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Cookie Care Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.
A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCE OF WINNING.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Eligibility: The Cookie Care Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is only open to permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the U.S. and the District of Columbia (“D.C.") who are physically located and residing therein (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions), permanent legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), who are currently physically located and residing therein, legal and habitual residents of the United Kingdom, physically residing within England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland (except that residents of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St Helena and St Helena Dependencies (Ascension and Tristan da Cuhna), South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus and any other territory or possession are excluded from entry and participation), who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry and Hilton Honor members. If an entrant is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, he/she must obtain parental/legal guardian consent prior to entering or submitting any personally identifiable information. U.S. entrants must also have either a valid social security number and/or a valid U.S. personal tax identification number and Canadian entrants must have a valid social insurance number. Entrants must be Facebook members to enter; however, the Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, and Facebook is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor (defined below) has no affiliation with Facebook and no responsibility for or control of any matters relating to Facebook or Facebook accounts. Officers, directors and employees of Hilton Worldwide (“Sponsor”), Wildfire Interactive, Inc., Sweepstakes administrator, their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of the Sweepstakes, any agents acting for, or on behalf of, the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, franchisees, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers, any other person or entity associated with the Sweepstakes (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as the “Sweepstakes Entities”) and/or members of their immediate families (spouses, domestic partners, children, siblings, parents) and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes. 

Sweepstakes Description: For all purposes of this Sweepstakes, the Website’s (defined below) computer is the official clock and all times refer to Pacific Time (“PT”). Sweepstakes begins at 8:00:00 a.m. PT on March 20, 2014 and ends at 7:59:59 a.m. PT on November 20, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes consists of one (1) grand prize and seven hundred thirty (730) instant prizes (at least two (2) instant prizes will be awarded each day). For purposes of this Sweepstakes a “day” begins at 8:00:0 a.m. PT and ends at 7:59:59 a.m. the next day (each a “Daily Sweepstakes”).

How to Enter: Entrants must go to the following website to enter this Sweepstakes:  https://www.CookieCare.com (“Website”) which will direct people to the Sponsor’s Facebook page which must be “Liked” in order to enter. Then entrants must click the “Cookie Love Sweepstakes” tab, thumbnail or link and follow the instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form by providing the following information: First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Street Address, City, State/Province, Zip/Postal Code, Country, Phone Number (including area code/country code), Date of Birth, Hilton Honors Number, answer the following question “Tell us how you would share the cookie care with your community, family and friends or someone special (“Statement”), and agree to the Official Rules (collectively, “Entry Information”). Entrants understand that they are providing their information to Sponsor and not Facebook. If you are not a registered Hilton Honors member, you can become one for free by accessing https://secure3.hilton.com/en/hh/customer/join/joinHHonors.htm and following the online instructions to join Hilton Honors by providing the following required information: First Name, Last Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Country, Gender, Phone Number, Email Address, Agreement to the HHonors Program Terms and Conditions, Expiration Policy, and Global Privacy Statement, (“Hilton Honors Registration Information”). Thereafter entrants will receive their Hilton HHonors Account & PIN numbers. After completing and submitting the Entry/Hilton HHonors Registration Information, each entrant will then receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). Upon completion of an Entry, entrant will receive an “Instant Winner” message or a “Not an Instant Winner” message. If an entrant receives an “Instant Winner” message, he/she will win the instant prize described within the message received subject to verification and full compliance with the Official Rules. In the event an instant winner is a Canadian, he/she will be emailed a time based mathematical skill testing question which must be answered correctly before he/she will be awarded the prize. Seven hundred thirty (730) randomly computer-generated winning times will be programmed during the Sweepstakes Period (“Instant Win Times”). The first entrant to enter after one of the predetermined Instant Win Times will be a potential instant winner.

Entrants must not be professional writers. Each entrant’s Statement must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Statement must be wholly original, be the entrant’s own creation and entrant warrants that he/she has secured all necessary rights relating to its use and the use of the content contained within the Statement.
  2. Statement cannot contain the phone number(s), address, email address of the entrant or any other person.
  3. Statement must not have been previously entered in any competition or sweepstakes or won any award prior to submission in this Sweepstakes and Statement must not have been previously published, performed or otherwise exhibited.
  4. Statement must not contain or depict any objectionable, unlawful, defamatory, obscene, sexually explicit, threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, discriminatory, threatening, or vulgar material and must be otherwise fit for publication/posting/uploading, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
  5. Statement must not include materials (language, phrases, quotations, logos, etc.) belonging to or copyrighted by third parties.
  6. Statement must not contain any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation.
  7. Statement must not contain any material that: (a) would give or threaten to give rise to criminal or civil liability; (b) encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; or (c) encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities.
  8. Statement must not contain any references to alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, firearms, or any description or representation thereof.
  9. Statement must not include obscenities or other objectionable material that defames or invades the publicity or privacy rights of any person (living or deceased), or that otherwise infringes upon any third party's personal or proprietary rights, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

Sponsor has the right to disqualify any Statement, and subsequently any entrant's Entry, that does not adhere to the above criteria, that is not reasonably pertinent to the Sweepstakes, or is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. Statements represent solely the views/opinions of the individual entrant and do not reflect the views/opinions of the Sponsor or Facebook in any manner. Sponsor is acting as a passive conduit for the posting/publication of submissions of Statements and disclaims any and all liability in conjunction with monitoring, screening or reviewing of Entries prior to posting/publication of them. Sponsor may review Statements prior to posting them on the Website for the Sweepstakes.
Each entrant grants Sponsor the non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit his/her Statement and to incorporate it in other works in any and all markets and media, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the universe in perpetuity. Each entrant warrants that he/she has the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsor, and that the Sponsor’s reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of his/her Statement will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity rights, anywhere in the world. Each entrant agrees that Sponsor shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit his/her Statement.
All required Entry/ Hilton HHonors Registration Information must be completed in full, must be accurate and must be valid. The Entry/ Hilton HHonors Registration Information must match the information of the person that completed the act of physically entering the Sweepstakes. The Website may not be accessible from all mobile phones, handheld devices and/or tablets. If an entrant experiences any issues entering, he/she should access the Website from a desktop or laptop computer.  Limit one (1) Entry per person (based on email address) per Daily Sweepstakes. Entries in excess of the stated limits will be disqualified.  Any attempted form of entry other than as described herein is void.  Proof of submitting an Entry will not be deemed by Sponsor as proof of receipt or entry into the Sweepstakes. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. 

Prizes/Odds of Winning: This sweepstakes will award one (1) grand prize and seven hundred thirty (730) instant prizes. Grand Prize: The grand prize consists of two (2) trips: 1) a trip for the grand prize winner and a guest and 2) a trip for the grand prize winner to give away to a family member, friend, or loved one that also includes a guest. Both trips will be to the city, state, and country of the travelers’ choice (subject to Sponsor’s approval). The grand prize components include the following: [1] roundtrip coach air transportation from a major international commercial airport near winner’s residence (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) to the destination, [2] standard hotel accommodations for five (5) consecutive nights (single room, double occupancy) at a hotel chosen by Sponsor, and [3] a gift card in the amount of $1000. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of grand prize: $11,390.00US. Instant Prizes: A total of seven hundred thirty (730) instant prizes (at least two (2) per day) will be randomly awarded and consist of one (1) of the following: [1] one hundred thirty (130) winners will receive two (2) decorative cookie tins containing six (6) signature DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies; ARV of both: $21.90US, [2] five hundred winners will receive two (2) individually wrapped Double Tree Chocolate Chip Cookies; ARV of both: $1.20US, [3] forty (40) winners will receive two tubs of cookie dough; ARV of both: $97.00US, and [4] sixty (60) winners will receive Hilton Honors Be My Guests Certificates for a one (1) night stay at a Hilton Hotel; ARV of both $380.00US. ARV of all instant prizes: $30,127.00US. Total ARV of all prizes: $41,517.00US. Odds of winning the grand prize depends on the total number of eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning an instant prize depends on the number of people who enter during a particular day, the time the system triggers an Instant Win Time, and whether an entrant’s Entry is the first Entry received after the Instant Win Time for that Daily Sweepstakes. Odds of winning an un-awarded instant prize depends on how many instant prizes are awarded throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Be My Guest Certificates/gift cards cannot be exchanged/redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer and are subject to stated terms and conditions. All expenses associated with the receipt or use of a prize not specifically mentioned as being included (e.g. any requested upgrades/options, applicable customs fees) are excluded and are each winner’s sole responsibility. The ARV of the trip(s) may vary depending upon the point of departure, destination, fare fluctuation, and if the grand prize winner takes the allotted number of guests. Additional compensation will not be provided if value of trip is less than the stated ARV. Air transportation provided only if winner resides more than one hundred (100) miles from destination. Trip must be completed within one (1) year of notification of winning. Trip(s) subject to air travel and hotel availability, holiday and black-out dates, and all other prize and travel restrictions. Once determined, no change, extension or substitution of trip dates is permitted, except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Once travel has been confirmed, any cancellation or change fees or restructuring of trip(s) are the sole responsibility of the trip winners. If a trip winner is a resident of a state that deems him/her to be a minor, he/she must be accompanied by his/her parent/legal guardian and such person must pay his/her own expenses unless deemed to be the allotted travel guest. If a guest is a resident of a state that deems him/her to be a minor, he/she must be accompanied by his/her parent/legal guardian and such person must pay his/her own expenses unless deemed to be a trip winner. Each trip winner and guest must take air travel on same travel itinerary. Sponsor reserves the right to award the trip “as is” and to structure travel route in its sole discretion. If a trip winner chooses to take more guests than allotted in the prize description, Sponsor is not responsible for arranging or booking such additional travel arrangements. Trip winner(s) is responsible for all other incidentals/expenses not specifically mentioned as being included, including, but not limited to ground transportation, meals, gratuities, phone calls, etc. Each trip winner and guest is solely responsible for providing/obtaining all necessary identification documents (e.g. passport, visas, etc.). Failure to provide such documents may result in trip cancellation upon airport check-in. Trip winner or his/her guest must have/present at least one (1) major credit card in good standing in order to check into hotel. If trip winner(s) elects to travel or partake in any activity, if applicable, with fewer than the one (1) allotted guest, no additional compensation will be awarded. The trip restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the Affidavit/Release (described below) and/or trip winner’s travel documents. No cash equivalent for prize(s) will be available. Prizes are not transferable. However, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, choose to substitute a prize or prize component of equal or greater value due to prize unavailability or for any other reason. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to replace any prize with a similar version; but, in such event, Sponsor will continue to use the value of the “old” (i.e., replaced) item for purposes of calculating the ARV. In the event that a prize component is not available during the time of trip for whatever reason (e.g., weather conditions), then remaining elements of trip shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to trip winner(s) and no additional compensation will be awarded in lieu thereof. If a winner is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent/legal guardian. Prize(s) and prize notification(s) will only be sent to U.S. addresses within the fifty (50) states of the U.S. (including D.C.), Canadian addresses (excluding the Province of Quebec), and United Kingdom addresses within England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland (excluding Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St Helena and St Helena Dependencies (Ascension and Tristan da Cuhna), South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus). Any depiction of prize(s) in Sweepstakes materials or otherwise, are for illustrative purposes only. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including but not limited to income taxes) arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or award of any prize(s) will be the sole responsibility of the winner(s). U.S. winners of a prize over $600US will be issued an IRS Form 1099 from the Sponsor or Sponsor’s designee for the total ARV of the prize won (as stated herein) in the calendar year won. The Sweepstakes administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of any prize.

Drawing(s): The potential grand prize winner for the Sweepstakes will be randomly selected in a drawing held on or about December 1, 2014 (“Drawing Date”) from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Sweepstakes administrator, an independent judging organization, at its offices in Burbank, California USA.

If no entrant enters at or after any one (1) of the seven hundred thirty (730) Instant Win Times, then any instant prize(s) not won will be awarded via a random drawing by the Sweepstakes administrator, an independent judging organization, at its offices in Burbank, California, USA from among all eligible Entries received on or about December 1, 2014 (“Second Chance Drawing Date”).

Notification of Winners: The potential grand prize winner (or, if a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) will be notified by phone at the phone number provided on his/her Entry or via email at the email address provided on his/her Entry within approximately two (2) weeks of the Drawing Date. Sweepstakes administrator will make three (3) phone call attempts within a period of two (2) business days to potential grand prize winner or potential grand prize winner will have three (3) business days to respond to the notification email. The potential grand prize winner (his/her parent/legal guardian if potential grand prize winner is deemed a minor) will be required to sign, execute, have notarized and return an original unmodified Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, (where legal) a Publicity Release and any other documentation that Sponsor requires (collectively "Affidavit/Release") within five (5) days after receipt by a potential grand prize winner or he/she may be disqualified and an alternate potential grand prize winner may, in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion, be selected. By returning the completed Affidavit/Release, the grand prize winner attests to the provisions stated therein, including the accuracy of the information contained therein and compliance with these Official Rules. If a Canadian resident is selected as a potential grand prize winner, he/she must correctly answer a time based mathematical skill testing question administered during the aforementioned notification call/email to be eligible for a prize. The grand prize winner’s guest will be required to sign, execute, have notarized, and return a Liability Release, a Publicity Release and any other documentation that Sponsor and/or Sweepstakes administrator requires (“Guest Release”) within five (5) days after receipt by potential grand prize winner. If a guest is resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the Guest Release on his/her behalf.

The grand prize winner’s family member, friend, or loved one to whom he/she gifts the other trip will also be required to sign, execute, have notarized and return an original unmodified Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, (where legal) a Publicity Release and any other documentation that Sponsor requires (collectively "Affidavit/Release") within five (5) days after receipt by the potential grand prize winner. The guest of the family member, friend, or loved one chosen by the grand prize winner to receive the second trip will also be required to sign, execute, have notarized, and return a Liability Release, a Publicity Release and any other documentation that Sponsor and/or Sweepstakes administrator requires (“Guest Release”) within five (5) days after receipt by potential grand prize winner.

Each instant prize winner (if from a jurisdiction that deems winner to be a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian) will be notified via United States Postal Service, an international shipping entity such as FedEx, UPS, or DSL, or via email in the event the prize is digital,  with a letter, a copy of the Official Rules, and the applicable instant prize (as described above) at the address he/she provided in his/her Entry Information within two (2) months of the end of the Sweepstakes Period. If a potential instant prize winner is found to be ineligible, he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, and/or his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential instant prize winner will be disqualified, and, an alternate instant prize winner may be selected (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) from all eligible Entries received.    

If a potential winner cannot be reached within the above stated timeframes, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if Canadian, he/she cannot correctly answer the time based mathematical skill testing question, such potential winner will be disqualified, and an alternate potential winner may be selected (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) from all remaining eligible Entries received.

General Conditions: Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules and all federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations (collectively “Rules and Laws”).  By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree and acknowledge to be bound by these Rules and Laws, as well as the decisions of the Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes administrator, which are final and binding in all respects; to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with these Rules and Laws; to indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from use of any submitted Entry; to release all rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against the Sweepstakes Entities.  By accepting a prize, each winner attests to the authenticity of his/her winning Entry. Once submitted, Entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Any personal information supplied by entrants to Sponsor or its affiliates will be subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and terms of service posted at the Website. Thus, except where prohibited by law and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy: (1) entry and/or a winner’s (winner’s parent/legal guardian, if winner is minor) acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use a winner’s name, Statement, address (city and state), photo, likeness, biographical information, statement, and voice for advertising/publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media (including posting on Website), in perpetuity, without further notice to or compensation in connection with said Sweepstakes or the prizes awarded, and (2) Sponsor has the right to modify, edit, adapt, electronically alter, use, assign, and/or dispose of such Entries however it sees fit and for any purpose without any notice or compensation to entrant or any third parties. Any personal information supplied by entrants to Sponsor or its affiliates will be subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/promotions/privacy-policy/english.html.  Sponsor will not provide any personally identifying information of minors, regardless of its source, to any third party without the express written consent of entrant’s parent/legal guardian. Additionally, if an entrant chooses to opt-in to receive communications from a participating Sweepstakes Entity, his/her Entry Information will be subject to that Sweepstakes Entity’s privacy policy and terms of service (if applicable), and such entrant agrees to receive additional email communication from that particular Sweepstakes Entity. Opting in to receive communications does not improve one’s chances of winning any prize. The privacy policy for any Sweepstakes Entity participating in an opt-in will be accessible from the Website. By submitting entry form, entrant confirms the accuracy and veracity of the statements and information contained therein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any person attempting to defraud or tamper with Sweepstakes will be prosecuted and is not eligible for prizes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes or any portion(s) thereof and conduct the drawing(s) from among all salvageable eligible Entries received as of the termination date, if any, in the sole discretion of Sponsor or award the prizes in a manner that is fair and equitable. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who submitted a winning Entry, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with that Entry will be deemed the entrant.  The "authorized account holder" is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Said owner must comply with these Official Rules, be the person who completed the act of entering, and, in Sponsor's sole discretion, may be required to provide proof of ownership of the email account.

Disclaimers: Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible or liable for Entries that are entered by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device), in excess of the stated limit, or for Entries that are illegible, late, tampered with, forged, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, damaged, lost, misplaced, stolen, destroyed, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules and such Entries will be disqualified.  By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree and acknowledge that Sweepstakes Entities shall have no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) in connection with: participation in this Sweepstakes;  human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry/ Hilton HHonors Registration Information; acceptance/possession, use/misuse, and/or defects of the prizes awarded herein; typographical errors in the Sweepstakes promotional material; any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or internet service provider utilized by Sweepstakes; interruption or inability to access Sweepstakes, Website, or any online service via the internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of this Sweepstakes; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects and/or any other errors or malfunctions; any disputes over answers to mathematical skill test questions in the case of Canadian winners; fraudulent (including unauthorized) Be My Guest Certificate/gift card uses made with lost, stolen or misappropriated certificates/cards, incomplete (including inaccurate) Be My Guest Certificate/gift card database information and canceled Be My Guest Certificate/gift card uses; cancellations, delays and/or policies that may affect a winner’s/guest’s travel, or any change by the air carrier(s), lodging facilities, or other company or any other persons providing any components of trip, even if caused by the negligence of one of the Sweepstakes Entities. Entrants further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and hereby acknowledge that said Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with a prize. In the event that production, technical, mechanical, typographical, programming, or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of instant prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or awarded, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to award only the stated number of instant prizes (previously not awarded) by means of a random drawing among all legitimate and eligible Entries. Sweepstakes Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused by or have contributed to (1) any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any prize supplier or any of its agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (2) any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Sponsor, or (3) any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Sponsor or their parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor makes no attempt to exclude or limit its liability under the laws of the United Kingdom for death or personal injury caused as a result of its negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. 

GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION, ARBITRATION:  Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to (i) the Sweepstakes, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of these Official Rules or their enforcement or interpretation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the state of Virginia without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement, its enforcement, arbitrability or interpretation shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration, to be held in Fairfax County, Virginia, before a single arbitrator. The arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of Sponsor(s) and the entrant or entrants bringing forth the controversy or claim (collectively, the “Parties”) or, if the Parties cannot agree, then by striking from a list of arbitrators supplied by the American Arbitration Association or JAMS/Endispute. The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion stating the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator’s award is based. The Parties will share equally in payment of the arbitrator’s fees and arbitration expenses and any other costs unique to the arbitration hearing (recognizing that each side bears its own deposition, witness, expert and attorneys’ fees and other expenses to the same extent as if the matter were being heard in court). Entrant(s) agrees that his/her claim will be resolved individually, exclusively by arbitration, without resort to any form of class action. Each entrant(s) further agrees that any claim/judgment/award in such arbitration shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Sweepstakes and in no event will entrant(s) be permitted to obtain attorneys' fees, other legal costs and/or be entitled to awards. Entrant(s) 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 increased. Should any term of this section be deemed void, unenforceable or contrary to law, such term shall, but only to the extent necessary to bring this section within the requirements of law, be deemed to be severed from the other terms of these Official Rules, and the remainder of these Official Rules shall be given effect as if it had not included the severed term herein. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

Names of Winners/Official Rules: To receive the winners’ list or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Cookie Care Sweepstakes “Winners’ List” or “Rules” (specify which), Hilton Worldwide, ATTN: Natalie Miro, 7930 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia, 22102. All requests must be received by January 20, 2015. The Official Rules will be available on the Website during the entire Sweepstakes. The name of the winners may also be posted on the Website.

Sponsor: Hilton Worldwide, 7930 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102.  

The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Hilton Worldwide, which is solely responsible for all aspects of the promotion. By participating in this Sweepstakes, all entrants and prize winners agree that Hilton Worldwide, its partnerships, subsidiaries and affiliates and each of such entities’ respective officers, directors, agents and employees are not responsible or liable for any injury, loss, illness, litigation or damage that may occur from participation in the promotion or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prizes. In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these official rules, entrants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of Virginia and that it shall be resolved by and within the courts of that state.  The Hilton logo and logotype are registered trademarks of Hilton Worldwide. 

©2014 ESG.  Participants may copy these Official Rules for personal use only and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.  All rights reserved.