#Royal Canin Booth Sweepstakes Rules


Official Rules:


The #RoyalCaninBoothSweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is greater, at the time of entry. Employees of The American Kennel Club, Inc., and its subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee (whether or not related) are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The American Kennel Club, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), located at 260 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Entrants agree and understand that when entering and when contacted for prize fulfillment they are providing their information to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

3. Agreement to Official Rules and Policies

By participating, entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. Winning a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Sweepstakes Period

The Sweepstakes begins on December 12, 2015, at 7:00 am ET and ends on December 13, 2015, at 11:59 pm ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device of this Sweepstakes. Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified. Entries will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period.

5. How to Enter

b. Entries must not be considered spam, must not contain anything graphic or inappropriate in nature and may be accepted at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to delete posts that are considered spam, do not relate to the Sweepstakes topic, do not use the proper hashtag as set forth in these Official Rules, and/or are considered abusive, defamatory or obscene. Such posts will not be considered eligible entries.

c. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants warrant and represent that they are the owners of the photos submitted and have obtained all permissions necessary for Sponsor to display, post, publish or use the photos submitted as set forth in these Official Rules and in promotional materials relating thereto including, but not limited to, permission from any owner or holder of any property, copyrights, trademarks or other rights in materials or other items depicted in the photos submitted.

6. License to Use Entries

By entering the Sweepstakes, all entrants grant an irrevocable, unconditional, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive license to Sponsor and its respective licensees to reproduce, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, distribute, display and create derivative works of and/or otherwise use (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) each element of an entrants’ entry (including, but not limited to, the photos submitted) in connection with the Sweepstakes, the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and in any other manner at the discretion of Sponsor in any media now or hereafter known. Entrant waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude Sponsor’s use of any element of the entry (including, but not limited to, the photos submitted), and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against Sponsor for the use of any element of the entry (including, but not limited to, the photos submitted). Display or publication of any entry (including, but not limited to, the photos submitted) on Sponsor’s Web site does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Sponsor will not be required to pay any consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with use of an entry.


7. Grand Prize Drawing

Ten (10) Grand Prize Winners will be selected. On or about December 14, 2015, Sponsor will select the potential Grand Prize winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The potential Grand Prize winners are subject to verification by Sponsor. The odds of being selected and winning the prize depend on the number of entries received.


8. Grand Prize Winner Notification

The potential Grand Prize winners will be contacted through direct message to their social media account. Sponsor will request in the notification that the potential Grand Prize Winners respond with a private message including a valid mailing address for prize fulfillment. If the potential Grand Prize winners do not contact Sponsor within five (5) days after the date of the first notification or if the prize is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable, the potential Grand Prize winners forfeit the prize and Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant. The potential Grand Prize winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential Grand Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only one (1) alternate drawing will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. The Grand Prize will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names, statements and photographs/likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Upon request, winner agrees to consent to such request in writing.

9. Grand Prize

Ten Grand Prizes will be awarded. The Grand Prize winners will receive one (1) twenty-five dollar ($25) American Express gift card each. Gift card is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. No cash equivalent and prize is not transferable. No substitution will be made except as provided herein at Sponsor’s sole discretion and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize becomes unavailable for any reason. Grand Prize winners are responsible for all taxes and fees, if any, associated with prize receipt and/or use.

10. General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of termination Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

11. Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless server provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors in the Official Rules or any other Sweepstakes-related materials; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries, application downloads or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto); or (g) the use of any element of entrant’s entry, or the entrant’s conduct in submitting an entry or otherwise in connection with this Sweepstakes including, but not limited to, claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement, violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy, or defamation. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, if any, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

12. Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded (“Claims”) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York, New York. All Claims, issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the state laws of the State of New York and the federal laws of the United States of America without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.

13. Collection and Use of Personal Information

By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to Sponsor’s collection, use and disclosure of entrant’s personal information as described in Sponsor’s Privacy Statement, located at http://www.akc.org/about/site/privacystatement.cfm; and entrants agree that personal data submitted with an entry, including but not limited to name, mailing address, phone number and email address may be collected, processed, shared, disclosed, stored, maintained and otherwise used by Sponsor for the purposes of conducting and administering the Sweepstakes; for marketing purposes by the Sponsor if entrant has opted-in to receive marketing communication from Sponsor; and for any other purpose outlined in these Official Rules.

14. Winners List

To request the names of the Grand Prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to American Kennel Club, 260 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016, attn: Communications Department on or before January29, 2016 . Please include the date of the Sweepstakes post for clarification when mailing your request. You can also send an email with the subject line “Royal Canin Booth Sweepstakes” to communications@akc.org on or before January 29, 2016. The Grand Prize winners expressly agree to Sponsor’s use of their names for this purpose. Winner list requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above).