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Rules & Guidelines

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF DATE OF ENTRY.

1) Promotion Timing:

The Taste of America Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) begins 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 21, 2019 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on August 31, 2019 (the “Promotion Period”).

2) Eligibility:

The Promotion is open only to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees of Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever (the “Sponsor”), their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, including Don Jagoda Associates, Inc. (the “Administrator”), and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

3) How to Enter:

During the Promotion Period, visit hellmanns.com/tasteofamerica or bestfoods.com/tasteofamerica (the “Website”) and complete the online entry form, including providing your family’s original recipe containing at least one (1) Hellmann’s/Best Foods product, to receive one (1) entry (the “Entry”) into the random drawing. There is no limit to the number of Entries you may submit, but each recipe must be unique. The person uploading the Entry will be deemed the entrant (the “Entrant”). Use of any automated or computer system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Normal Internet/phone access and data/usage charges imposed by your online/phone service may apply.

4) Entry Requirements:

Entries will not be judged. By entering, you agree to waive any rights you may have to the Entry submitted and you agree your recipe is original to your family and has not been previously published. The Entry, or portion thereof, must not contain obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory or inappropriate content, or be disparaging to Sponsor, as selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image and may not be offensive, as selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or proprietary rights. Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Entry from any source. All Entries must be the sole, original work of the Entrants. Any Entry or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, inappropriate, disparaging, offensive or contains proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and may disqualify the Entrant. Entries should not contain any third-party materials, or otherwise violate or infringe (or possibly infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand (other than Hellmann’s or Best Foods). Sponsor may blur or black out the infringing material, in their sole discretion. Entrants and winners acknowledge and agree that their Entries become the property of the Sponsor, which thereby has the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote and otherwise use Entries in any way it sees fit. Automated, script, macro or robotic Entries submitted by individuals will be disqualified. Entries may be posted on the Website, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any Entry not in compliance with the above and which does not meet the requirements of these Official Rules will be disqualified.

5) Random Drawing:

On or about September 6, 2019, five (5) Grand Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received. The random drawing will be conducted by Administrator, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Promotion. Odds of winning a prize are dependent upon the number of eligible Entries received.

6) Prizes: Grand Prize (5):

A $1,000 check made payable to the winner. Limit one (1) prize per person. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use winners’ names, likenesses and recipes for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

7) General Rules:

Potential winners will be required to sign and return, via email/email link, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Assignment of Rights and Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law), within forty-eight (48) hours (including weekends) of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. By participating in the Promotion, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Entries become the property of the Sponsor. The Sponsor and their agencies and Administrator are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Website or the Promotion or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in the Promotion or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Website or Promotion. In the event of a dispute as to any Entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant. “Authorized account holder” of an email address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor, and/or Administrator (as identified in these Official Rules) are not responsible for the failure of any email or Entry to be received by Sponsor/Administrator on account of technical problems or congestion on the internet or at any website. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or Website; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion or Website may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion or Website, then the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel the Promotion and select the winners at random from among all eligible Entries received prior to cancellation. By entering the Promotion, you hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with its contents.

8) Release and Limitations of Liability:

By participating in the Promotion, the Entrant and winners agree that Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, retailers, advertising and Promotion agencies, and all of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees and assigns, members, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”), will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be held harmless by Entrant for any liability for any bodily injury, loss, cost or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property, damages sustained due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Entry creation, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or parts thereof, if applicable or participation in the Promotion or participation in any Promotion or related activity. Entrants further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees. Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

9) Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue:

SPONSOR IS REGISTERED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES WITH HEADQUARTERS IN NEW JERSEY. THE NEW JERSEY COURTS (STATE & FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE PROMOTION AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY SHALL GOVERN THE SAME. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE VENUE OF THOSE COURTS WITHIN NEW JERSEY.

10) Entrants’ Personal Information:

Information collected from Entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, located at http://www.unileverusa.com/resource/privacynotice/index.aspx.

11) Winners:

For the winners’ names, available after October 30, 2019, send a self-addressed stamped envelope no later than November 30, 2019, to: The Taste of America Sweepstakes - Winners, 100 Marcus Drive, Melville NY 11747, Attention: EG.

12) Sponsor/Administrator:

The Sponsor of the Promotion is Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever, 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. The Administrator of the Promotion is Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747.