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Hug Your Pet Contest

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Hug Your Pet Contest! We'll be collecting and sharing your photos of you and your pets in a loving embrace in honour of Valentine's Day. One entry per person and all you have to do is Hug, Take a Photo and send it to Debbie@HauteGoat.com. We'll share your photos here and on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest pages! One winner will be selected and announced on Valentine's Day and they will receive a prize pack from Haute Goat. See below for the complete Rules.


Terms & Conditions

Haute Goat's (Sponsor) Hug Your Pet Photo Contest (the “Contest”) entry period starts on January 12, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. EST and ends on February 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EST (the “Entry Period”).


ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their state, province or territory of residence as of the start of the Entry Period.

Employees, directors, officers, agents and other representatives of  Haute Goat (the “Sponsor”) are not eligible to enter or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations. VOID IN QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period, entrants must capture an original photo hugging their pet. Entrant must then email the Photo to Rebecca@succinctsocialmedia.com. Entrants may enter the contest once.  All Photos must meet the Photo Requirements described below. Submitting a Photo is not an indication that the entrant has won a prize or is otherwise eligible for a prize. Any Photo that the Sponsor deems, in its sole discretion, to not comply with the Photo Requirements or to otherwise violate the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules will be removed from the Contest.Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. The Sponsor and the Partner are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible entries or Photos. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process or the legitimate operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.

LICENSE/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting a Photo, each entrant: (i) gives the Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferrable, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to use, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display his/her Photo, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes; (ii) waives all rights and moral rights in and to his/her Photo in favor of the Sponsor, and their successors and assigns; and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, their advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action. For greater certainty, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, edit or remove any Photo, or to request an entrant to modify or edit any Photo, if a complaint is received with respect to the Photo, or for any other reason.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: Photos must meet the following “Photo Requirements”: Must be a photo hugging a pet. Must be the original work of the entrant, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.Must not contain, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, any content that: is sexually explicit; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane, vulgar, offensive; contains nudity; promotes alcohol, drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons; promotes any activities that may be or appear to be unsafe or dangerous or illegal; promotes any particular political agenda or message; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging or defamatory remarks about other people or companies; contains any personal information, contains copyrighted materials owned by others; and/or violates any law or regulation; contains commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services; and/or any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.By submitting a Photo, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Photo consent to the submission and use of the Photo in the Contest, and the license to use the Photo in accordance with these Official Rules. By submitting a Photo, entrant hereby grants permission for the Photo to be posted in any format associated with the Sponsor including on social media and on the web properties owned by the Sponsor.

PRIZE: There is one (1) Grand Prize (the “Prize”) of a Haute Goat Prize Pack value approx $75


WINNER SELECTION: All eligible Photos received during the Entry Period judged by Debbie and Shain and they will determine the winning photo. 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: The Sponsor or its designated representative will make a minimum of 3 attempts to contact the potential winner within 5 business days of the Selection Date. The Grand Prize winner must contact within seven (7) days to redeem their prize(s). If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five business days of the Selection Date or there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, or is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, then the potential winner may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize), in which case another entrant will be declared the potential winner (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such potential winner).

ODDS: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries and votes received during the Entry Period.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor and Partner, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest. The Contest will be run in accordance with the Official Rules, subject to amendment by Sponsor. Each entrant must comply with the Official Rules and will be deemed to have received and understood the Official Rules by participating in the Contest. The terms of the Contest, as set out in the Official Rules, are not subject to amendment or counteroffer, except as set out herein. If any provisions of the Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.Without limitation, the Released Parties will not be liable: for any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; for the failure of any entry or Photo to be received by the Sponsor for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; for printing or other errors appearing in these Official Rules or other Contest materials, misprints or errors in other Contest-related information, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other problems or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Contest, processing errors, human errors or otherwise; or any combination of the above. Further, the Released Parties will not be liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or data contained therein, related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Contest.The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw, suspend or amend this Contest or these Official Rules for any reason, including in the event that an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these Official Rules. In the event of termination, Sponsor will award the Prize as deemed fair and equitable, by the Sponsor

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario.


PRIVACY: Information submitted in connection with the Contest will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy provided, that in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail.

Entrants agree to be added to our Haute Goat Newsletter mailing list.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest. When you enter the Contest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest will not collect your personal information. By entering the Contest, an Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest from any and all liability associated with this promotion.