Terms & conditions: Thumbtack community contest

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Terms & conditions: Thumbtack community contest


You agree to be bound by these Thumbtack community contest Terms and Conditions (the “Rules”). Applications are subject to the Thumbtack Terms of Use, including all other Thumbtack policies incorporated therein. Information submitted in connection with the application is subject to the Thumbtack Privacy Policy.

SPONSOR. The Sponsor of the Thumbtack Community Use Thumbtack as a Customer Contest (“Contest”) is Thumbtack, Inc., located at 1355 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94103.

ELIGIBILITY. To participate or win, participants must be at least twenty-one (21) years old, and a legal resident of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. Participants must also be registered members of the Thumbtack Pro Online Community (through community.thumbtack.com).

Employees and affiliates of Thumbtack and members of their immediate families, and persons residing at the same address as Thumbtack employees or affiliates, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Thumbtack estimates that between 10 - 200 eligible participants may enter the Contest.

HOW TO ENTER. Participants may enter the Contest beginning on April 17, 2019 at 6:00 am and ending at 11:59 pm on April 30, 2019. Participants will be required to create a post as outlined, sharing their before and after profile photos. They must be posted in reply to the Photo contest post.

WINNER SELECTION: A committee comprised of Thumbtack employees will select recipients based on: post quality (33%); relevance to prompt (33%); and enthusiasm, spirit, and positivity, (33%). The committee’s decision is final and binding. All submissions received prior to 11:59 pm on April 30th, 2019 will be eligible for consideration unless otherwise excluded as provided in these Rules.

PROHIBITED CONTENT. Submissions must be the original work of the participants and not violate the rights of any other party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights or rights of privacy/publicity. Submissions must NOT contain: (a) personally identifying information about Thumbtack customers (first name only allowed; submissions containing customer personal information will be removed and disqualified); (b) advertising or commercial content for any party other than Thumbtack; (c) content that endorses/promotes illegal or harmful activity; (d) violent, profane, vulgar, obscene or defamatory material; or (e) adult material. Thumbtack reserves the right to disqualify any submission that violates these prohibitions, or which Thumbtack deems inappropriate for any reason, in Thumbtack’s sole discretion.

LICENSE. Every entry submitted becomes the exclusive property of Thumbtack. By making a submission, participants grant Thumbtack a worldwide royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, transmit, publish or display the submission, with or without modifications, in any media for any purpose, including to promote, market, or advertise the Platform or Pro Services. Participants acknowledge that any writing, images, audio, and video may be edited, exhibited, published, or posted, and participants waive all rights to inspect or approve the finished product prior to use. Participants acknowledge that this material may be used in diverse settings with no geographic restrictions.

PRIZE. Winner will be awarded $100 in Thumbtack credit. All taxes and other expenses related to any award are the sole responsibility of the Contest winner.

NOTIFICATION/ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER. One Contest winner will be selected. Thumbtack will notify the winners in person, by phone call, by private message within the Community, by a tag in a post in the Community or via email by May 9, 2019. If winner fails to respond within 48 hours, he or she may be disqualified, and the Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.  If another winner is selected, any previously selected winners will have no rights to the Prize, or any other Contest benefits. This process may be repeated until the Prize has been awarded to a fully-qualifying entrant.

A winner will be disqualified for any of the following reasons: failure within 48 hours of notification to provide proof of identity, any required affidavit, or any requested tax forms (including IRS W-9 form); or violations, as determined in Thumbtack’s sole discretion, of the submission or eligibility rules. In such cases, an alternate winner will be selected.

PRIZE CONDITIONS. The prize is provided as-is, with no warranty or guarantee. Thumbtack may require the winner to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release where permitted by law, as well as provide information necessary for compliance with any applicable tax laws. Refusal or inability to sign and return such forms within 48 hours of notification may result in disqualification and award of prize to an alternate winner.

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE. By entering this Contest, participants release Thumbtack from any liability whatsoever, on any theory, and waive all claims and causes of action arising from or related to this Contest. Thumbtack is not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Thumbtack, users or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user's system or limit a user's ability to participate in this Contest.

INTERPRETATIONS AND DISPUTES. Participants agree to be bound by these Rules and all decisions of Thumbtack in Thumbtack’s sole discretion. Any disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, and shall be resolved in the courts in San Francisco, California.

MISCELLANEOUS. The Contest is void where prohibited. If provisions of these Rules are held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force. Thumbtack may suspend, modify or terminate the Contest or a participant or voter’s participation if it believes, in its sole discretion that a disruption will impair the administration of the Contest, in which case the Prize will be awarded among the eligible entries unaffected by the disruption, if possible. Questions may be sent to support@thumbtack.com or to the mailing address shown above, attn “Photo contest."