Sweepstakes Official Rules


1. HOW TO ENTER: You are automatically entered when you send an email to dentalday@greenies.com with a photograph attached that shows how your veterinarian practice participated in the GREENIES® Brand Dental Checkup Day Initiative, February 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013 (“Entry”) and your practice’s name, a contact name and telephone number. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:59:59 PM (CT) ON APRIL 30, 2013. No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered Entries will be accepted. Limit: one (1) Entry per veterinary practice. Photos may be in color or black and white and in .JPEG or .TIF format. Entries (i) may not have been previously published or won any other prize/award, (ii) must be the exclusive original work of the entrant, true and verifiable, (iii) must be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image, (iv) may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, (v) must not be harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, (vi) may not violate or encourage others to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, (vii) may not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party right, (vii) may not contain commercial/corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names and slogans, other than those relating to the GREENIES® Brand and (ix) may not include any virus, worm, corrupt file, Trojan horse or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise any website and/or the proper conduct of this Sweepstakes. By submitting an Entry, each entrant represents that: (a) he/she has the unrestricted right to submit the Entry; (b) all persons whose name, voice or likeness appears in the Entry have unconditionally consented in writing to their or their pets’ appearance in the Entry and unconditionally granted to the Entrant in writing the right to submit the Entry subject to these Official Rules, a copy of which consent and grant will be furnished to Sponsor upon request; and (c) the Entry does not infringe upon any third party’s proprietary or other right. By entering, each entrant grants to Sponsor and its designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), transferable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, not use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import the Entry in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without further approval by or payment to entrant, and waives all moral rights in the Entry.

2. SELECTION OF WINNER: Winner will be determined from all eligible Entries received in a random drawing to be conducted on or about May 1, 2013 by independent representatives of Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winner will be notified by email or telephone using the information provided with the Entry.

3. PRIZE AND ODDS: One (1) Grand Prize: Five 24-Count Boxes of OraStrip® QuickCheck Canine Diagnostic Tests (120 Tests total). Approximate Retail Value: US$1,200. Odds of winning prize depend upon the number of eligible Entries received. Prize will be awarded (assuming sufficient number of eligible Entries). Sponsor reserves right to substitute prize of equal or greater value but no other substitution or transfer of prize permitted. Taxes and fees, if any, are the responsibility solely of winner.

4. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes open to licensed veterinarians who received an invitation from the Sponsor to participate and participated in the GREENIES® Brand Dental Checkup Day Initiative during February 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013 and are individual legal residents of the 50 United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) and the age of majority or older in their respective places of residence, except employees (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Sponsor and its affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotion agencies.

5. VERIFICATION OF WINNER AND DELIVERY OF PRIZE: Winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, a publicity release. If winner is a resident of Canada, he/she will be required to correctly answer (unaided) an arithmetical, time-limited, skill testing question (which will be administered by email) before being awarded the prize. Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner if Canadian resident fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question, if prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, if winner does not respond to an e-mail within 7 days after the date of the e-mail or if affidavit/release is not returned within 14 days after mailing to winner. Winner agrees to use of his/her name, address, likeness and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium (including a winners list) without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law.

6. GENERAL: This Sweepstakes is void in the Province of Quebec, outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state/provincial and local laws and regulations. This Sweepstakes is governed by the internal laws of the U.S. State of Delaware. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the United States of America. Sponsor and judges not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, misaddressed, postage-due or misdirected Entries, mail or communications, for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of telephone, computer hardware, software, communications devices or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of Entry materials, loss or otherwise. Further, Sponsor and judges are not responsible for electronic communications which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant's e-mail account to receive e-mail messages. The use of automated software or computer programs to enter this Sweepstakes is prohibited and any individual who uses or attempts to use such methods to enter will be disqualified. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any telephone or computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, this Sweepstakes and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Sweepstakes should any virus, bug, technical failure, unauthorized human intervention or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes. In the event of any such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted on http://vetresources.greenies.com and a random drawing will be held from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to such time. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant (and all of his/her Sweepstakes Entries) from this Sweepstakes or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor or any of its affiliates if he/she tampers with the Entry process or if his/her fraud or misconduct affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes. Sponsors reserve the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in promotional materials. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that he/she is eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. By accepting prize, winner agrees to release Sponsor and its directors, employees, officers and agents, including without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activity. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

7. WINNER’S NAME: To obtain winner’s name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: GREENIES® Brand Dental Digital Sensor Sweepstakes, c/o Trone Brand Energy, 1823 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27265. Requests must be received by May 10, 2013. Winner’s name will be mailed after selection and verification of winner.

8. SPONSOR: The Nutro Company, 1550 West McEwen Dr., Franklin, TN 37067.