No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to permanent legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions) who are physically located and residing therein and who warrant and represent that they meet all of the following requirements as of the time their entry into the Contest is deemed complete: (a) they are 18 years of age or older; (b) they have Internet access; and (c) they have carefully read and reviewed prior to agreeing to, and agreed to as instructed, the Contest Official Rules. Employees of Sponsor and those involved in the development, handling, production, implementation and distribution of the Contest, and their advertising or promotion agencies, parent companies, agents, officers, subsidiaries or affiliates, prize suppliers, or any other persons/entities directly associated with the Contest (collectively “Contest Entities”) and/or members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are ineligible to enter the Contest.
ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins at 12:01 am CDT on August 25, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm CDT on September 30, 2016 (the “Entry Period”). Entries received prior to or after the Entry Period will not be accepted.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period, follow the instructions to enter at www.pinterest.com/pcgifts/pcfalloween. You may, but are not required to pin from the Personal Creations board of promoted product images. Each entry must include a Pinterest board titled PCFalloween and include a creative description in the Pinterest board description field that indicates that the board is part of the Contest or an attempt to win a prize. Each entry must include at least 10 Fall or Halloween décor themed Pins. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual, or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. One entry per person or email address.
The contest is meant to inspire followers to envision their homes dressed up for fall using personalized décor. The entries will be judged on the following criteria: Creativity (30%), Uniqueness of Descriptions on Pins (25%), Diversity of Pins to Board (23%), and Attractiveness of Board as a whole (22%). In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be re-judged, and, if still tied the entry with the highest score in the creativity category will be judged the winner.
In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the entry that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the potential winner. The Contest Entities may, in its sole discretion, contact any or all of the potential winners via the email addresses associated with the Pinterest accounts in order to confirm the eligibility of those potential winners and compliance with the Official Rules.
PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner: A $500 PersonalCreations.com gift card; and Five (5) First Prize Winners: A $100 PersonalCreations.com gift card. Approximate Retail value (“ARV”) of all prizes is $1,000.
Notification of Winner: Potential winners will be notified via comment on or about October 7, 2016 and asked to respond with a direct message containing his/her name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the direct message from Sponsor. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).
Prizes are not transferable and no cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Terms of gift cards apply. Odds of winning depends on number of eligible entries received.
License to Use Submissions: Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify any entries that they deem to be obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, lewd, derogatory, inappropriate, or otherwise not in good taste or consistent with Sponsor’s brand image, goodwill and the Contest theme, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Submissions (as defined below) must not contain any of the foregoing content nor any third party material (including, but not limited to, any company logos or trademarks, photographs, likenesses, film or video clips, or any other copyrighted or trademarked content) for which you have not been granted specific written permission for this use by the copyright or trademark rights holder. You grant to the Sponsor and its designees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote yourself, your image, biographic information, and comments, (collectively, the “Submission”) in connection with the Contest and such other products or services as the Sponsor may designate in any medium now known or hereafter devised for editorial, commercial, promotional and/or any other purpose. In addition, the Sponsor shall have the right to reproduce and distribute your Submission for promotional purposes in broadcast, print and or other media as the Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion. You retain ownership of all right, title, and interest in and to your Submission. You agree that the Sponsor owns all right, title and interest in any compilation, collective work, or other derivative work created by the Sponsor using or incorporating your Submission. You hereby grant to the Sponsor the right to edit any of your Submission, in whole or in part. In addition, you hereby grant to the Sponsor and their designees the right to use any edited Submission, or parts of a Submission, without your approval and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Submission prior to or following publication and any right to compensation for the Submission. All elements of your Submission must be your original work and must be owned by you, and you must have the right to grant any and all necessary rights and licenses, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to all of the materials, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity. Your Submission should include yourself. By entering your Submission, you agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of your Submission or your participation in any phase of this Contest.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering Contest, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select a winner from eligible entries received. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS: Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and/or award the prize from among all eligible entries received as of the date of the termination, as Sponsor determines in their sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. No correspondence regarding entries will be entered into with entrants. Sponsor shall have the right to modify, use, assign or dispose of such entries however they see fit without approval of entrants or any third party. Neither entrants nor winners shall receive any compensation or credit for use of entries, other than that disclosed in rules. U.S. law governs the Contest. Online entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Pinterest account associated with the entry.
- LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Contest Entities resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Contest. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Contest Entities Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Contest: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor, the Contest Entities and Pinterest are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Contest Entities and Pinterest from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Contest and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winner grants permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.
Official Rules/Name of Winner: For a copy of these Official Rules or the names of the Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: PersonalCreations.com Pinterest Contest “Rules” or “Names of Winners” (specify which), Attn: Social Media Department, 4840 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121. All requests must be received by October 1, 2016.
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