Dunkin’ Donuts #DunkinLove Contest

Official Rules 2017

 

 

1.         NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY INSTAGRAM.

 

2.         Eligibility/Participation: The Dunkin’ Donuts #DunkinLove Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal US residents currently residing in the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is greater, as of the date of their participation and entry, and who have a web-enabled mobile device as of 2/07/17. Franchisees and employees, directors and officers of Dunkin’ Brands Inc. (“Sponsor”), Brand Connections (“Administrator”), and any of their respective affiliates, franchisees, parents, subsidiary companies, and advertising and promotion agencies, and members of the immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or those living in the same household, of any of the foregoing are not eligible. Void where prohibited, or otherwise restricted by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating in the Contest, you agree that: (1) you have read and understand the Official Rules; (2) you meet the Contest eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, to Sponsor's Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/help/privacypolicy.html; and (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, whose decisions shall be final and binding in all respects.

 

3.         Contest Period: The Contest begins at 9:00:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 8, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on February 14, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).

 

4.      Judging Period: The Judging Period (the “Period”) will take place on February 15, 2017.

 

5.      How To Enter: To enter, during the Contest Period, via an Instagram account, a web-enabled mobile device (e.g., iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Android, etc.) (an “Eligible Device”), and Internet access is required for this method of entry.  If you don’t already have an Instagram account, visit www.instagram.com to create one.  Please note that you must agree to comply with the Instagram Terms of Service (http://instagram.com/legal/terms/) in order to create your Instagram account.  It is free to create an account.  To enter, during the Contest Period, upload a Photo of you and your sweetheart with a caption explaining how Dunkin’ is part of your love story, tagging @DunkinDonuts, including the hashtag “#DunkinLoveContest” in the caption section.

 

All hashtags/ content submitted and Photos submitted shall herein be referred to as the entry (the “Entry”). There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person, throughout the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address or social media account. Incomplete Entries, Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means, Entries that do not fully comply with these Official Rules, including, without limitation the submission guidelines (“Submission Guidelines”) detailed below, or Entries which subvert the entry process, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will not be eligible. Proof of submission of tweet/post/comment does not constitute proof of delivery or Entry during the Contest Period. Entries received from any person, regardless of email address used, in excess of the above stated limitation, will be void. All Entries must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible. The computer clock of the Administrator is the official timekeeping device. If an entrant submits their Entry via SMS from a wireless phone, the entrant’s wireless service provider may charge the entrant for each text message sent. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans. Message and data rates may apply. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned, and Sponsor will not verify receipt of Entries. Using the above referenced hashtag in your tweet/post/ comment constitutes your consent to these Official Rules. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor, and not to Instagram.

 

6)      Submission Guidelines: Each Entry that is submitted to this Contest must comply with the following Submission Guidelines to be eligible. Any Entry that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, violates these Official Rules or the Submission Guidelines below will be disqualified and/or will not be eligible to win a prize.  Entrants should make best efforts to be the only person who is identifiable in the Photo (if any).  If the photo depicts another individual (or such person’(s) parent or legal guardian if they are not 18+ years of age or of the age of majority in their jurisdiction), by entering this photo into the contest, the additional individual(s) have already granted permission and will sign the below participation release document (“Participation Release”), upon request, which will be made available as necessary. Such Participation Release document(s) may be required in order to be deemed the official Grand Prize winner.  Failure to provide such a release may result in disqualification of the Entry from the Contest.  By participating in this Contest, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness, photo, and Entry for future advertising and publicity purposes in connection with this Contest in any and all media without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless restricted by law.

 

The Entry MUST, in the sole discretion of Sponsor:

·         Contain English language only;

·         Contain a Photo that is the entrants’ original work and in accordance with these Submission Guidelines;

 

The Entry must NOT, in the sole discretion of Sponsor:

·         Contain material that violates or infringes upon another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trademark or copyright infringement), without permission;

·         Disparage Sponsor or its products or services, Sponsor’s competitors or their products or services, or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;

·         Contain company names, product names, brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor, which participant has a limited license to use for this Contest;

·         Contain the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any celebrities and/or other public or private figure, living or dead, without permission;

·         Contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, profane, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, controversial or libelous;

·         Contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

·         Contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to applicable laws or regulations; and/or

·         Contain material in which the Released Parties do not wish to associate themselves with, in their sole discretion.

 

7)      Judging Period: After the Contest Period has ended; there will be a Judging Period, where all eligible Entries will be judged, by Contest representatives, who will be appointed by Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion (the “Judges”). During the Judging Period, Judges will utilize the following criteria, in order to determine one (1) Grand Prize winner (“the winner”), as further detailed below:

 

A) Originality/Creativity (25%)

B) Adherence to Contest Theme (25%)

C) Overall Appeal (50%)

 

The Judges will assign each Entry a total score (“Score”). The top one (1) entry with the highest Score will be determined the potential Grand Prize Winner. In the event of a tie, tied Entries will be re-judged based solely on: Overall Appeal (100%).  Decisions of Judges are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest. By participating, Entrants agree to the decisions of the Judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. No information regarding Entries or judging will be disclosed to any third party not involved in the conduct of the Contest.

 

8)      Grand Prize Winner Notification:  On or about one (1) day after the Judging Period has ended, the Administrator will notify each applicable potential Grand Prize winner via a comment from @DunkinDonuts on the potential Grand Prize winner’s Instagram Photo used to enter the Contest.  Upon notification or notification attempt, the potential Grand Prize winner will be required to respond to such comment by providing his/her email address to the commenter, and then, in later email correspondences, accepting the prize and providing his/her physical and/or email address (as requested), within twenty-four (24) hours of such notification or notification attempt, or the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate potential Grand Prize winner will be selected and notified. The potential Grand Prize winner will be then be contacted via email and must complete a Liability/Publicity Release (where legal) and a Release.  The potential Grand Prize winner must return the Release within three (3) days of notification or the potential Grand Prize winner will be disqualified and the Entrant with the next highest score will be determined a potential Grand Prize winner and will be contacted per above. Potential Grand Prize winner may be required to provide Sponsor-specified proof of college enrollment as well as his/ her Instagram ID, as applicable, or Potential Grand Prize winner may be disqualified.

9)      Grand Prize/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be awarded in this Contest. Once confirmed as the official Grand Prize winner, as detailed below, the Grand Prize winner will receive: (a) One year supply of coffee, (b) one year supply of donuts; and (c) Two thousand five hundred dollars in cash ($2,500), awarded as a check. The total ARV of the Grand Prize is three-thousand four-hundred and fifty-nine dollars and 35 cents ($3,459.35). The coffee and donuts portion of the Grand Prize will be awarded as multiple Dunkin’ Donuts mGifts (A DD mGift is a virtual Dunkin’ Card that is sent to either your email address or mobile phone. To claim the mGift via a mobile device, simply present the QR code that the link takes you to in order to redeem the mGift. To claim the virtual Dunkin’ Card via email, just print the redemption form with QR code and take the physical piece of paper to a participating Dunkin’ Donuts location to redeem (mGift Terms and Conditions and rules and restrictions apply).

 

10)  Prize Winner Notification/Verification: The potential Grand Prize winner must comply with these Official Rules as published in order to be confirmed as an official winner and accept their prize. The Grand Prize winner will be contacted via phone/email, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, and will be required to complete and return via email/email, an Affidavit of Eligibility, liability/publicity release, where permitted by law, an assignment of rights, and a W9 form for tax purposes within three (3) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner determined. Grand Prize winner will be responsible for all taxes on their Grand Prize and will receive a 1099 form at the end of the tax year in which they accept such.

 

11)  General Terms/Limitation of Liability: Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, lost, jumbled, incorrect, or inaccurate tweets/posts/statuses/comments, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest or by any human error. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or other services, providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website (including Instagram), including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error(s) in administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of the prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the judging process and to disqualify and void any entries that were submitted by fraudulent means or were otherwise in violation of the judging rules and instructions, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including (but not limited to) if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. If such cancelation occurs, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the Grand Prize winner from among all eligible Entries submitted prior to cancellation, based on the same criteria listed above, Grand Prize winner will be determined solely based on Judges’ scores. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated tweets, comments, posts, statuses, and votes are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online entry; (ii) to have tampered with the participation 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 ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR APPLICATION 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. Entrants/voters agree that the Released Parties, and Instagram, (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and hereby release the Released Parties, and Instagram from, any claims, losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use a prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Released Parties, and Instagram shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties; or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY PARTICIPANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND PARTICIPANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTICIPANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS CONTEST. In the event that a court, or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, shall hold any of the provisions of these Official Rules to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

 

12)  .Governing Law/Venue: THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS”). THE DUNKIN LOVE RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS CONTEST SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION

 

13)  Request for the Name of Winner and/or Official Rules:  For the name of the winner, available after the Contest Period has ended, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by 7/8/17, to: Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkin’ #DunkinLove Instagram Contest c/o RF Binder, 160 Gould Street, Suite 115, Needham, MA, 02494.

 

14)  Sponsor: Dunkin’ Brands Inc., 130 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021.

 

 

 

Photo Release

 

I represent that I am over eighteen (18) years old and that I appear in or contributed to (or that my minor child appears in or contributed to) the photo entry submitted by ___________________ (“Photo”). I agree that Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., its affiliates, successors, licensees, assigns, franchisees, and others acting on its behalf (collectively, “Dunkin’”) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of the Photo by third parties.

 

I hereby grant to Dunkin’ the unlimited right and permission to use, distribute, publish, exhibit, digitize, broadcast, display, reproduce, and otherwise exploit the Photo (edited or altered as Dunkin’ sees fit), as well as my name, picture, likeness, biographical information, and hometown or other location information (i.e., city and state), and any material based thereon or derived therefrom, together with any other material, in any manner, in any and all media whether now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world, in perpetuity, for purposes of advertising or trade (including, without limitation, in the Sandwiching Sweepstakes, the Baskin-Robbins Instagram and Twitter pages, and advertising for the “Sandwiching” program), without compensation, notification, or permission.

 

I shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, distortion, illusionary effect, faulty reproduction, or use in any composite form of the Photo or my name, picture, likeness, biographical information, or hometown or other location information.

 

I represent that I have the full and exclusive right and authority to grant the rights granted hereunder, that this Photo Release does not conflict with any existing commitment on my part, that no third party material is included in the Photo, and that the exercise of the rights granted herein will not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party.  I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Dunkin’ from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to the Photo or to the breach or alleged breach of any of my representations or agreements herein.  No promises or representations of any kind have been made to me.  I understand that Dunkin’ shall be under no obligation to make any use of the Photo or to exercise any of the rights granted herein.

 

 

______________________________                     ______________________________              

Name                                                                 Date          

 

______________________________              ______________________________

Signature                                                            E-Mail Address

______________________________              ______________________________

Street Address                                                    City, State, Zip 

 

______________________________              ______________________________

Daytime Phone Number                                    Birth Date

       

______________________________              ______________________________       

Witness Name                                                   Witness Signature             

 

 

If you are over 18, but you are still a minor in your state of residence, or if you are a minor in your state of residence, your parent/legal guardian must sign below:

 

______________________________              ______________________________

Parent /Legal Guardian Name                           Parent/Legal Guardian Signature