Hain Celestial – Spectrum Taste Of Barcelona Contest – Fb Sweepstakes

SPECTRUM® TASTE OF BARCELONA CONTESTOFFICIAL CONTEST RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”)NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.   Void where restricted or prohibited by law.  1.    ELIGIBILITY: The Spectrum® Taste of Barcelona Contest (“Contest”) is open to individuals 21 years of age or older as of date of entry and who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.  Employees of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Peggy Markel’s Culinary Adventures (“PM”), The Promotion Pipeline, Inc. (“Agency”), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, dealers, distributors, retailers, advertising agencies, production agencies, electronic media firms, and their immediate family members and those living in the same household are not eligible to win.  2.    HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, you must create a Facebook or Instagram account. If you already have a Facebook or Instagram account, sign in to your account using your name and password.  If you are not an existing member of Facebook or Instagram you will be required to follow the directions and join. When you join Facebook or Instagram you are indicating that you have read and agree to accept Facebook’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Membership to Facebook and Instagram is free.Contest begins at 9:00:00 AM (ET) on September 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (ET) on December 15, 2018 (“Contest Period”). To enter log into your Facebook or Instagram account and follow the Spectrum® brand (@spectrumorganics on Facebook and @spectrumorganic on Instagram).  Then complete the online entry form, take and upload a photo of a dish or recipe featuring your Spectrum® oil of choice and write a brief statement in the comments section as to why you selected this oil and include the hashtag #TasteofBarcelonaContest to be automatically entered into the Contest.  Favorite Spectrum® oil should be included in the photo.  Make sure your settings are public or your photo may not be entered.  Limit of one entry per Facebook or Instagram account per day.In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, the Submission will be considered made by the authorized account owner of the Instagram or Facebook account at the time the Submission was submitted. “Authorized account owner” of an account is the natural person in whose name the e-mail address associated with the account has been issued.  A selected winner may be asked to provide Sponsor with proof that the selected winner is the registered owner of the said account. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the Submission will be deemed ineligible.  Use of automated devices not valid for entry in the Contest. Submissions become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor may at its sole discretion disqualify anyone who violates the Official Rules or undermines the integrity of the Contest by disabling cookies, using any form of automatic entering, or any other form of manipulation. 3.    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:    Submission is deemed to be the combination of photo and statement as to why the featured Spectrum® oil is your favorite. Submission must be an original picture taken by the entrant and statement written by the entrant.  No stock photos can be used.  Submission must include a Spectrum® product. Any Submission, which in the sole opinion of Sponsor is deemed to be inappropriate for publication will be deemed ineligible.  Once the Submission is submitted it cannot be changed, altered or modified.  Submission (a) must be the original and sole creation of, and all right, title and interest including but not limited to the copyright in the photo must be owned solely by, the entrant, (b) may not contain any nudity or any inappropriate dress or language as solely determined by the Sponsor, (c) may not have been submitted in any other competition, (d) may not have been published, including postings on the World Wide Web or social media, prior to entry in the Contest, (e) may not infringe upon any third party’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, patent or trademarks/tradenames/logos other than Sponsor, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray in a false light, and  (f) may not violate any law, rule or regulation.  Each entrant warrants and represents that his/her Submission complies with the conditions set forth in sub-clauses (a) through (f) above. Non-complying Submissions will be subject to disqualification.   Submission may include other individuals who willingly appear, but entrants must obtain prior written consent from such individual satisfactory to Sponsor.  Furthermore, Submissions must not contain the trademark, trade name, or logo of any third party (but may contain the trademark, trade name, or logo of the Sponsor) and cannot contain any material that is protected by copyright.  By entering into the Contest, each entrant grants permission for the use of the Submission, and his/her name, to be posted on the World Wide Web in connection with this Contest, and the advertising, promotion, and publicity of the Contest, and otherwise, as stated in these Official Rules (as solely determined by Sponsor).  Each entrant hereby assigns and transfers all right, title and interest in and to each Submission to Sponsor.  All submitted Submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  4.    JUDGING: At the conclusion of the Contest Period all eligible Submissions will be judged by a panel composed of representatives of Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding on all judging matters.   Submissions will be judged and awarded points as follows: twenty (20) points for originality as to why the featured Spectrum® product is included in the recipe, twenty (20) points for photographic merit of the recipe or dish and one (1) point for each time the Contest Submission post is shared in in your Facebook  or Instagram feed. A maximum of twenty (20) social sharing points will be permitted per Submission. Each Submission may earn up to a maximum of sixty points (60) points.  The two (2) Submissions with the highest number of points will be deemed the Grand Prize Winners.  The ten (10) Submissions with the next highest points will be deemed the First Prize Winners. In the event of a tie, the tied Submission with the most shares will be deemed the winner. In the event a tie remains the Submission with the highest score in originality will be deemed the winner.5.    PRIZES:  Two (2) Grand Prizes: an eight (8) day/ seven (7) night trip to Barcelona, Spain for the winner and one (1) guest during May, 2019.  Trip includes round-trip coach class airfare for two (2) from major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence to Barcelona, Spain, six (6) nights hotel accommodations at the hotel(s) of the Sponsor’s choice (double occupancy) (first night of the trip will be in flight from the United States to Barcelona) in and around Barcelona, ground transportation in Spain, visit to a local Spectrum® olive oil producer and wine producer, visit to La Boqueria Market and old city tour, cooking class, bike and walking tours, breakfast daily, four lunches and four dinners and US $400 spending money.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize: $17,200.00. Ten (10) First Prizes: a Spectrum® cooking apron and five bottles of Spectrum® oils.  ARV of each First Prize:  $100.00.  Total ARV all prizes $35,400.00.  The exact trip dates have not been determined at the time these Official Rules were written, but will take place during May 2019 and will be determined by the time the Grand Prize Winners are notified.  If a Grand Prize Winner is unable to travel during the designated dates that winner forfeits the prize which will be awarded to an alternate Eligible Entrant, time permitting.  Actual value of a trip depends on Grand Prize Winners’ residence or departure city.  Grand Prize Winners’ Travel Companions will be required to execute a Liability/ Publicity release and return it at the same time as the Winner’s affidavit.  Grand Prize Winners’ Travel Companions must be 21 years of age or older at the time of the Grand Prize Trip.  Grand Prize Winners and Winners’ Travel Companion must have all necessary identification and/or travel documents required for international air travel to Spain, including but not limited to a valid Passport that is valid for at least six months past the Grand Prize trip dates. Selection of Spectrum Naturals® oils in the First Prizes is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  No substitutions for prizes shall be made except by Sponsor, or as may be necessary due to prize unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.  Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.  All taxes and other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winners, including but not limited to Grand Prize Winners’ travel to the airport in the departure city, passport fees and meals not specified herein. Sponsor is responsible only for prize delivery and is not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise.  No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.  Limit one prize per person regardless of means of entry.6.    WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified phone and/or e-mail or mail on or about January 15, 2019 using the contact information provided in the online entry form.  Winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability which must be signed and received by Sponsor or its designated agent within 14 days of date printed on notification or the prize will be awarded to the entrant with the next highest number of points, time permitting.  If any prize notification letter or any prize is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be awarded to the entrant with the next highest number of points, time permitting. 7.    PRIZE CONDITIONS: Sponsor or its designated agent will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to the Winners for the actual retail value of Grand Prize for the tax year in which Prize trip was taken for all prizes valued at $600.00 or greater. Winners are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) and all other costs associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. No transfers of prizes, in whole or in part, will be permitted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 8.    GENERAL RULES: By accepting a prize, the winners agree that the Sponsor and those acting under the Sponsor’s authority may use the winner’s name, Submission, picture/portrait, likeness and/or voice, for advertising and promotional purposes worldwide in perpetuity without further consideration, unless prohibited by law. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash redemptions will be made. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. Submissions will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting a Submission in the Contest, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall be permitted to use your entry data for marketing purposes consistent with their privacy policies (available at http://www.spectrumorganics.com/privacy-policy/ ) and applicable law. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, EACH ENTRANT AND WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, PM, THE AGENCY AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCY, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (HEREIN “RELEASED PARTIES”) FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR ACTIONS OF ANY KIND, AND WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND WILL BE HELD HARMLESS BY EACH ENTRANT AND WINNER FOR ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THAT MAY ARISE IN ANY WAY FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any errors in these Official Rules or otherwise in any materials available at  www.facebook.com/spectrumorganics/.   If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and award the prizes from among all eligible Submissions received prior to cancellation or termination. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, postage-due or damaged Submissions or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone or transmission failures of any kind, which limit a person’s ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor assumes 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, Submissions. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Submission to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS 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. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any class action. This Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, regardless of conflicts of laws principles. Any action or litigation concerning this Contest shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in Nassau County, New York, and each winner expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Each winner agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of New York. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND/OR AWARDS OF ANY ENTRANT SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING INTO THIS CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.9.    WINNER: For the winners’ names (available after January 15, 2018) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Spectrum® Taste of Barcelona Contest Winners List, c/o The Promotion Pipeline, PO Box 162, Huntington Station, NY 11746. For a copy of the Official Rules, visit www.facebook.com/spectrumorganics/.10. Sponsor: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., 1111 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success, NY 11402.The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. and not to Facebook or Instagram. The information you provide will only be used in the event you are selected as a Contest winner or if you have indicated that you would like to receive additional information from Sponsor.  SPECTRUM® TASTE OF BARCELONA CONTESTABBREVIATED RULES – No Purchase Necessary – These abbreviated rules are subject to the complete rules available at www.facebook.com/spectrumorganics/.  Contest begins 9:00 AM ET 9/1/18 and ends 11:59 PM ET 12/15/18.  To enter log into your Instagram or Facebook account and follow Spectrum® and upload a photo or video with the hashtag #TasteofBarcelonaContest and a brief statement as to why you selected this oil. Open to U.S. residents age 21 or older as of date of entry.  Prizes: 2 Grand Prizes: 8 day/ 7 night trip to Barcelona, Spain for winner and 1 guest during May, 2019.  Trip includes coach class airfare 6 nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation in Spain, activities, breakfast daily, four lunches and four dinners and US $400 spending money. ARV each Grand Prize: $17,200.  10 First Prizes: Spectrum® apron and 5 bottles of Spectrum® oils.   (ARV: 100 each).  Total ARV all prizes $35,400.  SPONSOR: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.