Rules and Regulations
ELIGIBILITY: This offer is open to any legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including D.C.) who are at least eighteen (18) years or older (19 in AL/NE) at the time of entry. Each entry needs an official contact who must be part of creating the story and photo or video entry. Only one entry per household or organization. All employees, and employees, agents, and contractors of GoodNewsForPets.com as well as their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter or participate. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN. ODDS DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on December 6, 2010 and ends December 31, 2010 (the "Contest Period") at 5 PM Eastern Standard Time ("EST"). The Contest Period consists of two phases:
- The submission phase begins at 7:00 a.m. EST on December 6, 2010 and ends at 5:00 p.m. EST on December 28, 2010 (the "Submission Phase");
- A voting period by a panel of judges from goodnewsforpets.com ("Judging Panel") begins on December 28, 2010 at 8:00 AM EST and ends at 5 PM EST on December 30, 2010. The Judging Panel will choose ten winning entries. The winners will be announced and posted on www.goodnewsforpets.com no later than Saturday, January 1, 2011. Videos will be posted to the goodnewsforpets.com YouTubeô channel as they are received.
Each video or photo must at least include the following tag: "Goodnewsforpets.com 10th Anniversary Celebration With Your Pet" in the description or title. (a) Video producer, photographer, and author contact information (name, telephone number and email address) needs to be clearly present on the video, photo and story for eligibility. (b) All requested information must be completed to enter. By entering the Contest, all Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules of this Contest. No Entries will be acknowledged or returned to the Entrant under any circumstance. (c) By entering the Contest, you irrevocably agree to allow Sponsor, goodnewsforpets.com and its parent company, gdmnews, LLC and Germinder & Associates, Inc. to reference your name, video, story and/or photo at the Sponsor Website and to use your name, image, likeness, and voice recordings in all media anywhere throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional permission or compensation unless prohibited by law. (d) Each Entrant, by entering the Contest, agrees that, should he or she be chosen as a Winner, he or she and the facility or institution they represent, will irrevocably and in perpetuity assign all worldwide rights, title and interest in and to the Entry (including specifically the Video or photo), including intellectual property rights and moral rights, including by way of example but not limitation, all copyright rights, invention and trademark rights, on an exclusive basis, such exclusive basis to also exclude Entrant/owner from exercising any rights or interest over the subject matter hereof. (e) By entering the Contest, Entrant acknowledges and represents to Sponsor (1) that all elements of his/her Entry, including all video, photo, visual, graphic and design elements, including concepts and characters, and all musical elements, including lyrics, compositions and performances, are his/her original creation and that he/she owns all copyright, trademark, trade name and other intellectual property rights to them and that the use of them in the Entry does not violate the laws of any country, state, municipality or any common law rights, including but not limited to Title 17 of the United States Code, and Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act, as amended, and that the use of them in the Entry has not infringed upon such rights of any third party; and/or (2) that he/she has obtained all necessary licenses or permissions from all appropriate third parties required for the production and submission of the Entry in the Contest as herein described; (3) that the posting of his/her Entry on the Sponsor Site and the display of it on the Site will not violate the intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or rights of privacy of any third parties or otherwise breach any provision of any applicable law or regulation; (4) that his/her Entry and the posting of it on the Site complies fully and completely with all of the terms of the Goodnewsforpets.com Site, in their entirety; (5) that Sponsor has his/her irrevocable permission for the posting of his/her name, use of his/her name and reference to his/her Video, Photo and/or Story on the Sponsor Website, and use and posting of his/her image, likeness and speech provided by him/her to Sponsor in any manner in connection with the Contest without any compensation or limitation in perpetuity, regardless of whether his/her Entry is a winning Entry; and (6) that he/she has obtained irrevocable full and informed consent of any third party whose image, likeness and speech appears in his/her Entry. (f) By entering the Contest, Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor, its affiliates and its respective parents, subsidiaries, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages (including but not limited to punitive damages and reasonable attorneysí fees and expenses), rights, claims and actions of any kind arising out of any breach or falsity of Entrantís representations made in entering into this Contest, including without limitation those set forth in these Official Rules and in the Entry. (g) Only fully completed Entries are eligible. All Entries submitted in compliance with these Official Rules shall be hereinafter referred to as "Eligible Entries".
CONTEST FORMAT: (a) Entry Submission Phase: All Eligible Entries will be judged by representatives of the "Judging Panel" using the Judging Criteria outlined below. The ten (10) Eligible Entries receiving the highest scores will be named the winners and videos posted on the GOODNEWSFORPETS.com YouTube website, ("Sponsor Site"), photos and stories on the www.goodnewsforpets.com web site. (B) Each Video and Photo entry must be submitted on Goodnewsforpets.com and text story e-mailed to email@example.com. Each Video and Photo must be accompanied by an email to Goodnewsforpets.com with the official contact name, telephone number and e-mail address. Each Video or photo must demonstrate a winter holiday moment in a manner consistent with the editorial format for goodnewsforpets.com by visually and/or textually demonstrating:
- The human-animal bond
- Winter holiday moments with your pet
If a video(s) is submitted it must be no longer than 1 minute in length and no larger than 5 MB.
The photo must be submitted as a jpeg file
Comply fully with the Goodnewsforpets.com Site Community Guidelines
Cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion or contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means previously.
Must not contain material that violates or infringes anotherís rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or license infringement.
Must not contain brand names or trademarks.
Must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
Must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, and
Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws and regulations in any state where the material is created.
CONTEST JUDGING AND CRITERIA: (a) The Eligible Entries will first be screened by GOODNEWSFORPETS.COM and then judged according to the above criteria. All decisions are final. (b) The Judging Panel will judge the videos, stories and photos and choose ten winning entries based on:
- Demonstration of the human animal bond
- Showing winter holiday moments with your pet
- Compliance with GOODNEWSFORPETS.COM editorial content
PRIZE: The prize for each of the 10 winning entries is a Apple iPad 16GB WiFi ($499 value); plus a donation of equal value to the ASPCA or a local shelter of each winner's choice. Ten prizes will be awarded. The prizes are not redeemable for cash.
PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION: The official GOODNEWSFORPETS.COM contact(s) representing the winners will be notified via fax, telephone and/or email provided by the Entrant. Each finalist must prove eligibility, including, without limitation, proof of age and residence upon notification as a potential Prize Winner. In the event of non-compliance by a potential Prize Winner, such potential Prize Winner shall be disqualified and all privileges otherwise due as a Prize Winner shall be terminated and an alternative potential Prize Winner may be awarded the Prize in the Sponsorís sole discretion.
GENERAL PRIZE TERMS: Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. All costs and expenses not specifically listed above, including, without limitation, sale or use tax, shipping and handling charges to be incurred in connection with redemption of the Prize are solely Winnerís responsibility. The value of the Prizes will be taxable to Winner as income. Winner must supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. Upon Entry into the Contest, Winner (as well as all other Entrants) are required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Winnerís responsibility. The Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winners who are unable to accept or utilize Prize as described herein.
GENERAL TERMS: Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY A PRIZE WINNER OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY A PRIZE WINNER THAT WILL BRING SUCH PRIZE WINNER OR SPONSOR INTO DISREPUTE (IN SPONSOR ENTITIESí SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH PRIZE WINNERíS DISQUALIFICATION AS A PRIZE WINNER AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A PRIZE WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest or by any human error, which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or servers on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, or any incomplete, lost, late, delayed, misdirected or garbled Entries or failure to receive Entries, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Entrantís or any other personís computer related to or resulting from participation or uploading or downloading any materials or software or attempts to participate in or upload or download materials or software related to this Contest.
Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of the Prizes and the Prize Winners. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, or is disrupted or corrupted, including, without limitation, by strikes, acts of war or terrorism, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical or system failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest or for any reason Sponsor deems it necessary, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest or to determine the Prize Winners in its sole discretion. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final.
No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other online or text message Entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it suspects or finds: (i) to have used a software Ėgenerated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message Entry; (ii) to have tampered with the Entry process or the operation of this Contest; (iii) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL 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, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE MISSOURI COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. INDEMNIFICATION: By entering, Entrants and Prize Winners agree to hold harmless and indemnify officers, directors, partners, members, shareholders, employees and agents of Sponsor, and each of its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, "Sponsor Entities") from and against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of either (i) Entrantís participation in the Contest, including, without limitation, the breach or violation of Entrantís representations and warranties concerning his or her Video, Story and/or Photo; and/or (ii) the receipt, redemption or use of the Prizes awarded in the Contest. Entrants agree to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Sponsor Entities, further covenant not to sue Sponsor Entities and hereby acknowledge that neither Sponsor nor any Sponsor Entity has made or is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prizes. Where permitted by law, in consideration for being awarded a Prize, Winners hereby agree and consent, without further authorization, compensation or remuneration of any kind, to the use of their names and/or likenesses in any and all advertising, promotions and other publicity conducted by Sponsor
Goodnewsforpets.com is the sole sponsor of this promotion and is a registered trademark of gdmnews, LLC, a subsidiary of Germinder & Associates, Inc.
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