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#PrettyGreat Weekend Getaway Contest

NAME OF PROMOTION: Embassy Suites Weekend Getaway Contest (the “Promotion” or “Contest”)

SPONSOR: Hilton Worldwide, Inc. 7930 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22102, USA


Eligibility: To enter the Embassy Suites Hotels “#PrettyGreat Weekend Getaway Contest” (the “Contest”), you must be at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of fifty (50) United States, The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding Quebec). Employees, officers and directors of Hilton Worldwide, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees, advertising and promotion agencies, and anyone involved in the production or administration of the Contest, and any member of the immediate family or household of any such persons, are not eligible. Contest is void where prohibited. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. Entry begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) in the United States on July 8, 2014, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 8, 2014 (the “Entry Period”).

How to Enter: During the Entry Period, visit Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/ (the “Website”), and create a Pinterest board based on your dream family vacation, including pictures of activities and locations. To enter, submit your name and contact information, along with your dream family vacation Pinterest board URL, through the #PrettyGreat Weekend Getaway Contest app on the Embassy Suites Facebook page (your “Submission”). If you enter through the Embassy Suites Facebook page, visit https://www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesHotels (the “Page”), “like” the page, click on the Contest tab, and then follow the instructions to complete all information fields on the Contest entry page, and submit the completed entry form. You can also choose follow us on Pinterest. You must have both a Pinterest and Facebook account to enter, which are free.

Entry Content Guidelines: Contest materials you submit must comply with the following guidelines:

    • Photos or videos may not be submitted via Power Point and are only accepted as separate files.
    • All Submissions must be created by entrant, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.
    • If any person other than the entrant is depicted or described in any photo, the entrant is responsible for obtaining any necessary permission for use of each such person’s name or likeness.
    • Entry must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form;
    • Entry must not have won any award.
    • Entries that are lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or entries that otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will be disqualified.

General Entry Conditions. Limit one (1) entry per person. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the account listed in the entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an account by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning accounts for the domain associated with the submitted account. All entries must be received by the end of the Entry Period. Proof of transmission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Contest. Entries must not transmit anything that contains viruses or anything else that is harmful to any computer. No responsibility is assumed for late or misdirected entries, or any failure or unavailability of hardware, software, electronic communications, or Internet uploading or other connections. Sponsor is not responsible for any changes or effects caused to your computer system or video equipment as a result of submitting an entry.

Usage Rights in Entries. Sponsor and its designees shall have the unrestricted and non-exclusive right to edit, adapt, publish, copy, display, perform, broadcast, modify, and otherwise use any or all entry materials, alone or in combination with other material including but not limited to essays, photos and/or videos in any and all media, whether now known or later discovered, in perpetuity, without restriction of any kind whatsoever, without further compensation to the entrant or anyone else. Without limiting the foregoing, entries may be posted on the Website for public viewing in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to review any entry prior to any such posting, to remove any entry at any time after posting, and to remove any incidental material that could be deemed infringing where doing so would not materially alter the entry and where the entrant otherwise clearly intended to comply with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor. No guarantee is made that any particular entry will or will not be posted or as to the length of time between submission and posting.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to determine if any particular entry is appropriate for posting. All entries that are uploaded and made available for viewing by the general public will be deemed posted at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. Entry constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name, biographical information, photo and/or likeness in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, for internal, advertising, Contest and other purposes without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Potential finalists and/or winners may be required to assign all rights in entry to Sponsor without additional compensation.

Judging/Winner Selection: All entries will be judged by a panel of judges applying the following criteria will judge all entries: (i) originality (25%); (ii) appropriateness to theme (25%); (iii) quality of expression (25%); and appropriateness to image of Sponsor (25%). Winner will be determined by 3:00p.m. ET on September 9 2014, and will be notified by 5:00p.m. ET on September 9, 2014. The decisions of the judges are final and binding.

Notification of Winner: The winner and runner-ups of the Promotion will be selected from all eligible entries throughout the Promotion Period. The selection will be conducted by 3:00p.m. ET on September 9, 2014. The potential winner and runner-ups will be notified by 5:00p.m. ET on September 9, 2014, following the close of the Promotion Period, by email, in Sponsor’s discretion, using the information given at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If a potential winner does not respond within seven (7) days after the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

Prize: The following prize(s) is/are available: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive: A five (5) day/four (4) night stay in a standard suite for four (4) guests at any Embassy Suites Hotel worldwide of winner’s choice (maximum capacity of six people per room) plus round-trip, coach class air transportation for four (4) from a major gateway airport nearest winner’s residence.  In addition, the Grand Prize includes a check in the amount of $1,400, which the winner may apply towards the payment of his/her tax liability on the Grand Prize value.  Should the winner’s actual income taxes on the Grand Prize be higher than $1,400, Sponsor is not responsible for the difference between the winner’s actual income taxes on the prize and this $1,400.  The Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: US$6,140.  Actual retail value may vary and depends on location of winner’s residency and dates of travel.  Any difference between actual value and stated ARV will not be awarded.  All other expenses not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winner. 

Two (2) Runner-Up Winners will each receive: Three (3) Be My Guest Certificates, each valid for one (1) night hotel accommodations in a standard suite at any Embassy Suites Hotel worldwide of winner’s choice (maximum capacity of six people per room). Certificates are subject to terms and conditions specified thereon. Certificates expire one (1) year from date of issue. Certificate applies to room rate and corresponding tax only and does not apply to gratuities or any incidental charges incurred during the winner’s stay. Fourteen (14) days advanced hotel reservation required. Hotel accommodations are subject to availability. Each winner must disclose use of certificate at time of reservation and must book a non-prepaid reservation. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize: US$555.

Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prizes: US$7,250.

General Prize Conditions: If prize includes any travel, dining, entertainment or other experience/events, any costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prize not specifically mentioned herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winner, including but not limited to, incidental charges, luggage fees, meals, gratuities and spending money. Major credit card will be required upon any prize hotel check-in to cover any incidental charges. Hotel accommodations are subject to availability. Sponsor is also not responsible for any weather or airline issues that prevent winner and guest from traveling on specified dates, in which event any missed portion of the prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided. If guest is a minor, winner must be his or her parent or legal guardian. Guest (or if minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) must sign and return a liability/publicity release prior to travel. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize (or a portion thereof) for an item of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion if any advertised prize becomes unavailable.

Release of Liability: By entering the Contest, entrant agrees to hold Sponsor, its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, franchisees and advertising and Contest agencies and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by participating in the Contest or by acceptance or use of a prize (including any travel or activity-related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, delayed, inaccurate, illegible, garbled, stolen or incomplete entries or entries not received for any reason or for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof or for any other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, the incorrect uploading of any photo or essay or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the Page or any web site. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or Web site, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Caution: Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law.

By participating, you further agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Governing Law: Except where prohibited by law, all issues concerning the construction, validity and enforcement of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor, shall be constructed and governed by the laws of the state of New York, without regard to conflicts of law. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. Venue for all suits will be in the Eastern District of Virginia or, if there's no federal jurisdiction, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Privacy: Any information you submit is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy posted at http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/promotions/privacy-policy/english.html

Severability: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

Winner’s Name: A list of winner names will be available for 90 days after the Promotion Period. To request a list of winner names, email Embassy.Marketing@hilton.com.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Promotion is Hilton Worldwide, Inc., 7930 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102.

Pinterest: By participating, you release Pinterest and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss, or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize. Any information you submit online is to the Sponsor, not to Pinterest. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest.

Facebook: By participating, you release Facebook and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss, or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize. Any information you submit online is to the Sponsor, not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.