Terms & Conditions for Shelter Campaign

Rescue a Shelter Animal Pet Photo Contest:

  1. Must be a minimum age of 18 to enter and a New York State Resident.
  2. Submission period for the William Mattar, P.C. Pet Photo Contest begins on November 1, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. EST and ends on November 13, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST. All photo submissions must be submitted through williammattar.com. William Mattar, P.C. reserves the right to reject or remove any photo for any reason.
  3. Voting opens to the public on November 15, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. EST and ends on November 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  4. Votes will only be accepted on williammattar.com
  5. One (1) grand prize winner and five (5) runner-up winners will be selected on or around December 2, 2019. Winners will be announced on or around December 3, 2019.
  6. GRAND PRIZE: The contest entrant’s photograph that receives the most votes will be considered the grand prize winner, and the grand prize winner will select an animal shelter or animal rescue group to receive a minimum donation of $250.00 from William Mattar, P.C. The grand prize winner will also receive a stuffed Peanut Butter toy dog (approximate value $10.00).
  7. RUNNER-UP PRIZE: Five (5) runner-up winners will be selected to receive a stuffed Peanut Butter toy dog (approximate value of $10.00 each).

Terms & Conditions (All Contests)

Eligibility:

  1. Must be a minimum age of 18 to enter. Should a contestant fail to fully complete the required documents and supply required information in a timely manner or with false information, the contestant will be disqualified.
  2. Contestants must be a resident of New York State to be eligible to enter the contest.
  3. If you are an employee or staff member of William Mattar, P.C., William Mattar, Esq., or William Mattar Law Offices herein collectively referred to as “William Mattar Law Offices” or the “Firm,” an advertising or promotional agency of William Mattar Law Offices or any other enterprise that contributed promotional consideration (such as prizes, administration or hosting services), you are not eligible to enter the contest. This includes summer, part-time, full-time, and temporary staff members. Family members of employees, which includes siblings, parents, significant others, children, grandchildren, or grandparents, are also not eligible to win. Also people living in the same household or individuals otherwise excluded are not eligible to win.
  4. If you are a lawyer or an employee or staff member of any law firm, you are not eligible to enter the contest. This includes summer, part-time, full-time, and temporary staff members. Family members of employees, which includes siblings, parents, significant others, children, grandchildren, or grandparents, are also not eligible to win. Also people living in the same household or individuals otherwise excluded are not eligible to win.

Entering:

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
  2. Contestant may enter each contest, campaign, and program only once. Contestants names will remain in the drawing for however long the contest, campaign, or program lasts for the calendar year in which the entry was made. This time frame is to be declared by William Mattar Law Offices and is subject to change at any time.
  3. Contestants may enter for programs, campaigns, or contests online (through the www.williammattar.com website) ONLY. We will not accept entries through email, fax, telephone, mail, or in person. Only one entry per household.
  4. William Mattar Law Offices is not responsible for any technical difficulties entrants face. Such difficulties may include (but are not limited to) busy signals, overload on website, printing problems, technical/electronic malfunctions. The Firm is also not responsible for contestants having difficulties sending/receiving emails or phone calls, or accessing the Firm’s website.
  5. For entering, participants will be required to go to William Mattar Law Offices’ main website (www.williammattar.com). From the site, they will be directed to a sub site or another site, which can still be accessed through the main site.
  6. For entering different programs, campaigns, and contests, membership involves the following.
    1. Membership is free.
    2. Giving your personal information.
      1. i) Participants will be required to answer several questions regarding their personal information.
      2. ii) This information may include (but is not limited to) the following: name, email, phone number, date of birth or age, gender, and address.
        • This information entered MUST be your personal information.
        • The email address provided MUST be the participant’s email address.
        • Each email address may have ONLY ONE participant. Two contestants may NOT use the same email address. If an email address is entered more than once, then one or all entries may be considered invalid.
        • Should a member cancel their email address, they will no longer be considered a member. They will no longer be considered ‘eligible’ for winning.
    3. All information entered by the participants becomes property of William Mattar Law Offices. Information provided by entrants will not be returned.
    4. Should any information entered by contestants be determined as false or fraudulent, participant will be disqualified and will no longer be considered for any drawings or prizes resulting from contests, programs, or campaigns. Any contestant who is not eligible for entrance will also be disqualified and eliminated from drawings.
    5. Any information that is submitted, but is not complete will be disqualified.
    6. By entering any information, you are agreeing to receive legal promotional, advertising, and/or marketing emails and text messages.

Becoming a member:

  1. Joining a campaign, contest, or program as a member will allow participants to receive various types of emails, mailings, and/or promotions. These emails and mailings may be used to allow participants to take part in other various activities, including (but not limited to) surveys, questionnaires, raffles, and drawings.
  2. Information provided by members is required to be truthful and any information that is not will invalidate the membership.
  3. If a member wants to opt out of membership to any program or campaign, they may do so by clicking on the “opt out” page at williammattar.com. This option will require your email address and date of birth.

Winning:

  1. There is to be only one winner per family/household.
  2. If you enter into one contest, campaign, or program, you ARE NOT automatically entered into all of them. You must register, with your information, into each program, campaign, or contest you wish to enter. Please note: there may be more than one contest taking place at any given time.
  3. The winner will be asked to sign some paperwork. This includes, but is not limited to, a liability release. This will release William Mattar Law Offices, staff members, owner, and any contest sponsor from being held responsible.
  4. The Firm is not responsible for attempting to contact the winner more than once. William Mattar Law Offices will be required to send a notification email to the given email address from the online entry form. Should a winner not respond within 5 days, then the Firm holds no further obligation to that winner. William Mattar Law Offices may continue to make attempts to contact winner/contestant. A different winner may be chosen should the Firm be unable to reach, obtain a response, or get in contact with the original winner.
  5. Winner must consent to having their photo taken at the time the prize is claimed. A liability release and consent to use their name, photo and likeness in marketing and promotional materials must also be completed at that time.
  6. Small prizes in addition to the Grand Prize may or may not be available. Prizes may have a deadline to be picked up. All prizes must be picked up or retrieved within 5 days of the original or attempted notification. This may be subject to change.
    1. Should winner not claim a prize within the time deadline, the Firm has sole discretion to declare another winner.
    2. If the prize is not picked up before the deadline, it becomes the Firm’s property. The Firm reserves the right to pick a new winner or dispose of the prize in some other way.
  7. Winner may not be allowed to pick up prize until their eligibility to participate in the drawing, contest, campaign, program, or raffle has been confirmed and the required paperwork has been completed. William Mattar Law Offices may take steps to confirm eligibility but is not responsible for doing so.
  8. The documentation (including but not limited to the liability release) must be completed and signed at the Firm’s office before being eligible to claim a prize. Winner must also bring a form of photo identification (which shows date of birth) and show proof of social security number and any other documents declared by the Firm.
    1. Should winner fail to bring photo identification, documentation, and proof of social security number, the Firm will not release the prize to winner.
    2. If winner refuses to sign required documents, then William Mattar Law Offices has sole discretion to declare another winner.
  9. Prizes must be picked up in person, unless otherwise declared by the William Mattar Law Offices. They will only be given to declared winner(s) or the legal guardians/parents of the winner(s).
  10. William Mattar Law Offices has the right to alter prizes of equal or greater value for contests, campaigns, programs, and giveaways. There is no cash redemption or any exchanges of prizes.
  11. Those who win and claim prizes are held responsible for paying all taxes if applicable (including but not limited to federal, state, county, and local taxes). Taxes will be based on prize value.
    1. The Firm may put an expiration date on any/all prizes. Sponsors may also put an expiration date on prize.
  12. William Mattar Law Offices is also not responsible for the reimbursement or replacement of any prize.
  13. The Firm has the sole discretion to change/alter prizes and/or rules and regulations that go along with prizes.
  14. The winner authorizes William Mattar Law Offices and all of its affiliates, successors, and assignees permission to use his or her pictorial, likeness, name, or video and/or sound recordings for marketing, promotion, broadcast, print, web or otherwise.
  15. William Mattar Law Offices will make the final decisions. Contestants agree to abide by these terms and conditions by entering. William Mattar Law Offices has no responsibility for losses, injuries, or damages caused by accepting these terms and conditions and entering into programs, contests, memberships, and giveaways. Terms and agreements are subject to change. Should they change, contestants/members still agree to alterations. It is contestant/member’s responsibility to check the terms and agreements on a regular basis to make sure they are aware of any modifications and still agree to follow such rules and regulations. The Firm reserves the right to delete, alter, or add in any terms, conditions, and rules.
  16. William Mattar Law Offices shall not be held responsible or liable should there be a printing, publishing, transmission, communication error or other technical error as it relates to the contest, campaign or program, including but not limited to the type or number of prizes.
  17. William Mattar Law Offices has the right to cancel or abandon the contest, campaign or program at any time or the right to do anything it chooses within the bounds of the law to either remedy a given error, problem, situation or to discontinue.
  18. William Mattar Law Offices maximum liability for any campaign or contest shall be the lesser of prize(s) value or Two Hundred dollars ($200.00).
  19. Contestant and/or winner shall indemnify and defend William Mattar Law Offices and its managers, officers, directors, employees, agents, successors and assigns against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgements, settlements, interests, awards, penalties, fines, costs, expenses of whatever kind, including professional and attorney fees arising out of any claim alleging any breach or non-fulfillment of any representation warranty or covenant, negligence, omission, injury, bodily injury, death, reckless or willful misconduct, or failure to comply with any law, rule, regulation or code.