Terms and Conditions

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CONTEST: The Shinola Hotel Champ Giveaway Contest (the “Contest”) shall commence at 12:00:01 am EDT on August 11, 2020 and shall end at 11:59:59 pm EST on September 27, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). The nomination period begins on August 11, 2020 at 12:00:01 am EDT and ends on August 17, 2020 at 11:59:59 pm EDT (the “Nomination Period”). The sponsor of the Contest is Shinola Hotel, located at 1400 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI, 48326 (“Shinola Hotel” or “Sponsor”). In the event of a conflict between the entry instructions and these Contest Official Rules (the “Official Rules”), these Official Rules shall control. The clock located on the computer system used by Sponsor shall govern with respect to the commencement and end times for the Contest Period, the Nomination Period, and the time and date of the receipt of each Contest Entry. This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and void where prohibited by law. For purposes of these Official Rules, the person who submits the Entry into the Contest is referred to as the “Nominator” and the person that they nominate is referred to as the “Entrant”. Collectively the Nominator and Entrant are referred to as “Participants”.

ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in the applicable jurisdiction as of the date of entry and were employed as an essential worker in the healthcare industry during the period of March 10, 2020 through August 17, 2020. Essential healthcare worker for purposes of this Contest is defined as a person who was designated an essential worker by their employer and works in the healthcare industry with face-to face interaction with patients including by way of example doctors, nurses, nurse assistants, physician assistants, and medical and surgical technicians. Employees of Shinola Hotel and Shinola Hotel’s employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, and directors (collectively the “Employees”), as well as members of an Employees' immediate family and/or those living in the same household of Employees are ineligible to participate in the Contest. Proof of eligibility will be required when claiming any Prize. Participants may be asked to provide more information for Sponsor to confirm the identity and eligibility of a Participant. Sponsor makes the final determination at its sole discretion as to who is eligible to participate and/or win the Contest. Participants agree to abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Nomination Period, to submit a valid entry, Nominators must do all of the following: 1) share a photo of the Entrant on Sponsor’s Instagram; 2) tag the Entrant; 3) describe the Entrant and explain why they deserve to win the Contest; 4) tag @ShinolaHotel; and 5) include the hashtag #ShinolaHotelHeroes (individually an “Entry” and collectively the “Entries”). An Entry must be submitted during the Nomination Period to be considered a valid Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to extend the Nomination Period in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Entry must fulfill all Contest requirements to be eligible to win a Prize. Any Entry that is incomplete, fraudulent, or does not adhere to the Official Rules is void and will not be given further consideration or otherwise eligible for a Prize. An Entry must comply with the following additional guidelines to be eligible to win and compliance with these requirements is in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, whose decisions are final.

Entry must be in English, common foreign words and phrases are acceptable.

Entry must be original work that has not won a previous prize or award. Modifying, enhancing or altering a third party’s preexisting work does not qualify as an original creation.

Sponsor reserves the right to reject any Entry containing prominent use of third-party trademarks.

Entry cannot contain, incorporate or reference anything that would require the consent of any third party or entity in any jurisdiction, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Entry cannot contain any information that references other websites, addresses, email addresses, contact information or phone numbers.

Entry must not contain defamatory statements (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group).

Entry must not promote alcohol, drugs (illegal or otherwise), tobacco, firearms/weapons, or any particular political agenda or message.

Entry must not include threats to any person, place, business or group; must not invade privacy or rights of any person, firm, entity, and must not in any way violate applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

Entry must not, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, contain indecent behavior, profanities or obscenities, including but not limited to nudity or pornography, and must not in any way disparage persons or organizations associated with Sponsor.

Entry must not refer, depict, or in any way reflect negatively on Sponsor, the Contest or any other person or entity.

Entry must be suitable for presentation on a public forum, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

By entering the Contest, Participants: (1) certify that the submission is their own original work and they hold all rights to the Entry; (2) certify that the Participants followed and complied with these Official Rules; and (3) grant Sponsor the right to post the Entry on its media channels for any purpose whatsoever.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By entering this Contest, the Participants have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to abide by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are fully and unconditionally binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify any Entry at any time at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or amend the Contest and these Official Rules without notice. By entering this Contest, Participants represent and warrant that they are eligible to participate based on eligibility requirements set forth in the Official Rules. Participants also agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to this Contest.

PRIZES: Each winner of the Contest (“Winner”) will receive 1 Shinola Champ watch, a 1 night stay at Shinola Hotel, a private dinner for 2 at the hotel, and a private shopping experience at the Shinola Woodward store accompanied by a Shinola executive and/or brand ambassador (the “Prize”). Two Winners will be announced for five consecutive weeks starting August 24, 2020 for a total of ten Prizes. Stays will be coordinated directly with the Sponsor and blackout dates will apply. Collective value of the Prize is up to $1100.00. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of Prize award. The specifics of the Prize shall be solely determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: No cash or other Prize substitutions shall be permitted except Sponsor may substitute any portion of the Prize with a prize of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. The Prize is nontransferable. WINNER AGREES TO ACCEPT ALL ASPECTS OF THE PRIZE “AS IS” AND SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTIBILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALL TAXES, FEES, COSTS AND EXPENSES OF WHATEVER NATURE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION SALES TAXES, PERMITS, AND INSURANCE SHALL BE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER, AS WELL AS ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE TAXES, COSTS, FEES, INSURANCE, AND EXPENSES RELATING TO ANY ASPECT OF THE PRIZE. All federal, state, and/or local taxes, and all other expenses not specifically mentioned shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of the Prize or transfer/assignment of the Prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted.

ODDS: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Ten total Winners will be selected by Sponsor at its sole discretion. Winners will be selected by a committee formed by Sponsor to evaluate and vote on all eligible Entries. Winners will be selected based on the information provided by the Nominators and verification of eligibility. Winners will be notified by Instagram. Sponsor shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam or other security settings or for Nominator or Entrant’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the Prize within 30 days from the time the Prize notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity (where permitted) within 30 days of notification, the Prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. A Winner must redeem their Prize no later than December 31, 2021, and any failure to do so shall result in the automatic forfeiture of the Prize by the Winner with no alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the Prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and these Official Rules. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes the consent of each Participant to Sponsor’s and its respective agents’ understanding and agreement that Sponsor, anyone acting on behalf of Sponsor, and Sponsor’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the world, without limitation, the Participant’s Entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Entries must be original work and not violate anyone’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. Entries that infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others will result in immediate disqualification of the Participants. Participants agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor against any claims that arise out of a claimed infringement of intellectual property rights.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Sponsor may select the Winner from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Participant who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these terms and conditions or the Official Rules. Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void Entries for any reason including, but not limited to multiple Entries from the same user. Any attempt by a Participant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Contest and/or accepting a Prize, Participants warrant and represent that they agree to be bound by these Official Rules (including all eligibility requirements) and the decisions of the Sponsor and its agents, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Participants on behalf of themselves and their heirs, assignees, executors, and administrators agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any and all liability, illness, injury, including but not limited to personal injury and bodily injury (including without limitation wrongful death or disability), death, loss, litigation, claim, or property damage, or loss or damage of any other kind that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) Participants’ participation in the Contest and/or their acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any Prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; and (vi) any Contest-related activity. If, in the exclusive judgment of the Sponsor, the Contest becomes compromised in any way, Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the Contest offer and select a Winner(s) from all eligible Entries received prior to the act that compromised the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage or subvert the Contest or its operation is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor or its agents. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the last day of the Contest Period, notice will be provided via Instagram.

DISPUTES: THIS Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF MICHIGAN WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, Participant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, or the determination of Winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Michigan; (ii) to the fullest extent permitted by law, waives any right to a jury trial in any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prize awarded, or the determination of Winners; and (iii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred but in no event attorney’s fees. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall the Participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Participants’ actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participants further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

PRIVACY POLICY: Information submitted with an Entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Shinola Hotel’s website.

WINNERS LIST: Winner names will be shared on Instagram and posted on the Shinola Hotel Website. Participants may also request Winner names via mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a request for the list to: Shinola, Shinola Foundry-THANK YOU Contest, Attn: Allison Crisenti 485 W. Milwaukee St., Detroit, MI 48202 no later than December 31, 2020.

INSTAGRAM RULES: The Contest hosted by Shinola Hotel is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. Participants must adhere to the terms and conditions governing Instagram.