PETS ADD LIFE “THE PET STEP” CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS
By entering the Pets Add Life “The Pet Step” Contest (the "Contest"), you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules.
SPONSOR: Pets Add Life & American Pet Products Association, which has its principle place of business at 255 Glenville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831 (the “Sponsor”).
DURATION: The Contest begins on AUGUST 8, 2016 and ends on APRIL 30, 2017 (the "Contest Period").
PRIZE DESCRIPTION: A $1,000 gift card to be used at a pet store of the winner’s choice. The store must be pet-specific and cannot be a grocery chain. Pet store must offer gift cards or certificates.
HOW TO PLAY/DESCRIPTION OF CONTEST: Using our online submission form on petsaddlife.org, submit a video that is 60 seconds or less in length detailing why you chose to take “The Pet Step” by adding a pet to your life. Two winners will be chosen and announced on our Facebook page each month. Once you’ve submitted your video, you will be considered for each drawing through October. You do not need to submit more than once. Videos will be hosted on our Facebook page where fans can vote for their favorite video. Most “LIKED” videos will be considered when judging, but Pets Add Life reserves the right to choose the winning videos in its sole discretion. Having the most votes alone does not guarantee selection as a winner. by entering this contest, participants agree that Your video may be used on all our social media channels during the contest and in the future.
AWARD NOTIFICATION: Each winner will be notified by a Pets Add Life representative via Facebook, and must promptly respond (within thirty 30) calendar days of Pets Add Life award notification with the pet store of the winner’s choice. Sponsor will provide winner with a gift card(s) equalling $1,000 to be used at the chosen pet store.
FORFEITURE OF AWARDS: Noncompliance with these Official Rules, or if an Award winner cannot be reached via the social medium used to participate, or if any Award or Award notification is returned as unclaimed, refused or undeliverable for any reason, that Award will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to the winner.
TRANSFERS/SUBSTITUTIONS: Winners may not transfer Awards or redeem Awards for cash. No substitutions will be permitted except that Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Sponsor. All Awards details are at Sponsor's sole discretion.
PUBLICITY, RELEASE, MATERIALS AND POSTINGS:Participant must BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE AND agrees to the public use of their name, photograph, videos, likeness and other provided information for legal compliance and marketing and promotional activities related to the Contest during and after the Contest Period, including without limitation, posting a Participant's name on the Pets Add Life Facebook Page, Pets Add Life Instagram account, Pets Add Life Twitter account, Pets Add Life Vine account, Participant lists, Award winners lists, Contest marketing and advertising materials and on banners, message boards, forums, blogs and online social community network profiles and groups on the Pets Add Life Website ("Sponsor Materials"), without notice and without compensation, royalty, accounting, liability or obligation of any kind to any Participant. Except as required by law, nothing herein shall require or obligate Sponsor to use or disclose any entrant's name, address, photograph, videos, likeness, etc., for any reason. By participating, you acknowledge that your content is original and that all participants in the video have agreed to these terms and conditions.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY | EXCLUSION OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, PRIZE SUPPLIERS, RETAILERS AND ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS AGENCIES, PARTICIPANTS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FROM ANY AND ALL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR INCREASED DAMAGES AND THOSE RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY), LOSSES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING BUT LIMITED TO THE ENTRY AND PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, THE ACCEPTANCE AND/OR USE (OR MISUSE) OF ANY PRIZE, OR ANY DELAY, INTERRUPTION, EARLY TERMINATION OR FORFEITURE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF SPONSOR OR ITS AFFILIATES AND REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH CONSEQUENCES, LIABILITY, LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES.
IDEMNIFICATION: BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, PARTICIPANT'S AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASED PARTIES AND THEIR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL DAMAGES AND EXPENSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES, COSTS AND LITIGATION EXPENSES) ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY CAUSE OR ACTION RELATED TO THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING WITHOUT RESTRICTION THE AWARD, ACCEPTANCE AND USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, AND/OR THE REPRODUCTION, USE, PUBLICATION, DISPLAY, DISTRIBUTION OR OTHER COMMERCIAL OR NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF THE CONTENT (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) OF ANY POSTING (OR ANY PORTION THEREOF) SUBMITTED BY PARTICIPANTS TO SPONSOR.
GENERAL TERMS: Any violation of these Terms may result in suspension, termination, disqualification and/or forfeiture of the right to participate, vote, have a vote counted or win an Award, under the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to reject or exclude any participant for any reason at its sole discretion.
ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS BY A PARTICIPANT, POTENTIAL AWARD WINNER OR AWARD WINNER, OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY A PARTICIPANT, POTENTIAL AWARD WINNER OR AN AWARD WINNER, THAT WILL BRING SPONSOR OR ANY OTHER PARTY INTO DISREPUTE (IN THE SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION, TERMINATION AND FORFEITURE OF ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES AS A PARTICIPANT, POTENTIAL AWARD WINNER AND/OR AWARD WINNER.
ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY VIOLATE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO terminate the contest and SEEK CIVIL DAMAGES FROM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBLE PARTIES.
Pets Add Life reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify any transmission or other activity 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. Pets Add Life is not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of the Contest, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel the Contest based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability to any Participant or other person or entity. Pets Add Life assumes no responsibility for the incorrect or inaccurate posting of information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in the Contest or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Postings in the Contest. Pets Add Life 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 e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to a Participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or voting. Pets Add Life is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any materials, administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of the Awards or Award winners. If, for any reason, a particular entrant is not capable of being offered and/or donated to as planned, including, without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Pets Add Life which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Pets Add Life reserves the right in their sole discretion to suspend, terminate, or modify these Terms and/or the Contest.