Top Dog Facebook Contest

Top Dog Facebook Contest

October 22 is Dog Day at the track, but we didn’t want everyone else to miss out on the fun.

Between now and October 17, 2011, you and your four-legged friend can compete in our Facebook Photo Contest and you can win great prizes!

It’s easy to enter and win. Simply “Like” Golden Gate Fields’ Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/GoldenGateFields, post a photo of your dog, preferably in a Halloween costume, on the Golden Gate Fields Facebook wall, tag Golden Gate Fields in the photo and tell your friends to comment.

The photo with the most comments wins a Day at the Races for four (4) people which includes: Turf Club Admission, Buffet Lunch, Valet Parking and Programs! The photo with the second most comments wins a Golden Gate Fields’ fleece blanket.

How to Enter:

Step 1: Become a fan of Golden Gate Fields’ Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/GoldenGateFields

Step 2: Post your photo on our Facebook wall.

Step 3: Tag Golden Gate Fields in the photo

Step 4: Comment, tell your friends to comment, tell your friends, friends to comment, etc.

Contest Details:

Contest begins on Thursday, October 6, 2011, and runs through Monday, October 17, 2011. Winners will be picked based on the total number of comments made on the photo by 11:59 PST on October 17, 2011. The photo with the most comments wins first prize, second most comments wins second prize. Comments made by the entrant only count once. In the event of a tie, a winner will be selected at random.  Submit multiple photos to increase your chances of winning.  We will message the winner for your mailing address, so we can tell you how to claim your prize.

 Prizes:

First Prize:  A Day at the Races for four (4) people which includes: Turf Club Admission, Buffet Lunch, Valet Parking and Programs. Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, California.

Second Prize: A Golden Gate Fields fleece blanket.

In entering the contest you subject yourself to both the Contest Rules and Legal Terms and Conditions. By submitting images to the contest, you are deemed to have reviewed, read and accepted both.

Golden Gate Fields Top Dog Facebook Photo Contest Rules

1. The photos you wish to submit must be posted on the wall of the Golden Gate Fields Facebook fan page and have GoldenGateFields tagged in the photo(s).

2. All work submitted must be an original work. We will accept photos taken by you or photos of you.  As such, you are required to comply with all U.S. and international copyright laws, any and all laws regarding intellectual property and you will indemnify Golden Gate Fields and its affiliates for any violations in connection with the image(s) submitted.

3. No purchase necessary to enter the Golden Gate Fields Top Dog Facebook Photo Contest.

4. We reserve the right to reject any photos which we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem offensive, unlawful or unsuitable in any other manner.  Examples of the following types of photos we will reject include the following:

•    Pornographic or nude images

•    Images promoting illegal drug use

•    Images depicting crimes of any nature

•    Golden Gate Fields is not required to provide any explanation for the rejection.

5. All photos submitted that abide by the above rules will be entered into the contest pool. Each person who submits a photo will be contacted via Facebook message for their mailing address and email address.  The photos with the most comments by 11:59 PST on October 17, 2011. The winner will be notified via Facebook or email message.  In the event of a tie, a winner will be selected at random. Comments made by the entrant only count once. All decisions of the contest will be final and binding.

6. The Golden Gate Fields Top Dog Facebook photo contest begins on Thursday, October 6, 2011 and ends on Monday, October 17, 2011. Entries must be submitted before 11:59 PST on Monday, October 17, 2011.

7. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to enter the Contest.  Entrants must also be legal residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. territories and possessions.  Employees of Golden Gate Fields and its affiliates, and their immediate family members, are not eligible.

8. In entering the contest you subject yourself to both the Contest Rules and Legal Terms and Conditions. By submitting images to the Contest, you are deemed to have reviewed, read and accepted both. By entering this contest, you agree to receive communications and updates from Golden Gate Fields

9. Participants may also enter by emailing  Dan.Cirimele@goldengatefields.com   or mailing a photo to:

Golden GateFields
1100 Eastshore Highway
Berkeley, California94710

We will post to our Facebook wall on your behalf.

Legal Terms and Conditions

General: Your entry into the Golden Gate Fields Top Dog Facebook Photo Contest (the "Contest") is subject to the Contest Rules, the following Legal Terms and Conditions, and all other guidelines, terms and conditions stated elsewhere on this site and all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations, including but not limited to all laws respecting intellectual property, trademarks, copyrights, rights of privacy, pornography and defamation. By entering the Contest, you accept and agree to be bound by the Contest Rules and these Legal Terms and Conditions.  Golden Gate Fields shall be the administrator of the Contest and shall sometimes be referred to as the "Administrator". By entering this contest, you agree to receive communications and updates from Golden Gate Fields.

Submissions of Photographs:

All work submitted must be original work.  Digitally enhanced images, manipulated or composites of multiple images must be derivations of the entrant’s original photos for which the entrant is the copyright holder.  As such, you are required to comply with all U.S. and international copyright laws, any and all laws regarding intellectual property and you will indemnify Golden Gate Fields and its affiliates for any violations in connection with the image(s) submitted to the Contest. Furthermore, entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Golden Gate Fields, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, directors, offices, and employees, against any and all claims, judgments, damages, liabilities, penalties and fines of any kind, stemming from any discovery that the submitted photo violates any and all applicable laws. By submitting your images, you grant Golden Gate Fields and its affiliates the right to use, publish or disseminate any of your images in print and/or on our website, online publications, email newsletters or in any other manner we desire.  You also waive any claims of ownership or copyright protection with the photos you submit.

Verification of Winners and Delivery of Prizes: The Golden Gate Fields prizes will only be awarded to participants who respond to the message requesting their mailing address and email address. Golden Gate Fields is not responsible if prize is returned as undeliverable or if entrant does not respond to prize notification message within 7 days after the date sent. Winners agree to the use by Golden Gate Fields of their name, likeness, images submitted and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law.

Eligibility: In order to participate in the Contest, you must be a legal resident of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. territories and possessions. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Must be 18 years of age or older as of February 14, 2011 to enter.  Employees, officers and directors of Golden Gate Fields and its affiliates and their immediate families and those living in the same household are not eligible to enter or win. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Golden Gate Fields reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners.

Copyright Notice: Golden Gate Fields respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same.  It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement.  In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers.  We may also in our sole discretion limit access to the site and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter notification.  If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please file a notice of infringement with our copyright agent containing the information specified below.  Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights.

Limitation of Liability: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL GOLDEN GATE FIELDS OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, RELIANCE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, COST OF COVER, OR LOST DATA THAT ARISE IN WHOLE OR IN PART FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR FUNCTIONS OF THE SITE OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, THE SITE OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON, THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT OR MATERIALS IN, OR FUNCTIONS OF, THE SITE, PROVISION OF, OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR INFORMATION, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE). IN ADDITION, WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE THE SITE OR THE CONTENTS THEREOF. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00). APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SITE AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS HEREOF.

General Restrictions:  This Contest is void outside the United States and where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  This Contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the United States. Administrator is not responsible for: (a) late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, misaddressed, postage due or misdirected entries, e-mails or other communications; errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, (b) defects or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices or transmission lines; data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials; loss or otherwise; or (c) electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind or insufficient space in entrant's e-mail account to receive e-mail messages.  The use of automated software or computer programs to register or to enter this Contest is prohibited and any individual who uses or attempts to use such methods to register or to enter will be disqualified.  Administrator disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, this Contest and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest if any virus, bug, technical failure, unauthorized human intervention or other cause outside of Administrator’s control corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest.  In the event of any such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted and a random drawing will be held from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such time.  Administrator reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant (and all of her/his Contest entries) from this Contest or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Administrator or any of its affiliates if she/he tampers with the entry process or if her/his fraud or misconduct affects the integrity of this Contest.  Administrator reserves the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in promotional materials.  By participating in this Contest, each entrant accepts the conditions stated in the Contest Rules and these Legal Terms and Conditions, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that she/he is eligible to participate in this Contest.  By accepting prize, winner agrees to release Administrator and its directors, employees, officers and agents, including without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activity.

Warning.  Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws.  Should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.