The “Picture yourself at Chase” Contest Promotion (“Promotion”) is sponsored by Chase Suite Hotels, 11975 El Camino Real, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92130 (referred to in these Official Rules as “Chase Suite Hotels”). The Promotion is governed by these Official Rules. By participating in the Promotion, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Chase Suite Hotels, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion. The Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are of majority age at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Chase Suite Hotels, and its parents, subsidiaries, consultants, agents, advertising agencies and suppliers (collectively, “Promotion Entities”), as well as their immediate families and persons living in the same household as such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. Chase Suite Hotels reserves the right to verify the eligibility of the winner and his or her entry.
PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion will run from 12:01am PT May 15, 2012 to 11:59pm PT August 15, 2012(“Promotion Period”). As described in more detail below, all entries must be submitted by August 15, 2012.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Online Entry: . Online entrants must e-mail a .jpg or .gif file containing up to three Photos. To be eligible, the file containing the Photos: (a) cannot exceed one (1) MB in size; and (b) must be submitted in the .jpg or .gif file format. Submissions not meeting these requirements may be disqualified or not fully considered, as within the sole discretion of Chase Suite Hotels. All online entries must be completed and submitted by August 15, 2012 at 11:59pm PT.
Photos: Entrant’s Photos should capture the fun, and sometimes “not-so-fun” moments that occur when a family travels and stays at Chase Suite Hotels.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
General Conditions: Online entries must be received by Chase Suite Hotels by August 15, 2012 to be eligible. LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON, UP TO 3 PHOTOS PER ENTRY (regardless of method of entry). No entrant is eligible to win more than one prize. Only e-mailed entries will be accepted. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged, and proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt. Chase Suite Hotels has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Chase Suite Hotels is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, mutilated, garbled, postage-due or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. Chase Suite Hotels reserves the right, but has no obligation, to review all submitted Photos for infringing, obscene, harmful or otherwise inappropriate material, as determined by Chase Suite Hotels in its sole discretion. Chase Suite Hotels may disqualify any entry and associated Photo in Chase Suite Hotels' sole discretion.
For the purposes of this Promotion and these Official Rules, “receipt” of an online entry occurs when Chase Suite Hotels' servers record the entry information upon e-mailing the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any automated computer receipt (such as a “thanks for entering message”) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an online entry by Chase Suite Hotels. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to register with the Promotion Website will be deemed to be the online entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
Photo Posting: By entering this Promotion, each entrant consents to the posting by Chase Suite Hotels of his or her Photo(s) on the Promotion Website and agrees and acknowledges that the Photo(s) will be viewed by other Promotion Website users. Once an eligible online entrant uploads his or her Photo(s), Chase Suite Hotels will review the Photo(s) for compliance with these Official Rules and, if eligible and within Chase Suite Hotels' sole discretion, post the Photo(s) for viewing on the Promotion Website. Chase Suite Hotels may refuse to make any Photo available on the Promotion Website for any reason as determined by Chase Suite Hotels in its sole discretion. Once a Photo is made available for viewing via the Promotion Website, Chase Suite Hotels reserves the right to remove the Photo from the website and disqualify it from the Promotion for any reason. Entrant agrees that Chase Suite Hotels is not responsible for any Photo being copied from the Promotion Website or otherwise appropriated by third parties.
Entrant’s Representations: Submitted Photos may only depict members of the entrant’s family and each entrant represents that all persons depicted in any Photo that the entrant submits are members of the entrant’s family. All components of the entry, including all Photos, must be entrant’s own original creation, created solely by entrant. Photos may not have been published previously, in whole or in part, or have won any other award. Modifying, enhancing, or altering a third party’s preexisting work does not qualify as an entrant’s original creation. By entering this Promotion, each entrant represents that he or she owns all right, title and interest in any submitted Photo, has the authority to grant to Chase Suite Hotels the rights provided in these Official Rules and has permission from all persons appearing in any Photos to submit such Photos. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrant represents that use and distribution of any submitted Photos by Chase Suite Hotels, including posting Photos on the Promotion Website, will not infringe the rights, including the intellectual property, publicity rights or other rights, of any third parties including, but not limited to, the persons depicted in the Photo.
Assignment and Release: By entering this Promotion, each entrant agrees to assign to Chase Suite Hotels all right, title and interest to their Photo(s) (including, without limitation, the photographs and accompanying textual captions), including, without limitation, all intellectual property and other proprietary rights without expectation of compensation or acknowledgment (other than the prizes awarded as set forth in these Official Rules should entrant be a verified winner). Additionally, to the extent any such assignment is ineffective, Chase Suite Hotels shall have the perpetual, irrevocable, fully transferable right to use the Photos for advertising, trade and promotional purposes in any media or manner worldwide, and may post the Photos for viewing by the public. Each entrant releases the Promotional Entities, and their respective agents, assigns, licensees, and legal representatives from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action including, but not limited to, defamation and violation of any rights of publicity or privacy in the use by Chase Suite Hotels of any Photo, and entrant’s name and physical likeness as provided herein, except where prohibited by law. Chase Suite Hotels reserves the right to modify or edit any Photo, in whole or in part, for content, clarity or any other reason, and entrant waives any and all “moral rights” in and to their Photo(s). Chase Suite Hotels further reserves the right to decline to release or use any Photo for any reason, in its sole discretion. Entrants (including Grand Prize winner) agree that there is no guarantee that Chase Suite Hotels will make use of any rights granted to Chase Suite Hotels in any Photo.
All eligible Photos will be judged by a panel chosen by Chase Suite Hotels, in Chase Suite Hotels sole discretion. The judges will evaluate each eligible Photo based on the following criteria: (1) twenty-five percent (25%) based on originality; (2) twenty-five percent (25%) based on creativity; (3) twenty-five percent (25%) based on photo quality; and (4) twenty-five percent (25%) based on expression of the “Picture yourself at Chase” concept. In the event of a tie, the Photo with the highest score in the expression of the theme is the winner. Photos must be in keeping with the high standards of Chase Suite Hotels and may not be offensive, as determined by Chase Suite Hotels and the judges in their sole discretion, or involve any illegal or inappropriate activity. All decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects.
Winners will be selected on or about August 16, 2012. The potential Grand Prize winner will be contacted by phone, U.S. Mail and/or e-mail according to the contact information provided on their entry. All other potential winners will be contacted by e-mail and/or U.S. Mail according to the e-mail address and address of residence provided on their entry. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) days following attempted notification or the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner contacted.
PRIZES: The following prizes will be awarded as part of the Promotion pursuant to these Official Rules:
One (1) Grand Prize: 1 free night stay at the Chase Suite Hotel of your Choice
One (1) Second Prize: $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate
One (1) Third prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Shutterfly.com
Except for the prize, the winners will not receive any additional monetary compensation or acknowledgement for participation in the Promotion, any advertisement or other material. Except as specifically provided herein, each winner is solely responsible for all expenses and fees, including, without limitation, taxes, related to any prize or this Promotion. Reporting and payment of all applicable taxes resulting from acceptance or use of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. If Chase Suite Hotels cannot find a sufficient number of potential winners who are able to satisfy all requirements within the timeframe allotted, all prizes may not be awarded. Chase Suite Hotel reserves the right to not award the prizes in the event an insufficient number of entries are received that satisfy the judging criteria. All entries become the exclusive property of Chase Suite Hotels and will not be returned.
All prizes are non-transferable except by Chase Suite Hotels. Prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. No substitution or cash equivalent of a prize is permitted; however, Chase Suite Hotel reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equal or greater value. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Promotion, including, but not limited to, errors in the printing or posting of the offer or Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the operation of the Promotion is unlawful and subject to legal action by Chase Suite Hotels. Chase Suite Hotels reserves the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the Promotion or disqualify any entry for any reason and without notice including, without limitation, if Chase Suite Hotels suspects tampering has occurred or an aspect of unfairness exists in the Promotion. Chase Suite Hotel reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Promotion Entities will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. The Promotion Entities and any telephone network or service providers are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any Website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
BY PARTICIPATING OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, ENTRANTS AND WINNERS AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PROMOTION ENTITIES AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, FOR LOSS, HARM, DAMAGE, INJURY, COST OR EXPENSE WHATSOEVER INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH WHICH MAY OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH, PREPARATION FOR, TRAVEL TO, OR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, OR POSSESSION, ACCEPTANCE AND/OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PROMOTION-RELATED ACTIVITY AND FOR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, PUBLICITY/PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY AND MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. PROMOTION ENTITIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO TRAVEL CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER OR ACTS OF TERRORISM. THE PROMOTION ENTITIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY OF THE PRIZES. EACH WINNER (OR HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) AGREES TO EXECUTE ANY DOCUMENT CONTAINING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
THE PROMOTION ENTITIES AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION.
By submitting an entry form, each entrant grants Chase Suite Hotels permission to use the entrant’s name, likeness, Photo(s), entry specifics or comments for advertising and publicity purposes without compensation, except where prohibited by law.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the Promotion Entities in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States, the State of California.
The names of the winners shall be posted within thirty (30) days of the end of the Promotion Period on the Promotion Website after selection of the winners for a period of approximately one (1) month.