NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sponsor: The Valspar Corporation, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1461 ("Sponsor").
Eligibility: Valspar Rate & Review Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Puerto Rico, who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Facebook, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, wholesalers, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings) and persons residing in the same household (whether or not related) of each are not eligible to participate. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.
Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by the terms and conditions thereof as established by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to qualify all submissions and to reject any submissions that do not meet the requirements for participation as established by Sponsor.
To Enter: Access the official Valspar Paint Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ValsparPaint between July 8, 2014 at 12:00:01 p.m. EST and August 29, 2014 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST. YOU MUST HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES; YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT FOR FREE AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM. To enter, select the Ratings and Review tab within the Apps section on the Valspar Paint Facebook page. Users must rate one of The Valspar Corporation's products and write a review (in the indicated area of the page) to be entered. Completely and accurately provide your first name, last name, valid e-mail address, phone number and shipping address. You may submit as many reviews as you wish, but you will only receive one entry in the Sweepstakes for the first review which is valid and submitted in accordance with these Official Rules.
Mail-In Entry: TO ENTER WITHOUT REVIEWING A VALSPAR PRODUCT, print your first name, last name, age, valid e-mail address, phone number and shipping address (in the 48 contiguous United States or District of Columbia) on a 3" x 5" card and mail your entry in an envelope with First Class Postage to: Valspar Rate & Review Sweepstakes, ATTN: Valspar Rate & Review Sweepstakes, The Valspar Corporation, 8725 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois 60631. Entries must be postmarked by June 18, 2014 at 12:00:01 p.m. EST and July 2, 2014 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST.
Content Restrictions on Review. Review must be solely your original work; do NOT copy the works of others (in whole or in part). Review also must be truthful, reflecting the entrant's actual, recent experience in utilizing one of The Valspar Corporation's products. Review must be in English, and otherwise fully comply with the requirements of the Valspar Paint Facebook page which are incorporated herein by reference and made a part of these Official Rules (in the event of any discrepancy between the requirements on the Valspar Paint Facebook page and these Official Rules, these Official Rules will govern only with respect to the Sweepstakes and, in all other cases, the requirements on the Valspar Paint Facebook page will govern). Review cannot violate the trademark, copyright or other rights of any third party. BE SURE TO GET THE PRIOR CONSENT OF ANY PERSON OTHER THAN YOURSELF WHO IS IDENTIFIED BY NAME OR WHOSE PROPERTY IS IDENTIFIED IN YOUR REVIEW. Review cannot encourage or advocate alcohol use, drug use or any illegal act. Reviews cannot include inappropriate, offensive or obscene material (e.g., hate speech or obscenity); review cannot disparage, reflect poorly upon or otherwise adversely affect the goodwill and/or reputation of Sponsor or its products. Review must have been created specifically for this Sweepstakes and must not have been previously published. IF SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR SUSPECTS THAT A THIRD PARTY OR HIS/HER PROPERTY IS IDENTIFIED IN REVIEW WITHOUT PERMISSION OR IF REVIEW IS OTHERWISE IS IN VIOLATION OF THESE CONTENT RESTRICTIONS OR THE OFFICIAL RULES GENERALLY, SUBMISSION OF REVIEW WILL NOT RESULT IN SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY (AND SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE REVIEW FROM THE VALSPAR PAINT FACEBOOK PAGE AND OTHERWISE TAKE ALL NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS).
Grant of Rights in Review. By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant to Sponsor and its designees the non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sublicenseable right and license to use, perform, exhibit, reproduce and/or otherwise exploit the review element of your entry in any manner and in any and all distribution channels, venues or media now known or hereafter devised, without further notice or any compensation to you; and, you agree, without compensation and upon Sponsor's request, to sign any documentation deemed necessary by Sponsor to perfect, effect or record such grant of rights. You further agree to waive any "moral rights" that you may have in the review and acknowledge that nothing herein in any way obligates Sponsor or its designees to use the review (and, that such non-use will not result in any liability to Sponsor or its designees). Entrant further expressly acknowledges that Sponsor has wide access to ideas, stories, designs and other literary/artistic materials submitted to it from outside sources or being developed by its own employees and that such ideas/stories/designs/literary/artistic materials may be competitive with, similar to (or even identical to) a person's review and that Sponsor shall have no liability to entrant or any third party in conjunction therewith.
Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. In the event of dispute as to ownership of an entry, entry shall be deemed made by the authorized owner of the email account associated with the Facebook user ID from which the associated Sweepstakes entry was made, as per e-mail account provider's records. Entries must be manually key-stroked by entrant; use of programmed, robotic or like means to enter is prohibited. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, illegible/garbled, corrupted, misdirected, inaccessible, stolen, incomplete or mutilated and all such entries are void. Proof of transmission of entry does not constitute proof of receipt of same or proof of entry. Sponsor and Administrator are also not responsible for (a) any incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by tampering, hacking, equipment malfunction/failure or other cause; (b) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission of entries, reviews, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or reviews; or (c) any problems or technical malfunctions, disruptions or failures of any kind, including telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, software or programming or for damage to one's computer due to participation in the Sweepstakes.
Drawing: One (1) Winner will be selected on or about July 31, 2014 in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. For the avoidance of doubt, the content of a person's review will not affect the winner selection process as long as the review is in full compliance with these Official Rules. The drawings will be conducted by Administrator, whose decisions and interpretations on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules (along with those of Sponsor) are final and binding in all respects. The Potential winner will be notified via e-mail and, to remain eligible to win the prize, must respond to the within five (5) business days of the winner notification email being sent. Prize will be shipped to winner at provided address approximately 14 business days after email confirmation. In the event of noncompliance with this requirement, if potential winner cannot be contacted for any reason (including e-mail notifications that are not received due to being classified as "SPAM" or "junk"), if prize is returned as undeliverable mail, or if potential winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received provided there are a sufficient number of eligible entries.
Prize: One (1) winner will receive a $250 American Express Cash Card.
American Express is used solely for prize identification purposes; no sponsorship or endorsement of The Valspar Corporation, its products or this Sweepstakes is intended or implied.
Total approximate retail value of prizes is $250.
Limit of one (1) prize per person.
Odds of Winning: Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
Prize Restrictions: All unspecified expenses in conjunction with acceptance and use of prize as well as taxes (if any) on prize are winner's sole responsibility. Prizes cannot be transferred. No substitution of prize (or cash equivalent of prize) is allowed except by Sponsor in its sole discretion for prize of comparable value.
Releases: By participating in Sweepstakes, entrant releases and agrees to hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, and the directors, officers, agents, shareholders, representatives, employees, successors and assigns of any of the above entities, as well as Facebook, from any and all liability associated (directly or indirectly, in whole or in part) with entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes (including but not limited to violation of trademark, copyright, right of publicity, right of privacy or other third party rights in conjunction with content of entrant's review), entrant's participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and receipt, acceptance, possession or use/misuse of prize. Sponsor and Administrator make no representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind regarding the prize, including its merchantability or fitness for the intended purpose. By accepting prize, where permitted by law, winner grants Sponsor and its designees the right to print, publish, broadcast and use his/her name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information, as well as the review submitted by winner, for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without additional compensation or notice.
Force Majeure: If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes (or any part thereof) is not capable of running as planned by reason of computer virus, bug, system malfunction, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, governmental regulation or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in its sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes (or any part thereof), Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and conduct the Sweepstakes and select the prize winners in a manner which is fair, equitable and in accordance with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the official Valspar Paint page on Facebook.
Sponsor's failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules does not constitute the waiver of such provision.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW (IN ADDITION TO DISQUALIFICATION OF SUCH PERSON AND VOIDING OF HIS/HER ENTRY, IF APPLICABLE).
Disputes: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in Minnesota State or Federal Courts and hereby agrees to the personal jurisdiction of such courts as well as waives any right he/she may have to change of venue, forum non conveniens or any like right; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and © under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than actual, out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Minnesota or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of Minnesota.
FACEBOOK: PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROGRAM IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK. PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS FACEBOOK FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM. PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED TO SPONSOR ONLY AND NOT FACEBOOK.
Sweepstakes Results and Official Rules: To obtain the identity of the winners and/or a copy of these Official Rules, contact the Valspar Corporation Customer Service Department at 1-800-845-9061.