Official Rules & Regulations for the HOPE RAFFLE 2014
By participating, you agree that:
These Official Rules govern the conduct of the raffle and are binding on everyone who purchases a raffle ticket and/or who is named on a raffle ticket. HOPE RAFFLE is a fundraising activity in support of HOPE FOR DEPRESSION RESEARCH FOUNDATION (HDRF) which is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a company address of 777 S. Flagler Drive, Ste. 801E, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. The mission of HDRF is to fund the most innovative neuroscience research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and its related mood and emotional disorders including: bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, dysthymia, anxiety disorders and suicide.
Founded in 2006, HDRF has swiftly become a leader in the field. In 2010 HDRF formed the Depression Task Force, an outstanding collaboration of leading neuroscientists, each a pioneer in their own field, including genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, and brain imaging. This team has created an unprecedented research plan to find the brain circuits of depression and biomarkers for new medications. To accelerate the pace of research, they share ongoing results, in real time, at a centralized data bank, the HDRF Data Center.
The Prize: Each ticket holder gains entry into the HOPE RAFFLE. One Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the ticket holders. The Grand Prize winner will receive one pair of Marina B Pneu Earrings, made of 18k yellow gold with diamonds and onyx, with pink Russian quartz beads, along with four (4) extra sets of interchangeable beads to dress up or down for any occasion — blue chalcedony, green chalcedony, black onyx and crystal. THERE SHALL BE NO SUBSTITUTIONS OF JEWELRY PIECES; NO CASH REFUNDS; AND NO CASH OTHER SUBSTITUTIONS. HDRF assumes no responsibility for a prize winner’s tax obligations and suggests you consult your tax advisor. This offer is void where prohibited by law and all federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Eligibility: Only persons over 18 years of age and older at time of donation are eligible to participate and enter. HDRF reserves the right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules, any applicable laws, or who makes any misrepresentations relative to this drawing of chance. Raffle tickets may not be purchased in the name of a business, trust, corporation, or other entity, or wherever prohibited by applicable law. Prize winners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility. Members of the HDRF staff, Board, and Arts Committee, their spouses, and family are allowed to participate and eligible to win the Grand Prize. Drawing will be done by an independent individual unrelated to the foregoing.
Entry and Tickets: No purchase or contribution is necessary to participate in the Raffle. However, the suggested minimum donation is $20 per ticket, or $100 for a book of six. The suggested donation is payable to Hope for Depression Research Foundation. A maximum of 2,400 tickets will be issued. Ticket sales will cease when that number of qualified entries is reached. The IRS has taken the position that purchases of raffle tickets are not tax-deductible contributions.
Only ticket holders with validly obtained tickets are eligible to participate in the Raffle. Ticket requests will be accepted (in person) until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2014. Tickets may sell out before that time. Online ticket requests will cease on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Any online purchase requests received with payment after 7:00 pm on February 16, 2014 will be returned. For online purchases, HDRF will provide proof of purchase and ticket stubs at the HDRF table next to the HOPE DESIGNER SHOWCASE at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Show hours are Friday Feb 14, 7 to 11 pm; Saturday February 15 through Monday February 17, 11 am to 7 pm; and Tuesday, February 18, from 11 am to 6 pm.
Any requests and payments received following the cut off dates will be returned to the sender. NO OTHER REFUNDS AVAILABLE. HDRF assumes no responsibility for any failure to deliver tickets prior to any deadline. The suggested donation ($20 for one ticket or $100 for book of six) for the Hope for Depression Research Foundation can be made:
1) online at www.hopefordepression.org/raffle;
2) in person at the HDRF table at next to the HOPE DESIGNER SHOWCASE at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
3) To enter without a donation, send a fax stating that you wish to obtain a “no donation” entry with your name, address and phone number to: Hope for Depression Research Foundation, 777 S. Flagler Drive, Ste. 801 E, West Palm Beach FL 33401. Fax # 212-676-3219.
Selection of Winner:
The Grand Prize drawing for the HOPE RAFFLE will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, drawn at random at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the HOPE DESIGNER SHOWCASE, at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Winner does not need to be present to win. In order for the Grand Prize winner to receive the Grand Prize (subject to the other provisions in these rules), if not present at the drawing; the Grand Prize winner will communicate with staff from Hope for Depression Research Foundation as to the best way to ship or pick up the earrings. All shipment charges will be paid for by the winner of the raffle.
General Terms and Conditions: By participating in this raffle, all ticket purchasers and everyone named on a raffle ticket accept and agree (1) to be bound by all the rules, limitations and restrictions set forth here and (2) that their name and/or likeness may be disclosed to and used by the news media and may otherwise be used by HDRF for publicity purposes and the grand prize winner to be published in area newspapers or other media including television, radio, web and print. The grand prize winner will be published on HDRF’s Website. The name of the winner may be obtained by sending a written request plus a self-addressed, stamped envelope to HDRF, at the address provided above. By participating in this raffle, each participant releases HOPE FOR DEPRESSION RESEARCH FOUNDATION (HDRF) and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, and each winner agrees to indemnify and hold HDRF and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the winner’s acceptance or use of any prize.
Refunds: All raffle ticket sales are final. No refunds will be made. HDRF assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines. A raffle participant’s sole and exclusive remedy for HDRF’s breach shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her raffle ticket(s). In no event shall HDRF or their respective directors, officers, employees, members, committee members, agents, contractors, advisors, or representatives be liable to any party for any loss or injuries to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages of any person or entity.
DISCLAIMER of ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS and WARRANTIES: THE GRAND PRIZE WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER IN “AS IS, WHERE IS” CONDITION BY HDRF. HDRF DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE EARRINGS. HDRF ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING THE MANUFACTURING OR CONDITION OF THE EARRINGS. NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE MADE OR OFFERED BY HDRF. THERE ARE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS. HDRF DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE RAFFLE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. A RAFFLE PARTICIPANT’S SOLE
AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR HDRF’S BREACH SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE DONATION PAID FOR HIS OR HER RAFFLE TICKET(S).IN NO EVENT SHALL HDRF BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURIES TO EARNINGS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF HDRF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE AGAINST HDRF WITH RESPECT TO THE RAFFLE MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE WITHIN THE STATE 1-800-435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA.