Official Rules: IACP 2013 GORE-TEX® Jacket Drawing (Online)

Official Rules

“IACP 2013 GORE-TEX® Jacket Drawing (Online)”


1.         ELIGIBILITY.  No purchase necessary to enter. Purchase will not improve chances of winning. This Sweepstakes begins October 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on October 23, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST (“Promotion Period”) and is open to legal residents of the United States and D.C. who are at least eighteen (18) years old at time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children and their spouses and in-laws) and persons living in the same household of such individuals are not eligible. 

2.         HOW TO ENTER.  To enter the Sweepstakes: Go to and follow the onscreen instructions for entering the Sweepstakes. LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD/EMAIL ADDRESS.  Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and his or her Sweepstakes entry) who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes and randomly award the prize from among all eligible entries received prior to action taken by Sponsor, should fraud, virus, bug or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Proof of entering information on Sponsor’s website is not considered proof of delivery or receipt by Sponsor.

3.         WEB RESTRICTIONS.  All entrants must have a valid e‑mail address at time of entry. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunction or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an electronic entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the "Authorized Holder" in whose name the e-mail account is registered, provided that person meets all eligibility criteria set forth in the Eligibility section of these Official Rules.  "Authorized Holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  Please see the website's privacy policy at for details of the Sweepstakes policy regarding the personal information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes.

  1. PRIZE/ODDS.  1 potential winner will be drawn at random from among eligible entries received, on or about October 25, 2013. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited. Odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received.


Prize Description:  GORE-TEX® or WINDSTOPPER® Jacket (MSRP $185.00).
Cumulative Retail Value of All Prizes: $185.00.

  1. POTENTIAL WINNER NOTIFICATION/PRIZE RESTRICTIONS.  Potential winner will be notified by e-mail and may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability/Publicity release (where permitted) within fourteen (14) days from the date on the written prize notification or prize will be forfeited. Failure to comply with these requirements for any reason, or return of the prize notification as undeliverable or refused, will result in forfeiture of prize and an alternate entrant will be drawn at random from the remaining eligible entries and awarded the prize. If the winner is eighteen (18) years of age or older, but considered a minor in his/her state of residence, prize will be awarded on minor’s behalf to the parent/legal guardian of minor, who must execute and return any required documents as noted previously in these rules.   All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Except at Sponsor's discretion, no cash redemption, substitutions, or transfer of prize allowed.  In case of unavailability of the advertised prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. By accepting a prize, winner grants Sponsor and Sponsor’s agents, the right to use his/her name and likenesses in advertising, publicity and promotion without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.


6.         LIMITATION ON LIABILITY.  As a condition of entering, entrants (or their parent or legal guardian if an eligible minor) agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorney’s fees and court costs. By accepting prize, winner agrees that Sponsor will not be held responsible for any system damage, loss of property, accidents, injuries, or death that may occur in the receipt, awarding, use or possession of prize and/or participation in any prize related activity, including any travel related thereto. Winner acknowledges that Sponsor has not made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants and winner agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the decisions of Sponsor and any applicable federal, state, provincial or local laws and regulations.

7.         GOVERNING LAW.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Sweepstakes Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conflicts of law principles.  All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the state of Delaware.  

8.         WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Fire & Public Safety Marketing, 105 Vieve’s Way, Elkton, MD  21921 by December 26, 2013. Winner’s name will be sent when winner has been verified and prize has been awarded. 

Sponsor:  W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., 555 Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE  19711

© Copyright 2013 W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. GORE®, GORE-TEX® and designs are trademarks of  W. L. Gore & Associates.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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