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Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

OPEN TO ELIGIBLE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO, AS OF THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.

VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND ALL JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

Dollar Shave Club wants to hear about the amazing, inspiring, weird, adorable, bizarre things that you love to do– i.e., “Your Thing.” It can be a hobby, pastime, business or nonprofit venture, artistic project, secret passion, volunteer project, birdhouse collection, athletic pursuit, special talent or skill, or literally anything else in the world. Just share a story about Your Thing, and you might get selected to be featured on our social media pages! In addition, one person will win a $150 account credit to use at www.dollarshaveclub.com and a check for $1,000 to help further the passion. Keep reading for details on how to enter!

SPONSOR. Dollar Shave Club, Inc., 13335 Maxella Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 (“Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY.

The Your Thing Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Officers, directors, contractors, representatives, agents, and employees of Sponsor and its corporate parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest (Sponsor, collectively with the foregoing, the “Contest Parties”) and members of their immediate families (i.e. spouses, parents, children, siblings, and “steps” of each) and all those persons living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and by the decisions of Sponsor and Contest judges appointed by Sponsor in all matters relating to the Contest.

ENTRY PERIOD.

The Contest begins at 9:00:00 am PT on June 25, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 pm PT on July 15, 2018 (“Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest.

HOW TO ENTER.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE.

You may use one of the following two methods to enter the Contest. Limit (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry used.

Method 1: E-mail

During the Entry Period, send an e-mail message to [email protected] that includes a 25 word or less explanation of why “Your Thing” (e.g. your Passion) is special along with a video to help convince us. 

Method 2: Instagram Post

During the Entry Period, log on to your non-private Instagram account (or create a free account at www.instagram.com if you do not already have one). Post a video to your Instagram profile showing “Your Thing” (e.g., your passion project), along with a 25 word or less explanation of why “Your Thing” (e.g. your Passion) is special. You must tag @dollarshaveclub, and include both #DSCYourThing and #contest in the post.

Entrant must be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Contest or the e-mail address registered to the Instagram account used to enter the Contest. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the e-mail address is assigned by an internet service provider, online 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. In the event of a discrepancy between the identity of the authorized account holder, the “winner,” and the entrant, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether the entry is valid or to declare the entry invalid and select an alternate winner.

By submitting or posting an entry, you represent and warrant that your entry video and other entry material:

  • is your own original work of authorship or that you have all rights necessary to submit the entry material and to grant the rights to Sponsor to use your entry material as set forth in these Official Rules;
  • does not contain content that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to, privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, or intellectual property rights;
  • does not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;
  • does not contain material that is inappropriate for viewing by a general audience, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, profane, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or that promotes violence, illegal conduct or animal cruelty, all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and
  • does not contain material that is unlawful in any jurisdiction where the submission is created. 

Compliance with the entry requirements will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Submissions that violate, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, these entry requirements will be disqualified from the Contest. 

You should be able to provide, within five (5) days of request by Sponsor or any judges selected by Sponsor, all appropriate clearances, permissions, and releases for the Contest submission materials to be made publicly available and used by Sponsors in any media and for any purpose, including without limitation, signed releases from you, the videographer or photographer (as applicable), and any third parties appearing in your video. If you are unable to provide such documentation, you will be disqualified from the Contest.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram. You agree to release Instagram from all claims arising out of, or in connection with, this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Contest should be directed to Sponsor and not to Instagram.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.

One (1) winner will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Judging will be conducted by Sponsor representatives, whose decisions shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. Eligible entries will be judged and rated according to the following criteria:

  • Creativity and quality of presentation: 20%
  • Amount of passion shown for Your Thing: 30%
  • Demonstration of originality, skill, talent, innovation, or social value embodied in Your Thing: 30%
  • Capacity of Your Thing to inspire: 20%

In the event of a tie, a Sponsor representative not previously involved in the judging will judge and rate the tied submissions according to the same criteria as stated above to break the tie. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. Sponsor will notify the winner on or about August 10, 2018 by message sent to the entrant’s e-mail address or entrant’s Instagram account used for the Contest submission. The winner will be publicly announced by November 30, 2018 (“Public Announcement Date”)

The winner is subject to verification of eligibility, including verification of age and residency.

If a winner (i) is determined to be ineligible or otherwise disqualified by Sponsor, (ii) fails to respond to Sponsor’s first winner notification message within one (1) week of notification or after two (2) attempts (whichever occurs first), or (iii) fails to execute any release or affidavit of eligibility required by Sponsor within one (1) week of receipt of initial notification regarding prize winning, the winner will be disqualified and forfeit the prize in its entirety and the Contest judges will select a substitute winner using the criteria described above. 

PRIZES.

One (1) winner will win a $150 DSC account credit (actual retail value $150) to use at www.dollarshaveclub.com, a check for $1,000, and recognition in Sponsor’s social media and/or other media channels.

The total actual retail value of all prizes offered is $1,150.

If a winner is not a Dollar Shave Club member at the time of selection, the winner must register for a Dollar Shave Club account in order to claim his or her prize and use the $150 credit. The extent of social media or other media exposure afforded to a Winner’s Thing will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and such exposure has no cash or retail value.

The prizes are non-transferable and no prize substitution is permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If a prize or component of a prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize (or any prize component) with one of comparable or greater retail value.

The winner is solely responsible for all federal, state, local, or other applicable taxes associated with the acceptance and use of a prize. All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winner. The winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of the value of the prize stated in these Official Rules and must provide Sponsor with his/her valid Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID for tax reporting purposes. Noncompliance with this requirement will result in disqualification of the potential winner and the forfeiture of all interest in a prize.

SPONSOR'S RIGHT TO USE YOUR NAME, LIKENESS, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, AND ENTRY MATERIALS.

Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Contest, you grant the Sponsor and its affiliates, successors and assigns, and others that Sponsor may designate from time to time, the unconditional right, license and permission to use, publish, and broadcast your name, likeness, biographical information, and Contest submission materials (including without limitation, all video and text content included your submission) worldwide, in any manner of media whatsoever now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, on a royalty-free basis, without further compensation or approval, to administer and promote the Contest and for any other commercial, promotional, advertising, publicity, trade, or other lawful purpose. Such permission includes, in particular but without limitation, use of your name, likeness, biographical information and entry materials to tell the story about Your Thing on websites, on social media, and in databases, blogs, mailers, emails, videos, multi-media works, advertisements, promotions, press releases and other publicity materials, products, services or offerings, in connection with the Contest or Sponsor’s business. You agree to promptly execute and return to Sponsor any confirmation, license, verification or other document or instrument Sponsor requests to confirm, further formalize or perfect the rights granted in this paragraph, or any other rights or interests of Sponsor under these Official Rules. You hereby unconditionally and irrevocably waive all, and the enforcement of all, moral rights that you may have, if any, in your Contest submission materials.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY OF CONTEST PARTIES.

Lost or Corrupted Entries: The Contest Parties assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you/entrant hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage-due entries or mail, if applicable; or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. The Contest Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entry information submitted by entrants or tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the Contest.

Damaged Property: The Contest Parties assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you/entrant hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, injury or damage to any entrants or to any other person’s computer, mobile device, or property related to or resulting from participating in this Contest.

Contest Errors: The Contest Parties assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you/entrant hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Contest; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of this Contest; and/or (c) in these Official Rules. In the event of any ambiguity or error(s) in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity or error(s). If due to an error or for any other reason, more legitimate prize claims are received than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes (i.e., one prize) by selecting an alternate winner from among all verified and legitimate prize claims received. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.

Prizes and Winner: The Contest Parties assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you/entrant hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, the selection and announcement of the winner, the distribution of a prize, the acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of any part of a prize and/or any injury or damage to any entrant’s or third person’s property related to or resulting from any part of a prize or any part of this Contest.

Release and Indemnity: Each entrant in this Contest, including, without limitation, the winner, hereby releases, indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless the Contest Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death and property arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Contest prize, participation in this Contest and participation in any activity related to this Contest.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE CONTEST PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR/ENTRANT’S ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CONTEST OR THE DOWNLOADING OF MATERIAL RELATED TO AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE CONTEST, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A PARTICIPANT, TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND PURSUE ALL OTHER REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

SPONSOR'S RESERVATION OF RIGHTS.

If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to a force majeure event or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process or otherwise acts in violation of these Official Rules, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Contest.                                                                                                     

GOVERNING LAW.

THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES.

PRIVACY.

Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in the Contest will be collected and used by Sponsor and its designees (i) for the administration and fulfillment of the Contest, (ii) as described in these Official Rules, and (iii) in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy available at https://help.dollarshaveclub.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004873807?rel=footer-privacy?rel=footer-privacy. In addition, by participating in the Contest, entrant agrees that Sponsor may send entrant e-mails relating to Sponsor’s services which may be of interest to entrant. To unsubscribe from Sponsor’s commercial e-mail list, use the unsubscribe link in any commercial e-mail message you receive.

WINNER'S LIST.

For the name of the winner, send an email to [email protected]. Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the Public Announcement Date.

NO WAIVER/SEVERABILITY/RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE CONTEST.

Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Contest at any time.

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