OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
These rules (the “Official Rules”) govern the relationship between you, the entrant and/ or nominated party (the “Entrant”) and Broussard Global Communications, LLC, having a principal address of 6060 N. Central Expressway, Suite 101, Dallas, Texas 75206, d/b/a CINDERELLA TO CEO (“Cinderella CEO”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CONTEST (“CONTEST”) Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules. Winning and awarding of a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
CONTEST ENTRY DATES: Contest start date & time is February 10, 2019, at 12 noon Central Standard Time. Contest end date & time is May 5, 2019, at 12 midnight (all U.S. time zones).
CONTEST OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Contest includes but is not limited to identifying and recognizing women leaders in business.
CONTEST ENTRY: To enter, an Entrant must either 1) submit information, or 2) be nominated by a third party at https://www.cinderellaceoawards.com/nominate/. All entries must be received by the end date and time noted above as the end of the Contest Entry Period. For purposes of these Official Rules, “receipt” of Entry occurs when Sponsor’s servers record the Entry information resulting from contestants’ entry being received in the inbox and/or Comments area. Any automated computer receipt (such as one confirming delivery of email) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor for purposes of these Official Rules.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. Any content submitted by the Entrant must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person and must not violate any law related thereto. Entrant grants to Cinderella CEO and its assigns an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable license of limited right, title and interest in and to all submissions made by the Entrant, including, without limitation, all rights of every kind and nature including all copyrights therein and thereto and all renewals and extensions thereof, in perpetuity, for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not have now, nor shall any of them have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to Entrant’s submissions
DISQUALIFICATION. Cinderella CEO reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any Entrant for any reason, including but not limited to if Cinderella CEO finds the Entrant to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of this Contest or website, intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other contestant, Sponsor, or any of its representatives or to otherwise be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operations of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent permitted by the law and to disqualify such contestant from the Contest.
ODDS OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend upon number of entries received.
JUDGING: Each category shall be judged based on separate criteria, which shall be provided to the judges. All Entries will be judged based on judges’ determination of:
- Criteria 1 (Percentage of Score: 50%): Leadership skills. Nominees will be scored based on their participation and leadership roles in community organizations or in mentoring others.
- Criteria 2 (Percentage of Score) 50%: Innovation. Nominees will be scored based on their ability to create unique solutions for challenges they have faced.
The top scoring Entry in each award category will be declared the Contest category winner (“Winner”). Judges’ decisions are final and binding.
CINDERELLA TO CEO JUDGES: Cinderella to CEO Judges are national business and civic leaders , including those who have led their own companies or hold a C-Suite position in a Fortune 100 or Fortune 500 company.
Redacted nomination forms, containing completed nominees' submissions, will be reviewed by designated WAND Ambassadors and Cinderella to CEO members, choosing up to 3 semi-finalists for each of the nine categories. The WAND judges will submit the redacted "semi-finalists" (up to 27 nominations) to the overall judges, who will choose, base on the criteria above, and select the nine, winning finalists. Nine finalists will be announced on June 3, 2019.
At the Aug. 8, 2019 Awards show luncheon in New York City, the finalists will be presented, and a grand prize Cinderella to CEO finalist named. Once the finalists are presented, the audience members will electronically vote for the grand prize winner and the judges will also electronically vote for the grand prize winner. The totals from the audience and the judges will be combined.
TIES: In event of a tie, Winner will be determined based on the judges’ discretion.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner(s) will be determined after the Contest’s end date and will be notified by email, followed by a congratulatory phone call from the award show's producers. Winner(s) will be required to provide mailing address which will be used to fulfill the prize.
WINNER DISQUALIFICATION: After a Winner is selected, Cinderella CEO will review all materials and may run background and/ or social media checks on the Winning individuals. In the event it is determined that the Winner has not complied with these Official Rules, has failed to execute and return any required documents within the specified time period, has made false statements or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then the Winner will be disqualified and at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Entry with the next highest score may then be declared the alternate Winner.
PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): There will be one (1) Winner per category, with a total of nine (9) Winners. Odds of winning is based on the number of entries received.
- Finalists' prizes include a commemorative Cinderella to CEO award, one admissions ticket and cost of one round trip airline ticket(airfare value is up to $750 comparable value) to the Cinderella to CEO Award show luncheon in New York, which will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., in New York, New York, and an assigned network of advisory coaches and mentors from the Cinderella to CEO W.A.N.D. Ambassador team. Additional prizes will be announced between Feb. 10 and June 3, 2019. The Cinderella to CEO™ grand prize package will be announced on June 3rd.
Winner is solely responsible for all expenses, costs or fees associated with ground transportation and overnight hotel stays, acceptance and/or use of the prize not specified herein as being awarded, including without limitation, any and all taxes (if any). Winner is not a recipient of a prize until s/he has been verified as the Winner by Cinderella CEO. Upon fulfilling prize, Sponsor will be deemed to have awarded the prize to the Winner and such Winner assumes full responsibility for the prize. All prize details are at Cinderella CEO’s sole discretion.
Entrants acknowledge that hotel and ground transportation, if applicable, is not included in the prize and that any events are beyond the control of the Sponsor and are subject to being rescheduled, modified or cancelled. In that event, the Sponsor reserves the right to, at its discretion, reschedule the Contest, entry and/or end dates, modify the entry procedures, add additional prizes, cancel the Contest, or cancel the awarding of ticket(s). Prize(s) are not redeemable for cash.
Release, Indemnification and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless 1) Cinderella CEO and its respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and representatives, (collectively, the “Cinderella CEO and Associates”) as well as 2) all Contest sponsors and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and representatives, (collectively, the “Sponsors”) from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, losses, costs, damages, liabilities, judgments, settlements and expenses (including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees) (“Losses”) of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the Contest, participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or acceptance, possession, receipt, use or misuse of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail or email; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (f) injury, death and/or damage to persons or property; or (g) claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy. Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Cinderella CEO and Associates and Sponsors from any and all Losses of any kind that may be asserted against or incurred at any time in connection with the entries, or otherwise relating to Entrant’s participation in the Contest, including without limitation claims concerning the infringement upon or violation of any intellectual property or other rights. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, Cinderella CEO and Associates and Sponsors’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Sponsor or the Contest Entities be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Technical Malfunctions: Cinderella CEO Associates and Sponsors and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, altered, garbled, incorrect, incomplete or delayed Entries; all of which will be void. Cinderella CEO Associates and Sponsors are also not responsible for problems related to technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any Entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or the website, or for any other technical problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected communications which may limit a contestant’s ability to participate in this Contest. Cinderella CEO Associates and Sponsors are not responsible for any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether network, printing, typographical, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions with may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. Mass entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. Cinderella CEO reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest Entry Period in the event the Contest becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired, and to cancel or suspend the Contest in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and, if terminated, at Cinderella CEO’s discretion, determine the Winner using all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of cancellation using the judging procedure outlined above.
IMAGE RELEASE. In agreeing to these Official Rules, Entrant grants Cinderella CEO, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, and successors, the right to use Entrant’s name, image, likeness, hometown, prize won, and photograph for publicity and/ or advertising in any and all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
Entrant releases the Company, its successors, sponsors, employees, agents, partners, licensees and assigns from any and all claims, liability, or actions based upon any use that they may make of my likeness and/or photograph.
WINNERS LIST: Winner(s) will be announced in a website blog posting.
ARBITRATION & CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, Contestant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the contestant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will contestant be permitted to obtain awards for, and contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Contest), and contestant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of contestants and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Texas, USA without regard to choice of law rules.
DISPUTES, JURISDICTION AND VENUE: In the event any dispute arises which is not governed by the Arbitration & Choice of Law provision supra, any and all actions shall be brought in the courts in or for Dallas, Texas. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, to which the Parties irrevocably consent.
Notice. Unless otherwise specified, any notice given to Cinderella CEO in connection with these Official Rules shall be in writing and shall be delivered by United States Postal Service, certified mail return receipt requested, to the address first written above.
Successors and Assigns. This Official Rules shall be binding upon the Parties and their respective heirs, successors or representatives. Entrant may not assign its rights or obligations under these Official Rules.
Severability. If at any time any provision of these Official Rules is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any respect, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect and shall not in any way be affected or impaired.
Force Majeure. In the unlikely event of serious illness, emergency, fire, casualty, flood, strike, civil insurrection, act of God or causes beyond Cinderella CEO’s control preventing performance under these Official Rules, each Party is released from the obligations hereunder. The occurrence of any such event does not constitute a breach of this agreement under the Official Rules.
Entire Agreement. These Official Rules embody the entire understanding of the Parties with respect to the matters contained herein, and supersede any previous agreements, communications, or previously published rules. There are no promises, terms, conditions or obligations, oral or written, express or implied other than those contained herein.
WAIVER. A waiver of one provision of these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of that provision in the future, nor of any other provision.
Modifications. These Official Rules may be modified only in writing. Any modifications, which may be made from time to time, will be published on the Cinderella CEO website.
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