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OFFICIAL RULES FOR

THE HOME DEPOT’S GIVE THE GIFT OF GOOD CONTEST

 

PLEASE REVIEW THESE OFFICIAL RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE CONTEST.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE AN INDIVIDUAL'S CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

General Conditions: The Home Depot’s Give the Gift of Good Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (the "Sponsor"). By entering, each Contest entrant ("Entrant") agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor relating to the Contest, which are final and binding in all respects. The Contest shall be governed by these Official Rules, the laws of the State of Georgia, and applicable U.S. federal law, without regard to any conflict of laws principles. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. The Contest is also governed by the Sponsor's Privacy Policy, though these Official Rules will govern any conflict between the Privacy Policy and these Official Rules.

 

Who Can Enter: The contest is open to any natural person who is a legal U.S. resident, a current or former member of a branch of United States Military, an immediate family member (or person living in the household) of a current or former member of a branch of the United States Military, and over the age of majority in their state of residence. Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, or its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, agents, or advertising or promotion agencies, and any other person or entity involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the Contest and any immediate family member (or person living in the household) of any of the foregoing are not eligible to participate or win.

 

How to Enter: The Home Depot will invite specific Entrants to complete the Family Registration Form for entry into the Contest.  Entrants must also submit 2 to 3 supporting photos that illustrate their need for the Services (defined below), two of which must be a picture of the Entrant (and members of their household if so desired) and a picture of their home or dwelling.  Entrants must submit a completed Family Registration form along with the aforementioned photos by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 21, 2011, to Nicole Carriere at The Home Depot.  No fee or purchase of any kind is required to enter or win. A purchase will not increase chance of winning.

 

Entries cannot contain any nudity, obscenity, defamatory statements, or other offensive or objectionable content. Only one entry per Entrant will be accepted. The Entrant who submits an entry in the Contest must be the owner and the photographer of the photo included in the entry. All Entries must be the Entrant's own original work and must not have been published elsewhere at any time. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

All Entries must be received no later than 4:59 p.m. EST November 21, 2011. No Entries will be accepted after this time.

 

How to Win: A contest application will go live on The Home Depot Facebook page at 12:00 am EST on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 and will remain live until 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 9, 2011 (the “Live Period”).  Users will be able to vote for as many entries as desired once per day during the Live Period. All voting will close at 5:00 p.m. EST December 9, 2011.  The winners will be selected by user votes from all eligible entries on or about December 9, 2011 by the Sponsor.

 

Prize and Winner Notification: The winning Entrant will be notified by telephone by the Sponsor on or about December 10, 2011. The winning Entrant will be featured on The Home Depot’s Facebook page. The Sponsor will also invite local newspaper, radio and/or television broadcast reporters to the winner’s home for a media event on or about December 14, 2011.  The media will not be invited into the winning Entrant’s home unless the winning Entrant permits.  The event will otherwise take place in or near the winning Entrant’s front yard.

 

The winning entry in each category shall receive $20,000 worth of home improvement services from The Home Depot (the “Services”)

 

Number of Winners: There will be one winner selected. The odds of being a winner depend on the number of votes received.

 

Representations: By entering the Contest, each Entrant represents and warrants to the Sponsor that: (i) the Entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Contest; (ii) in preparing the entry and participating in the Contest, the Entrant has complied in all respects with these Official Rules, the Privacy Policy, and all applicable statutes, orders, regulations, and other laws; and (iii) the entry consists entirely of the Entrant's own original work in which the Entrant holds all necessary rights, including without limitation copyrights, trademark rights, and rights of publicity.

 

Release: By entering the Contest, each Entrant releases and holds harmless the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, the prize manufacturers, the service providers, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives from any and all damages, losses, liabilities, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or resulting from: (i) any violation by Entrant of these Official Rules; (ii) the Contest or the entry; (iii) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prize or service; (iv) any incorrect, incomplete, or garbled information caused by any technical or human error that may occur in the operation of the Contest, including without limitation printing or typographical errors in any Contest materials; (v) any problems or technical malfunctions (errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operation or transmission) of any computer, telephone, modem, online system, server, or other communications equipment or provider; (vi) any failure of e-mail on account of Internet traffic congestion or otherwise (proof of transmission does not constitute proof of delivery); and (vii) any entry, e-mail, or other material or correspondence that has been tampered with or that is stolen, misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, nonconforming, ineligible, or damaged.

 

Misconduct: The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who (i) tampers with the entry process, the operation of the Contest, or the web site or affiliated Web sites; (ii) acts in an unsporting or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy or harass another person; or (iii) is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules or the Privacy Policy. Any attempt by an Entrant to commit any of the acts of misconduct set forth in this section may be a violation of civil and criminal law, and the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from such Entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

Termination: The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest at any time. If, at any time, the Sponsor is unable to operate the Contest during any week as planned (e.g., without limitation, due to administrative difficulties, or to fraud or technical failures such as a computer virus, bug, or other form of unauthorized intervention that corrupts the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest), the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest. Should the Contest ever be terminated, notice will be given via The Home Depot’s Facebook page, and the Sponsor will make alternate arrangements to award any prize offered.

 

Use of Winners' Information: Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that each entry becomes the property of the Sponsor. By entering the Contest, each Entrant grants to the Sponsor the right to use and publish the Entrant's name, photo, photo description, and state of residence, along with any other information in the winning entry, both electronically (for example, on the Internet) and in print, in connection with the Contest at any time, except to the extent prohibited by law and unless the Entrant has sent to the Sponsor a specific request in writing instructing the Sponsor not to publish the Entrant's name and state of residence. By accepting a prize, each winner acknowledges and agrees to the use by the Sponsor, without additional compensation, of his or her name, likeness, photo, and photo title and description for purposes of advertising, trade, and promotion, except to the extent prohibited by law. In addition, the Sponsor reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on Entrants received through the Contest, in any manner permitted by the Privacy Policy.

 

Miscellaneous: Any dispute between the Sponsor and an Entrant arising out of or relating to these Official Rules, the Contest, or any prize must be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Sponsor and each Entrant irrevocably waive any objection to the venue and jurisdiction of such courts. If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified by such court to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of the Sponsor, and the remaining parts of these Official Rules will remain in full force and effect.

 

Winner's List: For the name of the winner, please mail a written request, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to:

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF GOOD CONTEST

The Home Depot

Attn: Social Media Team
2455 Paces Ferry Rd., C-17

Atlanta GA 30339

 

Intellectual Property: These Official Rules and all Contest-related Web pages and code are copyright of the Sponsor. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks, or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of the owner is strictly prohibited.

 

By entering this Contest you agree to follow these rules. If you recognize any violation of these guidelines, please notify us within the community by choosing Report Abuse to Moderator from the options menu, or if you have any questions about our guidelines, terms, or policies, please let us know. Provide feedback or ask questions anytime: sarah_social@homedepot.com

 

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