Contest rules for CathNews USA’s Falling Upward Contest

CathNews USA’s Falling Upward Contest


Official Rules

Contest begins on Tuesday August 23, 2011 at 12:01am (EST) and runs through Tuesday September 6, 2011 at 12:01am (EST). Random chance of winning depends on the exact number of eligible entries received at the time of drawing. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted. In order to win one of the signed copies of the book contestants must send an email with the names and email addresses of any friends you’d like to introduce to CathNews USA’s daily email list. For every legitimate, unique email address we receive you will get one entry into our random drawing. There’s no limit to the number of entries you can make, as long as each friend you suggest is new. (We will only use the address for the purpose of inviting your friend to join our daily email list. It will not be shared with any third parties.) Send us the names and addresses of friends you’d like to invite via email at


General Conditions

Prize giveaway entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the CathNews USA which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this prize giveaway. This prize giveaway is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Winners will be notified via their provided e-mail address after the drawing date. Failure to respond to notification of victory within four (4) days or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Entrants further grant to CathNews USA the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print in any other media in connection with the prize giveaway. By entering, participants release and hold harmless CathNews USA, their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this prize giveaway or any prize won.


CathNews USA 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 prize giveaway. CathNews USA assumes no 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, entries. CathNews USA is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by CathNews USA on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this prize giveaway. CAUTION: any attempt by a entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the prize giveaway or survey is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, CathNews USA  reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law. Entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated.