BETTER BURGER CHALLENGE RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
By entering the Better Burger Challenge, Participants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, as well as any rules or requirements, including the Terms of Service, posted on the BBC Website (www.betterburgerchallenge.org), or in connection with any Challenge task. Any violation of any of these rules or terms may result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Challenge are final and binding in all respects.
- CHALLENGE PERIOD.
The Challenge begins March 20 and ends June 1, 2017. If you are selected as a finalist, your Challenge Period ends on July 31, 2017.
The Better Burger Challenge (the “Challenge”) is open to anyone, but only students who are enrolled in college or graduate school in the United States are eligible to be selected as a finalist, except officers, directors, advisory board, interns who worked on the Better Burger Challenge, and employees of Turning Green or Friends of the Earth (the “Sponsor”), or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Challenge, and their immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, who are not eligible to participate or win. If you are a minor, you must have your parent or legal guardian grant permission to participate in the Challenge.
- HOW TO PARTICIPATE.
Beginning on March 20, 2017 participants can register for the Better Burger Challenge.
There are four (4) levels for this challenge – green, greener, greenest and extra credit. The specific actions required for each Challenge task will be explained on the BBC Website. Each participant must start each challenge with the GREEN level and then complete each level thereafter in order before moving forward (ie: Green then Greener then Greenest and then Extra Credit). Every task completed is worth points. Point values will be identified on the challenge and awarded by TG/FOE staff based on the difficulty of the Challenge task.
Challenge submissions will be judged by TG/FOE staff and points awarded based on execution and completion of tasks, innovation, impact, creativity, and content accuracy. Bonus points may be awarded for outstanding work at TG/FOE discretion.
- WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.
Challenge Grand Prize
Grand Prize is featured on www.betterburgerchallenge.org. Should any of the prizes become unavailable, the Sponsor may select another prize of equal or greater value.
The criteria for selection of up to 10 Challenge Winners includes:
- Total cumulative points from the Better Burger Challenge
- Completion of all four levels of Challenge
- Only students enrolled in college or graduate school are eligible to be selected for the Grand Prize, must be 16 years old as of June 1, 2017 and must be available to travel in the month of July 2017. Summit date TBD.
- Only one student will be selected from each school.
All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners. A potential winner may be required to provide tax reporting information prior to the award of the prize.
- CHALLENGE SUBMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS AND PERMISSIONS
By making a Submission to the Challenge, you represent and warrant that:
(a) All information that you have provided in the registration or the Submission is and will remain true, accurate, and complete;
(b) The Submission is your original, sole work and owned solely by you;
(c) You have the full right to grant all rights and licenses for Sponsors or its designees to display the Submission, including on the Internet, and to otherwise use the materials provided in the Submission;
(d) the Submission and the use thereof by Sponsor and its respective designees, do not and shall not infringe upon or violate any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, publicity, or other intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and
(e) the Submission is not confidential or private and does not contain any confidential or private information.
The Better Burger Challenge has a zero tolerance policy for work that has been plagiarized or is otherwise not original. This includes submissions that excerpt heavily from other sources but fail to include proper citations. Participants who plagiarize or submit work that is not entirely their own will be disqualified. Turning Green reserves the right to determine whether a submission is dishonest, and may disqualify any participant at any point during the competition as a result. You further represent and warrant that any person depicted in the Submission (or, if a minor, the minorʼs parent or guardian) consents to Sponsorʼs use of the Submission and you will obtain and provide appropriate written releases as required by Sponsor promptly upon request.
By making a Submission to the Challenge, you grant Sponsor an exclusive, world-wide, royalty free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully sublicensable license, without additional consideration to you or any third party, to: (a) reproduce, distribute, transmit, perform and display (publicly or otherwise) and otherwise use and exploit (and have others exercise such rights on behalf of Sponsor) your Submission, any ideas accompanying, related to, or embodied in your Submission, and any materials embodying, incorporating, or derived from your Submission, in any format or media now known or hereafter developed (including without limitation Internet, cable, satellite, and wireless media); (b) adapt (including edit, modify, translate, and reformat) your Submission, create derivative works from your Submission, and incorporate your Submission into other works or into Sponsorʼs or its designeesʼ products or services; (c) use your Submission for the purpose of promoting Sponsor and for any other advertising or promotional purposes; and (d) exercise all other copyright, trademark, publicity and other proprietary rights with regard to your Submission.
Winning entries will be posted on betterburgerchallenge.org.
- NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION.
No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash or any other instrument of value. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. There will be no substitutions for a prize, except in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
- CONSENT AND RELEASE.
By participating in the Challenge, each participant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Instagram, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Challenge, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Challenge, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Challenge, and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and compliance with rules, tax reporting documents, and a liability/publicity release; and (iv) if prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize. Affidavits and releases must be returned within two (2) days from the date that Sponsor provides such documents to the potential winner. If winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the necessary affidavit and release and, if applicable, must accompany winner on the trip (no additional travel expenses will be awarded should a parent or legal guardian be required to accompany the winner on the trip).
Travel provided by Sponsor is for college students only who are eligible to be Challenge finalists.
(i) Registrations or submissions that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsorʼs servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. (ii) Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Submission process or the operation of the Challenge or the BBC Website; violates these Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Use of bots or other automated process to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Challenge if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort; notifications of cancellation, termination or modification will be posted on the BBC website. (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Challenge, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel this Challenge based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. (v) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CHALLENGE OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CHALLENGE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYSʼ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
- APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION.
This Challenge is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Challenge will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Marin County, California. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of California and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of California. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneysʼ fees) associated with participation in this Challenge and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
This Challenge is sponsored by Turning Green, 2330 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965 and Friends of the Earth US, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
- Contact Information
Friends of the Earth
FB: facebook.com/foe.us Twitter: @foe_us
FB: facebook.com/teensturngreen Twitter: @turninggreen.org
Phone: 415 289-1001
Better Burger Challenge Terms of Service
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- Claims of Copyright Infringement. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law.
If you believe in good faith that materials available on the Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send FOE/TG a notice requesting that FOE/TG remove the material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send FOE/TG a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. See http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. Notices and counter-notices should be sent to:
Kari Hamerschlag, Friends of the Earth, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510-900-3150, email firstname.lastname@example.org and
Judi Shils, Turning Green, 2330 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965, 415.289.1001, email email@example.com.
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.
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