#BeTheOne for Animals in Need this ASPCA Giving Day

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#BeTheOne for Animals in Need this ASPCA Giving Day

At the ASPCA, we work year-round to make a difference for suffering animals, but our work depends entirely on the generosity of people like you. That’s why we’ve created ASPCA Giving Day to rally animal lovers and supporters around the country for one common goal: to help put an end to animal cruelty and neglect. Will you #BeTheOne to help animals in need?

At the ASPCA, we work year-round to make a difference for suffering animals, but our work depends entirely on the generosity of people like you. That’s why we’ve created ASPCA Giving Day to rally animal lovers and supporters around the country for one common goal: to help put an end to animal cruelty and neglect. Will you #BeTheOne to help animals in need?

At the ASPCA, we work year-round to make a difference for suffering animals, but our work depends entirely on the generosity of people like you. That’s why we’ve created ASPCA Giving Day to rally animal lovers and supporters around the country for one common goal: to help put an end to animal cruelty and neglect. Will you #BeTheOne to help animals in need?

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ASPCA® Giving Day Story Contest OFFICIAL RULES

The ASPCA invites pet owners to enter its ASPCA Giving Day Story Contest (the “Contest”) for a chance to win a prize pack valued at $100.00 and have your submitted story and photo(s) featured on the ASPCA website (together, the “Prize”). By submitting an entry, you agree to abide by the following rules, terms and legal conditions (the “Rules”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ENTER*. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Term

The Contest submission period shall begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on August 1, 2017, and end at 11:45 p.m. EDT on August 24, 2017. The winner will be chosen by 11:45 p.m. EDT on August 30, 2017 and will be notified by email. Entries must be submitted by 11:45 p.m. EDT on August 24, 2017 to be considered. Entries submitted after that time will not be accepted.

Who May Enter

The Contest is limited to legal U. S. residents. Residents of Alabama, Iowa, Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah are expressly excluded from participating. ASPCA employees and their families are not eligible to enter. However, ASPCA volunteers and those who have adopted an animal from the ASPCA are eligible to enter.

What and How to Enter

Only one (1) entry may be submitted per person (each, a “Contestant”). To enter, each Contestant must submit a story and upload at least one (1) related photo via the Contest entry page. Both a story submission and a photo upload are required for entry. Incomplete entries will not be considered. Entries become the property of the ASPCA and will not be returned.

Contestants must provide their name and email address for purposes of being notified as the winner. Contestants shall have the option to be contacted by the ASPCA in the future for marketing purposes, however, receiving future contact from the ASPCA is not a condition to participation and choosing not to be contacted by the ASPCA in the future will not impact your odds of being selected as the winner of the Contest.

Judging and Prizes

One (1) winner will be selected based on the quality and creativity of the story and photo submission and the degree to which it illustrates positive elements of having an inspiring animal in your life. The Contestant who submits the most compelling story and photo will be awarded the Prize. Judging of entries will be conducted by a select panel of ASPCA professionals and the winner will be selected in the sole and absolute discretion of the ASPCA. The determination with respect to the winner shall be final.

The winner will receive the Prize. No other prizes will be awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Your Rights

Contestants shall retain all rights in the content of their entry submission. However, by submitting your story, name and photo for this Contest, you grant the ASPCA a world-wide, irrevocable, perpetual, unrestricted royalty-free right to use your submitted story and name/photo for any purposes to promote the ASPCA’s mission of providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.

In addition, if selected as the winner, you agree to grant the ASPCA a world-wide, irrevocable, perpetual, unrestricted royalty-free right to use the submitted story and photo(s) on the ASPCA’s website, social media platform(s) and other marketing materials as determined by the ASPCA in its sole and absolute discretion.

Do the Right Thing!

Contestants must, at all times, act in the best interests of the welfare of the animals in their care and with utmost integrity and sportsmanship in participation. Any Contestant deemed by the ASPCA, in its sole and absolute discretion, to be jeopardizing the welfare of animals or otherwise acting in a manner which is not representative of fair and honest participation, will be immediately disqualified from participation in the Contest and will no longer be eligible to receive the Prize. Any decision made by the ASPCA regarding disqualification of a Contestant will be final and binding and will not be subject to appeal or protest. The ASPCA may or may not notify a disqualified Contestant of his/her removal from the Contest, however, failure to so notify shall not create any right of appeal of the ASPCA’s decision for any such disqualified Contestant.

Miscellaneous

By entering the Contest, you are confirming that you are at least 18 years of age and the sole owner of all information and/or photos submitted to the ASPCA (or you have received permission from the owner to submit on his/her behalf).

By submitting an entry, no expectation is created that you will be awarded the Prize. The Prize will be awarded by the ASPCA in accordance with the Rules set forth herein and applicable state and federal laws.

Entries are subject to the ASPCA’s Privacy Policy located at: http://www.aspca.org/privacy.

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Contestants shall have no right of approval, no claim for compensation, and no claim (including without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation or right of publicity) arising out of any use by the ASPCA of your name, likeness or materials. Each Contestant releases and holds the ASPCA and its directors, officers, employees, representatives, and/or agents harmless from and against any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest.

The ASPCA is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of data in this Contest or in the running of this Contest.

The ASPCA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims any liability arising from: (i) the use of information by third parties, or from any error, defect, omission, theft, destruction or alteration of, or unauthorized access to, Contest entries; (ii) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the Contest website; (iii) technical, network, electronic, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind; and/or (iv) injury or damage to any Contestant or to any other person, or to any Contestant’s (or other person’s) computer, other equipment, relating to or resulting from participation in the Contest, or from downloading materials or accessing the Contest.

If, for any reason, the ASPCA determines that the Contest is not capable of continuing as planned, ASPCA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

The construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these rules, and all issues and questions relating thereto, shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to its conflict of law rules. In the event that any provision of these rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision, and these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

*All state laws must be complied with for purposes of recognizing the age of majority for participation in contests. No one under the age of 18 shall be allowed to enter. Please consult your individual state laws for additional guidance.