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contest rules & guidelines

because, lawyers…

There is no purchase necessary to enter this contest.

If you are a client of the book octopus or engage a service from the book octopus, it will not enhance your chance of winning.

If it is prohibited for you to enter this contest based on geographical location, age, or any other reason, your entry will be void.

The host of this contest is the book octopus

In order to be eligible, just subscribe to the book octopus newsletter via the online form above, the home page or in the side bar of this website; all new subscribers will be automatically entered into the contest.

Previous winners are ineligible to win again.

This contest is held monthly from 12:01am Mountain Time on the 1st of each month to 11:59pm Mountain Time on the final date of that same month. For example the August contest is held from 12:01am 8/1 until 11:59pm 8/31.

The winner of each month’s contest will be chosen on the 1st date of the following month. For example, the winner of the August contest will be randomly selected, announced and contacted on September 1st.

Every month, a winner will be randomly selected using a JavaScript function called Math.Random. Details here.

prize rules & guidelines

Like most prizes, this one has rules.

The randomly selected winner wins:

An author website design of 1-10 pages. the book octopus will share a website design questionnaire when contacting the winner. The winner must complete the website design questionnaire within 30 calendar days in order to claim the website design prize. The information collected in the website design questionnaire will be used by the book octopus to design an author website.

Prize Guidelines and Restrictions

• up to 10 web pages
• may be platform-based such as WordPress, Squarespace, etc.
• does not include domain name registration
• does not include hosting fees or setup
• does not include copywriting or content creation
• winner must provide copy and text
• winner must provide images, if desired
• no guarantee of time to delivery
• does not include ongoing support or maintenance
• no guarantee of changes or time to delivery changes

The winner’s first name will be announced on the book octopus social media channels including but not limited to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

The winner’s name, current website (if applicable), website design questionnaire answers, and final website design created by the book octopus may, at the discretion of the book octopus, be shared in a case study and/or promoted on the book octopus’ website and social media channels.

the book octopus will not share the winner’s contact information except for the purpose of complying with state and federal laws.

the book octopus will not share participant’s contact information except for the purpose of complying with state and federal laws.

By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless the book octopus and its subsidiaries, representatives, agents, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the contest; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

the book octopus reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond the book octopus’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the contest. In such case, the book octopus may select the winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the book octopus. the book octopus reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website or violates these terms and conditions.

the book octopus has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, the book octopus reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.