POLARTEC® FALL FLEECE CONTEST
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Eligibility: Except where regulated or restricted by law, the Polartec® Fall Fleece Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in his or her state of residence as of the time of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Polartec® LLC (“Sponsor”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Promotion Parties”), and their immediate family members (spouse, children, parents and siblings of each), and those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. Other eligibility requirements and conditions of participation are set forth below in these official rules for the Contest (“Official Rules”). All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. This Contest is void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited or restricted by law.
Entry Period: Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on October 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on November 18, 2014 (“Entry Period”).
How to Enter the Contest: To enter, eligible participants must have a Pinterest account (if you do not already have a Pinterest account, you can create one for free at http://pinterest.com). After establishing a Pinterest account (or, if you already have a Pinterest account), eligible participants must complete the following steps to enter:
- Follow a Polartec® Pinterest board and re-pin the Contest announcement pin, available at http://www.pinterest.com/polartec/polartec-fall-fleece-off.
- Click through to pinterest.com and create a board on Pinterest titled “Polartec Fall Fleece Contest” (the “Submission”). The board must be called “Polartec Fall Fleece Contest” in order to be eligible for entry in the Contest.
- Pin your own images to the Submission that show how you or your loved ones are keeping warm this fall with your fleece creations. The creations do not have to be original creations but may be a pattern. The only requirement is that the creation is made out of fleece (no requirement that it be Polartec® fleece). The Submission must include at least the following Pins: (a) two pins that are sources of inspiration for your creation; (b) two pins of the process of creating your idea; and (c) two pins of the final product.
- Email to PinterestContest@Polartec.com the link to your Submission, your full name, and email address. Upon email of your Submission and required information to the email address, the eligible participant (“Entrant”) will be entitled to an entry (“Entry”) into the Contest.
Entry Limit: Limit of one Entry per Entrant and per email address throughout the Entry Period. Subsequent Entries by the same Entrant or using the same email address are invalid and will be disqualified. Any attempts made by the same person to submit multiple Entries are void and will not be counted. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online Entrant, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Entry. Authorized account holder is defined as the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. All Entries must be received during the Entry Period to be eligible for the Contest. Any Entry received after the Entry Period will be void.
Conditions of Submission: Submissions that are deemed by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to be offensive, immoral, obscene, profane, defamatory, not keeping the image of the Sponsor, or in violation of these Official Rules will be void. Further, all Submissions that contain copyrighted or other proprietary materials for which the Entrant has not obtained appropriate assignment of rights, as well as any content that disparages or portrays the Sponsor in a negative light, will be void. Furthermore, Sponsor is not responsible for lost, incomplete, stolen, damaged, corrupt, illegible, late, or unintelligible Entries, or for printing or other errors appearing in these rules or other Contest materials, misprints or errors in other Contest-related information, garbled communications, failures or malfunctions of internet connections, phones, phonelines, telephone systems, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions, problems or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Contest, processing errors, human errors or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to void any Entries from Entrants whom Sponsor believes have attempted to tamper or have tampered with the administration, security, or fairness of this Contest. Entries or Submissions submitted by automatic, programmed, or like methods will be disqualified.
By entering, each Entrant warrants and represents that: (a) the Submission is the original work of the Entrant and does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, confidentiality or publicity rights or any other legal rights of any third party; (b) the Entrant owns or otherwise controls all rights to the Submission submitted by the Entrant; and (c) the Submission has not been entered into or won any previous contests or awards and has not been published or distributed previously in any form of media. By entering this Contest, each Entrant unconditionally and irrevocably grants a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable license to Sponsor and its successors or assigns to use, reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the Submission for any purpose now and hereafter as they so desire. Each Entrant further warrants and represents that any person or entity pictured in the Submission has agreed to be featured, and must also have agreed to the Submission being entered in the Contest and each Entrant further warrants and represents that applicable consents have been obtained. Emailing a Submission is not an indication that the Entrant has won a prize or is otherwise eligible for a prize. By creating and emailing a Submission for this Contest, Entrant grants Sponsor the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify such Submission in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such Submission alone or in combination with other works, as solely determined by Sponsor, in commerce and trade and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, without limitation or compensation to the Entrant and without right of notice, review, or approval of any such use of the Submission.
Grand Prize and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): One grand prize (“Prize”) is available to be awarded in this Contest. The Prize consists of 50 yards of original fleece fabric. The winner can choose the color or colors of the fabric, subject to availability, with any color combination that the winner chooses. For example, the winner may choose 10 yards red, 10 yards blue, and 30 yards black. As part of the Prize, Sponsor will also donate 50 fleece blankets to charity of the winner’s choice. The total ARV of the Prize is $400.
Winner Selection: Within seven days after the end of the Entry Period, one Grand Prize winner (the “Winner”) will be selected by FleeceFun.com’s Angel Hickman Peterson (the “Judge”) from among all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”): (a) Creativity (35%); (b) Originality (35%); and (c) Passion for Fleece (30%). The Judging Criteria shall be applied in the sole discretion of the Judge. Each Entrant agrees to be bound by and not challenge the final decisions of the Judge. All results of the Judge’s selection are final and binding, subject to these Official Rules. In the event a winning Submission is discovered to be invalid for any reason whatsoever or the Entrant who submitted the winning Submission fails to comply with these Official Rules prior to delivery of the Prize, the Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
Odds: The odds of winning the Contest depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Entry Period and the quality of the Submission.
Prize Delivery: The Prize will be delivered within 30 days after Sponsor verifies the Winner’s eligibility to enter and to win this Contest and after Sponsor and Winner coordinate Winner’s selection of the fleece fabric colors. If the Prize is unclaimed, if any Prize correspondence or the Prize is returned as undeliverable, or if the Winner is found ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s option and sole discretion. All federal, state, and local taxes, and all other costs associated with acceptance or use of the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Winner may waive his/her right to receive the Prize. The Prize is non-transferrable, non-exchangeable, and non-refundable, and must be accepted by the Winner as awarded. If the Prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
Conditions, Disclaimers, and License: By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees that: (a) he or she will abide by and be bound by these Official Rules; (b) the Entry, including any comments submitted, become solely the Sponsor’s property and will not be acknowledged or returned; (c) neither Pinterest nor Sponsor or any of the other Promotion Parties nor any of their officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives are responsible for claims, injuries, death, losses or damages of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in the Contest, or the awarding, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the Prize; (d) Sponsor is not responsible for any inability of a Winner to accept the Prize for any reason; and (e) by entering the Contest, all Entrants further agree that Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters relating to the Contest, including fact, interpretation, eligibility, procedure, fulfillment, and disputes from the Contest.
Applicable Law: This Contest is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to any choice of law provisions. Venue with respect to any dispute that may arise hereunder shall be had in the state and federal courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Publicity Release: Except where prohibited, by accepting the Prize, the Winner grants permission for Sponsor and its agents to use his/her name, voice and/or likeness, for advertising, merchandising, promotion and/or publicity purposes in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without additional compensation.
Limitation of Liability and Remedies: Neither Pinterest, Sponsor, nor any other Promotion Party shall have any liability for any direct, incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, or exemplary or punitive damages arising out of or relating to this Contest, any Submission or use of the Submission, or any content embodied therein. Furthermore, neither Pinterest, Sponsor nor any other Promotion Party shall be liable to the Winner or any other person for failure to supply the Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s sole control.
Indemnification: BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, ENTRANTS RELEASE AND HOLD THE SPONSOR, THE OTHER PROMOTION PARTIES, AND PINTEREST HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHT, CLAIMS, AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE CONTEST OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACCESS TO ANY MATERIALS, OR RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THE SUBMISSION INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY TRAVEL OR OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE ENTRANT’S PRODUCTION OF THE SUBMISSION FOR THE CONTEST, OR FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AS WELL AS CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.
Each Entrant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and the other Promotion Parties from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, expenses and costs (including legal fees) brought or asserted by or on behalf of any third party against the Sponsor or the other Promotion Parties arising from or related to the Entrant’s Submission infringing or allegedly infringing a third party’s intellectual property rights, publicity, privacy or confidentiality rights, or defaming or otherwise causing harm to a third party.
Official Rules: The Contest will be run in accordance with the Official Rules, subject to amendment by Sponsor. Entrants must comply with the Official Rules and will be deemed to have received and understood the Official Rules by participating in the Contest. The terms of the Contest, as set out in the Official Rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to the Contest are final and binding. If any provisions of the Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Neither Sponsor nor anyone acting on its behalf will enter into any communications with any Entrant regarding this Contest, except as expressly set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, the web site, and/or the legitimate operation of the Contest; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including tampering, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect Entries and (a) cancel or terminate the Contest (or any portion thereof); (b) modify the Contest or suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (c) award the Prize from among the eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of the impairment.
Winner List Requests: For name of the Contest Winner (available for 90 days from the date of verification of the Winner), please email PinterestContest@polartec.com, with subject line “Contest Winner.”
Copy of the Official Rules: For a copy of the Official Rules (available during the Entry Period), please email PinterestContest@polartec.com, with a subject line “Official Rules.”
Sponsor: The Contest is sponsored by Polartec® LLC, 46 Stafford Street, Lawrence, MA 01841.
Disclaimer: The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Pinterest.