MY BOOTS DO PHOTO SWEEPSTAKES
PRESENTED BY NATIONAL 4‑H COUNCIL
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: My Boots Do Photo Sweepstakes – presented by National 4‑H Council (the “Promotion”) consists of a photo with caption random-draw sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”). The Promotion will take place from Friday, December 7, 2018 through Friday, December 28, 2018. The intent of the Sweepstakes is to invite eligible participants to upload a photo along with a caption describing how he/she or their child, age five (5) years old or above (each, a “Child”), is “inspired to do” in his/her boots. Each Sweepstakes entry must clearly reflect the judging criteria, as defined below. Five (5) Sweepstakes Grand Prize winners (“Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winners”) that adhere to the submission criteria will be randomly selected, as further described herein. By participating in the Promotion and accepting any prize, each participant (“Entrant”) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of National 4‑H Council (“Sponsor”) and US. Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (the “Administrator”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Entrants submitting their child’s story must be the parent/legal guardian of a child age five (5) or older at the time of entry. By entering, each Entrant grants to 4‑H, and agrees to grant to 4‑H, the non-exclusive, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, and cost-free right and license to use, copy, record, distribute, reproduce, disclose, sell, re-sell, sublicense (through multiple levels), display, publicly perform, transmit, publish, broadcast, translate, make derivative works of, and otherwise use and exploit in any manner whatsoever, all or any portion of your sweepstakes submission (the “Submission”) for any purpose whatsoever in all formats, on or through any means or medium now known or hereafter developed, and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed, and to advertise, market, and promote the same. Without limitation, the granted rights include the right to: (a) configure, host, index, cache, archive, store, digitize, compress, optimize, modify, reformat, edit, adapt, publish in searchable format, and remove such Submission and combine same with other materials, and (b) use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in the Submission for any purposes whatsoever, including developing, producing, and marketing products and/or services. You understand that in exercising such rights metadata, notices and content may be removed or altered, including copyright management information, and you consent thereto and represent and warrant you have all necessary authority to do so.
In order to further effect the rights and license that you grant to 4‑H to the Submission, you also hereby grant to 4‑H, and agree to grant to 4‑H, the unconditional, perpetual, irrevocable right to use and exploit your name, persona, and likeness in connection with any User-Generated Content, and that of any other person depicted in or otherwise included in your Submission, without any obligation or remuneration to you or any other party. Please refer to National 4‑H Council’s Terms and Conditions.
Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of the National 4‑H Council, Administrator and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to participate. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
TIMING: The Promotion begins at 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, December 7, 2018 and ends at 3:00:00 PM ET on Friday, December 28, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”). Sweepstakes Winners will be notified on/or about Friday, January 4, 2019. The Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Promotion.
PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):
- Sweepstakes Grand Prize: There are (5) Sweepstakes Grand Prize available to be won. Sweepstakes Grand Prize includes one (1) pair of Justin Boots by Reba (women’s boots). Winner may choose from the styles listed in Appendix A. Sizes are subject to availability at the time of style selection.
- The maximum ARV of the Sweepstakes Grand Prize: $400.00.
Maximum ARV of all prizes available to be won: $2,000.
Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received.
THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD, HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES: The Sweepstakes Entry Period begins at 9:00:00 AM ET on Friday, December 7, 2018 and ends at 03:00:00 PM ET on Friday, December 28, 2018. During the Sweepstakes Entry Period, Entrants must submit a photo (a “Photo”) and a corresponding caption of no more than 3,000 characters (a “Caption”) which together describe “What I’m Inspired to Do in My Boots or What My Child is Inspired to Do in his/her Boots”. To submit an entry, Entrants must visit www.4‑H.org/MyBootsDo (the “Promotion Website”), follow the instructions to upload/access his/her Photo, complete the sweepstakes entry form including his/her Caption, and submit (the “Sweepstakes Entry”).
All Sweepstakes Entries must be received between Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:00:00 AM ET and Friday, December 28, 2018 at 3:00:00 PM ET. LIMIT: Each Entrant may submit one (1) Sweepstakes Entry regardless of whether Entrant has more than one email address. Each Sweepstakes Entry must include an original Photo and Caption. For the avoidance of doubt, no duplicate Photos/Captions may be submitted with multiple Sweepstakes Entries even if submitted by the same Entrant. Sweepstakes Entries submitted with a Photo or Caption that has already been submitted will be disqualified.
Once a Sweepstakes Entry is submitted it cannot be modified by an Entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, misdirected, undelivered, or delayed Entries. No altered or incomplete submissions will be accepted.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: All Sweepstakes Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:
- Entrants must eighteen years of age or older.
- For submissions featuring a child, Entrant must be the parent/legal guardian of the child featured. The child must be at least five (5) years of age or older.
- Photo and Caption must explain how the Entrant, or the Entrant’s child is “inspired to do in their boots”.
- Entrant, his/her child and/or the description “What I’m Inspired to Do in My Boots or What My Child is Inspired to Do in his/her Boots” should be the primary subject of the Photo and Caption. No other individuals may appear in the Photo, without express permission. If Photo features a minor under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, you must obtain written permission from the minor’s legal guardian.
- Photos must conform to the format and size requirements and limitations of the Promotion Website.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Sweepstakes.
- Once a Sweepstakes Entry has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted by Entrant.
- Each submitted Sweepstakes Entry must be original, on which no image editing software has been used.
- No duplicate Photos/Captions or substantially similar Photos/Captions, as determined by the Sponsor’s in its sole discretion, may be submitted.
- By submitting a Photo taken by a third party, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she has secured all rights and clearances to the Photo from the photographer.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product or company in a negative or inappropriate manner.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead, without permission.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
- Sweepstakes Entry may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
- Sweepstakes Entry cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or won any previous awards.
By submitting a Sweepstakes Entry, the Entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use his/her Entry, Photo, Caption, name, hometown and likeness on the Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites and in advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission or notification. Each Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Sweepstakes Entry, which includes a Photo or Caption.
By submitting an Entry, Sweepstakes Entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Sweepstakes Entry, Photo and Caption do not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) Sweepstakes Entrant has obtained written permission from any person who may appear in the Photo; (c) Sweepstakes Entrant owns all rights to the Photo, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any Photo was photographed by someone other than the Sweepstakes Entrant him/herself; and (d) Sweepstakes Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of Sweepstakes Entrant’s representations and warranties herein, the Sweepstakes Entry, or Sweepstakes Entrant’s conduct in creating the Sweepstakes Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Promotion.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES POSTED TO THE PROMOTION WEBSITE ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.
WINNER DETERMINATION: The potential winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Friday, January 4, 2019 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
SWEEPSTAKES GRAND PRIZE ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winners will be contacted by the Administrator via email and/or phone on or about January 4, 2019 and will be required to confirm his/her mailing address, phone number and boot choice/size within three (3) days via return email. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and another Sweepstakes Entry respecting submission guidelines will be randomly selected as a potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner and notified. The Sweepstakes Grand Prize will be awarded within approximately 30 days after verification.
If the Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the Sweepstakes Grand Prize will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian who will be required to accept the prize on minor’s behalf.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: If any notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, he/she will be disqualified.
Prizes are not assignable nor transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash will be given in lieu of prizes and there will be no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.
Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize.
Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, Photo, Caption, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any-and-all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
By accepting the Sweepstakes Grand Prize, Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner further agrees to release the Promotion Entities from all liability, loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with your participation in this Promotion or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize.
GENERAL: Participating Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and the Sponsor, and release and hold the Sponsor, the Administrator, and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Promotion Entities”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the Promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Entrants waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Promotion or use/misuse or redemption of a prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize.
No confidential relationship is established by any Entrant and the Sponsor because of participating in the Promotion. None of the information submitted by the Entrant will be treated as trade secrets, confidential information or as protected data.
Only one complete Entry received from an Entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to Enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address or identity, will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant, Submission will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted by the Entrant. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person to whom the email address is registered. Any Entrant or potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to Sponsor’s satisfaction. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of submission materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive submission information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Promotion it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw any method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Promotion). If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes whether or not beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserve the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor are not responsible if the Promotion cannot be implemented or prizes cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Sponsor also reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be violating these Official Rules or suspected of attempting to disrupt or defraud the Entry process or the operation of the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant at any time during the Promotion Period that may be found ineligible.
In the event any participant engages or has engaged in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that tends to annoy, abuse, threaten, disparage or harass any other person or company including the Sponsor or is otherwise inappropriate, the Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify the Entrant or winner and void any Sweepstakes Entries of said person.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of Maryland. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Maryland without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Maryland or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Maryland. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.4‑H.org/MyBootsDo or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 4, 2019, to: My Boots Do Photo Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after January 4, 2019), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than February 1, 2019), to: My Boots Do Photo Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
SPONSOR: National 4‑H Council, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
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Appendix A: Grand Prize Boot Styles