BookRenter’s Pinterest Promotion
Finals Survival Guides

These Term and Conditions apply for BookRenter, Inc. "Finals Survival Guides" Contest ("Contest") conducted by BookRenter, Inc. 177 Bovet Road, Second Floor San Mateo, CA 94402 (“BookRenter” or "Sponsor") and promoted on Pinterest at ("Website"). The Contest will start at 12:00:00 PM Pacific Standard Time ("PST") on April 3th 2012 and will end at 11:59p.m PST on April 9th 2012 ("Contest Period"). By participating in this Contest, you agree to the Terms and Conditions stated herein.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States (including the District of Columbia). Void in United States territories, outside the United States, and where prohibited or restricted by law, including but not limited to jurisdictions with laws that would require registration, disclosure, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements not satisfied. To be eligible, entrant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry (nineteen (19) or older if a resident of AL or NE; twenty-one (21) or older if a resident of MS, or such minimum age as any state law may require). Employees of Sponsor, their immediate family members and those living in the same household, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent and related companies, officers, directors, contractors and agents are not eligible. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  

Entrants must be currently enrolled in a college/university, must have access to the internet, a valid email address and a Pinterest account.

TO APPLY: Log onto your Pinterest account at  If you are not following BookRenter on Pinterest already, type in “BookRentercom” in the search box in the upper left corner of the page, choose “People” under the search bar, and click on the “Follow” button under the BookRenter icon.  Then create a Pinterest board titled “Finals Survival at (Insert your University Here) – BookRenter Style” (“Board”), pin at least twelve (12) items related to the topic, include #bookrentercom and #finalssurvival in the comment section for each pin on your Board, and repin the original promotion pin from BookRenter’s Pinterest page to your Board.  Your Board will become a Submitted Board once you followed all the above instructions.  Each Submitted Board counts as an Entry.

If you do not have a Pinterest account, go to, click on “Request an Invite”, enter your email address and click on “Request Invite”.  An invite will be sent to the email address you provided. 
To find out more about Pinterest and how it works, click on the “About” button on the upper right corner of Pinterest’s home page.

Limit one (1) Submitted Board per person during the Contest Period. Multiple or duplicate Submitted Boards from the same individual received will be disqualified. Use of automated application or similar devices to participate or subvert the Contest process is prohibited and all entries through such devices are void. Incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or late Entries which otherwise do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. All Submitted Boards are the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Pinterest. The entrant should be able to provide on request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for his/her Submitted Board. All Submitted Boards must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any entrant who incorporates any intellectual property owned by a third party into his or her Submitted Board does so at his or her own risk. Without in any way limiting, expanding or amending the Terms of Use policy residing on the Website, which Terms of Use policy shall remain in full force and effect, if Sponsor is duly notified that any element of an entrant's Submission infringes upon the rights of another person and/or receives a legally valid request to remove the affected Submission from the Website because of such infringement, such Submission may be removed from the Website and/or disqualified from the Contest, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion. Further, no entrant will be eligible to receive a prize unless Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion that such entrant's Submission has been or can be sufficiently cleared for legal purposes.

USAGE RIGHTS FOR SUBMITTED BOARDS: The Submitted Boards must not be obscene or indecent (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and the use of the Submitted Board by Sponsor as outlined herein must not infringe upon any right of any third party including, without limitation, any Third Party Intellectual Property rights of any third party. Submitted Boards that include profanity, inappropriate or explicit language or demonstrate any lewd or sexually suggestive gestures or full or partial nudity, drug or alcoholic beverage use, or any unsafe behavior will be disqualified. All Submitted Boards become the property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned.

By submitting a Board, each Entrant: 1) irrevocably grants Sponsor and Related Entities the royalty-free right (but not the obligation) throughout the world to use, re-use, copy, publish, republish in whole or in part, edit, add to, modify, and rearrange the Submitted Board in whatever media, including without limitation edit, rearrange, and/or copy the Submitted Board for use in the promotion of Sponsor's products and services without further permission, consideration or payment to the entrant, except where prohibited; 2) warrants and represents that the Submitted Board is 100% the original creation or work by the entrant and that use of the Submitted Board as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights, title, claim or interest of any third party; and 3) certifies that Entrant is the creator and sole copyright owner of the Submitted Board.

Each entrant understands and acknowledges that the Related Entities have wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Each entrant also acknowledges that many ideas or stories may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Entrant and/or each other in theme, idea, plot, format or other respects. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that such entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Related Entity's use of any such similar or identical material. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Related Entities do not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Entrant. Finally, each entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by entrant relating to or arising out of a Related Entity's actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Entry or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of "Finals Survival Guides" Contest or any other production based on or allegedly based on the Submitted Board, and entrant's rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

Sponsor, Pinterest and the Related Entities are not responsible for any problems or technical, hardware, or software malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Submitted Boards to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion, unavailable network connections on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. By submitting a Board, entrant agrees to abide by the Terms and Conditions of this Contest.

SELECTION OF WINNER: A total of one (1) Winner will be selected based the number of repins his or her Submitted Board generates during the Contest Period.  The Submitted Board that receives the highest number of repins is deemed to be the potential winner of the Contest.  In the event of a tie, the tied Submitted Boards will be judged by Sponsor based on the following judging criteria: Originality/Creativity: (0-100 points).   Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all respects relating to the selection of the Winner.

PRIZE:  The Winner will receive a customized Finals Survival Kit based on the pins on the Submitted Board.  For example: If the winning Submitted Board includes a pin of a cup of coffee, the Finals Survival Kit may include a bag of coffee.  Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the Prize is $150.00.  The Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and prize substitution will not be allowed, except at sole discretion of the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Winner is solely responsible for paying all applicable federal, state, local taxes, if any, and all other unspecified expenses associated with the acceptance and/or use of prize. Unclaimed prize will not be awarded. 

CLAIMING PRIZE/RELEASE: The Winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on the prize. No cash substitution, assignment, or transfer of prize permitted. In the event a prize is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The prize will not be distributed in the event an insufficient number of qualified Entries are received that do not meet the minimum standards established by these Terms and Conditions.  Eligibility, age and claims made by potential Winner are subject to verification.  Potential Winner will be notified by 1) Facebook if potential Winner has linked his or her Facebook account to his/her Pinterest account; or 2) if not, the original promotion repin from BookRenter’s Pinterest page on or about April 10, 2012 and sent via U.S. Mail and/or e-mail an affidavit of eligibility and a liability release, which potential Winner must sign. Sponsor is not obligated to leave voice mail, answering machine or other messages. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or e-mails made to entrants not by the Sponsor. The Prize will be awarded provided they are properly claimed.

INTERNET: If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor or the Related Entities which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Neither the Sponsor nor any Related Entity assumes any responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entry. Neither the Sponsor nor any Related Entity is responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entries to be received by the Sponsor or any Related Entity due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ANY RELATED ENTITY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY OF ENTRANT'S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY WITH SPONSOR'S OR SUCH RELATED ENTITY'S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR OR AFFECTED RELATED ENTITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning Entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the Pinterest account.  An "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person 18 years of age or older who has created the Pinterest account which is associated with the winning Board.  Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential Winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the Pinterest account associated with the Submitted Board.
GENERAL: By applying for this Contest, Entrants: (1) agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions; (2) agree to release Sponsor and the Related Entities from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activity, or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery; and (3) consent to the use of their names, voices, pictures, and likenesses for advertising purposes in any medium throughout the world, whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity without additional compensation unless prohibited by law, and (4) acknowledge that Sponsor and the Related Entities have neither made nor are 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. Sponsor may discontinue this Contest at any time. Sponsor may terminate the Contest or decide to modify it in any manner that it deems fair and equitable to entrants if it becomes aware of any occurrence that would materially affect the Contest's security and fairness. Sponsor may prohibit individuals from participating in Contest and disqualify entries if they (1) attempt to apply for the Contest through any means other than as described in these Terms and Conditions, (2) attempt to disrupt the Contest or circumvent the Terms and Conditions in any way or (3) repeatedly show a disregard for the Contest Terms and Conditions or act (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, or (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor. Sponsor's decisions with respect to the Contest are final.

LIABILITY & RELEASE: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and the Related Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize hereunder, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of Entries; or (e) injury or death to a person(s) or damage to property which may be result, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Contest or entrants' receipt, acceptance, use and/or enjoyment of any prize. In no event shall Sponsor or the Related Entities be liable for attorney's fees. Each Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Sponsor and the Related Entities reserve the right to correct typographic, clerical or printing errors in any Contest materials.  Sponsor and the Related Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this Contest, the administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Winners, including such error as may give an erroneous indication that a prize has been won. In the event the Sponsor or the Related Entities are prevented from continuing with this Contest, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute, or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, or local government law, order of regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor's or the Related Entities' control (each a "Force Majeure" event) the Sponsor and the Related Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Contest without notice or further obligation. If the Sponsor or the Related Entities, in their discretion, elect to abbreviate, cancel or terminate the Contest as a result of a Force Majeure event, the Sponsor and the Related Entities reserve the right, but shall have no obligation, to award the prizes from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event.
USE OF INFORMATION: The information that you provide in connection with the Contest may be used for Sponsor's internal purposes and to send you information about Sponsor's products and special contests but will not be provided to other third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest or as required by law or legal process. Board submission constitutes permission to post prize winner's name on Website and to use prize winner's name, hometown and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and contest without further compensation unless prohibited by law. If you do not wish to receive information from Sponsor in the future, please notify Sponsor by going to:
NO OBLIGATION TO USE: The Related Entities shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Entry, or to otherwise exploit any Entry or, if commenced, to continue the distribution or exploitation thereof, and Related Entities may at any time abandon the use of the any Entries for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and entrants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.

FURTHER DOCUMENTATION: If Sponsor shall desire to secure additional assignments, certificates of engagement for the Submission or other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require in order to effectuating the purposes and intents of these Terms and Conditions, then each entrant agrees to sign the same upon Sponsor's request therefore.
WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain any legally required winner's list (available after April 13, 2012) or a copy of the Terms and Conditions, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 13th, 2012 to: BookRenter’s™ "Finals Survival Guides" 177 Bovet Road, Second Floor San Mateo, CA 94402. Please specify "Official Rules" or "Winners List". VT residents do not need to affix return postage for Terms and Conditions Requests.


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