Contest Guidelines

To provide fair and equal chance of winning to all Culinate readers, the following are the default official rules for all contests on Culinate, unless otherwise stated or posted for a specific contest or drawing.

Last updated: August 1, 2009

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.

All winners must be 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated and/or posted.

1. Entering contests and choosing and contacting winners of random email or comment entry contests: Winners will be chosen from all supplied and valid corresponding emails received.

Entrants must send entries using the correct contest entry email address, subject line, and/or any other specific entry information requested in the contest announcement. Culinate is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries, or emails sent but not received by Culinate for any reason, as potential contest winners.

Winners of all contests will be contacted at the “entrant” email address used to enter the contest, and the person receiving and replying to the winner announcement email will be considered the winner unless otherwise allowed by a specific contest rule amendment. Culinate will mail the contest prize to the address supplied by the recipient of the winner announcement email.

Only one entry per email address used to send the email will be considered for contest entry, unless multiple entries are specifically allowed in the contest posting. Unless otherwise specified in an individual contest post, no person may enter any contest more than once using multiple email addresses.

To claim a prize, a winner must reply to the notification email sent by Culinate to the “entrant” email address within (3) days of notification. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. Culinate is not required to award elsewhere any prizes forfeited by the chosen winner(s).

2. Submission of photo, text, or other content for Contests: Entries selected for display and to win “best of” contests and any other contests requiring photo, text, or other content from the entrants will be judged entirely at the discretion of Culinate.

By submitting any photo or information to Culinate, you hereby grant to Culinate and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted photo or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to Culinate includes but is not limited to the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted photo;

By submitting any photo or information to Culinate, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and you have the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to Culinate herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances;

You acknowledge and agree that Culinate shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo or information submitted by you, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any photo or information that you submit to Culinate. You also understand and intend that any photo or information submitted by you to Culinate may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments or ratings with which you disagree or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo or information you submit to Culinate. By submitting any photo or information to Culinate, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo or information submitted by you to Culinate.

You hereby agree to hold Culinate and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees sponsors and assigns harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue, any claims of any nature arising in connection with the inclusion in, publication via or display on any Culinate site, or any other use authorized under these Terms, of any photo or information submitted to Culinate by you;

Photos or information submitted by you to the Site shall be the property of Culinate, and Culinate shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or others any photos or information so submitted.

3. Prizes-winners are solely responsible for all taxes and/or fees that may be incurred. All cash winners are required to verify proper and legal picture identification and social security number within 30 days of notification of winning the cash prize. Winner may forfeit any and all cash winnings if verification cannot or has not been made within 30 days. Upon proper verification, cash winnings will be awarded by check, and mailed to winner’s mailing address within seven (7) business days.

Each prize winner must supply Culinate with his/her legal name, mailing address, birth date, daytime and nighttime telephone numbers, where needed to deliver prize or verify eligibility. In the case of a cash winner, winner must also supply social security number for filing of possible tax form 1099. Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings. All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees, and all such additional costs that may be incurred.

Neither Culinate, our sponsors, employees of Culinate nor sponsors may be held liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners of a prize once winner has taken possession of the product. Culinate is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting from any contest promoted by Culinate.

If the specified prize becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Culinate may substitute a prize of like or equal value.

Management, employees, direct family members of employees, and any sponsor employees are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded by Culinate

Culinate reserves the right to alter any rules of any contest at anytime. If you have any questions or complaints about a Culinate contest, please contact pr@culinate.com.