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  1. 1. THE 2011 MERRILL LIKE US AND WIN RULES AND CONDITIONSOFFICIAL RULESNO PURCHASE OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF U.S., 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF TIME OF ENTRY. VOIDWHERE PROHIBITED.1. About the Sweepstakes & How to Enter: The Merrill Like Us and Win Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins onSeptember 1, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. EDT and ends September 30, 2011 11:59 P.M. EDT (“Sweepstakes Period”). Apurchase will not increase your chances of winning. To participate in the Sweepstakes, "like" Merrill’s LAD FacebookFan Page ( to become a “Fan.”Each individual that is a Fan of Merrill’s LAD Facebook Fan Page at the end of the Sweepstakes Period willautomatically be entered. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person for the Sweepstakes. Multiple entries will void allentries by that entrant. Entry Information must be submitted completely. Mechanically reproduced entries are notpermitted and will be disqualified. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.Use of Facebook, including use of Merrill’s LAD Facebook Fan Page, is subject to all Facebook’s Terms of Serviceand Privacy Policies. Information is provided to Sponsor and not to Facebook. Questions regarding this Sweepstakesshould be directed to Sponsor at, not to Facebook. Mail-in entries are not accepted.Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process.Entries may be subject to verification prior to prize drawing. Any entry not in conformance with this description shallbe void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged or incomplete entries, or for transactions thatare processed late or incorrectly computed or are lost, all of which are void, because of computer error ormalfunctions.2. Sponsor: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Merrill Communications LLC, 1 Merrill Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108(“Sponsor”).3. Eligibility: Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the United States (including theDistrict of Columbia), who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry (“Entrant”). Void where prohibited by law.Employees of Merrill Communications LLC, those involved in production, development, implementation or handling ofSweepstakes, and any prize suppliers, or any other person or entity associated with Sweepstakes (collectively“Sweepstakes Entities”) and members of their immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents) and/orpersons living in the same household are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes.4. Prizes: On or about October 3, 2011, a random drawing for an 8 GB ipod Touch (Retail Value: $229.00) will beconducted from among all eligible participants. A random drawing will be conducted by Merrill Communications LLCwhose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. All prizes are nontransferable and must beaccepted as awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of equal or greater value ifthe advertised prize (or portion thereof) becomes unavailable. Each prize winner is solely responsible for any federal,state, local or other taxes that may apply to the value of the prize.5. Odds of Winning Sweepstakes: The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.6. Drawing and Notification: The potential winner will be notified via electronic mail sent to the e-mail accountassociated with their Facebook account, if made available to Merrill through Merrill’s LAD Fan Page, as well as a poston their Facebook wall or by private message within seven (7) business days of the conclusion of the SweepstakesPeriod. Each potential winner will have three (3) business days from the notification date to respond, or his/her entrywill be disqualified and his/her prize forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.7. Requirements of Winner: Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules and all federal, state and local laws andregulations (“Rules and Laws”). Potential winners will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, aLiability Release and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) to Sponsor within ten (10) days after notification.8. Conditions: By entering Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to all of the following: to be bound by these Rules and Lawsincluding any Terms of Service, Privacy Policies or Official Rules set forth by Facebook; as well as the decisions of
  2. 2. the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects; to indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entitiesfrom any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes; to release all rights to bring any claim, action orproceeding against the Sweepstakes Entities; and to waive any rights to claim ambiguity as to the Official Rules.Entrants understand that this Sweepstakes is not associated with any prizes provided by Facebook.9. Publicity and Privacy: Any and all information provided in connection with an entry becomes the sole property ofthe Sponsor and will not be returned. Any personal information supplied by Entrants will be subject to the PrivacyPolicy (and Terms of Service) posted at and by Facebook posted at Thus,except where prohibited by law and Merrill Corporation’s Privacy Policy, acceptance of prize constitutes winner’spermission and consent for the Sweepstakes Entities to use winners’ names, addresses (city and state), photos,biographical information, statements, and voices for Sweepstakes for promotional and publicity purposes withoutfurther compensation.10. Disclaimers: Sweepstakes Entities shall have no responsibility or liability in connection with: participation in thisSweepstakes; human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information; acceptance, use, or defects ofthe prizes awarded; even if caused by the negligence of one of the Sweepstakes Entities. Entrants further agree toindemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from theSweepstakes, to release all rights to bring claim, action or proceeding against the Sweepstakes Entities, and herebyacknowledge that said Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for anywarranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prizes, any technicalmalfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment,software, internet service provider; interruption or inability to access Sweepstakes or any Web Site or online servicevia the internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; any damage to entrants (or any third person’s)computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of this Sweepstakes; any lost/delayed datatransmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects or any other errors or malfunctions.11. Release and Limitations of Liability: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrant agreesto release and hold harmless Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Entities, its officers, directors, employees, and agents(the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakesor receipt or use of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will belimited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties beliable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to,punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.12. Disputes: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arisingout of the Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State ofMinnesota, and the law of Minnesota shall govern such disputes.13. Rules/Winners List: To receive a copy of the Winners List, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Like us and Win Sweepstakes Winners List, Merrill Corporation, 1325 G Street, NW,Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005. All requests must be received by December 1, 2011.If you would prefer not to receive any further contest notifications from Merrill, please provide us with yourname, address & company name. Mail your request to: Merrill Corporation, 1325 G Street, NW, Suite 200,Washington, DC 20005.