant's name, email address, statements and the like) in order for Balluff to administer the Sweepstakes. Participation in the Sweepstakes also constitutes a winner's consent to Balluff's use and distribution of such winner's name, statements and likeness, including photographs, for promotional and advertising purposes via any and all media (including, without limitation, the Internet) without further payment, compensation or other consideration to any such winner. Any participant personal data will otherwise only be used in accordance with current applicable data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without such participant's consent.

With respect to any of participants' personal data collected by Balluff in administering this Sweepstakes, each participant has the right to have Balluff disclose what information it holds about him/her. In addition, each participant has the right to correct or delete any such information. If a participant wishes to know what information Balluff holds about him/her or if a participant wishes to correct or delete his/her information, please contact Balluff at: Balluff Inc, Balluff Product Giveaway Sweepstakes, 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, Kentucky, U.S.A. 41042.

SECTION 10 – RELEASE

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES TO FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS BALLUFF, INC., AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING/PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS AND EACH SUCH COMPANY’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”)  FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, INJURIES, AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, LOSS OF ENJOYMENT, OR ANY OTHER HARM WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF: (1) PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES; (2) THE QUALITY, RECEIPT, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE; OR (3) ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY THAT IS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZE.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO BRING ANY CLAIM OR ACTION RELATED TO SUCH MATTERS IN ANY FORUM BEYOND ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE FIRST OCCURRENCE OF THE KIND OF ACT, EVENT, CONDITION OR OMISSION UPON WHICH THE CLAIM OR ACTION IS BASED.

SECTION 11 – LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING THE PRIZE(S), ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THAT SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE PRIZE(S) AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.)

THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR: (1) ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY PARTICIPANTS, PRINTING OR PRODUCTION ERRORS, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR EMPLOYED IN THE SWEEPSTAKES; (2) TECHNICAL FAILURES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO MALFUNCTIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR DISCONNECTIONS IN PHONE LINES OR NETWORK HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE; (3) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN ANY PART OF THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE SWEEPSTAKES; (4) TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES, OR THE NOTIFICATION OF ANY WINNER; OR (5) ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM A PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.  

Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Sweepstakes.

SECTION 12 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

In accordance with all applicable laws on intellectual property rights, the reproduction or communication of any part or all of the elements comprising this Sweepstakes is strictly prohibited. Trademarks, service marks, graphics and/or logos used in connection with this Sweepstakes or with any Balluff products are the trademarks of Balluff Inc. Participants, including the winner, are granted no right or license with respect to any of the aforesaid trademarks or any use of such trademarks.

SECTION 13 – ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES

By registering for the Sweepstakes and/or accepting any Sweepstakes prizes, you accept these Official Rules. By participating in this Sweepstakes, participant unconditionally agrees to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules, and any amendments thereto, and by the decisions of Balluff, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Any claims related to the Sweepstakes must be sent in writing to Balluff at the address listed in Section 9 above, along with a stamped self-addressed envelope. Any claims must be received before the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Any claims related to the interpretation and application of these General Sweepstakes Rules will be decided solely by Balluff. No participant shall have any right to further recourse or to appeal.

SECTION 14 – NO AFFILIATION

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc., LinkedIn Corporation, or Twitter, Inc. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to Balluff.

SECTION 15 – SEVERABILITY

If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 16 – GOVERNING LAW

These General Sweepstakes Rules are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky U.S.A. 

SECTION 17 – WINNERS’ LIST

To obtain a winners’ list, send a request to juli.hale@balluff.com (after December 10, 2021).

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