Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pin To Win: Dove Contest Rules

THE HIP + URBAN GIRL'S GUIDE (known as HUG) “PIN TO WIN FREE DOVE® COLOUR CARE” CONTEST (“CONTEST”).

THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) ONLY AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW.

CONTEST PERIOD:

This contest begins on March 18, 2013 at 12:00:01 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time) and closes on March 31, 2013 at 11:59:59PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) (“Contest Period)”.

ELIGIBILITY:

Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 19 years of age or older at the time of entry except employees and those with whom they are domiciled of HUG (“Influencer”), Unilever Canada Inc. (“Prize Sponsor”) and their respective advertising promotional agencies.

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Pinterest or Prize Sponsor. You understand that you are providing your information to the Influencer and not to Pinterest or Prize Sponsor. The information you provide will only be used for the administration of this Contest . Pinterest and Prize Sponsor are completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Influencer and not Pinterest or Prize Sponsor.

HOW TO ENTER:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, go to www.Pinterest.com (the “Website”) and follow the on-screen instructions to log-in to your account. If you are not already a Pinterest member, you must sign up for a free Pinterest account. To sign up for a Pinterest account, please visit www.Pinterest.com and click “Join Pinterest” and follow the steps to create your account. Once you are a Pinterest member, visit www.pinterest.com and sign in.

To enter the contest, you will be required to (i) go to (Insert Influencer’s Pinterest Page address here) and (ii.) Repin a pin from the influencer’s board named “#keepthecolour” (hereinafter “Board”) to your Pinterest page (collectively, the “Entry”).

Once you completed your Repin, you will be entered into the contest for that day (“Day,” defined as one (1) day beginning at 12:00:01AM EST and ending at 11:59:59PM EST) for a chance to win a prize. To be eligible, your Entry must be submitted and received within the Contest Period. All eligible Entries submitted and received in any given Day during the Contest Period will be entered into a random draw for that Day. Unselected entries from previous Days will also be eligible for subsequent Days. The Influencer will conduct a random draw from Entries received each Day of the contest..

There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person/email address/Pinterest account permitted per day during the Contest Period. For greater certainty, you can only use one (1) email address/Pinterest account to enter the Contest. If it is discovered that you have attempted to use more than one (1) email address/Pinterest account to enter the Contest; then (in the sole discretion of the Influencer) you may be disqualified from the Contest and all of your Entries may be voided. . Use of any automated system to enter or otherwise participate in this Contest is prohibited and may result in disqualification, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Influencer. The Releasees are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries (all of which are void).

THE PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:

There will be 14 prizes available to be won over the Contest Period. One (1) prize will be awarded for each Day of the contest. Each prize will consist of one (1) $150 prepaid credit card and one (1) Dove® Colour Care Hair product gift box that contains four (4) Dove® Colour Care Hair products (approximate value $40 CAD) (each a “Prize”). The collective approximate retail value of each Prize is $190 CAD. The prepaid credit card portion of the Prize is subject to any terms or conditions placed on it by its issuer.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following general conditions apply to each Prize: (i) Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or convertible to cash (no substitutions); (ii) Prize will be shipped to winners’ homes; (vi) by accepting the Prize, the winner agrees to waive all recourse against the Releasees if the Prize does not prove satisfactory, either in whole or in part.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU AGREE THAT THE REPIN (AND ALL COMPONENTS THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL MATERIALS AND DESCRIPTIONS CONTAINED ON YOUR PIN) ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ENTRY COMPLIES WITH ALL CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE RULES. THE RELEASEES (DEFINED BELOW) WILL BEAR NO LIABILITY REGARDING THE USE OF THE PIN YOU SUBMIT. THE RELEASEES (DEFINED BELOW) SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU IN THE EVENT IT IS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAVE DEPARTED FROM OR NOT FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE RULES.

Without limiting the generality of the requirements noted above in Rule 2, to be eligible for entry in this Contest, the Pin and any descriptions associated with your Entry must be unique and original. The descriptions associated with your Entry must be written in English only in the space provided.

By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to be legally bound by these Rules, and further warrants and represents that his/her Pin (and all components thereof, including, without limitation, all materials and descriptions contained on your Pin is:

i. original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Pin (and all components thereof) to enter the Contest and is solely responsible for obtaining any third party consents;

ii. does not violate any law;

iii. will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims whatsoever; and

iv. is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following: nudity; alcohol/drug consumption or smoking; explicit or graphic sexual activity, or sexual innuendo; crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups; content that endorses, condones and/or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky behaviour or conduct; personal information of individuals, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic); commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than products of Influencer or Prize Sponsor; any identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos, other than those of Influencer or Prize Sponsor; conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules; and/or any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Influencer in its sole and absolute discretion.

WINNER SELECTION:

Starting on March 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM EST in (Insert Influencer CITY & PROVINCE HERE) and, continuing each Day during the Contest Period thereafter until April 1, 2013 (each an “Daily Draw”), one (1) eligible entrant will be selected by the Influencer through a random draw from among all eligible Entries received the previous Day as the potential winner of the one (1) Prize available that Day. Non-winning Entries from one Day carry over to be eligible in subsequent Daily Draws. For greater certainty, you may only Enter the Contest once per day during the Contest Period. Your submission will be counted towards the Day your entry is received and any subsequent Days in the Contest Period if unselected. In the event that there are no eligible Entries for any Day during the Contest Period then the Prize associated with such Daily Draw will not be awarded in the Contest. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received for each Day of the Contest Period.

There is a limit of one (1) Prize per person during the Contest Period.

Once a potential winner is drawn, the Influencer will respond to the Repin and request that the potential winner provide their email address. The Influencer will make two (2) attempts to contact each selected entrant by email (using the information provided at the time of entry) within three (3) business days of the Selection Date. If a selected entrant cannot be contacted within two (2) attempts or three (3) business days of the Selection Date (whichever occurs first), or there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, then that selected entrant will be disqualified and the Influencer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate eligible entrant with the next highest judged score from among the remaining eligible Entries received for that Day of the Contest Period.

BEFORE BEING DECLARED THE WINNER, each selected entrant will be required to sign and return within three (3) business days of notification the Influencer’s declaration and release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize as awarded; (iii) releases Influencer, Pinterest and Prize Sponsor and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, the selected entrant’s participation therein and/ or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof. If a selected entrant: fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time, then he or she will forfeit the Prize and the Influencer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries received during that Day of the Contest Period.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, delayed, incomplete, incompatible or misdirected Entries. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Influencer with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Entries and/or entrants.

The Releasees will not be liable for any failure of the Website during the Contest; for any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; for the failure of any entry to be received by the Contest Parties for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; or any combination of the above. Further, the Releasees will not be liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Contest.

In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Pinterest Account associated with the submitted Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable to the Influencer – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) that he/she is the authorized account holder of the Pinterest Account associated with the submitted Entry in question.

All Entries are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Influencer reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Influencer – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of an Entry entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Influencer deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Influencer in a timely manner may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Influencer. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid Entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

The Influencer reserves the right to withdraw or amend this Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Influencer that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Influencer reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Influencer, with the consent of the Régie, reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Rules without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind.

The Influencer reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/ or timeframes stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or Entry with these Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Influencer, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules, or for any other reason.

LANGUAGE DISCREPANCY

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the [no form], French version of these Rules, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Mini Rules:

No purchase necessary. Contest closes on March 31, 2013 at 11:59:59PM EST. Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 19 years of age or older at the time of entry. Fourteen (14) daily prizes available to be won, each consisting of one (1) $150 prepaid credit card and one (1) Dove® Colour Care Hair product gift basket that contains four (4) Dove® Colour Care Hair products (approximate value $40 CAD). The collective approximate retail value of each Prize is $190 CAD. Overall odds depend on number of entries received each day.

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