CONTEST RULES – HOW IT WORKS
Eligible Law Enforcement Agencies will enter the contest between 04/12/2019 and 05/03/2019. Finalists will be announced and public voting will begin by midnight 05/12/2019 . The winner will be the first Agency to reach 5,000 votes.
Please ensure that your Agency Head has provided approval to enter this contest.
I DONUT NEED A REASON TO THANK A COP, INC. AND ALTAI™ LAW ENFORCEMENT BOOT GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
TIMING: I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop, Inc. and ALTAI™ Law Enforcement Boot Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is presented by I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop, Inc. and ALTAI™ (or the “Sponsor”) and administered by I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop, Inc. and ALTAI™ (the “Administrator”). The Promotion begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 04/12/2019 and ends upon voting count for a single Agency reaching 5,000 (the “Promotion Period”) and consists of two (2) phases: The Entry Phase and the Public Voting Phase as represented in the chart below. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Contest.
Start: 12:00:01 AM ET on 04/12/2019
End: 11:59:59 PM ET on 05/03/2019
Public Voting Phase
Start: 12:00:01 AM ET on 05/12/2019
End: Upon voting count for a single Agency reaching 5,000.
By participating in the Promotion, each participant who submits an entry (“Entrant”) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to Law Enforcement Agencies serving areas and located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. At the time of submitting an entry, eligible Agencies: (i) must have 25 or fewer sworn Officers. Void outside the U.S. and wherever else prohibited by law.
Employees of the Sponsor, Administrator and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, any individual persons, foundations, and unions are not eligible to participate. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a boot outfitting for their entire Agency (up to twenty-five  Officers) with a total maximum ARV not to exceed $3,875.00. Maximum ARV will be the total purchase price of the boots.
THE CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD & HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: The Contest Entry Period begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on 04/12/2019 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 05/03/2019. During the Contest Entry Period, eligible Agencies must visit https://www.ALTAIgear.com/ our-blog, complete the entry form as instructed, upload a good quality photo of the Agency, complete all other required information and submit (the “Contest Entry”).
There is a limit of one (1) Contest Entry per Agency. Once a Contest Entry is submitted it cannot be modified by an Entrant except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, misdirected, undelivered, or delayed Entries. No altered or incomplete submissions will be accepted.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: All Contest Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:
- Submitted Photo must show the Agency’s sworn Officers (This does not have to show the entire
- No other individuals may appear in the Photo.
- Entry form, Photo and all information submitted via email must be in JPG format and conform to
any size requirements of the entry website.
- Entry and Photo cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest.
- Once a Photo has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted except at the sole discretion
of the Sponsor.
- Each submitted Photo must be original, on which no image editing software has been used.
- No duplicate Photos or substantially similar Photos, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole
discretion, may be submitted.
- By submitting a Photo taken by a third party, Agency warrants and represents that he/she has
secured all rights and clearances to the Photo from the photographer.
- Entry and Photo cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain
- Entry and Photo cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
- Entry and Photo cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
- Entry and Photo cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people,
brands, products or companies.
- Entry and Photo cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product or
company in a negative or inappropriate manner.
- Entry and Photo cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be
derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
- Entry and Photo cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names,
likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead,
- Entry and Photo cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images
and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
- Entry and Photo cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
- Entry and Photo cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission
from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
- Entry and Photo may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or
any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
- Photos cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or won any previous
By submitting a Contest Entry, the Agency understands and grants to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use its Entry, Photo, name, hometown and likeness on the Contest website, Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites, and in advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission or notification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Contest Entry, which includes a Photo.
By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Contest Entry and Photo do not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) Entrant has obtained written permission from any person who may appear in the Photo; (c) Entrant owns all rights to the Photo, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any Photo was photographed by such third party; and (d) Contest Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Contest Entry, or Contest Entrant’s conduct in creating the Contest Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Promotion.
CONTEST ENTRIES POSTED TO THE PROMOTION WEBSITE ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEST ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.
PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD & HOW TO ENTER THE VOTER SWEEPSTAKES: Starting at 12:00:01 AM ET on 05/12/2019, eligible and approved Agency entrants will be posted to the Promotion website for public voting.
There is a limit of one (1) Vote per person per 24-hour period during the Public Voting Period regardless whether person has more than one email address.
Votes become the sole property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Nothing in these Official Rules shall obligate Sponsor to publish or otherwise disclose any Vote submitted in connection with this Promotion. Multiple Voters are not permitted to share the same email address.
Any attempt by an Agency or any other person to gain Votes by promising a benefit to the Voter or any other person, including the use of sites such as Vote Exchange or other similar social media sites, may subject the Agency and Voter to disqualification in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Voters and/or Agencies who spam or create false accounts for the purpose of casting or earning Votes (or otherwise undertake any act intended to manipulate or undermine the integrity of the Promotion) may have their entry or Votes disqualified. Decisions of the Sponsor are final relating to all aspects of the voting process and results. The Sponsor may disqualify any Agency, Contest Entry, Vote, Voter or related parties who violate or is suspected of violating any of the terms and conditions of the Promotion or these Official Rules.
CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER DETERMINATION, NOTIFICATION & CONTEST GRAND PRIZE ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS: The Contest Finalist who receives the most Votes during the Public Voting Period will be deemed the potential Contest Grand Prize Winner. In the event of a tie, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all tied Agency Entries to determine the potential Grand Prize Winner.
Potential Grand Prize winner will be contacted by the Sponsor or Administrator by email or phone on/around thirty (30) days following voting count for a single Agency reaching 5,000. An authorized agent of the potential Grand Prize-winning Agency will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Publicity/Liability Release (the “Releases”) within ten (10) days of notification. Potential Grand Prize winner may be given additional time if requested to be able to have Releases appropriately executed and returned. Approval of and duration of Release return extension at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and the Contest Entrant with the next highest number of Votes will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize will be awarded within approximately 60 days after verification. Non-winning Contest Finalists may not be notified.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: If any notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if potential finalist or winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules he/she will be disqualified. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not assignable nor transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility. Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use the Agency’s name, prize won, town/city/location, likeness, logo, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. By accepting a Grand Prize, Agency further agrees to release the Promotion Entities from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with your participation in this Promotion or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize.
Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Promotion and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered.
GENERAL: Participating Agencies and Voters agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and the Sponsor, and release and hold the Sponsor, the Administrator and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the Promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Entrants waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Promotion or use/misuse or redemption of a prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize.
No confidential relationship is established by any Agency or Voter and the Sponsor as a result of participating in the Promotion. None of the information submitted by the Agency or Voter will be treated as trade secrets, confidential information or as protected data.
Although subsequent attempts to submit a Contest Entry or Vote may be received, only the first complete Contest Entry/Vote received from a particular Entrant/Voter will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to Enter/Vote, including entries/votes submitted with an alternate email address or identity will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant or voter, submission will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted by the Voter from which the Vote is submitted. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person to whom the email address is registered. Any entrant, voter or potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder of an email address and/or an authorized agent of the Agency to Sponsor’s satisfaction. Entry materials/data or Vote materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries/votes or entries/votes generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries/votes; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of submission materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive submission information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s, voter’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, Agencies/Voters (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Promotion it sponsors any Agency or person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw any method of entry or voting mechanism if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Promotion). If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes whether or not beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible if the Promotion cannot be implemented or prizes cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Sponsor also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Agency or individual found to be violating these Official Rules or suspected of attempting to disrupt or defraud the Entry or Vote process or the operation of the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Agency or Voter at any time during the Promotion Period that may be found ineligible.
In the event any Agency or participant engages or has engaged in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that tends to annoy, abuse, threaten, disparage or harass any other person or company including the Sponsor or is otherwise inappropriate, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Agency or Voter and void any Entries or Votes of such Agency or Voter.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTITY/INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH ENTITY/INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Promotion will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.
BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DISPUTES: The parties hereto each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Escambia County, Florida and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Promotion shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Escambia County, Florida. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Escambia County, Florida. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.
PRIVACY: Personal information collected from any Entrant and/or Voter can be used by the Sponsor to share updates about the contest and for future promotional/advertising purposes but cannot be shared with any outside/third party.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see https://www.ALTAIgear.com/national-boot-giveaway-contest- rules/ or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 04/19/2019, to: I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop, Inc. Boot Giveaway Official Rules Request, PO Box 553 Atmore, AL 36504.
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