Rules and Regulations

ELIGIBILITY: This offer is open to any legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including D.C.) who are at least eighteen (18) years or older (19 in AL/NE) at the time of entry. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participants are providing information to and not to Facebook or any other company. By entering you agree to completely release Facebook and any other company that may be supplying a prize for promotional purposes, of any liability associated or connected with this contest.

Each entry needs an official email address that each Entrant must agree to provide and that by providing your email address; you will be entering the Contest and agreeing to receive our Newsletter, and other email communications from us at that email address. We will notify you at that email address if you win. You must respond to the email notification that you won and accept the prize within 24 hours of that email notification and provide a photo of yourself with your pet along with a quote of your reaction to winning, which will be used to announce you as the winner. If you fail to accept the winning notification, provide a photo, and/or your own personal quote you will forfeit your prize. If that happens we will select another winner. We will not sell, share, or reveal your email address to any other company or individual. Only one entry per household or organization. All employees, and employees, agents, and contractors of as well as their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter or participate. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN. ODDS DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR WILL BE USED TO SELECT THE WINNER IF NO PICTURE OR VIDEO ENTRY IS REQUIRED TO ENTER.

CONTEST PERIOD: The goodnewsforpets Contest begins at 00:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“”EST””) Month day, 2013 and ends 00:00 p.m., Month day, 2013 (the “”Contest Period””).

CONTEST SUBMISSION: (a) To enter, go to entry page and follow the instructions on Entry Form. The date and time your Entry is submitted constitutes the official time of your Entry for purposes of the Contest. You must comply with the terms of use and all other terms and conditions of to be eligible, including any requirements about registration. This includes the requirement to “”Like”” our Facebook page prior to submitting an entry form. However, no purchase is necessary.

(a)All requested information must be completed to enter. By entering the Contest, all Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules of this Contest. No Entries will be acknowledged or returned to the Entrant under any circumstance. (b) By entering the Contest, you irrevocably agree to allow Sponsor, and its parent company, gdmnews, LLC and Germinder & Associates, Inc. to reference your name, video, story and/or photo at the Sponsor Website and to use your name, image, likeness, and voice recordings in all media anywhere throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional permission or compensation unless prohibited by law in connection with this contest. (c) Each Entrant, by entering the Contest, agrees that, should he or she be chosen as a Winner, he or she and the facility or institution they represent, will irrevocably and in perpetuity assign all worldwide rights, title and interest in and to the Entry (including specifically the Video or photo), including intellectual property rights and moral rights, including by way of example but not limitation, all copyright rights, invention and trademark rights, on an exclusive basis, such exclusive basis to also exclude Entrant/owner from exercising any rights or interest over the subject matter hereof. (d) By entering the Contest, Entrant acknowledges and represents to Sponsor (1) that all elements of his/her Entry, including all video, photo, visual, graphic and design elements, including concepts and characters, and all musical elements, including lyrics, compositions and performances, are his/her original creation and that he/she owns all copyright, trademark, trade name and other intellectual property rights to them and that the use of them in the Entry does not violate the laws of any country, state, municipality or any common law rights, including but not limited to Title 17 of the United States Code, and Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act, as amended, and that the use of them in the Entry has not infringed upon such rights of any third party; and/or (2) that he/she has obtained all necessary licenses or permissions from all appropriate third parties required for the production and submission of the Entry in the Contest as herein described; (3) that the posting of his/her Entry on the Sponsor Site and the display of it on the Site will not violate the intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or rights of privacy of any third parties or otherwise breach any provision of any applicable law or regulation; (4) that his/her Entry and the posting of it on the Site complies fully and completely with all of the terms of the Site, in their entirety; (5) that Sponsor has his/her irrevocable permission for the posting of his/her name, use of his/her name and reference to his/her Video, Photo and/or Story on the Sponsor Website, and use and posting of his/her image, likeness and speech provided by him/her to Sponsor in any manner in connection with the Contest without any compensation or limitation in perpetuity, regardless of whether his/her Entry is a winning Entry; and (6) that he/she has obtained irrevocable full and informed consent of any third party whose image, likeness and speech appears in his/her Entry. (e) By entering the Contest, Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor, its affiliates and its respective parents, subsidiaries, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages (including but not limited to punitive damages and reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses), rights, claims and actions of any kind arising out of any breach or falsity of Entrant’s representations made in entering into this Contest, including without limitation those set forth in these Official Rules and in the Entry. (f) Only fully completed Entries are eligible. All Entries submitted in compliance with these Official Rules shall be hereinafter referred to as “”Eligible Entries””.

CONTEST FORMAT: Entry Submission Phase: All Eligible Entries will be judged by representatives of the “”Judging Panel”” using the Judging Criteria outlined below.

(a) If only an Entry Form is required to enter the Contest:

Comply fully with the instructions on the Entry Form and the Rules & Regulations provided here.Must have all required fields of Entry Form filled in.

(b) If a video or photograph is required to be submitted to enter the Contest:

Comply fully with the Site Community Guidelines
Comply fully with the Site Terms of Use
Cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion or contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means previously.
Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or license infringement.
Must not contain brand names or trademarks.
Must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
Must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, and
Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws and regulations in any state where the material is created.

CONTEST JUDGING AND CRITERIA: (a) The Eligible Entries will first be screened by GOODNEWSFORPETS.COM and then judged according to the above criteria and any other specific instructions or rules of the Contest, which are stated herein, the Official Rules & Regulations, and the Entry Form. All decisions are final.

(a) If only an Entry Form is required to enter the Contest:

The Winner(s) will be randomly selected from the Entrants. All entries have an equal chance of winning.

(b) If a video or photograph is required to be submitted to enter the Contest:

The Judging Panel will judge the videos, stories and photos based on the specific instructions or rules of the Contest as stated on the Entry Form:

PRIZE: The prizes are not redeemable for cash. The Winner will receive a (ENTER CONTEST PRIZE HERE). Only one Prize will be awarded.

PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION: The official GOODNEWSFORPETS.COM contact(s) representing the winners will be notified via the email provided by the Entrant. You must respond to the email notification that you won and accept the prize within 24 hours of that email notification, provide a photo of yourself with your pet, and a quote explaining your reaction to winning. or you will forfeit your prize. Each finalist must prove eligibility, including, without limitation, proof of age and residence upon notification as a potential Prize Winner. In the event of non-compliance by a potential Prize Winner, such potential Prize Winner shall be disqualified and all privileges otherwise due as a Prize Winner shall be terminated and an alternative potential Prize Winner may be awarded the Prize in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

GENERAL PRIZE TERMS: Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. All costs and expenses not specifically listed above, including, without limitation, sale or use tax, shipping and handling charges to be incurred in connection with redemption of the Prize are solely Winner’s responsibility. The value of the Prizes will be taxable to Winner as income. Winner must supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. Upon Entry into the Contest, Winner (as well as all other Entrants) are required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Winner’s responsibility. The Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winners who are unable to accept or utilize Prize as described herein.

GENERAL TERMS: Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY A PRIZE WINNER OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY A PRIZE WINNER THAT WILL BRING SUCH PRIZE WINNER OR SPONSOR INTO DISREPUTE (IN SPONSOR ENTITIES’ SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH PRIZE WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A PRIZE WINNER AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A PRIZE WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest or by any human error, which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or servers on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, or any incomplete, lost, late, delayed, misdirected or garbled Entries or failure to receive Entries, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or uploading or downloading any materials or software or attempts to participate in or upload or download materials or software related to this Contest.

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 the Prizes and the Prize Winners. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, or is disrupted or corrupted, including, without limitation, by strikes, acts of war or terrorism, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical or system failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest or for any reason Sponsor deems it necessary, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest or to determine the Prize Winners in its sole discretion. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final.

No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other online or text message Entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it suspects or finds: (i) to have used a software “generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message Entry; (ii) to have tampered with the Entry process or the operation of this Contest; (iii) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE MISSOURI COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. INDEMNIFICATION: By entering, Entrants and Prize Winners agree to hold harmless and indemnify officers, directors, partners, members, shareholders, employees and agents of Sponsor, and each of its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, “”Sponsor Entities””) from and against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of either (i) Entrant’s participation in the Contest, including, without limitation, the breach or violation of Entrant’s representations and warranties concerning his or her Video, Story and/or Photo; and/or (ii) the receipt, redemption or use of the Prizes awarded in the Contest. Entrants agree to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Sponsor Entities, further covenant not to sue Sponsor Entities and hereby acknowledge that neither Sponsor nor any Sponsor Entity has made or is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prizes. Where permitted by law, in consideration for being awarded a Prize, Winners hereby agree and consent, without further authorization, compensation or remuneration of any kind, to the use of their names and/or likenesses in any and all advertising, promotions and other publicity conducted by Sponsor is the sole sponsor of this promotion and is a registered trademark of gdmnews, LLC, a subsidiary of Germinder & Associates, Inc.

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