HARTZ MULTI CAT LITTER PROMOTION RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. PROMOTION PERIOD: The Hartz Multi Cat Litter Promotion (the “Promotion”) starts on November 1, 2013 and closes on June 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET (the “Promotion Period”). The Promotion is sponsored by The Hartz Mountain Corporation (the “Sponsor”). Vision Critical Communications Inc. (“VCCI”) has been retained by the Sponsor to administer the Promotion. The Sponsor is and shall remain solely responsible for the delivery of the Prize(s) to the winner(s).

  2. ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to consumers who choose to participate in the Hartz Multi Cat Litter Online Survey (“Entrants”). All Entrants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry into the Promotion and reside in the US. Employees, agents and representatives of the Sponsor and its subsidiaries and affiliates, VCCI and its subsidiaries or affiliates and each of their respective advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter the Promotion, nor are the parents, siblings and children of any such employee, agent or representative or any person with whom such employee, agent or representative is domiciled.

  3. PRIZES: There will be one (1) random draw (the “Draw”) in the Promotion for ten (10) winners who will each win one (1) American Express gift card worth $50 (the “Prize”) for an aggregate of $500 in Prizes to be given away during the Promotion Period. All Prizes are denominated in US dollars.

  4. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: The Promotion is offered electronically via the Internet. Entrants enter the Promotion by following the link in the Entrant’s invitation to the Sponsor’s website and completing the Sponsor survey online. Entrants will then automatically receive one (1) entry for each Sponsor survey completed during the Promotion period.

  5. PROMOTION DRAW(S): The draw will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on the Draw Dates specified below from all eligible entries received. Winners will be determined by random drawing from all eligible entries received by VCCI. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  6. PRIZE AWARDING: On or about June 30, 2014 (the “Draw Date”) 10 potential winners will be selected in a random drawing. Winners will be notified by email within 15 days of the drawing. Prizes will be awarded only on verification by VCCI that all Promotion requirements have been met by the winners. Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitution, transfer, conversion or assignment of Prizes will be allowed, unless at the discretion of the Sponsor, which may substitute a Prize of comparable or greater value. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected Entrants at the email address listed on the VCCI systems, or on the mail-in entries. VCCI will notify the winners by email within fifteen (15) days of the Draw Date. The winners will have seven (7) calendar days from notification to accept the Prize by email. VCCI is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. If a selected Entrant cannot be contacted within the allotted time, VCCI reserves the right to void that entry and select another eligible Entrant for that Prize. In order to be declared an official winner the selected Entrants will be required to complete, sign and return to VCCI a Declaration and Release Form within seven (7) days of receipt. If a selected Entrant fails to complete, sign and return the Declaration and Release Form to VCCI within seven (7) days the Sponsor reserves the right to void that entry and select another eligible Entrant for that Prize. By completing, signing and returning the Declaration and Release Form, the Entrant (i) confirms compliance with these Promotion Rules and Regulations, (ii) releases and forever discharges the Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, VCCI, its affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective advertising and promotional agencies from all claims, demands, damages, actions and causes of action arising or to arise by reason of the acceptance or use of the Prize, and (iii) gives permission to the Sponsor and VCCI, at their option, to publish or otherwise use the Entrant’s name, address, photograph, voice and comments, without compensation, in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor or VCCI or their respective advertising agencies.

    Any Prize awarded will be delivered by the Sponsor to official winners via the United States Postal Service within four (4) to six (6) weeks after receipt of the signed and fully completed Declaration and Release Form.

    VCCI is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, or misdirected communication from the Vendor website to the official winners email address.

  7. PROMOTION GENERAL RULES: By entering the Promotion, Entrants agree to abide by these Promotion Rules and Regulations and the decisions of VCCI, which are final.

  8. WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the winner list or a copy of the Promotion Rules and Regulations, send your request to: Vision Critical Communications Inc, Hartz Multi Cat Litter Survey, Promotion Winners List, 505 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Requests must be received no later than May 31, 2014 and must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

  9. DISQUALIFICATION: Neither the Sponsor nor VCCI are responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other interruption or error of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Promotion will be disqualified. If so disqualified, VCCI reserves the right to terminate the Entrant’s eligibility to participate. In the event any portion of this Promotion is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of VCCI, which in the sole opinion of VCCI, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper entry into the Promotion, VCCI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the Promotion and to award Prize(s) to individuals selected at random from the pool of Entrants received up to the point of termination. In no event will more Prizes be awarded than those listed in the Promotion Rules and Regulations.

  10. TAX INFORMATION: Liability for any applicable taxes imposed by any government, if any, on any Prize won is the sole responsibility of the winner of such Prize.

  11. APPLICABLE LAWS: This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and county laws. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

  12. PRIZE DISCLAIMER: The Sponsor is solely responsible for the delivery of the Prizes to the Prize winners, as declared by VCCI. VCCI shall not be responsible or liable to Entrants for any losses, damages or costs incurred as a result of Entrants entering the Promotion or use of a Prize won in connection with this Promotion or the failure by the Sponsor to deliver the Prize to the winner in accordance with the Promotion Rules and Regulations. By participating in the Promotion, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless VCCI and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of VCCI, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Promotion or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

  13. DATA PROTECTION NOTICE: Entrants’ personal information is protected by Vision Critical’s Privacy Policy. To view the VCCI Privacy Policy log on to the VCCI website at www.visioncritical.com and select Privacy Policy.

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