Columbia Outdoor Inspiration Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS EXIST BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET. AN AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED. BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT—READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.
WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM YOU, AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
The "Columbia Outdoor Inspiration Contest" (the "Contest") is sponsored by POPSUGAR Inc., having a corporate address of 111 Sutter Street, Ste. 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 (the "Sponsor"). Entrant's registration and participation in the Contest shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the "Official Rules").
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to permanent, legal residents physically residing in one of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, excluding Arizona, Rhode Island, and excluding all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations. All entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry, and the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest, and their immediate family members (defined as spouses; biological, adoptive or step-parents; legal guardians; children; siblings; or grandparents; their respective spouses and any dependent under federal income tax law) or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Contest. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state, and local laws apply.
ENTRY: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received.
To enter, you must complete the following steps between 12:01 AM PST on Thursday, October 16, 2014, and 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, November 23, 2014 (the "Entry Period"):
1. Navigate to Instagram.com or Instagram by way of the Instagram application on your smartphone and confirm your profile is public;
2. Upload a photo with the theme, "outdoor inspiration"
3. Tag the uploaded Instagram photo with #OutdoorInspiration and #Contest; and
4. Upload the photo to the contest landing page located at http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Share-What-Inspires-You-Stay-Active-Outside-Season-35929363
There is no limit to the number of entries; all entries become property of Sponsor.
By participating in the Contest, entrant warrants and represents that his/her entry is original to the entrant and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights (including, without limitation, copyrighted images or footage), trademarks, and rights of privacy or publicity. The entrant further warrants and represents that entrant has all appropriate clearances, permissions, and releases for the entry, including releases from all persons appearing in the photograph, location releases for all recognizable locations, and releases from anyone who assisted in the creation of the photograph. The entrant must be able to provide on request all appropriate clearances, permissions, and releases for the entry, including releases from all persons appearing in the photograph, location releases for all recognizable locations, and releases from anyone who assisted in the creation of the photograph. In the event that an entrant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable entry or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Sponsor's benefit. The photograph may not feature nudity or obscene language or material that is libelous or defamatory.
By submitting an entry in the Contest, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor will own all entries submitted in the Contest. Each entrant hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells, assigns, and conveys to Sponsor and its successors and assigns, all present and future right, title, and interest of every kind and nature whatsoever in and to the entry for exploitation throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or later devised. Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter, the entry for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable. Each entrant hereby acknowledges he/she does not reserve any rights in and to his/her entry.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, information collected from entrant will only be used for direct marketing purposes if entrant consents to use in such manner. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it believes in good faith is generated by an automated program or via scripts or otherwise in violation of any law or of these Official Rules. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.
PRIZE: At the end of the Entry Period, one (1) Grand Prize winner(s) will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period in accordance with the Selection process described below.
The Grand Prize is $250 Columbia Gift Card and One (1) POPSUGAR Must Have Box. The total retail value of The Grand Prize is $289.95, and all prizes will be awarded.
The value of the gift card (s) is less any applicable activation, transaction or maintenance fees and subject to certain fees, terms, conditions, and restrictions, which will be disclosed on the gift card(s). Sponsor is not responsible if any gift card(s) are lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission. If the gift card(s) are lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission, they will not be replaced.
If a Grand Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of their prize. If required by Sponsor, the winner must complete and return to Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 that reflects winner's Taxpayer Identification Number or Social Security Number. The winner will receive from Sponsor an IRS form 1099-MISC at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will also be filed with the Internal Revenue Service. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules: send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, POPSUGAR Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Ste. 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Specify winner's list or rules in your request. Please allow 6–8 weeks for prize delivery.
SELECTION: At the end of the Entry Period, Sponsor will choose one (1) winner from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period based on the creativity (25%), uniqueness (25%), relevance (25%) and completeness (25%) of the entrant's photo submitted for consideration in the Contest. The winning entries will be chosen by a POPSUGAR employee. The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of Sponsor. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the person in whose name the entrant's email address is registered. Winner will be notified by email after the end of the Entry Period. Sponsor reserves the right to determine and to alter the method of notification. Winners must claim their prize within three (3) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three (3) business days will be considered such winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the email and/or mailing address provided by winners during their entry to the Contest.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Contest if he or she fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Participation in the Contest is at entrant's own risk. By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, and their respective partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, employees, directors, officers, agents, or representatives (collectively, "Releasees").
Releasees shall not be liable for 1) failed, returned, or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Contest entry form); entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged, or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; 2) any electronic miscommunications or failures; technical hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or failed incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Contest; 3) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions, or other failures; delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical, or technical in nature; or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Contest; or 4) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof.
Releasees do not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, the acceptance of the Grand Prize by the winner constitutes winner's permission for Sponsor to use winner's name, address (state), biographical information, and testimonials for advertising and/or publicity purposes in connection with this Contest only, worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, and without further compensation.
By entering or accepting a prize in this Contest, winner agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The winner will be required to execute and return to Sponsor within five (5) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release (where imposing such condition is legal) and any additional documents required by Sponsor in connection with the possibility of receiving the Grand Prize. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address, and birth date in order to receive a prize. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs, or other causes beyond Sponsor's control corrupt the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest, or for any reason that Sponsor believe in good faith would be fair to the entrants and the conduct of the Contest. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Contest entry page to such effect.
This Contest shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating in this Contest, entrants hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of San Francisco, California for any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram, or any other organization not specifically named as a Sponsor in these Rules.