Godiva Share the Love Sweepstakes Official Rules
No Purchase or Photo Submission Necessary to Enter or Win. A Purchase or Photo Submission Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.
Eligibility: The Godiva Share the Love Sweepstakes (hereafter, “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canadian provinces (excluding the Province of Quebec), who are sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of entry. Eligible minors should obtain the permission of their parents or legal guardians prior to participating in this Sweepstakes. Employees, officers & directors of Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. (“Sponsor”) & its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, retailers, distributors, contractors, advertising & promotion agencies, Project Support Team, Inc. (“P/S/T” and/or “Administrator”), & Wildfire Interactive, Inc. (hereafter, collectively, the “Released Parties”) & their immediate families (parents, spouses, children or siblings & their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) & household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win a prize. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
Promotion Period: Sweepstakes begins 12:00:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 1/11/13 and ends 11:59:59 pm ET on 2/14/13 (hereafter, “Promotion Period”).
How to Enter: There are two ways to enter during the Promotion Period: 1) Facebook: During the Promotion Period, visit www.facebook.com/GODIVA and do all of the following to receive one (1) entry: a) click on the “Share the Love Sweepstakes” tab; then b) follow the instructions provided to complete the registration form and upload a digital photo (hereafter, “Photo”) of yourself sharing the love; OR 2) Mail-In: To receive one (1) entry without submitting a photo, neatly hand-print or type your complete name, address, city, state, zip code, date of birth, daytime telephone number (including area code) and email address (optional) on a plain piece of paper and mail in an envelope with proper postage to: Godiva Share the Love Sweepstakes Entry, P.O. Box 16199, Bridgeport, CT 06673-6199. If you do not have a Facebook account, you may sign up for free by visiting www.Facebook.com, and following the provided prompts. Each entry, regardless of the submission method will have an equal chance of winning. Facebook entries must be received by 11:59:59 pm ET on 2/14/13. Mail-In entries must be postmarked by 2/14/13 and received by 2/21/13 to be considered for the Grand Prize drawing. Incomplete entries will be void. Limit one (1) entry per person and per email address, regardless of the method of entry, for the duration of the Promotion Period. Additional entries received from the same person or e-mail address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. The use of script, macro or automated devices (or any other devices intended to automate or subvert any aspect of entry) to enter the Sweepstakes is prohibited and any entry through such means and any entry that is deemed to be ineligible (at Sponsor’s sole discretion and in accordance with these Official Rules) will be void. All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant based on the e-mail address submitted, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address provided on the registration form. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Neither the Released Parties or Facebook are responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, illegible, inaccurate, postage due or undelivered entries, photos or mail; or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, defects or delays in any transmission, interruptions in service due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, photos or mail, the announcement of the prizes or winners, for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes, or for printing, typographical, human or other errors appearing in these Official Rules or other Sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any entries of entrants and disqualify such entrants whom Sponsor believes have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes and/or who are in violation of these Official Rules.
Entry and Photo Submission Requirements: Photo must: • be an original photograph on which no image editing software has been used and solely owned by entrant; • be saved as a .jpg, .gif, or .png file not exceeding 20 MB in size; • include entrant in the photo; • not have been previously published or submitted in any competition or have won any awards; • not include trademarks, logos, packaging or copyrighted material (other than Godiva) not owned by entrant or used without permission (such as third-party packaging or company names or brand names), all of which Sponsor reserves the right to remove if doing so does not materially alter the overall photo and if the entrant otherwise appears to have intended in good faith to comply with these Official Rules; • not violate publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, without permission; • not disparage any person or party, including Sponsor or anyone affiliated with the Promotion and administration of this Promotion; • not contain text or an image that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, as determined solely by Sponsor and/or the Administrator; • not contain content that is sexually explicit or suggestive, derogatory, profane or pornographic; promotes alcohol, contains alcoholic beverages; promotes illicit drugs; or promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, as determined solely by Sponsor and/or the Administrator; • not promote any particular political agenda or message or endorse any form of hate or hate group; • not communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; • not violate or encourage others to violate any law; • not provide personally identifiable information about entrant or any other person, such as last name, address, phone number or any contact information (except for entrant’s personal information s/he is required to provide for entry in accordance with these Official Rules); • be submitted in the name of one entrant only; and • not violate any agreement to which entrant is a signatory or party.
Photo Usage: Entries and photos will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting a photo, you irrevocably grant to Sponsor and its designees the perpetual right worldwide to edit, adapt, modify, publish, exploit and use the photo(s) in any way, alone or in combination with other material, in whole or in part, and in any and all media now known (including, but not limited to, online at facebook.com/Godiva or hereinafter discovered or devised, world-wide for trade, advertising, promotional, public relations and/or other purposes as Sponsor and/or its designees may determine without further permission from, or notification or consideration to entrants or any third parties. Entrants further agree to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding. Entrant’s submission of an entry constitutes his/her representation of eligibility, consent to participate in the Sweepstakes and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer his/her name, address and other information for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration.
Grand Prize Winner Selection: The potential Grand Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about 2/22/13 from among all the eligible entries received by P/S/T, an independent judging organization. Potential Grand Prize winners will be contacted by email, telephone, postal mail &/or overnight express. Odds of winning a Grand Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
Ten (10) Grand Prizes: Each Grand Prize comprises of one (1) in-store voucher, redeemable for one (1) 19-piece Gold Ballotin, for the winner, plus one (1) additional voucher, redeemable for a 19-piece Gold Ballotin, for each person in the winner’s Facebook friends list (if any), up to a maximum of (500) friends per winner. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each voucher is $30 US. Each Grand Prize winner will receive a unique link to post on his/her Facebook page (or direct message to his/her Facebook friends) to invite his/her friends to request a voucher. Each eligible friend, up to a maximum of (500), who submits a proper request within (14) days will be sent a voucher via email redeemable in-store at a participating Godiva boutique. Each friend/recipient must be a legal resident of the 50 U.S., the District of Columbia or Canada (other than Quebec), 16 years of age or older as of 1/11/13. The number of vouchers distributed per winner will depend on the number of eligible friends in each winner’s Facebook friend list who submit a timely request, up to a maximum of 499 friend/vouchers per winner. Limit one (1) voucher per person. All vouchers must be redeemed in-store at a participating Godiva boutique located in the 50 U.S., the District of Columbia or Canada. All prize details, including details not specified in these Official Rules, are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Total ARV of all prizes available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes: $150,000 US.
Miscellaneous: No cash redemption or substitution of prize is permitted except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion of any advertised prize becomes unavailable, and except as otherwise provided herein. Winners are responsible for federal, state, local and provincial taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified as covered as part of prize herein. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing or with these Official Rules may result in disqualification & awarding of prize to an alternate winner, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules & agree that: 1) Sponsor and its designees may use (unless prohibited by law) entrant’s name, city and state of residence, photograph, any oral or written statements, and/or likeness for advertising, trade and/or any other purposes in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, permission or notification, and 2) the Released Parties and Facebook shall have no liability and will be held harmless by entrant for any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage to entrant or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to entrant or any other person or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) for any reason, including should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes or for any other reason and, in the case of termination, at its discretion, select the winners from all eligible non-suspect entries received prior to the event that required such termination. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ADMINISTRATOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Arbitration: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
Choice of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.
Winners List: For a list of winners (available after 4/12/13), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 4/12/13 to: Godiva Share the Love Sweepstakes Winners, P.O. Box 13106, Bridgeport, CT, 06673-3106.
Sponsor: Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., 333 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001. www.Godiva.com.
Administrator: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801. www.ProjectSupportTeam.com.