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Dog-friendly Pub Awards 2017 – Award Rules
Dog-friendly Pub Awards 2017 – Prize Draw Rules


Dog-friendly Pub Awards 2017 – Award Rules

1) CONTEST RULES

  • Dog Buddy UK Ltd. (“DogBuddy”) is the sponsor of ‘The Dog-friendly Pub Awards’ (the “Contest”).
  • Entry into the Contest is free and no purchase (or other form of indirect payment) is required to enter. The Contest is open to all legal residents of the United Kingdom. Entrants must be at least 18 years or older as of 00:01am (BST) 26th August, 2017.
  • The Contest is not open to employees of DogBuddy or their immediate families and household members, or DogBuddy’s affiliates, participating vendors, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Contest Entities”).
  • The Contest is governed by UK law and subject to all applicable laws and regulations. DogBuddy shall have no liability or responsibility to any entrant who, by entering, has failed to comply with the legal requirements in regard to contests or competitions.
  • By entering the Contest, entrants agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Rules.
  • Should a participant no longer wish take part in the Contest, they may contact DogBuddy to request removal of their pub and associated assets from the Contest: http://www.dogbuddypubs.com/contact-us.
  • Removal of a pub will be handled at DogBuddy’s earliest convenience and take no longer than 120 hours to conduct. Proof of identity may be requested in order to verify ownership of the pub (and thus the associated listing) before removal.

2) HOW TO ENTER

  • The Contest will be open from 00:01am (BST) 26th August 2017 through 11:59pm (BST) 29th October 2017 inclusive (the “Promotional Period”).
  • To be eligible for the Contest, participating pubs must be listed on  http://www.dogbuddypubs.com and have received votes during the Promotional Period.
  • A pub may already be listed on the website, alternatively a pub can be nominated via the ‘Add a Pub’ form (collectively with a vote, the “Entries”) online. No other form of Entry (eg. phone, email, or written submission) will be accepted. To be eligible, all Entries must be received no later than 11:59pm (BST) on the last day of the Promotional Period.
  • Upon submission by nomination, each Entry will automatically become the property of DogBuddy. Any data we receive will be held in accordance with DogBuddy’s privacy policy. Your data will be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by third parties. By supplying an Entry to the Contest, you grant DogBuddy permission to communicate with you via email. All communication shall include the opportunity to opt-out of further communication.
  • DogBuddy is not required to provide copies of any Entry. If you wish to have a copy of your submission, please retain a copy.
  • DogBuddy is not responsible for misdirected, incomplete, lost, or late Entries, technical, hardware, or software failures, whether human, mechanical, typographical, electronic or otherwise, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person’s ability to participate in the Contest.
  • In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Contest, DogBuddy reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend the Contest.
  • In the event of cancellation, DogBuddy reserves the right to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the event requiring such cancellation.
  • Use of inaccurate or false information in Entries to the competition is strictly prohibited. If inaccurate or false information is provided, we reserve the right to disqualify your Entry.
  • DogBuddy may not be held responsible for incorrect or incomplete pub information. Should information about a pub require updating, participants may contact DogBuddy to request their pub and associated listing be updated: http://www.dogbuddypubs.com/contact-us.
  • Updating of a pub’s information will be handled at DogBuddy’s earliest convenience and take no longer than 120 hours to conduct. Proof of identity may be requested in order to verify ownership of the pub (and thus the associated listing) before updating information.
  • You may submit an Entry from anywhere in the UK. Entries made from elsewhere in the world will not be counted.
  • Multiple Entries are permitted, however we allow only one Entry per entrant, per pub. Limits on Entries will be automatically imposed based on the IP address of the device used to submit each Entry. Any indication of multiple Entries per pub from a single IP address will result in all Entries made from the offending IP address being rejected. Your IP address will also be blocked from making further Entries for the duration of the Promotional Period.

3) HOW TO WIN

Regional Winners:

  • Twelve (12) regional winners will be chosen from all existing participating pubs and eligible completed nominations (“Entries”) received by the end of the Promotional Period.
  • Regional winners will be chosen based on the number of eligible votes obtained per pub during the Promotional Period. DogBuddy’s decision of the winners will be final and binding.
  • The regional Contest winners will be chosen by November 8th, 2017 and immediately informed by email and/or phone. Winners must accept their prize within 2 business days of notification.
  • Please note: odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.
  • The 12 x UK regions are defined as: London, Scotland, North West, North East, Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South West, South East, Wales, Northern Ireland. A pub’s location within a region is determined solely by its postcode and at the absolute discretion of DogBuddy.

The 2017 Dog-friendly Pub of the Year:

  • The one (1) national dog-friendly pub of the year will be chosen by a panel of three judges, from the shortlist of 12 regional winners.
  • The national winner will be decided by November 8th, 2017 and immediately informed by email and/or phone. The winner must accept within 2 business days of notification.
  • The judging panel’s decision is final, and judges reserve the right to withdraw or transfer the award at their absolute discretion.
  • Judges will base their decision on the following criteria:
    • Are water bowls always available – inside and outside?
    • Does the pub offer dog treats behind the bar?
    • Is there clear signage saying that dogs are welcome?
    • Are owners and their dogs generally being made to feel welcome?
    • Is there somewhere shaded during warm weather for dogs to lay?
    • Is there somewhere owners can eat inside with dogs?
    • Is there a separate area where people can go if they’re not comfortable around dogs?
    • Does the website make it clear that dogs are allowed?
    • Does the pub offer a quiet area for the dogs away from the main noise of the pub?
    • Is the pub near a dog walking route?
    • Are there any ‘pet etiquette’ rules e.g. dogs should be under control whilst at the pub?
    • Is there a place for muddy boots and wet paws to be left/dried?

4) PRIZES

The following prizes will be awarded:

12 x Regional Winners:

  • Description of prize: A DogBuddy ‘Dog-friendly Pub’ trophy treat jar and dog-friendly pub plaque.
  • Regional winners will receive their prize in mid-November 2017. There is no cash value if winners choose not to claim their prize.

1 x UK Dog-friendly Pub of the Year:

  • Description of prize: A DogBuddy ‘Dog-friendly Pub’ trophy treat jar, plus a year’s supply of dog treats, and dog-friendly pub plaque.  
  • DogBuddy may wish to present the winner’s prize at the winning pub.
  • Prizes are non-negotiable and non-refundable. No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash redemptions is permitted by the winners. DogBuddy reserves the right to substitute any prize(s) of like value for any reason whatsoever.
  • The winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes (if any).
  • The Prize is provided to the applicable winner “as is” and “with all faults.” DogBuddy does not provide any guarantee concerning the winner’s satisfaction with their Prize.
  • DogBuddy hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to the Prize, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose and non-infringement. To the extent such disclaimer conflicts with applicable law, the scope and duration of any applicable warranty will be the minimum permitted under such law.

5) ALTERNATIVE WINNERS; DISCLAIMER

  • If: (i) any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (ii) a potential Winner declines his or her prize or (iii) a potential Winner fails to comply with any of the Rules as outlined herein, such potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be determined at DogBuddy’s sole discretion.
  • The Contest Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility and entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions, demands and/or liability for injury, damage or loss whatsoever relating to or arising in connection with participation in this Contest (regardless of the cause of such injury, damage or loss) and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use or misuse of any of the prizes awarded.
  • In the event more winner notifications are issued, or more winning prize claims are received, than the number of prizes set forth in these Rules due to computer, printing, seeding, human, or other error or problem, a random drawing will take place from among all eligible prize claims for the prize(s) at issue to award the proper number of prizes as set forth in these Rules.
  • No more than the stated number of prizes per these Rules will be awarded.

6) PUBLICITY AND OTHER TERMS

  • By claiming the prize, the winner hereby authorizes the use, without additional compensation, of his or her name, likeness, voice, and/or photograph, for DogBuddy’s own promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation, radio broadcasts, newspapers and other publications as determined by DogBuddy in its discretion distribution over the internet and otherwise).
  • The winner may be required to sign, without limitation, an affidavit of eligibility, a name/likeness release as well as a liability release, and a tax acknowledgement form. Such documents would need to be returned to DogBuddy within five (5) working days of the issuance of the notification from DogBuddy. If DogBuddy does not receive a response within that time period, then the entrant may be disqualified.

7) CONTEST RULES

  • To receive a list of winners or a copy of these Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address: DogBuddy, 9th Floor, 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN, UK (Please specify “DFPA Contest Rules”).
  • The winner will also be announced online at https://blog.dogbuddy.com.

Dog-friendly Pub Awards 2017 – Dog Hamper Prize Draw

1) PRIZE DRAW RULES

  • Dog Buddy UK Ltd. (“DogBuddy”) is the sponsor of ‘The Dog-friendly Pub Award Prize Draw’ (the “Prize Draw”).
  • Entry into the Prize Draw is free and no purchase (or other form of indirect payment) is required to enter. The Prize Draw is open to all legal residents of the United Kingdom. Entrants must be at least 18 years or older as of 00:01am (BST) 26th August, 2017.
  • The Prize Draw is not open to employees of DogBuddy or their immediate families and household members, or DogBuddy’s affiliates, participating vendors, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Prize Draw Entities”).
  • The Prize Draw is governed by UK law and subject to all applicable laws and regulations. DogBuddy shall have no liability or responsibility to any entrant who, by entering, has failed to comply with the legal requirements in regard to contests or competitions.
  • By entering the Prize Draw, entrants agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Rules.

2) HOW TO ENTER

  • The Prize Draw will be open from 00:01am (BST) 26th August 2017 through 11:59pm (BST) 29th October 2017 inclusive (the “Promotional Period”).
  • To enter the Prize Draw, participants must visit http://www.dogbuddypubs.com and complete a vote submission, or nominate a pub by submitting an ‘Add a Pub’ form (collectively, the “Entries”). No other form of Entry (eg. phone, email, or written submission) will be accepted.
  • To be eligible, all Entries must include an email address and be received no later than 11:59pm (BST) on the last day of the Promotional Period.
  • Upon submission, each Entry will automatically become the property of DogBuddy. Any data we receive will be held in accordance with DogBuddy’s privacy policy. Your data will be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by third parties. By supplying an Entry to the Prize Draw, you grant DogBuddy permission to communicate with you via email. All communication shall include the opportunity to opt-out of further communication.
  • DogBuddy is not required to provide copies of any Entry. If you wish to have a copy of your submission, please retain a copy.
  • DogBuddy is not responsible for misdirected, incomplete, lost, or late Entries, technical, hardware, or software failures, whether human, mechanical, typographical, electronic or otherwise, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person’s ability to participate in the Prize Draw.
  • In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Prize Draw, DogBuddy reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend the Prize Draw.
  • In the event of cancellation, DogBuddy reserves the right to award the prize to any eligible, non-suspect Entrant prior to the event requiring such cancellation.
  • Use of inaccurate or false information in Entries to the competition is strictly prohibited. If inaccurate or false information is provided, we reserve the right to disqualify your Entry.
  • You may submit an Entry from anywhere in the UK. Entries made from elsewhere in the world will not be counted.
  • Multiple Entries are permitted, however we allow only one Entry per entrant, per pub. Limits on Entries per pub will be automatically imposed based on the IP address of the device used to submit each Entry. Any indication of multiple Entries per pub from a single IP address will result in all Entries made from the offending IP address being rejected. Your IP address will also be blocked from making further Entries for the duration of the Promotional Period.

3) HOW TO WIN

  • One (1) winner will be chosen at random from all eligible and completed Entries received by the end of the Promotional Period. The winner will be chosen using http://www.random.org.
  • DogBuddy’s allocation of the prize will be final and binding. The Prize Draw winner will be chosen by November 3rd, 2017 and immediately informed by email and/or phone. Winners must accept their prize within 3 business days of notification.
  • Please note: odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.

4) THE PRIZE

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • Description of prize: A hamper of dog treats, including:
    • A hamper with 3 months worth of food, toys and a branded Natural Instinct bowl from Natural Instinct
    • 2 x 8kg of Pure Recipes (winner to pick preferred) + Box of Meaty Sweetie treats from Pure Pet Food
    • A selection of products from DietDog
    • A large “Crash Pad” dog bed from Animology
    • Personalised exclusive range Dogrobe plus matching Snood and personalised bag, plus a selection of premium grooming products from Dogrobes
    • Ruffle Snuffle products from Ruffle Snuffle
    • A full year’s dog box subscription from PawPost
    • 1 Year Premium Parasite Plan – a monthly box with the essential flea and worm treatments that their dog needs plus at least one vet-approved treat or supplement from VetBox

    Approximate Retail Value of the Prize: £1,250

  • No substitution or transfer of the prize or cash redemptions is permitted by the winner. DogBuddy reserves the right to substitute any prize(s) of like value for any reason whatsoever.
  • The winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes (if applicable).
  • The Prize is provided to the applicable winner “as is” and “with all faults.” DogBuddy does not provide any guarantee concerning the winner’s satisfaction with their Prize.
  • DogBuddy hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to the Prize, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose and non-infringement. To the extent such disclaimer conflicts with applicable law, the scope and duration of any applicable warranty will be the minimum permitted under such law.

5) ALTERNATIVE WINNERS; DISCLAIMER

  • If: (i) any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (ii) a potential Winner declines his or her prize or (iii) a potential Winner fails to comply with any of the Rules as outlined herein, such potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be determined at DogBuddy’s sole discretion.
  • The Prize Draw Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility and entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Prize Draw Entities and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions, demands and/or liability for injury, damage or loss whatsoever relating to or arising in connection with participation in this Prize Draw (regardless of the cause of such injury, damage or loss) and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use or misuse of any of the prize awarded.
  • In the event more winner notifications are issued, or more winning prize claims are received, than the number of prizes set forth in these Rules due to computer, printing, seeding, human, or other error or problem, a random drawing will take place from among all eligible prize claims for the prize(s) at issue to award the proper number of prizes as set forth in these Rules.
  • No more than the stated number of prizes per these Rules will be awarded.

6) PUBLICITY AND OTHER TERMS

  • By claiming the prize, the winner hereby authorizes the use, without additional compensation, of his or her name, likeness, voice, and/or photograph, for DogBuddy’s own promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation, radio broadcasts, newspapers and other publications as determined by DogBuddy in its discretion distribution over the internet and otherwise).
  • The winner may be required to sign, without limitation, an affidavit of eligibility, a name/likeness release as well as a liability release, and a tax acknowledgement form. Such documents would need to be returned to DogBuddy within five (5) days of the issuance of the notification from DogBuddy. If DogBuddy does not receive a response within that time period, then the entrant may be disqualified.

7) PRIZE DRAW RULES

  • To receive a list of winners or a copy of these Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address: DogBuddy, 9th Floor, 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN, UK (Please specify “Hamper Prize Draw Rules”).
  • The winner will also be announced online at https://blog.dogbuddy.com.