Call us: 888.567.6527

sweepstakes-official-rules

REAL GOODS SOLAR
Solar Electric System Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY: Only legal residents of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Vermont are eligible to enter. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older, and must own a single family, detached home in one of the states listed above to be eligible to enter. Not open to individuals that have a solar electric system attached to their home as of February 1, 2012 or that have signed a contract with Real Goods Solar, Inc. (“Real Goods”) or Alteris Renewables, Inc. (“Alteris”; collectively, Real Goods and Alteris will be referred to as the “Sponsor”) for the purchase and installation of a residential solar electric system on or before January 31, 2012. Not open to employees, officers, or directors, or to members of the immediate family or household of any employee, officer, or director, of Sponsor, Gaiam, Inc., or any participating business or retail location providing Sweepstakes (as defined below) entry forms, or any of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, dealers, retailers, resellers, or any advertising or promotion agencies involved in this Sweepstakes promotion (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”). Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws. Void where prohibited.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Real Goods Solar Electric System Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on February 1, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on August 31, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, you accept and agree to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

HOW TO ENTER: There are three ways to enter the Sweepstakes. Online: To enter, visit the website RealGoods.com (the “Website”), and follow instructions to complete the entry process by providing the information requested. Any information you submit will be subject to the Website’s privacy policy. Proof of online submission is not proof of receipt. Telephone: To enter, call 1.888.567.6527 (the “Phone Number”) and follow instructions to complete the entry process by providing the information requested. In-Store: Complete by hand an Official Entry Form, available while supplies last at participating locations, and deposit your completed entry in accordance with the instructions at the participating location, business or organization. All entries must be received by the end of the Sweepstakes Period in order to participate. Limit one entry per person. Subsequent entries from the same person may be disqualified. Any attempt by a person to enter more than once may result in disqualification at the discretion of the Sponsor.

DRAWING AND WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be randomly selected by the Sweepstakes judges from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted on or about September 15, 2012. The potential winner will be notified by telephone and/or email and/or mail using the contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If the potential winner does not respond within ten days after the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if she or he has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

PRIZES/ODDS: One (1) Grand Prize is available and will be awarded, provided sufficient eligible entries are received. The Grand Prize shall be awarded as follows (only one of the following shall be awarded):

(A) If Grand Prize winner did not purchase a Real Goods Home Solar Electric System during the Sweepstakes Period, the winner will receive one Home Solar Electric System from Real Goods up to four kilowatts DC with standard roof installation included (the “System”; ARV: up to $25,000.00). The Grand Prize includes a site analysis of your home by Sponsor and the design and installation of the System, all at dates and times convenient to winner. Winner is responsible for cost of the System above four kilowatts DC and for costs associated with installation beyond standard roof installation. Actual retail value of the System may vary depending on winner’s residence. No cash alternative or prize substitution will be allowed, except in Sponsor’s discretion.

OR

(B) If Grand Prize winner purchased a Real Goods or Alteris Home Solar Electric System during Sweepstakes Period, winner will receive a one-time cash payment equal to the actual retail value of the System purchased by winner (ARV: up to $25,000.00). Winner will remain responsible for cost of System above four kilowatts and for costs associated with installation beyond standard roof installation. Actual retail value of the System may vary depending on winner’s residence. No prize substitution will be allowed, except in Sponsor’s discretion.

OR

(C) If Grand Prize winner purchased a Real Goods or Alteris Home Solar Electric System during Sweepstakes Period and winner has a lease or finance contract with one of Sponsor’s third-party financing partners, winner will receive a one-time cash payment equal to the actual retail value of the System purchased by winner (ARV: up to $25,000.00). Winner will remain responsible for cost of System above four kilowatts and for costs associated with installation beyond standard roof installation. Any winner that is under a lease or finance contract with one of Sponsor’s third-party financing partners will be responsible for any interest charges, late payments or other amount(s) due under the applicable lease or finance contract. Actual retail value of the System may vary depending on winner’s residence. No prize substitution will be allowed, except in Sponsor’s discretion.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, you are not guaranteed to win the Grand Prize. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Real Goods is the primary sponsor of this Sweepstakes, with its principal place of business located at 833 W. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027 . Real Goods’s contact address is 833 W. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027. Receipt of prize is subject to the residency and other restrictions noted above in Eligibility section. Winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and/or a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”) to claim the grand prize. Deadline for submission of entries is August 31, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. PT.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Winner is responsible for all federal, state, and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with acceptance or use of any prize. Each potential winner may be required to execute any or all of the Prize Claim Documents. Failure to sign and return the Prize Claim Documents when requested may result in disqualification and selection of alternate winner. If the winner is not of legal age of majority in his or her state of residence, at Sponsor’s options, the applicable prize either may be awarded in the name of parent or legal guardian of winner, or parent or legal guardian of winner may be required to ratify and sign all Prize Claim Documents.

GENERAL PROVISIONS: Acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation except where prohibited by law. Entrants (and any minor entrant’s parent or legal guardian) agree that the Sweepstakes Entities (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose or implied warranty of merchantability.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s computer system or telephone which is occasioned by accessing the Website or the Phone Number or otherwise participating in the Sweepstakes, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software, or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, or delays. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, misdirected, late, lost, or damaged submissions or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, severs, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, cable, or telephone transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the Website or the Phone Number, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No mechanically reproduced, incomplete, forged, software-generated, or other automated multiple entries will be accepted.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, any entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account or telephone account from which it was sent or from which the entry call was placed, provided such account holder must still meet the eligibility requirements for the Sweepstakes. The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable email address or telephone number has been assigned by the Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address, or by the telephone service provider responsible for assigning telephone numbers associated with the telephone number from which the entry call was placed.

Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures, malfunctions or other unintended circumstances have impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play, and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select a winner in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries unaffected by the problem. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy in such circumstances.

Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded.

DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW & VENUE: ENTRANT AGREES THAT: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND SOLELY AND EXCLUSIVELY IN A FEDERAL OR STATE COURT LOCATED IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, COLORADO; ENTRANT SUBMITS TO SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION TO SAID COURTS IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, COLORADO FOR ANY SUCH DISPUTE AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO OBJECT TO SUCH JURISDICTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, BUT IN NO EVENT WILL AN ENTRANT BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE ATTORNEYS’ FEES; AND (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Colorado.

WINNERS’ LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: A winner list will be available after September 15, 2012 on the Website or by calling the Phone Number. These Officials Rules will be posted on the Website.

Sponsor: Real Goods Solar, Inc., 833 W. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027