June 20, 2017
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will soon celebrate its 20th Anniversary. We’ve come a long way in the past two decades, advancing our mission through innovative scientific research, conservation action, education and advocacy. As we prepare to step into a new decade, we want to hear from you!
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to complete our short survey. Your feedback will help shape our conservation agenda and future growth. You have the option to remain anonymous or share your name and email to be entered in a drawing for your choice of two grand prizes: 8 weight Orvis Helios 2 fly rod and Mirage reel OR a G. Loomis E6x 843S F rod and a Shimano Stradic 2500 reel. Both come with an additional prize package including a hat, decal and other BTT branded items.
Thank you for taking our survey. Your participation and support will enable us to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they support. (photo: Pat Ford)
NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SURVEY CONTEST.
A PURCHASE OR DONATION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust 2016 SURVEY CONTEST (“SURVEY CONTEST”) BEGINS ON 6/19/17 and ENDS ON 08/01/17.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States age 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority as legally mandated by the entrant’s jurisdiction of residence if greater than 18) at date of entry. Subject to all applicable federal and state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Employees and their immediate families (parents, children, spouse, siblings) of Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (“the Sponsor”), its advertising and promotion agencies, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, sales representatives and/or distributors, and their immediate families, and those living in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter.
HOW TO ENTER: Complete the official Membership Survey per instructions provided elsewhere in the email offer you received or via the link provided on bonefishtarpontrust.org, being sure your name and email address appear are provided. Written entry must be postmarked by 07/15/17 and received by 08/01/17. Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail/entries. All PREVIOUS survey respondents who submitted a complete survey prior to contest launch will be AUTOMATICALLY entered into the contest.
CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: No purchase or donation of any kind necessary to enter or win. You have not yet won. Begins 06/19/17; ends 08/01/17 (“Entry Period”). Prizes/Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”): First Grand Prize: Choice of 8 weight Orvis Helios 2 fly rod and Mirage reel. Second Grand Prize: G. Loomis E6x 843S F rod and a Shimano Stradic 2500 reel. Bonefish Tarpon Trust hat, decal and other BTT branded items. Maximum value of all prizes: $2050.00. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received, estimated at 1:99,000 for any prize.
SPONSOR: Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, 2937 SW 27th Avenue Suite 203 Miami, FL 33133.
WINNER SELECTION and NOTIFICATION: Random drawing will be conducted on or about 10/30/2016 from all eligible entries received by a representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. Potential winners will be notified within 7 days after random drawing at email address provided. If a potential winner fails to respond within 14 days, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate will be determined. In order to receive a prize, potential winners will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability which must be signed and returned (along with any other documentation the Sponsor reasonably requires for prize fulfillment, such as, but not limited to, providing proof of identity, various licenses or permits) within 14 days of date printed on notification or the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be determined. All prizes will be awarded within approximately 30 days of winner verification, except in cases of delay of availability. Sponsor is not responsible for such delays. TU reserves the right not to issue a prize. No prize is redeemable for cash, exchange or transfer, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion, who reserves the right to substitute any prize with one of similar or greater value if any prize, or any portion thereof, is unavailable. Each winner is solely responsible for all taxes on prize and other expenses (as applicable) not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to: licenses and fees, insurance, optional equipment and all other unspecified costs associated with claiming and/or using the corresponding prize. Winners acknowledge the Released Parties (as defined herein) do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of any prize, except that prizes will be subject to the corresponding manufacturer’s stated warranty, if any. The mention of the prizes or any other product or service in any advertisement or text does not mean the products or services have been tested, endorsed or approved by Sponsor. Arrangements for fulfillment of the prizes will be made by Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s designated agent. Limit: One prize per person or household.
GENERAL: By participating in the Survey Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Survey Contest. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner’s name, photograph, hometown, likeness, and prize won (all at Sponsor’s discretion) for future advertising, publicity in any and all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, release, or permission. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Survey Contest or in the announcement of any prize or for any suspension of the Survey Contest or inability to implement the Survey Contest or award the prizes as contemplated herein due to any event beyond its control, including delays or interruptions caused by acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, utility outages, acts of terrorism or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or regulator. Sponsor reserves the right to take action to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Survey Contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; (ii) suspend entries if the Survey Contest becomes unfairly impaired in any way and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to such action. This Survey Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Florida, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Survey Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SURVEY CONTEST. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT and WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SURVEY CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL and CIVIL LAWS and SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
RELEASE: Entrants on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, any entity involved in the fulfillment of the prizes or the administration of the Survey Contest, and their respective employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize, including property damage, personal injury or death.
WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the winners list (available after 9/30/16), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust 2015 Survey Contest Winners List, 2937 SW 27th Avenue Suite 203 Miami, FL 33133
Any questions regarding this Contest should be directed to(786) 618-9479 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Eastern Time Zone).
OPT-OUT: To opt-out of Sponsor’s future Survey Contest mailings, send your request to: Bonefish and Tarpon Trust,2937 SW 27th Avenue Suite 203 Miami, FL 33133, Attn: Opt-out.
FL Compliance Statement
Financial information about Bonefish & Tarpon Trust can be obtained by writing to us at 2937 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 203, Miami, FL 33133 or as stated below: BONEFISH & TARPON TRUST FLORIDA REGISTRATION # CH15047: 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-HELP-FLA (435-7352) OR BY VISITING THEIR WEBSITE AT: https://csapp.800helpfla.com/cspublicapp/giftgiversquery/giftgiversquery.aspx REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE STATE.
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