NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY.
By entering this Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may, at Sponsor’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.
PROMOTION PERIOD First round: Nominations begin Thursday, July 31, 2014 and ends Sunday, August 10, 2014. Second round: Voting for the finalists begins Tuesday, August 13, 2014 and ends August 25, 2014. Winners will be announced end of August.
ELIGIBILITY Nominators and Voters for this giveaway (the “Promotion”) are open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry, except officers, directors, members and employees of the Sponsor, the judging organization (if applicable), or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, and the immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals.
Animal Shelters and Rescue Organizations will need to be certified 501(c)(3) non-profits to be eligible for this Promotion.
HOW TO ENTER Visit DOGforDOG.com or https://www.facebook.com/DOGforDOG and follow the instructions to complete and submit an Animal Shelter/Rescue Organization for nomination.
If you do not have the requested social media account, you may enter by sending an email email@example.com with subject line Feed A Shelter, your full name, mailing address and email address. Your email will be kept private. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION Winner selection for the Animal Shelter/Rescue Organization during the Nomination Process will be determined by DOG for DOG; Up to twenty Animal Shelter/Rescue Organizations may win a prize. The winning Animal Shelter/Rescue Organizations will be determined as the Animal Shelter/Rescue Organization that receives the most votes during the voting period.
20 Winners- Animal Shelter/Rescue Organization: One pallet supply of dog treats provided by Sponsor. Amount of treats provided will be determined by Sponsor based upon both size and need of winning Animal Shelter/Rescue Organization. Prize not to exceed 2000 treat units. Prize is not an unlimited amount of treats and may vary. Prize details, logistics, and partnership will be agreed upon by both parties before prize is awarded. Winning groups must agree to publishing social media posts and email/newsletter mentions of Sponsor and this contest. Prize treats are not for re-sale.
Any potential winner will be notified by mail, email and/or telephone. If a potential winner: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within three (3) days from the date the Sponsor first tries to notify him/her; (iii) fails to return an Affidavit and Release; (iv) refuses the prize; and/or (v) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, such individual will be declared a “winner” of the Promotion.
TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.
ODDS OF WINNING. The odds of winning this Promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received.
NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.
CONSENT AND RELEASE By entering this Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries; death; damage to, loss of or destruction of property; rights of publicity or privacy; defamation; or portrayal in a false light)—collectively, “Claims.” Except where prohibited: (i) Acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Promotion and the use, misuse or possession of any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release; and (iv) if prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such use of the prize. Affidavits and releases must be returned within five (5) days from the date that Sponsor first tries to notify the potential winner. All entrants agree to receive periodic email communication from Sponsor and any Co-Sponsors or Hosts. Entrants may unsubscribe at any time.
DISCLAIMERS (i) Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser or network failure, malfunction, congestion or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere. In the event of a dispute, entries 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 (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the website or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion. Use of bots or another automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Promotion, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may cancel, terminate or modify these Promotions based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules. (v) In the event this Promotion is canceled or terminated, pursuant to subparagraph (iii) or (iv), Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. (vi) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, IN REGARDS TO THIS PROMOTION OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vii) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. (viii) The value(s) of the prize(s) set forth above represent Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value(s) thereof; the actual fair market value(s) as ultimately determined by Sponsor are final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated approximate retail value(s) of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. No substitution or compensation will be given for any portion of the prize that is not used.
APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. All disputes arising out of or connected with these Promotions will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Los Angeles, CA. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of California and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of California. To the extent permitted by applicable law, all judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with an entrant’s participation in the Promotion and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
SPONSORSHIP This Promotion is sponsored by DOG for DOG (the “Sponsor”). This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Submission of an entry will serve as acknowledgement that this promotion is sponsored by DOG for DOG and that any information provided during entry is being submitted to DOG for DOG and not to Facebook. No purchase is necessary and a purchase of any kind will not increase chances of winning.