Official Rules and Disclaimers


Aberdeen Group E-Gift Card

OVERVIEW: Aberdeen Group is a technology and services company that helps tech sales and marketing executives distill smart data science into actionable moments. We help companies win through our unique targeting capabilities (using the CI Technology Data Set), advanced analytics using our own innovative proprietary and public data sources, and our original and research based content engine.

At any given time, Aberdeen will be sponsoring various surveys on the on its website www.aberdeen.com, various social media channels and email promotion. With respect to each survey, Aberdeen Group will identify the dollar value of e-gift card incentives and the duration of the offer (i.e., the time remaining).

RULES: Each Aberdeen Group survey e-gift card is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and are void where prohibited. Winning individuals will be responsible for all taxes related to the award of any e-gift card prize. Each e-gift card incentive begins at the time the survey is released, and ends at the time noted with respect to such survey (the “Survey Period”). Survey e-gift card incentives are sponsored by Aberdeen Group, whose principal business office address is 60 Hickory Drive, 5th floor, Waltham, Ma, 02451.

ELIGIBILITY: The Aberdeen Group survey e-gift card incentives are open to legal residents of all fifty (50) States in the United States as well as the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of any sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives and agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household are not eligible to enter or win. By entering a survey, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and disclaimers (these “Official Rules”), and the decisions of Aberdeen Group regarding the survey e-gift card incentive are final and binding in all respects.

TO ENTER: All entries will be received online through the Aberdeen Group website, and Social Media or email promotion. To be eligible, you will be required to complete a specifically identified Aberdeen Group survey.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: With respect to each Aberdeen Group survey e-gift card incentive, at the end of each survey period, Aberdeen Group will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the survey promotion Period. The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible respondents who completed the survey. Aberdeen Group survey e-gift card winners will be notified by e-mail to the e-mail address provided by the survey respondent. Upon confirming notification was received by the winning survey respondent(s); a follow-up email will be sent to the prize winner where a link will be provided to redeem the funds provided in the e-gift card. If the selected prize winner does not respond within thirty (30) days after award notification is given, then that selected prize winner will be deemed to have forfeited his/her e-gift card. The name of each survey respondent prize winner will be posted on the Aberdeen Group Essentials Website: E-Gift Winners, within ten (10) days after such prize winner contacts Aberdeen Group based on his/her receipt of the award notification. Each Aberdeen Group e-gift card winner is subject to verification by Aberdeen Group, whose decisions are final and binding in all matter related to the sweepstakes.

PRIZES: Each survey shall have only five (5) e-gift card prize. Each prize shall consist of an item(s) of retail merchandise or retail services, or a e-gift card redeemable for certain item(s) of retail merchandise or services. All e-gift cards are redeemable with the specific businesses issuing such cards. There will be no substitutions, exchanges or variations made to prizes or e-gift cards that are awarded, or prizes which are redeemed with e-gift cards. It is the responsibility of each prize winner to redeem any e-gift card received as a prize. Merchandise or services obtained with a e-gift card received as a prize, are received without warranty by Aberdeen Group of any kind, express or implied. Aberdeen Group surveys will have values generally between $25 – $100.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the individual Aberdeen Group prize winner. Prizes, e-gift cards received as prizes, and the merchandise or retail services for which such e-gift cards may be redeemed cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash. E-gift cards may not be useable in conjunction with any other promotions or offers. E-gift cards shall be redeemable as set forth thereon, and in accordance with applicable law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Aberdeen Groups failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver thereof. Neither Aberdeen Group nor anyone acting on its behalf will enter into any communications with any entrant regarding the survey, except as expressly set forth in these official rules. Aberdeen Group reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process or the legitimate operation of the survey; to violate these official rules; or to act in a disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person with respect to the survey. Aberdeen Group may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) cancel or terminate the survey (or any survey a portion thereof); (b) modify the survey or suspend the survey (or any survey a portion thereof) to address the impairment and then resume the survey (or any survey a portion thereof) in a manner that best conforms to the intent of these Official Rules; or (c) award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Privacy Policy of Aberdeen Group shall apply to all aspects of our survey. The Privacy Policy can be found online at: http://www.aberdeenservices.com/privacy-policy.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in any Aberdeen Group survey, entrants agree that Aberdeen Group and any other applicable sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing, web site providers, web masters, Aberdeen Group and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents (The “Released Entities”), will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including personal injury or death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, entry, or participation in any survey contests or in any survey contest related activity, or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery. By participating in any Aberdeen Group survey, participants agree that, except where prohibited by law, participation in any Aberdeen Group survey constitutes winner’s consent and permission to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed at any time or times, each winner’s name, promotional purposes (including the announcement of his or her name in email broadcast) without additional consideration, compensation, permission, or notification. Without limiting the foregoing, everything regarding the survey, including the e-gift card, are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Aberdeen Group survey or the prize(s) awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts or the appropriate state court having jurisdiction in an over Boston, Massachusetts; (b) any and all claims, judgment, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Survey, but in no event attorneys’ fees; (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Aberdeen Group in connection with the Survey, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

WINNERS LIST: All prize winner’s names and the prizes they have won will be listed on the Aberdeen Group Essentials Website: E-Gift Winners. Aberdeen Group shall not be liable for technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions.