Ella’s Kitchen® twitter giveaway sweepstakes official rules sweepstakes rules (“official rules”)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where restricted or prohibited by law.

ELIGIBILITY: The Ella’s Kitchen® Twitter Giveaway Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to individuals 18 years of age or older as of date of entry and who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Employees of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and ICED Media Ltd (“Agency”), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, dealers, distributors, retailers, advertising agencies, production agencies, electronic media firms, and their immediate family members and those living in the same household are not eligible to win.

HOW TO ENTER: Sweepstakes begins at 9:00:00 AM (ET) on May. 27, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (ET) on Aug. 15, 2014 (“Promotion Period”). To enter visit www.twitter.com/ellaskitchenusa and enter your email address to join the Ella’s Kitchen® newsletter. Promotion Period consists of three (3) separate monthly sweepstakes entry periods (the “Entry Periods”): 9:00:00 AM (ET) on May. 27, 2014 through 11:59:59 PM (ET) on Jun. 20, 2014; midnight (ET) on Jun. 23, 2014 through 11:59:59 PM (ET) on Jul. 18, 2014 and midnight (ET) on Jul. 21, 2014 through 11:59:59 PM (ET) on Aug. 15, 2014. A random drawing will be held at the end of each Entry Period where ten (10) winners will be selected from all eligible entries received during that Entry Period (30 winners in total during the Promotion Period). Entries from one Entry Period DO NOT carry over to subsequent Entry Periods.

If you are already an Ella’s Kitchen® newsletter subscriber, you may still enter the Sweepstakes by entering your email address. Entrants agree to be bound by and acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules including eligibility requirements. Limit one entry per person. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the e-mail account will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” of an e-mail address is the natural person in whose name the e-mail address has been issued. A selected winner may be asked to provide Sponsor with proof that the selected winner is the authorized accountholder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the entry will be deemed ineligible. Use of automated devices not valid for entry. Entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor may at its sole discretion disqualify anyone who violates the rules or undermines the integrity of the Sweepstakes by disabling cookies, using any form of automatic entering, or any other form of manipulation.

PRIZE: Three (3) Prizes (one (1) per Entry Period): An Ella’s Kitchen® assortment of baby and toddler foods and $100 gift card of the sponsor’s choice. Approximate Retail Value: $110.00. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. No substitutions for the prize shall be made except by Sponsor or as may be necessary due to unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. All taxes and other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Sponsor is responsible only for prize delivery and is not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise.

RANDOM DRAWING: Winner will be selected in a random drawing approximately two days following the conclusion of the Promotion Period from all eligible entries received. Winner will be notified via the email account through which the Winner entered the Sweepstakes and will have three (3) days to respond via the e-mail address provided with their name, mailing address for prize shipment, email address and telephone number. Failure to respond within the designated time frame will result in the selection of an alternate winner. The drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Limit of one winner per household. Any prize returned as undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate winner.

GENERAL RULES: By accepting a prize, the winner agrees that the Sponsor and those acting under the Sponsor’s authority may use winner’s name, picture/portrait, likeness and/or voice, for advertising and promotional purposes worldwide in perpetuity without further consideration, unless prohibited by law. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash redemptions will be made. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an entry in the Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall be permitted to use your entry data for marketing purposes consistent with their privacy policies and applicable law. (See privacy policy at http://ellaskitchen.staging.deltasys.com.) BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, EACH ENTRANT AND WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, THE AGENCY AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ORACTIONS OF ANY KIND, AND WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND WILL BEHELD HARMLESS BY EACH ENTRANT AND WINNER FOR ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THAT MAY ARISE IN ANY WAY FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any errors in these Official Rules or otherwise in any materials available at www.facebook.com/ellaskitchenusa or www.twitter.com/ellaskitchenusa. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and award the prize from among all eligible Submissions received prior to cancellation or termination. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, postage-due or damaged entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone or transmission failures of any kind, which limit a person’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Submissions. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH ANATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any class action. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, regardless of conflicts of laws principles. Any action or litigation concerning this Sweepstakes shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in New York County, New York, and winner expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Winner agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of New York. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS, AND/OR AWARDS OF ANY ENTRANT SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING INTO THIS SWEEPSTAKES. EACH ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANYRIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.

WINNERS: For a list of winners (available the fifteenth day after the conclusion of the Promotion Period) send a self addressed, stamped envelope to: Ella’s Kitchen® Twitter Giveaway, c/o ICED Media, 415 W. Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York 10012. For a copy of these Official Rules, visit www.facebook.com/ellaskitchenusa. VT residents may omit return postage.

SPONSOR: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., 1111 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success, NY, 11042.

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used in the event you are selected as a Sweepstakes winner or if you have indicated that you would like to receive additional information from Sponsor.