Saturday, May 01, 2010

2010 Graduation iPod® Drawing Rules

2010 Graduation iPod® Drawing: Rules


Eligibility: "2010 Graduation iPod Drawing," (AKA the "Promotion" or the "Contest"), is open only to legal medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students who are graduating in 2010. Students must be residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia) and at least 18 years of age. Principals and employees of, Epocrates, their affiliates and subsidiaries, their immediate families and contest supervisors are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws apply.

Sponsor: Epocrates® Inc,
Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Promotion each qualified entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.

Timing: The ongoing Promotion runs 30 days. The Promotion Period starts on May 17, 2010 at 12:01 AM EST and ends on June 17, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.

How to Enter: Eligible entrants will receive one (1) credit towards entry into the Promotion after he/she completes each of the following 3 steps:
1. Become a fan of the MedicalSmartphones Facebook fan page
2. Become a fan of the Epocrates Facebook fan page
3. Share a story by posting a comment at the bottom of this blog post. The posted story must include the full name along the name of your school. Entrants must choose from one of the following four themes:
1. You used a smartphone to make a medical diagnosis; or
2. You used a smartphone to help you study; or
3. You used a smartphone to avoid a medical error; or
4. You used a smartphone to improve patient care.
All winners will be notified via Facebook once the Contest has been closed and winners have been selected. Allow 1-2 weeks for notification from the close of the Contest. Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Facebook account from which the entry is made. Entries will not be acknowledged.

In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized Facebook account holder used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.

Potential winners will be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Potential winners must also provide proof that they are a graduating medical student, nurse practitioner student, or physician assistant student in 2010. Acceptable proof of graduating student status will include either: 1) a photo of the student identification card that includes the graduation year; or 2) a letter from the school's academic affairs department indicating that the student is graduating in 2010.

Drawings: The random drawing for the grand prize will be conducted from amongst all eligible entries at the end of each Promotion Period.

• The drawing will occur on or about 3 days after the Promotion Period ends
• There will be one grand prize winner.
• There will be two runner up prize winners.
• Only one prize is possible per eligible entrant per calendar year
• The potential winner will be notified within ten (10) days of the drawing.
• Prize winners will be posted on

The potential winner will be notified within ten (10) days of the drawing. Except where prohibited, potential winner must provide proof of graduating student status in order to claim his/her prize. Only the Entrant named on winning entry will be considered the winner. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within fourteen (14) days of the first attempt to contact him/her, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place at random from among all eligible entries received for the Promotion. Except where prohibited, participation in this Promotion constitutes permission to use winner's name, blog comments, photograph, likeness, voice, opinions, hometown and state for use in any media for Epocrates or promotional purposes and/or marketing/collateral without further payment or consideration.

Promotion Supervisors' decisions are final. Taxes are winner's responsibility. The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

By entering this promotion, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of Contest Supervisors., Epocrates, and their agencies are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest., Epocrates, and their agencies assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries., Epocrates, and their agencies are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of or Epocrates, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest., Epocrates reserve the right to terminate the online portion of the promotion. Entries become the property of, Epocrates and will not be returned.


The Grand Prize will be an Apple iPod touch® (8 GB) plus a 1-year subscription to Epocrates® Essentials.
The First Runner Up Prize will be a 1-year subscription to Epocrates Essentials.
The Second Runner Up Prize will be a 1-year subscription to Epocrates Essentials.

As of 5/5/2010, the price for a 1-year subscription to Epocrates Essentials is $159 and the price of an 8GB iPod touch® is $199.

Prizes can be fulfilled by Sponsor, Sponsor contractors, Sponsor Vendors, or any combination thereof. All prizes to be delivered to winners in 4-12 weeks from the time of prize winner confirmation.

No substitution, assignment or transfer of any prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of greater or equal value, including cash, or Money Order, payments.


General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person 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 provision.

Limitations of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion, including without limitation inaccurate transcription of entry information; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant's computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Promotion or accessing or downloading information or materials connected with this Promotion.

Winner's List: Contest results and a copy of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to " 2010 Graduation iPod touch® Contest Rules." Attention: Rules & Winner's List, 261 Sentinel Ave; Newtown, PA, 18940 U.S.A. VT residents may exclude return postage. Requests must be received on or before July 1, 2010.
2010 Graduation iPod touch® Contest Rules
261 Sentinel Ave;
Newtown, PA 18940

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