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    Official Rules for MelissaAndDoug.com's Take the North

    MelissaAndDoug.com North “Poll” Holiday Promotion
    OFFICIAL RULES: Terms & Conditions

    These Official Rules apply to the MelissaAndDoug.com North "Poll" Holiday Event promotion ("Promotion") conducted by Melissa & Doug, LLC., ("M&D"), Melissa & Doug Headquarters, PO Box 590, Westport, CT 06881. The Promotion will start at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time ("EDT") on November 3, 2011 and will end at 11:59:59 PM EDT on November 20, 2011 ("Promotion Period"). For purposes of this Promotion, a "Day" is defined as a twenty-four hour time period beginning at 12:00:00 AM EDT of a calendar day and ending at 11:59:59 PM EDT of the same calendar day. By entering this Promotion, you agree to the Terms in these Official Rules.

    1. Promotion ENTRANTS AND coupon RECIPIENTS MUST BE (I) LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE (1) OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND (II) WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THE JURISDICTION WITHIN WHICH THEY RESIDE ON THE DATE OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. VOID IN CANADA, OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Promotion SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. Employees of M&D and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion, fulfillment and/or judging agencies, and related entities (collectively, the "Released Entities"), and their immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, children and their spouses) regardless of where they reside and/or those living in the same household of any such individual (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter or receive coupons related to this promotion.

    2. TO VOTE/ENTER: Fully complete and submit an Official North “Poll” voting entry available across the world wide web at participating blog sites during the Promotion Period (individually as "Entry" and collectively as the "Entries"). Limit one (1) Entry per valid e-mail address during the Promotion Period. Your entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Promotion and your consent for M&D to use all information provided in your “Entry” as permitted by applicable law. By submitting valid e-mail address(es) other than your own, you warrant and represent that you have a relationship with the person(s) who have been assigned to the submitted e-mail addresses and believe that the person(s) would consent to receiving information from M&D. Entries are the property of M&D and will not be returned. M&D is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, misaddressed, or otherwise misdirected entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error.

    3. 25% OFF COUPON (“Coupon”): Each voter will be emailed a "Coupon" worth 25% off any purchase at MelissaAndDoug.com. Coupon cannot be applied to shipping charges or sales tax. This Coupon will be emailed to the voter during the week of 11/20/11, sent to the email address given by the voter on his entry form. Voter must have voted during the Promotion Period and filled out entire entry form. Coupon is not valid with any other promo code at checkout, and is only valid at MelissaAndDoug.com through midnight 12/31/11 EDT.

    No substitution, assignment or transfer of Coupon permitted. Limit one (1) Coupon per household.

    4. BLOGGER PARTICIPATION: Fully complete and submit Blogger Registration available at http://ww2.melissaanddoug.com/Holiday-2011/North-Poll-Toys-Promotion/blogger-registration.php while the promotion is still active. Create the blog post according to directions emailed to you. Return to registration to fill out blog post URL and submit for approval by midnigjht November,18 2011. Once your blog post is validated your $25 coupon will be emailed to you. If the promotion ends before you have submitted your blog post URL, you will receive a message telling you that the promotion has ended. In that case, you will not receive a $25 coupon. Only public blogs are eligible for this promotion. Any blog that is private and/or requires registration and/or username and password to view the blog's content is not eligible. Melissa & Doug, LLC., reserves the right to limit and close the blogger registration at any time before 11/20/11. Limit one (1) Blogger Registration per household. Your registration constitutes your consent to participate in this Promotion and your consent for M&D to use all information provided in your “Registration” as permitted by applicable law. Registrations are the property of M&D and will not be returned. M&D is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, misaddressed, or otherwise misdirected registrations that are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error.

    5. $25 BLOGGER COUPON (“Blogger Coupon”) Each Blogger Coupon is good for $25 toward a purchase of $25.01 or more at MelissaAndDoug.com based on criteria described in (4. BLOGGER PARTICIPATION). The Blogger Coupon will be emailed to the email address provided by the blogger on blogger's submitted registration form. Blogger. Blogger Coupon is not valid with any other promo code at checkout, and is only valid at MelissaAndDoug.com through midnight 12/31/11 EDT.

    No substitution, assignment or transfer of Blogger Coupon permitted. Limit one (1) "Coupon" per household.

    6. INTERNET: If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of M&D which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, M&D reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the voting or blogger registration process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. M&D 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, voting or blogger registration entries. M&D is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by M&D due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. M&D IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY OF ENTRANT'S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY WITH Our HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, M&D, RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a voter or blogger based on an e-mail address, the Coupon or Blogger Coupon will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address at time of entry. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person 18 years of age or older who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. M&D, may ask any voter or registered blogger to provide M&D, with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry.

    7. GENERAL: By entering this Promotion, each voter and blogger (1) agrees to be bound by these Official Rules; (2) agrees to release M&D and the Released Entities from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death arising out of participating in this Promotion, or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Coupon or Blogger Coupon and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy; (3) consent to the use of his/her name, voice, picture, and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium throughout the world in perpetuity without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. M&D may discontinue this Promotion at any time. M&D may terminate any Promotion or decide to modify it in any manner that it deems fair and equitable to participants if it becomes aware of any occurrence that would materially affect the Promotion' security and fairness. M&D may prohibit individuals from participating in Promotion and disqualify entries if they (1) attempt to enter the Promotion through any means other than as described in these Official Rules, (2) attempt to disrupt the Promotion or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules in any way or (3) repeatedly show a disregard for the Promotion Official Rules or act (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, or (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or M&D. Our decisions with respect to the Promotion are final.

    8. LIABILITY & RELEASE: By participating in this Promotion, each voter and blogger agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Promotional Partner and the Released Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any coupon hereunder, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or death to a person(s) or damage to property which may be result, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Promotion or entrants receipt, acceptance, use &/or enjoyment of any coupon. In no event shall Sponsor, Promotional Partner or the Released Entities be liable for attorney's fees. Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Sponsor, Promotional Partner and the Released Entities reserve the right to correct typographic, clerical or printing errors in any Promotion materials. Sponsor, Promotional Partner and the Released Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this Promotion, the administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of Daily coupon Winner(s), including such error as may give an erroneous indication that a coupon has been won. In the event M&D, Promotional Partner or the Released Entities are prevented from continuing with this Promotion, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Promotion is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute, or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, provincial or local government law, order of regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within M&D's, Promotional Partner's or the Released Entities' control (each a "Force Majeure" event), M&D, Promotional Partner and the Released Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Promotion without notice or further obligation. If M&D, Promotional Partner or the Released Entities, in their discretion, elect to abbreviate, cancel or terminate the Promotion as a result of a Force Majeure event, M&D, Promotional Partner and the Released Entities reserve the right, but shall have no obligation, to award the coupons from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event.

    9. USE OF INFORMATION: The Entry information that you provide in connection with the Promotion may be used for M&D's internal purposes and to send you information about our products and special promotions via phone, mobile, email or regular mail but will not be provided to third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Promotion or as required by law or legal process. For information about Our Privacy Policy, go to http://www.MelissaAndDoug.com/privacy-policy . If you do not wish to receive information from M&D you can unsubscribe from a newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe link contained within the newsletter.

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