Important:  Please read these Official Rules before entering this Promotion (the “Promotion”). By participating in this Promotion you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below. 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION. 

Promotion void where prohibited by law.  Subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws.  

  1. Eligibility:  The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in their jurisdiction, whichever is older) at the time of entry.

    Directors, officers, members, managers, and employees of The Papé Group, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Facebook, Inc., and any of their respective parent companies, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising, promotional, public relations, and fulfillment agencies, consultants, legal counsel, website providers, web masters, and immediate family members (spouses, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and “step” child, wherever they may live) of each are not eligible to win any prize.IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE.To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the manner and format designated below.PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK, INC.

  2. Promotion Period:  The Promotion starts at 12:00:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on July 5, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on December 31, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”).  The Promotion consists of a series of individual, weekly sweepstakes (each a "Sweepstakes").  Each Sweepstakes begins at the time Sponsor makes a post inviting people to enter the Sweepstakes ("Invitation Post") from Sponsor's @Papegroup account on Facebook at www.facebook.com/papegroup typically occurring between 12:00:00 and 1:00:00 p.m. PT each Thursday during the Promotion Period.  Each Sweepstakes begins at the time of the Invitation Post and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on the Friday following the date of the Invitation Post (the "Sweepstakes Period").  Sponsor may choose not to make an Invitation Post each consecutive week and is not obligated to make an Invitation Post every week.  All entries must be received during the Promotion Period and meet other requirements in these Official Rules to be eligible to win a prize.  Sponsor’s or its designee’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion. 

  3. How to Enter:  During each Sweepstakes Period, eligible individuals may enter by completing the following steps:

    By submitting an entry as instructed through the above method (“Submission”), you agree that your Submission conforms to the Guidelines and Restrictions below.A purported entry comment that is submitted in any other way (e.g., as an independent post from entrant’s social media account or as a comment on any post other than the applicable Invitation Post (including any Invitation Post for a previous Sweepstakes Period in this Promotion)) is ineligible and will not be considered for entry into the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may choose to remove any Submission or disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it believes that your Submission fails to conform with the Guidelines and Restrictions. Upon completion of all required entry steps and compliance with the Guidelines and Restrictions, you will receive one entry into the Sweepstakes being held during the Sweepstakes Period in which your entry was received.

    Important:  It is each participant's responsibility to set his or her Facebook account settings to accept contacts by Sponsor and to timely check his or her Facebook account for any such direct messages, direct posts, or tagged comments (as applicable).  Sponsor is not responsible for changes to Facebook (or any website or mobile application offered as part of such services) or its functionality that may interfere with a Sweepstakes or ability of a participant to timely enter or otherwise participate at all. Sponsor is not responsible for misspellings, typographical errors, or other issues that may affect the ability of Sponsor to locate a purported Submission.

    Limit: ONE ENTRY PER PERSON DURING EACH WEEKLY SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. Any attempt to obtain additional entries, including through multiple or duplicate accounts will result in disqualification.  ENTRIES ARE NOT CUMULATIVE AND DO NOT ROLL OVER; ENTRY INTO ONE WEEKLY SWEEPSTAKES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENTRY INTO ANY OTHER WEEKLY SWEEPSTAKES.

    Submission Guidelines and Restrictions

    If participating in this Promotion via your mobile device (which service may only be available via select devices and participating wireless carriers, and is not required to enter), you may be charged for standard data use from your mobile device according to the terms in your wireless service provider’s data plan.  Normal airtime and carrier charges and other charges may apply to data use and will be billed on your wireless device bill or deducted from your pre-paid balance.  Wireless carrier rates vary, so you should contact your wireless carrier for information on your specific data plan.

    1. Log-in or join Facebook at www.facebook.com (joining Facebook is free); and
    2. Post a comment responding to the Invitation Post made by Sponsor’s @Papegroup Facebook account inviting you to comment for a chance to win.  Your comment to the Invitation Post must follow the instructions in the prompt and the Guidelines and Restrictions set forth below. 
    3. Your Submission must not supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading information.
    4. Your Submission must respond to the question or prompt in the applicable Invitation Post.  Please stay on topic. Superfluous, irrelevant, or nonsensical responses will be disqualified, will not earn an entry into a Sweepstakes, and, in Sponsor’s discretion, may result in your disqualification from the Sweepstakes and ineligibility to enter any later Sweepstakes.
    5. Your Submission must be your original creation and be owned 100% by you, or, alternatively, you must have the full rights to grant the license and other rights that you grant to Sponsor in Section 10 below.
    6. Your Submission must not (in Sponsor’s discretion):  (i) violate any third party rights, including copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity; (ii) contain disparaging or defamatory statements; (iii) include threats to any person, place, business, or group; (iv) be obscene, offensive, or indecent; (v) depict any risky behavior; (vi) contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or (vii) contain unauthorized third party trademarks or logos.
    7. You represent and warrant that:  (i) the Submission does not violate any applicable law, rule or regulation; (ii) to the extent the Submission depicts any individual or features the voice or other qualities of any individual, you are the individual pictured, heard, or otherwise featured in the Submission, or, alternatively, that you have obtained written permission from each person appearing in the entry to grant the rights to Sponsor described in these Official Rules, and will make written copies of such permissions available to Sponsor upon request; (iii) the Submission complies with the Facebook terms of use; and (iv) the Submission complies with all requirements of these Official Rules.
  4. Identity of Entrant:  All Submissions must be submitted by the individual entrant.  Bulk or automated entries will be disqualified (including entries made using any script, macro, bot, or promotional service).  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email account.  Any attempt to obtain additional entries through fraud or other illegitimate means will result in disqualification, at Sponsor’s discretion.

    In the event of a dispute about the identity of the entrant, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the account on which the Submission is made.An “authorized account holder” means 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.A potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that a potential winner is the authorized account holder of the account associated with the winning entry.

  5. Selection and Notification of Winner:  On or about the Monday that follows the close of the Sweepstakes Period for the previous week’s Sweepstakes, Sponsor will select the name of one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for that week’s Sweepstakes, subject to verification.  For example, if entries close on Friday June 8, 2018, the drawing for that Sweepstakes will be held on Tuesday June 12, 2018. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  The drawing will be held at Sponsor’s headquarters as listed in Section 16 below.  Within approximately five business days after the end of the applicable Sweepstakes Period, each potential winner will be notified via email, direct message, or comment to the potential winner’s Submission on social media.  Each potential winner must respond within three days according to the instructions in the notification or else the prize or any further participation may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be forfeited.  It is each potential winner’s responsibility to set his or her account settings to accept contacts by Sponsor and to timely check his or her Facebook account for any such direct messages or comments.

    To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Sponsor may require each potential winner to sign and return, within three days of being notified, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release in order to claim his/her prize.If (i) the attempted notification is returned as undeliverable without a forwarding address; (ii) any required documents are not returned within three days, such as the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release; or (iii) if potential winner is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.Only two alternate drawings will be held for each prize, after which the prize will not be awarded.If, by reason of a print or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, an alternate winner will be selected in accordance with the above selection process from among all eligible claimants making purportedly valid claims to award the prizes available.

    Verification of Potential Winner: EACH POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A PRIZE WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE AND NO FURTHER ACTION IS NEEDED.

  6. Prize:  In each Sweepstakes in this Promotion, one (1) winner, subject to verification, will receive the prize described in the Invitation Post for the applicable Sweepstakes.  The ARV of the prize available in a particular Sweepstakes will be as stated in the Invitation Post for that Sweepstakes at www.facebook.com/papegroup/.  

    Prize Restrictions:  ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.  Additional prize terms and conditions may apply, as described or referenced in the Invitation Post for the applicable Sweepstakes.  For any given Sweepstakes, no prize other than that stated in the Invitation Post will be awarded.  Prizes are not transferable.  No substitutions or exchanges of any prize (including for cash) will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value for any prize.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or prize components.

    Except for applicable manufacturer’s standard warranties, the prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).

  7. Disclaimer:  Sponsor, Facebook, Inc., and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, public relations firms, employees and advertising, fulfillment and marketing agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will not be responsible for:  (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) phone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications-related malfunctions or failures beyond Sponsor or the Release Parties’ reasonable control; (c) any Promotion disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or the Released Parties by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion. 

  8. Limitations of Liability; Releases:  By entering the Promotion, you release Sponsor and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. 

    TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR OR THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY EQUIPMENT PROVIDED FOR USE IN THE PROMOTION OR ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF A RELEASED PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

    TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES (JOINTLY) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY EQUIPMENT PROVIDED FOR USE IN THE PROMOTION OR ANY PRIZE EXCEED $10.THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION WILL NOT EXCLUDE OR LIMIT LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM THE SPONSOR, OR FOR THE RELEASED PARTIES’ GROSS NEGLIGENCE, INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT, OR FOR FRAUD.

  9. Use of Winner's Name, Likeness, etc.:  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, entry into the Promotion constitutes permission to use your name, hometown, aural and visual likeness and prize information for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes without further permission or compensation (including in a public-facing winner list).  As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winner may be required to execute a consent to the use of their name, hometown, aural and visual likeness and prize information for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.  By entering this Promotion, you consent to being contacted by Sponsor for any purpose in connection with this Promotion.

  10. License to Submission: By entering the Promotion and providing your Submission in connection with a Sweepstakes, you hereby grant to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, nonexclusive license, (with the right to sublicense), to publish, reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use and sublicense your Submission, or any portion thereof (including your name and likeness as shown and conveyed in the Submission), in connection with the Promotion and for other advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes, and to incorporate Submissions, in whole or in part, into other works in any manner, form, media or technology now known or later developed.  Sponsor will have no obligation to publish or use or retain any Submission you submit or to return any such Submission to you.  You agree that it is your sole responsibility to obtain all permissions and releases necessary for the grant of the rights contained in this paragraph.  You agree to take, at Sponsor's expense, any further action (including execution of affidavits, tax forms, and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect or confirm Sponsor's rights as set forth above in this paragraph.  You will not be entitled to compensation for any use by Sponsor, or its agents, licensees or assignees, of your Submission.

  11. Privacy:  See Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at https://www.pape.com/privacy-policy/.

  12. Winner List; Rules Request:  For a copy of the winner list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope for arrival after December 31, 2018 and before December 31, 2019 to the address listed in Section 16 below, Attn: Papé Group Social Media Flash Giveaway Sweepstakes.  To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit https://www.pape.com/socialgiveaway/ or send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to the address listed in Section 16 below, Attn: Papé Group Social Media Flash Giveaway Sweepstakes, to: 355 Goodpasture Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401.  VT residents may omit return postage.

  13. Intellectual Property Notice: The Papé Group, Inc. trademarks are trademarks of The Papé Group, Inc.  The Promotion and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2018 by The Papé Group, Inc.  All rights reserved.

  14. Disputes:  EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT ANY DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND EXCLUSIVELY BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON OR THE APPROPRIATE STATE COURT LOCATED IN EUGENE, OREGON. THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF OREGON, WITHOUT REGARD TO CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES.  YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.

  15. General Conditions:  Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Promotion or any entrant's participation in the Promotion should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's reasonable control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion, or Sponsor otherwise becomes (in its discretion) incapable of running the Promotion as planned.  Entrants who violate these Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in the Promotion, tamper with the operation of the Promotion or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Promotion or any other entrant (as determined in Sponsor's discretion) are subject to disqualification from the Promotion.  Any attempt by an entrant or other individual to deliberately damage any website associated with this Promotion or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be in violation of criminal and civil law and Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.  Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Promotion.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries received that contain inappropriate or offensive content.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.  The use of the terms “include” or “including” in these Official Rules is illustrative and not limiting.

  16. Sponsor:  The Papé Group, Inc., 355 Goodpasture Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401.

OFFICIAL RULES

Important:  Please read these Official Rules before entering this contest (the “Contest”).
By participating in this Contest you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below. 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. 

Contest void where prohibited by law.  Subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws.  

1. Eligibility:  The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in their jurisdiction, whichever is older) at the time of entry.

Directors, officers, members, managers, and employees of The Papé Group, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Facebook, Inc., and any of their respective parent companies, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising, promotional, public relations, and fulfillment agencies, consultants, legal counsel, website providers, web masters, and immediate family members (spouses, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and “step” child, wherever they may live) of each are not eligible to win any prize.  IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE.  To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the manner and format designated below.  CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK, INC.

2. Contest Period:  The Contest starts at 12:00:01 Pacific Time (PT) on November 9, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on December 10, 2018 (the “Contest Period”). All Submissions (defined below) must be received during the Contest Period and meet other requirements in these Official Rules to be eligible to win a prize.  Sponsor’s or its designee’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. 

3. How to Enter:  During the Contest Period, eligible individuals may enter by completing the following steps:

1) Log-in or join Facebook at www.facebook.com (joining Facebook is free);
2) Take a fun and creative photo with the Capitol Christmas Tree in the background, the Capitol Christmas Tree truck in the background, and/or any fun props/other creative additions at any of the locations and dates announced at https://www.papekenworth.com/papeandthetree and https://www.facebook.com/pg/papegroup/events/.

3) Post your photo to the @Papegroup Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/papegroup), using the hashtags #papeandthetreecontest.

By submitting an entry as instructed through the above method (“Submission”), you agree that your Submission conforms to the Guidelines and Restrictions below.  A photo that is submitted in any other way (e.g., as an independent post on entrant’s timeline) is ineligible and will not be considered for entry into the Contest. Sponsor may choose to remove any Submission or disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that your Submission fails to conform with the Guidelines and Restrictions.  Upon completion of all required entry steps and compliance with the Guidelines and Restrictions, you will receive one entry into the Contest being held during the Contest Period in which your entry was received. 

Important:  It is each participant's responsibility to set his or her Facebook account settings to accept contacts by Sponsor and to timely check his or her Facebook account for any such direct messages, direct posts, or tagged comments (as applicable).  Sponsor is not responsible for changes to Facebook (or any website or mobile application offered as part of such services) or its functionality that may interfere with a Contest or ability of a participant to timely enter or otherwise participate at all. Sponsor is not responsible for misspellings, typographical errors, or other issues that may affect the ability of Sponsor to locate a purported Submission.

Limit: ONE ENTRY PER PERSON DURING CONTEST PERIOD. Any attempt to obtain additional entries, including through multiple or duplicate accounts will result in disqualification. 

Submission Guidelines and Restrictions

  • a. Your Submission must not supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading information.
  • b. Your Submission must be your original creation and be owned 100% by you, or, alternatively, you must have the full rights to grant the license and other rights that you grant to Sponsor in Section 10 below.
  • c. Your Submission must not (in Sponsor’s discretion):  (i) violate any third party rights, including copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity; (ii) contain disparaging or defamatory statements; (iii) include threats to any person, place, business, or group; (iv) be obscene, offensive, or indecent; (v) depict any risky behavior; (vi) contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or (vii) contain unauthorized third party trademarks or logos.
  • d. You represent and warrant that:  (i) the Submission does not violate any applicable law, rule or regulation; (ii) to the extent the Submission depicts any individual or features the voice or other qualities of any individual, you are the individual pictured, heard, or otherwise featured in the Submission, or, alternatively, that you have obtained written permission from each person appearing in the entry to grant the rights to Sponsor described in these Official Rules, and will make written copies of such permissions available to Sponsor upon request; (iii) the Submission complies with the Facebook terms of use; and (iv) the Submission complies with all requirements of these Official Rules.

If participating in this Contest via your mobile device (which service may only be available via select devices and participating wireless carriers, and is not required to enter), you may be charged for standard data use from your mobile device according to the terms in your wireless service provider’s data plan.  Normal airtime and carrier charges and other charges may apply to data use and will be billed on your wireless device bill or deducted from your pre-paid balance.  Wireless carrier rates vary, so you should contact your wireless carrier for information on your specific data plan.

4. Identity of Entrant:  All Submissions must be submitted by the individual entrant.  Bulk or automated entries will be disqualified (including entries made using any script, macro, bot, or promotional service).  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email account.  Any attempt to obtain additional entries through fraud or other illegitimate means will result in disqualification, at Sponsor’s discretion.

In the event of a dispute about the identity of the entrant, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the account on which the Submission is made.  An “authorized account holder” means 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.  A potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that a potential winner is the authorized account holder of the account associated with the winning entry.

5. Selection and Notification of Winner:    

 

Phase 1 Judging:

  On or about December 11, 2018 panel of judges selected at Sponsor’s discretion will score each Submission based on the Judging Criteria (defined below) and select the 5 scoring Submissions from among all eligible Submissions received during the Contest Period as finalists (“Finalists”). In the unlikely event of a tie, the Finalist will be determined by the Submission’s score in the following criteria: Creativity of the photo Submission.

Phase 2 Judging:

  Beginning on December 11, 2018 at 2:00:00 p.m. PT and ending December 17, 2018 at 12:00:00 (noon) p.m. PT, the public will evaluate the Finalists’ Submissions online through the @Papegroup Facebook photo album labeled “Papé 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree Photo Contest” using the Judging Criteria, and vote for a winner (votes are based on number of “likes” on the Finalists’ Submission photos posted by Sponsor in the album).  The Finalist Submission with the most public votes (subject to verification by Sponsor) will be selected as the grand prize winner, while the other four Finalists will each receive the second prize.  In the unlikely event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the Submission’s Phase 1 score in the following criteria: Creativity of the photo Submission.

Judging Criteria 

  • a) Consistency of photo Submission with contest theme of taking a fun and creative photo with the Capitol Christmas Tree in the background, the Capitol Christmas Tree truck in the background, and/or any fun props/other creative additions with the Capitol Christmas Tree (40%);
  • b) Creativity of photo Submission (40%); and
  • c) The most interesting and original photo Submission (20%).

Odds of winning a prize depend on number and quality of eligible entries received. Each potential winner will be notified via email or direct message on Facebook on or about December 18, 2018.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Sponsor may require each potential winner to sign and return, within five days of being notified, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release in order to claim his/her prize.  If (i) the attempted notification is returned as undeliverable without a forwarding address; (ii) any required documents are not returned within five days, such as the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release; or (iii) if potential winner is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, the prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner in accordance with the Judging Criteria.  Only three alternate winners will be selected for the prizes.  If, by reason of a print or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, the prize will be awarded to the person with the highest scoring Submission in accordance with the above Judging Criteria from among all eligible claimants making purportedly valid claims to award the prizes available. 

Verification of Potential Winner:  EACH POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A PRIZE WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE AND NO FURTHER ACTION IS NEEDED.

6. Prize:  One grand prize winner will receive a Papé swag Christmas bag.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $50. The four Finalists not selected as the grand prize winner will each receive a second prize of a Papé Capitol Christmas Tree hat and special tree ornament. ARV: $25 total.  Total ARV of all prizes: $150.

Prize Restrictions:  ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.  Prizes are not transferable.  No substitutions or exchanges of any prize (including for cash) will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value for any prize.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or prize components.

Except for applicable manufacturer’s standard warranties, the prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). 

7. Disclaimer:  Sponsor, Facebook, Inc., and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, public relations firms, employees and advertising, fulfillment and marketing agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will not be responsible for:  (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) phone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications-related malfunctions or failures beyond Sponsor or the Release Parties’ reasonable control; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or the Released Parties by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. 

8. Limitations of Liability; Releases:  By entering the Contest, you release Sponsor and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. 

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR OR THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY EQUIPMENT PROVIDED FOR USE IN THE CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF A RELEASED PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES (JOINTLY) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY EQUIPMENT PROVIDED FOR USE IN THE CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE EXCEED $10.  THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION WILL NOT EXCLUDE OR LIMIT LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM THE SPONSOR, OR FOR THE RELEASED PARTIES’ GROSS NEGLIGENCE, INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT, OR FOR FRAUD.  

9. Use of Name, Likeness, etc.:  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission to use your name, hometown, aural and visual likeness and prize information for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes without further permission or compensation (including in a public-facing winner list).  As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winner may be required to execute a consent to the use of their name, hometown, aural and visual likeness and prize information for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.  By entering this Contest, you consent to being contacted by Sponsor for any purpose in connection with this Contest.

10. License to Submission: By entering the Contest and providing your Submission in connection with a Contest, you hereby grant to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, nonexclusive license, (with the right to sublicense), to publish, reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use and sublicense your Submission, or any portion thereof (including your name and likeness as shown and conveyed in the Submission), in connection with the Contest and for other advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes, and to incorporate Submissions, in whole or in part, into other works in any manner, form, media or technology now known or later developed.  Sponsor will have no obligation to publish or use or retain any Submission you submit or to return any such Submission to you.  You agree that it is your sole responsibility to obtain all permissions and releases necessary for the grant of the rights contained in this paragraph.  You agree to take, at Sponsor's expense, any further action (including execution of affidavits, tax forms, and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect or confirm Sponsor's rights as set forth above in this paragraph.  You will not be entitled to compensation for any use by Sponsor, or its agents, licensees or assignees, of your Submission.

11.  Privacy:  See Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at https://www.pape.com/privacy-policy/.

12. Winner List; Rules Request:  For a copy of the winner list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope for arrival after December 18, 2018 and before December 18, 2019 to the address listed in Section 16 below, Attn: Papé 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree Contest.  To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit https://www.pape.com/socialgiveaway/  or send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to the address listed in Section 16 below, Attn: Papé 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree Contest, to: 355 Goodpasture Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401.  VT residents may omit return postage.

13. Intellectual Property Notice: The Papé Group, Inc. trademarks are trademarks of The Papé Group, Inc.  The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2018 by The Papé Group, Inc.  All rights reserved.

14. Disputes:  EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT ANY DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND EXCLUSIVELY BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON OR THE APPROPRIATE STATE COURT LOCATED IN EUGENE, OREGON. THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF OREGON, WITHOUT REGARD TO CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES.  YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.

15. General Conditions:  Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's reasonable control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest, or Sponsor otherwise becomes (in its discretion) incapable of running the Contest as planned.  Entrants who violate these Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in the Contest, tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Contest or any other entrant (as determined in Sponsor's discretion) are subject to disqualification from the Contest.  Any attempt by an entrant or other individual to deliberately damage any website associated with this Contest or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil law and Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.  Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries received that contain inappropriate or offensive content.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.  The use of the terms “include” or “including” in these Official Rules is illustrative and not limiting.

16.   Sponsor:  The Papé Group, Inc., 355 Goodpasture Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401.

 

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