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ANN TAYLOR RATINGS & REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES


OFFICIAL RULES


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. SUBMISSION OF AN ANN TAYLOR PRODUCT REVIEW WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


MAKING A PURCHASE OR SUBMITTING AN ANN TAYLOR PRODUCT REVIEW WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


By entering the Ann Taylor Ratings & Review Sweepstakes Ratings & Review Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), you agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules (the “Official Rules”). If you do not agree with the Official Rules in their entirety, you are not permitted to enter the Sweepstakes.


ELIGIBILITY: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 OR OLDER at the time of entry. Employees of AnnTaylor, Inc. (“Sponsor”), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (“Administrator”), and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, siblings, parents and children) and/or those living in the same household (whether related or not) of each are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law. The information provided will only be used for the purposes of this Sweepstakes and as otherwise permitted by Sponsor’s privacy policy, found here: http://www.anntaylor.com/privacy (the “Sponsor’s Privacy Policy”).


SWEEPSTAKES TIMING: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, May 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Within the Sweepstakes Period, there are two (2) Entry Periods (each, an “Entry Period”) and two (2) corresponding Random Drawing Date (each, a “Drawing”) as defined in the “Entry Periods & Drawing Schedule”. Entries must be received during an Entry Period to be eligible for that Entry Period’s drawings and prizes. Non-winning entries for an Entry Period will not be rolled over to the subsequent Entry Period. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.


 

ENTRY PERIOD and PRIZE DRAWING SCHEDULE

Entry Period #

Entry Period
Start Date:
12:01 AM ET on

Entry Period
End Date:
11:59 PM ET on

Mail Received by Date:

Entry Period Drawing Date:
On or about

Second Chance Drawing Date: on or about

# of Prizes per Entry Period

1

5/1/17

7/31/17

8/7/17

8/14/17

 

8/22/17

1

2

8/1/17

10/31/17

11/7/17

11/13/17

 

11/21/17

1

 

HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes. During an Entry Period, entrants can use one (1) of the two (2) following methods to enter (each, an “Entry”):


Entry Method #1/Online: Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes by visiting www.anntaylor.com and writing a product review about any Ann Taylor item and submitting it in accordance with the instructions at https://www.anntaylor.com/review. Entrants must follow all online instructions to complete and submit the product review in its entirety to receive one (1) Entry into the corresponding Entry Period Drawing.


OR:


Method #2/Mail-In: Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes without submitting a product review by mailing a postcard, including your name, complete mailing address, email address and phone number to Ann Taylor Ratings & Reviews Sweepstakes, 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625-0466. Entrants will receive one (1) entry per postcard. Each postcard must be mailed separately. Entry Period #1 Entries must be postmarked between 5/1/17 and 7/31/17 and received by 8/7/17. Entry Period #2 Entries must be postmarked between 8/1/17 and 10/31/17 and received by 11/7/17.


Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced Entries are not eligible. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries.


Entries are subject to all notices posted in-store and online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.


There is no limit on the number of Entries per person that may be submitted; however, an entrant may only submit one (1) review for any one product.


By submitting an Entry, entrant represents and warrants that the Entry conforms to these Official Rules and understands that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify the Entry for any reason, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. By submitting an Entry via Entry Method #1 described above, entrant further represents and warrants that (a) any statements, claims or representations about Sponsor’s products or services included in the Entry are true, accurate, and substantiated; (b) to the extent that the Entry states or implies that any individual actually uses or has a preference for Sponsor’s products or services, such individual actually uses or has a preference for Sponsor’s products or services; and (c) to the extent that the Entry includes the opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences of any individual concerning Sponsor’s products or services, those opinions, findings, beliefs and experiences are truthful, accurate and current; (d) the Entry is entrant’s own original work; (e) entrant owns or controls all rights in the Entry and has the rights to grant the license(s) as indicated in the “Use of Review” section within these Official Rules; (f) neither the Entry, nor the use of the Entry as permitted hereunder, will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, without limitation, the copyright, trademark, and/or privacy rights of any party) or violate any applicable law or regulation; and (g) if any other individual is shown or referenced in the Entry, entrant has secured permission from the individuals appearing or referenced (including permission from the parents or legal guardian of any minors who may appear or be referenced in the Entry).


PRIZE POOLS & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")ODDS: There are two (2) Grand Prizes available to be won. Each Grand Prize winner will be awarded one (1) $500 Ann Taylor gift card, each with an ARV of $500.


Total ARV of all prizes to be awarded per Entry Period: $500.


Total ARV of all prizes to be awarded during the Sweepstakes Period: $1,000.


Limit: One (1) prize per person.


Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received per Entry Period.


Ann Taylor gift cards gift cards are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift card usage is subject to the complete gift card terms and conditions at https://www.anntaylor.com/gift-cards. Ann Taylor gift cards may be subject to other terms and conditions applicable to Sponsor’s gift cards.


WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: The Sweepstakes is under the administration of the Administrator, an independent advisor of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.


Potential winners will be selected in a series of random drawings from among all eligible entries received within each Entry Period on or about the corresponding Drawing date indicated in the Entry Period & Drawing Schedule above. Potential winners will be notified by email on or about the corresponding Drawing date and will be required to confirm his/her date of birth and mailing address within five (5) days of notification via return email. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner being selected. Winners are responsible for all applicable United States federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning the prize.


SECOND CHANCE DRAWING: A prize that has not been claimed or has been forfeited due to causes, including, but not limited to, ineligibility of potential winner or returned email, will be included in a Second Chance Drawing for such unclaimed prize. Second Chance Drawings will be conducted via random drawing from among all eligible entries received which have not otherwise received a prize in the Sweepstakes, for each applicable Entry Period on or about the Second Chance Drawing Dates indicated in the Entry Period & Drawing Schedule above. Potential Winners selected in any Second Chance Drawing will be contacted within 48 hours after such Second Chance Drawing.


The potential Second Chance Winners, if any, will be notified by email and will be required to confirm his/her date of birth and mailing address within five (5) days of notification via return email. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local income taxes associated with winning the prize.


PRIZE CONDITIONS:If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver and where allowable, a Publicity Release (the “Releases”) on minor’s behalf. If the Releases are returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in the Second Chance Drawing.


Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are for winner’s personal use and are not assignable or transferable and will not pass to the estate of the winner. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prize and no exchange or substitution of prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute other alternate, similar forms of prize disbursement. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.


Prizes will be awarded within 8-10 weeks of winner being verified.


Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.


By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that any information provided by entrant to Sponsor may be used by Sponsor as permitted under Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.


USE OF REVIEW: By submitting a review as part of an Entry (each a “Review”), entrant hereby grants to Sponsor a nonexclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works based upon, or otherwise exploit the Review Entry (including, without limitation, the review, entrant’s name and/or username, entrant’s likeness, statements, and any photographs or videos included in such Entry) (collectively, the “Materials”) in any manner or media now known or hereafter devised (including, without limitation, posting such Review on Sponsor’s websites (including, but not limited to, its social media sites), throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising, promotional and other purposes, without further compensation, notification or permission. Sponsor has no obligation to make use of the rights granted herein. Entrant agrees that the Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of a Review by third parties.


GENERAL: By participating, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which are binding. Entrants agree that they release the Sponsor, Administrator, any parent company, affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each such company (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use of the prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize. The Released Parties have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize, including, without limitation, to the prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the advertising for the Sweepstakes, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. Released Parties are not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if the prize cannot be awarded due to cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war (declared or undeclared), natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism, riot or civil disturbance, satellite or equipment failure, federal state or local government law, order or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence).


In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person 18 years of age or older who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor and/or Administrator may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor and/or Administrator with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) 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, telephone line, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry or email information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof or any other reason beyond Sponsor’s control; or (ii) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to death, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Behavior which is intended to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or which is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or any failure to comply with these Official Rules, may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person engaging in such behavior to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes without any liability if any fraud, virus, tampering, bugs, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other factor beyond Sponsor’s control impairs the administration, functioning, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor and/or Administrator in their sole discretion, and withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. Inclusion in such random drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.


The Released Parties are not responsible for incompatibility of entrant’s hardware, software or browser technology with the Sponsor’s hardware, software or browser technology.


LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating, entrants agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating in any way to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in New York, New York. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction that they may have. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of New York and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of New York. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.


PRIVACY: By entering and providing the required entry information, entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor may also send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to entrant. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.


OFFICIAL RULES: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see https://www.anntaylor.com/ann-reviews-sweeps-rules-lp/cat1010020, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 13, 2017, to: The Ann Taylor Ratings & Review Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.


WINNERS LIST:  For confirmation of the prize winners names and cities of residence, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by November 13, 2017 to: The Ann Taylor Ratings & Review Sweepstakes Winners List Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.


INDEPENDENT SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR:  The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (625 Panorama Trail Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625-0466).


OFFICIAL SPONSOR:  AnnTaylor, Inc. (7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036).


Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be sent via e-mail or mail to: reviewsentry@anninc.com, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.


Void in Puerto Rico, outside the United States and wherever else prohibited by law.