1. SPONSOR: Disney Destinations, LLC, P.O. Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, is solely responsible for all aspects of this skill-based contest (“Contest”).
  2. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this Contest, at the time of entering you must be: [a] eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of entry, [b] a legal resident of, and physically residing in Florida (“Territory”); [c] current owner (“Owner” and also referred to as “Contestant”) of a dog in good health of up to 70 pounds who has been spayed or neutered (“Dog”) with required paperwork (see below for details), and [d] not an employee of the Sponsor; its parent, divisions, affiliates, subsidiary company or its advertising, promotion or fulfillment agency involved in this Contest (collectively, “Entities”), nor a member of the household or immediate family of such employee.

This Contest is being conducted in two (2) phases as follows:

  • Phase 1/Entry/Submission Phase (“Submission Phase”): During the period commencing at 11:00 AM (ET), August 22, 2014, and ending at 11:00 AM (ET) August 24, 2014 (“Entry Period”), you may enter the Contest by visiting https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/ (“Blog” or “Website”) to learn about the Contest, and then following the entry instructions to complete your entry. Submission must include the following: [a] photo of one (1) Dog dressed in a costume (“Costume”) that shows the Dog’s “Disney Side” and by that we mean your Dog should be costumed in a fun way, a way that also ties into what Disney Parks represents through its Disney characters and attractions (“Entry”, also sometimes referred to as “Photo”). [b] documents from a licensed veterinarian that the Dog is in good health, has been spayed or neutered and is up to date with all vaccinations including: rabies (3 year), DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza) and bordetella (“individually and collectively “Papers”). Papers issued by anyone other than a licensed veterinarian will not be accepted, and [c] contact information of Owner including full name, email address (“Address”) and daytime phone number (collectively a “Submission”). Submission must be emailed to WDW.BlogMeetUps@disney.com. Photo must be no larger than 2MB and taken within the last three (3) months. Incomplete Submissions will be disqualified. Costume must be a Disney-themed Costume. It can be any Disney character (past or present) or a Disney icon (such as but not limited to Cinderella’s castle, teacup, candlestick, etc.). Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply. It is your sole responsibility to notify the Sponsor in writing if you, as a Contestant, change your Address. By entering, you agree to accept and be bound by the Terms of Use (“TOU”) currently located at http://DisneyTermsofUse.com, these Rules and the decisions of the judges (“Judges”) and Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms of these Rules and the Privacy Policy (defined below) and/or TOU, the terms of these Rules shall govern. All Submissions must be received during the Entry Period and any Submission received after the Entry Period will be disqualified.
  • Phase 2/ Winner Selection/Judging Phase (“Judging Phase”): During the period commencing at 11:01 AM (ET), August 24, 2014, and ending on or about 11:00 AM (ET), August 28, 2014, Sponsor’s appointed panel of Judges will score the eligible Submissions based on the following criteria (“Criteria”) to choose one hundred and one (101) potential winners (“Winners”):
    • (1) How well the Costume shows/celebrates your Dog’s “Disney Side” – 50%
    • (2) How well the Costume exhibits creativity – 50%
  • Tied Entries: In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the Judges based on the first Criteria – How well the Costume shows/celebrates your Dog’s Disney Side. The decision of the Judges shall be final and binding

    1. CONTEST SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS/LIMITATIONS: All Submissions must meet the following requirements and specifications to be eligible:
      • (a) By submitting the Submission, you hereby represent that you have all rights necessary to distribute the Submission through the Website or any other website and to grant to Sponsor the rights set forth below.
      • (b) With the exception of Disney Intellectual Property (“IP”) that is used in the Submission by virtue of the Costume, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are the sole and exclusive creator and owner of the Submission, and all rights thereto; (ii) you have the full and exclusive right, power and authority to submit the Submission to Sponsor upon the terms and conditions set forth herein; (iii) your Submission is an original work and no part of the Submission has been published; (iv) no rights in the Submission have previously been granted to any person, firm, corporation or other entity or otherwise exercised or exploited; (v) the full use of the Submission or any part thereof will not in any way violate or infringe upon any copyright (statutory or otherwise), constitute a libel or defamation of or an invasion of the rights of privacy or publicity of, or otherwise violate or infringe upon any other personal, property or other rights of any person, firm, corporation or other entity or subject Sponsor to any costs or liability of any kind or nature whatsoever, and (vi) if you use the Disney IP in your Submission, you will use it in compliance with Sponsor’s TOU and these Rules.
      • (c) The Submission should not contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) defamatory, libelous, abusive, harassing, threatening, an invasion of a right of privacy of another person, bigoted, hateful, racially offensive, discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), violent (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), vulgar, obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit, harmful or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity, profane, offensive or otherwise objectionable as determined by Sponsor and/or Administrator (as defined in Section 14 below) in their sole discretion; does not contain material which is (or promote activities which are) illegal or encourage or advocate illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them (including Submissions that are, or represent an attempt to engage in, child pornography, stalking, sexual assault, fraud, trafficking in obscene or stolen material, underage drinking, drug dealing and/or drug abuse, harassment, computer hacking, theft, or conspiracy to commit any criminal activity) or otherwise unlawful as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. Submission should avoid showing any rude gestures or other inappropriate stuff, and for your and your dog’s safety, don’t try any risky moves.
      • (d) The Submission should not show any brands or logos and should not include anyone else besides yourself and your dog. With the exception of Disney IP, your Submission should not infringe on, contain intellectual property that infringes (e.g., trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, sculptures, props, costumes, backgrounds or other material), or otherwise violate any right of a third party including: (i) copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or contractual rights, (ii) right of privacy or publicity (specifically, you must not distribute another person’s personal information of any kind including, but not limited to image or likeness; or (iii) any confidentiality obligation.
      • (e) There is a limit of one (1) Submission per person per Address. In the event that the same Submission is received from more than one (1) Contestant, only the first Submission received will be accepted. Proof of submitting a Submission does not constitute proof of receipt or entry into the Contest. Submissions will not be returned. If you attempt or are suspected of attempting (in the sole discretion of Sponsor or Administrator) to circumvent this limitation, by any means, including but not limited to establishing multiple email accounts, you may be disqualified from the Contest.
      • (f) Submission should do not contain viruses or other harmful components, or otherwise tamper with, impair or damage Sponsor’s email system, websites or any connected network, or otherwise interfere with any entity’s use or enjoyment of this Contest.
      • (g) You or your Dog must not have any contractual relationships which could interfere with or prohibit you or your Dog from entering and fully participating in the Contest (the Sponsor retains the right to determine in its sole discretion if an existing agreement represents a conflict).
    2. SPONSOR’S RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Submission or Contestant at any time for any reason, including but not limited to, Sponsor’s belief that the Submission potentially or actually infringes upon the copyrights, or other rights of any third party, or if the Submission does not comply with or violates TOU, Privacy Policy (defined below) or these Rules. In the event that a Winner is disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and may or may not, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, be awarded to an alternate Winner selected from among the remaining eligible Submissions.
    3. PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/WINNER: There will be one hundred and one (101) potential Winners selected who will win the following: [a] One (1) admission to Magic Kingdom Park (“Park”) from 5:30 AM until 8:30 AM (all to take place before the Park opens) for Winner and Dog plus one guest (“Guest”) on August 30, 2014 (“Event”), [b] the opportunity for Winner, Guest and Dog to walk around in designated areas of the Park, [c] a continental breakfast and [d] the opportunity for the Winner, Guest and Dog to be photographed and taped by both Powderhouse (“Producer”) and Sponsor and to have the filming appear on a special episode of Animal Planet (“Episode”) filmed by Producer or on social media sites of Sponsor. It is not mandatory for the Winner, Guest and Dog to be filmed and taped by Producer, but if the Winner or Guest is interested in the opportunity to appear in Episode, Winner or Guest must sign a separate release available at the Event. Opportunity to appear in Episode is at Sponsor and Producer’s sole discretion, and there is no guarantee that a Winner, Guest or Dog will appear in Episode, and Producer is under no obligation to include the filming and taping in the Episode. Winners, Dogs and Guests must exit the Park before Park opens to the general public. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely each Winner’s responsibility, including but not limited to: round-trip air or ground transportation between the Winner’s residence and the Event, accommodations (if applicable), gratuities, tips and merchandise, and any and all other expenses that may be associated with attending the Event. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $50. Total ARV for all prizes: $5,050. Limit one prize per person per household. The Winner must bring the same Dog that appeared in the Submission, and the Dog must be dressed in the same Costume that appears in the Submission, or the Winner/Dog/Guest will not be included in the walk. If the actual value of the prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. Any depiction of prizes is for illustrative purposes only. Prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable, except to a surviving spouse residing in the same household. No substitution allowed except, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. A prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Prize elements may not be separated. Only the number of prizes stated in the Rules is available to be won. All prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible Entries are received and prizes are validly claimed by August 29, 2014, after which no alternate Winners will be selected, nor unclaimed prizes awarded. In the event that a prize component is not available for any reason, the remaining elements of the prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of each Winner.
    4. WINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS: Potential Winners will be notified by email on or about August 28, 2014. Each Winner must present a copy of his/her winning email with valid photo ID for admission to the Event at their designated date and time and will be asked to sign an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability (“Affidavit”) as well as a film release (“Release”), the latter is only required if Winner is interested in the opportunity to appear in the Episode. Valid photo ID currently includes a government issued driver’s license or passport, school ID or valid Disney-issued annual pass (“Annual Passport”) [see https://disneyland.disney.go.com/passes/ for more details on the Annual Passport]. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification and forfeiture may result from any of the following: [a] falsification of guest information or submission of more than one Submission; [b] a potential prize Winner’s failure to execute all Sponsor-requested documents including without limitation an Affidavit that will be provided at the Event; [c] potential Winner’s failure to provide Papers at time of entry; [d] potential Winner’s failure to present a copy of his/her winning email with valid photo ID on date and at time of Event; [e] potential Winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity, and residency; [f] potential Winner’s failure to redeem a prize on the designated date and time; [g] potential Winner’s failure to arrive at Event without the same Dog dressed in the same Costume that appeared in the Photo; [h] the return of an email notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts, and [j] any other non-compliance with Rules. In the event of a disqualification or prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select or not select, an alternate Winner and award or not award the forfeited prize.
    5. PRIVACY POLICY/DATA COLLECTION: All personal information provided by you for this Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://disneyprivacycenter.com (“Privacy Policy”).
      • a. Disputes Over Winner’s Identity: In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Winner based on the Address, the winning Submission will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the Address. For purposes of these Rules, “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an Address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning Addresses for the domain associated with the submitted Address.
      • b. Site Marks: By participating in the Contest, you acknowledge and agree that the Website contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by Sponsor in writing, you agree not to use, reproduce, exploit, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works from content on the Website, including its interface, in whole or in part, or any other logos and product and service names that are trademarks of the respective owners (the “Website Marks”). Unless you have written permission, you hereby agree not to display or use in any manner the Website Marks.
      • c. Rights:
        • [i] Name and Likeness Rights: By participating in the Contest and accepting any award, you grant to Sponsor and its advertising and promotion agencies, a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable (in whole or part) worldwide right to use the names, likenesses, voices and biographical information, of you and your Dog as you and your Dog appear in the Photo, and the Submission and any other material submitted in connection with the Contest. All rights granted to Sponsor in this paragraph shall be in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised (including, but not limited to, on the Website, on third party websites, on Sponsor’s broadcast and cable networks and stations, on Sponsor’s broadband and wireless platforms, products and services, on physical media, and in theatrical release) for any and all purposes including entertainment, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, all without further notice to you, with or without attribution, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity.
        • [ii] Submission/Entry Rights: By participating in the Contest and accepting any award, I agree and represent that I own all rights in the Submission, including without limitation, the still photograph and costume therein, subject to any rights Sponsor or its related companies may have in such costume. Sponsor’s rights with respect to such Submission shall be pursuant to Section 3 of the TOU.
        • [iii] Limited License: When a Contestant uses Disney IP to create his/her Submission, Sponsor grants the Contestant a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license during the Submission Phase to use the IP for the sole purpose of creating his/her Submission subject to any limitations and/or restrictions set forth herein. For the avoidance of doubt, Sponsor owns all rights in and to any and all IP.
      • d. Not Responsible for Errors or Submissions not Received: Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or the announcement or distribution of the prizes, or for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or illegal Submissions.
      • e. No Confidential or Fiduciary Relationship: You understand and agree that creative ideas, suggestions or other materials you submit are not made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is established by your submitting the Submission hereunder, that you have no expectation of review, compensation or consideration of any type and nothing in these Rules or as a result of your submitting the Submission shall be deemed to place Sponsor in any different position from anyone else to whom you have not submitted the Submission.
      • f. Comments: You agree that Sponsor, its affiliates, and its and their third-party vendors engaged to implement this Contest, are authorized to display the Submissions and any public ratings, votes and comments for promotional or any other purpose.
    7. RELEASE, WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION/CONDITIONS: You expressly understand and agree that: [a] You hereby release and hold harmless the Entities, and their respective agents, employees, officers, directors, shareholders, representatives and independent contractors (the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability for claims, demands, losses and liabilities, including, without limitation, for death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in the Contest and/or the use or acceptance of any prize won; [b] YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THIS CONTEST IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE RELEASED PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT; [c] You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, liabilities (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ and experts’ fees, costs and disbursements), demands and actions of every kind and nature, whether or not now known or suspected (collectively, “Claims”), arising out of or in connection with (i) your participation in the Contest; (ii) any Submission submitted by you (including, but not limited to, any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on the Submission of such material); (iii) any posting by you on Sponsor’s Website; (iv) the use by Released Parties of any of the rights granted by you in connection with the Contest; and (ii) any breach by you of any warranty, agreement or representation contained in these Rules or TOU or in any documentation submitted by you; [d] a Winner’s acceptance of any prize constitutes the grant of an unconditional right to Sponsor and assigns to photograph, film, or otherwise capture the fulfillment of the prize (“Fulfillment Filming”), and Sponsor shall have the unconditional right to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, stream, synchronize with visual material, modify, amend, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and permit others to use the Fulfillment Filming throughout the universe in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in all languages and in all versions, in perpetuity, without compensation, for any commercial or promotional or other purpose, except where prohibited by law; [e] Sponsor’s use of the Fulfillment Filming as described herein will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy, defamation or claims for performance or payment of any kind, including but not limited to payment of re-use fees, residuals or license fees, and [f] Sponsor shall have the right to make such changes to the Fulfillment Filming and make such uses thereof as it deems necessary or desirable, including but not limited to the right to use, edit, and reproduce and/or alter said Fulfillment Filming in perpetuity, in its entirety or in part, for any commercial or promotional purposes worldwide without any consultation or additional permission, or compensation, credit or attribution.
    8. INTERNET:
      • a. Sponsor is not responsible for any electronic transmission errors resulting in any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmissions, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of any Submissions submitted, or for any technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunction or limitations of any kind, or any inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive Entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, an insufficient number of Submissions, or any other causes beyond Sponsor’s control which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, extend and/or suspend the Contest and/or to award any prizes based on alternate means including, without limitation, based on Submissions received prior to termination.

      GOVERNING LAW: All issues and questions of your rights and obligations in connection with this Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of Florida. Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to these Rules or this Contest, shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the terms set forth in the TOU at DisneyTermsofUse.com.

    9. WINNERS’ LIST: For a copy of the Rules and/or a Winners’ list, send a separate, stamped, self-addressed envelope to: A Disney Side Dog’s Day at Magic Kingdom Park® Contest Winners’ List/Rules Requests, c/o Ventura Associates, Dept. BW, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 650, NYC, NY 10165, designating either Winners’ list or Rules. Requests must be received no later than August 30, 2014.
    10. CONTEST ADMINISTRATOR: Ventura Associates International LLC, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 650, New York, NY 10165, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding with respect to the Contest.

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