Garfum.com Contest Official Rules

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1. Eligibility
Garfum.com Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are 13 years or older at the time of participation. A minor may enter the competition under the direct supervision of their legal guardian. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Garfum.com Corporation or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Contest and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor
Garfum.com Corporation, 22 South Hope Chapel Rd, Jackson NJ, 08527.

3. Contest Submission Period and Contest Overview
The Contest submission period is from September 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) to August 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Contest Submission Period”). At the end of each month within the Contest Submission Period there will be 10 winners. At the end of the Contest Submission Period there will be one grand prize winner. All winners will be determined based on the rating a Video (as defined below) receives. Sponsor is the official time keeper for this Contest.

4. How to Enter and Submit a Video
During the Contest Submission Period you must first register at Garfum.com by providing a user name, a password, a valid email address, and country. Once you are registered you can enter the Contest by uploading a video (the “Video”). When you upload a Video you will be asked to assign the Video to a contest and category, you must also provide a title, description, and tags.

5. Video Requirements

Each Video must meet all of the following requirements or it will be disqualified: 

• Video must not contain illegal activity. 

• Video must not portray Sponsor negatively. 

• Video must be publicly shared online. 

• Video must be original, the sole property of submitter and not previously submitted in any other contest or Contest (no professional videos are allowed).

• Video must not incorporate/prominently display any third-party brands or trademarks other than that of the Sponsor.

• Video must not violate any third-party rights, including copyright and right of publicity. 

• Video must not contain material which is (or promote activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self-mutilating or the mutilating of animals, discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal, offensive, threatening, profane, harassing, or otherwise unsuitable content as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Videos containing such content will be disqualified immediately.

Sponsor, in its sole direction, reserves the right to disqualify any Video that does not meet these requirements. Your video must be in compliance with our terms in order to qualify for the contest. 

6. Terms of Submission
By submitting a Video you agree Sponsor has the unrestricted right to use your Video, commercially or non-commercially, including the worldwide right to publish and display Video in any media for advertising and publicity all without additional review or compensation. By entering, you represent and warrant that (1) your entire Video is an original work by you and you have not copied or used other works in your Video without permission or right to do so; (2) no person, other than you has any right, title, or interest in any part of your Video; (3) your Video will not infringe or violate any rights of any third party or entity, including, without limitation, trade secret, copyright and trademark, defamation, privacy and publicity, false light, idea misappropriation or any contractual rights; (4) you have all the rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to submit the Video in accordance with these official rules. You understand that Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or refuse to post any Video at any time for any reason at its sole discretion. BY SUBMITTING THE VIDEO, THE ENTRANT REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT HE/SHE HAS ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST NECESSARY TO GRANT THE SPONSOR THE WORLDWIDE, IRREVOCABLE AND UNRESTRICTED RIGHT AND LICENSE TO ADAPT, PUBLISH, USE, EDIT, AND/OR MODIFY SUCH VIDEO IN ANY WAY AND POST THE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET OR USE THE VIDEO IN ANY OTHER WAY AND AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SPONSOR HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY.

7. Rating Videos
All Videos will be posted online at Garfum.com for rating. To rate a Video a person will first need to register at Garfum.com. Once person is registered they can rate as many Videos as they want. Limit: Each person may only rate each Video one per day. Multiple raters are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any rater to obtain more than the stated number of Video rates by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that person’s activity and that person may be disqualified. Use of any automated program to rate Videos will result in disqualification. If the rating process to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Sponsor in its sole discretion reserves the right to use another means to determine the winners, (i.e. by random selection or by appointing a panel of judges). Entrants may not pay people or provide any other type of consideration in exchange for a rating. Any entrant who violates the ban on paying or providing consideration in exchange for a rate will be disqualified. Public ratings may be displayed on Garfum.com, on a real-time basis, before being verified for integrity. These not yet verified rates do not necessarily accurately reflect the winners of prizes. The winners will be contacted directly by the Sponsor after all rates have been verified.

8. Determination of Winners Based on Rating

• A user is only able to win one prize per month. 

• One contestant cannot win 1st place in more than a month in a year (starting from September and ending with August). In case another video uploaded by the ‘same contestant’ gets the highest ratings in the next months, that video cannot hold #1 place, instead it will go to the 2nd place based on he/she has already won 1st place in one of the months for the current competition year. In this scenario the contestant having 2nd highest rated video will become the 1st winner provided he is not the winner in current competition year.

• A user cannot win for a previous winning video.

• A household cannot win more than twice in any contest period.
 

Up to 10 Winners Each Month during the Contest Submission Period

At the end of each month, the Sponsor in its sole discretion will determine which ten Videos were the highest rated in the prior month (not cumulatively). These ten entrants will win the monthly prize identified below. Garfum reserves the right of up to 30 days to determine these winners.

Winners will be contacted that they've won via Garfum notification and by the use of the email address they provided on their Garfum Profile and may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the determination of the potential winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Users must respond to the initial verification within five (5) days of the date the notice is sent. If the user responds to the initial verification within the allotted time, the user will then receive an affidavit of eligibly, and liability/publicity release (expect where prohibited) which they must respond to within three (3) days of the date the notice is sent. If the user responds to the affidavit of eligibility within the allotted time, the user will then be notified of payment processing instructions, which they will then have five (5) days of the date the notice is sent to respond to. Failure to respond to any of the above notifications within the allotted time, will result in a forfeit of prize money. If a potential winner is minor the minor’s parent or legal guardian must sign documentation necessary to accept the prize on the minor’s behalf. 

1 Winner at the End of the Contest Submission Period 

The Sponsor in its sole discretion will determine which one Video is the highest rated for the Contest Submission Period. This one entrant will win the grand prize identified below. Garfum reserves the right of up to 60 days to determine these winners.

Entrants will be contacted using the email address, telephone number and/or cell phone number provided with registration on Garfum.com and may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the determination of the potential winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Failure to respond to the initial verification within five (5) days of notification will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate potential winner in a random drawing of all remaining valid entries received. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of Videos submitted and rating your Video receives. If a potential winner is minor the minor’s parent or legal guardian must sign documentation necessary to accept the prize on the minor’s behalf. 

9. THE POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST.  

10. Verification of Potential Winners
All potential prize winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential prize winner will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, initial verification information within five (5) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibly, and liability/publicity release (expect where prohibited) within three (3) days of the date notice is sent, and payment processing instructions within five (5) days of the date notice is sent in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return any of the above within the required time period, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner of a Contest prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner. If winnings are below $600 for the year: Upon receiving necessary information from the winners, it may take up to 4 weeks to process payment. If cumulative winnings exceed $600 USD/year, winners must complete and return a W-9 (domestic). In these situations, please allow from the receipt of documentation for payment processing. Garfum reserves the right of up to 30 days at the end of each monthly competition to review the winners. Garfum reserves the right of up to 60 days at the end of each grand-champion competition to review the winners. Sometimes there are delays, but we really do our best to get the winning money out to people as soon as possible. Don't forget, it is the responsibility of the user to fill out the required information and documents in the adequate amount of time allotted for each and every video they win for.

If you don't want to give us your banking information, you can choose to accept a smaller prize of up to $500, transferable through PayPal, in lieu of the larger prize. We only do PayPal or bank transfers, and PayPal and Bank processing fees will be deducted from the prize money.

11. Prizes

• The ten (10) entrants with the highest rated Video at the end of each month will win the following prizes: 

• 1st $250.00

• 2nd $125.00

• 3rd $75.00

• 4th $50.00

• 5th $40.00

• 6th $30.00

• 7th $25.00

• 8th $20.00

• 9th $15.00

• 10th $10.00

• One (1) grand prize winner will receive up to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000). 

At the end of the Contest Submission Period there will be one (1) Winner at the end of Garfum year. The 1st place winner, of the 12 set months, advance to the VIDEO OFF's for Yearly Winner Garfum Grand Championship, where one grand prize winner will receive up to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00). It's a multi-week voting process, called the VIDEO OFFs, which determines the Garfum Yearly Grand Champion. The video receiving the most votes will be deemed the Garfum Yearly Grand Champion. A user is entitled to one single vote per day out of the 12 finalists. The sponsor reserves the right to determine which one video received the highest votes for the contest submission period and will do so on or about 30 days after the contest is over or approximately October 30, 2015. The Sponsor in its sole discretion will determine which one Video is the highest voted for the Contest Submission Period. This one entrant will win the grand prize identified below. 

For all prizes: Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

12. Entry Conditions and Release
By entering, each entrant agrees to: (1) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (2) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize.


13. Publicity
Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

14. General Conditions
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

15. Limitations of Liability
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of Entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another Entry in the Contest. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

16. Disputes
Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate New York State Court located in the New York County, New York; (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (4) 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 for 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 enforce-ability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. 

17. Entrant’s Personal Information
Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy which is available at Garfum.com.

18. Contest Results
For Contest results send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s List - Garfum.com Corporation, 22 South Hope Chapel Rd, Jackson NJ, 07731. Requests for the winner list must be received by the end of each fiscal year.

 

 
 

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