Event Day Costume Contest: Official Rules and Regulations

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK.

YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO FRIENDS OF SAN FRANCISCO ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL NOT TO FACEBOOK. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO FRIENDS OF FRANCISCO ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL MAY BE USED FOR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION OR CONSENT, UNLESS PROHIBITED BY LAW.

THE PET PRIDE DAY EVENT DAY COSTUME CONTEST (the “Contest”):

How To Enter: All pets in costume must register for the contest at the Pre-Judging booth located next to the main stage. The Pre-Judging booth is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Pre-Judging panelists will select the top 15 costumed pets to participate in the final judging on the main stage beginning on or around 2:15 p.m.

Pre-Judging and Final Winner Selection: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor and judges is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: The total approximate value of the prize (APV) varies depending on prize level and location of winner. First place winner of the Pet Pride Day Photo Contest includes airline vouchers. For details on vouchers please visit see Virgin America voucher restriction. Winner will be solely responsible for all meals, incidental expenses, tips and gratuities, income and other taxes, ground transportation, and all other costs and expenses not otherwise specified herein. All travelers must possess valid travel documents. Winner will be notified within one (1) week of the last day of the Contest, via e-mail, via phone and/or at Sponsor’s discretion. In the event the Winner doesn’t respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not accept the prize within five (5) business days of notification, the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected. In the event that any one or more potential Winner(s) fails to respond as stated above, declines the prize or fails to provide signed affidavits or releases, such Winner(s) will be deemed to forfeit the prize and Sponsor will select an alternate Winner(s) from the remaining eligible entrants. If any alternate(s) similarly fails to respond or declines the prize, Sponsor will use a reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion, to award the prize(s) to another alternate(s) but if it is unable to do so, the prize(s) will be finally forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further liability in connection with this Contest.

List of Winner(s): Will be posted on the SF ACC’s Facebook page on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by 12 p.m.

1. ENTRIES: Costumed pets may participate in the PET PRIDE DAY EVENT DAY COSTUME CONTEST taking place at Sharon Meadow on Sunday, October 27. Contestants may also participate in the PET PRIDE DAY ONLINE PHOTO COSTUME CONTEST taking place on Facebook. Please visit here SFACC’s Facebok Page to enter.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who have reached 21 years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible. Guest must be 21 years of age or older.

2. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Expenses not specifically included in prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Each prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. The Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Winner’s responsibility. If the actual retail value of any Winner’s prize is $600 or more, the Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner (or, if a minor, in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian) for the actual value of the prizes received. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who are unable or unavailable to accept or utilize Prizes as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Winners (and parent or legal guardian if Winner is a minor) may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate Winner. Travel companion of Winner must also execute a Publicity/Liability Release prior to ticketing and must possess required travel documents (e.g., a valid photo I.D.) prior to departure. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. Winner hereby further agrees that it will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of the entry to Sponsor within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted notification. By entering, Entrant grants permission for Sponsor, and any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to use the entrant’s submission (including an altered form of the entry) for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes, including but not limited to, use during Montblanc events, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If images are being submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for entry, Entrants agree that they have all rights to use the images submitted and to allow Sponsor, any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to reuse any of the images, without any liability, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes. Additionally, acceptance of the prize by Winner constitutes permission for Sponsor and any affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to use Winner’s name and/or likeness and biographical material for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, Winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.

3. DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. California State law, without reference to California’s choice of law rules, governs the Contest and all aspects related thereto.

4. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this contest is Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control located at 1200 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Official Voting Rules
These are the official terms and conditions for THE PET PRIDE DAY EVENT DAY COSTUME CONTEST. THE PET PRIDE DAY EVENT DAY COSTUME CONTEST will hereinafter be referred to as “Contest.”

ELIGIBILITY
At the time of voting, voter must be 21 years or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or Canada. Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec Province and where prohibited by law and cannot be an employee, agent or representative of San Francisco Animal Care and Control.

All interpretations of these Official Voting Rules and the decisions of Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control relating to this voting process are final.

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