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Discussion Forum Rules and Regulations
These rules have been posted to protect users of the forum and to make things better for everyone so please take time to read them.
- Please check to see if there is already a topic started for the subject you want to talk about and if there is then add to that one. If you start a new and very similarly named one it will only be removed.
- Keep your contribution to the topic being discussed. If you want to say something else start a new topic.
- If you are starting a new topic make it a descriptive, relevant and easily understood title. For instance ‘Discuss Tommy & Tuppence’ is more likely to get a response than ‘I wanna say something’.- Try to use proper punctuation and paragraphs: it makes it much easier for people to read and understand.
- Don’t copy chunks of previous postings and paste them into your posting. This clutters up the topic so instead, if you need to, just refer to a previous person’s posting.
- Keep things friendly – no swearing or rudeness please. Objectionable posts are not acceptable.- Be patient for a reply. If you don’t get one it’s probably because nobody knows the answer.
- If you give away endings to books (Spoilers) please tag your post as such. We are all huge Agatha Christie fans but we haven’t all read every book.
- Be tolerant: not everyone on the site has English as a first language.
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- This site is for Agatha Christie fans to talk to each other on all matters Christie. Please don’t use this site as a personal forum.
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AudioGo Competition December 2011
1.Entry only via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Your email address will not be used for any purpose other than to contact you should you win. The competition is open to any person in the UK and Eire.
2.Entries to be received no later than 12 noon Friday 16th December 2011. Late entries cannot be accepted. The promoter accepts no responsibility for internet technical problems that prevent the receipt of entry before the closing date.3. The winners of the prizes will need to correctly identify the village in which Miss Marple lives.
4.Agatha Christie Ltd will select the winner of the main prize by a single random draw from a pool of all correct entrants and one runner-up prize awarded to the second entry drawn at random from the remaining pool of all correct entrants.
5.The winners will be notified by email and announced on the agathachristie.com website and Facebook page in December 2011. The winners authorises the promoter to use their names for publication on the website and on Facebook and Twitter.
6.There will be one main prize awarded to the first drawn entry: Main prize - Complete Miss Marple boxset to be supplied by AudioGo comprising 12 radio dramas starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple (approx retail value £90). Runner up prize - The Agatha Christie Radio Drama Collection boxset to be supplied by AudioGo consisting of 3 radio dramas. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash, and the promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize in the event of unavailability. Neither the promoter nor AudioGo makes any representation that the prizes(s) will reach the winner(s) by Christmas 2011.
7.The competition is operated by the promoter Agatha Christie Limited, 4th Floor Aldwych House, 81 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN, registered in England company number 550864. Employees of Chorion companies and AudioGo and their family members are not eligible to enter.
Mystery Man game 2011
1.Entry only via emailing email@example.com Your email address will not be used for any purpose other than to contact you should you win. The competition is open to any person worldwide.
2.Entries to be received no later than 12 noon Thursday 15th September 2011. Late entries cannot be accepted. The promoter accepts no responsibility for internet technical problems that prevent the receipt of entry before the closing date.
3. The winner of the prize will need to correctly identify the Mystery Figure. Agatha Christie Ltd will select the winner by a single random draw from a pool of all correct entrants.
4.The winner will be notified by email and announced on the agathachristie.com website and Facebook page after Christie Week 2011. The winner authorises the promoter to use their name for publication on the website and on Facebook and Twitter.
5.There will be one prize awarded: Every Christie novel currently published by HarperCollins US (approx retail value $1000) will be awarded to the selected winning entry. Novels will be the current trade paperback editions by HarperCollins US and titles from the series yet to be released will be fulfilled as and when they are published. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash, and the promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize in the event of unavailability.
6.The competition is operated by the promoter Agatha Christie Limited, 4th Floor Aldwych House, 81 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN, registered in England company number 550864. Employees of Chorion companies and their family members are not eligible to enter.
TEN to win TEN’ Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES
No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
Void outside of the 50 United States (excluding RI), and where prohibited by law.
The ‘Ten to win TEN’ (the “Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Thursday 14, 2011 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on October 4, 2011 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia thirteen (13) years of age as of date of date of entry (the “Entrant(s)”). Residents of Rhode Island are not eligible. Employees of Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family and household members of each, are ineligible as Entrants. If you are an eligible minor in your jurisdiction of residence, you should have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to enter. Void outside the fifty (50) United States (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia and where prohibited. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
To Enter. There are two (2) ways to enter: 1. Online Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period, log onto www.agathachristie.com and follow the links to register to receive the Agatha Christie US Newsletter (existing US Newsletter subscribers will be automatically entered); or 2. Mail in Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period, send a 3x5 card with your name, mailing address, e-mail address and date of birth to ‘Ten to win TEN’ Sweepstakes, 25 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018, to be received by Sponsor no later than October 11, 2011. The information contained on the card will only be used for notification and eligibility confirmation purposes. Entrants may only enter once during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple entries from any entrant during the Sweepstakes Period will be void. Entries submitted using any kind of bot or automated technology will be deleted. All entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned.
Random Drawing. Ten (10) winners will win a prize. Random drawing will take place on or about October 13, 2011 from all eligible entries received, and the winner will be notified on or about October 17, 2011 via the e-mail address supplied during entry. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Decisions of the Sponsors are final.
Prizes. Each winner will receive the first ten (10) Agatha Christie novels (trade editions) released by HarperCollins US (Approximate Retail Value of all prizes: $1,300.00). No prize substitution, transfer or cash redemption allowed, except at Sponsors’ sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, in their sole discretion. If winner is an eligible minor in his/jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of parent/legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents.
Claiming Prize: All properly claimed prizes will be awarded. The winner is responsible for all applicable taxes and must sign an affidavit of eligibility and compliance with rules/release, and all other applicable forms required by a taxing authority within ten (10) days of receipt of written prize notification or prizes will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. By accepting the prize, the winner consents to Sponsor’s use of their name, photograph and/or likeness, address, voice, and statements made by or attributed to them in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed for all business purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is 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.
Limitations of Liability. By participating, Entrants (or, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians) agree to release and hold harmless Sponsors, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”) for any injuries, damages, expenses or losses that may be sustained in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize awarded herein. Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telecommunications, network, electronic, or telephone malfunctions or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, postage-due, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) or by any human or other error which may occur in the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof), or for entries which are late, lost, stolen, incomplete, inaudible, misdirected, garbled, delayed by computer transmissions, damaged or illegible. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel or modify this Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) if fraud, technical failures (including but not limited to computer virus, bugs or unauthorized intervention) or any other factor beyond Sponsors’ reasonable control impair the integrity of the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof), as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. In such event, Sponsors reserve the right to select a winner at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSORS’ FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THAT PROVISION. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to participants or to any other persons’ computer (whether hardware or software), relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with this Sweepstakes.
Winner’s List. For the Winner’s name, send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope to: ‘TEN to win TEN’ Sweepstakes Winners’ List, 25 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018 to be received by March 31, 2012. Winner’s list available after December 1, 2011.
Sponsors. Sponsored by Agatha Christie Limited, 4th Floor, Aldwych House, 81 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN United Kingdom.
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