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Play Safe on TARAFLEX® Sports Floor Giveaway Rules


Agreement to Contest Rules: Participation in the Playsafe on Taraflex Contest (the “Contest”) constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Contest Rules and to decisions by Gerflor USA Inc. (“Gerflor USA”) with respect to Entrant’s eligibility, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.

Timing: Entries will be accepted from August 22, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”), until October 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CT (the “Entry Period”). Finalists, chosen by a jury, will be announced on November 7, 2016 at 9:00 am CT.

Limit: Each submission (“Submission”) shall consist of the completed on-line form and any pictures or documents submitted (either on-line or by mail) therewith. Each entrant (“Entrant”) may make only one (1) Submission during the Entry Period. Submissions received from any person in excess that limit will be void. Any Submissions that violate any of the Contest Rules or are incomplete will not be considered for Finalist selection. Gerflor USA reserves the right to disqualify any Submission that it determines, in its sole discretion, violates the Contest Rules. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.

Authorization by Entrant: A Submission constitutes Entrant’s grant to Gerflor USA of a royalty-free, paid-up, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submissions in whole or in part, and to incorporate them into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. Without limiting the generality of the above, by making a submission Entrant irrevocably grants, transfers, conveys and assigns to Gerflor USA the entirety of the intellectual property rights, including all copyrights, in and to the Submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, the rights to use the Submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity and royalty-free. Entrant accepts and acknowledges that Gerflor USA shall not be obligated to use the Submission and that Gerflor USA, in its sole discretion, shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. Gerflor USA shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Gerflor USA chooses to refrain from any use of its rights hereunder and Entrant will indemnify Gerflor USA against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms.

Authorization by Contest Entity: To be considered a Finalist, an authorized official from the nominated school or community center (“Contest Entity”) must agree, by executing a statement of consent in form acceptable to Gerflor USA, to the Contest Entity’s participation in the Contest, including the public voting portion thereof.

Finalist Determination: After the Entry Period, Submissions will be evaluated by a jury based on financial need, quality of the current gym floor and facility, and the nominating statement. Finalists will be scored by the jury and the top three Submissions, based on jury vote, which have a statement of consent from the applicable Contest Entity will be posted to http://www.facebook.com/GerflorUSA on November 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. CT and be opened to voting by the public on that webpage at that time. Voting by the public will be open from November 7, 2016 9:00 a.m. CT to November 27, 2016 11:59 p.m. CT (the “Voting Period”). The use of automated means to enter, evaluate, or vote for any submission is expressly prohibited and grounds for disqualification of any Finalist.

Winner Determination: After the Voting Period, the Finalist receiving the greatest number of votes from the public will be named the Grand Prize winner.

Winner Requirements: The Grand Prize winner will be notified by email or phone on or after November 28, 2016. The Grand Prize winner will be required to sign and return a Consent for Participation (“Consent”), Installation Requirements Check-List (“Check-List”), and Release as defined below (“Release”), which must be received by Gerflor USA within two (2) weeks in order to move forward with installation. If a Grand Prize winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Consent, Check-List and Release (the “Required Grand Prize Documents”) within two (2) weeks, or does not comply with these Contest Rules, as determined by Gerflor USA in its sole discretion, the Grand Prize winner will forfeit the Grand Prize. If a Grand Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, the Grand Prize may be awarded to the Finalist with the second most number of votes, in Gerflor USA’s sole discretion, upon receipt of the Required Documents within two (2) weeks of notification. If the second Grand Prize winner is disqualified or found ineligible for any reason, the prize will remain unawarded and the Contest will be terminated. In the event of a tie, the Grand Prize winner will be chosen by three (3) representatives of Gerflor USA based upon financial need, state of the current floor and facility, and the nominating statement.

Eligibility: The Contest is open to residents of the United States, except residents of New York and Florida, who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry and meet other eligibility requirements set forth below. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is delayed, compromised, or otherwise impaired in any way for any reason, including fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Gerflor USA may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; (b) modify the Contest to address the impairment; or (c) award the Grand Prize from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Gerflor USA reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Contest Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Gerflor USA reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Gerflor USA’s failure to enforce any term of these Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In case of a dispute as to the owner of a Submission, the Submission will be deemed to have been submitted by the name listed on the Submission form. Gerflor USA is not responsible for the inability of the Grand Prize winner to accept the Grand Prize for any reason. The Grand Prize winner must fully and unconditionally agree and accept these Contest Rules and execute a Release (i) providing that the Grand Prize winner agrees and consents that Gerflor USA and its designees may use the Grand Prize winner’s name, city, state, likeness, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law; (ii) releasing, indemnifying and holding harmless Gerflor USA, its parent, affiliated, subsidiary and successor companies, and its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, advertising agencies and promotional sponsors (collectively the “Releasees”) from and against any and all harm, expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), liability or injury that may be sustained relating to or arising from participation in the Contest or acceptance or use of the Grand Prize and (iii) authorizing the Releasee to use the Grand Prize winners’ names, likenesses, photographs, voices and biographical data for any purpose, in any media, unless prohibited by law.

Value of Award: The size of the floor award will be a maximum size of 6,000 sq ft. The approximate value of the gym floor and installation is $54,000. If for any reason the Grand Prize winner is not able to accept the award, Gerflor USA shall have no obligation to deliver any alternative prize or any monetary award.

Contest Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Contest, entrants and Contest Entities agree to release and hold harmless Gerflor USA and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and attorneys from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; printing errors; lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail or Submissions; errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or injury, infringement or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt of any prize.

Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, any liability of Gerflor USA will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall Gerflor USA be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any punitive, consequential, lost profits or indirect damages. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Contest Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Contest Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms and if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained therein.

Disputes: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Chicago, IL. Any claim shall be heard by a judge and, by making a Submission, Entrant waives any right to have such claim heard by a jury. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Gerflor USA in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.

List of Winners: For identification of the Grand Prize winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Gerflor USA, 595 Supreme Drive, Bensenville, IL 60106. In your request, state that you would like a copy of the “winners list” for the Play Safe on Taraflex Contest. Requests for the “winners list” must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2017.

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