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Disney Babble Holiday Blog Post Contest Official Rules



  • 1. SPONSOR: Disney Online, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521 (“Sponsor“).

  • 2. ADMINISTRATOR: Ventura Associates International LLC, 60 East 42 Street, New York, NY 10165, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding with respect to this contest (“Contest“).

  • 3. ENTRY/DETERMINATION OF WINNERS: During the period commencing at 10:01 A.M., December 11, 2012, and ending at 4:00 P.M., December 18, 2012 (“Entry Period“), you may enter this Contest on Babble.com (” Website”) to compete for one (1) prize (“Grand Prize”).
    To enter, you must (1) write a comment on a blog post about the Contest, (2) sign in with your email address, and (3) comment must include the family you are nominating and why you think that family deserves to win the giveaway (“Contest Entry”). To protect the privacy of nominated families, your nomination cannot disclose their personal information (address, phone number, email address). You may not comment via the Facebook social plug in. You must provide a valid email address as you will be contacted at that email address if you are a potential winner. The Grand Prize winner (“Winner”) will be selected by a panel of judges (“Panel“) from all valid Entries received for the Contest by applying the following judging criteria: 50% for suitability of topic (relevance of subject matter), and 50% for originality (collectively, “Criteria“). The Panel’s decision is final. The Winner must be willing to be showcased on the Website.
    You may enter the Contest as many times as you want as long as each Entry is different. You may not resubmit the same Entry.Only a valid email address (“Address”) will be accepted in order to enter, as determined solely by Administrator. For purposes of these Rules, all times and days are Eastern Standard Time, and Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device. Normal internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply. It is your sole responsibility to notify Administrator in writing if you change your Address. The selection of Winner and awarding of the prize is subject to the eligibility and forfeiture provisions set forth below.

  • 4. LICENSES AND REPRESENTATIONS:Entry Materials” include: [1] all information and material submitted by you in connection with these Contests, including the Entry and all other forms, contracts or releases required to be submitted by you as a contestant, whether required by Administrator prior to or after Entry; [2] your name, likeness, image and biographical data as contained in or reflected by the Entry and [3] all photographs, artwork, writings, statements, dramatic materials, ideas, quotations and any other intellectual properties created by you in connection with this Contest, and, if not created by you, you have received permission from the author of the Entry to submit as an Entry, whether submitted to Administrator or not, including the Entry. All material owned by Sponsor or its respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies; the sponsoring, administering, advertising, promotional and fulfillment agencies of each of them (individually and collectively, “Entities“), including but not limited to any copyright, trademark, picture, logo, title art or other intellectual property, shall remain their respective property and you shall acquire no rights therein by virtue of this Contest.Except as specifically provided herein, by being selected as the potential winner in the Contest, you will (or if you are not the author, you have obtained permission from the author to) grant to Sponsor, its licensees, affiliates, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable (in whole or part) worldwide license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights and other intellectual property rights you own or control to use, reproduce, transmit, display, exhibit, distribute, index, comment on, modify, create derivative works based upon, perform and otherwise exploit such Entry Materials, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised (including but not limited to), on Sponsor’s websites, on the Website, on third party web sites, on Sponsor’s broadcast and cable networks and stations, on Sponsor’s broadband and wireless platforms, products and services, on physical media, and in theatrical release), for any and all purposes including entertainment, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, all without further notice to you, with or without attribution, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity (“Submissions License“).

    By being selected as the potential winner and having submitted the Entry Materials for an Entry in this Contest, you represent and warrant to Administrator that: [1] you own or have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and permissions, without the need for any permission from or payment to any other person or entity, to exploit, and to authorize the Entities to exploit, such Entry Materials in all manners contemplated by the Website’s Terms of Use Agreement (“TOU”) and these Rules (including the Submissions License); [2] no person or entity other than you (or the author if you are not the author) has any right, title or interest in and to any part of the Entry Materials and [3] you are not subject to any agreement or arrangement that would interfere with your entering this Contest and granting all the rights granted hereunder or that would conflict with any other documentation required hereunder. The TOU and these Rules (including the Submissions License) do not limit any past or future grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments and waivers you may have made or make with respect to the Entry Materials.

    By being selected as the potential winner and having submitted the Entry Materials for Entry in this Contest, you further represent and warrant to Administrator that the Entry Materials and everything depicted therein: [1] conform to the Website’s TOU and these Rules; [2] are original and created by you (or the author if you are not the author) and do not originate from a magazine, newspaper or other commercial or proprietary source; [3] have not previously been submitted in a sweepstakes or contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means other than as a post on a blog; [4] do not contain material which is (or promote activities which are) defamatory, libelous, abusive, harassing, threatening, an invasion of a right of privacy of another person, bigoted, hateful, racially offensive, discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), violent (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), vulgar, obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit, harmful or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity, profane, offensive or otherwise objectionable as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion; [5] do not contain material which is (or promote activities which are) illegal or encourage or advocate illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them (including Entry Material that is, or represents an attempt to engage in, child pornography, stalking, sexual assault, fraud, trafficking in obscene or stolen material, underage drinking, drug dealing and/or drug abuse, harassment, computer hacking, theft, or conspiracy to commit any criminal activity) or otherwise unlawful as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion; [6] do not infringe, contain intellectual property that infringes (e.g., trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, sculptures, props, costumes, backgrounds or other material), or otherwise violate any right of a third party including: (a) copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or contractual rights, (b) right of privacy (specifically, you must not distribute another person’s personal information of any kind without their express permission) or publicity; or (c) any confidentiality obligation; [7] are not commercial, business-related, advertisements or offers to sell any products or services (whether or not for profit); [8] do not solicit others (including solicitations for contributions or donations); [9] do not contain viruses or other harmful components, or otherwise tamper with, impair or damage Sponsor’s websites or any connected network, or otherwise interfere with any entity’s use or enjoyment of Sponsor’s websites; [10] generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of these Contests; [11] do not violate any specific restrictions applicable to a public forum on the Website, including its age restrictions and procedures, and [12] are not antisocial, disruptive, or destructive, including “flaming,” “spamming,” “flooding,” “trolling,” and “griefing” as those terms are commonly understood and used on the internet. Administrator may, in its sole discretion, disqualify and remove any Entry or contestant that Administrator deems to be in violation of these Licenses and Representations at any time.

  • 5. LIMITATIONS: There is no limit to the number of Entries you can submit as long as each Entry is different. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the Address is registered. Entries by any method other than set forth in Paragraph 3 above are void. Any use of automated or programmed methods of effecting Entry is prohibited. This Contest is open only to people who are in compliance with the TOU and who are legal residents physically located within the 50 United States or District of Columbia (“Territory“) and who are not minors at the time of Entry (as defined by state of primary residence, “Minor“). Employees, consultants, independent contractors, agents or interns who have, within the past six months, performed services for any of the Entities, their household members and immediate family members, are not eligible to participate in these Contests. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses.Neither the Entities, nor any of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives (individually and collectively, “Releasees”) are responsible for Entries from persons residing, or physically located, outside the Territory; or Entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misdirected, multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules; or for inaccurate or incomplete capture online of Contest Entry information (including the Official Entry Form); lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; miscommunications; failed phone, computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention; traffic congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions; undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering; insufficient space in your email account to receive email; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Releasees. Each of such potential Entries will be disqualified; and any attempt by a person to use multiple Addresses or identities to register more than once may result in disqualification at Administrator’s sole discretion. Administrator is not obligated to communicate with any contestant during the duration of this Contest. Void where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations. Please review these Rules and the TOU carefully; however, in the event of a conflict between these Rules and the TOU, these Rules will control. Administrator may, in its sole discretion, disqualify and remove any Entry or contestant that Administrator deems to be in violation of these Limitations at any time.

  • 6. PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize: Includes the following items: iGrill $80, Belkin Wemo, $100, Skylander Giants (dolls, individual), $60, Skylander Giants variety pack (Wii), $75, My First Year Poster, $40, The Milestones Poster, $45, J earbuds – 1D, Star Wars, $10, Fred/ Party People Chopsticks, $10, FunnyBone Toys hat, $10, Bobbi Toads shoes, $50, Ooga Silicone Spoon, $6Guava Mitts by Guava Kids, $12, Repac reusable bag, $10, Fun with Felt toy, $15. Handstand Kids Cooking Kit with book, $25, Princeton Tech LED headlamp, $30, Giggle Basics hat, pants and T-shirts, $70, Barefoot Dreams booted pjs, $70, Zutano hat, pajama set, $60, Cranium Brain Breaks, $10, Christmas Cookie Contest in a Box, $5, Ergobaby Pouch with leash, $30, M3 Master Moves Mickey, $70, Orbit Baby Tote Bag, $10, Nuk Trendline Bottle, $15, Nuk Trendline Learner Cup, $10, Nuk pacifiers, $30, Nuk toothpaste and toothbrush combo, $10, Blink’d Temporary Ear Tattoo package, $5, Matchbox Dino Adventure Squad , $40, Hot wheels ballistiks super 6 shooter, $15, MegaBloks Barbie Build ‘n Style! Fashion Boutique, $28, MegaBloks Barbie Build ‘n Style! Convertible, $17, Barbie i can be… Pet Vet, $14, Barbie i can be… Architect, $14, Barbie i can be… Fashion Designer, $14, Barbie Stardoll, $21, Barbie: The Princess and The Popstar DVD, $15, Barbie Design and Dress Studio, $25, Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2, $15, Barbie the Princess and the Popstar Musical Light Up Castle, $50, Waterpik Medallion Showerhead, $40, Wreck-It Ralph Smash Hands, $25, Disney Princess Doll Collection, $80, Emporer Zurg and Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure Set, $30, Cinderella Animator’s Doll Set, $30, Mickey and Minnie Holiday Plush, $10, Zing Toys ZeeBeez, $3, Zing Toys Z-Tek Cross Bow, $2, Zing Toys Pop Rocketz, $5, Rockboard Radiate Light-Up Skateboard, $100, Ridemakerz 1:48 Scale Swap Set, $20, Ridemakerz 1:18 Scale XL Kit, $35, Erector Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Star playlet, $18, Erector Gears of War Armadillo hybrid vehicle, $28, EB Brands The ORB flying Alien R/C, $50, EB Brands Cell Lock-Up, $20, Wonderworld Wonder Glow Blocks, $23, Wonderworld Peek A Boo Ball, $11, The Wish Factory iPoppin Music Accessories – ear buds + charms, $20, The Wish Factory 1D (One Direction) Assortment – keychains, mini dolls, necklaces, etc., $30, Cloud B Tranquil Turtle, $50, Kid Constructions Choice of Plane, Dozer or Princess Carriage, $25, Floppets Petlands and Munchkin Monsters, $20, Sound ‘n’ Light AnimatronicsTalking Friends Talk Back Tom, $35, Sound ‘n’ Light Animatronics Choice of Cuddle Barn: Moos Like Jagger, $30, Power Popper- hog wild, $17, pottery barn anywhere chair, $120,  Disney Baby THE LION KING-themed Premier ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat™ (from Kids II), $90, Disney Baby THE LION KING-themed Premier Pounce & Play™ (from Kids II), $70, Disney Baby THE LION KING-themed Comfort & Harmony™ mombo™ deluxe nursing pillow (from Kids II), $55, THE LION KING Nala 11″ Plush, $20, Disney Cuddly Bodysuit™ – THE LION KING “Future King” 3-Pack, $14, THE LION KING – Simba’s king-sized play gym, $70, Anywhere Chairs from Pottery Barn Kids, $120, FireFly Light-up Toothbrushes for Kids, $19, Piggy Paint Nail Polishes for little girls, $50, EyeDoll Chatter, $75, ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets, $100, MR. POTATO HEAD SPUDBOB SQUAREPANTS Character, $10, SPIDER-MAN STUNTACULAR SPEED LOOP Playset, $27, LET’S ROCK COOKIE MONSTER KEYBOARD, $20, POPPIN’ PARK GIRAFFALAFF TUMBLETOP Set, $10, PLAY-DOH 24 PACK OF COLORS, $13, Spy Evidence Kit (from the Spy Museum Store), $22, Spy Audio Recorder Pen (from the Spy Museum Store), $25, Spy Multi-Too (from the Spy Museum Store)l, $14, The Beard-Mask Hat (from the Spy Museum Store), $30, The Real Spy’s Guide to Becoming a Spy book (from the Spy Museum Store), $18, Rubik’s Cube Safe (from the Spy Museum Store), $15, and a few select kids t-shirts from the Spy Museum Store $32.. ARV: $3, 037. The prize award is subject to Administrator’s verification of eligibility and compliance with the TOU and these Rules. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the Winner’s responsibility. Any depiction of the prize is for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect actual prize won. Prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable, except to a surviving spouse residing in the same household. No substitution allowed except, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. Prize elements may not be separated. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Prize will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible Entries are received, and prize is validly claimed by January 30, 2013, after which no alternate winners will be selected, nor unclaimed prizes awarded.

  • 7. PROCEDURES: Entries in the Contest will only be accepted during the Entry Period. The potential winner will be selected by the Panel on the basis of the Criteria from all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period (“Winner Selection”).

  • 8. WINNER: Immediately after the Winner Selection, a potential winner will be notified at the email provided at Entry. At the sole discretion of Administrator, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: [1] potential winner’s failure to respond to notification within two (2) business days after its transmission; [2] the return of an email notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts; [3] potential winner’s failure to provide Administrator with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; [4] potential winner’s failure to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release within five (5) business days after it is mailed; [5] potential winner’s failure to validly claim any prize by January 30, 2013; [6] any other non-compliance with these Rules or the TOU. In the event of a prize forfeiture, Administrator may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner. All taxes, expenses, costs and fees associated with the receipt or use of the prize are solely the responsibility of the winner.

  • 9. TIED ENTRIES: In the event of a tie in the Judging, tied Entries will be re-judged by the Panel using one or more of the Criteria.

  • 10. PRIVACY POLICY/DATA COLLECTION: All personal information provided by you for this Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at http://disney.go.com/corporate/privacy/pp_wdig.html (“Privacy Policy”).

  • 11. CONDITIONS: By submitting the Entry Materials for an Entry in this Contest and/or accepting any prize you may win, you agree that: [1] you will be bound by the TOU, Rules and Sponsor’s/Administrator’s decisions, which shall be final and binding in all respects; [2] you release and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the Entry, selection or use of an Entry or from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of any prize; participation in these Contests or in any Contest-related activity or travel or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Contest information; [3] the Releasees do not make any representation, warranty, or guarantee, express or implied, relating to this Contest or the prize; [4] winner’s acceptance of the prize constitutes the grant to Sponsor and assigns of an unconditional right to use winner’s name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph, biographical and prize information, statements about these Contests and/or live and taped performances of interviews for any programming, publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law; [5] in the event viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, Acts of God, acts or regulations of any governmental or supra-national authority, war, national emergency, accident, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of terrorism or other matters beyond Administrator’s reasonable control, corrupt, prevent or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Contest, so that it cannot be conducted as originally planned, Administrator has the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Rules, Entry mechanisms for this Contest (including the systems used to conduct the Entry and selection process), the Entry Period, winner selection/judging process and prize award procedures or to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend the Contest; and in such event, to select the winner by such method as Administrator in its sole discretion shall consider equitable; [6] the Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to: errors in advertising, Rules, selection and announcement of the winner and distribution of the prize; [7] any portion of the prize not accepted or used by the winner will be forfeited; [8] the Releasees are not responsible for any inability of the winner to accept or use the prize (or any portion thereof) for any reason; [9] Administrator has the right, at any time in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it suspects: to be doing any of the following: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the Entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Website; (b) violating these Rules; (c) violating the TOU, privacy policy or any other terms, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Contest property or service; (d) acting in bad faith, in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or (e) for any other good cause as determined solely by the Administrator; [10] since any attempt by any individual to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of these Rules as well as criminal and civil laws, and should Administrator believe or become aware that such an attempt has been, is being, or will be made, it has the right to seek remedies and damages from any responsible individuals to the fullest extent permitted by law, including without limitation criminal prosecution; [11] all disputes, claims and causes of action at law or in equity (individually, a “Claim”) arising out of or relating to the Contest, the meaning or interpretation of these Rules or a prize to be awarded shall be resolved by applying the laws of California, without regard to conflict of laws provisions therein, and shall be solely and exclusively brought in the state or federal courts within that state; [12] any Claims shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; [13] any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event shall include attorneys’ fees, and under no circumstances will any contestant be permitted to obtain awards for, and he/she hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; [14] the Releasees are not responsible for the cancellation, postponement or unavailability of any element of the prize, and if such occurs, the missing element will be substituted with something of equal or greater value;

  • 12. RULES & WINNER’S LIST: For the name of the winner (after January 15, 2013, and/or Rules (before December 18, 2012), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Disney Babble.com Contest Winner’s List Requests, c/o Ventura Associates, Dept. VP, 60 East 42 Street, NY, NY 10165, designating either winners’ list or Rules.

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