2023 CINTAS CLEANING TO ADVANCE THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE (C.A.P.E.)
CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING
The Cintas Cleaning to Advance the Patient Experience (C.A.P.E.) Contest (“Contest”) begins on June 12, 2023 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends August 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Void where prohibited. The time shall be determined by Sponsor’s (as defined below) timekeeping systems. Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Contest.
ELIGIBILITY OF ENTRANTS (NOMINATORS): The Contest is open only to (i) legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec and Saskatchewan); (ii) who are at least 18 years old and have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of date of entry.
Employees, representatives, agents, directors, and officers of Cintas Corporation No. 2 (“Sponsor”), and its respective parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies and prize suppliers (including any vendors providing services in connection with this Contest) (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), members of their immediate family (i.e., spouse, mother, father, parents-in-law, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and persons domiciled with them are not eligible for consideration under this Contest.
NOMINATION PERIOD: Eligible Nominators may submit Nominations starting on June 12, 2023 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ending August 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Nomination Period”).
HOW TO ENTER/HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION: Eligible entrants (“Nominators” or “you”) may nominate an eligible environmental services technician (a “Nominee”) for a chance to win the Contest during the Nomination Period, as further described below.
To enter, eligible Nominators must complete the following steps during the Nomination Period:
- Visit the Contest website (CintasCapeAwards.com; the “Website”); and
- Complete the Nomination Form by following the on-screen instructions, including providing (a) all required information (including (i) the name, phone number and email address of the Nominator, (ii) the name, phone number and email address of the Nominee, (iii) the name and address of the acute care or long-term healthcare facility where the Nominee is employed and (iv) the Nominee’s years of service), as well as (b) a short essay (500 words or less) on why the Nominee is deserving of the prize; (collectively, the “Nomination”).
- Note: Subject to eligibility requirements outlined below, a Nominator may nominate himself/herself for a chance to win.
Eligibility of Nominees: To be eligible to receive a Nomination and be entered for a chance to win, a Nominee must: (i) be a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec and Saskatchewan); (ii) be at least 18 years old and have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of date of nomination; and (iii) have been employed for a minimum of one (1) year with the same acute care or long-term healthcare facility (e.g., hospital, home health care) at the time of entry.
There is no limit on the number of Nominations that Nominators may submit. Illegible and/or incomplete entries are void and will not be reviewed. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries or entries not received or not processed regardless of cause. Entries will not be returned to Nominators.
REQUIRED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: Nominators must meet all the following as applicable to their Nomination. Failure to do so may result in their disqualification.
By entering, you represent and warrant that your Nomination complies with the requirements set out in these Official Rules, including the requirements set out below:
(i) Your Nomination is your own original work and you have all the rights, interests and titles necessary to post or re-post the Nomination. Your Nomination does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity, or that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or which requires a license from any third party.
(ii) You have the express written consent of any identifiable persons appearing or referenced in your Nomination, including the Nominee, as to their Persona (as defined below) being used in the ways set out in these Official Rules, including Sponsor’s right to use your Nomination for any future advertising, promotional and/or commercial purposes without restrictions and without any further compensation, notification, or permission. Upon request, you will obtain written consent of any such persons for Sponsor in the form identified by Sponsor. If any person appearing or referenced in any Nomination is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, the written consent and signature of his or her parent or legal guardian is required.
(iii) Your Nomination does not reference any person other than yourself and Nominee, or any names, products or services of any company or entity or any third-party trademarks, logos, copyrights, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product, or service, provided that the name of Nominee’s health care facility is permitted included in the Nomination.
(iv) Your Nomination is appropriate for public viewing. Without limiting the foregoing, your Nomination is not lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, or otherwise contain content which Sponsor in its sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable. Your Nomination must also not disparage or cast a negative light on any person, entity, or brand, product, or service.
(v) Your Nomination complies with all of Sponsor’s requirements and terms regarding the use of its
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to not consider any Nomination for the Contest if it believes the Nomination violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules. You agree to fully indemnify, release and hold harmless Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates for and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees (including, where permitted, reasonable attorney fees) that they may sustain from the breach of a representation or warranty made by you or the use of any rights granted by you to Sponsor hereunder.
JUDGING AND WINNER SELECTION
Judging: At the end of the Nomination Period, a panel of qualified judges selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion consisting of eight (8) employees/representatives of Sponsor (the “Panel”) will evaluate all qualifying Nominations using the following criteria, each criteria given equal weight: (i) the number and quality of Nominations submitted per Nominee; (ii) compelling nature of the Nomination(s); and (iii) quality of service and dedication detailed in the Nomination(s) (collectively, the “Judging Criteria”). On or about the week of September 10, 2023, subject to eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the Panel will select ten (10) Nominees as potential winners based on the total score of the Judging Criteria. All decisions of the Panel are final. Sponsor will reach out to the Nominator of each potential winner to coordinate contacting the Nominee. Once each potential winner has met the conditions set out in these Official Rules, he or she will be declared a winner.
PRIZES/AWARDS: Each Grand Prize-winner will receive the following prize (total approximate retail value: US$5,060):
- US$2,500 cash;
- A US$2,500 donation from Sponsor made to the winner’s healthcare institution; and
- A Rubbermaid charging bucket with Rubbermaid products (approximate retail value: US$60).
Restrictions may apply. Prizes awarded to each confirmed winner are subject to the express requirement that the winner submit to Sponsor all information and/or documentation requested by Sponsor to permit compliance with all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local tax reporting and withholding requirements, if any.
Neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Contest or any prize or element of a prize. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Each prize consists only of the items expressly included therein, as described in these Official Rules. Prizes and components thereof are non-transferable, cannot be redeemed for cash and cannot be substituted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Federal, state, provincial, territorial or local taxes on prizes, if any and any other costs, fees or expenses not listed above are the sole responsibility of Nominees.
NOTIFICATION AND WINNER DECLARATION: After the Panel’s determination of potential winners, each Nominator of a potential winner and the potential winner will be notified by available phone number or mail/email address, as determined solely by Sponsor.
For a Nominee, once selected, to become a winner, the Nominee must: (i) agree to comply with these Official Rules and consent to participate in the Contest by responding positively within five (5) days of Sponsor’s initial notification, (ii) provide all information and documentation requested by Sponsor, including without limitation, proof of identity and eligibility, and (iii) complete, sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release form, if and when requested by Sponsor, within the time frame indicated by Sponsor.
If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is disqualified, or fails to satisfy the conditions imposed by these Official Rules (including failing to timely execute and return any required information, documentation or form), the Nominee with the next highest score will be selected as a potential winner from among the other eligible entries. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.
PUBLICITY & MARKETING: By entering, you grant to Sponsor and its licensees a perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, freely assignable license to reproduce your Nomination, in whole or in part, and to otherwise use, exploit, distribute, copy, modify, adapt, edit, create derivative works from, publish and publicly display the Nomination, in whole or in part, in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising, promotional, commercial or trade purposes, as Sponsor and its licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission. Further, by entering, you hereby waive any moral rights you may have in any Nomination in favor of Sponsor.
By Nominators submitting their Nominations and by Nominees accepting a prize, they grant to Sponsor and its licensees, Sponsor Affiliates, US Communities, and Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, and freely transferable right, but not the obligation, to use any and all names, identities, titles, likenesses, distinctive appearances, physical likenesses, images, portraits, pictures, photographs (whether still or moving), screen personas, voices, vocal styles, statements, gestures, mannerisms, personalities, performance characteristics, biographical data, and any other personal information listed, provided, referenced, or otherwise contained in the Nomination (all information and attributes, collectively, per person, a “Persona”) for purposes of advertising, promotion, commerce or trade, as Sponsor and its licensees or assignees determined, in any format, medium, or technology now known or later developed without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.
NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION: SPONSOR, SPONSOR AFFILIATES, US COMMUNITIES, NEWELL RUBBERMAID, INC., AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING/PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND EACH SUCH COMPANY’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND NOMINATORS AND NOMINEES AGREE TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY EACH FROM AND AGAINST, ANY FAILURE OF ANY KIND (WHETHER CAUSED BY COMPUTER, TECHNICAL, OR HUMAN ERROR) WHICH MAY EITHER LIMIT A NOMINATOR’S ABILITY TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION, A NOMINEE’S ABILITY TO CLAIM A PRIZE, OR EITHER’S ABILITY TO OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST, OR SPONSOR’S ABILITY TO INCLUDE ALL ELIGIBLE ENTRIES, NOTIFY POTENTIAL WINNERS, OR OTHERWISE EXECUTE THIS CONTEST IN THE MANNER INTENDED. NOMINATORS AND NOMINEES FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS OR ACTIONS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM INJURIES, DAMAGES, COSTS, EXPENSES OR LOSSES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REAL PROPERTY AND PERSONAL PROPERTY) WHICH MAY BE SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST; (B) THE RECEIPT, OWNERSHIP, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED OR A COMPONENT THEREOF; (C) THE RELEASED PARTIES’ USE OF ANY NOMINATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART; AND (D) THE BREACH OF ANY OF THE TERMS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY A NOMINATOR OR NOMINEE.
OTHER TERMS: Decisions of Sponsor and/or the Panel on all matters related to the Contest are final. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules, including any of above dates (including but not limited to the Nomination Period, the judging period and the date of selection of the potential winner), if Sponsor (in its sole discretion) deems such modification necessary to ensure fairness and/or to preserve the spirit or goals of the Contest or for any other reason Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY: Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit a Nominator or Nominee’s participation in this Contest if fraud or tampering is suspected; if a Nominator or Nominee fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules; if the nature of his or her business and/or his or her behavior or communication at any point is disruptive, may or does cause damage or to any person, property, or to the reputation of Sponsor, or is otherwise not in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices, all as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
WINNER LIST: The winners list will be posted to the Website, for a limited time, on or about the week of September 17, 2023.
SPONSOR: Cintas Corporation No. 2, 6800 Cintas Blvd., Mason, Ohio 45040.