OFFICIAL SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST AND GIVEAWAY RULES
for Dream Tree Family, Inc.
Last Updated: Feb 2019
ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win.
AGREEMENT TO RULES: By participating, the Entrant agrees to be fully unconditionally bound by these Official Rules. Entrant represents and warrants that they meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, Entrant agrees to accept the decisions of Dream Tree Family, Inc./The Water Tree (hereby referred to as “The Company”) as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: Each contest is open only to individuals living in the U.S., over the age of 18. Employees of THE COMPANY, its affiliates, subsidiaries, independently licensed establishments (The Water Tree stores), advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
CONTEST PERIOD: Contest start date and time and end date and time as outlined in social media post, website or blog posting (“Contest Entry Period”).
HOW TO ENTER: Entrants must follow the directions outlined in the social media, website or blog posting to enter Contest. All entries must be received by the date and time outlined in website or blog posting. Any automated computer receipt, such as one confirming delivery of email, does not constitute proof of entry for the purposes of these Official Rules. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of THE COMPANY Entrant may submit the number of entries outlined in the social media, website or blog post. Fraudulent methods or other attempts to circumvent the rules will disqualify an Entrant’s eligibility at the sole discretion of THE COMPANY THE COMPANY may disqualify any Entry for any reason, In its sole and absolute discretion.
ODDS: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
PRIZES: The Winner(s) of the Contest (the “Winner”) will receive the list of prizes specified in the social media, website or blog post in which they inquired, entered and/or commented. Actual or appraised value may differ at the time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by THE COMPANY No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at THE COMPANY’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. The prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of the prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for THE COMPANY to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent unless prohibited by law. THE COMPANY will only ship prizes to U.S. addresses.
WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Employees of THE COMPANY, Design Department, will judge the contest and/or choose the winners. All decisions are final. Winners will be notified via email or phone within three (3) business days of selection. If the prize goes unclaimed, an alternate winner will be selected. The winner will have seven (7) business days from the date of notification to claim the prize or an alternate winner will be selected.
Participants hereby grant THE COMPANY a non-exclusive, perpetual license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, and otherwise use information/comments given in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation.
THE COMPANY is under no obligation to use any Submission.
Winners will be required to execute and return a Certificate of Eligibility, Consent and General Release form (if deemed necessary) within 7 days of notification. Non-compliance within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winner.
USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All entries become the property of THE COMPANY THE COMPANY reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest, including submissions provided by the contestants, for editorial, marketing, and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.
CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. THE COMPANY in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its web site or is otherwise in violation of these rules.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By entering, Entrant agrees to release, indemnify, and hold harmless THE COMPANY and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from:
such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof;
technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment;
the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service;
unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion;
electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries. If contest requires submission of original work by Entrant, Entrant represents and warrants that entries are an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, Entrant will be disqualified at the sole discretion of THE COMPANY If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute the infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, Entrant will, at their sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. Entrant shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless THE COMPANY from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which THE COMPANY may incur, suffer, or be required to pay, arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
DISQUALIFICATION: If an Entrant is found ineligible, or if he/she does not comply with the Official Rules, then such Entrant will be disqualified. If a prize, prize documentation, or prize notification is returned as undeliverable or unclaimed, this will result in disqualification. In the event an Entrant is deemed ineligible or disqualified for any reason, then an alternate potential winner will be selected.
DISPUTES: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND TEXAS, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Texas, having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall a participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
SOCIAL MEDIA: The Contest hosted by THE COMPANY is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of the other social media networks the contest is advertised on. By participating in our contests, you acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and release the associated network from any and all liability arising from or related to this contest. The information you are providing for this contest is being provided to THE COMPANY and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and will be used to notify you if you have won, and to inform you about special offers from THE COMPANY and our trusted partners.