Hill’s Pet Nutrition Contest Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

OVERVIEW AND ELIGIBILITY.

The Hill's Pet Nutrition® “Hill’s Shelter Heroes” (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and their respective agencies, parent, subsidiaries and affiliates involved in this Contest and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to be nominated as Heroes. Subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

ENTRY PERIOD: Nomination entry period begins 12:01am Central Time (“CT”) on 3/8/2017 and ends at 11:59 a.m. CT on 3/28/2017 (“Nomination Entry Period”).

FINALIST PERIOD: Finalist voting period begins 12:01am Central Time (“CT”) on 4/7/2017 and ends at 11:59 a.m. CT on 4/14/2017 (“Finalist Voting Period”).

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES.

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.

HOW TO ENTER.

To enter, shelter organizations will be asked to provide a video or photo/write-up entry nomination highlighting a volunteer that goes above and beyond for their shelter. The entry nomination will need to be posted on Facebook using the hashtag #HillsShelterHeroes and tagging @HillsPetNutrition and also submitted to the following email address: HillsContests@redfuse.com

Shelter entrants which provide the following required information will receive (1) “Entry” into the contest and a chance to be entered into the Finalist Round.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: …..[releases for each/all people in photos/video, no use of copyrighted music or images without written permission, no use of other entities’ trademarks, nothing harassing, violent, discriminatory, obscene….]

An "Entry" is created when a user completes the following social actions during the Entry Period.

Entrants can submit as many volunteer nominations as they would like for their shelter, as long as the nominee is an active volunteer at that shelter, and the Submission Requirements are followed.

Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

CONTEST WINNER SELECTION:

Judges from [name organizations] will select 10 nominations to be chosen as finalists and entered into a “Finalist Voting” round. The 10 finalists will be chosen according to the following criteria: On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 9 (highest), “Rank the uniqueness of the volunteer’s contribution”, “Did it encourage action?”, “Did it move you?” and “Would it positively impact the shelter community?”

Once the 10 finalists are chosen, the entries will be housed on a digital contest landing page at https://hillsshelterheroes.us.launchpad6.com/ where Facebook and Twitter followers will be able to vote on their favorite finalist from that platform. The finalist voting round will begin 4/7/2017 and close on 4/14/2017. There will be 5 winners from the 10 finalists. The 5 winners will be selected upon the most number of votes they receive on the contest platform at the end of contest on 4/14/2017. A voter is able to access the URL from the designated contest Hill’s Pet Facebook posts, Hill’s Pet Twitter posts and Hill’s Pet Shelter emails that will include the URL so an individual is able to click on the contest page URL that will then take them to the contest voting page. An individual can vote on one finalist every 24 hours and can vote for whichever of the 10 finalists they choose that day. The contest will be a full 8 days from 4/7/17 to 4/14/17.

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES: 

(1)   $10,000 donation to the shelter of the individual winner.

There will be 5 winners for a total of $50,000 in donations. One prize only per shelter.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS

 

 GENERAL RELEASE.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating, you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion.

Sponsor and the Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for: lost, incomplete, illegible, late, or misdirected entries; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines, or telephone systems; interrupted or unavailable cable or satellite systems; errors in these Official Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Contest, human processing error, or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant at any time for any reason whatsoever. In the event Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the Contest is compromised, Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest at any time.

 

By receipt of any Contest prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and affiliated contributors, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt, redemption or use of any prize. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT AGREES THAT (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND ENTRANT WAIVES HIS OR HER RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL FOR SUCH DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION; (2) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE AWARDED ATTORNEYS FEES, COSTS, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, PROMOTIONAL, FULFILLMENT AND MARKETING AGENCIES, WEB SITE PROVIDERS, WEB MASTERS, AND ADMINISTRATOR, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.

 

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 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 Promotion; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in a 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 infection by computer virus or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, 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 at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment.

PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of winner’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

 

PRIVACY. Sponsor will be collecting personal data about participants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.hillspet.com/legal.  By participating in the contest, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

 

SPONSOR: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Topeka, KS 66603.

Hill’s is a trademark of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.