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AFFILIATE CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

1. SPONSOR

Affiliate Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by VerticalResponse (the "Sponsor"), 501 2nd St. Suite 700, California, 94107, U.S.A. The Contest begins on May 1, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time and ends on June 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (the "Contest Period").

2. ELIGIBILITY - VOID WHERE PROHIBITED

The Contest is open to anyone 18 years or older residing in the United States not excluded by the criteria below. Employees of VerticalResponse, its partners, vendors, advertising and promotion agencies, contractors, printers and suppliers of promotional materials, and the immediate family members (e.g., parents, children, step-parents, step-children, siblings, step-siblings or spouses) and household members (whether or not related) of each are not eligible. Residents of countries outside the US are not eligible to enter. Residents of Florida and New York are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

The Contest is governed under the laws of the State of California, USA. Except where prohibited, in the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these Official Rules and/or the Contest, participants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of the State of California and that it shall be resolved within and by the federal or state courts located in San Francisco County, California, USA.

3. HOW TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

All approved affiliates are automatically entered for a chance to win. If you are not an affiliate, you may enter the contest by signing up to become a VerticalResponse affiliate at http://www.verticalresponse.com/about/affiliate/. To guarantee affiliate approval contact affiliates@verticalresponse.com Must be an approved affiliate by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time May 31st, 2011.

Approved affiliates may earn additional entries by the following:

  1. Referring SignUps – 1 additional entry each
  2. Referring Sales $5+– 2 additional entries each
  3. Posting a new VerticalResponse review/blog post/article on your affiliate site – 5 entries each
  4. Posting a new VerticalResponse Video Review or Tutorial on your affiliate site – 10 entries each

Your entries may be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, if you attempt to Spam, participate in any GPT/PTC or incentivized sites, or send any self-referrals. When posting any affiliate links, you must follow the FTC endorsement guidelines found here.

If you don't wish to become an affiliate, you can enter by email or by mail. To send an email use the subject line "affiliate contest" and send to affiliates@verticalresponse.com. To enter the prize drawing by mail, send a postcard or letter w/ your Name, Company Name, Address and Phone Number to:

Affiliate Contest
c/o Bonnie D'Amico
501 2nd Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94107

Limit one post/article/review per month per site. Be sure to email affiliates@verticalresponse.com with your URL's for credit. Your entry may be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, if you attempt to enter the Drawing through means other than by online submission as described above or 'offline' method through the mail, if you tamper with the entry process, if you disrupt the Drawing, or if you circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. If any of the above occurs, Sponsor has the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention in a manner to be solely determined by Sponsor. Duplicate or automated entries are not permitted. Illegible or incomplete entries will be disqualified.

All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time June 30th, 2011.

4. WINNER & PRIZES:

Contest Period is as follows May 1, 2011 – June 30, 2011.

Contest winners to be notified by email.

The total approximate retail value of all prizes awarded under the Contest is $1,150.00 USD (one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars). Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and are not redeemable for cash. No prize substitution is allowed, except Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, substitute all or part of a prize for an item of equal or greater value or cash value in the event that all or part of a prize becomes unavailable. Limit one prize per email entrant or entry. Odds are dependent on the number of entries. The prizes will be fulfilled by July 15, 2011.

5. SELECTION OF WINNERS

The VerticalResponse Marketing Department will randomly select winners from all of the entries generated during the contest period. The winner will be notified via email and will be featured in affiliate newsletters on Wed, July 6, 2011.

Sponsor may require a winner to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to participate in the Contest. Authorized Account Holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by the Internet service provider, online service provider or organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the e-mail address.

6. CONDITIONS

The Contest is governed by these Official Rules. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules, and understand that the Contest results are final in all respects. All entries submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor reserves the right to verify all entries submitted. All local, state, provincial and federal laws apply. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes associated with acceptance of and/or use of a prize, including all local, state, provincial and federal taxes. The winners consent to Sponsor's use of his or her name, likeness or voice for any advertising or promotional purpose without further consent or compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, agents, contractors, and resellers, and the employees, shareholders, officers and directors of each are not responsible for:

  1. Lost, late, delayed, misdirected, unintelligible, or incomplete entries;
  2. Telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties;
  3. Errors in transmission;
  4. Any printing or technical error which may occur in processing, printing, or distribution of the Contest materials;
  5. Any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor and their respective agents and contractors, which may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD SPONSOR, ITS EMPLOYEES, AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS AND RESELLERS, AND THE EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF EACH HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS, AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONAL INJURIES, PROPERTY DAMAGE, INVASION OF PRIVACY, AND MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.

The Contest may be terminated by Sponsor at any time without prior notice; provided however, the prizes will still be awarded.

7. TO FIND OUT WHO WON

To find out who won the Contest, send your request between July 6, 2011 and July 15, 2011 to affiliates@verticalresponse.com.