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Official Rules: Embassy Suites Hotels All Star Parents Contest


Eligibility: To enter the Embassy Suites Hotels All Star Parents Contest (the “Contest”), you must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of the United States of America, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, or Canada (excluding Quebec) and have a Facebook account. Employees, officers and directors of Hilton, 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 9:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 10, 2014, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on October 7, 2014 (the “Entry Period”).

How to enter: During the Entry Period, visit the Embassy Suites Hotels page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels (the “Page”), click on the Contest tab, “like” the page (optional), follow the instructions to complete all information fields on the Contest entry page, and submit the completed entry form. The entry form requires entrant’s personal information, the name and contact information of the All Star Parent nominee, a description of what All Star Parent profile this person fits and why this person deserves to be awarded for being an All Star Parent. Sponsor reserves the right to verify all facts. Failure to be able to validate the authenticity of your entry when requested may result in disqualification.

Entry Content Guidelines: Contest nominations must comply with the following guidelines:

  • Nominee must meet all Eligibility criteria listed above.
  • Entry must be in English.
  • Entry description of why the nominee deserves to be awarded cannot exceed 600 characters including spaces.
  • Entry must be original creation of entrant, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.
  • The entrant has obtained permission from the nominee to use the nominee’s name, photograph or likeness, and contact information in the entry, which may be used by Sponsor to promote this Contest and otherwise. 
  • Entry must not have been previously published or distributed in any form.
  • 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) nomination per person and per email address per calendar day. Nominations will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a nominator, nomination will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account listed in the nomination. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. All nominations 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. 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/ Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by a qualified panel of judges selected by Sponsor, applying the following criteria: (i) originality (30%) and (ii) appropriateness to theme – including parenting skills, dedication, and creativity displayed by parent (70%). The decisions of the judges are final and binding. 

Weekly Nominee Winners (4):  One weekly winner will be chosen each week during the Entry Period on Wednesday (September 17, 24, October 1, 8) by 1 p.m. ET, and will be announced on the Embassy Suites Hotels Facebook page within 48 hours. Entry must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on the preceding Tuesday to be eligible that week’s selection.

Weekly Nominator Winners (4):  The nominators of the Weekly Winners will be notified upon confirmation of the Weekly Winners and announced at the same time as the Weekly Winners.

Grand Prize Nominee Winner (1): The Grand Prize winner will be chosen on or about October 15, 2015, from among the confirmed and eligible Weekly Winners based on the Selection Criteria. Grand Prize Winner will be announced on or about October 29, 2014. No prize will be awarded to the nominator of the Grand Prize Winner.

Notification of Winner: Each week, the potential winning nominee will be notified by email each Wednesday after selection, and the potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by October 18, 2014, using the contact information supplied in the entry nomination. Potential winners will be given 24 hours to respond and to verify the facts of his/her nomination and eligibility.  If potential winner fails to respond within that time frame or fails to provide the required verifications requested, nominee will forfeit the opportunity to be declared the winner and Sponsor will select a new potential winner based on the Judging Criteria.  Thereafter, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, publicity and liability release, along with an assignment of all rights in and to his/her entry (including copyright and a waiver of any moral rights to the extent allowed by law), within three (3) days receipt.  Failure to comply when requested may result in disqualification from eligibility for Grand Prize. No liability is assumed for any winner notification or document delivery that is lost, intercepted or not received for any reason. If the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a 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.

Prizes:  The following prizes will be awarded:

Weekly Winners (4): One (1) $50 Massage Envy Gift Card (or a prize of equal value). Total Approximate Retail Value of all: US$200.

Nominators of Weekly Winners (4):  One (1) $25 dollar American Express Hilton Gift Card, each valid for $25 dollars at any Hilton property.  Total Approximate Retail Value of all: US$100.

Grand Prize Winner (1) : A VIP weekend trip that includes two nights, standard room, at any Embassy Suites Hotel in the continental United States, the cost of two round-trip, coach class flights (not to exceed $800 per ticket) between the destination and the major airport nearest the winner’s residence, as determined solely by Sponsor,  a cash award of $500, as well as Embassy Suites Be My Guest Certificates (BMGs) to help cover the team’s next on-the-road tournament stay (up to 10 BMGs, maximum room capacity terms will apply). Certificates are subject to terms and conditions specified thereon. Certificates expire one (1) year from date of issue. Certificate applies to room rate for one standard suite and corresponding tax only and does not apply to gratuities or any incidental charges incurred during the winner’s stay. Party making reservation with BMG must disclose use of certificate at time of reservation and must book a non-prepaid reservation. Hotel accommodations are subject to availability. Forty-five (45) days advanced reservation required for VIP Weekend Travel. Winner is required to work with Sponsor for booking VIP weekend travel and hotel reservations. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): US$4,400.

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. Sponsor reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation in the event a winner resides within a 200 mile radius of a prize destination and no compensation or substitution shall be provided for difference in value. Hotel accommodations are subject to availability. Winner and guest must travel together on same itinerary and on dates specified by Sponsor. If any prize-related events are cancelled or postponed for any reason, no substitution for the tickets will be provided and winner will receive the other portion(s) of the prize as full satisfaction of the prize without additional compensation and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. 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. Winner and guest must possess and show valid travel documents by the deadline specified by Sponsor or winner may forfeit the prize. Winner must affirm that s/he and his/her guest are able to arrive at the designated departure airport on time to depart for trip or winner may forfeit prize. Trip must be booked through a representative selected by Sponsor. Once travel arrangements have been made, no changes will be permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to photograph, videotape or otherwise record winner’s and guest’s participation in all elements of the prize (“Prize Footage”). Sponsor shall own all rights to the Prize Footage and Sponsor and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation, to use, reproduce, modify, publish, post, create derivative works from, and display such Prize Footage and all elements embodied therein, including, without limitation, any names and likenesses, in whole or in part, on a worldwide perpetual basis, and to incorporate the Prize Footage into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for internal, advertising, commercial and Contest purposes, and Winner (and guest) may be required to sign additional documents confirming such rights. 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 //hiltonhonors3.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: To obtain a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (residents of Vermont may omit return postage) to The Embassy Suites ALL STAR PARENTS Winners List, c/o Hilton, 7930 Jones Branch Drive, Ste 1100, McLean, VA, 22102. All such requests must be received by October 15, 2014.

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

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.