Einstein Pets Brand Ambassador

Official Rules

CHIEF EINSTEIN PETS AMBASSADOR CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VIDEO (:60) REQUIRED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. CONTEST SUBMISSION PERIOD BEGINS AT 12:00:00 P.M. ET ON JANUARY 31, 2017 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 P.M. ET ON FEBRUARY 03, 2017.

THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR ENTRY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW.  DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.  OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, WHO ENTER FROM WITHIN THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Chief Einstein Pets Ambassador Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age with a valid email account as of the date of entry (“Eligible Entrants”). Employees, agents, directors and officers of Einstein Pets, LLC U.S.A. Inc., (the “Sponsor”), Einstein Pets, LLC. (“Administrator”), affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives and sweepstakes fulfillment, advertising, marketing and promotion agencies (collectively the “Released Parties”), and each of their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses), regardless of where they reside, and/or those living in the same household of each such employee are not eligible to participate or win. Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Grand Prize Winner must be able to (1) participate with Sponsor and its agency partners in Einstein Pets activities from April 3rd, 2017  - July 31st, 2017 (which will consist of participating in Grand Prize winner capturing their response to winning on video from March 14th, 2017 – March 15th, 2017) and email video to E:  info@einsteinpets.com  Void where prohibited.  Sponsor’s server will be the official timekeeper for the Promotion.
  2. HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST:To enter the Contest, Eligible Entrants (each an “Entrant”) may visit the Contest website rules at Einstein Pets (the “Website”) beginning at 12:00:00 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on January 31, 2017 through 11:59:59 pm ET on February 04, 2017 (the “Submission Period”) and follow these directions in the “how to enter the contest” to enter. Each Entrant will then be prompted to provide a short video of 60 seconds or less on how he/she would lead Einstein Pets as Einstein Pets Ambassador  (the “Video”).  Entrants will finally be required to provide their complete name, street address, city, state, zip code, and email address (the “Entrant Information”) – along with their video. If you need to separate video and email upload. E: info@einsteinpets.com Entrants details.  Videos must be no more than 20 MB in size and in one of the following file formats: MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP or WebM. No music may be included in your Video. If music is used in a submitted Video, it will be disqualified from the Contest.  A pet can appear in the video along with Entrant. No one other (persons) than the Entrant may appear in the Video. If someone other than or in addition to Entrant does appear in the Video, it will be disqualified from the Contest.  Additional Video Submission Guidelines & Requirements and the Judging Criteria, on which each Video will be judged, are set forth in this Section 2 and below in Section 4. You must submit the Video by uploading the Video to WeTransfer.com or Dropbox.com, using the upload instructions provided on the WeTransfer.com or Dropbox.com and sharing video with email:info@einsteinpets.com Once the Video is uploaded along with Entrant demographics details and received by info@einsteinpets.com, Entrants will be asked to accept these Official Rules, the Website einsteinpets.com Terms and Conditions and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (collectively referred to as the “Terms”) www.einsteinpets.com are located on website. Please review Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy before being able to submit the Video and provide the Entrant Information on WeTransfer.com or Dropbox.com and sharing the video with email address: info@einsteinpets.com.  The Video, the Entrant Information and the acceptance of the Terms will be referred to collectively as the “Entry.”  Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service provider will apply. Standard data rates may apply to Entries submitted via a mobile device. Contact your mobile device data service provider for details.  Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address.  In the event there is a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant, the Entrant will be deemed to be the individual who is the “authorized email account holder” of the email address provided in the Entry.  The “authorized email account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

 

 VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be the original creation of the Entrant;
  • Must be in English;
  • Entrant must appear in the Video for a minimum of three (3) seconds;
  • Must be no more than 60 seconds long;
  • Must be no more than 20 MB in size;
  • Must be in one of the following file formats:  MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP or WebM;
  • Entrant can include a pet in the Video; however, if pets are used in the Video, Entrant must use a pet in a respectful manner and otherwise use the pet in a way that complies with all of the Video Submission Guidelines & Requirements set forth herein;
  • Entrant is not required to include Einstein Pets Dog Treats itself or the packaging (such as the bag or the package for Einstein Pets!) in the Video; however, if Einstein Pets Dog Treats are used in the Video, Entrant must use it in a respectful and non-indulgent manner and otherwise use it in a way that complies with all of the Video Submission Guidelines & Requirements set forth herein;
  • Must not include any dangerous activity (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion);
  • Must not have been previously published in any medium (including any social media site) or submitted in any other competition or contest;
  • Must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including copyright or trademark infringement or legal or moral rights of any third party, living or deceased, when used as provided for in these Official Rules;
  • Must not disparage the Released Parties, another Entrant or any other person or party affiliated with the Promotion;
  • Must not in any way contain (whether verbally or visually) any brand names, logos or trademarks (including those that might appear on clothing) other than those of Sponsor. If the video does show a third party brand name, logo or trademark, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to edit the image to ensure no such marks are visible;
  • Must be the sole, exclusive and original work of the Entrant and must not contain videos, footage, artwork (including background artwork), photographs, quotes, literature or other materials not created by Entrant;
  • Must not contain any music;
  • Must not contain any person or people other than the Entrant;
  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortuous, fraudulent, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status  or age;
  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that contains prohibited content, which shall include, but not be limited to, content that promotes, suggests or encourages (i) use of firearms/weapons/ammunition; any illegal drugs; prostitution, pornography, nudity, profanity or other adult content; violence; or the use of alcohol, tobacco products or e-cigarette products; (ii) taking up arms against any person, government or entity (or otherwise challenges or seeks to overthrow any government) or any particular political agenda or message;
  • Must not contain any viruses, spyware, malware or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way;
  • Must not contain personally identifiable information, such as Entrant’s or a third party’s full name, address, email address or phone number; and
  • Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Entry is created.

Sponsor/Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any Entry that, in their sole opinion, refers, depicts, or in any way reflects negatively upon the Sponsor, Sponsor’s products, the Promotion, Einstein Pets Day, any other person or entity, or does not comply with these Video Submission Guidelines & Requirements or these Official Rules. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless, Sponsor/Administrator from any claims arising out of such Entrant’s failure to comply with the above Video Submission Guidelines & Requirements.  Submissions must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, as determined in the sole discretion of Administrator and/or Sponsor, since the Videos from Entries may be posted on the Website as part of a Video gallery (the “Gallery”). VIDEOS/ENTRIES POSTED TO THE WEBSITE WERE NOT EDITED BY SPONSOR AND ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER. Sponsor shall have no obligation to post a Video to the Gallery.  Not all Videos will be posted to the Gallery, and those posted may be removed by Sponsor at any time, for any reason.  In the event that a Video is not posted to the Gallery because it violates the terms of these Official Rules or the Video Submission Guidelines & Requirements, the Entry associated with that Video will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to waive any Video Submission Guidelines & Requirements set forth herein in its reasonable discretion. Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any obligations to Entrants. Sponsor reserves the right, in its reasonable discretion, during or upon completion of the Submission Period, to request that any Entrant resubmits his or her Entry which fails to comply with the Video Submission Requirements prior to any judging. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to subvert the entry process will be void. 
By submitting an Entry, each Entrant (or Entrant’s parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) agrees that his/her submission is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place Sponsor under any obligation, that Sponsor is free to disclose or otherwise use the ideas contained in the Entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to the Entrant. Each Entrant (or Entrant’s parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) acknowledges that, by acceptance of his/her submission, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than the Entrant.   
If you think that any Entry infringes your intellectual property rights, click here if you wish to report it: http://www.einsteinpets.com

  1. T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY: Each Eligible Entrant who submits an Entry that meets the above Video Submission Guidelines & Requirements will receive one (1) Einstein Pets-branded t-shirt (the “T-Shirts”), while supplies last. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $10.00 each.  The size of all T-Shirts will be ‘Adult Large.’ Entrants will not be able to select the size of the T-Shirts or request a substitution in the event that the T-Shirt does not fit. T-Shirts will be shipped to the address provided in the Entrant Information (which address must be within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia) within four to six weeks of Entry verification. Limit one (1) T-Shirt per person/email address/household.
  2. JUDGING CRITERIA/PERIODS:
    • Round 1 - Selection of Semi-Finalist Entries:From approximately February 06, 2017 through February 17th, 2017, all eligible Entries received during the Submission Period will be judged by a Sponsor-designated panel of experts (the “Judges”) and awarded points up to the maximum as listed in these Official Rules, to select the top twenty (20) highest scoring Entries to be deemed semi-finalist Entries (the “Semi-Finalist Entries” and “Semi-Finalists”).  Judging shall be based on the following criteria (a) Originality & Creativity: Do you express your love for Einstein Pets in a unique and imaginative way that will inspire fans to try new things this Einstein Pets Day? - (30 %), up to 30 points; (b) Fit with the Einstein Pet’s brand: Do you embody the qualities of the Einstein Pet’s brand: optimism, spirit, community-oriented and authenticity?  - (30%) up to 30 points; (c) Passion: Do you convey great enthusiasm for Einstein Pets and Einstein Pet’s Day?  Do you have a contagious passion that will generate enthusiasm from other fans? - (25%) up to 25 points; and (dClarity:  Are you able to clearly communicate your overall message (in English) and demonstrate an ability to be the spokesperson for Einstein Pets Day? - (15%) up to 15 points (the “Judging Criteria”) In the event that there are less than twenty (20) Entries, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to select less than twenty (20) Semi-Finalists.  No information regarding Entries or judging, other than as otherwise set forth in these Official Rules, will be disclosed and Judges’ decisions are final. In the event of a tie, such tied Entries will be broken in favor of the highest point score for Originality & Creativity, and if necessary, then in favor of the highest point score for Fit with the Einstein Pets brand, and if necessary, then in favor of the highest point score for Passion and if necessary, then in favor of the highest point score for Clarity.
    • Round 2 – Selection of Grand Prize Winner and Finalist Entries: From approximately February 20th, 2017 through February 24th, 2017 the Semi-Finalist Entries shall be judged by Sponsor and awarded points up to the maximum as listed in these Official Rules, to select the potential Grand Prize winner and four (4) Finalists. The highest scoring Semi-Finalist entry will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. The next four (4) highest scoring Semi-Finalist entries will be deemed the finalists (each a “Finalist”).  The judging of the Semi-Finalist Entries shall be based on the following criteria (a) Originality & Creativity: Do you express your love for Einstein Pets in a unique and imaginative way that will inspire fans to try new things this Einstein Pets Day? - (30 %), up to 30 points; (b) Fit with the Einstein Pet’s brand: Do you embody the qualities of the Einstein Pet’s brand: optimism, spirit, community-oriented and authenticity?  - (30%) up to 30 points; (c) Passion: Do you convey great enthusiasm for Einstein Pets and Einstein Pets Day?  Do you have a contagious passion that will generate enthusiasm from other fans? - (25%) up to 25 points; and (dClarity:  Are you able to clearly communicate your overall message (in English) and demonstrate an ability to be the spokesperson for Einstein Pets Day? - (15%) up to 15 points (the “Sponsor’s Judging Criteria”). No information regarding the Semi-Finalist Entries or judging, other than as otherwise set forth in these Official Rules, will be disclosed and Sponsor’s decisions are final.  In the event of a tie, such tied Semi-Finalist Entries will be broken in favor of the highest point score for Originality & Creativity, and if necessary, then in favor of the highest point score for Fit with the Einstein Pets brand, and if necessary, then in favor of the highest point score for Passion and if necessary, then in favor of the highest point score for Clarity. 

PLEASE NOTE: Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Grand Prize winner may NOT post any content, Entry, or make mention of the Contest in any manner in his/her social media channels or in any other medium whatsoever at any time. In the event, Sponsor identifies any Semi-Finalist, Finalist or potential Grand Prize winner for violating this prohibition, that Semi-Finalist, Finalist or potential Grand Prize winner will be disqualified from the Contest and will no longer be deemed a Semi-Finalist, Finalist or potential Grand Prize winner, all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

  1. NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL FINALISTS: The four (4) Finalists selected during Round 2, as outlined under Section 5.B. shall be declared the potential Finalists, subject to verification of age, identity, and eligibility.  The potential Finalists shall be notified by email to the email address that was provided as part of the Entrant Information on or about February 28th, 2017.  If a potential Finalist does not respond twenty-four (24) hours from the time the email was sent, the potential Finalist will be disqualified and the Entry with the next highest score in Round 2 of the judging, as outlined under Section 5.B., shall be chosen as the potential Finalist.  Each potential Finalist will be required to provide proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, of his/her eligibility, including without limitation, proof of age, residence and identity.  Potential Finalists (or their parents/legal guardians for Finalists who are deemed minors in the state of their residence) will be asked to complete, sign and return within five (5) days an Affidavit of Eligibility; a Release of Liability; an Assignment of Rights; a Publicity Release; written permission for Sponsor to conduct a background check (as discussed in more detail in the paragraph below)  and any other similar documentation considered reasonably necessary given the nature of the Promotion in Sponsor’s sole discretion (collectively, the “Documentation”).  Failure to complete the Documentation as required may result in potential Finalist’s disqualification, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, and selection of an alternate potential Finalist based on the next highest score in Round 2.

Each Entrant or Entrant’s parent/legal guardian, if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence. Once notified of being a potential Finalist, hereby authorizes Sponsor and its designated agents and representatives to conduct a comprehensive review of potential Finalist’s background (the “Background Check”). Entrant (or Entrant’s parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) understands that he/she will be asked to provide a social security number or similar identification number, addresses or residences from the last seven (7) years, date of birth, prior names (e.g. maiden name) and any other information necessary for Sponsor to conduct a Background Check. The scope of the Background Check may include, without limitation, civil and criminal history records from any criminal justice agency in any or all federal and state records, sex offender registry check, and terrorist watch list check. By entering, Entrant (or Entrant’s parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) agrees to provide all personal information needed and sign a release or authorization form as part of the Documentation in order to permit Sponsor to conduct the Background Check.   Sponsor and its designated agents and representatives shall maintain all information received from this release and authorization form in a confidential manner in order to protect Entrant’s personal information.

In addition, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify a potential Finalist for any of the following reasons: (a) non-compliance with these Official Rules; (b) in the event that the Finalist notification is returned as undeliverable; (c) Background Check or other information indicating a history, characteristic or quality considered by Sponsor to be unacceptable in a Finalist or Winner in this Contest; (d) information showing that the Entry was defective or failed to comply with these Official Rules.

  1. GRAND PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT: Potential Grand Prize winner as determined in Round 2 of judging will be notified by e-mail on or about February 27th, 2017. If a potential Grand Prize winner does not respond within twenty-four (24) hours from the time the email notification was sent, the potential Grand Prize winner will be disqualified and the Finalist with the next highest score in Round 2 of the judging, as outlined under Section 4.B., shall be chosen as the potential Grand Prize winner, all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. This process will continue until a potential Grand Prize winner responds within twenty-four (24) hours from the time the email was sent.

In order to be verified as a Grand Prize Winner must be able to (1) participate with Sponsor and its agency partners in Einstein Pets activities from April 3rd, 2017  - July 31st, 2017 (which will consist of participating in Grand Prize winner capturing their response to winning on video from March 14th, 2017 – March 15th, 2017) and email video to E:  info@einsteinpets.com  Void where prohibited.  Sponsor’s server will be the official timekeeper for the Promotion.

Before the potential Grand Prize winner is announced and the Grand Prize awarded, the potential Grand Prize winner will be required to provide proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, of his/her eligibility, including without limitation, proof of age, residence and identity as well as a high-resolution photograph of her/himself.  The potential Grand Prize winner (or their parents/legal guardians for Finalists who are deemed minors in the state of their residence) will be asked to complete, sign and return within five (5) days an Affidavit of Eligibility; a Release of Liability; an Assignment of Rights; a Publicity Release; a written agreement (as outlined in Section 8 below; written permission for Sponsor to conduct a background check (as discussed in more detail in the paragraph below)  and any other similar documentation considered reasonably necessary given the nature of the Promotion in Sponsor’s sole discretion (collectively, the “Grand Prize Documentation”).  Failure to complete the Grand Prize Documentation as required may result in potential Grand Prize winner’s disqualification, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, and selection of an alternate potential Grand Prize winner based on the next highest score in Round 2.

The potential Grand Prize winner (or his/her parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence), once notified of being the potential Grand Prize winner, hereby authorizes Sponsor and its designated agents and representatives to conduct a comprehensive Background Check (as defined above in Section 5). Entrant (or Entrant’s parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) understands that he/she will be asked to provide a social security number or similar identification number, addresses or residences from the last seven (7) years, date of birth, prior names (e.g. maiden name) and any other information necessary for Sponsor to conduct a Background Check. The scope of the Background Check may include, without limitation, civil and criminal history records from any criminal justice agency in any or all federal and state records, sex offender registry check, and terrorist watch list check. By entering, Entrant (or Entrant’s parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) agrees to provide all personal information needed and sign a release or authorization form as part of the Grand Prize Documentation in order to permit Sponsor to conduct the Background Check.   Sponsor and its designated agents and representatives shall maintain all information received from this release and authorization form in a confidential manner in order to protect Entrant’s personal information. 


In addition, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify a potential Grand Prize winner for any of the following reasons: (a) non-compliance with these Official Rules; (b) in the event that the Grand Prize winner notification is returned as undeliverable; (c) Background Check or other information indicating a history, characteristic or quality considered by Sponsor to be unacceptable in a Winner in this Contest; (d) information showing that the Entry was defective or failed to comply with these Official Rules.

 

The verified Grand Prize winner is referred to herein as the “Grand Prize Winner.”  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the Website, www.einsteinpets.com, facebook.com/EinsteinPetsAmbassador, twitter.com/Einstein_Pets #EinsteinPetsAmbassador, and facebook.com/EinsteinPets, instagram.com/einsteinpets, on or about April 2nd, 2017.

  1. PRIZES (5):

One (1) Grand Prize:  Grand Prize Winner will be named the Chief Einstein Pets Ambassador of 2017 and will serve as the celebrated face representing Einstein Pets fans around the world by participating in Sponsor designated activities in preparation for and to celebrate Einstein Pets Ambassador on April 3rd, 2017 (the “Ambassador Role”) -  July 31st, 2017. Grand Prize Winner will receive an announcement which consists of Sponsor and its agents posting the Grand Prize Winner in a his//her video on April 2nd, 2017 to social media and sharing in the announcement. Providing him/her with Einstein Pets merchandise valued at up to $150.00 and capturing a winner announcement video. Grand Prize Winner will capture a video of him or herself and send via email WeTransfer.com or Dropbox.com to email address: info@einsteinpets.com. Participation by Grand Prize Winner in Sponsor designated activities as Ambassador Role requires; a package of Einstein Pets merchandise, as determined by Sponsor; and one 1-year supply of Einstein Pets Dog Treats awarded in the form of one (1) case of twelve (12) 8 oz. bags of assorted product flavors. TOTAL ARV: $150.00. Grand Prize Winner must be able to participate in Einstein Pets Ambassador activities. 

CHIEF EINSTEIN PETS AMBASSADOR IS NOT A REAL JOB.  IT IS A PRIZE IN THE CONTEST.  ANY USE OF LANGUAGE THAT IMPLIES A REAL JOB IS SOLELY FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES.  GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS NOT BECOMING AN EMPLOYEE OF SPONSOR AND IS NOT ENTITLED TO ANY SPONSOR BENEFITS.  The Grand Prize shall not be deemed to create any employer-employee, partnership, or other agency relationship between Grand Prize Winner and Sponsor or any other party, and Grand Prize Winner will have no right to participate in any of Sponsor’s employee benefits, including, but not limited to, retirement, health insurance, disability, profit-sharing, workers compensation and/or unemployment insurance as a result of and acceptance of the Grand Prize.

Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any costs and expenses in connection with the Grand Prize not expressly described herein as being awarded including, without limitation, any additional costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the Grand Prize that are not described herein as being awarded (including, but not limited to). 

Four (4) Runner-Up Prizes (one (1) per Finalist [excluding Grand Prize Winner]):  One bag product of Einstein Pets Dog Treats awarded in the form of one (1) bag of one (1) 8 oz. bag (ARV: $10.99 each; Total ARV: $45.00).

If there is noncompliance with these Official Rules by any Finalist, if Runner Up Prize notification or attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, if a Runner Up Prize winner is deemed ineligible for any reason, or a Runner Up Prize winner declines Runner Up Prize offered, Runner Up Prize will be forfeited and not awarded.

  1. Conditions Applicable to All Prizes; Claiming Prizes:

Grand Prize Winner and Runner-up Prize winners are referred to herein as “Winners.” Prizes won by an Entrant who is a minor in his/her state of residence will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents. No prize transfer or cash redemption by any prize allowed.  No prize substitution, in whole or in part, except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize (in whole or in part) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  Any stated difference between the approximate retail value and actual value of the prize or any substituted prize will not be awarded.  Any portion of the prize not used by a Winner is forfeit and no cash substitute will be offered or permitted.  Winners are solely responsible for any costs and expenses in connection with the prize not expressly described herein as being awarded including, without limitation, all federal, state, or local taxes (if any) on prizes and any additional costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the prize that are not described herein as being awarded. Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number or tax identification number before the Grand Prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. Grand Prize Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 form for the value of the Grand Prize. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsor.  In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.  In the event that there are fewer than five (5) Finalists, Sponsor shall have the right to award fewer Runner-Up prizes than stated in Section 7 above.  Any unawarded, unclaimed or voided prizes will not be awarded.  Sponsor is not responsible for any change of email address and/or mailing address of Entrants. Runner-up Prizes will be shipped to the address provided by each Finalist within six to eight weeks of Winner selection and verification.   

  1. Grand Prize Agreement: As a condition of the Grand Prize award, the potential Grand Prize Winner (or Grand Prize Winner’s parent/legal guardian if Grand Prize Winner is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) will be required to complete, sign, and return as instructed a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility; a notarized Release of Liability which among other things, releases Released Parties, from any and all liability, loss, claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injury and/or damage, theft, loss, or any other harm suffered in connection with this Contest or the use/misuse or acceptance of a Prize or any portion thereof; and to negotiate and execute a Service and Work-For-Hire Agreement, service contract or similar agreement with Sponsor (an “Agreement”). Such Agreement will set forth the terms of the relationship between the Grand Prize Winner and Sponsor, including, obligations of the parties, ownership, and assignment of any materials created by Grand Prize Winner, termination provisions, and other customary terms and conditions. Grand Prize Winner shall be viewed as an independent contractor and nothing contained in the Agreement shall be deemed to create a partnership, joint venture or employment relationship. The Agreement is expected to require the Grand Prize Winner to be available as required by Sponsor during the dates and times set forth in the Agreement. In the event of a dispute between these Official Rules and the Agreement, the Agreement will control.  Sponsor shall have no obligation to use the Grand Prize Winner’s Entry, Content, services, materials or posts created by Grand Prize Winner or his/her name or likeness in any manner whatsoever. In the event, an Agreement cannot be reached and/or other required Documentation is not returned by a date reasonably specified by Sponsor, the designated Grand Prize Winner will forfeit the Grand Prize and an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among the remaining Finalists. Notwithstanding any of the above, Sponsor’s sole obligation to the Grand Prize Winner is to award the Experience, and Sponsor has no obligation to enter into an Agreement with Grand Prize Winner or make use of Grand Prize Winner’s Entry, Content, services, posts, materials, name or likeness or to provide opportunities for appearances.
  2. Assignment of Rights: By submitting an Entry, Entrants (or Entrant’s parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) grant to Sponsor and its authorized agents a royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable right to exploit the content of his/her Entry (including, without limitation, the Video) in any medium throughout the world in perpetuity for editorial, educational, promotional, publicity, advertising or any other purpose on behalf of Sponsor, its parent or its affiliates, without further compensation unless specifically prohibited by law and Entrant explicitly acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor reserves the right to publish any or all of the content of Entry with or without first and last name credit to the Entrant; and Entries that attempt to restrict this right will not be considered.  Additionally, in exchange for selection as a Finalist or Grand Prize Winner, the Finalists/Grand Prize Winner (or his/her parent/legal guardian if Finalist/Grand Prize Winner is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) agree that Sponsor will be the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in all ideas, concepts, expressions, information, material and works of authorship prepared in connection with the performance of Finalists’/Grand Prize Winner’s responsibilities in the Promotion, including without limitation their Entries and Content, whether conceived or made by the Finalists/Grand Prize Winner alone or in conjunction with or at the direction of Sponsor, each as a “Work Made For Hire” under the Copyright laws of the United States, but if such works of authorship cannot be so deemed, then the Finalists/Grand Prize Winner (or his/her parent/legal guardian if Finalist/Grand Prize Winner is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) hereby irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor, its successors and assigns, any and all rights, title and interest that the Finalists/Grand Prize Winner may have in any of the materials prepared in connection with Finalists’/Grand Prize Winner’s responsibilities in the Promotion, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, whether now known or hereafter to become known, in the United States and worldwide for the respective maximum terms of protection available throughout the world for consideration, the receipt and sufficient of which is hereby acknowledged. The Finalists/Grand Prize Winner (or his/her parent/legal guardian if Finalist/Grand Prize Winner is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) hereby waives in favor of Sponsor, all rights of “Droit Moral” or “Moral Rights of Authors” or any similar rights or principles of law that Finalist may now or later have to their Entry and Content. Finalists and Grand Prize Winner (or his/her parent/legal guardian if Finalist/Grand Prize Winner is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) shall execute at Sponsor’s request such assignments and other documents as may be necessary to confirm or enact this assignment or any grant of rights set forth herein. Should Sponsor fail to request the said assignment as stated, that shall not be deemed a waiver of Sponsor’s rights and Sponsor may at a later time request the assignment. Further, Sponsor may request from the Finalist/Grand Prize Winner that the Finalist/Grand Prize Winner secure from any photographer/videographer an irrevocable assignment and transfer to Sponsor of all of any photographer/videographer’s right, title and interest in and to the Finalist’s/Grand Prize Winner’s Entry and/or Content, including all but not limited to all copyright and trademark rights which he or she may have, in the United States and worldwide, therein, for consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged. The photographer/videographer may be required to waive in favor of Sponsor all rights of “Droit Moral” or “Moral Rights of Authors” or any similar rights or principles of law that the photographer/videographer may now or later have in the Entry and/or Content.  Should Sponsor fail to request the said photographer/videographer assignment as stated herein, that shall not be deemed a waiver of Sponsor’s rights and Sponsor may at a later time request the assignment(s). By submitting an Entry, Entrant (or Entrant’s parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in the state of his/her residence) explicitly acknowledges that his/her Video, first name, last initial, city, and state can and may be posted on the Website, facebook.com/EinsteinPetswww.facebook.com/einsteinpetswww.twitter.com/Einstein_Pets www.facebook.com/EinsteinPets, www.twitter.com/Einstein_Pets, instagram.com/einsteinpets www.einsteinpets.com and the websites of Sponsor’s affiliates for worldwide viewing.
  3. Limitation of Liability: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or the Released Parties resulting from Entrant's participation in or attempt to participate in the Contest, or ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with the Contest. No responsibility or liability is assumed by Sponsor or the Released Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Promotion: (a) hardware or software errors; (b) faulty computer, cable, satellite, network, cellular, electronic, Internet connectivity or other online or network communication problems; (c) errors or limitations of any Internet or wireless service providers, servers, hosts or other providers; (d) garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; (e) failure of any online transmissions to be sent or received; (f) lost, late, delayed or intercepted transmissions; (g) inaccessibility of the Website in whole or in part for any reason; (h) traffic congestion on the Internet or the Website; (i) unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Promotion, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, or worms; (j) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, theft or destruction of, unauthorized access to, delay in operation, transmission, distribution of, alteration of, Entry or Judging procedure, whether caused by the Entrant, or otherwise; (k) any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion, or otherwise; or (l) destruction of any aspect of the Promotion, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Promotion.  The Released Parties are not responsible for any printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion, the uploading, the processing of Entries, and the judging of Entries, the announcement of the prizes or any Promotion-related materials. Use of Website is at user’s own risk.  The Released Parties are not responsible for any personal injury, death or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to Entrant’s, or any other person's computer, mobile phone or video equipment resulting from participation in the Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for any human error that may occur in the processing of the Contest.
  4. General Terms: By entering, each Entrant (or parent/legal guardian if Entrant is a minor in his/her state of residence) agrees (a) that Sponsor and its designees shall have the right and permission to use in any manner (unless prohibited by law) Entrant's name, voice, city and state of residence, Videos and photographs and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or promotion and/or any other purpose now or hereafter known anywhere in the world in perpetuity without further compensation, permission or notification to Entrant or any third parties, except where prohibited by law; (b) to release the Released Parties from all liability and to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage to Entrant or any other person (including, without limitation, guest of Grand Prize Winner) or entity, including, without limitation, infringement or violation of third party rights or personal injury or death to Entrant or any other person (including, without limitation, guest of Grand Prize Winner) or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of (i) the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize; (ii) participation in or administration of this Promotion; (iii) the exploitation of any of the rights granted herein; and (iv) any element of this Promotion; (c) to assume all liability for any injury or damage related to (a) (i)-(iv); (d) to be bound by the Terms (including, without limitation, the Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges and Sponsor which are final); (e) to waive all rights to claim or collect punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages; (f) that all causes of action relating to this Promotion will be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (g) that any and all claims, judgments, or awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys' fees; and (h) that New York law shall apply exclusively to the Promotion and that any dispute with respect to the Promotion shall be resolved in either the federal or state courts located in the County of New York, State of New York. 

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion if fraud, technical failures or errors, viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or any or other similar causes or factors beyond Sponsor's reasonable control corrupts, impairs or compromises the administration, security, integrity or fairness of the Promotion (or portions thereof), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Should the Promotion be cancelled or terminated for any of the aforementioned reasons, the Grand Prize may be awarded in any manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, from among those Entries submitted prior to the action taken, or Sponsor shall have the right to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In the event the Promotion is canceled or terminated, notice will be posted online. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
Any damage made to any Promotion-related website will be the responsibility of the authorized e-mail account holder of the e-mail account associated with the damage in question.  Any Entries suspected of being fraudulent (including those using robotic, automatic, programmed, or similar methods of participation) may be disqualified, based on determinations made solely by Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to prohibit the participation of or disqualify an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected in connection with the Entry, judging or voting process or the operation of the Promotion, if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules, if an individual is acting in violation of these Official Rules or is acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  If an Entrant submits more than the stated number of Entries permitted, and/or if Sponsor suspects that an Entrant attempted to obtain additional Entries by using multiple e-mail addresses, IP Addresses, registrations, identities or any other method, all suspect Entries submitted by the Entrant may be declared null and void.  
NOTICE TO ENTRANTS:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY PROMOTION-RELATED WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about Entrants online as part of the Entrant Information for the Contest, in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Please review Sponsor’s Privacy Policy on the Website and at einsteinpets.com. By participating in the Contest, Entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and acknowledges that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.
  2. OFFICIAL RULES; WINNER’S LIST: For a copy of the Official Rules and/or the names of Winners, send a self-addressed stamped (#10) envelope to Einstein Pets Chief Ambassador Contest, c/o EINSTEIN PETS, LLC, 6150 Turnbury Park Drive, Unit 3203, Sarasota, FL 34243.  Requests must be received by March 8th, 2017.
  3. SPONSOR: Einstein Pets, LLC, 1650 Turnbury Park Drive, Unit 3203, Sarasota, FL 34243
  1. ADMINISTRATOR:  Einstein Pets, LLC, 1650 Turnbury Park Drive, Unit 3203, Sarasota, FL 34243