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Official Hammer & Stain Princeton Contest Rules

Official Hammer & Stain Princeton Contest Rules

Any individual who enters, attempts to enter or in any way participates or attempts to participate in any contest, sweepstakes or giveaway (“Contest”) conducted by Hammer & Stain Princeton agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided in these Contest Rules (“Official Rules”). Some Contests will have specific rules developed for them (“Specific Contest Rules”). 


Unless otherwise noted, no purchase is necessary to enter or win a prize.


Hammer & Stain Princeton reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest if the Contest is not capable of being completed as planned for any reason. The decision of H&S to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest shall be final in all respects.


All Contests will be described through electronic, print or social media promotion.


Contest Entity and Immediate Family Member Disqualification: any entity involved in the sponsorship, development, production, implementation and distribution of any Contest as well as their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries and successor companies (the “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members (and those living in the same household, whether or not related), are prohibited from participating in any Contest and do not qualify as Participants.  “Immediate family members” shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension.


Methods:  Contest entries will be included in description of contest advertisements.

Entry Period:  Entries must be made during the time periods advertised or otherwise prescribed for each Contest.

Entries Are the Sole and Exclusive Property of H&S: All Contest entries and/or related submissions become the sole and exclusive property of H&S upon transmission. Contest entries will not be returned and may be used by any Contest Entity for any purpose whatsoever related to any Contest, without additional compensation to the participant or any other individual or entity.

Original Content; Ownership: Each Participant, by participating in any Contest, represents and warrants that they are the exclusive owner of the proprietary rights in any and all materials and content submitted by Participant to enter the Contest. Participant further agrees that any third party H&S studio may use, reproduce, or distribute photos.

False Fraudulent or Deceptive Entries or Acts:  Participants who, in the view of H&S, provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the Contest will be disqualified.


Web Entries:  If a Contest accepts web entries, Participants must accurately complete all required instructions (including, if applicable, following instructions on how to properly submit) or the entry will be deemed incomplete and will not qualify.


Social Media Release: Contests are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other Social Media Platform.  By submission of an entry, Participant releases Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all Social Media Platforms from any responsibility or liability for the Contest’s administration, prizes or promotion. You are providing entry information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all Social Media Platforms. 


The odds of winning any Contest and/or prize will depend upon the number of Contest Participants.


The actual prizes and value of each prize will vary for each Contest.  Descriptions of prizes will be announced for each Contest separately.  No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize is permitted, except Hammer & Stain Princeton reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable.  Any difference between the actual value and the approximate retail value of any prize will not be awarded.  No substitution or cash equivalent will be made.

H&S reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the awarded prize in unavailable for any reason. 


Prize winners will be selected per the criteria announced for the Contest.  If the Contest requires Participants to answer trivia, provide information or otherwise perform in some manner to participate and qualify to win, the decisions of Hammer & Stain Princeton and/or the other judges will be final as to all matters including the accuracy and/or completeness of the answer, as well as the quality of the information or other performance.  If a winner is unable to be notified for any reason for any amount of time, the applicable prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.


Claiming the Prize:  Each Contest winner will be notified by Hammer & Stain Princeton and arrangements will be handled on a case by case basis.

Prize Forfeiture:  Unless otherwise stated, winners shall have thirty (30) days from the date of selection to claim and pick up their prize.  Failure to claim and pick up prize within this time for any reason will result in forfeiture of the prize. H&S reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate contestants or not to award the unclaimed prizes.

Additional Costs:  Any costs relating to upgrading the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.


Unless prohibited by applicable law, Participant authorizes and irrevocably grants to Hammer & Stain Princeton and the other Released Parties (as defined above) permission to, from time to time, reference and discuss Participant and their participation in the Contest on their website(s) in photographs, digital images, and in materials made available on the Internet or in other media now known or hereafter developed for any purpose. Such reference and discussion may involve Participant’s name, social media posts and photograph


All participants agree to be bound by these General Rules.  Non-compliance with any of these General Rules will result in disqualification and all privileges as a Participant will be immediately terminated. Hammer & Stain Princeton, in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to disqualify any person for:  (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (ii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the Contest; (iii) obtaining winner status using false, fraudulent or deceptive means; or (iv) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior.


H&S reserves the right in its sole discretion to supplement or make changes to these General Rules as well as the rules of any contest at any time without notice. H&S reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all participants.