In early February we announced our 15-Year Anniversary Sweepstakes with the giveaway of this beautiful brooch offered on Ruby Lane to a random Ruby Lane registered user. Unfortunately, because the winner has not come forward after repeated contact attempts, we are canceling this sweepstakes.
Anyone who was a registered Ruby Lane user (buyer or seller) who is a U.S. resident was eligible to be randomly selected to win this vintage jewelry item.
We appreciate everyone's understanding on this matter.
Team Ruby Lane
RUBY LANE 15TH ANNIVERSARY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES AND CONSUMER DISCLOSURE
No purchase or payment necessary – US RESIDENTS ONLY
The Ruby Lane Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is held by Ruby Lane, Inc. (“Sponsor”). The term of the Sweepstakes is January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Once per month, Sponsor shall randomly select and announce 1 winner from its current database of eligible registered users, each of whom shall be deemed a “participant” for purposes of these Official Rules. The winner will be randomly drawn by Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules.
No purchase or payment is necessary to ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning. The Sweepstakes is open to all registered users of the Ruby Lane website (www.rubylane.com). Registered users are either buyers or sellers on the Ruby Lane website who are legal residents of the United States, who are currently registered on such website and whose accounts are in good standing. At the time of entry, each participant must be at least 21 years old. Persons in any of the following categories are not eligible to participate or win the prize(s) offered: (a) Employees or independent contractors of Sponsor; and (b) immediate family members (defined as parents, children, siblings, domestic partner, and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household as any person in (a).
The purpose of these Sweepstakes is to celebrate Ruby Lane’s 15th Anniversary. Each month, Ruby Lane shall select the type of prize at its sole discretion. Prizes may be in the form of an item selected by Ruby Lane from its website, an Amazon gift card, or other prize. One prize per month will be awarded. Prizes may vary in value; however, each prize shall have a minimum value of $100 and a maximum value of $500. The odds of winning each month’s Sweepstakes are approximately 1: 1,000,000. The winner will be notified by e-mail and/or phone. The prize will either be delivered electronically (if applicable) or shipped by Ruby Lane or shop owner, at Ruby Lane’s sole expense and using Ruby Lane’s preferred shipping method, to an address provided by winner. Prizes are not returnable and are not exchangeable for cash or other items. ANY REQUIRED TAXES, APPLICABLE WITHOLDING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, AND ANY AND ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES INCURRED BY WINNER FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. DATE WINNER IS DISCLOSED The winner will be declared once per month during the year.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION AND PRIZE ACCEPTANCE
Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. The prize is awarded without warranty of any kind from Sponsor, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local law or regulation. By accepting the prize, the winning participant agrees that Sponsor may publicize participant’s name, geographic location (city and state only) on the Ruby Lane website, blog and social networking sites, and hereby grants permission to Sponsor or anyone authorized by Sponsor to use, including online and on a worldwide basis, statements, quotes, testimonials, writing, videos, photographs, designs, models, and/or any other material(s) provided to Sponsor by the participant in connection to the Sweepstakes, as well as the participant’s name, voice, photograph, likeness, and, if applicable, the name of the participant’s company and affiliation (if any), and city/state and country of residence, for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission, or notification to participants, unless such use is prohibited by law.
Any potential winner who cannot be contacted within 15 calendar days of first attempted notification will forfeit his/her prize and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion with no notice to the original winner. Winners must be able to provide proof of valid identity upon being request.
To the extent permitted by law, these Official Rules shall be interpreted, and this Sweepstakes shall be conducted, in accordance with the laws of the State of California, USA, without giving effect to choice of law provisions. All disputes concerning these terms and this Sweepstakes shall be adjudicated in the federal or state courts having jurisdiction over San Francisco County, California, USA.
RELEASE BY PARTICIPANT
To the maximum extent permitted by law, by participating in this Sweepstakes, participants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and other individuals or organizations engaged in the development or execution of this Sweepstakes, from any liability, claims, losses, and damages arising out of or relating to their participation in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of the prize received in this Sweepstakes.
ABUSE AND DISQUALIFICATION
Any false information provided within the context of the Sweepstakes by any participant concerning identity, postal address, telephone number, ownership of right, or non-compliance with these rules may result in the immediate elimination of the participant from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor shall not liable for any fraud or misconduct performed by any third party in connection with this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify or terminate this Sweepstakes in the event of any act, occurrence, or reason that it believes would corrupt the integrity, administration, or fairness of the Sweepstakes.
Only the winner will be notified. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Sweepstakes Rules at any time without prior notice in the manner set forth in “Miscellaneous” below.
NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR LOSS
Sponsor is not responsible if the prize is corrupted (during electronic transmission), lost during shipping, stolen, damaged, or misdirected. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind during the administration of the Sweepstakes and delivery of the prize.
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. No modifications, oral or written, to these Sweepstakes Rules shall be effective unless agreed to and acknowledged in writing by duly authorized representatives of Sponsor and posted online as a modification of these Sweepstakes Rules on the same webpage. The obligations of Sponsor shall be suspended to the extent and for the period that performance is prevented by any cause beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, laws, regulations, orders or proclamations of any governmental entities, judgments or orders of any court of law, acts of war whether declared or undeclared, riot, civil strife, labor disputes, explosions, fires, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or other natural calamities.
PUBLICATION OF WINNER’S NAME; RECORD KEEPING
Sponsor shall publish the name of the winner on its website, its blog, and its social networking sites after the announcement of the winner. Any member of the public, or any participant in the Sweepstakes, may write to Sponsor requesting for the name of the winner.
The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Ruby Lane Systems Inc., 381 Bush Street, Suite 400. San Francisco, CA 94104, email: email@example.com telephone: 415-362-7611