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WISDOM PANEL ‘Indie Cat Show’ Social Media Contest Official Rules (the “Official Rules”)

No Purchase Necessary to Participate or Win. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, INSTAGRAM, INC. 

1. Eligibility: 

WISDOM PANEL ‘Indie Cat Show’ Social Media Contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) U.S. states, who are at least eighteen (18) years old, or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older, as of the date of entry. Contest is void in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Armed Forces. Contest is also void where prohibited by law. Employees of Kinship Partners Inc. or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, and marketing agencies, website providers, web masters, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s (as defined below) decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. All entrants must have access to the Internet prior to the start of the Contest.  Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor: 

Kinship Partners Inc. 190 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

3. Contest Submission Period: 

The Contest submission period begins on June 14th, 2021 from the time of the official Instagram post announcing the Contest is deployed and ends on July 2, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time (the “Contest Submission Period”). Sponsor is the official timekeeper for this Contest and may modify the Contest Submission Period at its sole discretion.

4. How to Enter:

During the Contest Submission Period you can enter into the Contest by:

  • Step 1: Go to Instagram.com
  • Step 2: Follow @theindiecatshow + @wisdompanel
  • Step 3: Post a cat video/photo to Instagram Feed
  • Step 4: Tag @theindiecatshow and include “#ICSContest” “#ContestEntry” or “#promoted”
  • Step 5: Include #ICSBestJerk #ICSBestMeow #ICSMostLikelyAnAlien #ICSCatwalk #ICSTopTalent to enter a specific category

Upon submission of entry in this Contest, you agree that Sponsor may contact you via social media, including on Instagram by sending you a direct message, tagging you, posting to your social media page or naming you on Sponsor’s social media page.  You must provide all required information to be eligible to enter and win.  All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, or misdirected submissions which will be disqualified or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Entries that do not specify category submission will be considered a general submission and will be categorized by Sponsor.

5. Submission Requirements:

Photographs submitted MUST:

  • Be the entrant’s original idea (modification of an original work is not an original idea).
  • Be in digital form (either .jpg, .gif, .bmp).
  • MUST be of satisfactory quality (i.e., brightness, focus, etc.)  Any Photograph submitted that is not of satisfactory quality may be rejected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

ALL Submissions:

  • MUST be the Entrant’s original idea (modification of an original work is not an original idea).  Submissions MUST NOT copy or otherwise plagiarize from any source.
  • MUST comply with the applicable community guidelines, terms of use, and any other binding terms on Instagram.
  • MUST NOT contain material which is (or promote activities which are) in Sponsor’s sole discretion, hateful, slanderous, libelous, tortious, sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, inappropriate, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g., underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing; or contain material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group or world peace; or contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group; or contain images, words or text portraying nudity, acts of violence, or acts that are or appear to be unlawful or dangerous or in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Entry is created in their application.
  • MUST NOT contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.  Without limiting the foregoing, entry submissions must not include third-party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculptures, except those of Sponsor.
  • MUST NOT include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production including but not limited to books, articles, photographs, artwork, music, etc., or identifying descriptions of any media property.  Entry submissions must not include commercial music.
  • MUST NOT include third parties, including but not limited to minors, celebrities and friends, who have not expressly authorized entrant to display their image or likeness in any submitted application or otherwise use such images or likenesses in accordance with these Official Rules.  If the entry contains an identifiable person other than the entrant who submitted the entry, by submitting the entry, the entrant represents and warrants that he/she has obtained the consent of such person to the use of the entry as outlined herein and such person may be required to provide written consent to the Contest Entities’ use of the entry. 

By submitting an entry, entrant explicitly acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor and its legal representatives, successors and assigns shall have the irrevocable worldwide right in perpetuity to license, sub-license, edit, alter, post, reproduce, publicly display and publish, in any media, including online, any or all material which you upload to any websites (including, without limitation, social media sites) associated with the Contest, with or without first and/or last name credit to the entrant without any additional consideration or approvals from or to entrant; and entries that attempt to restrict this right will not be considered.  

Each entrant warrants and represents that his/her entry complies with these Official Rules and the requirements above, any applicable community guidelines, terms of use, and any other binding terms on Instagram, and will not violate any federal, state or local laws or ordinances.  Entries that exceed any required file size or length limits, and/or violate the above Submission Requirements and/or the terms of these Official Rules will be disqualified.  The Contest Entities reserve the right in their sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that they believe is inappropriate or not suitable for publication, that does not comply with these Official Rules, or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the Contest.

By participating in this Contest, entrant acknowledges and agrees that he or she will clearly and conspicuously disclose that he or she is participating in this Contest in any online social sharing interaction that references the Contest or is used to obtain entries in connection with this Contest.  At a minimum, the hashtags #ICSContest “#ContestEntry” or “#promoted” or some other hashtag or disclosure that identifies the post as associated with the Contest entry should be included in all social media communications sent pursuant to the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant who does not adequately disclose his or her participation in this Contest while engaging in any online social sharing interaction during the Contest Period.

6. Selection of Winners:
The winner/s will be selected by a mix of Contest panel and community voting on or around July 2nd, 2021 from all eligible entries received during the Contest Submission Period.   All photos and videos will be reviewed by Sponsor’s editorial panel to make certain the content falls within the parameters under the Submission Requirements.  All entries meeting the Submission requirements will be reviewed by a panel of four (4), who will select a group of up to six (6) top entries per category each week. These top entries will be posted to the account for voting of top weekly contestants in each category. Weekly winners will move to the final round of grand prize winner voting by 7/1.

Winner will be based on the following criterion:  [community votes via like (70%); category merit (20%); use of technology (10%)].  

By entering the Contest, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. The winner/s will be notified of their win. Potential winner/s must follow the prize claim instructions provided as part of the initial notification and any subsequent claim instructions otherwise the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Winning is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules.  Except where legally prohibited, each potential Grand Prize winner must sign and return, within seven (7) days of being notified, a Declaration of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release in order to claim his/her prize.  Failure to respond to the initial notification within twenty-four (24) hours will result in disqualification. If winner/s cannot be contacted in first two (2) attempts, if any prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if winner/s rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules and requirements, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner/s may be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon any prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.

Verification of Potential Winners:  ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.

7. Prize: 

  • Participant Prize: A total of one hundred (100) winners will be selected to receive one (1) Wisdom Panel Complete for Cats DNA test. Approximate retail value - $129.99 USD
  • Grand Prize: Five (5) category winners will receive (1) Grand Prize pack (Approximate retail value - $329.99) consisting of: One (1) Wisdom Panel Complete for Cats DNA test. (Approximate retail value $129.99 USD) and One (1) Toletta cat smart litter box (Approximate retail value $200.00 USD)

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR IN ANY CONTEST RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE INTERNET SITE INSTAGRAM.COM OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.  THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO TRAVEL CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.

14. Entrant’s Personal Information:
Sponsor will only process personal information collected from entrants as set out in Sponsor’s privacy policy. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. All questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion should be directed to the Sponsor.

15. Intellectual Property:  

By submitting an entry, entrant agrees that such entry, communications or submissions, creative suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts or other materials (“Submissions”) that entrant may submit to sponsor or otherwise post in connection with this contest, including all rights embodied therein, whether sent via the website or electronic mail or Instagram or some other means, with the exception of personally identifiable information as identified in sponsor’s privacy policy (available at [www.mars.com/privacy]), are deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and sponsor shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such submissions.  Sponsor shall be free to edit, exploit, modify, publish, reproduce, use, disclose, disseminate and distribute the content submission to others without limitation in any and all media now known or not currently known, throughout the world for any purpose without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.  Entrant hereby grants to the sponsor and its legal representatives, successors and assigns an irrevocable, and world-wide license in perpetuity to use the submission in any form or format and to modify the same, and acknowledges and agrees that if sponsor does use the submission, entrant shall not be entitled to any credit, consideration, notice or payments of any kind.  Entrant waives any moral rights he or she may have to the submission, and agrees that if sponsor elects to use submission for any purpose, all rights under copyright or other intellectual property rights which may result from that relating to entrant’s submission or from use of the same by sponsor shall be the sole property of sponsor.  Entrant further agrees that if sponsor elects to use entrant’s submission, entrant will execute any documents requested by sponsor regarding this assignment.  If any use by sponsor of the submission causes it to be liable to any third-party, entrant agrees to indemnify sponsor and its agents, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, representative and all related parties from and against any and all damages, costs, judgments and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) which it incurs as a result of its use of the submission.

16. Nature of Relationship/Waiver of Equitable Relief:  

Each entrant understands and acknowledges that the Sponsor has wide access to ideas, designs, and other materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees.  Each entrant also acknowledges that many ideas may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Submissions and/or each other in theme, idea, format or other respects.  Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that such entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Sponsor’s use of any such similar or identical material.  Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Submissions.  Finally, each entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by entrant relating to or arising out of Sponsor’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Submissions or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of the Submissions or any material based on or allegedly based on the Submissions, and the entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

17. Official Rules and Winners List: For a copy of the Official Rules, visit https://www.wisdompanel.com/en-us/indie-cat-show-contest-official-rules

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