CESAR “HIRE MY DOG” PRODUCT GIVEAWAY

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.

By participating in the CESAR “HIRE MY DOG” PRODUCT GIVEAWAY (the “Promotion”), you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by these Official Rules (“Official Rules”) and the decisions of Mars Petcare US, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

PROMOTION ENTRY PERIOD:
The Promotion begins at 9:00:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) on Thursday, March 24, 2022, and ends at 11:59:59 PM CT on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (the “Promotion Period”), or while supplies last, whichever is earlier.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are: (a) age 18 or older and the age of majority in their state of residence (19+ in Alabama and Nebraska; 21+ in Mississippi) at the time of entry; and (b) are authorized representatives with the legal authority to bind the company for which they are entering the Promotion. The company must have a physical office location within the fifty (50) United States, including the District of Columbia. Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of the Sponsor and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

HOW TO ENTER:
To submit an entry, during the Promotion Period: the company’s authorized legal representative should (a) visit https://cesar.com/contact-us; (b) under the drop-down “Reason for contact” menu, select “My office went dog-friendly”; (c) attach a signed memo confirming the company allows dogs in the workplace and including entrant’s current phone number and email address; and (d) submit to receive one (1) entry into the Promotion (the “Entry”).

All Entries are subject to confirmation by Sponsor, which may include, but is not limited to, confirmation by Sponsor of company’s dog-friendly office, to be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The first fifty (50) companies to submit valid Entries as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will receive a digital coupon code for USD $400.00 worth of CESAR dog food products for their office (each, a “Prize”). Limit one (1) Entry and one (1) Prize per company, regardless of number of employees or number of locations of such company. Limited quantities available; prizes will be awarded on a “first come, first served” basis and are limited to the first fifty (50) companies to submit a valid Entry during the Promotion Period, as confirmed by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Incomplete Entries will not be accepted and are void.

Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. To find out how Sponsor and its affiliates [https://www.mars.com/made-by-mars] collects and processes your data, including how to opt-out of some forms of sharing, please see the Mars Privacy Statement at https://www.mars.com/privacy. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary.

All Entries must be received between Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 9:00:01 AM CT and Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 11:59:59 PM CT.
For the purposes of this Promotion, a “day” is defined as the twenty-four (24) hour time period commencing at 12:00:01 AM CT and ending at 11:59:59 PM CT. Prizes will be awarded on a “first come, first served” basis and are limited to the first fifty (50) companies to submit a valid Entry during the Promotion Period.

IMPORTANT: MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN PROMOTION.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: All Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:

  • Contact Information on the Entry must be complete and accurate.
  • Entry cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Promotion.
  • Once an Entry has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted by Entrant.
  • Entry cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
  • Entry cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
  • Entry cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
  • Entry cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products, companies or organizations.
  • Entry cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product, company or organizations in a negative or inappropriate manner.
  • Entry cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
  • Entry cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company, organization or person, living or dead, without permission.
  • Entry cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
  • Entry cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
  • Entry cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
  • Entry may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
  • Entry cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or won any previous awards.
     

By submitting an Entry, the Entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use their Entry on the Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites and in advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission or notification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Entry.

By submitting an Entry, the individual entrant warrants and represents that he/she is a legally authorized representative of the company for which he/she submits the Entry and that: (a) Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) company owns all rights to the Entry, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any portion of the Entry was authorized by someone other than the company itself; and (c) company will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Entry, or entrant’s conduct in creating the Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Promotion.

ENTRIES ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND COMPANY AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS:

Prizes: There are fifty (50) Prizes available for distribution on a first come, first served basis, for the first fifty (50) companies to submit valid, confirmed Entries. Each winner will receive a Prize consisting of a digital coupon code of USD $400 valid for the purchase of CESAR dog food products for their office (each, a “Prize”).

The ARV of each Prize is: $400.00. The total ARV of all Prizes is USD $20,000.00.

The Prize will be awarded within sixty (60) days of winner confirmation. Sponsor reserves the right to revoke Prize from any Prize winner who it deems, in its sole discretion, may be a safety risk,

have violated any policy or law, and/or may bring the Sponsor into disrepute. Furthermore, in the event a Prize winner engages in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, is inappropriate, obnoxious, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass, victimize, degrade, or intimidate any other individual or group of individuals, including, but not limited to, on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability, or that in any way disparages or adversely affects the reputation, image, and/or goodwill of Sponsor or any of their services, products, trademarks, service marks, or logos, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Prize, in whole or in part, with no further obligation or compensation whatsoever to such Prize winner. Prize winner must have an email address and internet access to redeem the Prize. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Official Rules or otherwise, Sponsor will not offer cash substitution or refunds or be liable in any way for any expenses that Prize winner incurs, except in its sole and absolute discretion.

The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: USD $20,000.00.

There is a limit of one (1) prize per company.

Odds of winning will depend upon the timing of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period and the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED:
The first fifty (50) companies to submit valid Entries on during the Promotion Period will each receive a Prize, while supplies last. Prizes are limited to one (1) per company. Decisions regarding the invalidity or validity of any Entry will be made at Sponsor’s sole discretion and all such decisions are binding and final. Any potential prize winner who does not reply to a prize notification with the required information and within the specified time period will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be notified.

WINNER NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION:

A potential winner will be notified by email and will be required to confirm his/her/their full name, company name, email address and phone number within three (3) days via return email. Noncompliance will result in disqualification.

If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if the selected prize winner fails to claim the prize or if selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she/they is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. If Sponsor is unable to determine and verify a potential winner or if Sponsor fails to receive a sufficient number of entries to correspond to the number of prizes available to be awarded, Sponsor reserves the right to not award such prize(s).

PRIZE CONDITIONS:
Prizes are not redeemable for cash, assignable, transferable and may not be substituted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at its discretion. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.

Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Promotion and

their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any).

Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize.

Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's company name, prize won, hometown, likeness, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

GENERAL:
Participating entrants (including, for clarity, the companies such Entrants are legally authorized representatives of) expressly agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and on behalf of him/herself and their respective companies, hereby release the Sponsor and its affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the Promotion, and the acceptance of and use/misuse of the prizes offered. Participating entrants and their companies assume all liability for and Released Parties shall be held harmless against any liability for any injury, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including personal injury or death, or injury to property caused or claimed to be caused in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by participation in this Promotion, acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize, or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of the prize.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the email account from which the entry is submitted. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person to whom the email account is registered. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, that such party is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, entrant and company (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Promotion Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Promotion.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor. If, for any reason, the Promotion cannot be run as planned, Sponsor may disqualify any suspect entries or individuals from the Promotion and any Promotion it sponsors and (a) suspend the Promotion and modify the Promotion to address the impairment, then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment.

THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THIS PROMOTION CANNOT BE ADMINISTERED OR CONDUCTED OR ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS RESULTING OR ARISING FROM ACTS OF GOD, WAR, OR TERRORISM, CIVIL UNREST, STRIKES, SUPPLY SHORTAGES, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, EPIDEMICS, COMPLIANCE WITH ANY LAW OR ORDER OF A GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR ACT, EVENT, OR OCCURRENCE BEYOND THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF THE SPONSOR. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, PARTICIPANT AND COMPANY AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR TO PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SUCH SITE, AS APPLICABLE. FURTHER, SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, DIVERSIONS, CHANGES IN SERVICE OR ACCOMMODATIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS, OR FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY ANY THIRD PARTIES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, OR FOR ANY RESULTING INJURIES, INCLUDING MONEY DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, PROPERTY DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURIES OR DEATH RESULTING THEREFROM.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THE PROMOTION WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Promotion will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Tennessee, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.

BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION;

(B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

DISPUTES:
The parties hereto each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Williamson County, Tennessee and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Promotion shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Williamson County, Tennessee. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Williamson County, Tennessee. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.

PRIVACY: As a condition of entering the Promotion, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his, her or their name, address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Promotion and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and rules, including, without limitation, the storing of your personal information for purposes of complying with state record retention requirements. Any information entrant provides to Sponsor may be used to communicate with entrant in relation to this Promotion or on a Promotion winner’s list. Personal information collected from entrants are subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://www.mars.com/privacy.

OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To receive a copy of the Official Rules, visit ____________[site].

WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST:
For a written confirmation of the winners (available after December 1, 2022) visit https://cesar.com/contact-us and submit a contact for the CESAR HIRE MY DOG Product Giveaway Winner Confirmation Request.

SPONSOR:
Mars Petcare US, Inc. 2013 Ovation Parkway, Franklin, TN 37067.

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