2019 Ghirardelli Chocolate Guest Survey Sweepstakes

Official Rules



ELIGIBILITYThis sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the continental United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older at the time of entry and shall be governed solely by U.S. law. Residents of Rhode Island, Alaska and Hawaii are not eligible to enter. Employees and their immediate families, including household members, of Sponsor Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible.

HOW TO ENTERThis sweepstakes begins on 12:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on November 18th, 2019 and ends on 11:59 p.m. PST on December 25, 2019 (the “Entry Period”). To enter, (i) complete in full a 2019 Ghirardelli Holiday Sweepstakes Form available at https://.ghirardelli.com/holiday-sweepstakes (the “Website”), and (ii) submit your completed form online during the Entry Period by clicking “Done”. Handwritten forms can be submitted in person at WinterwalkSF event at the Ghirardelli booth on [December 7th and 8th between 10am and 2pm PST] by (i) submitting a completed handwritten form to Ghirardelli staff. Lastly at the Ghirardelli booth at WinterwalkSF (i) guests can enter the sweepstakes through the Photobooth screen by (i) clicking to opt-in to the sweepstakes (ii) entering email and contact information and (iii) submitting photobooth images to Ghirardelli. Only one entry per person per email address. Incomplete surveys will not be accepted. All entries become property of Sponsor. By entering you grant to Sponsor and its agents all rights to use your survey responses for marketing or other purposes, in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Any information collected from the survey shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of the entry, these Official Rules, and the Ghirardelli Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://www.ghirardelli.com/privacy-policy#r4kCHuAfMOy2LIDs.97 Survey responses must be in English, must be your original work, must not include names/addresses of any other person, must not contain any material that would infringe upon third-party rights, including trademark, copyright and publicity rights, and must not contain any defamatory, obscene or offensive material.

PRIZEThere will be two (2) Grand Prize Winners who will each win the following: a year’s supply of Ghirardelli Chocolate in the form of a bi-monthly shipment (6 total) of Ghirardelli Chocolate valued at approximately $108 per shipment. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: $650.00. Sponsor will assume all responsibility for shipping to a continental U.S. postal address. Shipping to PO Boxes is not possible. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. By accepting the prize, you will consent to Sponsor’s use of your name, voice, likeness and entry materials for promotional purposes, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. All taxes any expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. No prize substitution, cash substitution, or assignment or transfer of prize is permitted, except by Sponsor for reason of unavailability in which a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. The potential winner must meet all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules to qualify for a prize.

DRAWINGThe prize winner will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries received by the end of the Entry Period. The random drawing shall be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions are final with respect to all aspects of the sweepstakes. The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the drawing. Winner may be required to complete, sign, and return an affidavit of eligibility and release form within seven business days of receipt of prize notification or the prize may be forfeited. If prize notification is returned as undeliverable or the winner fails to return the affidavit and release as specified, the winner will be disqualified and the award will be forfeited.

GENERAL CONDITIONSPrize is provided “as is” and without any warranty of any kind. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. Sponsor and its affiliates, representatives, and advertising and promotion agencies are not responsible for any: (a) telephone, computer, hardware, software, or programming malfunctions or errors or interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, network malfunction, or other technical failures or error; (b) communication disruption or other forces beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, including inability to access the Website, submit Submissions, or other disruption related to internet traffic, virus, bug or non-authorized intervention; (c) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from entrant’s access of the Website, whether human, mechanical or electronic, (d) incorrect or inaccurate information , whether caused by the Website users or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in the sweepstakes, or (e) late, lost, unintelligible, misdirected, incomplete or garbled submissions. If, for any reason, the sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which Sponsor deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to cancel terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Any attempt by user to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Website is a violation of Criminal and Civil Laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITYBy using the Website and/or participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, printers, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, use or misuse of a prize, participation, or inability to participate in the Website and/or the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTESExcept where prohibited, entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of California.

WINNERS LISTFor winner information (first name/city/state), after December 25, 2019, email Sponsor at consumerservice-gh@ghirardelli.com, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, 1111 139th Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578 and include the text: 2019 GHIRARDELLI HOLIDAY SWEEPSTAKES WINNER LIST. Requests received more than sixty (60) days, after the completion of the entry period will not be honored.

SPONSORGhirardelli Chocolate Company, 1111 139th Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578