Clean Air Lawn Care GREEN BUSINESS DREAM CONTEST
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY YOUR START-UP EQUIPMENT COSTS, AS DESCRIBED BELOW. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES AS BY ENTERING YOU WILL BE BOUND BY THEM.
The Sponsor of the Clean Air Lawn Care Green Business Dream (the “Contest”) is Clean Air Lawn Care, Inc. (“Clean Air Lawn Care”) which is located at 2120 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525. All capitalized terms that are not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given to them under the Clean Air Lawn Care Franchise Agreement (the “Franchise Agreement”).
The prize (the “Prize”) to be awarded in this Contest to the winning Contestant (the “Prize Winner” or “Winner”) is the waiver of the Franchise Fee that a Clean Air Lawn Care Franchisee is required to pay for a Clean Air Lawn Care franchise under our traditional franchise program (Franchise Fee waiver of $35,000). The Prize Winner may select any territory location that is available for franchising. The Prize Winner may select an available territory for franchise only after being notified that they are the Winner. The Prize Winner will be required to pay other expenses that are typically required to acquire and run a Clean Air Lawn Care franchise, like start-up equipment costs and royalties.
The total approximate retail value of the Prize $25,000.00.
One Prize will be awarded, and the odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries in the Contest. The Prize is non-transferable and cannot be assigned, and no cash alternative is available. Clean Air Lawn Care makes no warranties with regard to the Prize.
The Prize does not include:
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. If you are a resident of California, Minnesota, Maryland, New York, Hawaii, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, or Washington we will not offer you a franchise and you are not eligible to enter the Contest. If you possess enough liquid capital to pay for the franchise fee and start-up costs ($50,000), you are not eligible to enter the Contest. An offer to sell a franchise is only made through our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Please refer to the applicable FDD for a complete description of all expenses you will be required to pay if you become a Clean Air Lawn Care Franchisee.
Contestants will not be asked to make monetary payments to enter or win the Prize (other than any additional expenses that are required in connection with acquiring a Clean Air Lawn Care franchise). However, the Winner will have financial obligations relating to acquiring and operating a Clean Air Lawn Care franchise after awarding of the Prize.
You may enter the Contest between 12:00:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time on 09/21/2021 and 11:59:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on 10/15/2021 (the “Contest Period”).
The contest is void for participants residing in California, Minnesota, Maryland, New York, Hawaii, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, or Washington and where prohibited. The Contest is meant to help green entrepreneurs get started if they don’t have the capital to pay for the franchise fee, so participants with enough capital to pay for the franchise fee as well as the start-up costs ($50,000) are not eligible.
The Contest is subject to all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Persons participating in the Contest agree that participation constitutes Contestant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Eligibility for a prize award is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Contestants must be individuals. Only one entry per Contestant.
Who is Eligible?
Who is Not Eligible?
Step One: All interested Contestants will need to visit our Green Business Dream contest webpage and read these Official Rules and indicate that you agree to and understand the Official Rules and will agree to be bound by all of the terms contained in the Official Rules before submitting the application. (You may do this by typing “Yes” to the question “Have you read and do you agree to the Official Rules for this Contest?”) You must complete and submit the official application no later than the end of the Contest Period.
Step Two: Complete and submit Clean Air Lawn Care’s franchise contest application and participate in the entire franchise qualification process. You must complete Clean Air Lawn Care’s franchise contest application that is available here. You must complete and submit Clean Air Lawn Care’s franchise contest application no later than the end of the Contest Period. The franchise contest application submitted by Contestants must be complete and contain all information required by the application, and any Contestant not submitting a complete application by the end of the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submitting a complete franchise contest application with all supporting material may include requests from Clean Air Lawn Care for additional information that was not included in the original submission, so all Contestants should carefully read the application and submit all requested information. Contestants should not wait until the last minute before the deadline to submit their franchise application. The person completing and submitting Clean Air Lawn Care’s franchise contest application will be deemed the contestant (“Contestant”) and the Contestant must be an Eligible Contestant. After submission of the application, Clean Air Lawn Care will determine in its sole discretion whether the Contestant meets Clean Air Lawn Care’s then-current initial qualification standards, which includes but is not limited to providing proof of eligibility to live and work in the U.S., strong credit, a clean background check, eligibility to obtain all licenses and permits necessary for the operation of a Clean Air Lawn Care, and sufficient verifiable finances to pay all expenses necessary to acquire a Clean Air Lawn Care franchise. All Contestants meeting Clean Air Lawn Care’s then-current initial qualification standards must also participate in personal interviews, either in-person or by phone, with Clean Air Lawn Care franchising and operations personnel to further evaluate such Contestant’s qualifications to become a franchisee. Clean Air Lawn Care may request that a Contestant participates in the interviews described above after the end of the Contest Period but before completion of the Judging described below. All Contestants agree to accept delivery of Clean Air Lawn Care’s then-current FDD for all applicable states. Failure to execute and deliver the required documents to Clean Air Lawn Care by a specified deadline may result in disqualification from the Contest.
There will be a round of judging after completion of the first two steps described above to select the Finalists described below. The Finalists will then be required to submit any additional information requested by Clean Air Lawn Care and create and upload the video described in more detail below.
The Contest consists of two (2) rounds of judging.
Round One Judging
In Round One Judging, a panel of judges (the “Judging Panel”) selected by Clean Air Lawn Care, which may include various Clean Air Lawn Care franchisees, employees and other team members who have professional experience in identifying and selecting Clean Air Lawn Care franchise applicants who best meet Clean Air Lawn Care’s franchisee selection criteria, will review all eligible Contestants and select up to four (4) finalists (“Finalists”) based on the evaluation of each Contestant’s personal qualifications as determined through review of their franchise application and related material (including but not limited to a credit check, background check, personal experience, financial resources, interviews, and other factors).
Finalists will be contacted by email on October 5, 2021. Finalists may then be required to submit additional information to Clean Air Lawn Care to allow Clean Air Lawn Care to complete a comprehensive evaluation of the Semi-Finalists’ financial condition and overall creditworthiness. Semi-Finalists may be required to submit bank statements, personal financial statements, federal and state tax returns and other material covering extensive time periods determined by Clean Air Lawn Care in its sole discretion.
Round Two Judging
The Finalists will be required to create a video to be submitted via Dropbox that is no longer than two (2) minutes in length. The video should explain why the Finalist’s background and personal experiences make her a worthy candidate to win the Prize. Include in the video your goals, qualifications, personal story or background, and any other information that will help you make a compelling presentation. Semi-Finalists should also consider all of the judging criteria set forth in these Official Rules. Finalists may collaborate with others in creating the video, but only the Finalists can upload the video and submit an entry form, and only a Finalist will be awarded the Prize. Only one video will be accepted from each Finalist.
To submit your video each Semi-Finalist will be provided a Dropbox URL. Submitting the video to Dropbox and confirming that it has been successfully uploaded may take some time. Therefore Semi-Finalists should not wait until the last minute before the deadline for entry to submit the video. The video must be successfully submitted to Dropbox no later than 11:59.59 p.m. Mountain Standard Daylight Savings Time on October 15th, 2021. Videos submitted after the video entry deadline will be disqualified and will not be eligible for further judging or award of the Prize. The person submitting the video must be a Semi-Finalist. Each Semi-Finalist must comply with Dropbox’s Terms of Service as well as these Official Rules. In the event of any inconsistency between these Official Rules and the Dropbox Terms of Service, these Official Rules shall prevail. Clean Air Lawn Care is not responsible for any Finalist’s failure or inability to post a video to Dropbox, any refusal by Dropbox to accept or post a video, or any other events of any type whatsoever that cause a Semi-Finalist to be unable to post a video to Dropbox. Prior to submitting the video to Dropbox, make sure that it adheres to the Official Contest Rules and is not subject to disqualification for inappropriate content or the use of copyrighted material without permission. In addition, before submitting your video make sure that you have received written permission for the use of the image/likeness of any and all identifiable persons appearing in the video and make sure that the video does not contain the trademark, copyright or other intellectual property material owned by any third party unless you have a written license from that third party to use those materials.
All videos may be reviewed by Clean Air Lawn Care for content before being published on the Clean Air Lawn Care YouTube Channel or website and judged. Such review does not relieve Finalist from responsibility for compliance with the YouTube Terms of Service and these Official Rules. Videos that do not comply in all material respects with the YouTube Terms of Service or these Official Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited or inappropriate content as determined in Clean Air Lawn Care ‘s sole discretion will be disqualified and will not be published or considered for further judging or award of the Prize. Once a video is submitted, you may not make any changes, edits or modifications to it.
By submitting the video, Finalists understand that their video in its entirety or portion thereof may, in Clean Air Lawn Care’s sole discretion, be posted on the Clean Air Lawn Care YouTube Channel, the Contest Website, the Clean Air Lawn Care Facebook, and/or other Clean Air Lawn Care-selected media. The posting of a video on YouTube, the Contest Website, Facebook and/or other Clean Air Lawn Care -selected media for public viewing and/or voting does not constitute Clean Air Lawn Care ‘s decision or agreement that the video is in compliance with these Official Rules or the Terms of Service or other requirements of YouTube, Facebook and/or other Clean Air Lawn Care -selected media, and Clean Air Lawn Care reserves the right to remove the video posting and disqualify the Finalist at any such time that Clean Air Lawn Care determines the video does not comply with these Official Rules.
Round Two Judging
In Round Two Judging, the Judging Panel will review all Finalist video submissions.
Finalists will be contacted by email and announced on social media on or about October 15, 2021.
The Winner will be selected at the conclusion of the Round Two Judging based on the determination of the voting process. The criteria used by the Judging Panel will be equally weighted based on the following (“Winning Criteria”):
Creativity of Video
Reason for wanting to become a Clean Air Lawn Care Franchisee
How your experience has prepared the Finalist to be a business owner
Professionalism, presentation and communication skills
Understanding of Clean Air Lawn Care business model and opportunity
Willingness to enter into a Clean Air Lawn Care Store Franchise Agreement
Must meet basic financial requirements
The Finalists with the highest Voting total who best meets Clean Air Lawn Care’s franchise selection criteria as determined by the Judging Panel will become Winner. The Winner will be contacted by telephone and email and announced on social media on or about October 15, 2021.
If the potential Winner decides not to enter into a Clean Air Lawn Care Franchise Agreement or is otherwise disqualified, the Judging Panel will select among the other Finalists until a qualified Winner is selected who agrees to enter into a Clean Air Lawn Care Franchise Agreement.
The Winner must select a territory that is available and approved by HQ for franchise and successfully complete Clean Air Lawn Care’s standard franchisee training program (“Training Program”) that is required of prospective franchisees after signing a Clean Air Lawn Care Franchise Agreement and before taking possession of a store as a franchisee. If the Winner does not successfully complete the Training Program in Clean Air Lawn Care’s sole discretion, Winner will be disqualified as a franchisee and will forfeit the Prize, and no other cash or other considerations of any type whatsoever will be awarded or offered in lieu of the Prize.
The Winner will be contacted by telephone and email and announced on the social media on or about October 15, 2021.
RELEASES: The video you produce must use all original material.
If your video includes any material or elements that are not owned by the Contestant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the video, the Contestant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the video, any and all releases, licenses and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the video in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in the video is under the age of majority in their state of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian should be obtained on each release.
FINAL DECISION AND DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING PRIZE
The decision of the Judges is final, and the Prize must be accepted as awarded. No portion of the Prize is transferable, and no other cash or other considerations will be awarded or offered in lieu of or in addition to the Prize. The Prize Winner must identify the Clean Air Lawn Care territory they wish to franchise and sign a Clean Air Lawn Care Franchise Agreement for such territory within 6 months of being selected as the Winner. If the Winner fails to sign a Clean Air Lawn Care Franchise Agreement for such territory within 6 months of being selected as the Winner, they will forfeit the Prize, and no other cash or other considerations of any type whatsoever will be awarded or offered in lieu of the Prize.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND LIABILITY RELEASE
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, CONTESTANT AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS, AND DOES HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS, Clean Air Lawn Care, INC., DROPBOX, YOUTUBE, INC., FACEBOOK, INC., AND THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, FRANCHISEES, AGENTS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS AGENCIES, PARTNERS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, CONTEST JUDGES, AND THE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS OF EACH OF THEM OR OTHERS WORKING ON THEIR BEHALF AND ANY PUBLISHERS, OR OTHER INTERESTED MEDIA, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, FOR LOSS, HARM, DAMAGE, INJURY, COST OR EXPENSE WHATSOEVER RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE CONTEST, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION: (I) PROPERTY DAMAGE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONTESTANT’S COMPUTER, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE, WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM CONTESTANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST; (II) PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH WHICH MAY OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH, PREPARATION FOR, OR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST; (III) TECHNICAL FAILURE OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE MALFUNCTIONING OF ANY COMPUTER, CABLE, NETWORK, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE; (IV) THE UNAVAILABILITY OR INACCESSIBILITY OF ANY TRANSMISSIONS OR TELEPHONE OR INTERNET SERVICE; (V) POSSESSION, ACCEPTANCE AND/OR USE, MISUSE, NON-USE AND/OR DELIVERY OF THE PRIZE; (VI) CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; (VII) THE ABILITY OR INABILITY TO UPLOAD OR DOWNLOAD ANY INFORMATION IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST; (VIII) TECHNICAL PROBLEMS OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS WHICH MAY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST; (IX) ANY DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES OR SELECTION OF THE WINNER; (X) ANY DISQUALIFICATION OF CONTESTANT; AND (XI) CONTEST CANCELLATION OR NON-AWARD OF THE PRIZE.
All interpretations of these Official Rules shall be made by Clean Air Lawn Care or its designated judges, whose decisions and interpretations shall be final and binding.
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Clean Air Lawn Care reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest. Further, Clean Air Lawn Care reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry or voting process or the operation of the Contest or any Clean Air Lawn Care or Contest-related Web Site; (b) violating the Official Rules; (c) violating the Dropbox, YouTube and/or Facebook/Facebook App Terms of Service, conditions of use and/or applicable general rules or guidelines; (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; (e) engaging in fraud, dishonesty or illegal activity; (f) attempting to deliberately damage or corrupt or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, and/or Clean Air Lawn Care’s business operations, including, without limitation, by cheating, hacking, deception, and/or other unfair practices, including, but not limited to, using automated entry or voting programs and/or devices; (g) colluding to alter the results of the Contest; and/or (h) giving false or misleading information to Clean Air Lawn Care.
This Contest is governed by the laws of the state of Colorado. All claims relating in any manner to this Contest or to any Entry must be resolved in the federal or state courts located in Colorado.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A CONTESTNANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS APPLICATION OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND Clean Air Lawn Care RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
By entering, Contestants agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules, (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest, and (c) if the Contestant wins that Clean Air Lawn Care may use the winning video and the Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law).
Clean Air Lawn Care reserves the right to correct typographical, clerical or printing errors in any Contest materials. Clean Air Lawn Care is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by human errors or omissions, natural disasters, data transmissions or any other means; is not responsible for contacting any Contestant by any means if that Contestant has changed contact information and fails to provide Clean Air Lawn Care with the new contact information.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Dropbox, YouTube or Facebook. The information you submit is provided to Clean Air Lawn Care and not to Dropbox, YouTube or Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Contest should be directed to Clean Air Lawn Care and not to Dropbox, YouTube or Facebook.
The Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and other taxes associated with winning the Contest. Clean Air Lawn Care will not provide any tax advice to the Winner related to any tax liability that may be incurred by the Winner in connection with this Contest, and the Winner is encouraged to seek professional tax advice for personal income tax questions and assistance related to this Contest.
A copy of the Official Rules may be requested by sending a request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Clean Air Lawn Care, P.O. Box 2087, 80522 Fort Collins, CO, and Attention: Green Business Dream.