The PetSafe® Village Monster Dog Makeover Contest
Official Contest Rules
Enter your Dog in the PetSafe® Village Monster Dog Makeover Contest for a chance to win a FREE PASS TO THE PETSAFE RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM.
By entering the PetSafe® Village Monster Dog Makeover Contest (the “Contest”), you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules.
1. No Purchase Necessary:
No purchase necessary to enter. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
The PetSafe® Village Monster Dog Makeover Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Radio Systems Corporation, which has its principal place of business at 10427 PetSafe Way, Knoxville, TN 37932 (the “Sponsor”).
3. Prize Description:
At the conclusion of the Contest, Sponsor will award one (1) Entrant one (1) free pass to the PetSafe Residency Training Program (the “Grand Prize”) and two (2) Entrants a total of three (3) 1-hour training sessions with a professional dog trainer at PetSafe Village (each, a “Runner-up Prize”).
4. Contest Dates:
This Contest will begin at 8:00:00 am EDT May 7, 2012 and end at 11:59:59 pm EDT on June 15, 2012 or upon announcement and qualification of the Prize Winners, whichever is later. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm EDT on May 29, 2012.
The current Contest schedule is:
May 7, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. EDT Contest Opens
May 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EDT Deadline for Submission of Entries
May 31, 2012 Notification of Finalists; Voting Period Begins
June 14, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT Voting Ends
June 15, 2012 (Tentative) Announcement of Prize Winners
5. Entrant Eligibility:
The Contest is open only to legal residents of Knox, Union, Roane, Loudon, Blount, Sevier, Jefferson and Grainger Counties in Tennessee who have reached the age of eighteen (18) at the time of entry (each, an “Entrant”). When the word “you” is used in these Official Contest Rules, it means the Entrant. Employees, officers, directors, affiliates, licensees, distributors and fulfillment agencies of the Sponsor, and respective immediate family members (a spouse, sibling, parent, child or grandparent and the spouses of such persons) and other persons living in their same households are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
An Entrant may enter the Contest to nominate and/or vote for his or her dog in accordance with these Official Contest Rules.
6. How to Play / Description of Contest:
(a) Entry Requirements and Conditions.
Each Entry must include the following:
(i) A complete Entry form including Entrant’s name, home address, phone number, e-mail address, and complete answers to all other questions contained in the form.
(ii) A video no longer than 1 minute in length showing the poor behavior of the Entrant’s dog. The video requirements are set forth in Section 6(b).
Each Entrant represents and warrants that the Entry, including Entrant’s Video:
(i) is original and has been lawfully created by Entrant;
(ii) does not infringe the intellectual property rights or privacy rights of any third party;
(iii) has not been published or previously circulated; and
(iv) has not been entered in any other contests or won any awards.
All Entries must be received by the Sponsor after 8:00 am EDT on May 7, 2012 and before 5:00 pm EDT on May 29, 2012 (“Entry Period”). Any Entry that is illegible, inaccurate, late or does not otherwise conform with these Official Contest Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for late or incomplete Entries or for technical problems with the website. If a problem occurs during the transmission process of an Entry, the Entrant should receive an “ERROR” message; however, the Entrant is solely responsible for all electronic submissions, and Sponsor will not be responsible for any submission that is not received due to an incomplete or improper transmission or other technical problems. Sponsor has no obligation to correspond with any Entrant or acknowledge the receipt of any Entry. Sponsor has no obligation to advise Entrant of an incomplete Entry, and any Entry that is incomplete may be disqualified.
(b) Video Requirements.
Each Video submission must not exceed one minute in length and should creatively showcase the Entrant’s dog and the dog’s poor behavior. Video files must be uploaded to Sponsor’s website by 5:00 pm EDT on May 29, 2012. Once the Video is submitted to Sponsor, the uploaded Video is final and may not be modified, edited or withdrawn.
Each submission must include a Release and Assignment of Rights (“Release”) from each person involved in the production of the Video, including but not limited to persons appearing in, writing, narrating, filming, directing, editing, and/or producing the Video (a “Video Participant”). Each Video Participant must sign and deliver to Sponsor a Release, in which the person irrevocably assigns and transfers any and all right, title, and interest in the Video, including all intellectual property rights, to the Sponsor for any use Sponsor deems appropriate, including a perpetual royalty-free license to copy, distribute, modify, display, use and perform the Video for promotional and commercial uses. Each Entrant must represent to Sponsor that it or they collectively own all rights, including copyrights, in the Video and have the right to convey those rights to Sponsor. Music or background music should not be added to the Video unless the work is entirely original. Release forms may be downloaded from the PetSafe® Village Contest tab on the Facebook Website.
Videos and Entries must be submitted on-line by 5:00 pm EDT on May 29, 2012. Technical requirements for on-line submission will be provided on the PetSafe Village Contest tab on Facebook.
(c) Selection of Finalists.
Valid Entries will be judged by a panel of judges (“Judges”) selected by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Judges will review each Entry and will score each Entry using the following judging criteria:
(i) level of extreme and diverse behaviors (20%);
(ii) level of passion of the pet owner (30%);
(iii) level of impact that professional training would provide (50%).
The ten (10) Entries with the highest scores which otherwise comply with all Contest requirements (the “Finalists”) will be notified on May 31, 2012 or as soon thereafter as practicable.
(d) Grand Prize Winner Selection.
The ten (10) Videos for the Entrants that are selected as Finalists will be posted on the PetSafe® Village fan page on Facebook on May 31, 2012 at 8:00:00 am EDT or as soon thereafter as practicable.
Entrants will have the right to vote for their favorite Finalist from the time the Finalists are announced until 11:59:59 EDT on June 14, 2012 (“Voting Period”). Sponsor reserves the right to extend the Voting Period in its sole discretion.
Voting is limited to one vote per person. The use of any automatic voting methods by any Entrant, its supporters will invalidate all votes for the Entrant.
The Finalist which receives the highest number of votes and which otherwise complies with the Official Contest Rules will be declared the Grand Prize Winner by Sponsor on June 15, 2012 or on such later date as may be announced by Sponsor.
The Finalists which receive the second and third highest number of votes and which otherwise comply with the Official Contest Rules will be declared the two Runner-up Prize Winners by Sponsor on June 15, 2012 or on such later date as may be announced by Sponsor.
(e) Award of Grand Prize.
The Entrant designated as the Grand Prize Winner will be awarded one (1) free pass to the PetSafe Residency Training Program, subject to compliance with these Official Contest Rules.
(f) Award of Runner-up Prizes.
The two Entrants designated as a Runner-up Prize Winner will be awarded three (3) 1-hour training sessions with a professional dog trainer at PetSafe Village, subject to compliance with these Official Contest Rules.
7. Advertising and Promotion:
The Sponsor and each of its respective affiliates, distributors, licensees, suppliers and advertising/promotion agencies (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) shall, except to the extent prohibited by law, have the right and permission to use each Entrant’s name, photograph and/or likeness and city/state of residence, and each Entrant’s Video for advertising, promotion, trade and/or any other lawful purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification. By entering the Contest, each Entrant grants such rights and permission and agrees to release Sponsor from any and all claims that any advertising produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of the Sponsor infringes upon the Entrant’s rights with regard to any portions or ideas contained in any Entry. Each Entrant grants such rights and permission and agrees to release Sponsor from any and all claims that any advertising produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of the Sponsor infringes upon the Entrant’s rights with regard to any portions or ideas contained the Video submitted by the Entrant. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
Personally identifiable information for each Entrant will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties but may be used by the Sponsor to contact Entrants in the future with offers and announcements that the Sponsor feels may be of interest. If an Entrant does not wish to be contacted by the Sponsor, the Entrant should opt-out of such contact by sending written notice to Marketing – PSV Opt Out; 10427 PetSafe Way; Knoxville, TN 37932.
The names of Entrants may be announced publicly in connection with the announcement of any Finalists or Prize Winners and in connection with the on-line posting on Facebook of any Videos. Videos and other information posted on Facebook will be subject to Facebook’s privacy policies.
9. Limitation of Liability:
THE SPONSOR AND SPONSOR AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, INJURY OR DEATH TO ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER PARTY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGE TO PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY REASON OF THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE (INCLUDING ANY TRAVEL OR PRIZE ACTIVITY RELATED THERETO) OR SUCH PARTY’S PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT NEITHER SPONSOR OR SPONSOR’S AFFILIATES HAS MADE OR IS IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO ANY RIGHT OR PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE VALUE, QUALITY, CONDITION OR FITNESS OF ANY PRIZE. ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT THERETO.
(a) Each Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor and Sponsor’s Affiliates, including but not limited to Facebook, (collectively, “Indemnitee”) harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs including attorney’s fees, and liabilities, including settlements brought or asserted by any third party against the Indemnitee, due to or arising out of or in any way related to the participation of the Entrant in this Contest.
(b) SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY PERSON(S) THAT DAMAGES OR UNDERMINES THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
(c) Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Contest, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Contest, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Contest is in any way impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or undermined the proper play, integrity, and/or feasibility of the Contest.
(d) All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Contest Rules or the rights and obligations of the participant or Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state, provincial or federal laws. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action arising out of or relating to the Contest shall be in the state or federal courts of record located in Knox County, Tennessee. By submitting an Entry, the Entrant hereby agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts for all purposes in connection with these Official Contest Rules and the Contest.
(e) The decision of the Sponsor as to all other matters related to the Contest is final and unappealable.
(f) The odds of winning depend upon the number of qualified Entries and votes received. The value of the Grand Prize is $3,000 and the value of each Runner-up Prize is $165. No other prizes will be awarded.
(g) VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
11. Prize Winners:
To obtain the name of the official Prize Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to PetSafe Village Monster Dog Makeover Contest – Winner Names; 10427 PetSafe Way; Knoxville, TN 37932 after the Contest or visit the Sponsor’s website at petsafevillage.com.
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