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OFFICIAL RULES FOR #ZOJIRUSHIHAPPY30THGIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

1. Sweepstakes Description: The Zojirushi #ZOJIRUSHIHAPPY30THGIVEAWAY Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Zojirushi America Corporation (the “Sponsor”). The Sponsor will award one Prize per day, for a total of thirty (30) prizes, as detailed in these Official Rules and in the Prizes section below (each, a “Daily Giveaway”).

Entry into the Sweepstakes will occur through the following online platforms, as described in these Official Rules and as described further in the applicable Daily Post, as that term is defined in Section 5 below:
  (a) Sponsor’s Twitter account (@ZojirushiUSA);
  (b) Sponsor’s Facebook account (facebook.com/ZOJIRUSHIUSA);
  (c) Sponsor’s Instagram account (@ZojirushiAmerica);
  (d) Sponsor’s e-newsletter “Zojirushi 101”
(http://zojirushi.com/mailmagazine/101toppage.html); and
  (e) Sponsor’s Corporate Blog (www.zojirushi.com/blog).
     
Together, the online platforms listed in (a)-(e) in the preceding sentence are referred to as the Sponsor’s “Platforms,” or each, a “Platform,” in these Official Rules.

2. Sweepstakes Term: The Sweepstakes begins on April 1, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time ("PDT") and ends on April 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PDT (the "Sweepstakes Term").

3. Eligibility: No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years or older and residing in the United States at the time of entry; however, the Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of the Sponsor or of H&Y Planning Inc., or their parent and affiliate companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employees, are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

4. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

5. How to Enter the Sweepstakes: During each day of the Sweepstakes Term, the Sponsor will post specific instructions for entry into that day’s Daily Giveaway (the “Daily Posts”) on one of the Sponsor’s Platforms. The Daily Post will describe the specific Prize for that Daily Giveaway. Each Daily Post need not be made by the Sponsor on all Platforms or more than one Platform. Subject to further instructions included in each Daily Post, which may create additional requirements for entry, entrants may enter the Sweepstakes by responding to the Sponsor’s Daily Post on the same Platform used for the Daily Post by 11:59 p.m. PDT on the same day as the Daily Post was posted by the Sponsor.

Entrants may enter one (1) time in response to each Daily Post, for a total of no more than 30 separate entries during the Sweepstakes Term. Duplicate entries by the same person or using the same account on a given Platform in response to the same Daily Post will NOT be accepted. In addition, no mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. All entries must comply with the terms of use of the Platform used for the Daily Post. Incomplete entries and entries that do not comply with these Official Rules and any further instructions contained in the Daily Post will not be considered. All entries become the property of Sponsor and are subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at https://www.zojirushi.com/privacypolicy.html.

Each entry in response to a Daily Post:

  Must be the entrant’s own work;
  Must not include any private information of a third party such as name, address, phone number, or email address;
  Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  Must not contain text or other material not created by entrant, except that the entrant may quote or paraphrase something that the person highlighted in the submission said or wrote with their permission;
  Must not disparage the Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes;
  Must not contain material that the Sponsor deems to be inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  Must not contain material that the Sponsor deems to promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or to promote discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to state law.
     
6. Drawing and Notification: The winner of each Daily Giveaway will be selected at random (each, a “Winner”). Entries do not cumulate for the Daily Giveaways; a Winner for each Daily Giveaway will be selected at random only from the entries submitted in response to the applicable Daily Post. The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received in response to the Daily Post. Eligible entrants may only win one daily prize.

Each Winner will receive a notification after submitting his/her entry stating he/she has won a particular Prize. Winners will be contacted via public response or direct message on the same Platform used for the applicable Daily Post. Each Winner will have 24 hours to respond and follow the directions provided. Each Winner will be required to provide the following information to the Sponsor: first/last name, email address, street address, city, state, and zip code. The Sponsor will only ship Prizes to addresses within the United States. If a Winner fails to respond or to provide the requested information by the deadline, the Winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the Prize. In such case, the Sponsor reserves the right to select a secondary Winner.

7. Prizes: The following chart lists the 30 items, and their approximate retail values, that will be the Prizes in the Daily Giveaways. Only one of the following Prizes will be offered in each Daily Giveaway. The Sponsor reserves the right to choose which Prize will be offered in each Daily Giveaway, and will specify such Prize in the applicable Daily Post.

Prize ARP
BB-CEC20 $270.00
BB-SSC10 $330.00
CD-LFC30 $170.00
CD-WCC30 $140.00
EA-BDC10 $110.00
EA-BDC10, EA-YBC01 $160.00
EC-BD15 $90.00
EC-YSC100 $160.00
NP-GBC05 $280.00
NP-HCC10 $330.00
NS-LGC05 $150.00
NS-TSC10 $180.00
SL-GRE18 $45.00
SL-JAE14YF $42.50
SL-NCE09 $34.00
SM-KB48TM $25.00
SM-KHE48 x 2 $50.00
SM-SA60BA $28.00
SM-SC60AV $31.50
SM-YAE48GA $30.00
SV-HA50AX $25.00
SW-EAE50XA/PS $29.00
SW-GCE36 x 2 $55.00
SX-DA60 x 2 $28.00
Zojirushi Apron $20.00
Zojirushi Apron $20.00
Zojirushi Dough Scraper $10.00
Zojirushi Masu $10.00
Zojirushi Recycle Tote Bag $20.00
Zo-san Flash Light $10.00

The Sweepstakes includes a total of 30 Prizes. The total approximate retail value of all Prizes is $2883. Each Prize includes the shipment, if applicable, and delivery of the Prize to the Winner. Prizes do not include any other items, expenses or any applicable federal, state or local taxes. Each Winner is solely responsible for all other costs and expenses associated with receipt of the Prize, including but not limited to federal, state and local taxes and any other expenses. Prize values may fluctuate based on demand and availability. In the event a Winner elects not to accept the Prize, the Winner is not entitled to any other form of compensation. In the event a Winner elects not to use all designated Prize components, the Winner will not be afforded any additional compensation or exchange therefore. Sponsor will ship or have delivered each Prize to each Winner within three (3) to four (4) weeks after confirming Winner eligibility and receiving the Affidavit and Release executed by the Winner, if required, as detailed below.

Prize components to be selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each Prize is subject to availability and is subject to restrictions. There is no substitution or cash equivalent of any Prize except at Sponsor’s sole discretion due to unavailability of the Prize for any reason and only then for a Prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor is responsible only for Prize delivery. Sponsor is not responsible for Prize utility, quality or other attributes. No Prize is transferable or assignable to another party. Limit one Prize per household.

Winners may also be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility and where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, as conditions of receiving a Prize. Failure to comply with the aforementioned conditions shall be grounds for forfeiture of a Prize.

8. Privacy: Each Winner agrees to use of his or her name, likeness, photograph, biographical information, information publicly available on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and/or Prize information by Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world and in perpetuity, without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law. Nothing shall obligate Sponsor to so use or engage in any of the above advertising or promotion.

Except as noted above, your participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes your consent for Sponsor and Administrator to use your personal information only for the purpose of administering the Promotion and awarding the prizes, unless you have opted to receive e-mail communications from Sponsor. For the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, please visit http://zojirushi.com/privacypolicy.html

9. General: By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant warrants that: (a) the entrant has read, understood and followed The Zojirushi #ZOJIRUSHIHAPPY30THGIVEAWAY Sweepstakes Official Rules; (b) the entrant agrees to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor; and (c) the entrant is eligible under these Sweepstakes Official Rules. Each potential Winner and his/her entry may be subject to verification and investigation before being awarded any Prize. In the event there are not enough eligible entries during the Sweepstakes Term, or if or if not all Prizes are accepted, Sponsor is not responsible to award more Prizes than eligible entries received during the Term or Prizes accepted. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by California law. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (a) if a dispute arises from or relates to the Sweepstakes and if the dispute cannot be settled through direct discussions, the entrant and Sponsor (the “Parties”) agree to make a good faith effort to settle the dispute through mediation. Any settlement through mediation shall be binding upon the Parties. Upon failure to resolve the dispute through mediation, the remaining dispute shall be settled by binding arbitration administered by an arbitrator through a reputable arbitration association such as the American Arbitration Association. All disputes shall be mediated and arbitrated in Los Angeles County and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event shall there be a claim or award of attorneys’ fees or costs; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain, 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 BE APPLICABLE TO EACH ENTRANT AND/OR WINNER.

In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who submitted a winning entry, the authorized account holder of the email account associated with that entry will be deemed the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned an email address by an internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Said owner must comply with these Official Rules, be the person who completed the act of entering, and, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may be required to provide proof of ownership of the email account.

10. Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes materials, or for any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of entries in the Sweepstakes or actions taken via the Sweepstakes Application. Sponsor has no liability or responsibility for entrant’s participation in or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to entrant’s or any other person’s computer equipment, smart phone or mobile device resulting from participation or attempted participation in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any incomplete, misdirected, late, or lost entries, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, garbled or corrupted data transmitted, unavailability or inaccessibility of the Platform(s), theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or entry data, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic or Internet connectivity or other online or telephone network communication problems, errors or limitations of any Internet or telephone service providers, servers, hosts or other providers, failure of any online transmissions to be sent or received, traffic congestion on the Internet or the Platform(s), or failure of the Daily Posts to operate in accordance with these Official Rules. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event that proper administration of the Sweepstakes is prevented by such causes as contemplated above, Sponsor will pick the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries which comply with these Official Rules which are received by Sponsor prior to such action. Entrants agree that Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Instagram, Inc., and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, and each of the foregoing entity’s respective officers, managers, members, directors, employees, representatives and agents, and any other person or entity related in any way to this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any and all liability, including but not limited to any death, injury, loss or damage of any kind, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Prize, participation or attempted participation in this Sweepstakes, or while traveling to, preparing for or participating in any Prize-related activity. The Sweepstakes Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property in connection with the entry into this Sweepstakes, participation with the Sweepstakes Application, and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use of the Prize, or any portion thereof, awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of any of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

CAUTION: ANY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

11. Inquiries or Questions: For any inquiries or questions regarding this Sweepstakes, including any request for the names of Winners, must be sent by a written request together with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Zojirushi #ZOJIRUSHIHAPPY30THGIVEAWAY Sweepstakes, c/o Zojirushi America Corporation, 19310 Pacific Gateway Dr., Suite 101, Torrance, CA 90502. Requests must be received within ninety (90) days after the end of the Sweepstakes Term.

12. Administration: Sponsor reserves the right to administer this Sweepstakes in its sole discretion in compliance with all applicable laws. Copyright ©2017 Zojirushi America Corporation. All rights reserved. Entrants acknowledge that the Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and hereby releases Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram of all liability and claims in connection with this Sweepstakes. Any other trademarks used in this Sweepstakes or in these Official Rules are used for Prize identification purposes ONLY and are the properties of their respective owners.