THE NORTH FACE x ONLINE CERAMICS SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 

 

Sponsor: The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, LLC, Denver, CO 80202. 

 

Open only to legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older. Employees of The North Face, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, or of any agencies/entities involved in the development, production or administration of the Sweepstakes are not eligible to enter or win the prize. Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States.  Void where prohibited by law.

 

1.    SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on April 28, 2022 on or after 6:00 a.m. ET (depending when the Sweepstakes message has been posted, as discussed below) and ends on May 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.    

 

2.    HOW TO ENTER: 

 

First, log into your public Instagram account and follow the official The North Face Instagram account, www.instagram.com/thenorthface (@thenorthface) [if you do not already].  Comment on the Sweepstakes post by tagging one (1) friend who would love to win The North Face Online Ceramics collection (or  “Collection”), along with the hashtag #OnlineCeramicsSweepstakes.   

 

**If you like, in addition to tagging a friend, you may include other content in your comment. For example, why your friend would love to win the Collection. While doing so is not required and will not increase your chances of winning the prize, any such additional content must be in compliance with the restrictions set forth in Rule 4 below in order to result in Sweepstakes entry.   

 

By participating, entrant agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

 

 

3. ENTRY RESTRICTIONS:

 

(a)   YOUR COMMENT MUST INCLUDE THE HASHTAG #ONLINECERAMICSSWEEPSTAKES, SO AS TO DENOTE THAT IN POSTING A COMMENT YOU ARE ENTERING A CONSUMER SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTION SPONSORED BY THE NORTH FACE TO ADVERTISE ITS OUTDOOR APPAREL AND GEAR AS WELL AS THE NORTH FACE CERAMICS COLLECTION. IF HASHTAG IS INCOMPLETE, INCORRECT OR OMITTED, YOUR ENTRY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED EVEN IF IT IS OTHERWISE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

 

(b)  The tagged friend must be someone personally known to you and who has consented to being tagged by you prior to entry. DO NOT TAG A PUBLIC FIGURE UNLESS YOU KNOW THEM PERSONALLY.    

 

(c)   To the best of your knowledge and belief, the tagged friend must also be eligible for the Sweepstakes and interested in The North Face outdoor apparel and gear (as well as the Collection). 

 

(d)  Only one (1) friend may be tagged in the comment (if MORE THAN one (1) friend is tagged or if no friends are tagged, posting of comment will not result in Sweepstakes entry.)  

 

(e)  Comment must appear on The North Face Instagram account page in reply to the Sweepstakes message. If posted on one’s own Instagram account (or elsewhere), comment will NOT result in Sweepstakes entry even if it is otherwise in compliance with these Official Rules.  

 

(f)    Limit of one (1) entry per person, regardless of the number of comments posted. (A given Instagram account may only be used by one [1] person to enter the Sweepstakes; a person may, however, submit an entry him/herself as well as being the tagged friend of one [1] or more other entrants.) Violation of this limit may result in disqualification of all entries.

 

(g)   In the event of a dispute, the owner of the Instagram account used to submit the entry (i.e., post the comment in response to the Sweepstakes message), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be deemed to be the entrant.  

 

(h)  For optimal use of the Instagram platform, a compatible mobile device is required so that the Instagram app may be downloaded.  Standard message and data rates and/or wireless Internet access charges may apply when participating in the Sweepstakes via the Instagram app or otherwise accessing the Instagram platform via mobile device.  You may be charged by your wireless carrier in conjunction with Sweepstakes entry. Be sure to check your wireless carrier's pricing plan before participating in the Sweepstakes via mobile device. Wireless Internet access may not be available in all areas. 

 

4. ENTRY RESTRICTIONS-- ADDITIONAL CONTENT OF COMMENT:  

(a)   Posting of comment also will not result in Sweepstakes entry if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that additional content in comment (if applicable):  

(I)             violates or infringes upon the rights of any party (including copyright, trademark, right of privacy, right of publicity), including but not limited to the rights of the tagged friend;

(II)           is not relevant to the Sweepstakes theme of tagging a friend who is personally known to you and who would love to win the Collection; 

(III)         is inappropriate, obscene, hateful or otherwise unfit for publication;

(IV)         defames or libels tagged friend or any other person;

(V)          discloses personal information (i.e., e-mail address, phone number; excluding 

Instagram handle) of entrant, tagged friend or any other person; 

(VI)         advocates the use of alcohol or drugs, acts of violence or illegal conduct;

(VII)       disparages or damages the goodwill and/or business reputation of The North Face, any of its brands and/or the Collection. 

 

(b)  Grant of Rights in Additional Content.   An individual who posts content in addition to tagging one (1) friend (i.e., the friend who would love to win the Collection) grants to Sponsor and its designees the non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable right and license to use, perform, exhibit, reproduce and/or otherwise exploit the comment in any manner and in any and all distribution channels, venues or media now known or hereafter devised, without further notice or any compensation to such individual; and, such individual agrees to use best efforts to assist Sponsor and its designees in securing a similar grant of rights from the tagged friend upon request and without compensation of any kind. The preceding grant of rights is subject to any rights retained by Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly, Facebook, Inc.) in its Instagram social media platform. Such individual further (a) waives any “Moral Rights of Authors” or similar natural rights of ownership they may have in the comment; and (b) agrees, upon the request of Sponsor and/or its designees and without compensation of any kind, to execute any additional documents so as to effect, record or perfect the grant of rights contemplated by this paragraph.

 

(c)Individuals posting content in addition to tagging one (1) friend also understand and agree that:

 

(I) Sponsor has wide access to ideas, stories and other literary/artistic materials submitted to it from outside sources or being developed by their own employees and that such ideas/stories/literary/artistic materials may be competitive with, similar to (or even identical to) the posted comment and that Sponsor shall have no liability to such individual, the tagged friend or any other party in conjunction therewith; and 

 

(ii) Sponsor does not have any duty of confidentiality or other fiduciary duty to such individual relative such additional content. 

 

ADDITIONAL CONTENT IN A COMMENT REPRESENTS SOLELY THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE APPLICABLE PROSPECTIVE ENTRANT AND DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE NORTH FACE IN ANY MANNER. THE NORTH FACE IS MERELY ENCOURAGING PERSONS TO COMMENT UPON THE SWEEPSTAKES MESSAGE BY TAGGING ONE (1) PERSON WHO WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE COLLECTION AND PERHAPS INCLUDING ADDITIONAL CONTENT; THE NORTH FACE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY SUCH ADDITIONAL CONTENT.  THE NORTH FACE WILL NOT EDIT OR MODIFY ADDITIONAL CONTENT SUBMITTED AS PART OF A COMMENT FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES. 

5. WINNER DETERMINATION: The winner will be selected via random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor on or about May 4, 2022.  To the extent applicable, any additional content included in an entrant's comment (as well as the identification of the tagged friend) will not be taken into account in the winner selection procedure, provided that such additional content is in full compliance with these Official Rules including the content requirements in Rule 4 above. 

 

6. PRIZE (1) -  The North Face x Online Ceramics Prize Pack, consisting of one (1) Eco Trail Sleeping Bag, one (1) Borealis Backpack, and one (1) ballcap. Total Approximate Retail Value: $450.00. Color, style and features of prize elements will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion and are subject to availability. Prize Pack must be accepted in its entirety as awarded or not at all; if declined, winner will not receive any compensation or alternate prize of any kind. For clarity, friend tagged in winner’s entry will not receive any prize.  Prize elements may differ from images in Sweepstakes advertising, including Sweepstakes message posted on @thenorthface; and, Sponsor expressly disclaims any and all liability in conjunction therewith. Prize is not transferable. No prize substitution permitted except by Sponsor due to unavailability of prize/prize element for any reason and only then for prize/prize element of equal or greater value.  Prize is NOT redeemable or exchangeable by winner for cash.  Prize will only be shipped to winner at a street address in the United States; each prize element may be shipped separately. Applicable taxes on prize and unspecified expenses related to acceptance/use of prize are winner’s sole responsibility.  Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.   

 

7.  WINNER NOTIFICATION.  The winner will be notified via direct message on or after date of random drawing as per Rule 5 above. Winner may be required to sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where legal) within three (3) business days of date indicated thereon. If winner cannot be contacted for any reason (including due to privacy settings not allowing Sponsor [@thenorthface] to contact them via direct message), is determined to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules or fails to timely sign/return Declaration/Release (if applicable), the winner will be disqualified, with the winner forfeiting the prize. In the event of disqualification and prize forfeiture, an alternate will be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining, non-winning eligible entries received. 

 

8. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION.  Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, illegible/garbled, inaccessible, blocked, corrupted, damaged or misdirected entries, all of which are void. Sponsor is also not responsible for programming, electronic, technological, telephonic, network or other malfunction, error or failure which in any way affects or interferes with the intended operation of the Sweepstakes; or for entries not timely received or that are not received in a usable format due to filtering by Instagram (or any other cause). By accepting the prize, where legal, winner agrees to the use of his/her name, voice, likeness, Instagram handle and image for advertising/trade/publicity purposes by Sponsor and its designees without further compensation or notice; and, winner agrees to use best efforts to assist Sponsor and its designees in securing a similar grant of rights from the tagged friend upon request and without compensation other than the prize.  By participating, entrant releases and agrees to hold harmless The North Face, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, and the directors, officers, employees and agents of any of the above organizations, as well as Meta Platforms, Inc. from any and all liability arising from the Sweepstakes or the receipt, acceptance, use or misuse of prize (if applicable). If Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as originally planned due to any cause beyond Sponsor’s control (e.g., computer virus, act of fraud, natural disaster), Sponsor may cancel/suspend/modify Sweepstakes and (if feasible) pick the winning entry from among all eligible entries received prior to and/or after the action taken by Sponsor or otherwise in any manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules; notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on @thenorthface. Tampering with Sweepstakes or violation of Rules will result in disqualification; but, disqualification shall not represent the sole remedy available to Sponsor. (By way of example only, tampering includes use of programmed or automated methods of Sweepstakes entry; posting a comment that violates the rights of tagged friend or other third party or which includes additional content which is not in compliance with the content guidelines in Rule 4 above [to the extent applicable], and/or violation of the entry limit). Any dispute regarding the Sweepstakes will be resolved pursuant to the internal, substantive law of Colorado, in the federal or state courts situated in Denver, Colorado. By participating, you agree, to the fullest extent of the law, to (a) the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts; (b) to bring any claim individually (and not as part of a class); (c) that your recovery shall be limited to your actual costs in participating in the Sweepstakes (if any) with all damages (compensatory, incidental or other) or other forms of relief being expressly waived.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules is NOT a waiver of such provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be replaced by a substitute provision that most closely approximates the original intent of Sponsor and is valid, legal and enforceable. The invalidity/illegality/unenforceability of a given provision shall not affect the remainder of these Official Rules.

 

7. PRIVACY.  Sponsor will only use personal information collected from entrants for purposes of Sweepstakes administration. You are encouraged to review Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at https://www.thenorthface.com/help/privacy.html for full details as to how Sponsor will collect and use one’s personal information. 

 

8. WINNER’S LIST. For name of winner, send an e-mail request to TheNorthFaceSocialMedia@vfc.com with The North Face x Online Ceramics Sweeps in the subject line. Winner’s list will be available after May 20, 2022. Winner’s list requests must be received by May 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

 

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