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Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

THERE IS NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR ENTRY FEE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN AND ENTRY TO THE SWEEPSTAKES IS FREE.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY LAW.

 

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or Canada (excluding Province of Quebec), 18 years of age or older at the time of entry who are currently employed as Building Owners, Facility Managers, Contractors and Specifiers in the Non-Residential HVAC industry who received the invitation to answer the survey. Void in Quebec and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law.   

DESCRIPTION AND ENTRY PERIOD: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase, payment, entry fee or answering survey will not increase your chances of winning any prize. The “HVACVoice.com Research Survey Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins 12:00:01 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on March 27, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on April 9, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s website clock is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or Canada (except for Province of Quebec), 18 years of age or older at time of entry who are currently employed as Building Owners, Facility Managers, Contractors and Specifiers in the Non-Residential HVAC industry, and who received the email invitation to complete the survey. Individuals employed by or otherwise associated with Trane, Inc. (“Sponsor”) or its parent company, affiliates, website developer, subsidiaries, independent contractors, advertising and promotional agencies, distributors of Sweepstakes materials and the immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or others living in the same household of such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win a prize. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and/or the Administrator that shall be final and binding in all respects. All federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void in Quebec, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law.

 

HOW TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter:

1)       Online Survey Entry Method: Entrants will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes drawing and receive one (1) entry when they complete and submit the online survey by 11:59:59 p.m. CT on April 9, 2018. 

2)       Alternate Mail-In Entry Method: Entry is also available without completing the online survey by hand printing your name, complete mailing address, name of employer/title, age, daytime phone number and email address (optional) on a 3” x 5” piece of paper, insert in a stamped, standard business size #10 envelope and mail to: Trane, Inc., 4833 White Bear Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55110, Attn: Eric Schoneman. VT residents may omit postage. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by April 9, 2018 and received by April 16, 2018 to be eligible for the drawing.

Limit one (1) entry per person/email address for the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of entry method. Entries in excess of limit, as noted above, are void. No responsibility is assumed by “Releasees“, as defined below, and entrants waive all claims, for lost, late, illegible, incomprehensible, incomplete, invalid, damaged, postage due or misdirected surveys or mailed entries, all of which will be void, or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, software failure or any email service or any combination thereof including without limitation any damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer resulting from completion of the survey or participation in this Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. All surveys and other entries become the property of the Sponsor. Any attempt to damage the survey site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves right to prosecute violators to the fullest extent allowable by law. Multiple Sweepstakes participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Proof of submission of the survey sent via online (such as a copy of the message in a “sent” or similar folder or a “thank you” screen or message) or proof of submission of a mail-in entry does not constitute proof of receipt to serve as the Sweepstakes entry. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time which, in Sponsor’s opinion, the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules or interferes with this Sweepstakes in any manner.

All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Only surveys that are fully completed are eligible to win a prize.  Any Entrant who attempts to enter the Sweepstakes multiple times will be disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for human error that results in misdirected, incorrect or misprinted prize notifications, for printing, typographical or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or any promotion materials, or for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry information, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or any combination thereof.

 PRIZE DRAWING: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to be conducted on or about April 23, 2018 by Marden-Kane, Inc., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding on all issues relating to this Sweepstakes.  Potential winners will be notified by phone and/or email, as provided at time of Sweepstakes entry, within five (5) business days of drawing date.  Odds of winning any prize depends on the number of eligible entries received. If a potential winner is a legal resident of Canada, except Province of Quebec, he/she must correctly answer a time-limited, multi-operational mathematical skill testing question, without assistance from anybody or from any type of device. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within 5 business days of the first notification attempt, if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if winner declines his/her prize, or in the event of noncompliance with these rules, winner will be disqualified and an alternate will be selected at random from all remaining eligible entries.

 PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize: $300 Value USD. Two (2) First Prizes: $100 Value USD each prize. Five (5) Second Prizes: $50 Value USD each prize. Total Value of all prizes is $750 USD. All prizes will be provided “as is” and awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winner. No transfer, assignment or substitution of prizes permitted. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may substitute a prize of equal value and comparable use for any reason. Any expenses related to accepting and/or using prize not listed in these rules, are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes that are lost, stolen or cashed without permission will not be replaced. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Allow 4 – 5 weeks for prize delivery after winner’s eligibility has been confirmed. Sponsor is not responsible if a Potential Winner does not receive a Winner Notification or corresponding Prize because a fraudulent e-mail address or other inaccurate contact information was provided at the time of entry or if the e-mail sent to a potential prize winner is misdirected or bounces back or is intercepted by SPAM or other e-mail filters.

 PRIVACY & PERSONAL INFORMATION: Any entry information collected from the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules and with Sponsor’s Online Privacy Policy which can be found at: http://www.myhvacvoice.com/page/21. Sponsor has contracted Marden-Kane as an independent third party sweepstakes administrator. The entry information is shared with Marden-Kane for the sole purpose of selecting prize winners.

 GENERAL:Subject to all federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants and winners agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its

parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective directors, officers and employees (“Releasees”), from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion for privacy and merchandise delivery, in accordance with these Official Rules. The potential winners may be required to execute and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release form within five (5) days of attempted notification. If potential winner is a legal resident of Canada, the selected entrant will be required to correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical, skill testing question. If the selected entrant is unable to correctly answer the skill testing question in the time provided, the selected entrant will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. If winner is considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, the foregoing documents must be signed by his/her parent or legal guardian and such prize will be delivered to minor’s parent/legal guardian and awarded in the name of parent/legal guardian.  Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. By accepting a prize, winner grants the Sponsor the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown, voice, statements and biographical information, for any lawful purpose, including but not limited to advertising and publicity purposes, in any media, worldwide, without further notice, permission, except where prohibited by law. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified.

 Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend or modify part or all of this Sweepstakes should non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may award prizes in a random drawing from all non-suspect eligible entries received up to the date of cancellation or suspension, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. In case of dispute, authorized subscriber of email account used to submit survey at actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant, and must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE RELATED TO SPONSOR OR THE SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.

 DISPUTES: Participant agrees that:  (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, (b) forum is exclusive to the United States District Court for Minnesota or the appropriate Minnesota State Court; (c) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but, in no event, will include attorneys’ fees; and (d) under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby expressly waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota.

 WINNERS’ LIST & OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Trane HVACVoice Winners, [ATTN: Amy, 4833 White Bear Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55110]. Requests must be received no later than April 30, 2018. A copy of the Official Rules can be requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Trane HVACVoice Rules, [ATTN: Eric, 4833 White Bear Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55110.]

 SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR:  Trane Inc., 4833 White Bear Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55110

 OPT-OUT: If you do not wish to receive further surveys from Trane, please write to the Sponsor’s address listed above.

 SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR:  Marden-Kane, Inc., 611 Rockland Rd., Suite 204, Lake Bluff, IL 60044.