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I am very excited to announce the all-new eHow Tech podcast!

Starting in October, I will be joining forces with the lovely and geeky Nikole Zivalich — a TV personality you might remember from the G4 network — to help you do more with technology. Imagine a world filled with fun and geeky guests, gadgets, tech trivia, and tips for better living through technology.

Now stop imagining, because it’s here. Or, at least it will be in the first week of October.

In addition to chatting about the tech issues you care about, we’ll have interesting guests from around the tech, geek, and creative worlds. For example, in October we’ll have Steve and Jay Novella from the Skeptics Guide to the Universe as well as — and this is incredibly exciting — Kristin Hersh, the driving force behind the absolutely legendary rock bands Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave.

Even better? We’ve got prizes. Prizes for you. Thanks to our friends at Think Geek, Corel, Society 6, and eHow Now, we will be giving away cool stuff each and every week on the show. To be eligible to win, you just need to tell us who you are — fill out the official entry form and you’ll be in the running each and every week (you only need to enter once).

So once again, go enter the eHow Tech Podcast sweepstakes.

And because we have to keep the lawyers happy, here are the official rules. See you on the podcast!

 

THE EHOW TECH PODCAST “GEEK TRIVIA QUIZ” SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

Participation in the EHOW TECH PODCAST “GEEK TRIVIA QUIZ” SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”) constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Official Rules (“Official Rules”).

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN THE SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR LIKELIHOOD OF WINNING.

ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Sponsor: Demand Media, Inc., the owner and operator of the eHow.com web site, is the sponsor of the Sweepstakes (the “Sponsor”).  The Sponsor’s address is 1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, California 90404. The Sponsor hosts a weekly audio podcast (the “Podcast”) which is available for download in the iTunes podcast library.

Eligibility: To participate in the Sweepstakes, you must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia and eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Residents of the state of Florida are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. In addition, employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, and its immediate family members and affiliates are also not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.

Drawing Period: Each Sweepstakes drawing period begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time each Monday (the “Start Date”), and ends at 8:59 a.m. Pacific Time on the first Monday immediately following the Start Date (the “Drawing Period”). Each Sweepstakes entrant’s name that is not drawn during a Drawing Period will remain in the pool of entries for the next Drawing Period.

Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must complete the following steps:

(i) Visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/VF3aN3Qf69wTe0EmLu6Y (the “Online Submission Form”);
(ii) Once you have accessed the Online Submission Form, enter your name, location and email address, and check the box confirming that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules;
(iii) Click on the “SUBMIT” button to enter the Sweepstakes

By submitting the above information via the Online Submission Form, you will be entered into a pool of names from which one (1) entrant name will be selected during each weekly Drawing Period, as specified below under the section entitled, “Selection of Winners; Odds of Winning.”  You may enter your name only once. Sweepstakes entrants who enter via the Online Submission Form more than once will automatically be disqualified from consideration.

Selection of Winners; Odds of Winning: On Monday of each week, the name of one (1) potential winner will be selected at random from the pool of eligible entries for the next Podcast. The potential winner will be represented by the guest of that week’s Podcast (the “Guest”). During the Podcast, the Guest will be asked three (3) technology trivia questions. If the Guest answers two out of the three questions correctly, the Sweepstakes entrant whose name was chosen during the preceding Drawing period will win that week’s prize. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that the decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. All decisions of Sponsor are final in all matters, including determination of the Sweepstakes winners, interpretation of these Official Rules, and awarding of prizes. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVEN IF YOUR ENTRY QUALIFIES YOU AS A POTENTIAL WINNER AT THE CLOSE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU HAVE NOT YET WON A PRIZE. POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, AND MUST MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BEFORE AN ENTRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED AS A WINNER AND A PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED.

Prizes; Disclaimer of Warranties; Release from Liability: One (1) potential winner per Drawing Period will be selected at random from the pool of eligible entries to receive Sponsor’s choice of one (1) of the following prizes, subject to the Guest’s successful completion of the trivia quiz during the Podcast (as set forth above):

Corel Paint Shop Pro X6 (approximate retail value: $79.99)
ThinkGeek Tactical BBQ Aprons (approximate retail value: $34.99)
ThinkGeek Build on Brick Mug approximate retail value: ($19.99)
ThinkGeek Geeky Scented Candles (approximate retail value: $19.99)
ThinkGeek Bag of Holding (approximate retail value: $64.99)
ThinkGeek Unicorn Slippers (approximate retail value: $24.99)
Society 6 gift card (approximate retail value: $25 or $50)
eHow Now consultation (approximate retail value: $60)
No substitution or cash equivalent of any prize is permitted except that if any of the above prizes are not reasonably available, the Sponsor may substitute the prize with one of equal or greater value to the one that was to be awarded. All prizes awarded are subject to the restrictions and limitations noted in these Official Rules, on the prizes and/or included with the prizes and the winner must abide by all such limitations and restrictions. Winners agree to accept their prize “as is” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  The Sponsor has the right to resolve any concerns, questions, or complaints related to the prizes in its sole discretion. Each winner is solely responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and any other costs in connection with receipt of the prize.  IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, COSTS, DAMAGE, INJURY, OR ANY OTHER CLAIMS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE RELATED TO USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE.

Notification: The potential winner will be notified by e-mail immediately following the conclusion of each week’s Podcast. If, despite the Sponsor’s reasonable efforts, any potential winner does not respond by return email within five (5) calendar days of the first notification attempt, or if a notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to any potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her eligibility for the prize and an alternate potential winner may be selected. By entering and/or accepting a prize, you agree to be bound by these rules and to release Sponsors from any and all liability arising out of your participation in this Sweepstakes with respect to the awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize. If within five (5) days of notification a potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected.  The Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in its sole discretion from all eligible and qualified entries received in accordance with these Official Rules.

Distribution: Each prize will be delivered to the winner at his or her address in one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. All risk of loss passes to the winner at the point of shipment.

Required Paperwork: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use the winner’s name, likeness, city, state of residence, personal information and text, photographs, graphics or other works of authorship submitted in their Sweepstakes entry to appear on the eHow web site and elsewhere in all media for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes without compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Each potential prize winner may be required to provide supporting documents (such as a copy of the winner’s driver’s license or passport) in form and substance satisfactory to Sponsor in furtherance of the representations, warranties and covenants set forth in these Official Rules.

Your Representations to the Sponsor: You represent and warrant that: (a) the information and documents (including any text, photographs, graphics and other works) you have submitted or will submit to the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes are true, correct, and complete in all material respects and not misleading; and (b) you have never been arrested, indicted, convicted or pled no contest to a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude. You represent and warrant that any text, photograph, graphics, images, likenesses, personal information and other works of authorship that you submit in your Sweepstakes entry or entries shall comply with the eHow Terms of Use which can be found online at: http://www.ehow.com/terms-of-use.html.

Indemnification:  You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, expenses, losses or liabilities including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and punitive damages that may be asserted against or incurred by them at any time in connection with your participation in the Sweepstakes or any material or information submitted by you in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any use thereof, including, without limitation, those arising from any breach, or alleged breach, of the warranties, representations and promises provided by you in these Official Rules; or your or any third party’s acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize you win.

Technology Terms And Conditions: The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to a Sweepstakes entrant’s computer or telephone system that is directly or indirectly caused by accessing the online submission form located at www.emailmeform.com, the eHow.com web site or otherwise participating in the Sweepstakes, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, dropped or delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, misdirected, late, lost, damaged, or stolen entries; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, web sites or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other error in the offering or announcement of any prize or in any prize notification documents, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.

No Agency: Neither these Official Rules or the awarding of a prize creates any agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between Sponsor and you.

General Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Sponsor is not responsible for and is not liable for: (i) misdirected or delayed mail or e-mail; (ii) telephone, telecommunications, hardware or third party software malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the Sponsor’s control that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted, corrupted or terminated; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of participating in the Sweepstakes or use of the prize; or (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the systems required to conduct the Sweepstakes or operate the Sponsor’s web sites, or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. All issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Sweepstakes entrants, shall be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. All decisions of the Sponsor are final. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you also agree to be bound by the eHow Terms of Use, which can be found online at: http://www.ehow.com/terms-of-use.html; and the eHow Privacy Policy, which can be found online at: http://www.ehow.com/privacy.html. To the extent of any inconsistency between the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, on the one hand, and these Official Rules, on the other hand, these Official Rules control.

Any and all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the State of California, exclusively, and subject to the laws of the State of California. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of California and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of California.

Winners List: To obtain a written identification of the winners, please send your request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: THE EHOW TECH PODCAST “GEEK TRIVIA QUIZ” SWEEPSTAKES, Demand Media, Inc., 1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, California 90404.

© 2013 Demand Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

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