Pizza Hut® National Cheese Pizza Day Contest

Official Rules
Pizza Hut® National Cheese Pizza Day Contest
PROVIDED BY PIZZA HUT, LLC

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF RECEIVING A PRIZE. VOID OUTSIDE OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

  1. Promotion Period: The Pizza Hut® National Cheese Pizza Day Contest (“Promotion”) begins at 10:30 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on September 5, 2019 (“Promotion Period”). The Sponsor’s time clock will be the official time keeping device for this Promotion. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions made by Sponsor relating to the Promotion are final. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter.
  2. Eligibility:  The Promotion is open to persons legally and physically residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at least the age of majority in their state of residence at time of submission: 18 years of age in most states, 19 in Alabama and Nebraska, 21 in Mississippi. Employees, agents, directors of Pizza Hut, LLC (“Sponsor”), its affiliated companies, subsidiaries, partners, dealers, manufacturers, distributors, sponsors, advertising agencies, promotion and administration agencies and any entity which is involved in any aspect of the creation, production, operation, execution or fulfillment of the Promotion (“Promotion Entities”), and their immediate families (i.e., parents, spouse, siblings, children, grandparents, step parents, step children and step siblings, and their respective spouses, and those living in the same household, whether or not related) are not eligible to participate Promotion.

By participating in this Promotion, participants: (a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the interpretations of these Official Rules by Sponsor and by the decisions of Sponsor; (b) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules; (c) represent and warrant that he or she meets all the eligibility criteria set forth in these Official Rules; (d) agree to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations; and (e ) agree to indemnify and hold harmless Promotion Entities from and against any and all liability arising out of or relating in any way to participant’s participation in Promotion and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Promotion Entities. This includes, but is not limited to, any and all claims, demands, damages and causes of action for personal injuries or death and/or damage to personal or real property, theft, loss or any other harm, suffered directly or indirectly from participant’s participation in Promotion or the receipt or acceptance, redemption, possession, use or misuse of the Prize (hereinafter defined), and for any claim including claims based on defamation, publicity rights, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or any other intellectual property related or other cause of action.  

  1. How To Participate: During the Promotion Period, participants can follow @pizzahut on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pizzahut where Sponsor will post one (1) tweet during the Promotion Period with a specific call to action (the “Promotion Tweet”). Participants must: (i) log-in to their Twitter account or create a free account at www.Twitter.com; and (ii) follow the instructions outlined by Sponsor in the Promotion Tweet and reply to the Promotion Tweet with the required content along with the hashtag #contest in the reply tweet to be considered. Limit one (1) tweet per person using only one (1) Twitter account throughout the Promotion Period. Participant must not use more than one (1) Twitter account to participate in Promotion. Message and data rates may apply if participant participates in Promotion via mobile device.

All information submitted to Sponsor by participants is subject to and will be treated in a manner consistent with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy accessible at www.pizzahut.com. By participating in Promotion, participants hereby agree that Sponsor may collect and use their personal information in compliance with its Privacy Policy and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Sponsor Privacy Policy.

Content Restrictions: Tweets and corresponding Promotion submissions may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its discretion, any content that:

  • is sexually explicit or suggestive; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
  • promotes illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • must not feature, advocate, suggest, condone or treat in a humorous manner the excessive, underage or irresponsible consumption of beverage alcohol products;
  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people, companies or products;
  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others;
  • contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses; contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media);
  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
  • violates any federal, state or local laws, including without limitation, copyright laws.

In the event of a dispute over who submitted the winning submission, the “authorized account subscriber” of the email address used to participate in Promotion at the actual time of submission, will be deemed to be the participant. Proof to Sponsor’s satisfaction of being the authorized account subscriber may be required by Sponsor. 

  1. Publicity Release: By participating in the Promotion, each participant grants to Sponsor, and its representatives, affiliates, licensees and assigns, the right and permission to record, film, videotape and photograph the Prize recipient (“Images”). These Images will be owned by Sponsor. Sponsor and each of its designees shall have the right to use, re-use, reproduce, publish, display, exhibit, distribute, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy and exploit such Images, and all elements embodied therein, including any names, likenesses, address, voice, conversation, biographical and Prize information and any other attributes of Prize recipient, individually or with others, in whole or in part, in conjunction with other material, if any, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, for the purpose of trade, advertising, publicity, Promotion, or a Promotion Prize recipient List or any other lawful purpose whatsoever, in perpetuity, throughout the world, without additional compensation, consideration, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.
  2. Prize Recipient Determination: All eligible submissions received throughout the Promotion Period will be judged by Sponsor based on the following judging criteria: 1) Originality (40%); 2) Authenticity (40%); and 3) Creativity (i.e., “wow factor”) (20%). The one (1) eligible submission with the highest score from among all eligible submissions received throughout the Promotion Period will be deemed the potential winner. In the event of a tie, a “tie-breaking” judge will identify the potential winner based on the criteria listed above. Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified submissions during the Promotion Period.
  3. Prize recipient Verification: Sponsor will attempt to contact the potential Prize recipient via Twitter direct message and/or comment on or about September 13, 2019 and potential prize recipients must respond to Sponsor within two (2) days with the information requested to be eligible for prize receipt. If the potential Prize recipient does not respond within the allowed period of time, or does not meet the eligibility requirements of these Official Rules, a runner up may be notified. Potential Prize recipient may be required to prove Promotion eligibility, including, without limitation, proof of age, residence and identity, which may include submitting a copy of a driver’s license, passport or similar government issued identification when notified of being a potential Prize recipient. Providing potential Prize recipient is in compliance with the Official Rules and has successfully proven eligibility when required potential Prize recipient will be determined to be the (“Prize recipient”). In the event of non-compliance by the potential Prize recipient such potential Prize recipient shall be disqualified and all privileges otherwise due as a prize recipient shall be terminated and an alternative potential Prize recipient next in contention for prize recipient designation may be notified. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to delay the announcement of the Prize recipient for any reason Sponsor deems necessary. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right to award a Prize to a runner up in event that a potential Prize recipient fails to comply with these Official Rules.
  1. Prize (1): Winner will receive Pizza Hut every Thursday for a year, awarded in the form of $520 Pizza Hut e-gift card codes (consisting of 5 $100 e-gift card codes and 1 $20 e-gift card code, totaling $520 in e-gift card codes) applicable online only, for delivery only. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of prize: $520. Gift cards are subject to certain terms as specified by Sponsor. Gift card codes will be sent to prize recipient via Twitter direct message within five (5) to seven (7) business days from date of prize verification.
  2. Prize Terms: If for any reason a Prize is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Promotion in its sole discretion and award a substitute Prize, or portion of the Prize, of comparable or greater value as set forth in these Official Rules. No substitution, transfer, assignment or cash equivalent of the Prize, or any portion thereof, is permitted by the Prize recipient. Promotion Entities shall have no responsibility or obligation to a Prize recipient who is unable or unavailable to, or who does not for any reason, accept or utilize the Prize. All costs and expenses not specifically listed above as part of the Prize are solely the Prize recipient’s responsibility. PRIZE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”. PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PROMOTION ENTITIES HAVE NEITHER MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE PRIZES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Prize pictured in online television, print advertising, and other Promotion materials are for illustrative purposes only. Arrangements for the fulfillment of the Prize will be made by Administrator and/or Sponsor.   
  1. Taxes: All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance or use of the Prize not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Prize recipient’s responsibility.
  2. General Terms: Promotion Entities are not responsible if Promotion cannot take place, or if Prize cannot be awarded due to delays, interruptions or failures due to acts of God, war, natural disasters, weather, acts or threats of terrorism, strikes, lockouts, labor disputes, work stoppages, fire, acts of government, or other events outside of the reasonable control of Promotion Entities. If, for any reason Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Promotion Entities, which, in Sponsor’s sole determination, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend Promotion, or any part of the Promotion. If Promotion or any part of the Promotion is terminated or modified prior to the closing date of the Promotion, notice will be posted on Pizza Hut social channels if time permits. Sponsor reserves the right to modify and amend these Official Rules from time to time during Promotion for clarification purposes. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

By posting a submission, and to the extent allowed by law, you grant the Promotion Entities a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sublicensable, unconditional and transferable license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, reproduce, encode, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse your tweet submission, name, photo, and biographical material including, but not limited to, all materials submitted in connection with the Promotion in any and all media, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to entrant or any third party.

Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for and will disqualify submissions or tweets that are: stolen, late, lost, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, altered, tampered with, unauthorized, fraudulent, damaged, destroyed, delayed, misdirected, or not received submissions, or that have incorrect or inaccurate submission information, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion, or by any human, mechanical or electronic error that may occur in the processing of the submissions in Promotion, or other errors appearing within the Official Rules or in any Promotion related advertisements. Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any  typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of Promotion, errors in processing submissions, identifying the Prize recipients, in the announcement of the Prizes and Prize recipients, and the delivery of the Prizes, any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, mobile phone, computer systems, online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any web site, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer system/software or mobile phone or other portable electronic device related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in Promotion. Use of any device to automate or subvert submission is prohibited and any submissions received by such means will be void. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated submissions are permitted and any submissions received by such means will be void. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated  submission; (ii) to have tampered with the submission process or the operation of Promotion; (iii) to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person;  (iv) to display behavior that will bring such Prize recipient or Promotion Entities into disgrace; (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with Promotion; or (vi) to be acting in violation of these Official RulesANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY A PRIZE RECIPIENT WILL RESULT IN SUCH PRIZE RECIPIENT’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A PRIZE RECIPIENT OF THE PROMOTION AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A PRIZE RECIPIENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

As a condition of PARTICIPATING IN the Promotion, Participant agrees that: (i) under no circumstance will Participant be permitted to obtain prizes for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for out-of-pocket expenses; (ii) PARTICIPANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY AND ALL ISSUES AND THAT all causes of action arising out of or connected with this PROMOTION, or any prize AWARDed, shall be resolved individually — without resort to any form of class action — by BINDING arbitration (by a single neutral arbitrator selected by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) ; and (iii) any and all claims, judgments and prizes shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event SHALL SUCH CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS OR PRIZES INCLUDE attorneys’ fees. This Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas.

ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WESITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

  1. Request for Name of Prize recipient and Official Rules: All requests for a copy of the Official Rules and for the name of the Prize recipient (first name and state) must be made by October 15, 2019. Vermont residents may omit return postage if requesting a set of Official Rules. For the name of the Prize recipient and/or Official Rules: (i) send a self- addressed stamped envelope to: 7100 Corporate Drive Plano, TX 75024 and (ii) write, as applicable, “Prize recipient’s Name” or “Official Rules” on the lower left hand corner of the envelope.
  2. Provided by: This Promotion is provided by Pizza Hut, LLC. 7100 Corporate Dr., Plano, TX 75024.

 

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