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Hooters Swimsuit Pageant – 2019 Miss Fan Favorite Voting Contest

Official Rules

NOTICE: There are no prize awards available to participants who register or submit any vote(s) in this Contest. The 2019 Miss Fan Favorite prize award is available exclusively to an eligible Hooters Girl participating in the 2019 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant (the “Pageant”) who receives the most votes per the requirements of the Official Rules below.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO SUBMIT A VOTE OR PARTICIPATE. THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS VALID ONLY IN THE 50 UNITED STATES (U.S.) AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.), AND IS OPEN ONLY TO QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS (AS DESCRIBED IN THE RULES BELOW). VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED. BY SUBMITTING A VOTE OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF SPONSOR.  DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE  CONTEST  IF  YOU  DO  NOT  FALL WITHIN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW.

Contest Name: Hooters Swimsuit Pageant – 2019 Miss Fan Favorite Voting Contest (the “Contest”).

Voting Period: Contest and voting begins at 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time (“ET”) on 6/15/2019, and ends at 11:59pm ET on 6/19/2019 (the “Voting Period”).  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void outside the U.S. and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.  Sponsor’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for this Contest.

Who May Vote: Voting is open only to legal residents of, and individuals who are physically located within, the (50) U.S. and D.C., who are age 18 or older as of date of entry, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued ID, except the following persons who are not eligible to vote: individuals who do not have access to the internet during the Voting Period in order to submit a vote in the Contest.

NOTE: Employees (including Hooters Girls participating in the Pageant), officers, managers, and directors of Hooters Restaurants, Hooters of America, LLC (collectively “Sponsor”), and each of their respective franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively, “Hooters’ Released Parties”), and the members of the immediate families or households, whether or not related, of any of the above MAY participate and submit votes in the Contest.

Who May Win a Prize: The Contest prize is open only to eligible Hooters Girls currently employees in good standing of a participating Hooters Restaurant location who are registered to participate in the Pageant.

How to Vote – Online: To submit a vote, during the Voting Period: (1) visit www.hooters.com/fanfavorite, and (2) follow the online registration and voting instructions to vote for your favorite Hooters Girl(s) competing in the Pageant. Prior to voting, each participant must complete the online registration by logging into Facebook to verify the participant’s identity. You must be an active holder of a non-private Facebook account to be eligible to vote in this Contest. If you do not have a Facebook account, you may create one by visiting www.facebook.com. Facebook accounts are free, and Facebook’s Terms of Use apply. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/policies. If you enter using a mobile device on a wireless service provider’s network (as opposed to a Wi-Fi network), your carrier’s text and data rates will apply. You should consult your wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details.  You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier.  After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, submit your online vote(s). Any incomplete or illegible votes will be disqualified. Participants may submit multiple online votes for the same Hooters Girl, and/or may vote for multiple Hooters Girls in the Pageant during the Voting Period. Maximum of five (5) votes in any 24-hour period, and maximum of twenty (25) total votes per person or per email address during the entire Voting Period. Vote as often as you wish and for as many Hooters Girls as you wish during the Voting Period, subject to the restrictions noted above. 

Participants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks to participate the Contest. Each participant must vote on his/her own behalf. Any vote submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name will be disqualified. No mechanically reproduced or automated votes permitted. IMPORTANT: Use of any automated system to submit votes or participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such votes, as solely determined by Sponsor, shall be deemed void.

In the event of a dispute as to the participant who cast a vote, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the participant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules. The “authorized email account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. All votes received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

By participating and submitting a vote, entrant agrees that Sponsor and participating parties are authorized to contact entrant via email, mail, phone or any other form of media to make entrant aware of information pertinent to the Contest, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, discounts, special events or promotional offers.  Entrants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or following the provided opt-out instructions.  Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to vote in the Contest, and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of winning.  By opting in, participants agree to join the Hooters Email Club.  Entrants may opt out of Hooters Email Club membership at any time by replying UNSUBSCRIBE to any email message, or following provided opt-out instructions.  All information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Contest will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy statement, available at https://www.hooters.com/privacy-policy. 

Determination of the 2019 Miss Fan Favorite Winning Hooters Girl: The eligible Hooters Girl competing in the Pageant who receives the most eligible votes from among all qualified participants in this Contest, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be designated as the “Miss Fan Favorite” winning Hooters Girl for this Contest.

Prize Award for the Winning Miss Fan Favorite’ Hooters Girl:

  • NOTE – the following prize award is available only to the eligible Hooters Girls participating in the Pageant who is determined as the Miss Fan Favorite winner, and not available to any participant who submitted a vote.

The Hooters Girl determined by Sponsor as the Miss Fan Favorite winner will receive the following prize award: $2,000 cash, payable to the winning Hooters Girl in the form of a check from Sponsor, or as otherwise designated by Sponsor. The winner shall be solely responsible for any taxes associated with the prize. In the event of a tie of votes cast for the winning Hooters Girls, Sponsor shall conduct a random drawing from among the tied Hooters Girls to determine the Miss Fan Favorite winner.  A maximum of one (1) Miss Fan Favorite prize award is available, and such award is only available to the Hooters Girl, and not a participating submitting a vote in this Contest. The Hooters Girl determined to be the Miss Fan Favorite winner will be contacted following the conclusion of the Voting Period. All prize awards are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  All of the following will apply to the winner: (1) winner will be required to complete and return, within 3-days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, a W-9 form, an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (where permitted) signed by the winner; (2) winner may be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of participating or receiving any prize;  (3) winner, if not an employee of sponsor, will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the actual value of all prizes won; winner, if an employee of sponsor will be paid the prize amounts as wages subject to normal lawful withholdings and deductions; and (4) winner will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded.  Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, winner will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein. 

Additional Rules & Restrictions: Participation in the Contest and submission of a vote constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use such participant’s name, city and state of residence, and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

By participating in the Contest, participants agree to hold all Hooters’ Released Parties and Facebook (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to participant’s participation in this Contest, including the receipt, use or misuse of any price, or any claims based on publicity rights, copyright/trademark infringement, intellectual property rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery, and to assume all liability therefor.

Released Parties shall not be liable to Hooters Girl winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control.

Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online votes, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online participant's ability to participate or vote in the Contest, and any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest or submit a vote. Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Contest or voting, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Contest, administration or execution of the Contest, the cancellation of the Pageant, the processing of votes or the announcement of the Miss Fan Favorite winner. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry or voting process or the operation of the contest website.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of this portion of the Contest, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem or circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest, in each case as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the Miss Fan Favorite winner based upon all eligible current non-suspect votes submitted and received, as of the time/date of such termination.

In Case of Disputes: Unless otherwise prohibited by law, as a condition to participating in the Contest, each participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and will be determined by final and binding individual dispute resolution under the applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, and in no event will participant be entitled to received attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Georgia.

Odds: Odds of being selected as the Miss Fan Favorite winner in this Contest are dependent upon the total number of Hooters Girls participating in the Pageant, the number of eligible votes received in the Contest, and the determination of participating voters in the Contest, and the winner will be selected based on skills, not at random.

Official Rules & Winners List: For a copy of these Official Rules or name of prize winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 12/20/2019 to: 2019 Hooters Miss Fan Favorite Contest, c/o Hooters of America, LLC, 1815 The Exchange, Atlanta, GA 30339. PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winners list. VT residents may omit return postage from rules requests only.

Sponsor: Hooters of America, LLC, 1815 The Exchange, Atlanta, GA 30339.

This Contest is not affiliated with or sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by or in any way in association with Facebook. Facebook has no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with this Contest or any prize(s) awarded in connection therewith. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Sponsor, and not to Facebook. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.