Official Facebook Contest Rules

GARDEIN’S “TAL RONNEN GIVEAWAY” CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR RECEIVE A PRIZE. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. These Official Rules apply for Gardein’s “Tal Ronnen Giveaway” (“Contest”) conducted by Gardein, Inc., 1046 Princeton Drive, Suite 101, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 (“Sponsor”) and promoted at www.gardein.com (“Website”). The Contest will start at 12:00:00 PM Pacific Daylight Savings Time (“PDT”) on Oct 6, 2015 and will end at 11:59:59 AM PM PDT on Nov 1, 2015 (“Contest Period”). By entering this Contest, you agree to the Terms in these Official Rules. GAME ENTRANTS AND PRIZE RECIPIENTS MUST BE BOTH (A) LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND (B) 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. NOT VALID IN RHODE ISLAND AND CANADA. VOID OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. GAME SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. Officers, directors and employees of Sponsor, and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion, fulfillment and/or judging agencies (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as, the “Related Entities”), and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the Game or win a prize. HOW TO ENTER: Go to https://www.facebook.com/gardein, post a photo of your re-creation of Tal Ronnen’s Spicy Moroccan Carrot Salad recipe featuring a gardein dish and check back on Nov 2.  Limit one (1) Entry/Post per person. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of automated entry or similar devices to participate or subvert the entry process is prohibited and all Entries submitted through such devices are void. Your completion and submission of an Entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Contest and your consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver your name, address and other information to gardein for the purpose of administering this Contest and for other uses by Sponsor as permitted by these Official Rules and by applicable law. Sponsor and the Related Entities are not responsible for any problems or technical, hardware, or software malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion, unavailable network connections on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. By submitting an Entry, each entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules. SELECTION OF WINNERS: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected from among all eligible Entries received. The announcement of the winner will take place on or about Nov 2, 2015 by gardein, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Contest are final and binding. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of entries received. PRIZES AND THEIR APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: Grand Prize is a trip for Grand Prize Winner (hereinafter, “Winner”) and one (1) guest (hereinafter, “Guest”) to Los Angeles, CA on dates to be designated by gardein in 2015 and a one year supply of gardein. The Grand Prize trip consists of 2 signed copies of Tal Ronnen’s Crossroads: Extraordinary Recipes from the Restaurant That Is Reinventing Vegan Cuisine, round-trip coach air transportation between major airport nearest Winner’s home and Los Angeles, CA for Winner and Guest (airline carrier to be designated by Sponsor), two (2) nights hotel accommodations (one room, standard double occupancy accommodations) at a Sponsor specified hotel in Los Angeles, CA, admission for Winner and dinner for two at CROSSROADS ($200 certificate), and a one year supply of gardein. Runner ups will receive a signed copy of Tal Ronnen’s latest cookbook, gardein swag and coupons. Prize Winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on Prizes. No assignment, or transfer of any prize permitted. In the event a Prize is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. In the event the Grand Prize Winner resides within a 180 mile radius of Los Angeles, CA, the air transportation portion of the Grand Prize will not be awarded and Sponsor will provide ground transportation between the Grand Prize Winner’s home and Los Angeles, CA. Sponsor will not reimburse Grand Prize Winner for any difference between the cost of ground transportation and the cost of air transportation. Grand Prize Winner will be solely responsible for any and all expenses and costs not expressly listed above including, but not limited to, any and all ground transportation between Grand Prize Winner’s residence and airport of departure, ground transportation while in Los Angeles, CA, meals (other than stated herein) and beverages, telephone calls, gratuities, baggage fees, travel upgrades and personal incidentals. Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide a credit or debit card at the time of hotel check-in and will be solely responsible to pay for any and all personal expenses charged to the Grand Prize Winner’s hotel room. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must (i) travel on dates designated by Sponsor; (ii) travel on the same itinerary; and (iii) are responsible for obtaining valid government issued identification prior to departure. Grand Prize Trip is subject to availability and restrictions and blackout dates may apply. If Guest is deemed a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her state of residence, such Guest must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No additional travel expenses or any other aspects of the Grand Prize will be awarded should the Guest’s parent or legal guardian be required to accompany the Guest. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. Grand Prize Trip is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security as required. Grand Prize Trip must be completed during the Sponsor-designated dates. In the event the Grand Prize Winner cannot travel on dates designated by Sponsor, Grand Prize Winner will be provided the option to receive a cash substitution in the amount of $2,000.00 or forfeit the prize. In the event the Grand Prize Winner forfeits the prize, the Grand Prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries received, provided sufficient time remains prior to the Grand Prize trip. In the event, for whatever reason, any chef and/or author listed in the Grand Prize description herein is not available for any reason, or does not take place as scheduled or at all, for reasons included but not limited to scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponement, an event of “Force Majeure” (as defined below), or for any other reason, then in lieu of that portion of the Prize, the Grand Prize Winner will receive the remaining components, if any, of the Grand Prize, which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Grand Prize Winner, and no other or additional compensation will be awarded. Runner ups will receive gardein swag and coupons. CLAIMING PRIZES/RELEASES: No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. If the number of awarded Prizes equals the number of Prizes offered, no additional Prizes will be awarded or provided in connection with this Contest. In the event more prize winner notifications are issued, or more winning claims are received, than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules due to computer, printing, seeding, human or other error or problem, a random drawing will take place from among all eligible Prize claims for the Prize(s) at issue to award the proper number of Prizes as set forth in these Official Rules. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Prizes are subject to the Contest and all applicable federal, state and laws. Prizes are not transferable. Taxes on Prizes are sole responsibility of the Winners. Sponsor will not pay for or offset any tax liability on any prize. Eligibility, age and claims made by a potential Prize Winner are subject to verification. Potential Winners will be notified by email and U.S. Mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion on or about Dec 22, 2015. Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and (where permitted) a publicity release to gardein within five (5) business days of notification. First Prize Winners will be required to complete, sign and return a Prize Verification Form and (where permitted) a publicity release to gardein within fourteen (14) days of notification. Sponsor is not obligated to leave voice mail, answering machine or other message. If a potential Prize Winner notification or Prize is returned as undeliverable, a potential Prize Winner is ineligible, or a potential Prize Winner declines a prize, that Prize Winner will be disqualified and that Prize will be awarded to an alternate Prize Winner selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or e-mails made to entrants not by the Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner must supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. INTERNET: If for any reason this contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor or the Related Entities which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. Neither the Sponsor nor any Related Entity assumes any responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Neither the Sponsor nor any Related Entity is responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entry to be received by the Sponsor or any Related Entity due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this contest. NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ANY RELATED ENTITY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY OF ENTRANT’S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY WITH SPONSOR’S OR SUCH RELATED ENTITY’S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GAME IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR OR AFFECTED RELATED ENTITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning Entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address at time of Entry. An “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person 21 years of age or older who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential Winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the Entry. GENERAL: By entering this contest, entrants and Winners: (1) agree to be bound by these Official Rules; (2) agree to release Sponsor and the Related Entities from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in this contest or any contest related activity, or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery; and (3) consent to the use of his/her name, voice, picture, and likeness for advertising and contest purposes (where permitted) in any medium throughout the world, whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity without additional compensation unless prohibited by law, and (4) acknowledge that Sponsor and the Related Entities have neither made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may discontinue this contest at any time. Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may terminate the contest or decide to modify the contest in any manner that it deems fair and equitable to participants if it becomes aware of any occurrence that would materially affect the Contest security and fairness. Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may prohibit individuals from participating in the Contest and disqualify entries if they (1) attempt to enter the contest through any means other than as described in these Official Rules, (2) attempt to disrupt the contest or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules in any way or (3) repeatedly show a disregard for the contest Official Rules or act (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, or (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to the Contest are final. LIABILITY & RELEASE: By participating in this contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and the Related Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the contest or receipt or use of any prize hereunder, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the contest or the processing of Entries or Claims; or (e) injury or death to a person(s) or damage to property which may be result, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the contest or entrants’ receipt, acceptance, use and/or enjoyment of any prize. In no event shall Sponsor or the Related Entities be liable for attorney’s fees. Each Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Sponsor and the Related Entities reserve the right to correct typographic, clerical or printing errors in any contest materials. Sponsor and the Related Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this contest, the administration of the contest or in the announcement of any Winner, including such error as may give an erroneous indication that a prize has been won. In the event the Sponsor or the Related Entities are prevented from continuing with this Game, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the contest is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute, or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, or local government law, order of regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor’s or the Related Entities’ control (each a “Force Majeure” event) the Sponsor and the Related Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the contest without notice or further obligation. If the Sponsor or the Related Entities, in their discretion, elect to abbreviate, cancel or terminate the contest as a result of a Force Majeure event, the Sponsor and the Related Entities reserve the right, but shall have no obligation, to award the Prizes from among all valid and eligible Entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event. USE OF INFORMATION: The information that you provide in connection with the contest may be used for Sponsor’s internal purposes and to send you information about Sponsor’s products and special contest but will not be provided to other third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the contest or as required by law or legal process. Entry constitutes permission to post Winner’s name on Website and to use Winner’s name, hometown and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and contest without further compensation unless prohibited by law. WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain any legally required Winners list (available after Dec 22, 2015) or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to be received by Dec 22, 2015 to: Gardein’s Tal Ronnen Giveaway, Gardein, Inc., 1046 Princeton Drive, Suite 101, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. Please specify “Official Rules” or “Winners List”. VT residents do not need to affix return postage for Official Rules Requests. NATURE OF SPONSOR’S BUSINESS: Food manufacturing. Copyright © 2015 Gardein, Inc. All rights reserved.