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Educator Award Rules:

By participating in the voting or nomination process and as part of the acceptance of any award, participants:
(a) agree to abide by these rules and the decisions of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas; and
(b) release, discharge and hold harmless the Lone Star Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, its parent business organization, affiliates, subsidiaries, and the respective employees, directors and officers of the foregoing (collectively "Releases"), from and against any/all claims, losses, injuries or damages, including death, resulting from the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize and/or participation in the contest.  By accepting the award, each winner agrees and consents, where legal, to the use of his/her name and/or likeness without further authorization, compensation or remuneration of any kind for advertising, promotions, and other publicity purposes in all media and on the Internet conducted by the Lone Star Chapter of the SRT, and upon request, will provide such consent in writing.  
The Lone Star Chapter of the SRT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the award or Web site; to be acting in violation of the official rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods will void all such entries submitted by such methods.  In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to vote at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be a participant and must comply with these official rules.  The authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domains associated with the submitted e-mail addresses. This award is governed by the laws of the State of Texas with venue in Montgomery County, Texas.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS AWARD IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW AND, SHOULD AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Lone Star Chapter of the SRT, its parent business organization, affiliates, subsidiaries, and the respective employees, directors and officers are not responsible for any late, lost, illegible, incomplete or misdirected entries, or responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Web site users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the award; any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access of the Web site; any injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer (s) related to or resulting from participating in this award.  If, for any reason the award cannot be given as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Releasees which, in the sole opinion of the Lone Star Chapter of the SRT, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this award, the Lone Star Chapter SRT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this award and select a winner from among all eligible votes and nominations received prior to the action taken.  In no event will the Releasees be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of access to and use of the Web site, or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from said site.  Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

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