SlimTastiest™ Recipe Contest Official Rules

SlimGenics LLC

SlimTastiest™ Recipe Contest

Official Rules

No Purchase Necessary

 

  1. Contest Sponsor:

 

The “SlimTastiest™ Recipe Contest” (the “Contest”) is sponsored by SlimGenics, LLC, with its principal place of business located at 6520 Wadsworth Blvd., Ste. 160, Arvada, CO 80003 (“Sponsor” or “SlimGenics”).  The Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions or communications should be directed to SlimGenics and not to Facebook.  The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.  By entering the Contest, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official Contest rules (these “Rules”).

  1. Eligibility:

This Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding residents of Puerto Rico and US territories and possessions), except where prohibited or restricted by law.  Entries submitted in geographic areas in which the entry is not permissible will be disqualified.  To be eligible, an entrant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and have a valid e-mail account prior to the commencement of the Contest Period.  Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, judging agents and promotion partners, and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to participate.  No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Contest.  In the event the Contest is entered via a mobile device, Message and Data charges may apply.

  1. Contest Period:

The Contest commences at ______a.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) on ________, 2016 and ends at ________ p.m. MST on ___________, 2016 (“Contest Period”).  All entries must be received prior to the close of the Contest Period.

4.  How to Enter:

 

All entry materials must be submitted by entrants through Sponsor’s Facebook page for the SlimTastiest contest (the “SlimGenics Facebook Page), by posting the following materials to such page (the “Entry Materials”): (1) the text of one recipe, including recipe name, directions, and list of ingredients;  (2) one non-professional photograph of the prepared recipe; and (3) the hashtag #SlimTastiest.  All Entry Materials must be received prior to expiration of the Contest Period.  Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their recipe or photo, or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime during or after the Contest Period.  Digital images that are sent via mail or email will not be accepted.

  1. Recipe and Photo Submission Guidelines:

 

If entries do not contain all necessary information as described in these Rules, entrant will be disqualified. Please be certain to follow all directions.  [Eligible persons can enter as many original recipes in this Contest as they wish / Contest entry is limited to one entry submission per individual, per Facebook account, per Contest Period.] Sponsor is the official timekeeper for this Contest.

Sponsor reserves the right to reject [any additional entries or] entries that do not comply with these Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Rules.

All Entry Materials must be in the English language.  Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents will void all Contest entries made by, or associated with, the applicable entrant. In the event of a dispute over who submitted particular Entry Materials, the authorized subscriber of the personal Facebook account provided in connection with the Entry Materials will be deemed to be the entrant.

All recipes and photographs submitted as Entry Materials must be the property and original work of the entrant only, and not previously published.

By submitting any Entry Materials in connection with the Contest, you hereby assign to Sponsor, for zero compensation, all intellectual property and other rights in all  of your Entry Materials, which rights include, without limitation, the Sponsor’s unrestricted right to use, publish, edit, modify, translate, reproduce, distribute and make available to the public worldwide in all print and electronic media (now or hereafter existing) without time limitation in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate (including turning your recipe into a SlimGenics’ “Healthy Bites” recipe), and the right to include your name, likeness, and hometown (e.g., city and state) in connection with the foregoing uses.  Sponsor may test selected recipes and reserves the right to alter them as it deems appropriate. Sponsor may contact you via phone or email regarding your submission.  In addition, entrant agrees that Sponsor may use any ideas from any Entry Materials submitted, whether or not entrant has been awarded a prize in connection with any such Entry Materials.

Entrant agrees and understands that Entry Materials will be made available to the public, including without limitation, on the Internet. Accordingly, Sponsor does not covenant or guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any Entry Materials.

All Entry Materials must be under no restriction, contractual or otherwise, that will prevent Sponsor’s use of the Entry Materials, and all Entry Materials must be free of any and all liens, encumbrances and claims of third parties. Entrant acknowledges, agrees and warrants that, nothing in the Entry Materials infringes on any copyrights, confidential information, trade secrets or trademarks belonging to any other person or entity, or violates any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and that all necessary releases and permissions have been secured.

 

  1. Entry Material Restrictions:

Entry Materials 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;
  • Contains any commercial/corporate advertising other than that of Sponsor (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, trademarks, slogans, political, personal and religious statements);
  • Contains any inappropriate, indecent, profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, slanderous or libelous content;
  • References persons or organizations without their written permission;
  • Includes threats to any person, place, business, or group; or
  • Is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

Failure of any entrant to comply with the above “Entry and Photo Submission Guidelines” and “Entry Material Restrictions,” as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may result in disqualification of entrant. Without limitation, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Entry Materials that, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, refers, depicts or in any way reflects negatively upon the Sponsor, the Contest or any other person or entity or does not comply with these Rules, or if Sponsor receives notification about any potential infringements or breaches of law or any other reason set forth herein. All Entry Materials shall become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Entry Materials must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, in sole determination of judges and/or Sponsor.

  1. Judging & Winner Selection:

On or about _______, 2016, one winner will be selected (the “Prize Winner”) by Sponsor based on the judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”) set forth below. Sponsor’s decision will be final, and Sponsor shall judge all qualified Entry Materials according to the following Judging Criteria:

  • Taste: 25%
  • Visual Appeal: 25%
  • Creativity: 25%
  • Nutritional Content: 25%

 

  1. Prize:

The Prize Winner shall receive a prize consisting of the following (the “Prize”):

 

  • A thirty (30) pack of SlimGenics’ Thermo-Boost product; and
  • Inclusion of the Prize Winner’s recipe in SlimGenics’ “Healthy Bites” recipe publication

Sponsor will notify the Prize Winner by 5:00 p.m. MST_____________, 2016.

The Prize Winner will be given seven (7) days to confirm their acceptance of the Prize.   The Prize Winner will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes incurred by their participation in the Contest. The Prize may not be exchanged for cash or any other consideration, and is not transferable.

The Prize Winner agrees that SlimGenics’ publishing rights for the recipe will be exclusive to Sponsor, for use in any magazine and/or cookbook in any media (now or hereafter existing) for a period of one year after the date a Prize is awarded; following such period, such publishing rights shall continue on a non-exclusive basis.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value in the event that the stated prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor. Sponsor will not be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of the Prize Winners’ acceptance or use of a Prize.

All winners agree to the use of their names, likenesses, and hometown (e.g., city and state) in publicity without notice or any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By entering this Contest, and except to the extent prohibited by law,  the winners acknowledge that Sponsor has the right to publicize and broadcast in any media their name and likeness, their home city and state, the fact that they won, their recipes and submitted images, and all related information without further payment or consideration. Sponsor is not obligated to attribute submissions to any entrant.

An entrant is not a Prize Winner unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified by Sponsor and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. In the event that a Prize Winner is determined to be ineligible, his or her Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate Prize Winner from among remaining eligible entries.

Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or modify the Contest at any time for any reason. In such a circumstance, the Prize Winner will be selected based on the entries received to date of termination. Sponsor also reserves the right to modify this Contest in the event an insufficient number of Entry Materials are received and/or an insufficient number of Entry Materials meet the minimum judging criteria.


  1. RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO DISCHARGE AND RELEASE SLIMGENICS, FACEBOOK, CONTEST JUDGES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, COSTS, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, LOSSES, CAUSES OF ACTION, OR INJURY RELATING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN THE CONTEST; (B) TECHNICAL ERRORS; (C) PRINTING ERRORS; (D) LATE OR UNDELIVERED MAIL; (E) ERRORS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST; OR (F) INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY. YOU WAIVE THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY ATTORNEYS FEES AND ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS SLIMGENICS, FACEBOOK, CONTEST JUDGES,  AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES (THE “INDEMNIFIED PARTIES”), FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, COSTS, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, LOSSES, CAUSES OF ACTION, OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM (A) YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE, AND (B) YOUR BREACH OF THESE RULES OR YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES IN THESE RULES.

 

  1. NO WARRANTIES.

 

SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE.  Sponsor is not liable for any malfunctions or failures of any telephone network or lines, computer internet system, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any Facebook account or technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, including Facebook.com, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or uploading any Entry Materials relating to this Contest, or other technical difficulties or failures or other errors of any kind.
Sponsor, Facebook and their respective affiliates, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Rules, the selection and announcement of any Prize Winner, or the distribution of any Prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action.

 

  1. Privacy and Publicity

Any information you submit as part of the Contest will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook. .

  1. No Recourse to Judicial or Other Procedures/Severability:

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE RIGHTS TO LITIGATE, TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE RELIEF OR TO MAKE ANY OTHER RECOURSE TO JUDICIAL OR ANY OTHER PROCEDURE IN CASE OF DISPUTES OR CLAIMS RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED, AND ANY ENTRANT EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL SUCH RIGHTS. IN THE EVENT THAT A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION FINDS THE FOREGOING WAIVER UNENFORCEABLE, ENTRANTS HEREBY CONSENT TO THE JURISDICTION AND VENUE RESIDING EXCLUSIVELY WITHIN THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS SITTING IN DENVER COUNTY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, U.S.A. AND AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION. Entrants agree that these Rules are governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, U.S.A., without reference to principles of conflicts of law. If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.  Our waiver of any provision(s) of these Rules must be in writing, and a waiver in one instance or provision shall not be considered a waiver of any other instance or provision.

  1. Request for Name of Prize Winner and Official Rules:

For the name of the Prize Winner and/or a copy of the Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to SlimGenics c/o ________________ at 6520 Wadsworth Blvd., Ste. 160, Arvada, CO 80003. All requests for a copy of the Rules and the name of the Prize Winner must be made by ________________, 2016. Please note on the front left- hand corner of your outer envelope whether you are requesting “Official Rules” or the name of the “Prize Winner.”

And also the relevant portions of Facebook’s terms of use relating to Promotions (which are copied below from https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php#promotionsguidelines):

 

Promotions

  1. If you use Facebook to communicate or administer a promotion (ex: a contest or sweepstakes), you are responsible for the lawful operation of that promotion, including:
  2. The official rules;
  3. Offer terms and eligibility requirements (ex: age and residency restrictions); and
  4. Compliance with applicable rules and regulations governing the promotion and all prizes offered (ex: registration and obtaining necessary regulatory approvals)
  5. Promotions on Facebook must include the following:
  6. A complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant.
  7. Acknowledgement that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  8. Promotions may be administered on Pages or within apps on Facebook. Personal Timelines and friend connections must not be used to administer promotions (ex: “share on your Timeline to enter” or “share on your friend’s Timeline to get additional entries”, and “tag your friends in this post to enter” are not permitted).
  9. We will not assist you in the administration of your promotion, and you agree that if you use our service to administer your promotion, you do so at your own risk.

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