NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES INCLUDING DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CANADA (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC) AND THE UNITED KINGDOM.
The Balloon Time “Pin to Party” Contest (the “Contest” or “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C. (“US”), Canada (“CAD”) (excluding Quebec) and the United Kingdom (“UK”) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who have a Pinterest account. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Officers, directors, employees and agents of Worthington Cylinder Corp (“Sponsor”), its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and Marden-Kane, Inc. (the “Administrator”) (collectively, the “Releasees”), and the immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in households of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations. Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES:
Participation in this Promotion constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions. These decisions are final and binding in all matters related to this Promotion. Receipt of prize is contingent upon fulfilling all applicable requirements set forth herein. This Promotion is governed by the laws of the United States.
The Promotion begins on February 1, 2016 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”), and ends February 7, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET (“Promotion Period”). The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Contest and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.
HOW TO ENTER:
To Enter the Contest:
To enter the Contest you must:
 Have or create a Pinterest account (as stated above);
 Create a board on Pinterest and name it “Balloon Time Pin to Party Contest”:
 Pin your Contest Board with elements/ideas that would make up your dream party (such as, but not limited to, themes, decorations, cuisine, etc.);
 Go to BalloonTime.com/PintoPartyContest and complete the registration form by providing the information required which will include your first and last name, email address and the URL associated with your Pinterest Contest Board;
 Click the Submit button.
For purposes of the Contest each Contest Board and completed online entry form will constitute one (1) entry (“Entry”).
Limit: One entry per person/Pinterest account for the entire Promotion Period.
All pins to the Contest Board must comply with Pinterest’s Terms of Service (which can be found at: http://about.pinterest.com/terms/ for US and CAN residents and https://about.pinterest.com/en/terms-service-0 UK) and Acceptable Use Policy (which can be found at: http://about.pinterest.com/use/ for US and CAN residents and https://about.pinterest.com/en/acceptable-use-policy for UK residents) as well as the Content Guidelines below. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry from the Contest if the Contest Board (including all pins made thereto) fails to comply with the below Content Guidelines, violates Pinterest’s Terms of Service and/or Acceptable Use Policy, does not comply with these Official Rules, is not consistent with the spirit or theme of this Contest, or for any other reason, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Entry Content Requirements:
• Submission MUST NOT contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to, material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
• Submission MUST NOT contain material that is, as determined, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous.
• Submission MUST be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and MUST NOT be false, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, disparaging, obscene, pornographic, hateful, indecent, threatening, discriminatory, profane, contain material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group or world peace or otherwise is offensive, as determined by Administrator or Sponsor at their sole and absolute discretion.
• Submission MUST NOT invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights, including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and the right to submit or use same shall not be restricted.
• Submission MUST NOT include material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Submission is created.
• Submission MUST NOT copy or otherwise plagiarize from any source.
• Submission MUST be suitable for presentation in a public forum.
• Submission MUST NOT suggest, depict, or describe any inappropriate, unlawful, or dangerous use of Sponsor’s products.
One (1) Grand Prize: $2,500 to help the winner make their dream party into a reality (prize awarded in the form of a check). RV: $2,500 each. Total RV of all prizes: $2,500. If prize is won by a resident of Canada or the United Kingdom prize will be awarded in the equivalent exchange rate of $2,500 on the date the prize is awarded in either Canadian Dollars or British Pounds based on where the winner is from. All federal, provincial, state and local taxes (where applicable) related to any prize are the responsibility of the individual winners. Winner is responsible only for taxes related to the value of the prize he/she will receive. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be permitted unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines otherwise.
On or about February 9, 2016 all eligible Entries received by the end of the Promotion Period will be judged by a panel of judges chosen in Sponsor’s sole discretion (the “Judges”). The judging of Entries will consist of a maximum score of forty (40) points according to the following judging criteria (the “Judging Criteria”):
• Originality – 10 points
• Creativity – 10 points
• Attention to Detail – 10 points
• Feasibility of Concept Execution – 10 points
Based on the panel’s scores, the highest scoring entry will be deemed a Grand Prize winner. In the event of a tie, all tied entries will be re-judged by an additional judge selected by the Sponsor who will break the tie using the Judging Criteria. Entrants acknowledge that other Entrants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their Submission that may have familiarities or similarities to his or her Entry submission, and that he or she will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Releasees because of these familiarities or similarities. The judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this contest.
WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION:
Potential Winner will be notified by email on or about February 11, 2016 and will be required to execute and return a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability Release and where legal, a Publicity Release; and if a US resident an IRS Form W-9 within five (5) days following the date of issuance of notification or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the next highest scoring entrant. Potential winner if a US resident will be required to furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the Winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law. If a potential Winner (i) cannot be contacted after a reasonable attempt has been made by Administrator (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion); (ii) fails to timely return the required paperwork without alteration and in the form presented by Administrator; (iii) refuses the prize; and/or (iv) the prize or prize notification is rejected or returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to be deemed a winner in the Contest and receive the prize, then that potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be determined based on the next highest scoring entry. By entering the Promotion, Entrants, or, if minors in his/her state of jurisdiction, their parent or legal guardian, agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names, entry submission, and photographs/likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Prize winner agrees to consent to such in writing. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest are to be directed to the Sponsor at the address below, not Pinterest. If the prize is won by an eligible individual who is not of the legal age of majority in the state of residence (“minor”), the required documents must be confirmed and signed by winner’s parent or legal guardian. Except where prohibited by law, the winner’s entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, and biographical information without further compensation. In the event of a dispute over the identity of any potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the account used for entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
By participating in the Promotion and/or accepting a prize, the Participant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Pinterest, Administrator and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers/partners, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of a prize.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. By participating, Entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Caution: Any attempt by a Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By participating in the Promotion, Entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees, Pinterest, Inc. and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Promotion or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded. This Promotion and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio without regard to its principles or conflicts of law. Jurisdiction and venue shall be solely within the State of Ohio. Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Grand Prize or in any Promotion related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon. If in the Sponsor’s opinion, for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, or there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if computer viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Promotion, the Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future participation) who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules, to modify or suspend the Promotion, or to terminate the Promotion and at Sponsor’s discretion conduct the judging to award the prize using all eligible non suspect entries received as of the termination date. As a condition of entering the Promotion, Entrants agree that: a.) under no circumstances will Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrants hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; b.) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or the prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and c.) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall Entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.
PARTICIPANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION:
RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM:
To request the name of the winner, send an e-mail with the subject line: “Pin to Party” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be received no later than February 29, 2016. The list will be sent when the judging has been conducted and the winner verified.
SPONSOR: Worthington Cylinder Corp., manufacturer and trademark owner of Balloon Time, is the sponsor of this Promotion. Worthington Cylinder Corp. is located at 200 Old Wilson Bridge Rd. Columbus, OH 43085.
Administrator: Marden-Kane, Inc., 195 Froehlich Farm Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest, and its name and logo are registered trademarks of Pinterest. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor not to Pinterest. The information you provide will only be used for verification of your eligibility to participate in the promotion. Please direct any questions or comments regarding this promotion to the Sponsor.
©2016 Marden-Kane Inc. All rights reserved. Entrants are hereby authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition that it will be for the entrant’s personal use only.