LittleMissMatched Project Sock Contest (the "Contest") Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ENTRY OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOU MUST HAVE PERMISSION FROM YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN PRIOR TO ENTERING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM.
These Official Rules are a legally binding agreement by and between you and Sponsor (defined below) governing entry into this Contest. By participating in this Contest ("you" or "Participant") unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules will void your entry.
The Contest is sponsored by Delta Galil USA, 1 Harmon Plaza, 5th Floor, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (“Sponsor”).
This Contest is open to any legal resident or citizen of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. If you are younger than the age of majority in your state of primary residence (a "Minor") as of the commencement of the Contest Period (defined below), you must have permission to enter the Contest from your parent or legal guardian (a "Parent") prior to entering the Contest to be eligible. If you are younger than thirteen (13) years of age, prior to entering the Contest, your Parent must provide verifiable parental consent for you to provide personal information to Sponsor and to enter the Contest, and your Parent must review these Official Rules with you prior to submission of an Entry (defined below).
Any Prize (defined below) won by a Minor will be awarded to his/her Parent for the benefit of the Minor, and the Parent and/or you may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility as well as additional required information, releases or responses. All legal responsibilities of a Minor under these Official Rules will be assumed by his/her Parent.
Individuals who are employees, officers or directors of Delta Galil USA, and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners and parents, children and siblings and their spouses or domestic partners, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible to win. All applicable federal, state, and local rules apply. 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.
3. CONTEST PERIOD
Contest begins at 12:01a.m. ET on October 1, 2016 and ends at 11:59p.m. ET on October 31, 2016 (the "Contest Period"). Sponsor is the official timekeeper for the Contest.
4. HOW TO ENTER
If you are a Minor, you must have the permission of your Parent prior to entering the Contest, and such entry shall be deemed submitted by your Parent and shall be treated as if your Parent had made such entry. To enter the Contest you must have a valid e-mail address and/or a public Instagram account ("Account"). If entering this Contest through Instagram (which requires that you are thirteen (13) years of age or older), you must set your Account settings to allow your personal page, posts and photographs to be publicly accessible and to allow Sponsor to contact you through Instagram.
During the Contest Period, visit the LittleMissMatched website located at www.LittleMissMatched.com/ProjectSock and download the file of the "Project Sock Template" (the "Template"). Upon downloading the Template, create a unique and original sock design within the Template. When your sock design within the Template is complete (the "Sock Design"), submit the Sock Design using only one of following methods:
- Option #1 – Entry Submission by E-Mail:
During the Contest Period, send your Sock Design as a .PDF or .JPG format file (file must be less than 10MB) in an email as an attachment to the email address LMMProjectSock@LittleMissMatched.com. Please include in the subject line of the e-mail “PROJECT SOCK CONTEST”, and include in the body of the email your first and last name, your mailing address and your date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY). If you are under the age of thirteen (13) as of the commencement of the Contest Period, your Parent must e-mail your Sock Design as an attachment to the email address LMMProjectSock@LittleMissMatched.com, include in the subject line of the email “PROJECT SOCK CONTEST”, and include in the body of the e-mail (i) their own first and last name, (ii) their e-mail address, (iii) their mailing address, (iv) your first and last name, and (v) your date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY).
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- Option #2 – Entry Submission by Instagram:
(THIS OPTION IS AVAILABLE ONLY IF YOU ARE THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER)
The successful submission of a Sock Design by following the instructions provided herein through either Entry submission Option #1 or Option #2 during the Contest Period shall constitute an "Entry". Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether the submission of the Sock Design qualifies as an Entry. You must submit the Sock Design in only one of the ways provided herein (i.e. submission of an Entry by either, e-mail or through Instagram, but not more than one way). Multiple Entries are not permitted. Any attempt by any entrant to make more than one entry, such as by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, accounts, registrations and logins or any other methods, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your Internet service provider will apply. All Entries must be received by Sponsor during the Contest Period or they will be void.
Any Entry not in compliance with the above and which does not meet the requirements of these Official Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to remove any posted Sock Designs or Entries, in its sole discretion, even if the Sock Designs or Entry has already been made available to the public.
5. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
By entering, you understand and agree that your Sock Design and Entry may (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) be featured on Sponsor’s website, social media page(s) or other Sponsor-selected sites, and you agree to any and all such uses and to waive any right to object thereto. By entering, you also agree that Sponsor shall exclusively have the right to use, in its sole discretion, your Sock Design without any compensation or acknowledgement to you, and you hereby agree to execute any license, assignment of rights and/or other documentation necessary for Sponsor to freely and exclusively use, display, modify or license your Sock Design, including on or in connection with socks that Sponsor may offer for sale. In the event a Sock Design or Entry submitted by a Minor is selected to be featured on Sponsor’s website, social media page(s) or other Sponsor-selected sites, or otherwise selected to be used, displayed, modified or licensed by Sponsor, Sponsor may require the Minor’s Parent to complete a release of liability, license, assignment of rights and/or other documentation to permit Sponsor’s use of the Sock Design, and you and your Parent agree to timely cooperate with Sponsor and to participate in obtaining judicial approval, at Sponsor’s cost, of any and all agreements that Sponsor requests to allow Sponsor to freely use, produce and sell your Sock Design (and to prevent Minor from disavowing any agreements based on his or her minority), including, inter alia, through a verified petition to the courts in New York County, New York, for an order seeking judicial approval of any agreements with a Minor. Minor’s Parent agrees that it will timely execute such documentation that Sponsor requests, including, but not limited to, written acquiescence and consent to any agreement for Sponsor to freely use, produce and sell the Minor’s Sock Design. Entrants must comply with registration instructions when submitting their Entry. The Sock Design must be an original creation. The Entry, or portion thereof, must not contain obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory or inappropriate content, or be disparaging to Sponsor, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or proprietary rights. Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Entry from any source. All Entries must be the sole, original work of the Entrants. Any Entry or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, inappropriate, disparaging, offensive or contains proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and may disqualify the Entrant. Entries should not contain any third party materials, or otherwise violate or infringe (or possibly infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand. Sponsor may blur or black out any potentially infringing material, in their sole discretion, for consideration to be featured on Sponsor’s website, social media page(s) or other Sponsor-selected sites. Entries sent to Sponsor will not be returned. Entrants and winners acknowledge and agree that Sponsor has the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote and otherwise use Entries in any way it sees fit and may display the Entries without acknowledgement. Automated, script, macro or robotic Entries will be disqualified. Any Entry not in compliance with the above and which does not meet the requirements of these Official Rules will be disqualified.
6. JUDGING AND SELECTION
After the conclusion of the Contest Period, all eligible Entries will be judged by a panel composed of two individuals selected by Sponsor who may also be employees or agents of Sponsor (the "Judging Panel"), based on the following criteria: 50% creativity and 50% quality of Sock Design (the "Judging Criteria"). The Judging Panel’s decisions are final. A total of twenty-four (24) semi-finalists will be selected by the Judging Panel based on the Judging Criteria ("Semi-Finalists"). In the event of a tie, Entries will be submitted to a third judge selected by Sponsor who will resolve the tie by ranking the tied Entries according to such judge’s opinion on creativity.
After the selection of the Semi-Finalists, Sponsor will post the Semi-Finalists' respective Sock Designs on Sponsor’s website, located at www.LittleMissMatched.com/ProjectSockVoting (the "Voting Website"), and provide instructions on the Voting Website for the public to vote for their favorite Semi-Finalist's Sock Design by following the instructions. The judging criteria for the publi''s selection of their favorite Semi-Finalist's Sock Design shall be based solely on popular vote. The public shall have seven (7) days from November 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. ET to November 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET to vote (the "Voting Period"). The Voting Website will be structured to ensure that one visitor per IP address of the Voting Website may vote only once per day during the Voting Period. Any additional votes beyond the one vote per IP address per day limit and any automated, script, macro or robotic votes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified and not constitute an eligible vote.
At the conclusion of the Voting Period, the Semi-Finalist's Sock Design that has received the most eligible votes (as determined by Sponsor) on the Voting Website as of November 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET will be selected to win the Grand Prize (defined below). The two (2) Semi-Finalists with the second and third most eligible votes (as determined by Sponsor) on the Voting Website as of November 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET will be selected to win the Runner Up Prize (defined below). In the event of any ties, the Judging Panel will resolve the tie by ranking the tied Entries according to the Judging Panel’s opinion on creativity.
One (1) Grand Prize and two (2) Runner Up Prizes will be awarded (each, a "Prize", and collectively, the "Prizes").
- Grand Prize consists of: one (1) five hundred dollar ($500.00 cash prize and ten (10) packs of LittleMissMatched socks ($593.30 Approximate Retail Value ("ARV")).
- Runner Up Prize consists of: one (1) two-hundred and fifty dollar ($250.00) cash prize and five (5) packs of LittleMissMatched socks ($296.65 ARV).
Total ARV of all Prizes is $1,186.60. Any Prize won by a Minor will be awarded to his/her Parent for the benefit of the Minor.
The Prizes and the redemption thereof are subject to terms and conditions specified by Sponsor. The Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. The Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash, or used in conjunction with any other competition or offer. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify a Prize with a prize of comparable or greater retail value, at its sole discretion. Only one (1) Prize is permitted per person and per family or household. All taxes on Prize and all costs and expenses related to acceptance and use of the Prize not specified in these Official Rules as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner. Prize will only be awarded and delivered to the postal address within the 50 United States or D.C. as provided to Sponsor. P.O. Boxes will not be accepted. If any mail is returned as undeliverable without a forwarding address, then the Prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s discretion. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
8. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY
Potential winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release (an "Affidavit of Eligibility") to win a Prize. All legal responsibilities of a Minor under these Official Rules will be assumed by his/her Parent, and in the event a potential Prize winner is Minor, the Minor's Parent may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility on behalf of themself and/or the Minor Participant, and any other legal documents that Sponsor may require, including documentation to have an agreement affirmed by a Surrogate's Court. If the potential Prize winner is Minor, Sponsor shall award the Prize in the name of the Parent for the benefit of the Minor.
If Sponsor does not receive a response from a potential winner or his/her Parent within forty-eight (48) hours after Sponsor's first attempt to contact such potential winner or Parent, an alternate entrant will be selected in his or her place from all Entries received. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential winner may also be disqualified and an alternate potential Prize winner will be determined. If a potential winner or his/her Parent fails to execute and return the Affidavit of Eligibility within the required time period, or the Prize is returned as undeliverable, or the potential winner refuses his/her Prize for any reason, the potential winner forfeits the Prize.
9. GRANT OF PUBLICITY
By participating in this Contest, you agree to permit Sponsor and its designees to use your Entry, including your Sock Design, and name, city and state address, voice, statement, image, profile photo and/or other likeness for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes, in any manner, in any and all media, now or hereafter developed, including but not limited to, within Sponsor's website and on Sponsor's social media pages, in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or permission from, or notification to, you, and you further agree to execute any specific consent needed or requested by Sponsor or its designees in furtherance of such use.
10. GENERAL CONDITIONS
By participating in this Contest, you agree: [a] to these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to the Contest; and [b] to release, waive, discharge, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, partnership, members, principals, employees, agents, contractors or suppliers (collectively, "Released Parties") from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind arising out of or related to their participation in the Contest or their acceptance, use or misuse of a Prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, copyright, trademark, defamation or invasion of privacy.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the natural person who is the "authorized account holder" assigned to the e-mail Account, as determined by Sponsor. If the identity of the person submitting an Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected Entry will be deemed ineligible.
By entering the Contest, you (or your parent/legal guardian, if you are deemed to be a Minor in the state of your residence) represent and warrant as follows: [a] the Entry is your own, original material; [b] the Entry does not contain any harmful computer code and is not otherwise corrupted; [c] as of the date of Entry, the Entry is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; [d] the Entry does not and will not violate or infringe other people's or companies’ intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or other legal rights, or constitute copyright infringement; [e] the Entry does not contain any material disparaging of the Sponsor and Sponsor's affiliates; [f] the Entry does not contain material embodying the names, images, likeness or voices identifying another person without permission; and [g] the Entry is not abusive, harassing, harmful to reputation, pornographic, indecent, profane, obscene, hateful, racist, or otherwise objectionable. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify (and refuse to accept or remove) any Entry that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deem to violate these Official Rules.
Released Parties are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: [a] electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any human error which may occur in the processing of Entries or votes; [b] failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; late, lost, inaccurate, delayed, stolen, garbled, misdirected or incomplete Entries or votes or for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries or votes, the announcement of the Prize winners; or any condition caused by events that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or the relevant website(s) (including, but not limited to, the use of any device to automate the entry or voting process), who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest or any portion thereof should viruses, bugs or other causes corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest, and limit Entries to those submitted prior to the action taken, or to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion and, if terminated, to award the prize from all non-suspect, eligible Entries received prior to such action or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering this Contest, and in no event will entrant be entitled to obtain attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (2) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, special, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, except as expressly provided above, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR." You expressly waive and release any right or benefit which you have or may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California, to the full extent that you may waive all such rights and benefits pertaining to the matters released here. In connection with such waiver and relinquishment, you acknowledge that you are aware that you may hereafter discover claims presently unknown or unsuspected, or facts in addition to or different from those which you now know or believe to be true, with respect to the matters released herein; nevertheless, it is your intention through this release to fully and finally and forever settle and release all such matters and claims relative thereto, which do not exist, may exist or heretofore have existed between yourself and the Sponsor related to the Contest. The release herein given shall be and remain in effect as a full and complete release of such claims and matters notwithstanding the discovery or existence of any such additional or different claims or facts relative thereto.
The Contest and these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with New York state law. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded or not awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Courts located in New York County, New York.
Delta Galil USA 1 Harmon Plaza 5th Floor, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Winner's List/Official Rules
To obtain any legally-required winner(s) list (after the conclusion of the Contest) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a written request, enclosed with a self-addressed envelope with the proper postage affixed, to: Delta Galil USA, 1 Harmon Plaza 5th Floor, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (VT residents may omit return postage) by October 1, 2017.
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 Instagram. If you have any questions about this Contest, please contact Sponsor.