Social Media Picture Contest
PICTURE SUBMISSION RULES
ORGANIZING COMPANY AND PERIOD
These terms and conditions (which we will refer to as our "General Terms") are the overarching general terms and conditions that apply to all the competitions promoted by “Petsmile” (which we will refer to as “Petsmile”, "we" or "us"). We refer to all these competitions as the "Competitions" in these General Terms.
In addition to these General Terms, Competitions will also have their own specific terms and conditions (such as the details of how to enter, the opening/closing dates and the sort of prize you may win). Any such Competition-specific terms and conditions will be made available as part of the promotion of the particular Competition in publications and/or online. In these General Terms, we will refer to these Competition-specific terms and conditions as the "Specific Terms".
“Petsmile” is a company registered in the “US” with its registered office at “655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY”. You can write to us at this address if you have any concerns in relation to any of our Competitions, setting out clearly (i) the name of the Competition, (ii) the name of our publication or website running the Competition and (iii) your issue.
Petsmile is offering a year's worth of free toothpaste for (1) pet when a pet picture is entered to their “Patriotic Pet" contest via an upload link, or via social media (Instagram). Contest starts 05/19/2023 and ends on 05/30/2023. These dates include a giveaway, free of charge and no purchase necessary, when you submit a picture of your pet via Instagram, or by uploading your pet's picture in the promotional email sent to you by petsmile.
This giveaway is only open to anyone over the age of 18, legally residing within the US with an internet connection and a valid e-mail address, and Instagram social media handle (hereinafter the “Entrants”).
Petsmile may at any time request from any Entrant to demonstrate compliance with the Rules and eligibility requirements set forth herein. Any Entrant who does not comply with the Rules and requirements set forth herein or who refuses to demonstrate compliance with such will be excluded from the Game and will not be able, in case of prize award, to obtain it.
Only one entry per person is allowed (same e-mail address, Instagram handle). The Organizing Company may at any time carry out any verification for compliance with this rule. Should an Entrant enter multiple times, only their first entry will be taken into account.
This Contest is available on Instagram, but is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by those social media channels, nor is it associated with them. Those social media channels may not be held responsible for any element of this contest.
This Contest is available on Instagram, and via a shopify, but Shopify, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Meta or any other mobile application platform will not be held responsible in the event of any dispute related to this contest.
ENTRY AND ENTRY METHODS
To participate in the contest, Entrants are given two choices.
A. Upload the picture of their pet through a link on our email
B. Post the picture of their pet on their social media. Tag @petsmileofficial on Instagram, and use #petsmilecontest
Requirements for Participating in the Game
Entries that are incomplete, fraudulent, automated or erroneous will be disqualified. Any Entry made contrary to the provisions of the Rules will render the entry invalid.
WINNING ENTRANT(S) SELECTION AND SHIPPING/PRESENTATION OF PRIZES
A petsmile committee will choose the best five pictures. Winners will receive a year's worth of petsmile toothpaste for their pet.
Only the Winning Entrants will receive an email or a message via Instagram [WITHIN 14 DAYS] of the contest's end date. Petsmile shall in no case be held liable for any incorrect contact information provided by the Winning Entrant.
Petsmile will provide standard shipping to the winners. Any additional cost for taking possession of the prizes shall be borne by the Winning Entrants. The Winning Entrant(s) hereby irrevocably waive(s) to claim any compensation from the Organizing Company and/or the contractors and/or partners.
Any prize that would be returned by the post office or the contractor in charge of the shipping, for whatever reason (for example: “no longer at this address”), shall be considered as permanently refused by the Winning Entrant who in such case shall have no grounds for claim.
If a Winning Entrant does not or cannot, for any reason whatsoever, take possession of the prize or benefit from all or part of the awarded prize as provided for under these Rules, such prize shall be considered as having been permanently refused by the Winning Entrant who in such case shall have no grounds for claim.
Entrants who have not won will not receive any message.
All prizes must be claimed within twenty-one (21) days of our notification of winning unless otherwise stated. We reserve the right to award prizes unclaimed after this period to alternative prizewinners or not to award them at all and we shall have no liability in respect of the entry initially selected. Any prize which is returned as undelivered will be used for another Competition or sent to charity.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Petsmile shall not be held liable if, due to force majeure or any event beyond its control, the Game covered by the Rules should be canceled, extended, shortened, postponed, or modified.
The liability of the Organizing Company shall not be incurred in the event of force majeure or fortuitous events beyond its control.
Petsmile shall not be held responsible for delays, losses, thefts, damage to mail, lack of legibility of stamps due to postal services. It shall also not be held liable and no recourse may be taken against it in the event of the occurrence of events of force majeure (strikes, bad weather, etc.) partially or totally depriving Participants of the possibility of participating in the Game and/or the Winning Entrant(s) of the benefit of their winning(s).
Petsmile shall not be held liable for any delay in the dispatch of the prizes and lots when this delay is not attributable to it, but is the fault of the service provider that it uses to carry out this dispatch. It shall not incur any contractual or legal liability in respect of operations relating to the transport of the prizes and lots awarded. The Organizing Company shall not be held liable for any damage, theft or loss during transport and delivery of the package.
Petsmile declines all responsibility in the event of any incident and/or accident that may occur during the use or enjoyment of the prize won and/or due to its improper use by the Winning Entrant(s), it being incumbent on the Winning Entrant(s) to take out their corresponding insurance.
Petsmile, as well as its service providers and partners, may not be held liable for the loss or theft of the prizes by the beneficiaries once the Winning Entrant(s) have taken possession of them.
For information, the Entrants using access providers globally integrating the telephone and internet connections into the current offers and services, the participation in Giveaway is free of charge, the Entrants declaring that they have already it available for their use.
Ownership of the Organizing Company
Reproduction, display, or exploitation of all or in part of the elements forming the Game, Rules included are strictly prohibited.
All trademarks, logos, texts, images, videos and other distinctive signs reproduced on any communication medium relating to the Game, including the Site, and on sites to which it allows access via hypertext links, are the exclusive property of their owners and are protected as such by the provisions of the Code of Intellectual Property for the whole world. Their unauthorized reproduction constitutes an infringement and can be deemed a criminal offense.
Any unauthorized reproduction of these trademarks, logos, and signs, in full or in part, constitutes an infringement and can be deemed a criminal offense.
All pictures submitted, tagged and posted for the purpose of winning this contest can be used by Petsmile on their social media channels.
DECISIONS OF THE ORGANIZING COMPANY
Petsmile reserves the right to amend, at any time the Rules and take any decisions it deems fit relating to the enforcement and interpretation of the Rules. In particular, the duration of the Game can be prolonged, shortened, or otherwise modified. Petsmile will notify Entrants of such by the means it deems fit. The Organizing Company further reserves the right, without prior notice or obligation, to modify, prolong, shorten, suspend, postpone, or cancel the Game, or to modify access and/or operating procedures.