Official Rules: Study Materials Survey Drawing


In order to be eligible to win one of the prizes or participate in the Drawing, you must complete the survey during the Term. If you did not agree to take such survey or otherwise received the email invitation in error, you are not eligible to receive the prize or participate in the Drawing.


To be eligible to enter the Study Materials Survey Drawing (hereinafter, “Drawing”), you must (i) have agreed to take the Study Materials Survey (“Survey”) and (ii) be above the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), its advertising or promotional agencies, and their immediate families and those living in their households, are not eligible to participate in the Drawing. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.


The Survey begins at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time (EST) on September 18, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 2, 2013 (“Term”).


Graduate Management Admission Council, PO Box 2969, Reston, VA 20195. Phone: +1 (703) 668-9699 and Fax: +1 (703) 668-9601.


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. During the Term, Potential entrants will receive an email from Sponsor with a link to the Survey. To enter the Drawing, click on the link and provide your email address and complete the survey questions during the Term.

You must complete the survey during the Term to be eligible to receive the prizes described below.

LIMIT: ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON AND EMAIL ADDRESS. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor. They will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, or illegible entries, or for any computer-related, online, telephonic, or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, forged, mechanically reproduced, or obtained through fraud or theft. By entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. If you are entering on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you, individually, and your company.

In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A selected entrant may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected entry.

Sponsor will be collecting personal data about participants when they register and enter the Drawing. Any use of participant’s personal data will comply with the terms of Sponsor’s privacy policy located at


After the Term, Sponsor will award the following Prizes:

Prizes: Five (5)  Prize winners will be selected by random drawing to receive a gift check in the amount of US$100. ARV: $100.00.

Total ARV: $500.00.

All decisions on all matters pertaining to the Drawing are final. Winners are responsible for any and all taxes, delivery fees, and/or costs related to the processing, maintenance, set up or receipt of the prize by the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Limit one prize per person, family or household. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


Random selection of the potential winners will occur on or about October 16, 2013 from among all eligible entries received. Prize drawing will be conducted at Sponsor’s office in Reston, Virginia. The potential winners will be notified by email on or about October 30, 2013. Potential winners will have fourteen (14) days from notification to claim his or her prize. Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, advertising and Drawing agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and their respective agents will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner. The prize will be delivered by first class mail. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winner permitted. Sponsor may substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value. All federal, state and local taxes, fees, and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Winners may be required to complete a release and provide tax identification or other information prior to receiving their prize. If any potential winner declines the prize, fails to claim the prize, is unavailable for prize fulfillment, fails to abide by the Official Rules, or is ineligible, Sponsor may select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. If any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that prize is forfeited and Sponsor may select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries.


  1. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Drawing.
  2. By participating, entrants and winners release Sponsor, its affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies, its employees, agents and officers, advertising and promotion agencies, as well as all others associated with the development and execution of this Drawing, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from the Drawing and the awarding and use of the prizes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Drawing entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms.
  3. Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; and (b) that the decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters relating to the Drawing. Winner agrees to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding.
  4. If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consent thereto. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer’s or company’s policies and procedures.


This Drawing is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA, without regard to the conflicts of law provisions.


To obtain the names of the winners, send a request, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to Legal Department, Graduate Management Admission Council, PO Box 2969, Reston, VA 20195 USA. (Residents of Vermont need not supply postage.) You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to receiving the winners list.

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