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Eligibility: Purina Pro Plan $1 Million Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Bracket Challenge (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Nestlé Purina® PetCare, its parent company, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, Westminster and the American Kennel Club, Westminster Kennel Club Show Producers, Fox Sports 1 (FS1), and Promotion Fulfillment Center, and the Westminster Kennel Club judging panel for Groups, Best of Breed and Best in Show, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such person are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's and Administrator's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Timing: The Contest begins on January 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends on February 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period"). The server hosting the Website is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
How to Enter: During the Contest Period, visit Dogshowbracket.com (the “Website”) and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form, including a valid email address. Then, follow the directions to select one (1) breed that you believe will win each group the Westminster Kennel Club 2017 Dog Show (groups include Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding, Sporting, Working, and Terrier) (each a "Group") and one (1) breed that you believe will win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club 2017 Dog Show. You may edit your selections anytime during the Contest Period, but your final selections must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on February 13, 2017.
Limit: one (1) entry per person/email address. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than one (1) Contest entry by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
Winner Determination: If an entrant correctly picks the winning breed for each Group and Best in Show in the Westminster Kennel Club 2017 Dog Show, he/she will be the potential winner of the Grand Prize, subject to verification of eligibility. If more than one entrant correctly picks the winning breed for each Group and Best in Show in the Westminster Kennel Club 2017 Dog Show, then the Grand Prize will be split amongst all verified winners equally. If no entrant's selection for each Group and Best in Show matches the outcome of Westminster Kennel Club 2017 show perfectly, the Grand Prize will not be awarded.
Winner Notification/Verification: Potential winner(s) will be notified by email or phone on or around February 17, 2017. Except where prohibited, the potential winner(s) will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release, which must be received by Administrator within three (3) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If the potential winner(s) cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release or provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), does not comply with these Official Rules, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. Unclaimed prize(s) will not be awarded. Prize(s) will be fulfilled 4-6 weeks after confirmation of the winner(s).
Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.
Prize: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: $1,000,000, awarded as a check. If there are multiple winners, the Grand Prize will be split equally amongst all winners. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner(s) is responsible for all taxes on the prize.
Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Nestlé Purina® PetCare, its parent company, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, Westminster and the American Kennel Club, Westminster Kennel Club Show Producers, Westminster Kennel Club judging panel for Groups, Best of Breed and Best in Show, Fox Sports 1 (FS1), Promotion Fulfillment Center, and any of their parent and affiliate companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor will determine the winner from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated entries. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) 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, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the state of Missouri or the appropriate Missouri state Court located in St. Louis, MO; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Missouri without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Missouri or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Missouri.
Winner List: For a winner list, visit www.DogshowBracket.com. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.
Sponsor: Nestlé Purina® PetCare, Checkerboard Square St. Louis, MO 63164.
Administrator: Promotion Fulfillment Center, 311 21st Ave. Camanche, IA 52730