2016 Contest

Official Rules


Eligibility: The War on Butter 2016 Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (or the District of Columbia) who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Nominating and voting is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states (or D.C.) who are 18 years or older at the time of voting. Employees and non- employee workers of Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools dba Organic Valley and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents, and any agencies or other companies involved in the development or execution of the Contest or production or distribution of Contest materials (the "Promotional Parties"), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such person are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law.

Sponsor: Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools dba Organic Valley, 1 Organic Way, La Farge, WI 54639.

Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein, and winners are subject to the Official Rules of this Contest. In the event that any winner is found to be in violation of these Official Rules or is otherwise determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be ineligible, Sponsor may revoke the butter sculpture of winner’s likeness.  

Timing: The Contest begins on November 15, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. Central Time ("CT") and ends on December 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. CT (the "Promotion Period").

How to Enter Nominate Yourself or Another Person:

Visit www.organicvalley.coop/war-on-butter to nominate yourself, or another person (subject to the Eligibility requirements explained above.) To nominate yourself, use your valid twitter handle.  To nominate someone else, send this person’s twitter handle to Sponsor, Sponsor will then send a notification offering him/her the ability to accept the nomination by logging into Twitter, or decline by not undertaking any activity. By accepting the nomination, that person will also be accepting these Rules.  Make sure you have permission from anyone whom you nominate.

The twitter profile photo or the photo the nominee submits must be of himself/herself, no other person(s) may be in the photo, and it must be in Sponsor’s sole judgement capable of serving as the basis for a sculpture of a head.  The nomination will be void if the photo does not meet all these requirements.  

Public Voting. The twitter handles for all nominees and photo associated with each handle will be posted and available for public voting at www.organicvalley.coop/war-on-butter. Members of the public who meet the eligibility criteria explained above may vote. Each person may vote 1 time per day during the Promotion Period.  Multiple votes received from any person in excess of the stated number will be void.

The Winners. The Sponsor will tabulate the Votes. The Winners are the four persons who receive the greatest number of valid votes from the public, and who satisfy all of the rules (“Qualified Winner”).  A Qualified Winner will be notified on the following dates:

November 16 – Choose and announce winner #1 @ 12 pm ET
November 18 – Choose and announce winner #2 @ 12 pm ET
November 22 – Choose and announce winner #3 @ 12 pm ET
December 15 – Choose and announce winner #4 @ 12 pm ET

The twitter handle and twitter profile image will be used pursuant to the permission granted below, unless Qualified Winner  notifies Sponsor  within four hours of being contacted by Sponsor in order for Sponsor to use  a photo for a butter sculpture other than  the profile Twitter image. Additional requirements and restrictions l may be included in the notification in order to be a Qualified Winner.

Sponsor will announce the Qualified Winners on www.organicvalley.coop/war-on-butter

The Qualified Winners will each have the likeness of his or head carved into a sculpture of ORGANIC VALLEY BUTTER, with a live demonstration of the carving, and name displayed on www.organicvalley.coop/war-on-butter.

No prize will be awarded in connection with the Contest, and carving of the butter sculpture does not have a retail value. If the Qualified Winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within one (1) day, an alternate winner may be selected.

Permission Granted.  (1) By nominating yourself, or (2) by accepting a nomination from another person: you give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable, assignable, perpetual, non- exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display your name, twitter handle, and twitter profile image, and likeness in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form (including an image carved in butter), media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant and/or nominee will sign documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant and/or nominee is granting to use his or her name and likeness in the butter carving demonstration.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible or misdirected. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized twitter account holder.

Restrictions on Voting. Multiple votes received from any person or email address in excess of the stated number will be void. Any attempt by a voter to obtain more than the stated number of votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, by using any automated program, by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods, may void those votes result in disqualification.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select alternate winners if the voting appears to have been tampered with or manipulated in any way.

General Conditions: If for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, operation, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, and select the winners, from the entries received, prior to the action taken or in other such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Release and Limitations of Liability: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Contest,  entrant  agrees  to  release  and  hold  harmless  Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools dba Organic Valley its subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective agents and agencies,  promotional partners, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing or judging of entries or Submissions; (e) late, lost, or undeliverable mail; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Disputes: Each entrant and each winner agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or its associated winner selection and/or notification shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin or the appropriate Wisconsin State Court located in Dane County, Wisconsin; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Wisconsin or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Wisconsin.

Winner List: For a winner list, visit www.organicvalley.coop/war-on-butter. The list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

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