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The PetSafe® Hero Dog Contest

2013 Official Contest Rules

Enter your pet in the PetSafe® Hero Dog Contest to give your pet a chance to be one of the faces
for the next national Bark for Your Park contest.

By entering the PetSafe Hero Dog Contest (the “Contest”), you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules.


By entering the PetSafe® Bark for Your Park Contest (the "Contest"), you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules. To become a Finalist, your Community must also accept and agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules.

1. No Purchase Necessary:

No purchase necessary to enter. A purchase will not increase your Community's chances of winning.

2. Sponsor:

The PetSafe Hero Dog Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Radio Systems Corporation, which has its principal place of business at 10427 PetSafe Way, Knoxville, TN 37932 (the “Sponsor”).

3. Prize Description:

At the conclusion of the Contest, Sponsor will award three (3) prizes for pets’ likeness to be featured as the “Hero Dogs” of the Sponsor’s Bark for your Park Contest, in accordance with these Official Contest Rules.

4. Contest Dates:

This Contest will begin at 9:00:00 am ET March 11, 2013 and end at 5:00:00 pm ET on April 10, 2013 or upon announcement and qualification of the Prize Winners, whichever is later. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on March 25, 2013.

The current Contest schedule is:

March 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Contest Opens; Submission Period Begins

March 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET Deadline for Submission of Entries
March 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET Voting Period Begins
April 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET Voting Ends
April 12, 2013 (Tentative) Announcement of Prize Winners

5. Entrant Eligibility:

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who have reached the age of majority at the time of entry (each, an “Entrant”).  When the word “you” or “your” is used in these Official Contest Rules, it means the Entrant.  Employees, officers, directors, affiliates, licensees, distributors and fulfillment agencies of the Sponsor, and respective immediate family members (a spouse, sibling, parent, child or grandparent and the spouses of such persons) and other persons living in their same households are not eligible to participate in the Contest. 

7. How to Play / Description of Contest:

(a) Entry

To enter your pet in the Contest, an Entrant must visit the facebook.com/PetSafeBrand website and complete the entry form online by answering all the questions in the form (an “Entry”).  Each Entry must include a complete Entry form including Entrant’s name, e-mail address, date of birth, photograph of Entrant’s dog and complete answers to all other questions contained in the form. 

An Entrant may not enter the Contest using multiple addresses, emails or identities and may not use any other device or artifice to register multiple times or as multiple parties. Any Entrant who attempts to enter multiple times or use multiple identities or who uses any device, false identity or artifice to enter multiple times automatically will be disqualified from the Contest. 

All Entries must be received by the Sponsor after 9:00 am ET on March 11, 2013 and before 5:00 pm ET on March 25, 2013 (“Entry Period”). Any Entry that is illegible, inaccurate, late or does not otherwise conform with these Official Contest Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for late or incomplete Entries or for technical problems with the website. If a problem occurs during the transmission process of an Entry, the Entrant should receive an “ERROR” message; however, the Entrant is solely responsible for all electronic submissions, and Sponsor will not be responsible for any submission that is not received due to an incomplete or improper transmission or other technical problems. Sponsor has no obligation to correspond with any Entrant or acknowledge the receipt of any Entry. Sponsor has no obligation to advise Entrant of an incomplete Entry, and any Entry that is incomplete may be disqualified.

(b) Voting.

Each Voter may vote for one or more Photos of the Voter’s choice during the Voting Period.  Voting is limited to one vote per Voter, per day. A “day” is defined as a 24 hour interval between 12:00:00 am ET and 11:59:59 pm ET. Any Voter who attempts to vote multiple times or with multiple identities or who uses any device, false identity or artifice to vote multiple times automatically in violation of these Official Contest Rules will be disqualified from the Contest. 

(c) Photo Requirements.

Each Photo submission must include a single dog and must be taken by the Entrant and not include any watermarks, persons, or commercial/corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans, other than those relating to the Sponsor. Such photos will be immediately disqualified. Your Photo must be uploaded with your completed Entry form by 5:00 pm ET on March 25, 2013. Once the Entry including Photo is submitted to Sponsor, the uploaded Entry is final and may not be modified, edited or withdrawn.

By submitting an Entry, the Entrant represents and warrants to Sponsor that the Photo:

(i)        is original and has been lawfully created; and

(ii)       does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights or privacy rights of any third party.

Each Entrant irrevocably assigns and transfers any and all right, title, and interest in the Photo, including all intellectual property rights, to the Sponsor for any use Sponsor deems appropriate, including a perpetual royalty-free license to copy, distribute, modify, display and use the Photo for promotional and commercial uses. 

Entrants that do not submit a Photo or do not meet the Photo submission requirements will be disqualified.

(d) Winner Selection.

Voters will have the right to vote for their favorite Photos from March 26, 2013 at 9:00 am ET until 5:00 pm ET on April 10, 2013 (“Voting Period”).  Sponsor reserves the right to extend the Voting Period in its sole discretion.

The three (3) Entries which receive the highest number of Votes and which otherwise comply with the Official Contest Rules and meet all Eligibility Requirements will be declared the Winners by Sponsor on April 12, 2013 or on such later date as may be announced by Sponsor.

(e) Award of Prize.

The Entries designated as Prize Winners will have their dogs’ name and likeness featured on the website and promotional materials in the 2013 PetSafe Bark for Your Park Contest, subject to compliance with these Official Contest Rules and satisfaction of all Eligibility Requirements. 

8. Advertising and Promotion:

The Sponsor and each of its respective affiliates, distributors, licensees, suppliers and advertising/promotion agencies (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) shall, except to the extent prohibited by law, have the right and permission to use each Entrant’s name, photograph submission and/or submission likeness and city/state of residence for advertising, promotion, trade and/or any other lawful purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification. By entering the Contest, each Entrant grants such rights and permission and agrees to release Sponsor from any and all claims that any advertising produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of the Sponsor infringes upon the Entrant’s rights with regard to any portions or ideas contained in any Entry. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

11. Privacy:

Personally identifiable information for each Entrant will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties but may be used by the Sponsor to contact Entrants in the future with offers and announcements that the Sponsor feel may be of interest. If an Entrant does not wish to be contacted by the Sponsor, the Entrant should opt-out of such contact by sending written notice to PetSafe Marketing – Opt Out; 10427 PetSafe Way; Knoxville, TN 37932.

12. Limitation of Liability:

The Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates expressly disclaim, shall have no liability and shall be held harmless from and against any liability, loss, injury or death to entrant or any other party, including without limitation damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize (including any travel or prize activity related thereto) or such party’s participation in this Contest. Entrants further acknowledge that neither Sponsor or Sponsor’s affiliates has made or is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any right or prize, including, but not limited to, the value, quality, condition or fitness of any prize, other than the dollar amount of the Prizes.  All prizes are provided “as is” and Sponsor disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied with respect thereto.

13. Miscellaneous:

(a) Each Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor and Sponsor’s Affiliates, including but not limited to Facebook, (collectively, “Indemnitee”) harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs including attorney’s fees, and liabilities, including settlements brought or asserted by any third party against the Indemnitee, due to or arising out of or in any way related to the participation of the Entrant in this Contest.


(c) Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Contest, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Contest, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Contest is in any way impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or undermined the proper play, integrity, and/or feasibility of the Contest.

(d) All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Contest Rules or the rights and obligations of the participant or Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state, provincial or federal laws.  Exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action arising out of or relating to the Contest shall be in the state or federal courts of record located in Knox County, Tennessee.  By submitting an Entry, the Entrant hereby agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts for all purposes in connection with these Official Contest Rules and the Contest.

(e) The decision of the Sponsor as to all other matters related to the Contest is final and unappealable.

(f) The odds of winning depend upon the number of qualified Entries and votes received.  The monetary value of the each Prize is $0. No other prizes will be awarded.


14. Prize Winners:

To obtain the name of the official Prize Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to PetSafe Hero Dog Contest – Winner Names; 10427 PetSafe Way; Knoxville, TN 37932 after the Contest.

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