Official Contest Rules

“Perfect Pairings Contest” – Official Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  YOU HAVE NOT YET WON.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  YOU MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BELOW TO ENTER; AND YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES TO ENTER.  READ THEM CAREFULLY.

1. Eligibility

Perfect Pairings Contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Rhode Island) who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of entry.  Employees of Pinot’s Palette, LLC, CBS Films Inc., Fandango and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contestor providing prizing therefor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies (the “Contest Entities”), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.  This Contest is VOID in Puerto Rico and all United States territories and possessions, as well as where restricted by law.  The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

 2. Sponsor

The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Pinot’s Palette, LLC, located at 10333 Harwin Drive, Suite 580, Houston, Texas 77036.

3. Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Contest Period

The Contest begins on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. Central and ends on August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Central (the “Contest Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods: Online .

5. How to Enter

Online: To enter the Contest, visit http://www.PerfectPairingsContest.com (the “Contest Website”) and follow the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit.  Using the online form, you will be prompted to:

(1)  Upload a photo of you and your “BFF” (best friend forever) using the upload function on the Contest site main page (all photos are subject to these Official Rules – see guidelines below – and the approval of Sponsor, and Sponsor may reject any photo that Sponsor determines, in its sole judgment, does not comply with the guidelines set forth below in these Official Rules).

(2)  Write and submit a short caption describing your photo.

(3)  Supply your correct email address – This is how Sponsor will contact the potential winner.  (There is also an option to check a box if you wish to sign up for other email communications concerning offers and promotions from Sponsor. Sponsor will not send marketing emails to entrants without their consent.)

(4)  Click “Enter Contest” Button (which constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules).

(5)  All submissions will go through Sponsor’s approval process (please allow 24 hours).

(6)  Once an entrant has received confirmation that his/her photo is approved by Sponsor, entrants may share the link via email and/or social media to your photo to get votes.  (Sponsor will send a link to the entrant’s designated page containing entrant’s photo submission and a “vote” button.)  Only one (1) vote is allowed per IP address per day.

(7)  When people click on the “vote” button next to an entrant’s photo, they also have to fill out a “CAPTCHA” (to prove they are human beings and not computer programs) to vote.

Contest Submission Guidelines.  Any and all photos, captions and other information uploaded by an entrant (“Contest Submissions”) are the entrant’s sole responsibility, and Contest Submissions must comply with all of the following:

  1. Contest Submissions must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, in the sole determination of the Sponsor;
  2. Entrant must have written permission from any and all persons appearing in the Contest Submission;
  3. Contest Submissions must not include threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace;
  4. except for the topic provided by Sponsor, Contest Submissions must not include thoughts, ideas, lyrics, music, sound recordings, video works, audio-visual works or any creative element other criteria set forth herein;
  5. The written portion of all Contest Submissions must be in English and shall not be disparaging, abusive, sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, offensive, illegal, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, indecent, in bad taste, reflect negatively on the Contest Entities (or any of them), promote or incite violence, terrorism, or illegal acts, or be otherwise objectionable (all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Additionally, the Contest Submissions MUST NOT:
  6. infringe any third party’s rights, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, right of publicity, right of privacy or trade secret and, must not in any way violate applicable laws and regulations;
  7. OR contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service or contain or reference any third party names, logos, service marks, trademarks, trade names or trade dress.

The determination of whether a Contest Submission violates any of the above prohibitions shall be within the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  If a Contest Submission is deemed by Sponsor to violate any such prohibition(s), the Contest Submission shall be disqualified, removed from the Contest Website and the entrant shall not be eligible to win any prize.

By submitting your Contest Submission, entrants grant the Contest Entities a perpetual, worldwide, royalty free license to publish and use the Contest Submissions on the Contest Website, the CBS Films website and in any other manner or media or platforms that the Contest Entities may determine, throughout the universe in perpetuity, with no compensation to entrant.  Contest Entities reserve the right to reproduce the Contest Submissions (in full or any part thereof) and/or to edit the Contest Submissions.  Contest Entities are authorized to use or not use the Contest Submissions as they see fit, including usage in advertising.  All Contest Submissions uploaded will not be returned to entrant.  Sponsor will not be responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced entries.  Sponsor reserves the right to take down any Contest Submission at any time during or after the Contest Period and for any reason or for no reason at all in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period.  Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

6. Votes Counted / PrizeDrawing

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest 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 Contest 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 Contest 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 and, in the event of termination, 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 Contest 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 Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys 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.

7. Winner Notification

The potential winner (and any alternate potential winners) will be notified by email, mail or phone. Each potential Grand Prize winner will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within fourteen (14) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner does not respond within such fourteen (14) day period or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period, or prize is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits prize.  Potential 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 winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing as set forth in Paragraph 6. above.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.

 8. Prizes

Subject to the conditions above, One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, which will consist of: A $100 Fandango gift card (subject to the conditions/restrictions below) and a $100 Pinot’s Palette gift card.  Total Approximate Retail Value of the Grant Prize: $200.  No substitution, cash equivalent, or transfer of the Grand Prize will be permitted by the winner.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or an element of the Grand Prize) with an alternate prize (or prize element) of equal or greater retail value as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor.

Use or acceptance of the Fandango Gift Card (the “Fandango Card”) constitutes acceptance of the following terms: Upon activation, Fandango Card can only be used towards the purchase of movie tickets from Fandango via the Internet and mobile devices. To redeem the Fandango Card, visit www.fandango.com or a Fandango mobile app, and on the purchase check-out page, click “Gift card,” enter your Claim Code, then click “Apply.” Purchase of movie tickets is subject to Fandango’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.  Fandango Card valid towards movie ticket purchase and Fandango convenience fee. Check balance online at www.fandango.com/GiftCardStatus.

For customer service, visit www.fandango.com or call 866-857-5191. Fandango Card has no cash value and cannot be redeemed for cash, except as required by law.  Fandango Card cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, or used without authorization.  Fandango Card is for personal, non-commercial use only.  Fandango Card is issued by, and is a legal obligation solely of, Fandango Marketing LLC. This Card is not a product of Fandango LLC, and entrants hereby knowingly release Fandango LLC from all liability with respect to the Fandango Card. © 2014 Fandango Marketing LLC. www.Fandango.com.

 9. General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest 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 Contest 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 Contest 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 and, in the event of termination, 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 Contest 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 Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys 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.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Texas. All 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 Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Texas, 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 Texas.

11. Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Texas. All 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 Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Texas, 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 Texas.

12. Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy.  http://www.pinotspalette.com/Privacy-Policy

13. WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES:

For the Official Winner (available after September 3, 2014), or a copy of these Official Rules (available until December 31, 2014), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Pinot’s Palette Perfect Pairing Contest” (please specify Official Winner List or Official Rules), 10333 Harwin Drive, Suite #580, Houston, TX 77036 or email marketing@pinotspalette.com.  Residents of Vermont may omit return postage on all requests. Official Rules are also available during the Contest Period at the Contest Website (http://www.PerfectPairingsContest.com).

Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy. http://www.pinotspalette.com/Privacy-Policy