Food & Lifestyle Survey Sweepstakes

 

FOOD NETWORK FOOD & LIFESTYLE SURVEY SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. WINNERS (AND PARENTS OF MINORS WHO WIN) MAY BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE PRIZE ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENTS. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION.

I. SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION/ENTRY PERIOD: The FOOD NETWORK SURVEY Sweepstakes is open to those individuals who complete and submit a research survey (“Entrants” or “Participants”).  Upon completion and submission of the survey, Entrants will be automatically entered into a prize pool as more fully described below (the “Sweepstakes”).  The Sweepstakes will commence at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on August 9, 2016 and will end at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2016 (the “Entry Period”).

II.  SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored and administered by Scripps Networks, LLC, 9721 Sherrill Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37932 (the “Sponsor”).

III. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to persons who are legal residents of and are physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of Sponsor, or any of its parents, subsidiaries or affiliates, or its respective advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and the immediate family members and/or those persons living in the same household of such individuals, are not eligible to participate or win a Prize (defined below) in the Sweepstakes. For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, immediate family members are defined as spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren. Each winner must meet all Prize eligibility terms (as set forth herein and in Section IX below, regarding Prize Awarding). Void where prohibited by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant/Participant represents and warrants that he or she meets these eligibility requirements and has read, accepts and will comply with these “Official Rules” and each Entrant/Participant acknowledges that any violation thereof may disqualify Entrant/Participant from the Sweepstakes.

IV. HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND ENTER: The Sweepstakes is offered electronically via www.foodnetwork.com (the “Website”) or via the alternative means of sweepstakes entry described below.  To enter the Sweepstakes, Participants must first complete and submit a survey.  Once a Participant completes and submits a survey, the Participant will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes.  One (1) entry per survey completed and submitted. 

ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY: Completion of a survey is not required to enter the Sweepstakes. If a Participant wishes not to complete and/or submit a survey, Participants can enter the Sweepstakes by legibly printing, by hand, their name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number and complete e-mail address on a piece of paper, placed in an envelope (postcard entries are not recommended to protect your privacy), postage prepaid and mailed to: Scripps Networks Interactive, (Attn: Food & Lifestyle Survey Sweepstakes), P.O. Box 50970, Knoxville, TN  37950-0970. Each mail-in entry to the Sweepstakes must be separately mailed. All entries to the Sweepstakes will not be acknowledged or returned.

Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming entry or “thanks for entering” message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Those who do not follow the instructions, fill in all of the required fields, or abide by these Official Rules will be disqualified. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Entries that are forged, altered or generated by a macro, photocopy, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other website or e-mail address, including, without limitation, commercial promotion subscription notification and/or entering service sites, may be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The Website’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.

V. DRAWING:  A drawing will be held on or before November 15, 2016 after the end of the Entry Period. Winners will be determined by random drawing from all eligible entries received during the applicable  Entry Period.

VI. ODDS: The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. The odds of winning any Prize will be the same, whether the entry was automatically generated or by the alternate means of entry.

VII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Participants irrevocably grant to Sponsor, and each of its licensees, successors, assigns and sub-licensees, the results and proceeds of all services rendered by Participants, and all ideas and materials provided by Participant, in connection with the survey submitted as part of Sweepstakes. Participants’ services in connection with the survey are a “work-for-hire” as that term is used in U.S. copyright law and Sponsor will own all results and proceeds of the services, including, without limitation, all intellectual property and other rights in the survey submitted by Participants. Participants irrevocably give and grant to Sponsor all rights of every kind and character whatsoever in all media and languages now known or hereafter devised (including, but not limited to, film, television, videocassettes, DVDs and other storage mediums, mobile media, interactive devices and Internet and on-line systems) throughout the world, in perpetuity, in and to all of the results and proceeds of Participants’ services as well as, except where prohibited by law, in and to the right to use Participants’ name, likeness and photographs for all commercial and non-commercial purposes (including, but not limited to, merchandising, advertising and promotion purposes) in connection herewith. Participants forever waive and relinquish all so-called “moral rights (droit moral)” now or hereafter recognized. To the extent all such results and proceeds, including all intellectual property rights, are not vested exclusively in Sponsor as a result of the work-for-hire nature of this Section, Participants hereby automatically irrevocably assign all such rights, title and interest to Sponsor in perpetuity upon the survey’s creation.

VIII. PRIZES: A total of fifteen (15) twenty-five dollar ($25.00) Amazon.com gift cards will be awarded. The total approximate retail value of all Prizes awarded for the Sweepstakes will be three hundred seventy-five dollars ($375.00) US. Each gift card given away as part of this Sweepstakes is a “Prize”.  For terms and conditions of Amazon.com gift cards, see the Amazon Gift Card Terms and Conditions. The type, amounts and number of gift cards (including the type of Prizes) awarded in the Sweepstakes may change from time-to-time in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Any gift cards awarded in this Sweepstakes are subject to the terms of the gift card issuer. Any such changes in the Prizes awarded in this Sweepstakes may be posted on the Website. Each Prize is non-transferable and may not be sold, bartered or auctioned. All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of each Prize winner. All Prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded. All Prize details not specifically stated in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. No transfers, Prize substitutions or cash redemptions will be made or allowed, except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the stated Prize or portion thereof with another prize or portion thereof of equal of greater value for any reason, including, without limitation, if the stated prize or portion thereof becomes unavailable. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded.

IX. PRIZE AWARDING: Each winner will be notified by e-mail to the e-mail address provided within fifteen (15) days of the drawing. Each Prize will be awarded only on verification that all Sweepstakes requirements have been met by the winner. Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitution, transfer, conversion or assignment of any Prize will be allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor, which may substitute a prize of comparable or greater value. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected Entrants/Participants at the e-mail address listed for the winner, or on the mail-in entry, unless Sponsor otherwise elects in its sole discretion. Winners, and a winner’s parent if a winner is not the age of majority where resident (which is eighteen (18) in most states but twenty-one (21) in Mississippi and nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska), may be required to sign and return a release of liability, confirmation of agreement to and compliance with these Official Rules, declaration of eligibility, and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement within seven (7) days of receipt (“Prize Acceptance Documents”). By accepting and/or using a Prize, each winner agrees to the use of his/her name (except the name of Tennessee residents will not be used for purely promotional purposes without their consent), voice, and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a Prize within two (2) business days of notification, or fails to timely return the completed and executed Prize Acceptance Documents as required and described above, such Prize may be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to void that Entrant/Participant and select another eligible Entrant/Participant for that Prize. The Sponsor shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. If a selected Entrant/Participant fails to timely complete, sign and return the Prize Acceptance Documents to the Sponsor, the Sponsor reserves the right to void that entry and select another eligible Entrant/Participant for that Prize. Sponsor will select up to two (2) alternate winners. Prizes will be shipped or e-mailed by the Sponsor to winners approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks after the last day of the month in which the Prize has been officially declared won.

X. SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of the Official Rules by mail, send your request to: Scripps Networks Interactive, (Attn: Food & Lifestyle Survey Sweepstakes), P.O. Box 50970, Knoxville, TN  37950-0970.   By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants/Participants agree to abide by these Official Rules, all applicable laws and regulations and the decisions of Sponsor (including the interpretation of these Official Rules), which are final.

XII. WINNERS’ LIST: To obtain a copy of the winners’ list, send your request to: Scripps Networks Interactive, (Attn: Food & Lifestyle Survey Sweepstakes), P.O. Box 50970, Knoxville, TN  37950-0970.  Requests must be received no later than three (3) months after the Sweepstakes ends and must enclose a self-addressed U.S. postage stamped envelope. A winner’s list may also be posted on the Website for sixty (60) days after the winners are selected.

XII. DISQUALIFICATION: Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from this Sweepstakes. Participants further agree to not knowingly interfere with, damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from using the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be delayed, disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the Prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; (v) any printing or typographical errors in any screens or materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or (vi) other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes or the operation of the Website or any other Sponsor hosted website, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Entrant’s/Participant's eligibility to participate. In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, which in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper entry into the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes and to award Prize(s) to individuals selected at random from the pool of Entrants/Participants received up to the point of termination, if a computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, improper conduct or other problem or event of any sort corrupts or interferes with the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In no event will more Prizes be awarded than those listed in the Official Rules. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an entry via the Internet, the entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potentially winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

XII. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH ENTRANT/PARTICIPANT AGREES TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY SPONSOR, ITS PARENT, DIVISIONS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCIES, THE ADMINISTRATOR, AND THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENCIES OF EACH FOR ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE USE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR AWARDING OF THE PRIZE, WHILE PREPARING FOR OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY PRIZE OR SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS, OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY. EACH WINNER AGREES THAT, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

XIV. DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT/PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, THE PRIZE AWARDED, OR THE DETERMINATION OF THE WINNERS SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION. FURTHER, IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL AN ENTRANT/PARTICIPANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES, OTHER THAN ENTRANT’S/PARTICIPANT'S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ENTRANT/PARTICIPANT FURTHER WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLED OR INCREASED. This Sweepstakes and any dispute arising under or related thereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflicts of law principles. The parties each agree to finally settle all disputes (as defined and subject to any specific exceptions below) only by arbitration. In arbitration, there is neither a judge nor a jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with some exceptions under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties hereto each also agree as follows: If either of the parties wants to arbitrate a dispute, the parties agree to send written notice to the other providing a description of the dispute, previous efforts to resolve the dispute, all supporting documents/information, and the proposed resolution. Sponsor will send notice to you based on the contact information you have provided Sponsor and notice to Sponsor must be sent to: Scripps Networks, LLC, ATTN: Legal Department, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. The parties agree to make attempts to resolve the dispute. If the parties cannot resolve the dispute within forty-five (45) days of receipt of the notice to arbitrate, then either party may submit the dispute to formal arbitration. The FAA applies to these Official Rules and arbitration provision. The parties each agree the FAA’s provisions, not state law, govern all questions of whether a dispute is subject to arbitration. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its consumer arbitration rules. If any AAA rule conflicts with these Official Rules, these Official Rules apply. You can obtain procedures, rules, and fee information from the AAA at 1-800-778-7879 or www.adr.org. In the event AAA is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a "Demand for Arbitration", than either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services Inc. (“JAMS”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. The arbitration will be conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and will take place in New York, NY. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. The parties each agree not to pursue arbitration on a class-wide basis. The parties each agree that any arbitration will be solely between you and Sponsor (not brought on behalf of or together with another individual’s claim). If for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in court. The prevailing party in the arbitration will be entitled to recover its costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and experts’ fees, which are incurred in connection with the arbitration; provided, however, if applicable law requires Sponsor to pay the arbitrator’s fee in order for the arbitration provision to be enforceable, Sponsor shall have the discretion to elect to pay such fees and proceed to arbitration. Either party may bring qualifying claims in small claims court.

XVI. WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE/TERMS OF USE: For the privacy policy relating to entries and the Website’s terms of use, visit the Website. If you participate in the Sweepstakes, Sponsor will have access to your personal information. By entering the Sweepstakes on the Website, you accept Sponsor’s terms of use as posted on the Website. In the event of a conflict between the Official Rules and the Website’s terms of use and/or privacy policy, these Official Rules will govern.

© 2016, Scripps Networks, LLC. Scripps is a trademark of Scripps Networks, LLC. These Official Rules and the Sweepstakes may include trademarks and service marks of the Sponsor and/or third parties. References to trademarks and/or names of parties producing Prizes or related products or services are not an endorsement and are not intended to designate an association with Sponsor. All rights reserved.  This Sweepstakes is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook.