Ghirardelli SQUARES Reward It Forward

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Ghirardelli SQUARES Reward It Forward (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and who did not purchase any equipment for purposes of entering the Promotion. Employees of Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Campbell Ewald Company, ePrize, LLC, and any of their respective related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents and any agencies or other companies involved in the development or execution of the Promotion or production or distribution of Promotion materials, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. The Promotion consists of a nomination sweepstakes (the “Nomination Sweepstakes”), a voting sweepstakes (the “Voting Sweepstakes”) and a contest (the “Contest”).
2. Sponsor: Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, 1111 139th Avenue, San Leonardo, CA 94578. Administrator: ePrize, LLC, One ePrize Drive, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069.
3. Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Promotion, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Whether an entrant receives a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
4. Timing: The Promotion begins on August 1, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on November 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). The Contest consists of four (4) phases as set forth in the chart below.


Phase
Starts at 12:00 a.m. ET
Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET
Submission
August 1, 2012
October 1, 2012
Judging
October 2, 2012
October 9, 2012
Voting
October 10, 2012
October 24, 2012
Contest Winner Selection
October 25, 2012
November 1, 2012
The Voting Phase further consists of fifteen (15) daily entry periods (each a “Daily Entry Period”) that begin at 12:00 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. each calendar day. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.
5. How to Enter:
a) The Contest: During the Submission Phase, you can enter the Contest through the Promotion application on the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Ghirardelli). If you don’t already
“like” the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company page, you must first click on the
“like” button in order to access the Promotion application. Once you click on
the Promotion application, you will advance to the authorization page where
you will be required to authorize Sponsor to access your basic profile
information and other content in order to participate in the Promotion. Then,
follow the links and instructions to register for the Promotion and nominate
one (1) person that exemplifies the characteristics in one of the following
categories (each a “Category”): 1) Generosity, 2) Positivity, or 3) Kindness by
uploading a short essay describing why you (the “Nominator”) think this
“Nominee” fits the applicable Category theme (the “Submission”). If you
have been nominated you will receive an email asking you to accept or reject
the nomination. Each Nominee that chooses to accept a nomination will have
the option to register for the Promotion (as explained above) and upload a
Photo of him/herself. By uploading your Submission and/or optional Photo,
you agree that your Submission and Photo conform to the Submission and
Photo Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the
“Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may
remove your Submission and/or Photo and disqualify you from the Contest if
it believes that your Submission or Photo fails to conform to the Guidelines
and Restrictions.
Submission Guidelines:
 The Submission must be in text format;
 The Submission must not exceed two hundred (200) characters in length;
 The Submission must be in English; and
 The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of
any kind.
Photo Guidelines:
 The Photo must be in .jpg format; and
 The Photo must not exceed 5 MB in size.
Content Restrictions:
 The Submission/Photo must not contain material that violates or infringes
another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or
intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
 The Submission/Photo must not contain brand names or trademarks,
except for Sponsor’s trademark which entrant has a limited license to use
for the sole purposes of creating and uploading a Photo into this Contest;
 The Submission/Photo must not contain images or artwork not created by
entrant;
 The Submission/Photo must not contain material that is inappropriate,
indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
 The Submission/Photo must not 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; and
 The Submission/Photo must not contain material that is unlawful, in
violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the
Submission or Photo is created.
Limit: Entrants may upload one (1) Submission per day during the
Submission Phase. Submissions received from any person or email address in
excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Entrant must have permission from all individuals mentioned in the Submission (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor. Uploading a Submission or Photo constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission or Photo. Released Parties (as defined in Section 10, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions or Photos, all of which will be void.
In the event of a dispute regarding any Submission or Photo, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
b) The Nomination Sweepstakes: During the Submission Phase, follow the links and instructions set forth in Section 5(a), above, to make a Nomination. Submit your registration and make your Nomination to receive one (1) entry into the Nomination Sweepstakes. Limit: Each entrant may receive one (1) entry into the Nomination Sweepstakes per day during the Submission Phase.
c) The Voting Sweepstakes: During the Voting Phase, follow the links and instructions to vote on the Submission you believe should win the Contest. You will receive one (1) entry into the applicable Daily Entry Period drawing for the Voting Sweepstakes for each vote you submit. Limit: You may vote three (3) times per day (one (1) per Category) and receive three (3) entries into the Voting Sweepstakes (one (1) per vote) per Daily Entry Period during the Voting Phase.
Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, Facebook accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated program to enter will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.

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