Socratic Forum Member Referral Sweepstakes


As a registered Forum panelist you are eligible to participate in the Socratic Forum Member Referral Sweepstakes.

If you invite your friends to join, using a special code tied to your member ID, you and your friend have the chance to win $5,000 each! That's $5,000 for you and $5,000 for your friend. In fact, you will get an entry into the drawing for every friend you recruit to increase your chances of winning!

Official Rules




The Socratic Forum Member Referral Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") begins at 12:00:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Friday, March 6, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 ("Sweepstakes Period"). Sweepstakes sponsored by Socratic Technologies, Inc., 2505 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA  94110 ("Sponsor").

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are age 18 or older. Employees, suppliers, officers and directors of Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfillment agencies, legal advisors, and the immediate family members, and persons living in the same household of such persons are not eligible. Additional restrictions may apply.

ENTRY: Current Socratic Forum members simply need to forward the unique Member Referral link received from Socratic Forum mailings to any friends they’d like to invite to participate. Each referral who joins gives the referring Socratic Forum Member an additional chance to win.

Individuals who are not currently Socratic Forum Members can also participate by simply signing up for the Socratic Forum ( to receive their unique referral ID and link. That link can be sent to any friends they’d like to invite to participate. Each referral who joins gives the referring Socratic Forum Member an additional chance to win.

Completed entries must be received by 11:59:59 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 and tracked by Socratic Technologies, Inc. technical division.

Limit one Socratic Forum Registration per person/email address. You may enter the Promotion under one name and one email address only. Enter using only an email address subscribed and registered in your name. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same email account, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry. The authorized email account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified. An eligible individual receives one automatic entry into the Sweepstakes when their Referral registers and submits the requested information. The email address submitted must be valid and active from 12:00:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Friday, March 6, 2009 through 11:59:59 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. All entries become the property of Sponsor.

PRIZE: 2 (two) winners, the referring Socratic Forum member and their registered referral, will win 1 (one) Grand Prize each. The grand prize is US$5,000. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor's discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.

SELECTION OF WINNER: The winner will be determined by random drawing from all eligible referral entries received during the Sweepstakes period, to be held on or about Wednesday, July 15, 2009. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail address provided upon entry, within 15 days of the drawing. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify potential winner. The potential winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and where lawful, a publicity consent and release agreement, all within 10 days of notification or attempted notification. If the winner has not attained the age of majority in state of residence, prize will be awarded in name of parent or guardian. By accepting and/or using prize, winner consents to the use of his/her name, voice and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law and upon request will provide such consent in writing. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By entering, each participant agrees (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final, and (b) that Sponsor, agents and representatives of Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, legal advisors and advertising, promotion, fulfillment agencies are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due entries, mail, or e-mail; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, or cancel Sweepstakes at any time if the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual or entity it finds to be attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Socratic Member Referral Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participants' actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

WINNER'S LIST AND OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of the winner's name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Socratic Member Referral Sweepstakes Winner's List, Socratic Technologies, Inc., 2505 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA  94110. Requests must be received no later than Wednesday, July 1, 2009.

ENTRANT'S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from entrants is subject to Socratic Technologies Privacy Policy.


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