WET SEAL+ GRAND OPENING SELFIE CONTEST

INSTAGRAM CONTEST

OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

WET SEAL+ GRAND OPENING SELFIE CONTEST – Enter to Win Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00:00 am (PDT) on August 16, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (PDT) on August 16, 2014 (the “Entry Period”).  The sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Wet Seal+, 26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 (“Wet Seal”).  The Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules (“Rules”), and by entering, all participants or their parents or legal guardians for those participants between the ages of 13 and 18 agree to be bound by the Rules.  Certain restrictions may apply.

A participant’s entry into the sweepstakes will be deemed to be a representation that the participant is 18 years of age or older or between the ages of 13 and 18 and entering this sweepstakes with the permission of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these rules.  If you are a parent or legal guardian agreeing to these rules for the benefit of a child between the ages of 13 and 18, you are fully responsible for his or her entry in the sweepstakes, including without limitation any legal liability that he or she may incur.

You agree to abide by these rules and the rules, policies and procedures located on Facebook and Instagram.  This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.  You understand that you are providing your information to sponsor and not to Facebook or Instagram.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, excluding Rhode Island.  Void in Puerto Rico, other United States territories, outside the 50 United States, and where prohibited or restricted by law.  To be eligible, a participant must be at least thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the date of entry.  Employees of Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, their immediate family members and those living in the same household, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent and related companies, management companies, advertising agencies, officers, directors, contractors and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Parties”) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.  All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. 

HOW TO ENTER:  During the Entry Period, a participant may enter the Sweepstakes by uploading a valid photo taken in the Wet Seal Plus Instagram Booth to Instagram and tagging #wetsealplus.  Please note that you must have an Instagram account in order to enter the Sweepstakes via Instagram.  Setting up an Instagram account is free.  Entries will be disqualified if they contain any inappropriate material or language, including profanity.  Automated entry attempts will be rejected and may result in disqualification. 

The Promotion Parties, Facebook, Instagram, Internet service provider(s) and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) are not responsible for:  any incorrect or inaccurate entry information provided by you; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or defects of any cell phone provider, network computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, or software, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes; inability to access any web site including, but not limited to the Entry Site, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any web site; or any mail-in entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated or illegible, postage due or any combination thereof.  Proof of entering information at Entry Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt.  Illegible and incomplete entries are disqualified.  All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render such entries ineligible.  The laws of the United States apply to and govern this Sweepstakes and any claims must be raised and resolved in the United States.  Any information collected by registering to enter the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with these Rules and with the Wet Seal Privacy Policy, which can be viewed here.

The photograph must be a participant’s sole creative work and must not incorporate ideas or work of any other person or material that would require the consent of a third party in any jurisdiction or under any applicable law, other than Wet Seal product images.  Without limitation, the design must not infringe or violate any trademark, copyright, publicity right, privacy or any other right of any other person or entity, under any applicable law

WINNER SELECTION:  Entries will be judged and scored by a committee of judges selected by Sponsor.  The judges will choose ONE (1) winner on or about August 25, 2014 based on the following criteria:

  • creativity................................................................................................. 60%
  • originality................................................................................................. 40%

In the event of a tie score, the participant with the highest score under “creativity” will break the tie.  The decision of the judges is final and nonappealable.  All decisions of the judges are final in all matters relating to this Contest.  Winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release within three (3) days of issuance or an alternate winner will be chosen.  By entering and/or accepting the prize, Winner consents (except where prohibited) to the reasonable use by Sponsor of the Winner’s photograph, voice, likeness and/or image, hometown address, contents of the entry form and the name and age of the Winner without any further compensation for any future promotional activity related to this Contest.  Winner will be required to complete and return IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification) within this same time period.  Failure to sign and return all required documents in this time period will result in forfeiture and disqualification of Winner and an alternate Winner will be selected.  If Winner is less than 18 years of age, Winner’s parent or legal guardian must complete the affidavit and releases.

PRIZES:  The Grand Prize includes ONE (1) $1,000 Wet Seal+ gift card. No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for the prize permitted, except by Sponsor at its sole discretion.  If necessary due to unavailability of the Grand Prize, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded at the discretion of the Sponsor. 

ODDS OF WINNING:  Odds of winning the Grand Prize depends upon the total number of eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes and are equal regardless of the method of entry.

LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY:  Releasees will not be liable to Winner or any other person for failure to supply any prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s), or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Releasees’ control.

GENERAL:  By entering this Sweepstakes, participants agree that Releasees shall not be liable for personal injuries, death, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in this Sweepstakes or acceptance of or use of or inability to use the prize or parts thereof, including, without limitation, claims, suits, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  Winner releases the Releasees from any and all liability and responsibility with respect to the prize (including any property loss, damage, personal injury or death).  Winner acknowledges that the Releasees have neither made nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to the prize.

If for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of entries per these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by participants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof.  In the event this Sweepstakes is canceled, terminated, modified or suspended, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random drawing to award the prize from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received before the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension.  If such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at www.wetseal.com.

CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Where a dispute arises about who submitted an on-line entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account entered.  The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  The potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.

NOTE:  Internet entry must be made by the participant only at the Entry Site.  Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other Internet web site or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Sweepstakes.  The use of any device, hardware and/or computer software to automate the entry process is prohibited.

WINNER LIST:  For an Official Winner List, (available after August 25, 2014) or a copy of these Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Wet Seal Attn: Marketing – WET SEAL+ GRAND OPENING SELFIE CONTEST Sweepstakes – or – Official Rules WET SEAL+ GRAND OPENING SELFIE CONTEST (please specify), 26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610.  During the Entry Period, you may ask a Wet Seal+ sales associate or visit www.wetseal.com for a copy of these Rules.

SPONSOR:  Wet Seal, 26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

           

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.