Official Rules


Sponsor: The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., Alameda, CA 94502

Open only to legal residents of the U.S., 18 or over, who received a Contest invitation via email from Sponsor in conjunction with their recent purchase of a The North Face product. Opportunity to enter the Contest is personal to the original recipient of the Contest email invitation and any attempted transfer is void and will not result in Contest entry.

Employees of Sponsor, its agencies (including Bazaarvoice, Inc.) or any entity involved in the development, production or administration of the Contest are not eligible to enter or win the prize. Offered only in the U.S. Void where prohibited by law.

**CONTEST SCHEDULE: Contest starts November 1, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. PT and ends November 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

**HOW TO ENTER. Follow these steps: 
1.  Click on the link in the Contest email invitation or go to www.thenorthface.com and follow the instructions to create an account. (If you already have an account, provide your account email address and password, as prompted.) 
2.  Register for the Contest by providing all required information.
3.  Write an original product review on the designated page of the web site regarding your recent purchase of The North Face gear or apparel. If you like, include an original photo or video as part of your product review. (Submission of a photo/video is not required nor will it increase your chances of winning.)

All entries must be received by November 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

**ENTRY RESTRICTIONS. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. By submitting an entry/product review, you grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sublicenseable right and license to use, perform, exhibit, reproduce and otherwise exploit the entry/product review (including the photo or video, if any) in any and all media, without notice or compensation. Limit of one (1) entry per person per Contest email invitation/The North Face gear/apparel purchase, provided that each The North Face gear/apparel item is different than those which were the subject of previous entries/product reviews.  (By way of example, if you buy more than one (1) daypack and receive multiple Contest email invitations, you should only submit one (1) entry with a product review of a daypack; but, if you buy a daypack and a fleece and receive two (2) Contest email invitations, you may enter the Contest twice – once in conjunction with the daypack purchase and a second time for the fleece purchase.)  Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible/garbled, inaccessible, damaged or misdirected entries or Contest email invitations, all of which are void. Sponsor is also not responsible for (a) programming, electronic, technological, telephonic, network or other malfunction, error or failure which in any way affects or interferes with the operation of the Contest (including the receipt of entries/product reviews/photos or videos) or The North Face web site itself or (b) any mechanical, programming, typographical, printing or other error of any kind affecting a Contest email invitation.

**CONTENT RESTRICTIONS. THE NORTH FACE GEAR/APPAREL MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE PRODUCT REVIEW (INCLUDING THE PHOTO OR VIDEO, IF APPLICABLE) IN FULL ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRODUCT USAGE INSTRUCTIONS; ANY DEVIATION FROM THE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT VOIDING OF ENTRY AND DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CONTEST. Additionally, content of product review and photo or video (if applicable) must be truthful in all material respects, showing actual usage of indicated The North Face product (do not use photo editing software or the like to alter or manipulate the images/product performance as captured by photo or video). Entry will also be deemed void and will be disqualified if product review and photo or video (if applicable) is determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be inappropriate, profane or unfit for publication, to advocate alcohol/drug use, violence or illegal conduct, if it disparages The North Face brand, or violates the rights of any third party (this includes persons identified or depicted in the product review/photo/video and, if applicable, the photographer or videographer [if not you]).  

**WINNER DETERMINATION. On or about December 4, 2015, Sponsor will select the winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries/product reviews received.  For the avoidance of doubt, provided that the product review/photo or video (if applicable) is in compliance with these Official Rules, the content of the product review/photo or video (if applicable) will not be taken into account in selecting the prize winner. Potential winner will be contacted via e-mail and may also be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where legal) and/or documents confirming/perfecting/effecting Sponsor’s ownership rights in the entry/product review (perhaps including permissions from third parties)  and/or additional representations/warranties as to the accuracy of product review, within (3) business days. If winner cannot be contacted for any reason, is determined to be ineligible or is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected from among all remaining eligible entries received for the random drawing.  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules & decisions of Sponsor and its agencies, which are final & binding in all respects.

**PRIZE (1): $500 The North Face gift card, redeemable on-line at www.thenorthface.com or at The North Face retail store locations. Use of e-gift card subject to terms/conditions indicated thereon. Prize is not transferable. No prize substitution permitted. Applicable taxes on prize (if any) and unspecified expenses related on acceptance/use of prize are winner’s sole responsibility.

**CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. By accepting prize, where legal, winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image for advertising/trade/publicity purposes by Sponsor and its designees without further compensation or notice. By participating, entrant releases and agrees to hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents (including Bazaarvoice, Inc.), from any and all liability arising from the Contest or acceptance, receipt or use/misuse of the prize. If Contest cannot be conducted as originally planned due to any cause beyond Sponsor’s control (e.g., computer virus or act of fraud), Sponsor may cancel/suspend/modify Contest and pick the winner from among all eligible entries/product reviews received prior to and/or after action taken by Sponsor or otherwise in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules; Sponsor will notify all registered entrants of such action via email. Tampering with Contest, Contest email invitations, The North Face web site, violation of these Official Rules or any attempt to defraud Sponsor will result in disqualification; but, disqualification shall not represent the sole remedy available to Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Rules is NOT a waiver of such provision. Any dispute or claim regarding the Contest will be resolved pursuant to the internal, substantive law of the State of California. Any such dispute/claim must be brought individually (NOT as part of a class action) in federal or state court in Alameda County, California with recovery being limited to one’s actual costs in participating in the Contest with all damages or other forms of recovery being expressly waived.

**WINNER’S LIST. For name of winner (first name, last initial), send an e-mail request to tnfsupport@vfc.com with “REVIEW & WIN WINNER” in the subject line. Winner’s List will be available after December 4, 2015; winner’s list request must be received by December 11, 2015.