2019 Sitter Story Contest Rules
2019 SITTER STORY CONTEST: Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sponsor: 2019 Sitter Story Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by A Place for Rover, Inc., 720 Olive Way STE 1900, Seattle, WA 98101 (“Sponsor”). This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Eligibility: This Contest is open only to individuals who are (i) legal residents of the United States; (ii) are at least 18 years of age (or over the age of majority in their state of permanent legal residence, whichever is older); and (iii) are registered Rover pet care service providers in good standing at the time of entry. Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and any of each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, and advertising and promotional agencies, and their immediate families and household members, are not eligible to enter the Contest or win any prizes.
Entry Period: The entry period for this Contest begins on [January 6, 2020] at 8:00 AM and ends on [January 13, 2020, at 11:59 PM (all times in these Official Rules are Pacific Time (GMT -8)) (the “Entry Period”). All entries must be received by Sponsor during the Entry Period.
How to Enter: There are three methods of entry.
Method One: Facebook. To enter, you must first be logged in as a registered user of Facebook with a public profile. (If you are not a registered Facebook user, you can register for free at www.facebook.com.) While you are logged in to your Facebook user account, do the following, during the Entry Period: (1) post a picture and tell us what made this year great for you while using Rover; (2) use the hashtags #MyYearWithRover and #contest at the start of your caption.
Method Two: Instagram. To enter, you must first be logged in as a registered user of Instagram with a public profile. (If you are not a registered Instagram user, you can register for free at www.instagram.com.) While you are logged into your Instagram user account, do the following, during the Entry Period: (1) post a picture and tell us what made this year great for you while using Rover; (2) use the hashtags #MyYearWithRover and #contest at the start of your caption. Please ensure your Instagram account is set to “public” so that Sponsor can view your entry.
Method Three: Twitter. To enter, you must first be logged in as a registered user of Twitter with a public profile. (If you are not a registered Twitter user, you can register for free at www.twitter.com.) While you are logged in to your Twitter user account, do the following, during the Entry Period: (1) post a picture and tell us what made this year great for you while using Rover; (2) use the hashtags #MyYearWithRover and #contest at the start of your caption.
Eligible Entries: An “Entry” is a submission of a post via one of the methods above with an eligible photo. Eligible photos must: (a) be a digital photograph and story that tells us what made this year great for you while using Rover; (b) be suitable for general audiences and not offensive, obscene, defamatory or unlawful; (c) be original (and you must own or control the copyright to your Entry and have sufficient rights to submit the work to this Contest and to grant permission to Sponsor to use the Entry, as described below); and (d) not violate the rights of others or any policies or terms of Rover, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry.
By entering this Contest, you certify that you have complied with and accept these Official Rules and are eligible to win, and you give your express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor (and third-parties directed by Sponsor) through email and at any email address or telephone number you provide in connection with this Contest. You also agree that all decisions of Sponsor in administering the Contest are within Sponsor’s sole discretion and are final.
Winner Selection: All entrants/entries are subject to verification at Sponsor’s sole discretion. After the Entry period, a panel of judges comprised of representatives from Rover.com will review all eligible Entries received that have not been removed or otherwise disqualified. On or about [January 14, 2020], Rover will select five winning entries that the panel determines, in the judges’ sole discretion, to be the most apt, interesting and appealing based on the following judging criteria:
Creativity: how well the Entry demonstrates your originality and creativity
Enthusiasm: the degree to which the Entry depicts your enthusiasm for Rover
Visual appeal: the overall artistic and photographic quality and of the Entry
Five potential winners will each be notified by direct message on the social platform on which their Entry was submitted (the “Winner Notification”). Potential winners may be required, within three (3) days of Winner Notification being sent, to: (1) provide to Sponsor further contact and residence information; and to (2) execute and deliver a written affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, release of liability/publicity, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation. (In the event that a potential winner does not timely satisfy all of the above requirements, disqualification may result and an alternate winner may be selected based on the criteria listed above.)
Odds of Winning: Odds of winning depend on the quality and number of eligible Entries received. Many will enter; 5 will win.
Prize: Five (5) $250 Tango gift cards.
Approximate retail value of each Prize: US $250.00 (USD) (total ARV of all Prizes offered: $1250.00 (USD)). Any difference between the approximate retail value and the actual value of the Prize will not be awarded. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed or accepted by the applicable entrant within seven days after delivery may, at Sponsor’s discretion, be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). All federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any Prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
Sponsor’s License to Use Entry: By entering the Contest, you grant to Sponsor (and any division or affiliate of Sponsor), without additional compensation: (a) the right to use and publish your name, likeness and other submission information, and (b) a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to display, publish, reproduce, communicate to the public, perform, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based on, and otherwise use and sublicense, your Entry, or any portion thereof, via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Sponsor’s website, and in Sponsor’s trade, advertising or other promotional materials in any media, without further compensation or notification to, or permission from you or any third party. For these purposes, you (or the photographer/creator of the Entry, if not you) waive all “moral rights” under any applicable law to either object to modification of your Entry or require artistic credit in conjunction with your Entry. To the extent such waivers are not permitted by applicable law, you (or the photographer/creator) agree not to enforce such moral rights against Sponsor. You agree that it is your sole responsibility to obtain all permissions and releases necessary for the grant of the rights contained in this paragraph. You also agree to take, at Sponsor’s expense (but without compensation to you), any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits, licenses, and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect, or confirm Sponsor’s rights set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor will have no obligation to publish, use or retain any Entry you submit or to return any such Entry to you.
Non-Infringing Entry Materials: You represent and warrant that (a) you have the right to grant the rights granted in these Official Rules or, alternatively, you have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to use and submit your Entry in connection with the Contest and to provide all the rights specified in these Official Rules; and (b) your Entry and the use of your Entry as contemplated in these Official Rules does not and will not violate, misappropriate, or infringe upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or other rights.
Identity of Entrant: If a dispute arises about the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of the social media account through which the Entry was submitted at the time of Entry will be considered the entrant. Potential winners may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized holder of the social media account associated with a winning Entry.
Personal Information: Information collected from each entrant is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Statement, which may be found at https://www.rover.com/terms/privacy/ (or successor URL).
Release of Liability: Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged, or misdirected entries or for any technical or human error in the administration of this Contest and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in this Contest. By entering this Contest, you release Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and each of their affiliates and representatives from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with this Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use a prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, and damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), or warranty, or any other theory.
Additional Terms and Conditions: This Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed, interpreted, and enforced under the laws of the State of Washington. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and municipal laws, and is void where prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Contest. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. For a copy of the winners list or these Official Rules, send a written request with a self-addressed, business-size return envelope to: Attn: 2019 Sitter Story Contest, A Place for Rover, Inc., 720 Olive Way, STE 1900, Seattle, WA 98101. This Contest and all accompanying materials are © 2019 Rover. All rights reserved.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to Rover.com sitters who are US residents age 18+ to participate. Contest starts 8:00AM on 1/6/20and ends at 11:59PM on 1/13/20 (all times Pacific/GMT -8). Enter by submitting a photo via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use #MyYearWithRover. 5 prizes offered, total ARV $1250 USD. Additional terms and conditions apply. For complete rules, click here. Sponsor: A Place For Rover, Inc.