By Tivo

Published September 15, 2000 5:40PM (EDT)

ick of Survivor? Bored with Big Brother? Reeling from reality television? Salon.com is pleased to present a promotion that allows you to regain control in your relationship with your TV! From now until Oct. 31, 2000. Salon.com and Tivo will be giving away four Tivo control units! Don't just sit there absorbing bland, undesirable television programming! Win a Tivo unit and you can design your very own TV network!

TiVo digitally records television shows, without videotape, so you can watch what you want, when you want to watch it. The TiVo service allows viewers to pause live TV and then resume viewing without having missed a thing. Viewers can even fast forward to catch back up to the live telecast.

How to Enter:
Simply fill out the brief form below and you are automatically entered to win one of four Tivo units! That's it! Absolutely no purchase is necessary to participate in this promotion and before you know it you could be in control of your own TV network!

Grand Prize:
Tivo gives you complete control over what you watch and when you watch it. Who needs some corporate exec telling you when to watch your 'Antiques Roadshow'? Salon.com and Tivo want you to be in control of your T.V.. That's why we're giving away (4) Tivo units offering a variety of easy-to-use navigation and recording features that allow viewers to easily locate and record their favorite shows.

Official Rules: Please click the "Official Rules" link to view a complete list of rules. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This offer is open to U.S. residents only.

Thank you
for entering the "Win a Tivo and make your own TV network!" contest presented by Salon.com and Tivo. Duplicate entries will be deleted. No purchase necessary. We will notify the lucky winner on or around Nov. 1, 2000!

Good Luck!

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The Sweepstakes is brought to you by Salon Internet, Inc. ("Salon.com") and Tivo ("the Sponsors"). By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final. Salon Internet is not liable for and accepts no responsibility for complications due to: issues of safety, unexpected maintenance, safety issues or complications, issues of additional tax or cost and any affiliates negligence.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter this sweepstakes, an online method and a write-in method. Online Method: To enter online, participant must fill out the registration form provided on the contest's main page. Online entrant must be the registered subscriber of the e-mail account by which the entry is made. Online entrants must have at least one active account on the date of the drawing. Online entrants agree that for the limited purpose of determining whether such entrant is a qualified winner, the Sponsor and its authorized agents may review and share with each other the accounts. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Oct 31, 2000, in order to be eligible. Write-in Method: Though electronic entries are preferred, submissions may also be mailed to Salon Internet, 16th Floor, "Win a Tivo Sweepstakes," 22 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Submissions by mail must be typed, double-spaced and on white paper, with the participant's mailing address, phone number and e-mail address (if available). NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE. Write-in entries must be postmarked by Oct. 28, 2000, and received by Oct. 31, 2000, in order to be eligible. Limit one entry per person, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entries submitted by a single entrant, whether via online or write-in, are void.

SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: This sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Sept. 15, 2000, and ends 11:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 31, 2000 ("promotion period"). There are (four) Grand Prizes available during the promotion period. Participation in this sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. You may enter only once. Duplicate entries will be deleted. One winner will be selected to win the Grand Prize. TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All prizes are non-transferable, non-replaceable and cannot be redeemed for cash, bartered or sold. GRAND PRIZE: One of (4) TiVo Personal Video Recorders(tm). MSRP of the Phillips (14 hour) HDR112 PVR is $299. Tivo units provided by the sponsor. All other taxes and costs associated with the prizes not stated herein, including taxes, are the responsibility of the winner. To create your own TV network, winners can subscribe to the TiVo Personal TV Service for $9.95 per month or $199 for a lifetime subscription by calling 1-877-For-TiVo or by logging on to www.tivo.com. Subscription is not necessary for use of product. No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted, except at Sponsors' sole discretion. If the prize is unavailable, Sponsors reserve the right to substitute the prize with equal or greater value.

WINNER SELECTION: On or around Nov 1, 2000, the Grand Prize winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible online and write-in entries received. Grand Prize winner will be notified by mail and/or e-mail. Grand Prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a liability release and, where legal, a publicity release as well as appropriate tax release, and return same, properly executed, within fourteen (14) days of issuance of notification. Failure to sign and return these documents in the time noted will result in disqualification of the entry and an alternate winner will be selected. By entry into this sweepstakes, winners consent to the use of their name and/or photograph for promotional purposes, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Purchasing a product will not enhance your chances of winning. If, in the judges' opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties or any other factors compromise the integrity or administration of the sweepstakes, the judges reserve the right to void any entries in question and/or to modify or terminate this sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received by this termination date. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the sponsors or their agents. Sponsors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final. Sponsors, agents and representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, are not responsible for and shall not be liable for:

(i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible or postage-due entries;

(ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsors that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted;

( iii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind a rising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or

(iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Salon.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel this Sweepstakes at any time.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to release and hold Sponsors and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on content of the story, including but not limited to publicity rights, copyright infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy. All entries become the property of the sponsor. By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants agree to the use of their names, voices and/or likenesses for the purpose of advertising, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and acknowledge as a condition of participation their names may be used in conjunction with the business of Salon.com.

By accepting and/or using the prize(s), winner agrees to the use of their name, voice and/or likenesses for the purpose of advertising, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize(s) or fails to timely return the complete and executed affidavit and releases as required, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. The participants' individual contact and demographic information is likely to be shared with participating sponsors, who may use this information as they wish. A participant's personal contact and demographic information will not be released to any third-party organization other than named sponsors without the user's consent, and Salon.com will request that co-sponsors of such events uphold the privacy of the registrants' information by not distributing or sharing such information with any other businesses or organizations.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older. Void in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii & Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Not eligible to enter are employees and their immediate families and household members, of the Sponsor, its respective parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies. This sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited. Entrants agree that the Releasees shall not be liable and shall hold Releasees for claims, actions, injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this promotion or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. U.S. law governs this sweepstakes. The Sponsor may, but is not required to enter into correspondence, including e-mail, with any entrant regarding entry status.

GRAND PRIZE-WINNER: To receive the name of the Grand Prize-winner, available after 11/01/00, send a self addressed stamped envelope by 11/10/00 to: "Win a Tivo Sweepstakes Winner", Salon Internet, 16th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Salon Internet is not liable for and accepts no responsibility for complications due to: issues of safety, unexpected acts of nature, safety issues or complications, or issues of additional tax or cost.

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