AAOS Communications Survey Terms and Conditions

Members of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (“AAOS”) who respond to the AAOS Communications Survey may participate in a drawing to win one of ten $100 Mastercard Gift Cards (the “Drawing”). Please read the following Drawing Rules (the “Rules”) in their entirety before entering the Drawing. Entrants should not enter the Drawing unless they agree to these Rules.

  1. No purchase necessary to enter the Drawing.
  2. Eligibility: To be eligible to win and receive one of ten $100 Mastercard Gift Cards (the “Prize”), Members must enter complete the AAOS survey no later than February 10, 2022. Only residents of the United States are eligible to participate in the Drawing. Employees of AAOS and their immediate family members, or anyone with whom they are domiciled are not eligible to win and receive a prize. The Drawing is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any Drawing entries that are prohibited by any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations are null and void. It is the responsibility of the AAOS member to determine whether participation in the Drawing is permitted under the laws applicable of their state of residence.
  3. Drawing Date: The Drawing will take place on February 28, 2022.
  4. How to Enter: To enter the Drawing, AAOS Members must complete the AAOS survey.
  5. Winner Selection and Winner Notification: Winners will be chosen at random from among AAOS members who complete and submit the AAOS survey. The winners will be notified by phone, mail and/or e-mail within 72 hours of the Drawing. In the event that the potential winner does not comply with these Rules, or cannot be contacted within 72 hours of being notified, that selection shall be void with no further obligation to that potential winner, and an alternate AAOS member may be selected from the remaining entries.
  6. Prize and Value: The Prize to be awarded in this Drawing is one of ten $100 Mastercard Gift Cards. No cash substitutions or equivalents for the Prize will be permitted. AAOS reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the Prize becomes unavailable. Federal, state and local taxes on the Prize are solely the responsibility of the winner. The winner may be required to provide AAOS with valid social security number(s) or tax identification number(s) before the Prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of the winner for the actual value of the Prize received.
  7. Dates & Deadlines/Anticipated Number of Drawing Entrants: AAOS reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Rules or otherwise governing the Drawing. AAOS cannot accurately predict the number of members entering the Drawing.
  8. Name of Drawing Winner/Official Rules Requests: For the names of the winners or a copy of these Rules, please contact aaosmarketresearch@aaos.org.
  9. Release: By participating in the Drawing, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless AAOS and its directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns (“Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, liability, costs (including attorneys’ fees), losses, damages, fines or injuries of any kind arising out of or related to: (i) participation in the Drawing; (ii) any acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Prize; (iii) the Released Parties’ violation of rights of publicity or privacy, claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property; and (iv) any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Drawing activity and/or prize.
  10. Publicity Authorization: Subject to applicable law, Entrants hereby agree that their names can be used, without compensation, for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes in connection with the Drawing, in all forms of media and by any and all means and media (now and hereafter known), and on and in connection with related products, services, advertising and promotional materials (now known or hereafter developed), worldwide, in perpetuity, without any obligation, or notice.
  11. Information Submitted: By entering this Drawing and voluntarily providing personal information (including, but not limited to name, address, telephone number and email address) (collectively "Entrant Information"), entrants consent and agree to AAOS’s collection and use of the Entrant Information to administer this Drawing, and to comply with applicable laws and regulations. Registrant Information is subject to AAOS’s website terms of use and privacy policy.
  12. Miscellaneous: By entering the Drawing, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of AAOS, which are final on all matters relating to the Drawing. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. AAOS’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Drawing is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, to the extent permitted by law.