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SPONSOR: WORLD KITCHEN, LLC 9525 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 300, Rosemont, IL 60018. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant waives, discharges and releases Facebook from any and all liability associated with this Sweepstakes. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook.
ELIGIBILITY: SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANTS MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE (1) OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC), AND WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH THEY RESIDE ON THE DATE OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. SWEEPSTAKES VOID OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, IN QUEBEC, AND WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW. You may enter this Sweepstakes only as a natural person. Employees of Sponsor, Sponsor's distributors, wholesalers and retailers, each of their respective affiliates, agents, officers, employees, subsidiaries, vendors, advertising and promotion fulfillment and/or judging agencies (collectively, the "Related Entities"), and the family members of each are not eligible to enter or win a prize in the Sweepstakes. For purposes of this paragraph, "family member" means a spouse, parent, sibling, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and all lineal descendants, including those by adoption. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time ("EDT") on April 20, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM EDT on May 17, 2015 (hereinafter, "Sweepstakes Entry Period"). The Sweepstakes consists of a game of chance comprising four (4) weekly random prize drawings (each a “Weekly Random Drawing”). Please refer to SELECTION OF WEEKLY PRIZE WINNERS/WEEKLY RANDOM DRAWINGS section below for weekly entry deadline dates. The Sponsor’s computer system shall be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.
THREE (3) WAYS TO ENTER: 1) VIA THE INTERNET: To enter the Sweepstakes, (i) go to http://www.facebook.com/olfacutters and (ii) complete an Official Entry Form as directed. To complete an Official Entry Form, entrants will be required to submit their complete name, mailing address and a valid email address (i and ii are collectively defined as “Internet Entries”). Limit one (1) Internet Entry per person/email address per Weekly Random Drawing; 2) VIA INSTAGRAM: To enter the Sweepstakes, (i) Have an active and non-private Instagram account or sign up for a free Instagram account at www.instagram.com; and (ii) Create and post an original Photograph (“Photo”) that shows your SPLASH using hashtag #SHOWYOURSPLASHSWEEPS (i and ii are collectively defined as “Instagram Entries”). Hashtag and appropriate Photo required for Instagram Entry. Use of hashtag constitutes as entrants agreement to these Official Rules. You may post as many Photos as you like during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, but only the first Instagram Entry received for each Weekly Random Drawing will be eligible. By submitting an Instagram Entry, each entrant consents to receive from the Sponsor an Instagram comment to the Photo submitted and, if applicable, an email notifying such entrant that he/she is a potential prize winner. Entries posted by a private Instagram account will not be recognized or eligible to win; OR 3) VIA U.S. MAIL: To enter the Sweepstakes, hand print your complete name, complete mailing address including zip or postal code and a telephone number including area code on a piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with sufficient postage to: OLFA Show Your Splash Sweepstakes, c/o Centra360, 1400 Old Country Rd. #420, Westbury, NY 11590 (“Mail-In Entry”). All Mail-In Entries must indicate in the lower left hand corner of the outer envelope one (1) designated date of entry within the Sweepstakes Entry Period. All Mail-In Entries must be postmarked during the Sweepstakes Entry Period and received by May 25, 2015. Limit one (1) Mail-In Entry per envelope. Limit up to two (2) Mail-In Entries per person/household per Weekly Random Drawing. Hereinafter, 1, 2, and 3 collectively referred to as “Entries” and individually as an “Entry”. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, delayed, illegible, mutilated, stolen, or misdirected Entries or postage-due mail. Photos may not (i) feature images of children unless entrant is the parent or legal guardian of the child/children featured in the Photo; (ii) includes images of any other products that are competitive with brands stated herein; or (iii) includes branded logos which are not owned by the entrant. No previously published Photos or award-winning Photos will qualify as an Entry. Entries may not contain, as determined by Sponsor’s sole discretion, any content that:
- •Is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; obscene or offensive;
- •promotes irresponsible or excessive consumption of alcohol; promotes illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons, or any particular political agenda or message;
- •Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
- •Contains trademarks, trade names or copyrighted materials owned by others, except those owned by Sponsor for which Sponsor has provided entrant a limited license to use as it relates to the Sweepstakes;
- •Contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names (other than just first name), email or street addresses;
- •Communicates messages inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
- •Violates any law or infringes upon the rights of any other person or company.
Sponsor reserves the right to monitor Entries prior to posting them on Sponsor’s website or social media platforms, including but not limited to Instagram. By entering, you acknowledge that your Entry may be posted at Sponsor’s website or social media platforms, including but not limited to Instagram in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Entry you submit. The use of an Entry by Sponsor or any Related Entity does not have any effect on the judging process. Entries posted are the views/opinions of the individual entrant and do not reflect the views of Sponsor in any manner. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant grants Sponsor and the Related Entities a worldwide, irrevocable, exclusive, assignable, transferable, unqualified, unrestricted, royalty-free license and right to edit, modify, publish, use, reuse, distribute, display, copy and otherwise exploit the Entry or any part thereof (with or without the entrant’s name and city/state), and any materials based thereon or derived from, in any manner and in any media (whether now known or later developed), for any lawful purposes whatsoever (noncommercial or commercial), including, without limitation, for use in the commercial packaging and point-of-sale materials, or for promotion, marketing or advertising of Sponsor, or any Related Entity, each of their respective brands and/or products in any medium (whether now or hereafter known) throughout the world in perpetuity without further permission, notification, consideration, or payment to the entrant, except where prohibited by law. In addition, each entrant forever waives in favor of Sponsor all rights of “Droit Moral” or “Moral Rights of Authors” or any similar rights or principles of law that may preclude the use of the Entry (or any part thereof) as granted herein, or require entrant’s permission to use the Entry (or any part thereof) for the purposes stated herein. By submitting your Entry, you warrant and represent that your Entry is original and was created solely by you, that the Entry does not incorporate any material owned by any third party, and that use of the Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights of any third party. If, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, the Entry violates any law or infringes upon the rights of any third party, is inaccurate, incomplete or irregular in any way, or otherwise does not comply with these Official Rules or is deemed inappropriate, the Sponsor may disqualify the Entry. Use of robotic, automatic, or macro devices is not valid for Entry. Any Entry that is submitted with the use of a robotic, automated or macro device will be void.
TRADEMARKS: OLFA and the OLFA logo are registered trademarks of OLFA Corporation, Japan, used under license by Sponsor ("Sponsor's Trademarks"). Sponsor hereby grants entrants the right to use Sponsor Trademarks solely in connection with this Contest, pursuant to these Official Rules. All rights and goodwill in any Entry using a Sponsor Trademark shall inure solely to Sponsor.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT: Once an Entry is submitted entered into the Sweepstakes, any such posting will be deemed made at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. EACH ENTRANT REPRESENTS, UNDERSTANDS AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE WILL NOT BE PAID FOR OR RECEIVE ANY FORM OF COMPENSATION OR ROYALTY (OTHER THAN THE PRIZE STATED HEREIN IF SELECTED AS A PRIZE WINNER) IN EXCHANGE FOR GRANTING SPONSOR THE NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE RIGHTS OR FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT USE OF SUCH SUBMITTION BY SPONSOR. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Entry.
SELECTION OF WEEKLY PRIZE WINNERS/WEEKLY RANDOM DRAWINGS: Two (2) potential prize winners will be selected in each of four (4) Weekly Random Drawings for a total of eight (8) Weekly Prize Winners. Each Weekly Random Drawing will select two (2) Weekly Prize Winners from among all eligible Entries received as listed herein: Weekly Random Drawing #1: From among all eligible Internet Entries received and all Instagram entries posted between 12:00 AM EST on April 20, 2015 through 11:59:59 PM EST on April 26, 2015 and all Mail-In Entries with designated entry dates between April 20, 2015 and April 26, 2015 and received by May 4, 2015. Weekly Random Drawing #1 will be conducted on or about May 5, 2015; Weekly Random Drawing #2: From among all eligible Internet Entries received and all Instagram entries posted between 12:00 AM EST on April 27, 2015 through 11:59:59 PM EST on May 3, 2015 and all Mail-In Entries with designated entry dates between April 27, 2015 and May 3, 2015 and received by May 11, 2015. Weekly Random Drawing #2 will be conducted on or about May 12, 2015; Weekly Random Drawing #3: From among all eligible Internet Entries received and all Instagram entries posted between 12:00 AM EST on May 4, 2015 through 11:59:59 PM EST on May 10, 2015 and all Mail-In Entries with designated entry dates between by May 4, 2015 and May 10, 2015 and received by May 18, 2015. Weekly Random Drawing #3 will be conducted on or about May 19, 2015; and Weekly Random Drawing #4: From among all eligible Internet Entries received and all Instagram entries posted between 12:00 AM EST on May 11, 2015 through 11:59:59 PM EST on May 17, 2015 and all Mail-In Entries with designated entry dates between May 11, 2015 and May 17, 2015 and received by May 26, 2015. Weekly Random Drawing #4 will be conducted on or about May 27, 2015. Eligible Entries received and not selected as a Weekly Prize Winner in a corresponding Weekly Random Drawing will not be eligible for subsequent Weekly Random Drawings. Limit one (1) Weekly Prize per household. Odds of winning a Weekly Prize depend upon the number of eligible Internet Entries, Instagram Entries, and Mail-In Entries designating entry dates that are received during that corresponding Weekly Random Drawing. All Weekly Random Drawings will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Weekly Prize Winners will be notified (i) via the email address submitted at the time of Internet Entry; (ii) via a comment to the Photo submitted at the time of Instagram Entry; or (iii) at the telephone number or mailing address submitted at the time of Mail-In Entry, as the case may be, on or about five (5) business days after the corresponding Weekly Random Drawing. All Weekly Prize Winners will be required to complete, sign and return a Prize Verification and (where permissible) Publicity Release Form within five (5) business days from attempted date of notification, or in the case of mailed notice, the date of delivery on the mailed notice receipt, to claim prize. Mail-In Entries received after the receipt deadline for the Weekly Random Drawing period in which they are designated shall be disqualified.
Canadian Winner Obligations: If a prize winner of the Sweepstakes resides in Canada, then that prize winner will be required to correctly answer a time-limited skill-testing question, and the prize winner must do so without assistance, as a condition to collecting the prize. If a Canadian prize winner fails to do this, then the applicable prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate prize winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries received for the relevant Weekly Random Drawing entry period.
PRIZES AND THEIR APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES ("ARV"): EIGHT (8) WEEKLY PRIZES: Each Weekly Prize consists of one (1) fifty U. S. Dollars ($50.00) Gift Card to be designated by Sponsor and one (1) OLFA Splash rotary Cutter in Purple as designated by Sponsor. The ARV of each Weekly Prize: $67.99 USD. The total ARV of all prizes: $543.92 USD. Gift Cards are subject to terms and conditions as set forth by Gift Card provider. Sponsor is not responsible for lost or stolen Gift Cards. The value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor's good faith determination of the approximate retail value thereof, and the actual fair market value, as ultimately determined by Sponsor, is final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated approximate retail value of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. The difference in value of the prize as stated herein and the value at time of prize notification, if any, will not be awarded. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. All prize winners will be solely responsible for any and all federal, state, provincial, and local taxes on prizes, as well as any and all expenses that may be associated with the acceptance and use of prizes. No substitution, assignment, redemption for cash (unless stated herein), or transfer of any prize is permitted except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. If an advertised prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond Sponsor's reasonable control, a substitute prize of equal or greater value may be awarded in Sponsor's sole discretion. If a prize winner is (i) disqualified, (ii) the prize winning notification and/or prize is returned as undeliverable, (iii) a signed Prize Verification Form and Publicity Release is not received by Sponsor in a timely manner, (iv) a prize winner is ineligible, or (v) a prize winner declines his/her prize, that prize winner will be disqualified and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries received during the relevant Weekly Random Drawing entry period. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by Sponsor, or for any change of entrant's email, telephone or mailing address. if a Weekly Prize Winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on Winner set forth herein.
INTERNET: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated early, Sponsor reserves the right to select the prize winners in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received for the relevant Weekly Random Drawing entry period at the time of termination and award the prizes at its sole discretion. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or Entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a prize winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person 18 years of age or older who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential prize winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the Entry.
GENERAL: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time. to reject or disqualify any Entry that is deemed ineligible or for any reason that the Sponsor believes is necessary and/or appropriate, including without limitation, if that entrant has not complied with the Official Rules or has interfered, in Sponsor's sole opinion, with the proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. By participating, each entrant agrees on his/her behalf, and on behalf of his/her respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasing Parties") to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor, Promotional Partner, the Related Entities, and any advertising and promotional agencies or entities involved in the administration or advertising of this Sweepstakes as well as the respective employees, officers, directors, members, shareholders, partners and agents of each ("Released Parties") from any and all actions, causes of actions, suits, or liability whatsoever for loss, harm, damage, injury, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, costs or expense whatsoever (including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death) which may occur in connection with (i) participation in the Sweepstakes, (ii) entrant's conduct in creating his/her Entry, (iii) violation of these Official Rules, (iv) possession, acceptance, use or misuse of a prize or (v) Released Parties' use of any rights granted herein, and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy or alleged breach of entrant's representations and warranties herein. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (1) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible Entries, (2) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (3) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of an Entry or other materials; (4) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the participation in the Sweepstakes; (5) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or (6) any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor may disqualify any entrant if, in its sole discretion, it determines s/he is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Sponsor, the judges or their respective representatives. If Sponsor at any time receives a complaint (including but not limited to a cease and desist letter, general letter of complaint etc.) alleging intellectual property infringement of the Entry, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entry. The Sponsor shall not be responsible if the Sweepstakes or prize fulfillment cannot be implemented or does not take place for any reason including delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism, including without limitation, or for any reason outside of the Sponsor's control. By participating, entrants acknowledge that Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas without any restriction whatsoever, or further obligation to entrant.
WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain the names of the prize winners (available after June 15, 2015), or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to be received by July 31, 2015 to: OLFA® Show Your Splash Sweepstakes c/o World Kitchen, LLC, 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 300, Rosemont, IL 60018. Please specify "Official Rules" or "Winners List" on the outer envelope.