No purchase necessary to enter or win this contest.
Participation in this Contest is subject to these Rules.
Participation is available online and entries may be received only as outlined in these Rules. Entries will only be accepted via the online form provided, or by postal mailing a CD-ROM in Windows XP format to Pet University Video Contest, c/o Central Garden & Pet Company, 1340 Treat Boulevard, Suite 600, Walnut Creek, CA, 94597.
Contest participants must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States at the time of entry. Persons under the age of 18 or those who reside in countries other than the United States or those who reside in Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories, commonwealths or possessions are not eligible to participate in this contest. All entries received from persons under the age of 18 or those who reside in countries other than the United States or those who reside in Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories, commonwealths or possessions, shall be void.
This Contest is being sponsored by Central Garden & Pet Company, 1340 Treat Boulevard, Suite 600, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 ("Central Garden").
Persons in the following categories are NOT eligible to participate in or win prizes in the Contest: Employees, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, and family members of Central Garden. Void where prohibited.
There is a limit of one entry per person, family or persons residing in the same household. Only the first entry received from the same applicant, family or persons residing in the same household shall be valid. CENTRAL GARDEN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO VOID MULTIPLE ENTRIES.
Prize DetailsThere will be one (1) grand prize winner who will receive a new video camera with a retail value of approximately $250. (See "Voting and How the Winners are Determined" below.)
How to EnterEntries are limited to 15 second videos of any type of reptile. To enter the Contest, submit your videos via the online form available at www.PetUniversity.com between August 1, 2006 at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), and December 31, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. PDT (the "Entry Period"). Note: videos may also be submitted via postal mailing a CD-ROM in Windows XP format to Pet University Video Contest, c/o Central Garden & Pet Company, 1340 Treat Boulevard, Suite 600, Walnut Creek, CA, 94597 during the same Entry Period.
Entries received after the Entry Period are void. If your video is selected as one of the 10 Finalists (see "Voting and How the Winners are Determined" below), Central Garden will notify Finalists by email approximately five days after the Entry Period expires. Central Garden will not notify those entrants whose pet videos were not selected as the 10 Finalists.
Central Garden is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries (for more information, see "Limitations of Liability" below), and entries will only be accepted through the online form. Once submitted, your entry cannot be edited or deleted from the Contest. Only complete entries will be accepted.
NOTE: Entrants may be required to provide Central Garden with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Central Garden's satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Contest. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited.
Voting and How the Winners are DeterminedVideo submissions will be accepted in the Contest, in accordance with these Rules, during the Entry Period. Central Garden will select what they subjectively believe to be the best 10 video submissions ("Finalists"). The video submissions from those 10 Finalists will then be placed on the PetUniversity.com Web site for Web site visitors to begin viewing and voting on the afternoon of January 3, 2007 through January 31, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. PT (the "Voting Period"). The videos receiving the most individual votes will become the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced at www.PetUniversity.com on February 2, 2007. If after two (2) weeks we cannot reach or do not hear from the winner, the prize will be given to the next runner up.
VOTERS: You may vote only once. Although multiple votes from the same email address may be electronically accepted by the Contest, only one vote per email address and person will be counted. Any attempt to circumvent this and other Contest rules is grounds for disqualification from receiving Contest prizes. See "Other Restrictions" below for more information. The odds of winning depend on the number of qualifying voters participating.
Use of Email AddressesDuring the Voting Period, those who vote for contestants will have the opportunity to sign up to receive Central Garden's free electronic-only newsletter, Pet University News. The newsletter features pet-related articles and email-exclusive offers from Central Garden.
By entering into this Contest, you warrant that you are the sole owner and copyright holder of the video(s) and information you submit; that these items do not infringe any intellectual property rights of any individual or entity, including the videographer who took the videos(s) you have submitted; and that these items do not contain any material that otherwise violates any criminal prohibition or a third party's rights.
Use of Submitted Videos and Information
You grant to Central Garden & Pet Company, and its employees, agents, personnel, assigns, licensees, successors in interest, and legal representatives, an irrevocable and perpetual and royalty free right to use your videos(s), information and name (first name and/or last name or any fictional name you provided with your entry) or likeness, in all forms and in all media and in all manners, without any restriction or notice as to changes or alterations for any advertising, promotion, publicity, or any other lawful purposes.
Your videos(s) and information may be altered for the purposes of proper publication at the PetUniversity.com website in connection with this Contest. You waive any claims you may have based on any usage of your video(s) and information and release Central Garden and its employees, agents, personnel, assigns, licensees, successors in interest, and legal representatives from any and all liability related to distribution, publication, and dissemination of these items, including publication on the Internet.
You acknowledge that Central Garden is relying upon, and would not use your videos(s) and information in the absence of, these terms. Central Garden is not liable or responsible for any content provided by users of this Contest and the PetUniversity.com website. Central Garden will not sell the rights in your videos(s) or information to any third party.