OFFICIAL RULES

  • Submission Requirements/Guidelines.

    All Entries must meet the following requirements to be eligible:
    • Photos must be in .jpeg, .GIF or .png image format and are not to exceed 5mb in size. OR
    • Use of #cheeRIO2016 on personal Instagram or Twitter profiles or shared on the Life Made Delicious Facebook fan page.
    Each submission must also comply with the following additional guidelines:
    • The Submission may not contain any content that is lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene, or that otherwise contains inappropriate content or objectionable material as determined by General Mills in its sole and unfettered discretion.
    • Submission must be the Entrant’s original work, created solely by the Entrant, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other intellectual rights of any person or entity.
    • If any person appears in the Submission, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to sending the Submission, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the Submission by General Mills as set forth in these Official Rules. If any person appearing in any Submission is under the age of majority in their state, country or province of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
    • The Submission must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person other than the Entrant. Should the Entrant include personally identifiable information about him/herself in his/her Submission, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such information will be disclosed publicly and Entrant is solely responsible for any consequences thereof.
    • Entrants may not be, nor may Entrant work with parties in conjunction with their Submission, who: 1) are represented under contract (e.g., by a talent agent or manager) that would limit or impair General Mills’ ability to display the Submission in any media form; 2) have an acting or modeling contract that would make their appearance in the Submission a violation of any third party rights; or 3) are under any other contractual relationship, including but not limited to guild and/or union memberships, that may prohibit them from allowing General Mills to use royalty-free, the Submission worldwide in all media in perpetuity.
    • The Submission must not contain any commercial content or logos.
    • The Submission may not have been previously published and may not have won previous awards.
    • The Submission may not contain any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties.

    By submitting your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to these Official Rules and that General Mills, in its sole discretion, may disqualify your Submission for any reason at any time, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that your Submission fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by General Mills, in its sole discretion.

    By submitting a Submission, Entrant hereby grants permission for the Submission photography, including the Entrant’s name and address and comments. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Submission. Entrants agree that they will not use the Submission for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Submission to any online social networks, without the express consent of General Mills in each instance.

  • General Conditions

    Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled stay data, emails, online or mailed entries; 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 relating to or in connection with the Promotion. Released Parties are also not responsible for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; and/or (ii) injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by General Mills, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. General Mills reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion should any portion of the Promotion be, in General Mills’ sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the General Mills, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries.

  • Governing Law/Jurisdiction

    All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or General Mills in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the province of Ontario, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state laws. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. Venue for all suits will be in the province of Ontario.

  • Severability

    If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

  • General Mills

    General Mills Canada Corporation, 5825 Explorer Drive, Mississauga Ontario, L4W5P6. This Promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, nor is Facebook, Instagram or Twitter associated with the Promotion in any way. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion must be directed to the General Mills, and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

  • Print/Online Disclosures

    No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules available on the Website. To enter, visit www.sendyourcheer.ca (the "Website") and complete a Submission as directed. Open to legal residents of Canada who are of legal age of majority in their province or territory of residence. General Mills: General Mills Canada Corporation, 5825 Explorer Drive, Mississauga Ontario, L4W5P6. This Promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, nor is Facebook, Instagram or Twitter associated with the Promotion in any way. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion must be directed to the General Mills, and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

  • Rights to The Submission

    I consent to the use of my name, city of residence, submission photograph, voice, statement and image for any publicity or programming purposes, in all media, on all packing and display, without remuneration, throughout the world in perpetuity. I confirm that I have granted to the General Mills a nonexclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to edit, adapt and publish the Photo, and General Mills may use the Photo in connection with Contests and promotions as well as marketing and promotional purposes in commerce and in any and all media, including packaging for General Mills products, now known or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without attribution, compensation, permission or further notification to the entrant, his/her successors or assigns, or any other entity, unless prohibited by law.