Dr. Oz's Best of the Best Essay Contest Rules

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No Purchase OR PAYMENT Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN PRIZE.

DR. oz’S BEST OF THE BEST ESSAY CONTEST  (the “Contest) is sponsored by ZoCo Productions, LLC (“Sponsor”).  The Contest is governed by these official rules (the “Official Rules”).  By participating in the Contest, each individual agrees to abide by these Official Rules and understands that the results of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor, its agents, and the judging panels, are final in all respects.  The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States, excluding the State of Rhode Island. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older as of the start of the Contest to. Participation constitutes each entrant’s full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsors, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest. Eligibility to receive a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon entrant fulfilling all requirements as set forth in these Official Rules.  Sponsor reserves the right to verify the accuracy of any information provided and to further verify the eligibility of each entrant and to disqualify any entrant that provides false, inaccurate or misleading information or that Sponsor deems not to meet the eligibility requirements.  If there are no compliant entries for a particular Prize, that Prize may not be awarded.  Sponsor Employees and their immediate families (including parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related of Sponsor, Harpo, Inc., Sharecare, Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc. and any other sponsors participating in the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and Contest agencies are not eligible to enter or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.  

The Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”)/6:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on September 19, 2011 and ends at 8:59 a.m. ET/5:59 a.m. PT on September 20, 2011 or such date and time as the Essay Limit (as defined below) is reached for each Prize (“Contest Period”).  To enter for a chance to win one (1) of the Prizes, you must submit an essay of up to three hundred (300) words describing what it would mean to you to win the Prize that is the subject of your essay. Entrants must submit a separate essay for each Prize for which they wish to be considered.  Multiple essays in a single entry or an essay covering multiple Prizes will not be considered by Sponsor.  Sponsor will only accept the first two thousand (2000) eligible essay entries received for each Prize (“Essay Limit”).  Sponsor will not accept or consider essays after the Essay Limit is reached for Prize.  If your essay is selected by Sponsor’s panel of judges (collectively, the “Panel”), you could be chosen to receive one (1) of the five (5) Prizes listed below (individually and collectively referred to herein as the “Prize”).  All essays must be submitted online at www.doctoroz.com (“Website”) or click on the Prize link for which you wish to submit an essay (each a “Contest Link”) and complete all of the required information and follow all instructions to submit your official entry form and essay:

Prize #1 Dr. Andrew Weil Miraval Spa & Resort  Pakage: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/win-weekend-dr-andrew-weil 

Prize #2 Frederic Fekkai and Bobbi Brown Beauty Makeover: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/win-anti-aging-makeover-frederic-fekkai-and-bobbi-brown 

Prize #3 Bob Harper Personal Training Session: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/win-personal-training-session-bob-harper-and-6-month-supply-supplements

Prize #4 Georgetown Cupcake, Inc. Baking Lesson: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/win-trip-washington-dc-cooking-class-cupcake-sisters-0

Prize #5 Lunch At 30 Rock With Dr. Mehmet Oz: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/win-private-lunch-dr-oz-30-rock

Mail-in essay submissions will not be accepted or returned.  Limit one (1) entry per Prize per person/email address per household per day.  All entries must be received by the end of the Contest Term or such date and time that the Essay Limit is reached for each Prize (if at all).  Entries received after the Contest Period will not be considered. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.  All essay entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  By submitting an essay, each entrant represents and warrants that they own the copyright in and to such essay and further grants Sponsor the non-exclusive right to use that essay (or any portion thereof) for unlimited runs, worldwide, in perpetuity in any and all media now known or hereafter devised in connection with the Contest, the Website and/or the “Dr. Oz Show” or any other programming (including television, digital download, radio) created by Sponsor and the marketing, advertising and Contest thereof.

SELECTION:  A Contest winner will be selected for each Prize described below (individually and collectively referred to herein as a “Winner”), at the sole discretion of Sponsor, on or about January 19, 2012 from all eligible entries received. Essay entries will only be considered for the Prize for which the essay was submitted.  Essay entries will be judged on originality, composition and overall impact.  All components of an essay submitted in connection with this Contest must be the original creation of the entrant.  Modifying, enhancing or altering a third-party’s pre-existing work does not qualify as an original creation.  Essays must not have been previously released, distributed, licensed or made publicly available, submitted in any other contest or promotion, in whole or in part, or have won any other award.  Essays must not: (i) incorporate, violate or infringe upon any third-party or personal rights, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or privacy, property or publicity rights of any other person or entity; (ii) violate any law or be inappropriate, indecent harmful, discriminatory, defamatory or obscene; or (iii) be unsuitable to be entered into this Contest for any reason whatsoever and/or communicate messages or images or content inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which the Sponsor and Contest Entities wish to associate.  By entering this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that he or she owns all right, title and interest in the essay and has the authority to grant to Sponsor and other Contest Entities the rights provided in these Official Rules.  By submitting an essay, entrant acknowledges that Sponsor is not required to treat the essay as the confidential or proprietary work of the entrant.  Entrants agree that the Sponsor and other Contest Entities are not responsible for any unauthorized use of an essay.  Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled or misdirected entries – all of which will be disqualified. The Panel is comprised of Sponsor’s and the Website’s staff members.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for each Prize.  The potential winning essay entrants will be notified by phone, or email and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, proof of identity, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within twenty-four (24) hours of notification. If such documents are not returned within the specified time-period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, a potential Winner fails to comply with these rules, or Sponsor is unable to contact a potential Winner within the designated time-period, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected. 

 

PrizeS:  One (1) of each of the following Prizes will be awarded during the Contest Period:

Prize #1:    Dr. Andrew Weil’s Miraval Spa & Resort Package (“Prize #1):  Prize #1 includes one (1) five (5) day/ four (4) night stay in a Deluxe room at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Miraval Spa & Resort in Tucson, AZ (Prize #1 Provider”), including: (i) meals; (ii) full access to resort amenities; (iii) free admission to designated classes, seminars, lectures and demonstrations; (iv) two (2) private wellness consultations; (v) a free tote bag; (vi) a copy of Dr. Andrew Weil’s book entitled “8 Weeks to Optimum Health”; and (vii) a Two Hundred Sixty Dollar ($260.00 US) resort credit to use toward additional services not featured or specified herein  (“Prize #1”).  Prize #1 must be completed on or before September 9, 2012 (subject to the terms and restrictions of the Prize #1 Provider).  At the sole discretion of Sponsor, and provided Winner’s principal place of residence is more than one hundred (100) miles from Miraval Spa in Tucson, AZ, Prize #1 may also include round-trip coach class transportation by air, train, bus or car from a major commercial city or airport closest to Winner’s principal place of residence to a train, bus station and/or airport closest to the Miraval Spa (including ground transportation). All matters with respect to the Winner’s mode of transportation and ground transportation shall be determined and selected by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner must be available and willing to travel to Tucson, AZ.  Winner is responsible for booking Prize #1 through the representative designated by Sponsor at the time Prize #1 is awarded. Sponsor is only responsible for booking transportation if notified by Winner thirty (30) days in advance of Winner’s scheduled arrival date at the Miraval Spa.  Prize #1 is provided to the essay writer only. Sponsor is not responsible for booking travel, hotel accommodations, ground transportation or tickets for any guest(s) accompanying the Winner. Travel is based on availability, blackout dates apply and some Prize #1 Provider and/or transportation carrier restrictions may apply.  Prize #1 details are subject to change at the sole discretion of Sponsor and the Prize #1 Provider.  The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize #1 is Five Thousand Five Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars ($5,575.00 US), including travel (if applicable) and excluding taxes and gratuities.

 

Prize #2:   A Frederic Fekkai and Bobbi Brown Professional Cosmetics, Inc. Anti-Aging Beauty Makeover (“Prize #2):  Prize #2 shall consist of the following: (i) a haircut, consultation and color performed by Frederic Fekkai at the Frederick Fekkai Salon in New York, NY and an assortment of Frederic Fekkai hair care products; and (ii) a professional make-up instruction by a Bobbi Brown team member at a Bobbi Brown salon in New York, NY and an assortment of Bobbi Brown make-up products in a professional make-up trunk.  Prize #2 shall be awarded to a single Contest Winner by Frederic Fekkai and Bobbi Brown Professional Cosmetics, Inc. (individually and collectively referred to herein as, the Prize #2 Provider).  Winner’s appointments with Frederic Fekkai and the designated Bobbi Brown Salon must be scheduled and coordinated for the same day.  Prize #2 must commence and be completed by September 9, 2012 and is subject to the availability and restrictions of each of the Prize #2 Providers. At the sole discretion of Sponsor, and provided Winner’s principal place of residence is more than one hundred (100) miles from New York, NY, Prize #2 may also include round-trip coach class transportation by air, train, bus or car from a major commercial airport or city closest to Winner’s principal place of residence to a train, bus station and/or airport closest to New York, NY (including ground transportation). All matters with respect to the Winner’s mode of transportation, hotel accommodations and ground transportation shall be determined and selected by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Winner must be available and willing to travel to New York, NY.  Winner is responsible for booking Prize #2 through the representative designated by Sponsor at the time Prize #2 is awarded.  Sponsor is only responsible for booking transportation and accommodations if notified by Winner thirty (30) days in advance of Winner’s scheduled appointment with the Prize #2 Provider. Prize #2 is provided to the essay writer only. Sponsor is not responsible for booking travel, hotel accommodations, ground transportation or tickets for any guest(s) accompanying the Winner. Travel is based on availability, blackout dates apply and some Prize #2 Provider, carrier and hotel restrictions may apply.  Prize #2 details are subject to change at the sole discretion of Sponsor and the Prize #2 Provider.  The ARV of the Frederic Fekkai hair appointment and products is approximately Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00 US).  The ARV of the Bobbi Brown Professional Cosmetics, Inc. makeover, lesson, products and trunk is approximately One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00 US).  The total ARV for Prize #2 is Five Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($5,000.00 US), including travel (if applicable) and excluding taxes and gratuities. 

Prize #3 Bob Harper Personal Training Session (“Prize #3):  Prize #3 consists of: (i) one (1) free one (1) hour personal training session with Bob Harper at his West Hollywood, CA facility (valued at One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00 US); and (ii) a six (6) month supply of Bob Harper’s weight loss supplements valued at One Hundred Twenty-Four Dollars and Ninety-Nine Cents ($124.99 US).  Prize #3 is provided by Watch It Now Entertainment (“Prize #3 Provider”). Prize #3 must commence and be completed on or before September 9, 2012 and is subject to the availability and restrictions of the Prize #3 Provider and Bob Harper. At the sole discretion of Sponsor, and provided Winner’s principal place of residence is more than one hundred (100) miles from West Hollywood, CA, Prize #3 may also include round-trip coach class transportation by air, train, bus or car from a major commercial airport or city closest to Winner’s principal place of residence to a train, bus station and/or airport closest to West Hollywood, CA (including ground transportation). All matters with respect to the Winner’s mode of transportation, hotel accommodations and ground transportation shall be determined and selected by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Winner must be available and willing to travel to West Hollywood, CA.  Winner is responsible for booking Prize #3 through the representative designated by Sponsor at the time Prize #3 is awarded. Sponsor is only responsible for booking transportation if notified by Winner thirty (30) days in advance of Winner’s scheduled training session with Bob Harper.  Prize #3 is provided to the essay writer only. Sponsor is not responsible for booking travel, hotel accommodations, ground transportation or tickets for any guest(s) accompanying the Winner. Travel is based on availability, blackout dates apply and some Prize #3, carrier and hotel restrictions may apply.  Prize #3 details are subject to change at the sole discretion of Sponsor and the Prize #3 Provider.  The total ARV of Prize #3 is Three Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Four Dollars and Ninety-Nine Cents ($3,124.99 US), including travel (if applicable) and excluding taxes and gratuities.

Prize #4:   DC Cupcakes Baking Lesson (“Prize #4):  Prize #4 consists of the following: (i) one (1) baking lesson for the Winner with the DC Cupcakes sisters Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis in Washington DC; (ii) one (1) dozen Georgetown Cupcakes; and (iii) an assortment of “DC Cupcakes” television show merchandise.  Prize #4 is provided by Georgetown Cupcake, Inc. (the Prize #4 Provider).  Prize #4 must commence and completed by September 9, 2012 and is subject to the availability and restrictions of the Prize #4 Provider, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis.  At the sole discretion of Sponsor, and provided Winner’s principal place of residence is more than one hundred (100) miles from Washington DC, Prize #4 may also include round-trip coach class transportation by air, train, bus or car from a major commercial airport or city closest to Winner’s principal place of residence to a train, bus station and/or airport closest to Washington, DC (including ground transportation). All matters with respect to the Winner’s mode of transportation, hotel accommodations and ground transportation shall be determined and selected by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Winner must be available and willing to travel to Washington, DC.  Winner is responsible for booking Prize #4 through the representative designated by Sponsor at the time Prize #4 is awarded.  Sponsor is only responsible for booking transportation if notified by Winner thirty (30) days in advance of Winner’s scheduled baking lesson at Georgetown Cupcake in Washington DC.  Prize #4 is provided to the essay writer only.  Sponsor is not responsible for booking travel, hotel accommodations, ground transportation or tickets to any guest(s) accompanying the Winner. Travel is based on availability, blackout dates apply and some Prize #4 Provider, carrier and hotel restrictions may apply.  Prize #4 details are subject to change at the sole discretion of Sponsor and the Prize #4 Provider.  The total ARV for Prize #4 is Three Thousand Forty Dollars ($3,040.00 US), including travel (if applicable) and excluding taxes and gratuities.

Prize #5 Lunch at 30 Rock With Dr. Mehmet Oz (“Prize #5):  Prize #5 consists of one (1) afternoon with Dr. Mehmet Oz, including the following: (i) a tour of the “Dr. Oz Show” studio set in New York, NY; (ii) admission to a taping of “The Dr. Oz Show”; and (iii) lunch with Dr. Mehmet Oz (valued at Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00 US). Prize #5 is provided by Sponsor (“Prize #5 Provider”). Winner’s visit to “The Dr. Oz Show” studio set, show taping and lunch date with Dr. Mehmet Oz must be scheduled and coordinated for the same day.  Prize #5 must commence and be completed on or before September 9, 2012 and is subject to the availability and restrictions of the Prize #5 Provider, “The Dr. Oz Show” and Dr. Mehmet Oz. At the sole discretion of Sponsor, and provided Winner’s principal place of residence is more than one hundred (100) miles from New York, NY, Prize #5 may also include round-trip coach class transportation by air, train, bus or car from a major commercial airport or city closest to Winner’s principal place of residence to a train, bus station and/or airport closest to New York, NY (including ground transportation). All matters with respect to the Winner’s mode of transportation, hotel accommodations and ground transportation shall be determined and selected by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Winner must be available and willing to travel to New York, NY.  Winner is responsible for booking Prize #5 through the representative designated by Sponsor at the time Prize #5 is awarded. Sponsor is only responsible for booking transportation if notified by Winner thirty (30) days in advance of Winner’s scheduled visit to “The Dr. Oz Show” studio set, show taping and lunch with Dr. Mehmet Oz.  Prize #5 is provided to the essay writer only. Sponsor is not responsible for booking travel, hotel accommodations, ground transportation or tickets for any guest(s) accompanying the Winner. Travel is based on availability, blackout dates apply and some Prize #5, carrier and hotel restrictions may apply.  Prize #5 details are subject to change at the sole discretion of Sponsor who is the Prize #5 Provider.  The total ARV of Prize #5 is Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars  ($2.500.00 US), including travel (if applicable) and excluding taxes and gratuities.

GENERAL PRIZE DETAILS:  Each Winner is solely responsible for all expenses, costs or fees associated with acceptance and/or use of the Prize that are not covered by Sponsor or the designated Prize provider or specified herein as being provided, including, without limitation, any and all state and federal taxes, transportation, food, gratuity and hotel charges.  Winner may not receive cash value of a Prize in lieu of accepting the Prize or substitute, assign or transfer a Prize. Sponsor and each Prize provider reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to substitute a Prize with one (1) of comparable or greater value.  Each Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor or the Prize provider. Prize details are the sole discretion of  Sponsor and the Prize provider. Except for the Prize value, Winner will not receive any additional monetary compensation or acknowledgement for participation in the Contest, any advertisement or other materials.

If Sponsor provides travel, it is the responsibility of the Winner to arrive at the designated gateway city in time for each flight included as part of the Prize with proper travel documentation. Winner is responsible for all required travel documentation. Sponsor and Prize provider shall not be responsible or liable for requesting, obtaining or advising with respect to any requirement travel documentation.  Certain travel and security restrictions may apply and it is the responsibility of Winner to comply with all travel, security and other laws, regulations, airline passenger and hotel rules that may apply to them. Sponsor and Prize provider shall not be responsible or liable in any manner if a Winner is unable to accept or use all or any portion of the Prize due to failure to qualify or comply with these Official Rules or any law, regulation or other rules that apply to acceptance, receipt or use of the Prize.

Airline schedules, travel arrangements and other aspects of each Prize are subject to change outside the control of Sponsor and Prize provider. Sponsor and Prize providers will not be responsible or liable for any such changes and reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equivalent or greater value, in their sole and absolute discretion, if, for any reason, all or any portion of the Prize, as described, is or becomes unavailable. If Winner is not available or fails to arrive at the required time of travel, fails to have proper and complete documentation for all or any portion of the travel or Prize elements associated with the Prize, or fails to comply with these official rules in any way, the Winner may be disqualified and the Prize forfeited at any time. Travel restrictions may apply and frequent-flier miles may not be available.  Once travel is booked, no changes or cancellations will be accepted. 

All event schedules and admissions and other aspects of the Prize may be subject to weather conditions and changes outside the control of Sponsor and the Prize provider.  Sponsor and Prize provider are not responsible if all or any portion of the Prize is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of Prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided, except as in Sponsor’s or the Prize provider’s sole discretion.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, vouchers or certificates.

Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a Prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded Prize are solely the responsibility of the Winner.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER AND WILL BE BASED ON THE ACTUAL RETAIL VALUE OF THE PRIZE. 

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS

If the winner refuses to accept a Prize at any time prior to fulfillment of the Prize award, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the Prize, or time permitting, to award the Prize to an alternate Winner.  Prizes are non-transferable.  No substitution or cash equivalent of a Prize is permitted; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize with another of equal or greater value.  The Sponsor and Contest Entities and their respective parents, affiliates and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any Winner, or the distribution of any Prize.  Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action.  Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue.  Contest Entities and their respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

General Conditions: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries or email; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prizes, or in any Contest-related materials.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsors, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.  Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsors’ sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsors, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at their discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken.  Entrants, by participating, agree that Contest Sponsor and Prize providers, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and Contest agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any Prize or participation in this Contest.  Winner, by acceptance of Prize, excepts where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its respective designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules.  Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Illinois.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES) WHETHER ARISING IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), CONTRACT, WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY, RELIANCE OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT'S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE CONTEST ENTITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY PRIZE.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR DOWNLOAD, INSTALLATION AND USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE AND ALL OTHER ELEMENTS OF THIS CONTEST ARE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.  THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND THEIR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE AND ALL OTHER ELEMENTS OF THIS CONTEST ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  THE CONTEST WEBSITE AND ALL OTHER ELEMENTS OF THIS CONTEST ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE AND ALL OTHER ELEMENTS OF THIS CONTEST AND THE INTERNET.  YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE CONTEST ENTITIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AVAILABILITY AND/OR PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE OR OTHER ELEMENTS OF THIS CONTEST.

DISPUTES: As a condition of participating, entrant agrees that a) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out of pocket expenses, if any, and b) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any compensation or credit to be provided, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and c) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, if any, and in no event shall entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs or expenses.

Winner List: To obtain a list of Dr. Oz’s Best of the Best Contest Winners (available after February 19, 2012), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to DR. OZ’S BEST OF THE BEST CONTEST WINNERS LIST c/o ZoCo Productions, LLC 30 Rockefeller Plaza 43rd Floor, New York, New York 10112 for receipt no later than April 19, 2012. Sponsor has sixty (60) days to process your request after receipt. Requests received after April 19, 2012 will not be processed or returned.

 

SPONSOR’S PRIVACY POLICY:  For questions regarding Sponsor's use of any data, visit Sponsor's privacy policy at doctoroz.com/privacy policy.

Sponsor: This Contest is managed by ZoCo Productions, LLC.