Freudenberg Ppa – Arm & Hammer Best Friends Pet Sweepstakes

“Pet Photo” Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF MONEY IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF MONEY WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
The “Pet Photo” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for legal residents of the United
States of America (“USA”) and shall only be construed and evaluated according to USA law and
applicable state law. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in the USA or are
otherwise ineligible to enter in accordance with these Official Rules at the time of entry.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by PPA Industries Inc., a
Freudenberg Company, 420 3rd Avenue NW #2, Hickory, NC 28601 (the “Sponsor”) and
administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co. 300 State St. Suite 402 Rochester, NY
14614 (the “Administrator”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the USA who are at least eighteen (18)
years of age or have reached the age of majority in their respective state of residence at the time
of entry (the “Entrants”). Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, the
Administrator, their respective parent companies, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries,
affiliates, distributors, sales representatives and advertising and promotional partners, and the
officers, directors, agents, and employees of each of the foregoing, and members of their
immediate families (defined as including spouse, biological, adoptive and step-parents,
grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren, and each of their respective spouses,
regardless of where they reside) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are
NOT eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Non-eligibility or non-compliance with any of
these Official Rules will result in disqualification. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. (For
the avoidance of doubt, any references in these Rules to Entrants shall also include the Entrants
who are deemed the Winners (as defined below)).
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by
these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters
relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all
requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight
Time (“EDT”) on June 15, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on July 31, 2022 (“Sweepstakes
Period”). The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for the
Sweepstakes. Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes by visiting
https://protectplusair.wishpondpages.com/petmonthsweepstakes/ (the “Website”). At the
Website, eligible Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes by completing the registration form which
will request each Entrant’s full name, phone number, and email address. Entrants will then be
asked to upload a photo of their pet along with a description of the photo. NOTE: PHOTOS AND
PHOTO DESCRIPTIONS WILL NOT BE JUDGED OR GRADED IN ANY WAY. HOWEVER, PROPER
PHOTO SUBMISSION WITH DESCRIPTION, IN THE SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION, IS A
MANDATORY STEP OF ENTRY. Each completed Sweepstakes registration form and photo
submission (with description) will result in one (1) Sweepstakes Entry (“Entry”). Limit one (1)
Entry per Entrant.
Proof of Entry information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by
Sponsor of an Entry. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any
other website or email address, including, but not limited to, commercial Sweepstakes
subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified
for this Sweepstakes. The use of automated Entry devices is prohibited, and no mechanically
reproduced Entries are allowed; all such Entries are void. Released Parties (as defined below) are
not responsible for: late, incomplete, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected Entries.
All Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
By participating, you consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address, and
other information for the sole purpose of administering this Sweepstakes. All information
submitted by Entrants will be treated according to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at
https://www.PRIVACY POLICY NEEDED.com. By entering the Sweepstakes and providing their
email address and other contact information, Entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and
usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted
Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/RESTRICTIONS: Once submitted, an entry cannot be deleted, canceled
or modified. In order to be eligible, entries must actually be received by Sponsor during the
Sweepstakes Period. Entries received by Sponsor before the start of the Sweepstakes Period or
after the end of the Sweepstakes Period will be discarded and deemed VOID. For purposes of this
Sweepstakes, an entry is “received” when the Website’s servers record the entry information.
Proof of submitting a Sweepstakes entry form online (such as an automated computer receipt
confirming entry or “thanks for entering” screen or message) will not be deemed by Sponsor to
constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Those
who do not follow all of the instructions, do not provide the required information in their entry
form, or do not abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor will be disqualified.
All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Entries made
by any other individual or any entity, and/or using any e-mail address other than the Entrant’s or
any other website, including, without limitation, commercial promotion subscription notification
and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified. Your submission of an
entry constitutes your representation of eligibility, consent to participate in Sweepstakes and
consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address, photograph and other
information for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration.
Entrants represent and warrant that their submitted entry is the original work of the Entrant, has
not been previously published, has not won previous awards, and does not infringe upon the
copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights
of any person or entity and must have been created in a legal and safe manner. If the entry
contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant or provided by the Sponsor,
and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to
submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and
exhibition of the entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including,
without limitation, name and likeness releases for any person who appears in or is identifiable in
the entry (collectively, the “Clearances”). By submitting an entry, an Entrant warrants and
represents that he or she consents to the submission and use of the entry in the Sweepstakes.
By submitting an entry, each Entrant: 1) irrevocably grants Sponsor a royalty-free non-exclusive
license throughout the world to use, re-use, copy, publish, republish in whole or in part, edit, add
to, modify, and rearrange the entry in whatever media, including without limitation edit,
rearrange, and/or copy the entry for use in the Sweepstakes of Sponsor’s products and services,
without further permission, consideration or payment to the Entrant, except where prohibited;
2) warrants and represents that the Entry is entirely the original creation/work of the Entrant and
that use of the Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights, title,
claim or interest of any third party; and 3) certify that Entrant is the creator and sole copyright
owner of the Entry.
Entries may not contain any image or depiction of the following: (i) materials which include or
constitute trademarks, trade names or copyrighted works created or owned by any person or
entity other than Entrant or for which the Entrant has obtained owner’s written permission to
use (Sponsor’s discretion); (ii) materials bearing profanities, or bearing the name or likeness of
any celebrity, living or dead; (iii) materials which contain visible identifiable or potentially
identifiable information, including but not limited to, phone numbers, website links, street
addresses, e-mail addresses or license plate numbers; (iv) inappropriate behavior for a general
audience; (v) any depiction of real or simulated sexual acts; (vi) violence in any form; (vi) materials
which violate anyone’s reasonable privacy expectations, violate any known agreement, or which
are defamatory in nature; (viii) materials which are derogatory to Sponsor, or any affiliated entity
or person; (ix) materials which are discriminatory based on race, religion, national origin, physical
disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation or preference; (x) materials in which any person
identifiably appears unless Entrant has obtained an appropriate written release from such person
granting all rights required herein; and, (xi) materials which do not comply with all other
requirements in these Official Rules. Entries that do not conform to these guidelines will be
disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to reject or disqualify any entry which Sponsor, in its sole
and absolute discretion, determines to be inconsistent with the letter or spirit of the Official Rules
or potentially damaging to its, the Sweepstakes’, or another’s image or reputation.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes is
impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to (i)
infection by computer virus, bugs; (ii) tampering, unauthorized intervention; (iii) fraud; (iv)
technical failures or (v) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or
affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes in whole or in part,
at any time, without notice and award a Prize (defined below) using all non-suspect eligible
Entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or
suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of
these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual
deemed to be tampering or attempting to tamper with the Entry process or the operation of the
Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY
WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION
OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE; THE SPONSOR
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. Failure by the
Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that
provision.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to
release and hold harmless the Sponsor and Administrator (collectively, the “Released Parties”)
from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or
receipt or use of any Prize, including, but not limited to: (i) any technical errors that may prevent
an Entrant from submitting an Entry; (ii) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes;
(iii) printing errors; (iv) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of
Entries; or (v) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or
indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any
Prize. Released Parties assume no 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. Released Parties are not responsible for any
problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online
systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or Entry to be
received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the
Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to
Entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this
Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Entrant further agrees that in
any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and
participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney
fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to,
punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Released Parties are not liable in the event
that any portion of the Sweepstakes is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or
terrorism, pandemic, or any other condition beyond their control.
EACH ENTRANT UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE
CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY OF THE UNITED
STATES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVED BY HIM/HER. SECTION 1542 READS AS FOLLOWS:
“CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY A GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT
EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR
HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST
HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The potential Prize Winners (“Winner”) will be selected in a
random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.
The Prize drawing will be conducted on or about August 1, 2022, by the Administrator, whose
decisions are final and binding. The potential Winners will be contacted by the Sponsor or
Administrator via phone and/or email. Odds of winning a Prize will depend on the total number
of eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.
PRIZES & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner, one (1) Top Dog First
Prize Winner, one (1) Top Cat First Prize Winner, and one (1) Non-Dog/Non-Cat First Prize
Winner. The Prizes are as follows:
The Grand Prize Winner, upon the Administrator’s verification of eligibility, will receive the
following prize package:
ARM&HAMMER Cat Litter_Free coupon up to $24.99 value (if the Grand Prize Winner is
a Cat)
Air Care Calming Reed Diffuser in Eucalyptus Mint
Air Care Calming Room Spray in Eucalyptus Mint
Air Care Calming Odor Absorbing Charcoal Bag in Eucalyptus Mint
Pet Scents Oil Diffuser Plug-In in Fresh Breeze
Hand Painted Portrait of Pet
Maximum 16000 Allergen & Odor Reduction Air Filter / 1 Year Supply
(“Prize” or “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize package has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of
$2,200.
The Top Dog First Prize Winner will receive the following prize package:
Deodorizing Dog Shampoo in Kiwi Blossom
Deodorizing Dog Spray in Kiwi Blossom
Rawhide Chips for Dogs in Chicken
Pillow Bed (1)
Swivel Bin & Rake/ Assembled Swivel Bin & Rake (1)
Bone Dispenser (green)
Dog Waste Bags
Waste Bags 180 Count
Maximum 16000 Allergen & Odor Reduction Air Filter / 1 Year Supply
(“Prize” or “Top Dog First Prize”). Top Dog First Prize ARV – $175.
The Top Cat First Prize Winner will receive the following prize package:
ARM&HAMMER Cat Litter_Free coupon up to $24.99 value
Dip & Brush Toothpaste Kit for Cats & Kittens Fresh Breath
Pet Scents Deodorizing Room Spray in Fresh Breeze
Sifting Pan (1)
Purrifying Pak
Flocked Litter Mat
2-in-1 Scoop
Large Drawstring Liners
Maximum 16000 Allergen & Odor Reduction Air Filter / 1 Year Supply
(“Prize” or “Top Cat First Prize”). Top Cat First Prize ARV – $175.
The Top Non-Dog/Cat First Prize Winner will receive the following prize package:
Super Absorbent Cage Liners for Small Animals
Pet Scents Deodorizing Air Freshener in Lavender Fields
Maximum 16000 Allergen & Odor Reduction Air Filter / 1 Year Supply
(“Prize” or “Top Non-Dog/Cat First Prize”). Top Non-Dog/Cat First Prize ARV – $100.
Total Prize Pool – $2,650. All other expenses associated with Prize acceptance or usage not
defined herein are the responsibility of the Winners. NOTE: Substitution, assignment or transfer
of a Prize is not permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a Prize or Prize
component with another of equal or greater value.
By accepting a Prize, the Winners agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from
and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt
or use of their Prize. The potential Grand Prize Winner must sign and return to the Administrator,
within seven (7) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility,
Liability & Publicity Release in order to claim the Grand Prize. Note: The Affidavit sent to the
potential Grand Prize Winner will require that the Winner provide their Social Security Number
to the Administrator, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Winners will be
responsible for all local, state, and federal income taxes associated with the receipt of the Prize.
The Grand Prize Winner must note that the value of their accepted Prize is taxable as income and
an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the Grand Prize. The
Winners are solely responsible for all matters relating to the Prize after it is awarded. If a Prize or
Prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential Winner, if a potential
Winner cannot be reached or does not comply with notification instructions within three (3)
business days from the first notification attempt, or if a potential Grand Prize Winner fails to
return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if a potential Winner is not in
compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole
discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected for the Prize at issue.
By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, the Winners grant to the Released Parties and
those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be
confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use
worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time their full name, portrait, Sweepstakes
Entry, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional
purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or
notification.
IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES
OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS
SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM
RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE.
By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and
all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS
CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY
that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance,
possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or
misuse of the Prize. The Winners also acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor
are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express
or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that i) Any and all disputes, claims, and
causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any Prize awarded, shall be
resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; ii) Any and all claims, judgments
and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with
entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorney fees and iii) Under no circumstances will any
Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim,
punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied
or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All
issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of
these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrants and Sponsor or the Released
Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance
with United States law. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these
Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of North Carolina, and the
parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of
whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. 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 be construed in accordance
with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not
affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is
determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the other provisions will remain in effect
and will be construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.
MISCELLANEOUS: These Official Rules contain the full and complete understanding with respect
to the Sweepstakes and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations,
and understandings, whether oral or written. The headings herein are for convenience only, do
not constitute a part of these Official Rules, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the
provisions hereof. No amendment to, or waiver of, any provision of these Official Rules shall be
effective unless in writing and signed by both Sponsor and Administrator. The waiver by Sponsor
or Administrator of any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any other
provision herein. The rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by Entrant, whether
by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Sponsor, and any
attempted assignment in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. These Official Rules
shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the permitted successors and assigns of
Sponsor, Administrator, and Entrant.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence of
each Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by September 15,
2022, to: ASC/PPAI Pet Photo Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402,
Rochester, NY 14614.