Mom & Baby Photo Contest – Rules

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Contest may be entered in or from any country. This Contest is governed exclusively by the laws of the Thailand. Contest Prizes may only be redeemed within Bangkok, Thailand.

1. How to Enter. To enter the “Mom & Baby Photo Contest” (“Contest”), take one (1) digital photograph (maximum 4MB) (“Photo”) of you and your baby, fully complete an entry form, located at www.ExpectingExpats.com (“the Site”), attach/upload the Photo in jpeg, png or tiff format, and click the “submit” button. The Photo should depict a pregnant belly or a mother and baby. The Photo must be your original photograph and not a professional photograph. All entry information and Photo shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Entry.” The Photo may also include other members of entrant’s immediate family (e.g., children, spouse, siblings) but no other persons. ExpectingExpats.com (“ExpectingExpats.com”) reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any Entry that does not comply with these Official Rules, or contains third party content, or is inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation, for depicting or mentioning sex, violence, drugs, alcohol and/or inappropriate language. All federal, state and/or local rules and regulations apply.

By entering, each entrant warrants and represents the following with respect to entrant’s Entry: (a) entrant is authorized to grant ExpectingExpats.com the right and permission to use the Entry, including permission from any immediate family members included therein; (b) entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the Entry, including the Photo; (c) the Photo is 100% original and entrant owns all rights in and to the Photo, including copyright; (d) the Photo will not infringe on or conflict with the rights of any third parties; and (e) any persons appearing in the Photo have given entrant appropriate written consent to be photographed and used as permitted herein (which shall be provided to ExpectingExpats.com upon request thereof). By entering, all entrants acknowledge and agree that their respective Entries will be posted on the Site and may be posted on other ExpectingExpats online sites including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, and ExpectingExpats eNewsletters (“the Digital Properties”) and grant their permission to have the Entry posted on the Digital Properties.

All entrants must have a valid email address. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. If selected, the winners may be featured on ExpectingExpats.com’s advertising and promotional materials, based on ExpectingExpats.com’s sole and absolute discretion. All Entries, including Photos, become the sole and exclusive property of ExpectingExpats.com and receipt of Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. ExpectingExpats.com is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled Entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed entry forms are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by ExpectingExpats.com. By entering the Contest, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of ExpectingExpats.com, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.

2. Contest Start/End Dates. The Contest begins at 12:00:01 pm Greenwich Mean Time + 07:00 (“GMT +7″) on Friday, September 28, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 am GMT +7 on Thursday, October 18, 2012 (“Contest Period”). No Entries will be received after 11:59:59 am GMT +7 on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

3. Eligibility. Participation open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their country of residence as of date of entry. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of ExpectingExpats.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of Contest materials and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter.

4. Judging Periods.

(a) Grand-Prize and Runner Up Prize Judging Period. At the end of the Contest Period, Judges appointed by ExpectingExpats.com will choose one Grand Prize winner and two runner up winners from among the Entries (”Prize Judging Period”) based on the Judging Criteria below. During the Prize Judging Period no new Entries are permitted. Eligible entrants are prohibited from obtaining a judge’s vote by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including offering prizes or other inducements to judges, as determined by ExpectingExpats.com, in its sole discretion and ExpectingExpats.com reserves the right to disqualify from Contest the responsible entrant.

5. Judging Criteria. Judges will be asked to rate the Entries on the following equally-weighted judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”): (a) Adherence to Contest’s Mother & Baby Theme; (b) Originality of Photo; (c) Creativity of the Photo; (d) Emotion of the Photo. The Entry that receives the highest overall rating will be deemed the Grand-Prize winner. The two photos that receive the next highest overall ratings will be deemed the second and third place prize winners. In the event of a tie, ExpectingExpats.com will choose the winners based on the criteria above.

6. Prizes. One grand-prize winner will receive a Family Studio Photo Shoot lasting up to 60 minutes at the Bangkok studio of Boaz Zippor. Approximate Retail Value of the Grand-Prize is THB 18,000. One second place prize winner will receive a gift voucher good for a Cell Rejuvenator treatment at the Samitivej Esthetics Institute (SEI) at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital valued at THB 4,000. One third place prize winner will receive a gift voucher good for a Phonophoresis treatment at the Samitivej Esthetics Institute (SEI) at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital valued at THB 2,000. Approximate Retail Value of all prizes combined: THB 24,000.

Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. In the case of unavailability of any prize, ExpectingExpats.com reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, in ExpectingExpats.com’s sole discretion. Taxes and unspecified expenses are the responsibility of winners.

7. Notification. Each potential Winner will be notified by email on or about three (3) days after the conclusion of the Prize Judging Period. Winners may be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and/or rights transfer document or other confirmatory documentation, as determined by ExpectingExpats.com, in its sole discretion, within five (5) days of prize notification. Additionally, the parent or legal guardian of Winner may be required to sign a publicity release on behalf of the child depicted in the winning Photo (if any). Additionally, Winners may be required to obtain releases from any and all third parties appearing in their respective Entries. If any Winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) days of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if any Winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Contest rules and requirements, such prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to the Entry with the next highest score. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.

8. Conditions. ExpectingExpats.com shall not be liable or responsible in the event winning Entry is not used for any reason. Entry (including Photo) may be cut, edited, reformatted, rearranged, combined with other materials and/or otherwise modified, in ExpectingExpats.com’s sole and absolute discretion. Any and all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Participation in Contest and acceptance of prize constitutes each entrant’s and winner’s permission for ExpectingExpats.com to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information, Entry (including Photo), and/or any statements made by each winner regarding the Contest or ExpectingExpats.com for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. In addition, by entering, all entrants agree to the use of their respective Photo, including their child’s likeness, as depicted therein, on the Digital Properties, without further compensation or permission. By participating, entrants, and all Winners agree to release and hold harmless ExpectingExpats.com, and its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action. ExpectingExpats.com is not responsible if any prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, or terrorist acts. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Contest in any way shall be disqualified.

9. Additional Terms. Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth in Section 1 above is prohibited; no automatic, programmed; robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. ExpectingExpats.com, its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Contest, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. ExpectingExpats.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Contest should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, technical issues, or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, ExpectingExpats.com may select the Winners from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by ExpectingExpats.com. ExpectingExpats.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or web site. ExpectingExpats.com may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or ExpectingExpats.com representatives.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ExpectingExpats.com RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

10. Use of Data. ExpectingExpats.com will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the ExpectingExpats.com’s privacy policy at http://www.expectingexpats.com/privacy-policy/. By participating in the Contest, entrants hereby agree to ExpectingExpats.com’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted ExpectingExpats.com’s privacy policy. Entrant’s use of the Digital Properties and participation in ExpectingExpats.com’s Mom & Baby Photo Contest is governed by the ExpectingExpats.com Terms of Service.

11. List of Winners. To obtain a list of winners, send us an email.

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