ENTRY. The Sweepstakes begins March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (CST), and ends on April 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) ("Sweepstakes Period"). During the Sweepstakes Period, all Entrants must submit a completed online entry form available at http://www.facebook.com/YamahaEntertainmentGroup. Entrants must be the registered subscriber of the email account from which the entry is made. All designated information on the online entry form must be submitted to be an eligible entry. Entries must be received by Yamaha's servers no later than10:00 a.m. (CST) on April 6, 2012. No automated entries accepted; incorrect, incomplete, untimely, lost, misaddressed, misdirected or unverifiable entries are void. An alternate entry is to hand-print your name, street address, phone number, and email address on a 3x5 piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with first-class postage to Yamaha Corporation of America, c/o Yamaha Entertainment Group, 98 4th Avenue North, Franklin, Tennessee 37064, Attention: Yamaha + Ingrid Michaelson Sweepstakes. All mail-in requests must be postmarked by April 6, 2012 and received by April 9, 2012. All entries become the property of Yamaha. Limit up to one entry per person.
ODDS. The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT. On or about April 9, 2012 seven winners will be chosen by random drawing from all eligible entries received by Yamaha. Potential winners will be notified by email and/or telephone, to the email address and/or telephone number provided on the entry form. Each potential winner must respond to Yamaha's email notification or telephone message within 48 hours or winner may be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing. If the 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 prizes, and any winner receiving a prize valued over $600 will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the value of the prize. Winners agree to allow Yamaha and Cabin 24 Records, LLC to use the winner's name (whether in print publication, online, or other means of communication), without compensation, to notify the public of their winnings. Winner and his/her guest may be required to complete and return to Yamaha an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release indemnifying Yamaha, Ingrid Michaelson, Facebook, Inc. and their respective parent companies and affiliates from any and all liability related to the awarded prize. Failure to do so may result in disqualification and award of prize to an alternate winner.
PRIZES AND THEIR VALUE. A total of seven (7) prizes are available as follows:
One (1) Grand Prize, approximate retail value (ARV) $1200.00:
Yamaha A Series Guitar autographed by Ingrid Michaelson
Two tickets to an Ingrid Michaelson concert between the dates April 11-May 17, winner's choice
A meet and greet with Ingrid Michaelson
A copy of the CD Human Again autographed by Ingrid Michaelson
Six (6) Second-Place Prizes, approximate retail value (ARV) $200:
Yamaha GL1 Guitalele
A copy of the CD Human Again autographed by Ingrid Michaelson
Expenses are not included in the prize and are solely the winner's responsibility, including but not limited to round-trip transportation. Winner and companion must participate in the concert together on the same date.
The total approximate retail value of the prizes range up to $2400.00 (depending on concert seating and venue selection); retail value subject to change without notice to entrants. No prize substitutions, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of Yamaha, in which case, Yamaha may award a prize of equal or greater value. Yamaha is not responsible for lost or undelivered prizes due to entrant's inaccurate or improper address information. Yamaha is not responsible for lost or stolen prizes once received and in the possession of prizewinner. Yamaha retains the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater retail value in the event any advertised prize becomes unavailable. Yamaha is not responsible for cancellation, interruption or postponement of any concert.
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.
If a dispute arises over the identity of the person who transmitted an entry via an identified email address, the "Authorized Account Holder" of the email address 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 email address by an internet access provider, online provider or other organization (e.g. business, education institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addressees for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any entry sent through the use of an automated sending device will not be accepted and will not be considered a valid entry.
RELEASE. By participating in this Sweepstakes, all entrants and prize winners release, discharge, and hold harmless Yamaha Corporation of America, its parent company, Facebook, Inc., Cabin 24 Records, LLC, Ingrid Michaelson 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. If, in Yamaha's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of a virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud technical failures or other causes beyond Yamaha's control corrupt the administration, securities, fairness integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes and award the prize from all eligible entries received to date tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, Yamaha reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual and/or void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and award the prize using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the date of such action. In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these Official Rules, participants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of California and that it shall be resolved by and within the courts of that state.
GENERAL CONDITIONS. All federal, state and local laws apply. Yamaha Corporation of America is the final interpreter of these Official Rules. The decisions of Yamaha are final in all matters relating to the Official Rules.
WINNER'S LIST. Winner will be identified on Yamaha's website at www.yamaha.com/artists; or, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Yamaha Corporation of America, c/o Yamaha Entertainment Group, 98 4th Avenue, North, Franklin, Tennessee 37064 on or before September, 2012.
SPONSOR. Yamaha Corporation of America, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park CA 90620. Ingrid Michaelson, Cabin 24 Records LLC, Facebook, Inc. nor its respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated entities, are Sponsors of this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.