NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contest is only open to individuals who at the time of entry:
By participating in the CESAR® HIRE MY DOG™ Contest (the “Contest”), 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”) and US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (the “Administrator”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 (the “Contest Period”). The Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to individuals who at the time of entry: a) own a dog or live in the same household as the owner of a dog; b) work in an office environment or currently work from home but previously worked in an office environment prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; c) are age 18 or older; and d) are legal residents of one of the following: Bentonville, Arkansas; Phoenix, Arizona; Tucson, Arizona; Downey, California; Dublin, California; Laguna Niguel, California; Los Angeles, California; Oakland, California; Santa Clarita, California; San Francisco, California; Dania Beach, Florida; Hallandale Beach, Florida; Miami Lakes, Florida; Miami, Florida; St. Petersburg; Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Calumet City, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois; Bloomington, Indiana; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Topeka, Kansas; Boston, Massachusetts; Detroit, Michigan; Rochester, Michigan; Minneapolis, Minnesota; St.Paul, Minnesota; Henderson, Nevada; Reno, Nevada; New York, New York; Southport, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Gresham, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Brentwood, Tennessee; Franklin, Tennessee; Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Arlington, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Plano, Texas; Seattle, Washington; or Washington, D.C. Void outside of these geographic areas and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of the Sponsor, Administrator and their 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. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):
Finalist Prizes: There are fifteen (15) Finalist Prizes available to be won. Each Finalist Prize winner will receive CESAR® Canine Cuisine dog food product valued up to $25. The ARV of each Finalist Prize is: $25.
Grand Prize: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package to include:
The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded: $875.
*CESAR® Canine Cuisine dog food product gift cards will not be replaced if lost or stolen. CESAR® Canine Cuisine dog food product gift cards are subject to the issuing company’s terms and conditions, including expiration dates.
HOW TO ENTER:
Visit www.CESARHireMyDog.com and follow the instructions to create a resume for your dog (the “Dog Resume”).
Download or screenshot a photo of the completed Dog Resume (“Resume Photo”) or take a photo of you and your dog working together (“Dog Photo”). Resume Photo and Dog Photo collectively referred to herein as “Photo”.
Submit the Photo through one of the two (2) methods below:
Method #1: Instagram:
Log in to your Instagram account and follow @cesarcuisine;
Method #2: Twitter:
If a Tweet is more than one post in length it will be considered as one (1) entry into the Contest with the first post considered the Twitter Entry. By using the hashtags, participant indicates his/her/their agreement to these Official Rules. There is a limit of one (1) Twitter Entry per person. Entrant’s Twitter settings must be public. Tweets from “private” Twitter accounts will not be eligible. Entrants must follow and continue to follow @cesarcuisine through at least May 31, 2022 in order to be notified in the event he/she/they are a potential finalist or winner. By submitting a Twitter Entry, entrants agree to Twitter’s Terms of Service. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter, Inc.
Instagram Entry and Twitter Entry collectively referred to herein as “Entry” or “Entries”. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same Instagram account or Twitter account. Incomplete Entries will not be accepted and are void. IMPORTANT: MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTEST. INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER ARE FREE TO DOWNLOAD. Entries must be received between Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 12:00:01 AM ET and Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Each Entry must include an original Photo and Entry Description. Entries submitted with a Photo and/or Entry Description that has already been submitted will be disqualified. Participants are limited to one (1) Instagram entry and one (1) Twitter entry per person. Once an Entry is submitted it cannot be modified by an Entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, misdirected, undelivered, or delayed Entries. No altered or incomplete submissions will be accepted.
ENTRY DESCRIPTIONS & FINALIST RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS:All Entries and Finalist Responses (as defined in the “Grand Prize Winner Determination” section of these Official Rules) must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible
Entry Descriptions must conform to the character limits of Instagram and Twitter.
No other individuals may appear in the Photo besides your dog(s) and/or you, without express permission. If the Photo features a minor under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, you must obtain written permission from the minor’s legal guardian.
If your Photo features a dog(s), dog(s) should not be wearing clothes or costumes that can be seen as unsafe or not “pet-friendly”; however, bandanas are permittable, as long as they do not pose a tripping hazard and are not covering the face, mouth or eyes of any dog(s).
If your Photo features a dog(s), dog(s) they must have a collar on when outdoors, but cannot have choke chains, pronged collars, shock collars or muzzles.
If your Photo features a dog(s), dog(s) should not be shown eating human food, any substances considered harmful to pets or have anything in their mouths other than pet food, pet treats or appropriate pet toys.
If your Photo features a dog(s), dog(s) should not be shown with sticks, tennis balls, rope toys, raw hide, deer antlers, plastic frisbees, nylon bones, Boomer Balls or any items that can damage teeth.
If a vehicle is featured in the Photo, it must be parked or operated in full compliance with all applicable traffic and other laws and the following restrictions apply:
If your Photo features a dog(s), dog(s) should not have severe under-bites or overbites, dyed hair (even with pet-safe coloring), severe joint issues, cropped ears or docked tails, or injured or deceased.
If your Photo features a dog(s), dog(s) should not be licking their adult owners in the mouth or licking the faces of babies/small children.
If your Photo features a dog(s), dog(s) should not be playing with small children without proper adult supervision.
If your Photo features a dog(s), dog(s) should not be playing tug-of-war, either with humans or other pets.
If your Photo features a dog(s), dog(s) should not be fighting or attacking one another.
Entry and Finalist Response must not contain or depict any harmful or dangerous activity (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) that is detrimental to the safety and well-being of dogs, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, i.e. no pets on high surfaces.
Entrant must be the owner of the Dog(s) or living in the same household as the owner of the Dog(s).
Entry and Finalist Response must not contain or depict any content where a dog(s) is in discomfort, abused, fearful, injured, malnourished, excessively skinny or obese, or sick. Further, Photo should not depict a dog(s) displaying aggressive behavior.
Entry must conform to the format and size requirements and limitations of Instagram and Twitter.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest.
Once an Entry and Finalist Response has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted by Entrant.
Each submitted Photo, Entry Description and Finalist Response must be original.
No duplicate or substantially similar Photos, Entry Descriptions or Finalist Responses, as determined by the Sponsor’s in its sole discretion, may be submitted.
By submitting a Photo taken by a third party, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she has secured all rights and clearances to the Photo from the photographer.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products, companies or organizations.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product, company or organization in a negative or inappropriate manner.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate, violence or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, identifying numbers, artwork, photographs, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company, organization or person, living or dead, without permission.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor, Meta and Twitter wish to associate.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
Entry and Finalist Response may not include images of or reference a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image or reference which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
Entry and Finalist Response cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or won any previous awards.
Please note: Sponsor will determine, in its sole discretion whether an Entry or Finalist Response violates the above conditions.
By submitting an Entry and/or Finalist Response, the Entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use his/her Entry, Entry Description, Finalist Response, Photo, name, hometown and likeness 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, Photo, Entry Description or Finalist Response.
By submitting an Entry and/or Finalist Response, Entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Entry, Photo, Entry Description, and/or Finalist Response do 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) Entrant has obtained written permission from any person who may appear in the Photo; (c) Entrant owns all rights to the Photo, Entry Description and/or Finalist Response, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any Photo was photographed by someone other than the Entrant him/herself; and (d) Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator 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, Photo, Entry Description and/or Finalist Response, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest.
ROUND-ONE JUDGING & FINALIST DETERMINATION: Following the Contest Period, all eligible Entry Descriptions received during the Contest Period will be judged (“Round-One Judging”) by a panel appointed by the Sponsor, who shall use the criteria set forth below:
A. Relevance to the CESAR® brand’s core value that the best life is shared between pets and their pet parents (70%)
B. Originality (30%).
The fifteen (15) Entries that receive the highest total score based on the judging criteria will each be deemed a potential finalist (each, a “Finalist” or “Finalist Prize Winner”). In the unlikely event of a tie, the tied Entry with the highest score in Criterion A, Relevance to the CESAR® brand’s core value that the best life is shared between pets and their pet parents, will be deemed the potential Finalist. If additional tie breakers are needed, the tie-breaking mechanism above will be used; however, instead of the highest score in Criterion A determining the potential Finalist from among the tied entries, the highest scores in Criteria B will determine the potential Finalist. In the event additional tiebreakers are needed, all tied Entries will be judged by a separate panel of judges using the judging criteria above.
FINALIST NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION: The potential Finalists will be notified on/around Tuesday, April 19, 2022 via a direct message to his/her/their Instagram or Twitter account (“Initial Notification”), and will be required to respond to the Initial Notification with his/her/their full name and email address within two (2) days via return direct message. Within three (3) days of confirmation of the information received from the potential Finalist in response to Initial Notification, such potential Finalist will receive a second notification (the “Second Notification”) via email from the Administrator and will be required to return, within three (3) days of the Second Notification, a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Waiver, Publicity Release (where allowable) and a brief response up to 250 words, describing why they would like to work alongside their dog at the CESAR® Pup-Up Workspace event (the “Finalist Response”), to be declared a Finalist, receive a Finalist Prize and continue on to the Round-Two Judging Period. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and the Entrant with the next highest judging score will be deemed a potential Finalist. Fewer than fifteen (15) Finalists may continue on to the Round Two Judging Period without liability to the Sponsor or its designees of any kind.
ROUND-TWO JUDGING & GRAND PRIZE WINNER DETERMINATION: All Finalist Responses will be judged by a panel appointed by the Sponsor, who shall use the criteria set forth below:
A. Highlights the personal benefit of working alongside your dog (25%)
B. Elaborate on why your hometown or office is the right fit for the CESAR® Pup-Up Workspace event (25%)
C. Incorporates the CESAR® brand’s core value that the best life is shared between pets and their pet parents (25%)
D. Originality in overall response (25%).
The Finalist that submits the Finalist Response that receives the highest total score based on the judging criteria above will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. In the unlikely event of a tie, the tied Finalist with the highest score in Criterion A, Highlights the personal benefit of working alongside your dog, will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. If additional tie breakers are needed, the tie-breaking mechanism above will be used; however, instead of the highest score in Criterion A determining the Grand Prize Winner from among the tied entries, the highest scores in each of Criteria B through D, in sequence (to the extent needed) will determine the Grand Prize Winner. In the event additional tiebreakers are needed, the Finalist who received the highest judging score during Round-One Judging will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner.
The Grand Prize Winner will be notified by the Administrator. Non-winning Finalists will not be notified.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: If any notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a Finalist or Grand Prize Winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, he/she/they will be disqualified.
Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not assignable nor transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.
Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize.
PUBLICITY RELEASE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELEASE: Except where prohibited by law, Entry constitutes permission to use entrant’s name, Entry, Finalist Response (if applicable), prize won (if any), hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, 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 agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and the Sponsor, and release and hold the Sponsor, the Administrator, Meta, Twitter, Inc. and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Contest, 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 Contest, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prizes offered. Participating entrants 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 Contest, 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 Contest or in the announcement of any prize.
No confidential relationship is established by any entrant and the Sponsor as a result of participating in the Contest. None of the information submitted by the entrant will be treated as trade secrets, confidential information or as protected data.
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, Instagram account or Twitter account from which the entry is submitted. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person to whom the email account, Instagram account or Twitter 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, Instagram account or Twitter 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 Contest. By participating in the Contest, you (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 Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, 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 Contest, as determined by Sponsor. If, for any reason, the Contest cannot be run as planned, Sponsor may disqualify any suspect entries or individuals from the Contest and any promotion it sponsors and (a) suspend the Contest and modify the Contest to address the impairment, then resume the Contest 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 CONTEST 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 CONTEST, PARTICIPANT AGREES 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 CONTEST 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, INCLUDING AIR CARRIER(S) AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES; LODGING, RESTAURANT OR OTHER HOSPITALITY PROVIDERS; ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDERS, VENUES OR ARTISTS; OR OTHER THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS SUPPLYING ANY SERVICES OR COMPONENTS OF THE PRIZE(S) TO WINNERS, OR FOR ANY RESULTING INJURIES, INCLUDING MONEY DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, PROPERTY DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURIES OR DEATH RESULTING THEREFROM.
In the event any participant engages or has engaged in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that tends to annoy, abuse, threaten, disparage or harass any other person or company including the Sponsor or is otherwise inappropriate, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entrant and void any entries of said person.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, 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 Contest 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 CONTEST, 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 CONTEST, 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 Contest 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.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.CESARHireMyDogContest.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by April 19, 2022, to: The CESAR HIRE MY DOG Contest Official Rules Request, PO Box 654, Social Circle, GA 30025-0654.
WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after April 19, 2022), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than May 19, 2022), to: The CESAR HIRE MY DOG Contest Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 654, Social Circle, GA 30025-0654.
SPONSOR: Mars Petcare US, Inc. 2013 Ovation Parkway, Franklin, TN 37067.
ADMINISTRATOR: US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. 1-800-620-6044
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